beauty | new in from essence and win! [closed]

beauty | new in from essence and win! [closed]

One of the greatest perks of being an essence cosmetics ambassador is getting new products to test out and show my readers! And this month – not only did I get a nice little hamper – I got another one to give away! Keep reading for more details ?

But before I get into that, I just wanted to give you the low down on the products I’ve been sent. They aren’t necessarily brand new ranges, but they’re amazing things that I wanted to try and they definitely are in store (after I got this drop, I went and bought some more essence stuff so you can trust me on this!) – remember, you can buy essence in Clicks, Dischem, on and in selected Red Square and Pick n Pay stores.


First off is the essence cosmetics ‘all about Bronze’ 01 eyeshadow palette and ohmygosh I am in love with it. Before I started experimenting with coloured eyeshadows, gold and bronze were my go-to colours because they looked amazing on my skin tone and they were my definition of neutrals, so I wore them with everything. With that said, this palette is a treat for me because there are eight shimmery golden/bronze shades in such a pigmented yet creamy formula. The swatches on my arm were literally just one touch on the palette! And lately I’ve been highlighting (my cheekbones) with eyeshadow colours and I feel like this palette has me sorted for that too. This palette retails for R89,95.


A new favourite for me is essence ‘smokey 2-in-1 kohl liner’. I usually don’t use kohl liners or pencils in general – I’m more of a liquid liner person – so when I tested this liner and it came out with the smooth precision of a liquid liner, I was amazed! And what’s great about it is that since its kohl, it’s so bold yet easy to smudge and blend out. If you follow me on Twitter, you would’ve seen this look that I created last week using the kohl liner for the whole outer third (see here). If I can recreate it, I’ll definitely try a tutorial on it. It retails for R54,95.

Next to that is the ‘velvet stick matt lip colour – 04 cherry crash’. It’s a beautiful and rich red matt lipstick in a pencil form, making it easy to store and apply (it makes lining your lips much easier!). And just like a pencil, you have to sharpen it but essence makes great little sharpeners too! This retails for R44,95.


Last up in my makeup related products is this ‘mosaic powder’. This little powder has a mix of five different shades, and as you can see, the lighter side produces the top swatch and the darker side produces the bottom swatch. It’s a light shimmery powder that can be used as a highlighter for darker skin and a bronzer as well for lighter skin! It retails for R59,95.


Everyone knows that not only does essence make bomb make up, they also have amazing yet super affordable nail polish! Their gel nail polish range is a serious fave because it’s nail polish with a gel shine and feel that won’t chip two seconds after you apply it like other nail polish. My newest shade above is number 47 va-va-voom (their purples are my favourite though!) and it retails for R29,95.

Now why would you have nail polish with no way of getting it off? The essence quick & easy nail polish remover pads are incredible because they’re acetone free (no more dry looking hands and weak nails afterwards) yet they’re so effective! The pads are paper thin but don’t let that fool you – I used only two of these wafer slim pads to clean a deep purple shade off of my toes and it worked perfectly. Give them a try – it’s R34,95 for 30 pads in that container.

While you’re at it, try out their super soft and fluffy eyeshadow blending brush for R34,95 and their #mymessage perfume! Yes, I said perfume! essence also has a range of products outside of nails and makeup, and this perfume that they sent me was a floral and fruity eu de toilette. I am not really a strong perfume person – I like the lighter scents so I was really impressed with it! It retails for R99 in stores.

And now that I’ve (finally) finished going through what I got, time to tell you how to get it too!


I’m giving away a hamper containing all of the products that I’ve mentioned today to one lucky reader. To enter, all you have to do is:

And that’s it! If you don’t have Instagram, it’s not a train smash – just make sure you like me and essence on Facebook and comment on this blog post though!


Only one entry per person and there is only one winner, which will be selected through a random name generator.

The winner needs to reside within South Africa (unfortunately!) and I’ll send the prize directly to you 🙂

The competition is from today – 29 July 2016 – until Women’s Day, 9th August 2016 at 12pm. The winner would be announced shortly after!

Good luck! Feel free to ask me for clarification on social media and spread the word! 🙂

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  1. Nickita
    July 29, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I did the thing. Fingers crossed, mama needs it !

  2. Bianca Balutto
    July 29, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Following on twitter @b_balutto Instagram @bcbalutto and fb Bianca Chante Balutto 🙂

  3. Manare Legodi
    July 29, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    I’ve been following you on instagram for a while and I just liked both pages on facebook. *Fingers crossed!*

  4. Vuyo Renene
    July 29, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Already following soooooooo I’ll wait 😀 *Fingers crossed*

  5. nailah
    July 29, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Fingers and toes crossed
    Side note,your Instagram feed is amazing !

  6. July 29, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I’ve liked both pages and followed on instagram! Love all these products!

  7. July 29, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Essence??? and your inspiring posts make me love it even MORE☺ Thank you for keeping us updated with your awesome posts? I have entered; #IHopeIWin ✌

  8. Kalnisha
    July 30, 2016 / 8:36 am

    Absolutely loving your blog:)

  9. Sine Dlulisa
    July 30, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Hey Foyin ?

    It was my birthday on Thursday ? and I would really love all the Essence goodies you are giving away.

    Keep well

  10. July 30, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Entered! These products are absolutely stunning! I love Essence ?

  11. Sesetu
    July 30, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Cool blog.

  12. Trishal Lalla
    August 1, 2016 / 8:53 am

    Love your blog merely for the fact that you aren’t raving over expensive products but ones everyone can afford! Thanks a mil.
    Liked all the pages and hope to win these gorg essence products ! ? xx

  13. Zubeidah Tasriet
    August 1, 2016 / 9:04 am

    What a lovely prize for the ladies! Good luck all!

  14. Zubeidah Tasriet
    August 1, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Great prize! Love Essence! x

  15. Talia Oneida Komal
    August 1, 2016 / 9:11 am


  16. Helen Verster
    August 1, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I prefer Essence products more than the other cosmetic products. #1 Affordable for my daughter and I. We both like the products 2# Great range of products. #3 Quality – value for money.

  17. Marcelle Millican
    August 1, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Entered – thank you

  18. Annet
    August 1, 2016 / 9:35 am

    All done ? soo excited…
    Fingers crossed.

  19. Ash
    August 1, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Entered. Love your reviews.

  20. August 1, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Ms Og… done and dusted.

    Keep up the good work. ❤❤❤

  21. Lerato
    August 2, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Absolutely love your blog and Twitter account. Keeps me updated on what’s happening and your Halo eyebrow tutorial ?? sorry for the flood of words ?. Please post more YouTube videos. And keep blogging.

  22. Lesedi Ramonyane
    August 3, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Fingers crossed ?
    Great post x

  23. Cornell Botha
    August 3, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Followed all the steps!!! Holding thumbs!!

  24. August 3, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Foyin: Follow me on Facebook.
    Me: But I’ve been your fan for months now gyal.
    Foyin: Follow me on IG.
    Me: But gyal I’ve been following you for months…I’m a fan already.
    Foyin: Follow Essence makeup.
    Me: GYAL! I am a makeup junkie, I’ve beeeen following you and Essence for a while now.

    Anyways, keep up the good work babes! This was a very well put together piece.

  25. Basetsana
    August 3, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Done! Hope I win. Momma needs new make-up.

  26. Anita
    August 3, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Foyin. I swear you are doing the damn thing right now✨ *fingers crossed*

  27. Neo tsikoe
    August 4, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Followed on IG and liked on Facebook. Neo Tsikoe (@neotsikoe) ?

  28. Ayanda Moloi
    August 4, 2016 / 9:37 am

    I LOVE Essence products! Not only do they fulfill their beauty promises,but they are super affordable,especially when you are student like myself:)Fingers crossed that this giveaway comes myway Xxx

  29. Lindokuhle Cele
    August 4, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Hope I really win. Really love Essence products and would love to try these new ones too! *fingers crossed*

  30. Astara Pheiffer
    August 4, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    I’d love to win this amazing prize!

  31. Nonceba Qabazi
    August 6, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I can’t believe how affordable these products are. Recently started taking make up and things seriously (lol being a better me ?) so this is really a great start! Thank you!

    *finger crossed!!*

  32. Berry
    August 6, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Hi, I’ve just like both your blog’s Facebook page as well as Essence’s and I’ve beeeeeen following your Insta so here goes nothing. Xx

  33. August 6, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Awesome review, love your blog 😀

  34. Vanessa
    August 7, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Fabulous Range – all of Cindy Nell Cosmetix Company Ranges are!
    Fab give-away, ❤ to win and share with the ladies in my family, it’s Women’s Month after all; pay it forward and spread the ❤???

  35. August 8, 2016 / 10:46 am

    I have been searching most Clicks and Dischem stores near me for the make up fix spray…I haven’t been able to get my hands on one. I hope I win?

  36. Chelsea
    August 8, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Done! Here’s hoping!

  37. August 8, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    free stuff yay!
    don’t mind if i do

    Keep up the hustle <3

  38. Carolyn Augustus
    August 8, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Followed all the steps

  39. ruby
    August 9, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Done:) how times have changed from the way we did our makeup in grade 7 ! Wow. You go Foyin 🙂 Nice to see makeup that suits brown skin xx

  40. Tshego Rampou
    August 9, 2016 / 10:01 am

    This was such a great read! Quite keen to try some of these out. Thanks 🙂 xx

  41. yolande murphy
    August 9, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Done all of the above 🙂