Not happy.

I’m really not happy with my blog at the minute. I dunno if it’s my design or what but I want changes.

I think I’ll redesign everything so posts may be lacking, just a warning.

Any suggestions how I can recreate my blog and make it better?

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Urban Decay All Nighter*

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I was treated by my boyfriend to some Urban Decay goodies which surprised me. He’s never bought make up before so I was impressed.

I had never tried setting sprays before so I was so excited to try this. It is the travel sized bottle and I already know I’m going to buy the bigger bottle when this is all gone.

The packaging says it’s long lasting, oil free, paraben free and temperature control It definitely is long lasting I can vouch for that. Temperature control I’m not too sure about right now, but I’m willing to wait and see. I do have really oily skin and this keeps my make up on way longer than just my primer does.

It says to use this after applying make up, but I use it both before I apply my primers and then after I apply my full face of make up. You just have to shake up the bottle, and spray on. It says use x and t motions but I just spray all over my face.

There’s no particular scent which is good and it doesn’t leave any sore of sticky or greasy residue on your face which I am so thankful for. I was kind of scared when I first used this, because after the first time my face was wet and I was so confused but when it dried it was like magic!

I’m so impressed with this and would be willing to try a drugstore alternative, do any of you have any suggestions?

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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My DIY Summer Pedicure!

So as we all know, when Summer approaches we want to break out the flip flops, sandals and just bare feet in general. But uh-oh, you kind of neglected your feet throughout Winter and no one wants to look at them, not even you. So when you decide to get them out of hiding, this is what could work for you too.

Firstly gather up your supplies. I used some clean on me,Epsom salts, heel genius, a nail file, nail clippers, a cuticle pusher, nail polish : Barry m nail paint in coral, wet’n’wild mega last in club Havana, Rimmel I love lasting perfection in sunshine. I also used a black nail art pen that I forgot to picture, cotton pads, nail polish remover and mango scrub.

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First things first, remove old nail polish. This is a good thing to start with as who likes to have a bajillion layers on nail polish on? Not me anyway!

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Then I added some Clean on Me and Epsom Salts to my Foot spa and soaked my feet for around ten minutes. This is so relaxing and softens both hard skin and your nails. My one vibrates too, so it feels like your at the spa!

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Next is to scrub, scrub, scrub! You want to try to scrub off some of that dead skin! I used my Boots Mango Body Scrub because it smells so good and summery too!

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Next is to remove the calluses, clip those claws and push back them cuticles! You want to make your feet look fabulous.

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Now to begin painting! I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails, Hard as Wraps

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Then, since I was doing ombré style nails, I used a white base coat to make the colours pop more. I used NYC Expert Last Nail Polish in white, excuse the mess, well clean it up later!

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I tried using the sponge but it didn’t work at all so then I just painted it ombré style. The colours I used was Rimmel I love lasting Finish in Sunshine, WetnWild Megalast in Club Havana and Barry M Nail Paint in Coral and I just layered them on and made them look blended, well tried to anyway! On my remaining toes I painted the with the coral colour.

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Then, I used a black nail art pen and painted a palm tree and a bird on one big toe and a boat and birds on the other. I think they turned out quite well!

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Lastly I slathered on some heel genius and let that soak in!

Here’s some more pictures of my pedicure!

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Now I am in no way good at nails but I was asked by Julep to take part in a fun, summer pedicure challenge! Julep have gorgeous shades out at the minute!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

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I am also aware how late I am onto the Colorburst bandwagon but I had to give them ago. Like I mentioned before in my last Revlon review, I wanted more neutral colours, rather than just straight out pink. There wasn’t a great selection of the Colorburst lip butters in my local Boots, but I did fall in love with shade 095 Creme Brûlée

This is a great neutral colour, which doesn’t make it look as I’d you’ve smeared concealer or foundation across your lips. It’s quite a subtle colour, but it is noticeable and definitely buildable.

I know you’ve probably ready 5000000000 reviews of these so I’m gonna keep as short and simple as I can. The lip butters are really moisturising on the lips, the don’t dry out at all. I have been wearing a lip balm underneath however because my lips have been super dry. They have good lasting power and don’t fade off leaving a weird ring around the outside of your lips. As with most lip products, reapplying after you’ve eaten is a must.

I like to wear mine to work especially because it’s a really good lip product to just whack on as you’re going in the door and not have to worry about until your break.

It’s a colour which I’d feel would go really great with all skin tones!

What’s your recommendations for the next Colorburst lip butter I need to try?

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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Macadamia Oil Extract Body Butter

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I’m quite particular when it comes to moisturising my body. I always use a body butter and when you don’t live close to a Body Shop they aren’t as easy to come by. I found this in a bargain shop in our shopping centre for €2 and it’s the best €2 I’ve spent in a long time.

This body butter is part of their macadamia oil extract range which I have been enjoying. It says it “revitalises, nourishes and hydrates” the skin and it does. It’s the quality of a body shop body butter but a fraction of the cost.

I slather it on every evening and after my shower and it’s so thick and luxurious you wouldn’t think it was as cheap as it is. My skin drinks this stuff up and it hydrates it and keeps it hydrated something I was struggling to find I other body butters. It softens knees and elbows amazingly which I need.

The consistency is thick, so a little goes a long way and I’ve been using this every day for three weeks now. It’s so nice to lather into your skin and when you leave it that little bit not rubbed it, when it soaks in it’s even better. Your skin is left smooth and hydrated.

The scent is amazing. It smells kind of exotic, it reminds me of going on holidays and it lingers on the skin for a bit, but isn’t too overpowering so when you’re putting on perfume it’s just a subtle under scent.

I need to stock up on more of these body butters soon!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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Miracle Hair Insurance

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I always try to use a leave in conditioner because the ends of my hair get so extremely dry, even when I’m not using heat on them. I decided to give Aussies Miracle Hair Insurance a go because it is a bit ore intense than the one I had been previously using, especially since I had been out in the sun.

I use the leave in conditioner mainly concentrated at the ends of my hair, but I do tend to go up the mid lengths also. I use a comb to evenLy disperse it through my hair.

The conditioner says it de tangles and protects and it does! My hair is so much more easy to take after my shower when I use this and my ends have never been softer. It really protects them and prevents them from splitting.

It’s a really lightweight conditioner and it doesn’t weigh down your hair or leave it feeling sticky. As I only use it on the ends and lengths,, it doesn’t make it more any more greasy which I’m always wary of.

As with all Aussie products the scent of this is amazing and when you use it and it’s sunny, the heat intensifies the smell and you just smell drop deep amazing.

I really love this conditioner and recommend it to anyone with weak, distressed hair that needs a bit of TLC.

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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Keeping Watch

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I saw this gorgeous Goldigga watch in the bargain store next to where I work for €10. I knew I just had to get it.

The watch is authentic Goldigga and came beautifully presented with all instructions and warrants so I was impressed.

It’s so beautiful and dainty. Perfect for the summer time too, with the white strap.I have really been loving the rose gold trend, so this watch matches in.

The face of the clock is like pearl it’s so different to any watch I’ve seen. It also makes it look a lot more expensive than it is.

It has a white fake leather strap which is really comfortable to wear around the wrist!

I am so happy with my bargain find and love pairing this with all my outfits!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til,next post!

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Bourjois Paris Little Round Pot Eyeshadow

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I needed a good neutral shadow shade for all over my lid and whilst browsing I cam across this little gem. I bought the shade 05 and it’s kind of hard to explain. It’s a kind of cream/pink/pearl colour.

It’s a mineral eyeshadow, so when it’s applied with a slightly wet brush, it gives a lot more pigmentation than when it’s applied normally. It’s really nice applied both ways however. I use a fluffy brush to blend it all in.

There is a slight bit of fallout with this product but the finished looks really makes it worth it! It beans really nicely with other colours and is really nice to apply all over the lid.

It has good lasting power, but I wouldn’t say as good as Urban Decay does. I think with a better eyeshadow primer, this eyeshadow would last a lot longer on my eyes.

I can’t wait to try more of these eyeshadows in the future!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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L’OREAL Skin Perfection Purifying Gel Wash

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As always, I was looking for a new face wash. I did want to repurchase the Garnier one that I had been using but couldn’t find it and this. Toggle caught my eye. Since. I love the skin perfecting miracle cleansing oil, I thought I’d give this one a go.

It’s a purifying gel wash for combination to oily skin. It says it Removes impurities, helps unblock pores and reveals fresh clean skin

I use this wash both morning and night and it does feel really nice on the skin. It lather up so easily and you only need a small bit as a little goes a long way. It gives your skin a deep cleanse, without being too harsh.

It has helped to clear up my skin, but at the moment I’m having a really bad breakout which is upsetting. It has really helped control the oils on my face too, which I find is necessary with facial products.

It does leave your skin feeling fresh and clean and works really well for it’s price!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

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I wanted some new lipsticks, but I’m a different colour to pink so I opted to try out this nudey pinky cour from Revlon. It’s called 354!cappuccino

I love the packaging of this lipstick, it doesn’t look cheap at all. It looks really chic, especially taking it out of your handbag, it makes you feel fancier!

It’s a shimmery nudey, pink which goes gorgeous with a tan and a smokey eye. It’s a really nice colour to wear to work as it doesn’t dry out, so when it begins to wear off you don’t have that dreaded circle around the edge of your lips.

It’s so silky and smooth it’s so nice to apply. It feels moisturising on your lips and as I mentioned previously it doesn’t dry them out whatsoever.

It has good lasting power, but like most lipsticks would need to be touched up after eating.

I’m really glad I picked this one up and I can’t wait to try more lipsticks from this range soon!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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