Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A few things...

I went to a beauty supply store today and I walked away with a few things...

Some giant velcro rollers and clips for much needed 'Va Va Voom' hair. I love velcro rollers I have some medium sized ones and they are great, so these mahoosive ones will be fun to try out.



A sachet of the macadamia oil deep repair mask...



Uhmmmm, 4 Essie nail polishes, I have no excuse for buying them, I just had to have them. I got 'Cabi-O-Lait', 'Absolutely Shore', 'Looking for Love' and 'Little Brown Dress'.


My favourite from the bunch is 'Little Brown Dress' as it's opaque in one coat. Next, I love 'Absolutely Shore', it reminds me of the pale pastel green version of OPI's 'Mod About You' and it's also quite similar to 'Skull and Glossbones' but not as muted.

'Cabi-O-Lait' is a bit of a letdown as you need about 4 coats for it to be opaque, but it's still nice and is a very pretty colour. However, I'm gutted I got the pale blue 'Looking for Love' as it's SO sheer, you need about 10 coats for it to look opaque, that ones a big fail.

You win some, you lose some.



I also picked up 'Seche Vite' top coat as I have never tried it before, shocking I know. Let me see what the fuss is about!


On another note we are flying off to Turkey on Friday for 9 days as we are visiting family in Bursa, it's Esra's first trip abroad so I'm sure it will be an adventure! I'm not sure when I will be able to update as I haven't even started packing yet. On that note, I better get my skates off blogger and into the wardrobe!

Do you use velcro rollers? What are your favourite Essie polishes? And what's your view on 'Seche Vite'?

41 comments:

Ellie said...

Lovely haul, Essie do really nice pastel nail shades, but some of them can be too sheer. I'm so jealous you're going to Turkey, Esra will love it! Have fun :)

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LauraSummer said...

I'm sure You will love seche vite, it's so glossy and quick drying! Essie little brown dress is lovely too, just like bitter chocolate. My other essie gave is topless&barefoot x

Amy ♥ said...

Those pastel nail varnishes are such nice colours. Slightly jel. :)x

Essjay23x said...

Have a great holiday! Velcro rollers are always fun. I guess 'cos you never know how your hair is really going to look until you've took them all out!!

Lauren said...

the rollers look cute! I love Macadamia products!
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Computergirl said...

You know, I havent tried any of these items! Woops!Seche vite is supposed to dry out fairly quick on th bottle so might be one to keep in the fridge? xx

Farzana said...

The essie nail polishes are so pretty! I love the mint green one. :) x

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Maureen said...

seche vite, is the truth!!!!
It makes the nail polish last for 5 days or more.
Enjoy :-)

Carissa said...

Great haul! I really want to try some rollers, I like the size of the ones you bought
Carissa xx

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Kerry said...

i dont understand the hype about seche vite, whenever i use it over my nail polish for a top coat, after a few days my nail polish just peels off all in one go!

Lily said...

The Essie polishes are beaut! :)

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Girlie Blogger said...

Nice haul. Those rollers are great.

I'm afraid to walk into beauty stores. They carry all kinds of good stuff, and sometimes really cheap make up and beauty products.

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Emm said...

Those nail polishes look gorgeous!
I'm also travelling to Turkey for the first (like Esra haha) I'm super excited xxx

YASMINE said...

I also fell into the seche vite frenzy, tried it, it was nice but to my opinion not worth all the hype. But the main reason why i threw it away on the same day I bought it was the Warning on the box: If you're planning on getting pregnant or if you already are, you MUST NOT use it (not advised) because it can cause problems to the foetus. A lot of girls are not aware of this. To be on the safe side I wouldnt even use it around a new born. Products like these remind how much sometimes being healthy is more important than being beautiful. I hope you appreciate this info!
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alicia said...

I love going to beauty supply stores and stocking up on all kinds of things ;) I definitely love velcro rollers! a staple in my life haha. I think I need to try that macadamia hair mask!

FumingSalmon said...

seche vite is good..but it has lots of chemicals and in case you are breastfeeding your little one you should avoid it as the chemicals may get passed to the baby.

i love velcro too, but somehow never seem to get the right way to use them.

Hira said...

LOVE SECHE VITE... it's amazing! You will surely love it =)

adthenshesmiled said...

I love Velcro rollers. They give my hair the vava vooom type of volume. Only downside is that it takes a while to dry.

I have Seche Vite and it's great for drying your polish, but I do find my polish chips a lot faster when I use it and it does make some of my polishes appear darker.

Kerry said...

Seche Vite is my favourite top coat, mainly because it dries my polish so quick! I havent tried velcro rollers, but did buy some heated jumbo rollers, that do nothing to my hair so may try these next!
Kerry x

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Oh would love to see a review on the macadamia oil deep repair mask !! The Seche Vite top coat, I use to love only problem I found was it dried up so quickly in the bottle :(

-- have a fantastic break lovely xo

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Robyn said...

I picked up my first Essie polish in 'Sand Tropez' in the John Lewis clearance not long ago and it quickly became my favourite polish..a perfect nude. And as for Seche Vite I couldn't live without it. No other topcoats I've tried live up to it x

Stacey said...

Love velcro rollers, I have 2 sizes, amazing for volume. Love Seche Vite too, dries in no time. Have a fab time in Turkey x

Phoebe Limanta said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE the Macadamia Nut Deep Repair Masque! I bought the sachet at first but then ended up buying the huge tub :P

kirstyb said...

i need some velcro rollers
ASAP

MaviDeniz said...

How fun! I miss Turkey so much, last time I was there was for 5 days in Antalya. Please share some pics when you get back. Also, let us know how those rollers work for you. I'm clueless as to how to apply them

Xo

fec said...

you will love seche vite!! is you use dry drops don't use them with the seche vite... this always gives me a weird white film around the edges of my nail. the vite will harden pretty fast anyway :)

i have the macadamia oil mask full size jar--love the smell and makes my hair feel super soft!

nice essie haul--im looking forward to trying the essie spring 2012!

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pinkyliciousvita said...

where did you get your velcro roller from? because it looks like it comes with a clip. i have such a faf using bobby pins which i hate
x

Ashley said...

Great haul! I love the pastel Essie nail polish! ~XX

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fairydollpink said...

To get your light blue polish the colour you want without hundreds of layers,try putting a white polish or base coat on first,this somehow makes you not need as many coats..works for me anyway..hope it helps

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Alexa said...

Love the nail colours, reminds me of spring! It is always so disappointing when you need so many layers to get a decent colour.

I have recently brought some large rollers like the one you've got! Needless to say i need to watch some tutorials or something as i have no idea which way to put them in! Do you start with the bottom hair layers or top?

Hope your trip to Turkey is wonderful! xx

Joanne said...

I love velcro rollers too and those Essie polishes looks fab!

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TANIA I. said...

Lovely haul but I do not recommended that you use velcro rollers it is not a good thing. Have a nice day!

Anika said...

I want to try things from the Macadamia range, have you tried anything else. Just subbed to your blogx

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Aminta Paiz said...

Good buys !! hug.. the nail polish looks fantastic .. loving all the colors you have selected :D

Sunny said...

I love the pastel nail polishes, they're so pretty and girly! x

BellaMama157 said...

Velcro rollers are AMAZING! I always start with a heat protective serum on damp hair first. I use the large size velcro curlers with clips (purchased separately) and when my hair is about 80% dry, I turn off the hair dryer and place the curlers all around the crown and the top front layers (you can place them all over the head, but I mostly focus on the top layers). Once done placing the curlers, I turn on the hair dryer again and blast the heat towards the curlers to finish drying the hair. Once all the hair is dried, I quickly and lightly spray hairspray over the hair in curlers to set the curl and let it all cool while doing my makeup. I then remove the clips and curlers carefully, and gently smooth out the curls with a boar-bristle brush (you can do a little gentle back-combing or teasing to get a little more lift if desired). A quick mist of a shine spray or a little more hairspray to set your style and voilá! Volume for days! :)