I know I wasn't the only one who was more than a little bit excited about Essence Cosmetics being launched here in the UK earlier this year. The UK Essence release was via Wilkinson and they were already one of my favorite places to shop for toiletries and other beauty stuff. Happily, they also revamped the entire beauty department in most of their stores to coincide with the exciting introduction of Essence Cosmetics. Initially, Essence was only sold in-store but later it was stocked online too.
I really wanted to try some more of their products but I had a hard time trying to justify buying lots of new makeup to try out when I was still working through a lot of products I'd already bought and was yet to try from other brands. But one evening recently, I was browsing through the Essence Cosmetics available through the Wilkinson website and I was planning a cheeky little purchase at long last when I discovered some £0.50 makeup items! I soon realized that some of these lines were obviously being discontinued as they were from the Spring/Summer 2014 range and we are now in Autumn/Winter 2014.
Discount Price and Availability
I was quite delighted at this discovery and I went ahead and filled up my basket with 8 products that came to a mere £4.00 in total! I chose to have my order delivered to my local store as this was free and I didn't want to pay extra for postage and packaging. Within a couple of days, I had a phone call letting me know that my order was ready to collect so I went off to pick it up. And here's what I got:
Essence 2 in 1 Kajal Pencil in 14 Toffee & Sweets
Essence 2 in 1 Kajal Pencil in 01 Black & White
|Essence 2 in 1 Kajal Pencil in Black & White and Toffee & Sweets|
Essence Holographic Effect Mono Eyeshadow in Mint Candy 73
Essence Metallic Effect Mono Eyeshadow Sandy Says Hello 77
Essence Metallic Effect Mono Eyeshadow Fox in the Box 70
|Essence Mono Eyeshadows in Mint Candy, Sandy Says Hello and Fox in the Box|
Essence Studio Nails 24/7 Base Coat
Essence Colour & Go in 168 Love Me, Cupcake!
|Essence Studio Nails 24/7 Base Coat and Colour & Go in Love Me, Cupcake!|
Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in 24 Just Gorgeous
|Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Just Gorgeous|
Ordering from Wilkinson
online and collecting my order from in-store was a smooth and easy
process but I was a little disappointed that one of the eyeshadows was
broken despite the items being well packaged and protected in plastic
D.I.Y Eyeshadow Repair