Essence Advent Calendar swatches

8:54 PM colorfulbottle 28 Comments

 Today I'm going to show (FINALLY) swatches of nail polishes that I got in Essence Advent Calender.  
I know it took me 3 months to finally show you the swatches, but they say better late than never, so I dedided to show the to you anyway.

03 My wish list

3 coats no top coat 

09 the night of magic and 04 north pole princess

2 coats od 09 and 2 coats of 04 over 09 ( the creal hexagonal glitter is almost invisible, I'm really not sure what's the point of this top coat. Any suggestions?) 

 08 my dear reindeer

2 coats no top coat 

 01snowflakes are kisses sent from heaven over 08 my dear reindeer

This top coat is quite interesting, although I'm not sure wether I like it or not. I used 2 coats of 08 and one coat of 01, both applied like butter.

 15 from me to you

A dusty raspberry colour, you can never go wrong with this one. Every girl/woman should have a shade like this in her collection (2 coats, no top coat, easy application) 

 15 from me to you and 01 see you in my dreams

One coat of 01 over 15. no top coat. I'll definitely use this top coat again, because it is perfect for spicing up a creamy nail polish.

06 sweet caramel sweets

2 coats, no top coat. This is one of the best nude nail polishes I own. Thank you Essence!
(The only thing that makes me really sad is that Essence nail polishes are pretty fast when it comes to chipping)

 05 meet me at the chimney

A satin finish dusty/pastel green. This shade is definitely the most interesting in the bunc, especially because this is a Christmas collection =). Application was great, and I really like the unique colour. Great base for nail art. See my post about BP-75.

 14 have a very pink-x-mas!

Another raspberry shade. I have a lot of similar shade. Definitely suitable for Christmas time. Great application 2 coats, no top coat.

02 made with love

Sheer milky white nail polish. After 4 coats nail line is still visible. I will definitely not use this one again.

 10 do you hear the jingle bells?

In real life it leans a bit toward pink, so it kinda reminded me on rose gold that is so trendy lately. I really like this shade, it is definitely something special and something I don't have in my collection. the downside of this polish is dry time. The last time I wore it, it just took ages to dry. I applied 2 coats, no top coat.

 07 winter wonderland

A pastel blue for Christmas? Why not, if there is a pastel green, there should be a blue too. Great base for nail art and stamping. I applied 2 coats, no top coat.

07 winter wonderland and 02 candy cane lemonade

This is literally the worst sheer top coat I tried. I already tossed it, because it made me too angry when I wanted to spice up a stamping with this one it only smudged my manicure to something unrecognisable, It melt my manicure.
I used 1 coat on pinkie, 2 on my index finger, 3 coats on my ring finger and 4 coats on my middle finger. It applied uneven and looked really horrible.

 12 berry-tale

A beautiful dark purple with lighter purple and magenta simmer. Too bad it chipped on my nails in less than a day. Good application, 2 coats used for swatches.

 04 what a grey-t night!

This one was on promo pictures and I really couldn't wait to get it in my calendar. I think I got it more towards the end. It is also pretty interesting, and I like it. Shimmer is really subtitle and I like it just the way it is. I used 2 coats, no top coat.

11 kiss under the mistletoe and 03 add on magic!

I played with this one in December. I used RockNail Star stencils and I really like how this manicure turned out. I have to use this stencils again. 
11 (2 coats) and 03 (1 coat). Both applied nicely, 03 dries to a matt finish.

 13 Rudolph's favourite and 01 message from the north pole

I really don't know how I managed to delete swatches of 13 Rudolph's favourite from my computer, but you can also see the colour in this picture (2 coats, great application). Over I applied one coat of 01 message from the north pole. This is also one of the best top coats, just look at that purple/gold shifting shimmer!

So, what do you think? Essence did a good job?
I was really pleased with the colours, but sadly Essence nail polishes don't last long on my nails (The used to, but it looks like that they changed their formula when they changed the bottles, because since that moment on, essence nail polishes chip too fast).


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