Believe it or not, this is actually my first Colour & Go polish! I knew they had these at Ulta, but I never went looking for them. It was only when I found out through Nouveau Cheap that the Essence sharpeners are dupes for Urban Decay's Grindhouse sharpener that I sauntered into the Essence aisle.
Unfortunately, there weren't any sharpeners left. It seems like whenever I really want something, it's sold out. (It took me months before I was able to get my hands on Nicole by Opi Kim-Pletely In Love and Revlon Whimsical.) But I did come away with this pretty polish. :)
This is 2 coats over Zoya Ray, but it definitely did not need any underwear. Chic Reloaded is opaque in 2-3 coats on it's own, so a base color is unnecessary. I thought Ray would make the duochrome pop more, but it looked the same as when it was swatched on its own.
To simply describe the polish, it's a sheer black base with pink to green shifting shimmer. The black base gives it the pop and opacity it needs. In the sun, it looks more like a grey shimmer polish with pink and green shimmer. But in the shade, it's a gorgeous green to pink duochrome. You can also see some teal and purple if you look closely. And at extreme angles you might even see some orange and gold.
I also found the brush easy to use. It has a wide, flat brush like OPI, which I love. I'm not a big fan of small, thin brushes. It's the main reason why I don't really go for Essies. These Essence bottles also have customized caps that reflect the polish inside. How cute! Best of all, these were only $1.99 at Ulta.
I don't know why it took me so long to try these! I'm definitely a new fan. ^^
Have you ever tried any of Essence's Colour & Go polishes? If you have, let me know which colors are must-haves. I'd love to check them out! :)