Essie | Gel Couture

I have been a long time lover for Essie Nail polishes and last year Essie have introduced a new gel formula Essie Gel Couture line. This new Gel Couture line is 2 step system nail polish wear where you get that high shine gel effect finish within comfort of your home. I received three shades from the brand to try along with the Gel Couture top coat. The collection carries a great range of shades and colour to enhance all skin tones. The shades are pigmented and you get the true shade with two coats and lasting power is pretty amazing too. The Top Gel coat which is the last step carries a high shine finish that protects and offers that long-lasting properties to the nails. It add-on life and durability to the nail polish. For me it lasted for good four-day without any chipping most of the times 2 day is what regular nail polishes lasts on my nail.
  • V.I.Please is a deep pink shade with blue under tone and you get true color with to codes
  • Inside Scoop is a light baby pink shade with transparent coverage
  • Front Page Worthy is a navy blue with shimmers, and two codes gets true color.

The brush is much wider and fuller than the original Essie polishes and slightly curved to give that sleek finish to the corner and curved part of the nails. The brush also scoops out a perfect amount of product where you don’t need to go back for more product. I’m definitely really impressed with this new brush, it gives more précised application within one swipe. And the packaging carries and new twist into it, very sleek-looking and have that extra edgy look with thick glass finish.
You can find all the Gel Couture nail polishes are now available in great range of shades in your nearest drugstores as well as online at Essie.ca.
Press samples were provided and courtesy of Essie Polish. 
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Dior | Cool Wave Summer 2018

Here is a look at the Summer collection 2018 Cool Wave from Dior. The collection carries some beautiful, bright and fresh colors this year. The whole collection looks amazing, and the shades from the collection was inspired from the contrast between aquatic blues and euphoric shades. The collection introduces 5 Couleurs Cool Wave palette in Cool Down  and Heat Up, Diorshow Cooling Sticks in Bronze Wave, Gold Splash and Fresh Pink, Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Litchi, Orange, Watermelon and Cranberry as well as Dior Addict Lipstick in White Splash and Nude Chill, Lip Maximizer in Pool Blue and Dior Vernis in Splash, Wizz and Blop. I received a couple of press samples from the brand for reviewing purposes and I found the whole collection is amazing.

Up first is a look at the  5 Couleurs Cool Wave palette (C$73.00) in Cool Down  and Heat Up is a combination of 5 beautiful and very well-coordinated eyeshadow palettes in a pattern inspired by the ripple of a drop hitting the surface of water. Both palettes carries two very different shades and tones. These 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palettes have been formulated with the new Dior ultra fine, water affect texture that brings out the eyes with intense colour.  The texture of the shadows are amazingly soft and smooth and blends beautifully together.

Splashed with Cool Down palette is a combination of blues with turquoise, midnight blue, pastel blue and denim tones that easily blends in together and offers a surprisingly natural contrast with the golden glow of summer skin. There are many reasons to wear blue this year and this palette carries a great range of shades that are wearable during the day and night.

On the other hand there is Heat Up palette with warm under tones that carries luminous brown, coral and nude shades with pop of colour. This palette is ideal for all skin tones and texture and can be worn all year-long.

Up next is the Diorshow Cooling Stick that comes in three shades. The pencil glides on eyes beautifully and leaves that fresh and solid colour with a wet effect finish that is so trending this season. It creates and 3D dimension to the eyes and catches the sunlight any time of the day. The formula is feather light and stick to the skin so it doesn’t move for a long-lasting summer look.

Next to the lips – there are quite few formulas that Dior is introducing this season. Dior Addict Lipsticks (C$44.00 each) are one of them, they are introducing two shades in this line (White Splash and Nude Chill). These are super hydrating lip formula that glides on to the lips leaving it soft and smooth all day long. I received this in Nude Chill which is a beautiful bronze nude shade that enhances all skin tones. You can wear it during the day or night, it carries some nice fine golden shimmers that adds luminosity to the lips.

Next is the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo (C$37.00 each) are highly pigmented tinted lip inks with no transfer finish and an extreme 10 hour hold. I have been a true lover for this formula from last year when Dior introduced these lip tattoo formula reviewed here. And this year Dior introduces these lip ink tattoo in vibrant and scented shades. I received this in Watermelon which is a bright and mouth-watering pink. It really gives lips that fresh look while the ultra pigmented formula with its water finish and nude feel fuses with the skin of the lips in a matter of seconds and transforms your lips tinted.

Last for the lips Dior introduces the new Lip Maximizer in pool Blue (C$42.00 each) with mint extract that instantly give lips freshness and irresistibly plumps the lips. It literally creates an incomparably shiny lips with icy blue accents. You can wear it alone or on top of any lipstick to create that juicy lip look this summer season.

Swatches of all three lip formula:

Can never forget about nails and this time Dior brings Dior Vernis (C$34.00 each) in some bright and beautiful shades to play with and how your creativity. You can see the clash of colors in nails too this year with cool and warm shades. I received a press sample in POW which is a light coral shade that enhance all skin tones. The formula is amazing and carries a very fine shimmer.

I’m loving the Summer 2018 Cool Wave collection, the whole collection looks amazing and beautiful. Its simple yet very glamorous, the shades are wearable and there is something for every one. Dior is one of the brands that always brings newness and really know how to play with colors each season. I always look forward for the future launches from Dior. This year I personally love the color combinations for eyes, lips and nails. I always like to wear warm shades on my eyes but after seeing and testing the Cool Down palette I’m looking forward to go out of my comfort zone and wear some nice blue shades on my eyelids this summer, I will definitely share the looks with you all on my Instastories. For the lips both Dior Addict Lipstick and Tattoo are amazing formulas and especially if you want that juicy lip look layering the Lip Maximizer over Dior Addict Tattoo will do the job. Overall a huge thumbs up for the collection and its now available at all department stores at Dior counters.

Press samples were courtesy of Dior. 

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Dior | Precious Rocks Holiday Collection 2017

For holiday season 2017 Dior is releasing a full range of makeup collection with fun and sophisticated, cool and glitter mood. The collection carries deep colours as well as precious gem shades that rocks attitude of the modern women as Peter Philips the Creative and Image Director for Dior makeup describes. I received a couple of items from the brand for reviewing purposes where I wish I could have gotten my hands on the entire collection to feature it here for you all. The collection carries a selection of bold and dark shades of Diorific Kohl, Diorific Vernis Liner, Diorific Vernis, 5 Couleurs Precious Rocks Eyeshadow Palettes, Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rock and Diorific Matte Fluid all limited edition. Today I’m reviewing:

  • Diorific Kohl in Bold Amethyst
  • Diorific Matte Fluid in Charm
  • Diorific Vernis in Emerald and Grenat

Up first is the Diorific Kohl (C$46.00 each) are beautiful and luxurious looking lipsticks in bold and deep shades. These lipsticks are designed in Kohl shape. They have ultra fine texture with velvety matte finish. There are five bold and beautiful shades in this collection and I received this in Bold Amethyst which is an amazing and beautiful deep plum shade with matte and velvety texture. It comes in a beautiful and magical gold packaging which really carries a pure glamor look into it. They are highly pigmented and finishes off powdery which adds to its lasting power. It’s a little drying on the lips and requires lip prep before application but it’s wears comfortable. On the other hand the Diorific Matte Fluid (C$47.00 each) is a liquid fluid for lips and cheeks which carries a semi matte finish. The texture is creamy and perfect for those with dry lips, it doesn’t emphasize the dryness and stays fresh for a good amount of time. I received it in Charm which is a perfect Nude shade for Nude lip lovers, it’s a beautiful shade that complements your look in day and night. Reapplication is required for the lips after couple of hours and especially after meal but it stays pretty good on cheeks where  there is no need for reapplication at all. Again it comes in beautiful clear glass packaging with gold tip applicator. The applicator carries the same traditional sponge applicator for a smooth and flawless finish.

Closer look on Diorific Kohl in Bold Amethyst & Matte Fluid in Charm swatches:

 

I also received the Diorific Vernis (C$34.00 each) is a highly pigmented nail polishes and carries a glossy finish. They come in four beautiful and bold shades for this holiday season. It apply smoothly with two coats and with high shine. They’re on high pigment side where two coat is good enough. The brushes have the tapered round tips so it goes smoothly over the nails and covers the whole nails with one swipe. The packaging is quick interesting and glamorous. Both shades are beautiful and have that festivity colors into it. I received it in:

  • Emerald – is a beautiful green gem shade with gold shimmers and have a glossy finish which adds lots of attention on to the nails. Perfect for those evening looks for holiday season and wears beautifully with your little black dress and goes along pretty well with red or nude lips.
  • Grenat – is a deep pink with red under tone, it finishes off very sleek and glossy. Perfect for a pop of color to the nails.

That covers up part of Holiday collection for Dior 2017. There is a lot more to discover from this holiday collection which I’m looking forward to it. Some of the items that will be on my radar would be the highlighter which I find it quite interesting and stunning at the same time. I was very pleased with the Diorific Kohl in Bold Amethyst which have become one of my favorite shades to wear during this holiday season as well as the Diorific Matte Fluid in Charm is a perfect nude to carry it while you’re on the go and gives cheeks a very subtle and nice glow. The Diorific Vernis in Emerald and Grenat are some thing that you really need to browse in and check it personally – quality and performance is on point, I’m always on deeper shades when it comes to nail polishes, I’m tempting to get my hands on the deeper plum shade that’s called Amethyst which resembles the same Diorific Kohl lipstick shade. I will definitely share the swatch of it with you all soon.
All items are limited edition and are now available in all Dior counters. You want to make sure you get the items you need before they’re gone for this holiday season, plus some items are exclusive to certain places. Now available online at Nordstrom, Sephora.

Dior Precious Rocks Holiday 2017 items were provided courtesy of Dior for review.

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