Thursday, 18 December 2014

Girly Christmas Gift Guide

 If there's one thing I'm good at, it's picking presents for people at Christmas. I still have to do a gift guide for the whole family, but let's just start with this. Whether you need a present for your friend, Mammy or sister, hopefully you'll find something here to make the shopping process a little easier. PSSST-it's gonna be mostly beauty/makeup ideas, so if you're looking for more quirky presents, you'll have to wait a day or two for me to make that list hehe :) 

Wet N' Wild Meglast Matte Lipsticks

My love for these lipsticks knows no bounds. They'd make an amazing stocking filler and if you ask me, the colour above; Bare It All, is veeerryyy similar to MAC's Velvet Teddy ;) These will run you about €3.49 in most places-absolute bargain! 

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are so nice. They're around €4.00 and are the perfect eyeshadow base. My favourite is Milk, but all the pencils I've tried have been gorg so far! You can find these in Shaws, Sam McCauleys or anywhere they sell NYX  really! 

 NYX  butter glosses


Another NYX product! These world famous (well if they're not they should be!) butter glosses are so fab. They come in so many beautiful colours and the pigmentation and texture is amazing. These beauties are 6 squid depending on where you shop. Take my advice-pick one up for yourself too! 

Essence I Love Extreme Mascara

Essence I Love Extreme is one of my favourite mascaras ever-and it's less than €4.00! I'd just like to point out that I can't give you all an exact price because prices seem to change so much depending on which shop you're in, so I'm just gonna give a rough estimate! Anywhooo, this mascara is amazing for volume, length and super black lashes. It looks so pretty too! 

Penneys Fake Eyelashes 

Penney's lashes. Need I say more? Who wouldn't want an extra few packets lying around?

Mini Hot Water Bottle Hand Warmers 
Seriously though, how cute are these? If you click the picture, it'll take you to the site where you can buy them-yay! 

Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes/ Contour Kits 

I love love love love Sleek Makeup. They're so affordable and the quality is out of this world! If you're thinking about getting an eyeshadow palette for someone as a present this Christmas, go with Sleek. The contour kits are also incredible but I haven't seen them in many shops this year. They range from about 10-12 euro in most places and the recipient will not be disappointed! 

Victoria's Secret Body Mist

Some people like it, some people don't. I for one, think they're gorgeous. They're around 15 squid and there are so many delectable scents to choose from. 

A Lush Face Mask 

These fresh face masks are a thing of beauty. They don't sell them online unfortunately because they're just that fresh, but they'd make such a nice present. I've had a few in my time and they always leave my skin feeling amazing.  Oh, and if you don't think they'd like it, pretty much anything else from Lush would be perfect. 

Soap And Glory Thick And Fast Mascara 

My favourite mascara can be found in Boots for 13 yoyos. Everyone I know seems to have used it at some point, and they all love it. It gives volume, length and it doesn't dry out for aaages! Look at the packaging too! So cool.

Real Techniques Brushes

Who doesn't love Real Techniques? These brushes are brilliant and so affordable. There's loads of different sets and individual brushes to choose from too. My fave is the buffing brush-so fab for applying foundation! 

The Balm Nude Tude 

My favourite eyeshadow palette-I just love it. It's such a nice change from the Naked palette and ten times better in my opinion. The colours are buttery and blend beautifully, and the pigmentation is amazing! 

A Benefit Set

How cute is this little Benefit set?! They have loads of different types in their Christmas range and they're really good value too! It's definitely worth calling into Debenhams to check out the sales on these gorgeous sets! 

Viva La Juicy 
So I had to have perfume in here somewhere of course. My pick is Viva La Juicy-I just love it. I can only describe the scent as...really really pretty to be honest haha! It's really light, flowery, fruity and lovely-definitely my favourite perfume at the moment. 

Naked Basics 
For someone who likes minimal eyeshadow, I'd definitely recommend Naked basics. These are a lovely range of matte shadows  (one slightly shimmery) and are perfect for creating day or night looks. It's so compact too so it would be a perfect present for anyone who's always on the go! 

I could go on with this list forever haha! Hopefully though I've given guys some gift inspiration-I know how difficult it can be to pick presents! Stay tuned for my christmas nail tutorial tomorrow! Thank you so much for reading! 
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My Fab Mascara Find!

Whenever I'm looking for a new mascara, I look for three words; 'big', 'volume' and 'fake'. Lol. If the mascara has one of these words on the cover, I usually go for this, and I'm very rarely disappointed. 

I'm a big fan of the Collection range, and I said I'd give this mascara a go today. The Big Fake Curves mascara is definitely a new favourite of mine. It's just over a fiver, and I can't get over how good it is. I have fairly short lashes from years of overusing eyelashes and mascara (cry) but this does what it says on the tin-it really looks like I'm wearing fake lashes! 

 I'm wearing two coats of the mascara in the pic (excuse the crazy flash). As you can see, it really is brill and at just over a fiver it wont break the bank. The wand is a little different but I think it's perdy cool, and with the results it gives, I'm not complaining. 
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Monday, 1 December 2014

My new favourite foundation!

For those of you who don't know, I love me some full coverage foundations. I admit I don't wear foundation that often but when I do, I like to make sure all my imperfections are taken care of. Seventeen is such a fab make up brand and they're so affordable too! I got the contour kit along with the Stay Time foundation, and I love them both.The foundation really blew me away though, because for 8 euro, it's one of the best I've ever used, including high end products. 
Why I love it:

The coverage is amazing, (it's full coverage, so if you prefer a lighter base you might not like this!) it blends so nicely into the skin and looks amazing with bronzer and products like inglot sparkling dust over it. The finish is not too dewy but not too matte either-just perfect! A little goes a long way too, so I feel like I'll get a lot of use out of it before I need to repurchase! I've also mixed it with loads of foundations, and I think it's gorgeous mixed with Maybelline Fit Me-another fave of mine! 
Have you tried it? Let me know! 
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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Wet N Wild Lipsticks-I Love!

I'm not gonna bore you all with too many details but just know that these lipsticks are most definitely MAC dupes. I know that's not the most important feature when it comes to makeup, but to me MAC lipsticks are the best of the best.

Why I love them:

Here in Ireland there's a choice of matte and mega-shine Wet N Wild lipsticks, and they're both absolutely gorgeous, inexpensive (people seem to have an issue with the word cheap) highly pigmented, and they look beautiful on. I can't say enough good things about them. 
Definitely try them girls-you won't be disappointed!

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Looking For A Cheap Concealer Fix? I've Got You Covered!

Concealer is the most definitely the product I run out of the most. I have such a love hate relationship with it! I love it because I have a habit of waking up with ridiculously tired eyes, and it's my best friend when I accidentally use too much foundation. If you're all out of your most favourite holy grail concealer and need a quick fix, here's what I recommend. 
This is the Essence Stay Natural Concealer that'll set you back about 3.50. It's said (on the concealer itself) that it "naturally covers imperfections and reduces dark circles. with vitamin a for the craic." Well I added the craic part myself but it does a very good job of covering my dark circles and it acts as a dang fine highlighter too! My shade is 01 'cause y'all know I love a bright under eye, but if you'd prefer it to match your skin tone then just go crazy with the testers! 
Have a stupendous day! 
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A La La Looovely Body Butter!

So I know it's kiiiiinda been ages since I've given the blog my full attention but let's put a stop to all that and talk about one of the nicest body butters of our generation. This is the Champeneys Distant Shores body butter and it smells and feels divine. My sis actually left this behind her and of course I had to try it out, but I'm so excited to get some for myself! 

It just looks so pretty doesn't it? You just know it's gonna be stupendous. This is the passion fruit and mango scented body butter but they have loads to choose from, and if I could guess I'd say they're all pretty spectacular. You can find these lovely stuffs at Boots! 

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

I Painted One Nail Sparkly!

Hehe, what a random post title.

I decided to do my nails for once and I got a little carried away! I bought the fake nails in Penneys and then painted two nails in a sparkly dark blue colour-I love the way they turned out! If I ever decide to wear fake nails again, I'll definitely jazz them up.

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Today's Random Make-up Look

I used my Sleek Vintage Romance palette for this look (I'm obsessed with Sleek makeup!) I can't wait to get more of their stuff! Foundation is MAC Face And Body and a touch of Inglot Sparkling Dust too!

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

I stocked up on my favourite foundation!

Yaaay! I'm in Dublin! I haven't been  shopping properly yet but I did get one of the nicest foundations ever!

*Drum Roll...* MAC Face And Body is in my top 5 foundations. I just love it. It's a little pricy at €31.50 but it lasts ages and I love everything about it. Let me just say quickly if you want a full coverage foundation I don't think this is for you. 

The formula is so unique-it has really nice coverage but it's still quite sheer so you don't have to worry about looking cakey. If I could compare the texture to another foundation it'd be the L'Oreal lumi magique liquid-which I'm also obsessed with! As the name suggests you can use it on your body too for flawless skin-so cool if you ask me!

Definitely try this one out girls-you'll love it.

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Friday, 27 June 2014

An amazing mascara for under 5 euro!

How have I not done a review on this mascara yet? If you're a gal on a budget much like myself, you'll love this. I'm kinda strange when it comes to mascaras; I always prefer them after I've used them a couple of times. I picked up this mascara randomly and after the first use I was like "Meh, it's mascara." Now that I've been using it every day I love the way it looks! If you're not a fan of the slightly clumpy look I'd stay away, but big clumpy lashes to me are the shiznet, so I love this.

It gives crazy volume, length, and it's as black as the ace of spades. The packaging is so pretty and pink with super cool writing too! Ich bin very impressed.

You can find the Essence I Love Extreme mascara in most pharmacies for under 5 squid. Let me know what you think!

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Monday, 23 June 2014

I Have A Current Obsession With This Lipstick

Okay so I know I'm sooo behind the times with this product but better late than never! The Kate Moss collection for Rimmel is definitely my current favourite. I'm not gonna bore you with stuff you've heard 1000 times before but trust me, it's really, really nice.

The shade I'm wearing in this photo is 01 and I love it! It's the prettiest deep red colour and I thought it went so well with the denim shirt I wore last night. It's not too matte, not too glossy-just the perfect finish and it lasts ages too! Definitely try it gals and let me know what you think!

Have an amazing day!

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