I seriously considered pretending I’m not a huge Twilight fan or admitting that once upon a time many blue moons ago I was really into Twilight or not reminding everyone that I once created my own Twilight collection (with Katie’s help…). But really, who am I kidding? I still love Twilight. I’m super excited about Breaking Dawn Part 2 coming out today. And if Pieces of Flair was still a thing (is it still a thing? I miss it…) I’d still be mad that it spoiled that Jacob was a wolf, well, shape shifter, whatever, before I read New Moon.
So to say the least when I saw that essence had a Twilight Breaking Dawn (part 2!) collection I was pretty excited. I spotted the display at Ulta and knew I had to pick up SOMETHING.
The collection has 4 nail polishes; Jacob’s Protection, Piece of Forever, Alice Has a Vision – Again and Edward’s Love. Despite the fact that the price list wasn’t in English, I figured out pretty quickly that the polishes were $1.99 a piece.
All of the polishes looked lovely but Jacob’s Protection caught my eye immediately. I have a serious love of all things navy (I blame my mother…) and nail polish is no exception! In the bottle Jacob’s Protection looked absolutely gorgeous. Due to this I had pretty high expectations and this polish did fall slightly short.
Jacob’s Protection has mostly blue glass flecks with a few greenish ones thrown in for good measure. This is all suspended in a sheer almost black base. Sadly, this is just a little dull on the nail. But still gorgeous. I just had extremely high expectations! And this is very unique in my collection.
The formula was a bit difficult to work with. It’s on the thick side and can get clumpy and the large, wide brush doesn’t help. I used three coats in my swatches. Two coats left quite a few bare spots.
Despite the formula issues, I’m happy I have this polish. It’s gorgeous and unique and well, it’s Twilight themed. That makes for a happy Alli.
I’ve always been the Jacob girl and Katie’s always been the Edward girl. So Katie will be posting Edward’s Love later today.
Below the jump there are a ton more swatches and essence’s step by step guide for the ULTIMATE vampire look (seriously) that ironically does not include nail polish. Hm. I bet vampires can do their nails super fast…