Thursday, September 23, 2010

Local Essie Nail Polish Haul & Review

Hey y'all how is this rainy seaon in Trini treating you? I hate it and can't wait for raining season to be over, pronto! Anyways, I decided to finally try out the Essie brand of nail polish after seeing it everywhere on the internet, especially Youtube.

I did some lil research and stumbled upon a local beauty distributor called Mecalfab. Mecalfab is also the company that runs MAC Cosmetics along with a prestige Beauty School called Pivot-Point.

After researching the company on their website here. I sent them an e-mail asking whether or not I can visit there offices to purchase Essie and they sent me a very quick and polite reply saying yes I can and stating the price.

So, yesterday I went there, and the security directed me to the third floor where there Salon Supplies store called, Salon Essentials, is located. I walked in and the Sales girl was very polite and welcoming, I told her what I was there for and she directed me to a corner where they had all of Essie's latest collections.

Besides the Essie Nail polishes available they also had Essie lotions, etc and hair products like Redken and Matrix (which I must try) and a brand called Pevonia (which I'm not familiar with).

I must say that my experience there was wonderful and I would be going back there in future.

Essie nail Polishes: Lilacism on the left and Pepperoni on the right
 (Arista Nail Polish Remover in background [purchased at Pennywise $8.99])

Pros: No streaking, no air bubbles, no smudging, colour drys even and glossy and drys and sets very fast
Cons: Brush isn't as wide as other brands, so you'll have to apply more strokes than usual, Lilacism needs at least three coats

Will I buy Essie in the future? Oh yes, and I would recommend it to anyone :)

Where to buy: Mecalfab Ltd, corner of Queen and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain (that's past the Library and Subway, about three corners from Fredrick Street), 3rd Floor at Salon Essentials.

Price: $35 per bottle before tax (I brought two bottles and paid $10.50 tax total)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Eye Candy Needs Hard Candy

 Hey lovely people, so I was on Facebook about a few weeks ago and I saw this Skybox Company advertising specials from Walmart which their customers can purchase online. So I went on to the Walmart site and of course I went directly to the Health and Beauty section to check out nothing else but makeup and I stumbled upon this beautiful makeup brand called Hard Candy. It's only available for purchase at Walmart, unless you trust buying it on Ebay. Their eyeshadows and other powder products are baked (which is my fav kind of makeup and eyeshadows, thanks to MAC) and they look so pretty.

These tend to sell out as soon as they hit Walmart stores, so good luck trying to get your hands on one. If anyone has tried this brand out before, especially their eyeshadows please let me.

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