Sunday, 29 May 2011

Adorned Nails: Essence Where Is The Party?



This must be the first duochrome I've ever featured here. Where Is The Party? is a metallic duochrome of dark green and purple/lilac (the purple almost matches the purple of the bottle cap). In the bottle, you'd also see aqua at a certain angle.



I had a quick look at the bottle of OPI Not Like The Movies at the store the other day and it did remind me of Essence's Where Is The Party?. It's a possible dupe, methinks. I haven't got the one from OPI, so I can't say for sure.

The formula for Where Is The Party? is thick. I suggest not draining the brush much before applying. It's best to apply one rather thick coat. In these photos, you are looking at one coat. The nail line is not immediately obvious but if you looked closely in real life, you just might be able to see it.

It is touted to have a quick-dry formula but I think the claim's exaggerated. Besides, I had to take into account the fact that I had applied a thick-ish coat.

Where Is The Party? is housed in a cute little bottle of 5ml and it retails for only €1.29. It's a fetching budget nail polish, so whatever its shortcomings, I turn a blind eye.



Update
Comparison with a similar polish: Catrice Iron Mermaiden


More information:
Essence website

19 comments:

Toyomi said...

Reminds me of grey's anatomy by wet ' wild . This is a cute color though .

Zuzu's Petals said...

You have such beautiful nails. They look really strong. The color is a nice complement to your Ellis Faas EOTD with the Light (can't remember the color, but the purply one).

Michelle said...

Ohmygoodness! I love the color (and the price) of that nail polish! It's so pretty!!

Appu said...

I love Essence nail polishes and this is such a pretty color! For one coat, it is super awesome :D

alvira said...

Aww my favourite color I love it looking very pretty on your hands

Anonymous said...

Love this color...really beautiful! I love those cute small bottles. You can pick more colors buying small ones as we can't finish the big ones. It's much cheaper this way! "KTee"xx

ThRiSzHa said...

i love this so much..

Anutka said...

Great color! I have been wanting to get it too, but something is holding me back! I may not be able to resist now that I've seen it swatched :D

Kristina said...

Thank you so much. I'll keep that in mind. Following you, by the way. :">

rock-or-not said...

Awesome!
Great polish!

Camy said...

this color is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous color! Stunning! Beautiful polishes don't have to be expensive. Take care, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@Toyomi
Hi, Toyomi! Well, with so many nail polish brands out there, I'm not at all surprised that there are some more possible dupes for this. Thanks. :)

@Zuzu's Petals
Thanks, Zuzu. Frankly, I do sometimes have issues with my nails, especialy in the kitchen and from doing household chores. It's no fun but well, we need to eat and the house needs tidying up! :P Haha, you're right! It does match that metallic purple/lilac eyeshadow (Light E304)! Pity I haven't got a photo of them both together. :D

@Michelle
Yup, cheap and cheerful it is! :)

@Appu
Yeah, and for that price, you do get a pretty good deal. :)

@alvira
Aaah, of course, purple's your favourite nail colour! Thanks, Alvira. :)

@KTee
True. I mean, how many of us would ever really finish our bottles of polishes? Small ones are definitely the way to go. :)

@ThRiSzHa
I'm glad to hear that. Thanks! :)

@Anutka
Well, if Where Is The Party? is really a dupe of the one from OPI, then I'd go for this budget version. Stop resisting, Anutka. Go get it! :D

@Kristina
Thanks for dropping by, Kristina. :)

@rock-or-not
I'm pleased you like this! :)

@Camy
Yes, it is indeed a lovely duochrome. :)

@Nicole
Hi, Nicole! Yes, this one proves that pretty doesn't have to come with a large price tag. :)

sugar sugar said...

this is such a gorgeous color anne! and i agree with the previous comments. you have beautiful nails. =)

Hadia said...

That is hot!

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Witoxicity said...

@sugar sugar
Thanks so much, sugar sugar! :)

@Hadia
It's a funky duochrome for sure. Thanks, Hadia. :)

@eimi.desu
You're very kind to say that, Eimi. Thank you. I've had a look, you've got a lovely website there. Keep up the good work! :)

Beauty Addict said...

I got this one too! I haven't had the chance to try it yet, but I think it is a lovely shade! I'm a huge fan of essence!

Witoxicity said...

@Beauty Addict
Where Is The Party? is certainly one cool polish, especially for that price! You'll love it on your nails, I'm sure. :)