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L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lipgloss First Impression & Review – Loreal

L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lipgloss in “Everlasting Caramel”: http://bit.ly/RoVuZK

This is not a sponsored video. I have purchased this item using my own funds.

Essence Cosmetics Cherry Blossom Girl Trend Edition

     I consider Essence Cosmetics one of the best kept secrets in drugstore makeup. I only discovered this European makeup brand a few months ago at my local Ulta, and fell immediately in love. I have hauled this brand on two separate occasions: The first time to try out items from the brand and review them for my YouTube Channel and again when they released their Exclusive Twilight Saga Makeup Collection.

    Cherry Blossom Girl is the the next collection they will be releasing in February 2013. It consists of an eyeshadow quad, eyeliners, false lashes, lip colors, a highlighter pen, blush, nail polish and a shimmering body powder. Let’s take a closer look at these goodies, shall we?

Cherry Blossom Girl Trend Edition 2013

Quattro Eyeshadow

      This cute mix of shimmer and matte eyeshadows is named 01 Dreaming under a Cherry Tree. From my experience, the eyeshadow from Essence Cosmetics can be a touch powdery but the texture is smooth with very good color payoff.

2 in 1 Eyeliner

I am sold on the clever and cute packaging of these dual ended liners. One end produces bold lines and the other keeps it fine for more demure looks. Available in two shades, 01 Big in Japan (classic black) and 02 My Little Kimono (natural dark brown) with a long-wearing formula, these will make great additions to my already too big eyeliner collection.

Paper Lashes

Cute doesn’t even begin to describe these dainty false lashes appropriately named 01 Hidden in Sakura Garden. I’m looking forward to wearing these on a romantic night out with my main man. The downside is that these are artistically cut from paper; therefore, I think they might have a very short shelf life for being worn repeatedly. Save these for special occasions!

 Lipstick Pencil

     Lipstick pencils are a popular trend right now. The majority of them have a glossy finish, but Essence is offering up two shades 01 Cherry Cherry Girl (a strong red) and 02 It’s Peach Not Cherry (a trendy apricot) with a velvet matte finish. I must have these.

Highlighter Pen

     Essence recommends using this light rosé highligher named 01 Konnichiwa Girls around your eyes (I recommend the inner and outer corners) for a brightening lift. The twist up application makes it easy to apply.

Blush

    The Cherry Blossom Girl blush in 01 Asian Sensation is a multi-tasking blush. Use the lighter shade as a highlighter on your cheekbones and the darker shade on your apples. Or you can swirl them together for a rosy glow. So cute!

Nail Polish

     Limited edition nail polish available in four shades from left to right: 01 Fortune Cookie (shimmery sunny yellow), 04 It’s Peach Not Cherry (apricot), 02 My Little Kimono (shimmery lilac), and 03 Cherry Cherry Girl (red).

Shimmering Body Powder

     I love the name of this shimmering body powder: 01 Hello Glitty. It has a subtle floral fragrance that offers a fine layer of shimmer. Dust it on your face, neck, collar bones and décolleté for a playful & flirty look.

   For now Essence still has rather limited distribution in the United States. Staple items from their core collection can be ordered online at Ulta.com; however, you will have to visit physical locations to get your hands on the Cherry Blossom Girl collection. Essence can be found at Ulta, HEB, Fred Meyer and Shoppers Drug Mart (in Canada). Once my local Ulta receives this collection, I will haul it and review it.

Have you tried products from Essence? What did you think? Know of other locations where Essence can be found? Please share!

Until later,

Heather N King

www.HeatherNKing.com

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer First Impression & Review – Loreal

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer in “W6-7-8″: http://bit.ly/VjGWZe

This is not a sponsored video. I have purchased all of the items discussed using my own funds.

Drugstore Haul & Review October 2012

This is not a sponsored video. The following products were purchased with my own funds:

Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation: http://bit.ly/SrIBLA Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer: http://bit.ly/Pp2Qve Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder: http://bit.ly/SrJTX4 Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: http://bit.ly/Pp3fhk Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm: http://bit.ly/SrPPzk Wet N Wild “Fergie Ferg Fresh” Eye Kit: http://www.wnwbeauty.com Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara: http://www.covergirl.com

Milani Lip Flash: http://bit.ly/Pp60Py