Essence “Chic Reloaded”


IMG_6303I have a little bit of a darker polish for you guys today.  This is another one of the polishes that my friend Anca sent me from the Netherlands and I was over the moon for this polish.  It was one of the first ones that I tried on and had to revisit it today.

Today there was another snow storm in my area. They were calling for 8-12 inches of snow, which I think we really did get that much, but luckily only about 4-6 inches of it actually stuck to the ground.  I never thought I would count that as a blessing! In like a lion out like a lamb my ass!

So in honor of having mother nature continuing to release white crap on my area, I’m bringing you guys a dark but beautiful polish.

IMG_6304Essence “Chic Reloaded” is a dark gunmetal grey duochrome that changes from almost black to purple to green.  It looks different in every light and it was really hard to capture the true color.  I read on a blog one time that to capture the true color of a duochrome you should take a picture of the polish underwater, so that’s what I tried to do! The picture below isn’t the greatest, but hey … it was my first attempt!

IMG_6307(yeah not the greatest! but you get the silver, teal, purple, dark grey and green!)

The formula on this polish really nice! It only took 2 coats to get fully opaque.  Also, it was really easy to apply.  The brush was a little wide for my nail shape, but it could be a great brush for those of you with wider nail beds.  The dry time was great as well.  Overall, I really like this polish and I’m becoming more and more impressed with Essence!

What do you guys think? What are your favorite duochromes? What are your favorite shades from Essence?

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9 thoughts on “Essence “Chic Reloaded”

  1. What a coincidence! I bought this last week and almost painted my nails this shade today! Great minds think alike, right? I’m starting to get into Essence, it’s so cheap but they have some great colors.

  2. I send this one to you because it’s so pretty, but I just realised I don’t have it in my own collection! Think it’s time to change that 😀

  3. Pingback: Top 10 Nail Polishes for Fall! | misshollyberries

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