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Under the radar products

The beauty world is a fickle place. Often there are products that receive a lot of attention and hype. Sometimes this attention and hype is justified and other times not so much. Then you have products, that perform like a dream and yet get little to no attention from the online beauty gurus and makeup fans. Under the radar products! Under the radar products, does not mean under the radar brands. Very often there are popular brands that have hidden gems that people just don’t know about. For todays post, I have picked out a number of my favourite products that I use on a regular basis, that tend to go under…

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Star buys from the new releases from Wet n Wild

A few weeks ago I was sent a number of products to try out from the Wet n Wild new releases. Long time readers of the blog will know that I am a big Wet n Wild fan and many of their products are in my regular makeup rotation. Like with any makeup brand, there will be products that suit you and some that don’t. For today’s post I have picked out my star buys from the new releases that not only hold their own with other affordable brands, but in some cases rival that of their higher end counterparts. Megaliner Liquid eyeliner When it comes to eyeliner, I am pretty…

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation & Blush Subtil

  Don’t you just love when the beauty overlords shake things up and come out with new technology that sets our hearts all aflutter. Over the past few months, cushion foundations have begun to make an appearance on the makeup scene, with Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation the latest to hit the shelves. The Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation isn’t like any other cushion foundations, as Lancome have developed their own cushion polar technology. This is the next generation of technology for cushion foundations and it is completely unique to Lancome. What makes this foundation so different, is that it gives us exactly what so many want from a foundation . High…

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Ellie Goudling for Mac

I have to be honest. When I initially saw the press release photographs of the Ellie Goulding collection for Mac before Christmas, I thought it all looked a little blah! While I do love a bit of neutral makeup in my life, from the press pictures I just thought that everything looked the same and nothing really grabbed my attention. However, when I saw the above pieces from the collection in real life, I was so pleasantly surprised. I received three items from the collection to try out. The the blusher bronzer powder duo in the shade Hold my Breathe. A lipstick in the shade Only you and finally a…

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Mac blusher haul

With the winter fast approaching, it is time to bring a little colour into our lives and embrace glowy cheeks for the cold days ahead. When it comes to blushers, I have many favourites, but right up there at the top is Mac blushers. Yes I know, I am a more than a little bit of a Mac fan girl, but sure what harm. When buying blushers from Mac, I strongly suggest that you ditch buying blushers in the packaging and instead opt for the pan format. The reason being a regular blusher in packaging costs €24 compared to the blusher in the pan at €20. Not only that, blushers in the…

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Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour blusher

Before I even begin to talk about the blushers, can we just take a second to admire the absolute beauty that is the packaging and colours of the new Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour blusher. I mean look at them! They are absolute beauties.   For the past few weeks I have trailed 3 colours from the new Afterglow 8 hour blushers, that were recently released as part of the Urban Decay summer collection. Urban Decay have really gone all out when it comes to colour, and while there is a colour to suit most, many of these shades are not for either the light-hearted or the heavy-handed. The After…

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Mac Peachykeen blusher

The love affair with Mac continues, and my latest love is this beautiful blusher for spring time, Peachykeen. I am placing full blame on Kate Mc Cormack makeup for this one, as I recently saw her rave about it on her Facebook page and it really would have been rude not to go out and buy it. Like all Mac blushers Peachykeen comes in very nondescript packing. I suppose when you have a great product, what is the need to faff about with fancy looking packaging. Mac tend to let the product do the talking itself. Peachykeen has is a sheertone shimmer finish. Don’t be put off by the shimmer, as…

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Mac mineralise skin finish Natural in Give Me Sun

A few weeks ago, my sister treated me to a makeover in Mac Galway for my hen party. As some of you may be aware, when you get your makeup done in Mac, the cost of the makeover is redeemable in product. I went for a full makeover, so that meant that I was able to pick out €50 worth of product. Sure no bother to me. I mean let’s call a spade a spade, I could have easily picked out 5 times that amount of product. I picked out Mac Mineralise skin finish natural in Give me Sun and the lipstick Viva Glam II. Give me Sun is described…

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NARS Deep Throat Blush review

Ok Nars, this girl is certainly no prude, but seriously the name. Ewwww! Recently the gorgeous Kat form Sophistikat.ie spotted me mooching over the cult classic Nars Deep Throat in Brown Thomas, and the divil that she is, went and bought it for me for my birthday. While I was slightly embarrassed, I was also equally delighted as I had been fawning over this for quite a while. Nars Deep Throat is a  beautiful shimmery pinky peach colour, with hints of gold running through it. However, don’t be put off by the word shimmer, as unlike Nars Orgasm, the shimmer is very subtle and gives your cheek more of a golden glow,rather than…

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Clinique Sculptionary cheek contouring palette.

Considering the amount of makeup I own, I find it astounding that this is my very first item from Clinique’s makeup range. I have tried out their skin care products before and liked them, but for some reason or other, I have never taken the plunge with their makeup. I recently received a voucher for Debenhams and decided to take the plunge and buy the Clinque Sculptionary cheek contouring palette. The Clinique Sculptionary cheek contouring palette comes in four different colours. Defining Nectars, Defining Roses, Defining Nudes and the one I bought, Defining Berries. When I swatched all of them in the shop, it seemed to me that the most pigmented and…

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Mac Margin blusher

At this time of the year our skin needs every little bit of help it can get to give it a bit of a glow. Once the weather changes, I find that my skin looks so lack lustre and dull.  One of my favourite things to do to bring life to my face, is to use a blusher with a little bit of shimmer in it and right now my favourite blusher for doing this is Mac Margin. Margin is one of the most popular blushers from Mac. I am a big fan of Mac blushers, as I find them extremely pigmented, and long wearing. Margin is no different.  It…

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Thrifty Tuesday: NYX Bronzer and Blusher combo

I’ve had this blusher and bronzer combo in my drawer for the last few months and it was only a few weeks ago, while shopping my stash, that I took it out to give it a go. Since my very first use, I was kicking myself that I hadn’t taken it out sooner to use as it is quite simply perfect. The bronzer and blusher are housed in a white plastic compact with a mirror inside. The compact is quite sturdy, as I have had it knocking about in my bag for the last two weeks and it’s still in perfect condition. The Bronzer and blusher combo comes in 5…

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Thrifty Tuesday: NYX blushers

In case you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks, NYX has launched in Ireland. Let’s all just knell down and offer thanks to the makeup gods above and the people at Market Match pr, for bringing this absolutely amazing brand to our shores. You have no idea how much I absolutely love this brand. I don’t think there is a product in this brand that I don’t love, and some are well up their as holy grail products. I mean their butter glosses are probably my most used makeup product. I always stock up when I go to the States, so the fact they are…