I popped into Boots at the start of the week and as usual spent a small fortune buying stuff I really don't need. But everything is soooo pretty and summery at the moment.
I had heard amazing things about the Bourjois Rouge Editions Aqua Laque so decided to treat myself to one.
I chose the shade 01 Appechissant which is the perfect peachy pink colour. From what I can gather these are supposed to be a mix of lipstick & gloss. They glides on easily with a little doe foot applicator and feel completely weightless on the lips like a water/gel but in no way sticky like traditional glosses. I did find it a little patchy at first but a second coat and a smacking of the lips sorted this right out. I think I should buy more to see what the rest of the colours are like!!!!! They are available in Boots and pharmacies nationwide for €12.49
I have no idea what the HD stands for in the Revlon Ultra HD lipsticks but basically these have a gel base rather than the traditional wax base. These smell like strawberry laces (which I love but not everyone will) and are lovely and comfortable to wear. I bought two 830 Rose & 845 Peony. Rose is the perfect everyday shade for me - a lovely peachy rose. And Peony is is what I would describe as a blue toned baby pink - a perfect summer shade.
I love love love these lipsticks. They are so creamy on the lip and even though they don't last all day - you should get 3 or 4 hours from them - they will be a definite in my makeup bag for the summer months.
Available nationwide for €10.99.
Have you tried any of these yet? Let me know in the comments below.
I'm also currently working on a blog about my Microdermabrasion treatment so keep an eye
out for that over the weekend if you are interested to know how I got on.
As always.... Be Happy!!!
I posted a picture to my Facebook a few weeks back of my recent shopping spree in dutyfree. Loads of you wanted to see what I bought so here goes....
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay In Place Makeup - My brother is getting married in Portugal this summer and I am delighted to be making up the bridal party. Because it will be so hot and humid I wanted to trial run this foundation to see is it as good as everyone says. It is a sheer to medium coverage and promises to last up to 15 hours. It is lighter than the original Double Wear so your skin can breathe throughout the day but it doesn't budge or melt off with the heat. Lastly, it is photo-friendly which is a must for brides. Oh and Rosanna Davison wore it on her wedding day in Ibiza so if it's good enough for her then it will be perfect for my bride.
Rituals Magic Touch Whipped Body Cream & Ginkgo Hand Balm - I have heard loads about Rituals before but this was my first purchase from the brand. I chose these two solely based on their scent and am slightly addicted already. I cannot wait to try out more from this brand.
YSL Volupte Tint In Oil "I Rose You" - This is like a tinted treatment oil for your lips. It contains 4 essential oils for deep hydration and is lightweight and non sticky. Another item I was trialing for the wedding. I love it but think this shade is a little too light for my bride.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Concealer - I wanted to get this for ages as I am always on the hunt for the holy grail of concealers and had heard amazing things about this. I am currently road testing it so keep an eye out for a full review soon.
Chanel Sublime De Chanel Mascara, Rouge Allure Lipstick 104 Passion & Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick 477 Réveuse - These were all complete impulse buys. I have always wanted a classic Chanel red lipstick so chose Passion. This is a beautiful intense blue-red shade (which makes your teeth look white) that covers brilliantly in just one coat. I'm in LOVE!!! The Rouge Coco Shine is a perfect everyday lipstick and you can never have too many black mascaras. The Sublime De Chanel lengthen and curls my lashes beautifully but to be honestly I still prefer my Maybelline Sensational Lash.
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow 82 Émerveillé - This is a mix between a cream and mousse shadow and is perfect for applying with your fingers. Emerveille is a gorgeous rose/peachy gold tone and looks beautiful and shimmery on the eyelids. I thought it would be perfect for summer on it owns or as a base for a smokey look.
Chanel Lumiére D'éte Illuminating Powder - Another complete impulse buy but it was so pretty and I swear I heard it call out to me as I passed. Basically it's a bronzer ( a very expensive bronzer but a bronzer all the same). Doesn't it look gorgeous....It's a dream to apply, doesn't look orangey and is so finely milled it looks invisible on the skin. So well worth the €45!!!!!
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