Essence Nail Polish in Outta Space Is the Place, swatch

Essence — Outta Space Is the Place (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review


Brand: Essence 2017 Fall, Out of Space Stories

Essence recently released a collection of outer space-inspired nail colors, and over the course of several trips to Shoppers Drug Mart, I couldn’t help picking up, well…all of them:

Essence Out of Space Stories Nail Polishes

  • Outta Space Is the Place (01)
  • Across the Universe (02)
  • Space Glam (03)
  • Beam Me Up! (04)
  • Intergalactic Adventure (05)
  • We Will Spock You! (06)
  • 1000 Light Years Away (07)

The packaging is very sleek and feels a bit fancier than their usual product packaging, with squared glass bottles and mirror-shine caps. All the shades are also various types of iridescent shimmers and glitters. The price reflects these details, and the 9 mL polishes retail for CA$3.99 instead of the usual $2.99 for the 8 mL Gel Nail Polishes.

Today, I’m reviewing Outta Space Is the Place (01), a pearly iridescent white that is—very happily—opaque!

Essence Out of Space Stories Nail Polish in Outta Space Is the Place

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Julep December 2017 collection

New Release: Julep — December 2017 & Holiday Sets

Collection: Julep 2017 December “Enlightened Glow”, 2017 Zodiac, 2017 Holiday: Royal Suite & Holiday Sets

Julep’s December 2017 collection consists of seven new sparkly shades for the holidays. And, the final addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for my own sign, Sagittarius (November 23–December 21).

Julep have also introduced more Holiday Nail Sets (the first couple are listed in my post about the November 2017 collection). The Royal Suite set and a couple of the smaller sets contain some new shades:

Royal Suite ($42 / Maven $24) consists of 6 new holographic shades in mini 3 mL bottles. Of course, I’ve already bought this!

  • Jojo – Redcurrant Holographic
  • Anastasia – Regal Berry Holographic
  • YvetteAlpine Lake Holographic
  • Kinsey – Imperial Blue Holographic
  • Larissa – Evergreen Holographic
  • CoralineObsidian Holographic

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New Releases: SinfulColors (Winter 2017)

Here’s a roundup of SinfulColors’ newest collections for Winter 2017!

No Text Red

This red polish was first released in 2014 as a reminder to not text and drive.
SinfulColors is currently repromoting it on their website.

In 2013, over 3,000 teen deaths & 300,000 injuries occurred nationwide due to texting while driving, surpassing drinking and driving annual teen deaths and injuries by 10%*

STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING. PAINT YOUR THUMBNAIL RED… As a reminder to not text, and to drive safely.

SinfulColors Nail Color in No Text Red

No Text Red (repromote)

Color Beyond

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New Release: Essie — Winter 2017 & Leathers by Rebecca Minkoff

Collection: Essie 2017 Winter & Leathers by Rebecca Minkoff

Essie’s releasing two new collections this winter: the regular Winter 2017 collection and a set of four leather effect polishes in the Leather Collection by Rebecca Minkoff, Essie’s global color ambassador.

I’m a big RM fan (just picked up an iridescent Je t’aime crossbody!) and could not resist picking up the new Leather set from Shoppers Drug Mart (CA$18.99 for four 5 mL minis). This is such an adorable gift for any Rebecca Minkoff fan, as well—even the box is shaped like her iconic MAC bag with dogleash clasp.

The four glossy-matte, subtly shimmery shades are:

  • Cross-Body Heat, rosy mauve accented with subtle lavender shine
  • Tote-ally in Love, deep oxblood red with a flash of light crimson
  • In Hot Purse-uit, a rich indigo blue trimmed with a glowing violet
  • Back in the Saddle, a polished dark blue-green green cast in silver

Essie × Rebecca Minkoff Leathers Collection (Winter 2017)

From Rebecca Minkoff:

This leather effect nail polish collection is very special to me because it was inspired by my most die-hard fans. I took four of my most iconic leathers and made them into my favorite Essie polishes.

As for the Winter 2017 collection:

Inspired by the incomparable party atmosphere of New Year’s Eve. The magic midnight moment, sealed with a wish and a kiss, manifest in irresistible Essie colour designed for major impact.

The six new shades are:

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Essie Gel Couture in Twill Seeker, swatch

Essie — Twill Seeker (Gel Couture) Review

Collection: Essie 2016 Spring, Gel Couture Launch: Atelier

Today I have another Essie Gel Couture color sent by one of my favorite online nail polish stores, Nail Polish Canada.

Twill Seeker (80) is from the original Spring 2016 launch, in particular the Atelier collection. It’s one of the shades that definitely caught me eye, as it’s a little different from most of the other Gel Couture shades, which tend to come in cream finishes. This one is a vampy greyed purple with veins of fine green shimmer.

Purple and green combinations are not too unusual these days, but this is a really gorgeously executed version, with an inky purple and subtle glints of green.

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Queen, Please!, swatch

China Glaze — Queen, Please! (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Fall, Happily Never After (Halloween)

2017-10-27 EDIT: I’ve layered Queen, Please! over Crown for Whatever, and added the swatch photos at the end of this review. Worth it.

This is another stunner from China Glaze’s recently released Halloween-themed collection. I’ve previously reviewed Sin-derella, which is drop dead gorgeous.

Queen, Please! (84079) is a sheer but extremely shimmery, pale pinked champagne microglitter with a golden mint flash.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Queen, Please!

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Julep November 2017 collection

New Release: Julep — Enlightened Glow (November 2017)

Collection: Julep 2017 November “Enlightened Glow”, 2017 Zodiac, 2017 Holiday: Coveted & Sugar Suite

Julep’s November 2017 collection consists of seven new frosty, metallic shades for the coming winter. And, of course, the latest addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for the sign of Scorpio (October 23–November 22).

Late last month, Julep also introduced their Holiday sets, which includes two sets of Nail Color minis.

#Coveted ($84 / Maven $48) consists of 3 new and 9 repromoted shades.

  • Jolene – Iron Ore Metallic
  • Yixi (new) – Iridescent Seafoam Shimmer
  • Ange – Tidepool Blue Crème
  • Ani – Periwinkle Frenzy Matte Glitter Top Coat
  • Lara – Shell Pink with Gold Shimmer
  • Kaitlyn – Berry Pie Crème
  • Azalea (new) – Pink Sunrise Holographic Microglitter
  • Charissa – Mineral Red Crème
  • Arelene (new) – Frosted Peach Shimmer
  • Signe – Red-Hot Coral Shimmer
  • Fran – Sassy Red Crème
  • Marisol – Golden Amber Metallic

Sugar Suite ($42 / Maven $24) consists of 6 new iridescent shades:

  • Georgina (new) – Unicorn Iridescent Microglitter
  • Patty (new) – Magenta Berry Iridescent
  • Maegan (new) – Cosmic Grape Iridescent
  • Kiana (new) – Blue Clematis Iridescent
  • Emery (new) – Deep Sea Teal Iridescent
  • Sora (new) – Tropical Aqua Iridescent

As you may have suspected, I already picked up Sugar Suite with my Maven pricing!

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