💅🏻MANICURE MONDAY💅🏻 Essence – Out of Space Stories collection

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a great weekend. Wow, wasn’t it a beautiful weekend in Cape Town, the sun was shining and it was so warm, perfect winter days.

Today i will be chatting about the new(ish) Essence Out of Space Stories nail polish collection, it was released a couple months ago but i only recently bought them off Takelot.com (HERE)

This collection features 7 gorgeous colours, they either have a holographic, chrome/metallic or iridescent finish. I have only seen them being sold at Dis-Chem stores for R 44.95

I have swatched all 7 colours, none of which i have sealed with a top coat so I wanted to show all of you what they look like on their own.

Outta Space is the Place is an iridescent pearly pink with a slight green/blue shimmer. This is one of my favourite colours of the collection. I have done 2 coats here for full opacity.

Across the Universe is a weird one for me and the one i dislike from the collection. Its a lilac purple duo chrome with a semi pearl finish. It has a grey blue undertone shimmer to it and dries with a dull streaky finish which i don’t like.

Space Glam is so gorgeous! Its a beautiful bright lilac punches full of gold flaky glittery shimmer.I did 2 coats for full opacity. How can you not love this colour?!?!

Beam Me Up is a bright fuschia pink with a holographic finish. I did 2 coats for full opacity. Its a beautiful colour and perfect for Spring and Summer

Intergalatic Adventure looks so different from the bottle to the swatch stick. From the bottle it looks like its going to be more purple than blue but this colour epitomizes the entire collection, the colour looks like someone took the actual universe and bottled it, but it doesnt come across on the swatch. It settles to a duo chrome navy blue with a shimmer.

We Will Spock You is another great colour. Its a silver holographic punches with tons of shimmer and a hint of blue coming through.

1000 Light Years Away is a black polish with rainbow coloured bits of glitter. Its probably the only one i think needed a top coat as it finished dry and semi matte looking. A top coat smoothes it out and gives it the shine it lacks. Its not the easily formula to work with as its very thick.

Have you tried this collection yet? If so, what is your favourite colour?

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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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