Friday, 12 October 2012

Autumn Essence


My first blog message and lots of Essence stuff.
So since it’s my first review, I thought I would review all the products I recently bought.
I’m going to start with the basic nail care products and a corrector:

- On-The-Go nail polish corrector pencil
- On-The-Go nail care pencil
- Studio nails pro white nail hardener

The nail polish corrector pencil is an easy tool for those who easily smudge when applying nail polish. You can be very precise thanks to the fine tip. The pencil comes with 3 spare tips, which is necessary because the tip immediately takes on the colour of the previous removed polishes. (As you can see in the picture)

I like the nail care pencil very much. A few weeks ago I had a summer job that really dehydrated my hands and left me with chipped and peeling nails. So I was pleased when I found this compact pencil with 100% natural oils that rehydrates my nails and cuticles (and I also applied it to the tips of my fingers to soften the skin). Even after the first time I used it I saw improvement. It gives your nails a nice shine, your nails look much more healthy and the oil smells nicely too. The pointy tip makes it very easy to apply. Because of the pencil like shape, it fits nicely into any woman’s bag ;-) 
Some good advice: don’t go petting any animals that lose fur before the oil has been absorbed into the nail. You’re sure to be left with hair that sticks to the oil. :-)

I bought the pro white nail hardener because of the chipping and peeling of my nails and also because I wanted to see what the effect would be of a whitening polish. It dries and hardens rather quickly and has a light blue glow. The blue glow is probably for immediate anti-yellowing of the nail. It also has a nice shine when completely dried and no more chipping, peeling or torn nails occurred. It stayed on my nails for over a week and then I put colour on my nails without removing the pro white nail hardener. It fits as a good base coat too. So mission completed!

And last but not least, I tried 2 of the Limited Edition Wild Craft nail polishes.
I bought “02 out of the forest” and “03 mystic lilac”.
I bought these colours because these are colours that you most likely can find in my wardrobe.
Out of the forest is a blue-green shade and mystic lilac is a purple-bordeaux kind of colour. The polish dries quickly and also hardens fast, which isn’t the case with the (new) gel polishes of Essence. You can put 1 thick coat on and you’re done. It doesn’t really need a finishing top coat as these polishes already have a nice looking shine to them (unless you want to avoid chipping of for a longer period of time). Both are very autumn-y colours and look dark at first sight, but when you apply them they don’t seem as dark as you’d think. I’m not a big fan of dark nail polishes (I don’t think it suits my nails very well) but I must admit that they both now fit my top 3 list of nail polish colours. These colours fit so good together that I use them both alternately on each finger.

(sorry for my wrinkly hands but I have small hands and it was quite difficult to hold both polishes and show my nails to the camera!)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Forest Friends


Last week it was very autumn-y outside. Rain, wind and the coldest it has been in a long while. I thought i would do an autumn nail art. I figured nothing says autumn like forest and foresty animals like foxes, squirrels and the likes.

This is what I came up with. Some of it was smeared cause I was to impatient to wait long enough with my top coat. The polish is chipped in places because when I took this photo, I'd had this mani for about a week.
The design on my thumb is supposed to be a collection of autumn leaves but I sort of started out the wrong way and it didn't end up the way it was supposed to.

These are the polishes I used:
Essence LE Cherry Blossom Girl Fortune Cookie
Essence LE Cherry Blossom Girl My Little Kimono
Essence colour & go Wanna say hello
Yves Rocher Terre de feu
2B Top chrono in white
2B Black
Accessorize Molten Copper
Creation Lamis shade #365

What do you guy think? Any suggestions on how to make my design even more cute?

Lots of Love 

Monday, 8 October 2012

Welcome, welcome all!


This is our first attempt at blogging. We that is the 3 of us, but for now it's me Ellenore typing.

Short introduction first: (more on our about page :))
We own quite a vast amount of stuff if you consider the short period of time since we started being into makeup and sorts. For example we own a nail polish collection that doesn't seem to fit in 3 individual boxes let alone in 1 collective box, a make up collection that can't be contained by a large number of toiletry bags,  a straitening iron from a girl who dumped it in our hostel room on a trip to London, a teacher called DUUUUUUUUURK who occasionally shouts boobies (Laure in despair:" And now we are definitely not gonna get free stuff") and one of us owns a unusual number of cameras.

We love traveling together with huge danger of getting into an endless shopping spree for make up, polishes and cool local stuff (Like Camden dresses). Our first trip together was a school trip to Rotterdam, our last one was a holiday to London.

We're good friends who still have 6 months of school to get through together before we each try to find our way in the real world. We're students, so tight budget. We study something very fancily called Digital Arts and Entertainment. Basically we're supposed to train how to make games and become technical game artist when we grow up, but nobody told us about that (seriously, nobody did!) We're pretending we're animatiors, 3d artist and 2d artist in progress. Occasionally we might upload some of our work, if we're reaaaaaaly proud of it :P

So as far as first posts go this is mine :D
And I'm very sorry about my chaotic writing style. Laure already said you probably would be able to guess when it's me who's writing! Better make it very clear then :P

Lots of Love