Adorned Nails: Essence The Dawn Is Broken

I didn't want to get this polish initially - give me a dark shade anytime. However, curiosity got the better of me and so, here I am with The Dawn Is Broken, one of the five polishes belonging to the Essence Vampire's Love collection.

This polish bears some resemblance to KOH Playful. The Dawn Is Broken is a light grey crème with some spunk. At first, I thought it had just specks of silver micro glitters which also looked black sometimes, depending on how they caught the light. If you look closely though, they are actually specks of both silver and black.

It's not usually the case with such polishes, but The Dawn Is Broken feels a bit rough and gritty to the touch (you might notice the rough surface in the second photo). Application was a bit streaky but it was nothing too annoying. You're looking at three coats.

The first two Vampire's Love polishes shown:
Essence Gold Old Buffy
Essence Hunt Me If You Can


나니 said...

I freakin' LOVE THIS

sugar sugar said...

it looks great dear but i think i know what you mean regarding the texture and consistency. i have used similar nail polishes which were a pain to deal with. :/

Anonymous said...

Stunning!! I love dark shades more though. ;) "KTee"xx

Bear Woods said...

The gritty surface and the color remind me on sand in which I played as a kid ;)
A piece of my childhood on your nails

Unknown said...

I love this color!!
My favorite of the collection!

Anonymous said...

If one loves light grey this would be a lovely shade with little glitters. Plain grey is quite boring, at least to me it is.

I don't think this type of grey is a very popular color, however in this case it is part of a limited edition, so I think chances are better people will purchase it anyway. Take care, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

Yay! That's great! :D

@sugar sugar
I find it strange that the finish is gritty. Other polishes of this kind usually look and feel smooth. :)

Me too, but we need some variety sometimes. :)

Oh, that's a lovely, nostalgic description of this mani! How sweet! :)

You love light shades, I see. :)

Well, this bottle cost only €1.79 and so I thought it wouldn't hurt getting this ahade, even though it's not really my thing. For me, it's a nice enough polish but grey lovers would definitely go for this. :)

Anutka said...

Another beautiful polish...
Oh how I wish I could find these around here...

Witoxicity said...

Essence is already available in the US, so why won't they release their trend editions there too? That's such a pity. :( I'm sure they would sell well.

BlackCherry said...

This one is my favorite shade from the collection. I think it's a very special nail polish.

Adis said...

Hehe, so I'm not the only one who thought of Koh Playful when I encountered this colour ^^. I thought the specks looked navy though, but it could just be the weird lighting in my room :/. It's a lovely polish nevertheless, I'm happy I could liberate the last one in the display :p!

Witoxicity said...

Hi, BlackCherry! If this is your favourite, then I hope you managed to get hold of this. The more I look at this polish, the more intriguing it is. :)

Heh heh, navy or black, it's dark in any case. Yay, it's great that you scored this one! It would keep your KOH Playful company. :D

Unknown said...

I bought just this polish and old buffy from this collection, but I haven't the grey one, yet, because a friend of mine bought for me, so I can't wait to receive it, especially after this pics. I like everything about this polish, even the roughness on the surface, it reminds me to granite kitchen worktop, don't you think? ;D