So MeMeMe Cosmetics have arrived in Ireland… all over Ireland! Woo Hoo! For those of you interested in the brand you may have noticed it’s presence in Superdrug in Santry over the years. It was always poorly stocked, there were never testers available and all of the products left on the shelves had been opened, used and were smudged or broken. The brand really called to me each visit though – it’s affordable, and the boutique packaging is so cute. It was a tad out of place in our awful Superdrug store. Now it will be available in pharmacies all over Ireland, and not in Superdrug at all. I couldn’t be happier.
I should just own up to problems, I’m Amy and I’m a highlighting product addict. How many is too many?! It would appear that I have no self control when it comes to glowing skin :-) I have tried mountains of them and here are my favourites of the powdered variety. I’ll record another on liquid and cream options and application tips since I use them in a different way.
Soap & Glory All Out Luminiser – a warm peach glow. It’s natural and really pretty. Love it! This one is the cheapest of the bunch at €14 / £11. I bought mine in Boots. Link
MAC MSF Perfect Topping – a subtle pink toned sheen. There’s no glitter in sight and the powder is finely milled. It’s very natural and subtle. It has been discontinued but I included it as it’s not very unique and is similar to a lot of cheaper pinky highlighters on the market.
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer – a champagne highlight. It works really well in conjunction with a matte bronzer as a contour. It’s warm toned and is the most intensely pigmented of the five. It’s important to add a little at a time of you’ll look like you have a stairway to heaven on your cheekbone!
Urban Decay Flushed – I absolutely love this bronzer, blush, highlighter trio. This is one of my top products of 2013. The highlighter shade is a rosy, warm pink. You can swirl all the shades together if you like (€26) Link
Too Faced Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer – a warm bronzy highlighter. It’s light in tone so works on fair skin without looking dirty. I have hit pan and I will definitely re-purhcase.
If you are looking for another affordable option I recommend Prestige Sun Baked Mineral Bronzer in Pure Shimmer. It may be called a bronzer but its a highlighter. Mine is finished up which is the only reason I didn’t include it. A little goes a really long way so tread carefully.
I recorded today using the new Canon Legria Mini which is designed for vloggers and youtube video makers. Its really quick and handy to use. It was sent to me to see if I liked recording with it, so far I likes. Obviously not being compensated, just me and my own opinions as per usual :)
I hope you enjoyed the video! I’ll be uploading another one tomorrow :)
The focus of NYC’s new makeup trend this season is peachy, luminescent skin. I could do with some of that!
Skin Matching Luminizer Foundation is available in 5 shades. It’s a lightweight foundation which contains light-reflecting particles. It contains emollients, vitamins and minerals and moisturises the skin whilst evening out the skintone. It also costs only €4.49 / £3.99
Liquid Lip Shine is available in Toast of New York and Pink Cosmo. One peach, one pink. I have raved about NYC glosses before so I won’t bore you but basically they are great! They also taste of Refresher sweets, yum :). €2.29 / £2.99
Colour Wheel Mosaic in Pink Cheek Glow. This is a another one of my NYC favourites. The pink works best of my skintone, whilst the peach looks great on other but unfortunately not on my skin. You can’t go wrong with these! €3.79 /£3.99
Colour Instinct Palette in Picnic in Central Park. Contains four wearable neutrals. These shadows are very pigmented. If you like gold shadows then pick this up, the gold in particular is amazing on blue eyes. €3.49 / £3.49
Kohl Eyeliner in Chocolate Brown. This is a very decent liner, especially when you factor in the price. Well worth adding into your shopping trolley. €1.49 / £1.99
Well ladies, I’m back in the game. The video-making game that is. I was so nervous recording this video that it was like my first time, a born-again-video-virgin if you will :) I thought a ‘What’s in my makeup bag’ was a good place to start since I love watching them. Thank you all for your watching, your patience and for subscribing!
One of my favourtie things to do is perusing makeup and nail polish swatches online. I keep a notebook beside me and add in products to my wish list, although I really shouldn’t. I also enjoy creating swatch posts so I thought I would review Max Factors
The next limited edition release from Catrice has caught my attention. Admittedly the name calls to me ‘Candy Shock’. But having checked out the imagery I am actually excited. Let’s have a closer look.
You probably know by now that I’m a big fan of NYC. Cheap and cheerful, yes but besides that many of their products do the job well. I particularly like their nail polishes but have had some good experiences with their lipsticks and eyeshadows. They have a
I’m all about Spring makeup this week, I blame it on the brighter evenings. Isa Dora has some pretty offerings this season.
We all love cheap and cheerful now and again. Essence and Catrice are two brands I reach for when I fancy a pharmacy/drugstore spree. I have a few items to show you from Essence’s Vintage District collection.
I wasn’t not entirely sure how I feel about lipstains before. The idea of long-lasting lip products never really appealed to me, I’m too fickle for long-lasting. I have gradually come round to the idea and have been experimenting :)
I have been dabbling with IsaDora’s new “WILD WEST” bronzing collection for the past two months and realised this morning that I never shared it with you! Sin, I know.
In an effort to get back to some sort of normality, I am returning to one of the things I enjoy most, waffling about makeup :) No better place to start than with blush. Amy does love a good blush.
My blusher of choice for the month of June was NYX Stick Blush in Tea Rose.