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Zoya Ornate: Aurora

Hope everyone had a good holiday and picked up a lot of good deals over Black Friday weekend. I’ve got a lot of new indie polishes coming my way, so can’t wait to show them to you when they arrive.

I’ve been procrastinating on putting up any polish posts over the past week or so because one of the nails on my swatching hand broke clean off and I wasn’t ready to face the fact that I’d need to even everything out. 😦

Zoya Aurora: Ornate Collection

But here I am with my new short nails to show off Aurora from the Zoya Ornate holiday collection. I would describe this as a purple berry shade, and then off course its got a lot of holographic glitter in it. I really love the formula on this. If you took a heavy holo polish and diluted it a bit with a jelly polish, you would end up with Aurora.

This is three coats with one coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat.

Zoya Aurora: Ornate Collection

The accent nail is one coat of A Piece of Love from Essence’s Breaking Dawn Part 2 collection. Originally I didn’t buy this one but I picked it up after reading on a few other blogs that it’s great for stamping. FYI, the formula on A Piece of Love is about a hundred times better than the others in the collection.

Zoya Aurora: Ornate Collection

I added one coat of Poshe and then taped off half the nail and added two coats of Aurora to the other half of the nail. I finished it off with another coat of Poshe.

Zoya Aurora: Ornate Collection

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Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn: Alice Had A Vision – Again

Friday’s the big day, Breaking Dawn Part 2 arrives! This is my final post on Essence’s line of Breaking Dawn Part 2-inspired polishes.

Earlier in the week I had Edward’s Love and Jacob’s Protection. But I saved the best for last with today’s Alice Had A Vision – Again. It’s my favorite of the three that I tried. (There’s a fourth, a gold polish called A Piece Of Love, which I didn’t pick up, although I’ve read in the meantime that it’s great for stamping).

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - AgainEssence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

Alice Had A Vision – Again has a purple jelly-ish base with what looks like pink, purple and turquoise shimmer in it.

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

The formula and the brush on this one were a lot better than the others in the line. It was thinner and went on much smoother.

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

 

Alice Had A Vision – Again and the other items in the Breaking Dawn Part 2 cosmetics collection are available at Ulta. The polishes cost $1.99

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2: Jacob’s Protection

The countdown to the last installment of the Twilight movie franchise is on: Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere’s Friday. This week I’m showing off some of the polishes from Essence’s Breaking Dawn-inspired line of cosmetics.

Yesterday I featured Edward’s Love, a black base with silver shimmer. Today I’ve got Jacob’s Protection, a black polish with a subtle royal blue shimmer. In low light it looks nearly black, but when the light hits it you can see a hint of blue.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

The formula on this one is a little better than Edward’s Love was, but still on the thick side. The brush however, was even worse. It was very uneven with a severe angle on one side that made it a little difficult to apply.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

Jacob’s Protection is available at Ulta for $1.99.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

Come back tomorrow for a look at one more polish from the Twilight Breaking Dawn line.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2: Edward’s Love

The last installment of the Twilight movie franchise hits theaters Friday with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2 (yes, I have secured my tickets). This week I’ll be showing some of the Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 nail polishes.

First up is Edward’s Love. It’s a black polish with a lot of silver shimmer on it. Nothing too special here but it’s a good choice if you want something more than basic black. This is two coats plus one coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Edward's Love nail polish

I will say that the formula is not that great, and neither is the brush. The formula is very thick, nearly goopy. The brush is on the short side, more like a mini bottle, and the bristle part is a bit too big for my taste.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Edward's Love nail polish

But if you’re a fan of Twilight and/or $1.99 polish, have at it! I bought these at Ulta; I’m not sure where else they might be available.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Edward's Love nail polish

Come back tomorrow for a look at another shade from the Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 lineup.

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