Monday, February 20, 2012

Essence Irreplaceable

The stars to do not always align when you put on a pretty polish. Sometimes the polish you "ooh" and "ahh" at turns out to look like complete crap on your nails. Sorry, I had to blunt, but isn't that the truth? Essence Irreplaceable is a perfect example of this. The same goes for Zoya Jules, since I think they are very similar. These are beautiful taupe-beige polishes with insanely gorgeous golden shimmer. I love them, but they don't love me. This makes me want so shed sparkly tears of nail polish unhappiness. I will live though.

Essence Irreplaceable




Irreplaceable is a beige-nude with a gorgeous golden shimmer.

This makes me hands look ruddy and dirty. It's rather icky really. I absolutely love the shimmer in this. It is unlike any other gold shimmer I've seen. I just so wish it was paired with a different color. I've read a few blogs and seen other people's comments about this color, and it seems it goes 50/50 it either looks good on you or it doesn't. Very sad....very sad, indeed.

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34 comments:

  1. I don't think it makes your hands look dirty but I have to agree that it could have been paired with a different color.  The two colors together look very Grandma-ish, lol.

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  2. Oh this is a sad one! I adore this color and it really should make my nails look ruddy,but somehow it doesn't! I bet one of your friends will be very happy to have it. 

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  3. I just bought this color.  I figured for $1 if I hated it no big deal.  I don't think it looks bad on you at all.

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  4. I like it on you as well!  But I know what you mean....I will look at other people's hands and think , "I need that color!" only to put it on myself and want to gag ;)

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  5. I know what you mean! I had the same experience with Zoya Gaia. Beautiful polish, but didn't go with my skintone. I think it's the golden shimmer, I won't buy any neutrals with golden reflection unless I try them first!!

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  6. Such a beautiful shade! I love the subtleness of it and the fact that it's grey! 

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  7. This is such an elegant polish, love it

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  8. This looks gorgeous on you!!  It reminds me of All Hail the Queen, but with more shimmer.

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  9. This looks gorgeous on you!!  It reminds me of All Hail the Queen, but with more shimmer.

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  10. chromacraze.blogspot.comFebruary 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Oh my, this is so pretty! I need to find this polish! lol

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  11. Well, it looks beautiful on you from where I'm sitting, but I get what you're saying. Some nail polishes are just a let down. I'm a sucker for the golden shimmer, too. I do have an idea, though- do you have CG white cap? I feel like it might be a good way to layer strong golden shimmer over whatever other colour you want it on. It's quite sheer, so I would hope that the slightly milky base would allow a base colour of your choice to show through. 

    On a side note, I've never come across Essence polishes anywhere... where do you find them? 

    Thanks for sharing, Stephanie! :)

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  12. I know exactly what you mean. There's so many colors that I admire in the bottle that look like crap on my hands. I love Essence Irreplaceable though, it looks like it'll be similar to that new shade in the China Glaze Hunger Game collection. 

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  13. You must have cool-toned skin like I do, because I felt the exact same way about this AND Jules.  

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  14. Fast Track? That's what I was thinking, too! Would love to see a side by side comparison.

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  15. You might try Nite Owl by Orly, it's a  beige-y nude but with silver shimmer. I have cool-toned skin too, and it suits me. Gosh, the gold shimmer is pretty tho, I think I'd risk lobsterhands for it ;)

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  16. Yeah, I don't think the nude base does that shimmer justice.

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  17. I'm kind of attached too just because of that dang shimmer. We'll see...:P

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  18. I know thankfully it was a cheap mistake. I just wish it wasn't a mistake!

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  19. I hate that! That happens so often. A lot of the time you have a feeling that it won't work but you get it anyways!

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  20. Yeah, it's definitely the neutral with the gold shimmer throwing it off. 

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  21. It is a pretty shade! :)

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  22. I do have White Cap. I will try that! Thanks! I get Essence polishes at Ulta they are $1 :)

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  23. It is really pretty. I think you're right about it being dupey to one of the HG polishes.

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  24. Yeah I do. It's so strange because some warm shades look really good on me, but others are a nightmare. This is one of them for sure. 

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  25. I will have to check that one out!

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  26. Great nails, I love glitter nails!!!! Would u like to follow each other?? xxxx

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  27. i know the feeling! that happens with me when trying nudes :( but its worth keeping you can do nail art with it or something :) 

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  28. II don't think it looks bad on you at all! And it is a gorgeous color!

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  29. Only $1! Nice. Makes me wish there was an Ulta in my neck of the woods. In fact, I'm not at all certain we have them in Canada. 

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  30. Is it sheer enough to layer over something more intense so you can still enjoy the shimmer?

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  31. That makes me sad that this doesn't work for you! This is one of my FAVORITE polishes ever!

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