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Jun. 27.

NOTD: Essence Colour 3 in Ticket to the Show & Front Row or Backstage

essence-thumbFirst up a big thank you to the lovely Chloe from Very Lovely Stuff for making this possible. I won a giveaway on her website a couple of weeks back, and the delightful package arrived today, containing this intriguing number from Essence.

First impressions is that it is a curious colour choice, especially in its double ended bottle. It is not something I would be inspired to buy, looking at it myself, but I decided to give it a try anyway.

Essence Colour 3 Bottle - Ticket to the Show on left

Essence Colour 3 Bottle – Ticket to the Show on left

Coverage: Trying to apply it thinly made the first coat look very weak and streaky, especially on the lighter colour. The darker colour, which is black with red glitter, applied much more evenly on the first coat.

Colour: On the nails, my initial impressions were off. It does look pretty nice on my nails, though it is definitely not something I would wear during the summer. The lighter colour, which looks bronze in the bottle, works out more golden on my nails, while the black, thanks to the red glitter, seems to spark and catch the light, like an ember from a fire.

The magic bit: This is designed to be layered, one over the other. My advice though is that you have to go light over dark, otherwise you lose the light colour in the layering.Layered correctly though, this transforms into a delicious burnt kind of golden colour, much darker than on it’s own, but in a nice way.

Wearing this again, I would wait to winter (Christmas party nails maybe), and would work with the black mainly, going for them layered as an accent nail. I think that could work out quite elegantly.

Finally, the pics. Apologies for the poor quality. I am working from my iPhone, as I have lost the cable for my Eos (Sister borrowed it, and I am still awaiting its return. Come back cable, I miss you!)

From left: 2 x Front Row or Backstage, 1 x Ticket to the Show, Ticket to the Show over Front Row or Backstage, Front Row or Backstage over Ticket to the Show

From left: 2 x Front Row or Backstage, 1 x Ticket to the Show, Ticket to the Show over Front Row or Backstage, Front Row or Backstage over Ticket to the Show

So, what do we think? Nice colour, something you would try? Let me know in a comment.

P.S. Yes, I know some of my nails are in a dire state. That one has always been weaker than the others. I think some Opi Nail Envy is called for.

Robyn

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