Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Adorned Nails: Essence Cotton Candy



The crazy Essence trend edition mill keeps churning!

Most of the items from the Essence Circus Circus trend edition were gone by the time I got to the store(s) but I managed to get my hands on two of the nail polish duos. The shades that I prefer were, unfortunately, already sold out. If the circus did come to your town, I hope you had better luck.

Nail polish duos aren't new but they are new to me. The product design is similar to what you would have seen before in lipglosses and mascaras. Here, you get two different nail polishes in one 'stick'. With this duo, the premise is that you can apply the individual polishes or you can combine the two however you want via, say, layering. Well, in reality, you can do the same with whatever polishes you already possess - the sky's the limit - but what Essence has done is just making it convenient (to carry around). It's a cute thing to have.


This is Essence Cotton Candy. For the base layer, I applied one coat of the bright girly pink crème polish. I could have left it at that but oiii, of course, I wouldn't neglect the other bling-bling half!


The other half is just pink/fuchsia glitters in pinky clear polish. Layering this on the pink crème polish will give you instant party glam fuchsia nails. It's a gaudy, eye-catching combination befitting the circus and is perfect for the Party Barbie in you.


As is usual of Essence, these nail polish duos are reasonably priced: €2.79 for 2x4ml.


More information:
Circus Circus on the Essence Cosmetics website

15 comments:

Ná Ortega said...

I like so much!

Kisses

rock-or-not said...

Wow!!
I just saw the red and found it gorgeous but I see it's the same for the pink!!
Amazing!! I love both versions!

Jian said...

This is such a gorgeous fuschia! And the glitter is lovely!

The funny thing is that you european living people all have these brand slike essence which look amazing and are good value for money, but we don't have it here in the UK!!! :O

It's like we're not even part of Europe!!!!

Girlie Blogger said...

Good job. The base coat itself is really lovely.

Jossie said...

Very refreshing mani, with all the xmas manis going on :-)
Luv it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very Barbie like, but I kinda like it. I'm not a big fan of pinks, but I think it looks more beautiful on your pics. ;) "KTee"xx

Anutka said...

Sadly we don't have these around here. It looks so fun! :)

Witoxicity said...

@Ná Ortega
I'm glad to hear that! :D

@rock-or-not
Yeah, the red one gives about the same effect. :)

@Jian
Hi, Jian! The thing is, you do have access to a plethora of brands in the UK. The variety there is huge! Feel blessed that you kept the pound. :)

@Girlie Blogger
Thank you. :)

@Jossie
Hey, thanks so much, Jossie! :D

@KTee
Thank you, KTee! Me neither, but since the shades I like were sold out, I had to go for this - beggars can't be choosers. ;D Anyway, now that I see it on my nails, I do find the polish combi pretty. :)

@Anutka
Essence sells its normal range in the US, so I wish they would also offer their trend editions there too. Hmph!

evie said...

lovely nails

Witoxicity said...

@evie
Thanks, Evie. :)

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I have to check this out!! I recently found out that we have Essence in Athens, so of course I had to buy a couple of items, but now I want more :) x

Anonymous said...

It looks like fun. I see why the collection is called circus circus

It's a bit bling bling but I like it. It looks amazing on your nails. Take care, Nicole x

Have a nice x-mas, my dear.

Witoxicity said...

@Stavroula
Oh, I hope they'll stock these Circus Circus items there. These nail polish duos are quite interesting to have. :)

@Nicole
Thank you, Nicole! The collection features some bright gaudy colours which are indeed appropriate for the theme. You too, my dear, have a lovely Christmas! :)

I Drink Nail Polish said...

I love this duo so much!!! It looks gorgeous on you! I wish the Essence collections were available in the states. Every collection I see wows me! :D

When I saw the promo images for this collection all the polish duos looked so fun! <3 I hope you find the other ones you're looking for! *crosses fingers*

Witoxicity said...

@I Drink Nail Polish
Thank you! These latest two collections from Essence (Vampire's Love and Circus Circus) have been pretty interesting. :) Oh, you're so sweet but it looks like all the Circus Circus nail polishes have been sold out. There are absolutely none left in the stores. So, I guess it's case closed. :(