If you follow me on twitter @theotherdress you will know that I’m always raving on about my love for Essie nail polishes. If I do a good job of my application; two coats finished off with Seche Vite top coat, it will last me a good week.
Essie have just launched their ‘Luxe Nail Polish Collection’, a selection of dazzling top coats to enhance your polish colour. They are super glitzy and come in pink, gold, white, silver and blue. As my Essie collection is already huge I limited myself to purchasing just the one (for the moment!). I went for ‘a cut above’, which is baby pink flecks of glitter.
Essie’s ‘a cut above’ looks amazing over most colours but I especially love it over the plum red ‘angora cardi.
These would make perfect Christmas gifts wrapped up in with a little bow!
October went as quick as a flash, and here we are approaching the festive season. I feel like I’ve had the Christmas excitement way too early this year! I must stop talking about it until December!
So here are the products I’ve been loving in October:
Katy Perry Killer Queen
I’m not the biggest Katy Perry fan, so would never have picked this up to try in the shops. I had a little sample in my October Glossybox and loved it instantly. It’s a dark, musky, floral fragrance and is really long lasting. I like to go for something light and fruity in the summer, so this Katy Perry fragrance is perfect for winter. I love the almost dagger shape of the bottle and the gold finish There’s not much else to say, but go and have a sniff!
I love love love Essie Nail Polishes. They are long lasting and really easy to apply. The metallic collection is limited edition and the colours are amazing! Essie’s Good as Gold applies really strong and looks perfect with two coats. Maybe a bit festive for October, so something I will definitely be wearing into December. I topped it with Seche Vite to give it a really glossy finish.
L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Privée Freida Mauve Tint
The L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Privée are are limited edition range of nude lipsticks tailor made to suit every skin tone. Now I don’t have the same skin tone as Freida Pinto, but couldn’t resist this shimmery nude mauve shade. The lipsticks are really wearable colours and are very moisturising. They show up quite sheer, so you need to build up to get a good colour. I also love the super pink Doutzen Kroes shade, and will definitely be purchasing a few more!
I have been battling with my hair frizz for a while, and had many people tell me to try Moroccan Oil. I won’t say this has fixed the problem, but it has definitely made an improvement. It leaves your hair really soft and smooth and really reduced blow drying time. The scent is really subtle and it’s easy to apply through your hair.
I absolutely love Essie nail polishes, and if applied well with a good base and top coat it will last me a week.
My go to Essie colour is ‘Fiji’, a soft pale pretty pink that dries opaque. I think I love it so much because it reminds me of my wedding day, and really compliments any skin tone.
As it is summer, and we have had an actual summer in the UK! I decided to try out some of Essie’s new summer 2013 collection. I spotted a mini set which included ‘naughty nautical’ a shimmery blue-green, ‘sunday funday’ a bright orangy pink and ‘full steam ahead’ a pearly lilac purple. This set was only £9.99, which is amazing value as the brushes are the same size as in a normal size bottle (instead of the mini brushes some brands use, which take much longer to apply).
I love these three colours, and my favourite has to be ‘sunday funday’ which I tried out immediately. As I said before, I was pleasantly surprised that these mini bottles had a full size brush, so took me a matter of a few minute to apply. The colour is so strong that I could have got away with one coat, but for optimum colour I always apply two. I don’t normally wear brights on my nails, but loved the way this shade was almost neon, and such a feel good colour.
The camera didn’t quite pick up the true colour, which isn’t quite pink, orange or red, so definitely go and check it out in the shops if this is your thing.