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Monday, 8 March 2021

Essence - The Heat Is On




This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is slightly sheer on the 1st coat but okay on the 2nd. It is a nice enough cherry red. BUT this is meant to be a thermal polish and I didn't notice a change? Maybe slightly purple at the tips in the last photo? I did run it under the hot tap for a while. It also didn't last well at all, got awful tip wear early on!!! So for me this nail polish was a total fail :-(

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly thermal
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = Essence pop up store years ago

My Personal Rating = 5/10

72 comments:

  1. I recently was given a sample from a friend. It was in this very deep red color: Marvelous!
    I love this color! It’s so bold and makes my nails pop. 😄

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    1. Glad you like this one. These colours are nice :-D

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  2. Hermoso color rojo, tan sensual. Te mando un beso y ten un lindo día

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  3. Ooh, I like this red. Looks nice.

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  4. best red in nail art...

    red looks so prety and sexy

    love it dear

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  5. what a pity, because the color is nice

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    1. I know! At least the colour is nice :-D

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  6. I have this one and it took me 3 coats to get full colour and effect at the time. However, I am not sure whether thermal pigments degrade over time.

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    1. I think they do degrade and probably missed the opportunity with this one sadly! Thanks :-D

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  7. Even if it's a total fail, at least it looks nice in a photo.

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    1. Well that's it Kirk, it is a nice enough colour! Thanks :-D

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  8. It is a pity that I disappointed. But the shade is beautiful!

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  9. Aw..too bad it didn't work out. You never know with some formulas.

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    1. Yeah too bad! That's it exactly! Thanks :-D

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  10. The colour is lovely but it is such a shame that it didn't really change colour and didn't last well. What a letdown! I hate when that happens.

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    1. Oh totally. Feel a bit bad about it but as you as at least the colour is nice :-D

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  11. It is so disappointing when the thermals don't work. But you can't even see on the sticker what colour it should change into - how weird :D

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    1. I was thinking that too! Usually it is better to see! The others in this line were better. :-D

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  12. Pity that it does not work well because I like this shadow I must say :-)

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    1. It is a nice colour but a let down otherwise! Thanks :-D

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  13. Pretty color but such a shame that it did not last long enough

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  14. How beautiful the color red is and how well it looks on a woman's nails
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    Hug… Take care
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    Poetic Thoughts and Daydreams
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  15. Es un color muy bonito, me gusta mucho
    bsss

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  16. Boa noite. A cor é maravilhosa.

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  17. Shame this thermal nail polish was a fail and didn't last well.

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    1. I know, was a bit annoyed! Thanks Ivana :-D

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  18. Big fail I didn't notice any color change!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  19. Such a shame that the thermal part didn't work and that it wore so much :( Definitely not one to repurchase!

    Hope you are having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. It really was a bad polish. Nope won't be repurchased! Thanks :-D

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  20. Such a nice color. Too bad it doesn't have the thermal color changing effect as promised.

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    1. I know, I was so annoyed as I really like a thermal. Thanks :-D

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  21. Hmmm, yeah that seems to be a dead thermal.

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  22. Thermals only tend to last 6 months to a year so maybe that's why it's not changing?

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