Sunday 20 March 2016

Essence Nude Lipstick in Come Naturally

There haven't been many Essence products that I've tried and been utterly disappointed with-how could you be for the price?! I love so many of their lipsticks but at the moment I'm obsessed with the nude range. This one is definitely my favourite.
I'd been looking for a shade like this one for a while and I finally found it! It's not too purple, not too pink and just the prettiest shade ever. The formula is great too because I have really dry lips, and it's not too matte or shimmery. It's creamy and pigmented and kinda reminds me of the NYX Butter Glosses. The coverage is really nice and I've bought 3 of them just in case they don't make more! 

This is about 2.90 most places so it's definitely worth trying! 

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Friday 26 February 2016

Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo

I've been colouring my hair for years, and definitely don't recommend dyeing it yourself unless you really know what you're doing. No matter how much I change my colour, I always find myself going back to get some form of blonde highlights which we all know, tend to fade like a mofo. At the moment my hair is kind of ballyagish, roots fading to blonde..I honestly don't know how to describe it, but it's in pretty good condition, the blonde is bright, and I haven't dyed it more than once.

Unfortunately if you have dark hair like me, it can take ages to make the change the blonde, and your hair can get so damaged in the process. When I asked for blonde at the ends of my hair I loved it but knew it would take time to make it lighter, and I found a way to brighten it without any damage. I decided to try Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo, and I just adore this product. Without sounding like an advert, you really do see the results after one wash-it's amazing. I like to leave it in for longer than it recommends..maybe a bit too long but I love how it makes my hair really, really bright. 

I definitely recommend this shampoo if you're looking to tone your hair. It's so affordable-should be no more than a fiver most places. One thing I will recommend is using a nice conditioner in conjunction with this :) You can buy this in Boots and probably most pharmacies 
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Sunday 17 January 2016

Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation

Hello everyone! I've been having a little trouble with my new blog design, so I haven't been able to post much, but hopefully i'll sort everything out soon enough. 

Today I'm reviewing a lovely little find from one of the most underrated (in my opinion) makeup brands out there. I have trouble finding foundations that I really really like. High end or drugstore, I can never seem to find any that I absolutely love. I've been looking for one that gives good coverage without being too heavy, but still provides a dewy/silk finish.

Why I love it:

 Avon Ideal Flawless does all that, and I just love it. The coverage is light-medium and it evens out my skin tone, hides imperfections and has the nicest finish too. It comes in lots of lovely shades and I love using a darker shade at the sides of my face if I'm going out. I've found the best way to apply this is with my Beauty Blender but it's gorgeous when applied with a buffing brush too. 
It's around 9 euro which I think is a great price. I'll definitely be trying out more of their foundations and I have a feeling there'll be more hidden gems with this brand! 

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Sunday 13 December 2015

Girly Gift Guide-Stocking Fillers

Who else is sooo excited for Christmas?! The weather is making it a little difficult to get some shopping done I know, but if you're out and about and feel like picking up a few stocking fillers, here's a few ideas to get you started. 

Wet N' Wild Comfort Zone Palette 

This lovely palette costs around €4.50 and it has some of the nicest colours I've used. The dark shimmer colours are so comparable to MAC pigments and the pigmentation is outstanding for under €5.00! 

Travalo Refillable Perfume 

This is such a genius idea-I wish I thought of it! Basically, you can fill this up with any perfume and take it with you on the go. SO handy for nights out or traveling. I was sceptical about it at first to be honest but it works really well! You can find it here and on loads of other sites too. The price varies depending where you look. 

Wet N' Wild Matte Lipstick 

My love for these lipsticks is real. The colours are gorgeous, they're so affordable and the shade Bare It All, as shown above, is veeerryyy similar to MAC's Velvet Teddy ;) These will run you about €3.00 and trust me, everyone will love them. 

NYX Butter Glosses 

There's no way you can go wrong with NYX. The Butter Glosses are some of my favourite lip products. The colour payoff is brilliant, they're not sticky and they smell lovely too! The price varies in most places but I think they should be under €7.00, and so worth it. 

Anything From Colourpop Cosmetics 

This is a random one, but if you feel like doing some online shopping, it's definitely worth having a look at Colourpop. Their liquid lipsticks rival most high end brands, and the cream eyeshadows are out of this world. Their stuff is so affordable too. 

Fake Eyelashes 

You can never have enough in my opinion! I think they'd make a really nice stocking filler. 

NYX Matte Lipsticks 

Obsessed isn't even the word for these lipsticks. The one in the picture is called Alabama and it's gorgeous, but if you're looking for a really beautiful wine colour, Siren is the way to go. 

Soap And Glory Minis 

Who doesn't love Soap And Glory? Their products look so pretty and they smell divine. They have loads of little products that wont break the bank and they last a long time too! 

Lush Christmas Range 

Lush have some amazing Christmas products-they're so cute and all handmade too! Also who can deny that they smell amaaazing! 

Hot Chocolate Kit 

Including this because I think it's such a cute idea and you could definitely make it yourself. 

Adorable Hand Warmers 

These handwarmers are sooo cute! Just click the pic to go to the link where you can check them out! 

Manatea Infuser 

Once again how cute is this little guy? Especially important because everyone in Ireland loves tea! Click the pic if you'd like to find out more. 

Revlon Nail Polishes 

These are some of the best nail polishes around. They're long lasting, really affordable and just look at the sparkles! 

Cute Socks 

Because it wouldn't be Christmas without them. 

Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette 

Sleek have brought out some new highlighting palettes and they're beautiful. I was so excited to try these as I'm a huge fan of their blushes and contour palettes, and I wasn't disappointed. This would be perfect for anyone who'd like to try highlighting or someone who's new to makeup. That being said, I'm sure anyone would like this in their collection. 

Bleach London Super Cool Colours 

These temporary hair dyes really are super cool-I just love their colours. They smell amazing and they're such a good idea for someone who'd like to try something different with their hair but might be scared to dye it permanently. Find them right here 

Hopefully this help you all find some lovely little presents for your friends and family. 

Happy shopping! 

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