Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Essie's Cosmo

Today I received Essie's 'Cosmo's PSS shimmer'. I entered a contest a week or two ago that Cosmopolitan was running. (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sweepstakes/22425)
The first 1500 who entered got a bottle of this exclusive shade. I didn't even know that I won until it was in my mailbox today!  

It came packaged in a cute little box.

Pointer- Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'Roadhouse Blues'
Index- Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'The It Color'
Ring- Essie Essie'CPSS'over OPI 'Alpine Snow'
Pinky- Three coats of Essie Essie 'CPSS'

    Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'Black Onyx'
(All with one base of OPI NE and a Dazzle Dry top coat) 

Same colors as above except with Essie 'Matte About You'
I put the Matte About You over the Dazzle Dry top coat. It still worked, but this was my first time using it, so I don't know if I would have gotten different results had I not put on the regular top coat :-X

Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'Black Onyx' with Essie 'Matte About You' top coat.

Final thoughts:
I take anything that is free. If you don't like it, you don't have to keep it. I won't be wearing it alone. If I decide to wear it in the near future, I'll probably layer it over Alpine Snow since I feel like the Black Onyx combo is more appropriate for the winter season. I was kind of rushed tonight since I have a busy rest of the week ahead of me. I just grabbed a few colors from my rack that I thought would be interesting to put under it. What do you all think of this shade? Any combos I should try? 
BTW, I also received Essie 'One Day Without Blues'. It is a limited edition shade with Toms shoes. I entered this contest on twitter and BOOOOOOM! It was in my mailbox a few days later. If you want to see swatches of that, I will be more than happy to do so! 


  1. Tara - awesome blog! Congrats too on your 7 followers - getting started is the hardest part.

  2. Great post! Wish I had known about it - I would have been all over that contest!

  3. Tara, I love your blog! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award at http://lacquerman.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-lazy-am-i.html