Nails Of The Day: Essie Nail Polish in Over The Knee

The other day I found myself looking at the display with Essie nail polishes and thinking that I want at least ten shades. But I’ve promised myself that I will get only one. And no matter how hard it was, I am proud of myself that I actually kept my word and got only one shade.

I went home with Over the Knee nail polish which is described as a a shimmering cocoa brown on the website.

I thought that it would be a great every day nail polish. And it is! It is a very beautiful medium brown nail polish with a delicate shimmer which would go with pretty much everything.

I really like  the shade and the quality; the application is nice but can be a bit streaky. Over The Knee looks nice with two coats and I also like the glossy finish of this nail polish.

I  have to mention that several people commented on it and asked about the name of the shade I was wearing.

Ciate and A England Nail Polishes For Summer 2011

I love finding out about the new brands (and especially trying them out). So today I want to share about the brands that I’ve never mentioned before. Both are not new for me, although one is relatively  new on the market, but I’ve never tried any of them.

So the first one is called A England and  their  The Mythicals collection which, as they say themselves, is inspired by “enchanting spirit of England and its myths “.

I have chosen my favourite shades from the collection. I haven’t tried them but I like the promos, names and the description.

LADY OF THE LAKE, dusky purple with rainbow glimmer and glow; GALAHAD, mistyc vibrant blue green; LANCELOT, intriguing mysterious black red garnet; PERCEVAL, splendid and resplendent red; HOLY GRAIL, glorious gold. Each shade is £9.

The other nail polishes that I want to talk about are from the brand called

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liners Jackpot Set. Was it Worth Getting it?

I wrote about the Urban Decay Jackpot 24/7 eye liner set a looong time ago, back in September 201o. Since than I knew that I had to get it.

What for and why?

Well, it was only $39 and I though it was a great value for so many colours. And no, I don’t really need this set for my personal use, as most of the days I would just use my brown Lancome or Daniel Sandler  eye pencil.

I have to say that it was so hard to find it. I was misinformed that this set won’t be available in the UK and EU. As it turned out, it WAS available in the EU but when I found that out, the set was almost sold out. I was trying to track it down for ages and, unfortunately, the brand wasn’t very helpful when I was asking several times where I could buy it.

Finally I’ve made up my mind to get it from the US. So  my friend got it for me this May. I got it because I was getting other things, not on its own.

Excuse me for such a long introduction but I just had to share.

Here is how the mini-pencils look like compared with the travel and

Want It: Jo Malone Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne

I’ve started using perfumes only several years ago because I used to hate anything on myself. Now, after experimenting for some time I can say that I like the notes of vanilla and rose in my perfume.

One of my favourite perfume is (and I can already see how people who DO know perfumery think that it’s such a mainstream) is Paco Rabanne Black XS.

This Christmas I’ve got myself this set from Jo Malone and my favourite colognes turned to be Red Rose and Vanilla & Anise. I love them on their own and mixed together.

This all made me thinking that  Jo Malone Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne would be something I’d really love.

Here is how it is described:

Benefit ChaCha Tint Review, Photos and Swatches

After playing with my new ChaCha Tint for some time I can finally write my thoughts about the product.

It should be available here very soon now, but it’s already available in the US for $29 (for 12.5 ml). I’ve asked my friend to get me this set which was an amazing deal in May.

To tell the truth, I didn’t even plan to get the ChaCha Tint, as I  want to get try the Posie Tint finally but I couldn’t miss such a great deal since I was getting some products from the US back then anyway.

I have to say that I really regret that I never ordered this set, I have no idea what I was thinking about.

But back to the ChaCha Tint… I really like the  design and the package, it is so Benefit and looks great for summer.

It is described as a mango-tinted stain for lips and cheeks and  I agree with the description. It’s just a shame that it doesn’t smell like mango, too.

I know that that the formula is compared to the Posie Tint and according to swatches I can also see some similarities. But, as I have only Benetint, I can say that ChaCha has a thicker and more gel-like consistency.

The colour looks really intense in the bottle and it really is, so you have to blend it out really well, especially if you have a fair skin like I do. I assume that it would look great on the  dark skin tones and I can’t wait to try it on tanned and dark skin tones.

How to apply it?

As it is a stain, I would recommend