Monday, 9 May 2016

{Review} - New Nail Product Releases from Essence

Hi guys ! Happy Monday . Hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was nice and relaxing. Had a great Mother's Day weekend with Alex .

Essence recently came out with a million new releases ( I will be sharing some of the new make-up releases later this week too ) and I couldn't wait to pick up a few of the new products to test out and review for you guys. This isn't even half of the new goodies they have, just a little taste of the products I picked up.  (Some of the products were PR samples I received a few months back too )

Essence Studio Nails Triple Care * R34,95
This is a great treatment that aims to repair , strenghten and care for your nails. So far I really like to use this treatment as a base coat before I apply my polish . It's really a great budget friendly nail treatment.
Essence Studio Nails Pro White Care R34,95
This is the treatment I can see myself reaching for most over winter time. This treatment claims to help whiten your nails , which is especially useful in the Autumn and Winter times when I mostly reach for darker , richer nail polishes , that sadly sometimes stains your nails. 
Essence Studio Nails Nail Care Serum R34.95
I've only had this beauty for about a week , but so far I can see results. Lately I've been super lazy with applying cuticle oils / cuticle butters, and my cuticles aren't in tip top shape. What I love about the serum, you apply this to your cuticles and nails, and it will help to moisturise dry nails and cuticles. My biggest pet peeve is sitting with greasy fingers, which is one of the main reasons why I haven't used my normal cuticle products. This absorbs really fast and isn't greasy at all. Now I can use this while typing a blog post, drinking a cup of coffee at work or scrolling through my Instagram at home. 

It has a small doe foot applicator , and the serum has a light gel like consistency .

Essence Quick and Easy Nail Polish Remover Pads R28,95
I really love the concept of this little pot - it contains 30 pre-soaked nail polish remover pads, making removing polish on the go easier. There are days where I get a chip in my nail polish at work and it will drive me insane , this makes removing your nail polish easier when you are out and about. They have a fruity smell (personally for me this has a little bit of a too sweet smell... But then again I'm very sensitive to scented products ) . I have tried them , and they are moisturising while removing your nail polish... I wouldn't recommend this for everyday use though - but for those little chipped polish emergencies or travelling - these are perfect. 

Essence I ❤️ Trends The Jellys Nail Polish - Amazonista R34,95
There are quite a few nail polishes in this range, but I decided to pick up one I can see myself using the most. As you know, I'm not a huge fan of jelly looking nail polishes, so this might seem like a weird choice for me. I must admit I mostly got this polish to try over some of the silver based base coat polishes I reviewed a little while back for different colour options - and I really love the results. The polish isn't completely opaque , but gives your nails a gorgeous glossy finish.

Below I used it over the CATRICE silver based base coat I reviewed HERE . I am in love with the results - and it's the main reason I will be picking up a few more. It does change the colour completely - but just look how gorgeous the end results is. 

Essence I ❤️ Trends The Darks Nail Polish - Happy New Green * R34,95
Again , even though I don't like green nail polishes, this is a winner in my books. It's dark and vampy and perfect for winter. It does dry down matte as shown in the swatch , but you could easily top coat this beauty and it will show the magical sparkle of this gorgeous green. Personally I prefer it matte. It's perfect for a edgy look. 
 Essence I ❤️ Trends The Pastels Nail Polish - Ice To Meet You * R34,95
This is a gorgeous icy white nail polish - but not stark white like a traditional white nail polish. This polish isn't that opaque, but has a nice soft finish , making this another great polish for Autumn , but it's perfect for Spring and Summer too. 
Essence I ❤️ Trends The Metals - Rebel at Heart R34,95
I'm a sucker for gorgeous grey nail polishes *swoon* and this one is not exception. It has the most gorgeous sparkly silver glitters in it , and is such an awesome colour. I can see myself reaching for this beauty a lot in the next few months. 
 Essence Effect Nail Polish Liquid Foil - The Pink Bang! * R34,95
This is a gorgeous foil nail polish . While I personally don't like foil polishes as everyday nail polish, these are extremely opaque and makes amazing stamping polishes. 

Essence Light Refelction Top Coat * R34,95
This is a Top Coat that's meant to give your nails a soap bubble effect. This top coat will give your nail polish a little bit of a different look (depending on the colour you are using it on ) and on darker colours it gives the most gorgeous duo -chrome effect . 

As I mentioned, these are just a few of the new releases, but I love how the range is expanding into exciting new items. Later this week I will be sharing some of the new make-up releases too - and trust me there are a few amazing products.

* Products marked was send as PR samples. 

How was YOUR weekend ?


  1. Lovin' that pink color!!! FABBBBBULOUS babe!
    xo Beckerman Girls

  2. Thank you for this wonderful post!

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  3. Great nail polishes, especially I love the last top coat, it looks amazing :)

  4. Great selection, love the pink!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  5. Wow! The color of those nail polishes are gorgeous! :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

  6. Nice black nails :)
    Maria V.