28/10/2015

New from Sally, Essie and Ecotools

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, Ecotools Concealer Brush, Essie Eternal Optimist Nail Polish, Essie Allure Nail Polish, Essie Vanity Fairest Nail Polish

With a few days off work I've decided its time my bare nails deserved a treat. Usually for one-time (many-a time) retail therapy I splurge on the boldest daring shades I would never wear more than once but this time I decided to take a step back, use some self control and purchase shades I would wear over and over.

On re-doing my pedicure I noticed yellow stains on removing nail polish, ew. As you could deduce I have been naughty lately, skipping the base and going straight into colour. My Nailtek Foundation Ridge-Filling Base Coat has seen better days and I needed a new nail base coat. Enter Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nylon Retinol Nude, the one base coat that was almost (and now currently) sold out at my local Boots, I think of this as a good sign. I have high hopes for this one.

I have still not managed to find my holy grail under eye concealer brush. I still stay loyal to the MAC 224 Brush and its bristles still never cease to shed. Perusing the brush department I was intrigued by Ecotools Complexion Collection Eye Perfecting Brush and fell for its promise for efficient undereye concealing. It comes with a pouch, which I have now disposed. I was surprised at how stiff the bristles are; it actually feels like a furry finger. I'm still undecided about this one and will report later.

Now for my favourites, the Tres Marias, the three I picked up from Essie

Essie Eternal Optimist Nail Polish. This is a creamy nude pink that I love to wear on my toes. It is quite flattering on my medium olive skintone.

Essie Allure Nail Polish. I was tossing between the many Essie sheer whites, rather struggling as they were all quite similar. I decided on Allure as its name was most alluring ha. I have this on my nails at the moment with two coats so you can still see some sexy nail underneath. It makes me look like I have leuconychia but otherwise its beautiful!

Essie Vanity Fairest Nail Polish. This shade is what got me into Essie nail polishes, previously blogged about it HERE. I have this in a mini form but I wanted to get the large bottle incase the lil one runs out and we full well know it never will. It is a sheer pink with tiny sparkles. With two coats it never fails to make me feel like a princess.

Livia
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