Irridiscent nail polish

In this article I am bringing you another nail polish which I like a lot.
Honestly, when I first got this I didn’t realize that the color is somewhat different from how it looks like in the bottle. And I grew to like it more and more as I continue to use it.

I have loved Essence nail polish ever since. They are very affordable and I like them so much. Not very durable when it comes to longevity but I think there is a price-quality equivalent.

This is a particular nail polish in their line in gel finish with extreme brilliance and quick dry formula

hidden jungle
iridescent effect nail lacquer

For all Vegans out there, this one is another brand in the market available for you.
I am not into Clean Beauty, guys. This phenomenon in beauty is not backed by science, but whatever I am not gonna elaborate this idea but if you are into it, it’s up to you. I just think that even though Essence transformed into Clean beauty it is incredible that they are able to maintain their prices. The description says that their products now are deprived of microplastic particles in their ingredients.

The nail polish brush has a “double-touch” which I don’t think is new. The brush in their nail polishes didn’t change at all as long as I can remember. one swipe and the nails are covered but it’s up to you, I always do mine with a double swipe, still.

it is paraben free and oil free!

HIDDEN JUNGLE nail polish line 8ml 02- Misty Shadows

hidden jungle
iridescent effect nail lacquer

Being irridescent, the color has diverse color effects. It is green and blue but when the light touches it becomes pink. It is hard to explain.

I don’t know how they did this but it is incredibly amazing. It is irridescent guys! And it has multiple colors especially when the light touches it! OMG


The brand is proud to be cruelty-free. I love that so much. I have so much respect for brands who take this initiative! Plus it is also environmental-friendly!

They are committed for high Quality standards that 85% of the products are made in Europe.

Essence is Proud and Pink

Out of all the nail polishes I have featured here in my blog so far, Essence might not be the best but out of all the polishes I have ever tried I have always believed in this product, I have repurchased this again and again and that goes to show how I like it.

This particular shade is amazing and it is incredible having that multiple colors in one.

Essence have a large collection of colors, gel, quick dry formula so you have a lot of choices. I have been always a fan, not only of the nail polishes but also the other nail care items.

This is very budget-friendly so I recommend you check the nail polishes!

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. All the products that I feature here in my blog I purchased myself. My opinion is based on my experience upon trying and using the product.

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Top Coat

This is a second purchase, guys. And even though this is not an affordable nail polish (at least for me LOL), I think it is worth it! And I have bought this at a discount on both times so it is a good deal.

multi dimension
top coat
pure pearlfection
Essie multi dimension topcoat
pure pearlfection

Essie is not a brand that is always available in retail stores here in Rome that is why when I saw it at Acqua e Sapone, I didn’t want to miss the chance.

I went to their website and found out that this particular shade is not available anymore so I am kind of disappointed. I am not sure if it is only temporarily sold out, if it will ever come again but I think this is so pretty and delicate.

I will classify this as a particular shade, which at first I didn’t know was a topcoat at first. LOL

I practically just use this as a transparent polish if I want something simple on my nails, I love applying this even just alone!

Other than that, I use this on top of any other plain colored nail polish and they all transform brilliantly.

This is under the category metallic and glitter. But in my opinion this is not your usual chunky glitter that is why it stands out to me. I am not a fan of chunky glitters so I appreciate this a lot!

multi dimension
top coat
pure pearlfection

Essie enamel product benefits according to their website are:

extensive color palette with hundreds of shades
high, glossy shine finish
provides flawless coverage along with outstanding durability
brush fits every nail size for streak-free application

Essie named the polishes with wit and charm and that is also amazing, whoever is behind each name is really smart. They have got a hundred of nail polish shades in an extensive palette of iconic classics to a huge collection of colors plus nail care items as well. It is the go-to nail brand for salon professionals, beauty junkies, industry insiders, celebrities and fashion icons around the world. They are the leader in nail luxury. So it makes sense, I mean the price tag. For me, it is kinda up there. I wouldn’t be able to afford this if not for the discounts.

multi dimension
top coat
pure pearlfection

Essie is founded by Essie Weingarten in 1981, who flew to Las Vegas for her 12 original nail polish colors ‘blanc,’ ‘bordeaux’ and ‘baby’s breath’ – timeless shades still in the collection today.

A year after, Essie went out with both base coat and top coat introducing a variety of nail treatments

Essie is hailed to be Best Nail polish Colors in Allure Magazine’s first “Best of Beauty Awards” in 1996 and continues to garner prestigious industry, fashion and beauty awards worldwide.

In 1999 the brand expands into a line of Essie spa treatments lotions and nail care systems. and started to expand going incide salon and professional spa

Essie finally launched in Europe in 2012! And in 2013 ‘bikini so teeny’ becomes the number one selling trend nail color of all time.

In 2016 Essie celebrated 35 years, the brand opens its color vault by reintroducing six cult favorite shades, including ‘starry starry night.’ And the brand introduced gel couture collection these are long wear shades, it is an easy 2-step system of color + top coat for gel-like shine and lust-worthy color.

Finally in 2017 Essie color + care category is created with its new TREAT, LOVE & COLOR shades. the brand’s first 1-step advanced care system in perfect Essie shades strengthens nails in just 1 week.

Essie already captured my heart. the shade, the packaging, the brush.. all so amazing! And I will not forget to mention of course that the formula is one of the best I have ever tried. I have worn this for days and days and it doesn’t come off easily. If I use this on top of any other nail polish it turns out even prettier and long wearing too!

I am glad to share this find. And I am content that it is somehow available here in Europe although not easy to find.

I hope you like this article about beauty, thank you for reading! See you on my next article! Ciao!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. All the products that I feature here in my blog I purchased myself. My opinion is based on my experience upon trying and using the product.

Dark Nail polish

This week I will share with you this new find. This is the first time I have ever tried a nail polish from Catrice. And I’m so excited to see a whole shelf of Catrice products at Upim. They didn’t have it before and I was surprised that finally they carry the brand. Catrice is not as common to find in retail stores. And so I didn’t held back when I got some beauty items last December. (You probably have seen this in my beauty haul video on my youtube channel.)

This is really interesting as the finish and the color is really nice. If you love dark nail polish colors, I highly recommend this brown almost coffee-like shade. In fact the color is called 131 ESPRESSOLY GREAT

I have been wearing this and it is on my 4th day now. No chipping yet. And this is good news to me!

In fact, in the product description claims that the nail lacquer lasts up to 7 days without a top coat. They are so proud of the innovative Shock-Shield Complex which provides durability and resistance of the staying power of the nail polish.
Well, I did use a fast-drying top coat so I guess that is helping, too.

CATRICE ICONails Gel Lacquers
131 ESPRESSOly Great

Perfect gel-shine finish I love the finish. It kinda reminds me of the other nail polishes that I have tried that I liked a lot. True coffee brown, shiny and reflects the light thanks to the GLOSS SEAL’RTM technology. Even with just one coat the color is already intense, but I like to paint my nails with two coats for a solid color.

Cap made of 90 % recycled plastic The bottle is very common like almost all nail polish bottles, nothing fancy, very simple and compact. The brush is also a thumbs up for me. It is something that I also look for in a nail polish aside from the formula. Sometimes the formula is nothing if it doesn’t have a good brush applicator. And I really appreciate that Catrice made a good one that will allow a fine application in just one swipe! As it is quite huge enough to quickly cover my nails in one application!

Guys, it is also Vegan. For you all out there, this is another choice for you in the market.

The CATRICE ICONails Gel Lacquers are enriched with acai oil and promises intensive color and care for the natural nail. Just like most oils, Acai oil is known for its nourishing, moisturizing effect.

I think overall, I like this nail polish. Everything about this is positive for me. 4 days is a good time frame for nail polishes, believe me I have tried one that doesn’t even last a couple of days LOL! It is also budget-friendly so I think you can give it a try without breaking the bank. I do recommend it!

Thank you so much for reading! See you on my next article! Ciao!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. All the products that I feature here in my blog I purchased myself. My opinion is based on my experience upon trying and using the product.

Natural color nail polish

I love painting my nails. And I actually used to do nail art very often back in my 20’s. I did go to a class on how to do gel manicure. And also, as I am trying to reupload my videos on my new channel, believe it or not, my very first videos years ago were all about nail art hahahha. It is so nostalgic. That is how I started before shifting to make up and other beauty stuff.

This is one of my passion and I like doing my own nails. I love colors, it is not a secret. And I have high respect to nail artists. I would have became one if I continued studying. So I figured I would share some of my favorite nail polish brands that I have tried.

The INSTA-DRI® line from Sally Hansen, it is a quick dry formula that dries up fast within 60 seconds.
The characteristics of this nail polish is the 3-in-1 formula: base, color and top coat.

Est. New York, 1957 Sally Hansen Inc. is an American beauty brand founded in 1946 by Sally Hansen herself.
Her popularity rose because of the innovative and efficient products with accessible prices to all women.

The brand started with only two products for the nails. The iconic “Hard As Nails”. Now it is a premium brand which comprises over 300 colors available, distributed in over 55 countries in the world. And also the number one brand in the United States.

To be honest with you, I have known the brand mostly for its nail products. I have heard a lot of good reviews about them I am actually surprised to know that the brand has other beauty products for the following category:

  • colored nail polishes
  • nail care
  • tanning products
  • hair removal products
  • beauty accessories

“You can do something about anything. You can and must improve constantly”


She believes in the power of taking care of our own beauty. Women loves pampering themselves and that is why she is here for all the women who needs it. The products, the know-how and the inspiration for a professional result and even better created by our own hands. It is for us to feel good everyday.

“Beauty to a woman is power. Power to believe in herself.”


Sally Hansen is an entrepreneur who challenged everyone and the whole society when she headed the beauty sector, innovation and style icon in a time in which women are only allowed in the domestic affairs and not inside a business company. She created lifestyle and beauty which she has always imagined for herself and did it with her own hands.

If you have time I recommend you try to read about her on the company’s brand. It is so interesting how she was able to achieve the goals during the time in which is very difficult for women to emerge in a society in which men dominates.

Let’s get back to this nail polish this is the Instadri nail color in instant coffee. I love this particular color, so simple and very natural. It is a light nude peach shade almost skin like. I would have prefered just a tiny bit darker than this as I have dark skin. But it’s fine, I guess. If you don’t want to put something striking, I suggest you try this but of course if you prefer other shades Instadri has a lot of colors you can choose from anyway so of course if you have a certain color preference, you can check out the available colors.

instadri nail color
instant coffee
sally hansen nail polish

Another thing that I admire most is that the company don’t test the products on animals. And one of the many benefits of our products is that they are free from FORMALDEHYDE, DBP AND TOLUENE ingredients!

The brush looks really nice and compact and wide enough to cover my nails in just one coat. It is. not too big nor too small and I really like it a lot.

When it comes to longevity, I think out of all the nail polishes I have tried, this is the one that lasts me for almost a week without chipping so easily! Unless of course I wash the dishes or clean stuff LOL! To me it is incredible as I have always had nail polishes that kinda breaks easily. I don’t really mind in general. I can always reapply it. But I appreciate it all the same. Especially for people who are busy and doesn’t have time to even reapply or give attention to the nails.

And lastly, it is expensive, guys. At least for me! hahahha I usually don’t pay €7 for a nail polish hahahah nail polishes are not something that I will pay that much for. I am good with €3 max lol. I actually even got it on a discount, as I remember well, the price point is around 9-10€. When I saw the sale, I picked it up just to be able to try it. I don’t know when I will be able to repurchase this again hahahha

I have always been intrigued as this is so popular, I want to know what is so special about it compared to other nail polishes in the market. But I guess with the quality and performance and also the colors, I guess I get what I am paying for. And also, this is a brand not easily accessible here in Italy. Some retailers and stores do have a Sally Hansen shelf for this but it is not very common and they are absolutely pricey.

If you find this article interesting, thank you so much for reading! I will definitely insert about other beauty stuff here in my blog not only make up and skincare as this is also a part of beauty. Again thank you and see you on my next article! Ciao!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. All the products that I feature here in my blog I purchased myself. My opinion is based on my experience upon trying and using the product.

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