Well I have a few beauty missions in my life and one of them is to find a non-uv gel nail polish that lasts more than two days on my nails. I really admire people who can get 4/5 days out of nail polish, I’m lucky if I can escape the day without a chip. I have tried long wearing gel polishes from the likes of CND Vinylux but didn’t get incredibly long wearing results. I had wanted to try the Sally Hansen one but heard mixed reports so I decided not to face disappointment again.
Well I am a bit of a sucker for a trend but as a beauty blogger that’s a dangerous space to be in. You have to be careful not to get suckered into buying every new trend on the block or it’s a surefire way to brokesville. The new cushion foundations really caught my eye though. I remember British Beauty Blogger Jane predicting this would be the next big thing to come from Korea a while back and I’ve been tempted to order one from my fave Korean cosmetics online store. However I was recently in a Kiko store in France and spotted their new cushion foundation and decided to give it a whirl.
I’m a big fan of a peeling mask as I find they suit my skin really well. I don’t really like to use very scrubby type products on my skin as it’s sensitive and tends to aggravate my mild case of Rosacea. As I result I’ve developed a collection of enzyme/peeling type products to help exfoliate and brighten my skin. Here’s a round up of my favourites.
Not too long back I did a dive into my product stash and came across this face oil from one of my British Beauty Blogger beauty boxes. I love a facial oil but have never tried anything from the Nude brand so thought if give it a whirl. Here’s how I got on with it.
Well it’s hard to believe but little ol Makeup Revolution turned 1 two weeks ago! In case you hadn’t noticed I’m a big fan of theirs (you can read all my reviews here) and so I can’t believe most of their products I love have been in my life for less than a year. I’ve had The One Fluid blusher in my stash for a while but am for some reason only getting around to trying this out now.
If you’ve ever seen the lovely Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blushers these are pretty much an exact dupe for these. The are extremely liquid which makes them a little unwieldy, I’m still not sure I’ve perfected the art of applying them. When I say you only need a teeny amount of these, I mean a pea sized drop. It’s best to build up than end up with mucho rosy cheeks. I apply these using my fingers which I if think is the best way. I pour a tiny drop onto the back of my left hand and apply in circular motion from the centre of my cheek moving outward quickly. These set really quickly so you have to move fast to avoid any lines.
But oh boy does this leave you with a seriously natural flush. It’s as close as natural colour as you’re going to get. The Pink Sea shade I have looks shockingly pink in the bottle but goes on a lovely baby pink shade.This has some serious staying power and won’t budge throughout the day.
I checked the Makeup Revolution website and these blushes are in the ‘last chance to buy section’ on the website so unfortunately they are being discontinued But this means you can buy these for €2.11 at the moment. Delivery to Ireland is about €5 but isn’t too bad if you’re getting a few bits. I have a few new bits winging their way to me at the moment. Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution?
Well I broke the blogger cardinal sin and used this product before I photographed it so I would like to apologise if it looks a little messy! I had a gift voucher with a tenner left on it that I had to use up so I bought this new Bourjois Colorband shadow and eyeliner pencil and a nail polish from 17. I’m a big fan of a pencil or any product in stick form. I have a bajillion lip crayons and a few blusher ones and many eye shadow sticks. They’re so handy for throwing in your bag and you don’t really need an applicator in a rush.
I’m having great fun trying out all of the products I got in my recent France haul here. I’ve never tried Kiko before so was excited to give their products a whirl. I expected to like the Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow as they come so highly recommended by beauty bloggers but I am actually wowed by the Water Eyeshadow!
Well colour me Kiko at the moment. I am all over the Kiko products since my little France haul. I couldn’t get over how cheap some of the Kiko goodies are, the skincare in particular is great value with most items hovering around the €10 mark. I love anything with peel in the name as it usually means it’s a safe way for me to exfoliate my skin without scrubbing it. So when I spied the Kiko Anti-Age Peeling Gel for just under €7 I knew it had my name written all over it.
If you’re into your skincare you will probably have heard of La Roche Posay Serozinc. I recently carted four cans of Serozinc home from France as you can’t buy it in Ireland. When I got back from France I found out that La Roche Posay have clearly listened to the cries of us Irish beauty bloggers and are launching Serozinc in Ireland on the 1st of April, whoop!
If you haven’t heard of it before it’s a zinc sulphate solution in a spray can which I use as a toner. You can read my full review of Serozinc here but it’s basically designed as a cleansing and soothing solution for oily and blemish prone skin. I don’t have oily skin but I find it a great help for my red rosacea prone skin. I use it just after cleansing morning and evening and it helps to calm my skin before I apply my serum and moisturiser.
So it’s great that I’ll now be able to get this essential in my local pharmacy! Serozinc will cost €10 for a 150ml can when it launches here on the 1st of April. So if you have oily or easily irritated skin I’d definitely give this a try.
Ooooh now this is different. If you’re a regular Beauty Angel reader you may notice that I don’t often blog about hair products. I’m a bit meh about them if I’m honest, I have a little range of products that I like and I pretty much use all the time. But on the other hand I do love an oul bargain and a few weeks ago I was in Boots in St Stephens Green shopping centre and they had one of those lovely discount crates around. I spied Bumble and Bumble out of the corner of my eye and had to take a look. They had a big selection of Bumble and Bumble products at massively discounted prices so I bought a good few.