essence stuck on you

essence, mainly an overseas brand, does have a small presence in the USA but starting this fall, they are making a bigger statement.  I first saw this brand at my local HEB (grocery store), but had been receiving the international press releases with all kinds of awesome polishes that never arrived at my local store.

What did arrive, the other day, was the new bottle size from the colour & go nail polish.  The old bottles were smaller and were sold for 99 cents - the new bottles are larger (8ml), have a different brush (longer and slightly fatter), a redesigned lid that "clicks" when you have it on tight, and are retailing for $2.  essence is a Big-3 free brand.

Today I have stuck on you, a purple swirly grey with silver microglitter.  I used a base of Poshe, 1 coat of polish and a top of Seche Vite.  Honestly, I should have probably used 2 coats but I was excited.

Nice and vampy - yep!  I'm trying not to swatch my polishes so late in the day - I feel like the lighting is a bit off.

Here in the shade, you can see a bit of streakiness in my ring finger - this is where 2 coats would have been better.

A nice shot in indirect sun, trying to capture all the pretty that is in this bottle.

Finally indoors with the flash and you can see that I really needed 2 coats for my pinkie and ring fingers.

essence [WebsiteFacebook | Twitter] colour & go nail polish is available in a total of 18 colors and is $2 a bottle.  It can be found at Ulta, HEB and Fred Meyer stores.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! It is very pretty and almost unexpected!

  2. Oh man, I love this one! When it comes to grey polish with shimmer or microglitter, my immediate reaction is MUST BUY ALL THE POLISHES! Unfortunately, I don't think this one is available anywhere near me.

    1. Why hello lovely! I have an HEB in my town - want me to watch for a bottle to come my way?

  3. very pretty! i think ill be making a trip to ulta tomorrow to check out these cute new essences!