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Bronzer, Drugstore Make-up, Favourites, Highlighters, M.A.C, Make-up, Make-up Tips, Swatches, Urban Decay, YouTube Videos

Best Powder Highlighters for Glowing Skin!

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.

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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.

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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.  

New Camera

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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 :)

Aging, Skin Care, Skincare Reviews, YouTube Videos

Beauty Chat: Bust Creams

This is a bit of a weird topic for a beauty video but it has been on my mind lately. I assume there are others out there who have pondered on bust creams and a few who have dabbled with lotions and potions.

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The product I have been  using is Palmer’s Bust Cream. It seems to work well. It makes my skin plump and fresh looking. I do wonder if it has any long term effects though.

Thoughts on bust creams?

Favourites, Holy Grail Products, Make-up, YouTube Videos

Holy Grail Product #3 Video (and Holy Grail 1 & 2)

I received an email from a lovely YouTube subscriber who wanted to know where the rest of my Holy Grail Product Series was. Good question. I got a little side-tracked :) I promised to finish the series. Here is product number three, few more to go after this one. I have listed Holy Grail Product #1 and #2 below also. Hope you enjoy!

Holy Grail Product 3

Holy Grail Product 1

Holy Grail Product 2

I would love to know what your holy grail products are!

Amy x

 

 

M.A.C, Make-up, Make-up Brushes / Tools, Perfume / Fragrance, Urban Decay, YouTube Videos

April Favourites Video

Here is my April Favourites video. I have changed my make-up routine a lot in the last month or two so it was fun to record this one. All of the products I mentioned are listed below, as are any links to swatches I mentioned. Thanks for watching! :)

Links to Swatches/Reviews mentioned:

YSL Nail Lacquer Swatches Link!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Full Review Link!
Benefit Some-Kinda-Gorgeous Review Link!

Products I mentioned:

Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer – Nude
Daniel Sandler Mascara
Maybelline Gel Liner
Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip
Laura Mercier Powder
YSL Lacquer 22 Beige
YSL Lacquer Coral
HD Brows
MAC Peaches
Sigma Tapered Blending Brush
Jemma Kidd All over Radiance Cream in Iced Gold
Avon Lip Liner
NYX Whipped Lip Gloss
Fendi edt

Think that’s everything!

Any favourites??

Amy x

Make-up, YouTube Videos

Video Time! Faking a Natural Dewy Glow

I promised a video on my favourite products for faking a glow. I have tried so many over the past few years but there are only a few products that stood out to me. I also included a little demo on how I apply the products for that ‘lit from within’ look. Hope you enjoy!

Products I mentioned:

  • Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow Enhancer Iced Gold (I bought it from beuatybay.com for €20.30)
  • MAC Perfect Topping MSF
  • MAC Cream Color Base in Shell (Pearl for lighter skin) (€19)
  • St Tropez Illuminator Rose
  • The Body Shop Illuminator
  • Prestige Sun Baked Minerals (€12.99)
  • Make Up For Ever Uplight (€31.50)

 

 

Favourites, Make-up, Reviews, Skin Care, YouTube Videos

February Favourites & Disappointments

It’s that time again, monthly favourites and disappointments! I haven’t made a favourites video in a while so this is really a January/February Favourites. I’m off to record a Spring make-up tutorial. Thanks for watching!

Products I mentioned:(links provided as per your previous request :) )

Rimmel Lasting Finish http://tinyurl.com/65uhglq
Isa Dora Big Bold Mascara http://tinyurl.com/87qrgew
Essence Lip Gloss
Kohl Lipstick Goddess http://www.brownsugar.ie/kohl/
MAC Stripdown Lip Liner (also spice) http://tinyurl.com/79gpesv
MUFE Smoky Palette http://www.tinyurl.ie/83g
Olay 3 Point Super Serum http://tinyurl.com/7mt4cbd
Origins Plantscriptions eye cream http://tinyurl.com/7lpz46h
Origins Youthtopia Lift Cream http://tinyurl.com/7lpz46h

Thanks for watching!

Amy x

Haircare / Styling, YouTube Videos

Video – Dry Hair Rescue, Best Products

My hair is always in bad condition this time of year. It’s in bits, literally. I have tried and tested hundreds of products for dry, damaged hair. Here are my favourites…

Products I mentioned:

John Frieda Frizz Ease Mask http://tinyurl.com/cl3o97k
Redken Outshine http://tinyurl.com/cqdhegu
Neal Wolfe Glow http://tinyurl.com/6d2phxx
Redken Clear Moisture Shampoo http://tinyurl.com/d3ukmw8 I bought mine in Hair Matters Clontarf
Redken Hair Oil http://tinyurl.com/csn45ox
Joico K-Pax Intense Hydrator http://tinyurl.com/ccey8gy
Redken Anti-Snap http://tinyurl.com/c6jx9qo

What I’m wearing:

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Make-up Atalier eyeshadow palette (greys) http://tinyurl.com/bufypkq
Nars Albatross Highlighter
Nars Laguna
MAC Omega – brows
MAC Blacktrack eye liner
NYC Defnition mascara

 

Disclaimer:
All of the opinions expressed in this video are entirely my own. I have not been sponsored by any of the brands mentioned in this video

What are your favourite products for dry hair?