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April 11, 2013

Essence Home Sweet Home Trend Edition with Swatches

It's that time of year again! Yep, Essence has released a new Trend Edition, Home Sweet Home. With cosy names and deeper tones, these products are ready to help us greet Autumn! I was sent the Press Release for this Trend Edition and, given that it sounds so great, I wanted to share it with you all.
"My home is my castle! With the new Trend Edition 'Home Sweet Home' by Essence, things are going to get cozy and relaxed in March 2013. When it's story and rainy outside, there's no better place to be than on the couch at home! Cuddled up in your favourite sweater with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands, the darker months of the year are so cozy! The Trend Edition 'Home Sweet Home' picks up on this sense of wellbeing: warm red and Bordeaux shades plus high-gloss effects and powder textures are sure to chase away any chance of a gloomy mood! Lipstick in deep, warm shades, a lip maximizer for extra shine and volume, nail polishes for the popular gel-shine look, blush and eyeshadows with powdery textures as well as transparent nail stickers and a purse for accessories in a trendy Nordic knit design sweeten the dark days of winter!" 
- Essence Press Release
If you want to find out more about the collection, including swatches of some of the products, keep reading!
"This eyeshadow in three Autumn shades ensures gorgeous moments this season. The texture is super-easy to apply and gives your eye make-up a long-lasting, softly shimmering powder finish. At the special highlight: a cool knit pattern embossed on the eyshadows! Available in #01 Happy Couching, #02 Light the Fire, Place and #03 My Home is my Castle. RRP: $3.50"
I own two of the three colours, #01 Happy Couching and #02 Light the Fire, Place, and they're a great formula! They're very smooth, much like all Essence shadows, and I absolutely love the embossed pattern!
Longlasting Lipstick
"A real must-have for real home-sweet-home girls: the long-lasting lipstick provides intensive color for your lips and leaves behind a soft, shiny finish. The two red shades are also available for your nails - an unbeatable duo to go with your cozy jumper and ugg boots! Available in #01 Red-y to Relax and #02 Berry Me Home RRP: $4.50"
I'm not entirely sure why, but I didn't pick up any of these lipsticks. I liked both the colours but not enough enough to purchase them, I don't think. If you love red colours, these are for you! I love the formula of Essence lipsticks.

Volume & Gloss Lip Maximizer
"Sure to put your lips in the right light when you're watching girly movies with your best friends: the Volume & Lip Maximizer offers your lips irresistible volume and an ultra-glossy finish thanks to its menthol ingredients. It can be used on its own or as a lipstick toppers. Available in #01 Mugs & Kisses. RRP: $3.95"
This is a product I chose to stay away from, purely because I hate lip maximizers/plumpers. My lips aren't huge but they're not tiny. I think they're fine as they are and I hate the burning feeling many plumpers give. 

"Chases away the Autumn blues: these two blushes are available in the intense color combinations pink and ruby red as well as apricot and red. They each contain one base colour and one contrasting colour embossed in a trendy Nordic knit design. The powdery finish creates an irresistibly fresh and natural-looking complexion. Available in #01 Knits for Chicks and #02 Wool-d You Cuddle Me? RRP: $5.50"
I really, really love Essence's limited edition blushes, having picked up on from the Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Collection also. These two colours are absolutely beautiful so I had to pick up both. What I love about them is the way that they're basically duos, with two colours in the one pan. 

Nail Polish Gel Shine
"Bright prospects: the long lasting nail polish with high coverage gives your nails a trendy gel-like look and adds a touch of color to the dismal months of the year. Available in #01 Caramel Cheesecake, #02 Red-y to Relax, #03 Hot Fruit Punch and #04 Berry Me Home. RRP: $3.50"
I am really kicking myself for not having picked these up when I was in Target. D'oh! They look great (I also didn't realise they had a gel finish) so I might have to head back.

Nail Fashion Stickers Gel Shine
"Nails to go with your favourite knitted sweater? No problem with the transparent nail fashion stickers! You can stick them on your nails in seconds, even on top of a layer of dry nail polish! And that's not all: with their Nordic knit design, they give your cool gel-nail style a gorgeous Scandinavian touch. Available in #01 Neither Swedish Nor-Wegian. RRP: $3.95"
It seems that I should have bought everything nail related from the collection! I actually picked these up to buy and I'm not sure why I put them back. The design was white so it'll look great on top of any polish! 
"A secure home for cherished treasures: the playful drawstring Home Sweet Home purse in a Nordic knit design offers plenty of room for cosmetics, money or your cell phone. Available in #01 Knitted With Love. RRP: $4.50"
I really love how Essence releases novelty items with a lot of their collections. It's a lot of fun and I feel like it makes the Trend Editions more personal! 

Anyway, that's the whole Essence Home Sweet Home Trend Edition. Below I'll show you what I've picked up so far, including swatches. 

Essence Home Sweet Home Trend Edition Eyeshadow in #01 Happy Couching | Essence Home Sweet Home Trend Edition Blush in #01 Knit for Chicks | Essence Home Sweet Home Trend Edition Blush in #02 Wool-d You Cuddle Me? | Essence Home Sweet Home Trend Edition Eyeshadow in #02 Light The Fire, Place 
Essence Home Sweet Home Trend Edition Blush in #01 Knit for Chicks (each colour and them blended) | Essence Home Sweet Home TE Blush in #02 Wool-d You Cuddle Me? (each colour and them blended) | Essence Home Sweet Home TE Eyeshadow in #01 Happy Couching | Essence Home Sweet Home TE Eyeshadow in #02 Light The Fire, Place 

The Essence Trend Edition is available in all Target stores from March, 2013. 

So, what do you think of this Trend Edition? Have you tried any of these products? What's your favourite? 

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  1. oh these look gorgeous there are a few things I have been eyeing off from this collection will have to check out my local target soon :)

    1. Everything is beautiful, Sammi! Looking forward to hearing what you think. x

  2. Wool-d You Cuddle Me? looks so nice! Although maybe a little too close to the Cherry Blossom Girl collection blush to warrant the purchase for me. I'd also like to try the nail polishes with the gel finish.
    I haven't seen this yet in my local Target. Hopefully they have it in soon so I can have a look :)

    1. They're similar yet not, if that makes sense. I've not tried the Essence blushes their permanent line but all the limited edition ones are fantastic. I hope you get it soon! x

  3. Aw gorgeous, I need some in my life!

  4. i havnt been able to find these anywhere! must keep looking xx

  5. I tried to find these in Target today, but didn't :( They look great.

  6. Been looking for the pink blush, it looks fantastic. Shame everbody else seems to want it too hahahaha, all I can find is the orange blush :(

  7. I always seem to just stumble across these but I only spotted these on Instagram last night. So off I toddled down to Target after work today and half of the stock was already gone :-( I grabbed one of each of the shaddows but the blushes look soooo pretty. As always Sophie I love reading your blog.

  8. I've got most of the makeup in this collection except one of the blushes! Someone has always stuck their hands in it or they are broken :(


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