Essence Gel nailpolish without LED lamp

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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

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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.

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

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2 coats gel nailpolish

3. And the finishing touch: apply the base coat

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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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Thank you for reading!

xoxo

S.N

My favourite lipsticks at the moment

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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: http://www.makeupmusthaves.nl 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

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

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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.

Kisses

S.N