05 January 2013

Review & Swatches - 3 Essence Snow Jam Trend Edition Lacquers

Hi loves! How are you doing this weekend? Having fun? I'll probably go out for a drink tonight, and some more chilling tomorrow while doing laundry and such.

I've got 3 polishes from the Essence Snow Jam Trend Edition to show you today! Most Trend Editions that were released lately didn't really spark my interest, but these seemed pretty so I made sure to grab a few.
For these swatches I used Essence Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base & Essence Better Than Gel Top Sealer. All colors are build up on their own stating the amount of coats per swatch.


Let's do this from light to dark, shall we? That means the first one I am showing you is the jelly white called Top Of The Ice-Stream. This is a really squishy white, filled with blue and purple flashing small flecks.

I really loved this one in the bottle and I do too in these pictures, but I am not sure I'll wear it like this. I needed 4 coats for this opacity and it is slightly streaky so you have to be careful while applying.

I might layer this over a more opaque white next time. If you like squishy white this is a must have!

The next color I have is Goofy-Blue. This might be my favorite! Essence sometimes releases polishes with silver flecks in them, but because of the opaqueness of the color it makes the polish look like a dark grey melange t-shirt, that kind of texture. I hope you get this haha!

The color is a gorgeous and bright cornflower blue. The flecks are silver and pretty hard to remove, they stick to your nail like they never wanna leave! I used 2 coats to get it opaque.



















And now for the last one I got (the purple one wasn't really my color), this is called Life Is A Freeride. A lovely blue leaning teal color with shimmer that isn't less obvious on the nail compared to the bottle.

I thought I'd love this the most (it's teal, everyone knows I love teal) but the shimmer is the kind that reminds me of ribbons (the ones on a little roll that you use to wrap presents) and though I love ribbons and presents, I don't like that kind of shimmer in my polish. Too pearly or something.

2 coats were needed for this but it is nearly opaque at one already, so it will probably work for stamping!


So what do you think about these lacquers? Did you get any of this Trend Edition? The other makeup products didn't seem that interesting, I can't wait for the other Trend Edition though, Vintage Disitrict!

30 comments:

  1. The only thing I took home from this TE are exactly these three polishes. Our taste seems to be similar ;-)

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  2. I love the white one although it's sheer. Your swaches are gorgeous!

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  3. Ik was er erg benieuwd naar. Vind de eerste en tweede leuker dan verwacht moet ik zeggen :)

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  4. I just saw them in stores and I liked the polishes in the bottle but I still wasn't sure if I wanted them or not. Now I see them on your nails I actually need them :P

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  5. First of all, I laughed at your description of the last polish about ribbons and polish.


    Second I absolutely LOVE the first one. That one is so me! I LOVE me some sheer white polishes, and don't mind building them up. The shimmer in it is gorgeous! I hope we get this collection!

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  6. Ooh I love teal AND your nails!! <3

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  7. Yup...I need Top of the Ice-Stream. I am a sucker for those creamy whites! They make your nails look amazing!

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  8. These are so pretty!

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  9. Top of the Ice-Stream is so squishy and awesome!!!

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  10. Omg i need them like RIGHT NOW!!!

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  11. I absolutely love these, and the purple too. Gutted that we can't get them here. Stunning photos love x

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  12. Then you have great taste too ;-)!

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  13. Ja, die zijn mooi he? Vind het sowieso wel geslaagde lakjes!

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  14. Haha sometimes I don't know how to put a feeling into words so it gets quite wordy ;-)!

    The shimmer indeed IS gorgeous! I could also snag you one here? I managed to get you the Catrice textured ones for half off (if you don't want them I'll get rid of them easily I figured), I could build you up a swap package?

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  15. Thanks Jamie, it indeed is gorgeous!

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  16. You want me to grab them for you if I can find them? Thanks for the sweet words ♥.

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  17. They are gorgeous! Do you have access to Essence?

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  18. They bring some colors but the only LE collection I saw was Breaking Dawn.... i hope they release this colors here too!!

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  19. Oh man, that is tempting! I could throw some more stuff in the package I'm sending, is there anything you want?

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  20. Ooooh, I fell in love. Again.
    And I am in love with your pictures, too... xx

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  21. Aww thanks Julie, That's so sweet!

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  22. Well I don''t have access to NOPI, and I'd love Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam and that blue/green glitter (that was duped by China Glaze?). Also no access to Sinful Colors, Wet 'n Wild & Spoiled, you could surprise me!

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  23. Ooooh bummer :( hopefully this comes your way too!

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  24. And OPI Nein Nein Nein! OK Fine! ♥ And Butter London Two Fingered Salute.. haha there is plenty that I'd love! I'd say we take a month or 2 to see what the other LE's bring here so I can build you a good package :D

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  25. I'm writing these all down, and Two Fingered Salute is as good as your's, I think everyone deserves to have it!


    I'm going to send out the first package I promised last month hopefully next week, so be on the lookout for it.

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  26. I'm longing for this TE to be available here in Italy soon ç_ç Life is a freeride is stunning! And Goofy Blue is too, even if it reminds me of an Essie and periwinkle blue doesn't fit me that much :D

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  27. love Essence :)
    gfc-coco

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