So over the last few months NYX has been arriving in pharmacies throughout Ireland and I could not be more excited. NYX is a fantastic budget range from the US and ya you could buy it online but as a beauty junkie I love to try and test and smell everything before buying.
The Jumbo Lip Pencils are amazing. I cannot get over how pigmented they are. I got two Pecan and Plush Red. Pecan is a natural muted mauve a brilliant everyday colour. And Plush Red is the perfect "blue" red.
Both are long lasting (I can get about 4 hours from them) and
apply really easily leaving a beautiful smooth finish.
I will definitely be buying more of these
I bought the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha. I love cream based shadows because they can be used on their own as a quick and easy everyday shadow or as a primer under your powder eyeshadow to hold it in place all day. Iced Mocha is a beautiful bronze champagne colour and I have wore it pretty much everyday since getting it. It applies beautifully and leaves a satin finish without too much shimmer.
The NYX blush was the first product I heard about from the range. I think every beauty blogger has raved about at least one of these colours at some stage or another. Lets start with Mauve the lightest of the three colours. This is the perfect muted peachy pink. It is a matte blush, is very soft and blendable and the perfect idiot proof blush for inexperienced users or those with a heavy hand.
Dusty Rose is a light/medium rosy pink. It can be applied subtly or you can build it up to get a deeper rosy colour from it. It is super easy to blend and literally melts into the skin. This is a great everyday colour.
And last my favourite is Pinched. It is a pinkish peach with gold shimmer and is very flattering on the cheeks. It gives a healthy natural looking flush to the skin all day.
I also got one of the matte lipsticks in Angel. I am not a huge fan of matte lipsticks but this doesn't dry out your lips like some of those available on the market. It applies buttery smooth, is highly pigmented and leave your lips with a non-glossy, matte finish.
And last but not least I bought three of the Butter Glosses. These are my favourite lip product EVER. They glide on and have great selection of colours. ....But disaster happened...I lost my handbag with all 3 of them in it....I am devastated!!!!! I don't think I have ever been as upset!!!
So I have no swatches for you...Sorry!!!
NYX is available in pharmacies nationwide.
Keep an eye out for it and I promise you will fall in love
with it as much as I have.
Until next time...Be Happy!!!
Just a quick blog to let you know what's in my Powder Pocket box this month.
Doesn't it look pretty. I love the pastel blue shade and the theme
is for the month is Sweet Treats.
So let's dive straight in!!!
First out was the Nimue Exfoliating Enzyme. This is a brand I have never tried before and that's one of the main reasons I love these boxes - it lets you try out loads of new stuff from brand you may not have used before.
Anyway what is the Exfoliating Enzyme I hear you ask.
Well basically it is a chemical exfoliant that contains pineapple and papaya enzymes to sizzles away dead skin. Now I am a huge fan of chemical exfoliants and love the NeoStrata range which contain ADA's (alpha hydroxy acids) the strongest chemical exfoliator available on the market (my skin can tolerate them). However if you have sensitive skin you will be better of trying an enzyme based exfoliator.
Chemical exfoliants increase you skin cellular turnover and
exfoliate from the inside out. No more scrubbing your poor skin with beads & sand & feckin fruit particles :-).
The Nimue Exfoliating Enzyme promises to help reveal brighter, more refined-looking skin and as with all chemical exfoliators improve the penetration of your serums and moisturisers. It is gentle enough to use twice or three times a week and you simply apply it to clean, dry skin and leave it on for two minutes. Then re-activate it by massaging a little warm water into your face and then leave it on for an additional three to five minutes before rinsing well. I cannot wait to try it out and will let you know how I get on with it.
RRP is €49.00 for 60mls. (We received a 30ml bottle in the box)
Next out was Great Lengths Daily Moisture Shampoo.
(I love receiving mini shampoos as they are great for travelling).
Firstly I thought this shampoo was aimed at only those with hair extensions but Great Lengths use human hair in their products so it is perfect on your own hair also. It promises to protect your hair again the environmental damage & premature ageing, will help increase volume and give maximum shine.
I am away next weekend so will report back to you on
how I get on with it.
Full Size 250ml RRP €17.99 (We received a 50ml sample size)
How cute is this - A Ciate Mini Nail Polish.
It is a beautiful pastel lavender shade and perfect for summer.
Full size RRP €10.95
Now this is interesting - Hollywood Eye Magic Serum.
Now this is something I have never even heard of before.
It promises to work in minutes to reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles, reduce eye bags and puffiness and diminish the look of dark circles. I'm not really a fan of these "miracle in a bottle" type products but I will give it a go for the fun.
Full Size RRP €75 for 15mls bottle ( We received about 1ml)
And last but not least is the Kinvara Skincare Absolute Cleansing Oil. I absolutely love Cleansing Oils so was very excited to use this product and the fact it is Irish only adds to the attraction.
I have tried this over the weekend and not only does it smell amazing it does a brilliant job of removing all my makeup including eye makeup. I just warmed a few drops between my hands and massaged it onto my skin. I wet a facecloth with hot water, hold it over my face for a few seconds and then simply wipe away. Magic!!! This will definitely be on my shopping list.
Full size RRP €19.95 for 100mls.
And as a little treat we received a pack of Love Hearts to top it all off.
So that's it for another box.
I thought this was a great box and will definitely be using all of the products. If you want to subscribe all you have to do is log on to http://www.powderpocket.com and sign up for only €15 per month.
Until next time....As always....Be Happy!!!
If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you will know I attended our first ITWBN (Into the West Blogger's Network) event in April at the g Hotel in Galway. It was a gathering of bloggers from all over the West of Ireland and my god what a talented bunch of people they are.
The event was organised by the lovely Sinead from Yummy Mummy Lifestyle & Fashion Blog and she chose the g Hotel to host our first meet up. We were greeted with a glass of bubbly, the friendliest of staff and a fab little chocolate treat. The hotel itself is really beautiful and I must say I felt so glamorous sitting drinking my champagne.
I think I was born to lunch & sip bubbly :-)
We spent our time eating yummy afternoon tea, sipping cocktails and chatting about beauty, fashion & photography.
We were even joined by the infamous "Galway Player" (who is actually a little bit of a gentleman) and Gary from the Galway Hour.
So after a fabulous lunch, gorgeous cocktails and loads of fun it was time to head home. But before we left Sinead presented us all with goodie bags from Cara Pharmacy which were packed full of brilliant products for us to try out.
I cannot wait until our next meet up which is happening in August.
If there are any fellow bloggers out there or you have an interest in becoming a blogger and want to get involved with the ITWBN just let me know in the comments below.
Until next time...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!