Essence – Rock Out!!

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Hi everyone!

Today I have a recently released collection by Essence to show you, Rock Out!!

Here’s what Essence says about this new trend edition collection:
essence loves music! things are going to get musical in october and november 2014 with new trend edition “rock out!” – essence is once again an official sponsor of the MTV European Music Awards. glasgow is ready to welcome the who’s who of the international music scene on the 9th of november 2014 and fans can look forward to a breathtaking show.
This trend edition offers cool beauty pieces and an exciting color scheme consisting of silver, mint, pink, purple and black. highlights include the vinyl shine lipgloss, which comes in two trendy colors with a high-shine finish. and your nails are sure to shine as bright as the stars on stage: four nail polishes, a top coat as well as nail and body tattoos are here to create a pure party feeling with their glow-in-the-dark effect. and with the shoe accessory in a retro-cassette design, your shoes are spreading the rock’n’roll vibe, too!
It’s showtime… with essence!

Let’s take a closer look!
First up, two favorite colors of mine… pink and purple! The pink one is called Best Pop and contains lots of pink and gold shimmer, fleck like. Yummie! The formula is nice and the pigmentation of this one is good. I used two coats plus top coat here.
The lilac one, Best Female, one the other hand is extremely sheer. It also has lots of gorgeous shimmer but I did needed three and a half generous coats for full opacity. And still I have some visible nail line.essence best female - best pop1And here we have Best Hip-Hop, a very sheer gunmetal base packed with fine multi colored glitter. I’m doubting if this is buildable to an opaque finish on it’s own so I layered it over a grey base color. On my accent nail I’m wearing two coats of Best Rock, a metallic silver base with a hint of fine multi colored shimmer. essence best hip hop - best rock1
Last AND least… Biggest Fan, a glow in the dark top coat with silver holographic stars running throughout. Honestly, I threw away my photo’s as soon as I uploaded them because this is a huge disappointment to me. I added one coat over a white base because glow in the dark top coats work best over lighter colors. Getting a nice amount and placement of the star shaped glitter was almost impossible. I didn’t needed to fish them out of the bottle, that’s a plus. But they just don’t work well with this polish. At the end I just dabbed some on my nails which resulted in a gooey uneven finish. Ugh. This isn’t for me. So, sorry guys I only have a bottle shot to show you:
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Thanks for stopping by! :*


Essence: Black Dress and White Tie – 101 Dalmations

Hi everyone!

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of glitter. Say what? Yes, it’s true. I do like glitter toppers or glitter in a jelly base on occasion though. This black/white glitter topper caught my attention while hunting for new colors. This is called Black Dress and White Tie (101 Dalmations) by Essence. It’s a mix of black hex glitter, two sizes white hex glitter and fine silver shimmer in a clear base. The formula is great and the glitter spreads nice and even. No fishing or re-placing required.
essence - black dress and white tie - gradientI’ve layered this over a gradient for which I used Off To Miami! and Naughty And Pink!, both also by Essence. The formula of these two is nice and covers in two easy coats. essence - black dress and white tie - bottle

Dance Legend: 603 – Top for dark polish

Happy Friday!

Time for flakies! #603 by Dance Legend is part of the ‘Top for dark polish’ range. Look at the gorgeous combination of colors:
dance legend - 603It has a perfect density and formulation. No ‘dabbing’ required! This is one easy flowing coat over black. dance legend - 603.1Of course I needed to see how it looks with a matte top coat. I prefer this polish glossy but it looks great mattified too 😀
dance legend - 603 matteDo you like flakies?

You can find Dance Legend polishes at Hypnotic Polish or directly at the Dance Legend website (worlwide shipping!) 😉

OPI: Pure 18k White Gold & Silver Top Coat – Mariah Carey Winter 2013

Happy Monday lovelies!

Today I have the stunning Pure 18k Gold & Silver Top Coat by OPI to show you! I am absolutely in love with it. I think I’m loving it even more than The Man With The Golden Gun that OPI released last year. I’ve used one coat over Have You Seen My Limo? by OPI:opi-pure Continue reading