I am really trying to save all my sheckles at the moment so am trying my very best not to buy all the things but am regularly failing. So to keep myself on track I thought I would share some my favourite budget buys to inspire me. I’m going to start with makeup. Here are some of the budget buys that I love!
Look I know it’s early and we shouldn’t be saying the C word until after Halloween but the unfortunate reality is the beauty world started launching festive gifts at least a month ago and there are advent calendars-a-plenty! I don’t know what it is about a beauty advent calendar but they just make me a bit giddy! I feel the same excitement as I did about the chocolate ones as a kid – actually that’s a lie, I still feel the same about the chocolate ones as well. There’s just something lovely about not knowing what you’re going to get and having a little surprise every day for the month of December. Here are some of my favourites of the advent releases this year, with picks for all budgets…
I was at the Flormar launch event last week and makeup artist Leonard Daly had me in stitches talking about the new beauty buzz word strobing. Strobing is basically just highlighting to you and me and sure us beauty junkies have been doing it for years! I love a bit of highlighting especially in summer as it keeps skin looking so fresh and glowy. So I could not resist when I was in Surperdrug in Tallaght recently and I saw this Golden Sugar palette from Makeup Revolution.
Love, love, love cream blushes for the summer. In fact I love a cream blush year round. I find they suit my dry skin and give better colour payoff and last longer than powder blushes on me. I have had these two from Makeup Revolution in my collection for a while so they deserve a good review. As you know I’m a Makeup Revolution fan so have a good few products in my stash. Makeup Revolution have a good reputation going for budget dupes of higher end products and these sticks look to be the budget version of the NARS multiple sticks. To my shame I don’t yet own any NARS so I can’t draw a direct comparison but I’ll let you know how I got on with them.
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.
Well it must be at least a few weeks since I’ve mentioned Makeup Revolution, shock horror! I went to Superdrug in Tallaght recently and was delighted to see they had a brand new Makeup Revolution stand, I was far too excited about this and had to try and restrain myself from jumping up and down at it. Unfortunately the popularity of the brand has started to spread and a good few products were sold out but I managed to find a few that piqued my interest.
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?
One of the most popular posts on my blog is my review of the Sleek Face Form palette here. People obviously can’t get enough of the contouring marvel. You might also have noticed that I am recently very obsessed with new brand on the block Makeup Revolution, some of their products have become firm favourites of mine. Well you might be interested to know that Makeup Revolution recently released a palette to give Face Form a run for its money.
Well if you’re going to buy me a present it will come as no shock that beauty products are probably the best choice. My friend Steph really hit the jackpot for my birthday as she bought me a selection of goodies from Makeup Revolution – yay! This palette is the one that got the most oohs and ahhhs from me when I opened it. I already own two Makeup Revolution palettes so I know how good they are. Here is a peek at the gorgeousness!