Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Spotted: Essence Love Letters LE

Hi there!

Today I'd like to talk about Essence's current Love Letters LE.

This LE contains an eyeshadow palette, 2 eyeliner pencils, 2 jumbo lip pencils, 1 highlighting powder, 5 nail polishes, 1 stampy set, 1 set of powder papers and one diary. You can find an overview of all products here *click*.

The eyeshadow palette consists of all light shades but one, and they all appeared to be shimmery. I unfortunately wasn't able to try it at the store, there were not testers.

The eyeliner pencils each have the pencil on one end, and a little smudger on the other. That can be used to create smokey looks, which is rather nice. Colours are dark blue and silver.

The jumbo lip pencils are very shiny and sheer. They barely add any colour to your lips.

The highlighting powder looks very cute, it has some kind of saying on it. There was not strong shimmer going on with this one.

The nail polishes are all pastel shades but one, which is a dark grey. They are all very nice but not that extraordinary to be honest.

The stampy set contains an image plate that has some patterns themed around the topic of love, and also a scraper and a stamp. I didn't actually know that stamping was still huge in the nail art world, but I'm sure this is a lovely set of designs if you like to do it!

The powder papers are basically blotting papers, but they have a transparent powder added to them that you apply directly when blotting your face. Intrigued by the idea of this technique I bought one of these sets. Expect a review to be up soon, I'm rather curious how these work.
Last but not least, a little note book that Essence calls a diary. It looks cute.

After all, a cute little LE that definitely has a feeling of Valentine's Day and spring to it. I wasn't too interested in the products, but that could also be due to the fact that none of them were truly outstanding.
What do you think of this LE?

xoxo, Misch

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

NOTD February 5th: Essie - Nice Is Nice

Hey there!

Today I'd like to show you guys a pretty nail polish I recently picked up, Nice is Nice by Essie!
Nice is Nice is a light lilac creme, and it's very cool-toned. There isn't really much more to it.

Application was fine, it glided on nicely and had a great coverage right away. I did three thin coats for the result shown in the pictures.
Nice is Nice was originally part of the Spring 2011 Collection, but it's still available.

Let me know if you are interested in a comparison featuring other lilac shades, such as OPI Do You Lilac It? and China Glaze Light As Air. I'd be more than happy to do one for you!

Do you like Nice is Nice?

xoxo, Misch

Monday, 3 February 2014

MAC Patina Swatches

Hey there!

Today I'd like to show you some swatches of my first ever MAC eyeshadow that I recently purchased. The shade is called Patina.
Patina is a medium brown shade, not really warm, with a shimmer which is very very fine. The finish is called Frost.
It contains 1,5 gr and costs 18,50 Euros.
Pigmentation is really great, it is super soft and has a nice colour pay-off. I love how you can use it for any kind of look, from very light to dark and dramatic. A very versatile shade that I use a lot!
In case you are looking for something to compare it to or something similar, I swatched it next to Suspect from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, and My First Copperware Party by Catrice. It falls rather in between those two shades, and they were the closest I was able to find in my collection.
Has anyone of you tried Patina?

xoxo, Misch