Saturday, December 3, 2011

Essence Choose Me!

Can I just say that I totally love cheap dupes? Especially this one. Choose Me! is a dupe of several polishes - OPI Catch Me In Your Net, Zoya Charla, and Orly Halley's Comet. I don't own the other three, but there are plenty of awesome comparisons on other blogs. Some say they are slightly different, but they're close enough to be called dupes to me! Best part? Check out how CHEAP Choose Me! is compared to the other three:

OPI CMIYN retails at $8.50 for 15mL. That's 57¢ per mL.
Orly Halley's Comet retails at $10.00 for 18mL. That's 56¢ per mL
Zoya Charla retails at $8.00 for 15mL. That's 53¢ per mL.
Essence Choose Me! retails at 99¢ for 5mL. That's only 20¢ per mL!!

I'll definitely choose Choose Me! lol


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2 coats Essence Choose Me
1 coat Poshe

Ugh this is so pretty!! It's a foil-y super micro glitter/micro flakie filled polish with a teal jelly base and the glitter particles are these green/teal with a subtle gold shimmer. Truly gorgeous. I'd say unique, but we know there are at least 3 other polishes identical or near identical to this. But I still think it's amazing.

The formula was just plain awesome. Thin and easy to use but still opaque in 2 coats. And I TOTALLY loved this brush. For how lame my brush was on MAC Bad Fairy, there's no excuse for that when this 99¢ brush was flawless. Reminded me of the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear brush, but when I held them next to each other, the Essence brush was just a LITTLE smaller. But the shape and density seemed nearly identical. And I love the Xtreme Wear brush.

5 comments:

  1. I love cheap dupes too, and this is one of my favorites!

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  2. That's a lovely polish, great colour and glittery too.

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  3. Madeline
    I could make an entire post devoted to how much I love dupes! Lol. I'm so frugal so when I can get a polish cheaper I'm all about it!!

    Charlotte
    I agree! I love blue polishes and it's just so pretty.

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  4. Apparently I loved this polish so much in the store I picked it up twice. lol Didn't even know it was supposed to be a dupe for more expensive brands.

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  5. Lizzy
    Lol!! I have yet to buy the same polish, but that's so funny! Perfect that it's only 99c, too!

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