Hey everyone! I'm pretty thrilled that more than half of the week is over. How about you?
Today I've got a fun mail-time for you! These polishes actually came in two weeks ago, on Jan 26, and I ordered them from a seller called Beautychain on Bonanza.com, which is some kind of eBay-like online marketplace as far as I can tell. I took a risk, and it paid off! There are a lot of sketchy reviews about Bonanza as a whole, but, in my experience, these things usually come down to the individual seller, and Beautychain had a pretty positive (99.5%) rating.
I was really desperate for these polishes, guys- couldn't tell you why! I couldn't find them online anywhere- at the time they were sold out on Essie's own site (and I think they still are), and I didn't really want to pay full price anyway!
I had actually seen them in person in a CVS display, but that was it, and again- full price, not so much.
Anyway, here's Ham-the-dog:
"Whatchu got for me???"
And this was right before he decided to break his "wait," and lunge up at the tasty carroty reward:
I should probably find something else healthy to treat him with because I'm tired of writing "carrot" on this blog, lol!
The polishes actually came in two sets like this:
Notice how they package one unwanted shimmer-less shade in each of the two sets- haha!
Each set was $12.82, and shipping from Beautychain was $10, which is not the best, but that works out to $34.14, which is still cheaper than the $51 original retail I would've paid for these elsewhere!
I should also mention that I've never purchased an entire Essie collection at once before like this! That's how much I was intrigued by these!
The packaging was kinda lovely, though:
Bottles removed from their boxes!
The one in the middle there is Essie- Coat Couture, which everyone is dying over at the moment!
I've actually already tried three of these polishes: swatched one, and worn one as nail art, and had my nails break pre-swatch on another. It's been a mixed experience so far, but you can expect a more detailed review when I get to swatches of these!
More bottley goodness:
L to R: Spun in Luxe, Just Stitched, Coat Couture, Comfy in Cashmere, All Eyes on Nudes, Wrap Me Up
Stay tuned for swatches- they are coming....sometime!
What do you think?
Have you guys tried any of the Cashmere Mattes?
Favorite color here?