Essence: Kalinka Beauty Collection

Essence released their Kalinka Beauty Collection a while back. Here are the four polishes from that collection:

Green Scene is a soft minty green cream. I’ve used two coats plus top coat here. The formula is a little thick but not problematic to work with. I’ve added some floral nail stickers (water decals) from Born Pretty Store which makes this mani perfect for Spring. As mentioned in my previous post about the nail stickers, these are very easy to work with. For this mani I didn’t used the stickers as they are but I’ve cut them into pieces and then placed them slightly on top of each other to create a whole new look. That’s what I love about water decals. Such a fun way to be creative 😀
essence - green sceneEast Side Story is a bright blue cream with golden shimmer. Unfortunately the shimmer doesn’t translate on the nail very well. I paired this with Absolut Blue, a perfect blue cream. Both are very pigmented and could be one coaters if you use generous coats. The pattern is inspired by the talented Emily from Very Emily.essence - absolut blue - east side storyLastly From Russia with Love, an apricot  frost (!). Ugh, I really don’t like frosty finishes and their ‘hard to work with formula’ *brush strokes everywhere*. The frosty-ness is way more visible in real life than my photo shows. Anyhow, this is two coats plus top coat. essence - from russia with loveWhat do you think of these?essence - kalinka beauty bottlesDon’t forget you’ll get 10% off your order when you use code SFX31 at check out! Check out all the nail stickers at Born Pretty Store (worldwide shipping).

*(some of the) products shown in this post were kindly provided to me by Born Pretty Store for my unbiased review

9 thoughts on “Essence: Kalinka Beauty Collection

  1. Lovely! You used the stickers in a very original way 🙂 The blue polish is my favourite, but I think I’m alone in the fact that I love frosty polishes at times; I got a silvery blue one (from BPS) and it’s AWESOME

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