Friday, 2 November 2012

TAG: Why do I wear make up?

1. When did you begin to love makeup?
I think i was about 13 or 14 when i started wearing bits of make up.  I remember always wearing max factor pan stick in fair and rimmel stay matte in ivory (i have dry skin clearly i didn't know what matte ment haha) I also loved my rimmel eye kohl in black i love my eyeliner, also rimmel extra super lash mascara i think it was called its still around actually I didn't care when i was younger as long as it was cheap and cheerful!

2. How do you feel without makeup?
I feel weird I look like a complete different person I have very uneven skin its clear enough i usually only get a few when i do get them and they usually big but I have quite red cheeks and a bright red nose its just very uneven but i love the confidence that make up give you :)

3. What do you love about makeup?
I love all the different thing you can do such as contouring i have quite a round face and since discovering how to contour which wasn't that long ago i feel so much better i love buying makeup and looking at it and trying out new things really!

4. Three Holy Grail Items
Lancome Teint Idole 24hr Foundation 01 - I love this stuff it gives you medium to full coverage it is the best matched foundation i have its just perfect it blends like a dream stays on all day it is pricey but it lasts ages i bought mine in feb and i only just repurchased it last week and i wear it most days!

Inglot Gel Eyeliner 77 (Black) - This stuff is unreal it is waterproof does not budge all day or smudge (i like my long lasting products!) its jet black and its not too expensive it is the best eyeliner i have ever tried and i don't think anything could be better cos it just has everything also have the duraline drops that stops it from drying out!

Benefit Sugarbomb - I love this blusher its like a pinky coraly shimmery colour it goes perfect on me i have blonde hair and it just really suits me its def the one i go for all the time its just so nice.

since these are all high end here a 3 drugstore buys i love (yes i know im cheating oh well  )
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair- What can I say we all love this stuff it is one of the best concealers!
Bourjois Healthy Mix 53 - This stays on all day for me colour is perfect when im tanned not too pinked toned for me alot of foundations can be.  Lovely glowing complexion it gives :)
L'oreal Infallable Eyeshadows - I have seen alot of mixed reviews on these the trick is to use your finger rather than a brush it goes on much better or press it on with a brush these are so pigmented I have Time Resist White and Hourglass Beige (think this one is discontinued).

I tag everyone and anyone to do it sorry i have been missing for a long time problems such as getting embarrassed from friends finding out bout my blog and my camera broke i will have none till Christmas i am getting one as present can't wait for it all i have for now is 2 megapixel camera on my phone with no flash i'll try my best :)

Friday, 27 April 2012

L'oreal Caresse Lipsticks

Hey everyone apologies for being gone for over a month, I just didn't feel like blogging for some reason I was getting highly obsessed with watching youtube vids and reading other blogs that I neglected my own!! I'm thinking of doing a post about some of my fave blogs and youtubers if anyone is interested let me know.  Anways onto my review on the new L'oreal Caresse Lipsticks!  Trying to do a new kinda layout for reviews so if you like this format let me now or anyway I can make it better :)

L'oreal Caresse Lipsticks


About

So L'oreal were very quite releasing these, Revlon Lip Butters came out round the same time and there was alot of hype around these before they were released.  Since I bought mine I have seen alot more about them and I have since bought 2 more so I have 3 in Total.  

01 Fashionista Pink 
03 Lovely Rose
301 Dating Coral

Packaging

The packaging is like a clear capsule nice and sleek however when you first start using it the lipstick sticks slighly up so you have to be careful putting on the lid not to shove it into lipstick which I done a few times..



Left to Right:  301 Dating Coral, 03 Lovely Rose, 01 Fashionista Pink

Swatches



Top to Bottom:  301 Dating Coral, 03 Lovely Rose, 01 Fashionista Pink

301 Dating Coral


03 Lovely Rose


01 Fashionista Pink    Sorry about the quality of this photo having focusing problems with my camera :( 




Pros

Lovely Formula nice and moisturising
Doesn't dry your lips
Glossy so no need for lip gloss however I do find a clear lipgloss makes this stay on longer
You do get a nice bit of product

Cons

Expenisive for drugstore brand I will explain more under Price
Seems to be a shortage of testers for some reason in both Boots and Superdrug dunno if this the shops fault or L'oreal

Price

€12.19 in Boots at the moment on offer 2 for €21 on selected L'oreal 
€9.95 in Superdrug on offer buy 1 get 2nd half price on all L'oreal
These are expensive but cheaper in Superdrug and that is a pretty good offer I bought my first one faashionista pink in Boots last month when they had 3 for 2 offer on, then more recently I bought dating coral and lovely rose in Superdrug when I saw they were buy 1 get 2nd half price.

Pigmentation 

These are quite sheer but I do personally really like this about them as the do come in a nice selection of colours but definitely test them don't go by just looking at the lipstick.

Overall Verdict

I love these they suit my lips so well I have chapped lips and they dont highlight this at all i'm really obssessed at the moment with these my next one I want is impulsive fushia this looks really nice and I dont have anything like this but I will wait a while I think I have enough for now!!

I can't find these on the Superdug website yet.


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Friday, 23 March 2012

January/February Empties

Ive seen these alot lately and I love reading them so decided to some myself these are a few thing I have used up over January and February.

Matrix Biolage Full-Lift Volumising Shampoo
I love trying new shampoos I tend to go for volumising shampoos and this was the first time I tried this one,  its ok I did find my hair was quite greasy by the next day but if you like organic shampoos or paraben free shampoos if your into things like that then I would say give this a try I would like to try this Shampoo agian but for oily hair maybe.

Avon Naturals Shower Gel Sugarplum and Vanilla
This stuff smells UNREAL so so so nice it smells christmassy I did get this just befor christmas time.  Love it   I would defo buy this again these are quite cheap usually always on some sort of offer.


Lush So White Bath Ballistic
I bought this online before christmas this was limited edition just before christmas.  This smells really nice if you dont like strong smelling things this one isn't too bad its quite a light smell.  It smells of apples really nice.

Bomb Cosmetics Snow Man Bath Bomb got in pack of 3 for €10 in The Body Shop
This had a very light fragrance if you don't like strong smells such as the Lush bath bombs then this would be perfect i can;t really describe the smell but it is a clean smell if that makes sense also if anyone here is with the mobile phone company Meteor in Ireland you can get 20% off in The Body Shop all the time they have a print off voucher and smart phone scan thing on Meteor Goodies

Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner €3.00 bought part of 2 for €6.00 offer I don't know the price on its own
This was good nothing special the simple range is for all skin types but more so sensitive types I would probably buy this again as it does the job and is not expensive.  This is fragrance free as well so suitable for those who don'y like strong smelling products.
Buy from BootsSuperdrug etc..

Wella SP Repair Conditioner got this for free when I finished  a hairdressing course last year but it is €15.94 from Feel Unique Link Here
I did like this but I don't think its worth the price there are definitely cheaper good conditioners around that are like this I have used better conditioners that are in this price range so I would probably not purchase this.


Avon Senses Winter Delight Shower Gel I think I paid €1.50 for this they are always usually on some sort of offer
This smell like Christmas simple as it is so  nice I love the Avon Senses Shower Gels they are really good price and smell so so nice I've yet to find one that doesn't and I've tried nearly all of them! :)

Marks and Spencers Bath Bombs €4.00 for 3 I think
This one is orange smells like orange duh haha but it is really nice this came in a pack of 3 with a Lemon one and a Lime one.  This wrapped in pretty packaging with Oranges all over it I would buy this again but unfortunately I don't have a M&S near me so next time I'm near one I will defo be looking at more of their bath products.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner For Damaged Hair €1.50 aprox for sachet 20mls
Why have I not used this sooner this stuff is amazing if your hair is blonde and dry damaged you need to try this!!  I bought the sachet cos I think its a good idea just incase I didn't like it but I 'd say I got maybe 5 goes out of this i think.  The smell is so so nice I will defo be purchasing this in full size it just makes your hair so soft and just so lovely thumps up fot this one! :)

Benefit Moisture Prep Toner Sample size came in Skincare set €12
This is a really nice toner its a thick consistency and I find you need to use quite a bit so I would be worried bout using it up quite fast as it is quite expensive for the full size but I did really like this really soft and gentle on your skin lovely smell prob won't repurchase but this is only due to the price.

Penneys Home Lime Zest Candle €1.00
When I picked this up it smelt so good to smell nice and citrusy but when its lit I just can't smell it :(  This is such a shame as the packaging is nice and they do smell nice and have a good few choices this is my 3rd one i have tried and I have had the same problem everytime I saw recently they now come in a large size for €4.00 like the big Yankee Candle sized ones so I might try one of these see if there is any difference.  I have since bought one in Dunnes same size for €1.50 think it was orange and sandalwood and oh these are so so good smell unreal so if your looking for a nice cheap candle Dunnes is the way to go they also burn alot slower then the Penneys ones anyone else have this problem?

Avon Foot Works Foot Cream
I love love love this foot cream it smells so nice it actually really reminds of Lush Lil Lush Pud that was out at christmas time.  Its so moisturising on your feet I usually put this on when I go to bed I don;t know the price as i got this in a christmas gift set.

Candy Floss Shower Cream and Body Lotion
These came in a gift set from Boots I got for Christmas I loved these they really do smell of Candy Floss!! Unfortunately I have not seen this available to buy in full size but I do think these come out every christmas in a set in Boots but the packaging changes I think I will be looking out for these at christmas!

Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub got in a set but i think its around €10 im not too sure
This is my favourite Scrub it smells like Maple Syrup like you could eat it so so nice its a good decent scrub especially for trying to get tough tans off I will defo be repurchasing this in the future.

John Freida Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Mask aprox €1.50 
I love this it works a treat you can see a difference in your hair doesn't look as dry and damaged after using also I think you only had to leave this in for 3-5 mins something like that which is really quick for the results you get I will defo be purchasing this in full size i think its 3 for 2 across all hair and make up mix and match in boots at the moment so I think I will have to avail of this offer!


Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque Mini this came in  a set too I bought ages ago for acne
This is especially for acne I do not really suffer from acne anymore like I used to but recently I was breaking out a bit and I found this and started using this is really good for acne but I would not go near this if u have dry or sensitive skin as it is really really drying.



Do you like seeing these posts if you do let me know as I already have quite a few emptys from this month to post! :)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day



Just wanted to say a quick Happy St. Patricks Day to everyone!! Hope you all have a great day!! :D

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Debehams get a €20 voucher for €10!!

I ment to post this yesterday but Living Social are doing a brilliant offer you can buy  a €20 voucher for €10!!! Of course I did buy one, this is only Irish Stores and is valid until next year so plenty of time!! Here is my link for anyone who want to buy let me know if you do!! :)

Living Social Debenhams Voucher

Friday, 2 March 2012

Natural Collection Lipstick in Coral Shimmer

I have been trying out a lot of new lipsticks lately as I realised I don't have that many and the ones I do have are pretty similar so I really wanted to try Apple Blossom from Natural Collection but unfortunately none of the Boots near me seem to stock it so I had a look and decided to get Coral Shimmer.








Pros
  • Cheap this cost me €3.06 i think but I had enough Boots Advantage Points so it cost me nothing!  Boots also often do 3 for €7.50 (3 for £5 I think it is for UK readers correct me if I'm wrong) on Natural Collection 
  • Moisturising doesn't cling to to chaps in your lips as much as some lipsticks do.
  • Nice Packaging, its pretty basic but I like the white plain packaging.
  • This would be good for people who are a bit wary of wearing lipstick as it is quite sheer with a slight coral colour.


Cons
  • It broke the first day I had it, luckily from the bottom rather than halfway down so I was able to slot it back in but have to careful.
  • Hard to apply, its not shaped like most lipsticks the nib bit is right in the middle so I had to kinda press o=it on from the side which led to it getting broke.
  • This was really well pigmented when I swatched on my hand but it was more sheer when i applied to my lips but it is buildable.
  • This can only be bought from Boots as Natural Collection is a Boots brand, however I have seen some on Ebay but its much dearer.


I know it look like there is more cons than pros but I am growing to like this you do pretty much get what you pay for so can't really complain, I am going to get Rose Petal next this looks really nice in pics of seen of it on.  Anyone tried this lipstick before or any other shades?


Steph :)  X

Carmine Box January 2012

Hello apologies for the lack of posts recently my internet was on the blink for bout 3 weeks its finally fixed now and I dunno I was never really in a blogging mood does this ever happen anyone else or is it just me?? Also my camera was annoying me its not focusing properly when I try to take pics have to take a pic bout 5 times before its right. :(  Anyways I signed up for the Carmine Beauty Box in January I saw a discount code and I got it for half price.  I'm a bit late posting this I received the box at the end of January, thats one thing I hate about beauty boxes I am subscribed to Carmine and Glossybox they are the only 2 I know if that delivery to Ireland but we don't get them until the end of the month, I think it would be better to get them at the start of the month e.g post March's box at the end of Feb so we get it early March and so we have the March box to enjoy for the Month of March because it is the March box anyone agree?? Beauty box companies take note!  Anyways here is my January box.




Westlab Himalayan Bath Salts 100g - 1kg £4.75
So these are a pack of bath salts I have used these, I'm not sure about them there wasn't really any smell and the bath salts didn't dissolve.  These are detoxifying salts apparently and they are ment to be an equivalent to a 3 day fast, hmm I dunno bout this.  Its not for me anyways but some people might like this especially if you like fragrance free things but i love my smelly bath stuff. :)   Also got a code for 30% off the Detox Kit but this expired today.

 Korres Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturising and Brightening Cream Sample Size - Gift Set £20
I have bot used this yet I'm waiting till I finish up my current moisturiser which should be soon! This smells really nice it is like roses as it says not too overpowering just a nice rosy smell, the texture of this is quite light not too heavy.  This is meant to brighten and repair your complexion and also pump up the hydration for 24 hours.  I am really looking forward to using this.  As you can see I also received a voucher for £5 off if I spend over £25 on the House of Fraser website on Korres.
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in Old Gold Full Size 4g £10/€11/$15
I was really excited to see this as I have heard of Eyeko and always wanted to try something from them.  This is basically a fat chubby eye stick you could use this as a liner or a shadow I use this as a shadow as i find it too big to use as a liner.  This is really well pigmented I had taken a photo of the stick but it has dissapeared from my camera but I have a swatch at the side for you.  The top is it just drawn on and the bottom is it blended out.


Balance Me Radiance Face Oil 5ml (I think) 10ml £15 or 30ml £30
This is a 100% natural face oil on a roller ball stick that you use before putting on moisturiser in the day and night.  I have not used this yet it smells really nice it smells of something I have used before but I just don't know what it was.  I also got a 10% off code for a full size of this product but it expired today.



Eldora False Eyelashes B142 Natural Dense Lashes £4.25
I was really excited to see these because I have never worn fake lashes! I know I have 1 pair I haven't tried yet but these are more for going out as these are quite full and long i can't wait to use these!  These are handmade high quality lashes.  I also got a discount code for 50% off when i spend £15 or more but it expired yesterday.



So overall i did like this box 2 full size products the Eyeko Fat Stick and the Eldora lashes.  I have my February box which I will post up sometime this week.  The box is £10 per month plus £2.75 for postage so this works out aprox €15-16 a month depending on the exchange rate at the time you can cancel your subscription at any time.  Postage is pretty quick I got my Feb box on Monday but according to there site it wasn't meant to be shipped till Monday oh well i don't mind!  Here is my link to the Carmine site:
http://www.carmine.co.uk/0pQ3l



Some Links:
https://www.balanceme.co.uk/face/product-family/extra-care/extra-care-radiance-face-oil/
http://www.westlabshop.co.uk/
http://www.eldorashop.co.uk/
http://www.eyeko.com/eyeko-products-shadow-c-21_39.html
http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Korres+Addicted+To+Rose+Set/159376661,default,pd.html


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Calling all Irish Bloggers!! ASOS 20% off!

Asos are currently doing 20% all orders to Ireland using the promo code Fatcheese20 I saw this on the Fatcheese website which I only just discovered yesterday the code is valid until the 12th February also ASOS do free delivery to Ireland I love free delivery!  The also sell clothes and some make up and skin care like nars which is hard to get in Ireland also quite expensive but they have a really good kit with the blush/bronzer duo in orgasm/laguna, a single eyeshadow lip gloss and i think an eye primer too the eyeshadow and blush/bronzer duo are full size..i think and I have never ever used nars before it is expensive bit this kit was like €48 and then 20% off of that again so I thought this really is my only chance to get nars for this price so I can't wait to get this!!  Just thought I'd let you know as this is a really good offer! :)  There are some other offers on this sight and they do cashback for sites I don't really know how exactly this works but i'm gonna have a snoop around!!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

40 Skin & Beauty Questions

Hey everyone so sorry haven't blogged in over a week! Our broadband box started cutting out the whole time and wouldnt com back on for like an hour and then we got a new box and this one is even worse, its so slow and sometimes it wont work if 2 people in the house are using it, so dunno if its the box or the broadband company I had this half done earlier and the internet went bad again and annoyed me so I gave up but manged to finish it now anyways I saw this tag over at Daisey's blog Cupcakes and Cherries I wasn't tagged but it looked fun and interesting to do.


Skincare

Source

How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice, in the morning and before I go to bed.

What skin type do you have?
Combination and kind of dry I think I do get dry patchs sometimes and I get the odd spot I have weird skin I'm a bit of everything!

What is your current facial wash?
I am using Benefit Foamingly Clean Facial Wash I got a starter set of Benefit's new skincare range you might of seen it in my mini haul post last month, this stuff is great a tiny bit goes a long way!

Do you exfoliate?
Yes I do.

What brand do you use?
I I use Benefit Refined Facial Polish once a week and I use Clinique 7 Day Scrub every day apart from the 1 day I use the Benefit one.

What moisturizer do you use?
At the moment I am using Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15 PA ++ in the morning and Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream at night.

Do you have freckles?
I have a few on the tops of my cheeks in the summer you can see them more not that Ireland get much sun anymore :(

Do you use eye cream?
Yes I have only started using it this year I have really bad bags under my eyes and blackness I know this will never completely go but he bags are kinda gone and the dark circle aren't as dark so it definitely helps I am using Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I did when I was bout 15, 16 I think then I went then I got it very bad when I was 19-20 only over a year ago it went it was all on my back too, now i just get the odd one and my back is clear of them I did have to go to the doctor for this however.  

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
What is this?  Google time........................clears blemishes no I have never used this,




Make-Up





What foundation do you use?
At the moment I'm using the new Lancome Teint Miracle in No 01  got a sample of this I;d say I will be buying it I love it, I also use MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW25 I switch foundations alot but i'm using those 2 the most out of my collection right now.

How about concealer?
I either use Benefit Erase Paste in No 02 or Inglot Cream Concealer in LW400

Do you know your undertone colour?
I think its more warm tones most people in the world have cool undertones but most people in Ireland have red undertones cos we are so pale!!(underneath the fake tan :P)

What do you think of false eyelashes?
I have never worn fake lashes I'm quite lucky I have long lashes but I have 2 pairs I got recently mad to try them out now.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
I thought it was 6 months?  My mascaras say 6 months but i've noticed on Rimmel Mascaras they say 12 months anyone else notice that?  I don't really do this a year maybe at the most or if i find my eyes hurt or if it smells funny i'll thow it out.

What brand of mascara do you use?
I alternate between a few I use Collection 2000 Longer Lashes, Benefit BADgal Lash, No. 07 Exceptional Definition and Rimmel Extra Super Lash

Sephora or MAC?
MAC because we don't have Sephora over here oh how I wish we did....

Do you have a MAC pro-card?
Nope

What make-up tools do you use in make up application?
Fingers & Foundation Brush, Kabuki Brush, Blusher Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Angled Eyeshadow Brush, Smudge Brush and Eyeliner Brush.

Do you use make up base/primer for the eyes?
 I use Urban Decay Primer Potion on my eyes its like glue for eyeshadow it just doesn't budge with this on!

For the face?
Yes all the time I use Benefit Porefessional at the moment but i'm also trying to finish off my No 7 Colour Calming Primer. 

What is your favourite eyeshadow (colour or shade)?
Oh i've loads but the ones I use the most are from my Urban Decay Sustainable Palette YDK and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I'm using Inglot Gel Eyeliner the moment but sometimes I use Inglot Liquid Eyeliner on my lid and e.l.f Brightning Eye Liner on my lower waterline.  With the gel I use this on my lid and waterline.

How often do you poke your eyes with a pencil eyeliner?
Don't think I ever have...I'll prob do it know next time haha

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Am bit messy I don't think I have any. They look nice on though.

Do you use mineral make-up?
I used to use e.l.f Mineral Primer but i've ran out waiting for them to do 30% off everything soon hopefully.  I also use e.l.f Mineral Lipgloss sometimes and I recently bought Bare Minerals Foundation haven't really used it properly yet though.

What is your favourite lipstick?
At the moment I really love Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Sugared Maple

How about lipgloss?
Hmm prob my Soap & Glory Motherpucker in Candy Gloss

What is your favourite blush to use?
Benefit Sugarbomb I am in love with this!

Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?
Not really I did buy 2 Sephora Lip glosses last week as we don't have a Sephora here they were from France, but I would never buy Mac or Benefit or anything like that as majority are fake there is some real stuff but the real stuff isn't any cheaper.   

Do you like drugstore makeup?
I love it! Walking into boots and seeing 3 for 2 as well bargain!

Do you go to CCO's (cosmetic company outlets)?
No i don't really know anything bout these is there any in Ireland?

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I'd love to do like a day class or something I've seen alot of these come up on Groupon, Living Social etc.. so I might just get one someday!

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Not really unless i'm rushing.

Name a makeup crime that you hate
hmm.. dirty looking make up thats just way too dark compared to the rest of your skin.

Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I love neutrals but lately I'm starting to use more colours.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
I dunno really I like Tulisa from N-Dubz make up, Cheryl Cole always looks nice too but saying that most of celebs pics are airbrushed!

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Foundation!

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
No I don't :O

Do you think you look good without any make up on?
I dunno in the mornings no but when I take off my make up at night its not too bad.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I don't have a favourite I use bits and pieces from various make up lines,

What do you think of make up?
I just love it, love trying new make up new looks I just like it :)


Hope you liked the tag feel free to do this yourself if you do it leave me a comment I would love to see your answers!  I would also like to thank everyone who followed me I have reached 100 followers today so happy only been blogging 2 months thank you everybody! :)

Monday, 30 January 2012

Book Review: Something From Tiffany's by Melissa Hill

So i'm going to do a different kind of post I love my books so I've decided to review one attempt to anyways!  I have read a few of Melissa Hill books before and I love them everytime you think you know how it gonna end and she always does a complete unexpected twist and she is well known for this.  She is an Irish author she has wrote 10 books in the last 9 years and she has another book due out this summer.  I bought 'Something From Tiffany's' just before Christmas in Tesco for €5.95 Tesco are great for books!  I loved this book it starts based at Christmas time over In New York at the start of this book Ethan is the main character in this book he buys an engagement ring for his girlfriend in Tiffany's but this goes missing in an accident and he ends up with a charm bracelet instead of the really expensive ring he bought!  Gary is the man who bought the charm bracelet for his girlfriend but she ends up with the ring, he never had any intention of proposing to her in the first place but goes along with it bad man!  Gary lives in Ireland and Ethan lives in UK so it's going to be a bit of a challenge to get his ring back.  They had both been in New York for Christmas but their bags somehow get mixed up.  This book ends totally not how you think it does as your reading it you think you know what might happen but its such a twist! I'm not going to give away anymore I hate reading reviews that contain pretty much everything that happens so I am going to keep it short and sweet. :)  This was a great book I love love love Melissa Hill's books and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of them! I really recommend this book great read!!


Doesn't every girl dream of getting... something from Tiffany's?


On 5th Avenue in New York City, two very different men are shopping for gifts for the women they love.

Gary is buying his girlfriend Rachel a charm bracelet. Partly to thank her for paying for their holiday-of-a-lifetime to New York. But mainly because he's left his shopping far too late.

Whereas Ethan's looking for something a little more special - an engagement ring for the first woman to have made him happy since he lost the love of his life.

But when the two men's shopping bags get confused, and Rachel somehow ends up with Ethan's ring, the couples' lives become intertwined.

As Ethan tries to reunite the ring with the woman it was actually intended for, he discovers this isn't that easy. Does fate have other ideas for the couples? Or is there simply a bit of Tiffany's magic in the air...

Melissa Hill Books Facebook Page
Melissa Hill Official Page

Anyone one else read this book or any other Melissa Hill books?

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Make Up Price Lists

Hello!! I don't know if you are like me and you like to know the price of stuff before you plan on buying stuff especially with the higher end brands such as Mac, Benefit, Lancome etc.  but sometimes I can never find the prices when I am looking at them and most of these brands do not have Irish websites so this is where I need your help!  I would like to create price lists for as much brands as i can higher end and drugstore brands so if any of you know the Irish prices/euro prices pleas leave a comment and I will add them to this list once I have  enough on them I will create a page with the prices.  I wanna start with the Irish prices I will try put up the sterling an dollar prices at a later stage I can get these from most of the brands websites. If I have left any brands out let me know! :-)

Higher End Brands                                                                             Drugstore Brands
Mac                                                                                                      Rimmel
Benefit                                                                                                  Maybelline
Lancome                                                                                               Max Factor
Clinique                                                                                                 Soap & Glory
Nars                                                                                                      Bourjois
Bare Minerals                                                                                        Collection 2000
Chanel                                                                                                   Barry M
Estee Lauder                                                                                          Natural Collection
Make Up Forever                                                                                  17
No. 7                                                                                                     Revlon
Urban Decay                                                                                          NYC
Bobbi Brown                                                                                         L'oreal
Clarins                                                                                                   2True
Elizabeth Arden                                                                                      Me Me Me
Laura Mercier                                                                                        Mua
Inglot
Artdeco
YSL
Smashbox

If I have forgotton any let me know or if you think I have some brands in the wrong lists please let me know too.  I will try to create another page on my blog and put the price lists in there :)  http://stephsplace-steph.blogspot.com/p/make-up-price-lists.html

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Make Up Favourites

So these are just a few things i have been using recently that I really love

Primer:  Benefit The POREfessional this is really really good!! and Urban Decay Eye Potion Primer on my eyelids never have to reapply eyeshadow throughout the day!
Foundation:  MAC Studio Fix NW25 I use this quite often prob my all time favourite, Lancome Teint Idole 24 Hour No 03 this is Lancomes new foundation I got a sample of it is quite good!
Concealer:  Benefit Erase Paste i don't normally use concealer but recently the bags under my eyes are very bad and this does the trick!
Blusher:  Benefit Sugarbomb why have I not found this before!
Powder:  Collection 2000 Loose Powder I prefer loose powders quite like this one
Eyeshadow:  From the Urban Decay Sustainable Palette I have been using Midnight Cowboy Rides Again and YDK.  Also got a No. 7 palette in a No. 7 hatbox I got in the 75% off sale recently I have been using the white pink and brown from it.
Eyeliner:  Inglot Gel Eyeliner No. 77 does not budge!
Mascara:  Collection 2000 Longer Lash Mascara does exactly that it gives you longer lashes literally! This was quite cheap too!
Lipgloss:  e.l.f Liquid Lipstick in Baby Pink Love this smells minty too and its very cheap!

Anyone used any of these?


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Monday, 16 January 2012

The Book Depository Great Prices!!

Hey just a quick post I have been searching for the cheapest places for a few books I wanted I just happened to come across this website last night The Book Depository  and I  found the books I wanted much cheaper plus they do free delivery worldwide which is an absolute winner!!  So I ordered 2 books beaut.ie guide to gorgeous €13.68 i have the new book from beaut.ie and I love it so ive ordered the first one now.  I also ordered Lauren Conrad Style which was €7.73!! I thought this was very good for these books so I can't wait to get them now!! They have nearly every book under the sun!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

REVIEW: LUSH Big Hair Shampoo





So I had been hearing so much great things about this shampoo so when I was up in Dublin before Christmas I finally got to go into Lush for the very first time I went to the Henry Street Store.  I wanted to buy this but I thought it was expensive costing €14.95 I think it was around that anyways but i said sure I'll buy it anyways.  Now I realise that it is not that expensive as you do not need to use as much as any other shampoo you only need a very small amount first shampoo won't lather up as well however I have this problem with every shampoo but the second shampoo is suds galore!! At first it feels like you are putting a facial scrub in your hair cos their is seas salt in it and it kinda has a scrub like texture, it smells really nice and fresh.  You definitely do get a bit of oomph from this shampoo I will definitely re purchase this.  Also if you have 5 empty containers of any Lush product in the black packing like the big shampoo and you clean them and return them they will give you a free fresh face mask!  I also found this shampoo did not make my hair greasy I often get an extra day out of my hair with this I would normally wash my hair every second day so this really does clean your hair really well as in squeaky clean no joke their is a squeak off my hair after washing it!


9/10  only deducting it a point because of the price



The ingredients in this are as follows: 
Coarse Sea Salt, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion,Fresh Sea Water, Toothed Wrack Seaweed Infusion,Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Neroli Oil,Mandarin Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Orange Flower Absolute, *Limonene,Methyl Ionone, Perfume
*occurs naturally in essential oils

The ingredients listed in Green are Natural and the black are Synthetic.

What Lush Say
We love salt on the hair because it’s great for giving volume. We experimented with it for a very long time before coming up with this, our ultimate salt shampoo.
We’ve created a rich shampoo base, then crammed in as much sea salt as we could. But we have carefully partnered it with seaweed and coconut to give softness to the hair and fresh lemons and limes to give shine.  We then added a lovely bright and uplifting fragrance of neroli, mandarin, orange flower absolute and vanilla.
So what you get is hair that has lift and volume, but is still easy to get a comb through and smells great for hours.  A big achievement, we felt.
Salt has a second bonus;  because it is a natural preservative, this shampoo requires no added synthetic preservatives. 

You can buy this in Lush stores or at www.lush.com
330G £10.95/€14.95 I think if anyone knows the euro price please let me know I think that is it though 

Anyone used this product before or any other Lush Shampoos?