This weeks Nail of the Week is from Illamasqua. I got this shade Collide in my bargain Illamasqua Alter Ego Mystery box. It’s a fab neon pink and it goes on just perfect in two coats. I decided to jazz it up with a few dotty dots! Illamasqua polishes cost around €17. What do you think?
Thank god I am on a spending ban for August because I just realised that I have enough lip products to keep me going for years. But this one is something special I have to say. I got this Lanolips Lip Ointment in my British Beauty Blogger Edit Box here. I glanced over it and thought ‘oh another lip gloss.’ It’s not a brand that had really crossed my radar before.
I was so surprised when I actually used this, it is way more than a humble lip gloss or balm. I first swatched it on my arm and was surprised by the thick texture of it. It’s like a thick cream, I expected it to be more liquid like a normal gloss. It goes on lovely and it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky when it’s on. It just feels creamy and nourishing. The shade I have is called Rhubarb and it’s a plummy pink. It’s the perfect ‘I’m not wearing makeup but I am’ shade!
One of my missions in life is to find the perfect opaque pink for nails. I always find most polishes are far to runny and see through and you have to put on 15 coats to get a true opaque pink. Now admittedly there are a lot of brands I haven’t tried – yet! This polish comes pretty close for me, it’s Revlon Nail Enamel in Lilac Pastelle. Three coats of this baby and you will get a fairly opaque pink. It can be a little streaky but if you apply it carefully you will get a great finish. It costs €9.15 from Boots. What do you think? Do you have a perfect opaque pink?
I am a bit of an Elemis fan I have to admit, I have yet to find an Elemis product that I do not love. I own a variety of scrubs, creams and cleansers and I love them all. I was kind of scared to try the Pro Collagen Marine Cream as for some reason I had a fear that it would be the one product I didn’t love but luckily that is not the case.
Now, I’m not an eijit, I know a cream or lotion or potion is not going to get rid of cellulite. That involves a hard mix of diet, exercise and possibly prayers! But I do believe there are a few beauty products that can definitely help along the way. I’ll let you into my anti cellulite beauty routine.
I nearly missed Nail of the Week this week, oops! But don’t fear because this weeks one is a goodie! Now one of my big beauty confessions is that I do not own an Essie nail polish and up until very recently I didn’t own any China Glaze polishes – gasp!! But I got my first China Glaze recently and it’s so pretty it hurts my eyes! This lovely is China Glaze For Audrey as its dedicated to the one and only style icon Audrey Hepburn and her obsession with Tiffany and it’s beautiful blue colour boxes. I bought this for €7.50 from Beauty Emporium. Aggghhh it’s just so pretty, so apologies for the abundance of photos. What do you think?!
Well I know this foundation probably isn’t news to a lot of people but I just bought it recently and it is definitely post worthy! Revlon Colorstay gets good reviews and I was curious to try it as I’ve been having problems with my foundation lasting a full day in work. I had gone back to my trusty Estee Lauder Doublewear Light but I ran out of this and thought I’d try a slightly cheaper alternative.
I love discovering a new brand, it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. Mam and Dad were over in France recently on their Harley nonetheless, they live the life of Reilly those two! As they were in France I sent them on a beauty mission, I had them hunting down the La Roche Posay Serozinc which they failed to locate :(. But mam knows the way to my heart and picked me up some makeup instead. She found this shop called Nocibé which apparently is the rival in France to the much loved Sephora. They do all the usual branded beauty products as well as their own Nocibé range.
I’m a fan of daily tanning moisturisers mainly because I’m too lazy to do the full tan o’rama rama. I have been a devotee of St Tropez daily for years but its not the cheapest of products for regular use at about €19 a pop.
On a recent ‘just window shopping I swear’ stroll through Boots in Liffey valley (my favourite shop of all time) I spotted this daily tanner from Palmers Cocoa Butter. It was on offer at half price so myself and my sister snapped up a bottle each.
This sounded like a great idea in my head but when I first saw the result it felt a bit Paddy’s Day to me! But I’ve been wearing it for a few days now and it has grown on me. The green is Rimmel’s Lycra Pro Polish in Sea Green. I of course as per tradition jazzed it up with a coat of glittery green/blue Angelica called Radio Active. Angelica is a range stocked in Penneys, their little polishes are great and the colour range is massive. This baby glows under UV light apparently but similar to when I tried Illamasqua Ouija, I still don’t have a UV light to hand :). I think this cost about the €2.50 mark. The Rimmel ones are about €6. So what do you think of Paddy’s Day Green for Nails?