Makeup Studio Face It Cream Foundation // First Impression

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all well its been a busy busy week for me , I worked 7 days in a row all 8 hour shifts and late nights , so its nice to have a day off to write a little blog post. This weekend it was my sisters 18th birthday and I was in search for a really good foundation since I wanted to invest in something that was going to make my skin look amazing for the night and also last throughout the night. I decided to takea  trip into Derry and go to the Paddy McGurgan makeup pro store and check out what they had to offer in foundations.
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I have quite dry skin so I knew I wanted to try something that wasn’t going to cling to any dry spots or make my skin look worse than it was. I opted for the Makeup Studio Face It Cream Foundation in light beige since it offered that dewy glow to my face but also promised to stay put for those long hours of partying.

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The foundation comes in a little pot ( which is super cute and different to what I was used to ) and you’re able to attach any other colours you have together and stack them up! ( which I also found really cool for the aspring makeup artist who needs different colours in their kit) The foundation cost £24.50 which came out at around 29 for me.

I applied my foundation with the real techniques buffing brush , it was recommended to use a duo fibre brush for this foundation but I found I didn’t have much control over it , so decided to change the brush I used and it worked a treat. The girl who colour matched me also said that the foundation would easily last you 6 months since you really don’t need to use all that much to get a full coverage look, and she was totally right!

The foundation applied evenly and naturally it literally looked just like my skin. I was so pleased with this foundation since it really did do what it promised. The foundation lasted all night even after all the dancing and drinking that we did!

I hope you liked this little post , have you tried this product of heard of it? I would love to hear your thoughts below in the comments

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xoxo

Rachael

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20 Post Ideas for Beauty Blogging

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So when It came to sitting down and writing a post this week , I was stumped , I was a little down in the dumps and not very motivated or inspired by the makeup I had at hand , so I decided to make a list of post ideas that any beauty blogger , new or old could use when they feel a little under the weather or looking for inspiration like me.

  •  Product Reviews:Review the different products you use daily and give honest reviews on how you feel about them.
  • Beauty Hauls:If you’re anything like me, I LOVE to go for a good shop and showing what you bought is a great way to create a post that might inspire others to buy the products you just purchased!
  • Top 10 Lipsticks/Eyeshadows:This is a great way to showcase your favourites you can also do seasonal Top 10’s too!
  • Products You Regret Buying:You’re not always going to find products that work for you, write down a list of products you regret buying and why they didn’t work for you.
  • Skin Care Routine: Everyone loves Skin Care! show the products you use and how you use them , you can do a night time skin care routine and a day time skin care routine.
  • Whats in my Makeup Bag: This post lets your followers see what you’ve been carrying around with you on the go and your daily essentials.
  • Mini Makeup Tutorials: Create your go to look , or a dramatic night time look! be creative and show off your talent!
  • Personal Posts: Its always good to put a personal post out there once in while , it shows your followers that you’re human and also lets them know the type of personality that you have.
  • Monthly Favourites: Post a round up of all the products you’ve been loving this month and share them with your followers.
  • Morning/Night Routine: Write about what you get up to in the morning  and at night , how you tend to relax or the tv shows you watch.
  • Wish Lists: Create a list of products or other things , you would love for each month or just for birthdays or Christmas.
  • Makeup Collection/Storage: I LOVE finding out different ways of storing makeup and looking at other peoples collections! No matter how big or small your collection is, share it!
  • MOTD: Take a picture of the makeup you wore today and post it , stating what products you used to achieve the look.
  • Holy Grail Products: Let us know the products you can’t live without.
  • Tags: Tags are always fun to do , theres so many different types! find the best tag that suits you and go for it! It could be the TMI Tag , or the Boyfriend Tag whatever you want!
  • Empties: Show your followers all the products that you have finished for the month and whether you would purchase them again and give a short review.
  • Blogs your loving: Write about the different blogs you’re loving at the moment include their links and a short reason why you love reading their blog.
  • How To’s: It could be anything from How to Contour to How to Strobe, teach your followers your tips and tricks on how to get certain looks!
  • First Impressions: Give your followers a look into what the product you used is like on the first go , and if you would use it for a second time.
  • Beauty Box Subscriptions: If you are subsribed to any beauty box sevice like Ipsy or Boxycharm then share with everyone the products you recieved that month and what you thought of the overall box!

There you go! 20 beauty blogging Ideas. I hope you enjoyed this post , it was something a little different but I enjoyed writing it , I love making lists ( is that weird??!) If you want to add to the list comment down below your blogging ideas!

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xoxo

Rachael

Review: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip – Lacquer

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I’ve never been the type of person to get into glosses , I always leaned more towards a lipstick , and If I wanted to get a little bit of a shine I usually made sure that the lipstick wasn’t matte. I decided a few weeks back to step out of my comfort zone and try something different. I picked up the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss in the colour Charm Offensive, and have been absolutely adoring it since.

The Colour is a gorgeous warm toned pink with a hint of mauve running through it too. The colour is what drew me into it in the first place , I adore these colours as everyday looks , and decided instead of getting a really intense shimmery lip gloss that I would go for this as I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

The Pigmentation is absolutely outstanding for a lip gloss , I was always turned away by the pigments of other glosses because they wouldn’t stay on my lips  and never lived up to the colour in the tube. With one swatch this lip gloss will cover your entire lips.( please excuse my very pale hand haha I really need to throw some tan on)

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The Smell is quite sweet , so if you aren’t overly excited over sweet-smelling lip products this isn’t going to be the one for you , in my opinion this isn’t too overwhelming and actually smells quite nice and yummy to me.

The Texture is quite thick and glossy , it can be quite sticky but you just need to know when to stop putting a lot on. I only do one application and I’m good to go , there’s no heavy gloopy feeling to this lip gloss that I find I get with a few glosses in my collection.

Overall I’m so so pleased with this product , it really makes me want to buy in more of them due to their formulation and colour payoff , this lip gloss last around 2ish hours on me , but I tend to lick my lips a lot  when I have lipgloss on because I’m not very used to it. I would say the lipgloss is very long wearing if you tend not to lick your lips a lot haha!

I hope you enjoyed this post, do you have this product? I would love to know your thoughts down below , if you have any questions feel free to also leave them down below in the comments.

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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

August Favourites 2015

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Hi everyone!

I’m getting really good with doing favourites the past few months so why not keep up the good work? I don’t have that many beauty favourites this month since I am trying to use up as many products as I can to allow for more new never used before products to enter my collection. I’m thinking on doing an Empties post, would any of you be interested in reading it? so onto the main part of the post… the favourites

Beauty Favourites

1. No.7 skin illuminator: I got ahold of this product through my mum ,she didn’t like the look of it on her skin so she gave it to me.  I never really used illuminators under my foundation but I wanted to start. I picked this up a while back and had starting using it under my base. I love how this makes my skin look dewy and fresh without making me look like an oil slick.

2.La vie est belle Perfume: All I can say is well done Lancome ,amazing perfume! the scent of this is just to die for such a girly scent , I’ve been wearing this every day since I’ve gotten it and have just been enjoying smelling my clothes haha!

3. Witch Hazel Stick: I’ve recently wrote a post on this little wonder , its amazing and does wonders you can read more about it HERE

4.Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge: I found my love again for this product , I stopped using it a while back because It was absorbing so much of my foundation , but I find its really brilliant for blending out the harsh line between highlighting and contouring.

TV Shows & Movies

1.The Age of Adaline: I adored this movie! Blake Lively is just amazing in this , if you haven’t seen it before i won’t ruin it for you but if you’re into the fantasy side of movies that still have a touch of old time magic then definitely check it out!

2.Ted 2: This movie!!!! I laughed my ass off at this movie , I don’t normally think that sequels can get any better than the originals but this one truly is funny! I watched it recently with my boyfriend and we both couldn’t stop laughing. Sure there is some moments that aren’t too funny but the story line , the concept the writing and over all acting is superb! Watch if you love comedies , Marky mark and Seth McFarlane.

3.Whats Love Got to Do with It:I can’t even put this movie into words, I seen it for the first time a few weeks ago and knew immediately that I needed to add it to my august favourites! My mum is a huge fan of Tina Turner and she sat down to watch this movie one night so I thought I would join her. Such a moving and touching story, I love watching true stories so this was the bees knees for me. If you haven’t seen it before you’re missing out big time!!

Youtubers:

1. GlitterALittle: I’ve been subscribed to Chloe , Or GlitterALittle as she is known on youtube as for about a year now , Its not until recently that I feel her content and editing has been superb , I really enjoy seeing her in my subscription box now as she does funky colourful tutorials and has great techniques.

Others:

GuruGossiper: Probably the most controversial site for youtube gossip and all things gurus. I came across this website a few weeks back and got hooked. I don’t pay much attention to the negative side of it as there really is some negative topics on people , but I love the concept that you can connect to people that don’t normally write comments on youtube and talk in a forum. I think the positive side of gurugossiper doesn’t get too much light since the negative side usually is brought to day light by its controversial topics , but I honestly think that its an amazing concept when it comes to interacting with different people that love the same youtubers as you.

So that’s it for this month , i hope you enjoyed the post , I have a few exciting posts coming up in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled.I’m a little MIA on here I know , I’m currently getting my bedroom done so I had to empty EVERYTHING out of it since its getting painted tomorrow.

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xoxo

Rachael

My Everyday Makeup Routine! ♡

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Hi Everyone!

So today I was just lying about my house , and I thought why not write a blog post? and I was trying to do something new , something I hadn’t done before and then I realized I hadn’t even posted my everyday makeup routine , so I thought I would write about it today and tell you how I apply it and all that jazz! I have all the products numbered on how I would apply them so it would make it a little easier. I’m not going to include skin care because I want to do a post on that later on , on my blog so I left that out.

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1. L’Oreal Infallible 24 hour Matte Foundation: This is now my holy grail foundation, I’ve finally found a foundation that I adore and that works best of my skin! I usually buff this in with a RT buffing brush but I have recently started bouncing a beauty blender over my face after it , it has given me the most flawless base ever! If you’d like to know more about this foundation you can read my full review on it HERE.

2. NYX HD Concealer: I’ve gone through two of these now and just love this product so much , a lot of people rave about how this is like the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealers , I’ve never tried them , so I can’t compare but these concealers are the best for highlighting aswell as covering up those pesky little imperfections! I apply this with a damp beauty blender to make sure its all blended in completely!

3. Bourjois Java Rice Powder: So I started off using this product as a highlighter because I had already owned a translucent powder and didn’t really need another so I multi-tasked and used it as a highlighter, since then my precious powder has ran out and I didn’t want to go and buy another so I thought I would use this since I already had it in my collection , and oh my god , this just makes your complexion look amazing , its so velvety and soft and makes your skin feel soft too! absolutely loving this powder!

4.Benefit Hoola Bronzer: ahhh Hoola , how I love thee! This bronzer is literally so amazing , it works on any skin tone whether you’re as pale as a ghost  or as sun kissed as a goddess, this bronzer will work on you its that universal! Its such a neutral tone that it doesn’t look orange or too grey on the skin it just looks like you’ve got such a beautiful tan! I have written all about this product HERE if you want to read more about it!

5.NYX Powder Blush in Angel: This blush is the perfect rosy blush! I find its perfect for any look that I go for , whether it be a glowy tanned look or a simple quick thrown together look. I use this because you literally cannot go wrong with it , it’s easily blendable and buildable!

6. Elf Eyebrow Kit in Light: I got this eyebrow kit from ShopMissA for 1 dollar! which is around maybe 89 cent in the republic of Ireland , bargain! this product is amazing , I didn’t hold up too much hope for it since it was only a dollar , but I’m glad I gave it a go since its become a staple in my makeup routine!

7.NYX Jumbo eye Pencil in Milk: A most loved and raved about product in the beauty community and a well worth loved and raved about product at that! I use this as a base and for carving out my brows! it makes eyeshadows stay on longer and also makes my eyebrows look hella fleekish!!

8. Sleek iDevine palette in Au Naturel: I’ve had this palette in my collection for some time now and I have to say its a love hate relationship , some of the colours are so creamy and buttery and blendable where most of the lighter shades can be more chalky and clumpy ( does this make sense? I dunno) I do however love the darker shades and use these shades to create a subtle “Halo Eye” which I have a How To blog post on how to achieve the look , you can read it HERE.

9.Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara: I love this mascara and with the price it is you really can’t go wrong , it combs through my lashes and just gives them a most needed lift! and yes , I do put on my mascara before my eyeliner… always have , always will! I wrote about this product HERE also.

10.Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner: I never used to be a big gel liner fan I usually leaned towards felt tip or liquid liners but recently I’ve gotten back into it and decided to give my maybelline eye studio a chance, it’s extremely creamy and easy to work with so I recommend it to those starting out with gel liner.

11. Estee Lauder Pure Colour in Hot Kiss Shimmer: If you’ve read my Top 4 Lipsticks post , you’ll remember I included this lipstick , this lippie is amazing! its a browny mauvey sort of colour that just goes with any type of skin tone , I wore it at my palest and I wore it at my tannest ( I get pretty dark especially when I go clubbing) I adore this lipstick but also quite sad that it was limited edition and I’m running out!!

Thanks so much for reading guys , I really enjoyed writing this post for you all , I thought I would do something a little different since I love mixing it up now and again , if you have any questions don’t hesitate , just ask below and I’ll get back to you! Do you have any recommendations on future posts? I would love to hear your opinions!

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xoxo

Rachael

June Favourites 2015

june favourites Hi everyone! I thought I would do my June favourites today as I don’t think they’ll really change in the next four days since I don’t have plans on buying new products or watching anything new! This is my first favourites post so I thought I would just write down what I’ve been loving this month beauty related and then completely random! Hope you enjoy!

Beauty Favourites:

1. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk: I adore this product , I’m so glad I got my hands on it finally! My mum knew that I had been searching for this for ages and could never get it , so at the beginning of this month she spotted one left in my local drugstore and picked it up for me! I use this as an eyeshadow base and also to brighten up my tear duct area! I also use it to highlight under my brows! 2.elf Eyebrow Kit: I picked this up because it was only a Dollar on the shopmissa website ( you can see the haul I did from the shopmissa website here) and decided to give it a go earlier this month and I’m so glad I picked this little guy up! I got the shade light as I find mediums always a little too dark for me in any brow kit , this CHANGED my brow game! 3.Max Factor CC Colour Corrector: I decided to pick this up on a bit of a whim I didn’t really NEED it but thought hey why not? I actually tend to use this more as a brightening stick because its lighter than my foundaton so it highlights my face perfectly! I’ve been using it for the past month or so and I’ve noticed a great difference when I finish my base makeup! It also works at colour correcting too if y’all want to know but I use it mainly for highlighting!

Random Favourites:

1.Orange is the New Black: I started this show last week and watched all 3 seasons in 4 days! All I can say is WOW! I finally found a tv show that is interesting and doesn’t bore me by the third episode! I’m hooked and I cannot wait for season 4 now , pity its a year away! they really need to make 2 seasons  a year, have you watched Orange is the new black? comment below so we can have a fabulous conversation about Litchfields finest inmates haha!

2. Jurassic World: I’ve went to see this movie twice already since it came out, When I first seen the trailer for it I was already sold and wanted to go see it every since I knew it was coming out , The whole cast is pretty much amazing and I really can’t fault anything to do with it! great reboot! Have you seen Jurassic world? what did you think of it?

3.Sims Freeplay: So before you call me a cheap ass because I won’t buy the game , I thought starting out with the freeplay version would be better since I didn’t really know if I would enjoy it that much and would of bought Sims 4 and ended up hating it, buuuuuut I am addicted! I actually find myself ignoring my social media and just playing this all day .. which maybe isn’t the best when my boyfriend is wondering what I’ve been up to the past 5 hours haha but I’m seriously contemplating buying sims 4 now!

4. Danielle Mansutti: Can a person be in a favourites post? I’m sure they can! My favourite youtuber this Month and has been my favourite youtuber for almost a year now is the wonderful Danielle Mansutti, I adore Danielle , I think shes amazing she’s down to earth and a beautiful human being inside and out , she’s actually the person that inspired me to create a blog and influenced me to try make a youtube channel ( I have yet to film a video but it will be coming soon!) if you haven’t subscribed to her already you really should!

So those were my favourites for this month , I really enjoyed writing this post and can’t wait to write another next month! I had a lot of products that I liked this month but I wanted to narrow it down to just three and give you my all time favourites of this month just because it makes it a little easier and condensed!

I’m currently on the lookout for some new makeup products , leave your favourite makeup products down below so I can check them out!

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xoxo

Rachael