Monday, April 21, 2014

Manicure Monday - Essie Fun in the Gondola

Happy Easter! =)
I can't believe it's been 2 months since I last blogged but hiiiii, I am still alive =)
Uni has been so busy but I am so glad that we have a small break for Easter.
In celebration of the Easter holiday I thought it would be the perfect time to share this nail polish that I recently picked up, Essie - Fun in the Gondola, which is a gorgeous mauve-y pink colour.
To achieve these swatches I used:
- Base coat: Essence Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base
- 2 coats of Essie Fun in the Gondola
- Top coat: Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat

Indoor under direct sunlight (no filter):

Indoor with indirect sunlight (no filter):
 

Indoors (no filter):

Outdoors in the afternoon (no filter):

Outdoors in the early morning (no filter):

Cost: Essie polishes retail for $16.95 at Priceline here in Australia. However, I managed to get it for around $8 since I had a voucher.
Mani life: The polish lasted 4 days before slightly chipping.

Overall, I really really like this colour. I love that it's not so bright and in your face and how it's not your typical baby pink colour.

This is the first Essie polish that I have used on my nails (you may have seen the one I posted on my Instagram here but I haven't tried it out yet!). I didn't find the formula to be anything special and for the price that they are in Australia, I don't think that they are worth it seeing as they don't last that long (compared to the Revlon one I reviewed here which was much cheaper). You can also see that even with 2 coats it wasn't completely opaque (3rd photo). I also find the brush a bit too short even though I have tiny fingers. However, I really like Essie's colour selection but I would only repurchase if they were to go on sale (i.e. less than $10).

What are your thoughts on Essie polishes and which colours have you tried/recommend? =)

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wishlist: A bit of everything

Lately, I have been reevaluating my closet and have been on a mission to only buy things that I love. I have departed with a handful of items and as a result have been longing for some new ones. Like they say,"Out with the old, in with the new"

In my last post I mentioned that I was saving up for a few things. This, along with everything that's on my Pinterest, is my definition of a few things. =)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Holiday Sales Haul: Sportsgirl, Dotti, Cotton On, Forever New, Trade Secret + more

Hello there =)
I'm so sorry for neglecting this blog for the past month! I have been super busy and now that the holidays are almost over I am starting to panic and I feel like I have so much to do ><

Anyways, I have been meaning to post a haul for quite some time but I feel like I don't have enough things to do a collective haul. I didn't really find much from the Boxing Day/Holiday Day sales but nonetheless, here is what I purchased at the end of December and throughout January:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Empties #1: Moisturisers - Cetaphil, Shiseido, Sebamed

Hi! Today I will be doing my first ever Empties post which I am weirdly excited about. These posts will feature me showcasing you products that I have completely used up and giving you guys a mini review on them.

When reading this review you should take into account that I have very oily skin so these reviews will be based on my skin type.

The products I will be talking about are:

Monday, January 06, 2014

Mani Monday - Revlon 320 Ocean Breeze

Hi everyone and welcome to my first Mani Monday post =)
Today I'll be talking about Revlon - 320 Ocean Breeze which is a gorgeous blue/green shimmery colour.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Thank you

Hi!
First off, Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had an amazing New Year and wish you all the best for 2014 =)

Believe it or not, exactly one year ago today I launched this blog! I just wanted to make a quick post to thank everyone that has taken the time to visit this blog and also for all your lovely comments.

I hope to make more posts in the future and look forward to reading all of your blogs as well!
Thank you for all the love and support =)