Review: Essence Nail Candies nail polish in 05 Sugar pie, honey bunch22:03
So Essence has refreshed it's line of products and I admit I had some saved on my phone to buy as soon as I can get my hands on. Most of those hadn't come yet or were already sold out. I am also trying to (trying is the right word - it's a torture) avoid buying nail polishes, because I think I have too many of them and I don't use them as often as I should have. But, Essence new nail candies were on my list long before my nail soberness, so I bought one to try and report to you.
Now, why did I want it? Because it promises to be a 6 in 1 nail polish. How could I resist that? I don't know about you, but I love trying anything that seems to be over promising its abilities. Let's see if it lives up to the promises.
First of all the nail polishes come in a typical glass packaging with a standard brush. There's 8 ml of nail polish and costs 1.99 €.
You can choose between 7 shades from two pink shades, peach, lavender, yellow, mint and I believe one white. I was in front of the Essence stand deciding like stupid, which one to get. I decided on the lavender shade called 05 Sugar pie, honey bunch. All the shades are pastels. Little did I know, my deciding was a waste of time. The shade is so sheer that I could have gotten any color and it would make no difference.
The shade has very little shimmer in it and, as I've said, it's extremely sheer. I admit, I expected more color. So if you want it because of the color - it's not worth it. Here you can see how it looks like with two coats.
What about the promises?
Softly shimmer nail candies with 6 benefits for beautiful, manicured nails: hardening, protecting, ridge filling, fast drying and fruity scented with a high gloss finish.
Hardening: YES (My nails are definitely harder than without the nail polish, but don't expect anything crazy hard, unless you put on a lot of coats.)
Protecting: FROM WHAT? I don't get this one. (Of course it protects my nails from outer environment, since I have the nail polish on my nails?! Yeah, moving on...)
Ridge filling: YES (My nails are not in a good condition and the nail polished definitely filled in all the gaps that I may have on the nails - also breakage.)
Fast drying: YES (It dries really fast, BUT if you scratch the nail hard, there will be a line - top coat is still a safer option.)
Fruity scented: YES (The smell is very sweet fruity. For the love of God, do not smell the nail polish straight from the bottle or right after the application, because you will only damage your nerve system. The scent develops after drying and it starts fading after 24 hours.)
High gloss finish: YES (The finish is definitely very glossy and shiny.)
So that's what, 6 out of 6? I have to admit the defeat. I was sure these nail polishes will not live up to its promises, but they proved me wrong. The only thing I would like more is more opaque color. In fact, Essence, why not do the regular range of shades with this formula? I know, I would start buying those.
It says that it's a a beautifying nail polish. I should have known its primer job it's not coloring. So if you like all the benefits of the nail polish, I recommend, because it does what it promises. Just don't expect much from the color.