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Drugstore Make-up, Make-up

Addicted to Wet n’ Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil

I picked up quite a few bargains during my stay in the US at Christmas (haul video part one will be up this evening on my YouTube channel). Quite a few of your recommended that I pick up an Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil from Wet n Wild. You were right, I completely needed this one :)

I chose number 134, Distress. It’s in inaccurate to use the word ‘chose’ since I didn’t have a whole lot to choose from. There were only two shades available in the Walgreens closest to my hotel. However, I was delighted to see that they were reduced to $2, woo hoo!

It’s a gorgeous dark blue shade which might bot be everyone’s cup of tea but at the moment, it’s mine. It has a gorgeous rich finish

Here come the swatches…

 

I have been wearing it as either an eyeshadow base or along my lash line, winged out a little with a bone coloured shadow on my lid (Face of the Day Post coming this afternoon at about 4pm).

This pencil is creamy, easy to apply and blend.The only downside for me is that it doesn’t set very well and is likely to smudge if you wear it on a bare lid.I have been using Paintery Paintpot as a base to help it stick. Last week I patted some Deep Truth over the top and it looked absolutely gorgeous.

I wish that Walgreens had have had more options, it would have been nice to try some more.

Have you tried these? What shades do you recommend?

Nail Polish/Care, Reviews, Swatches

Mint Mojo – thumbs up or thumbs down?

I have been loving pastel nails, like most of you, over the past few months. However I have just come across a polish that has destroyed my faith in this trend. Enter Collection 2o00 Mint Mojo

It looks like a palm green. It was easy to apply, cheap (€2.49), two coats were enough for perfect coverage and it lasted a few days without chipping. The brush is a little wide for my nail bed which meant the polish kept getting on my fingers but that was easily remedied.

This shade does nothing for my skin tone and looks quite cheap on me.I much prefer Button Moon which is more of a blue pastel, here’s a photo for comparison.

On the up side, my faith in Collection 2000 polishes has been restored.

What are your thoughts on pastel polish?

Drugstore Make-up, Hauls, YouTube Videos

Video: Boots Make-Up Haul

I went in to Boots to pick up a prescription and eyelash tint. I’m afraid I didn’t stop there. I picked up some lovely things from Barry M, Rimmel, Collection 2000 and No 7. Here is the video if you’d like to see what I picked up.

Thanks for watching!

Drugstore Make-up, Reviews

Boots 17 Va Va Voom Mascara

I picked up Boots 17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara a few weeks ago. I have been wearing it every day since then as a road test of sorts.

First of all lets get the moneys out of the way. This is a cheap Boots brand product, I think I paid €6 for it.

It has a huge brush with oversized bristles which are designed to create big, dramatic lashes in one easy sweep. I think this mascara succeeds in it’s mission.

It’s easy to apply (you could nearly apply it without a mirror) I start by twirling the brush at the back of my lashes the moving to the front of the lashes, I wiggle the wand at the root and comb up. Since my lashes are so fair, for daytime I haven’t applied it to the bottom lashes. Instead I blink purposefully while the mascara is still a little tacky and the transfer of product does the job.

Today my sister commented on how long my lashes looked and I too noted that they looked good. Best of all that was only after one Continue Reading

Drugstore Make-up

Good aul Cheap Stuff: Affordable Beauty Favourites

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdBPFFYk5So

On my quest to find affordable good quality products I have bought a lot. Far too much. Especially considering the money I have spent. I thought I’d share my current favourite “drugstore” products. I bought most of these from Boots, Superdrug and Mc Cabes pharmacy.

Cleansers, Drugstore Make-up, Reviews, Skin Care, Skincare Reviews

Yes to Carrots Eye & Face Make-up Remover: Yes, Yes, Yes!

In my next video – my favourite affordable make-up and beauty products, I declare undying love for Yes to Carrots Eye and Face Make-up Remover. It’s a string statement to make about a cleanser so I thought I ought to explain myself.

The good:

  • Paraben Free
  • Creamy
  • Affordable –  €8.91 for 250ml
  • Decent amount of product – 250ml to be exact
  • Nice soft scent
  • Doesn’t irritate my current sensitive skin
  • No need for cotton wool, it washes off (I use a muslin cloth for added exfoliation)
  • No oily residue – I haven’t been toning! Oh the horror!
  • Gentle on eyes
  • Removed every screed of eye make-up
  • Easy to find; chemists, Boots, some Supermarkets. It appears to be sold worldwide. Check out their website for more information: www.yestocarrots.com

The bad:

  • I can’t think of any! I suppose the bottle is so big that it would be no good for traveling (but that’s really reaching for a fault! Maybe they offer travel size options)

According to the website Yes to Carrots products are for normal to dry skin. I have combination skin; normal with an oily chin (annoying) and this product hasn’t made my skin oily or greasy at all. Apparently Yes to Tomatoes is for oily to combination skin, Yes to Cucumbers for normal to sensitive skin.

As long as this cleanser keeps my skin in it’s present condition I shall be repurchasing this til the cows come home! Thank you little sister for buying me this one.

It makes me wonder about the rest of the All About Carrots range. Have you tried any?

Make-up Brushes / Tools

Sigma Complete Kit

I have heard nothing but positivity about the Sigma brushes over the last few months. Many of you recommended them and a few messaged me to say I needed them. Who am I to disagree?

So, I bought the Professional Brushes Complete Kit (I blame you!) They cost $69 for 12 brushes from here. You can also buy the kit without the brush roll for $20 less.

I know this is more than many people are willing to spend on brushes but when you consider the cost of MAC brushes this feels like robbery.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of Sigma yet, they create dupes of MAC brushes; A Mac 249 Brush is a Sigma SS 249 etc.

They arrived a few days after Christmas and I have been trying them out every day since. I am going to record a video on my experience with them but for now let me tell you that they are worth every penny, and more. They are now mixed in with my mac brushes because they are such good quality that I can barely tell the difference.

I absolutely love these brushes! They are the same quality as my MAC and Make Up For Ever brushes.

And yes Irish ladies, they deliver to Ireland. (For you ladies who are not Irish, good companies hardly ever ship here. Completely ridiculous!)

What are your experiences with Sigma brushes?