Showing posts with label Essence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Essence. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BPS: Plaid Water Decal, French Mani

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Its a beautiful sunny morning here in Michigan, we are getting closer to summer weather :D I have some plaid water decals from The Born Pretty Store to review for you today. 


I choose these decals since I loved how they are glittery and knew they would make a great fancy french mani.

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Orly Artist: Crisp White
Essence: Give me Nude Baby

I love how easy water decals are to apply and they give you such gorgeous nail art. My nails are now at the length where french manicures look perfect, and I am sort of obsessing over it ;)

These decals are perfect for a easy fancy french manicure, you can find them here. The Born Pretty Store really has so much to offer in nail art items, they also offer free International shipping. Make sure to use my coupon code below for 10% off!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Essence Nail Art Review

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Morning, hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I had some fun doing my cousins and their friends nails for prom, I will share those designs with you later this week. For now I have the last part of my Essence products review. These items are used for nail art, which you will see below.

First up I have a mani using the polish, french manicure pen, and effect nails glitters pictured above.

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Essence: Give Me Nude, Baby & French Manicure Pen
Effect Nails: Call me Galaxy

Give Me Nude, Baby is the perfect nude for a french manicure, shown is two coats. 
I didn't have much luck using the manicure pen, it was rather difficult to get the look I have shown. The pen tip is plastic and only comes out in very thin lines, also it is important that your base is completely dry otherwise the plastic tip punctures the base and creates dents.
I did however really enjoy the pot of glitters for this effect nail. I choose to place some glitters at the tips to add some extra bling.

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Essence: Thats What I Mint
Tattoo Pen

I choose to randomly draw some tribal designs using the Tattoo Pen. This product made me really excited to be able to draw out detailed designs. Learning from my experience with the white pen I made sure to let my base coat dry completely.  As you can see, this is great for very fine details, but it is harder to get straight thick lines.

Make sure you visit your local Ulta store to view Essence entire nail art line, they have very reasonable prices!

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Essence Polish Reviews

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Morning Lovelies. As mentioned earlier this week I have some swatches of Essence polishes that I received. You can check out the nail art I did with these colors here. Essence is a very affordable brand that stays on top of nail trends. I have three colors, shown below, swatched for you today.

First up I have the red texture swatched. We all know how popular texture polish was beginning of last year, and it's great to see Essence has their own texture polishes, so you don't have to spend alot to stay on trend!

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Essence: Me & My Lover. Two Coats no top coat.
This formula was so easy to work with, and drying time is comparable to Zoya pixie dusts. This texture finish is also very similar to pixie dust which is my favorite type of texture finish.

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Essence: That's What I Mint. Two coats no top coat.
Great creme formula and fast dry time. This color also has a very subtle shimmer to it.

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Essence: The Green & The Grudge. Two coats with Essence: Gel Look Top Coat
This polish was pretty opaque in one coat, I added second coat for swatch purposes. Also check out how shinny this finish is using Gel Look top coat.

All of these polishes had great application and dry time. I really love how shiny the Gel Look Top Coat dried, but unfortunately it is a slow drying top coat. I have one more review of Essence products for you next week, stay tuned!

Make sure you visit your local Ulta store to view Essence entire nail art line, they have very reasonable prices!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Essence Floral and Stripes

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Hello my long last nail polish lovers. I guess I have been gone for awhile now... and should give an explanation. I had a nail break (pointer finger) and also just lost inspiration for doing my nails. Life events happen which left me in a slump. I am hoping to get back into nails full force soon, till then I will have a few posts thru out the weeks. Today I have some nail art done with Essence polishes that I received for review. I really was inspired by the colors to do this floral stripe design.

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Essence: Me & My Lover, The Green & The Grudge, That's What I Mint, and Give Me Nude Baby

I will have a full review on each of the polishes used later this week. Thought I would share my nail art first since I have left you all for so long.  Aren't these colors great together!? Below are a few ways to follow Essence and see all the great nail art items they offer.

Make sure you visit your local Ulta store to view Essence entire nail art line, they have very reasonable prices!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Essence Review, Part 3

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Yay it's finally Friday, only 8 hours of work stand in my way of the weekend! For the last of my Essence review I have some nail art items :) I love glitters and studs so I was very excited to try out these items. This pack is called Essence Nail Art Decorating Kit, it comes with some glequins, line glitters, round studs, diamond glitters, and gold foil pieces.

I used the round studs and diamond glitters for this look.

Zoya: Toni
Essence Glitters
Essence Gel Look Top Coat

The gold diamond glitters are so shiny! To apply both of these I used a toothpick dipped in water to pick the glitters up. The glitters laid nice and flat after a top coat, also the round studs are not balls they are cut in half which makes them stay attached much easier to the nail. I love the variety of glitters you get in this pack. I probably wont use the line glitters ever and wish they gave more of the ball studs!!

As I said in my first post I got the Gel Look Top Coat and have used it on all these mani's. My final thoughts on this product is that it is great for a super shiny finish! Now the downfall for me was that it does have a longer dry time, but that's only cause I always use the fast drying top coats. I wore each mani for a full two days and didn't have any tip wear.  If you really want that shiny look I would grab this one!

These are all crazy cheap products, make sure you check out your local Ulta store and pick up these goodies! I know I will be going thru my Ulta store to find more essence products!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Essence Review, Part 2

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It's almost Friday! I hope you enjoyed my first review for Essence products. Today I am going to be showing you the other polish I received from Essence with nail art products as well.

Essence: Iced Strawberry Cream
Essence: Gel Look Top Coat
Two coats, application was smooth and fast dry time.

For the next look I used french tip guide I received and also a small stamping kit shown below.

I wanted to compare the stamper and scrapper to other ones I own. You can see the scraper has smaller width which I assume is because you aren't working with full nail images, so the smaller width is ok. Also I don't use metal scrappers to prevent damaging the plate, plus metal on metal is the worse sound ever!

 The stamper is about the same size as the large Konad (shown to the right of the essence stamper) However the stamper itself seems to be a much harder material. If you are used to the roll on method for stamping, this stamper works well. I also was not used to such a short handle, I guess I feel like I have better control with the longer handles.

Although there were some items that I didn't like about this stamping set, I do believe if you are just starting to get into stamping this is a great beginner set! I would say it is even better than the salon express. Check out the design I created with these products.

I simply love a classic french tip mani. I am a huge fan of french tip guides since I am not the best at achieving them by free hand. You get a good amount of guides and once again price is very reasonable! These products are also avaiable at your local Ulta store. Tomorrow I have the last of the goodies I received, think sparkles!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Essence Review, Part 1

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I am very excited to start this three part review on some awesome products I received from Essence. I got two polishes and lots of nail art items from their spring/summer 2013 new arrivals to share with you! I also got Essence Gel Look Top Coat that I will be using for all these mani's with my final thoughts at the end. To start it off I have one of the colors with some nail art stickers.

Essence: Cafe Ole
 Essence Gel Look Top Coat
This is two coats, application was easy, and the formula also has fast dry time.

For my next look I added a few nail art stickers that I received, this pack was called French Glam.

This is a very elegant look. The stickers were easy to apply using tweezers. I added another coat of the Gel Look top coat to this design. I absolutely love this nude, it may be the best nude I have! So far I have no complaints with these essence products, tomorrow I'll have another essence review.

You can find these products at your local Ulta store. Their products range from .99 cents to 3 dollars, very affordable!