Essence Colour & Go - Revamped!

Before I go into today's post proper, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for your support and love when I launched my first collection earlier this morning!
Most of the polishes were snapped up within minutes (with only two ice-queens left on the shelves) and I'm still in shock because I wasn't expecting such a warm response from all of you! Please accept my sincerest apologies if you were not able to get what you want! If you are still keen on getting the polishes, you can sign up for email notices and/or place a pre-order at the google form here. I will do my best to fill those orders after my exams in December. There will be no need to make any payment until I get your package ready and you are free to cancel the pre-order anytime. For those who have managed to place an order, I will be doing my best to get them ready and out within a week! Thank you for your patience!

Meanwhile, I have more good news for you, Singapore!
If you have not heard, Essence Cosmetics will be revamping their entire Colour & Go range here in early December!

[source: Essence Cosmetics Singapore]
The new and innovative Colour & Go nail polish range will have:
  • 44 new and trendy colors
  • Brillant gel-shine effect: for a highly intense finish
  • Ultra fast-drying formula
  • Particularly long durability
  • Perfect coverage
In lieu of the launch, Essence Cosmetics Singapore was kind enough to send me one of the new bottles for review. Let's take a look!

The new Essence comes in a larger 8ml bottle (retailing at S$2.90) that sports a sexy hourglass figure *wolf-whistle* instead of the old cylindrical shape. The bottle caps remain color-coded (which I love - makes it easier to see the color without taking it out from the drawer!) but they now include a 'click' mechanism so you know whether you have capped the bottle securely. It is not very obvious though so you wouldn't really notice it if you are distracted. Apart from the bottle caps, they have also replaced the brushes:

New brush on the left and the old one on the right
The brushes are now shorter (the stem is longer though), wider and comes with rounded edges.
If you have read my previous posts, you would know that I am not a fan of very wide brushes. So, I was very apprehensive when I first saw the brush in the new Essence bottle. I tried it anyway and I was rather surprised with the results. Yes, I still had to be careful when using the wide brush to paint my nails (especially the pinkie) but the rounded edges of the brush fit the shape of my cuticles perfectly and I didn't have to do any clean up for this:

Ultimate Pink. 2 easy coats.
A bright pink creme that absolutely screams 'summer time'!
The formula is rather good - a little streaky on the first coat but evens out by the second. And yes, I was able to go very close to the cuticles without messing everything up! :o A+ for that, Essence!

With the release of the new packaging, Essence will also be revamping their range with new colors including the new nude glam polishes with a "gel-shine" effect. The current range of colors will be retired from the shelves though so be sure to grab them now before they are gone!
You can also follow Essence Cosmetics Singapore on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and trend edition releases!

Apart from giving us a revamped Colour & Go line, Essence Cosmetics Singapore has also generously provided us three sets of polishes for a giveaway!
And boy, you guys are in for a real treat! I don't remember seeing any of these pretties at the Essence counters in Watsons! Just take a look:
Bottle shots from L-R: Red-y To Go, Mystic Mermaid, Glisten Up, Cracking base color in Sparkling Champagner
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
That Glisten Up is simply stunnnnninngggg!! And if that bottle shot did not tempt you (seriously?!), check out the swatch by The Polished Perfectionist. Unghhh I need it. :L
Mystic Mermaid is another gorgeous one. It looks pretty in the bottle but layer it over black and *bam* duochrome-goodness! I'll see if I can get swatches up soon! :$

Did these get you drooling already?
This giveaway will be open from now until 8 December. Singapore only - sorry international peeps!
All entries will be verified and three winners will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter.

So what are you waiting for? Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


**Product was provided for honest review. Please see our disclosure policy for more information.**


  1. Congratulations on your successful launch! :D I camped out early just in case and got Greed & Lust. Would have bought more but my budget wouldn't allow it :( But I shall try again next time! *shakes fist

    Anyway, nice swatch! I don't normally go for pinks, but it looks good on you. We don't have Essence here in Indonesia, which is a shame because you're right - Glisten Up is stunning! <3

  2. I am VERY happy you have a pre order option because now I can get your beauties after all!

  3. Thank you so so so much Camila! I really appreciate your support here on my blog and for my polishes too! <3<3

    I believe they are no longer putting out Glisten Up in the essence stores too! A real pity because it is so so pretty! :(

  4. Following GFC, my user name is Claudette Lariviere..:-) And thank you for this awesome contest..:-) Luving and sharing..:-)

  5. Hi Claudette!! Thank you so much for dropping by <3
    I'm very sorry to say that this giveaway is open to Singapore only! But I do hope to have an international one in the next month or so! :))