Welcome to Cheap Polish Tuesday where we check out polishes easily found on sale or in stores for $5 or less! Today I'm super sick and ended up taking medication that knocked me out for 12 hours (don't ask) so this one's a little late. I'll catch up on all the blog posts I missed yesterday! :) ANYHOO - here we have Essence, a brand that is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart here in the cold north of Canada. They retail for $1.99 which is a super steal for any polish addict looking for a quick fix. I ended up getting mine when Chantal of Chantal's Corner gave me a heads up on the "Buy One Get One Free" sale... So I got mine for $1 each in No Buy February. Sweet deal if you ask me.
A few notes here. These are the new bottles of Essence which emerged probably in the late summer in 2012. I think the new brushes are a complete mess. They remind me of a softer version of the "perfect stroke" brush from Nicole by OPI. I hate them. Needless to say, they're still OK to work with and even though the sales associate at Shoppers told me that Essence polish formula was thin, I had no such problems with the colours I choose.
Up first on the Cheap Polish Tuesday Essence edition is Essence Oh My Glitter! - first off the name of the colour is a little misleading. Oh My Glitter?... Wait. What glitter? There's no glitter in this guy. It has some shimmer but that's all I'm about to give credit for. Oh My Glitter! is a nice buttery lavender purple. It sports hints of rose and subtle teal shimmer but nothing too much to notice in regards to any major colour shifts. I like this one. The formula applied nicely with no fuss in two coats. It's a perfect deep lavender basic, or even as an "undie" (is that the official term for that? LOL) for a glitter polish.
I've been happy with all of the polishes I've picked up from the Essence line and I can officially say that I am full of envy that our American neighbours get more selection such as the Essence Fruit collection this spring! Great price and a great product. I'm pleased. I'll be sharing more swatches from Essence in the coming weeks.
And just as a bonus, here's OPI Polka.com over Essence Oh My Glitter! - I showed it a couple weeks back but now you know what Oh My Glitter! looks like on her own!
I'm feeling a little better now from being in bed all day but I hope that doesn't mean I'm going to be up all night again. I don't want to rely on the same medication that basically shut me down. This week we have more important things like Hoof Polish by my beset home girl Caitlin from Addicted to Lacquer. The madness starts tomorrow!