Sunday, 4 December 2016

Maybelline Haul

The age-old, classic story happened once again. I went into Boots for concealer, and left with some new products from Maybelline, but no concealer. There was a deal at Boots, where if you bought three products from Maybelline, you got a free bottle of their setting spray, so I succumbed and bought three products. I feel like I got a bargain though as I got four products for only £12.98!

'Super Stay 24 Makeup-Locking Setting Spray' - This is the spray that kicked it all off. I have oily skin, so anything I can try to prolong my makeup's staying power without having to touch it up, I will. This one sounds interesting as it claims that it is oil-free and makes your makeup last 24 hours, which I probably will never try, but I guess it is a bonus for a long day at university. I will get back to you on how I think it works. This was free.

'Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Varnish' in 882 Rose Veil - This nail varnish immediately caught my eye, even before I saw the deal. Recently, I have been loving anything the colour of rose gold, specifically jewellery and clothes. When I saw this nail varnish in the perfect shade, and with a metallic glitter finish, I knew I was going to buy it. It is also a festive colour without being too over the top for the beginning of December. This was £4.49.

'Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick' in 01 Light - I have not had much luck with finding 'acceptably priced' cream contour products, as they have all been too dark for my skin tone. However, I keep searching in hope of the perfect match. I picked up this stick which has a side for a matte contour shade and a side for a matte highlight shade, because I have seen it advertised and it looks quite creamy and easy to blend. Again, I will try it and review it for you soon. This was £6.99.

'Brow Satin' in Dark Blonde - I have once again been loving filling in my eyebrows, as I think that, with help from my roommate Becs, I have finally shaped my eyebrows to a good shape after a horrific encounter with a lady who basically waxed them into thin tiny little worms - not a good look for anyone. I picked this up as the powder that I usually use is running out, so I thought that I would try something different. One side is a pencil, which you would use to shape the eyebrows, and the other side is a filling powder for the rest of the brow. This was £5.99.

Have you got any of these products?

Roisin <3

Friday, 2 December 2016

November Favourites

Soap & Glory 'Mist You Madly' Spray - Now that it is once again winter, I have gone back to using more subtle perfumes, with a lighter scent. This is a floral based scent, that is quite girly, but I think that it would suit anyone of any age. I have had many compliments on how I smell, even ten hours after putting it on, which is always a great feeling, and so it clearly lasts a long time.

L'Oreal Paris 'True Match' Foundation in Rose Ivory- This is a relatively new purchase for me. I picked it up completely randomly one day, after looking at the extensive shade selection and seeing that they had a shade that looked light enough for my skin colour, which is quite rare amongst cheaper foundations. It is a medium coverage, but it is easily buildable. It surprisingly lasts quite well on my oily skin, as it isn't matte, but once powdered stays matte for around four hours before I feel like I need a retouch.   

MaxFactor 'Excess Shimmer' in 25 Bronze - This is a cream eyeshadow, and it is beautiful. It is quite a dark bronze colour - in comparison, much darker than 'On and On Bronze' by Maybelline. A little goes a long way as it is has a very smooth texture and applies quite wet. I love this eyeshadow all over my lid, quickly blended out before it sets for a more smokey look. The colour payoff is excellent, and the shimmer is definitely in excess.

MAC 'Taupe' Lipstick - Of course I have a MAC lipstick in my favourites. I bought this lipstick in the summer time, and purposely left it for October/November as it is such a perfect Autumnal colour. This time around it is the shade 'Taupe', which is a brown shade with red undertones, in a matte finish. I have pictures of me wearing it in this post if you want a visual. It is quite a bold colour, but is definitely still wearable.

Essie Nail Varnish in 'Master Plan' - Yes, this is once again in a favourites post as I am still loving it. I had acrylics on for most of October and November in a light purple colour, so when I got them off I really wanted a nice, neutral colour. 'Master Plan' is a grey shade with brown undertones, and it honestly goes with everything I wear. Essie is one of my favourite nail varnish brands too as they're good quality, pigmented colours.

What have you been loving in November?

Roisin <3

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn Makeup Look

Autumn colours are my favourite. Reds, browns and golds are always my go to look. I think they really suit my complexion, as the gold highlights my blue eyes, and a red/brown lip suits my pale skin. I think this look would suit anyone though and it is quite easy to recreate. It is a slightly heavier eye look, perfect for a day or a night out.

I have been loving creating a really sharp line with my eyeshadow, to fake an eyeliner effect.

 Products Used:
* Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
* L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Matte Foundation
* Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
* Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Powder
* Tanya Burr Perfect Brows Palette
* Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette
* Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
* Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
* Benefit Hoola Bronzer
* Soap & Glory Love At First Blush
* Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics Highlighter Palette
 * MAC Taupe Lipstick

 What is your go to Autumn look?

Roisin <3

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Nivea Men 'Sensitive Post Shave Balm' Review

I got this product back in July, and since then I have used it every time I do my makeup, without fail. I kept seeing this product being used as a primer on Youtube, and being raved about, so I wanted to see what it was like for myself. Fast forward four months, and I can't believe I ever doubted them. 

The primer starts off as a white liquid, which quickly sets clear and tacky. It does have the typical smell of male products, but that soon goes and doesn't linger all day. You only need the tiniest amount to cover your face, so the 100ml of product you get will definitely last a long time. 

I love the finish it gives my makeup. This primer really does set my makeup all day, with a sort of dewy glow. I have oily skin, so no matter what primer I use, I always have to re-powder at least once during the day if I want my makeup to look nice and fresh, but this post shave balm keeps my foundation looking natural, and I don't have to worry about fading. 

The only drawback I have of this product, is that it doesn't have a pump, so every time I use it I have to pour it out, which does mean that I waste some product occasionally. For £4.83 though, it is still a bargain! 

Have you tried this product out yet?

Roisin <3

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Current Cheek Combination

Wow. I have not blogged for a whole month. Oops. I have been very busy as I have been shipped off to University, which is exciting but has unfortunately taken my attention away from blogging. Let's start off easy again - my favourite combination for cheeks right now.

I have been using these three products together in combination since May whenever I want a quick, easy and simple makeup look, that still looks really put together and lovely. 

'Hoola' Bronzer by Benefit - This bronzer is honestly amazing. I'd be really surprised if you hadn't heard of it. It is so long lasting and pigmented, and has a natural finish as it is matte.  However, it is slightly too orange toned for me to be used as a contour shade, but if you can get away with it I would totally recommend doing that as it comes with a perfectly sized brush.

'Love At First Blush' by Soap & Glory - This blush is a combination of dark pink, light pink and white shimmer, that when you swirl together becomes a natural pink with a highlight that reflects light perfectly, but is not enough to be your only highlighter. It is an amazing 'my natural cheek but better'. 

'Mary-Lou Manizer' by The Balm - This highlighter I have already raved about loads of times, but it is the most perfect champagne gold shimmer. I have done a more in depth post recently, which you can see here

What's your current cheek combination?

Roisin <3

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August Favourites

Urban Decay 'Naked' Eyeshadow Palette - I have gone back, once again, to using my favourite palette on a daily basis. The twelve shades are just ideal for me, and suit any outfit, occasion or effort. The eye shadows are amazing quality, long lasting and really pigmented. I have done a more in depth blog post including more pictures if you are interested, here

L'Oreal Paris 'Infallible 24H Matte' Foundation - I have been using this foundation on and off for around six months, but throughout August I have been using it almost daily. I have been preferring to use it with a more dewy primer, as otherwise the foundation can be quite drying, but I don't mind this too much as it just means that the matte effect of the product is working. It lasts a long time (I still haven't tested it for a full 24 hours) and after quite a while, maybe four hours, it does turn slightly dewy but it still is beautiful.

Chanel 'Correcteur Perfection' Concealer  - On me, this concealer also seems to have a matte finish, which is perfect as it helps to stay on all my spots longer, meaning that I don't need to top up throughout the day. It is unfortunately quite an expensive concealer, and if I do have enough money when it inevitably runs out, I will definitely repurchase. 

MAC 'Velvet Teddy' - I'm sure by now that everyone has heard of this infamous lipstick. This is a light brown toned nude which I have been loving for so long. I am obsessed with matte lipsticks, and this one falls perfectly into that category. Again, this shade matches anything I wear and I gravitate towards putting it on every morning as I'm doing my makeup.

Essie 'Master Plan' - I know its summer and most people are loving bright colours on their nails, but I have been loving this grey shade with brown undertones. I'm really in a neutrals mood at the moment for some reason. I think this nail varnish is elegant and chic, and Essie just make such good quality nail varnishes. It does need two coats, but I don't mind spending slightly more time on my nails.

What have you been loving in August?

Roisin <3

Friday, 26 August 2016

University Clothes Wishlist

I am starting University in September, so a new start calls for some new clothes - am I right? These are my current lusts on ASOS and Missguided that suit any occasion from classroom to nightclub.

1 - White Lace Crop Top - This beautiful top can be dressed up with a skirt and heels, or dressed down with jeans and trainers. It could also be worn out in any season as it does have long sleeves, although they aren't very protective. White is a very versatile colour, and so will suit almost anything it is paired with, making it a much needed item in my opinion. This is from Missguided and is £25.

2 - Black T-Shirt Dress - Again, this dress can be dressed up or down, depending on the footwear and accessories. I love being comfortable, but still looking good, so this is perfect. It is satin, so it has a more luxurious feel to it, and it would suit anyone. A little black dress is also a staple piece. This is from Missguided and is £25.

3 - Pink T-Shirt - This top is my favourite style of t-shirt - comfy and cute. The extra details of the two straps crossing over makes it more unique, and I love the blush pink colour. I can see myself wearing this top a lot! This is from Missguided and is £10. 

4 - Striped Top - This top is another casual t-shirt that can be worn with absolutely anything. The cold shoulders gives it an edgier look, and the striped pattern is classic and a favourite of mine. This is from Missguided and is £15.

5 - Black Choker T-Shirt - I have never seen this style of t-shirt before. It looks like a simple black t-shirt, but it has an extra detail of a strap around the neck to look like a choker. This is quite unique to me anyway, and as soon as I saw it I wanted it. This is from Missguided and is £15.

6 - Pink Midi Skirt - This skirt would be perfect for going out as you wouldn't have to spend the entire evening/night worrying that your skirt is too short and your bum is accidentally showing. Again, it is also in that blush pink shade that I am obsessed with recently. This is from ASOS and is £30.

7 - Black Vest Top - I can imagine that this top would be perfect for impromptu nights out where you want to be slightly more casual, but still dressed up. This top, jeans and nice black heels/flats can get you anywhere! This is from ASOS and is £30.

8 - Navy Shirt - This shirt and top combo gives me such preppy vibes - exactly what I can imagine wearing to lectures and classes. This looks so comfy, yet again perfectly stylish. The blue is a pop of colour, whilst still being slightly neutral and subtle. This is from ASOS and is £22.

Would you wear any of these items of clothing?

Roisin <3

P.S - If you follow this link, you will be able to get £5 off from Missguided when you spend £25!