Thursday, 23 March 2017

My Picks from the Essence Lights of Orient Collection

Hi guys ! Happy Thursday . How has your week been ? I'm still super sick - which sucks - I'm hoping to be better by my birthday next week. 

Oriental beauty express! Let essence take you on an exciting journey into the world of 1001 Arabian Nights with the new trend edition “lights of orient” from March 2017 and dive into the oriental culture. The pulsating bustle around the souks, desert landscapes with magnificent Bedouin tents and the temperamental rhythm of the belly dancers – the unique flair fascinates all visitors. And the oriental look with deep black eyeliner and golden highlights is also impressive. The colour scheme of this bronzing edition is as warm as the Arabian sun with cream, gold, copper and various nuances of red. There are many treasures just waiting to be discovered, including a beautiful bronzer in an oriental design with a matt bronzing texture and shimmering golden powder in the centre. The matt lipsticks in trendy oxblood as well as two additional red tones and the golden body tattoos are particularly eye-catching on tanned skin. The body splash with a warm, floral fragrance

Since I've seen the promo shots from Essence when this collection lauched - I knew there where goodies that I just love and felt I needed in my collection. Luckily on Monday I was walking past a Clicks with the collection packed out - so I knew I had to get the items on my wish list. The collection also has gorgeous bronzers , lipsticks and a fragrance spray (as well as body and nail tattoos . eyebrow shapers and a gorgeous highlight stick ). As always I was most drawn to the eyeshadow palette and the polishes. The limited edition Essence nail polishes and eyeshadow are always breath takingly beautiful in my opinion. 

I wish I needed a bronzer , as the collection does have two gorgeous ones - but sadly I can't justify buying another one for my collection. 

Essence We ♥ Arabian Nights.  R84,95
I love Essence eye shadows - they are my go to eye shadows on a daily base. I love the formula and along with the Essence I love Stage eyeshadow primer my eyeshadow last the whole day. 

This palette includes 6 gorgeous warm toned shades to create a gorgeous nude eye look or a more smouldering smokey eye. The palette has such a gorgeous design on the case - it's really such a stunning palette to look at .

The eye shadows are smooth and buttery - I did find the darkest matte brown shade a little patchy - but nothing too bad to not want to use it. The mauve colour is gorgeous and I can see myself reaching for this palette often. 

Again it's super affordable - so if you like the palette colours - I suggest you head to your nearest Clicks and find them as you know the Essence Limited Edition goodies always sells out super fast. 

Swatches of the  six colours - as you can see they are all super pretty. The lightest shade offers the perfect inner corner highlight on the eyes. 

essence lights of orient – nail polish
Colours of orient. Gold and purple with metallic effects as well as rosewood and oxblood with a high-shine finish provide the nails with long-lasting colour and great coverage. Available in 01 golden gate to orient, 02 the sultan's daughter, 03 princess jasmines choice and 04 belly dancing queen. R38,95

01 . The Golden Gate to Orient 
Okay , so I'm not a big golden nail polish fan - I don't like wearing gold colours on my nails except for accent nails. This is such a great white gold colour - which I love since I can't stand yellow golds. I applied two coats of polish in the swatch . I feel this colour will look awesome in the upcoming Autumn and Winter . 
02. The Sultan's Daughter
So this will come as no shocker , this is my favourite colour in the collection. Although it does look more like a pinky nude in the bottle , the colour is such a pretty light mauve pinky colour. I feel like this sums up what I love in nail polishes - and without a doubt I will be wearing this colour a lot more in Autumn. I used two coats in the swatch . 
03. Princess Jasmine's Choice
This was a surprising one for me to like. I don't tend to go for these sparkly almost metallic looking polishes - but this is such a stunning darker purple mauve colour. I love how the tones in this colour compliments me - I will be wearing this one a lot more in winter time. I used two coats in the swatch. 
04. Belly Dancing Queen
This is another favourite - it's such a dark rich berry colour - as I don't like wearing red nail polish - this is a great alternative for me. I love how this colour looks and happy to report this polish doesn't flood the cuticles like some reds/ deep berry colours tends to do. I used two coats in the swatch. 

Did anything from this collection catch your eye ? Are you planning to pick anything up ? 

This The Light of Orient collection is available from Clicks stores - so I suggest if you see something in the collection you like to keep your eyes peeled - as Essence Limited Edition collections usually fly off the shelves. 

Happy Thursday guys !


  1. Love this colors dear! Nice post!
    Mónica Sors

  2. reat!

  3. I haven't used nail polishes from essence yet and I just love first shade- I'm huge fan of metallic shades in general, so I really like that golden color ;)
    Have a lovely evening, Lynette :)

  4. Ooohhh I love those nail colors! The shadow looks so prettyy, the container is really nice as well. Happy Thursday! Xx Caroline

  5. Nice! Have a good weekend.


    1. Thanks hope you will have a great weekend too.

  6. Great post dear!

  7. OH MY GOSH! ALL 4 POLISHES! I feel like I need them! Princess Jasmine! I am feeling that colour so hard!!!

    1. Yes it's gorgeous right ? I'm not feeling the gold 100% but thought it will make a bomb accent nail.

  8. Great post, i very like it :)

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  9. Love all of these nail varnish colours! Great read.



  10. The eyeshadow palette is super pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

  11. Nice post, thanks so much for this sharing!