Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Collective Beauty Haul

I have accumulated quite an amount of beauty products lately, so I thought I would show you just what has accidentally fallen into my basket the past two times I have been to Boots and Superdrug. Ooh and two Macadamia products from fragrance

Nail polishes.
Adding yet another Barry m gelly hi shine to my collection this time I decided to pick up the colour dragon fruit. It is a mixture of a coral and a pink a definate summer shade. While there I also decided to pick up one of mua's new polishes. The packaging has greatly improved I picked up a lilac pastel shade called frozen yoghurt.

I have been trying to move away from the darker shades of lipstick for the summer so I picked up three new shades. One being Kate moss in shade 07 which is a dark nude and two mua lipsticks in the shades 15 and 16 juicy and nectar, these are orange and coral shades. I love mua lipsticks for £1 you can't go wrong and experiment with different shades.

Real techniques expert face brush.
Will I? Won't I? I have been meaning to pick up this brush for ages,so a few weeks ago I finally gave in. I just had to get it because every blogger only every has good things to say about these brushes. I like how this brush is quite dense and is great for blending liquid foundation.

Rimmel scandal eyes eyeliner.
Since I have the black version of this eyeliner I knew how good they where, but everywhere I went the nude colour had been sold out. I wanted it for day wear and for the inner corners of my eyes. These are great eyeliners, they glide on effortlessly with no tugging or smudging. 

Rimmel lasting finish blush. 
This blush is in the shade 050 live pink. Nicely pigmented with hints of shimmer, a little goes a long way though.

Macadamia hair products. 
Lately I have been on a hair growing mission. So after getting it cut recently I really wanted to buy some products that would help me along with the growing process. I bought the macadamia nourishing leave in cream and the macadamia healing oil spray. I  bought them in the 60ml bottles, which where quite pricey I thought, retailing at nearly 12 euro each. I haven't used these products a lot yet so can't give you a full review on how I got on. Saying that my first impressions are quite good,. Let me know if you would like me too review them in full.

Have you been buying many products this month? Any new ones let me know about them =)

Thanks for reading=)

Friday, 31 May 2013

Monthly Favourites | May

Hey there, another month, another bunch of beauty favourites. Along with my beauty favourites at the end of the post I'm also going to do a favourite you tuber off the month. I really am a bit obsessed with watching you tube videos and there really are some great ones out there. Anyway here is my monthly beauty faves first.

Rimmel Match Perfection
I have been using this foundation alot recently. I have the shade 200 soft beige. I usually keep this foundation for wear in the evening, nights out etc. For me its just to heavy and a more darker shade than I usually use for day wear and work, so when I'm all bronzed up I use this. It blends real easily and gives great coverage. I just bought the real techniques expert face brush so am super excited to pair these two together.

Opi Nail Envy
This is by far the best nail strengthener I've ever used. I try to apply it every other day. I have noticed a great improvement in the length and strength of my nails. I also use it as a base coat before polish. Holy grail product.

Tresemme 24 hr Root Booster Spray
I haven't gone without a bottle of this for the last two years. I have naturally curly hair so I spritz this on the roots of my hair before blow drying. It gives my hair great volume, the bigger the better. Me and flat hair don't get on=)

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick
One of my most used lipsticks this month. I have it in the shade 931 pink pleasure.  This lipstick is a gorgeous muted pink, there creamy and pigmented only downside for me is the staying power isn't great, nevertheless I still really like it.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
This apocalips is in the colour celestial. Like the lipstick above this is a pink colour, but is a lot more pigmented and has longer staying power. I have been reaching for this for nights out as it stays on for most off the night with one or two touch ups.

Essence  100% Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
I got this product when it was on offer and since then haven't put it down. I think I paid €2 for it which is ridiculous considering how good it is. It has a felt tip, great for flicks and is carbon black.

MUA Undress Me Too Palette
I have done a full review on this palette last month. This has been the only palette I have used this month, with a variety of shades including shimmer and matte eyeshadows, the looks you can create are endless.

I nearly forgot to include the You Tube channel. It is called Melmphs. Her name is Melissa she has a brilliant channel,full of product reviews and tutorials. My all time favourite videos of hers are Friday favourites and a possible poo.Whew. Go check it out you'll see what I mean, she will have you in stitches laughing. Have you done a monthly favourites this month?  Let me know=)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Statement Necklaces

Hey there, how's everyone? When I started this blog about two months ago I had great aspirations for it to be a style and beauty blog, but it seems I still have to get to grips with the style end of it. I was going to do outfit posts,hauls because god knows I do have a bit of a shopping habit but I just haven't got the confidence to do them yet. So today I thought I would dabble a bit into the style department and tell you about a trend that I have loved wearing these past few months and these are statement necklaces.

The above picture just shows a few of my favourites. The top line of necklaces are from New Look and the bottom two from Penney's/Primark. 

This one from New Look is by far my favourite, I think it retails for €7.99 and as far as I still know its still in stores. I love the spikes, the detailing and simple silver and black element too it. I usually like to style it with a basic white or black tee but also looks great tucked underneath shirt collars for that real statement look. I will definitely be on the hunt for some more for the summer months, and have been eyeing up some neon designs. Any recommendations on what other shops sell great statement prices,let me know in the comments, thanks=)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Oh My Gosh 555 Silver

Hey there=) So just wanted to do a quick post on this gosh nail polish in the colour 555 silver. I received this as a birthday gift from a good friend of mine,and boy did she pick a good one=)

First of all what I like so much about this polish is the colour. I would describe it as a metallic silver with shimmer,it has great shine and looks amazing when the light hits it.  

The consistency is quite thick so it does take a while to dry so just be careful as it can smudge quite easily. On the other hand the reason why I like the thick consistencey of this is that it only takes one coat of polish and its opaque, far better in my opinion than faffing around waiting for one coat to dry to put on another then going streaky grrr...

I really like this polish and can't wait to get experimenting with a black nail art pen on all different designs and ideas. I'm thinking black polka pots or zig zags? Let me know what you think=) Oh sorry about the different lighting effects was just trying to get a good swatch of the colour=)

Monday, 27 May 2013

Garnier Moisture Match

Hey guys,just wanted to give you a little update. If you are following my blog you will see I have given it a little makeover, I was feeling a bit uninspired lately and my blog design was a bit mehhh..if that makes sense=) So I hope you prefer the little overhaul, let me know what you think. Like I said in my last post my next review was going to be on garniers new moisture match moisturisers so here it is.

I have been really into my skincare lately, I don't know why as there's no specific reason but I just keep finding myself picking up bits. I saw these moisturisers being reviewed and I was intrigued to see how they work as the are designed to specific skin types. I picked up the pink one which is formulated for dry skin. I was really indecisive whether to choose this one or the illuminating one. There are five different types which cater for all kinds of skin.

The packaging of these are quite simple. They come in a coloured plastic tube and have 50ml of product. The cream itself is quite thick and creamy,which I really like. I hate nothing more than a cream with a really thin consistency. When I first applied the cream the first thing I noticed was the smell. It smells of quite a strong floral scent,which I really liked. Sometimes heavily scented products can break me out but this was fine and it says on the packaging that its suitable for sensitive skin also. It does take a while for the product to sink into my skin, but I expected this as its formulated towards dry skin. After application at night, in the morning I feel my skin is definitely more hydrated, feels smoother and softer. I have also noticed my make up doesn't get as patchy either in the places where my skin is dry. This product cost me €4.69 in my local Superdrug and I definitely will repurchase. Have you tried these let me know what you think =)