Mini Boots Haul

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Hi everyone

so …. I did some splurging and I thought would share , I was totally only meant to be buying one thing on boots.ie , but decided that I needed a little bit more haha , it is quite a small haul but it all amounted to around 60ish euro so I suppose in a way … its not really!

The first thing I picked up and what was my soul mission to get was the Benefit Triple Performing Moisturiser  THIS MOISTURISER! Wow! I got a little sample of this product about a month ago and had been using it every day and found myself not really reaching for my other moistursier, so I thought I needed to get the full sized botttle when my little sample one ran out. This product cost €33.50

The next thing I picked up was the NYX Matte Liquid Liner I was in dire need of a new liquid liner as my gel one was on its last legs and I wanted to revert back to liquid since the makeup course I will be doing only focuses on liquid and I thought I may aswell get as much practice in as possible before it starts and try to train myself back into the liquid liner ways haha! This product cost €7.75

I needed to get a new concealer so I just picked up my holy grail Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer again because it literally gives off a highend finish at a drugstore price point , this concealer is the only concealer that I have actually repurchased because it was that good and its also a beauty community favourite so you’d be a bit silly not to try it at least once! This product was the cheapest coming in at €5.79

The last product I bought was the L’oreal Lumi Magique Primer I’m on a huge primer binge these past few weeks , and I needed to try this out ever since I heard it was meant to be a cheaper alternative to Mac Strobe Cream , I think under foundation this will really give me that ” glow from within” look that I absolutely adore! this product was €14.99

So my grand total spending was 61.99 which … sorta makes me feel a little sick inside to think thats what I spent but I suppose I can talk myself around and justify the fact that I NEEDED these products haha .

Have any of your tried these products? what were your thoughts , I would love to hear them below in the comments

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xoxo

Rachael

 

 

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Update // Getting back into the Swing of Things

Hello Everyone!
It’s me , the person who couldn’t update her blog for a VERY VERY long time! I suppose life got in the way , and I’m not going to lie , I’ve been incredibly lazy too , so much has gone on these past few months , that I felt I needed to take a breather and collect my thoughts and go from there.

I suppose the first thing I want to address , is the direction I want to take my blog , I’ve never had a schedule , a set time when I would post so I want to try my hardest now to set one , I’m starting a new job next week so I’ll know roughly when I’ll be able to post and get new content up then. I feel extremely embarrassed that I haven’t posted in so long.I also purchased a lot of Makeup Revolution items and I’m thinking on doing a haul or review on some of them , let me know down below if you would like to see that.

Secondly , I FINALLY go out of the course I hated. If you didn’t already know I was doing applied computing in college and absolutely hated it! It wasn’t for me and I just didn’t see myself doing it. That brings me on to my next topic! Next Year I will be training to become A MAKEUP ARTIST! It’s always been my dream to become a makeup artist but I was always told I needed to get a “proper” degree first , after a loooooong sit down with my parents , they knew I wasn’t happy with what I was doing and instead of making me go through something I hated , they understood and let me drop out to do something I loved.

So right now I’ll be working full time , trying to save up for a car and also working towards getting a qualification in becoming a makeup artist , I have a lot more time now too to write my blog without worrying about exams and papers , so hopefully I’ll be straight back at it!

 

thanks so much for reading guys you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see what I got up to during my extremely long break

xoxo

Rachael

 

November Favourites // 2015

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Hi Everyone!

I can’t believe November is almost over and Christmas is just around the corner! I absolutely live for Christmas so I can’t wait to get right into the festive feeling and get my tree up in the next week or so.

Going into the colder months , I like to change up my makeup quite a lot because my skin gets so so dry so I’ll be talking about the products I’m loving to keep a healthy glow to my skin and then some random stuff towards the end of the post.This post includes a lot more skin care items just because of the time of year.Okay so lets get into it…

Beauty Items

Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion: Okay wow! I decided I needed to change up from the Garnier Micellar Water ( You can read all about it HERE) and try something new and this is my new holy grail cleanser. My skin feels like a babies bottom after I use this!

Avene Skin Recovery Cream: I adore this cream! I wear it usually at night because its a full on moisturizing cream and I feel its a little too heavy under makeup but its amazing to sleep in. My skin feels plumper and smoother in the morning its amazing

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation : I’ve fallen in love with this foundation again, I know a lot of people tend to go for more matte makeup in the winter but I hate when I have dry skin and then put more matte products on top of it I feel like I’m about to crack! This foundation is perfect because it’s a more tacky foundation that I could also set with powder if I so desire. You can read all about it HERE

Wet n Wild Walking on Egg Shells: So this might sound weird but I don’t use this palette for eyeshadow at all … I actually use the first eyeshadow as a highlighter and its bomb! Changes up my makeup game every time I apply it , if you have this palette give it a go, if you don’t it only costs around 5 euro so you wont be out of pocket!

NYX Soft Matte Lip cream in Morocco: A more recent love of mine, but a love nonetheless , I wrote all about this product in my last post that you can read HERE. I adore the colour its a very me colour and I love that its not overly matte when it dries.

La Roche Posay Effaclar duo: Another product I’ve fallen in love with again , I find this to be the best moisturizer to use under makeup because it stays tacky and it’s not heavy, its a very light almost gel like moisturizer which is perfect for applying makeup over.

Random Stuff

Butterfingers: I recently tried some Butterfingers and I think I died and went to Heaven … anyone who knows me knows I love anything with peanut butter in it , I am obsessed with Reese’s but these come first right now.

Asparagus: I feel so stupid putting this in a favourites post , but I’ve been enjoying my fair share of asparagus this past while haha! I hate any kind of vegetable its almost a chore for me to eat vegetables , but my boyfriends mum made dinner for us all last month and included asparagus and I just can’t stop eating it ever since. Shout out to asparagus!

Samantha Ravndahl: Currently obsessed with Sam , she’s been one of my favourite youtubers now for over a year. If you would like to check her channel out , youtube Batalash Beauty , Sam ,Dom and Angela are part of the Batalash team and make videos on various makeup looks!

So that’s it , those are my favourites for this month , short and sweet and totally random with the asparagus but even asparagus needs a little recognition once in a while 😉

Have you tried any of these products? Drop me a comment down below and tell me how you found them. You can follow me on Twitter , Instagram and subscribe to me on Youtube 

xoxo
Rachael

 

Review: NYC Sunny Bronzer

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Hi Guys!

So it dawned on me that after picking up this product a while back I never really mentioned  it on my blog. I love writing reviews because I feel it really helps people decide on their opinions whether to buy something or not ,whether something is worth the money , or just a waste. So today I’ll be reviewing the NYC Sunny Bronzer.

I picked this up after reading numerous posts about it  being a dupe for Hoola Bronzer(which I adore!) This bronzer is a fraction of the price of the hoola bronzer so I thought I would give it a go.

First things first , I HATE this bronzer. It’s not a dupe for Hoola at all , and it just makes you look orange and very unflattering in day light. I thought maybe it was just my skin tone so I tried this on friends and family with different skin tones and it just made them appear muddy and orange.

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The texture of this bronzer is not something desirable either , I find it extremely chunky and powdery ( if that makes sense) I honestly don’t know why it received such great reviews when there is so many other amazing drugstore bronzers on the market.

I also cannot stand the packaging , its flimsy and cheap and looking at other drugstore bronzers I feel NYC could of put more thought into it , I kept going back and forth from NYC and Essence and Essence has far better packaging for the same price!

The first time I tried this It was a disaster , I tried to blend it out as much as I could , but blending it out made it look even more muddy , and the orange was not fading at all. I wish I could say I loved this product but it comes nowhere near the quality of some other drugstore bronzers such as the Seventeen bronzer and the Bourjois chocolate bronzer.

If you’re looking for a inexpensive bronzer and you want it to do its job with making you look like a tanned goddess stay away from this one , and maybe opt for the Bourjois chocolate bronzer.

Have any of you guys tried out this bronzer? what did you think of it? I would love to hear your thoughts on the product down below.

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xoxo

Rachael

Review: Catrice Even Skin Tone Foundation

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Hi Everyone!

I’m back again with a foundation review , So I think everyone who reads my blog will know I have a mixture of different foundations and I use all of them , but my all time favourite is the L’Oreal infallible matte foundation and has been now for a long time. I haven’t actually went out and purchased a new foundation since then , I have been buying backups , but when I seen the Even Skin Tone foundation in my local pharmacy at the price of 8.49 , I pounced on it.

I’m a huge fan of inexpensive products , I’m a student and I can’t afford to pay out for high end products all the time , so I usually stick to the drugstore stuff until it gets to a special occasion like a birthday or Christmas, so this foundation was right up my street.Lets get on with the review.

Coverage:

The coverage of this foundation is medium to buildable , on days where I don’t want a heavy coverage with the L’oreal infallible matte foundation , I tend to stick to this.

Texture:

This is probably the hardest thing for me to describe, its liquidy but not runny , its thick but also feels thin , its basically everything but looks perfect on the skin!

Smell:

The only thing I hated with this foundation is the smell , it stinks! its like a chemically smell , but I noticed with most of Catrices foundations they have that distinct smell , so maybe Catrice thinks its gorgeous and doesn’t want to change it , who knows?

Durability 

So I put this foundation on at around 7;30 in the morning ( hurray for early morning classes!) and I find that it lasts around 5/6 hours , its not long wearing but I do tend to touch my face throughout the day.

If you’re looking for a foundation that is going to last you through the day, unfortunately this isn’t going to be the one , it will start to wear off on places you tend to get oily throughout the day . If you’re looking for a foundation that wont look cakey and wont be a mask on your face , this is your foundation. It’s very natural on the skin and makes it appear as its just your own skin but better.

I hope you enjoyed this little review, if there are any other products you would like me to review feel free to drop them below and I’ll take a little look!

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xoxo

Rachael

Vanity Tour 2015

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Hi Everyone!

So I decided to add in a little something different to the posts that I normally do and have opted to show you my vanity through video. I thought it was a quicker and easier way to show you my vanity and was so much fun to film. I love the idea of starting my own youtube channel so I decided why not make a vanity tour my first video? I’ll list below where I have gotten everything from,

Malm Dressing Table- Ikea

Brush Holders- Ikea ( originally candle holders and flower pots)

Silver candle holder – Ikea

Containers – Ikea

Acrylic storage – I got this from a little discount store in my area  for around 20 euro but I’m sure you can find other storage like this on amazon or ebay.

Mirrored Light – boots

I am currently waiting to get some hollywood lights and a big old mirror up but wanted to get this version of my vanity up first because I was too excited and I also wanted to see how the process would look like getting everything ready and sorted. I hope you enjoyed this rather differnet post and don’t forget to thumbs up the video!! It would mean a lot!

I know the quality isn’t superb I’m still getting used to some things but I’m hoping i’ll get better at editing and all that jazz later on!It literally looks like I filmed on a potato but I’m sure I’ll be A OK once I have my better camera on me!

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xoxo

Rachael

July Favourites 2015 ♡

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Hi Everyone!

I’m a mere 6 days late with this but I thought I would put up my july favourites anyways since I do have quite a bit that I’ve been loving this month in terms of pretty much everything! I’m hoping to get up a review this week too so hold tight for that. Lets get started on the all important favourites!

Beauty Favourites:

1. L’Oreal Infallible 24 hour foundation: If you’ve read my review on this foundation you’ll know that it is probably my favourite drugstore foundation at the moment and I don’t know whether its going to change soon. I decided to give this foundation a go after I seen numerous Beauty Gurus on Youtube rave about it , I fell in love at first application. You can read my full review on this product HERE

2.Benefits Hola Bronzer: I got this product a few months back , and have been using it religiously since. Its a cult favourite in the makeup world , everyone has had to try it at least once. I actually have many uses for this product such as the obvious Bronzer , I also use this to contour lightly and as eyeshadow. Its such a diverse product. I also wrote about this product HERE.

3.L’Oreal La Palette Nude: I’ve used this palette everyday since I’ve gotten it either mixing it up with different colours in other palettes or sticking to only this palette. The shades in this palette are all warm which is perfect for me because I’m a warm toned kind of gal and I look almost corpse like once one cool toned shade is on my skin. Absolutely adore this palette only thing I don’t quite like is the price. I’m not a fan of spending almost 20 euro on a drugstore palette.

Movie Favourites:

So I only have one movie favourite of this month , but I still wanted to talk about it. I would love to hear about your favourite movies so I could give them a look, I recently went to see Ant-Man and was a little disappointed. Please leave suggestions below.

1. Pretty Women: So recently I found myself quite bored at the house so decided to have a good rut through the old DVD collection and came across this classic! I had seen clips and bits of this movie but never really took time to watch it fully. I watched it and loved it , I actually watched the film 3 times that day! I absolutely adore Julia Roberts and her laugh is absolutely golden! I actually think I might have to go watch it again… hmm…

Youtubers:

1.NikkiTutorials: I adore this girl! She is so down to earth and amazing at what she does, she’s really given me the inspiration on trying out new makeup looks and giving new makeup products a go. She’s deffinitly worth the watch and she’s also hilarious, what more could you want?

2.RachelLeea: I haven’t been subscribed to Rachel that long but I’ve been falling in love with her and her youtube channel quickly this past month, she covers everything basically from Makeup Tutorials to Q&A’s to Healthy eating tips and DIY decor , She’s a joy to watch and will get your inspitation going if you’re lacking the motivation to do a project.

So thats my favourites guys , I would really appreciate if you could leave me some movie suggestions below because my summer is coming to an end but I still love cuddling up and having a lazy day by the TV. So if its to do with Superheros Romance or Comedy leave it below!

Thanks so much for reading , you can follow me on twitter and Instagram if you want to know what I get up to when I don’t blog

xoxo

Rachael