Essence Colour&Go 107 Naughty & Pink

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Firstly, I want to apologize for the lack of makeup/fashion material on this post these days. Nail posts are really easy to write up and snap pictures but there will be a November haul very soon so stay tune for that. Today's awesome nail post is from Essence gorgeous shade 107 Naughty & Pink.







I tried something different and only used the colour for the tip of my fingernails. I don't tend to go for such a loud shade so I thought wearing it on just my fingertips would make the colour more wearable and appropriate for school/work.  I LOVE this shade! It is right between a hot pink and a red although it looks warmer in the swatches. A perfect festive colour for the chilly weather.


Check out my other Essence swatches! 
Essence Colour&Go 146 That's What I Mint
Essence Colour&Go 120 Absolutely Blue
Essence Floral Grunge 01 Be Flowerful 
Essence Floral Grunge 05 Black To The Roots

Love,
Hannah




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Essence Floral Grunge Nail Polish in 01 Be Flowerful

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The Floral Grunge Nail Polishes are from Essence newest Trend Edition nail polish collection. Despite the name Floral Grunge, the 4 other shades in this range hardly resemble anything floral, with the colours gearing more towards pastel imo, the mints, purples and an abrupt black (really? out of nowhere?). But this one in particular, caught my eye instantly.

Very true to its name, 01 Be Flowerful is a nice spring peachy-coral shade which resembles a hibiscus flower. Disappointingly, the colour came out to be not as true as its name, it appeared orange on my nails and not so much coral. Although I still do really like the colour it came out.  

The Floral Grunge nail polish collection retails at S$3.50 each. The wear is definitely longer than the Colour&Go range, 5 days and counting without any chipping. Do note that I did a thin layer of the Studio Nails 24/7 as base coat and Seche Vite on top. I am interested in trying out Lily Bloom (off-white) and Black To The Roots (black with silver glitters) from the same range.

Try it out and let me know what you think!


Check out my other Essence swatches!   
Essence Colour&Go 146 That's What I Mint
Essence Colour&Go 120 Absolutely Blue  
Essence Colour&Go 107 Naughty & Pink
Essence Floral Grunge 05 Black To The Roots


Love,
Hannah


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Just In | Spicy n' Pink Essence Nails

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L - R: Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base / Floral Grunge 01 Be Flowerful / Colour&Go 107 Naughty & Pink

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, life here is starting to get pretty busy but anyways, enough of the boring talk. Surprise surprise, I got 3 more polishes from Essence! I'm sure only a handful of you guys are interested in nail posts but I still wanted to share these gems with y'all. I previously got 5 nail products from them, and I really like their nail polishes so I went back and got some more.

I got 3 more polishes from them. I got the Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base which is like a matte base coat, the Floral Grunge 01 Be Flowerful and another Colour&Go polish shade 107 Naughty & Pink. The base coat is amazing, it dries really quickly and I currently have on 01 Be Flowerful for almost a week now and it did not chip at all. I have my eyes on a few other polishes so I may go back and get them next week.


Check out my other Essence swatches! 
Essence Colour&Go 146 That's What I Mint
Essence Colour&Go 120 Absolutely Blue
Essence Floral Grunge 01 Be Flowerful 
Essence Colour&Go 107 Naughty & Pink 
Essence Floral Grunge 05 Black To The Roots


Love,
Hannah

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

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So I finally got my hands on the highly raved Urban Decay Naked Basics palette around 2 weeks ago. This palette has been one of the top must buy eyeshadow palettes ever since it launched and I was excited to try it out. I am also contemplating on getting Naked 2, just so I can do more comparisons between the 2 palettes.










A quick rundown of the shades:
Venus: A shimmery neutral highlighter shade. Great for browbone or the inner corners of the eyes.
Foxy: Yellow toned pale beige shade. Very close to my skin colour. Can be used as a matte highlighter (for darker skin tones) or an allover eyelid shade.
Walk Of Shame: Pinkish beige neutral shade. Also a very nice allover eyelid shade 
Naked 2: A dirty taupe. I use this as a transition colour from the light to medium shades.
Faint: A true matte black. Great as eyeliner or in the outer crease to deepen intensity.  



Pros:
The colours are more dynamic and versatile than you think, only using 1 palette you can create many neutral eye looks. The Naked Basics have very basic, classic shades, majority being matte, so this is a necessity palette in my opinion for any girl. With this palette you can achieve everyday neutral eyeshadow look to smokey night out look. The colours are all gorgeous, smooth and pigmented, nothing less in what I expected from UD.

I don't see a ton of matte eyeshadow palettes in the market, and I am a big fan of anything matte. I feel that matte eyeshadow looks are softer, more natural and subtle compared to shimmer eyeshadows. Which is perfect for me who isn't a huge eyeshadow person. This palette is a nice expansion to my eyeshadow collection.

The Naked Basics palette retails for S$40 at Sephora outlets. S$40 for six Urban Decay eyeshadows is quite worth it and the awesome compact packaging totally worth every buck. And the size is no bigger than my iPhone 5, extremely travel friendly.


Cons:
The most major concern is that there are fall outs, so be careful when applying darker shades. Also, if you are not a fan of wearing neutral eye shadows, you may not love this palette as much as you hope to. If you like shimmery eyeshadows, this may not be the palette for you. But that being said, I still think that the Naked Basics is a nice palette to have.

For girls with a large eyeshadow collection, you can consider skipping this palette as you may already have similar/identical neutral shades. Also if you have a darker skin tone, try swatching it on back of the hands before purchasing because I find that some of these shadows, especially Foxy and W.O.S are on the lighter side and may not show up.


Yadda Yadda:
Will I repurchase? Yes, I definitely will. The Naked Basics is the ultimate one-stop neutral eyeshadow palette that every girl should get and I feel that it is worth the splurge. 


Price: 4/5
Packaging: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall rating: 5/5


Do you own a Naked Basics? Let me know if you like it or hate it down in the comments below!


Love,
Hannah

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Essence Colour&Go 146 That's What I Mint

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I love love love this shade. It is the 146 That's What I Mint (love the name play) from Essence nail polishes. I currently have it on right now and it is beautiful. That's What I Mint is a gorgeous apple green mint shade that reflects it true name. It is very pigmented and creamy, I only needed 2 coats to get a nice opaque mint shade and their nail polishes are only at S$2.90 each. I find that they chip around the tips at the third day, so apply a layer of topcoat on the second day may help with the chipping. In the pictures above, I have on 2 layers of TWIM and finished off with a layer of Essence Quick Dry Topcoat. 

Similar polishes: Essie Mint Candy Apple, China Glaze Refresh Mint, OPI Gargantuan Green Grape.


Check out my other Essence swatches!
Essence Colour&Go 120 Absolutely Blue
Essence Floral Grunge 01 Be Flowerful 
Essence Colour&Go 107 Naughty & Pink 
 
Essence Floral Grunge 05 Black To The Roots

Love,
Hannah


 
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Essence Colour & Go 120 Absolutely Blue

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I've talked about Essence nail polishes before in my previous post, I stumbled upon this brand around last week at Watsons. Essence has a wide range of nail polishes and nail art supplies at a mad affordable price. We are all used to popular nail polish brands such as OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Butter London etc but those brands can be very pricey. And for girls who want to expand their nail polish collection quickly can go for a more cheaper alternative like Essence polishes.

120 Absolutely Blue is an amazing shade of lilac blue that is very unique. As shown in the first shot, the nail polish is very true to the colour in the bottle. And I assure you that the quality is comparable to the more expensive brands. I applied 2 layers of 120 Absolutely Blue and a layer of Essence Quick Dry topcoat. The topcoat is S$3.50 and the colour&go nail polish is S$2.90. Pretty cool eh?


Check out my other Essence swatches!
Essence Colour&Go 146 That's What I Mint
Essence Floral Grunge 01 Be Flowerful 
Essence Colour&Go 107 Naughty & Pink 
 
Essence Floral Grunge 05 Black To The Roots


Love,
Hannah


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Just In| Charles & Keith Wallet

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People say that fashion starts from the head to the toe. And accessories are like icing on a cupcake. Having a nice wallet can make you look fashionable and keep you organized throughout the day. I bought a new wallet recently from Charles & Keith and I wanted to share it with you guys. Charles & Keith is a very familiar name to Singaporeans. They are a local brand based in Singapore but has outlets all over Asia. C&K sells mainly shoes, bag, wallets and also accessories like sunglasses, belts and bracelets. Their wallets are always so trendy and classic. They come in many different patterns (quilted, patented, faux animal skin) and designs (mainly minimalistic, colourblock).

The wallet I have here is from their newest collection. It is very Givenchy inspired in my opinion and I freaking adore the look of it. What I look for in my ideal wallet is definitely a simple, classic design, very sleek with multiple pockets for cards and other misc. Something that will not go out of season anytime soon. And I love that even the zipper has cute details.

Charles & Keith wallets range from S$36.90 to S$41.90. The particular design that I have is S$41.90. For the quality, I think that this is a great price since it will last me for quite some time. Check it out in stores if you are interested!


Love,
Hannah


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Essence Nails

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L - R: French Manicure Tip Guides / 146 That's What I Mint / 120 Absolute Blue / Tip Painter / Quick Dry Topcoat / All by Essence





I came across Essence Nail Polishes while shopping for nail polishes at Watsons one day. I was really surprised by the affordable prices of their nail polishes so I thought that I would buy some and try them out. And they have really nice shades too! Essence nail polishes range from S$2.90 for regular shades (essence colours), S$3.50-S$3.90 for top coats and other misc nail products all below S$4.

If you guys have no idea how much nail polishes in Singapore cost, I'll give you guys a break down of some of the more common nail polish brands prices here. The price range from of nail polishes from OPI/Essie which are around S$10-S$13, Revlon nail polishes are around S$10-S$15, Etude House/TFS nail polishes are around S$3-S$6.  

So the Espress nail polishes are definitely one of the cheaper nail polishes in the market. I got 2 really cute shade, 120 Absolute Blue which is is more like a lilac blue in real life (I have it on right now) and 146 That's What I Mint which is a green apple mint shade.

I wanted to try out their french manicure tip guides (stickers) as well so I got a pack of them (S$2.50 for 30 pcs) and I also got a essence tip painter (white polish) to go with it. I also needed a new top coat since I didn't really like Seche Vite so I got their quick dry top coat and I am really impressed by the results.

I will be doing more nail tutorials in the next few weeks and more nail polish swatches/reviews so please stay tune!


Check out my other Essence swatches! 
Essence Colour&Go 146 That's What I Mint
Essence Colour&Go 120 Absolutely Blue
Essence Floral Grunge 01 Be Flowerful 
Essence Colour&Go 107 Naughty & Pink 
Essence Floral Grunge 05 Black To The Roots

Love,
Hannah



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October Fashion Haul | Topshop, H&M

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Hi guys! I'm a few days late but here is the long awaited October's monthly fashion haul. I got a ton of accessories this month, mainly from Topshop, they were having amazing designs on bogo this month so I went on a slight frenzy. This post is going to be pretty picture heavy so let's get right into it, shall we?


I'll start with accessories first.


I got this very cute pair of earrings from Topshop. It was on sale for S$9 and has a very cute floral design made up orange gemstones with a faux pearl in the center. Original price was around S$19.



I got this mainly because it felt very designer inspired to me, like something you would find from Burberry. It has a very classy, elegant , upper class feel to it so I would definitely wear this to more formal, glamorous occasions. Also on sale for S$9, original price was around S$23.





This necklace is definitely one of my favourite out of the bunch, it has a white leather weave band with a gorgeous pendant made up of a mixture of lilac/pale blue rhinestones with clear ones. I think this is the perfect necklace for matching brighter outfits. On sale for S$19, original price was S$33.





I really didn't expect to fall in love with this necklace when I first saw it. I don't really go for tube necklaces because they can weigh down an outfit and make the look too busy. But I find myself reaching out for this necklace so many times. It matches almost anything I wear since my style is very casual, plain tee with jeans, and this necklace makes it more interesting. Original price was around S$33 - $36 and I got it on sale for S$19.




This is hands down my favourite necklace purchase. This collar necklace has amazing details, and looks so well made and expensive. It has translucent white rhinestones of different sizes with silver spikes. I can't wait to wear it out. It was on sale for S19, usual price was S$36.




Last piece and probably my least favourite out of the bunch. Don't get me wrong, I still love it. It has a very tribal, ethnic feel to it. It 'clangs' a lot which can be a nuisance at times. The design and colour spectrum of this necklace is amazing, it has black, gold, silver, white and neon yellow! So it goes with so many different colours and outfits. Originally S$33, on sale for S$19 as well.


Moving on to clothes...
 I got 2 basic tops from Cotton On (left) for S$5 and a coral tee from H&M (right) for S$7. Both tops are super comfy and cute.


From Cache Cache, I got this pair of adorable palm tree printed mint shorts. Although it is the fall season now, Singapore is still battling with the unpredictable heat and stormy weathers so shorts are definitely a staple for us. Originally $40 but had a 50% off.

 From H&M sale section, I purchased a pair of low waisted polka dot jeans. It fits really nice, doesn't make my legs look any bulkier than it is. It was on sale for S$30, originally around S$60-$70.



I went a little crazy in H&M belt section. They were all on sale for less than S$10 and I was really surprise because there were some really heavy pieces. From top to bottom: S$10, S$5, S$3, S$3. I believe some are still available in stores.


From Topshop, I got a cute mint polka dot headband for S$9. It is made from a nice chiffon material with wires in the ribbon area so you can twist the ends of the ribbon to your liking. I think this is a nice piece to have, especially if you really love the colour mint.




I also got these pair of sweet wedges from H&M shoe section. I have been looking for similar designs since forever, sandals are so in trend these days and it was reduced to only S$15 from the original price of S$59.90. They are very easy to walk in too.


That's all guys! I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you guys in my next one! xo

 
Check out my previous monthly hauls!
October 2011
November 2011
December 2011
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012 
April 2012 

October 2012

January 2013
February/March 2013
April 2013
June 2013
July 2013 [Part 1]
July 2013 [Part 2]
August 2013 
September 2013

Love,
Hannah

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