Maybelline (Bleached Neons) Tropink over Essence Wild White Ways

Hi everyone! :)

I was so excited to try the Maybelline Bleached Neons, (I live for neon and glitter!), and this colour did not disappoint.

First of all; it was actually neon, unlike a lot of polishes that advertise themselves to be neon, and then just aren’t. Don’t say you’re neon if you’re not neon! It’s false advertisement! (Am I getting too shouty? I get a bit shouty about non-neon neons).

Secondly, it was a gorgeous colour. It sat in-between pink and coral, neither one nor the other, just sat there, being pretty. I loved it and I keep picking it to wear over my other neons just because the colour is a bit different, a bit less obvious and really girly. (You know, compared to the traffic cone orange neon and the highlighter yellow neon).

However, it is necessary to wear this polish over a white base. I used Essence Wild White Ways, which has a great formula and coverage. If you are shopping for a white polish, I’d highly recommend this one. I went out and bought a few backups because it’s so hard to find a good white.

Maybelline Tropink (Bleached Neons) over Essence Wild White Ways

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Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel xoxo

Essence On Air! and Rimmel Midnight Mistletoe (Glitter Bomb)

Hi :)

On Air! is one of the new gel polishes from Essence. I’ve tried a few of the new gel polishes and they are fantastic! They are so smooth and shiny. They look like they have a great squishy layer of topcoat built in!

There’s also a new base and topcoat, I haven’t tried them but I will! I have to now because I can’t believe the difference in the gel polishes, I really love the formula so much! I wore polish without a topcoat for the first time in my life, that’s how great they look.

I also found another Rimmel Glitter Bomb, called Midnight Mistletoe; which is a red, green and holographic polish. The Glitter Bomb’s are really pretty and I put the two together and ended up with Christmas mani in May :)

Essence On Air! and Rimmel Midnight Mistletoe (Glitter Bomb):

368 Essence On Air! and Rimmel Midnight Mistletoe

 

Thanks for looking! :)

-Eleobel <3

Essence Iced Latte

Hi :)

Today I have on one of the prettiest nudes ever. It’s so clean and fresh!

I maniacally searched every Essence display in the County to find it after I saw a swatch of it on MUA. It’s been a solid favourite since. It’s perfect for all those adult events, like interviews, where I can’t wear an inch of neon glitter on my nails! :)

What do you think? Do you like nude polish?

Essence Iced Latte:

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Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel :)

Essence Who is Mr Brown? and Gold Foil

Happy Easter!

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend, we got some sun here finally and it was so nice. :)

I was trying to think of an Easter themed mani all weekend because I’m trying to follow the prompts on the #NAILLINKUP, (and because it’s Easter :P),

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but I couldn’t think of anything! Then, yesterday, I was eating my chocolate Easter egg and playing with the gold foil and thinking how nice the foil would be on my nails and I realised I have nail foil! So at the last minute I had this idea to do chocolate colored nails and then put some gold nail foil over it :)

Nail foils are so pretty but they are temporary because they either go dull, wrinkle or just wear away almost immediately. I took these pics straight after I put on the foil but they were wrinkled about an hour later and had half of my jumper stuck to them by dinner time. (Because of the glue you use to adhere the foil to your nails – it’s very sticky! :)

Anyway! Here are my Easter nails a.k.a. a gold foil covered chocolate Easter egg!

Essence Who is Mr Brown?

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Essence Who is Mr Brown under Rio Professional Gold Nail Foil:

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 Click this button to see all the #NAILLINKUP Easter nails: (they are really amazing!)

 

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence Cinderella The Glass Slipper and Bornprettystore.com pastel studs

Hi :)

One of the free samples Bornprettystore sent me was this fab little pot of different size studs. The colours are so pretty, they’re a mix of neon and pastel. I thought when I saw them on the website that they were all neon, but when I got them and saw that half of them were pastel, I knew I had to do a look for the #NAILLINKUP. (Click the image to go to CraftyNail’s website where you can find out more :)

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I used Barry M Prickly Pear, one of the Gelly polishes, and the new Essence Cinderella glitter topper called The Glass Slipper.

The Essence is jam packed with pink/purple glassfleck and silver glitter and it’s soo freakin pretty. In the bottle the polish looks green too but that doesn’t show up on the nail.

Then I added a few of the pastel pink studs at the cuticle. I love adding one stud to the top of the nail, it’s so simple but completely changes the entire look.

Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence The Glass Slipper (Cinderella) and Bornprettystore studs:

354.1 Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence The Glass Slipper and BPS Studs

 

The bottles and some of the studs:

 

354.2 Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence The Glass Slipper and BPS Studs

 

When you look into the bottle you can see this green light, it’s so pretty :)

 

354.3 Essence The Glass Slipper

 

If you’re going to order anything from Bornprettystore then you can use this code to get 10% off :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for looking! Have a Happy Easter :)

-Eleobel <3

 

 

Essence Candy Crush The Matt and Jamberry Nail Wraps Sweet Nothing

Hi guys! :)

Kami, the fabulous Jamberry consultant, sent me more free nail wrap samples! (You can see the last one here). I’m becoming a bit obsessed with these wraps. I think she just sent me more because I was so in love with them! She also sent me a full set to try out but that’s being saved for a special occasion! (You know that thing when you like something so much you won’t use it? Anyone? :D)

The designs are just so girly and pretty! Usually when I see wraps, I think “I’m not going to buy those, I can do that myself”, but the Jamberry designs are so delicate or graphic that they would be really difficult to recreate, even for the most talented artist. Plus, they last well, are comfortable and really reasonably priced. I’m itching for them to become available internationally!

You can see the wraps being worn on Kami’s Instagram here or her Facebook page here, where you can also get in touch with her to find out more. Then you’ll see why I love them so much – the gold ones she just posted on her Facebook page are gorgeous!

AND the first 30 of you to fill out this form will receive your own free sample! I can’t wait for you guys to try them, they are so cute in person! :D (***You must live in the U.S. or Canada to get a free sample).

The nail polish is Essence The Matt Candy Crush and it’s a gorgeous summer colour. It’s really bright and pink/coral. The finish is a matte texture but it’s quite subtle and was completely smooth after one coat of NYC Good To Go. Like the red polish yesterday, I just loved this particular shade, it’s just a really pretty colour. I have it on my toes now! Oh and the wrap is called Sweet Nothing! :D

Essence The Matt Candy Crush and Jamberry Nail Wraps Sweet Nothing:

350.1 Essence Candy Crush The Matt and Jamberry Nail Wraps Sweet Nothing

I was still wearing this three days later and didn’t want to take it off, I just loved the colour of the polish and the wrap together, so I added a coat of NYC Good To Go: (There’s no topcoat on the wrap, it’s that shiny alone and doesn’t need any topcoat to stay on.)

350.2 Essence Candy Crush The Matt and Jamberry Sweet Nothing

 

Lastly, I just want to show you the bottle, only to show off the beautiful stationary and paper flowers that Kami sent with the free samples, it’s so pretty! Even the sellotape was pretty! :D It’s so nice to get a little gift that’s beautifully packaged! (Don’t forget to fill out the form above to get your own!)

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Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoy your free Jamberry nail wraps!

-Eleobel! :D

 

Nails Inc Emerald Street and Essence The Most Wonderful Tree

Hi :)

This is why I love Nails Inc.! Perfect formula, rich colour and a beautiful finish. Nails Inc. make some of the dreamiest polishes ever made!

(I’m trying so hard not to mention the free nail polishes that they give away with promotions, they are terrible! I got one free with toothpaste last week and didn’t post it because it bubbled so much.)

This is a glowy, deep, rich green and the perfect polish for St Patrick’s Day! Even the name is perfect for it, Emerald Street. :)

Nails Inc Emerald Street:

343.1 Nails Inc Emerald Street and Jamberry Wrap

I added two coats of Essence The Most Wonderful Tree the next day. I got this polish at Christmas because it looks like you shredded a beautiful green, sparkly Christmas tree and then used it to paint your nails. I’m not making it sound as great as it looks. It has lots of deep green and holographic glitter of different sizes.

Essence The Most Wonderful Tree over Nails Inc Emerald Street:

343.2 Nails Inc Emerald Street and Essence The Most Wonderful Tree

P.s. This is the free sample of the Jamberry Nails nail wrap in Black&White Stripe after wearing it for a week. It has a tiny bit of tip wear and it came away from the cuticle a tiny bit, but it was like that when I applied it because I didn’t run a cuticle stick over it to smooth it down like the instructions said. I’m a rebel!

343.3 Jamberry Wrap trial after a week

 

Overall I’m really impressed with the wear on these! I removed it after taking the pic but it would have lasted longer. I hope they become available internationally soon, I’ve been drooling over Jamberry for years! Now that I’ve had this free sample, I only want them more! :)

 

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

OPI I Think in Pink, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Essence Pixie Dust

Hi :)

I was pressed for time to do my nails this week but wanted to use Essence Pixie Dust in some way and ended up with this quick and easy funky french.

I used two coats of I Think in Pink, added white tips with a sponge and put Pixie Dust just over the white tips. I wanted to be able to see the glassfleck in Pixie Dust but didn’t want to hide the squishy finish of I Think in Pink. That’s it. Quick and easy.

Let me know what you think :)

(Oh! and I’m still wearing the free sample Jamberry Nails Black and White Stripe nail wrap on my pinkie. I’m wearing it for a week so see how it holds up. So far, I’m really impressed!)

OPI I Think in Pink, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Essence Pixie Dust:

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Thanks for looking! :)

-Eleobel <3

Essence Who Am I? (Porcelain Effect)

Hi :)

Super simple nails today. No nail art, I promise!

This is another polish from the Essence Good Girl Bad Girl Collection. Who Am I? is an off white polish with a delicate pink shimmer throughout so it actually looks like a very pale pink.

I was expecting super shiny, smooth nails from the Porcelain Effect sticker on the bottle but it actually has a matte finish. I was surprised! I’m having a love affair with matte polishes right now so I loved the look and I never did topcoat it. (but I didn’t ruin it with a weird tribal design either!)

Essence Who Am I? (Porcelain Effect)

426.1 Essence Who am I (Porcelain Effect)

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel

Essence Good Girls Wear Peach (Sugar Pearl Effect) and Hello Sweetheart

Hi :)

Today I’m wearing two nail polishes from Essence’s Good Girl Bad Girl collection.

Good Girls Wear Peach is exactly what it says on the tin, (Sugar Pearl Effect). It’s a texture polish, with a small amount of glitter, and has a pearl finish. It looks quite coral in the bottle but I keep thinking of it more as a nude, it’s very subtle.

I couldn’t wait to try the bar glitter effect top coat so I added two layers of Hello Sweetheart over it and the sparkle was still quite subtle. Nice though! Subtle and girly.

This is definitely a good girl mani, don’t you think? :)

 

Essence Good Girls Wear Peach (Sugar Pearl Effect) and Hello Sweetheart:

422.1 Essence Good Girls Wear Peach (Sugar Pearl Effect) and Hello Sweetheart (EN)

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel :D