Thursday, September 23, 2010

Recent NOTD: Louise without Thelma

Essence polishes are ever so slowly becoming more available here. Ulta has had Colour & Go for a while; I noticed some shades were on clearance the last time I was there, so I hope that means we're going to see new ones soon. This past summer they also had the Surfer Babe collection, months after it appeared in Europe. Other than that, though, I have to swap, so swap I do. My latest Essence acquistions are these glitter top coats from the Nail Art Twins line. Each is marketed with a base shade, but I figured I can get a lot of good cremes and shimmers here, so focused on getting the glitters. I was fortunate to connect on MUA with a sweet gal from Switzerland who custom purchased these for me.


Left to right: Louise, Julia (aka Juliet), Clyde, Carrie.


For my mani late last week, I tried Louise. Essence paired her with Thelma (of course), a deep eggplant creme, but I felt like going in a slightly different direction and used Barry M Bright Purple as my base color. (Bright Purple made an appearance in my blog fairly early on, I realized when I started writing this entry.)



The darker glitter in Louise almost matches the Barry M, so the look it a bit more subtle than it would have been over deep plum, if a multi-colored multi-shaped glitter can be said to be subtle at all.





This look delighted me quite a bit, especially when the sun would hit the glitter in Louise and really light it up.

There's one more Nail Art Twins glitter I'm stalking: Victory, which I've been told is a German exclusive. Silly Essence; they could have so much more of my money if they'd just send boxes of stuff over here to me directly.

14 comments:

  1. This polish is one of my untrieds, maybe I should dust it off and try it soon as it looks just wonderful on your pics!

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  2. You can't even get Essence in the UK! They are crazy. I had to go to Croatia. Madness.

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  3. I love the Essence EU colors too. After Ulta got Surfer Babe I emailed them and asked if we'd be getting more LE collections and they said we'd get Denim Wanted next and it should hit Ulta in October. I hope we start to get them all!!!

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  4. This is one of the reasons I love living in Germany. I'm able to get all the Essence,Catrice and P2 collections when they come out. I have the whole Twin collection but have not tried all of them out yet.

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  5. ahh so adorable..love the multishape purple glitter. it goes perfect with the barry.. lol it's good to have friends.. :0D
    i must go check out my local ulta...it's so far away..but i know they have some good polishes...one of my friends bought me some essie matte about your there for me... maybe i will go during thanksgiving break..

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  6. Nice swap. I hope these make their way over here. Looks like I'll be stalking Ulta...again...

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  7. Loving the glitters! ULTA! Please get them soon!

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  8. Now that's some glitter. Maybe the mother of all glitters!

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  9. That is a great layering. It reminds me of confetti that you throw at a party. :) I'm noticing these are slowly picking up where I'm at too (even though I'm in the states things are slow moving in my area).

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  10. Victory is available in Slovenia too ;)

    IRL it's actually quite similar to Thelma, just a little lighter in color. If you'd still like it, email me, we can arrange a swap ;)

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  11. That looks great :) The Barry M is a gorgeous purple!

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  12. That's a lot of sparkles going on :)Once I had Clyde in my hand heading to the counter, but then got scared the application would be bad. I need to check them out finally.

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