Turns out empties are like buses you have none for ages and then about 50 come along at once. I only wrote an empties post a few weeks ago here but suddenly I have another box of empties. I suppose like most people I fly through skincare much more quickly than makeup so my skincare stash is quickly running out. Let’s take a look at my latest beauty buys heading for the bin.
It’s been ages since I’ve written one of these posts but I know I sure do love reading other peoples so I thought I’d show you what’s in my makeup bag today! First up is the bag itself. This is a lovely Penney’s find and I like it for carting around my day to day makeup in my bag as you really can’t miss the neon pink when rummaging. I’d prefer if it was slightly wider but it does the job. Here’s what’s currently inside – links to posts in the title if I’ve done a full review…
Well it’s no secret that I’m a fan of a lip crayon. I own about fifty billion, I must write a post about my collection sometime. But of course my massive collection doesn’t stop me buying new ones. I was wandering by a Revlon counter and they had some lip and nail products at half price so I had to try one of the Colorburst matte balms.
Well it’s probably no secret that I’m a big fan of the Revlon Colorstay foundation. It’s the only foundation I’ve tried so far that has the exact colour, consistency and coverage I’m looking for. It’s quite high coverage but doesn’t feel to heavy on my skin it also gets me through a full day at the office which is what I look for in a foundation. So when I needed a new heavy duty concealer I knew I’d have to give the Colorstay version a whirl.
Boots has been calling me for a while! I haven’t had a proper splurge in a while and I’ve run out of a lot of my day to day products. Payday landed on Friday so of course I had to pay a visit and here’s what I picked up.
Since I first saw these on British Beauty Bloggers site before Christmas I have wanted one! Nobody loves a nail gimmick more than me, anything that involves textures, smells, stickers, magnets and the like will be a bit of fun in my book. The parfumerie collection landed in Boots last week and of course I pounced when I saw them on the counter!
The parfumerie collection contains 20 scented nail polishes that range from fruity to spicy to flowery and fresh. I chose the delicate Lavender Soap shade as there was only a choice of five shades on my local counter and this one appealed to me the most. This is a delicate light lilac shade with a heavy pearl finish. I think it’s really pretty for spring. What’s more is the smell is exactly as described – Lavender Soap. It only smells once dry you won’t sniff it by opening the bottle. I must look really odd today as I keep randomly sniffing my fingers! It smells really lovely and fresh, kind of like the Yankee Fluffy Towels candle which I love.
I really wish I had smell-ternet and I could send you the smell of this but we haven’t invented that yet. Just trust me these are lovely and I’m going to buy more! You can pick them up in Boots or online for €8.99. What do you think?
I was hoping to have this post written a few days ago but I have been recovering from all my traveling and also I couldn’t make my mind up about my favourite products in 2013! There were lots of things I liked but the post can’t go on forever, so I’ve tried to be a bit ruthless. Below are the bits that really impressed me:
This weeks Nail of the Week was a gift from my friend Laura. We’ve both gained a strong addiction to buying bargain-tastic nail varnishes from Dealz. Laura spotted this and thought I’d like. Firstly I have to say the photos don’t do this polish justice! It’s a multi toned shade which looks blue, green, grey and pinky in different lights. I’ve been lusting after Essies For the Twill of It for a while now and this polish has a very similar finish. This cost just €1.49 which is hard to believe considering the Chroma Chameleon range is still on sale on the Revlon counter!
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?
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.