Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sunday Catchup!

Sunday Catchup

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!

What I’ve been writing about this week…

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This week I was a bit dissapointed by the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. It makes some very big claims but it just didn’t live up to them for me and it’s not a cheap buy. I also wrote about the fab Makeup Revolution Run Boy Run palette, I cannot recommend the Makeup Revolution palettes enough. They’re such good quality for their small price tag.

Blog posts I’ve loved this week…

Aundrea over at Dancing With Disaster wrote about her bargain Skinician Glycolic Peel salon treatment she had recently for just €39. For that price I’m definitely getting me one of them!

Emma over at Fluff and Fripperies wrote about the latest launches for the MAC Mineralise range.Some of the gold hued shades look so luxurious. I love the Mineralize range so I think I might have to invest in some newness.

I’m such a bad beauty blogger I do not own one single product from NARS. Makeup Monster shared her favourite picks from NARS this week. The NARSissist Palette is such a lovely palette, I want!

What I’ve wanted this week…

I didn’t buy anything this week, woo hoo! I have though added a few products to my ever expanding wishlist. I really want to try the new Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion, it’s basically a moisturising toner that softens skin, it sounds just perfect for my skin. I think its launching in September so I will definitely by buying this. I’m really loving my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder at the moment so I really want to get the trio of powders but they ain’t cheap.

So there you have it that was my blogging and beauty week. Hope you had a great one too! xx

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

Too Faced Better than sex mascara box

I’m a bit fussy about my mascaras. I wear contact lenses and my eyes dry out easily so I really need a mascara that won’t irritate my eyes. For years I have been a huge advocate of Max Factor mascaras. I’m a big fan of the classic 2000 calorie mascara which just proves if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! However I recently got this Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced in my last British Beauty Blogger beauty box and I thought I’d have to give it a whirl.

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Makeup Revolution Run Boy Run Palette

Makeup Revolution Run Boy Run Palette

Makeup Revolution Run Boy Run Palette

In case you haven’t noticed I am loving new kid on the block Makeup Revolution a lot! The products I have tried so far have just been so great and are much higher quality than their price tag would lead you to believe. Their liquid blush that I reviewed here is fab, I’ve been using it so much. Makeup Revolution released a collection of limited edition palettes a few months back and I just loved the colours in this Run Boy Run palette and couldn’t resist picking it up as part of my last haul.

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Sunday Catchup!

Sunday Catchup

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!

What I’ve been writing about this week…

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On Monday I wrote about my most favourite top coat in the whole world from Essence. I really think it is a good dupe for Seche Vite but I would be interested to hear what you think. It’s definitely worth trying as it costs just a few cents over €3.

I also wrote about my love for the Skin 79 BB creams. I have been wearing the purple one non stop since I got it so I’m really happy I bought them!

My nail of the week the week here was from No7. They’ve released their version off the ‘gel like’ polish. It’s very pretty but I don’t think it can compete with some of the other gel polishes out there.

Blog posts I’ve loved this week…

The ladies over at Viva Adonis were on fire with their posts this week I really enjoyed them. They wrote a great post about their favourite 15 products under €15 here. You know me, I love a bargain so obviously I want them all, the No7 cleansing oil in particular is calling me!

Rachael over at Overdose De Maquillage wrote about here lovely collection of MAC eye shadows. I don’t own many but I really want to add more to my collection. I’m ashamed to say I don’t own Satin Taupe, such a classic!

Lovely Girlie Bits always do a great vid but you simply have to watch the July favourites here just to see Karens much love for the L’Occitane fragrances! I want all of the things now!

What I’ve bought this week…

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Ah I thought I was going to be really reserved this week but it’s only when you put them all together that I realise how much I bought. Firstly I bought the Vinylux polish which I’ve been meaning to try for ages. In Penney’s I picked up the cute makeup bags and the facial wipes. I don’t use the wipes for my face, I just use them to clean my makeup storage! My Mam also came back from her hols in France with three bottles of Serozinc for me, I really missed that stuff! I really am going to try be more restrained next week, I hope to be telling you I bought nothing!

So there you have it that was my blogging and beauty week. Hope you had a great one too! xx

NOTW: No7 Gel-Look Shine Polish Fuschia

There has been a plethora (big word for a Friday) of gel type nail polishes launched over the last year or so. I picked up one of the No7 ones recently with one of my many many Boots vouchers. This shade is called Fuchsia, it photographs more red for some reason but it’s pinker than the photos show.  I really love the colour of this but I’m not convinced of the gel look of it. If anything I found the polish to go a little dull after a day or so. It goes on really easy in one coat and is a pretty colour but if you’re looking for thick looking gel shine, there are polishes that do this better, like the most brilliant gel topcoat in the world that I spoke about on Monday here. Also at €9.99 they are not the cheapest but if you have a money off voucher they’re definitely worth it.

No7 gel look shine polish bottle

No7 gel look shine polish