Nov 23, 2012

Essence Home Sweet Home collection - Nail polish swatches

Happy Friday everyone! How are you doing? I'm particularly excited today because I just realized in less than one week we'll be in our new home! So this collection couldn't be more appropriately named "Home sweet Home".
I'm also a bit fed up of living in the middle of all this carton boxes, and I'm never finding what I need because most things have already been packed. We certainly have started early to pack, but as we can only do that on weekends, and we also need some spare time to enjoy life, well, we've been doing it a bit at a time... and it resulted kind of annoying.

But enough chattering, I want to show what I have for you today. Earlier this week I showed you my picks from the Essence Home Sweet Home collection, and today I bring you the swatches of the polishes I chose. There were two other shades tat I didn't pick up you can check the Essence site to see the whole collection.

First is 01-Caramel cheese cake




I love the shade of caramel cheese cake, though it is a little less bright in real life. I was very upset applying this one, I needed three coats (which I very rarely do) It was thick and the brush was a nightmare to work with. Essence, if you're reading, what you call brush I call stick! Really I feel my orange stick is softer than this brush!  Other than that beautiful shade!

Next is 02 Red-y to relax




This is a beautiful coral red shade, very bright, that applied smoothly and was opaque in one coat, but I did two to bring out all the glossy effect. I had no problems what so ever applying this one, the brush was nice, and the formula was neither thick nor thin. Just perfect.
How is it that two shades in the same collection apply so differently? Gosh knows...
All swatches are without topcoat.

In other news, have you made any purchases on Black Friday? There is not such thing here in Switzerland, but many of the online shops where I buy my cosmetics had great deals! So I couldn't help to place 2 orders: a brush from Sigma and of course some nail polish at BeautyBay (all is 20%off plus free shipping!)

Let me know your thoughts about this two, and if you picked any of this collection and which!
Have a great weekend!
Love, 
Nati

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12 comments

  1. I like them both!
    Pls say you put the stickers on them after taking these pictures...? ;) And took new pictures! ;)
    I'm curious to see them!! :D

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    1. Oh, Jezzica, I'm sorry, I haven't tried them yet, I was thinking to use them once I pack all my nail polish (I wouldn't have much option by then). But if you really like them, e-mail me!

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  2. love how they look on you, but i passes on that collection. i'm thinking of buying something in that a england special.

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    1. Hi Shine eye, a england has fantastic polishes!

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  3. These are beautiful! I would especially love to see these two colors used together in a pattern! I am so excited for you move, Its going to come in handy that you are so organized! :) Would you believe I put an order in with Beauty Bay last night (one of my fave sites too) not thinking they'd do any sort of black friday sale. I really should have waited one day! xxx

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    1. Hi Ithfifi! Oh girl what a pitty you've ordered one day before!
      I've been trying something out with the two colours... but I'll keep it simple ;)

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  4. I love them both but I think my favorite is Red-y to relax!

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    1. Hi Ina! It's my favorite too! specially because it's one coater.
      xx

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  5. I really liked this two colors, but sad thing about the "brush"..I hate it when I get a brush like that, almost worth changing bottle and brush if it's too annoying.

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    1. Hi Gelic! you're right , I thought about it too, but this polish is so inexpensive that changing bottle is not worth the hassle.

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  6. I love the name of caramel cheese cake and the color, too! but that's a bit sad it's difficult to work with...

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    1. Hi Naiderella! I'm still thinking may be I bought a bad bottle with a defective brush, because the second polish is so perfect!

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