Essence – Be Loud! Collection

essence-be-loudHappy Friday beauties!

As mentioned earlier I’m way behind on my swatching schedule. This collection, Be Loud!, by Essense is released a while back so I’m not sure of you can still get your hands on it. I’d like to show you the five polishes anyway because they deserve a place here. The formula of the four creams is perfection. They all need two easy coats for full opacity without streaking. If you’re careful you can get away with one coat. Thumbs up for that, Essense!

On to the swatches!

First of all, a mega glitter bomb: Not Punky For Funky. There is a lot going on in this polish. Let me see… holo bar glitter, gold and pink hex glitter, black square glitter and fine copper glitter. It’s very dense but fine to work with.essence-not-punky-for-funky-bottleI chose to use this glitter topper to create a gradient effect on the swatches of the creams. All swatches have a base coat, two coats of color, Not Punky For Funky on the tips of my nails and a top coat (Seche Vite).

Like A Stone In The Wall, an army green cream.essence-like-a-stone-in-the-wallRiot Grrr-eeen, the darker sister of Like A Stone In The Wall.essence-riot-grrr-eenOrange is the New Black, an orange cream. The only complain I have about this is the name. Not so original…essence-orange-is-the-new-blackRiot, a purple cream with fuchsia undertones.essence-riotWhat do you think of these?

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12 thoughts on “Essence – Be Loud! Collection

  1. *sigh* I too love the glittery tips (the colours are also wonderful).. please enlighten me, lol, how to apply glitter polish like this? I’m so horrible at it, no matter which approach I take it’s always such a mess! 🙂

    • Thanks so much!
      It’s really not that difficult to do. Start with dabbing a generous amount of polish on the very end of your tips. Hold your brush upside down (the cap towards the cuticle) en gently ‘fade’ the glitter out towards the cuticle. When you’re done with all your nails, dabb some more on the very end of your tips and ‘fade’ it out a little if necessary. That way the glitter will be more opaque at the ends of the tips. I hope this helps! You can do it 😀

      • Ah, thanks for your reply (and believing in me, lol). Seems I’m using a wrong kind of glitter polish, it’s really “dense” with lots of smaller particles and it just doesn’t work well for a gradient-like finish.
        Well, there we have it, off to buy a new (glitter) polish 😀

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