Monthly Archives: June 2012

Project foundation: Essence Make-Up To Match

Essence Make Up To Match: packaging, ingredients

Essence Make-Up To Match is one of the new foundations from their spring assortment change. It comes in 3 shades. I bought the lightest one – Light no. 01. Manufacturers description Light, long-lasting make-up for every complexion. Innovative texture with micro-encapsulated pigments give instant coverage for a glowing, even finish. For all skin types. Perfume and oil free. Finish Satin ...

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Bourjois Bleu Water + China Glaze Sci-Fi + BM-224

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Bleu Water + China Glaze Sci-Fi + Bundle Monster 224

I thought I would show you one of my latest manicures … stamping over the Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel nail polish in Bleu Water shade. Here is what I used … … and the result. I’m complete sucker for muted nail polishes and China Glaze metallic shades when it comes to stamping. How do you like my konadicure?

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Essence Snow White giveaway winner

Essence_Snow_White winner

We held a small giveaway as part of our Essence Snow White TE post. And the winner is … Congrats Sarah! Essence Grumpy and Prince Charming nail polishes are yours. Parokeets ladies are curious sort so we would like to know – how do you like this kind of giveaways?

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Lonely polishes waiting on the shelf


I just put this photo on Facebook and decided to share it with everybody. Here is first row of my middle nail polish stand … nail polishes waiting for their turn to be worn and swatched. Which one do you think should be the first to come out and play?

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Sunday’s trip to Idrija Lace Festival


Last Sunday I visited Idrija Lace Festival. Idrija is situated 60 kilometers from Ljubljana and lies in the confluence of Idrijca and Nikova river. Idrija is mostly know for its mercury mine. Mine is now closed down, but one of the shafts is available for public visits. If you get a chance, I recommend you join the guided tour of ...

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Avon Lemon Sugar + stamping

Avon Lemon Sugar nail polish bottle

Avon Lemon Sugar is very pale/pastel yellow nail polish. Application was not overly difficult so I guess it’s not totally typical pastel nail polish. But it did behave in one regard like all pastel nail polishes do … it was *beep* to photograph. Looking at it through my lens, I would pronounce it neon. I used 2 coats and finished ...

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Comparison: Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic

Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison

Irena requested a p2 Gigantic (no. 191) and Essence Grumpy comparison. I made super quick comparison to show you the difference between the 2 nail polishes … even-though they’re similar color-wise. If you’re deciding between these two nail polishes, then Essence Grumpy would be my favorite as it has deeper blue color and better coverage. But as Gigantic is not ...

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