Sunday, 23 February 2014

Inglot Gel Eyeliner in #77 Review

Hello My beauties I Hope you are all well :) 
Ever since my beloved Catrice Gel Eyeliner was taken off the market (in which I still to think to this day is so so wrong) I was lost as I had no idea where to look next to replace my love for my catrice gel liner.  With Catrice their gel liner was super black, long lasting , smudge proof and most of all had a matte finish.    
I remember at the last Inglot Launch I was at,  I noticed one of the lovely ladies had stunning eye make-up done and one thing in particular I noticed was her eye-liner !!! Oh my goodness black is not the word it was super super black and looked stunning I asked her what eye-liner she was wearing and She showed me this eye liner I just had to get it.  Ok it was alot more expensive than the Catrice one but she stated I would use less and the pot would last me a long long time so I decided to give it a shot :) 
The Inglot Gel Eyeliner cost €15 per 5.5g of product 

The good news is these gel eye liners comes in a wide range of shades from yellows to oranges to whites to blacks you will be amazed.  I have to tell you now without a shadow of a doubt this is my holy grail eye liner for sure I haven't looked at another eye liner since I got this one.  I am totally in love and think that €15 is nothing for what you are getting I mean it.  In fact every time I use this eye-liner I smile that's how much I love it.

The packaging is pretty straight forward a plastic jar with a screw on lid but what i love is the cover over the eye-liner which you place over your eye liner each time you use it to keep it intact and keep your liner from drying out :) 

The Consistency of the liner is perfect its not too wet or its not too dry.  I love the Consistency as it gives my enough time to achieve the liner look I want and leave it easier to achieve the look.  You know yourself sometimes you have bad eye-liner day I know I do i still to this day find I spend alot of time perfecting my liner especially when I am doing a cat eye look.  You have literally 5 seconds or more to apply and fix before it dries completely.  I love how it dries into a matte finish and also the fact that its super pigmented.  If you are looking for the blackest of blacks eye-liner You have it here :) :) This is also perfect to use as a base for a smokey eye because it gives you them few seconds to blend out and when it sets IT SETS!!!

Ok I am in love and have place this little beauty on my holy grail list.  Its amazing its lasts all day long no matter if I wear it for 5 hours or if I wear it for 10.  The intensity stays the same and I never need to set it with anything.  Its basically budge proof smudge proof up until you remove it.  I have been caught in rain, have been in hot situations and its never let me down.  The next plus not is that you can also use this in the waterline and yes it stays put all day long too its literally waterproof.  I have sensitive eyes and its never once let me down either.  Removing this little beauty is easy too with eye makeup remover its not at all difficult.  What more do you need ??
I have this eyeliner about 8 months now an I am not even half way through the pot yet plus the constancy is the exact same as when I first bought it.  This is surely a bargain pot I promise you that :) :) 

Have you tried the Inglot Gel Eyeliners yet ?? 
Whats your thoughts on them ?
Until Next time Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

BH Cosmetics Special Occasion 39 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

Hello My Beautifuls How are you all today 
My apologies for the lack of blog posts for the past week and half.  My son had to go in for an unexpected operation on Wednesday and its been hectic since.  His operation went well and he is recovering brilliantly.   I have been eyeing this little beauty for some time now and finally got my hands on it.  Its the Special Occasion eyeshadow & Blush Palette by BH Cosmetics 
This beautiful palette retails at only $13.95 which is super affordable for what you are getting :) :) 

The first picture is the amazingly girly packaging and its in my favourite colour :) :) 
The packaging of the palette itself is the same as all the packaging of BH Cosmetics palettes only it has the amazing massive gold writing with a crown design over O :) I love how professional it looks :) :) 
Inside is what's more important and I cant wait to show you all :) :) 

Inside you are getting a big mirror which is also handy for travelling.  

Along with that you are getting 30 eyeshadows and 9 blushes :) what more do you need for a kit for travelling or for over night stays in friends house or basically anything :) :) 
I am in love :) :) You have everything you need for day time and night time looks and of course for special occasions looks too :) :) ;) 
Starting with the shadows :) 

You have an amazing mixture of mattes, satin and shimmery eyeshadows.  From golds, to browns, to purples, to silvers to blacks.  The amount of looks you can create with these 30 shadows is unlimited :) :).I am in love with every last shade and the best thing is each an every last one is as pigmented as each other even the mattes.  Of course the mattes with take some work as all matte eyeshadows do but they are incredibly pigmented for such an affordable brand 

The first row of eyeshadows you have 
  • A shimmery White which is fantastic for highlighting 
  • A Stunning bronze brown shade which has a satin finish oh boy this shade is so soft and creamy it looks stunning on the lid :) 
  • A copper gold which in my eyes is BEAUTIFUL and very creamy I love it 
  • A matte peachy pink a little less pigmented that the first 3 but stunning as a base and lid colour 
  • The next shade is BEAUTIFUL :) a deep matte blackcurrant purple wow the pigmentation is fantastic 
  • This next shade is stunning and reminds me a little of a Mac Eye-shadow called "Club" in fact when I build this shade up it almost looks identical.  Its amazing and can be worn on its own or with some browns whatever you desire.  You are getting a stunning duo chrome shade which has a slight reddish brown base to it and also a light teal/green shimmer I have worn this both dry and wet and wow the effects are beautiful :) 
The Second Row you have 
  • A very sheer light pink shade which is matte and can be used as a blending colour I did find this a little too light for the lid but it is build-able for those no makeup days :) 
  • A Stunning deep bronze brown (a darker version on the 2nd shade on the 1st row) Pigmentation Amazing and gives a beautiful finish 
  • A Deep copper gold (a darker version on the 3rd shade on the 1st row) again the pigmentation is stunning 
  • A Stunning semi-matte burgandy  perfect for the smokey eye looks and wow this shade brings out the green in my eye :) :) 
  • A Deep charcoal grey with silver specks going through it I found this shade a little hard to pick up with my brush it was like as if it was too compressed into the palette.  Using a wet brush really helps and I love the finish 
  • This is a stunning blackened silver perfect for those nights out :)  Its very pigmented 

Now for the 3rd row 

  • A Beautiful Frosty pinky shade perfect for highlighting or simply for a eye opening lid colour 
  • A shimmery copper gold very pigmented and very easy to blend 
  • A shimmery gold perfect for the brown smokey eye looks this too is very pigmented 
  • Another burgundy only a little brighter and 100% matte stunning I love it 
  • A shimmery silver wow this shade is very pigmented and a little goes a long way 
  • This shade is stunning a deep grey with golden shimmers the grey is almost black and the shimmers give a satin finish I love it 
The 4th row
  • This is a sheer brown with a light golden finish :) very pigmented and a perfect lid colour
  • A semi matte chocolate brown.  Very pigmented a lot goes a long way 
  • A stunning medium bronzy brown again very pigmented 
  • A fantastic deep purple wow its amazingly pigmented I am in love 
  • This next colour is very unusual as it is a greyish brown with silver specks Very pigmented and has a satin finish 
  • Lastly the black of course matte this black you have to be careful with as it is a little chalky but very pigmented and very easy to blend 

The last row of eyeshadows are 

  • A Light matte tan shade perfect for blending or for using as a transition colour also 
  • A medium copper brown with tiny specks of silver this one is a little hard to grab with the brush but when used with a dampened brush it works well 
  • A very pigmented golden lime green shade stunning for that pop of colour 
  • A matte medium brown prefect for blending and using as a transition colour
  • A medium grey with silver shimmer pigmented but needs building 
  • and lastly another black with silver shimmers for thoses out in the town looks very pigmented and beautiful 

Over all these eye-shadows are amazing the pigmentation is brilliant and you get plenty to play around with.  You have a great selection of neutral shades for day looks you also have a couple of shadows there for that pop of colour and also have a wide selection of silvers, burgandys and purples and blacks to jazz up your look for night time you can also used the blacks as eyeliners simply use a dampened eye-liner brush and bam you have eye-liners.

  Now for the blushes 
Wow they are just amazing.  They feel smooth and soft.  There is a wide selection of blushes 9 to be exact to choose from and there is a blush there for every skin-tone.  The finish is amazing and you can build them to whatever intensity you desire :) 
You are getting a mixture of shimmery and matte blushes and one highlight which is perfect for anyone who loves their highlighting :) :) 

Overall this palette is amazing for everything.  For makeup artists out there this is a handy little palette for your kit and you have everything you need to do any look you desire.  For people who are trying to start a little collection you have everything from eyeshadows to blushes and even eyeliner as I mentioned above.  The beauty geeks out there who adore palette you have to try this one out believe me you will love it.  I for one am delighted I have added this to my collection of palettes and will surely be recommending it :)  I am having so much fun with this palette and here is a look I created only yesterday using it :) 

Here is the shadows I used and I also used a mix of the 1st and second blush in the middle row on my cheeks :) 

I really hope you enjoyed my review :)  Let me know if you have tried it or thinking of trying The Special Occasions Eye-shadow & Blush palette :) 
Until Next Time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Natural

Hello My beauties I hope you are all well today :) 
Ever since I can Remember I have been always wanting to try out Physician Formula Product and luckily since been in the blogging world I have met some really great American Friends who have been more than happy to send me products I can not get here. 
Late Last year i got involved with with a makeup swap and one thing in particular I asked the person for was some products from Physicians Formula especially the Sexy Booster Sexy glow blush which was release in Spring of 2013.  I have read so many great reviews about it and needed to try it for myself.  The shade I really wanted to try was "Rose" as it looked amazing but unfortunately it was all sold out at the time and is actually the hardest blush to get because of its popularity.  I still wanted to try it out so I asked for the other shade that its available which is "natural" I really really could not wait to get my hands on it and when I did I was certainly in Awwwwww 
Just look at that packaging isnt it to die for ???

Some of you might not have heard of Physicians Formula but let me tell you it is one of the most popular brands in America, Australia etc.  This makeup brand might as well be listed in the organic line because it was actually created by a man named Dr Crandall who was an eminent allergist.  He created a line of cosmetics especially for his wife who suffered with sensitive skin and since then never looked back.   At the moment this brand is only available to certain countries like America, Australia, Turkey, France, South Africa, Mexico and so on but not yet available to Ireland, UK, Italy etc .  I will not lose out in hope that some day it will too be available to us because right not as of from last week Wet N Wild has hit the Irish Stores and is already booming with custom so fingers crossed.  

Ok I have to begin by talking a little about the packaging because in all fairness it deserves it :)  I know packaging isnt a great deal to alot of people but we all have to admit it helps too doesnt it.  The packaging is amazing I am hooked already and want the whole lot from the 2 blushes to the bronzers that are also in this range.  
I will not bore you with chatting and just show you the packaging to judge for yourselves :) 

Wait there is more!!!!! While you are drooling over the pictures above let me allow you to drool a little more by showing you the inside of this fantastic box of joy.  

Sexy isnt it??? As you can see there is two sides to this little box one side containing the blush and the other containing a hidden mirror and brush to apply.  Both lids held shut with a magnet :) :)   Now with this blush retailing at just $11.95/€8.74/£7.24 it makes it well worth it for the packaging alone :) But of course it would help knowing how the blush is too I hear you see well let me tell you about that now 

The blush itself is made up of 3 different shades.  There is one main shade and the other 2 shades make up the fabulous designed stiletto.  I actually found it hard to swatch this because i wanted this design to last :) .  
Starting with the main shade which is the one you see the most of this is a very light pinky sort of highlight shade.  This is too light for me to use on its own.  I like to use this for a highlight with my more intense matte pink blushes I have in my collection and it works beautifully.   

The Stiletto itself is a darker coral pink shade and the heel has a silver mark on it but disappears after a few uses in fact I don't really notice anything coming from the silver heel apart from design purposes 

As you can see by the second swatch the blush is a little on the powdery side which believe me if you use a heavy hand with your brush will make a mess.  Using a light hand is more than enough for application.  I do find this blush very sheer to begin with as I am not the palest of people so swirling the brush around the blush brings the two shades together and gives a very light coral pink finish but the fact that it is shimmery means the more you apply to the cheeks the more shimmer applied so if you are like me you are better off opting for a different shade blush like "rose".  "Natural" is more for paler skinned ladies :) :) 

I have been using the blush myself at the moment but applying the darkest shade to my cheeks and its stunning.  it gives a beautiful natural finish with shimmer.  If you have dry skin or very large pores you might want to give this blush a miss as the shimmers will enhance that.  
I do like the finish of the blush and it will be fantastic for the summer time to give a beautiful healthy glow I would love to get my hands on "Rose" As I know that shade will be perfect for me.  The scent of the blush is beautiful its hard to pin point what the scent is but it sort of smells like vanilla :)  
i know for a fact that I will use this blush more at night when I am going out and when I know alot of photos will be taken because the glow this blush gives is amazing.  I cant wait to get my hands on the "rose" shade as summer is approaching and I know its going to look fab for that.  
In this photo I am wearing a "natural" lightly on the cheeks 

Overall I think the shade is what I had more of a problem with rather than the blush.  The packaging, the brush, the blush itself is great apart from the fact you have to use a light hand unless you want a powdery mess.  The Blush is so soft and gentle and the fact that its shimmer doesn't feel grainy whatsoever.  The scent is beautiful and the packaging is amazing.  For the price I really think its worth a try just be careful when choosing the shade.  
Have you tried this blush yet? What's your thoughts on it :) 
Until Next time 
Lots Of Love Luck and Laughter 

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every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Guest Blogger #7: My Skincare Routine by Tash from Skin Deep

I’m Tash and I blog over on
 I’m super excited to be here today to talk about my skincare routine and I hope you enjoy the post! :)Ok, so my skincare routine is incredibly simple, I just don’t have time (and frankly I can’t be bothered) to spend hours and hours removing my makeup. So my routine is quick.

So in the morning I cleanse my face with water and then go in with Clean And Clear Morning Energy Skin Energising Facial Wash (and breathe). This is super quick and it just leaves my face feeling really soft and clean. After that I will apply my Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. I just put a small helping of this onto my face for it be prepped for when I apply my makeup. I will then apply some of the Anatomicals Zap Zap Zap Gets That Chap spot  stick. I just apply the day end onto any spots just to reduce any redness before my makeup. Then finally I slick on a bit of lipbalm. At the moment I am using the Maybelline Baby Lips in Hydrate which I really like. That’s all that I do in the morning which sounds like a lot but I can condense this into 5mins so it’s super quick.

In the evening  I take my Body Shop Seaweed Purifying Cleanser to remove my eye and face makeup. Following that, I take the Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Cleanser to make sure everything’s off my skin. And then I follow with the same moisturiser that I used that morning. Again if I have any spots I will use a spot treatment, at night I tend to use a heavier one so I’m using the Freederm Fast Track Spot Gel which I found really helps clear things up. Lastly, I will put on a lipbalm. I use a heavier one at night and currently I am using the Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream.
 And lastly, I use the Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Cleanser once or twice a week. 
So that’s it for my skincare routine. It sounds like a lot but when you’re doing it, it’s quite a simple and quick!

If you are interested in doing a Guest Blog Post on Nina's Bargain Beauty All you have to do is email me at and we will work from there :)  Thank you so much Tash for sharing your skin care routine with us :) :)  I loved it :)  Please be sure to check out Natasha's page for more great posts 

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Blank Canvas Cosmetics New F26 Mini Flat Buffer Brush - The Mini F20

Ahhhhh Would you look at the size of it :) The F20 has now got a baby sister the F26 :) :) 
Well Blank Canvas Cosmetics never stops surprising me for sure.  I have many favourite products by them as I am sure you all know at this stage and the F20 is one of them Check out my review here on it.  The F20 is a brush I used every single day as I own 2 of them and I like to apply my foundation with it for a flawless look.  
When the news got out that there was going to be a mini F20 I was super dee dooper excited I couldnt wait to try it.  

This little beauty is part of the HD Face Collection and can be bought for only €12.99.  It is made of small synthetic fibres which is Ideal for Liquid, cream and powder products.  Blank Canvas Says they have designed the F26 with precision in mind :)  If you have a little time on your hand this little brush will apply foundation to the best perfection you want reach every area a bigger stippling brush cant for instance around the nose area, the hair line without actually touching your hair around the ear area etc.  
I use this for concealer alot more than foundation as I find it fits perfectly for the under eye area and also around the nose etc..  I like to apply concealer on my lids due to my lids been discoloured this brush is perfect for that.  I simply place a little concealer on the back of my hand a use the F26 and stipple the concealer to the places I want.  I also Love this brush for my cream blushes.  Some cream & liquid blushes are hard to apply sometimes especially if they are very pigmented but with this brush it makes it alot easier as all you have to do is stipple the blush to the back of the hand to get rid of the excess blush and apply to your cheeks the finish is amazing and so natural.  If you have combination skin like me you will know that there is certain areas you do not want to powder and certain areas you do, for me the areas I like to powder a little is under the eyes around the nose and chin everywhere else I can do without.  With the F26 you can get to those areas easily without touching the rest of your face.  :) 
It really doesnt matter what you use this brush for you are guaranteed a flawless and natural finish be it for your foundation, concealer, blush etc..  This brush is perfect for all.  I know for a fact i will be going back to buy more for different purposes.  If you love the F20 you are going to love the F26 for sure.  
Have you tried this brush yet?  What's your thoughts on it? 
 If you are thinking of purchasing from Blank Canvas Enter "NINA" at the end for a little discount for all my lovely readers I Hope you enjoy 
Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Physicians Formula: Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in Nude Eye

Hello my Beauties :) 
You know when you go into a store for something in particular and come out with more than what you went in for?  Well us beauty bloggers are all the same its just in our blood, we cant help ourselves.  Thats what happened to me a couple of months back when I was ordering on .  I was only going to buy the real techniques brush set when bam in front of me pops up a label saying Physicians Formula (Happy Days)!!! Physicians formula is very hard to get here in Ireland and Its like you have hit jackpot when you get the opportunity to get some in your hands :) 
So I just had to order this palette as I have heard alot about it.  Some good some bad of course but I just had to try it for myself. 
This palette I have to admit has been out for some time now, if I am not mistaking its about 2 years ago when it was first released.  It is still available and one of the top products made by Physicians Formula. 
The Packaging has to be mentioned here :) from the outer package to the inside packaging.  The outer packaging basically tells you all you need to know about what you are buying and even have a time on a look you can create which is always handy.

This beautiful pink packaging is complete covered in a lace material with beautiful flower designs plus concluded with a pink bow to finish the girly look I love it :) :)  The lid has a magnet on it so its easy to open and close.  Inside you will find a sponge tip applicator which is slanted to allow you to use as shadow applicator and and eye-liner applicator to be honest I have not used this but its always handy.  

 You are getting 9 shades in total in the palette.  The layout is a bit odd I would have expected it light to dark instead of dark to light.  I like that the palette is small in fact its 7.5g small and can easily fit in your handbag or clutch but because its made this small means the shadows are made a little narrow.  As you can see yourself the 1st, 4th, 7th and 8th shade is narrower than the others and believe me if you don't use a narrow brush to pick up the shadow you are guarantee to pick up the next shade along with the one you are going for.  
The shadows themselves are of course shimmery.  They can be used both wet and dry.  Dry for a sheer wash of colour and wet for a more intense look.  I did find when using these dry that you have to build the colour up especially on the lighter toned shades.  When used wet you need very little to achieve the look you want. 

 The swatches above are made with no primer and dry also I had to swatches a few of the shades (the near skin coloured ones) for them to show up 
The palette offers 3 looks a) a Natural look in which the last 3 shades can be used b) Playful look which the middle 3 shades can be used and lastly c) Dramatic which is the first 3 shades.  I did try each look the way Physicians Formula has worked out and to be honest I thought the Natural look was a little too natural for me the Playful I would call Natural and the Dramatic I would say would be the best look in my eyes but even at that you would surely need a matte shadow to blend out all that shimmer otherwise you would surely look like a disco ball when the sun shines on you :) :)  I definitely prefer using this palette with a dampened brush as I love the intensity of the eye-shadow and their finish.  
This is a perfect palette for daytime looks you will get some beautiful natural looks and also have plenty of different shades to play around with but I find that if you wanted night time looks out of this you would have to work with it.  
Here is a look I created using the more intense shades and of course with a dampened brush and primer 

On the lid I used the 3rd shade followed by the 2nd shade on the outer corner and blended inwards.  I used the 1st shade on the outer V and in my crease I used a matte brown shade from another palette to blend out the harsh lines.  I used a little of the last shade in the inner corners of my eyes and brow bone .  I applied a little of the 3rd shade on the lower lash line and used the 1st shade on the outer lower lash line blending it in to the centre :)  
Overall i am pleased with this palette its perfect for everyday looks.  Also this is a perfect palette for all of you out there who love their nude palettes.  I feel alot of these shades might not be much used to a woman of colour as there is quite a few shade that near enough match my skin tone.  I think anyone with fair to medium skin tone will have more use of this palette.  If I was to mark it out of ten I would surely mark it 7/10.  For the Price $11.47 its definitely worth a try :) :) 
Have you tried this palette yet?  What is you thoughts on it?  
Until Next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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