The Week When Our Building Was on Fire

I'm back with another vlog! Not much has been going on, hence why I have two weeks of footage combined in one video, but there were a few moments worth sharing with you. For example, the fire drama we had in our building! And a gorgeous South Bank sunset to end on a happy note. 

Essence Nail Polish Review: The Nudes

Do you remember me talking about the new nail polishes from Essence's The Pastels range a few weeks ago? Today I have two more bottled goodies to show you! They belong to the other recent range of theirs called The Nudes. 
Essence The Nudes Nail Polish Review, Hope for Love, Pure Soul

Unlike The Pastels nail polishes, which are matte, these have a creamy, glossy finish - my fave! '07 Hope for Love' is a darker pink shade. It applies like a dream, requires two coats and has an average staying power. The only problem is that it doesn't look best with my skintone, so I might be passing this one on to someone else. 
Essence The Nudes Nail Polish Review, Hope for Love, Pure Soul, swatch

'05 Pure Soul', on the other hand, is here to stay. A light pink nude with a suble, barely visible irridescent shimmer will definitely be repacing my beloved Essie Fiji, which I have sadly just ran out of. Thankfully, there was no streakiness going on when I was applyin it, but it did require two to three coats. You should also know that it is not completely opaque. Even after three coats, my nail tips were still slightly visible, but since it is a classy, almost french mani type of a nude shade, it personally doesn't bother me. Have you tried any of The Nudes yourself? Are there any other shades I should check out?

My Wishes

I have a lot of wishes right now, and while I'm waiting for them to come true (please someone send a miracle my way), you can watch my most recent video to see what they actually are! 

Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lipstick Review

You know when you discover a product you love so much you eventually end up getting it in every single shade? It's happened far too many times to me, especially with lipsticks, and I think it's happening again. I currently own three shades of Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lipsticks, but there will be many more joining the collection, that's for sure.
Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lipstick Review

What I love about these is that they're matte yet moisturizing, and last ages on my lips. They survive meals - yes, really, even the moist ones - and when they do eventually wear off, your lips stay stained evenly, so you really don't have to worry about checking yourself in the mirror every five minutes when you're wearing one of the bold shades. Woohoo! 
Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lipstick Swatches Wine Room, Mauve Outta Here, Cherry Picking
Wine Room, Mauve Outta Here, Cherry Picking

I'm getting a lot of wear out of Mauve Outta Here right now, as I believe is the perfect transitional shade for the warmer months ahead of us. Have you tried any yourself? If not, you can get them here, in my online store, for €3,95 a pop. And between you and me, there's plenty of MAC dupes in the collection. Sugar Plum Fairy is basically MAC's Rebel, for example. Just a whole lotta cheaper. 

Chrissy Teigen Oscars Inspired Makeup

The moment I saw Chrissy Teigen walking down the Academy Awards red carpet this year, I knew I would be recreating her makeup look at some point. She looked absolutely stunning! We obviously don't share the same skin tone, facial structure or makeup products, so my look isn't the exact copy, but I still like how it turned out. What about you?

The Week When I Felt Like a Failure

I have to admit, the past two weeks haven't been easy. My hope of finding a job here in London is quickly fading away, and this point, I'm almost ready to pack my bags and go back home. I know most of you will say I'm crazy for wanting to leave my dream life behind, but my dream life is slowly turning into a nightmare and I just don't know if I can handle it. I don't want to make this post completely depressing, because the video certainly isn't (minus Friday's footage), so I'm just gonna leave it at that any maybe address the whole situation in a separate post if you would like to hear my thoughs. Let me know.

Essence Nail Polish Review: The Pastels

essence the pastels review swatch

I think it's safe to say spring finally arrived to London and I have no complaints whatsoever. There's no such thing as too much sunshine. Am I right, ladies? But you know what else I love about spring? The fact that pastel shades are everywhere. Unfortunatelly, all my cute pastel spring clothes had to stay back home when I moved to London thanks to zero luggage space, but I did manage to squeeze in a few pastel nail polishes. The ones I'll be talking about today aren't the ones that I brought with me, but they are pastel! 
essence the pastels review swatchEssence recently came out with quite a few new nail polish shades, and I got lucky enough to try some out. Today I have two nail polishes from 'The Pastels' range to share with you - 'So Lucky', which is the green one, and a lovely peachy shade called 'I'm So Fluffy'. Both of them have a very unique, shimmery matte finish, which requires three coats for full opacity. As most matte nail polishes, they dry super quickly and have an average, a few days long staying power. I myself am more of a creamy, glossy kind of gal, but if you're looking to add a few unique matte shades to your collection, these are definitely the ones to check out. Or you can just throw a glossy top coat over them and voila! Now, where's my Seche Vite?
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