NOTW: Essence Caramel and Jelly

Essence Sweet Caramal Sweets polish and jelly flakes top coat

My nails are doing horrible right now. For some silly reason they keep breaking and splitting, so while I am nursing them back to health (tips are very welcome), you’ll have to do with nail polish swatches on plastic nails. Sorry!

Today I am testing the Essence Jelly Flakes topcoat in 04 North Pole Princess and the semi matte 06 Sweet Caramel Sweets. This darker nude is a color I would never pick or wear as I don’t think these shades work well for me, but I was intrigued by the finish. I hope you can tell in the close up below that it really is a lovely semi matte finish with an almost satin effect. I love it!

Essence Sweet Caramal Sweets polish and jelly flakes top coat

I am not so sure about the top coat. I thought I would love it in the bottle, but the swatch is not nearly as exciting as I hoped it would be. The chunks look a little strange and the top coat was a little thick and tricky to work with. Not a winner for me.

I might not appreciate the color of Sweet Caramel Sweets, but I sure love the finish and can’t wait to try the other semi-matte Essence polishes I found in the nail advent calender.


Essence Sweet Caramal Sweets polish and jelly flakes top coat

Mijn nagels zijn echt verschrikkelijk op dit moment. Om een of andere reden blijven ze maar breken, dus terwijl ik ze langzaam probeer te helpen (tips zijn welkom!) moet je het helaas doen met nagellak swatches op plastic nagels. Sorry!

Vandaag test ik de Essence Jelly Flakes topcoat in 04 North Pole Princess and the semi matte 06 Sweet Caramel Sweets nagellak. Deze donkere nude tint is een kleur die ik zelf nooit zou kiezen of dragen omdat ik vind dat deze kleuren me niet staan, maar ik was erg benieuwd naar het effect. Ik hoop dat je het kunt zien in de close up hieronder, maar het is echt een hele mooie half matte finish met een satijnen effect. Helemaal geweldig!

Essence Sweet Caramal Sweets polish and jelly flakes top coat

De top coat is een ander verhaal. In het flesje leek het me een leuk effect, maar de swatch is eigenlijk een beetje saai. De stukjes zien er een beetje raar uit en de top coat is dik en lastig om mee te werken. Geen winnaar voor mij.

Ik vind de kleur van Sweet Caramel Sweets niet zo, maar ben dol op het effect en kan nu niet wachten om de andere semi-matte lakjes uit de Essence Nagellak Advent Kalender te testen.

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8 thoughts on “NOTW: Essence Caramel and Jelly

  1. Lifestylebites3 March 16, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    That caramel shade is one of the popular nail tone lately and bang on product Anne. Awesome!

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  2. stashmatters March 16, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Oh that top coat is WEIRD! I wouldn’t call that a flake, more of a big ass chunk of odd shaped glitter. šŸ˜› Although, I suppose with a proper thick top coat, you could make it look like a rain droplet…

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    • Anne March 17, 2016 / 9:38 am

      I know! The chunks are very strange and it just ends up looking weird. Might play around with it a bit more but I don’t have high hopes.

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  3. Nadine March 16, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Those darker, brown nudes don’t work for me either. The finish is something quite special. I have never seen these, actually.

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    • Anne March 17, 2016 / 9:39 am

      They just look a bit weird with our skintone. These are limited editions from the christmas calender, but they really should do more with this finish in the regular line šŸ™‚

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      • Nadine March 17, 2016 / 9:49 am

        They are coming out with all sorts of finishes these days such as a powdery look so it’s quite possible they will bring it to the regular line. It would be quite interesting! I think a midnight blue or more beige nudes would look stunning in that finish!

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