Manicure Blues with Joe Fresh and essence

Turns out that the two nail polishes I have to show you today are blue, but I do have the manicure blues a little bit because I’m not doing my nails as often as I’d like to and I miss it. #momlife I’m working on making changes to my daily routine in the hopes that I’ll have more energy so I can do my nails more often. Fingers crossed… Anywho, I digress. Let’s take a look at these nail polishes.

joe fresh aqua essence absolut blue

Let’s start with Aqua from Joe Fresh. I used this one back in the spring when I tend to go for brighter colours. My experience with Joe Fresh polishes is usually good, but this one did not follow the usual quality that I’m used to with them. This one was streaky and patchy and required three coats for full opacity. I then finished it off with a top coat. I loved the end result though; it was a beautiful bright blue perfect for the season.

Joe Fresh aqua nail polish

Joe Fresh aqua nail polish

Then we have absolute blue from essence. This is actually the second time I wear this colour because the first time I did not have the chance to take pictures. But I loved it so much that I just HAD to wear it again so I could show it to you. The formula on this one is a dream to work with, being almost fully opaque with ONE coat. You could totally get away with one coat because I had some fingers that were perfect with the first coat, but others needed some minor touch ups so I added a second coat on all fingers. Then I finished it off with top coat. Unfortunately, my top coat is getting thick and gloopy and it created air streaks that landed on my nails, and it bubbled on me. 🙁 Time for a new one! — I bought two already! 😉

This colour is from the Kalinka Beauty collection that came out a few years ago so you can’t find it in stores anymore. But if you see it in a blogger sale, or a yard sale, or just have a friend getting rid of it, GRAB IT!!! It’s seriously that good!

essence nail polish in absolut blue

essence nail polish in absolut blue

Do you own these colours?

– Chantal 🙂

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Joe Fresh nail polish in Aqua


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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.