Monday, January 23, 2012

Swatches: Essence - Crazy Good Times & Legends of the Sky

Finally! I got all the polishes from the Essence Legends of the Sky & Crazy Good Times trend editions I wanted. It's weird to see a trend edition in stores in January when the official site says the products will be available in February. Better sooner than later, right?

I found a pretty much untouched display of the Crazy Good Times collection, but I only took these three polishes with me:

I wanted to try them on as soon as possible because I heard something about the troublesome application of these polishes. And I did - one nail for each polish. I have to say they all apply quite nicely. Candyction is thes best when it comes to quality: it's the easiest to apply, it's opaque in one coat and looks wonderful. I only wish the flakies would be more visible. Paradelade isn't a really original shade, but I can't say no to a black with a twist. It's something I'd wear often, so why not. The application was fine and it needs 2 coats for full opacity. Confetteria, oh, Confetteria. I saw you and I fell in love with you in the same second. I knew you'd be mine someday although I heard some nasty rumours about ... Yeah, the application isn't the easiest (after all, it's a polish with big glitter), but it's not bad at all. I used 2 coats of each polish for the photos. 
There's only one bad thing I have to mention. These polishes do seem a bit ... how should I put it ... rubbery? And I got a feeling they take forever to dry. I painted my nails, took the photographs and I could still remove the polish from all the nails almost without remover. Weird.

And here are the beauties from the Legends of the Sky trend edition. With extraordinary long names. 

These two polishes are real 'shadeshifters'. They look warm/cool, taupe, green, gray... it just depends on the ligting you're watching them under. They're practically the same when it comes to formula and I really like it. They need 2 coats for full opacity (just the way I like it) and have a flat brush. The application is easy on both of them. Like Leo's Pilot Jacket is a dusty olive green while I Wear My Flying Goggles At Night is a light, greyed out taupe. I love the polishes and hate the names. Too long, Essence. Too long.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

21 comments:

  1. Mene začuda ni nič pritegnilo. Hecno. Paradelade sicer zgleda kot popoln dupe za China Glaze Haunting, ki je, mimogrede, moja nova najljubša črna. :D

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  2. Hmm obe sta TE? Mene pa enkrat za spremembo ni nič navdušilo dovolj, da bi kaj kupila. Ampak vem, da mi bo čez čas žal :D

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  3. Paradelade and Confetteria are so beautiful!!!

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  4. I neeeeeeeeeeed Confetteria! can't get my hands on those here though:[
    amazing swatches!

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  5. Confetteria goes straight onto the wishlist. It's gorgeous!!

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  6. Confetteria = Awesome!!! In my opinion, Candyction would be way better if, as you said, the flakies showed much more! Thanks for the swatches :)

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  7. I'm longing for confetteria, too.
    Anyway, here in Italy we just got the Crystalliced TE and the Legends Of The Sky TE. I'm waiting for the Crazy Good Times one, hope I can find it as soon as possible here too!

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  8. Candiction...If just it was a little bit less orange and a little bit more flakey! You've been lucky to find what you were looking for, anyway!
    We are still waiting for all new trend editions to arrive here!!

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  9. Great haul! I'm happy that you gave Confetteria a try :)

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  10. Ooh, Confetteria is beautiful! I wish it was available in the US!

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  11. The long-named polishes remind me a lot of H&Ms Hunt me Down.

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  12. confetteria is a true gem! wow.
    full marks yet again to essence x
    liloo/@tsunimee

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  13. I like them all! Here's hoping we get some new trend editions soon. Vampire's Love is *still* on display and has been for a good couple of months or more.

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  14. Ti dve kolekciji sta zanimivi in posebni, vendar me ne pritegneta k nakupu. Sem si pa vseeno želela videti srebrn lak iz Crazy Good Times, ker ni nikjer nobenih swatchev

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  15. I like them all! I wish I could have at least Confetteria.

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  16. Joj, meni je uspelo najti le prazno stojalo, pa tako sem si želela roziko in modrega. :/ Ah ja... Moram čimprej pozabit. :))

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  17. Lots of pretty polishes. Confetteria is so pretty. Love the green.

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  18. i love ALL these colors! the only essences I can get here are colour and go's :(

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