Essence's first trend edition of the year 2012 features five beautiful winter colours. The name is therefore well chosen: Crystalliced. The design of the bottles is very beautiful; it has snowflakes on the etiquette and the bottle holder. I only got these four:
from left to right
01 It's A Snow-Woman's World
05 Frosted Champaign
03 Iced Age Reloaded
04 Ice Eyes Baby
The first one is 01 It’s A Snow-Woman’s World. IASWW is a grayish lavender with pink and purple shimmer. Unfortunately, these shimmers don’t translate onto the nails, so you’ll just get a creme finish as final look. Here is IASWW with 3 coats:
There is something that makes this polish stand out from the other four I got: it contains carmine. With one eyebrow lifted, I searched what carmine is. When I found out, my other eyebrow lifted too and my eyes were like O.O Carmine is described as a bright red pigment and as a deep red colour, so I’m thinking it’s the pink shimmer.
What is more fascinating is the way it is obtained. I’m not sure you want to hear the details but in short, it comes from scale insects, meaning that IASWW is not considered as a vegan cosmetic product. I still need some time to progress this information, it won’t be the same anymore the next time I swatch It's A Snow-Woman's World...