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

 

 

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream // Morocco

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Hi everyone!

So recently I purchased two Soft Matte Lip Creams and decided to take them for a whirl and see how I like them. I heard so many good things about the SMLC’s so I had to try it out for myself , I picked up Morocco and Antwerp. I decided I’ll review Morocco first and then Antwerp at a later date.

I am all about my oranges , I adore orange lippies so without a doubt I was immediately drawn to morocco , I love any type of orange lipstick , be it vibrant or muted and Morocco is definitely vibrant!

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I decided to swatch the tester before I bought it and I was in awe. The colour was this extremely vibrant orangey red which was something that I don’t have in my collection so it was definitely coming home with me.

The smell of all the SMLC’s smell like cake and icing , so if you aren’t a big fan of sweet smelling lip products , maybe you should turn away now. The smell for me was the second best part ( after the pigmentation of course) I love cake so this sat really well with me.

The texture is quite moussey but also light ,  it doesn’t completely dry to a matte finish but I like that , I hate when my lips feel dry and this matte lip cream keeps them feeling hydrated but gives the appearance of a matte lip.

I adore this product and I’m so happy I picked it up. You could even get away with wearing Morocco as a festive colour for Christmas! Have you tried any of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams? Whats your favourite shade? Leave a comment below!

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Rachael

HOW TO: Get the Perfect Brows!

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After 2 months of neglecting my eyebrows and letting them grow out to the point of no return I thought that this week would be the week I get my life back together and get my eyebrows sorted out!

I love the feelng of freshly groomed brows but I never seem to have time to book an appointment and get them done , from being busy all week with college and then being away at the weekends , I just haven’t been able to find the time to take care of them the way I want to. I decided last night that I needed to get my brows back on track and get them back to where they used to be!

I first take a pair of tweezers to shape my brows ( I would recommend googling eyebrow shapes and even using stencils to determine what shape would suit you ) I plucked any hairs that were making my brows look a little messy and untamed.

I then take a pair of little scissors to trim my hair so that it looks neat and tidy and they don’t  look like I was in a 2 month long feud with my brows, I then tend to go in with an eyebrow spoolie so I can see if I missed any hairs.

Personally , I don’t like tinting my brows , I find that tints usually work out too dark for me , so I end up just filling my eyebrows in. I tend to switch up brow products quite a bit . Right now I’m going in between the Seventeen Eyebrow pencil and the Elf eyebrow kit in light. I like these two products because they both differ from each other in texture so they give off different desired looks. The pencil is amazing for a more natural look , and the elf eyebrow kit is amazing for wanting fuller eyebrows.

After I have filled in my brows I then take the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer I use this to clean up and carve out my brows , it really makes your brows stand out and all your hard work is on show!

This is a very simple and easy way to maintain your eyebrows , it doesn’t take too long maybe 15 minutes tops and then your eyebrows are looking professionally , freshly done for the next few weeks! I like doing my eyebrows myself because I feel I know what looks best for my face shape and where exactly to leave hairs and tweeze hairs.

I hope you enjoyed this short but sweet post , once your eyebrows are groomed you feel ready to take on the world! If you have any questions drop them in the comments below. You can follow me on Twitter , Instagram and subscribe to me on Youtube.

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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Rachael

Mini Drugstore Haul

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Hi Everyone!

I can’t remember when my last haul was on my blog , but I’ve missed it! I was on a spending ban for the past few months , trying to use up whatever makeup I had , and only buying the necessities. I caved in today ( just a little) and bought some beauty items. I thought it would be a good idea to share them on the blog since I haven’t done a post like this in a good while.

The first thing I picked up with the Collection Lasting perfection concealer I adore this product! I have used this product for the past 4/5 months and this is around my 5th or 6th tube of it. It’s amazing! and for the price its great , the quality is also great. I love highlighting and also concealing with this because its so light . I use the shade 1.Fair so its lighter than my foundation and it can also be used as a highlighter.

The second thing I purchased was The Wet n WIld Walking on Eggshells palette. It will come as no surprise to you that this has been going around the beauty world for the past year or so because its amazing. and it is!!! I recently purchased the Comfort Zone palette and loved it! You can read my review on it HERE. I picked this up because I love how simplistic yet gorgeous the shades were.

I picked up the Wet n Wild megaprotein mascara I was in dire need to pick up a new mascara so I decided on this one , I have never used any of their mascaras so I would love to hear your thoughts if you have tried it down below!

I also picked up the Ps. Love Setting Spray this is Penneys ( primark to people in the Uk) own brand , I’m trying to use different products these days and steer away from my Nyx dewy setting spray since it is 10 euro and the bottle isn’t that big. This spray was only 2.50 and its twice the size of the Nyx! I’m hoping this will work wonders!

Lastly I picked up the Garnier Moisture Matte moisturizer I got the combination moisturizer because I tend to get oily and dry in places so I’m hoping this will sort that out for me. I haven’t tried this yet , so again if you have tried out this product let me know what you think below!

Thanks so much for reading guys , if you have any questions feel free to ask below. If you have tried any of these products let me know what you think of them below in the comments also and I’ll get back to you!

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Rachael

Full Review: L’oreal Infallible 24 hour Matte Foundation

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Hi Everyone!

Today I’m going to review one of the most raved about foundations on the planet these days and it’s the L’Oreal Infallible 24 hour Matte Foundation. This foundation is being talked about on every platform online and it’s really no surprise! Many Youtubers and Beauty Bloggers use this foundation and swear by it so I thought I would do a full , in depth review on this product for you all today. Including a makeup look I did with it and how it held up throughout the night. I picked this product up because I seen Desi Perkins and LustreLux on Youtube rave about it and their foundation is always flawless so I thought I would give it a go!

Packaging

Nothing too special about the packaging on this one , but it is rather sleek and matte, perfect for the sort of foundation thats inside! I’m actually loving the fact that its in a tube , I’ve never actually owned a foundation in tube form but it does remind me of the MAC studio sculpt foundation with its long tube packaging.

Smell

Okay… the smell, probably one of the things people will either love or hate about it , personally I like it , it smells like MAC foundation a little “paint” like and strong , but I sort of like that smell, It reminds me of the smell of higher end foundations and that’s one of the things that caught my attention about it in the first place!

Coverage

Oh … my …. god! The coverage! As someone who loves their full coverage high end foundations I absolutely adore this drugstore one! the coverage is unbelievable! Applying this foundation is a dream, I buff it into my skin with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush and it just offers such an amazing coverage , any little imperfections is more than covered with this foundation. If you love full coverage I would 100% recommend this foundation , If you like more of a natural look, this one isn’t for you! I can build this up and it will NEVER EVER look cakey! I literally thanked the foundation gods when I had this on…. just wow!

Texture

The texture to this foundation is sort of a mixture , I don’t find it at all overly thick but it isn’t liquidy either, putting on the back of my hand it doesn’t run right away but there is a budge which I like because it lets me work with the product and place more on where I feel I need it. Its a thin texture which is strange for its full coverage but Its one of the features of this product I adore. Who doesn’t love looking flawless and  feeling like they aren’t wearing any makeup?

Price

Another one of the great things about this product is its price, for something that feels so high end and so expensive on the skin this retails for an amazing 12.29 , I actually picked up 2 because L’Oreal had an offer on (The Offer is still available to people in Ireland I’m not too sure about the UK) that you could get 2 products for 18!

Onto the most important question….How long does it last? I can honestly say that the 24 hour mark on this foundation is without a doubt the truth! I put this foundation on at 4pm I then went to one of my friends parties and went for a few drinks and didn’t come home until 4am! a full 12 hours later and my foundation was as perfect as it was the minute I placed it on my face! amazing!

This is a picture of the foundation along with powder, contour , blush , bronzer the whole Shabang! It completely covered any imperfections and I felt like I didn’t need much concealer in the end because it did such a great job, I literally just highlighted my face and off I went!

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I hope you enjoyed this indepth review guys. I really wanted to take my time and write down my thoughts! This foundation has actually passed the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation that used to be my holy grail I wrote about the Bourjois Foundation  HERE .

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xoxo

Rachael