Wednesday, November 4, 2015

My beauty haul!

Last Saturday, I did something I haven't done in ages.  I went shopping with a fellow makeup addict and bought lots of goodies!  It's all Orla's fault to be honest.  She was in Dublin for the day and we needed to make the most of our short time together.  So we did.  We shopped, we lunched, we talked ourselves into and out of buying products and still I came away from the day in great form having had the proper chats with Orla while picking up some gems.

As bloggy life is crazy busy right now, I thought a little introduction to everything might be in order and then you can let me know what you'd like to see a review or video on first.  It's either that or you won't hear about these at all for weeks!

Behold my haul!


Emma Hardie Professional Cleansing Cloths


I've gone through countless of these dual sided cloths and will go through many more as they're bloody amazing.  I've spoken about them on the blog before, but in case you're new here, one side is a muslin cloth and the other is microfibre.  Let me just say that I'd be scared if I was a tub of exfoliator because whenever I use this cloth with my regular cleanser, my face is left insanely smooth and soft.  You can get them in Space NK and Arnotts for €15 for a pack of three, or from Debenhams for €13.  Em I think I know where I'll be getting my next box!

Rodial Glam Balm Lip


As someone who seemingly eats her lip products and is therefore about 62% lip balm at any given time, I love trying new ones.  I always have a few on the go and Rodial's Glam Balm lip balm is the newest addition to my stash, my lips and my insides.  First impressions are very fabulous and I'm loving the formula as it melts onto my lips, softens dry skin, isn't sticky and I'll be repurchasing this.  As a professional lip balm user, I can generally tell after a couple of uses if it's going to be good or not and this gets two thumbs up.

NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade


I first heard that this had come to Irish shores from Sharon Leavy and had to snap it up when I saw it in Hickey's pharmacy on Grafton Street but you can get it on the Cara Pharmacy website here for €7.75.  This is supposed to be a dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and I shall be testing it out to see if it's any good or whether you should fork out for Anastasia's version.  Stand by lads.

Bioderma Sebium H2O Purifying Cleansing Micelle Solution


I've gone through two massive bottles of the regular Bioderma micellar cleansing water over the past few months and I reached a fork in the road.  I had to make a decision.  Then I did the thing.  The thing I do every time when I find a holy grail product and it's time to repurchase it: I do not repurchase it.  I wonder if there's something better out there and consider the potential that I'm missing out on an even holier grail.  So I bought the Sebium H2O version as I've oily/combination skin and Dee from Viva Adonis said she loved it more than the original.  I got the medium sized bottle to test it out first and again, shall report back with my findings.

Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp palette & Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameloen Amber Haze


I've had my eye on Charlotte Tilbury's Vintage Vamp palette for ages and so after swatching it on Saturday, I bit the bullet and bought her.  I'll be doing a comparison with my beloved Dolce Vita Palette but first impressions are that they're totally different.  Maybe not different enough to the regular eye but for a beauty lover who can see minute differences in shades, this is totally not the same.  Not even close.   Take a look at those gorgeous burgundy shades that will make my eyeballs green...  A full blog post/video will be coming soon lads because I think this one is going to be a winner.

My final impulse purchase was Charlotte Tilbury's Colour Chameleon in Amber Haze and why it's suggested for brown eyes, anyone with eyeballs can use it.  I do love anything warm toned in the autumn and winter and while the lid of these things drives me demented as they pop off themselves, I'll get lots of use out of Amber Haze!

And that's all I'm buying makeup-wise.  Until December.  When it's my birthday and Christmas and a bit of self gifting never goes amiss.  (But I might get the new Charlotte Tilbury foundation which I got a couple of samples of and think I love it).  I need it.  Shut up.  I do.

Orla did some damage herself, so follow her on Snapchat (OrlaRich) and keep an eye on her blog for more information on her new beauty bits!

Let me know what you'd like to hear more about first and I shall prioritise!

*Purchased myself, hence called a haul*

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