I was recently reminded of the brilliance of this when one of my favourite bloggers Vicki from Lets Talk Beauty was singing its praises. Essence have only recently launched in the UK so the ladies over there are only getting to appreciate the budget amazingness that is Essence. One of my favourite products from Essence and one of my favourite nail products overall is their Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer.
Welcome to the Sunday Catchup! Here I’ll give you a quick run through of what I’ve been writing about, other blog posts I’ve enjoyed and any beauty bits I’ve bought!
This has nothing to do with the nail polish but I am obsessed with seeing the Northern Lights, it’s been on my bucket list for years! So because of my obsession I really wanted the Models Own Northern Lights nail polish but unfortunately it was out of stock when I was placing a 50% off order online. So I opted for the next best thing… Southern Lights! This is a fine holographic glitter polish in a sheer grey toned base. It looks very sheer on its own so I think it really comes to life when used over a base colour. I used a baby blue polish underneath this and I think it really makes the glitter pop. I used two coats of glitter for this look. I wouldn’t normally wear glitters in the summer but I think this is very pretty when it catches the sunlight. What do you think? You can pick up Models Own polishes in bigger Boots stores for €6.
Thanks to great reviews from my fellow bloggers Makeup Monster and more recently Total Makeup Addict I have been lusting after the Skin 79 BB creams. Total Makeup Addict led me to a great site called eopenmarket and I got distracted by all the Korean beauty product shininess. I of course could not limit my order to one thing. Here’s what I bought.
I know I like to catch up on some of my favourite blogs on a Sunday so I thought I would start doing a short Sunday Catchup series which is a little summary of my blogging and beauty week. I’ll give you a quick run through of what I’ve been writing about, other blog posts I’ve enjoyed and any beauty bits I’ve bought!
It’s Nail of the Week time! As part of my bumper Makeup Revolution order here, I was restrained and ordered just four nail polishes while my sister ordered two. One of the shades was this purple beauty called Adore. This goes on quite easily, it went totally opaque for me in two coats. I expected it to be a more delicate purple shade, it goes on more purple that I thought but I still really like it. I added a few dots as an accent nail, I really need to expand my nail art techniques!! The Makeup Revolution polishes are a bargain, they cost just £1/€1.25 and come in 40 shades! What do you think?
I was really lucky to be invited to an event last week by Buff Makeup. It’s a brand I was aware of but had never tried so I was keen to go and have a nosy. The event was held in the swanky Westbury hotel. In all my years living in Dublin I had surprisingly never set foot in the Westbury but it is fancy pants.
Two weeks ago I showed you my massive Makeup Revolution haul here and I have been having fun trying out all of the goodies! One of the products I have really liked straight away is this Vivid Blush Lacquer. It’s a liquid blusher in a small container with a pump. I chose the shade Rush as I loved the girly pinkness of it.
A friend of mine was on holidays in Spain and came across this bargain brand of nail polish. She kindly let me borrow one to put it to the test. This is a bright coral neon that goes on pretty opaque in one coat. The bottle has a lovely wide brush so it’s easy to paint nails quickly. This is such a great shade for summer and will look great on toes as well. The polish lasts well, it took three days before I started to see a bit of wear with this. Amazingly these polishes cost just €1! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for these whenever I’m next in Spain! Have you tried these polishes?
I like my foundation long lasting. I want to put it on in the morning and have it still look pretty good by the evening. At most I will powder my nose in the middle of the day but I’m not one for retouching. Revlon Colorstay has been my staple foundation for almost a year now but I recently reached the end of my bottle and didn’t have a new one to hand. I decided to explore my foundation stash and try a different one. I came upon a tube of Estee Lauder Doublewear light which I hadn’t used in a while so thought I’d put it to the test.