Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Ride or Die Makeup Products ~ February 2017 ~

Hey Friends,

Today I thought I would share with you my #RideorDie products with you! The way I based these decisions on was if I was travelling or something & I could only choose my ultimate products to bring or If I was robbed of all my makeup & could only replace one of each product which ones would I bring or replace?? 

The products I'm sharing with you are tried & tested, favourites!! Here we go!! I'm going in order of application in my makeup routine - 


For this I was going to say Maybelline Baby Skin Primer because as any long time follower (thank you) will know I used to be obsessed with this product! If you would like to see a full review you can check it out my clicking the link here - Full Review || Maybelline Baby Skin Primer!
However since then I have been trying all different primers, mainly drugstore (I will have a full post on all of them coming up soon so keep posted) & now I have been using a primer for the past couple of months that I think at the moment would honestly be my ride or die product & that is the PS... PRO Miracle Primer I have a full review here - Full Review || PS... PRO Miracle Primer! 



Everyone will probably know exactly what I am going to say here. I have banged on about this foundation for about million years now! It is of course the Loreal True Match Foundation. This is my absolute ride or die foundation I have tried so many but up to date nothing truely compares to it!


I think all long time followers will know what I'm about to say here too. Again of course its the Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder. I have been using this for a couple of years now & I absolutely love it. However I know as a Beauty Blogger I really need to branch out & try new bronzers but as I always say "If it ain't broke..." 


This was another easy decision to make, There are two I always go back to. They are the Essence - Stay all day 16Hr Concealer & the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, but I have to choose between them too, the one I would choose is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I just love this product, the coverage, the lasting power - everything. If you haven't already then give it a go!!



I don't really have a ride or die highlighter at the moment to be honest. The only thing I absolutely love is the Loreal Lumi Magique highlighting Pen. Any time I have an important event I always make sure I have one of these babies on hand. I just love the effect it gives to my skin. However I am still in the look out for a holy grail highlighter


My holy grail / Ride or Die eyeliners are all from Essence. My ride or die Liquid liner is the Essence Waterproof Liquid Liner & for the kohl liner I love the - Essence Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil. I always go back to these liners!!


For brows in the past year I have been enjoying using a combo of powder and brow mascara. So the products I would go out & replace immediately are the PS... Brow Kit & Essence Make Me Brow. Unfortunately I think they are discontinuing the Essence make me brow so it looks like I'm going to have to find a new ride or die product soon #sadface

Eyeshadow Palate

I have a lot of palates & a lot of eye products & out of all of these there are only 2 that come straight to mind. My ride or die palate is probably the Urban Decay - Naked Original. I always go back to this palate & would replace it in a heartbeat. The only other palate that also came to mind was the Revolution - Iconic Pro 1 palate. I bought this palate just before christmas & I'm in love. I would hate it if I didn't have this palate in my collection. I also have a post on how the Urban Decay - Naked Original palate has a dupe in the W7 Lightly Toasted. If you are interested, you can check it out here - Getting Duped || Naked Original!! 


If I had my way (maybe in the future) I would always have lash extensions but for now I just use falsies & my favourite by far are the PS... Eyelashes. I have a whole review post on them if you want to check it out here - Review || PS Love... Eyelashes!


Again Essence wins this category!! I love there Lipliners. They are awesome!! My favourites Nude & Satin Mauve. I also love there Long Lasting Lipstick Range. I have been using them for years & I love them! I also love the Velvet & Glossy Sticks. I really have to say Essence kills it when it comes to lippies and eyeliners!! Maybeline is also a brand I turn to for lipsticks! They have great game when it comes to lipstick skills!

*You may have noticed there is no lipstick in here, that is because as of yet I have no ride or die mascara. I still haven't found my mascara soulmate #waaahhh

These are all the products I would repurchase if I woke up one morning and they were all gone. I generally have backups of all these products. I currently have backups of most of them. Let me know in the comments what your #rideordie products. I'd love to hear them!!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Haul Time!! (Includes New Products from Essence)

Hello Beauties,

Happy Friday!! On fridays I usually have a First Impressions or Review for you guys but today I thought I would share something a little different. I have a haul!! Hope you enjoy!!

I really didn't think I would be doing a haul anytime soon as this year is my year of trying to save money & also I have gotten into minimalism alot lately #Slayingit2017. However I need to pick up a new mascara & a new concealler, so I decided to pop over to the Essence stand to see if they had any offers going. What I found instead however, is a whole array of new products that had just launched. So I picked up a few items. I spent E16.40 in total on Essence products so I don't feel that bad about my haul & I also picked up so pretty cool new products to try out. 

This is not a review as I haven't tried any of these yet. It is just a haul to share what I picked up. Enjoy!! 

Essence Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara E3.80

There were a few new mascaras available on the stand but this is the one that caught my eye. I love anything that says "Lash Extension", My dream is to have full, long, fluttering lashes!! So hopefully this will do the job!! I really like the packaging too!!

Essence Camouflage Full Coverage Concealler E3.10

I decided to try out their new concealer. Full coverage makes me think it might be too heavy for under the eyes but it does claim it is for covering dark circles so we will give it a whirl! I got it in the lightest shade available 05 Ivory.

Essence My Must Haves (Single Eyeshadows) E1.90 each

These are the products I am really excited about & made me break my budget as I really didn't need them but I just couldn't resist!! They are after launching DIY 4 pan palates with about 30 shadows to choose from! At E1.90 a pop I really couldn't walk away. I decided to go for a neutrally palate as I thought it would be a great way to try them out. I swatched them in the store & they seemed to have good pigmentation so lets hope that is still the case when I try to blend them on the lid!!! I will definitely be going back to pick up more if they perform well!! 

Essence My Must Haves Eyeshadow Palate E1.90

Well it would be pretty pointless to get the shadows & not the palate to go with it wouldn't? So I popped this in my basket too!! The first thing that came to mind with these was travelling. If these shadows are good these DIY palates would be perfect & compact!! I have arranged them in the shades (left - right) 09 chilli vanilli, 07 mauvie time, 03 miss foxy roxy, 18 black as berry 

Lacura Body Care 4 Blades Sensitive Razor E3.99 & Refills E3.99

Ok this is obviously not Essence, I picked this up in aldi. As a brand I really like Lacura. I love their serums & have a full review of the Aqua Complete one here - Full Review || Lacura Aqua Complete Multi Intensive Serum So when I saw this product I was very happy. I love razors with the disposable heads, however they are so expensive. I usually use Gillette which I love but not only is the razor pretty pricy but the refills are too, to be honest right now its not in my budget so I have been using disposable ones. However when I spotted these I thought if they work I'm sorted!! Neither the razor (which includes 2 heads) or the refills (Pack of 4) are too expensive so fingers crossed they do the job well!! 

Of course I will be keeping you guys updated & doing reviews on all the products mentioned above in the upcoming weeks!! Please leave me a comment down below & tell me all about any new products you have picked up recently or if you have tried & have any thoughts on any of the products I have mentioned in this post! I'd love to hear them!! 

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Currently Loving Beauty ~ February 2017

Hey Friends,

Happy Valentines Day!!

So I thought that today, as it is "the day of love" that I would share with you all the things I am currently loving... Beauty wise. So here we go  - 

Also let me know in the comments what you have been loving at the moment or if you agree with any of my choices!!

PS... Kiss Proof, Matt Lipsticks

These have been a new obsession for me. I spotted them in pennys new display & I was like "hell ya" I picked up these 2 to try them out but I will definately be picked up more during the week & will have a full review coming for you guys!! The shades I picked up were Shadow & Slay. I have definately been getting alot more use out of Shadow but I love them both!! 

Bioderma Moisturising Stick

So have been having a real problem with my lips and hands lately. Dry, sore, cracked. I think its just a combo of being run down, the weather & not taking care of myself. I was wandering through a random pharmacy, with no intention of buying anything when I came across this. I'm sure its not new but I had never seen it before. I have been loving it. It just seems to soothe & repair my lips. Considering I am addicted to matt lipstick I need to get the pout back in good condition & this seems to be doing the job!!

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Hand Cream

Like I said my hands have been a problem as well dry cracked and sore. I orignally put sudocream on it & it really helped. It fixed the soreness & cracking but I needed something to follow up & I have been loving this hand cream. Its been keeping them baby soft. I love it!! 

PS... Stilletto Nails

I have been really drawn to this Stilletto Nail trend but I'm still not sure I want to completely commit to getting them permanent with gel or acrillic so I have decided to use the PS... falsies until I'm ready to comit. I love them! They last on my for about a week I can paint & design them. They do come in different colours but I like to get the nude ones and decide myself what colour I would like to wear that week. I think the glue that is included with them is fantastic!! If your looking for some temporary false nails I can't recommend these enough!! 

PS... Miracle Primer

I have already done a full review on these & I honestly can't recommend this product enough. If you would like to read the full review you can just click on it here - Full Review || PS... PRO Miracle Primer

These are all the products that have stood out to me recently & been making me happy!! Don't forget to leave me a comment down below & let me know the products that have been making you happy!! Also let me know your thoughts on any of the products I have mentioned!!

Hope you are having a wonderful Valentines Day!! 

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