Monday, January 09, 2012

Essence CrystallICEd LE – Ice Eyes Baby: NOTD & Review

Happy Monday everybody!

Today I have for you the first of five polishes from the new Essence Limited Edition called CrystallICEd. This is a nice Winter collection with lots of neutral colors. If I can’t have winter outside I will at least have it on my nails :D
First up is Ice Eyes Baby, a pale pastel blue with a hint of grey and with a subtle yet pretty shimmer to it.

In the bottle the fuchsia and silver shimmer is nicely visible. However it almost disappears on the nails. I can see it best under artificial lighting and then you have to look real closely! Seems like there also is a bit of light blue shimmer in the nail polish.

For this manicure I used two coats of Ice Eyes Baby and yet there still is visible nail line so I could have done a third coat for full coverage but I also like it this way. The polish was a bit on the thicker side but not really “thick thick” and it leveled out nicely after application. I used the Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer as a top coat and the whole manicure dried very quickly – like! The brush of the rather small bottle is short and wide but I had no problems applying the polish onto my nails. I can’t say anything about wear right now because I’ve been wearing this for only one day.

The Essence CrystallICEd collection is available in most German drugstores between January and February this year. One bottle contains 8ml and retails for 1,79€. In the US Essence is sold by ULTA,  H-E-B and FredMyer. So far I couldn’t find out if this Limited Edition is coming to the US as well.

In my next post I am going to show you another polish from the CrystallICEd collection because I liked all the colors so much that I took all 5 shades home. If you’ve been a follower of my blog for a little while then you probably know that I am not a fan of nude polishes. But this collection really surprised me - with its decent shades and subtle shimmers it is perfect for the cold season!

So stay tuned for the next CrystallICEd polish!

Thanks for reading!
-         - Sabine

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