Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Current Favourites!!

Hey hey,

So I was looking in my makeup bag and I realised that I have been doing a few things differently recently so I decided that I would do a post for you guys to tell you all the things I have been loving! I have also thrown in a couple of randoms for you too!! Enjoy! x

W7 - In the Buff 

This month I have found myself reaching for this palate almost on a daily basis! I love it! As I have mentioned before in and earlier post this is a dupe for the Naked 2 palate by Urban Decay. If you would like to see a comparison post which includes swatches then you can just click HERE I dont own the The Naked 2 myself. I do own the The Naked Original & The Naked 3, However I gifted The Naked 2 to my sister a couple of years ago as I thought it would suit her skin type and colouring and its also the type of colours that she generally gravitates toward and she swears by it! Its her favourite palate and a holy grail item. So when I saw the dupe I robbed her one and compared them for you guys & they are almost identical!! Check the swatches on the post for yourself!! So much so that when my sister went traveling for the summer she took the W7 In the Buff palate rather than her Naked 2 so that it wouldnt get damaged.

Anyway This month I have been loving this palate!! I have been especially loving Camel, Dust, Topaz, Earth & Wave (which would be Half Baked, Chopper, Snake Bite, Suspect & YDK if you have the Naked 2) If you have not tried out either of these palates I recommend you do. Duped or not these shadows are fantasic in their own right. Which is something I found to be the same across the board in all of the palates that W7 have to offer!! They are buttery and rich in texture, extremely pigmented and blendable!    

Essence Lip Liner - Satin Mauve

AUTUMN HAS ARRVIED!! Woop Woop!! I love autumn or fall as my american friends would say! Which means..... All my favourite colours are back in makeup, nail varnish & clothes!! And I have been using the heck out of this baby for the last couple of weeks!! I love it and the texture of these pencils is so nice and creamy but long-lasting & matt at the same time. What more could a girl want!?

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - Oh So Matt

Okay this one is a sad favourite because I have been using it sooo much, pairing it with the Satin Mauve Lip Liner and it gives the most wonderful "Kylie Jenner" look to the lips! In love! but.... I was looking to get a back up and cant find it anywhere and now Im afraid it has been discontinued! If anyone knows for sure if it has or not please leave me a comment below or on Twitter - Username @Beauty_La_Linda   I really hope it hasnt been I will be so sad!! You have all heard about me raving about this line of lipsticks and honestly I think they are such amazing quality and price is so affordable!! This one is on the brownie side of nude and has a matt finish (as the name would suggest) but is completely comfortable on the lips and not drying at all *Please dont be discontinued *Please dont be discontinued... #fingerscrossed

P.S. Love... Brow Kit

This is a recent purchase & I have a full review coming up in the next couple of days so I wont talk about it too much but it is such a great little kit and so inexpensive and it has multi tasking quailties (wink, wink a little hint for what I will be talking about in my review) ... money well spent in my opinion!

Random Favourites

Doggies & Kittens

I have had to move home recently due to the housing crisis that seems to be taking place in Ireland at the moment and it was only a temporary thing for a week or two until I could find something but now after talking with family I have decided to stay here until after christmas maybe. Anyway I will talk about that in a different post. The reason I am bringing it up is because all the time I lived in cork I never had animals around (except for one cat that decided she was going to come in whenever she felt like it and then leave again) but for the most part my life in recent years has been animal free. I have grown up with animals my entire life and nothing makes me happier than chilling with animals. If you remember some posts back in April I was planning on getting my own puppy but due to unforeseen change in circumstances it
no longer seemed like the right time... and now it looks like it wont be for another while but I eventually will get my pom pup! Since I have been home I am now surrounded by animals again!! I LOVE IT. We have 6 (yes 6) Cats at home.. (all house cats apart from one who now only comes home every now and then) They are all babies in their own right with their own little personalites!! (I am fully aware that I sound like a crazy cat lady and I DONT CARE!! haha) We also have 3 dogs.. well two (one is owned to my sister but is currently at home as she is also in house hunting mode at this time) Add in a couple of fish and a few humans and thats our family & I love it! All the animals get on well together (probably better than the humans do haha) I find it very hard to be so stressed & anxious when an animal is looking up at you with wide eyes looking so damn adorable. I love
animals so please tell me about your pets in the comments or on twitter cos id love to hear about them!!

These Pics on the right are (from top to bottom) - Buster , Charlie & Pickles.. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen these. I am always uploading snaps of them! If we are not already friends over there please pop over & you can follow me!! You can just click here Beauty La Linda Instagram     

Reeses choc bar   

New addiction alert!! I have always loved Reeses Peanut butter cup and now I have found it in bar form!! amazing!! That is all!

Thats it Summer is over. Welcome Autumn!! Leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite thing about Autumn is!! Send me links to you blogs or videos and ill check them out!! 

Now its time to take my doggies out!! Talk you soon my darlings! x

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Newest Items in my Skin Care Routine (All Drugstore) || Beauty La Linda - MUA

Hello beauties,

A couple of months ago I decided I wanted to pick up some new skin care products. My skin was feeling dry and dull and generally not looking or feeling good. I went into Boots , I wasnt sure what I wanted and they were having a sale on the Boots Simply Sensitive range. I thought what the heck! Ill give It a go. I liked the idea that it was created for sensitive skin because I had been getting a lot of roscea and hyper pigmentation. Plus I wanted something with a few nourishing ingrediants rather than a lot of different things mixed into one product!! I wanted to go back to basics with my skin and start fresh. 

*I am not being sponsored in any way to talk about these products. I bought them with my own money and these are my opinions for your information and entertainment *   

I picked up The Hydrating Eye Cream , The Hydrating Moisturiser , The Night Moisturiser & The Deep Cleansing Face Mask. I have to say I got results immediately from using these products. I decided to just use these products on my skin and it completely cleared up my redness. I woke up the next morning after using the mask, eye cream and night cream and I couldn't believe it!! 

The Hydrating Eye Cream

The Hydrating Moisturiser

The Night Moisturiser

The Deep Cleansing Face Mask

All of the Products contain soothing Aloe Vera! They are ever so slightly scented by what I'm assuming is aloe vera but its so subtle you wouldn't even notice it. I had to basically stick my nose in it to get any scent off of it! They feel really hydrating and moisturising on the skin & my skin just drinks it up!! 

I think every now and then you skin just needs to go back to basics. we feed it with so many nutrients and ingredients (Im not saying this is a bad thing in the slightest!) but I think it can be a lot for our skin to process sometimes! 

I was shocked at how well the products performed given their inexpensive price!! 

I now continue to use them but I use them in conjunction with other products that I have & I have been very happy with the results!! I also have morning and evening skincare  routines coming up soon for you guys, so keep posted!! 

Have you tried this range? what are your thoughts on them?

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Review || Loreal Paris Infallible 24-Hour Matt Foundation

Hello my Beauties,

Also Hello September! That came around fast didnt it?? I mean in four months the holidays will be upon us once more... crazy!! but I am getting ahead of myself today I am here to give my review of this little product. Enjoy and let me know you thoughts in the comments!!   

A couple of weeks ago I posted my Review for Infallible Mattifying Base ( If you have not already seen it then you can just click on the link here - Review || Loreal Paris Infallible Mattifying Base ) & This week I thought I would talk to you about my thoughts on the accompanying foundation in the range.

I have mixed feelings about this product. I was hesitant to write this review as I don't feel like I have a clear opinion on the product but I have been using it for a few weeks now and I still feel the same so I figured I would just let you know what I thought.

I honestly believe my mixed feelings from this product stems from the fact that I am not the targeted skin type for this foundation. I have normal to dry skin, therefore the heavy duty mattifying properties do not agree with my skin type. The reason I picked it up in the first place is because I love a matt finish foundation and my skin was more normal than dry in the summer months.

My thoughts
I find this foundation even with the use of a primer can really dry out my skin if it is not properly moisturised before hand & even then after a few hours my skin can feel really dry. To be honest this actually means it is a great product for oily girls out there because it means it actually does what it claims to do.

Why do I keep using it you ask??
Well that's the funny thing I love the effect it gives. The finish of it is really nice and I keep getting compliments on it, which was why I was not giving up on it & it does last for hours with out any need of touch up.. well for me anyway & I have found as long as I properly prep my skin then I dont end up with dried up flaky skin it just takes more effort then it usually does to do my skin care routine.


Type of foundation: Liquid
Texture: Quite light and extremely blendable, Does set quite quickly though.
Aimed for : Oily Skin
Finish: Matt
Coverage: Medium - Full (Buildable)
Oxidation: Yes
Lasting Power: Excellent
Price Range: Drugstore/Highstreet (about 15 Euro)
Would I recommend it? YES              

Overall Thoughts

You get a lot of bang for your buck with this foundation, as with the primer, a little goes a long way. You have to be quick enough with your blending as is tends to set quite quickly, however it is really easy to blend so have not had a problem with this. It will oxidize but it was nothing too crazy on my skin. It will start off as a meduim coverage and build up to a full coverage foundation. 

Would I recommend it??

It is aimed for oily combo skin so for my dry skinned girls out their, like myself, Even though I personally like the foundation and will continue to use it until the tube runs out, I would not recommend this unless you are willing to put a bit more care in the skin care routine before hand, or else you could up a flaky mess. I have no doubt it would be perfect for oilier girls & I find the finish on it fantastic! If you have an oiler skin type then I definately recommend to give this a try!! Dont forget to comment back and let me know how you get on with it!! 

Have you tried it??
What did you think? 
Would you recommend it??

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