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Essence – Let Me In Pink

I’m uploading my You Rock collection of swatches!

This was the one that I told Jill she could skip and I’m so glad she didn’t listen! I rarely can wear pinks that aren’t super light or super dark because of my skin tone, but this one was just the right warm shade of magenta!

I love all of them in this collection, I’ll post the rest soon!

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Essence – Absolutely Stylish

I have seen this bottle in online shops so many times but I had no idea what was inside!

Its a dark brown, but it has these duochrome flakes inside that shift from pink to green…

Isn’t that pretty!?

If you like it, grab it next time… it just looks like plain brown, but its the coolest color, in my opinion, of their regular line! 🙂

Quick USA Giveaway – Essence @holographics trio!

When my friend in Switzerland sent me the You Rock polishes, she also sent some of the new @holographics products!

Since these are impossible to get in the US right now (unless you’re lucky enough to have a European friend!?) and they’re so interesting (although I can’t really say they are that holographic?), I wanted to do a quick giveaway to US-only so that you guys can check them out!

These are the 3 things I’ll send you!

eyeshadow in lil@c, lipgloss in holoberry, and nail polish in prismatic white

This ends on June 17th! I’ll be shipping it out on June 18th!

-You must be in the US for this one since I want someone here to be able to get these and check them out before they get to the US
-You must be a follower with Google Friend Connect on the right sidebar

You can post about it if you want an extra entry, as always.
(http://shimmer.starscene.com/ss/blog/index.php/usa-giveaway-essence-holographics-trio is the URL, and you can use the above picture if you’d like as well!)

This will be a fast and fun one! 🙂

Don’t worry international followers… another holographic giveaway with other brands is coming up that’ll be open to everyone! That one is going to be up next week! (USA friends, feel free to enter both of course, you could potentially be picked twice!)

Form to enter is here!
http://shimmer.starscene.com/ss/blog/index.php/usa-giveaway-essence-holographics-trio

Eyeko – Vintage & Essence – Mermaid Topper

I had to swatch these before the sun went down, so the lighting isn’t the best, but I have to show off the Mermaid Topper!

I started with Eyeko – Vintage which is a medium shade of blue green:

This one applied a little more lumpy than the other blue greens I have like Essie Mint Candy Apple and Illamasqua Nudge.

When you put the Mermaid Topper on and look at it in the shade, it gives it a little bit more of a blue sheen with some shimmer:

It really comes alive in the sun! Look at that aqua blue teal shimmer that pops SO much where the light hits it!

I’ll probably swap the Vintage but I’ll definitely keep the Mermaid Topper!

Mother's Day french tips

I wanted to do a french manicure and stamp some pink flowers on. I actually tested a lot of different hot pinks over white, and I’ll upload photos of my experimenting later, but I went with a mix of Konad Psyche Pink and Color Club Screamin Fucshia!

I also put little dots of silver inside the tiny little flowers. The flowers were from Essence stampy plate… hmm it doesn’t have a number, but its a mini rectangle plate!

These pictures were actually taken 3 days later, and it doesn’t look very worn, so I think I found a good combo for my tips!

I just did Orly Anchor, then Orly Bonder, then Orly White Tips. I cleaned the line up with the brush and just put clear Color Club Vivid Top Coat on.

That’s the longest I’ve had it last with no worn out tips!