Maestra was lucky one this time and found full Essence Vintage District and Snow Jam trend edition stands. She already showed you awesome konadicure with products she bought. Now is my turn to show you the Vintage District nail polishes she picked up for me.
I have two favorites from this limited/trend edition. One is gray based nail polish with lots of (duochrome?) shimmer. Essence named it Get Arty. I had no major issues with application even-though it has thicker formula. If you’re careful with application, this can be one coater. And as you can see in the Maestra’s post I mention above – you can also stamp with it. Shimmer is unfortunately not as seen as in the bottle, but it is pretty shade nevertheless. Can you believe we had few sunny days?!? I was ecstatic so there is small bonus for you – detail from Get Arty bathed in sun rays. :D
Essence Shopping @ Portobello Road is one of those green-blue shades that I always love and have to have (forget the fact that I probably have 10 similar shades ). I had some trouble applying this one on nail wheel, but I glided onto my nails. Actually this shade was easiest to apply. Color-wise it can lean more to the blue or green side – you know how it goes with this kind of shades.
My least favorite from Vintage District collection is Vintage Peach. I’m OK with having this shade in my nail polish collection as this kind of washed out bunt orange shades can be useful for nail art/stamping … but this shade is simply missing something extra to make it appealing to me.
Vintage Peach is also one of the chameleon shades – this time more in terms of drastically changing lightness of the shade. Lightbox version is more burn and not as vivid orange, but otherwise colors are pretty realistic … at least on my monitor.
This shade was hardest to apply, but still nothing that fast drying top coat couldn’t solve (they usually slightly melt upper layer and make surface more even). Another possible one coater and stamping nail polish.
Essence Antique Pink did appeal to me despite being antique rose shade. These kind of shades can look really grannyish so I skip them most of the time, but if the shade is right they make lovely base for stamping.
I used this shade to test out Vintage District Top Coat Gel Look. I applied regular top coat on the pinky and Essence gel look onto other two nails – lots and lots of tiny bubbles anyone? My conclusion was that this gel look top coat is meant more as an refreshing shine top coat. You know – the one you use next or day after that just to bring shine back to your manicure.
I used 2 coats and top coat for all swatches shown.
In the end I’m not really disappointed with this limited edition – if nothing else they’re good for stamping. But I would not call it as something unique and must have.
Price: little less than 2 EUR for 8ml (0.27 fl.oz.).
What are your thoughts about Essence Vintage District LE? Are any of the other products must haves – blush maybe?
This post is also available in SLO.