Friday, August 24, 2012

Swatch Spam - Essence Colour & Go

Hi everyone!

I had a pretty major swatch-a-thon last weekend, so you'll probably be seeing a few swatch spam posts over the next little while! Today it'll be an Essence swatch spam post!

Recently my local Shopper's Drug Mart (a Canadian drugstore chain) got in the new bottles of the Essence Colour & Go line and there are a few new shades in this lineup that weren't originally available when they first starting carrying Essence. They also had a BOGO sale a couple of weeks ago, so I took advantage of that sale and picked up several of the new shades, plus some of the older ones that I didn't already own. Today I'll be showing you six, but I'll definitely have more to show you soon.

First up is Break Through, a nice amethyst purple creme. This doesn't look like it's a very unique colour, but I don't think that I own anything quite like this. The formula was very good and my swatch is two coats.


Date in the Moonlight is a deep teal-leaning blue with flecks of blue microglitter. The shimmer translates quite well on the nail with this one! The formula was great and my swatch is two coats.


Gorgeous Bling Bling is a rustic orange with small gold flecks throughout. It's a little reminiscent of the shimmery polishes from the OPI Holland Collection. The formula was a little thicker than the others, but not difficult to work with. It was almost opaque in one coat, but I did two for good measure.


Oh My Glitter! is a light lilac packed with blue and pink shimmer. It's very pretty and feminine looking! I like it a lot. It's on the sheer side, but it builds up nicely with three coats.


Party Princess is a sheer pink base packed with iridescent glitter. This reminds me of OPI I Lily Love You, except with glitter instead of flakies. I've shown one coat of Party Princess over Essence Ultimate Pink, which you'll find a swatch of below. The formula was thick, but not difficult.


Ultimate Pink is a nice candy pink creme. I quite like how this shade looks against my fair skin! The formula was very good and my swatch is two coats.


I rather like the bottle and brush design for these new Colour & Go polishes! The brush is more tapered (think Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, but not as wide) than the old one and I find it conforms better to the nail. The bottle is also a bit bigger than the old one (8ml vs. 5ml)! More polish is always better than less polish, right?

The Essence Colour & Go polishes are available in Canada at Shopper's Drug Mart stores and they retail for $1.99 each. In the US, Essence can be found at Ulta and I'm pretty sure they retail for about $1.99 there as well. Essence is also available internationally.

20 comments:

  1. the teal, orange and pastel purple are all beautiful!!! i like the new bottles too, the caps look better

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  2. Oh my! I don't own any Essences but I would love to pick up Date in the Moonlight,and Gorgeous Bling Bling. I also like the new bottles. Your swatches are flawless.

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  3. Hmmm I don't have Date in the Moonlight yet. I'll need to hunt for that one.

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  4. Oh my Glitter is so adorable! They all are :P

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  5. These are all so gorgeous! My favorite would have to be Oh My Glitter!

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  6. I'm going to have to grab a few of these next time I'm at Shopper's :D

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  7. Perfect timing on these swatches, I just got Break Through and Ultimate Pink!! I am crossing my fingers that my Shoppers will get Date in the Moonlight, Oh My Glitter! and Party Princess!

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  8. My Ulta usually sells them for a dollar (US) - I wonder if they will cost more now?

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    2. I saw them at my local ULTA for $1.99, but they do contain 8 ml vs. 5 in the old bottle.

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  9. Okay, I reaaaally need to pick up some of these next time I'm at Pharmaprix ( which is the equivalent of SDM, here in Montreal ).
    Love the swatches, your nails are perfect.

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  10. My favorite of the group is Oh My Glitter. I was going to mention that Break Through is one of the colors that they had in the old collection, because I own it in the smaller bottle.

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  11. your swatches are lovely, as always ... running to update my wishlist now!
    love the look of the new bottles. glad to hear the brush is better too :)

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  12. Break Through and Ultimate Pink are awesome :)

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  13. what a great color,love them all!

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  14. oo I have Break Through Essence. It's pretty and I like it ;)

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  15. Oh My Glitter! and Break Through are beautiful!

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  16. Great swatches! I still haven't seen the new bottles over here :C I wonder when we will be getting them here in Chile :p

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  17. Oh my glitter! looks gorgeous!

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