Essence Color & Go Nail Polishes

I am not one to ever turn down a good deal so I when I saw some Essence polishes at Ulta, I decided to get a few. For the $1 price tag, I wasn’t expecting anything too special and I was more than happy to try something new. To tell you the truth, I hadn’t noticed this brand even during my regular trips to Ulta. I am glad to report that I think these polishes are just fine. I can’t speak of their longevity just yet, but I thought the colors were nice, pigmented and the brush wasn’t atrocious. I actually liked the brush because it’s wide and it covers my nail bed pretty well in one swipe.  I didn’t pick very original colors, but now I know that I can purchase additional colors without reservations.

 

Nude It! is just a plain old neutral. There is nothing really special about this color but the formula is fine and was opaque with two coats. I wouldn’t really wear this color too often but it makes a good base for stamping and other nail art.

 

OPI Not Like The Movies, is that you? It’s actually not really a dupe but it has some similar properties. I do like the OPI version better because it has some tiny glitter which really makes it shine. However, I think that Where Is The Party? has a more pronounced color shift. It’s very pretty, but I definitely don’t like the visible brushstrokes.

 

Boring black? Well, I can’t remember the last time that I wore a black polish on its own. Black is Black won’t wow anyone because it’s just a staple color. Again, I don’t think I’d get much use out of this nail polish on its own but it’s shiny, creamy and pigmented.

 

Overall, I can’t really complain about these polishes. They are dirt cheap and have a good formula. These are cute little polishes that I can see myself putting in a goody bag or something similar. I’m sure my little cousins would love them for sure. You can’t go wrong for $1!!!

22 thoughts on “Essence Color & Go Nail Polishes

  1. Hmm! I have read pretty much good things about these polishes, but have never really been moved when I gave them a glance. Good call on goody bags or what-have you…decent quality for cheap, and polish psychos like us can spot the dupes!

    1. I think we get a very limited release from what I have seen. I've actually only seen these tiny bottles and I know they have tons of other stuff too. I wish I could get some of their Nail Art Twins sets cause they look so cute.

      I'm starting to realize that I'm not that picky when it comes to nail polish. The biggest deal breaker is the brush. If I don't like a formula, I can usually use thinner and make it workable. I've been buying a lot more Wet N Wild since those are more in line with my finances right now. lol

    1. I had to look up a swatch and it does look pretty but I don't think I can find it here. We get a very limited release of nail polishes from Essence. 🙁 I'm not a glitter lover, but it is pretty!

  2. Hmm! I have read pretty much good things about these polishes, but have never really been moved when I gave them a glance. Good call on goody bags or what-have you…decent quality for cheap, and polish psychos like us can spot the dupes!

    1. I think we get a very limited release from what I have seen. I’ve actually only seen these tiny bottles and I know they have tons of other stuff too. I wish I could get some of their Nail Art Twins sets cause they look so cute.

      I’m starting to realize that I’m not that picky when it comes to nail polish. The biggest deal breaker is the brush. If I don’t like a formula, I can usually use thinner and make it workable. I’ve been buying a lot more Wet N Wild since those are more in line with my finances right now. lol

    1. I had to look up a swatch and it does look pretty but I don’t think I can find it here. We get a very limited release of nail polishes from Essence. 🙁 I’m not a glitter lover, but it is pretty!

    1. No kidding! I don't usually let the price of nail polishes sway me. There are some really awesome cheap polishes out there and some really crappy expensive ones too.

  3. This might sound daft, but that black is really *black*, its got such a glossy finish. I love it.

    I like all of those colours actually, sadly Essence is another brand we don't see a lot of in the UK but they do look nice!

    1. It makes sense to me. It is extremely glossy but it might also be the top coat. Come to think of it, I think it was super glossy on its own as well.

      We have very limited essense products as well. I think these are the only nail polishes that I have ever seen anywhere.

    1. No kidding! I don’t usually let the price of nail polishes sway me. There are some really awesome cheap polishes out there and some really crappy expensive ones too.

  4. This might sound daft, but that black is really *black*, its got such a glossy finish. I love it.

    I like all of those colours actually, sadly Essence is another brand we don’t see a lot of in the UK but they do look nice!

    1. It makes sense to me. It is extremely glossy but it might also be the top coat. Come to think of it, I think it was super glossy on its own as well.

      We have very limited essense products as well. I think these are the only nail polishes that I have ever seen anywhere.

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