Tuesday 30 July 2013

A Little Essie Haul | Fragrance Direct

Nothing makes me happier than seeing that Fragrance Direct has replenished their stock of £1.99 Essie nail varnishes. Well, that's an exaggeration - of course there are a couple of things that make me happier than that, but moments such as this come up pretty high in my list. 

Fragrance Direct is a site that sells predominately fragrances, but also other cosmetic bits and pieces, for a discounted price but still at the same great quality available in store. My favourite finds on the site as Essie varnishes for a £6.00 saving at £1.99 each, and also OPI varnishes for an £8.00 saving of £3.99 each. The stock of the shades constantly chops and changes so I like to check back regularly to see if there's anything new in. The colours can range from the not so attractive khaki greens and muddy nudes, to the nicest of brights and pastels - from all seasons, such as Spring 2013 and Summer 2012. Here's my select little order from the choice of about 20 new shades on the site last week:

We're In It Together
Bikini So Teeny 
Avenue Maintain

We're In It Together | Bikini So Teeny | Avenue Maintain

They're all 13.5ml (full size) and have the newer, wider brushes. I've wanted Bikini So Teeny since last summer and it's nice to know that I got all 3 of these, plus delivery, for the same price that it would cost me to buy just one directly from Boots or Superdrug - brilliant. A heads up though: the swatches on the site aren't always a particularly accurate representation of the shades in the bottle, so I'd just give them a quick Google images search before popping them into your basket to make sure you don't get any nasty surprises if you're ordering a shade you're not sure on. 

You'll probably see Instagram snaps in the coming weeks of me trying out all of these shades! (Username: HannahRipley1).

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  1. What a stunning colour that Avenue maintain is xx


  2. Thanks for the heads up on these Hannah! Will be purchasing these immediately!

    A beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog by Izzi

  3. I bought Bikini so Teeny and We're in it together from fragrance direct as well and I love them! I might have to place another order :) x



  4. I wish i got on with essie polishes, they do the prettiest colours!


  5. Bikini so Teeny looks lovely! Do you know if they ship worldwide or just the UK? xx


  6. I love We're In It Together, I've actually just ordered this one for me and a friend, it's such a pretty colour :-)

  7. Loving all three shades you pciked up! Still can't believe i havent ordered some Essie polishes from Fragrance Direct...you get such a good deal :D kinda bummed now as i purchased 'We're in the Together' full price in Boots a few months ago haha

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  8. Beautiful colours, I absolutely love Bikini so Teeny! xo

  9. Thanks for the recommendation! I just ordered Bikini so Teeny and Avenue Maintain (and a few others of course ;) ) Can't wait to receive them now :) x

  10. Ooooo these are the perfect summer shades!

  11. Bikini So Teeny is one of my favourite nail polishes, I absolutely love it. Avenue Maintain looks so nice as well though, I might give that one a try next :) xx

    D Is For...

  12. Great bargain and the colors are so lovely!

    ☮ Melli { Casual Beauty }

  13. I picked up a few of these a while ago from FD but they didn't have these shades so I need to pick these up too! Thanks for sharing :) xo

    Beaumaquillagex | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  14. The pink looks so pretty :) I have Bikini so Teeny and think its lovely x

  15. Ooh thanks for the heads up about Fragrance Direct! I am going to head over there right now to look out for these gorgeous polishes :)
    Charlotte xxx Something Special To Say

  16. LOVE Bikini So Teeny, one of my Essie favorites :)

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

  17. I've lusted over the Essie polishes for as long as I can remember. But the £7.99 price tag always put me off from making a purchase. I've been aware of the amazing deal to be had at fragrance direct but seeing as I don't but anything online, it's impossible for me to make an Essie purchase :(. Such a shame because the range of shades available are so beautiful. Avenue Maintain in particular had caught my eye.

  18. The swatches for nail varnishes shades on Fragrance Direct are really bad aren't they, some of them look nothing like the actual shade! I find a quick search on Pinterest usually gives you a much better idea of what the shade will actually look like.

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  19. i love all of these and bikini so teeny is one of my favourtie colours in my collection! they are such a bargain on fragrance direct.

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  20. Love your picks! I still need to grab some Essies myself, I only own one boring one...
    xx, moonchild beauty blog

  21. I purchased quite a few of these. They have added to the £1.99 range since I bought mine, think will get more. Love Essie now xx

  22. I love fragrance direct ! I have We are in it together and its lovely! Really want some more!

    Myra x


  23. Such cute colours! I hope they deliver to Aus!


  24. Bikini so teeny is such a gorgeous colour! I need to try it out some time! Lovely blog by the way!
    Rachael x
    Rachaeleeno | Beauty, Fashion & Thoughts

  25. I recently bought bikini so teeny and we're in it together from here too, they're so pretty and I prefer the price :) avenue maintain looks so nice!


  26. I have too many blues, so I must avoid getting tempted at laying my eyes on that colour! But, we're in it together is definitely a cute pink that's on my list to get!

    Susan Loves...

  27. Love these colours and have them all! Great haul
    Emma x

  28. I've been wanting to stock up on some Essie polishes for a while, might have to give Fragrance Direct a look! x


  29. I just picked up Bikini So Teeny myself! It's such a lovely shade. :)

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life


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