Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Preview: Essence "Rock Out" Trend Edition

Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Essence loves music! Things are going to get musical in October and November 2014 with new trend edition “rock out!” - essence is once again an official sponsor of the MTV European Music Awards. Glasgow is ready to welcome the who’s who of the international music scene on the 9th of November 2014 and fans can look forward to a breathtaking show. This trend edition offers cool beauty pieces and an exciting color scheme consisting of silver, mint, pink, purple and black. Highlights include the vinyl shine lipgloss, which comes in two trendy colors with a high-shine finish. And your nails are sure to shine as bright as the stars on stage: four nail polishes, a top coat as well as nail and body tattoos are here to create a pure party feeling with their glow-in-the-dark effect. And with the shoe accessory in a retro-cassette design, your shoes are spreadingthe rock’n’roll vibe, too! It’s showtime… with essence! 

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Cream eyeshadow: Eyes on me… in stylish silver, hip mint and light purple! The three ultra cool cream eyeshadows offer great coverage, create trendy color effects for your eyes and are easy to apply with your fingers. Available in 01 best rock, 02 best look and 03 best female. Around 2,29€*.
Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Liquid eyeliner: Music united! The two liquid eyeliners in purple and sparkling silver set gorgeous accents on your eyes. The slim brush guarantees a particularly accurate eyeliner style. And it rocks as a mascara topper, too! Available in 01 best pop and 02 best rock. Around 2,29€*. 
Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Vinyl shine lipgloss: As glossy as vinyl! This lipgloss with a trendy high shine finish is the ideal EMA companion. The high coverage combined with an ultra-glossy look is reminiscent of vinyl and is an absolute must-have. In a choice of rock-chic silver with glitter or an intensive bright pink. Available in01 best pop and 02 best rock. Around 1,99€*.
Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Multicolour blush: Ready to rock…! The multi-color blush consisting of light and bright pink as well as purple has a soft and velvety texture to give your cheeks a touch of color. Available in 01 global icon. Around 3,29€*.
Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Nail polish: Hands up! The four sparkling nail polishes in pink, dark purple, silver and black have a trendy glow in the dark effect. Absolute must-haves as you’re sure to stand out from the crowd with your glowing nails! Available in 01 best rock, 02 best hip-hop, 03 best pop and 04 best female. Around 1,99€*.

Glow in the dark top coat: Shine bright like a diamond! This top coat contains star-shaped flakes that glow in the dark to create extraordinary effects on your nails. Simply apply over your favorite nail polish and shine as bright as the stars on stage. Available in 01 biggest fan. Around 1,99€*. 
Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Hair dye powder: Encore, encore! Now’s the time for colorful highlights in your hair! The hair dye powder creates a beautiful color gradient in pink or purple. Simply apply the powder on individual strands of hair or the ends to create a unique look. Washes out easily. Available in 01 best pop and 02 best female. Around 2,99€*.
Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Glow in the dark finger & body tattoos: Glow… on your nails and body! The new glow in the dark finger & body tattoos are available in various designs like stars, music notes or cool sayings. Simply stick them on the desired areas of your nails, face or body and all eyes are sure to be on you! Available in 01 glow in glasgow. Around 1,99€*.

Shoe accessory: Play it loud! Get your dancing shoes on – not a problem with this shoe accessory in a cute retro-cassette design. Simply place the cassette on the front of your shoe and then thread your shoelaces thorough the holes on each side. Available in 01 EMAzing performer. Around 3,29€*.
Essence Rock Out Trend Edition

Essence “rock out!” will be available in stores in October and November 2014.

* recommended retail price

This trend edition will be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, The Netherlands, South Africa, Russia, and the UK.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Preview: Essence "24h hand protection balm – cake pops" Trend Edition

Essence 24h hand protection balm cake pops trend edition

Small, round, colorful and absolutely delicious! The new Essence trend edition “24h hand protection balm – cake pops” is dedicated to the cute patisserie creations from October to December 2014. Cake pops come in various shapes and sizes and are lovingly decorated with icing, sugar beads or sprinkles. The limited handbalms – which are now available in the scrumptious cake pop fragrances vanilla & cinnamon, cherry & coconut as well as cookies & almond – also have a beautiful design. Rich ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil provide dry, chapped hands with intensive moisture. Their24-hour formula is absorbed super-fast and won’t leave an oily film behind on your skin. Pampering care and a lovely fragrance for your hands… with Essence!

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Cookies & Almond: Pastry party. The combination of a delicious cookie and bittersweet almond scent is irresistible and provides an absolute fragrance experience whenever you apply the balm. Rich shea butter and valuable coconut oil perfectly round off the hand care program and replenish rough, dry skin with valuable moisture to leave it feeling wonderfully protected for 24 hours. Say goodbye to chapped hands! 

Cherry & Coconut: Fruity flavor! This handcream creation is a real fragrance sensation: fruity cherry and exotic coconut unites as an absolute dream team! And nourishing care doesn’t fall short either: the tried-and-tested 24-hour repair formula with shea butter and coconut oil provides dry, chapped hands with plenty of moisture to keep them optimally replenished and feeling soft enough to caress - even at low winter temperatures. 

Vanilla & Cinnamon: Dessert dream! Simply irresistible: the aromatic mixture of vanilla and cinnamon makes the 24h hand protection balm this season’s absolute must-have for pampering care. Valuable ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter provide plenty of moisture and leave your hands feeling wonderfully soft. The tried-and-tested 24-hour formula ensures long-lasting protection. 
Essence 24h hand protection balm cake pops trend edition

Essence “24h hand protection balm – cake pops” will be available in stores from October to December 2014 for 1,99€*. 

This trend edition will be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia Hercegovina, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Morocco, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan, Uruguay, and Bolivia.

* recommended retail price

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Born Pretty Store - Lace Flowers

This look has been done at least a million times, yet I still dig it. Black lace-y pattern on nude nails. A winner in my book. 
Born Pretty Store Lace Flowers Water Nail Decals

These are the water nail decals from Born Pretty Store that helped me achieve this look. There are 20 decals in the package: 10 black and 10 white ones and come in three different sizes. 
Born Pretty Store Lace Flowers Water Nail Decals

I used 2 coats of Essence Colour & Go in Nude It as my base color. I applied the decals once the polish dried and topped everything off with Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer. It looks cool and it really doesn't take that much time - not a lot more than a regular manicure. Water decals do not lift at the edges and don't feel uncomfortable wearing them. 
Born Pretty Store Lace Flowers Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Lace Flowers Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Lace Flowers Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Lace Flowers Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Lace Flowers Water Nail Decals

You can buy these water nail decals on Born Pretty Store (here's a direct link) for $2.86 per sheet.

If you're planning on buying from Born Pretty Store, here's a 10% off code for you - SSG10.

 *Products were sent to me for reviewing purposes.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Turquoise & Gold Water Spotted Nails

Turquoise and Gold Water Spotted Nails

Nail art that takes too much time just isn't for me (anymore). Unless I have one of those days - like I had yesterday. Sometimes even water decals and stamping feel like too much work ... but I pulled out the big guns yesterday. Three nail polish shades, a cup of water and spray disinfectant. Here's my take on the 3-toned water spotted nails
Turquoise and Gold Water Spotted Nails

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the water spotted technique, here's a great video tutorial (CLICK).

I used H&M Bella's Choice as a base for my water manicure and two different shades for water spotting: Essence Forever Mine (from the Denim Wanted TE) and China Glaze 2030. I believe any nail polish with thin formula should work well for this technique. I topped it off with a coat of my current favorite top coat - Essence Better Than Gel Nails High Gloss Top Sealer.
Turquoise and Gold Water Spotted Nails

Turquoise and Gold Water Spotted Nails

Turquoise and Gold Water Spotted Nails

Have you ever tried water spotted nail technique? What do you think about this look?

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Oh, make up! When exactly did our paths go their separate ways? I still manage to put on a bit of black eyeshadow instead of an eyeliner and some mascara every morning, but that's about it. Adding some blush to the cheeks if I'm feeling extra good... That's why I like to get the most out of my mascara. I like voluminous, long lashes, but don't fancy that 'spider-y' mascara look.

I was contaced by Stephanie (Younique Independet Presented), who said she found THE best mascara and offered to send me one to review. And that's how I got my own Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes mascara thingy. It comes in a black case with Younique logo on it. 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

There are two items in the case: transplanting gel and natural fibers. Both come in the same form as your regular mascara and are supposed to provide a 300% increase in thickness and volume to your lashes while still looking natural. Sounds nice, huh? 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

How to use the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes: 
1 - Apply a thin coat of your favorite regular mascara and let dry.
2 - Apply even coat of Transplanting Gel to your lashes.
3 - Immediately, before gel has time to dry, apply Natural Fibers onto lashes.
4 - Seal the fibers with another coat of gel.

Ingredients: Transplanting Gel: Water, Beeswax (Natural Propolis), Carnauba (Brazilian Palm Glue), Iron Oxide CI 77499 (black), Collagen, Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol. Natural fibers: 100% Natural Green Tea Fibers.

Transplant gel on the left and natural fibers on the right.
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Here's a little step by step demonstration: bare lashes, lashes with a coat of my current favorite mascara (Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume) and with a coat of Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Things I like:
* Good packaging and easy application - it applies just like any mascara. 
* The effect - longer and fuller lashes without clumping them too much. 
* Natural fibers. Well, I don't know if they're truly made of green tea and if so... why are they black, but they're certainly better from the other synthetic fibers. 

Things I'm not mad about:
* The price. 
* After a while, I get some fibers on my upper eyelid (from lashes touching the skin) - serves me right for having my lashes so long and voluptuous. ;) 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

You can get Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes on Stephanie's Younique online store for 29 USD. 

They currently ship to USA, Canada, Australia, Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. Shipping to UK will be available soon. 

Thanks for looking and commenting!
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