Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nails of the Day! Essence "Date with the Night"

Hey everyone! I just felt compelled to tell you about my latest nail polish love! It's from Essence (a brand I find at Ulta) and the shade is "Date with the Night". Essence polishes are only 99 cents, however, they are a smaller size (.16 fl. oz.) And you know what? I have no problem with that. I don't often run out of nail polishes, and smaller, cheaper polishes are a great way to get some variety in my collection. I was drawn to this shade in the store because I think neutrals (light or dark) are just so easy to wear. You don't have to worry much about whether they're matching or clashing with something.

I'd describe this color as a dark taupe... it's got a lot of grey in it, and (in the bottle) I notice just the slightest bit of brown. On the nails it comes off as more of a gunmetal shade... something that would look really pretty with the gunmetal-toned jewelry that's so popular. This color is a bit reflective on the nails, but not overly metallic.

While this color does have the slightest bit of shimmer, it goes on the nails in a very opaque, creamy way. It wasn't sheer or streaky AT ALL. I could have stopped after one coat, but I had the time, so I opted for two, and then a clear top coat. Drying time wasn't exactly fast, but not an excessive wait either. This is the first Essence nail polish I've tried, and I know that all brands have their hits & misses with polishes, but this DEFINITELY makes me want to try more from Essence! :) The next test will be how long this lasts without chipping... I'll let you know in a future blog!


Daily Nuggets...
  • What's your favorite kind of pizza? I'm loving thin crust ham & pineapple... got it from Domino's last night.
  • I was at Kohl's yesterday and tried on a bunch of the new Jennifer Lopez brand. Didn't end up buying any of it, but I love the soft pink color she has worked in to the line. Several of the tops I tried were just really full and blousy and being as short-waisted as I am, I looked like I had no shape.
  • Cupcake has been absolutely adorable lately. She made an appearance in my latest video.
  • I did Zumba this afternoon on x-box Kinect. Forgot how fun that is!!

27 comments:

  1. essence is a german brand :) i like the essence-nail polish,i think they are better than some essie or opi nail polish! :)

    http://nobody00m.blogspot.com/

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  2. I like that polish! And my favorite pizza has to be a big slice of Costco cheese pizza. I don't need anything fancy when it comes to that! BTW, I mentioned you in my latest blog post. =)

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  3. Jep, wanted to add that, too. Essence is a German brand, and funnily enough the stuff is more expensive here than in the US.
    I do think that's kind of unfair. *lol

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  4. I love that color. I'm wearing one very similar.

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  5. I absolutely love essence products they're so affordable and have a lot of great qualities items! I've got to try this nail polish!

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  6. I picked this up this past week. Was the last one. Guess its a popular color!

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  7. I have gazzillions of essence polishes I can't go to the chemist without picking one up you should keep a look out for their limited edition ones too some beauties in there. xx

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  8. Essence also makes a great gel eyeliner and its only $2.99. Try it in shade Berlin Rocks. Its a lovely purple and lasts all day :)

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  9. I have a lot of essence nail polishes, most of them are amazing! i Love "ultimate pink", ""irreplacable" and ALL their glitter polishes, you need to try them, they're amazing ^_^ and i loved to see cupcake on your video!

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  10. Hey Emily : ) Looks like a nice polish and sounds good too. Just thought i should let you and everyone reading this Blog know that you should always research what ingredients nail polish brands use in their nail polishes. You should always make sure they DO NOT contain Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP. Some examples of "Safe" Nail Polishes are OPI, Butter London, Zoya, and Avon. I'm a Nail Tech and always keep this in mind when purchasing polishes. Just thought it was important to let you know. Heres a link that shows a full list of nail polishes that are safe to buy - http://www.bellasugar.com/Formaldehyde-Toluene-DBP-Free-Nail-Polishes-1141927. Hope this helps! : )

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  11. I've heard a lot about this brand and I'd really like to try it. :) Thanks for the post!

    Mind checking out my blog and perhaps leaving a comment? I do reviews on beauty and fashion products. Thanks love!

    http://xoxobeautyschool.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hey Emily! I actually have that same color, however I haven't gotten a chance to use it yet. I have to say that I am quite surprised about the color as it does appear to be more of a brown in the bottle. It is such a beautiful color although, the Chanel Black Pearl definitely leans more on looking black than gunmetal. I love essence polishes though!

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  13. Emily, you MUST try the single eyeshadows! Great pigmentation in most of them and amazing colors!

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  14. Gorgeous colour! Wish I knew where to find Esscense products in Australia! x

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  15. You can actually find a limited amount of Essence products in Targets in Australia and I think some Myer's or DJ's in Melbourne at the moment. Essence has recently been introduced to Australia. I bought a lipgloss and eye primer. The eye primer was like $5 and actually pretty good.

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  16. Cool! I've been hearing good things about the Essence brand. I have a few of their eyeshadows that I haven't really played with. Will check this out during my next Ulta run/online order :)

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  17. Hi Emily,
    you really should try a lipstick from Essence, called 'all about cupcake'. The colour is an amazing, but not overwhelming pink, and what about the name..
    I really love your videos, and however I'm having a very buzy schedule, I always watch and enjoy your videos.
    Cheyenne

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  18. I also love the thin crust ham & pineapple from Domino's. I love nail polish but since I have my hands in water a lot at work it doesn't last :(

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  19. They are great.
    Unfortunately, they chip quite easily for me, so make sure to use a really good top coat.

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  20. This brand is available in Australia too. In Priceline stores.

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  21. oooh, i really like that color- cool and sophisticated and funky at the same time!! so glad i found your site, can't believe it's taken me this long!! i'm a new follower, check me out if you have any time- "i'm a mommy with a makeup problem" (just like you it sounds like!)

    http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

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  22. I love that color. It's like giving your nails a diamond peel treatment.

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