Essence Gel nailpolish without LED lamp


Hi sweeties

I know it’s been a while since I posted something (so sorry), but I really didn’t have time to keep up with my blog, because I had to study for my finals. Now I only got 1 exam left and I found a little time to take a break from studying and post something that I wanted to share with you guys.

Everytime I see nailpolish that gives that same gel look without using a led lamp, I always NEED to try them out haha, I have already tried the ones from Sally Hansen which I liked a lot. Now Essence came up with the same kind of thing and since Essence is a budget brand, the prices are very cheap!

So this routine exists out of 3 steps, you need to buy the base coat, nailpolish from their ‘the gel’ nailpolish collection and the top coat.

1. First you start with applying the basecoat


My nails applied with the base coat

2. After that, you apply the color of nailpolish that you like. The colors are really nice, they have a lot of different and bright colors.


I went for a pink one named ’09 Lucky’.


2 coats gel nailpolish

3. And the finishing touch: apply the base coat


Result after using the top coat

As you can see, it really gives a gel look, and it’s very shiny. To be honest, I didn’t expect too much from these polishes, but I gotta admit that they actually last very long. For me it lasted for about a week! Also, I have heard that you could use the base and top coat with any other nail polish as well! (it’s just a marketing stunt that it has to be one from essence). I really like these polishes, especially the top coat.

Prices: Base coat: 2,59€ – The nailpolishes: 1,69€ – Top coat: 2,59€
Where to buy? Kruidvat, drugstores,..

What do you guys think about these polishes? Let me know in a comment.
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My favourite lipsticks at the moment


Today’s post is going to be about one of my biggest addictions ‘lipstick’. I tried out a lot of them, cheap and expensive ones and these are my favourite lipsticks at the moment.

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – Barely there



This is a lipstick that I absolutely ADORE! Since, I got pretty dark lips, I never found the perfect nude lipstick for me but this one is a little bit darker nude, that is PURFECT for me. It’s a lipstick that I’m wearing on a daily base right now. It’s a very simple and nice lipstick with a shiny finish that you could wear everyday.

Quality: It stays on for about 2 hours, after that you need to apply a little bit more, but applying is very easy. But even if it’s fading away from your lips it still looks good.
Price: €2,39
Where to buy? Drugstores, Kruidvat

Hema – Soft Matt Lipbalm



Left: Number 05 – Right: Number 04

For the people who didn’t know this yet, Hema has amazing lipsticks, these ones are my absolute favourites. They are very pigmented and have a nice matte finish.

Quality: Quality is very good, similar to the ones from Mac Cosmetics, they can hold very long and even survive some food!
Price: €3,50
Where to buy: Hema / Online webshop

Mac Cosmetics – Matt lipsticks


From left to right: Candy Yum Yum – Heroine – Diva – Riri Woo


Ofcourse the lipsticks from Mac also belong in the list of my favourite lipsticks, these 4 are my favourite ones from my Mac collection so far. They all have a nice matt finish and are from very good quality.

Quality: Very good, it stays on your lips for a long time. Only after a meal it will fade a little bit, but you can have some drinks without it being ruined.
Price: €19,00
Where to buy: Mac Cosmetics store / Online webshop

Kiko Cosmetics – Number 923



And then we have.. the CHEAP version of Mac, that’s how I call it. The Kiko Cosmetic store really reminded me of Mac, so the first time I saw it, while I was shopping in Germany I thought oh god this shit is going to be as expensive as Mac, but no! Kiko is very cheap instead, and a very good quality brand! This lipstick is one I bought to try out their lipsticks, and I just loove the color!

Quality: Quality is good, but you need to apply another coat after a couple of hours
Price: €3,90
Where to buy: Kiko Cosmetics store / Online webshop

Sleek Cosmetics – Matte Me in Brink Pink


This lip cream from sleek cosmetics is so great! I don’t even feel like I have anything on my lips when I’m wearing it, it dries really quick and has a nice matte finish. I bought it at a drugstore in London, I know it’s hard to find here in Belgium (for my Belgian followers), but you know online you can find anything! On this website for example: you can buy a lot of things from sleek cosmetics including these lip creams.

Quality: Very good, you only have to apply some after eating.
Price: €7,99
Where to buy: Drugstores / online

Essence Cosmetics – Long Lasting Lipliners


Left to right: 06 A Girl’s Dream – 03 Yummy Berry


These are supposed to be lipliners.. But damn! They are soo smooth that you can just use it as lipstick, like I did here, These babies are really nice, have a matte finish and last very long, it’s very easy to just apply it as a lipstick.

So.. these were my favourite babies at the moment, I really love these lipsticks and as you can see most of them are budget toppers! Who doesn’t love a good product for a low price? I sure do! 😉

I really hope you guys enjoyed this post! Which lipstick is your alltime favourite? And which one did you like the most from my favourites? Let me know in a comment!

If you have any questions about these products, don’t hesitate to ask me.

Thank you for reading.