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Nail Polish/Care, NYC

NYC Nail Polish Favourites

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I love NYC nail polish. It’s cheap, it’s easy too apply, it dries in no time and lasts as well as the rest. I’ve yet to come across a dudd in their polish collection. Here are a few of my current favourites – not seasonal in the traditional sense but I love them none the less. I don’t always fancy a cheery polish, sometimes I like elegance or a bit of grunge for night time. Continue Reading

Drugstore Make-up, Eyeshadow, Foundation, Make-up, NYC, Swatches

NEW: NYC Peaches & Cream – Foundation, Gloss, Eyes, Blush

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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

General, Giveaways / Competitions, Make-up

GIVEAWAY!! €50 worth of NYC Products

It’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway. Well, I’m going to make up for it – there are a few lined up for the next few weeks. The first of which is an NYC giveaway.

There are €50 worth of NYC products to giveaway. To enter all you have to do is comment below this post. You gain a second entry by hitting the Facebook like button below the post too – if you ‘like’ that is :) and a third entry by tweeting about the giveaway.

Here are the goodies that are up for grabs:

  • Ultra last Lipstick
  • Lippin Large Plumping Lip gloss
  • Kiss gloss
  • Liquid Lip Shine
  • Expert last Nail
  • In a NYC color minute
  • Mineral Eye Color wheel
  • Sparkle eye dust
  • Metro Quartet Eyeshadow
  • Mono Eyeshadow
  • Showtime volumising mascara
  • High definition Defining Mascara
  • Automatic eye pencil
  • Eyelashes
  • Cheek glow Blush
  • Skin Matching Foundation
  • Sun 2 sun bronzer
  • Color wheel mosaic

Ádh mór cailíní!


Drugstore Make-up, Make-up

NYC Show Time Volumising Mascara – Review

I have been using NYC Show Time Volumising Mascara as part of an affordable mascara comparison project (more on that later). I have been quite impressed with this one so far.

 

This is a great every day mascara. It coats my lashes evenly, doesn’t make my lashes look like plastic (pet peeve) or spindly. I would say that the finished effect is natural and pretty. It lasted well on my lashes too, I didn’t need to reapply.

I quite like the shape of the brush too. It grabs the lashes easily.

The use of the words ‘Showtime’ and ‘Volumising’ might be a little deceptive however. Both of these words make me think of Dior Show mascara – this mascara is not similar in any way. It does volumise my lashes though, just not to the level that Dior Show does. This isn’t a bad thing for me since I usually only wear Dior Show at night for real drama.

I find it very difficult to find mascara’s that look good on my bottom lashes. This does the job well.

I have very sensitive eyes that just love to react to mascara and stream water all day long. I am happy to report that this did not happen with this mascara. I had zero eye irritation.

This mascara is a steal at €3.49. I shall be buying more!

What do you think of NYC products?