essence cosmetics

Essence Cosmetics

I’ve found Essence Cosmetics to be one of the most affordable makeup brands available in stores here in NZ. I’ve loved the brand ever since discovering it in Farmers stores. I managed to pick up a few things from the brand last time I was there.

I think the products I picked up are fairly new to the range so if you want to know more, click below.

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Smokey Eye + Pink Lips Makeup Look

I took these makeup look photos a few months ago and I’ve been mulling over sharing it on the blog. I’m not a makeup expert and I’m usually on the safe/neutral side but on this day I decided to experiment and play around with makeup.

I ended up with my version of a smokey eye which I’ve never really done before. I paired it with bright pink lips using one of my favourite lipsticks. I still have so much more to learn about makeup application especially blending but this was good practice.

If you want to see what products I used, see my post below.

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Beauty Duplicates

Have you ever loved a product so much that you need to a have back up of it? I sure do. As my blog name suggests, I am quite a collector of things. After doing some cleaning and organising, I gathered all the products I have duplicates of.

This post was also inspired by the awesome Cass from cassandramyee. If you haven’t seen her blog, please check it out because she has amazing beauty posts! She posted about her beauty back-ups a while back and I enjoyed reading what she had.

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