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While on a quick lunch time scout yesterday, some Essence polishes caught my eye and seeing as they were only €1.29 each I picked up the three below:
L-R: 67 Make It Golden, 76 Blue Addicted, 72 Time for Romance
These are all from the Colour & Go collection, Essence’s range of quick drying nail polishes.
I decided to give the gold shade a whirl first:

Essence Make It Golden


Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow

They certainly look similar to those from the Deborah Lippman collection which retail at a much higher price and can be hard to come by. For example, Make It Golden could be compared to Boom Boom Pow, Blue Addicted is quite similar to the very popular Across The Universe while Time for Romance could be a dupe for Ruby Red Slippers.
I didn’t apply a colour underneath as I wanted to see what it is like alone and how the coverage is so here you go – this is how my nails look after three coats:

Thankfully this polish is quick drying as I think you definitely need three coats to build up the effect. However, I do think it would benefit from a base coat of something similar to Dior Vernis Haute Coleur Extreme Wear Nail Lacquer in Or Divin which Kirstie reviewed today over on Beaut.ie.

So what do you think – anyone of these take your fancy?


I was very excited when the lovely Beaut.ie ladies announced that Aisling’s second book, Gorgeous To Go would be released in October however, I got EXTREMELY excited when the date of the launch was given as this Saturday, 8th October – I hitting the big smoke that morning along with my buddy J for a weekend of shopping, socialising and a small bit education (more on that at a later date).

Image: www.beaut.ie

Beaut.ie has been one of my favourite beauty blogs for a number of years now – in fact, the ladies recently celebrated the blogs 5th birthday. As you may guess from previous posts, I love to support Irish and this is one “product” not to be missed. The blog is jam packed with honest product reviews, previews and trends.

The first book, The Beaut.ie Guide to Gorgeous is firmly fixed to my beside table so needless to say, I cannot wait to get my paws on the latest book by Beaut.ie blogging sister, Aisling.

You too can attend the event at 2pm in Brown Thomas by emailing info@beaut.ie – hope to see you all there 🙂

I was very excited indeed when I read about Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor over on Beaut.ie and knew I had to have one or two shades when Aifs got her hands on Courage (a warm strawberry shade) and posted a photo on Twitter so I went on an online mission to find it!

I came across it first on Beauty Bay’s site for £12.29 with shipping costing £3.50 for the first item and 50p for each additional item.

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor 4mlA few days later I got an email from Feel Unique offering 10% off all Bare Escentuals and immediately, I logged on to discover that all the Pretty Amazing shades were in stock so I popped two into my basket, namely Courage and Bravado for a total of £22.95 including free shipping. The normal price of these without the discount is £12.75 each.

So I thought I’d share my find with you and will let you know when they arrive!