Thursday, February 25, 2010

Swatches > Essence | Fabuless & Flowers



In keeping with my promise to swatch and review the Essence products from my Ulta haul, I present the nail color:  Fabuless <---cute name, right?!  The pictures with the flash are much more accurate, but I went ahead and posted a non-flash (below).  Fabuless is a dark charcoal (how redundant…but that’s honestly the best way to describe it) that has a little bit of shimmer/pearlescent to it.  Its not your typically flat, black nail polish, although its not one of those super rich shiny polishes.


The consistency is quite nice for a .99 cent polish.  I had no problems with application, however 2 coats minimum is needed.  I didn’t find it particularly thick or thin, just a regular smooth consistency.  The bottle claims that it dries in one second, however I can’t say that completely true for me.  I’ll say it was completely dry to the touch after about 7-10 secs.  Even without a top coat this polish looks pretty good, but I did apply the China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat on top for a more finished look. I also decided to jazz up the polish w/ a single white stamped flower.  I thought it added good balance and an elegant look to the near-black polish.  Overall, I really like this polish and I plan to purchase more from the line.



Available @ and Ulta stores.

Price: $.99/ea

Size: 0.1 fl. oz.







gildedangel said...

That mani is so cute! I need to check to see if any Essence polishes are at my Ulta yet!

perfecttenn said...

Thx girl! I'm going to my local Ulta in town this weekend to see if they have anything different than the one back home had.

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