Mani Monday with Essence: The sponge effect

Essence competition If you’re a big Essence fan (and I’m sure you are… I mean, who isn’t?!) you’ve probably eyed their totally swell ‘I love trends‘ color trend nail polishes. Every time I pass an Essence stand, I swear it’s like I can hear the bottles calling my name! Yes, I agree, I need to get my head checked. But hey, from pretty pastels to sophisticated nudes to alluring darks, the color trend palettes are enough to make any nail polish lover swoon!

This week, I want to show you guys one of my favorite polishes from the color trend ‘The Pastels’ range. It’s the #13 called ‘Ice to meet you‘ – a fitting title indeed! This striking ice white paint is really eye catching and not something I would expect in a pastels range. It goes on easily and has a dope opaque consistency. I likey!

Essence Ice to meet you

When I did a bit of a smudge on the pinky there I considered covering it up with a glossy top coat but then nahhhhh. Look at how pretty this paint is without any top coat… smudge or no smudge! The finish is rather matte-y with a soft glitter hue. I can’t describe any other way than “It looks icey, yo”.
Essence Ice to meet you

I felt like pairing it up with last weeks review, a fave from the The Darks collection called ‘Happy New Green‘. Using a nail art sponge (but you could use literally any sponge) I sponged the dark color on top of the pretty white, to give it a grundgey effect. The result:
nail art grunge look

You could finish it off with free hand nail art, stamping or even some stickers.
I liiiiked it juuuust the wayyyy iiit arrrre. *cough*

What do you think? Would you try something like this at home?

Essence will be giving away a fabulous gift at the end of the month, so you need to keep your eyes peeled every Mani Monday for chances to enter!

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9 Comments

  1. I love the enire Cosmetix Range, essence falls under them – NailVarnish and Make-Up lover all of their products are fantastic and affordable

  2. I also love the edgy look. And how you could easily pull off a grunge/goth look with this. Yet it’ll still look good with a denim and casual look.

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