I was so excited when I read about the Guerilla Gardening Collection and I knew I needed to get my hands on the four polishes. After the release date I still couldn’t find them anywhere, so I contacted Essence. They let me know that this collection isn’t going to be available in The Netherlands 😦 Therefore I asked my dear friend Luchessa if she would take a look if this collection is available in Germany. The same day I received an e-mail from her with the title “done” and a picture of all four polishes plus some extra goodies which I’ll show you later. Thank you so very much sweetie! The brushes are not wide rounded as with the Color & Go line by Essence. They are smaller, longer en square. They make application very easy.
Onto the swatches!
Essence describes Plant The Planet as a lemon hue. To me this is more a dirty mustard yellow/green. I think this color doesn’t compliment my skin tone very well. Formula wise it isn’t so great. I had a little trouble with the application. The first coat went on very sheer but smooth. The second coat went on a little bit streaky and somehow patchy. I needed a third coat to get full opacity. I used one coat of Seche Vite to get an even finish. Floral Glam, a super glossy tomato red crelly. This one has the best formula of these four. This is two easy flowing coats plus top coat. This is my absolute favorite of this collection. I’m The Moss, a muted medium green cream. The first coat was very sheer but the second (generous) coat made it completely opaque. Mission Flower, a medium pink cream. Not so unique, but I just can’t have enough pinks 😀 This is two coats plus top coat. Luchessa also included one of the two ‘nail effect powders’ or so called flocking powder or cashmere. It comes in two colors, a pink one called Mission Flower and this green one I’m The Moss. I’m wondering why they named them exactly as the polishes. It comes in a small container with a handy ‘anti-spill’ cap. Let’s take a look how it looks over the polishes!Plant The PlanetFloral GlamI’m The MossMission FlowerDo you have any of this collection? What’s your favorite?
Ps. Did you know Essence created matching lip cream, brushes and eye shadows for this collection?