Friday, 25 November 2011

Gold Finger: Essence Review.

At the start of the week I was in a chemist and saw an Essence stand, I didnt pay much attention to it though, Essence products have never appealed to me before but there was a few nail colours that caught my eye...

Choose Me!, Irreplaceable & Make It Golden

So, because I'm a nail varnish sicko and the prices were so good (£1.29) I had to buy them, well, mum did. :]

I really wasnt expecting much from these, I loved the colours but thought thats where my love would end... WRONG! The bottles are dinky, 5ml but I prefere that, I hardly ever make my way through a full bottle of colour. The brush applied the varnish evenly, they remind me of the Rimmel Pro Lycra brushes but a bit smaller. Colour pay off was good, all are opaque after 2 coats except 'Make It Golden' but I'll be using that soon for a NOTD post and really dont think it'll take too many coats to get good coverage from it.

Choose Me!: This just reminds me of mermaids, it's so pretty! An almost identical dupe for O.P.I Catch Me In Your Net, which I've had my eye on for a while. It's packed with teeny gold, green and blue glitter flecks

Irreplaceable: A nude with a difference, theres gold shimmer running through it.. loads of shimmer! Sometimes I think that shimmer can ruin the look of a polish and make it look a bit tacky so I tend to stay away from them but this just works. It was really hard to get a photo of the gold coming through but go check it out!

Make It Golden: I expected this polish to be like every other cheapy glitter out there but its packed with glitter. The base is shimmery gold with slightly bigger bits of glitter then larger hex glitter. It looks like wee golden gemstones all over your nails.

2 coats of Irreplaceable with Make It Golden tips.
Not a brilliant photo but its the best I could get. I'll do some swatches of the colours on their own for another post. Is anyone else lovin' Essence polishes? Have you tried any other products from them?


  1. Oooh love the golden glitter, so sparkly! haha


  2. I love the nails. Very pretty colours. Like the gold one :) x

  3. Loving the look with the glitter tips. So pretty!! X

  4. Choose me is my fave! I love these!

    LoveFaye xoxo

  5. I havent tried any of these products, but your nails look so pretty :) xoxo

  6. Those nails are amazing!
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