Collections

Essence Coast’ N’ Chill Trend Edition

So it’s been a minute since I last did an overview post on any collections which are being released. For today’s over view post I’m going to be focusing on Essence Cosmetics Coast ‘N’ Chill Trend Edition which as far as I know isn’t actually available in Ireland. That said, not all my followers are from Ireland either (which makes me super happy) so I’m sure this post will be helpful to someone. As far as I know this collection will be available till the end of of October.

Makeup Lightening/Darkening Drops
Available in two shades

“An individual dosage of these drops can make any liquid foundation lighter or darker as needed. Ideal when the seasons are changing and tans gradually fade away.”

Eyeshadow and Eyebrow duo brush

“The slanted bristles are ideal for emphasizing the brows while the rounded end of the brush is perfect for applying and blending eyeshadow.”

Eyeshadow and Eyebrow Palette

“Create trendy eye and eyebrow make-up styles with the silky-matt powder, which has a gorgeous colour gradient ranging from dark to light brown to a highlighter shade.”

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01 Good Vibes Only!

Blush Pebbles

“Different coloured blush pearls in rose and gold shades conjure-up fresh accents with a light bronzing effect on the cheeks.”

Caring Lip Balm
Available in two shades

“The moisturizing balm ensure soft lips and leaves behind a hint of rosewood, which looks especially flattering with a late summer tan.”

Velvet Matt Liquid Lipstick
Available in two shades

“The long-lasting, velvety matt texture can be intensified with each application. Rosewood and dark mauve are a perfect match for a late summer evening at the beach.”

Strobing Palette

“The three perfectly aligned shades ensure a summery glow-to make the warmer months of the year last a little bit longer.”

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01 Be Happy & Shine More!

Nail Sticker

“The self-adhesive nail stickers with cool images can be combined with a nail polish or worn on their own for a real coastal feeling.”

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01 The Coast & My NAils

Nail Polish
Available in four shades

“Nail POlishes with a high coverage in soft colours.”

-Talk Soon xx

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

 

Makeup Tools

Essence ‘Hello Happiness’ Trend Edition

Even though January is considered to be the month that the New Year starts in, I always feel like September is the month where the year really starts. It’s probably because it’s the month that indicates the end of summer, the start of schools and colleges and the beginning of a new season. For me whenever September comes around, I love to re-vamp not only my wardrobe but also my makeup and brush collection and it just so happens that Essence Cosmetics seems to be in the same mindset as me with the launch of their new trend edition ‘Hello Happiness’

 

This trend edition is dedicated in it’s entirety to makeup brushes and keeping them clean, pristine and in great condition. The collection in total is composed of seven brushes in total along with a cute brush bag and brush cleansing soap for keeping your brushes clean. From this collection I was kindly sent the foundation brush and the cleansing soap. I did try to get some of the other brushes to add to this review but it seems they’re flying out of the stores like there’s no tomorrow.

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The foundation brush is the smallest of the brushes handle-wise, coming almost like a travel brush to be frank. It has super dense and very tightly compacted bristles which stops it from absorbing to much of your foundation as it is applying it. Application wise it applies almost any base I’ve used with it (Urban Decay Naked Skin, Bareminerals BarePro, Garnier BB Cream and Rimmel Fresher Skin) flawlessly and without any brush stroke marks or streaking.

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I did wash this brush after every application with the cleansing soap and it washes beautifully. No shedding and no soap residue remains on the brush either. Also the brush itself is super soft when you first get it-it stays soft even after washing. The cleansing soap I found worked really nice to remove almost all traces of makeup from this brush.

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I did try it with some of my other brushes and found that with synthetic hair brushes it did great but with natural hair brushes it kind of left a residue on them. It made them feel almost plastic, like there was some sort of coating on the hairs of the brushes. The packaging of the cleansing soap does clearly state to use only with synthetic brushes but I personally never follow the rules when it comes to makeup and products. Also I simply rewashed the brushes my usual way with baby shampoo and they went back to normal.

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I highly recommend these brushes and the cleansing soap for any of your synthetic brushes. They are amazing quality and that’s not the best part. Every single one of these brushes retails for less than 5 euros and with brushes being so expensive these days that’s definitely a bargain.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.
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

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.
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.

-Talk Soon xx

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.”

csm_225177225743_008053fdecCushion Eyebrow Ink

“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

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™
Eyes, Lip Products

Essence Live.Laugh.Celebrate! 🎊 🎉

“Live.Laugh.Celebrate!” are the three words Essence Cosmetics has used to describe and name their latest limited edition collection. This collection is very much centred around having party fun and they’ve released it in honour of Essence Cosmetics turning 15 years old. I honestly can’t believe it’s been around so long, though it makes sense as I still remember buying their lipglosses as a teenager.

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The collection itself is very basic as they’ve chosen to release it in their singles format. This means you simply buy the main product which is the empty 4 or 8 slotted palettes and fill them with the many limited edition shades of eyeshadows, lip powders and blushes. The pans are super inexpensive as the pricing of them ranges between 1.90-2.50 euros. I personally love the palettes as they’ve got the coolest cover on them, they have moveable beads in the cover and it’s super cute and fun to shake.

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The great thing about this collection is that you don’t have to stick with the pans that have been released for it, you can of course choose shades from their permanent “My Must Haves” range. For my palette, I have 2 eyeshadows, a lip base and a lip powder.

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The eyeshadows as you know if you’ve read my Essence SS17 review are some of the nicest shadows I have in my collection. They are super creamy and highly pigmented. This first shade that I have is called 03 Life is Beautiful and is a nice silvery white that I’m sure would look amazing as an inner corner highlight as well as a cupid’s bow highlight shade.

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The second eyeshadow that I have is called 06 Celebrate Good Times and is this gorgeous intense lilac purple. This shade also has a very unique dual-chrome effect to it in that there is a slight blueish sheen to it when the light reflects off of it. Personally I found this shade to have better blendablity than the first shadow. It’s also less chalky so I definitely recommend you swatch these in stores before choosing which ones to get.

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The last two slots of my palette are dedicated to lips. Now this is my first time trying out the lip pans from Essence and to be honest it’s very much love hate for me. Before I get into what I love and hate though let me explain how these work. You need to pick up the lip base (above-shade 01 Let’s get it started) and a lip powder in your desired colour. You apply the base first which creates almost a sheer gloss on the lips for the lip powder, which goes on top to adhere too.

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My only real issue with the lip products is that you need both. You can’t for example buy the lip powder and apply it over a regular lip balm. I’ve tired, it simply balls up on the lips and goes on a complete patchy mess. Also, and this is just me personally, why bother going through two steps to get an amazing colour on the lips when I can just achieve that with a single swipe of lipstick. If your ok with the extra step and the extra product than I will say these are good, it’s just that you can’t buy one without the other.

I should mention that the shade I have in the lip powder is 01 Crush on You! This collection is available up until mid June so if it has sparked your interest I would say go out and get it while you can 🙂

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.