Hello fellow polish fiends! It’s a great day! It’s Essence Nail Polish day! That’s right, Essence Cosmetics has recently re-launched their fantastical nail polish line and they’re calling it The Gel Nail Polish. It’s still priced insanely affordably and it still has that stupendous brush in there. What else? A bunch of new shades. Yay!
Essence Nail Polish Swatches
I have big, huge love for this line of polish. Late at night, I lurk in my local Shoppers Drug Mart store to see what’s new in drugstore polishes. Last time I went in, this whole re-vamped line was there. Score!!
Some are new core shades and some are older shades that have been renamed and perhaps have slight ingredient tweaks. It’s hard to tell because really, this stuff is equally as good as the older named Color & Go line. I tell ya what – I freakin’ love it. It covers all my basic shade needs unbelievably well.
I’ve raved about the Essence Nail Polish brush before (right in here). It’s the best brush available in any of the drugstore brands. Yep, I said that. And, I meant that. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t have this brush. S’magical. It’s so incredibly easy to use that it puts all other brushes (except Dior’s) to shame.
And the price – oh my! We’re talking about a whopping $1.99 Canadian for a little bottle of total exuberant joyfulness. The quality stuffed in there for $1.99 astounds me. Seriously.
Except for Turn the Lights on (3 coats), everything was two wicked-fast and wicked-easy coats. If I slapped the Party Princess glittery goodness on over sumthin’, then the total coats is 3.
You know I stick my fingers into pretty much everything I can get my hands on and review it all while keeping certain things in mind. Brushes, formula, level, dry time, pigment, finish, shine…blah blah blah… It doesn’t matter what it costs, it all gets the same critical judgment. The fact that this $1.99 brand is right up there on my list of favourite polishes of ever should tell you how I feel about it. It’s some of that stuff that lands on my desk and brings a smile – a big, fat smile.
It’s such a pleasure to use a product that’s made this well. Someone somewhere deserves a medal. Sadly, I don’t have a medal to give, all I have is Crunchy Cheetos dollars. I’m insanely happy to give up a couple bags of Crunchy Cheetos (yes, I buy the family size bags because the snack size is for amateurs) just to get me these 10 shades of Essence The Gel Nail Polish. So worth it. So freakin’ worth it.
You got this stuff where you’re at? Have you tried it? If no, you might wanna!