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essence A Hint of Love

Hiya! Looking back at my last post featuring Fox & Owl Snow Leopard I realised I didn’t tell you how many coats I used to achieve the look. The answer is two with a top coat of Seche. I’ve updated the post so that’s included now – phew! I know a lot of people were panicking (tongue in cheek).

Anywho, today I bring you essence A Hint of Love. I’ve looked this one up a bit to see whether the consensus is either that it’s a red-leaning pink shimmer or pink-leaning red shimmer, but it seems anything goes. I thought it looked pinker, but most seem to call it red so I’ll leave the deciding of that up to you! Maybe the polish is red and the specks pink? Outside it definitely looks pinker, as you’ll see below.

essence A Hint of Love by Dry, Dammit!

essence A Hint of Love by Dry, Dammit!

essence A Hint of Love by Dry, Dammit!

What you see is two coats with a top coat of Seche. I was really impressed with the formula. Smooth, easy to apply and even though it does contain the “specks” it was very manageable. A simple swipe on the nail, really. I removed it just as you would a creme polish and had no problems. On to more photos!

essence A Hint of Love by Dry, Dammit!

essence A Hint of Love by Dry, Dammit!

essence A Hint of Love by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$2.75
  • Volume: 8ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I really love everything about this polish; it truly lives up to the sticker on its lid. It’s girly-girly while still be a bit different. I might convince my mum to give it a go – I think she would really like it. Thanks for reading!


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Fox & Owl Snow Leopard

Evening! Tonight I’m bringing you my third polish from Australian indie brand Fox & Owl after showing you Kitsune and Purrrr previously. Tonight’s polish is called Snow Leopard, which is also from the Pastel Collection like the other two.

Fox & Owl Snow Leopard by Dry, Dammit!

Fox & Owl Snow Leopard by Dry, Dammit!

Fox & Owl Snow Leopard by Dry, Dammit!

Snow Leopard is a beautiful pastel blue with purple and white hexes, squares and circles of various sizes and some iridescent glitter. Also, there are white snowflake glitters that I fell in love with and couldn’t wait to put on my nails but while I could see them in the bottle I could not fish any out! I can still see them now just staring at me, taunting me in the bottle. So that was a little disappointing. But I think it still looks nice on the nail. What you see here is two coats with Seche top coat.

Fox & Owl Snow Leopard by Dry, Dammit!

Fox & Owl Snow Leopard by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Fox & Owl
  • Cost: AU$9.98
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

So far I’m really liking how Fox & Owl’s polishes are very subtle. You will see when I show you my last polish of Fox & Owl I own, Mmm Cupcakes, that this is very different, but I think it’s also due to it belonging to another collection (duh, Haylee). Keep an eye out for that one soon. Thanks for reading!


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essence Be Berry Now! inverted half moon nail art

Hello! It’s good to be back blogging after such a long unannounced hiatus. To get back into the swing of things, I just wanted to show you some nail art I wore last month that I thought turned out alright – inverted half moons. Pretty much meaning I used chevron tape the “down” way rather than the “up” way – the pictures show what I mean!

essence Be Berry Now! half moon nail art

essence Be Berry Now! half moon nail art

I used essence Be Berry Now! and then the silver striper from my Kiss striper set. For the area where there’s no coloured polish, apart from using a chevron tip guide , the only thing I did was polish with base coat and top coat like usual. You could probaby used a nude if your fingers are stained. You will see some silver specks from the silver striper I used that I just couldn’t get off my nails! Grr.

essence Be Berry Now! half moon nail art

essence Be Berry Now! half moon nail art

I really liked this look. Half moon designs have always intrigued me so doing it inverted was a bit like “woo, look what I can do”. Not that I invented it or anything, but it’s new for me. I’ll see you later in the week, yay! Next time with a longer post. Thanks for reading!