Sunday, 25 September 2011
Essence - Chuck and Blair
Hey guys! How about I show you something from the big pile of Essence photos? Have you seen the new fall colours of their line? Boy oh boy! I love them. Plus the brush is fantastic. Until I started with my nail polish addiction I never thought much of Essence polish but now I see just how wrong I was. They're cool, seriously cool. Even though I hate their LE policy. Sure, make everything a part of limited edition so it sells ridiculously fast and people go crazy over it. Thankfully I'm out of that phase. The moment I got out of it and didn't care too much about if I get the LEs or not, I started finding full counters of them, hehe. Still, I wish they'd put the products to their regular line too, some are real gems.
Another thing that surprised me about Essence is how bitchy they can be to bloggers. I mean, they asked Nihrida to remove the pictures of coming LEs off her blog. Seriously, now, Essence? Nihrida's swatches of your products are so good I actually bought a couple of polishes and eyeshadows just because I saw how awesome they really are on her site (the two of today's post included). Maybe you should be thankful, not bitchy, eh? The attitude totally surprised me.
But anyway! I won't show nothing new, because ... frankly, most of them are still in my untrieds. *blush* This Twin set is relatively old, but not discontinued and you've all seen it before, I'm sure. Chuck is this amazing blue colour, seriously awesome, his pair is Blair. I had no idea who they are supposed to be, then I read on another blog that they're a pair from a series, I think the title is Gossip Girl? Something with gossip. I don't know. When it comes to series I'm more of a geek, less of a chick. I'd make pairs like Arwen and Aragorn, Starbuck and Anders, Penny and Leonard ... ;) Still, the colour pair is cool!
I'm not too happy with the photos, but Chuck tends to get too bright in lightbox (see the second photo) so I have to work with what light I had on my porch. My different nail lenght shows I wore Chuck alone once and later on bought Blair and paired them, to see where Essence was going with the combination.
Chuck is amazing. Basically a one coater, I had to do two on my biggest nails. Dries really fast and glossy, brush is awesome. Just ... perfect polish, for 1,89€. Awesome! I adore the colour too.
Blair is an awesome layering polish, very nice. I think it would look better over black and red though. Still, a cool combination! I had problems with the removal of Blair, even with foil technique. Just a warning, soak the nails a bit longer than usually.
What do you think of the pair? What would you call your pair and what colours would they be?
Thank you for reading!