Christmas 2019: Affordable Beauty Gift Guide

After the luxury beauty gift guide, here is the opposite, the affordable option. And I’ve kept it all under £10. Most of the products I have and love, so can definitely recommend them. Only two from the list I haven’t tried but they’ve caught my attention, and  I wanted to include them.

So here we go.

1. Mavala Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover, £7.86 from Amazon.

I honestly  do not want to be using any other nail varnish remover after discovering this. Have used up 3 bottles already, and it’s just the best.

2.  Ice Roller, £9.99 from Amazon.

I do have a pink quartz roller but nothing de-puffs the face quite like this. And it is a very nice and cooling sensation. You can see mine here.

3. Scalp Massager, from £5 from Amazon.

This is a pretty cool and inexpensive little gadget that  I really enjoy using myself, and would definitely recommend. Scalp massage is one of the best things in this life, I am convinced.

4. Lanolips Rose Hand Cream Everyday, £9.99 from Cult Beauty

Nails Of The Day: Essie Gel Couture in Rock the Runway and Spiked With Style

I have already posted a few “nails of the day” recently, and here is a brand new one, featuring one of my favourite nail polish formula – Essie Gel Couture (now on offer at Boots for £6.66 only).

In fact, it’s a firm favourite of a lot of people, and rightly so. It’s a gel-at-home-kinda formula. It gives you a long lasting effect, without the pain of taking it off the gel polish style. Obviously, it won’t last for weeks like the “real” gel nail polish but way longer than most regular varnishes.

I have two shades: Rock the Runway which is a beautiful classic red and Spiked With Style a vampy beauty. To be honest,

Red Nails: Essie Russian Roulette

Eyeliner + mascara and red nails are the most “me” makeup products. I feel my best when I am wearing good eye makeup and a good red nail varnish.

I have had a few favourites during the years, such as:

And now it’s time to share my favourite red of 2021 so far!

And it is…

Essie 61 Russian Roulette Nail Polish

I mean,

Essie Nail Polish Set inspired by Morticia from the Addams Family

Are you a fan of the Addams Family? I know I am!

We already know about the Halloween 2010 collection from China Glaze but just take a look at Essie’s collection. It is not really a Halloween collection but when I think about the Addam’s Family, I think about Halloween.

This Essie Morticia Nail Polish set was inspired by Morticia  from the Addams Family obviously and will be available since 19th of July for $30. You will be able to get it at The Addams Family Musical’s Virtual Store.

Be sure to get your set because it’s a limited edition and there will be only 5,000 pieces and all the proceeds from the sale will benefit The Actors Fund.

Nail polish set includes 3 shades:

  1. Midnight Tango
  2. Bone Chilling White
  3. Blood Curdling Red

Midnight Tango looks awesome. The red one is hot! Anyway, I love Morticia and I like this small collection and the names of course 😉

Essie Braziliant, Fair Game and Wedding Nail Polish Collections for Spring Summer 2011

Here is  a preview of the  latest collections by Essie.

First of all the hot summer 2011 nail polish collection called Braziliant which includes the following shades:

  • Super Bossa Nova, an upbeat bright fuchsia
  • Meet at the Sunset, a vibrant deep orange
  • Too Too Hot, a sizzling rich red coral
  • Smooth Sailing, a breezy lavender blue with a reflection of pearl
  • Braziliant, a hot orange with a touch of shimmer
  • Absolutely Shore, a soft sea foam green

There is also a Resort collection with the following shades