Essence: Love, Peace and Purple

I know I said I won't be here for a while but I really needed a break from all the studying. Any more and I swear I will be sick. :~

So here's a quick swatch of Love, Peace and Purple from Essence's You Rock Trend Edition in... May 2011. :o And we only just got it here in Singapore. Ah wells. Better late than never right? Maybe, just maybe, they will bring in the Vampire's Love LE and the Circus duos! *hopeful*

Ok, I digress... Swatches!


Love, Peace and Purple is touted as one of the dupes for the famous Chanel Paradoxal. It is a very smoky, greyed-out purple - really chic, sophisticated looking and very... Chanel! To make the shade more interesting, it is loaded with purple shimmer that pops out where the light hits the nails, subtly lighting up the area. Super gorgeous!




I wish I have a clearer macro shot for you but I was in a hurry so most of my pictures were a tad too blurry to show the pretty purple shimmers.

Application was quite good. The formula was smooth and a little thin. The first coat was slightly sheer but the color builds up nicely by the second coat. The brush was small but that's only to be expected for such a small bottle. The bottle is incredibly cute - like a mini Chanel or NARS. <3

So what do you think of Love, Peace and Purple?

I'm really glad I grabbed this from the shelves. It was the only one left!
Just in case you are wondering, Essence can now be found in Singapore in selected Watsons stores. For a list of their counters, you can check out their facebook page here. Currently, they can be found at Ngee Ann City, Lucky Plaza, Sun Plaza, Parkway Parade, Lot 1 and Anchor Point.

If I'm not wrong, Essence will also be releasing a new Snow White Trend Edition in June. More details can be found at Nailderella here. And guess what? They will be available here in Singapore too!! Whee~ :e
No prizes for guessing which ones I'm eyeing... the g.l.i.t.t.e.r.s!! :mj

Which ones are you eyeing?

xoxo,
mich

31 comments:

  1. A Girl and Her PolishApril 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    That is gorgeous!  Your lucky, this will never be in the US!  :(

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  2. oh i love it!!!! looks great on you, love the shimmer

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  3. You're SO lucky! Essence isn't in Hong Kong :( 

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  4. This is so nice on you, exactly my kinda colour! 我要! 
    I know how you feel too. Sometimes I just feel like tearing my hair out staring at the notes.

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  5. So pretty! Love it!

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  6. So pretty!  We don't get the trend editions here but I can still appreciate its awesomeness! =)

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  7. OHMAN I AM SO GETTING THIS TOO! and cg fast track! can't wait for exams to end and i can buy nailpolishes! jiayou and dun fall sick ya! take care <3

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  8. Helena Lacky CornerApril 22, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Pretty!

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  9. Oh bummer :( I know how you feel! Essence wasn't in Singapore until very recently too.. Maybe you can try swapping for it instead? 

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  10. Aww thank you! Glad you love it too! <3

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  11. I know! lol! I was so happy when Essence came to Singapore! But selection is quite limited and we don't get all of Essence here I think.
    Maybe you can try swapping for some Essence? :)

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  12. Hehheh! Thank you, Cheryl!! I will help you and cchai grab a bottle each if I see them! :D
    I hate exams :(

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  13. I wish Essence will release all of their trend editions everywhere! I drooled so hard over some of the swatches I see online! lol!

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  14. Thank you, chai! <3 I can't wait for exams to end!
    Will grab a bottle of this for you if I see it at the store near me! You can also let me know if you want any other Essence colors :)

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  15. yup!! I'm in love with the smoky color and the shimmer! So gorgeous! <3

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  16. Great colour. I've never seen Essence in Aust sadly:(

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  17. oh :(
    Perhaps you can try swapping for it? :)

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  18.  Yay!! it looks great! :D and I'm glad for you for the snow white collection :D

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  19. Thank you! :D I was so happy when I read your post about it! lol! ;)

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  20. I've seen Essence stands in Target! But they usually only stock Color & Go's and sometimes one of the older Essence collections. Hope that helps :)

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  21. So pretty! I'm loving these much cheaper dupes of Chanels. Works out great for cash-strapped people like me :D 

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  22. Yessss!!! It's always great to have an expensive look for less ;P

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  23. This color is pretty too.. but I don't recall seeing Essence in Malaysia :(

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  24. It's not? :( Maybe you can try swapping for it?

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  25. OOH its prettyy! :)

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  26. yesss!! It's affordable and it's available at Lot 1 Watsons!! Finally something that's near where we live! :D

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  27. chemical_reaction09April 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    I recently bought this too, but haven't tried it yet. gotta try it soon, its gorgeous! :) 

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  28. That color is pretty but I'm a purple-holic =P Those glitter swatches look awesome on her page, especially Evil Queen. Btw, I've nominated you guys an award on my page. -=)

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  29. Thank you, Cee! <33
    I lovee purples too! ^_^

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