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Blogger mail: The good, the bad and the ugly

As a blogger, I am fortunate enough to try out a lot of new products every month. Somethings I love, some a bit meh and others are just not great at all. With so much product coming through the door, I don’t always find the time to write individual blog posts reviewing everything I get. In fact at the moment I am finding it hard to get more than one post a week up! So to try and tell you about as much new makeup bits as possible, I have decided to write a new monthly series. Each month, I am going to write a post telling you about a number…

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Nude Lipstick for every budget

I love a good nude lipstick. Something easy to wear, yet a lipstick that gives a wow finish. I have picked out my 10 most used nude lipsticks from the past few months for today’s post. One thing I will add is that for the most part I wear a lip liner with these lipstick. If you want a versatile lipliner, I can’t recommend Mac Whirl lipstick enough. It goes with almost every one of these lipsticks. Mac Faux There isn’t much lipstick left in my tube of Faux . I have worn this colour to death!!! Faux is a warm pink satin finish lipstick. This colour is so incredibly…

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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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Victoria Beckham makeup x Estee Lauder at The Loop

If you follow my snapchat, @thebeauttruth, you will have seen my pure and utter joy when these beauties dropped through my letter box from The Loop Duty free. I had been eagerly awaiting the release of this collection. With Beckham’s clothing line being not only out of my price range but out of my waist range too, Beckham makeup, was right up my street. The 15 piece limited edition collection, is quite literally the stuff of a beauty lovers dream. The collection is said to be based on Victoria’s 4 favourite cities, London, New York, Paris and LA. Each city represents a different look with London of course being having an edgy…

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Ok, I know what you’re all thinking. Here she goes again, with another liquid lipstick. Over the past 18 months or so, there just seems to be one liquid lipstick release after another and for the most part, people are getting tired of the never ending launches. However, I had to tell you about the Too Faced Melted Mattes because they are honestly just beautiful to wear. There are 16 shades in the range with every thing from your everyday nude, right up to violets and navy!! Over the past few months I have been wearing 3 shades from the range quite a lot. Cool Girl, Queen B and Miso…

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The Balm, Meet Matte Hughes review

For the past 18 months, there has been a constant stream of liquid lipstick releases. While we have seen some new regular lipsticks released, such as the Vice lipsticks, for the most part, brands have focused on capturing the popular liquid lipstick market. Yet not all releases are worth buying. Sometimes they are too drying, crack on the lips, wear badly, bleed, the list is endless and yet sometimes liquid lipsticks tick all the right boxes. The Meet Matt(E) Huges collection is one of those liquid lipstick ranges that just ticks all the right boxes. Released last year, with new colours added in recent months, the most popular shades of these…

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Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams

When it comes to liquid lipsticks it seems there isn’t a brand out there that hasn’t tried it’s hand at creating the perfect product. From high end to budget brands, they all have their own range of liquid lipsticks, with varying levels of success. However, when it comes to liquid lipsticks, in my eyes the budget brands are winning hands down when it comes to quality, colour range, and everything else in between. The Sleek Matte Me lip creams are top of my list when it comes to liquid lipsticks. If you’re in the market for a lip product that glides onto the lips, dries matte and lasts for hours,…

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Colourpop cosmetics haul

It seems there are quite a few Colourpop fans out there because when I posted pictures of the products I had purchased on social media, I was inundated with messages asking more about how I got them, what colours I got, how they wear and if they are worth the hype. Well today ladies I am here to answer all your questions. First off I need to point out that I did not get these products delivered to Ireland. Instead I had a family member over in the States who accepted a delivery for me. However, in saying that, there are ways and means around getting them here. Most notably…

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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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Max Factor Lipfinity Long lasting Lipsticks

I am such a lipstick lover.  For so long, I thought it fine to rock a no product lip, but now it would be a very rare day you would catch me without a splash of lipstick on my lips. However, even though I love wearing lipstick, I don’t have time during the day to constantly be topping it up, so long lasting lipstick is a must for me. When testing out lipstick I don’t worry about longevity while eating too much, as I find most lipsticks wear off while munching . Instead I rather how it wears during all my talking throughout the day. Does it transfer onto cups,…

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Nude Lipsticks that last

I love a good nude!! I mean who doesn’t. What I love even more is a nude that lasts and lately I have found myself reaching for a nude liquid lipstick to make sure my nude pout stays put throughout the day. Liquid lipsticks seem to be THE product for 2015. Brands are falling over themselves to get their own range of liquid lipsticks to the market. With everyone jumping on the band wagon it is hard to sift through what works and what will leave your lips drier than than Ghandi’s flip flop. Meet Matt(e) Hughes – Committed There has been an awful lot of hype surrounding the Meet…

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Bridal Beauty Preparation

Over the past several weeks, quite a number of you have sent me messages asking could I detail what beauty preparation I did in the run up to the wedding. So many people find that the world of beauty throws so much at them in the run up to their big day, that they don’t know what treatments would actually benefit them the most. There is so many treatments out there, and to be fair while there are many wonderful treatments, there are many that are just looking to capitalise on the bridal market. Every woman wants to look her best at all times, but when it comes to your…

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5 Easy to wear pink lipsticks for summer

I am so over being cold. I don’t think I have been more ready to feel some sun on my skin. To help us get in the mood for the sunshine, I have picked out 5 of my favourite summertime pink lipsticks, that not only look good, but are easy to wear. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick – Obsessed I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks and as you can see from the picture above, Obsessed has had a lot of love in my life. The Revolution lipsticks have serious payoff in terms of colour .They are extremely hydrating on the lips and they feel really creamy and…

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Urban Decay Revolution High-Colour Lip gloss

Ready for a lick of vibrant colour for your lips this summer? Well the Urban Decay Revolution High-colour lip gloss are everything you could want and more from a summer lip gloss. For the past few years, it seems that Urban Decay have spent a lot of time on the Naked path and while I am all for a little of their Naked goodness, it is great to see them introduce something new with these bright and bold, highly pigmented lip glosses for summer 2015. The new Revolution High Colour Lip gloss range has 14 shade available and range from Light pinks and nudes, all the way up to a…

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5 Mac neutral lipsticks you need in your life

It is only a recent occurrence that I have gotten into the whole neutral lipstick thing, but it is easy to say that since I began last September with my Velvet Teddy purchase, the dalliance into something new has become a bit of an obsession! In my defence, I am on the hunt for the perfect neutral lipstick for my wedding day, so it would be rude not to try different shades out. Never one to not share my new loves, I thought I would share with you, 5 of my favourite neutrals from Mac. When it comes to lipstick, Mac will always have a spot in my heart. When…

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My top NYX picks and a chance to win €100 worth of NYX products

Last week I posted a picture of a mini NYX haul on Facebook and so many of you asked me to give a recommendation of my top products. It is overwhelming standing in front of a packed stand and not knowing what to buy. So here are my top picks from NYX, so you know exactly what to pick up on your next trip to a NYX stand Butter Gloss I have actually lost count at of how many of these I have.There are 12 different colours in this collection, with a colour to suit everyone and at this stage it could easily be 8 or 9 that I own.…

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Going nude and loving it

So here’s the thing. Never, ever, ever, go shopping with a beauty blogger. I mean ever!! Your bank balance won’t be the better for it. Last Saturday I went shopping with Kat from Sophistikat.ie and to say she was an enabler would be an understatement. However, I regret nothing!! Of course I need 5 nude lipsticks and a lip pencil. If they had of had the colours I wanted in stock,  there would have been even more in this haul. I have only recently gotten into the nude lipstick thing and before this haul I only owned 2 nude lipsticks. I mean that’s shameful for a beauty blogger. So when it boils…

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The 12 Reds of Christmas

At this time of year, I love nothing more than a strong red lipstick . To me it screams Christmas party season and it looks so elegant, especially when paired with a simple eye. However, finding the perfect red can be hard work and there is a lot of trial and error. For today’s post I have taken the hassle out of the search for you. Last year, mags from Emerald Eyeliner, did a series of posts on the 12 red of Christmas, which I absolutely loved, so I decided this year I would take some inspiration from her and do my own.  I have shopped my stash and taken…

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Kylie Jenner nude lips

A few months ago, Kylie Jenner posted a picture on Instagram of her makeup, including a nude lipstick. The makeup world went made for it.For months we have been subjected to posts about how to achieve the perfect Kylie Jenner lip, and for months I have ignored these posts as I really didn’t like nude lipstick.  That is until recently, when for the first time I wore a nude lipstick and fell in love. I recently decided to treat myself to a makeup over from the makeup artist Buff & Blend in Dublin. If you haven’t heard of her before, you need to follow her Facebook page, as she is…

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Too Faced Melted Liquified long wear lipstick – melted violet

I tip my hat to the PR gurus behind the Too Faced Melted lipsticks, as at the start of the summer my timeline was flooded with reviews of these lipsticks. These were hailed as the new must have lip product. Every single person was raving about them and I had a feeling that my life wouldn’t be complete without at least one of them my life. These lipsticks are said to give you the best of a lipstick and lip gloss in one product. Seriously this had my name written all over it. Not only that, but the colours in this range are to die for. They are vibrant and…

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The Queen of all lipsticks. Mac Ruby Woo

I convinced myself for a long time that I didn’t need this lipstick. I already had two beautiful red lipsticks that I loved and sure what does a girl need with another read lipstick? Yet the more I saw this lipstick on people, the more I knew it had to be mine. While in Florida last July, I finally took the plunge and my god I am so happy I did. This is honestly one of the most beautiful lipsticks I have ever tried. Actually scratch that, this is literally the Queen of all lipsticks. If you catch yourself looking at celebrities fab red lips on the red carpet, you…

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Spotlight on Inglot Lipsticks

Those of you that have been reading the blog for a while, will know that I am a massive Inglot fan. One of my favourite products is their lipsticks. I just can’t get enough of them and today I am focusing on my favourite Inglot lipsticks in my collection. I just can’t get enough of Inglot lipsticks. The quality of these lipsticks are up there with the best of them.  They are extremely pigmented, moist on the lips and long-lasting like no other high end lipstick I have tried that isn’t a matte. They have a massive range of colours and the best part is, they don’t break the bank…

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Summer lipsticks

The first step with addictions is admitting you have a problem and my god I have a problem with it comes to pink lipsticks. The problem is I just can’t get enough of them. I want them all. My boyfriend often says ” you bought another pink lipstick? Sure you have a pink lipstick already” Eh NO. Does he not realise how many shades of pink there are? How in the grand scheme of things I only have a teeny tiny percentage of the pinks that are out there. Does he not know how many lonely pinks I have left behind, or I have not found yet? For today’s post,…

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

If you are a lover of matte lipsticks, then listen up.You NEED these in your life. You need to get yourself down to your closest Bourjois stand and get your hands on as many of these as possible. They are just that good. I am a big fan of matte lipsticks, but often find that they can be too drying on my lips, and my lips end up looking flaky half way through the day/night.That is not the case with these.  The Bourjois Rouge Edition velvet lipstick is said to have a soft velvet finish that is non drying on the lips. Bourjois claim that this has 24 hour lasting…