Makeup

IT Cosmetics CC Cream – Which Formula is for you?

-This post contains gifted products.

The iT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream has been a cult favourite of beauty aficionados across the world for years garnering rave reviews far and wide. Early last year I was introduced to their oil free formula which you may remember, I adored and since then I have been fortunate enough to try the other formulations in the range to compare.

Everybody has heard about BB Creams or ‘beauty balms’ but the majority that I’ve tried generally don’t have enough coverage for my liking. CC Creams on the other hand are a staple in my make up routine. The ‘CC’ stands for colour correcting which makes creams like this perfect for my redness prone Irish skin.

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New In My Beauty Arsenal: March 2019

It’s not a secret that I’m a bit of a product junkie. When I see something new or just launched, I want to try it. When I see something on Instagram, I want to try it. In short, I’m a marketers dream! So with that being said, it’s no surprise that I routinely have new products in my rotation. Some of which I am lucky enough to be sent, others I pick up for myself!

I love seeing what’s new in other product aficionados beauty stashes so I thought I would share with you all the new products I found myself reaching for the most throughout last month!

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Review with Swatches: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette*

When I first heard that Urban Decay were phasing out their OG Naked palette after 10 years, I (like a lot of you) was very annoyed. I have loved that palette for years and couldn’t understand the rationale as it was still hugely popular and was what really catapulted them into cult beauty brand status. Nicole Ritchie even staged a fake funeral for it on social media. The beauty world wasn’t happy.

The Naked palettes have been a staple in girls make up bags far and wide for years. Every time a new palette is released, make up junkies seem to add it to their collection without question and I’m no different really (except I don’t have the Naked Cherry palette yet, I really must sort that out!). So when Urban Decay announced there would be an update to the original Naked palette in the form of the Naked Reloaded palette, I wasn’t surprised but I was intrigued.

The Naked Reloaded palette replaces the now discontinued original Naked palette and houses 12 all new nude shades that are designed to flatter all skin tones. At first, I wasn’t sure I would be dying about this product as it looked similar to a lot of palettes that I already owned in pictures but the minute that I opened it, I started to change my mind. Here’s why….

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Review: Too Faced x Erika Jayne Pretty Mess Collection*

I’m going to be honest, when I opened this press package I screamed. And then I nearly cried. Too Faced have long been one of my absolute favourite makeup brands and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne, is one of my favourite people to watch on reality TV – she just keeps it real and she’s a total geg (Northern Ireland speak for hilarious). So when several products from the hotly anticipated collaboration made its way to me, I was absolutely chuffed.

This collection has been widely anticipated, two years in the making to be exact, so if you want to look like Erika, now’s your chance. As expected, the product names are risqué in line with former Too Faced launches and Erika’s personality. The packaging is also bright, fun and bold which fits in perfectly with the Too Faced brand as a whole – their packaging has always been one of my favourites. 

The full collection features an eyeshadow palette, kissable body shimmer, highlighter, two lip kits and a tinted version of Too Faced’s iconic Lip Injection Lip Plumper. I was fortunate enough to have been sent the majority of the collection (seriously, somebody pinch me) and after a couple weeks playing with the products, I’m ready to give you the low down!

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Handbag Essentials

Hello lovelies! I’ve been trying to streamline the amount that I carry around with me in my bag because (a) my bag gets bloody heavy and (b) I can’t find anything when I need it which kind of defeats the whole purpose of carrying it with you anyway.

However, there are certain staple products that I really can’t do without. These are products that you’re likely to find on me anytime you see me. So what are they?

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New Brand Discovery: Artdeco Cosmetics

Happy New Year my lovelies!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas period and are suitably struggling to squeeze into your jeans like I am! What better way to start a new year than with a new blog post, featuring a new brand discovery!

As I have mentioned before, one of my favourite things about blogging, is trying out new brands and products. I can even convince myself that i’m doing it for the greater good i.e. sharing it with you all 😉

Recently I was lucky enough to try out a few products from German brand Artdeco and I have discovered some real gems.

I had never tried the brand before and if I’m honest, I think that it is a really under rated brand even though it’s stocked at beauty giant Beautybay.

So what’s my verdict on the products I’ve tried so far?

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What’s New in my Make Up Stash?

The best thing about having this little blog of mine is that I can continually pick up new make up items and can pretend that it’s so I can share them all with you lot! 🙂

I’ve been fortunate enough recently to try out a tonne of new products and I thought I’d tell you what’s new in make my make up stash with a few initial thoughts on each of the products!

As always, if there is anything featured that you’d like to see a full review on, please let me know in the comments!

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HD Brows: Lip Defines Review*

When you said HD Brows to me in the past, I thought brow treatment, not make up products. However, the brand has a huge cosmetics line including not only brow products, but base, eye and lip products too!

Over the past few weeks I have been trying out one of the most recent launches in the HD Brows make up line, their Lip Define pencils, and I’m ready to share my thoughts with you all!

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My First delve into IT Cosmetics*

A little while back I almost collapsed with excitement when I seen an email from IT Cosmetics in my inbox asking if I would like to try some products! The brand had been on my radar for quite some time and I had always meant to try it out any time that I was in the States. When I had seen that it had finally launched in the UK, in store at Boots , I had already been planning my purchases.

The brand very kindly sent me out two of their products to test out for myself:  the Naturally Pretty Matte Luxe Transforming Eye Shadow Palette and the Hello Lashes 5 in 1 Mascara.

So, were they hits or misses?

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