Friday, February 25, 2011

Essence: Fairytale Swatches

If you follow me on twitter, you know that I just bought the Essence Fairytale collection yesterday when I went to cash in on my points. First, I have to say I LOVE Essence. I find that for a cheaper brand, the quality of the product is really great. So I was so excited when I saw their Fairytale collection!
But first- I showed you guys my stash when I organized it by color..Well I couldn't take all the different sized bottles so I went back to organizing by brand. Except, I did keep a holographic polish and international polish drawer. I wanted to show you guys one of my drawers.
This makes me feel 100% better. I love how uniform the bottles look. :)

Aren't the bottles adorable?
Pixie Dust, Tinka's Dress, Welcome to Wonderland, Fairy Berry, Humpty Dumpty, and Once Upon A Star.

This is 3 coats of Pixie Dust.

Pixie Dust is a soft pink foil polish that is almost silver.

It's very soft and pretty. It's a color I would associate with fairy dust, I suppose. :)

It's very reflective and almost appears to be silver.

This is 3 coats of Tinka's Dress.

Tinka's Dress is a peachy pink foil polish.

I'm not sure who "Tinka" is. The only thing I can think of is Tinkerbell. But she had a green dress..

This polish seems to have a hint of orange as well.

This is 4 coats of Welcome To Wonderland.

Welcome to Wonderland is a light purple foil that is almost silver.

This polish seems to be the slightly purple version of Pixie Dust.

It's very soft and pretty. :)

This is 2 coats of Fairy Berry.

Fairy Berry is a medium purple foil polish. 

Ah... My love affair with purple polish continues.

I don't think I own a purple foil, so this is a treat.

This is 2 coats of Humpty Dumpty.

Humpty Dumpty is a strange color. It's kind of in between grey/silver and purple. Another foil.

I like the ambiguity of this color. I believe there is an eyeshadow to match this one.

It almost looks like it has a hint of brown as well.

This is 2 coats of Once Upon A Time.

Once Upon A Time is the only polish in the collection that isn't a foil. It is a raspberry red glitter polish.

I actually really like this red polish. I think because the color really does remind me of a raspberry. Or a perfect strawberry.

I have the Once Upon A Time lip gloss to match this polish. I know this is a nail polish blog, but I might post a swatch of it later. :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this collection. I certainly love the bottles and the colors I just wish there was more of a variety of finishes. I love the foil finish but I think it's strange there is only one non-foil. The bottles weren't hard to work with at all. Some of the colors were more opaque than others. I think the darker colors tended to be more opaque.


  1. I have 3 from Fairytale I think but my favorite it definetely Once Upon a Time. :)

  2. Fairy Berry & Humpty Dumpty are my faves. Love the organization of that drawer!

  3. my favorite is once upon a time... i don't have it so it makes me sad every time i see the swatch of it :-(... but i have a lot of other essence nail polishes ;-D

  4. I absolutely love the red one, it is amazing!

  5. i love the drawer with lots of nail polishes!

  6. wow, I love the look of that purple foil polish xx

  7. My favourites are once upon a time and fairy berry:)

  8. Oh wow you have all of them <3 Unfortunately I could only buy tree it was sold out very fast in Germany and didn't came in Holland :(
    Love your swacthes.

  9. welcome to wonderland
    humpty dumpty and once upon a time are my favs <333

  10. Now I regret not purchasing these when I had the chance. They look stunning on you.


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