Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Essence The Dawn is Broken

I was only recently introduced to Essence polishes and I have to say I'm very impressed.  The formula is great, the brushes are on the wider side, and the colors are unique and wearable. The Vampire's Love Collection TE is no exception.  (I have no clue was TE means, but I'm assuming its the European equivalent to LE.)


As of now, I have only swatched The Dawn is Broken and Into the Dark and I am super excited that I still have two more polishes from this collection to try, sent to me by the lovely Ruth in Spain.


The Dawn is Broken is by far the most unique grey polish I own.  A stone grey with beige undertones, TDIB has little black flecks interspersed in the polish.  In real life, it's only visible up close, but you are able to tell that this is a special color without a magnifying glass. In two coats, this applied well and fully.  Reminds me of cookies and cream :)





I'm really quite pleased with this polish and wish the black flecks were a bit more prominent.  I like that there isn't any shimmer here since I think that would have taken away from that marble-esque feel TDIB gives off.  


Do you ladies own any Essences?  Any your recommend I get?  And more importantly, do any of you know what "TE" means?  



23 comments :

  1. Wow, I love this color. I have seen picture before, but your close up really makes me want it. OMG! Gorgeous.

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  2. I would totally recommend getting it if you have a contact in Europe. This collection is great and this polish is really top notch.

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  3. I love this polish, is very unique.. glad is in my stash :) MMM maybe TE is Temporary Edition :-P hehehe could be right??? right???

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  4. Better guess than anything I came up with!

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  5. I have this one ...it's LE = Limited Edition  :-)

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  6. It's being promoted on all the blogs as TE, though...?

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  7. They sell them here (Netherlands) as LE in the shops

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  8. This is lovely.  Wish I could get it, but sadly I probably won't be able to.

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  9. Aaaahhh!!  One of my wishlist polishes!!  So pretty!!  I have no idea what TE means, lol.

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  10. Oh, weird. I wonder why some people wrote it with a T. Thanks for letting me know!

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  11. This is a very interesting polish!! Great swatch! :D

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  12. Try eBay. I've found some HTF stuff there for cheap.

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  13. Oooh I haven't seen this before!  I loooove the black specks.  What a cool polish and great pics!

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  14. The black flecks are what sold me on this entire collection. I just love how different this grey is from anything else I own.

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  15. Super pretty! This collection has some awesome polishes!! Looks very nice. Essence has some gorgeous polishes.

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  16. So late to the game here, but TE is Trend Edition. It's what Essence generally call their limited edition collections as far as I know :)

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  17. Regardless, I appreciate you letting me know!

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