Collections, Eyes, Nails

Essence “& the Lovely Little Things” Trend Edition

I’m a little bit late with this trend edition this month as I was away on holidays when it launched mid August but as far as I know it’s still available until the end of September. This trend edition is called “& the lovely little things” and it’s  capsule collection of three eyeshadow palettes, 2 lip balms, 4 nail polishes, nail file, nail stickers and a gorgeous contour, blush and highlight palette. The only thing I don’t have from the collection for this review today is the nail polishes but I will insert HD Images at the end just so you guys can see the colours available.

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Lets start with my favourite from the collection and that’s the lip balms. Both of these lip balms are the exact formulation wise. They only differ with their scents and outer packaging. The pink tube is called 01…& you smile and it has a strawberry scent to it while the peach one is called 02…& we kissed and you guessed it, it has a peach scent to it.

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The formulation of these lip balms is absolutely lovely. Very hydrating and just the right amount of slip to them for them to go onto the lips smoothly. Out of the two I personally have been using the pink one but only because I prefer the scent of strawberries over peaches. Highly recommend these as they are very handbag friendly and great for on the go.

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For the eyes, this collection has three different eyeshadow palettes. Each palette has seven shadows and a brush/sponge applicator. They all don’t have a mirror because the lids have cute designs added to them. Personally I would have liked a slide out mirror from the bottom but that’s only because I think all eyeshadow palettes should come with a mirror.

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Two of the three palettes would be considered on the warmer side of things colour wise. They have very neutral and earthy tones as their eyeshadow shades. The texture of the shadows in all of the palettes is buttery soft but I did find the some of the lighter shades barely had any pigmentation to the point where I had to swatch them using the sponge applicator in order for me to show you the colour of it.

The matte shades are also more powdery than the shimmer shades but to be honest on the eyes both formulations blend out beautifully and last quite a good while on the eyes. The first of the palettes is called 01…& my BFF on the phone and it has 6 matte shades and one shimmer shade.

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The second palette is called 02…& the love story with my wardrobe. It has 6 shimmery shades and one matte shade.

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Last palette is probably what would be called the smoky palette from the collection and it’s called 03…& our secret date at midnight. Eyeshadow wise it has three mattes and four shimmers.

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This collection does contain a face palette and it’s called 01…& my crazy family. This palette has two gorgeous blush shades, two highlighters and two contouring shades. I love everything bar the contouring shades.

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Formulation and texture wise all of them are super soft and smooth, with minimum powder kickback. My issue with the contour shades is that they’re just a tad bit warm for using as contour, they’re more suited as bronzers but other than that it’s very much a gorgeous palette.

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The final products from the collection are all nail products and they include a cute double side nail file which is excellent at filing nails, some nail stickers which you have the option of using either on your nails or to enhance the packaging of the palettes by popping them on and four beautiful shades of nail polish which I’ve added HD Images of below.

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Let me know what your favourite product is from the collection 🙂

-Talk Soon xx

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Collections

Essence Cubanita Trend Edition

Another limited edition trend edition from the brand Essence Cosmetics is hitting the shelves for the month of July and ending in August. Details on this collection are all below and as far as I know this collection won’t be available in Ireland.

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Jumbo Highlighter

“Fine metallic, shimmering pigments ensures a summery glow-the gorgeous palm tree embossment and the exotic coconut fragrance create a Cuban beach feeling.”

Gel Eyeliner Pen
Available in two shades

“Metallic turquoise and pink with a high coverage ensure long-lasting, waterproof eye makeup styles.”

Cosmetic Bag

“Cute cosmetic bag made of canvas with a banana print and a funny statement-perfect for storing beauty products.”

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“One end is for combing the eyebrows and the other is for applying various eyebrow products-especially suitable for liquid and gel-like textures like the cushion eyebrow ink.”

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“The innovative cushion is soaked with liquid eyebrow ink and dispenses just the right amount of texture. The eyebrow ink has a buildable coverage: one layer is ideal for lighter skin tones, two are perfect for brunettes.”

Baking and Banana Powder

“The loose powder in a soft, light yellow is ideal for the baking technique or for use as a matt highlighter.”

Wet Look Lip Laquer
Available in two shades

“Liquid lip colour in pink and purple with a strong coverage and a high shine effect.”

Nail Polish
Available in four shades

“The ‘Essence Beauty Friends’ community has selected it’s favourites: the winners are these four summery ‘cubanita’ nail polishes with a strong coverage and a high shine effect”

Balmy Tint

“Tints the lips in a long-lasting pink-lighter or more intense depending on the individual pH-Value of the lips.”

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Collections

Essence “I Want Candy” Collection 🍓🍬 🍉

At the end of June I posted an overview post on the latest launch from Essence Cosmetics and that is their I Want Candy collection which happens to be in collaboration with Chupa Chups Lollipops. I will link the overview post below so you can see what else is available in the release but for this post I have a few of the products from the collection to talk about.

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As you can probably guess from a collaboration that features lollipops everything is very colourful from the packaging to the actual products. An added bonus is that fact that almost everything in this collection is also scented and the main scents are strawberry, watermelon and cola. All of these scents are actually the popular flavours of Chupa Chups Lollipops (my fav is actually cola 😋).

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Probably the product almost everyone asked me about when I posted my overview post on the collection is the Scent Shimmer Pearls Blush in the shade 01 I Want It All! I can finally report back that this blush is as good as it appears to be. It’s got high pigmentation, great blendability and tends to falter most skin tones as it goes on almost a soft peach shade.

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The only thing I didn’t like with this blush was the scent, it’s meant to be the same as a Strawberry Cream Chupa Chup Lolly but I personally found that the scent was a bit too artificial and so it didn’t translate to me as such. This blush has a retail price of 4.40 euros.

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The next main product that I have is the eyeshadow palette called 01 I don’t care, I  Lolly! This palette has four really pretty pastel shades. Two of them are shimmers and two are satin finish. For me, I found that the satin ones had a bit more pigmentation and blended a lot easier on the eyelid than the shimmer.

With regards to the scent of this palette, I think they got the strawberry scent spot on. It wasn’t artificial like the blush and it was also very subtle, meaning you only really smell it when you open up the palette. This I like because to be honest who wants strawberry smelling eyelids 😆

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The last makeup item that I have from the collection is their Lolly Dots Eyeliner in the shade 01 Dot it All. I have to say this is probably my favourite product from the collection. The most unique thing about is definitely it’s applicator. The tip of is shaped into three dots with the dots getting smaller as you move up the tip.

 

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This makes it great for creating unique eyeliner designs on the eye. It also makes it easier to map out your eyeliner shape by dotting it out before using the eyeliner pen on it’s side to create a flawless flick. Charlotte Tilbury adopts this technique and uses it on almost all her clients so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t either.  Pigmentation of this eyeliner is also super black and it dries down to a high shine glossy finish which personally reminds me of the shininess of the plastic wraps of the Chupa Chups Lollies.

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Let’s move on to some fun nail products, with these three amazing nail polishes. Each of the polishes has it’s own unique scent, but I don’t recommend you try to smell it from the bottle…..(yes, I did learn that the hard way.) The scent really only appears once the polish is dry on the nails. My favourite out of the three has got to be the Cola Scented polish which is a nice summery duck egg blue called 02 I want Cola!

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These polishes are slightly smaller in size than Essence’s normal polishes and I really think that’s simply because they are limited edition and part of a collection. The polishes do vary with each other with the amount of coats of each one you need to apply but they all have amazing colour pay-off and dry super quick. The pink shade is strawberry scented and is called 01 I want Strawberry!

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You do need to work a bit with these polishes due to their smaller size, it also means they have a thinner brush. The thin brush is great for precision but it also means you need at least three strokes of it to cover the entire nail with polish. The turquoise shade is called 03 I want Watermelon!

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These polishes retail for 1.90 euros a piece. There is also some cute nail stickers as part of this collection (also cola scented) and they are 1.60 euros and last really well especially if you pop on a thick layer of top coat over them.

Those are all the products that I have from this super fun collection. Let me know what you’re planning on getting from it & also what your favourite flavour of Chupa Chups lolly is 😀

-Talk Soon xx

Essence Trend Edition: I Want Candy 🍓🍬🍉

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Collections

🏃🏋 CliniqueFIT 🏋🏃

“When it comes to wearing makeup to the gym, I highly recommend not too. The reason being quite simple, when you sweat pores open and those open pores then absorbed the makeup you have on leading to blocked pores which leads to acne/whiteheads/blackheads etc,. That said I do know quite a lot of people, my friends included that cannot go to the gym without a little something. Clinique has recently answered their prayers and released an entire range of makeup and products specifically designed for use in the gym. The range is waterproof, sweatproof and long-lasting.

Post-Workout Face & Body Swipes
Price:
14 dollars/ 12 euros approx.

“Cleans away dirt, oil and sweat that can cause pores to clog or lead to breakouts. Refreshes skin, preps for makeup.”

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Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Price:
38 dollars/  32.50 euros approx.
Available in four shades:
-Light
-Light Medium
-Medium
-Deep

“Lightweight, sweat-and humidity proof foundation that keeps up with your highly active life. Medium coverage, natural-matte finish wears for 12 long-lasting hours. Protects with SPF 40. Won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Oil-Free.”

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Post-Workout Neutralizing Powder
Price:
29 dollars/25 euros approx.

“Colour-correcting powder instantly neutralises and conceals redness. Blends easily.”

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Lip & Cheek Flush
Price:
23 dollars/20 euros

“Sheer gel adds healthy looking touch of colour to lips and cheeks. Fade resistant. Oil-Free.”

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Pink In Motion

Workout 24 hour Mascara
Price:
24 dollars/20 euros approx.

“Volumizing mascara defines lashes. Life-proof formula is sweat resistant, humidity resistant and wears for 24 smudge-free hours.”

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Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturiser
Price:
29.50 dollars/25 euros approx.

“Instantly hydrates thirsty skin. Lightweight, oil-free moisturiser controls oil and shine as it mattifies.”

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Workout Face & Body Hydrating Spray
Price:
14 dollars/12 euros approx.

“An instantly refreshing spray that rehydrates and renews skin post-workout or anytime.”

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Clinique website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Clinique™.
Collections

Catrice Travelight

It seems one collection wasn’t enough for Catrice Cosmetics for the month of July. They have decided to release another and this is also limited edition however this one will only be available until the end of August whereas their Limited Edition: Catrice Soleil D’été collection will be available until the end of September. I’m not entirely sure if this collection will be available in Ireland but I do know it is available in most of Europe.

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Blush & Bronze

“Two subtly shimmering blush & bronzer nuances create a fresh and natural-looking, tanned complexion. The fine powder with a boat embossment offers two perfectly aligned shades for a beautiful effect on the skin. In addition to the make-up technique contouring, blush & bronze is also ideal for the latest trend Sun-Stripping”

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Cool & Matt Lip Colour
Available in two shades

“The cool & matt lip colours unite a creamy texture that spreads evenly across the lips and intensive colours with a high coverage and matt finish.”

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Cool & Matt Primer Stick

“A perfect, matt complexion is easy to achieve with the cool & matt primer stick. The stick is ideal as a preparation for foundation, and also great as a quick fresh up, thanks to it’s pleasant cooling effect on the skin. It is perfect travel companion and prevents the skin from sweating in hot temperatures. The mattifying effect means there is no need to use a powder with a matt finish-this way, the complexion looks fresher and more radiant.”

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Eyeshadow Palette

“Twelve powder eyeshadows with various effects and a mirror as well as an applicator are part of this must-have palette. The harmonious combination of colours ensures perfect 50’s eye make-up styles.”

Liquid Liner
Available in two shades

“Metallic, glossy pastel blue and midnight blue with a matt finish create expressive make-up styles.”

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Nail Laquer
Available in four shades

“These long-lasting nail polishes with various effects in unique packaging are absolute must haves this summer. Reserved champagne with a glittering finish, trend orange with no effect, elegant navy wit a discreet pearl effect and soft pastel blue with a light shimmer  create nail looks that are perfect for the sunny time of the year.”

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Radiant Glow Mist

“This refreshing spray is offset with a subtle shimmer-for a gorgeous summery glow. Thanks to it’s moisturising formula, the radiant glow mist has a cooling effect and provides the skin with the moisture it needs especially in the warm weather. Thanks to the practical pump dispenser, it’s easy to distribute the product on the skin evenly.”

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Catrice EU Website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™ 
Collections

Limited Edition: Catrice Soleil D’été

A brand new limited edition collection from Catrice Cosmetics set to be released mid-July and to be available up until mid-September. This collection is all about achieving that metallic and bronzed look that’s very on trend at the moment. There are seven products in total in this capsule collection and as always with these kind of overview posts, all the images and details will be below.

-Talk Soon xx

Duo Highlighter
C01 Gentle Sun Glow

“GLOWrious. A two-tone highlighter with a soft, slightly creamy texture and shimmering powder finish. Suitable for all skin types. Thanks to the shimmering bronze core and gorgeous rosé shade, the duo highlighter can be used to create many different looks.”

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Golden Lip Booster
C01 Golden Sun-bath

“Glossy Gold. The metallic gloss with a lip-boosting effect creates a shiny gold finish. Applying it on it’s own results in exciting metallic effects while the booster offers a soft, golden shimmer when applied on top of colour lipstick.”

csm_225127000_6ac3b01f44Metal Eyelight
Available in two shades

“Magnificent Metals. The gel-like eyeshadow with a metallic finish is easy to blend and can be intensified by applying several layers. In addition to creating expressive smokey eyes, the metallic eyeshadow in light champagne or bronze khaki is also ideal for setting targeted shimmering accents.”

Metal-Infused Eye Palette
C01 Metal Muse

“Metallic Eyes. Different effects ranging from matt to metallic: five perfectly aligned eyeshadows with a powdery texture for various expressive eye makeup styles. The high-quality packaging with an intergrated mirror has a unique graphic design.”

Metalip Colour
Available in three shades

“Creamy metallic. Metallic effects with a high coverage meet upon a pleasant cream texture. The lipsticks in three trend colours ensure an extravagant look. A peachy nude tone, rosewood as well as an elegant rosé create the matching lips to go with an all-over glow. In their golden packaging, the metalips are particularly eye-catching.”

Sheer Serum Bronzer
C01 InsTANned Complexion

“Fluid Glow. The liquid bronzing serum creates soft, golden accents. Extremely versatile: applied solo or mixed with foundation, the bronzer ensures a sun-kissed complexion. Liquid and creamy textures offer natural-looking results-especially for the complexion. The practical pipette applicator allows a simple accurate, dosage.”

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C01 Each and Every Sun

“Beautiful Bronze. A fine, matt bronzing powder ideal for the ‘contouring’ and ‘sun-stripping’ makeup trends. The mattifying powder suits every skin tone.”

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™

 

 

Collections

Essence Trend Edition: I Want Candy 🍓🍬🍉

Essence Cosmetics has a new trend edition out for the month of June up until roughly around mid-July. This collection isn’t available in all countries (Ireland won’t be getting it) but for those of you who do have it, it should be available to purchase now. This collection is in collaboration with Chupa Chups™ lolly pops and so everything and I mean everything in this collection is scented.

Scented Body Splash
01 Sweet Sugar Shock

“The light body spray provides a boost of freshness and leaves behind a pleasant peach fragrance.”

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Blush Brush
01 S’peach and Splash!

“The brush is ideal for applying and blending powder blush.”

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Scented Shimmer Blush Pearls
01 I want it all!

“The blush pearls in perfectly aligned shapes with a gorgeous shimmer ensure a rosy complexion.”

Scented Nail Stickers
01 I don’t care, I lolly!

“Cute images and a cola scent give any manicure an absolutely unique touch.”

csm_224838225269_c30888b30aScented Nail Polish
Available in three shades

“Pink, blue and mint with a strawberry, cola and watermelon scent create trendy nail designs with just one application.”

Scented Top Coat
01 I want peach!

“The top coat with a peach scent gives any nail polish a fantastic pearl finish. Use in combination with the scented nail polish to create new fragrances”

csm_224834225269_e9aa157628Scented Lipgloss  Palette
01 Sweet Sugar Shock

“Four lipglosses in candy colours put the lips in the spotlight and give them a delicious cherry scent too!”

Lolly Dots Eyeliner
01 Dot it all!

“A deep black eyeliner pen with a triple-ball tip for unique eye-makeup styles.”

Scented Eyeshadow Palette
01 Lovely Lolly Looks for Love

“The four cheerful shades with different effects hue a strawberry scent and ensures a summery look.”

Scented Hair Brush
01 I Put Cola in my hair, like I just don’t care

“The small brush with a cola fragrance ensures perfect style-also thanks to the integrated mirror in the shape of the Chupa Chups™ logo on the back of the brush head.”

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Essence Cosmetics website and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of Essence Cosmetics™