Evening people! I feel like writing another one. I got some great news today about my first exam, and the really terrible headache that has been troubling me the entire day finally went away so I'm in a good mood but tired and typing seems like a rational thing to do when in this state of mind. :)
Lately, when it comes to nail polish, I switched to fift gear. I think I should stop pretending I'm on a no-buy. I have a good excuse for every bottle I bought, but come on. Today I found the old version of Catrice Back To Black and bought one. My first back up bottle, lol. I think this one is acutally justified, as I use it for base colour, combination colour and it's perfect for scotch tape tries. So I use it a lot. Plus the new version is this greyish silver thing, not black at all, and since it's one of my favourite blacks ever ... you know. I had to. ;)
But not just buying. I've been changing my mani every day now and my nails are starting to complain a bit. I should stop, before the polish remover does some damage on them, but even if i worship the colour I have on my nails, afternoon comes and I'm back in my nail polish corner, going through my untrieds box. Maybe I got infected with All Lacquered Up 365 of untrieds challenge (which is, btw, fabulous reading, really a fun challenge IMO), I'm wearing my untrieds only lately - that's why my ATM box isn't changing, not because I'm too lazy to change it, I actually have only First Timers on. :) Well, except a love in an Essie bottle I've already forgotten all about and that made me think about my next purchase in Essie department. So yeah, I have loads to show you! I've also killed two lemmings in this time, big ones too, yay for me! :)
Ok, how about I get to the Essence? I'm sure you've all seen it, it's from one of their latest LE called Blossoms Etc. and this one made me fall in love with Essence. Pictures.
Natural, grey stormy weather.
Very very soft lightning.
Only three pictures not because I wouldn't like the mani or pictures, for some odd reason I didn't do any angles with this one, only these three different lightnings but the position of my hand is the same on all so it was pointless for me to show you two 99% the same ones.
I got convinced to buy this one from the great swatches I saw, otherwise the promo pictures didn't look at all promising to me and I just thought I'll skip the entire collection. Now I have blue and yellow at home and I'm thinking I really should buy the green one too when I had the chance... I was on the fence with it since it looked kinda minty, go figure, right? I *so* do not regret buying this one. Forget-me-not is a two coater even for my long nails! Two coats, I really cherish that in a polish, since I'm most of the time on three coats even with otherwise stated as two coaters. The brush is ... oh dude, the brush is perfect! If Essence changed all their lines and put this brush as the main one it would be totally awesome. It hugs the entire nail and the polish spreads on nail like it knows where exactly to land. No troubles with this one. It dries really fast, you don't need a TC with it.
I didn't think much of Essence in the beginning of my nail polish obsession, but with the awesome new colours in the permanent collection and with a few great colours in the LEs lately, I'm defintiively correcting my impression about them. Especially since the brush in Color&Go line is also a total win. They have great prices, which on our market is an exception. The only thing that bothers me with Essence now is the urge to make most of their collections highly limited. I know it's a good marketing trick, but one gets tired of it.
Ok, I hope you're still with me, it's a long one today, I feel chatty, I guess. Tell me, how are you lately with nails and nail polish? I feel a lot of cooling down around the blogsphere, are you still the same fanatic, or are you taking a lil' break? How many untrieds do you have? You can tell me, I won't tell. ;) And do share your thoughts about Essence. :)
Thank you for reading!