Over the last few weeks I’ve brought you my favourite bodycare, skincare and products I didn’t rate in 2015. I’m going to wrap up my look back at 2015 with my favourite makeup products. None were new products in 2015 but they were all new to me!
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…
I was tempted by the Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel as a friend raved about the Benefit Gimme Brow and I figured this could be a budget dupe. I’ve always filled my brows with powder as I feel I have more control over it. I know people love a strong brow but I prefer when they don’t look too overdone, so I was a bit worried how strong this might look. Here’s how I got on with it.
Occasionally a product comes into my life that makes me wonder why I haven’t found it sooner! I read a few reviews of this recently but it was Pink Elephant Blogs comparison with YSL Touche Eclat that had me sold. My local chemist had a 25% off offer recently so it would have been foolish not to have picked this up!
I haven’t done a Nail of the Week in aaaages, sorry! I’m not sure why as it’s not like I’ve given up painting my nails I got this lovely Rimmel polish in my goody bag from the Love Life and Makeup bloggers meetup. It immediately caught my attention because I love anything with a coral tone. This is a pale orangey coral with a slight hint of a pearly shimmer. It goes on opaque in two coats and I think it makes a lovely summery shade. What do you think?
Well who knew but apparently today is International Nail Art Day! (INAD) Now I don’t think there is a parade or anything but I think it’s just a way to promote all the talented nail artists out there. I had a bout of insomnia last night and saw The Nail Affair and Belle Beauty Glam chatting about this on twitter, so I thought It’d take part!
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:
It’s a bit of an out there confession for a beauty blogger but I’ll have to admit I’m not mad into lipstick. I probably talk and eat so much I find lipstick a bit high maintenance! I’d say I only own a handful of lipsticks but a bajillion lip glosses.
I was browsing in my local pharmacy recently and much to my wallets annoyance everything on their Rimmel stand was half price. I can’t resist a bargain so I stocked up on essentials such as loose powder and I picked up a few new bits to try. I got this lipstick as part of my haul. It caught my eye as I liked the packaging and it’s a cute colour.
This weeks Nail Colour of the Week comes from one of my favourite nail polishes, Rimmel 60 Seconds. I know it’s a cheap as chips polish but I think it outlasts some of the more pricey brands. Below is the 60 second polish in How Do You Lilac It? A lovely pastel shade for summer. I got a bit carried away and decided to add a bit of sparkle. The top coat is an Essence Special Effect Nail Topper, in Glitter on Me.