I have always glanced over at the Essence cosmetics stand when I go into Wilko but never actually purchased any until now. They are a brand that can only be brought from certain Wilko stores and they sell a wide range of different cosmetics, as I am not into make-up my eyes drifted straight towards their polish collection. The company prides themselves on selling high quality items and none of their products are tested on animals. They have a wide range of colours and finishes available in their nail polish line. Each bottle of the gel nail polishes are £1.60 in store and you can also pick up the ones that aren't in your store online and have them either delivered to you, or to your nearest Wilko store.
One of the first polishes that I decided to try was this gorgeous mint creme called 'play with my mint', this was opaque in 2 coats and applied smooth and even. I was highly impressed with this colour as sometimes with pastel colours I have issues with brush strokes but I had no problems applying this polish. The brush that Essence polish use is a wide short brush quite similar to Sally Hansen Insta-dri line. Once 'play with my mint' was top coated and fully dry I stamped on a simple geometric pattern from Uber Chic collection 6, I will have a full review on this plate and the other two from that collection up shortly. For the stamping I used Born Pretty Store green stamping polish.
The other polish I chose is called 'Lucky', this is a beautiful bright pink creme opaque in 2 coats. With this polish you may even get away with one thick coat, it has great coverage and is a lovely colour for all those girls out there who can't get enough pink, this is one for you. For the stamping I again used Uber Chic collection 6 plate 1, I loved this illusion pattern and decided to stamp it in Born Pretty Store purple shimmer stamping polish. I actually own all of the shimmer stamping polishes, if you wanted to see a review on those please let me know in the comments section below.
Overall I am highly impressed with the Essence gel nail polish, the formula was good for both a dark creme and a pastel and I really like the brush and how it applies evenly. For only £1.60 a bottle there will definitely be more of these polishes showing up in a future haul, and with such a wide array of colours the possibilities are endless.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, let me know what you think of the Essence nail polishes below, feel free to leave pics of the designs you have created with these awesome polishes. As always hope you are having a fab nail day and chat to you all in the next post.