Review and swatches: Essence Snow White trend edition

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Aaahhhh – my darling Maestra found full Essence Snow White trend edition stand so I have ALL Snow White nail polishes! :happy: I was scared that Snow White would be left without one of her dwarfs … or prince charming or evil queen … :biggrin:

Essence Snow White trend edition nail polishes

I wanted this trend edition because of the theme, after all Snow White is one of the rare fairy tales where main character is not blond. :silly: But in the end I was pleasantly surprised by quite a few of the shades. Let’s start with my favorites.

Essence Snow White is one of those reds that you immediately identify as something special. This is first red nail polish after Illamasqua Throb that I can say it was crush at first sight. It’s more to the cool side, but for some reason becomes slightly warmer in strong light. Formula was great, possibly one-coater if you don’t mind visible nail line … which is slightly seen even after second coat.

Essence Snow White nail polish

Essence Snow White (swatch)

My second love is Essence Grumpy. What can I tell you except it’s perfect electric blue shade with good formula. :love: As this belongs into category of slightly thicker and highly pigmented nail polishes, you can use only one coat for full coverage … if you’re careful that is. 2 coats + top coat.

Essence Snow White TE - Grumpy nail polish

Essence Snow White TE – Grumpy nail polish (swatch)

Pair Grumpy with Essence Prince Charming and you get drop dead gorgeous combo of electric blue base with 2 coats of blue and holographic glitter. :drop:

Essence Snow White TE Prince Charming topper nail polish

Essence Snow White TE Prince Charming topper nail polish (swatch)

Essence Sleepy doesn’t look really sleepy to me, more like great spring/summer base. :silly: Color is on of those tricky shades that look more greenish one moment as bluish the next. Essence added as fine as dust shimmer, but it doesn’t really translate onto the nails. 2 coats.

Essence Snow White TE - Sleepy nail polish

Essence Snow White TE – Sleepy nail polish (swatch)

Essence Dopey is another almost pastel like shade and this one is also “moody” – it can be more purple or blue. Formula was sheer, so I used 2 thicker layers + top coat.

Essence Snow White TE Dopey nail polish

Essence Snow White TE Dopey nail polish (swatch)

Essence Bashful is another Snow White TE polishes with identity crisis. :biggrin: Only this time it’s how green is the base. Sometimes it looks like somebody put grayed out layer over it and sometimes it look a lot more rich green. Shimmer is lovely – I just with those tiny tiny flakes were larger.

Essence Snow White TE Bashful nail polish

Essence Snow White TE Bashful nail polish (swatch)

I found all toppers to be slightly problematic … with Prince Charming being the best one. I think it’s the clear base they used to suspend glitter in + lots of huge chunks of glitter. I had hard time placing the glitter onto the nails as majority got stuck on the brush. I had to pat the glitter on and then arrange it by toothpick. :think:

Essence The Huntsman topper is not special to me because of it’s gold hexagons. What cough my eye were strange glitter particles that looked like plastic duochromes(?). I wish Essence would shred those paricles in smaller pieces and mad topper just with those beauties. 2 coats over Snow White.

Essence Snow White TE - The Huntsman topper nail polish

Essence Snow White TE -Snow White + The Huntsman topper nail polish (swatch)

Essence Evil Queen was my least favorite topper. I simply did not like anything about it – glitter was too big, application not easy … 2 coats over Dopey.

Essence Snow White TE - Evil Queen topper nail polish

Essence Snow White TE – Dopey + Evil Queen topper nail polish (swatch)

Essence Doc is nice orange shade. Not too orange and not too overpowering. I quite liked it. Thick and pigmented formula allows for one coat for full coverage. 2 coats + top coat.

Essence Snow White TE - Doc nail polish

Essence Snow White TE – Doc nail polish (swatch)

Essence Sneezy and Happy did not make it to my honor roll – I didn’t like either one. Happy leans to much to ocher side and Sneezy is not my kind of brown.

Essence Snow White TE - Happy nail polish

Essence Snow White TE – Happy nail polish (swatch)

Essence Snow White TE - Sneezy nail polish

Essence Snow White TE – Sneezy nail polish (swatch)


  • 1,69 EUR for 5ml (0.16 fl.oz.) bottle
  • 2,19 EUR for 10ml (0.33 fl.oz.) Special Effect topper
  • Snow White – 1,89 EUR

Video review:

Which one is your favorite from Essence Snow White trend edition … and does anybody actually like last two nail polishes? :angel:


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  1. Mimi

    May 14, 2013 at 06:34

    I just got sleepy today and it bubbles like crazy, I can’t get it to go on smoothly, did this happen for you?

  2. pp

    June 26, 2012 at 10:22

    Kje se jih v Ljubljani sploh še dobi? :nervous:

    • Gejba

      June 26, 2012 at 13:10

      Mogoče v kakšni Tuševi drogeriji? Punce mi pravijo, da je precej izropano.

  3. nailphotosbylani

    June 24, 2012 at 23:12

    Nice video! Great choice of polishes for the give away. I also liked Snow White and Sleepy. Too bad that the glitter in Evil Queen is to big.

  4. zabica

    June 24, 2012 at 23:00

    Tokrat sodelujem med zadnjimi :rose:

    Hvala punce!

  5. Mia

    June 24, 2012 at 22:38

    I love Grumpy too, but it’s sold out in Croatia :(

  6. Patricia Faria

    June 24, 2012 at 20:34

    I really like Grumpy, great shade :)

    Thanks for this giveaway

  7. Elisa

    June 24, 2012 at 20:27

    Wonderful giveway!

  8. Innana

    June 24, 2012 at 09:02

    Super giveaway! :yes:

  9. nail crazy

    June 22, 2012 at 23:52

    prvi dio lakića, sve do The Huntsman bih rado imala, ostatak mi nije ništa posebno… sramota što kolekcija ne dolazi u hrvatsku :angry:

  10. Mateja

    June 22, 2012 at 23:25

    Joooj, Sleepy je krasen! :)

  11. fairy_ana

    June 22, 2012 at 21:58

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favorites are Prince Charming and The Huntsman :yes:

  12. Angelique Wiedenhof

    June 22, 2012 at 15:29

    Grumpy is such a gorgeous shade of blue! I haven’t been able to find a single polish from the Snow White collection yet. :(

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. katkoc

    June 22, 2012 at 11:08

    Evil Queen je zanimiv…

  14. Maybe

    June 22, 2012 at 09:20

    Dopey je božanstven!

  15. Tinchi

    June 22, 2012 at 09:17

    Dopey :stars:
    res je luštna kolekcija, sem vesela da sem dobila nalepke :) lakce pa od vas, ane :P

  16. Alda Moreira

    June 21, 2012 at 22:25

    I like all of them…ok, the Essence Evil Queen is a little bit strange….but I like it too, less than the other but like :)

  17. Kirstie Boyd

    June 21, 2012 at 17:26

    Looove the blue of grumpy – perhaps a more attainable alternative to RBL’s IKB 2012?! And I don’t think happy is tooo bad but I prefer yellower yellows…they seems happier to me! I wouldn’t wear sneezy but I’m not very into browns anyway…

    Lovely swatches, thank you!

  18. tanja

    June 21, 2012 at 11:38

    želim ih sve :) :wub:

  19. Sanja Stankovic

    June 21, 2012 at 02:19

    Meni se svidjaju svi osim Huntsman-a.. :wub: :wub:

  20. grahek

    June 20, 2012 at 21:32

    Meni je najbolj všeč Dopey :yes:

  21. Daisy

    June 20, 2012 at 19:22

    My favorites are Sleepy and Grumpy.

  22. tyasa8

    June 20, 2012 at 18:56

    Meni sta pa najlepša Snow White in Grumpy :wink:

  23. Maria

    June 20, 2012 at 12:40

    Thanks for this giveaway!!
    It´s an amazing collection and I want it all!!:P

  24. Nastasja

    June 20, 2012 at 12:25

    Men je eden izmed favoritov dopey, res enkratna sivka z bleščicami :)) :wub:

  25. Hrcek Smrcek

    June 20, 2012 at 11:29

    Praktično vsi palčki so mi všeč, ampak itak vsi vemo, katera najlepša v deželi je tej :crown: .

  26. Maria

    June 20, 2012 at 01:46

    I love Grumpy!

  27. Kianna Higuchi

    June 20, 2012 at 00:44

    They’re all so pretty!!

  28. Kaja

    June 19, 2012 at 20:59

    jaz sem si privoščila rumenega, oranžnega in zelenega :) najbolj sem pa bila excited za Dopey ampak sem potem videla, da so kar vidne bleščice in ga zato pustila v trgovini :)

  29. Soledad

    June 19, 2012 at 19:17

    Sleepy and Evil Quuen are the most beautiful! :)

  30. Anja

    June 19, 2012 at 18:30

    Zelo lepa kolekcija :wub:
    Jaz sem dobila princa in lovca in sem ful vesela z obema :thumb: glitter ftw ;)
    No in kljub temu, da princa imam, sem vseeno poskušala srečo z nagradno igro xD

  31. Anna

    June 19, 2012 at 16:20

    I love the last one!!!

  32. nika

    June 19, 2012 at 14:59

    uuu, čisto vsaka barva je čudovita!

  33. Michelle

    June 19, 2012 at 13:21

    I love Grumpy and Dopey, right now blues r my thing!

  34. Lendoxia

    June 19, 2012 at 12:24

    Prince Charming i Grumpy su definitivno nesto sto mi treba u kolekciji :drool: a ne bi se bunila ni na Dopey-a i Evil Queen :haha:

  35. Aleka Nikolaidou

    June 19, 2012 at 11:49

    I love this collection!!!! And I love all Essence products generally!!
    Thanks for the chance!!!

  36. Dayala

    June 19, 2012 at 11:44

    I like this colection! :drool: It is perfect for my nails :love:

  37. Zina

    June 19, 2012 at 11:14

    Hi! Great giveaway! I really like this collection, very unfortunate this collection doesn’t come to the Netherlands… Thanks for giving a few polishes away :)

  38. maisenzasmalto

    June 19, 2012 at 07:22

    I’m waiting for this collection to arrive here, but I don’t think I’d buy all polishes (even if I love complete LE). for sure I’ll be trying to get Bashful (my fav) and Dopey ;-)

  39. Michaela Thompson

    June 19, 2012 at 06:51

    I LOVE Sneezy!!! It’s my type of taupe brown and I think the glitter looks great! I’m not so keen on Happy though, because I have a couple of those ochre/mustard yellows already (to be ‘edgy’, not!!) and do not want any more!

  40. Cajka

    June 19, 2012 at 06:39

    Meni se Snow White baš dopada. Mislim da devojka ne može imati previše crvenih lakova za nokte. A od ova dva koja se tebi nisu svidela – braon ne volim sem u obliku prave čokolade, a Happy mi je zanimljiv. Šteta što ova kolekcija neće stići u Srbiju :angry:

  41. Fairytale

    June 19, 2012 at 03:20

    I love this collection! Here in Italy it hasn’t come yet… :angry: I’m glad you don’t like the last 2, I really like Sneezy! :-)

  42. KarenD

    June 18, 2012 at 23:52

    There’s a lot to like here–Dopey is my favorite, but if Essence sent this over here, I’d no doubt be zooming from store to store trying to collection them all. :)

  43. Sarah at Starlight Radiance

    June 18, 2012 at 23:48

    I like the Huntsman!

  44. KimKim

    June 18, 2012 at 23:05

    I really like Dopey and Prince Charming

  45. Nina

    June 18, 2012 at 22:58

    Oh my gosh *.* meni so lakci ful všeč :happy:

  46. Nuša

    June 18, 2012 at 21:48

    Meni je vseeno kakšni so odtenki, ko sem izvedela za tole LE, sem si takoj obljubila, da bom dobila vse, ni važno kako grdi so. :biggrin: :sigh: Drugače so mi pa favoriti Sleepy, Dopey in seveda Grumpy. :nails: Happy je red malo preveč senf-ast, Happy pa ni tako slab. :blush: Je pa ime malce sfaljeno. Rjava nikakor ni vesela barva. :biggrin:

  47. Jeanie Barbee

    June 18, 2012 at 21:19

    I love them all, and yes I do like Sneezy and Doc!

  48. gonny

    June 18, 2012 at 20:23

    I really like this collection, if only it would come in the netherlands..

  49. Kirsten

    June 18, 2012 at 20:06

    I am loving Prince Charming. And yes, I like Sneezy and Happy. I like those types of ugly shades! :)

  50. ambibug

    June 18, 2012 at 19:07

    thank you i love this collection :)

  51. Jagoda

    June 18, 2012 at 17:51

    I really like Grumpy, Dopey and Happy! :wub:

  52. Lola

    June 18, 2012 at 17:21

    I found the full display as well and went a bit crazy :wink: . I passed on the glitter toppers because I had a sneaky suspition they won’t behave on the nails. They look amazing in the bottle though.
    I actually do like Happy, it’s my current mani, lol. All in all I think these have an amazing formula (all of the ones I got are one coaters) and I just love them.

  53. hermetic

    June 18, 2012 at 17:12

    Thanks for the giveaway, all the colors look great!

  54. Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover

    June 18, 2012 at 16:52

    Such pretty colors!! No idea if this LE collection will come to Greece, so please count me in :rose:

  55. Natalie

    June 18, 2012 at 16:21

    Grumpy and Prince Charming are amazing together! All in all I’m surprized by the collection, I thought it’d be just plain creme polishes. Dopey is cute :flirt:

  56. Nila Kussriani

    June 18, 2012 at 16:06

    wooow they looks soooo pretty, me love it <3

  57. Anne Southern Sister Polish

    June 18, 2012 at 16:00

    These look so Pretty!!!! I love Sleepy ♥

  58. robilia

    June 18, 2012 at 15:47

    Grumpy is a great blu, good choise!

  59. robilia

    June 18, 2012 at 15:45

    Grumpy is a great blu! Good choise!

  60. Patricia SouthernSisterPolish

    June 18, 2012 at 15:27

    I really love your swatches! I have a few friends trying to find these! ^_^ they are beautiful!

  61. Lady V

    June 18, 2012 at 15:22

    Grumpy and Prince Charming are the most beautiful! *_*

  62. Sara

    June 18, 2012 at 14:32

    Vsi so srčkani :wub:

  63. Evil Emo

    June 18, 2012 at 14:30

    Grumpy, Snow White, Sleepy in Bashful so definitivno favoriti. In tudi princ je zelo charming :wink:

  64. Bellen

    June 18, 2012 at 14:29

    Snow White pa Grumpy! Bo treba hitvo v dm! :) Upam da je še kaj ostalo!

  65. Alesia Flegka

    June 18, 2012 at 14:28

    Love the colors, especially Grumpy))

  66. Katja

    June 18, 2012 at 14:22

    Grumpyyy!!! <3<3<3<3 Sem brala na nekih blogih, da naj ne bi bil blazno pigmentiran?? Happy to hear and see a second opinion! :happy:

  67. tihana

    June 18, 2012 at 13:56

    plavi mi je najljepši i jedva čekam ga kupiti ako ga ulovim!!

  68. MissDoll

    June 18, 2012 at 13:41

    Vijoličen mi izgleda super in prijetno sem presenečena tudi nad zelenim in kraljevsko modrim odtenkom

  69. Ina

    June 18, 2012 at 12:33

    Super kolekcija, ampak je bila povsod zelo hitro pobrana :/

    • Gejba

      June 18, 2012 at 12:35

      V DM in TUŠ drogerijah tudi? :shock:

      • Ina

        June 19, 2012 at 16:04

        Menda ja

  70. ghostopera

    June 18, 2012 at 12:17

    Sneezy se mi ne zdi tako slab :P Vsekakor, mislila sem da bo Dopey moj najljubši, vendar kombinacijo, ki nosim trenutno, Sleepy in Prince Charming, je res fantastična :)
    Vsekakor, zelo mi je všeč ta LE, bravo Essence.
    lp :D

    • Gejba

      June 18, 2012 at 12:36

      Če ga primerjam s Happy, je absolutni zmagovalec. :biggrin:

  71. Željana

    June 18, 2012 at 12:08

    Grumpy and Snow White are my favourites too!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

  72. SanjaPahernik

    June 18, 2012 at 12:06

    Jaz sem kar nekaj časa stala pred stojalom in se odločala… Potem sem vzela Prince charming, Grumpy, Doc in Happy. Zaenkrat sem preizkusila le Grumpy-ja in se mi zdi odličen. Se mi pa Happy (rumen) tudi zdi obetaven. :)

    Po tem, ko sem pogledala te tvoje slikice, pa bom danes skočila še po Sleepy, Dopey in Bashful… Če je sploh še kaj ostalo.

    • Gejba

      June 18, 2012 at 12:37

      LOL – Happy pa meni nikakor ne potegne. Bo šel na zadnjo stopničko na stojalu. :biggrin:

      • SanjaPahernik

        June 18, 2012 at 12:56

        No, zdaj me pa prav firbec matra in ga bom sprobala danes zvečer. Poročam… Upam, da ne bom razočarana.

        • SanjaPahernik

          June 19, 2012 at 21:17

          No, meni je zelo lep. :)

  73. Tassa

    June 18, 2012 at 12:01

    Res čudovita kolekcija… :wub: Pa ful maš že dolge in lepe nohtke… :stars:

    • Gejba

      June 18, 2012 at 12:38

      A veš s kakšnim užitkom si jih bom danes skrajšala? :biggrin:

  74. Mateja

    June 18, 2012 at 11:53

    Sprva sem se te kolekcije zelo veselila, potem pa me noben ni preveč prepričal. Ampak vseeno bosta Sneguljčica in Zaspanko odšla z mano, če ju le najdem kje :nails:

    • Gejba

      June 18, 2012 at 12:58

      Torej imamo še eno ljubiteljico rjavkota? :biggrin:

  75. Maja

    June 18, 2012 at 11:49

    I love that you chose Grumpy for giveaway, since that is the shade I like the most from this collection =)

  76. alex

    June 18, 2012 at 10:29

    love dopey the best :D
    but i like the last two aswell :)
    dislike the big chunky glitter one though :/

  77. Nives

    June 18, 2012 at 10:26

    Grumpy :wub:

  78. urška

    June 18, 2012 at 10:19

    upam, da pri nas še niso pokupili vseh lakov, ter da me rdeči in modri še čakata na polički ;)

    • Gejba

      June 18, 2012 at 12:59

      DMi in TUŠ drogerije počasi dobivajo to kolekcijo, tako da bi vse morale dobiti želene lakce. :thumb:

  79. Biberlee

    June 18, 2012 at 10:06

    The toppers are not appealing to me, the ones I love the most are Dopey and Bashful :)

  80. kokola

    June 18, 2012 at 09:57

    kot vedno lepi swatchi! l.e. je ful lušna – sicer zadnja dva laka ne bi nikoli dala na nohte :whistle: ostali so pa ful lepi. Upam,da bo sreča na moji strani,kar se giveawaya tiče :ahug:

  81. Mihaela (lacquerbuzz)

    June 18, 2012 at 09:46

    I love this collection! Usually I’m not that crazy about the Essence TE’s but this one is great. Wish I could get these here. I have a friend who can get Essence for me but I’m not sure if she’ll find them. Would love to win the blue ones as they are definitely my favorites. Great giveaway!

  82. Julia

    June 18, 2012 at 09:20

    I love the swatches Deff going to check out the essence stand today (:

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