It's been a week since my last post, I apologize!
This weekend I wanted to spoil myself a bit (because it's been a stressful month for me) and I found an intact Essence Cinderella collection in our DM.
I wasn't really intrigued by it, because well.. it looks a bit "meh". Nothing clicked, but I really wanted to buy something so I got myself a blush and three nail polishes from the line.
The first nail polish is called Sweet, Night gale and is a gorgeous light pink creme. It dries in a satin finish and I was a bit shocked by it at first, (in a good way) and decided that I love the look, a bit later.
The application was nice, nothing shocking or bad to say here. I used two layers of polish to get an even finish. On the ring finger I am wearing The glass slipper over a light gray holo from Essence.
And with a glossy top coat:
The blush is lovely. I don't own any blush packed in a cardboard box, but this one looks really nice.
I picked it because I liked the color and it looked like something I'd use in my daily makeup.
Left swatch: 3x applied blush on the same spot
Right swatch: once applied blush
As you can see the blush is very natural looking, because it goes off as a light coral color. I like that it's buildable and looks very nicely when applied on the skin with a brush.
Applied on skin. Keep in mind that the camera "eats up" some color. I like to wear quite some blush. Alas, it looks natural on me.
Staying power is fine, lasts all day on me. No touch up needed!
The second nail polish I picked is called Bibidi Bobidi Boo. Whenever I hear its name I can't stop singing it in my head... Which is annoying, because I don't even like that song.
This polish is of a nice light purple color, but looks blue or gray, depending on the light. I saw that under artificial light it goes gray and natural light it goes purple or blue.
See? Looks purple (the original color). It also has a satin finish, but I do prefer it with a gloss polish over it.
With a gloss top coat.
I didn't take separate pictures of The Glass slipper, because even if it is beautiful on its own, I wouldn't wear it as an alone manicure (this I incorporated it in the above manicures). It also reminds me of another Essence nail polish called Icy Fairy 21. I will compare the two in another post.