Bargain Beauty Buy – Lipstick Review

Hello Beautiful People ❤

I hope you are all enjoying your Monday!

Today’s post is about a new lipstick I’ve been testing out. I am a huge lover of lipstick and I am always raving about the Clinique offerings. I am also quite a big fan of Mac too. Whilst I do love these products, lets be honest sometimes they can be a bit pricey. I tend to stick with them due to their quality, however when you are unsure of colours or want to try something new, sometimes it’s nicer to have a cheaper alternative.

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Irish Beauty Show

Hello Beautiful People ❤

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday, if there is such a thing?! I’m just doing a quick post today on The Irish Beauty Show, which I attended yesterday, you can check out my outfit details here.

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I haven’t seen the RDS so busy since the Off the Rails Event I went to a few years ago. There were literally people everywhere. It was great to see a turnout so good, especially like minded beauty lovers like myself. I didn’t go up with the intention of buying anything, but realistically when has that ever stopped any female on the planet?

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I’m really excited to use my new hair dryer, I have so much hair that I often find it difficult to get one that can withstand the usage. I’m hoping this one will do the trick.

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My other favourite buy from yesterday is Lip Voltage’s The Powerhouse. I’m currently testing out Lip Voltage and apparently this is a step up. I’m not sure if I’m excited or scared!

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This contour brush from Powder ‘n’ Pout is such a close match to the Nars Ita brush which costs about €50.00. This option was only €13.50! I’m going to test it out and if the quality is good I will definitely be investing in more of their brushes! They are opening an online store soon so I will keep you posted 🙂IMG_1391I did get a few other bits and pieces and I will be putting together a sneaky little giveaway soon, so stay tuned ladies. I hope anyone else who went had as good a time as I did, I will definitely be going back next year to nab some bargains ❤

Of course we couldn’t pass Avoca on the way home. It has to be one of my favourite places to eat and just have a mooch around. Perfect way to end our Sunday.

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Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Photo Credit: http://www.certainlyher.com

My Everyday Makeup Essentials

 

Hey Guys,
Today’s post is all about the makeup I use on an everyday basis. I don’t like to look too overdone when I am going to work and to be honest I just can’t bring myself to get up any earlier in the mornings. I prefer to look noticeably more glam for nights out as opposed to looking too over done in work. I generally spend 20 minutes getting ready in the mornings before work. I prefer to spend longer for night’s out but that is another post coming up!

Moisturiser

I love Nivea, I find it so gentle on my skin and it is excellent for the cold weather. I pop this on about 5 minutes before I start my makeup!

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Primer

The every day primer I use is the Catrice Prime and Fine. I only need a small bit and generally put it on my cheeks as this where my makeup previously used to come off throughout the day.

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Foundation

I am using Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation in Soft Beige for Monday to Friday. I apply one layer of that and then I tend to put a very light layer of MAC Studio Fix over the top. I find this gives a nice finish without being too heavy on my skin.

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Concealer

I have been using Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory. I haven’t been using it all that long so I’m still testing the water on this one. The reason I decided to go for this option is because it has added highlighter, which saves time in the mornings. I always go for a lighter shade when it comes to my concealer as it helps hide my dark circles!

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Contour / Highlight & Blusher

The Sleek contour Palette is by far my favourite product at the moment. The three in one is just so handy and means I am not rooting for other products (I’m not very organised in the mornings, anything that can save time is key!) I also think the colours are excellent, I use the shade 373 Light.

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I do also use the No7 highlighter (which I’m always raving about!) on the top of my cheekbones and on my brow bone. Highlighting is one of the best makeup tools available and I usually just add those quick little dabs after I have finished my makeup.

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Powder

Catrice Matte Plus Powder is great for setting foundation. I tend to only apply it under my eyes and a small bit over my forehead. I use 030 Warm Beige. Working in an office can dry out your skin so I find too much powder will end up making skin looking dull and in some cases highlight dry patches. Not what us ladies want!

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Eye-Shadow

I’m a huge Urban Decay fan when it comes to eye makeup. I don’t generally do much with my eyes Monday- Friday as I said lack of time being the main reason. I do however use the Naked 3 ‘Limit’ shadow along the crease of my eye as it adds some definition. Sometimes if I have more time I will use ‘Limit’ on my lid and add ‘Nooner’ or ‘Liar’ along the crease.

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Eye Liner

I swear by white eyeliner at the moment. It really brightens up my eyes and makes me look more awake. I’m loving the Natural Collection’s offering and it’s only roughly €2.00 ladies!

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If I’m using a gel liner, I opt for the Essence Liquid Ink as I find the brush is really good.

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Mascara

At the moment I am using the No7 Lash Impact mascara. I find it is lengthening my lashes without being too clumpy. I hate clumpy mascara that sticks your lashes together. It drives me mad!

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Eyebrows

As I’ve said before I love the Sleek eyebrow kit. I love that is has a mixture of wax and powder so that you can achieve a natural look. The angled brush is also a life saver.

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Lip Liner

I own about a million different lip liners. I buy new ones to go with new lipsticks 😛 At the moment I’m using the Natural Collection in the colour Almond

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Lipstick

I’m a big lover of lipstick. I love trying new brands but one of my all time favourites is Clinique for everyday wear. The quality is amazing and ensures your lips feel moisturised throughout the day. At the moment I’m using the Sweet Honey colour.

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Quick pic before work this morning using the above products:

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I never retouch my makeup throughout the day (I’m just too lazy) so I like to ensure it is applied correctly in the mornings. It has to last 11 hours after all. The products listed above are all generally great value so I don’t have to worry about using them everyday. I will be doing a post on my Night Out and Occasion Makeup preferences or as I like to call it my ‘weekend makeup’ soon so stay tuned 🙂

I hope you enjoyed guys ❤

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

**Giveaway Winner Announced**

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Hey Guys,

Big, Big, BIG Thank you to everyone who liked and shared to be in with a chance of winning the beauty giveaway! In order to ensure everything was done fairly, I used an online generator which picked a name at random.

I will be doing another giveaway in the near future, so be sure to watch this space 🙂

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*** Clarice O’Hagan 🙂 🙂 🙂 ***

Thank you again to everyone who participated, I really appreciate it. I will be thinking of another giveaway to put together soon!

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

**Beauty Giveaway**

Hey Guys,

Well it’s the dreaded January and unfortunately Christmas is now behind us. In order to help beat those January Blues, I have decided to do a little giveaway. It is also a thank you for all the support I have received since I started my blog six months ago!

So here it is ladies:

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Ways To Enter:
  • Click Follow to the left on the blog,
  • Please Like & Share the Facebook page; DayDreamerChic
  • Follow & Share on my Instagram account @daydreamerchic
  • Follow & Share my Twitter account @zoeb1991 / DayDreamerChic
  • Tag @daydreamerchic & Comment Done when you have liked & shared so I can put your name in the draw! 🙂

(there are links to all my social media accounts on the home page)

Winner will be announced on Sunday the 11th of January, Good Luck Ladies 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x