I am really sorry for the late post this week, its been a very busy week for me as I graduated from school during the week and I am also trying to get my portfolio together as I have my interview for my course in the morning. Today I have a big collective haul for you, I have purchased these items over the course of the past week and a half from many different shops.
1. Cocoa Brown Night Day Tan Mousse.
First I am going to start off with all of the skin things. For years I have used my trusty Rimmel Sun shimmer Instant tan in Light Matte, But lately I just felt like it was not looking good at all so I decided to try something new. I had heard a lot of good things about the cocoa Brown tan and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Cocoa Brown have 2 tans which I was very confused by in Cara Pharmacy but the lovely woman in the shop explained both to me very well, this one is the day to night tan which basically means you apply it before your running out the door to go out and its there it doesn’t take any time to develop and when you have a shower the next day you are left with a natural looking tan. The other tan is a one hour tan which develops in an hour. This tan is literally what I have been searching for its so natural and easy to apply it retails at €7.39 in Cara Pharmacy which is about €2 dearer than the Rimmel tan but so worth it.Below is a picture of the tan 1 day after application just after a shower.
2. Cocoa Brown Ultimate Travel Set.
After using the Day and Night tan I stumbled across this Travel Set in Primark. This set includes: 100ml Cocoa Brown 1 HOUR TAN, 75ml Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser and 75ml Cocoa Brown TOUGH STUFF Body Scrub. I have not tried all of the products but I did try the chocolate whip moisturiser and its amazing, It smells so beautiful and makes me skin feel so soft, it also helps keep the tan on. This set retails at €10 in Primark.
3. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.
I absolutely love micellar water, It removes everything but doesn’t damage or leave the skin feeling oily and horrible. I usually use the L’Oreal one but when I saw this I was in shock because it is twice the size of the L’Oreal one and its cheaper too. The L’Oreal one is 200ml and retails at €4.46, This Garnier one is 400ml and retails at €3.80 in Primark stores. This is a great alternative to make up remover wipes because they strip your face of its natural oils and tend to leave it very dry.
4. Garnier Body Oil Beauty Nourishing Lotion.
I have never been the type to moisturise my body, I do it with my face daily but I have never done it with my body consistently so I saw this in Primark and when I got home I saw a few blog posts and a TV ad about it. I haven’t really tried it out too much yet because I am tanned at the the minute so I am using the cocoa Brown Chocolate whip moisturiser to pro long my tan but I have heard so many good things that I cant be disappointed by this. This product retails at €3.60 in Primark stores I think its a bit more expensive everywhere else.
5. Schwarzkopf Got2b 2 sexy Big Volume Push up Hairspray.
I expected really great things from this hairspray given all the promises in that huge name but I felt really disappointed by it, I want a hairspray that gives volume and leaves no horrible sticky hard feeling afterwards. This hairspray doesn’t give too much volume and leaves my hair with a horrible stiff non sexy look and feel. Can anyone please comment below if they know the hairspray I am looking for because I need to find it so badly. This product retails at €3.50 in Ireland.
6. w7 Catwalk Face Shaper.
I have been extremtly impressed by w7’s product range lately they are so affordable and have such a variety of prodcuts. This product is basically a contour and highlight duo kit I have never tried a cream bronzer so I am really excited to use this. I think I might use it in my next post which will be a celebrity inspired tutorial. This kit retails at €6 in Ireland.
7. Rimmel Wake me Up Concealer.
I have ranted and raved about this product so many times on this blog, Its my ultimate all time number 1 favourite concealer. It does exactly what it says on the tin, I was using the MUA Cover and Conceal which is good and a lot cheaper but it isn’t the same. This concealer retails at €6.99 in Ireland.
8. Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in shade 101.
I have been on the hunt for a light pink everyday cheap lipstick for a few months now and Rimmel have just come out with more shades for the Kate Moss Matte collection. This lipstick is a beautiful pink everyday colour it is matte but for a bit of shine I usually add a pink lip gloss over it. This lipstick retails at €3.99 in Ireland.
9. NYC Cheek Glow in the shade 649 Prospect Park Rose.
I am not really too sure why I purchased this Blush because I have so many shades like it but I am a make up hoarder and proud 🙂 This blush is a rose pink colour with silver bits of glitter in it. It is perfect for an everyday natural flush of colour. This product retails at around €3.00 in Ireland.
10. Smashbox Brow Tech in Smashing Auburn.
I recently used up my MUA pro brow kit which I really liked because it came with a wax which I feel is an amazing thing to use on your brows it gives them a kind of a glossy finish and keeps everything in place, Cara Pharmacy had a massive clearance sale on Smashbox and Mac products everything was crazy cheap I got this brow kit for €5 which is unreal for a Smashbox product. This duo comes with a powder and a wax it is so tiny and easy to throw in your make up bag and bring anywhere. Apologises for the picture I forgot to photograph it before I used it, I was just too excited.
11. Mac Eye shadow in the shade Nightrain.
The second last product is an Eye shadow by Mac, As I said above Cara pharmacy had a massive clearance on Mac and Smashbox, this eye shadow only €3.00 which is just crazy for Mac. I have a few other Mac eye shadows and the quality of them is amazing, this shade is a deep grey with a lot of different colour glitter. If you have not tried the Mac eye shadows yet you are missing out they are amazing to work with.
12. NYC nail polish in 350 Rooftop Party Berry and Twistable Lip balm in 041 Ballroom Blush.
I am putting the last 2 porducts together because they are the exact same colours just for lips and nails. These are both beautiful berry shades they are perfect for the upcoming summer months. I am a big fan of the NYC nail polishes they have such a wide range of coulors, all of the NYC nail polishes retail at €1.99 in Ireland. I have talked about the Twistable Lip colours before they are amazing quality, easy to carry around and last ages, These retail at €3.50 in Ireland.
Again I am really sorry about the late post this week I have had a busy week to say the least my next post will be up on Wednesday no excuses, It is a Celebrity inspired tutorial so stay tuned for that and as always Thanks for reading :).