Finally the new Essence products are available in switzerland: Two weeks after the official start. I got myself three new nailpolishes: Time For Romance, Make It Golden and Blue Addicted. Blue Addicted is a blue based polish with green and blue hexagon glitters... wait, what? Yeah right, just as in famous Across The Universe from Deborah Lippmann. Here the two bottles next to each other. DL looks much brighter in the bottle but on the nails... wait and see!
Deborah Lippmann - Across The Universe / Essence - Blue Addicted
ATU contains 15ml (50 fl. oz) and is officially sold for 18$. I paid 13$ on Ebay.
BA contains only 5 ml (0.16 fl. oz) and is sold for 1.95 CHF (1.25 Euro in Germany).
This is how they look on my nails. Now can you tell which one is Essence and which one is Deborah Lippmann? I can't! They are identical.
Here you go. Essence is on my index and ring finger and DL on my middle and little finger. Each with 3 coats and two coats of BTGN Top Sealer. Amazing, right?
The only difference: DL dries a little faster but with a rougher surface, whereas Essence takes a little longer to dry but with a smoother surface.
So, if you love Across The Universe but you don't want to spend 18$ on a nailpolish, be sure to check out Blue Addicted for half the price!