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essence Glisten Up

5 May

Hi everyone! I would like to show you a swatch of essence Glisten Up. Glisten Up is a sheer aqua green nail polish with green/ neon-ish green with holographic microglitters. I used Caronia Blue Chill as my base colour and I was glad to choose a complementary colour.

Caronia Blue Chill 1 and 2 coats (nos. 1 & 2) – essence Glisten Up 1 and 2 coats (nos. 3 & 4)

(I’m sorry for the picture quality…)

Caronia Blue Chill swatch (in first picture)

Products Used: Revlon Top Coat – essence Glisten Up – Caronia Blue Chill – Skinfood Nail Vita Base Coat

Like I have mentioned in my earlier posts, I am not really a “green” person but trying this nail polish combination definitely made me a convert. The green is actually a “feel good” colour that is easy and pleasant to the eyes.

What I especially like about using Glisten Up and Blue Chill is that a duochrome effect was created as a result of the combination.

The mixed colour is very pleasing to the eyes. Looking at my nails gave me a cooler disposition in this very hot Bangkok weather. My nails even remind me of the ocean and mermaids. I really can’t help but look at my nails all the time. What do you think?

And now, I want to go to the beach! 🙂

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Cheers 🙂

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essence colour & go Where is the Party

11 Apr

Hi there! Here’s a quick post about a swatch of essence cosmetics’ colour & go nail polish, “Where is the Party”.

First Impressions: I love its holographic effect. It looks purpl-ish or green-ish in different angles and lightings or its a mix of the two colours together. I got it not only for the colour but also because the bottle indicates it is “a quick drying nail polish”.


Where is the Party on my nails

I admit that more than the holographic effect, I got this nail polish because of its claim to be “quick drying”. I experimented on it and applied the nail polish on my fingernails without a top coat. I let the nail polish dry on my fingernails and bubbles formed. I slept after leaving it for a little over an hour but I woke up in horror to see mattress marks on my nails. I was really disappointed 😦 I used the same nail polish on my toenails but I applied a layer of top coat. It was in good condition when I woke up!

I haven’t tried any other essence nail polishes so I can’t tell if the “quick drying” ones don’t really dry as fast as I expect them to be.  I guess a top coat should be almost always applied for a better result.

Consistency: Its consistency is thick but is manageable to apply.

Smell: Faint or close to none.

Price: I got it at around US$3.00.

Availability:  I have only seen essence cosmetics at Siam Paragon, I am not sure, though, if the sister malls of Siam Paragon carry essence, too.

Will I buy it again?: I am planning to get more essence nail polishes and try them out.

Have you tried essence nail polish before? Which ones do you recommend? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

essence cosmetics mini-haul

17 Feb

This morning, I went to the Immigration office to get a re-entry permit I needed for my travel to Korea next week. I finished a little before our office lunch break so I decided to drop by Siam Paragon and check a camera accessory. I couldn’t find any so I went to the fourth floor to check some Japanese cosmetics. I just want to see what new products they are offering. I was surprised to see an essence shelf and that the items are cheap (the products are still double the price, though) so I got a few products.

I just got them today so I haven’t tried them out, there are no testers in the shop, too. I just got them out of curiosity 🙂

Here’s my loot:

*taken with flash*

*taken without flash*

I got this holographic nail polish because it’s pretty. It’s also quick drying so I can’t wait to try it.

Description from the website:

now you can achieve an ultimate false-lash effect without false lashes! how? with the new multi action false lashes mascara by essence! the innovative formula creates extremely long, thick lashes and unbelievable volume – an absolute must-have for parties or everyday use.

I was planning to get Maybelline Falsies mascara but I got this instead and see the effect on my eye lashes. This is cheaper than Maybelline too 🙂

Description from the website:

a fresh and healthy complexion is the perfect accessory during any season. with this silky-soft rouge, you can create gorgeous, natural-looking highlights on your cheeks. available in various shades.

Description from the website:

this eyeliner pen has a specialized japanese felt tip to ensure an absolutely precise line. smudge-proof and extra long lasting. ideal for on-the-go. available in black.

I can’t wait to go home and try them… I’m excited! If I am not going to Korea next week and if I’m not expecting my make up swap package, I was really gonna get more. The products’ cute package and inexpensive price definitely attracted me.

I’m not sure if other shopping malls or drugstores carry this brand, too. I will update you when I find out.

Happy Friday! Cheers 🙂