Thursday, 25 September 2014


I first heard of essence through watching haul videos on Youtube, seeing overseas Youtubers mention this range made me eager to try. For those of you that don't know essence is a European brand that launched its cosmetics range into Wilko stores nationwide this summer. The range consists of a make up, skincare and nail line all with great budget friendly prices ranging from 99p - £3.99.
essence are now bringing us into Autumn with their new collection for September 2014. There are 13 new colors being added to the colour and go range including a suede finish in denim blue, a matt-effect in pink, and two nude shades with a satin finish. You can check out the full collection here, polishes are retailing from £1.99. I am looking forward to popping in an checking out the new range, I have my eye on some polishes that will be great for halloween nails.

What are your favourite products from essence ?

Monday, 22 September 2014


The nail paint Lychee by Barry M was one of them colours that I wasn't sure on at first as it reminded me like I was painting my foundation or concealer onto my nails. That was until this weekend when I decided to give the gradient nail look a go and team Lychee with my favourite glitter polish by Barry M in Diamond Glitter, These polishes make a perfect combination, the nails were simple to do and give a great effective finish. To create these nails I used 2 coats of  Lychee as the base then taking the Diamond Glitter I applied a thick coat to the top of the nail. To finish I wiped the brush on the side of the bottle so there was very little paint on it and then lightly painted down the nail to achieve the gradient. I cant wait to wear these around the Christmas/New Year period and mix it up with some dark polishes and different glitters.

What are you wearing on your nails this week ?

Barry M Lychee - Here
Barry M Diamond Glitter - Here 

Friday, 5 September 2014


Last week I managed to pop into my local Superdrug, and take advantage on their 3 for 2 offers on Barry M, picking up 3 Gelly Hi Shine paints from the new Autumn/Winter range. Its scary to think that we will soon be heading into Autumn, even though it is my favourite season as I can dig out my big comfy jumpers, and start to countdown to Christmas.
The new range from Barry M consists of 6 nail paints all inspired by autumnal, and winter colours. Even the names of the nail paints (Chilli,Cardamom,Mustard,Cocoa,Paprika,Chai) which I love, instantly remind me of this special time of year. 

I love the polish shades in this collection, they are all completely different colours to what I would usually wear, and own nothing like this in my collection. Its great to add a bit of variety to the nail rack, and step away from the colours I would normally reach for.
The Gelly Hi Shine range from Barry M will always be a firm favourite of mine. For a lovely glossy opaque polish I find I only need 2 coats at max, I try to avoid any more as it can make the layers thick, which can cause the polish to chip and peel quickly. I always finish the polish with my trusty OPI Nail Envy, I find this gives me 4-5 days of wear before I feel the need to refresh the paint.

The Gelly Hi Shine range will always be a win for me, this collection has got me excited for the Autumn, and I cant wait to pick up the other 3 paints from this range.
Have you tried any of the new paints from the Autumn/Winter range ?? 
What are your favourite colours ??

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