Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Swatch Day - Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling

Wednesday everybody! I have a sore throat and it is icky. I need cough drops like whoah. 

Today I have a lovely color to show you and it's my very first Essence polish. Let's take a look at one of my absolute new favorites, Gorgeous Bling Bling!





Close up golden flakie shot!
Polishes used:

  • Seche Rebuild base coat / Seche Vite top coat
  • Essence Color & Go Gorgeous Bling Bling

Just like my other two new to me brands, I am now a huge Essence fan. Firstly, I loved the brush on the Color & Go bottle. It wasn't quite as huge as the Sally Hansen Salon Manicure brushes or the Wet n Wild Megalast brushes but it WAS wider than a normal straight brush with a nice rounded end. On my pinky it was a one swipe brush, who doesn't love that? Formula wise, also no disappointments. All pics are three coats but I could have easily done just two and reach full opacity. This is such a gorgeous color, I guess that's why they put it right in the name lol. In person and in low light it comes across as a really beautiful burnt orange type color and it gets a nice bright almost brick tone in the sunlight where the gold flakies realy shine through. It would have been nice to have around in the beginning of the fall but I still feel like this is a very winter appropriate color. I have holiday mani plans for it already! Wear time so far has been great as well, these pics are after a few days with still no tip wear. I really have nothing like it in my collection and at only $1.99 I really won't feel guilty getting a back up bottle. My only problem with this polish is that it doesn't retail closer to me haha. 

Orange tones may not be traditional around this particular holiday but dang it I like it! What kind of non-traditional colors do you guys like this time of year?


  1. Replies
    1. I feel like this one is gonna get a lot of wear time when I need something quick and simple, it's just so darn flattering.