Tuesday, 15 May 2012

NOTD- Essence Nude Glam in 01 Cotton Candy

Hi everybody!

 I have a quick little NOTD today. I will be starting my apprenticeship to become a solicitor in a few weeks time, and the last few weeks I have been looking at office friendly everything- clothes, make up, jewellery, etc. Nail polish is no exception, and looks like I am going to be trading in my hot pinks and cherry reds for some more muted neutral tones. I picked up a few Essence polishes today just to get me started.

(L-R: Cotton Candy, Iced Strawberry Cream, Frozen Queen, Express Dry Drops)

Usually I have only nice things to say about Essence nail polishes- I mean for €1.29 a pop they are delightfully (and perhaps dangerously!) cheap. This one, however, is definitely not my favourite. I didn't like the formula of this polish- I found it to be very thin and runny, it took about 5 coats to get the colour as opaque as it was in the photos, I found it hard to stop the colour running into my cuticles and it took so incredibly long to dry, even when I added a few drops of Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops.

I do actually like the colour 'Cotton Candy' even though the name gives connotations of a pink nude.  I don't really see any pink tones in this- it's more of a cream nude. I do like the colour but it took so many coats myself- therefore, I doubt very much I will go through the ordeal of using it all that often. I just don't have the time or patience to literally wait for every single coat to dry before I apply another, especially with the runny formula.

Overall, I am a teeny bit disappointed, not with the end result, but with the gargantuan effort required to get there. I do like the eventual end result- I think it's a really pretty nude and it hasn't turned me off nudes. Maybe I just got a dodgy runny bottle, who knows!

So- the verdict- I wouldn't repurchase this but I will use it up, maybe on a Sunday evening when I have a little longer to paint my nails than I will during the week when I get in from the office.

Thanks for reading xxx


  1. Interesting! I just applied this polish and I am very enthousiastic about it! :)

  2. Let me know how it lasts for you! I like the colour but like I said, getting there was difficult! I don't think the last power is all that great even with a top coat tbh :(

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