A Simple and Bright Mani - Essence Break Through

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Why hello all!  How are you this fine day?  Today I have a simple post for you, which will segue into my next post!  Originally, I was going to post these nails with the corresponding art in one post, but since I wore them with no art for a day, I thought they deserved their own post.  Plus, the colors made for a fun and cute manicure!

This is my first post using an Essence polish!  I was beyond thrilled I received these polishes from Essence since every time I have stepped foot into Ulta to purchase one of their polishes, they are ALWAYS sold out!  I've had a hell of a time dealing with the staff at my Ulta, so I never have gotten into an argument as to why they don't properly keep their Essence section stocked.  Now that I have used their polishes, I may have to start a little war.

The colors which were sent to me are such fun colors.  Purple is my favorite color, so when I saw that I received Break Through, I had to use it first.  I grabbed a purple glitter to accent, and another bottle to accent the glitter, and began painting!  Let's take a look!  The first picture makes my nails look all different lengths, but I swear they aren't.  Well, maybe the ring finger is due to a break, but meh.

Colors Used:

  • Essence - Break Through
  • Sinful Colors - Frenzy
  • Sinful Colors - Sweet Dreams
Pretty right??  Purple and blue together  in my book, are a huge win.  You have no idea how happy I am that Sinful Colors bottled a glitter with these exact colors.  Frenzy was my first glitter polish last year, and quickly became one of my most used glitter polishes.  Since I have grown a stash in the past year, it has been tucked away and not used as much as I would like.  So as you must know, I was beyond thrilled to see that it matched Break Through perfectly!!!  It also matched Sweet Dreams perfectly as well.  Sweet Dreams is one of my favorite blues from last year, but has a kind of iffy formula.

Essence Break Through is a pretty purple cream polish.  It is a tad lighter on the nail than in the pictures.  With two coats, I had full coverage, but technically could have gotten away with  one coat, which is an automatic win in my book.  The polish dried so fast as well!!!  No lie, this polish was dry in less than 2 minutes.  It reminded me of an old school 50 second Maybelline fast dry I had in high school.  I do not like using fast dry polishes usually because they start to dry mid application and I can never get them to be "smooth" on the nail.  I'm shocked by the fact this polish applied so smoothly for as fast as it dried.

The polish brush was wider than what I was used to.  I'm not a huge fan of wide brushes, but this one was a win in my book.  It was a rounded brush at the end, which fit the shape of my nail perfectly, and led to barely any cuticle flooding.  If you have trouble and are bothered by flooded cuticles, then you will love this brush!

What do you think?  Love the color combo?  Use an Essence polish?

In my next post I'll bring you some nail art I did using this base.  Kind of wish I kept the mani on longer than I did because I was so in love with it!!!  Hope you all like it when you see :)

**Essence Break Through was provided by Essence for promotional purposes.  All expressed opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure page for more info**

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  1. Me Likey! If you have Fred Myer's in your area, they also carry Essence polish & make up. I found Ulta to be rather short on the customer service end of things too. I asked if they had the 2012 OPI Breast Cancer Awareness polish duo & they looked at me like a dog will when you say something they don't understand. lol

    1. I don't have any Fred Myer's =(. That's how my ulta is too, they seriously sit and stare at me like they're a deer in headlights. It's the most annoying thing ever. I think my favorite was when they told me that white nail polish isn't popular.


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