I bought it week - Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling

So this week I'm going to be doing this thing where I only post products I've purchased with my own money. Why am I doing this? I'd started to notice a trend in what I was posting - and it was very heavy on the samples from companies. When I first started this blog 2 1/2 years ago, I was DETERMINED to do everything on my own, that I wasn't going to be one of those bloggers who looked like they are doing it for free product. Then I got my first press samples... I won't deny that press samples are awesome. But there came a point, for me, when I looked at my blog, and other blogs, and wondered what the motive is. If you're in it for the free stuff, it's not the right motivation - and that's how this was born.

So what's on tap for today? An orange-y polish from Essence I snagged at Ulta on one of my scarse trips - Gorgeous Bling Bling!

The polish base looks pumpkin-y to me, and the sparkle in it looks more fleck-y than glittery. I'm a HUGE fan of orange, but for some reason, I just wasn't impressed with this color. The formula is great - 2 creamy coats to opaque, but on my nails, it just didn't do it for me.

There are a few other bloggers participating in this challenge with me. I'll be posting lip, eyes and nails this week, but you guys should also check out these bloggers, too! They will some wonderful posts for you all week long!