Essence bronzing babe palette review 

Finally !!!! How are you all everybody ???  Life has been pretty hectic on my end. But this has been the best days of my life since my shifting to Germany. My sisters really made these few days a wonderful and lively one. We still have many shopping trips planned (tee hee) I have already shopped a teenzy bit too much 😉 😉 

Coming to the post — so during one of these shopping trips, I spotted these palettes sitting in one part of the store and the moment I had my eyes on them , I was sort of magnetised and pulled towards them. Lo and behold before I even knew they were in my basket. 

  
There were total 3 eye palettes of which I bought this one. 

  
It comes in a sleek black packaging perfect for travelling. The packaging is quite sturdy and it was for around 3.50 € . 

   

   

It comes with a dual ended brush which has a sponge tip one one end and a stiff brush on the other. Well quite nice and impressive till now. 

On to the eye shadows !! I literally had those hearts popping out of my eyes like in cartoons when I swatched the colours. Sooo pretty !!! 

   
   

7 buttery, smooth, well pigmented shades.. Perfect name for the palette.. Love those bronzy gold rosy colours !! These are really worth the try .. But surprisingly I havent seen it on essence website or on their aocial media feed or probably I missed it. Whatever may be , I am glad I bought this as an addition to my summer must haves collection 🙂 🙂 these are I think limited edition so go get you some !! 

I hope you enjoyed my post .. See you guys soon !! 

Until then , 

Much love 🙂 🙂 🙂 

Essence cinderella blush review

hey guys..
So finally I am here reviewing the cinderella blush which is a part of the ‘essence trend edition Cinderella collection. It is available till the end of March.
I know I am quite late , but hey better late than never!

So essence is really coming up the notch with their products. Keeping up with the trends, there’s always something for each one of us and I really like that about essence. Moreover they keep up their quality while maintaining an affordable price so that each one of us can try them.


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Description- charming blush! the highly pigmented powder-rouge gives the face a fresh redness. lovingly designed packaging is reminiscent of the unforgettable night of transformation and disseminated additionally fairy-feeling.

Packaging– This blush comes in a hard cardboard cover with magnetic closure, very similar to The balm cosmetics packaging. Its sturdy and travel-friendly.

IMG_7237Colour,Texture and Pigmentation– Its a beautiful matte corally pink colour. Perfect spring/summer colour.
The texture is soft, a bit powdery but blendable. There is no fallout and it isn’t chalky.
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The pigmentation is also medium which is actually an advantage. Advantage in terms of building the colour slowly and gradually so that it doesn’t look OTT.

Staying power- This blush stays for 4 hours without primer. After that it starts fading evenly.

Final thoughts- I just wanted to have this blush. From the entire collection this had really caught my eye.
It is a very beautiful colour perfect for everyday wear for that natural flushed look.
A pretty colour for all you cinderella’s 🙂


I hope you liked this post 🙂
Have a nice day all you princesses out there 🙂 xoxo
until then ..
Kristi Medium

essence trend edition- love and sound

Sorry for no posts this weekend.. It had been a busy busy one..
So I was going through essence website and saw their upcoming trend editions. Their last trend was ‘Cinderella’ collection. I had purchased the blush and a nail polish which I will review in my next post. It will be available till the end of march.
I have always loved essence products and use atleast one of them practically everyday. They are affordable, good quality and easily available.

Today I will give you a preview about the trend for april- Love and sound
sounds interesting !!

So lets see what products they have to offer ..

Love and sound eye shadow-

‘boho-beauty! The ultra-soft, baked eyeshadow texture can be blinded ideal and creates a brilliant festival make-up in berry, bright green or apricot. all three colors have a great, pearly finish.

Available in 01 glastonberry, 02 and 03 make life a festival feel the vibe.’

I love these baked eye shadows. They have an amazing texture, pigmentation and quality. I am looking forward to these shadows as I know they will be great as always.


love and sound lipstick-

‘Line-up! Equipped with a three-pointed-applicator you succeed with the multi-style eyeliner pen eyeliner creative. Whether classic, extra wide, dots or triple lines – the eyeliner draws all eyes to himself. Deep black and lingering, he is also the occurring of your favorite band without blurring.’

lost in sound … strong apricot-orange and berry soft provide intense, colorful lips that exude pure fun. the matte finish makes the festival-style totally cool.

Available in 01 glastonberry crowd gone wild and 02.


love and sound blush-

sunset state-ment! the rouge with gradient of apricot to berry and silky texture gives the cheeks beautiful, colored highlights. so does the complexion fresh and healthy and the contour of the face can be beautifully accented.

Available in 01 sunset @ center stage.


love and sound bronzing paper-

summer sound! a true all-rounder is the bronzing paper: it absorbs excessive talk on the skin, frosted simultaneously and gives thanks to the integrated tan powder a sun-kissed complexion! absolutely convenient for travel because it refreshes fast and easy on and fits in any pocket.

Available in 01 sunkissed & happy.


love and sound nail polishes-

colourful life! the four trendy, long-lasting “love & sound” -nail polishes in apricot-orange, blue, berry and green create an exciting “desert sand” effect on your nails. the sandy-matte finish fits perfectly with any indie outfit.

Available in 01 make life a festival, 02 blue-chella, 03 and 04 glastonberry feel the vibe.


love and sound cuticle stickers-

cute cuticles! now is the brand styling ultra-cool, because nails painted next is now the cuticle decorated with small tattoos. whether feathers, infinity symbol or ethno-pattern – is the selection of 28 locomotives great! and so easy: select the favorite tattoo, cut it out and place with the motif down on clean, dry cuticles of the desired fingers. Now press down firmly and carefully pull off after five seconds. wow!
Available in 01 ethno girls ahead!

california ground … are ideal for long days in the favorite shoes, the heel protection pads: the specially shaped, transparent gel pads protect the heel area before friction and cut and give great content – even in high heels!

Available in 01 synthesis pads are made for walking.


I am excited and cannot wait to get my hands on these products. These look very very exciting since they all are in bright colours prefect for the spring/summer. Their quality have always impressed me and I know these will too.

What are you guys excited about ?
Until then,
have a great day lovelies!!
Kristi Medium
❤ ❤ ❤
Image courtesy- http://www.essence.eu

TGIF !!! essence presents Cinderella !!

hey guys !!

TGIF !!
yeah for weekend !! weekend calls for long drives and shopping for me !
but this weekend imma gonna relax and chill out ..
the weathers changing.. its getting warmer.. finally getting to see the sun for most of the day …

Meanwhile, essence has their march trends on the stands… From Disney ; The Cinderella collection ..

beautiful as in wonderland! essence again meet up with Disney and presents suitable for cinema start of “Cinderella” of the same name, new trend edition “cinderella”.

the mystical colour world is all sign of magical night, is transformed into the cinderella of the good fairy, fell in love with the prince and ball loses her shoe on the glass. mother of pearl, gold, pink, purple, red and blue form the basis of fabulous products for eyes, lips, nails and complexion. the absolute must-have for a dream princesses-look is the highlighter in three-dimensional roses design – almost too good to be true. irresistible are the iridescent lipglosses and which are brought to life by then nail stickers the heroes and decorate the nails as unmistakable Disney comic statement.

the clock strikes midnight … with essence!

This collection has –

CINDERELLA EYESHADOW PALETTE


CINDERELLA BLUSH

CINDERELLA LIP GLOSS

CINDERELLA HIGHLIGHTER

CINDERELLA NAIL POLISHES


CINDERELLA GLITTER TOPPER

CINDERELLA NAIL STICKERS

I was intrigued by the ‘Disney’ theme ,Cinderella being my favourite. So I bought their blush, and a nail polish which I mentioned in my last whats on my nails post.
I would probably gift this collection to my younger sister but hey, who dosen’t love disney?? It brings back all the sweet memories of fairy tales..
∗ Nostalgic ∗

Anyways have an awesome weekend guys …
stay beautiful ❤ ❤
kristi.medium

February Favorites

Hi guys !!

how are you all doing ??
hope everyone’s weekend is going awesum ..
Sorry for being MIA .. busy busy month end .. sigh… 
Will definitely keep to 1 post per day .. 

February is over guys !! seems like it went so fast .. just feels like yesterday when we were celebrating new years eve ..
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So lets roll in this new month with what I loved last month.. February faves !!
This month I tried a lot of things and loved most of them..
lets get started..

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Avene triXera emolient balm
I have dry sensitive skin and this worked amzingly keeping my skin hydrated and soft without giving that greasy feeling. This balm at first feels slippery but sinks into the skin fast.
L’oreal skin perfection serum
A very nice light serum with a pleasant smell. it keeps my skin moisturized. i use it twice a day before avene balm.
L’oreal skin perfection day moisturiser
I use it in the day after the serum and before avene balm for extra moisturization since i have extra dryness around my nose and mouth. 
Balea handcreme
I have tried many variants from balea and its an awesum drugstore brand here. It keeps my hand soft and supple and they have some amazing fragrances. I lke to keep handcremes almost everywhere.. kitchen, bedroom side table, car, living room, handbag.. hehehe 

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from left to right- 01 vanilla sugar, 03 creme brulee, 04 sweet like chocolate, 05 my favorite tauping, 06 coffee bean

from left to right- 01 vanilla sugar, 03 creme brulee, 04 sweet like chocolate, 05 my favorite tauping, 06 coffee bean

Essence baked eye shadows (review here) 


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ancome l’absolu rouge lipstick (i forgot the colour and the shade number has been rubbed of 😦 )
A frosty warm pink shade. only downside is that the shimmers dont come off easily.
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Isadora blush(05 pinky peach) price- € 15,99
Even though the shade says pinky peach , it is a peach shade of blush. It has a bit of golden shimmer. A very light everyday colour. I have used it almost everyday and yet havent hit pan.
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Maybelline fit me foundation (130 buff beige and 220 natural beige)
There’s enough said about this foundation in the beauty world. It has been my HG for my normal to dry skin. Great finish and good staying power.
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essence ‘the nudes’ and ‘the pastels’ nail polishes (review here)
I love this range and have almost all of them.
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Isadora bronzer (highlight tan) price- € 19,99
 bronzer with a slight shimmering glow which leaves you looking as if you were freshly tanned coming from summer holidays. Beautiful! a teeny bit orange thou
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Nyx soft matte lip cream in Antwerp-
Sucha beautiful corally pink shade. Brightens the face. 

I am happy to say goodbye to February and welcome to some sunshine YEAH !!!
From next month I will split my favs into several categories.
I hope you enjoyed my post..
BTW loving every1s fav post :))

Kristi Medium

essence liquid ink waterproof eye liner

Hello lovlies!!
A warm welcome to all !!

I have been wearing eye liners for almost 8 years now. Without liner, I look ill and I cannot step out of the eyes without some eye liner.Kohl is only for some days for me. SO I find a nice liner, I seize it, because they will always be used. They do finish and dry out and there is always room for more liners. BLack liners are my favorite.

So i was out of my trustee L’oreal eye liner and hubby gave me just 5 mins to buy one. 5 mins!! i was in a fix as we were heading to a party and i really needed liquid eye liner. i couldn’t find  Loreal eye liner and therefore headed straight to the essence counter and randomly picked this sucker up. And to my surprise …
Read on to know my thoughts..

essence liquid ink waterproof eye liner.

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According to the website-
This is the must-have eye liner! the liquid ink eye liner waterproof with the special fine tip applicator makes applying an accurate, black line as easy as child’s play for gorgeous eyes. 

Price-
€ 2,49 

Packaging-
It comes in a simple sturdy black tube with blue cap. Some times you do have to be careful about pulling the want out as it flicks some product out. 

My experience-
This eye liner is an intense black that only requires one application to get a very dark black colour. The consistency is medium; not too thick, not too runny.
The applicator is fine and sturdy , not like those cheap flimsy ones. I am able to make an opaque and precise line with one application. The tip is thin enough to get those pretty thin lines.
The finish I would say is semi-gloss. It dries up 30-40 seconds after application.
The staying power is amazing. It doesn’t budge throughout the day neither smudges.
Removing was also easy. It comes of easily with make up remover oil or wipes.
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This is such a great eye liner and for such an affordable price. Essence has some great products for real cheap which is why its one of my favourite brands. I don’t really care much for the packaging because really, the simpler the packaging, the more inexpensive the product is.
I would definitely repurchase this as my back-up for eye liners. I will also try other versions from this range.

Love ❤ 

Rida 

essence xxxl nude lipgloss

Hello lovlies !!!
Hope you all are doing amazingly well.

This time i will be reviewing the essence xxxl nude lip glosses which are also a part of the new spring collection.
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According to the website-
nude news! the popular xxxl lipglosses highlight your natural beauty in soft shades and ensure the perfect style for every occasion. the subtle color pigmentation creates a fresh look. the reservoir brush offers just the right amount of texture and the soft applicator ensures an especially easy application.

Packaging- 
These lipglosses come in a standard plastic tube. It contains 0.16 fl.oz/ 5 ml of product. the brush is pretty standard doe-foot applicator.

Price– 1.95 euros

They come in 4 shades-  
01 shy beauty
03 taste the sweets
05 just nude
06 soft almond

I will be reviewing 3 shades – 01 shy beauty, 03 taste the sweets and 05 just nude.

from left to right- 01 shy beauty, 05 just nude, 03 taste the sweets

from left to right- 01 shy beauty, 05 just nude, 03 taste the sweets

01 shy beauty
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It is a perfect colour to get a simple yet put together look. The colour is free of shimmer and imparts a very natural-looking shine to the lips. A very nice colour to tone down the loudness of bright lip colours.

03 taste the sweets
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taste the sweets is a coraly pink colour. An easy to wear, everyday colour.  

05 just nude
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just nude as the name suggests is a nude gloss. 

MY EXPERIENCE

Pigmentation-
They have a good pigmentation for a gloss.
Texture and fragnance-
They have a smooth, creamy texture. They are non-sticky and feels moisturizing on lips. They feel quite comfortable to wear. Fragnance is sweet and subtle which goes off with time. Nothing very over powering .
Staying power-
These lip glosses have a decent staying power. They stayed on me for almost 4 hours with snacking and drinking. They fade leaving a slight shine and a little bit of colour.

I am really impressed with these lip glosses. They are easy on pocket, everyday colours just to throw in your purse. I always like to keep these kind of glosses in my purse which can be easily applied without a mirror throughout the day.  Thanks to its non-flowy texture, the color is very easy to apply and does not bleed outside the applied area. The creamy consistency makes it feel very nice on the lips. The gloss is moisturising too which saves the time of applying an additional layer of lip balm beneath the colour. . It does not accentuate the fine lines on my lips.

Girls on budget do give them a try.
I hope you like my review and found it helpful. I will be definitely doing more reviews on drugstore products in my upcoming posts. I would love to hear your comments.

love ❤
Rida