Friday, November 29, 2013

Cloud 10 - Black Friday Offer

Bam - Cloud10 Beauty have hit us with another Black Friday deal.

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Stila Black Friday Special Offer

Calm down Mags, be calm


Stila are giving us a pre-Christmas of 20% off purchases until Saturday 30th November (at 11.59pm - where the offer turns into a pumpkin)

So what are you waiting for ?  I am so excited - it's the perfect opportunity to try the Magnificent Metal Foil shadows. 

Just head over to enter the code"blackfriday" on checkout.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Body Shop Does it Again

That's right ladies and gingerbread men, The Body Shop have done it again, offering us a Black Friday deal - yeah that's right we might not celebrate Thanksgiving in Ireland but it would be just wrong not to get a bargain.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bourjois Color Edition 24 H Cream Eyeshadow

Swatches: on the left is Pétale de Glace and Or Désir is on the right. 

I'm a major fan of cream eyeshadows. I love the simplicity and quickness of just using your fingers to apply a wash of colour on the lids, and it usually means you can get away without a primer as well. Always a bonus when I have about three minutes to do make up in the mornings (my snooze button gets a lot of use). 

I've been a long time user of Benefit's Creaseless Cream shadows and Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Cream Shadows but it's great to have more choice and more affordable options now that the 'drugstore' brands are getting in on the cream eyeshadow action. Bourjois is the latest to join the club with their Color Edition 24H  cream eyeshadows.*

Available in six shades, we have two of them to show you today, Pétale de Glace, a kind of dusky, silvery pink and the golden Or Désir. The smooth texture of these reminds me a lot of Chanel's Illusion D'Ombre shadows, although these are a little firmer. The formula is cream to powder and true to their word, they set to a powder finish pretty soon after they make contact with the skin. These particular shades aren't hugely pigmented when applied to the lids, but the colour is buildable and they deliver a lovely shimmery iridescent effect which I really like. Bourjois promise 24 hours of wear - I don't know about that, but I did get a good 8 hours of creaseless wear, without using a primer. Not bad in my book! These are €8.99 each, and available now. 

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Ulta Shopping

I know, I will hang my head in shame - last week's videos were not all the makeup I bought when I was away, I also went to Ulta.  Here is a video on what I picked up.  If you would like to see more on any of the products mentioned just leave a comment.  

Apologies if my face is literally in your face (I am still learning).  I hope you enjoy.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Sephora Shopping Spree

How could I venture to America and not visit Sephora ? You're right I could not do such a thing.  My plan was to only pick up products that we can not get our hands on over here, so the likes of Josie Maran, Tarte, Marc Jacobs. 

I filmed a video (actually it's two videos - what can I say, I'm a talker) so click below.

I will be trying these in great detail over the next couple of weeks and let you know how I get on.  If there is anything you would specifically like to see let me know.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I went shopping and here is what I got. Tra la la la (I guess you could call it a Drugstore Haul)

I went, I shopped, I coughed a lot.  That's right I am back from my holidays and over my lurgy (it was at Walking Dead levels of lurgy - I actually thought I had developed some abs through coughing).  I thought you would like to see what I picked up in the drugstore (I have to say it was mostly actual drugs) and Target and Walmart and Bath and Body Works.

I decided to film a video, the quality is a bit better which is great for the products but also makes me think I need a cloaking device of some sort - who really needs high definition anyway? certainly not my pores.

Enjoy the video and if you want to know more about the products let me know and I can take pictures and swatches.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blake Lively - Spokesperson for L'Oreal

So you have probably been hiding under a rock (a very cold rock - isn't it chilly out there) if you haven't heard the new that Blake Lively is the new spokesperson for L'Oreal.  Sorry if I am late to the game with this post I have been suffering from the lurgy and feeling very sorry for myself but this news cheers me right up.

I will be the first to admit I was a fan of Gossip Girl and my favorite character was 100% Blair, as a character she was much better fun that Serena.  In many ways for me Serena (and somewhat Blake Lively) is my female equivalent of David Beckham - Almost perfect human form, amazing figure, stunning face, great style but you don't have to talk (in fact Serena used to ruin it for me when she opened her mouth).  

I love Blake's style she can go from Hollywood Glamour to Boho in a blink of an eye and more importantly none of the styles look fake on her, she looks like herself.  I love her style and I kinda want to be her in the film Savages (except for the messy love life and getting kidnapped and possibly a few other things that happen in the film).  Of course I love her makeup she is a fan of the bright lip (like myself), Hollywood glamour (usually I go for that look on a Wednesday) but also does lovely natural looks which I am very excited about trying to recreate. 

I not only have a bit of a style crush on Blake I also am in awe of her figure and if I am being honest I have saved pictures of her on my phone in a bid at deterring me from eating rubbish.  I love that she looks healthy and toned but the shape of a woman.  Should we talk about the hair?  I almost cant talk about the hair, she looks like she just arrives and her hair is perfect and easy and soft ( I am a fan of hair that you can run your fingers through).  She has to be number one choice for promoting hair products.
In a way myself and Blake are very alike which is another reason I am excited by this news - practically twins really... here is my evidence

Blake Lively's husband is Ryan Reynolds  - Ryan Reynold's is one of my (many) fantasy celebrity husbands

Blake Lively has amazing blonde hair - I also have is blonde
Blake Lively is in fantastic shape, she has a perfect figure healthy and toned - I have a shape (round)
Blake Lively has amazing long toned legs that thousands want - I have short footballer legs, that footballers want (maybe)
Blake Lively has great style envied by many - I have my own unique style envied by the Minions from Despicable me
Blake Lively likes to bake - I buy the chilled cookie dough and sometimes it makes it into the oven
Blake Lively looks great in hats - I have a hat (I don't wear it)
Blake Lively had a nose job - I need a nose job (but happen to think that imperfections make us interesting).

See total twins

You might think less of me for admitting this but if I see a celebrity look (makeup more than clothes) and I like it I will try and recreate it.  If I see something I love I will try and hunt down the product. I don't think I am alone in this and I cant wait to see the products and the advertisement's that L'Oreal are going to use with Blake - I will be sucked in (I am the Marketing dream) and want to own what Blake is rocking, cause lets face it she will be rocking whatever look she is wearing.

OK I think your getting I have a girl crush.  Does anybody else buy products cause they see a celebrity using them? Is anybody else excited about Blake? 
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