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Review and swatches: Essence Season of Extremes TE

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I hate it when this happens – huge limited edition full of nail polishes that I have to have … but no time to swatch everything. This time – Essence Season Of Extremes TE is culprit for my dilemma. :biggrin:

Essence Season of Extremes TE nail polishes

Essence Season of Extremes TE nail polishes

This limited edition is roughly divided into 4 sections … and I bought at least one from each category. :blush:

1) Single nude polishes

  • The Nude The Better: yellowish beige creme nail polish. My brush was pretty bad – black particles in the polish, uneven bristles …
  • Did Someone Say Nude?: pastel green shade. Application is not perfect but top coat evens the “rough edges”.
  • Nude Or What?: grayed out cooler violet shade.
  • Nude Rules!: elegant cool brown nail polish.
Essence Season of Extremes: The Nude The Better, Did Someone Say Nude?, Nude Or What?, Nude Rules!

Essence Season of Extremes: The Nude The Better, Did Someone Say Nude?, Nude Or What?, Nude Rules!

Essence Season Of Extremes: Did Someone Say Nude?

Essence Season Of Extremes: Did Someone Say Nude? (2 coats + top coat)

2) Duo nude polishes

  • My Best Nude Friends And Me: base color is slightly on warmed brown side with tiny shimmer in it. In the detail photo you can see the combination with layering side. 2 coats + (layering polish) + top coat.
Essence Season Of Extremes: My Best Nude Friends And Me swatch

Essence Season Of Extremes: My Best Nude Friends And Me

3) Single vibrant colors

  • Pimp My Bright: yellowish nail polish (not the sunny kind but more towards the orange side).
  • On The Bright Side: orange neon nail polish. Pretty sheer – VNL even after 3 coats … but that is nothing unusual for neon nail polishes. I usually wear them over white base. Application was not demanding. Satin finish.
  • Bright Alert!: pink neon nail polish. Formula is the same as in On The Bright Side.
  • Little Miss Bright: pretty purple shade, but the formula is not the best. Sheer, uneven application.
Essence Season of Extremes: Pimp My Bright, On The Bright Side, Bright Alert!, Little Miss Bright

Essence Season of Extremes (3 coats): Pimp My Bright, On The Bright Side, Bright Alert!, Little Miss Bright

Bright Alert!

Essence Season Of Extremes: Bright Alert! neon nail polish

Essence Season Of Extremes: Bright Alert! neon nail polish

On The Bright Side

Essence Season Of Extremes: On The Bright Side neon nail polish

Essence Season Of Extremes: On The Bright Side neon nail polish

4) Colorful duos

  • We Are All Bright: base green comes in creme finish and is one of those lovely greens that look good yellowish skin tone. It’s little bit muted and as such more wearable. Layering side is pretty boring and flat purple shimmer.
  • It’s Two Bright: blue base is drool worthy cyan blue. Yellowish pink duochrome shimmer has grown on me … at least it looks “alive” unlike the We Are All Bright one.
Essence Season Of Extremes: We Are All Bright, It's Two Bright

Essence Season Of Extremes: We Are All Bright, Its Two Bright

Essence Season Of Extremes: It's Two Bright

Essence Season Of Extremes: Its Two Bright

Are you one of those who: a) found something they like in Essence Season of Extremes TE or b) find it boring? :silly:

Video review:

Thank you Saša for being at the right place at the right time. :rose:

email: gejba@parokeets.com; Starševski klepet

23 Comments

  1. Sladkosnedka

    April 25, 2013 at 15:41

    A se da tega rozega mogoče še kje dobiti? Mi je tooook všeč, pa ga nikjer ne najdem :(

    • Gejba

      April 25, 2013 at 15:53

      Hmm – mislim, da bo težka. Če se ne motim je bila LE na voljo samo v Mullerjih, drugače bi morda uvoznik imel še kakšnega na zalogi. :think:

  2. Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover

    April 3, 2012 at 10:58

    Omg… I want most of the nail polishes from this collection! :biggrin: Thank you for the swatches and the mini review, very helpful as always (my wallet hates you though :P ) :nails:

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:22

      Trust me – my wallet hates me more. :biggrin:

  3. Natalie

    April 3, 2012 at 10:24

    Pastels and neons and shimmery shades all in one TE? meeeh.. And the colours are not that unique, right? My Best Nude Friends And Me looks pretty though :unsure:

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:25

      Why not mix everything up? :think: I think it’s great that everybody can find something for themselves. Brights for me, nudes for others …
      I don’t have many neons so those are unique for me, but neon lovers probably have dupes in their collections. :silly:

  4. MissDoll

    April 2, 2012 at 20:39

    Najprej sta mi bila dva odtenka všeč, potem ko sem jih pa videla v živo, sem si pa premislila in nisem nič kupovala :yes:

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:26

      Katera 2 sta te razočarala? :silly:

  5. Nicole

    April 2, 2012 at 20:06

    i really like the bright colours from this collection!

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:27

      Me too … but then again, I am more of a “color” than “neutral” fan. :biggrin:

      • Nicole

        April 3, 2012 at 17:38

        yeah, me too :)

  6. Ulmiel

    April 2, 2012 at 16:57

    Mene kolekcija sploh ni pritegnila. Po swatchih sodeč, bom enkrat ujela dvojčke, sta mi še najbolj zanimiva, sploh kremni podlagi. Sicer pa dokaj običajne barve. začuda mi je všeč oranžen neonček, vendar je očitno izjemno prosojen, tako da ne bom lomila šparanja zaradi njega. :biggrin:

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:30

      Neončki so skoraj vedno prosojni. :sigh: Ampak je meni efekt tako zabaven, da se jim ne upiram preveč. :biggrin:

  7. Nuša

    April 2, 2012 at 16:43

    Did Someone Say Nude?, Nude or What?, It’s Two Bright :wub:
    P.S.: Danes sem dobila vaš paketek, najlepša vam hvala! :rose: Lakec je že sproban (bo kmalu full mani ;)), šminko imam pa tudi že na sebi – perfektna rdeča! :stars:

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:30

      Jupi! Me veseli, da ti je darilce všeč. Še 1x, hvala za uporabne odgovore. :rose:

  8. LittleBitColor

    April 2, 2012 at 14:57

    If I don’t had the Poolside collection from China Glaze already (6 neon polish) i will buy the neons! (orange and pink).

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:31

      Wow – I’m jealous. :nails:

  9. Mamy

    April 2, 2012 at 14:00

    Sicer jih v živo še nisem videla, a po fotografijah sodeč so mi lepi čisto vsi po vrsti. :stars:

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:32

      Sploh niso švoh … sploh vijola bi ti bil všeč. :angel:

  10. ketty

    April 2, 2012 at 12:51

    On the bright side je katastrofalen, zvečer sem si nalakirala nohte s tem lakom, naslednji dan je lak dobesedno popokal, odluščil se je z nohta. :unsure: Imam veliko lakov, ampak kaj takega pa še ne. Poleg tega je pa potrebno več plasti, zelo je prosojen. Odsvetujem, čeprav je lepa barva. Zelenkast lak iz iste kolekcije je pa odličen, tako da ni problem v celotni kolekciji :)
    lp

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:34

      Jajks – to se pa grozno sliši. Jaz sem uporabila za bazo Essence Nail Art protecting base coat, nadlaka pa mislim da sploh nisem dala čez. Če odštejem praske, ki sem jih pridelalo dokler je bil lak še moker, drugih večjih poškodb ni bilo.

  11. ghostopera

    April 2, 2012 at 12:32

    kupila sem samo It’s two bright, ostalo me ni mikalo.sej so luškane barva, vendar nič kar moram nujno imeti :) (in predvsem, šparam za fruity le :D
    lp

    • Gejba

      April 3, 2012 at 14:35

      Potem pa hitro v Muller, če ne boš morala čakati, da jih dobijo v Tuševih drogerijah. :wink:

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