I picked up quite a few things this past week because I am starting to run out on some of my basic essential items (eyeliner and bronzer) and of course, I felt adventurous and purchased a few extra items haha. Normally, I don't gravitate towards red and fuchsia nail polish because growing up as a kid these nail polish colours always gave me a bad connotation - only creepy old ladies and witches with long wrinkly skinny fingers wear these. LOL am I the only one on this? Anyway, obviously I have matured over this thought especially now that I've bought similar lipstick colours which turned out well on me so I thought I should give it a try on my nails as well. :P
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Revlon Blue Lagoon - perfect sky blue colour, the moment I picked this up and looked at it, my hands couldn't put it back on the rack lol the subtle silver and blue shimmers is absolutely amazing.
Rimmel Bare Naked - I'm sure many of you recognize this cause I've already raved about it previously here as my perfect go-to nude colour.
OPI Sweet Heart - milky pale pink; pinky twin and I picked up the same polish because it seems to be a good candidate as "my nails but better color" we're hoping we'd get compliments on how nice and healthy our nails look when in fact we just have a nice pink polish over top to disguise it HAHA.
OPI The Color of Minnie - a true red from the Minnie Mouse Limited Edition Collection. This was a spontaneous purchase to expand the colour selection in my nail polish stash, I put the plastic nail swatch over my own nails and it seems to look good against my skin tone.
OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia - pretty fuchsia colour with a gorgeous purple sheen/shimmer, the runner up for a fuchsia colour that I've considered buying was Essie's Bachelorette Bash.
The shimmers in Blue Lagoon and Flashbulb Fuchsia is so pretty!!
If you remember my post from here, you know that I LOVE this bronzer - I love it so much that I felt the necessity to repurchase. The odd thing though, is that this new one is a bit lighter than my old NYC Sunny bronzer. I'm thinking it might be because they're from different collections - this one is from Smooth Skin, while my old one is just the regular? It's funny how they would make two extremely similar products under their own brand...on the back this is marked as Sunny 720A and my previous one is Sunny 720C... Hopefully on the face, they're identical - I shall update on this later when I try it out.
After reading several blog posts about the wonderful things that Essence has to offer I decided to go browse around at the drugstore but limited myself to only buying the gel eyeliner. So far, after swatching it I'm pretty impressed with the longevity and waterproof ability. I rubbed my fingers over it after letting it set and neither liner budged. While testing it under water when I was in the shower, Essence definitely held it in better than the Annabelle Smoothliner (not that I expected much, because I bought this for a different purpose). Essence Gel eyeliner took a while to smudge and flake - quite impressed especially when this is only $3.99. As for the Annabelle Smoothliner, I bought this as a regular liner just to apply it underneath the other eyeliners that I use. It was marked down from ~$8-9 to $3.99.
What other essence products do you love or recommend me in trying out? I saw the cream shadows but they didn't have the nice bronze shade that I was hoping to get and I couldn't find the polish that is similar to Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe. The cashier told me that their retractable liner is great - has anyone tried that?