Instant Tan is a must have for me and I will admit it's always Sally Hansen Airbrush legs I reach for when I'm in a mad panic and need to get rid of the pasty white look. I bought the Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs when it was first launched thinking it would be a good match for my beloved Sally but was left disappointed with both the colour (which was a horrid shade of orange) and texture (which was very powdery/heavy). So it was thrown into the bottom of my tanning drawer never to be seen again....
That is until now!!!!
I had seen on social media that Ms Carter had relaunched the Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs Spray with a new improved colour so whilst in Galway one day I picked up a bottle. How do you know the difference I hear you ask....Well the new improved formula has a sticker on the lid telling you so!!!
So I dug out my old bottle to compare it with the new!
And as you can see there is a dramatic difference.
The new colour is a gorgeous golden brown shade and applies evenly all over the skin. The formula itself is much more fluid like and blends well onto the skin. You can easily build it up to a shade that suits and then at the end of the night it washes off easily in the shower.
I have been loving this new formula and it is now my go to instant tan. Well done to Marissa & the Cocoa Brown Team for seeing the fault and fixing it.
The Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs Spray can be bought in Penny's & pharmacies nationwide for €7.99 or Cloud 10 Beauty (http://www.cloud10beauty.com/cocoa-brown-lovely-legs.html).
Now I'm off to get myself ready for a Halloween parade. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Until next time....Stay Happy!!!!
So it was my birthday last month and I got lots of vouchers!!!! I never used to like vouchers....Always thought they were kind of a "lazy" present however of late I have been loving them. Letting a few build up, making a shopping list and then hitting off for the day!!!!! Oh the excitement.....
So this is what I got last weekend in Galway...Apart from 2 pairs of tights, a portable phone charger and a pair of slipper socks everything else was skincare or makeup....
Oh and this is goin' to be a very picture heavy post :)
YSL Luxurious Mascara for Instant False Lash Effect €32.50. This came as a gift set with a mini Top Secret Eye Makeup Remover and Instant Moisture Glow (no extra cost).
MAC 217 Blending Brush €26 (My all time favourite blending brush)
MAC Brush Cleaner €15.50
MAC Lipsticks in Brave & Diva II €20 each
MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer NW20 €23
MAC Eyeshadow (pans) Sketch, Handwritten, Trax, Quarry, Jest, Embark €10 each
Then I popped into Cara Pharmacy
Cocoa Brown Deluxe Double Sided Pink Velvet Tanning Mitt €5.95
Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs €7.99
Ardell Natural Demi Wispies €4.95
And finally a mix of Penny's, Boots & McSharry's Pharmacy.
Penny's, Boots & McSharry's Pharmacy
Slipper Socks €3.95
Tights €3.00 each
Mega Power Bank €9.00
Lip Pencils €1.50 each
Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara Waterproof €3.49
Essence Make Me Brow €3.00 (I think!!!!)
Indeed Hydraluron Moisture Booster €21.99
I'm off to the Professional Beauty Show in Dublin's RDS this Sunday. I was lucky enough to be invited to a champagne reception by TanOrganic and I hope to catch up with a few of my blogger peeps - Erin from Chasing Ruby Chats (http://chasingrubieschasingpearl.blogspot.ie/), Jen from Too Dolly (http://toodollymakeup.blogspot.ie/) and Charlene from Charlene Flanagan Makeup (http://www.charleneflanaganmakeup.com/)
I will be snapping as much as I can so make sure to follow me @makeupbyrubysue to see what I get up too.
Hope you enjoy this...
Until next time....Be Happy!
Christ that month flew!!!!
I know we are a week into October already but I just wanted to show you a few of the products that I have been using non stop for the past month or so.
If you follow me on Snapchat (I'm @makeupbyrubysue...come say hi!) then you will have pretty much seen me use this foundation everyday over the past month. It's the new reformulated Rimmel Match Perfection. Being a lover of the old formula I was weary that they may have f**ked it up but no!!! they (as in Rimmel) have actually made it better. The colour is an exact match for my skin-tone (I use shade 100 Ivory), one pump is plenty to even out my complexion and hide any redness around my nose and it wears brilliantly with little or no breakdown throughout the day. I do have to add a little powder to my T-zone to help it stay put and beat the shine but that's the same with all my foundations. This is a fantastic budget foundation and one that I will be definitely be repurchasing. Available in pharmacies nationwide for about a tenner.
This is a sample size of the Clinique High Impact mascara which I found when I was cleaning out my spare room. And boy am I happy that I did!!!! It's the perfect all rounder mascara adding length and volume without clumping or flaking. The brush is a lovely size making it easy to evenly coat each lash including your bottom ones. It's easy to apply and easy to remove. I will defo be buying a full size one. Available in Clinique stockists nationwide for €22.50.
Once summer is over I seem to start neglecting my poor auld skin but after discovering these two I will hopefully remain as soft as a baby's bottom for the winter. First up is the TanOrganic Tan Erase exfoliating glove. I picked this up completely by chance in Care Pharmacy, Salthill....it was reduced from €14.99 to €4.99 so I though BARGAIN!!!! I have been using this more as a general exfoliator rather than a tan eraser on dry skin about 3 times a week by gently buffing all over my body. You can see all the yucky white powder (all the dead skin cells) on the glove after use which is pretty gross but at least you know it's working. Then the Johnson's Bedtime Baby Oil was another random purchase from my local supermarket. I loved the smell of it and at only €3.50 sure why not. I literally lather this all over before putting on my PJ's and jumping into bed. The combination of the glove and this has my skin feeling amazing. And maybe it's just a coincidence but I actually think I sleep better when I have the baby oil on!!!!
Another old favourite this month is the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze. I had dug this out during the summer but never got back into using it properly until the past few weeks. It is a great dupe for the Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick which costs about €40 - you can pick this up in Boots for only €7. I use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust this over my cheek bones and across the top of my forehead. It leaves my skin look glowy and healthy without being too shimmery - Sure what else would you want!
And that's it...
I am currently using a new blush, concealer and lippy so lets see will they make it into next months favourites.
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!