Hi guys, welcome to Cheap Polish Tuesday! Because I haven't done these proper posts in a while... But first - thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway! The Rafflecopter widget has announced the winner and I am mailing the prize tonight. But thank you to everyone who followed along - I'll do another in the future, but hopefully we can still be nail polish friends in the meantime? I hope so!
Today I have an Essence polish that I picked up from Shoppers Drug Mart, which is the only store in Canada to sell the brand. Essence had a 'capsule' collection in the summer called 'Ticket to Paradise' with three polishes. Each polish retailed for $1.99. This is Essence My Treasure Island which is a smooth jelly fuchsia leaning pink. Application was very smooth and it finished very squishy after two coats. I wasn't sure if I liked this polish because I am so anal about seeing where my nail's free edge starts, but that's what a jelly polish is all about! It quickly grew on me and I really like it! Here's my swatch in two coats with no top coat:
And for funsies, here's one coat of Fandom Cosmetics Ladies First. This polish is meant to be built up to opacity but I think it's totally passable for a glitter topper as well!
I think with and without glitter, Essence My Treasure Island is a winner in my books!
What do you think about jelly polishes? Do you enjoy the squishiness? Or do you prefer the opaqueness to hide where your nail's free edge starts?