Sunday, January 6, 2013

My Picks From The Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 TE

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today I'm showing you half of the Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Trend Edition by Essence. The collection has 4 polishes and I only got 2 of them because the other 2 (a yellow-toned gold foil and a black with silver shimmer) didn't appeal to me at all. I'm not sure if this collection is still available where you live, but I think it's still in stores over here. From the start I would like to point out that I'm not a Twilight fan, I have no idea what the names mean, but I love vampy polishes and the ones I got are beautiful, so I had to have them. 

Essence Jacob's Protection indoors, artificial light
First up we have Jacob's Protection. It's a really dense blue shimmer in an almost black base. I've also caught a glimpse of purple and even green in that shimmer, but it was impossible to capture it on camera. This polish photographs a lot more flat than it actually looks. It's a lot prettier in real life. 

Essence Jacob's Protection indoors, artificial light
The formula on this one was on the thicker side, but still manageable. I did 2 coats with no top coat for these pictures. These polishes have a ridiculously huge brush, which makes application hard from my point of view. I really don't know the size of the nail bed that would benefit from such a brush. 

Essence Jacob's Protection indoors, artificial direct light
As you can see in the picture above, it looks less flat in direct light. The color of the shimmer is still not visible in all its beauty. Both these polishes dried fast to a shiny finish. Unfortunately, like most of the Essence polishes, they tend to chip after just one day of wear. The chips are not big, just at the very tip of the nail, but they are enough for my obsessive compulsive eye to see. 

Essence Alice Had A Vision - Again indoors, artificial light
The second one is Alice Had A Vision - Again. If you ask me, the name is ridiculous. But of course I don't know the story behind it. This one photographed a bit better. It's a dense purple shimmer in a dark base. Like the other one, it has a few green shimmer pieces that are hardly visible to the naked eye. 

Essence Alice Had A Vision - Again indoors, artificial light
Application was a little better with this one, although the huge brush is still there. I did 2 coats without any top coat for these swatches. All in all, I like these polishes and I'm glad I got them, even though durability is not the best. They are still great, especially for winter and as bases for nail art. 


4 comments:

  1. I like the Alice one!! Even for someone who knows the Twilight story, this name could have done without the 'again' word!

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  2. The blue one is nice too, I just did a crappy job with the photos. And yes, that name is so annoying. Especially when you write a blog post about it!

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