Review: Essence The Gel Nail Polish (52 Amazed by You)00:08
A few weeks ago I got this beautiful autumnal plum nail polish. It was a gift by lovely Tatjana from Taya My Little Beauty World. She already had this shade and said it was really pretty and I couldn't agree more.
I've never been a fan of Essence nail polishes for one reason, because they always chipped on my nails. Usually the same day that I applied them on, which was really annoying, so I stopped buying them. Since then they came out with numerous new formulas and the latest one of them is gel inspired.
Nail polishes have a standard glass bottle. The caps are in the shade of actual nail polish, which is great for storage and finding it.
I believe the price is 1.69€ and you get 8 ml of it.
I really like the rounded at the edges brush. Before their brushes were straight cut and the quality of it wasn't all that. The brush is really nice, just soft enough to easily spread the products on the nails.
Formula is a perfect blend of creaminess and not too thick. It's pretty opaque, although this shade needs two coats. I almost always apply two coats of nail polish anyway. Its' really smooth and a dream to work with. Because of the brush the application is spot on and easy for someone like me, who still struggles with perfect edges. It also looks shiny. I can't say for how long, because I always apply top coat over it.
Onto my pet peeve...it's still not as long lasting as I would like it to be. I tried it with their gel base and top coat. It didn't chip the same day, so that was already a plus. I believe it lasted two days on me and then it started chipping. I know a lot of people don't have that problem, but most nail polishes chip really fast on me, so keep that in mind.
The shade 52 Amazed by You is gorgeous dark warm plum purple. I love purple nail polishes, especially with warm undertone and darker nuances. It's perfect for autumnal manicures.
I am positively surprised by the creamy formula and delightful brush. Since I haven't bought Essence nail polish in a really long time this was a nice change in my eyes. They are still not long lasting on me, which is probably the only reason why I avoid them, but at least I have one shade now. The shade is amazing and right up my alley. If you have stronger nails than me then I'm sure you'll love new Essence nail polish formula. They have a huge range of shades. Here are just a few of them, which Tatjana swatched.