Love the colors... Doesn't last a long time.. But would be great for an event
I have this in peach & cream. The colour is really nice, a light peachy-nude with a hint of shimmer. But this polish barely lasts a day, even with a base and top coat! I have other essence polishes, all of them last a lot longer than this one.
I was never one of those girls who spent all her money on Wet n' Wild or NYC cosmetics as a teenager. Because I didn't really get into beauty products until I was an adult and had money, I immediately upgraded to regular priced cosmetics and especially luxuriously priced nail polishes.
Well, not anymore. I've raved about the Essence line of cosmetics to friends for ages. Some of them respond eagerly and others give me the raised eyebrow "Suuuure" instead. But now, the less they believe me, the more I benefit because this is officially my favourite "nude" (I hate that term but it's the name of the line!) polish.
I first found the Nude Glam line a few weeks ago in one specific Shoppers Drug Mart location. I was wasting time before a movie and put one of each of the colours on a different nail and left. A few hours later when I was at home, I realized I totally loved the colour (and the ease of application) of this new line! I went back to get some from my local Shoppers and the entire line except for the worst colour (a babyish pink, Iced Strawberry) was sold out. Drat!
I repeated this experience at another half dozen Shoppers until I finally found Cafe Ole again! (Still haven't found Iced Latte!)
The Essence nail polishes are great because they have a thick, flat brush. I have tiny hands and am quite clumsy (no nail art for me) so this usually requires one application to get on my whole nail. Give the product two coats (WHICH DRY QUICKLY) for good measure and boom, done. (I always base coat and top coat too.)
But for real, this $2 nail polish colour dupes some higher end brands so well that I think my next Shoppers haul will include at least a half dozen more colours. Viva Essence!
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