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{I’ve Tried That} ♥ Essie Treat Love & Color


Over the last few months, I’ve been struggling with something that’s never troubled me before – yellow nails. This unsightly hue governed my ability to paint my nails, or rather to not paint my nails. This catch-22 submitted me to an unwanted ‘Damned if I do, damned if I don’t’ situation. If I left my nails bare, they were discoloured and disgusting, but if I painted them it only exacerbated the condition of my nails. What was a girl to do? Considering this quandary, you can only imagine my utter delight when the perfect solution landed right on my doorstep and right into my lap. Essie to the rescue. 

The new Essie Treat Love & Color strengtheners (R134,95 at Dischem) offer you nail care plus colour in 1 easy step. This simple step proposed a way out of my fingernail fiasco. I was able to conceal my damaged nails while providing them with a bit of TLC at the same time. This was exactly what I was looking for. The best part? The formula actually mended my messed up nails. I can honestly say that while wearing these sheer treatment polishes, all I expected was a way to hide my nails. The Essie TLC nail strengtheners claim to offer your nails 60 percent less peeling and 35 percent less breakage. These soft, sheer shades are infused with collagen and camellia extract, and they’re DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

  • Laven-dearly – neutralizing adorable sheer lavender
  • Sheers to you – nurturing sheer pink blush
  • Treat-me-bright – brightening sheer powder white

All three shades supply you with an instant brightening glow and a pretty wash of sheer colour. I apply two to three coats for a semi-opaque finish. Over the last few weeks my nails have been ‘soaking up’ the TLC and I can happily report that they no longer look like they below to a professional carrot peeler, they’re stronger, healthier and less brittle. You can expect a wide, curved brush, which applies like a dream; smooth application and a formula that dries relatively quickly.

The Essie Treat Love & Color strengtheners are only available at Dischem and sell for R134,95.

March 23, 2017 • By

Essie Gel Couture Review + Swatches


The trees are alive with green leaves and the air is warm and fragrant with the scent of colourful blooms. It’s officially spring. It’s time to put our dark, moody nail polishes into storage and time to pull out the fresh and fun shades. Essie has launched a brand spankin’ new line of nail polishes for us to play with and enjoy just in time for the change of season. The Gel Couture range features new twirly bottles, a swirl-stem brush and a gel-like formula. This 2-step system encompasses base + colour in one bottle (R169.95) and then an ultra-shiny top coat (R179.95) to finish off the look. The best part? No UV or LED lamp is required.READ MORE

September 7, 2016 • By

My Essie Summer Collection 2015 Favourites


Summer nail collections call for bright, fun colours that conquer up images of the ocean, white sand, daiquiris, ice lollies and colorful beach balls and that’s exactly what the Essie summer collection does. A selection of six cheerful shades that will instantly brighten up your nails and your summer. I’m sharing my three favourites from the collection. The three shades that I think are worth picking up. These colours will definitely make a splash this Summer.

November 23, 2015 • By