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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Wet n wild collection


A few weeks back I very generously got a lovely package from wet n wild filled with some bits from their new collection.  I usually do a quick intro post but this time I decided to test them in full before posting any thoughts.

First up is the lash Renegade mascara. It's got a cool little round tip at the end of the applicator to reach your inner lashes. I have thin straight lashes and I like the volume this has given them , you can see the before and after here.


it's easy to apply lasts all day and dosnt go clumpy or spidery. This retails at €6.75.


Next I've tested the mega last liquid catsuit,



This is wet n wilds liquid lip colour offering. I have tried the ones from Rimmel and Catrice too but this is my definite favourite it's the most wearable and the longevity is pretty good probably around 4 hours (with eating, drinking & teeth brushing) before needing reapplication. There are seven shades in collection I got two shades but only tried give me mocha as my sister was off on holidays the day the package arrived and she swiped the second.

These retail at €5.00 and I have a feeling these will be like the megalast lipsticks and I'll end up with every last one.


The product from the collection that is on everyone's lips is the Photofocus foundation at only €6.95 is harder to get than gold dust. I bought one when they had it out a few months ago on limited edition but it was way too pale for me to test properly so I'm still on the hunt for this I love finding budget foundations!

The megaglo sticks come in 3 concealer shades and 1 highlight. Retailing at €4.65 I would be intrigued to try the concealer version. I have tested the highlight stick and really liked the shade of it I think it will suit most Irish skin it's easy to apply and blend. I love it over & under my brows.

The standout for me is the Mega Glo highlighting powder it gives a gorgeous glow just the right balance between subtle and way too glowy! I have been using the shade Precious Petals (it comes in 2 shades) and it gives a lovely subtle pink colour along with the highlight. This is retailing at €5.25.

Wet n Wild is available nationwide. This post contains PR samples


Monday, 24 July 2017

All about Base : Note BB cream



I've been really wanting to try Note luminous moisturising foundation for a while now so when I finally found a local stand I was delighted. I'd also seen a couple of good reviews about the BB cream  and the prices were so reasonable I picked up both. I'm not exactly sure but I think they both came to under €25. I am not one for BBcreams more of a get me the fullest coverage foundation that exists kind of gal.
My hopes were raised a little higher when the girl serving me asked had I used it before followed by telling me that I would love it and that it's amazing!
It comes in 3 shades , I bought shade 1 . I'm a nc20 in Mac and this is a great shade for summer but might be a touch dark in winter so I'd say it's a 20/25 for shade.

I can't say I know a huge amount about BB creams, I bought and used the garnier one a few years ago when it came out and it was fine I had young skin and it was like a glowy tinted moisturiser.
This isn't like that it's a complete game changer for me. I cannot believe how much coverage and longevity I can get from something that isn't foundation!
I would class it as a medium to full coverage but it's so light and comfortable on my skin. I've been having no issues with any flaky skin and It's so natural and healthy looking.
I tried a few different ways to put it on hands, silicone sponge, regular sponge,  f20 etc but in the end I found my duo fibre stipple brush was the best way to apply and it gives a really natural light coverage of the BB cream.


One of the days I was wearing it I was going somewhere that I really needed it to last with coverage for me so I dusted some mineral foundation over it and it lasted beautifully.
It makes a couple of promises which in my opinion it absolutely delivers on.
1. Evens skintome and enlightens ✅
2. Diminishes imperfections and removes appearance of dull skin ✅
3. Helps to conceal fine lines, yes and my lines are a bit more than fine! ✅
4. Healthy looking skin in one step 😀✅
Along with all of this it has SPF 15, I genuinely think my sun damage level on my face would be really high (it's not I had a skin analysis with Bioderma recently, post coming soon) if it wasn't for SPF in foundations.
This is the base to choose for sunny summer days when you want seriously good coverage and staying power without using anything too heavy.
I've been really impressed with anything I have tried from note so far I'm hoping to pick up a few more bits from the range really soon .
If your looking for a local stockist they post regular updates on their Facebook and reply really quickly too  https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641655356147324&ref=content_filter
   I will have a full post soon on the luminous moisturising foundation coming in the next week or so. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Wet n wild photofocus eyeshadow primer


Wet n Wild are one of the budget make up brands you can always count on for a few gems. 
Their photofocus products are on the ball at the moment, the foundation is like gold dust and is on the majority of bloggers must try lists and with good reason it really is a fantastic product. I don't have a review of it yet as I'm hoping to pick it up in a better shade for me before I trial it properly. With all this hype about the foundation you  shouldn't overlook some of their other products in the range. 




I have had this eyeshadow primer for a couple of months now but have only recently started using it religiously.


I never really used an eye primer for more than a special occasion before this one.
The primer is a beige colour but dries onto the eye clear.
You really only need to apply a tiny amount of this to your eye as it sets really hard and if you have it on heavy or clumpy it will flake.
Once you have this on right it's a hero product your eye make up will not budge not even a little bit. I have tested it over 8 hours and while using the primer it's probably the only time my eye make up has stayed on for full days.
It Works with all kinds of eye make up over it powder, cream etc.
The packaging is simple and I really like the tube for this you feel you can control the amount of product getting out so there isn't any wastage.

Wet n Wild is a cruelty free brand so none of their products are tested on animals.
The RRP for this is €5.95
If you are looking for local stockists Wet n Wild are really quick at getting back to enquiries on their Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/wetnwildIreland/

This post contains samples

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Mega Blank Canvas brush guide : eyes






June  is my birthday month and my lovely hubby said he would treat me to some new brushes for my present. I recently bought the F20 brush from Blank canvas and absolutely fell in love it's my go to foundation brush now and so I want to expand my collection. Blank canvas have such a huge range of brushes I got a bit overwhelmed about where to start looking and after hours of googling I decided to put all my findings together and hopefully it will help someone else when they're picking out there brushes.
As the range is so big I have split into a 2 part post this one is eyes and next will be face.
I have tried to fit in as much as possible not all of the brushes are herebut hopefully I can add to it as I add to my collection;)

E03- use for lip liner or highlighting inner tear duct.

E10- use for blending shadow into socket or under lower lash line, great for smaller eyes comes in synthetic & goat hair.

E23- short pencil brush used to smudge under eye shadow for smoky eye.

E24- flat shader used to pick up shadowsnd apply colour before blending.

E25- round top blending brush use to apply & blend shadow.

E26- use for all over application of shadow & for precision blending.

E27 - mini detailed brush use for precise placement and shadow blending.

E28 - ultra fine eyeliner brush use with cream or gel liner.

E32- Tapered brush for applying shadow into crease and blends seamlessly.

E34- vegan blending brush, flat brush use for applying & blending outer corner of eye and along lid.

E35 - vegan flat shader use for placing and shading on lid.

E36- use for contouring or concealer.

E37- pencil brush use to smudge shadow or liner for smokey eye.

E38 - brow finishing brush use with powder or gel to define your brows.

E39 - bent eyeliner brush use with cream , gel or powder to line your eyes.

E40 - flat brush use for placing and shading shadow.

E41- silky soft tapered brush excellent for blending in crease.

E44- a flat multi use brush, use for defining brows, applying shadow on lower lash line and for lining eyes with shadow.


These are all available from Clonaslee Pharmacy https://m.facebook.com/ClonasleePharmacy/

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Ripe by Roz Coffee Bean Scrub



I bought this coffee bean scrub about six weeks ago and have been using it about twice a week since then. Im a massive coffee addict so I was drawn to it straight away in hopes It would smell like coffee (it does!)

The packaging is gorgeous to look at , kind of looks like a bag of coffee beans. It has a resealable top and a foil inside. This scrub is dry inside so I found the packaging slightly difficult to use when my hands were wet as I didnt want to put wet hands into the pack but when i tried to pour some out It got a bit messy falling on floor etc. saying that Im not sure I could offer any suggestion as to alternative packaging.  It says on the directions to use this in the shower and you really should. The first attempt I made was in the bath I figured it would be easier as I was doing the whole tan prep thing. It was an absolute disaster. The bath looked like a coffee machine had exploded on it and It took a good bit of scrubbing to get rid of it all.It does still get slightly messy in the shower but nowhere near the bath and its very easy to wash away.

The directions tell you to rub the product between your hands to release the oils, I found after this the product was still a little dry so its worked better for me to have my hands damp or to add a little water to the scrub before using.
It looks and smells like really good quality coffee but you can definitely smell the sweetness of the almond oil coming through.
This scrub is hands down the best I have ever used for making my skin soft and smooth. The first time I used it I genuinely couldnt believe the difference in my legs It really looked like I had a professional treatment on them.

As I said I have been using this about twice a week and I really wish I had taken a before pic (even though Im not sure Id be brave enough to post) of Cellulite and how it is now. Its not gone that would be a miracle but It is so much improved my legs look more toned and the skin is so soft and summer ready. This retails for 14.95. by how I am using It I would imagine It would last just shy of 3 months.

Even though It is a little messy I totally disregard that because the product is fantastic. You can use It all over the body including face. I have only used it as a body scrub so cant comment on facial use.
It's a massive thumbs up fr
 

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