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YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation.


Ok, I know I’ve been slightly AWOL over the last week, so my apologies! I was away travelling for a few days.

Anyhoooo… while I was away on my holliers, I picked up the new YSL Touche Éclat Foundation. Now this product has only recently been released but there have been so so many reviews on it – and knowing how good the original Touche Éclat is – I had to try it out for myself!

The foundation comes in a tall  30ml glass bottle – not practical for the handbags I’m afraid 😦 – but the packaging really had that luxury feeling to it. The formula is amazing, it’s so light and feels great on the skin, but at the same time it gives great coverage. The YSL foundation comes in a variety of shades and different tones to suit everyones skin. I got BD50, which is for yellow toned skin. The BR range is for the pink toned folk, and B is for everyone else!

 

 

 

I bought my foundation in Brown Thomas – costing €38 – little pricey but well worth it. It’s a fairly big bottle and I’d say it will last a while as I only use two pumps when I apply it. I even got this gorgeous bracelet free with it! Value for money definitely in my opinion! 😉

 

So have any of you guys tried it out? Let me know what you all think! 🙂

xoxo

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Summer is officially over!


So seeing as we’re now officially into Autumn on Irish soil.. I figured what better to post about but the best false tan products out there on the market! Cause lets be honest ladies, we had zero summery weather and the week or two in the sun that some of us were lucky to avail of seems oh but a distant memory! 😦 But fear not! We need not keep the pasty white skin that was forced upon us, here are some of my top picks when it comes to bronzing up..x..

Sally Hansen – Instant airbrush legs:

This is an amazing instant tan, with a beautiful shimmering effect. It’s got great coverage as it’s actually make-up, but for legs! I’ve used it all over my body on numerous occasions, and it’s by far one of my favorites for a night out on the town. A reliable product, as used by Kim Kardashian herself!! 😉

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St Tropez – Gradual Tanning Mousse:

A little bit more pricier, but if you’ve got the cash it’s well worth the investment! It comes in liquid and spray forms too but I’m personally more fond of the mousse as I find it seems to go on easier. It’s a gradual bronzing product, so it comes out looking really natural, and it is best applied daily. (I find after the morning shower is great!) Has been loved by many celebs over the years – a fantastic product! 🙂

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St Moriz – Instant Self Tanning Mousse:

A cheaper alternative to St. Tropez, available in Penneys stores nationwide. It’s a relatively good product that goes on well enough as long as you give your skin a good bit of papering first – ie. exfoliator and moisturizer are a must! If your skin is in dire need of a bit of colour this product is actually great! It does what it says and has quickly become a huge success on the highstreet! 🙂

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Rimmel – Instant Sun Shimmer:

Another reliable, cheap-as-chips product, that does exactly what it says on the packaging! Rimmels products have always been fab and this false tan has been a favorite of my friends and I since we first found out what “Fake Tan” was. It’s available everywhere – which is great, as you can always scribble it down the end of Mum’s shopping list before she heads off to Tescos or Dunnes! The only problem I have with this product is that it washes off waaaay too easily – like even in a light rain shower! Not the most ideal product for us gals here in Ireland! :-/

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Xen Tan – Weekly Instant Self Tan:

Now this is only a recent discovery of mine, and it is a bit on the expensive, but I promise you the results are amazing! It’s hard enough to find in stores – I ordered some online – but after a friend of mine told me about it and already having known that it was a huge hit with the celebs worldwide – including the gorgeous Kate Middleton! 😉 I had to try it! Check out Natasha Tynan’s amazing post on Xen Fake Tan too!! Great work lady!!

https://natashatynanwriter.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/sssshhhhh-the-secrets-out-xen-tan-the-salon-shop-cork-the-end/

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Hope you are all enjoying my blog my lovelies!! xoxo

My Beauty Bag ESSENTIALS!!..x..


So as all us ladies know, we are all constantly trying and testing new beauty products. I find myself constantly checking out new brands, however I also find that I tend to suffer from allergies from various items. So if you’ve ever wanted a few essential pieces here’s my top four beauty bag essentials – and I’m talking stuff you will have thrown in your handbag for those emergency touch ups on tired eyes or blemishes.

 

1.)   Mac Studio Fix Concealer.

I use NC30, and I find this product is without a doubt the best concealer I have ever used. I have been a Mac Junkie for years now but without a doubt this is a staple, which I will be a fan of for many years to come. The concealer is great for covering up dark under eye circles, as well as any unwanted spots or red dots. If you haven’t done so already, you simply must try this product – especially anyone out there with any skin allergies, like myself!

 

 

2.)   Mac Studio Fix Powder.

Yeah I know, another Mac product! But honestly this is a fantastic powder! I use NC25 and it’s great for wearing over your foundation, or for quick touchups on the go! 🙂 If you’ve oily skin, it’s fantastic for taking away that little bit of sheen too!

 

 

3.)   Clarins Instant Definition Mascara.

Ok so I have extremely long lashes but they are seriously blonde so I have been searching high and low for that perfect mascara for years on end! So after a lot of searching, I think I have found my newest love!

 

4.)   Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.

This is such an amazing product! I have really dry skin so I am always weary about what moisturizers to use, and I find that this balm from Clarins works a treat. I usually apply a layer of it at night before bed and leave it to soak in over night, but you can also use it as a primer under your makeup. If you try it even once you’ll feel it working its powers on your skin! 🙂

That’s it for now ladies! What are all of your favourite go to products? 🙂 xoxo

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