Wednesday, February 1, 2012

... Essence Sun Club - 01 BBC Pink Heat ...

Essence Sun Club - 01  BBC Pink Heat
Purchased from Target - $3.50 AUD
So ... strolling through my closest Target I came across this beautiful stand of goodies! Now Essence is fast becoming on of my favourite overseas brands ... simply because their products don't seem to be marked up a billion times for us Aussies.
Obviously this was the stand before I attacked it!! Bah ha ha!

The first polish in the series is Pink Heat. According to my little swatch doofy it matches the colour Magenta of my colour printer but it's a strange one as it definitely looks red on my nails [which I'll explain in a minute]. Also this is one of those pain in the butt polishes that doesn't like to photograph in the correct colour!

Application was a breeze. Three coats which were super fast drying and no unsightly bits. If you apply a nude underneath you could possibly get away with 2 coats as that pesky visible nail line seems to appear without it.
** Final Verdict **
Apart from having issues capturing the true colour - this polish is easy to wear and is a fun summer colour.

In my search for what I could actually compare this colour too to actually represent the true colour and I found this ...
Old Spice Nails? Look at the polish ... now back at me ... now back at the nails ... now back at me! Anyway I think it's pretty damn close and really shows that it's more of a red than a pink.

Also ... I've started a Facebook group for any Aussie chicks who want to talk nails!! I totally love the groups I'm currently in but I thought I'd put it out there for a Aussie only group.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who has to result to sending emails or asking on Blogger for advice [especially on where to buy things] as it's hard to track down another Aussie throughout the 100s names. So join - I don't bite! Should be fun!!  The link is Aussie Nails! See you there!

9 comments:

  1. OMG, these are AWESOME!! I want, I want, I want!!!!!!

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    1. I'll put up the other colours for you this week ... I'm not good at swatching in one go as I want to wear it! :D

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  2. Old Spice Mani - cool hehe! My local doesn't have this collection yet...waiting....waiting...waiting... how cute are the bottles!

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    1. As you can see from the near perfect display the chick was only just finishing setting this up when I walked past. Hopefully you'll see it soon :)

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  3. wow, I thought to myself - nice pink! until I seen it against the Old Spice

    Nice Red :D

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    1. It's definitely a strange colour as that top bottle shot is pretty similar in colour if I hold the bottle up against the computer ... but it definitely matches the Old Spice on the nails.

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  4. Hurray, another cheapie-but-goodie brand for us Aussies! :)

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    1. Also I've requested to join the FB group - my name is Michelle :)

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  5. Wow! Haven't seen this collection yet I'll have to keep an eye out :)

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Thanks for the comments - they always make me feel loved :)

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