Today I want to show you the newest essence Trend Edition, Hugs & Kisses. Most anticipated were the glitters in this collection – were you excited for them too?
I’ll start with the cremes to build up anticipation! Love it or leave it was by far my favorite. It’s a green creme, whereas the green leans a bit lime. So, for the sake of over-describing, this would be a chartreuse lime creme polish. It covered well in two coats, but I own similar greens with better formula. It was a bit annoying when it comes to leveling out, so I used a generous second coat to prevent a third one. Worked alright.
The biggest surprise of this collection was the red creme, Save your kisses for me. I have never seen essence produce a red creme. So unique. N-O-T. 2 coats.
Sugar Baby Love is your rather standard pink creme polish. I have very little to add to that: 2 coats.
With X’s and O’s is a lavender pastel creme, which was surprisingly pretty. I prefer lavender cremes to be a bit on the dirty side, not straight up lavender, but it is pretty nonetheless. Very fitting for spring! 2 coats.
Now, onto the glitters! Crazy in Love (shown here over Givenchy Acoustic Purple) is a purple with holographic hearts glitter topper. It is very dense, and one doesn’t have to fish the hearts. I used one coat.
Dreams for sale (shown here over Deborah Lippmann Let’s hear it for the boy) is a mix of differently sized iridiscent glitters in a clear base. I love iridiscent glitters, but the formula was gooey and it all ran towards my tips, so it looked like a big drip of clear nail polish on my tips. Euh.
More than words (shown here over essence with X’s and O’s) is the sister of Dreams for Sale – it has iridiscent and pale rosé glitters of different sizes mixed in a clear base. This one was the most annoying to apply, it was super thick and goopy. I didn’t like this much.
Sunshine and red roses (shown here over essence Skyscraper) consists of red and holographic mini-glitters mixed with red hearts in a clear base. I generally like the hearts, but these wouldn’t lie flat on the nail. I liked the idea of this glitter topper better than it looked in reality.
What’s your verdict?