Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'm a winner!!!

Hi everyone!

I have some awesome Essence swatches for you guys today because I won a giveaway!! Woohoo *happy dance* :) So a while back I decided to enter Lauriestrodes one year blogiversary giveaway over at Lauristrodes Fun With Nails and I won which was so awesome because usually I don't win anything ever :) A couple of days ago my package arrived in the mail and I just couldn't wait to swatch the polishes for you guys! So heres my package plus swatches!

My winners note... Isn't she sweet? :)

Some candy that looks absolutely delicious! It looks kind of like taffy :)

And here's the polishes! From left to right, Essence Time for Romance, Space Queen, Circus Confetti, Choose Me!, and Make it Golden

First up is Essence Time for Romance. This is a beautiful polish packed with tiny glitter and hexagon maroon glitter. The polish itself is a little thick but not too hard to work with. Below I layered one coat of Time for Romance over one coat of Finger Paints Paper Mache. I layered it over white so you all can really see the polish itself. 

Super pretty right? I bet this would look so pretty layered over black or a dark maroon :)

This is Essence Space Queen a beautiful baby pink polish with what almost looks like tiny holographic glitter but with a pink hue. This polish is wicked pretty in real life but it was very shy on camera :( The polish was actually really easy to work with. Below you'll see one coat of Space Queen layered over one coat of Finger Paints Paper Mache. 

See what I mean about it being shy? You can't see it like at all :( But take my word for it that it's so much prettier in person! I actually like this color over white but I think I would put a few more layers to see if I could build up some of that pretty baby pink :)

Next up is Essence Circus Confetti. This is a special effects topper and let me just tell you that it is such a glitter bomb like woah!!! I think it has every color small hexagon glitter and it really is packed in that little bottle! The polish was kind of thick but I expected that with all of that glitter. Below I layered one, yes one, coat of Essence Circus Confetti over one coat of Sally Hansen Black Out.

Look at all of that glitter! Its so beautiful! I put this on and was so sad I had to take it off to swatch some more polishes :( I bet when dry this is a pain in the butt to get off though I think I'm going to have to invest in some elmer's glue before I wear this one again :)

Ok this one is my favorite of the bunch I mean just look at that color! Essence Choose Me! is a teal leaning yellow/green polish with a beautiful shimmer. And the polish was so smooth going on! Unfortunately the yellow/green tint didn't really translate too much onto my nail but who cares?! This polish is to die for! Below is three thin-ish coats of Essence Choose Me!

Gorgeous right?? And it dries so shiny too! I wore this one for a couple of hours which is a lot for me :) That must mean something right?!

Last up we have Essence Make it Golden which is a pretty gold polish with tiny glitter and small hexagon glitter in gold. It has about the same consistency as Time for Romance. This polish is really pretty and you can't really see in the pictures but there is a slight gold shimmer on my nail as well it really is quite pretty :) Below I've layered one coat of Essence Make it Golden over one coat of Finger Paints Paper Mache.

This kind of reminds me of the popcorn flavored jellybeans :) I never liked that flavor but fortunately I love it on my nails!

So thats it! What do you guys think? Do you love these polishes as much as I do?

I also want to give a big shout out and thanks to Lauriestrode for giving me these amazing polishes. Her blog is awesome too you guys should check it out!

Thanks for reading :)


  1. Yay, I'm so happy they arrived safely!!! And wonderful to see them presented in such a gorgeous way. You take awesome pics!!

    1. Thank you and thank you for the awesome nail polishes :) and the light box I made does wonders but even if I didn't have it they'd still be amazing the polishes are just perfect!