Wednesday, 13 December 2017

(SPOILER ALERT) what's inside the essence advent calendar 2017

Hi lovelies, welcome back to my blog. So the next Christmas post I have to share with you guys is seriously exciting. A few weeks ago me and my friend Natalie did a gift swap on YouTube. If your intrested in a peek at everything else she sent the video is on my YouTube channel. In the parcel was this gorgeous advent calendar by essence. When I saw this I was over the moon, it's been a hot minute since I got a calendar so obviously I did some damage opening it. So I'll show you what I got.

The calendar is huge... but oh so pretty. It's designed like a book with such a pretty Christmas living room with a girly touch. Totally cute right? Inside was a huge array of products. The essence site states you get 24 full sized products ranging from makeup, to nail polish, nail art and more. So enough of my yammering and let's dive into everything. It'll probably be a long one so get comfy and enjoy.

DAY 1~

A 4in1 mini nail buffer. Super cute and perfect for kids or beginner nail enthusiasts. I also noticed at this point each little door has a cute lil quote.

Day 2~

Mini nail polish #03 me + my snowflakes. A really cute polish in a pale pink. Surprisingly applied really well in 2 coats.

DAY 3~

Next was a long lasting lipstick in #16 I am yours. Super chic looking packaging with the essence logo.

DAY 4~

On day 4 I got 3x mini gift bags. Cute idea but I don't really get why they are here since it's a beauty calender.

DAY 5~

So onto day 5 and I got 2 heart shaped makeup/concealer sponges.

DAY 6~

Day 6 was seriously epic imo, inside was the full size crazy volume mascara.

DAY 7~

Next up was another mini nail polish. This time a classic red in #02 Santa Clauses suprise. Again pretty good formula & opaque in 2/3 coats.

DAY 8~

In this door I got a black kajal eye pencil. Which I freaking love btw. Amazing quality for such a cheap price.

DAY 9~

Next I got the cutest sharpener which I already made good use of since 90% of my makeup pencils needed a good shaving.

DAY 10~ 

Next was another weird one it's 10× lil gift tags. They are seriously cute but why 3 bags and 10 tags???

DAY 11~

This was probably one of my favourites. It's a lip balm in adorable packaging. Doesn't smell strong but feels nourishing on the lips.

Day 12~

Up next was some tweezers. These felt decent quality and were designed super cute.

DAY 13~

For day 13 I got a dark brown eyebrow pencil.

DAY 14~

In this door I got a packet of cute nail art stickers.

DAY 15~

Next up is another nail polish. This shade is so pretty. It's called #04 the xmas story.

DAY 16~

Next I got a translucent matte fixing powder. This is also a full size makeup product. 

DAY 17~

This one is a hand cream. With winter now in full swing this is perfect. 

DAY 18~

Behind this door was another seriously stunning polish. This time a cute berry pink.

DAY 19~

In this one I got an invisible lip liner. Reallycool product I can't wait to try.

DAY 20~

Behind this door I got another lip product. This time it's their matte red lippie in #05 red-y or not.

DAY 21~

For day 21 I got 2 cute hair Ties. In rose gold and clear.

DAY 22~

Next was another and the very last nail polish. This on is called #05 hello nice to glitter you. Which is a gold.

DAY 23~

This door had rose gold finger & bracelet tattoos. These are so me and I cannot wait to try them.

DAY 24~

The very last door contained an adorable compact pocket brush and mirror.

So guys, we have finally reached the end of today's post. I'm really pleased with everything I got. Let me know below what you think? As always thanks for stopping by. 

See you next time. 
   Love khylie xx 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Glam Festive Party Nails

Easy Festive Party Nails 

Hi there polish fiends, today I'm sharing with you my very first Winter design of 2017. I'm so excited, winter is most definitely my favourite season. I love the feel of December from seeing the stores change for Christmas, to the lights , sounds and just generally everything related. I even went bed sock shopping and ended up with new pjs, housecoat and slippers. Sounds boring right? But without a doubt my favourite time ever.

Nails by PolishedBlissfully 

So for this look i started by painting the thumb, pointer and pinky with 2 coats of mauve wives by Floss Gloss. I painted the middle with Nails inc Whitehall then added a circular shaped French tip using virago varnish Rosè finally using Rosè as the base for the ring finger.

Rosè, Mauve wives&Whitehall 

For the nail art I pulled out my old favourite acrylic paint. I use Pebeo high viscosity acrylic paint. It can be used both straight from the tube and mixed with water depending on your preference. This is without a doubt the best acrylic paint I've found for nail art. Using the Nail-Artisan detail brush I did a freehand xmas jumper style on the pointer and added some of the rose gold polish for some extra dimension. For the middle finger I added some snow around the French tip and a little snowflake to the top of the nail.

Macro shot x
For the ring finger I again added a snowflake but made it larger and a different shape than the other. I finished by adding some dots for snow. I finished the design by adding a fast dry topcoat for a glossy look. I really love how this one turned out. It made me realise how much I enjoy sitting drawing even if it is on a tiny canvas.

Products used~

This design is super quick and easy. Which means it's perfect for that last minute party mani. It's simple yet has that glam look but with minimal fuss and products. To complete the look here's what you'll need.

 Floss Gloss - Mauve wives.
Nails inc - Whitehall.
Virago Varnish  - Rosè.
Pebeo - acrylic paint in titanium white.
Nail-Artisan  - detailer brush.
Dotting tool.

I really hope you enjoyed today's post. Once again thank you very much for stopping by. See you next time.
Love khylie xx

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Lit Winter Nail Care Routine 2017

Hi lovelies, welcome back to my blog. It seems like ages since I wrote a post and I'm so sorry about that. I promise I'll get back into it full time in the new year but life is really hectic right now.

  Today I'm sharing with you my winter nail care routine. As you may remember I damaged my nails really bad a few months ago so I was doing an intensive care plan to get them back in shape. So since all has healed I'm slowly getting back into my regular routine so I thought I'd show you everything I do to keep winter's dryness at bay. So let me stop waffling and I'll get into why you stopped by.

Not hard right? I've honestly come to realise the importance of having specific routines for the various seasons. That way I'm targeting a problem should they arise with the correct treatment.

I really hope you enjoyed today's post. As always thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear what products and techniques you swear by this cold season?

See you next time.
Love khylie xx