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

 

 

Ardell Demi Wispies // Review

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all well! I’m just finished another week of work , and decided that I need to sit down and get back to writing on the blog! I thought today I would review the demi wispies by Ardell , this is the first lash of theirs that I have tried so I thought I would talk a little bit about it.

I got these lashes at the makeup pro store in Derry and they cost me around £6.99 , which isn’t cheap . I’m used to buying the sultry lashes in penneys at €1.50 so this sort of broke my heart a little when I seen the price but I really wanted to try them so thought I would take the plunge … for the sake of the blog ( haha ) I know theres a lot of more expensive lashes out there too , but I always thought of Ardell as affordable drugstore.

I’m so impressed by these lashes , I decided to get the demi wispies because I wanted a lash that I could wear everyday and not have the added drama that the original whispies have. I wore these lashes to my sisters 18th and they stayed on all night AND looked natural. I honestly do think I will go back and purchase the original wispies though to have them for nights where I do want a little something extra to add to an eye look.

The band was very easy to hide because it was so thin.I love thin bands because it doesn’t look TOO obvious that you’re wearing fake lashes. With or without liner the band is very easy to hide which is something I just loved about them. There’s nothing worse than having a thick band in my opinion , they look unnatural and sometimes can be quite uncomfortable.

They were easy to wear and easy to apply and felt comfortable all night which is surprsing for me since it takes a couple of wears for a pair of lashes to sit right or feel comfy on me. The only gripe I have with this product is that it doesn’t come with a little itty bitty glue tube. luckily I like to keep all my little tubes of glue that come with lashes , I  just feel like its a waste to buy lash glue when half the time the glue comes with the lash. Other than that little hiccup I love these lashes.

have you tried these lashes? let me know your thoughts in the comments below I’d love to hear your opinion on them.

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xoxo

Rachael

Review // Indeed Labs Powder Exfoliator

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Hi guys! Back again!

I thought today I would review the Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator … that was a mouth full… I got this exfoliator for Christmas , because I was DYING to try it out because it just sounded so weird yet intriguing to me so my mum was so kind and pick it up for me to try out.

So , this is a powdered exfoliator , a little different to any of the exfoliators I used in the past , but is says that its suitable to all skin types which made me want to try it even more , the product comes out in a white powder , it sometimes reminds me of sherbert ( yum ). When you have the product in one of your hands you want to add water to the powder so that it becomes this sort of foam consistency, there is no grains in this exfoliator either and its extremely gentle , so if you suffer from senstive skin this will be a dream to you. I rub in circular motion all around the face and when I feel like I’ve done the best that I can , I just wash it off with warm water.

When I was researching the product so many things popped up that I was extremely happy about. This product includes Silica , which is amazing for helping fight Acne and helping with those dreaded wrinkles.It includes Rice Brand Powder , which the Japanese used for centuries to get that softer smoother skin, Bromelain is also present , these enzymes are used to maintain healthy skin which is found naturally in pineapples! A massive factor for me is that it included Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid helps to hydrate the skin and help stimulate collagen , Hyaluronic acid , helps pull in moisture from the air , which is essential for me since I suffer from quite dry skin.

I would give this product a 10/10 I found nothing wrong with it , and it ticked all the boxes for me , it retails for €24.99 , so definitely not the cheapest exfoliator out there , but definitely one that works! Thanks so much for reading guys!

Have you tried this product? I would love to know what your thoughts are , drop a comment below. Have a question? Comment below and I’ll get back to you

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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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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

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

My Pamper Evening Routine ♡

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Hi guys

So I’ve always wanted to do a pamper routine and I find I always have more time for pamper evenings than mornings due to college , I thought it would be cool to include some little snaps to my evening routine for you all, I hope you enjoy this little post!

When I come home in the evenings I usually take to the computer first and catch up on whatever Youtube I missed out on ( You can subscribe to me on Youtube HERE) I adore watching Danielle Mansutti she is super down to earth. I also go on Twitter and Facebook and see what’s going on over there too

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Next thing I love to do is make a little cup of tea , this helps me unwind and relax , I feel a lot more calm after I take my tea when its been a hectic day. I drink far too much tea in a day , I think I may have a problem!

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I usually hop on over my blog and see what everyone’s been posting and catch up on wordpress for a while , I love reading and writing posts these days , I’m focusing a lot more on my blog and I’ve been loving it!

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So after dinner , I usually like to go for a shower or bath , I decided on a bath today but unfortunately I had no nice bathbombs to add in so it was just normal bubbles for me! After my bath I then wash my face and follow up on my skin care.

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I then get into a pair of comfy pajamas and settle down for the night , I watch a little bit of TV and Youtube before going to bed.

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I hope you enjoyed this little post , it was so fun to write and capture some snaps for. If you have any recommendation on blog topics I would love to hear them in the comments below. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter and Instagram feel free.

xoxo

Rachael