Sunday, September 15, 2013

Essence Me & My Ice Cream Collection

Ben & Cherries, three coats. This is a light pink shimmer. The shimmer is fairly subtle. 

Always in my Mint, three coats. This is a light green shimmer. Again the shimmer is subtle. This is my favourite out of the four polishes in this collection. 

Ice, Ice Baby, three coats. This is a mauve shimmer. The shimmer is subtle. 

Icylicious, three coats. This is a peach shimmer, the shimmer is subtle.

These four pastel shimmers are perfect for spring! I used three coats for each of the swatches. They all looked fairly sheer after the first coat so I was expecting to have to use more than three coats but they built up nicely.

The Me & My Ice Cream collection also comes with nail stickers and scented hand wipes.

The Nail Topping Stickers are small coloured beads on a clear sticker. Because the sticker is clear I wore these over Always in my Mint. The instructions say to cut off the excess with scissors, the small beads made cutting the nail stickers a little difficult. While I really love the look of these I didn't find them to be very practical. The beads were constantly coming lose and they were very tempting to pick off. These only lasted a couple of hours on me before I had picked all the beads off.

The hand wipes are scented, the scent was a pleasant fruity smell. There are 15 wipes in the packet. The wipes are just smaller than a tissue folded in half. These are perfect to keep in your handbag.

From left to right: Cone Head, Always in my Mint, Icylicious

I've never reviewed eyeshadows on my blog before so I hope my nail polish only readers don't mind. I don't think I'm good enough at doing make up to show you how these look on so I've just got arm swatches. I didn't plan my eye shadow photo very well, the order doesn't match up with the swatch photo.

As you can see these eyeshadows are pretty sheer.

Next up are the shimmer pearls and cream blush. The creme blush is quite opaque, and it was actually pretty hard to remove so perhaps its waterproof? There's nothing on the packaging to say it's waterproof though. Or this could be a normal characteristic for blush, I don't ever use it so I have no idea sorry.

The shimmer pearls are a very sheer shimmer that you can apply all over.

From left to right: Icylicious, Ice, Ice Baby, Ben & Cherries

The next product I have to review are the lip balms. These are scented and smell delicious! 

Icylicious smelt sweet and creamy, like strawberries and cream perhaps. Ice, Ice Baby smelt like bubblegum. Ben & Cherries smelt sweet but  I can't quite pinpoint what scent it was. 

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  1. Oooh it's disappointing to hear that the beads come off the sticker ( just what happens when you apply the beads to the nail) I thought these were the solution!
    They are very pretty though, and I love the pastel colors!

  2. fabolous the little balls on your nail art
    happy monday

  3. The shades look so sweet and cute :)


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