essence just released a TE (trend edition) that is not spring-y, and I’m glad. Seeing all the previews of spring LE’s is a bit early for me. Time goes by so fast anyhow, no need to speed it up, if you ask me. Anyhow, this TE is called Kalinka Beauty. Considering the name I assume it is inspired by something Russian, whatever their inspiration was (matrioshka dolls? Russian folklore?).
from russia with love is a color only few of you will like – it’s the OPI Melon of Troy problem and the Hands off my Kielbasa disaster – but I must admit, this color is unique in my stash. Also, I really like it – odd enough, but that’s life. Every pot finds a lid, I guess. I don’t even know how to describe the color, I’d say something like washed out sugar melon, metallic, with a taste of blood orange? 2 coats.
And the fourth of the quartett, green scene. It’s a solid turquoise/aqua creme. One of those everyone freaks out about when essie releases them, but forget essie, this one has a fabulous formula. And the price is incomparable. 1 coat.
Overall I must say that this essence TE has the best formula of essence polishes I ever tried. All of them were fabulous, dried quickly and looked great. I’d definitely advise to buy all of them.