Showing posts with label soap and glory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soap and glory. Show all posts
Friday, January 2, 2015

Sick Day Makeup

So it is the first day of 2015 and I am still sick. Even though I 'm feeling like absolute crap I decided that I didn't want to feel ugly too so I took ten minutes out of lying in bed to throw some make up on. (I feel so much better for it already). 



I kept things simple on my eyes with one swipe of eye shadow and a few coats of mascara. I also used white eye liner to make my glazed eyes look brighter. On my face I kept the base light by using a BB cream. A few swipes of bronzer and a cream blusher were used to add some colour to my pale face and bucket loads of concealer and highlighter to fake a glow. For my lips I used a lip liner that matches my lip colour and put a similar colour of lip balm over the top.



Face: NSpa Illuminating Beauty Serum, Benefit POREfessional, Garnier BB Cream in Light, Sephora Bronzer in Medium, MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter, MUA Cover&Conceal, Catrice Camouflage Cream, Max Factor Miracle Touch Cream Blush in 07 Sofy Candy.
Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Liar), Soap and Glory Thick&Fast Mascara, Rimmel Kohl eye liner in Pure White.
Lips: Essence Lip Liner in Soft Mauve, Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Berry Soft.



Nope, it's not a cow pyjama hoody but a Disney Dalmatian one and it's an absolute essential for sick days! -So warm, fluffy and cosy.


I hope you all had a lovely New Year!
Rachael O 


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What I Got for Christmas 2014

I just want to start this post by saying that I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with all of their family and friends and got lots of lovely gifts! I have seen this type of post circulating on Bloglovin' and YouTube over the last few days and the nosey side of me loves seeing what other people received so I thought I'd join in on the action too. I absolutely love all of the presents I received and feel extremely lucky- my boyfriend and Santa know me well!



From my Boyfriend: Luke went OTT as usual and didn't stick to the budget! I was so chuffed to get a Canon camera so that I can have better quality photos for my blog and film the odd YouTube vid. He also got me Yankee Candles, Soap and Glory The Next Best Thing Set, a White to Brown Tanning Set, a Strawberry Gift Set and Lip Balms from the Body Shop, a Rimmel Gift Set and a bag containing all of my favourite sweets and chocolate.



 I got these Studio Makeup Bags from Santa and the No7, Tony&Guy and Cranberry gift sets are from my brother and sister.


From Santa: I have already worn these boots loads, and I love the fact that they are something different from my mountain of black boots! So comfy and they look great with black tights or rolled up jeans.



From Santa: I have yet to wear these Boots but I know I will get so much wear out of them. I am so easily won over by anything with an animal print!


From Santa (my lil sis who reads this blog thinks Mrs Claus picked these out): I got a bundle of clothes from Missguided comprised of Co Ords and dressy staples which I cannot wait to wear in the New Year.



From Santa: I am not a label snob and absolutely love this tan Michael Kors imitation bag. I have already used the black textured clutch which goes nicely with leather/pleather. The leopard print one will be the perfect accessory to dress up an otherwise plain outfit and both of those are from Penneys/Primark.


From Santa: These are just two items from my Stocking. I have used the Naked Palette loads already and can honestly say I would use every single colour in it (it's not often I can say that about eyeshadow palettes). I love the vintage vibe of this metallic gold mirror which is a perfect addition to my bedroom.


From Santa & Boyfriend: Last but not least Sweets! An essential part of Christmas is stuffing your face! This is only some of them andI don't know how I'm gonna get through all of them but I'll definitely make a good stab at it!


If you did a "What I Got for Christmas" post please link it below!
Rachael O 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November Favourites

Here is a round up of the products that I've been using religiously this month and a few reasons why I've been loving them so much!



Catrice Camouflage Cream €5.69
This concealer is creamy in consistency and is best suited for covering blemishes and redness. I think it's a brilliant dupe for Benefit's Bong Concealer and for €5.69 it's worth trying!

NYX Creamy Lipstick in B52 €5.49
This colour is the perfect neutral every day shade. It's creamy as the name suggests but also has great staying power and doesn't need to be reapplied that often throughout the day. I love this lipstick and will be purchasing more colours from this range soon.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Blusher in Soft Candy €9.99
The soft texture of this blusher is ideal duringthe Winter months when skin is particularly prone to being dry and flaky. The best product for natural looking flushed cheeks.

Soap and Glory The Perfect Ten €20.50
A mixture of matte and shimmer shades, this is an excellent palette that is evocative of the Naked Eyeshadow Palette range. The eyeshadows themselves are easy to blend and are also quite pigmented. The large mirror on the inside makes it handy for doing make up on the go!

Catrice Ligh Reflecting Concealer €5.69
I am quite prone to under eye darkness and have so far been impressed by this product. I am always trying out new concealers to find one that ticks all the boxes but have settled on this one (for now!) It has a definite YSL Touche Eclat feel to it and will be a repurchase.

Touch of Silver Shampoo by Provoke €2.99
I have been using this shampoo for over 2 years now and don't know how I ever lived without it! (I have been getting highlights for over 10 years). This keeps hair from looking brassy in between highlights and gives blonde hair a nice silver tone.

Topshop Lipstick in Beguiled €9
The perfect mixture of a berry and red for a Winter make up look. It is quite creamy and because of this it needs to be applied often throughout the day. This lipstick looks beautiful paired with a gold eye and lots of highlighter.

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Body Lotion in Cocoa Butter €7.49
Garnier is my favourite go to brand for body lotions and I have been using this particular one since September. I use this about 3 times a week and just after a shower to lock in moisture. The thing I love most about this is the fact that it is super moisturising but doesn't feel greasy. The 400ml bottle also lasts ages and I will be buying this when it runs out.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara €9.99
My eyelashes are naturally long but it's hard to find and all purpose mascara that gives both length and volume. This is a fibre formula mascara and the wand is quite small so it's easy to work with and most importantly doesn't clump. Some people don't rate this but once mine is empty I will be repurchasing. Love it!


What have been your favourite products of the month?

- Rachael O