Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Essence ~ We Will Spock You & Intergalactic Adventure



Essence ~ We Will Spock You & Intergalactic Adventure
From the “Out of Space Stories” collection

Out of Space Stories is a collection of seven polishes from spring 2017. I bought six of them and today I’m going to show you the last two. The seventh polish is black which is why I didn’t buy it. Check out this link and this link to see the other four.

We Will Spock You is a silver scattered holo and Intergalactic Adventure is a dark blue to purple duochrome.

The Silver holo has a sheer formula but it does build up and cover in two coats. Intergalactic Adventure is not sheer, and also take two coats to reach full opacity.

Let me show you my final mani:


The stamps are both from the stamping plate Lina Make your Mark 04. None of the two polishes work very well for stamping, so I used other polishes for that: The silver stars are stamped with Color Club’s Harp on It, and the swirly blue design is stamped with Colour Alike’s B. a Rainy Mood.

This picture is taken in daylight, no sun.


This is what the two polishes look like on their own. I couldn’t catch the shift on camera, but it’s there in real life.


Here are the polishes and the stamping plate I used for my mani.


There you have it, that was the Out of Space Stories collection from Essence.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Duochrome and holo
Overall impression: I like both of these. I have better duochromes and silver holos but they are great basis polishes at a great price
Buy again: Yes to both

Monday, June 26, 2017

Essence ~ Beam me Up, Across the Universe and Outta Space is the Place



Essence ~ Beam me Up, Across the Universe and Outta Space is the Place
From the “Out of Space Stories” collection

Out of Space Stories is a collection of seven polishes from spring 2017. I bought six of them and will be wearing them in pairs over the next couple of days. The seventh polish is black which is why I didn’t buy it.

Today I’m actually wearing three of them, namely Outta Space is the Place, which is a super pale pink with a beautiful green shimmer – I also showed you that one yesterday. I’m also wearing Beam me Up, a bright fuchsia polish with holographic finish, and Across the Universe, which is a duochrome that shifts between lilac and grey.

I ended up with a mani that looked like this:


Pinkie: Two layers of Beam me Up. Great drying time. Then two stripes made with Across the Universe.
Ring finger: Two layers of Across the universe. Great drying time. I placed a stud in topcoat by the base of the nail.
Middle finger: Two coats of Outta Space is the Place. I made random dots with the two other polishes.
Pointer: Two layers of Beam me Up. Stamp from stamping plate Moyra No. 106 Such a Strange Girl. The stamping polish is just a regular black one from El Corazón.

This picture is taken in daylight, no sun.


Here are the three polishes on their own. It’s two coats of each and they all have a great drying time.


Here are the polishes and the stamping plate I used.

  
Like I said: I’m a fan. The fuchsia is my favourite from this collection!

Stay tuned for the next two from the Out of Space Stories-collection.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer and holo
Overall impression: I like them. Across the Universe is my least favourite of this collection and the only one I would not buy again
Buy again: Yes to two of them

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Essence ~ Outta Space is the Place & Space Glam



Essence ~ Outta Space is the Place & Space Glam
From the “Out of Space Stories” collection

Out of Space Stories is a collection of seven polishes from spring 2017. I bought six of them and will be wearing them in pairs over the next couple of days. The seventh polish is black which is why I didn’t buy it.

Today I’m wearing Outta Space is the Place, which is a super pale pink with a beautiful green shimmer, and Space Glam, which is pale purple packed with golden shimmer. They both covers in two coats, and Space Glam can also be used as an effect polish, which is what I did today.

Today’s mani included stamping. I used stamping plate Moyra No. 112 Far Far Away and I stamped with a metallic purple from El Corazón called f-14.

This is the final mani including topcoat:


I must admit that I’m totally in love with this mani!


Here’s Outta Space is the Place on its own. It’s two coats and the drying time is good. It’s the shimmer that makes this polish super pretty in my opinion.


I sponged Space Glam on the tips, like a gradient, before I stamped on it. Here’s that step.


Here are the polishes and the stamping plate I used.


I’m a fan of Essence because they make a good variety at very cheap prices. I think the quality is fine too.

Stay tuned for the next two from the Out of Space Stories-collection.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer, both of them
Overall impression: The shimmer makes these polishes something else. I like them both
Buy again: Yes