Café Olé on a Gloomy Day

Thursday, April 11, 2013

(hehe, that rhymed)


A couple weeks ago, I picked up this Essence Nude Glam polish from Shoppers Drugmart. I first saw these polishes on Blush Bug and I knew I had to pick some up. For $1.49, how could I say no? [edit: inflation -- it's now $1.99. Still a good deal though.]

Café Olé is a pretty nude-ish taupe shade and it has a very subtle shimmer. The formulation is great. It was a breeze to apply -- smooth & streak-free. The brush is flat and fairly wide, so it covers the nail in a couple strokes, and it took only two coats for an even finish.

I think Essence changed the formula of their polishes because I remember buying a bottle last year & wasn't that impressed with it.

Just to jazz up the neutral colour (though I can't remember where I originally saw this), I added a little dot to the top of the nail using Orly Rage.

Speaking of... Essence has also ventured into the world of nail art. I found some nail stamps, rhinestones, and a dotting tool amongst their products.

I ended up picking up the dotting tool because I've been meaning to get one for some time now. It works great -- just like how you'd expect a dotting tool to work. It's a bit easier to use than my makeshift alternatives. So long bobby pins / tooth picks, I'm stepping up in the world!




Overall, this is a great everyday colour, I've been wearing it a lot lately, and I would recommend checking these polishes out if you haven't already :).

Ps, what the heck is up with the weather in Toronto today? Sheesh.


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9 COMMENTS

  1. Wow love the nude and the little dot you did for accent. Cute blog!

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  2. is there a hailstorm in toronto too? hamilton aight looking too good right now

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  3. I LOVE Essence polishes. Seriously a well kept secret. I have that dotting tool as well, so little and cute!! I need to pick up this color!

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  4. I LOVE this combination. I think I'm going to have to put my dotting tool to some good use! :D

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  5. Essence products appear in random SDM here on the westcoast, I'll look for them forever then *bam!* I find it in a SDM in the middle of nowhere! I have a few of their polishes myself and I really like the formula (I have the same "new" gel formula), smooth to apply and neat little brush.

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  6. I have that Essie tool as well! I will try out the polishes knowing that the formula seems better now. :) Yep, weather in Toronto has been terrible, here's hoping it clears up soon!

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  7. We got a snowstorm in Montreal today! :(
    That's a very cute nail polish colour... I never really stopped and looked at the colours Essence had, but I might just pick this one up! $1.49 you say? I'm sold!

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  8. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the combo!

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  9. I've seen the Essence stands in Shopper's, but never paid much attention to the brand. This polish is beautiful though, and you really can't beat the price!

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