Monday, 22 February 2016

My picks from the Essence Happy Girls are Pretty Collection

Hi guys . Happy Monday. Everyone have a great weekend ?

As I shared on my Instagram account HERE I got a few products from the Limited Edition Essence Happy Girls are Pretty Collection. The whole collection is gorgeous ( and if you are a nail polish lover I would recommend you RUN to pick some up ) . The collection has two eyeliners, a contour set, a blush , two eyeshadow palettes , six  nail polishes, a nail file and two lip colours. I didn't NEED everything , so I only got the products I could see I will be using , and I thought why not share it here as well. 

Happiness Is…Following Your Heart Eyeshadow Palette 
This palette I can see being the most popular with five gorgeous nude shades. The eye shadows are also super adorable with a ball of yarn and the word "knit" engraved across. The palette is quite steady and clicks closed tightly  , so perfect for travelling (which is why I bought these two palettes ) .





Happiness Is…Following Your Heart Eyeshadow Palette 
This colour combo is another winner. Though the colours aren't super pigmented, they are soft subtle girly shades. For me that's what I like about this palette. Some days I like to just pop one colour on my lids and call it a day , and all of these are perfect. 

Both the Eyeshadow palette's retail for R67, 50 at Clicks stores. 

You Sweeten My Day  Blush
When I saw this blush in store - I knew I DIDN'T need another blush in my collection . So I wasn't going to get it . But before I left to pay - the little blush whispered - Please Lynette you love pink, you love hearts , you love knitting ... Please buy me.  So I popped it into my basket and paid. 

It was lying in my pretty pile after being photographed , as I knew I have too many blushes open currently , but after seeing everyone on Instagram post product pictures I just couldn't wait any longer. So I opened the blush , swirled in my brush , and felt disappointed. 

The first time I used the blush, I could hardly tell I put on anything. I thought okay no problem , I can use a little more. After about half an hour, it disappeared off my face completely and I could hardly tell I had anything on. 

I decided this blush needed another chance though - I mean LOOK how pretty it is. The next few times I pressed a little harder with my brush when I swirled it , at least this time you could see colour on my cheeks . But luckily after being used for a week the pigmentation did improve - I am sharing a swatch of the blush after a few uses.  The colour is pretty, I just wish that the blush had this right from the start, as I was ready to give up on this blush after a day or two. 

The blush retails for R57,95 at Clicks stores. 




Just Happy Nail Polish 
This is another colour that just screamed my name. It's gorgeous , girly and a creamy milky pink. It is perfection in a bottle. This is a gorgeous light milky pink, that again, can easily be worn to work , and on weekends for a gorgeous girly manicure. I can seriously say , this collection of polishes is mind blowing. I might even pick up another one or two. This is the perfect everyday shade for me . Again this polish lasted about 5/6 days on me , and I'm really tough on my hands. 

Happy Girls Rock Nail Polish 
I will start off by saying , Essence makes the most amazing Matte shades lately. If you remember I also raved about the Essence No Make Up Look in Powdery Rose HERE . These shades glide on easily , dries down extremely quickly , and I just can't get enough. I can totally see myself using this one to the very end as well . This is a gorgeous lavender grey colour , perfect for summer, but I can still see myself rocking this colour in Autumn and Winter too. I wore this polish for 6 days without any chips - for a matte polish that is extremely magical especially since I'm super tough on my hands .

The nail polishes retail for R34,95 each. 



Did you pick anything up from this collection ? Anything you see here that you like ?   



24 comments:

  1. i had sneaked this post was coming on your twitter! i am really liking that darker chocolate shades eyeshadow palette there, how about the color payoff, pigmentation and quality? i also love the nude polish. i'm not sure of the rupees value but it sounds to me like this is quite an affordable brand, right?

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    1. Yes the colour payoff is nice and quality super for such an affordable range. And yes.. lol I have been sharing the goodies I bought on the collection a lot on Instagram (which posts to my twitter too )

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  2. Awesome! I absolutely had fun reading this. Have a fun-filled day!

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  3. Great selection, I really like first palette, it contains many beautiful shades :)

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    1. I can see that one being the most popular in the collection xx

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  4. Great picks, love the nail polish colour!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  5. Great choices, girl. Beautiful colors.
    xox
    Lenya
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  6. Love your post, great content!

    Have a great Wednesday!!

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  7. Awesome! I like this a lot.


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  8. Nice colors :)
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  9. I was so looking forward to this nail polish collection, but i only manage to purchased the last nail polish colour in the collection called The Coco side of life. I really wish that stores would have more stock of the limited ranges - i must say i like the colour and the others on your post looks so lovely!

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  10. Hi Lynette! How many pretty things here! The pink nail polish is a love! *__*
    Kisses
    Marghe

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