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Catrice Kaviar Gauche 2017

A new limited edition collection has been released by Catrice Cosmetics for the month of November and it’s another collection based on Kavier Gauche which is a popular German bridal brand. This is the third limited edition collection that Catrice has released based on Kaviar Gauche. The collection I think will be available up until mid January.

-Talk Soon xx

Blush & Contour Brush

“Brush for blush and contouring with synthetic bristles perfect for cream and powder textures.”

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Brush Bag

“High-quality brush bag in an elegant nude tone with space to store five brushes.”

Eye Blender Brush

“Brush for blending textures with soft bristles and a rounded brush shape.”

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Eye Lid Brush

“Brush for application on the lid with dense synthetic bristles for cream and powder textures.”

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Eye Shadow Palette
C01 Sans Souci

“Eye shadow palette with soft nude and brown shades that have both matte and shimmering effects.”

Highlighter
C01 Eclat D’Or

“Golden Highlighter with a powder texture that is suitable for all skin tones.”

Highlighter Brush

“Highlighter (Fan) brush that has a special shape for an accurate application for powdery textures.”

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

 

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Catrice Dawid Tomaszewski Collection

For those of you who don’t know who Dawid Tomaszewski is, he’s an art fashion designer and I’ll be quite honest before seeing this Catrice collection in stores I didn’t know who he was either and only really researched him because of this collection. To be frank knowing who he is isn’t really important other than when it comes to his obvious signature on the packaging of this collection and the colour selection. Everything else is down to the incredible formula’s that Catrice Cosmetics is well known for at an affordable price point.

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Now I couldn’t get my hands on the entire collection unfortunately but hopefully the products that I am going to be reviewing in this post will be enough to give you guys an idea on whether or not the collection is for you. The main star of the collection is the Eye & Face Palette and this retailed for 9 euros which, considering it’s Catrice, was a bit up there in price in comparison to they’re normal pricing of 5.50 euros for LE Palettes.

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The palette contains a highlighter, a blush and 8 eyeshadows plus a mirror which all come packaged in this amazing sleek rose-gold packaging. The highlighter is a great one if you’re more of a subtle highlight loving gal though if you layer it over another product in this collection than it is possible to get that highlight from space effect if you want.

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The blush shade is a stunning coral shade that has been shot through with gold reflective shimmer. It’s very similar to both Nars Orgasm and Sleek’s Rose Gold Blush. Personally I found this shade very summery in colour so I would have preferred a more warm shade for the winter months.

Eyeshadow wise you get 4 shimmer shades, two satin and 2 mattes and all of them bar the sixth shade in the images above are highly pigmented and blend out beautifully. The sixth shade I personally found to be slightly chalky and had a lot of fallout when you go to blend it out on the eyes. It’s a palette with one dude unfortunately.

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As I mentioned above, it is possible to get the highlight from space effect with the highlighter available in the palette if you layer over this highlighter from the same collection. This is the Glow Stick in the shade C01 Fashion Fash and it is a cream highlighter that gives a nice subtle glow on the cheeks.

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Packaging wise it comes in this amazing rose gold triangle twist up tube, similar to the packaging of the Hourglass Stick Foundation. Texture wise I would compare it to that of a buttery lipstick. It is not chunky and has no glitter in it at all-just a nice luminous shimmer. I found it worked really well over foundation as it didn’t move it around at all and it also blended out beautifully.

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This retailed for 5.50 euros which considering the quality of it and the packaging really isn’t that much of a pain to fork over for it.

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Last two products that I have from the collection are both lip products and the first is the Eye and Lip Pencil in the shade C02 Violet for VICTOR-y. Now this product does say eye and lip meaning you could use it as an eyeliner if you wish but I personally found it too hard to use as an eyelid liner. When I popped it into the waterline it seemed to just disappear it nothing so I do recommend that you just ignore the eye part of the pencil.

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On the lips however this pencil is amazing. Highly pigmented with a velvet texture to it. This makes it both hard and soft enough to get that perfect outline on the lips. I did find it to be a bit drying by the end of the day but that said I find some of my MAC Cosmetics Lip liners to be drying by the end of the day too.

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Price wise this is only 3.50 euros and I believe it is available in another shade called C01 Glided Glitz.

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There are I believe 2 lipstick shades in this collection and the second one is a red, and with me owning so many red lipsticks within my collection, I honestly couldn’t justify another one so I went with this dark violet shade. It also goes with the lip pencil above so it seemed like the smart choice.

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This shade is called C01 Un-Conventional Violet and it’s very much a matte finish lipstick that looks amazing when layered over the lip pencil above. Though it’s matte this lipstick is not drying whatsoever and has amazing lasting power on the lips too. I found because it has a more hydrating formulation than the lip liner, when they’re layered together it stops the lip pencil from drying out the lips.

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This collection is limited edition and as far as I know will only be available up until mid-November so if you want it, it’s best to try and get it fast.

-Talk Soon xx

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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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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™ 
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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.”

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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™

 

 

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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.”

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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”

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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™