Monday, 27 July 2015

Alphabet Bags: The New Makeup Bag

Alphabet Bags: The New Makeup Bag
Hey everyone, hope you all had a great weekend, in today's post I wanted to talk a little about my new makeup bag. This makeup bag is from Alphabet bags and I simply adore it. It is a natural canvas bag with the words 'You Look Lovely Today' printed on the front which is always nice to look at when you are slapping your face on in the morning. 

The bag itself comes in a few styles you can get it in a pouch which is this size or a wash bag, you can even get this print on a tote bag. The pouch is cheaper than the wash bag and to be honest its a pretty decent size bag that fits a lot of makeup, but it isn't too big which is great if you travel. 

I just thought I would throw up a quick post about it in case you are on a look out for a new make-up bag. As I am writing this I know how much I am rambling on, I can only say so much about a makeup bag other than then the print is cute, its sturdy and holds a decent amount of makeup and if you like quirky then you will like the website. The company ship to Ireland for a very reasonable price of under €5 which is kind of rare these days. They also ship to other countries I will link the website so you can see if they ship to where you live. 

I also have a little discount that is valid till 31st July which is on Friday so to avail of the 10% discount just enter HANDSOME at the checkout.

Have you ordered from Alphabet Bags before? Do any of the products take your fancy. 

P.S this bag is from the seconds sale which offers the same bag at a discount and a pretty decent discount, the only problem is they say the bag is flawed in some way but I cannot see anything wrong with mine so I am one happy customer.  

Saturday, 25 July 2015

My Vanity Area- The Muji Drawers

My Vanity Area- The Muji Drawers

So for today's post I thought I would show you the result of finishing work early on a Monday and having nothing else to do than to make a vanity area. I did have a vanity area before but you know me the obsessive compulsive cleaning disorder of constantly rearranging my room, well that resulted in getting rid of my vanity area however after seeing a few people's videos on their perfectly arranged makeup storage I got a little inspire, so I thought I would show you my little area.

My Vanity Area- The Muji Drawers
I have a two drawer muji set. I picked them up in Dublin over a year ago. Muji is a little more expensive in the euro price than what you see on the UK website so if you plan on ordering a big order you may be better off ordering online. It could work out cheaper. So on top of the drawers I have a few daily essentials. Firstly there is my beauty blender. I love this, and I mean love. Best thing I ever bought. I then have my everyday face SPF, this one is from Murad and for me its the best fit for my oily acne prone skin. Then I have a few setting sprays, two are from Urban Decay one is the All Nighter and the other is the B6 spray (full review here) and the other 'setting' spray is Mac Fix Plus, this is more of a fixer spray as the name suggests, its great if you over apply and want to inject some dewiness back into the skin and then behind that I have my Mac Brush Cleaner in which I attached a spray lid as the other lid wastes way too much product. Lastly on top of the drawers is my eyelash curlers, these are the Kevin Aucoin ones and I adore them.
My Vanity Area- The Muji Drawers
Then we have my makeup brushes on the side of the drawers. I do have a whole post showing you my most used makeup brushes. I placed them in a cleaned out candle jar. Simple design and I'm sure everyone in the beauty loving world does this. Except mine isn't a Diptyque candle cause I ain't that crazy to spend that much money on a candle....no offence.
My Vanity Area- The Muji Drawers

Moving onto what is in the drawers, they mostly contain my everyday makeup and then some extra fave items that I like to use now and then. So the first drawer is mainly base and so I will list what's inside. 
  • Maxfactor Face Finity All Day Primer
  • Revlon Colourstay Foundation 
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion 
  • Nars Laguna Bronzer
  • Mac MSF Natural 
  • Cliniqu Blush Pop in Peach Pop
  • La Roche Posay Cicaplast Levres
  • Sleek Brow Artist
  • Nars Creamy Concealer
  • Bourjois 123 CC eye cream
My Vanity Area- The Muji Drawers

Then we have the second drawer this contains all my lipsticks and eye products. So in this drawer we have:

  • Urban Decay Anti Aging Eyeshadow Primer
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
  • Maxfactor False lash Effect Mascara
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
  • Urban Decay Sheer Lisptick in Streak
  • Urban Decay Sheer Lipstick In Liar
  • Mac Patessireie Lipstick
  • Mac Plumful Lipstick
  • Mac Mehr Lipstick
  • Mac Syrup Lipstick
  • Clinique Lip Pop In Punch Pop
  • Chanel Rouge Allure in Surprenante Lipstick 
  • Chanel Coco Shine in Boy Lipstick
  • Mac Quad with the shades Shale, Cork, Sable & Satin Taupe ( I switch these around all the time)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise In Marie Antoinette (review) 
So that is pretty much my little vanity area. Its not the biggest of areas but I have had a vanity table before and because the lighting is really strange in my room it never worked out for me so this little set up seems to fit better and me being a nerd that I am, I am sure it will all change again in a few weeks.

Be sure to tell me how you like to store you everyday makeup and if you tried any of the products mentioned.

*To see a full makeup collection check out this post and this video. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Clinique Cheek Pop- Peach Pop

Clinique Cheek  Pop- Peach Pop

You all know I am a sucker for blush. I swear whenever I see a pretty blush in a store I just come over all tingly. Sounds very sad but I thought I would just throw it out there, I am a blush addict and there ain't nothing I can do about it. While I was in London in the duty free I spotted the Clinique Cheek Pop blushes for just £13, I mean at the that price It would have have been rude not to buy one. I picked up the shade Peach pop as anything peach has to come home with me and so I thought I share my thoughts on it.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise In Marie Antoinette
I made a little 'Treat Yo Self' order about two weeks ago and in that was one of the new Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Shadows in the shade Marie Antoinette. I have only tried one other thing from Charlotte Tilbury and had heard so many great wonderful reviews about these cream shadows so I was excited to see how well they performed on my oily lids. 

Saturday, 18 July 2015

My New Obsession: ScrapBooking

Project Life

Everyone and their cat has jumped on the Project Life bandwagon and so at the start of this year I took the plunge as well. Not only is this such a great way to remember some lovely memories it is also so much fun especially if you like making things pretty and like to get creative.  Over the last few months, I have become obsessed with completing pages and creating all different styles for my album. Today I thought I share my album and give some hints and tips if you fancy starting a scrapbook.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Madrid Sephora Wishlist

Madrid Sephora Wishlist

Even though I am not going to Madrid till 6 weeks time there is no surprise I have a wishlist ready and prepared...of course. To be honest most of the European Sephora are a little hit and miss so this time I have gone for things we can defiantly not get here in Ireland with the exception of the Chanel lipstick as I literally can't justify spending €30 something on a lipstick so it will have to be a holiday purchase...they don't count do they? So lets take a look at the wishlist.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm* is described as a bb cream that reduces the look of pores, fine lines and evens out skin tone. For me I was left a little confused by this product and I will tell you why.First off I feel the name Beauty Balm is a little misleading as most Beauty Balms are designed to offer a light level of coverage and cancel out redness etc. However this product offers next to nothing coverage in fact its almost invisible on the skin. Now saying all that it does do what its meant to do in terms of helping redness and making pores less visible but still offers no coverage at all so if you need coverage this is defiantly  not for you.
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