Review and Swatches: Essence Cinderella TE (+ Giveaway)

Cinderella is a new Essence trend (limited) edition in our stores. Its release matches with the release of the movie Cinderella, which I can't wait to see. I adore fairy tales, what can I say. If at promo photos this collection wasn’t that interesting to me, I changed my mind in the store. I got three nail polishes, both nail stickers and a highlighter.

If I start with nail stickers, which I got to use on my lazy nail art days, these are very easy to use. You just remove them from the plastic and place them on your nails (nail polish must be completely dry). There are two different nail sticker designs – It’s More Than I Ever Hoped For that shows Cinderella and things connected with her when she went on a ball and The Stroke of Midnight that shows Cinderella as a servant and creatures connected with her. Each set costs 1,39 €.

In the collection there are four nail polish shades (purple metallic, golden metallic, pink shimmery, lilac shimmery) and a glittery top coat. Nail polishes contain 8 g and top coat 10 g. All polishes have nice flat brush with long bristles that usually enables an easy and even application. Nail polishes and a top coat cost 1,49 €

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo is a pastel lilac nail polish with tiny shimmer. This polish dries satin, which surprised me a bit. I don’t know why I expected it to be glossy. But that can be quickly arranged with one coat of top coat. Its formula is okay and it needs two coats to be opaque. This is very lovely polish for spring and I already see it as a base for nail art. I have to say I prefer it in a glossy version. 

Prince Charming is a purple metallic nail polish. It’s opaque in two coats and application can be tricky because of visible brush strokes. The reason I took this polish isn’t in the fact that I like the shade (which I do), but because metallic polishes are usually great for stamping and this one isn’t any exception. I often notice that top coat can soften brush strokes and make the surface looking more smooth and nice.

The Glass Slipper is a top coat with tiny purple shimmer and big and small hexagonal silver glitter. It applies nicely and evenly on nails. This top coat looks nice over any polish, but it looks the best over black base, which shows it in all its beauty. One coat over any base is enough to cover up a whole nail with glitter. 

Highlighter wears the same name as top coat – The Glass Slipper. Its color payoff is amazing. It applies evenly, blends nicely and last for a whole day. The formula is creamy and not too dusty. The shine that it gives to a face is so pretty. Not to mention the design of the highlighter itself. Essence always does a good job in this matter. The packaging itself isn’t anything special, it’s a plastic transparent packaging, but the highlighter is gorgeous and for 3,59 € you get 9 g of products, which is a bargain.  

Now one of you have the chance to win a polish Sing, Sweet Nightingale, a top coat The Glass Slipper and nail stickers It's More Than I Ever Hoped For from Cinderella collection. All you have to do is to fill Rafflecopter form. It's open to anyone and it ends on 29. 3. 2015. Good luck to everyone!

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