I have said it time and time again that I'm not a massive fan of the BB, CC or EE cream bandwagon but after reading Karen from LovelyGirlieBits review I knew I need this product in my life.
I am however going to start with what I think is the only downside! - This 40mls tube will set you back €35.
But it's is considered a high end product and wait till I tell ya all the good stuff!!!!!
It comes in 3 shades Fair, Light and Medium. The Fair shade would give us pale girls a lovely porcelain finish however, coming into summer I chose the Light shade, which has a yellow undertone so covers any redness but also gives my skin a lovely "warm" glow to it.
The nutrient-enriched formula is really moisturising and as it contains an SPF 30 you could easily forgo your daily moisturiser and sunscreen. I have just being using my Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum and then just apply this on top and to be honest I think its a perfect combination for my normal/dehydrated skin.
I totally love the formula of this BB cream. The cream itself is quite thick and it has a lovely subtle floral scent. It blends effortlessly and instantly brightens up my face whilst covering blemishes and uneven skin tone beautifully. I apply it lightly all over my face and then go back in with a little concealer if needed. Unpowdered it will last for about 6 hours on my skin so I usually apply a light dusting of translucent powder through my T-zone for extra longevity.
I was away in Portugal last weekend and this was the only "base" product I brought for the 4 days. It was perfect for during the day because of the SPF30 whist still having enough coverage for night time. Also, the other 3 ladies that were with me, all fell in love with it and had it being on sale in dutyfree on the way home the would all have purchased a bottle. So that just tells ya how good it is!!!!.
A little goes a long way but I will definitely be repurchasing when this bottle runs out. Star buy for me!!!!
Until next time....Be Happy
Hey guys & gorgeous girls
Happy Easter to you all. How many Easter Eggs have you scoffed so far????
I'm am sitting here on my couch typing this blog craving a chilled glass of wine (which is my usual Friday night ritual) however, I cannot have one as it is Good Friday. And just incase you didn't know, if any alcohol passes your lips on Good Friday then you will BURN in the fires of HELL for all eternity!!!
Or what will really happen is your Mammy will give you to you because Christ died on the cross for us etc etc!!!
Wonder what products I have been lovin for the past month or so? Well wonder know more!!!!
Here goes in no particular order...
Elemis Pro Collage Cleansing Balm - I much prefer balms over any other type cleanser mainly because they do such an amazing job of removing all the days makeup, dirt & grime without leaving your skin feeling tight and stripped. Up until now I used the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm however whilst visiting my little sister I discovered this from Elemis and it was LOVE at first sight. I'm not going to go into too much details as I will be doing a full review on it soon but HOLY GOD it's amazing. My sister very kindly gave me a sample size she had (well really I stole it!!!) and I have been using it every night since. Basically you will never go to bed again with your makeup on cause this is so fabulous. It costs about €55 but is a luxury cleanser and I will definitely be buying a full size.
On to something more affordable and it's NYX's Lipsticks & Butter Glosses. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram then you will have seen these over the past few weeks. NYX is an absolutely amazing brand offering great products at such affordable prices. These lip products are creamy, comfortable on the lips and wear beautifully. I have pretty much wore nothing else for the month. Prices start from €5.49. Available in selected pharmacies nationwide.
Brows are still huge for 2015 and I just love this Eylure Eyebrow Palette. It has everything you need in this durable little black case - Two shadows, one wax and a double ended brush. The lighter shade is great for highlighting under the brow arch whilst the darker shadow and wax can be mixed around to help achieve your perfect colour. It comes in 3 shades - Blonde, Mid Brown & Dark Brown. RRP €12.99 and is available in all good pharmacies.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum - So highly recommended by the amazing Sali Hughes (resident beauty columnist for Guardian Weekend magazine) I knew I had to try it out. And Sali wasn't wrong. This has now become a HOLY GRAIL product for me. It does a phenomenal job of hydrating my skin, plumping fine lines and leaving it looking much brighter. It costs €24.00 for 30mls and is available in pharmacies nationwide.
I have a loads and loads of eyeshadows so inevitably some of them get forgotten about. These have been in my makeup kit since I trained as a makeup artist and I am so happy I dug them out for this month. They are MAC's Patina & Espresso. Patina is a beautiful golden taupe brown that makes a fantastic all over lid colour. And Espresso is the perfect basic matte brown for defining your crease. You can go as light or deep as you want with it and its great for building into a smokey eye. Available in Brown Thomas for €16.50 (single shadow) or €10.00 for the Refill Pan
Veet Face Wax Strips - Kind of a random favourite but these are great at getting rid of the demon "Ronnie". Just warm between your hands, separate, apply to the skin and "rip" off. They are gentle on the skin and at only €7.50 for 20 strips it will save you a fortune at the beauticians.
Another rediscovery for me this month. Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio & Magnolia Nourishing Body Oil is just gorgeous. It leaves your skin silky soft without any greasy feeling afterwards. And the scent well it's beautiful. It's €11.99 from Boots & pharmacies nationwide.
And that's it for another month. What have you been lovin this month?
Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time...
As always...Be Happy!!!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!