my favorite Essence products

Hey lovelies,

welcome to today’s post  which will be about one of the most popular Drugstore Brands in Germany.

 

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As most of you might know, Essence is a brand that is often sold at DM or Rossmann here in Germany / Europe, but also around the world. I saw they are even sold in the United States! Another important thing is that Essence is a Brand which is strictly against testing on animals. They also offer good quality products for a fair price.

From my experience I can say that Essence is a good way to try new trends, no matter if it is regarding Make-up or nails. They have a wide range of products and regularly offer Limited Edition products which are always fun to try, but mostly sold out pretty quickly.
I own a lot of Essence products, especially nail polish of course :)

So today I would like to review my favorite Essence products.

 

Make-up related things

Eyeliner

I am a fan of liquid eyeliner. I think it is easy to handle and with a bit of practice gives you a flawless winged eyeliner. My personal favorite are the regular and waterproof eyeliner from Essence.

Top to bottom you can see the regular liquid ink eyeliner and their waterproof eyeliner.

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Sometimes they change the packaging, but as for right now, the eyeliners look like this.

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In the past Essence also offered different colors of Eyeliner, the metal glam eyeliners.

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I still own the brown one (01 got a date?, 02 on the go, 03 pretty cool).
I don’t know why they took them out of the shelves, but I am very sad about it.
I especially loved the brown one. Please, please bring it back!

 

Eye Shadow

The next product is their eye shadow.

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Of course I have a few favorites here as well. In the picture (top left and bottom right) you can see number 02 dance all night, which is a super pretty light sparkling eye shadow which I love to use at the inner corner of my eye to brighten it up and give a highlight under my brows as well. It can also be used for blending and is an eye shadow I use regularly if I wear Make-up. The next color is number 23 soul mate (top right) which is a nice brown with a light metallic effect and is nice to be used all over the lid or in the crease. Last is number 77 sandy says hello, also an eye shadow with metallic effect. I am not good at explaining colors, maybe you should check it out at the store, but I guess you could say it is a light copper? This brightens the eyes and I mostly use it all over the lid, top it off with number 23 in the crease and you are good to go.

Another thing you can use all their pretty eye shadows for is creating your own nail polish.

Check out all the pretty colors I picked for that.

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Loose pigments

Next is a product that is also not sold anymore as far as I know. Loose pigments.
I like to use these to get a nice sparkle in the inner corner of my eyes or also to blend and as a highlight under my brows.
They use to offer them in the Limited Editions as well, in the picture you can see 03 a piece of forever (2012 – twilight breaking dawn part 2 LE) and 02 smell the caramel.

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Do you see a trend here?
Another of my most favorite products ever are these two form the 2010 fairytale LE.

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On the left you can see the eye shadow 01 Tinka’s dress and the highlighter powder 01 pixie dust on the right.
Oh darn it, I forgot to take a picture of the Eyeliner that also came in this LE. The name was 02 Tinkas’ dress.

I really love the eye shadow. It is such a light coral-rose color, which makes the eyes look so pretty! The highlighter powder can be used for it’s purpose or also as an eye shadow. Together with the eyeliner this is the perfect spring look.

 

Nail related products

Essence studio nails 2 in 1 cuticle remover and the studio nails nail polish correcting pen.

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I think I don’t have to say much. They do what they are supposed to and they do it well. Also, they smell nice. :P

 

Essence – Show your feet nail polishes

I picked four of my favorites.

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left to right:

26 kiss of the mermaid
27 electric blue
08 divalicious red
30 oceana

They last long, the dry fast and they come in super pretty colors. Electric blue is one of my all-time favorite blue polishes. I own 5 bottles of it haha

 

Effect polishes

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left to right:

24 i feel gritty (sparkle sand top coat)
03 hello holo (holographic glitter)
19 bird of paradise (feather effect)

Each of these represent the effect I really like. I love their new sparkling sand top coat, it works with every polish and ads an interesting sand effect. Hello Holo might be one of my favorite polishes. I never got as many complimnets on my nails as when I was wearing this for the first time. I simply layerd 2 good coats and BAM! there was the crazy holo glitter madness. I love it! But it does distract me a lot from work haha

Last but not least the feather effect. I don’t know if you saw my Instagram post on the Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat collection I own, but it shows how much I love the feather effect and the Essence one is a nice affordable version of it. More color mixes please.

 

more effects and regular polishes

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left to right:

07 blue-jeaned
190 kiss me, freddy
171 galactic glam
04 skyfall

I don’t know what to say about these, but I love how blue-jeaned gives a different look and the other are just very nice blue polishes with a lot of sparkle, which I love.

 

Aquatix LE

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left to right:

06 under water love
05 finding Dori

Yes, yes, YES! Essence you have done everything right on these! And may I also mention the awesome fish tail effect stickers? Gorgeous!
Please put them into the regular counter so I can get them all year long.

 

Dark Romance and Love letter LE

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left to right:

02 red romance
05 inkheart

Red romance is such a nice old-darker red matte polish, so pretty. Inkheart is a very good stamping polish, which is why I bought 3 of them to have stock.

 

Nail tape

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I bought these recently and love them. I didn’t necessarily bought them to stick them on the nails and leave them there as decoration, but to create designs with them and take them off to show color below. I will try using them as decoration tape as well. More of these please Essence. Maybe a clear one?

 

Girl, as you can see they offer a super wide range of products for a fair price. Maybe if you have the chance, check them out at your next Drugstore visit. Some shops have the three meter counter which is packed with Essence products.

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I hope you liked today’s post.

Have a great night

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

[Review] Essence – Show your feet

Hello everyone,

today I want to show you a few polishes that I really like.
Currently I own 5 polishes from the Essence – Show your feet collection.
These polishes were developed for your feet. Yes, these are for your toe nails.
The polishes are supposed to last long and give you an opaque finish with only one application.
My experience shows that for most of them this is true, but some of them look better with two coats or the sheer ones even three coats.

Nevertheless, these are awesome polishes!
I love the colors I picked. From the blue and red one I even own two each. That’s how much I love them.

Anyway, take a look.

08 divalicious red

first up in my collection is this pretty red nail polish. It is not a vibrant red, but a red I like to wear IF I wear red nail polish. I don’t know, I don’t wear much red, especially not on all of my nails an then fully applied. I prefer painting just the tips or mixing it up with something else.
Red nails always feel …. you what I mean…..
But nevertheless I really like this polish. It is opaque and as all of these show your feet polishes, it dries very fast!

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Together with the red I also bought this crazy vibrant blue polish. I love it so so much!!!!

 

27 electric blue

just look at it! Isn’t this just the best blue polish you ever saw?
At least that’s how I feel. So I bought two of them haha

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The following polishes I bought just recently.

30 oceana

I loved the sparkle in this polish and the name especially in combination with the next polish (kiss of the mermaid) is just a dream! During my childhood I looooooved Arielle, the Disney movie. That is why I had to buy these polishes in combination.

I must warn you though, as pretty as the polish is, you have to use a base coat. I did not when I tried it first and was left with blue stains after I removed the polish.

 

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As you can see, the combination is a dream. I love the vibrant …. pink salmon color with the blue.

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26 kiss of the mermaid

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11 catwalk pink

last but not least I bought this one, because for a while I thought about buying it. So when I saw that it was on sale, I had nothing to loose.

Usually these polishes cost 1,95 euro. This one was only 90 cents.

It is a very sheer color, sou you would definitely need two to three coats.

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Like I said, I love these polishes. Mostly because they are cheap, opaque and because they dry super fast.
I don’t use them often on my toe nails, only in summer I use the blue one. I think they are way to pretty to hide them in shoes :P

How do you like these?

Please don’t forget to check my giveaway and enter! It is open until April 2nd 2014 and I ship worldwide!

Mara

☆『マラ』☆