Well I could swear it was only a few months ago that I was celebrating Beauty Angel’s first birthday but time has flown by ridiculously quickly and all of a sudden it’s two years today! Firstly I want to thank all of you who take the time to interact with the blog here and on twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It’s you guys that keep me going and motivated to keep sharing my beauty loves, I really couldn’t do it without you!
To celebrate my little bloggy birthday I’m having a giveaway of some pretty beauty products I’ve bought and have been saving up to give away!
This luxury makeup bundle contains: • bareMinerals Beauty in Bloom Gift Set – not available here comes all the way from the US of A. Contains pretty eye, cheek and lip colours! • Sephora Lips in Bloom Lip Crayons – also winging its way from the states. • Makeup Revolution Romantic Smoked Palette – you know how much I love MR! • Stila All Over Shimmer in Rose Gold • Stila Lip Glaze in Guava • Illamasqua blusher in Unrequited
There are just a few rules for entering:
• Please enter through the Rafflecopter form below.
• This giveaway is open in Ireland and the UK.
• One entry per person please.
• Entrants must be over 18.
• The giveaway will close on Friday 5 June.
Sorry I’ve not posted much this week! I’m taking a bit of a blogging break after the September Beauty Blog Challenge but am looking forward to the wrap up party tonight. I recently bought three polishes in the Illamasqua Secret Sale and this blood red was one of them. It’s such a rich red colour, perfect for a glam winter look. What I really love about Illamasqua polishes is they go on so deep in one coat. I got this in a set with a gold glitter for £7.50 in the sale and it’s still on sale if you want to snap it up!
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?
I really like reading other bloggers monthly favourite posts so I thought I’d start my own. I think it’s a nice way to get a quick idea of peoples beauty habits and how they change with the seasons.
Well July will forever be remembered as the ‘Summer of 13’ when the weather in Ireland was completely scorchio and BBQ and alfresco drinking/dining – mainly drinking – became an everyday occurrence! The weather is taking a bit of a turn at the moment but we live in hope that July conditions will return. With the hot weather a key feature, some of my go to picks in July were:
Now it was either Aoife at A little Infinity or Audrey at The Nail Affair who pointed me in the direction of this brilliant find! I’m amazed this product sort of quietly arrived under the radar. Illamasqua released two limited edition mystery boxes in conjunction with Debenhams. Basically it’s the makeup equivalent of a Lucky Dip bag!
There are two versions the Alter Ego Mystery Selection and the Eyes and Nails Mystery selection. I bought both but today I’m talking about my favourite the Alter Ego. This box contains 6 products. You know you are getting the Liquid Metal in Electrum and a nail polish in Collide but after that it’s a mystery. Well I was very happy to solve mine because I love the products I got! Here’s the haul…
This weeks Nail of the Week is courtesy of the lovely Illamasqua. I’m loving the bright colours this summer, what with the weather being so amazing in Ireland at the moment! This polish is called Ouija and its a punchy cerise pink with a bit of a shimmer. This shade is part of their latest Paranormal collection and it glows under UV light. Unfortunately I don’t have a UV light close to hand but I’m sure it will be pretty cool if I go dancing in a retro nightclub anytime soon!
I was really excited to receive my first ever Illamasqua order. It’s a brand I’ve been meaning to try for so long as it gets such rave reviews from bloggers and make-up artists. I’m also obsessed with the images they share on their Facebook page, some of the looks are amazeballs, really artistic and inspiring.
A while back they had a 50% off offer on their site to celebrate reaching a milestone on Twitter. So I grabbed the opportunity to buy a blusher, eye palette and nail polish. The Illamasqua website is so easy to use. They have great swatches and videos to show you the colour so you won’t get a horrible shock when your post arrives. The blusher I ordered was this lovely called Tremble.
I’ve been feeling far too spendy the last few weeks. Some of my friends are claiming I’ve only started this blog as an excuse to buy myself more stuff, how dare they! Seriously though I probably do need to reign it in a little. But before I do I thought I’d give you a quick peek of my recent haul.
For the first part of my haul I hit up a sale on the Illamasqua website. They were celebrating reaching a milestone on twitter by having a flash sale with 50% off everything, very exciting. I’d been meaning to try Illamasqua for so long, so this was the perfect opportunity. They’re so daring with their makeup and some of the photos they share on their Facebook page are just stunning. So inspirational for me as I tend to play it quite safe. Below is what I picked up: