Friday, 14 February 2014

Chanel Orchid Rose Blush

I purchased this on impulse when my local pharmacy had a 30% off day. In the beginning I was totally in love with it. It leaves a beautiful natural glow on your cheeks and has very good staying power. The formula is lovely and it's not powdery or anything. Another positive is the packaging. Chanel's packaging is just beautiful and elegant. It has a lovely big mirror inside the compact which you can see your entire face so that is really handy when you are out and about.

I have been using it now for a couple of weeks and for some reason the top of it has gone scaly. I don't know if that is the correct terminology but you can see it in the above picture. You know when you put a wet brush in powder it leaves a film on the product? Well that is how my Chanel blush has turned out and I have never used a wet brush on it. I am going to have to scrape off the top layer on the blush which is going to ruin the look of my pretty blush. I am slight disappointed with this I have never experienced this with any of my other blushes. I will still use this blush when I have it doctored but it isnt one I reach for on a daily basis.

What are your favourite Chanel products?


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Stila In The Light

It pains me to say this because I feel like I am the only one but I don't like this palette. Yes, it looks gorgeous and the shadows are lovely and pigmented. They also apply beautifully with no fall out, but I struggle deciding what colours to put together. I never know what combination to use. For this reason I never reach for this palette when applying my makeup. I much rather use my Naked or Mac eye shadows. Do you own and adore this palette? What colours do you use together? Please let me know in the comments. I really want to love it as it is so popular and it's not like the colours are gaudy, so I should be able to make it work for me. 


Monday, 10 February 2014

Window Shopping

Random Wishlist

Urban Decay Naked 3
I have been lusting after this since Christmas but when push comes to shove I am unsure if I actually want it. I have heard mixed reviews on it. I admit it looks beautiful and would complete my naked collection but I never gravitate towards pink tone eye shadows so I feel this pallet would get lost amongst my other make up. I think I need to see it in the flesh before I make up my mind.

Clarins The Essentials Eye Make-Up Palette
I am trying to decide between this and the Naked 3 palette because heaven knows I don't need both. I think I am leaning towards purchasing the Clarins palette with a voucher I have but I do want to see it in person first.

Professional Lighting
You may have noticed in December and at the start of January my blog was completely neglected. One of the main reasons for this is that I constantly struggle to take decent pictures. I leave work at 8am and I don't arrive home until 6:30pm. This means I never have any natural light to photograph in and every weekend it seems to be to dark and gloomy to take photographs. A lot of Youtubers use these lights so I figure they are good quality and will do the trick.

This is pretty random for a wish list but it ties into my professional lighting. I saw Lily Pebbles post on how to make a crate for photography purposes and I really want to try it out as her photos look amazing.

Dre Beats
I usually have no interest in these kind of gadgets but recently I was in PC World and I hooked up my iphone to these. Well, low and behold they were amazing! They feel lovely and snug on your head and the sound quality was very good. They are featured on my wish list as I would love them as a present but I don't think I could justify purchasing them for myself.

Starbuck Tumbler
For work I can be on a client site or in the office. When I am in the office I have to catch an early bus to work and never have the time for my essential cup of tea in the morning. I already have a decent travel cup but I am actually in search of one without a handle so that I can slip it into my handbag when I am finished and it isn't taking up loads of space. Do you know how hard it has been to locate a travel mug with no handles? I have searched high and low. Unfortunately this beautiful Starbucks one only appears to be available in the USA.

Hydraluron Boosting Masks
I have only become aware of these in the past week! I have a massive fan of the Hydraluron cream as you can see here, so I got super excited when I seen they released a mask. I can safely forecast I will not be able to leave Boots without purchasing them on my next visit.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
This product should come with a tag saying Bloggers made me do it. I have read so many rave reviews online about this ambient lighting powder, that I feel I am actually missing out by not having it! Hopefully one day I will purchase it. For now it will remain on my wish list as the postage costs to Ireland are horrific.

What is on your wish list this month?


Saturday, 8 February 2014

A Predominantly Chanel FOTD

Recently I was a little bold and picked up a few Chanel products. Chanel is definitely one of my favourite high end brands. I think I have only ever purchased one product from their range that I didn't like. Looking back at my photo now I should have used Chanel eyeshadows, but I have used up my all time favourite Chanel eye shadows that is the Mystic Eyes palette. That's the thing with Chanel because it is so expensive you tend to use the entire product. Anyway, here is my FOTD with mainly Chanel. I will have reviews coming up on my new products. 

What is your favourite product from Chanel?


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara

I got this product in the Soap & Glory gift set when it was the star buy in Boots over the Christmas period. What a bargain, there was nine products included and it only cost €35. I was bold and picked it up as a present to myself. I was super excited to test some of the make up items in the range. I have heard rave reviews about Soap & Glory make up but whenever I look at the stand I never know what to try. Anyway, one of the items included in the kit was the Soap & Glory Thick & Fast mascara.

Unfortunately this product doesn't do it for me at all. I have used it twice and on both occassion I found it difficult to work with. When I first looked at the brush I was impressed as I am a fan of thick brushes but the mascara formula is very thick so it makes it difficult to apply. I also found that it didn't have much of an impact on my eyes.

I am really diaspointed to be writing a negative review regards Soap & Glory as I love so many of their products but this one just isn't for me. Im sure this is a one off product that doesnt suit me and it hasn't put me off the brand at all. What products to you recommend I pick up?

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