Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ABC Challenge: E is for Essence

Hi, guys! Time for another weekly ABC Challenge post!

Today we have the letter "E." My creativity was not at its greatest, so I settled on using all Essence products to create a manicure. I only own 2 polishes by Essence, and I used both in this polka dot mani. My base color is Oh My Glitter!, a really pretty warm light purple with lots of shimmery flecks, but strangely no glitter. Odd. For the polka dots, I used Essence No More Drama, a very delicate lavender crème.

 Sunlight

Sunlight

I had trouble with my polka dots smearing with Seche Vite, and I just broke a nail and had to shorten them all. I have to have them even, but I am so sad they are short :( Those things taken together mean that I am not particularly fond of this mani. Oh well. At least they look okay from afar. 


Shade

Despite my disappointment with my nail length and the smeared dots, I still liked both Essence polishes. They were both untried, and I am glad I got to use them. I really love Oh My Glitter! because it looks so beautiful in the sunlight.

Do you have any Essence polishes? 

- Aly

P.S. As always, check out the other ladies in the ABC Challenge! 


29 comments:

  1. Cute dotticure! I only have one of those double sided polishes but no actual bottles by essence. The brand is not sold in my city so when I go to get some I can never find one of those glitter topcoats I long for.

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  2. I love Essence. I really wish that we had access to the LE collections and full lines out here. Both of these are in my untrieds, but Man! I am dying to wear them. I'm really digging them together too! Love it!

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  3. I wish LE collections were here too! They always look so cute. And you definitely need to wear them! They were both just lovely to use!

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  4. Cute dotticure! And I always see Oh My Glitter! and I always stare at it. ugh I should actually buy it one day :P

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  5. The rows of your dots look so even - my hand is not nearly so steady. And purple - you can never go wrong with purple. Looks great.

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  6. This is so cute! I hate when my top coat smears my mani, too!

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  7. Big fan here of Essence polishes. I don't come across them very often, but when I do, I like 'em alot! Super job with the dotticure!

    Lisa

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  8. Thanks, Kas! And yes you should! :)

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  9. Thanks, Sarah! That is one of my biggest polish peeves!

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  10. I love their new bottles and the colors you chose!

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  11. Great color combo! :)
    And I love the dots!

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  12. You picked great colors! Very nice :) Essence has a funny way naming their polishes. Like the Snow Jam collections Lilac Is My Style is nowhere near of being lilac :O

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  13. Funny enough yesterday I wanted to use No More Drama, too. But I searched up and down my Helmer and I couldn't find it for some reasons!
    I love your polka dot mani!

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  14. I love the quirky new bottles too :) So cute!

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  15. Thanks, Ria! I just looked LIMS up, and it is NOWHERE near lilac! How strange! It is reallllly pretty though :)

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  16. Thanks, Simona! That's pretty funny -- you know they say great minds think alike ;)

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  17. I have a few bottles of Essence Colour & Go and I really like them. Its an easy polish to apply. I love these two colors though, very pretty :)

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  18. I've got a couple of Essence polishes and I really like them...gonna have to snag Oh My Glitter next time though, so pretty! Thanks for sharing it!

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  19. This color is so pretty!! I love the dots!! Great job!!!

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  20. I love the color combo!

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  21. Nicole gets NailedFebruary 9, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    So pretty, your dots are prefect!!

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  22. Great color combo! Sorry about the smudging. :( I hate using SV and that'st one of the reasons why.

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  23. Me too, purple is my favorite color so this is my heaven!

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  24. Thanks so much, Nicole!

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  25. Thanks :) It can be a frustrating TC, but it dries so quickly I can't quit using it!

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