Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Essence - Glamorous Life

Today I have what I call an "Erin Color" for you, Essence Colour & Go Glamorous Life.  I would define an "Erin Color" as cool toned, fuchsia or red with a little shimmer.  I could have 50 million polishes that are all in this same family and never be satisfied.  They are all VERY different and I need them all. 

Essence describes the Colour & Go line as:  trendy nail polishes to suit your every taste, mood or outfit! the flat brush makes it easy to apply an even coat - with just one stroke! available in 22 colours, 4 of which are new.  I agree.  I'm never drawn to quick dry polishes or mini bottles.  But I want every Essence polish.  I covet them.  The brush is fabulous, the quick dry is true, it dries shiny and even the mini bottle is easy to work with.  And the polishes are 99 cents!  So you can buy ALL of them, guilt free!

Glamorous Life is a red fuchsia jelly with silvery shimmer.  My bottle shots make the shimmer look holo but it's not.  Look at my nails, that's where all the shimmery goodness is.  I applied China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat, two coats of Glamorous Life and one coat of Seche Vite.  The polish applied like a dream, there was no cleanup needed.  I wore this mani for two days and I type all day.  I had no chips or tip wear. 

Please excuse the nub nails.

Pros-  Great formula, quick dry, nice brush

Cons-  If I had to say something, I would say I wish I had a full size bottle of this color.

Overall-  I want to add the entire Essence line to my Helmer!  The colors are great and the price point is right.

Essence is available in the US at Ulta, HEB and Fred Meyer.  

***This polish was provided to me for an honest review.***


  1. This color looks great!
    I'm about to receive some Essence polishes, these will be my first. It's a shame they are not available anywhere online, and mostly not in Israel, but lucky for me I got a someone to send them over to me :)
    I'm going to search your blog for more Essence colors :)

  2. Gorgeous colour! I wish the colour shown in the bottle translated onto the nail though :(

    1. I probably should have left out the bottle shots because it doesn't even look like that in the bottle! Strange camera. The bottle showed the most silver shimmer. I'll try to take another truer pic and update the post.