Monday, 20 August 2012

Essence - Cotton Candy

I found myself at the cosmetics aisle, ogling all the Essence polishes in their pretty new bottles. I rationalised buying one with "but I've never tried a nude polish!". So here it is; Essence Nude Glam '03 - Cotton Candy'.

I'm really liking the new bottles!
And I love the detail of the 'E' on top! Really makes it uniquely identifiable, which is always a good thing in brand marketing. Admittedly though, it also brings up associations with De Efteling.

8 ml as opposed to their regular 5, which is nice, I suppose. Can't say too much about it because I don't think I've ever actually finished an Essence polish..

The brush is definitely an improvement in my book; it now leans more to the flat, rounded brush thing we were already used to from Catrice polishes and the like. For me, the grip on the brush is better as well.
Makes application smoother and it's easier to apply the polish more neatly. Good move, Essence!

In the end, though, I don't think nudes are really my thing. Don't get me wrong - this polish is a fine one and I have no complaints about the application, generally. I just happen to think nudes look better on shorter nails, and I simply prefer having mine long. On long nails, you see too much nail shining through. I'm really a stickler for complete and total opaqueness in my polishes, so anything sheer just makes me cringe. In shorter nails it wouldn't be so visible/painfully obvious.

 So.. to summarise the mixed feeling -
I like this polish,
I just don't like this polish on me.


  1. THAT LOOKS AMAZING dkjbxvbdsbvg. /getting that asap.

  2. how many coats of cotton candy did you use?

    1. Three, maybe four? This post was *months* ago, I don't remember for sure.