Saturday, September 24, 2011

Essence - Barefoot Through the Moss (Natventurista TE)

As I already mentioned in my previous post, this is one of the polishes I got yesterday. It was the only item from the Natventurista Trend Edition that caught my attention in the preview and it wasn't I-want-it-right-now feeling, but it's-OK-I-might-get-it. And so I saw it in the store for four times, held it in my hand for four times and put it back on the shelf the exact same number of times before I actually bought it.

Essence, Barefoot Through the Moss, 2 coats

Can I be honest? I should have followed my first hunch. I wasn't very attracted to it in the store and neither am I attracted to it now. It looks washed out. Too much silver shimmer in it makes it look frosty and there's almost no finish I dislike as much as frosty ones. OK, the color itself isn't so bad, but the shimmer makes my hands look/feel old. The other thing I didn't like was the application and rather weird formula that seems unconsistent. I got bald patches on my nails and the look of this barefoot moss journey was just blah. Final verdict: I don't like it.

I got this polish in Müller store for €1.79.

What do you think about this one? Should I give it one more chance or should I find it another home?

Thanks for looking and commenting!

24 comments:

  1. Meni je ova kolekcija bez veze, mislim da je to jedina iz koje nisam niti jedan lak kupila. Uzela sam samo kist za gel liner i super mi je s njim urediti rubove laka uz kožicu.

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  2. Anything looks good on you. I think you should take second look at this one though. It's gorgeous!

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  3. I like it. Nice muted colour. And you add shimmer to it, I'm sold.

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  4. Škoda, da lak v skladu s svojim všečnim imenom. :)

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  5. Steta, jer sama boja ti ide lepo uz ten ali razumem to sto kazes za finis, ja mrzim frost, svi lakovi iz ove kolekcije mi se cini slicni, verovatno necu nijedan kupiti.

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  6. wowww amazing color really beautiful shine

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  7. I like it even though I'm not usually a fan of greens. This one reminds me of sage leaves.

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  8. O, me je presenetilo, da si imela težave pri nanosu. Jaz jih nisem imela, tudi z daljšimi nohti ne. Barva mi je pa všeč, sem tako ali tako green freak. :D

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  9. Cijela ova kolekcija mi je losa, prva da nisam nista kupila :D

    Ne volim lakove ove boje, a pogotovo ako imaju frosty finish.

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  10. ja sam oduševljena ovim lakićem, žao mi je što se tebi ne sviđa :-(

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  11. p.s. ali svijet bi bio dosadno mjesto kad bi nam se svima sviđale iste stvari ;-)

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  12. I agree with that there may be a bit too much silver but I truly love the color!!

    xoxox

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  13. Well, what can I say? Taste is quite particular and although I disagree with you, I can't say you're absolutely wrong. I mean, I do like the way it looks (on your nails), however, I can't see how it looks through your eyes, so... I still think you should give it a second chance before you decide to send it to a new home. =)

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  14. I like the design on the cap! I usually don't buy this kind of colour because I think they look horrible on my skin, but for 1.79€ I think it deserves a chance. :)

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  15. Maybe you could try it layered over a darker green? Or maybe you could try it on its own with a matte topcoat and see what happens?

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  16. Hmm, tudi meni ni preveč všeč finiš...jaz bi mu dodala konad vzorec, ali moder crackle :)

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  17. Now I love all greens! This is really pretty. I love the silver shimmer. Makes it look really different. Good idea olgiepolgie had to layer this over a darker green. I'd also like to see this matted.

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  18. i actually like it on you with your skintone. but i totally get how you feel feeling washed out by a polish color. maybe try 1 coat over a forest green to see if it works better layered than on its own

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  19. Mene ta LE sploh ni pritegnila, tako da se nisem prav nič sekirala, ko sem naletela nanjo, ko je bilo stojalo že prazno in je ostal samo še nakit. :D Na tebi mi ta lak sploh ne zgleda napačno, mogoče bi me celo prepričala, da ga kupim (če bi bila ta LE še kje).

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  20. I'm still waiting for this LE to appear in stores here, and my intention was to buy all 4 polishes. Anyway I agree with you on the "too much" shimmer and frosty finish :-(. Maybe you can try mattifing it or use it for a franken, adding some green creme, but it would be a time-consuming activity for a 1,79€ polish, so maybe you better find it a new home!

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  21. Taj mi je lak jedini i ličio na nešto iz te kolekcije. Ostali su mi nekako isprazni, bzvz. Bez puno nijansi. Čekam slijedeću LE kolekciju :D

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  22. @Lalica: Se popolnoma strinjam s teboj. Dobra ideja glede liner čopiča! =)

    @Rachel Marie: Thank you! I guess I'll give it another shot.

    @Krvava Meri: Jaz sem pričakovala bolj globoko, malo močnejšo ''mah'' barvo. Saj ni tako zgrešena, ampak šimer pa res ne paše...

    @Ulmiel: Ma ja, kar neke ''gole'' flekce je puščal. Pa še čudne formule je.

    @Nic: I think you won't be sorry for not buying anything.

    @Mauni: Of course, taste is taste. I'll give it another shot.

    @olgiepolgie: I think it's too opaque for layering, but it couldn't hurt to try. Thanks for the idea. Matte top coat would probably be a better option.

    @S.: Ah, ne trudi se. Če ti ni takoj padel v oči, potem že ni vreden. Tudi jaz sem se morala prav prepričati, da sem ga vzela.

    @maisenzasmalto: Mattifying sounds great, I can't believe I didn't think of that myself. Sometimes it's really obvious I have to many nail polish bottles.

    @Violet Fairy: Meni tudi, pa še ta je dokaj brez veze.

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  23. If it were less frosty, it would be perfect!

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  24. I skipped everything from this LE, it's just not for me...I like bold colors, and these are...well, like you said, washed out.

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