Friday, April 29, 2011

Essence - Cool and the Gang

Cool and the Gang is a new polish shade from the Essence Multi Dimension line. It's one of those colors you want to have from the moment you first see it. And it haunts you until you get it.

Essence, Cool and the Gang, 2 coats

Let's go step by step. As you can see, Cool and the Gang is a gorgeous blue creme leaning towards jelly finish. Well, most royal blues are jelly-ish anyway, right?
The formula is great and the polish needs 2 coats to achieve a full opacity. There's visible ''jelly'' nail line in the photos, but it's not that visible in real life. Love it!

The thing (which is also the only thing) I do not love is the brush. I actually hate it. The person who thought that poor excuse for a brush would be anywhere near usefull should be slapped back to 90's. I can't even tell you how horrible it is. Too big, too bushy and too out of control. It was hard for me to apply nail polish to nails and not cuticles as well. You will definitely need to do a clean up after...

That being said, I still think it's worth those €2.00 - unless you already have a dupe in your stash. Then just skip this one.

What do you think about it?

Thanks for looking!


  1. boja mi je tako genijalna da opraštam četkicu... doduše, tek čekam da lak dođe do mog dm-a pa da ga isprobam :-)

  2. Cudovit je, morem ga nabavit. OMG!

  3. You're right, I need it. In fact, I'm going to go and buy it right now!

  4. ohh!!! you are definitely right! i totally want it now!

  5. it. Too bad this brand isn't available in Canada. It looks like Orly "Royal Navy". Do you think they are dupes?

  6. I think this is my second favorite blue shade. Navy is my first. This is really pretty on you.

  7. @glitterM: I don't think so, but I can do a comparison. Stay tuned. ;D


  9. "Royal Navy" has shimmer, while "Cool And The Gang" is a plain creme/jelly, but their base is pretty the same, and I love them <3 :D

  10. Sem ga videla, sem se spomnila da mi je bil vsec na tvojih nohtih in je moral z mano. Evo to je to. :D

    Sedaj pa grem se testirat.

  11. This is my favourite shade of nail polish of all time - but I think that it's been discontinued :(
    Do you know any nail polishes that are the same as this? Or super close??

  12. @Franki: Yes, you're right, this shade has been discontinued. I don't know about the dupe: I have a lot of blue polishes and not one shade comes close to this one. Sorry...


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