essie S’il vous play summer 2017 collection

Call me a convert but for the longest time I wasn’t a fan of the regular essie nail polish, only the essie gel couture was on my list. However after trying this new summer 2017 collection called s’il vous play, I have to say the formulation is fantastic. So fantastic that some of the shades were completely opaque in one coat. Okay essie fans out there, I get it now.

essie has come out with 6 new pastels for their summer launch inspired by sweet sugar Parisian confections adorably called s’il vous play. Three of the shades are more of a cream finish, while the other three are more of a shimmery finish.

essie sweet soufflesweet soufflé| a creamy white with a golden glow. An off-white shade that looks completely opaque in 2-3 coats.

baguette me not| a sweet lilac with hints of pink undertones. Looks like in the bottle it’d pull more lilac, but on the nails it has almost a touch of pink to it. It’s such a sweet colour.

blue-la-la| a dreamy sky blue. Surprisingly, this was opaque in one coat – though for the photos I did two.

s’il vous play| a fun, eye-catching metallic pink with a slight purple underneath. Although shimmery looking, still quite easy to apply with no streaking, and needed two coats.

fondant of you| a vibrantly sweet golden orange. This orange wasn’t as shimmery nails as I thought it was going to be. Gorgeous when I was rockin’ a bit of self-tanner ;)éclair my love| a bright berry toned red. This is one coat! Definitely pulls more red on my nails than expected, but it’s a pretty watermelon-red shade.

What do you think of the 6 new essie shades? Are you a fan?

Shop the shades for $9 each below:

Essie s’il vous play collection was sent for review

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POPSUGAR turns 5!

Disclaimer: This box was sent to me for review purposes. #ad #PopSugarMH

Well folks, five years in the making; it’s POPSUGAR‘s 5th birthday of their must-have boxes. Almost time for kindergarten for them, hey? Ha! They sent over this one, the August box and inside were all sorts of awesome treats. Rose gold notebook (shown), tall sparkly white candles (also shown lol), a drink/serving tray that says cheers (which actually kinda reminds me of Kate Spade. Perhaps inspired…?), a First Aid Beauty Bouncy mask (which I’ve yet to try), cookies, a friendship bracelet and a few more goodies. These boxes are so fun to get each month!

If you’ve never been subscribed to the monthly POPSUGAR Must Have Box, you can get $10 off your first box by using the code PARTY upon checkout!

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BECCA Lush Lip Color Balms

The newest launch from BECCA Cosmetics is all about showing off your natural lip colour in dessert and caffeine themed names. Mmm! These new Lush Lip Color Balms feel gorgeous on the lips, and at $22 USD a pop, you should definitely pick one up.

As for the formula, the best way I can describe them is a lightweight with buildable colour and has this creamy moisturizing finish to it. They don’t feel waxy or weird on the lips, just a hydrating lip shade in a natural tone. You can either wear the shades with one easy coat for a sheer finish, or build it up for a bit more colour. Sounds promising right? See the swatches below to see the pigmentation, and the lip-swatches after that!

Shades include:

  • Café Au Lait (peachy beige)
  • Ginger Vanilla (pink coral) – my fave
  • Almond Fraise (dusty rose)
  • Chai Crème (tawny brown)
  • Milk Chocolate (mauvey brown)
  • Toasted Hazelnut (rich brown)
  • Cherry Ganache (flattering burgundy)
  • Black Violet (sophisticated plum)

All of the BECCA Lush Lip Color Balms swiped on my arm a few times. Now, see the swatches below (of the three lightest shades in the collection) to give you a feel of what one swipe across the skin looks like: 

It gives a natural pigmented look to the lips, and it feels simply like a tinted lip balm; although looking quite like a pigmented lipstick in its tube.

These are the sort of balms you’d carry around with you when you know you want a wash of colour on the lips, that also don’t require a mirror and precise application to apply.

Café au Lait| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

Ginger Vanilla| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

Almond Fraise| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

Chai Crème| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

Milk Chocolate| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

Toasted Hazelnut| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

Cherry Ganache| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

Black Violet| BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balms are $22 USD and available a Ulta.com (pr sample!)

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