Saturday, September 27, 2014

Paint It Pink- Breast Cancer Awareness

Paint It Pink- Breast Cancer Awareness

I created a video to raise awareness for breast cancer for the month of October. The theme breast cancer have used is Paint It Pink, so I thought I would show my favourite pink lipsticks in a fun video. I hope you like it, I basically just threw on some music and danced around the room as you do.

Please donate and make a difference. Take a picture of yourself wearing something pink either nails, lips, eyes, hair or even a pink tshirt. Then upload to twitter, facebook or instagram with the #PINKPICS Donate €4 by texting  PINK to 50300

 Lipsticks Used: 
*Chanel Rouge Allure- Surpernante 
*Mac Viva Glam Nicki *Rimmel Boom Chicka Boom
 *Mac Chatterbox *Revlon Matte Balm- Showy 
*Chanel Coco Shine- Suspense 
*Maybelline Fuschia Desire Pencil 
*BourJois Pink Pong 

Nail Polish is 17 gel polish in Pink Flamingo 

For more info on Breast Cancer Ireland and how you can help out check out their website 
 Thanks for watching x

Friday, September 26, 2014

Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain In Cannes Crush

lip stains from revlon
revlon cheap lip stains

cheap lip stain coral shade

You can always rely on Revlon to deliver a quality lip product and so when I saw all the american youtubers using these moisture stains I have to say I was excited and wanted one in my life asap. Couple of weeks later they hit Irish shores and I am in love. 

I think I swatched around 5-6 shades and I learnt this, they do not apply as bright as they swatch. Cannes Crush swatches so neon coral that the child in me fell in love instantly, got it home and it was a lot lighter on the lips but non the less a really pretty colour. I would describe this colour a grapefruit coral...(the inside of a grapefruit is where I'm going with this description) 

So with my discovery aside lets get into the nitty gritty of the review. These moisture stains are very strange, the go on like a gloss, dry matte then turn into a balmy/creamy texture then they stain the lips. Its like a whole lot of lip action. It is very strange. However I really like them. They are easy to wear, fade off nicely without leaving any lipstick rim around the mouth and they last a long time so they are what I would call a fuss free lip product. In terms of pigmentation I really think it depends on the colour you buy, I swatched a few that looked bright in store and once on the hand looked very weak so if your after a bright shade you have to go far up the shade scale. That maybe the only fault I can find with these stains. 

Overall a really nice lip product that I can see myself buying more of. As I mention 20 times a week I hate gloss but these are not really lip gloss as such so if that is putting you off, don't let it. Think of them as liquid lipsticks that are easy to wear, non sticky and long lasting. I would recommend them to anyone really including people who suffer with dry lips, they didn't  seem to emphasise mine. 

Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stains retail for €10.99/ £7.99/ $9.99

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Life Lately- Things I've been loving!

Life Lately- Things I've been loving!

Feels like ages ago I did a personal post, well non beauty anyway. I rarely talk about the non beauty things in my life but I wanted to post more personal stuff on here. So here goes. 

Dexter is 6 months now, can't believe how big he is getting. I have to say his hair cracks me up all the time, you slick it back and its flops back into curtains. Its just hilarious. Kenzie is good too. He has become camera shy lately. In other news I made the decision to take my life in a different direction last week. I don't want to talk too much about it but I am doing a lot of research and trying to build a future for myself is what I am trying to say. I just don't want to jinx anything. 

Some good news my brother got engaged in July this year and I was asked to be a bridesmaid. So I'm looking forward to that as I have never been one before and I think the last wedding I went to was when I was 10 or 11. So its been a long time. I am already planning makeup for the day.

Life Lately- Things I've been loving!

Something I have been loving is my old Simpsons mug, mum did a clear out of the cupboard was going to throw this out and I was like 'Hell No Gurl' so I decided to use it as a brush holder. I love it. Its quirky and goes with the colour theme of the room, what more could you ask for.
Life Lately- Things I've been loving!Who else was excited for the return of Sons Of Anarchy. I literally was dramatised from season 6 finale so I am very excited to see how this final season plays out. Also its nice to have ''Jackie Boy'' (if you read that in Chibs voice you are a legend) back on our screens. 
Life Lately- Things I've been loving!
Lastly I have found the most amazing Gluten & Dairy Free treats. If you love peanut butter you will love these, Basically they are a hard shell with peanut butter inside....yummy yummy! Thanks to Jess for introducing them to me, I am addicted. 

Other than that, not much else has happened. I did return to the land of youtube after a very long time off. I have really missed it if I'm honest so expect lots of new videos and Halloween is upon us so expect some tutorials. 

What have you been up to lately? Have you loved anything lately that is non beauty related? 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rimmel Brow This Way

affordable brow product

drugstore brow gel
drugstore brow gel

So here we are again with another brow gel, I swear everyone is releasing these. I was in town 2 weeks ago and spotted this one from Rimmel called Brow This Way. I picked it up for €3.99 on offer and thought I would give it a whirl. Now im sure i'm not the only one who was left disappointed with the Maybelline Brow Drama, it was just crusty brows in a tube lets be honest. So I was a little hesitate to try this one but all in the name for blogging...thats what I tell myself. 

The colour I picked up was dark brown, there are three shades to choose from the second shade was a little too light so I opted for the darkest shade. Overall its a good colour match for me as its not too dark. Moving onto the brush which is very similar to Benefits Gimme Brow but a little bigger and this is where I think it could have been a top notch product if the brush was a little smaller. I find you get way too much product on the brush which in a way its good as you know its not a drying formula etc but you can easily over apply it and end up looking very dodgy in no time. I find myself scrapping the brush off the sides a lot and then having to run through my brows with a separate spooly, which nobody got time for that. 

Other than the brush picking up too much product, its a nice formula to work with as it doesn't set to quickly, it not too wet either. I also love the way it dries. Like I mentioned with the Maybelline one that seemed to dry crusty but this one sets and leaves the brows soft but in place. 

Again the colour range is limited and I didn't swatch the blonde shade to tell you anything about it but I can tell you this. If your looking for a cheap but good quality brow product or even a dupe for the Benefit Gimme Brow then this one is for you. Its easy to work with, good colour pay off, fills in the gaps and sets the brows in place without feeling stiff or crusty. So Rimmel you get the thumbs up from me (but maybe make the brush smaller). 

Have you tried this yet? Would it interest you? 

Rimmel Brow This Way Retails for €5.19 / £3.99