Showing posts with label bargain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bargain. Show all posts
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Try it out Thursday - Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

I don't know about anyone else but I ALWAYS seem to be on the hunt for that FACE CHANGING brightening concealer that would rival Kimmy K. I have a few that I REALLY like but none that I am obsessed with! 

I am a big fan of the Catrice Camouflage Cream Concealer to hide any spots and redness so when I heard that they were launching a Liquid Concealer Version I could not wait to try it! 



I have been on the lookout for it the last few weeks and most of the Catrice Makeup Stands don't seem to have it but I spotted it in Mc Faddens Pharmacy in Letterkenny yesterday and almost ran to the till...

The only downside is the limited shade range, there are only two shades available: 010 Porcellain, 020 Light Beige. I bought the lightest shade and although this is a good match I would have preferred something a bit lighter again to give me an even brighter finish.

The consistency itself is quite creamy and does not cake or settle into fine lines. The coverage is medium but build-able so again it will not cake if you apply a second layer on top.


It's only early days but I REALLY like this concealer and for €3.49 how could you not???

Rachael O ♥
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wet N Wild Lipstick Swatches


What are your favourite lipstick shades from Wet N Wild? 
Rachael O ♥
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Budget Beauty Buys at Penneys/Primark

There is nothing that I love more than a bargain when it comes to beauty products so I thought I would share some of my favourites with you! All of these items are from the P.S. Love range in Penneys/ Primark which means that they are easy to get your hands on and if you find that you don't like them at least you won't be out a fortune! 



Makeup Brush Cleaner 125ml, €2.50
I have previously written a blog post on the Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner, here,stating how handy it is for keeping your makeup brushes clean in between giving them a deep clean. However, the Cinema Secrets one is twice the price with only half the contents in comparison to the P.S. Love Brush Cleaner from Penneys! I was pleasantly surprised by how good the Penneys counterpart is and will definitely be purchasing more in the future!

False Nails in Fashion & French, €1.50
These False Nails are perfect for an event or night out and are so easy to apply! The glue that comes with them does the trick but if you want them to last a little bit longer it is better to buy some Broadway Nail Glue and use it instead. The only thing about these nails is they aren't going to fit everyone's nails perfectly but for €1.50 can you really complain!? I love the polished look that these nails give for such a tiny price tag!

30PK Individual Lashes, €1.50
These are by far my favourite budget beauty buy from Penneys/Primark. I have a pack of unopened individual lashes from Eylure that I never seem to gravitate towards. I love the fluttery effect of these P.S. Love lashes and they look so natural applied to the outer corners of the top lashes. I am wearing them in this picture below along with a Wet N Wild Lipstick in "Cherry Picking"(which can also be found in Penneys). The Ardell Demi Wispies are my all time favourite strip lashes but are quite pricey and the P.S. Love lashes are like the Demi Wispies in Individual Lash form!



What are your favourite budget beauty items?
Rachael O 
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Boots & Primark Haul


Have you picked up anything recently that you've been loving? Please let me know below!
Rachael O 
Monday, June 29, 2015

Day to Night Style

I love putting together pieces that are comfy enough to wear during the day but can also be dressed up to wear out at night too. In the age of social media, most of us girls feel that we can only wear something once, especially if it's been uploaded to facebook. I'm not sure where this mindset has stemmed from and although it might seem a bit extreme and ridiculous sometimes we like to keep up appearances online... It's times like these that I feel glad to be a bargain  hunter! 

I wanted to show you how I style basics, jeans and a bodysuit from Miss Selfridge, to take the look from casual to evening wear. 

Casual

A simple pair of canvas trainers is all you need to make this outfit look casual. I would also add a leather jacket if it's cold outside and a fringed bag from Primark/Penneys if I'm going shopping.

Going Out

To make this outfit more dressy I've added pointed heels, a straight line blazer and a pair of statement earrings.I would also style this with a clutch bag to house all my essentials when I'm out and about. Although this look has a very laid back vibe, it is still dressy enough to wear if you're going out for dinner or to a bar.

What are your day to night essentials?
Rachael O 
Monday, December 15, 2014

MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer

Whilst going in to repurchase my favourite liquid concealer by MUA, I was intrigued by their Velvet Lip Lacquers. They have a fantastic shade range and are from the MUA Luxe line so the packaging is much more sleek than the standard range. I decided to buy Dare, a berry purple shade, and Reckless, a classic dark red. I also loved Kooky, a grey toned purple colour, but unfortunately it was out of stock. These are quite easy to apply and very matte. However they feel quite drying on the lips in comparison to the Maybelline Velvet Lip Pencils which feel much more smooth and creamy but have a very matte finish. I would definitely recommend applying a thin layer of lip balm over the top of the MUA Lacquers for a smoother consistency. MUA is available in Superdrug and for £3 they make a brilliant stocking filler for Christmas!

- Rachael O