Tag: Essence

NOTD: Essence Snow White Collection: Grumpy

It’s been a little while since I have done a nail of the day post. Renovations and nail polish don’t really mix! But I have a gorgeous polish to show you today that won’t leave you at all grumpy 😛

In my brain, I thought the Essence Snow White collection had come and gone, but browsing my local Priceline, I came across a near-full stocked display!  This polish just caught my eye. However the name makes me laugh. Grumpy? This polish doesn’t make my grumpy AT ALL. If only there was a ‘Sad’ dwarf 😛 I love that this is an in your face, but still a darker kind of cobalt blue, because I find lighter blues a little harder to wear sometimes. This went on in two coats and no streaky-ness in sight. In some photos there was a visible nail line but in real life you couldn’t see it at all. Excuse the bubbles, they came from the top coat, need to tone down the application!

Have you seen this collection around?


Review: Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow

I have a BIG love for cream eyeshadows. BIG LOVE. I love the way they go on and how they make a fantastic base for eye looks. So I am always on the hunt for ones to add to my collection.

Enter Essence cosmetics. This European brand has been on my radar for a while, but until Target and Priceline started stocking them, they were fairly difficult to get in Australia. So obviously as soon as my local Priceline had their shiny new display up I was like a bee to a honey pot. And with that brought the purchase of these two lovely shades.



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NOTD: Essence Love of Pink

Last night I spent way too long trying to decide what colour I wanted to paint my nails. And it appears as a fail-safe move I always fall back to pinks- probably why I have over 20 pinks in my collection! So when I finally decided today, it was clear this fitted my adoration of pink, and the name says it all.

This Polish is a part of their “Multi Dimension XXXL shine” range. And it really lives up to having that shine factor. While it doesn’t give the shine like a topcoat will, if you were time constrained you would definitely find this sufficient.
It is quite a blue based pink, hinting towards a brighter raspberry colour. With the cloud cover I have today (seriously Melbourne, this is supposed to be summer!) it was quite hard to catch a true colour on camera but the picture below gives quite a good representation. It also shows off the shine factor- I haven’t applied a top coat. If anything, the shine in the photo takes away from the true creaminess of the polish.
This was amazing to apply 1-2 coats for an opaque finish. As this is my first essence polish, I’m unsure of how it will wear, but the true test will come this evening when I head to work. If any of my polishes last through a shift at work, they are a winner to me.
Essence polishes are extremely cheap and well worth the money. I am unsure if the Multi Dimension polishes are available because I purchased this from the Heat Warehouse Sale last year, but if this polish is anything to go by, the rest will a big hit with me and you will be seeing may more of their polishes pop up on here!
Essence cosmetics are available at Target.
Have you tries Essence nail polishes before? Any recommendations for me to try out?