ESSIE FIND ME AN OASIS WITH A TWIST

Unfortunately for some of you, I don’t see this obsessieon subsiding anytime soon.

What is there not to love about Essie’s nail polishes? Their formula is fantastic – easy to apply, durable, chip resistant. Most of all, I love the pastels. For the first time, I am able to achieve an opaque pastel color after just 2 coats. With certain other brands, it took 3 really thick coats and an hour of drying to get the same color that you see in the bottle.

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Essie’s Find Me An Oasis is a beautiful pastel baby blue color, or at least in Europe it is. For some reason, there are enormous color differences between US and Europe versions of certain nail polish colors. You are welcome to google this, it’s quite astonishing. One of my dearest friends, Ines, also a fellow “beauty blogger”, ordered Find Me An Oasis through ebay after we met in Zagreb one day. She fell in love with it as fast as I did when I saw it at the store. A few weeks later, Ines ended up receiving the US shade, which is a lot less pastel than the EU one. The EU version has hints of lilac, which is responsible for the amazing softness. Nevertheless, we agreed that both shades are quite lovely, and we both share this tiny obsessieon, for which I am to blame.

To bore you a little less, I grabbed the sparkly silver polish by Catrice. The color called 01 It’s Showtime is part of their Luxury Lacquers line. As a result, I am wearing stripes on two of my nails – for the first time in my life. :) I was never a huge fan of nail art, or rather afraid not to cross the border of kitschiness. For now, I’ll stick to these small, tasteful interventions.

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  • Ivana

    Prekrasni lak! Nikad nisam koristila Essie lakove, a Catrice lakove obožavam. Prvi put sam na tvome blogu i sviđa mi se, nadam se da možeš posjetiti moj te ostaviti koristan feedback što misliš, tek sam nedavno počela pisat:) hvala ti, do sljedećeg čitanja :)

    http://www.itsmissivana.blogspot.com

  • Jean Love

    baš si majstorica pretvaranja nečeg jednostavnog i naizgled “običnog” u nešto elegantno i predivno :)

  • Essie lakovi me i ne privlače baš iz prostog razloga što imam neke voljene jeftinije solucije tipa GR ili Flormara koji su u Bosni prejeftini. Mnogo mi se sviđa oblik tvojih noktiju, inače više volim duže nokte ali tvoji mi izgledaju preslatko. :-)

  • Ja nažalost nemam ni Golden Rose ni Flormar u svojoj blizini u Austriji, a Essie mi se zaista dopao i nije me još razočarao pa ga se držim. :) Vjeruj mi da i ja volim duže nokte, ali sam bila prisiljena skratiti ih pred kraj semestra zbog izrade modela za fakultet, pa sad još čekam da narastu. :)

  • hvala ti! :) i jednostavno može biti lijepo!

  • Meni je ovo možda treći lak od Catrice, pa još ne mogu previše reći o samoj kvaliteti lakova, ali sam zadovoljna s ovima koje imam. Hvala za komentar o blogu, idem posjetiti tvoj! :) Dobrodošla!

  • Gorgeous colour, I’ll have to check my bottle as I’ve not noticed the difference in colour before :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Nikolina Dragojevic

    love it :)

  • Beatrix

    Not really my shade, but I seem to love every one you introduce us here! :)
    And YAY for nail art! It’s lovely. ^.^

  • Kristina Kemešić

    Divna nijansa, ali bas bas! :)

  • Makeup and OTHER

    divna nijansa <3 lijepa pastelna,,,
    odličan detalj s Catrice lakićem <3

  • krasna je nijansa, svidja mi se i shiny dodatak

  • Jelena Djukic

    Kad god posetim tvoj blog, ostanem neko vreme nad fotkama, pa zaboravim šta sam htela reći. A ako ne zaboravim, onda se nećkam da li da to što imam da kažem napišem na engleskom ili domaćem i tako neodlučna odustanem. Sve u svemu, blog je divan. Posebno cenim neobično “žive” fotke manikira. Svaki post uredno pročitam i odgledam :). Eto. Rekla sam. Znam da znači.

  • What a pretty colour! I’m kind of an Essie addict as well. I think the quality/price ratio is hard to beat! Also love the brush. Since last spring I’m obsessed with pastely blues, lavenders and mints, so this is right up my alley!

    Your photography is truly stunning as well. :)

  • ajme kako predivne riječi! puno ti hvala što si mi uljepšala dan! :) slobodno piši na kojem god jeziku te volja! hvala što si vjerni čitatelj! :)

  • Essie’s pastels are amazing! I’ve been loving them as well! A wonderful lavender is Essie’s Go Ginza. I love just how pigmented they are, two coats are enough and the drying time is very short. :)

    And thank you for the compliment!