Saturday, 19 April 2014

Budget Buy: Essence Just the Nude of Us

I'm a sucker for a budget beauty buy. Give me a high street offering that trumps it's high end counter parts any day and I'll gladly part with my pennies. I'm always on the hunt for beauty products that will get the job done without breaking the bank hence I've birthed the 'Budget Buy' category here on AB. A place for me to share with you the best of the best budget wise and today we are starting off with a gem.

From a brand well known for it's super low price tags I was surprised to find something of such high quality from Essence. I picked up this dual ended Colour3 Nail Polish in Just the Nude of Us for $1. That's right, just $1! Similar to Revlon's Moon Candy range it comes with two polishes, one pale pink based nude and one holographic silver-blue glitter, all bundled together in one sleek package.

It was the nude colour that made me pop this straight into my basket. It's the perfect nude with just a hint of pink to stop things looking too mannequin like. It's such a chic shade, perfect for the office. Whilst the shade had me at first glance I was rather dubious about how the formula would perform but I was actually pleasantly surprised. The polish itself is quite runny however well pigmented, shown in the above photo with just two coats. For such a pale colour I was shocked at how well it applied, you could probably even get away with just one slightly thicker coat. Application? ✓ Longevity? It lasted a good 3 days on me sans top coat which for me is pretty good.

As for the glitter effect colour, it's nothing to write home about. Nice to add a slight shimmery iridescence and not as difficult to remove as other glitters but not really all that special. Barely detectable in the above photo, I've actually got a thin coat over my ring finger.

It's the nude shade that steals the show here. Definitely worth the $1 price tag ;)



  1. Essence do some really great products. I love their lipstick in all about cupcake, it's a nice everyday colour. x

  2. I love your blog! Wow, keep up the good work!

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