Aquatic Makeup Look for Summer

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The other day inspired by a photo I saw while I was browsing on Instagram I pulled out my green, blue and gold eyeshadows and came up with this look. You know I rarely wear such a colorful makeup as I feel it’s a bit too edgy for me, but I admit it was a lot of fun playing with the shades, mixing textures and pairing different colors from different palettes. I do also admit it took a lot of blending, well this is always hard when you’re using bright, intense shades, so in the end I was still not happy with the results. I’m no makeup artist, just a passionate for makeup so as much as I wanted for the entire makeup to be flawless, I still know I need more practice. Take a look after the jump for a more closer look and a list of the products used for this Aquatic Makeup Look.


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Essence All About Matt! Oil Control Paper Review

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Every hear Essence releases a new edition of All About Matt! Oil Control Paper and I never missed once since they first launched it. I purchased the new 2016 Essence All About Matt! Oil Control Paper a few weeks back and I’ve used it a few times ever since.


Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Prestige Boutique (blv Iuliu Maniu, nr 59), Emag and online

International – Now at Muller, local drugstores and online

Essence All About Matt! Oil Control Paper (€1.95 / 11.00 Lei for 50 pieces) is a mattifying oil control blotting paper that absorbs excess oil and sebum. I personally like to keep it in my bag or purse at all times and take it with me wherever I go. Continue Reading

Essence The Beach House 2016 Summer Collection

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This year no Essence limited edition collection has arrived in Romania…so I can’t help feeling jealousy whenever I’m posting about the upcoming trends like this new Essence The Beach House 2016 Summer Collection. This is one of my favorite drugstores brands and it pains me that I can’t see at least some of the new products in person in my country. If you do have the chance to travel this summer than remember to check out Essence counters as they are always releasing new stuff.


Everything is better at the beach! Clear blue skies and the endless open space of the ocean: essence will be experiencing some unforgettable moments down by the sea with the trend edition “the beach house” from mid June until mid July 2016. Aquatic turquoise and petrol, sandy shades, off-white and pink as well as coral as contrasting colours create a light, summery make-up look. Four nail polishes with maritime effects like the “water shine” finish ensure cool styles and the beach glow fluid provides sunshine girls with a light tan. And to make sure that all beach beauties don’t have to go without their favorite products when they are out and about, there’s a mini beach bag with plenty of room for essential beauty pieces. Every summer writes its own story, especially when you spend it with your best friends… and essence!


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Essence My Love Diary Gel Nail Polish Review, Swatches, Before & After Photos

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Essence My Love Diary Gel Nail Polish is one of the recent drugstores nail colors that I choose to wear on my nails this spring. It’s quite a nudish rosy brown that would go well with every skin color or nail length. I’m a fan of Essence Gel top coat so I did it pair it with this new nail polish. If you are curious to see how long it lasted on my nails, do take the jump.



Romania – Now at local drugstores, Prestige Boutique (blv. Iuliu Maniu nr.59) and online

International – Now online

Essence (48) My Love Diary Gel Nail Polish (7.90 Lei / €1.55 for 8 ml / 0.27 fl oz) is a dark rosy brown with reddish undertones and a glossy finish. It has a light creamy consistency, leaning a bit more to the thinner side. Continue Reading

Essence Bloggers’ Beauty Secrets 2016

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My favorite beauty product is … top secret and super sought -after: which products do bloggers and trend setters like and why? Essence worked with four of them to develop the new trend edition “bloggers’ beauty secrets”, which is offering beauty multi-talents. Diana zur Löwen from Dfashion created a true all-rounder with her “touch up to go!” palette while Palmira from beautypalmira focuses on the eyes with her “vintage rose” palette. With “shape & shadows”, Mary Oliver from Strikeapose presents a contouring palette for the eyes and brows in keeping with the latest trend, and Serena Verbon from Beautylab ensures a wow-complexion & fabulous eye makeup for the summer with her “the glow must go on” palette. On top, the bloggers have revealed their favorite beauty tips, but shhhhh, they must remain top secret.


International Launch Date – from June to July 2016 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Australia, Ireland, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, UK, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Brunei, Myanmar, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Algeria, Bahrain, Malta, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Tunisia. Continue Reading

Essence Matt Ivory Soft Touch Mousse Foundation Review, Swatches, Photos

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I received Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up the other week, as I’m lately on the look out to replace my go-to mousse foundation which is Max Factor Whipped Creme as it has been discontinued for a while. I don’t have any skin problems so I’m just looking for a simple foundation with an airy or mousse-like formula that will be easy to apply with my fingers and will give me a matte or semi matte finish.


Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Prestige Boutique (blv. Iuliu Maniu nr 59) and online ,

International – Now at Muller and local drugstores

Essence Matt Ivory (04) Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up (21.70 Lei / €3.75 for 0.56 oz / 16 g) is just the right shade for a light skin tone girl like me. It comes in this small see-through glass jar and has a nude plastic top. Continue Reading

Essence Honey Berry Lip Liner Review, Swatches, Photos

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For me Essence Lip Liners offers the best drugstore quality that you can find, so over the years I purchased and use so many colors. The other week I found myself at Prestige Boutique on the look-out for a new lip liner that will go with my newly purchased Estee Lauder True Liar Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion (review, swatches) that I told you about earlier today. So the closest matching shade that I found was Essence #15 Honey Berry Lip Liner that I’ll be reviewing today.


Where to buy:

Romania – Now, and local drugstores like Prestige Boutique (blv Iuliu Maniu, nr.59 Bucuresti)

International – Now

Essence #15 Honey Berry Lip Liner (€1.45 / 6 Lei for 1 g / 0.035 oz) is a medium-dark raspberry with violet undertones and a matte finish. It has a good color payoff, being opaque on the lips and delivering a rich color in just one swipe. Continue Reading

Essence Juice It! Summer 2016 Collection

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Essence Juice It! Summer 2016 Collection looks like the perfect treat for those hot summer days. It looks refreshing, juicy and so colorful and the products vary from fragrance, to nail polishes, lip colors and even one new and limited edition detangle brush. Do check it out!


Fruit up your life! On summery shirts, as cool accessories or as creative nail art styles – super cute fruit is everywhere this season. With the new trend edition “juice it!”, essence is offering juicy beauty-pieces. The colours in the collection are reminiscent of a mixed peach, watermelon and cherry fruit basket, and the gel-like, partially scented textures conjure-up spring colour effects on the lips and nails. Favorites include the jelly tint lipstick with a semi-transparent formula and a unique colour effect as well as the detangle brush with a cool kiwi look. The fragrant nail stickers with lots of little fruit designs ensure colourful eye-catchers on the nails and the fruity-floral fragrance of the eau de toilette with cherry, nectarine sorbet and tonka bean is sure to put you in the mood for summer. essence loves fresh fruits!


International Launch Date – May 2016 at Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, Belarus, Russia, Finland, South Africa, Italy,
Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Myanmar, Taiwan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Algeria, Israel,
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