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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Loving the Summer

Just a quick personal post, Summer is officially here and shocker it's actually sunny here in northern ireland, so definately enjoying it while it's here!! Decided to go out to our local forrest and have a little bbq!! Would definately recommend it, and there was no food poisoning involved! woo! haha xxx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Palmers Cocoa Butter Concentrated Cream

I'm not going to deny that I actually love all Palmers products, the body cream, the gradual tanner, this concentrated cream and now my boyfriends jumped on the band wagon after I recently purchased the new male version of the body butter for him (A new product in a grey bottle with a mix of the normal scent with a mens aftershave, not as sweet!) But onto this product, this concentrated handbag friendly cream is designed to be used for dry hands, elbows, knees and feet and it certainly does the job! But not to mention leaves you smelling gorgeously chocolatey which is a scent that you most certainly will get compliments on! (I always do.) But don't worry it's not an overpowering sickly smell, it's more of a friendly scent but lovely all the same! Definately reccommend these products to all! Especially if you are planning on revealing more skin for the summer! Also the prices are great, nothing over £5.99 and available most places, superdrug etc etc!

Thanks for reading xoxo

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Leighton Denny Nail polish set!

My parents just came back from Malta and my mum knowing me so well came back with this little beauty as a gift. Just look at those colours! Every one is stunning. I'm not sure how much the set was saying as it was a gift and didn't want to ask but I know Leighton Denny are quite expensive and more of a high end polish brand, but man are they worth the money! I couldn't help myself and I scruffily painted each of my nails in each of the polishes and they are gorgeously pigmented with amazing texture. One minus the bright purple is a matte but easily fixed with one coat of the clear topcoat, so really not much of a minus! Love, love love it! Recommend this to you all as your splurge of summer polishes! Even the case would make a gorgeous overnight wash bag or makeup case.

Clear- Crystal finish top coat
Muted baby pink- Starkers
Lilac- Sundae Girl (fav :)
Bright purple- Maroon Me Knot
Bright pink- Plush Pink
Orange- Sunburst (fav:)

You also receive the Leighton Denny Miracle Mist which is a speed drying spray to dry you nail polish! Definitely works too!

Hope you guys enjoyed xoxo

Saturday, 12 May 2012

E.L.F Haul + Freebies


I accidentally ordered two of these same cover sticks in ivory which is a bit of a bummer, but I can just put one into my makeup kit which is ok I guess!

I got this eyeliner pen in black and they have changed the nib to a smaller and thinner one so its much easier to get a smaller line! Thank goodness..

I got the two next items for my professional makeup kit, just to try out because of their prices and they seem to have good reviews!

Two new brushes that I will mainly use for gel liner!

+ the freebies (this was a spring code on their facebook so would definitely check that out before for special codes or discounts if you are going to order)

Nail Polish in Fiery Coral, eyeshadow in D21 and eyeliner in grassy green

I've never tried any of these cheapy eyeshadows and was curious last night when I got the package, so I tried them out and DO NOT BUY!!! no pigmentation whatsoever, so glad I got this for free!!

Hope you guys like this haul, and I will do some reviews on some of the products, comment if theres one you really want! xxx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Inspirational makeup looks Im Loving

(FYI all photos taken from the amazing 'musing on beauty' tumblr)

To state the obvious each of these women are gorgeous!! I think I could sit and stare at them all day disregarding the makeup. But of course being a makeup geek I love all of the looks. I think my favourite has to be the first one, those lip colours are mesmerising... especially with their blue eyes!

Hope this gives you some makeup inspiration to try something new, I'm definitely on the hunt for something super bright for me lips!


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Mac Tag

How long have you been using Mac?
I only really discovered Mac about 2 years ago! shocker, whenever I got into watching YT videos.. theres only 1 mac store in Northern Ireland :(

What was your first Mac product?
My first Mac product was Pink Noveau lipstick, Lady Gaga wore it!

What's your all time favourite Mac product?
Oh gee..that's a tough one...probably the eyeshadows! love them
What's your least favourite Mac product?
Lip conditioner, smells yum but thats about it really!
Do you own a Pro Card?
No..fraid not. Would love one though
Your Mac foundation shade:
Your favourite Mac-Foundation:
Angel, love it!

not really sure probably the gel liner

217 best eyeshadow brush ever!

Nail Lacquer:
Don't think I would buy a mac nail polish, haven't seen anything uber special
Pro Product:
i wish!

Comment on the following Mac product; Have you used them? If so, give feedback.
Prep + Prime Skin:
I've used a sample, not my favourite

Full Coverage Foundation:
I like it but can look cakey and dry
Studio Sculpt Foundation:
I like it but the coverage is very full so beware! only a little is needed
Face + Body Foundation:
Next on my list to try!
Mineralize Satin Finish:
Never tried because I get oilyness on my skin

Studio Fix Fluid:
Never tried but I assume its similar to my prolongwear
Hyper Real Foundation:
Never used.
Select SPF15 Foundation:
Never used.
Studio Tech Foundation:
Never used.
Studio Fix Powder:
Never used.
Studio Stick:
Never used.
Hyper Real Pressed Foundation:
Never used.

Beauty Powder:
I don't own one...have never used i missing out?
Sculpting Powder:
Never used.
Shaping Powder:
Never used.
Loose Blot Powder:
heard good things but never tried

Pressed Blot Powder:
Had this last year and loved it but it broke on me after being dropped! :(
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural:
Love it, great value and excellent product

Mineralize Skinfinsh:
LOVE these. gorgeous to look at and use!
Bronzing Powder:
uber orange toned?

Powder Blush:

I have ladyblush & i really love it.

Mineralize Blush:
Love these too. Warm soul is my fav :)
Gel Blush:
Never used.
Cream Color Base:
I actually really like these. Shell is my favourite.
Studio Sculpt Concealer:
Never used.
Select Cover Up Concealer:
Never used.
Select Moisture cover Concealer:
Never used.

Studio Finish Concealer:
I do like this..Great for blemishes and spots!
Studio Stick:
Never used.
Lip Erase:
Never used.
Tinted Lip Conditioner:
I do like these but i imagined them to be ALOT more moisturising than they are.
love. love. love these so much
Also love these. a fab range of colours & smell so good but can be very sticky :/
See Thru Lip Color:
Never used.
Never used

Cremesheen Glass:
Never used. but next to try!
Lip Gelee:
Never used.
Lip Pencil:
Never used.

Solar Bits:
Never used.
Nail Lacquer:
Never used.
Never used.
Never used.
Paint Pots:
One of my fav products, bare study is my fav!!

Eye Shadow:
I love Mac's range of eyeshadows. There are so many amazing colours & i can't reccomend them enough.
I own forgery and its lovely!
love, I have bronze reflects
Eye Kohl:
Yeh they're okay. Staying power isn't amazing...smoulder just smudges all down my face after an hour.
Never tried.
yeah i like them
Liquid Last Liner:
Never tried, I hate liquid liner
Lustre Drops:
Would love to try!
False Lashes:
Really natural looking & a fab range. The duo glue is good aswell
ProLash Mascara,Zoom Lash Mascara,Plush Lash Mascara, Dazzle Lash Mascara:
Wouldn't bother with these...there are much better drugstore ones out there.
What has been your favourite Mac collection to date?
Sugarsweet & Hello Kitty... to top it off I missed both!
Which Mac collection, in your opinion, do you think was disappointing, if any?
not too sure, alot of the most recent ones

What products do you think Mac are missing?
Better skincare & better mascaras.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Silver and Blue Cat Eye

Lashes - Ardel 120
Mac Winter collection of pigments
Elf black gel liner

Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer (fair & light)
Bare minerals foundation
mua bronzer 3

rimmel nude deligh
lancome juicy tube

elf brow kit (Light)

Hope you guys liked this look! stay tuned for more xoxo

Monday, 7 May 2012

Max Factor Natural Minerals Bronzer

I stumbled accross this product last week, decided to buy it and I have literally used it ever since, most surely becoming my current favourite bronzer. I don't usually buy many Max Factor products because they don't usually excite me but this one is a gem. Now, just to get the one negative out of the way, as it does have one, and that is the brush that is attached, it could be softer but on the go its fine for me! The product itself is a loose mineral powder that has a very slight natural glowing shimmer so it is fine to use all over your face, which I have been doing to get a bit more of a natural colour! I have combination skin and the shimmer has been lovely, not discoball like! I would definately recommend this as a summer must have!


Friday, 4 May 2012

Summer Nail Art..

I actually didn't do these myself, being a beauty therapist I would rarely pay to get them done. But wow is this girl amazing at nail art!! I love this design and it lasted sooo well without chipping!!

Is it just me or does summer toes make you feel instantly more summery!? I'm ready to get rid of this rainy weather we have in norther ireland!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Mac Purple/Silver Cut Crease

Products Used:

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation mixed with revlon glow lotion
collection 2000 concealer 1&2
coastal scents blush pallette (baby pink & contour colour)

elf eyebrow kit in light

mac bare study paint pot
mac pigment in snow white
mac black tied
mac stars and rockets
elf black gel liner

gosh darling
barry m n2 gloss

Hope you guys enjoy!! xxxx