Monday, March 4, 2013

February Favourites

I know that February is a short month but last month went ridiculously fast - has somebody invented time travel without telling me.  Zoom and it was over.

I spent most of the month feeling crappy and looking like a mess and one of the things that was like CPR on my face was Smashbox new Halo blush In Bloom*. It's a beautiful pink in a dinky pot where you shave off fresh product each time you use it.  The blush adds a luminosity to your skin as well as colour and let me tell you I needed that during February.  The range of Halo Blushes will be available on Smashbox counters in March.  During February this was less a luxury and more a necessity.


I have been using Lancome's new breakthrough foundation Teint Visionnaire* which is a three in one product - it really deserves its own post (which is coming soon), the foundation is not just any foundation, it's also anti aging and in the lid there is a corrector.  It has a lovely consistency which lasts all day on my oily skin.


You know I LOVE Stila but they have never really made a great mascara until now their major MAJOR lash mascara is fantastic. I wrote a post about it (here) but the pictures don't really do the mascara justice.  The mascara leaves you with wide eyes, long separated lashes with added volume.  Lash perfection.


I was so excited when I got this Dior Lipstick in the shade Marilyn for Christmas (I didn't post about it because it was part of the Christmas collection and was no longer available). The shade is a perfect red/pink.  You can wear the shade light or intense and even thought I have been washed out in February it's a beautiful shade which is very flattering.


Ah the Kardashians - who would think they would create such great makeup - I love how well thought out the colours in this palette are and to be honest the quality of this bargain shocked me. (Read about the palette* here).  You can pick up Khroma Beauty from Cloud 10 Beauty a wonderful Irish site with a great range of beauty brands.  Did I mention the palette costs €16.95 - amazing value no matter how you feel about the Kardashians.



February might have been bad health wise but at least I have been smelling fantastic with the help of Roger & Gallet Gingembre  which was a gift from my pal Karen (Lovely Girly Bits). It's a amazing scent which manages to be refreshing and gingery all at the same time.  I adore it.


Finally a special award has to go to NYC's new fantastic  Expert Last Lipsticks* (read about them here). Not only are they pigmented, feel fantastic and smell lovely they are an amazing price, €2.49 - at that price you could pick up every colour from the 14 shade range.  Gold star NYC.

I have a disappointment of the month. It's not exactly beauty related but allow me to rant none the less - I can't wear costume jewellery (even though I love it) because I break out in a rash so bad it makes my skin leap off my body so himself got me a Tiffany Onyx Bead bracelet last Christmas (so I have it a year) like the one pictured below but black.  I was sitting watching Hollyoaks, enjoying the last of Brendan Brady (he is great by the way and I don't know if I'll be watching when he is gone) when the flipping thing fell off my arm.  The string it was on broke, what alarmed me more than anything was it was on a piece of string.  I brought it back to Tiffany's in Brown Thomas (where it was purchased) and they said that it costs €30 to restring (literal string here people) and that it should be done every two to three years.  I asked is it supposed to just fall off your arm after a year (when I was sitting minding my own business wondering how much food gets caught in that monster tash).  The girl said that it would be complementary IF I COULD SHOW PROOF OF PURCHASE (even though I said it should be on loyalty card).  I understand when you're purchasing something from a brand such as Tiffany's you're paying the majority of your money towards the brand name but I was under the illusion that you were also paying for quality.  €30.00, money for old rope (or string to be more specific).  I seriously doubt I will ever buy anything from Tiffany again.

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13 comments:

  1. love the post!

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    Talisa from Bemsa xxx

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  2. Some good favourites there. Those Kardashian pallets are everywhere at the moment! Thinking I should get myself one xx

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  3. The packaging on the Smashbox blush is pure genius, I really can't handle using loose blush powder. It never ends well but that looks like it would be perfect for controlling the amount of product you use.

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  4. Love the post!!! Some favorites are great <3

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  5. Oh that shaver blush thing is interesting, I like that idea! Really want that new Lancome foundation and concealer, sounds so amazing from what I've heard and read. Very bad customer service from Tiffanys, €30 to re-thread what a bloody rip off! (I love Holloaks by the way, and Brendan, he cracks me up!) x

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  6. It was such a quick month. I am hoping March doesn't pass by so fast.
    Those NYC lipsticks look fab. I like the holder too.

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    1. Thanks ;) it's from the homestore and more and only cost a couple of Euros

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  7. Thats completely ridic out of tiffanys!! Love the look of the blusher and nyc lipsticks...

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    1. Thanks thanks for the comment ;) the other ball bracelt is from Tiffany and the evil eye is from etsy not expensive at all perhaps 40 dollars I love it cause it's different . I heard about the fab new Stila counter rumour has it the counter is nicer than the one in Harvey nicks I am so excited for you. As far as the palettes go the quality is amazing they are soft and pigmented so it just depends what shades you like more I love in the garden and it's prob my favourite they also have a fab spring range with a periwinkle blue liner which is a must have

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    2. Thanks so much! The prices are great and the counter is gorgeous! Convertible colours are 18 euro. In general everything is only a couple of euro more than the English prices. I'm having my make up done on thurs by some Stila bigwig! Will be blogging about the event afterwards. There's 20 per cent off on the day and a gift with purchase so if you want anything sent to u drop me an email xxx

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    3. Aww that's so nice of you thanks so much ;) I did a bit of damage myself at the weekend bought a lipstick and a convertible colour set . I can't wait to hear how you get on ;) so excited for you . The new lipstick are fab

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  9. My tiffany braclet fell apart after a few months- ridic for the price, I'm with you on the not repurchasing from tiffany. Can I ask where you got ur other two braclets? They're fab! Loving the teint vissionare too, beautiful foundation! One quick question, Stila recently arrived in Sligo, there is a major launch on thursday and I have my eye on a few things but I had to ask you, what Stila eye palette would u buy first? I have my eye on In the Garden! Thank u xxx

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