Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Essence - Choose Me


I fell in love with this color for three times. First I fell in love with Zoya Charla, then I fell in love with Orly Halley's Comet and later I fell in love with Essence Choose Me. I was thinking - I need to get this one and I also need a backup bottle of it. Now it's finally mine, but there's no backup bottle in my collection...


This one is so pretty it needs more than just two photos. I'm sure mermaids wear this nail polish. It's perfect and it's one of the best shades in the history of nail polish. I dare to say this might be just as popular as China Glaze Ruby Pumps. It's new and it's already a classic - everybody owns it, whether it's Zoya, Orly, OPI or Essence.

Essence, Choose Me, 3 coats


Wanna see the close-up? I can almost hear the sirens singing. =)


As pretty as this color is, I didn't get a backup bottle of it. Why? Because it looks like crap on me. Too foily, too shiny, too ... blah. I thought I was gonna love it. But I don't. I mean: I DO love the color and the way it looks on the close-up photo, but IRL it just doesn't appeal to me. I'm gonna try to layer it over different dark bases. Maybe I'll love it then. Wanna see my layering experiment?


And what's up with the colors when you photograph this shade. I've seen a million photos of this shade and I thought I knew exactly how it looks. But then I got it and saw it in person and I was surprised. It looks a lot greener more teal in real life.

I also have to mention that it's a pleasure to work with a polish like this one. Perfect brush, great formula, application was a breeze...

Do you own this shade? Oh, what am I saying. Of course you do. Do you like/love it or are you disappointed like I am?

Thanks for looking!

41 comments:

  1. I don't have any of these shades at the moment, but they are really quite pretty. I've recently had a couple disappointing polishes though texture wise so I know what you mean.

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  2. I have my backups and I'm afraid I'll still run out of it at some point. My current top polish :)

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  3. What's not ♥ about this one? Wow, so gorgeous...

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  4. I have the exact same opinion about this shade. I totally adore it!! On ayone but me... I have layered it over black and liked it better. But wearing it just by itself won´t happen a lot.

    And a question: did you get the email I sent you this morning? I think something went wrong unfortunately.

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  5. I actually just bought that polish yesterday.I was deciding between this and the Glisten Up! polish and so I got both,haha.they're so cheap that it seems you've got nothing to loose if you just try them.but the color of this one is just gorgeous.

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  6. Seveda imam ta lakec in tudi meni je noro všeč, na žalost pa tudi zelo zabarva moje nohte... :(
    Tako da je 5 ml laka za moje potrebe čisto dovolj, ker moram najprej "pozabiti", kako žalostno izgledajo nohti po odstranjevanju...

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  7. I love this polish! It's so mermaid-y, you're right! I think it looks nice on you, but to each her own haha. The close up is great it has those minature flakes in it OMG!

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  8. Yes, i am a mermaid :) A layering mermaid though...

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  9. Is this the same kind of teal of trend setter or is this shade much lighter?

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  10. Very nice photos. And the color is amazing!!

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  11. This one is soo pretty but I still haven't bought it. I heard some people had troubles drying with this one even with seche vite. Did you had any trouble?

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  12. I bought that one yesterday. so looking forward to use it :D

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  13. That is a great color - and it's similar but different than the Zoya & Orly colors. I really like the gold sparkle in that. So pretty!

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  14. i don't have any polishes like thisssss...hmm i wonder if it'll look good on me. lol

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  15. I lvoe it! I think it looks really good on you!

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  16. "I fell in love with this color three times." Ahaha. So true. It's gorgeous but I'm with you on not needing a backup bottle. I've swatched "Charla" once (didn't even do a full manicure) and haven't thought about it since!

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  17. Soooo jealous!! This is a beautiful shade indeed. UNFORTUNATELY we don't get essence in the UK :o(
    TFS xxx

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  18. Super ti paše tale lepotec <3
    Jaz imam Opi-ja ampak mislim da si bom nabavila še tega...če ne za kaj drugega, da ga probam malo potemniti z dodatkom temenega modrega laka :)

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  19. I was really surprised (and happy!!) to read that this polish was a dupe of Halley's Comet, yay, I bought it last week!
    I really like it on your nails, but I understand if you don't... but it looks great! :)

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  20. Beautiful! Last night I went to Ulta for Movie Star after seeing it on here and I picked up this one as well. It looks so pretty on you, I can't wait to try it!

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  21. Pretty. Love this type of color...just to be clear, are you saying it's another dupe to add to the list of: Charla, Haley's Comet, or CMIYN?

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  22. You're right, I do own this, but haven't tried it yet. I was happy to see it in my Ulta the other week, so I can get more if I really, really like it.

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  23. @Miranda: No I didn't get your e-mail. Can you please send it one more time? Thanks! =)

    @Kvacka: Nisem vedela, da obarva nohte. Škoda.

    @MariaAndrea: This shade is much lighter than Trendsetter.

    @-Diana-: I didn't use a top coat with this one, so I wouldn't know.

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  24. @Elizabeth: I'm not 100% sure, 'cause I don't own any of those, but there are a lot of comparisons online and it looks like they're all *really* close. Google it, I bet you'll find something.

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  25. I have this colour too, it's one of my favourite blues.

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  26. really pretty color!
    from essence there is a really deep dark ink color in the xxl formula :)

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  27. I <3 this color :)
    I first got Charla, then I got Essence's ( for comparing) and now I got Orly's too! WHAT am I to do with so much of this pretty blue?

    I think this one looks great on you, and specially on shorter nails! I swatched Charla when my nails were huge and thought "OMG, I'm never wearing this it is so...flashy!" hehe.
    Hope I get the courage to wear it someday ;)

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  28. huhuhu i want that polish so bad!!! *pulls hair*

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  29. This is Beautiful! Also, your photography is amazing!!! ...I can has a jealous... :)

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  30. I have 2 bottles of the OPI version and the Orly version and I love, love love it. Try it over black or something.

    xoxo-Marsha

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  31. I don't have any of the polishes you mentioned.. yet! =) I absolutely love this color!

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  32. Super zgleda! Meni tud ni bila preveč všeč na swatchih, potem sem jo pa vidla ''v živo'' :) fotke ji res delajo krivico. Pa obveščam te, da si taggana na mojem blogu :)

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  33. I got this nail polish few days ago and yes, it's SO gorgeous! I haven't tested it yet on me, just swatched it for my blog, but it looks perfect! <3

    I do love teal so it was pretty obvious I would get this nail polish, lol. :D I love your close up photo <3 and I'm so sorry it doesn't look good on you for the moment, but try it on some darker shades. :)


    http://beautyaddict.net/

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  34. Gorgeous shade. It's definitely worn on mermaids! Looks lovely on you. I'm sure you'll find something to use this with.

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  35. Lindo lindo lindo demais! Adoro as suas fotos, você linda também!

    Beijos apimentados

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  36. of course I have it too - it really is gorgeous but although I wore a base coat, it really tinted my nails. they were still blue 1 week and 3 other nail polishes after :( Did you have the same problem?
    I'd love to see a comparison photo between all those nail polishes :)

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