Saturday, 16 September 2017

Top 10 Makeup Products Under €10

Hey!
We all like a good bargain and me being a student I don't like to splurge too much on makeup as money doesn't grow on trees and higher end makeup is expensive. Drugstore makeup is amazing now, there are many dupes for their more expensive counterparts. I thought I would share with you my favourite products under €10 For any of my international gals, €10 is the same as $11.50 and £9.10.

Kiko Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick

I featured this in a first impressions recently, click HERE to check it out, and I knew from the first application that I loved it. For €6.95 the quality is amazing and the packaging looks like something from a spy movie which I adore. This lipstick is very buttery but lasts like a liquid lipstick and doesn't dry out my lips. It is so pigmented and doesn't go into the grooves in my lips like some liquid lipsticks I own.

Flormar Watermelon Balm

I am obsessed with watermelon, the fruit, the scent, everything! When I saw this in a pharmacy I knew I needed to get it. I love the watermelon scent, it's sweet and is as if you have just cut into a fresh juicy watermelon. I love the pink tint that it gives your lips, it reminds me a lot of Maybelline Baby Lips and Benefit's Benebalm. It is not overly moisturising which is the only problem I have with it. Besides that with a price of €4.95 and an SPF of 15 what more would you want.


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Is it weird to say that I like the smell of the NYX Lip Cream? Yeah, I thought so. This was the first liquid lipstick I bought and I still love it. I feel that NYX is a relatively good brand that doesn't set you back a whole pile. These cost €7.20 and it's perfect if you want to try out a colour that you aren't too sure you'll like. I loved the pigment and formula of this lipstick. It doesn't dry out my lips and lasts quite well except for when eating but I have never found a lipstick that doesn't budge while eating. It doesn't sink into the creases of my lips, that's a bonus, as I hate when that happens.

Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream

Birthday Suit is my perfect nude and I love it to pieces but there are 2 things that aren't so desirable. Firstly the applicator is wonky, I find it far too long and it applies too much product and if I don't prep my lips it can go a little crusty and go into the creases of my lips. This thing does not budge no matter how hard you try to it is one of the worst lipsticks to swatch as it takes ages to come off but that's not always a bad thing. The packaging is pretty too and for €7 they aren't too bad.

PS Pro Longwear Mineralized Foundation

I was a little skeptical getting this foundation as it was only €6 in Primark but boy it went beyond my expectations. I wrote a post on it if you want to see my full opinion on it, click HERE. It is pale enough for me and lasts all day, I think it is as good as my holy grail Rimmel Match Perfection foundation, actually it's much better as it's cruelty free.

Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter

This is the most expensive product on this list at €9.95. Yet again, Kiko slays at the packaging game. I got this in 01 Brilliant Champagne and it is a subtle highlight for the paler people. I don't like a too intense highlight and this does the job, it is also buildable if I want a more bold highlight.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

This is a high coverage concealer that hides any of my spots and dark under eye circles. I love the doe foot applicator which helps to do the upside down triangle under my eyes. I know I am not the first blogger to talk about how wonderful this concealer is. They have added a lighter shade to the already pale Porcellian. It lasts all day and I have no problem with it oxidising and at €3.95, it's as cheap as chips.

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel

I have ranted and raved about how good this eyebrow gel everywhere, here, Instagram and Snapchat. Even though I haven't tried Benefit's Gimme Brow, I think it is a dupe as it is a coloured gel that contains fibres to make your eyebrows look fabulous. You can get 6 Essence Make Me Brows for the price of 1 Gimme Brow. It never gets crispy and adds definition and a third dimension to flat brows.
Unfortunately, they have discontinued one of their brunette shade but there's a blonde and a darker brown one.

NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade

My brows have upped their game since I got this brow product. For the days that I want a full face of makeup or an intense brow I go for this. It is simple and easy to use just make sure to have a thin angled brush. It is easy to blend out and make the brows look like brows instead of harsh blocks of colour.


Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Eyeshadow Palette

This is a dupe of the Naked 3 palette that's 1/10th the price. The pigmentation is good and lasts well on my eyes if I have primed my eyes correctly. Packaging wise, it is very plasticey but hasn't fallen apart yet. The only thing is I find it hard to make eye looks from this palette alone, I normally use this palette with the others in my collection to make a look. I don't know is it me or is it the palette but I think it's down to the fact that I prefer matte shades and there's only 5 in this palette. 

What are some of your favourite makeup products under €10?

Thanks for being awesome,


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Netflix Obsessed

Hey!
Since I got Netflix I have become a little obsessed, I use it nearly every day watching the next episode of my new-found favourite show. Today I thought I would share with you the shows that I have been loving the past few months. I am an avid TV show person, I watch movies from time to time but I never feel like I have the time to sit down and watch one.

Orange is the New Black

OITNB was the main reason I wanted to get Netflix, everyone was watching it and I wanted to join in on the club. The first three seasons were amazing, I loved the plot, the character's backstories and the actors themselves. Season 4 and 5 were a little different for me as I didn't enjoy them as much, some characters who once were mains faded into the background and the plot felt like it was stretched too far and the episodes become boring with nothing really happening.

RuPaul's Drag Race

This show is the one I go to when I'm having a bad day or just want a little pick me up. I'm not the biggest reality TV show fan but I LOVE this show. It is a drag queen competition and of course, when there are a load of huge personalities there is bound to be conflict. I have watched season 2 and currently watching season 3. My favourite queens are Pandora Boxx and Raja. I love the fashion and the funny challenges the queens get thrown.

American Horror Story

I watched the first 4 seasons 2 years ago and I loved revisiting the same seasons again. I am now onto season 5 which gives so much creepier vibes than the previous 4 seasons. I love that the majority of the cast stay the same every season, hello Evan Peters! For anyone who hasn't watched AHS, it's not a horror show, it's creepy yes but it doesn't leave you restless at night thinking of one of the characters are going to come and get you.

How I Met Your Mother

This is one of those classic shows that you can watch over and over. I've never completed the whole of HIMYM but I am slowly making progress through it. I use this show as my buffer one, if I have nothing else I want to watch or don't have enough time to watch a different show I'll watch it.

Riverdale

I had no idea what to expect when I started watching Riverdale, which is the name of the town where the story is set. It reminds me a lot of High School Musical, there's a Troy Bolton who wants to play sport and do music, there's a Ryan and Sharpay Evans except Ryan gets murdered and Sharpay is still Sharpay. I haven't sussed out any of the other characters but Cole Sprouse is in it. The second season is out in October which will be interested to see what happens next.

Sherlock

Sherlock can't be described more than amazing. It is a modern take on Sherlock Holmes, the episodes are an unusual length, probably due to the main character being a little unusual, at 90 minutes. I love mystery and crime TV shows like the likes of CSI and Criminal Minds and Sherlock takes that and adds so much more. The only problem I have with it is the length it takes for one season to be released, approx 2 years which is heartbreaking when you are completely up to date and still need more of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

What shows have you been watching recently?

Thanks for being awesome,




Saturday, 2 September 2017

Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

Hey!
Everyone has things that they don't have time for and I am definitely one of them. I don't consider myself lazy but there are some things I would rather not do as I could be doing something much more important. So, here are a couple things I don't have time for.

Making My Bed

I don't see the point in making your bed when you are going to sleep in it that night and mess it up again. I like to move when I sleep so my bed normally looks like a bomb hit it the next morning. Since my duvet is upside down and my blanket was kicked to the bottom of the bed I just don't see the point in spending 10 minutes trying to put my bed back to perfect condition.

Shaving My Legs Regularly

I love having smooth legs but I couldn't be bothered shaving my legs every day or two. I find it takes too much time that I could spend it happily scrolling through Twitter and too much effort while you're trying to do yoga with razor blades and try not to cut yourself. Also, the razor burn is the worst, but there is nothing better afterwards then stroking your freshly shaven legs.

Drying My Hair

I have thick and long hair which doesn't really mix well when you blow dry your hair or let it naturally dry. It takes me 30 minutes to blow dry my hair from soaking wet and I just couldn't be bothered to do it twice a week. I sometimes blow dry my hair, on a rare occasion that it, and my arm always cramps up which is no fun.

Tan

Most of Ireland is obsessed with that sun kissed glow that you can't get here as the sun comes out for 5 minutes right before a huge shower of rain. I can't tan as I've been blessed with fair skin so my alternative is to fake tan which seems like a lot of effort. You have to shave and exfoliate a day beforehand, put on the tan, make sure it applies ok to your knees and elbows, don't use an oil based moisturiser. It seems like a lot of work for something that might turn out badly and I hate the smell.

Washing My Hair Daily

I was one of those people when I was 14 who would wash their hair every day. I know now that it's really bad for your hair to wash it every day as you are getting rid of its natural oil which causes it to produce more oil. This like with drying my hair. It takes so long for me to wash my hair, I have to shampoo twice and then conditioner. Also, you have to get yourself hyped up for it which is another 30 minutes added on to the clock.

I don't mean to sound like a whiny little bitch but I thought I would share with you what I don't have any time for.

Is there anything you don't have time for?