I don't mean to alarm anyone but, it was actually warm at the weekend! After months and months of rain and wind and terrible storms, it was nice to be able to step out of the house in a lighter jacket and not freeze to death! The change in weather really made me yearn for some more spring-like make-up and, when deciding on a nail polish, these are the shades I gravitated towards and chose from so, I thought I would brighten up your Monday (even if it's a sunny one, Monday's always need some brightening!) with my spring nail picks!
March 09, 2014
I thought I would give this type of video a shot after seeing both BritishBeautyBlogger and Pixiwoo do similar ones. Dee and I are lucky enough to receive a lot of products before they are released but, quite often, they don't all make the cut for the blog. Generally, this is because they aren't products that we would organically buy or like and therefore, we are not going to falsely recommend them.
However, that doesn't mean that you don't deserve to know about them. So, to cater to everyone, I thought it might be a good idea to condense all the new releases of the last two weeks or so into one video. Some of the stuff I don't personally like, as I very bluntly say so in the video, and some stuff I have yet to try. This is not a review, more an overview, to give you an impression of what the products are like in case you want to check them out. Enjoy!
March 08, 2014
Wet 'n' Wild arrived in Ireland with a flurry of excitement this year. In case you've been sleeping under a rock, stands carrying the brand have cropped up all over the country in Dunnes, Penneys, pharmacies and other outlets, and happily, the prices are still very low on this side of the Atlantic. Whilst I was definitely delighted to see an Amerigan "drugstore" brand wing its way to the Emerald Isle, I didn't go mad picking bits up as soon as they got here, as I was lucky enough to own a few of their best items already. Since then, I've received a few products from the launch and also picked up a random lipstick, so here's my take on what's hit and whats miss...
March 07, 2014
When you're a kid, bedtimes are the worst time of day. Routines often consist of the dreaded bath, a constant struggle over teeth brushing and a pre-bed fight with siblings over what story mum/dad will read. As an adult, however, bedtimes are easily the highlight of any given day and we come to associate them more with switching off and relaxing and less with temper tantrums and being dragged away from the TV. As such, bedtime routines evolve too and mine is completed with the aim of aiding and expediting the relaxation process. Of course, it's pretty much laden down with beauty products so, I thought I would take you through my bedtime beauty routine.
March 06, 2014
Rimmel is a brand that I am sure has a place in almost everyone's makeup collection. It's one of my top "drugstore" brands and I really favour their eyeliners, lipsticks and nail polishes in particular - and now, this primer. Before I go any further, can we take a moment to appreciate the packaging? It's amazing what a new font and a bit of a general re-vamp can do for a brand, and I really like how sleek and aesthetically pleasing this little tube is. I suppose what I'm trying to say is that it doesn't look very cheap or flimsy like a lot of budget make-up items can - and for that, Rimmel are getting major brownie points from me.
Labels: Rimmel Stay Matte Primer Review
March 05, 2014
When you're as obsessed with lipsticks as I am, it's no mean feat to try and pick your favourites. However, for today's video I tried to whittle it down to the bare bones and share my Top 10 lipsticks of all time! All lipsticks are listed in the video description. Enjoy!
1. Laura Mercier Artist Palette for Eyes Spring 2014 // 2. NARS Matte Multiple in Exumas // 3. Tarte Be Mattenificent Palette // 4. Anastasia Dip Brow // 5. Givenchy Ombre Couture in Rose Illusion
March already! Where does the time go? Usually I struggle to make a monthly wishlist that consists solely of beauty products but, this month, I have my eye on an insane amount of stuff! It's also my birthday month so, with any luck, some of the below will become a reality!
March 04, 2014
I am obsessed with Laura Mercier as a brand and have never been let down by one of their products. Their Silk Creme foundation is one of my favourite base products of all time, and the two palettes that I own from the brand are a pair that I am constantly pulling out to use. Sinéad did a Brand Focus post on LM a few months ago, so, I thought it would be interesting for me to do the same in video format as my collection differs from hers somewhat - hope you enjoy!
March 03, 2014
MAC was the brand that made me fall in love with make-up. At one point, MAC was the sole make-up brand in my collection and I could recite every eyeshadow I owned by name and tell what year each different collection came out in. Now, my palette has developed and I love many, many make-up brands but, there will always be a soft spot in my heart for a new piece of MAC.
March 01, 2014
Today I've a quick video about what's built up in my makeup bag over the last few weeks - it's a bit ridiculous, I promise I did a clearout after the video! All of these make-up bits are products that have been in my rotation quite a lot and are well-loved, so hopefully this makes for an interesting watch...