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Hit, Miss or Maybe : Concealers

As someone who has quite dark circles, I am incredibly hard and picky on the concealers I use. My concealer needs to not only cover my dark circles, but they must be comfortable, long wearing and above all they must not settle in my fine lines! Often with a concealer you can get a feel for how good it is on first use. However, some concealers need a little TLC on application, as not all concealer apply and work the same way. For todays post I am going to put some much loved concealers to the test. Some concealers that I love, will be ones others hate. While I know…

EYESHADOW

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

3 of my favourite words when it comes to eyeshadow has to be matte and warm naturals. Throw those words together in the one palette and it will come as no surprise that since receiving the Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette to try out a number of weeks ago, it literally has not left my eyes!!! This really is an eyeshadow palette matte lovers are going to want to read about and have in their collection. The Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette contains 9 all matte, predominately warm netural eyeshadows ( there is a few cooler tones thrown in too). With colours ranging from a light cream colour, right up to a…

lipstick

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…

highlighters holy grail

My top 3 powder highlighters

Lets face it, when it comes to highlighters the more glow I can get the better. Lately I am an absolute fiend for highlighters and I am constantly on the hunt for a new, better product. I have to partly blame Jaclyn Hill for my highlighter obsession, as that girl always has the most unbelievable glow. In fact on July 2nd she is releasing her own highlighter with Becca Cosmetics, in the shade Champagne Pop. I mean just look at it.!!! I have already set a reminder in my phone to buy it the day it comes out, as this baby will sell out fast! To help you track down…

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Become a bronzed goddess for summer

I actually blame JLo for my unrealistic expectations of what you can do with bronzer and a bronzing brush.  Seriously how does that woman look so well for 45!!! In my search for that JLo glow, I have gone through quite a number of bronzers in the hope of looking like a bronzed goddess. To help you guys narrow down your search,  I have picked out 4 of my favourite bronzers to share with you. Nars Laguna When you ask people about Holy Grail products, the Nars Laguna bronzer pops up again and again. People can’t get enough of this product and as you can see from the picture, I am…

lipstick

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…

Gift Guide

Stocking Filler gift guide

Every year when I ask my sister what does she want for Christmas, she always says “Little Bits. These are probably two of the worst words I can hear, because it means endless hours of trawling through the shops and websites looking for “little bits” to surprise her with on Christmas morning. This year I’ve decided to put together some of my top picks to help others in my position. Stuck for stocking fillers and “little bits”? Then look no further than The Beautiful Truth’s Stocking filler gift guide. NYX Smokey look kit Over the last few weeks I have been thoroughly enjoying the bronze smokey look kit from NYX.…

highlighters

We need to talk about Mary Lou (manizer)

For a long time I wouldn’t give into the hype surrounding The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer. Far too many people were raving about it, that I thought it might be too good to be true and I felt I had enough highlighters that I didn’t need to check if the hype was true or not. That was until a few weeks, when I was at  a bloggers event, Dee from Viva Adnois took out her Mary Lou Manizer and I swatched it. Holy Mary mother of God!! I now get what all the hype was about and more! The Mary Lou Manizer is a smooth, buttery and extremely pigmented highlighter.…