Top 5 June 2013 Favourites

These are a few of the makeup products I’ve been reaching for a lot lately.  When the sun starts shining, I love experimenting with new makeup and trying out different colours.  Summertime also means you can go a bit lighter with your makeup for a more fresh faced look and wear a pop of colour on your lips!

1. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream – for Oily/Combination skin


I love wearing this BB cream in the summer, it’s so light on your skin, doesn’t sweat off in the heat and if you’ve got oily skin it’s great for keeping your skin matte all day long.  Plus it’s got an SPF of 15.  It comes in 2 shades, light and medium and is available in most pharmacies such as boots for around €14.  I wouldn’t advise this if you have dry skin as it contains alcohol (and smells quite strongly of it – so don’t slap this on if you’re suffering from a hangover!) which can dry up your skin.  This is definitely a summer favourite of mine!

2. Collection 2000 – Lasting Perfection Concealer


If you do have some areas that need that bit of extra coverage, this concealer will do the job perfectly and works great as an under eye concealer without caking or settling in fine lines.  It really is cheap as chips and works as well as some of the more expensive concealer.  It also comes in 4 shades so you’re bound to find your match! Available in most Pharmacies/large stores for €4.50

3. No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid


This is a beautiful skin illuminator has an iridescent shimmer which reflects the light and makes your skin look glowing and radiant.  It comes in 2 colours, pink (for paler skin tones) or peach (for darker tones) and has an inbuilt brush which you can use to sweep the product over the tops of your cheekbones, neck or even legs as a highlight or else you can mix a tiny bit in with your regular foundation for a  more dewy glowing finish.  Approximately €13 from Boots.

4. Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette


I picked this up one day while doing my shopping, it was only €6 so I though if it turns out to be rubbish I haven’t wasted too much money.  Well, I have to say that this is a great little palette, it’s no Urban Decay Naked Palette but it’s certainly not bad for a cheaper brand!  There are 6 neutral/brown colours and they all have a slight shimmer, no mattes but they are not overly frosty so great for wearing to school/work/college.  Like I say, you really can’t go wrong for €6 so I’m loving this!

5. MAC Bright Lipsticks

Ok, so technically this is 6 favourites but I am loving these 2 MAC lipsticks at the moment so had to sneak them both in!

Vegas Volt – €18

ImageThis is just a perfect coral shade for summer and is really stunning on all skintones and looks especially striking on brunettes.  I actually got this for free since I had 6 empty containers to bring back to MAC so happy days!

Candy Yum Yum – €18

ImageThis bubblegum pink lipstick is bright and in your face, not for the faint hearted but it is definitely wearable once you tone down the makeup everywhere else.  Light eyeshadow with just a flick of liner would match this lippy perfectly.  Gorgeous summer colour!

What are your favourites right now? Leave me a comment below and let me know, I always love to hear back from you 🙂




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Sneek Peek at MAC’s Holiday Collection 2012

Being a major makeup and beauty junkie, my heart skipped a few beats when I caught a sneek peek of MAC’s makeup collection for the holiday season 2012.  The theme on this one is glamour & sophistication with the most beautiful packaging and great makeup combinations that are perfect for nights out over the festive season.  Or, well…. for any time really, who needs an excuse?!

These are some of my favourites:

Making Pretty Collection: Gorgeous compacts, lipsticks, brushes and powder that are great for carrying around with you for quick touch ups.  The girliness of the pink faux leather packaging with rose gold metal trimming is just too much, I want it now!

Fabulousness Eyeshadow Pallets:  These elegant satin tufted compacts come in 3 different versions; Smoky, Neutral or Warm eyes with 5 different eyeshadows in one palette and a mini brush to apply them with. Fabulousness is right!

Fabulousness – All for Glamour Touch up Kit:  This includes a lipstick and a blot powder for quick touch-ups and comes in Medium, Medium Dark & Dark – another one on my wishlist!

Fabulousness – Eye Look bag: 3 different sets to choose from that come again, in the fantastic leopard print purse with 2 coordinating eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara and a brush.

Fabulousness  – Lip Look bag: 3 different sets to choose from  that come in a fabulously cute leopard print purse with a coordinating lip pencil, lipstick and lipglosses. But, if you buy the eye look bag, wouldn’t it be pretty pointless not to get the lip look bag as well?!  Great justification for maxing out the old credit card. Yes, you can thank me when your bill comes! 😉

Perfectly Plush Brush Kit: 3 different sets in Mineralize, Essential and Advanced.  You get 4/5 mini brushes in the sets depending on which one you get.  These are must haves and MAC brings them out in every holiday collection and they just fly off the shelves but they really are fab and a great way to start with a good brush collection if the regular MAC ones are a bit out of your price range.  Oh AND they come in a leopard print pouch – what’s not to love?! 🙂

Guilty Passions Lipgloss & Pigment sets: 3 different sets of each M∙A∙C mini kits for eyes and lips, Guilty Passions Crushed Metallic Pigment kits feature four stackable jars of Pigment in rich molten metallic colour which are great for makeup artists.  They come in three tempting shade sets: Brilliantly Cool, Tenderly Warm and Sweetly Smoky.

Guilty Passions Lip Gloss kits illuminate lips in Lavish Rose, Cocktail Coral and Nicely Nude; each one includes Dazzleglass, Dazzleglass Creme and two Cremesheen Glass.

Seriously, how amazing are they?  And how much do you want all of them?  You can have a closer look with more detail on Temptalia’s blog so you can drool at their fabulousness and casually show to your other half while dropping major hints for these as a Christmas pressie!

They will be out in the States on 23rd October but the rest of us internationally will have to wait until November**.  Prices haven’t been released for those outside the States yet but I will update when they are.   These will make great presents & stocking fillers this Christmas, if you can bear to hand them over that is!

I reckon they are the nicest holiday collection that MAC have brought out yet, what do you think?

**UPDATE: If you live in Ireland, they will be out in MAC in Brown Thomas on Thursday 1st November!!!  I’ll be first in line 😉