My Most Loved Products In 2017

Sunday 31 December 2017

2017 beauty favourites

| My Most Loved Products In 2017! |

Another year has come and gone and I've discovered lots of new products this year. After much deliberation, I've managed to pick my top products of 2017 for today's post!

Best Beauty Launches In 2017

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Best beauty launches in 2017

| Best Beauty Launches In 2017! |

2017 is almost over which means it's time for my annual roundup of the best beauty launches during the year. There were lots of great beauty launches this past year from palettes to lipsticks to highlighters, but here are my top picks....

During the Summer, Becca launched their Sunlit bronzers and I bought the palest shade in the range which is perfect for my fair skin tone. The bronzer adds a healthy radiance to the skin due to the fine golden shimmer particles in it and it looks subtle on the skin so it's been my most-used bronzer for everyday wear. 

Another Becca launch that caught my eye was their Apres Ski Eye palette. It contains five of their Shimmering Skin Perfectors which can be used as highlighters or eyeshadows. It's a great palette to get if you want to try a Becca highlighter and don't know what shade to go for and it's also perfect for creating simple everyday eye looks.

Another festive release that was the highlight of my year was the Mac Snowball collection. I got the Happy Go Dazzlingly highlighter, the Stylishly Merry eyeshadow and the Frostwinked eyeshadow. It's hands down the prettiest collection of products ever! 

The Mac x Nicki Minaj {Review} collaboration was another great launch! The pink packaging is beautiful and the peachy pink nude shade is very flattering.

Speaking of pink favourites, Too Faced released three highlighters called Love Lights Prismatic highlighters and I opted for the pink hue called Ray Of Light. It's a lot more wearable than I first thought it was going to be and it's actually ended up being one of my most worn highlighters recently!

Urban Decay palettes are a cult classic and it was a great year for the Naked family as a new member was added - Naked Heat. The palette contains a vast array of warm-toned shades including browns, coppers and even purple hues.

My last pick was a Summer favourite! Benefit introduced a new addition to their collection of box blushers called GALifornia. The vibrant coral hue is the perfect Spring/Summer blush and I can't wait to start wearing it again in a few months!

What was your favourite beauty launch in 2017?

Cliona xx

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Cosy Christmas Days

Sunday 24 December 2017

Cosy Christmas Days

| Cosy Christmas Days! |

There are lots of things I love about Christmas but my favourite thing of all is the cosy lazy days spent relaxing, reading and watching films. Christmas Eve has arrived at last and I've ticked everything off my to-do list so now all that's left to do is relax. For today's post, I'm sharing some of my cosy Christmas rituals.

Champagne, Gold & Rose Gold Festive Favourites

Friday 22 December 2017

champagne, gold and rose gold favourites

| Champagne, Gold & Rose Gold Festive Favourites! |

There are only a few days left to wait before Santa arrives and I'm spending these last couple of days preparing for the upcoming festivities. I've been planning what makeup to wear on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and there are lots of champagne, gold and rose gold offerings on the menu. 

A festive golden highlighter is a must-have at this time of year and my Mac Happy Go Dazzlingly highlighter from the Snowball collection is one of my Christmas highlighter options this year. Everything about it is Christmassy from the stunning gold packaging to the snowflake imprint to the ethereal golden sheen it provides.

My gold eyeshadow pick is an oldie but a goodie: Mac Amber Lights, a bronzey gold hue with a foiled finish that looks so festive!

Another Mac eyeshadow favourite is their Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Stylishly Merry. This is another product from the incredible Snowball collection. The shade is very unique as it's a coppery pink/gold duochrome shade - Ideal for the sparkly season! 

My top rose gold pick is the Jouer highlighter in Rose Quartz. The shade is a stunning pink-toned rose gold shade and it provides an intense glow to the skin. My highlighter will be brighter than the Christmas tree lights if I wear this one on Christmas *insert love heart eye emoji*

For the eyes, I have the Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma. This liquid glitter is a quick and easy product to use to achieve a statement eye look that's perfect for the festive period. 

Mac Mythology is another festive rose gold eyeshadow offering - A frosty rose gold with warm coppery undertones.

My first champagne favourite comes from the queen of makeup, Charlotte Tilbury with her Eyes To Mesmerise Eyeshadow in Jean. This cream eyeshadow is the perfect option if you go for a minimal makeup look on Christmas Day. It looks lovely on its own all over the lid or paired with a brown in the crease for a simple but festive eye look. 

If I decide to go for a statement look then I might opt for the Mac Vanilla pigment for some festive sparkle. This vanilla champagne hue looks amazing on the centre of the lid for a pop of shimmery highlight.

The Becca Apres Ski Eye Palette is also a contender as it has a range of pretty shimmer shades including some champagnes and golds.

Have you any champagne, gold or rose gold favourites for the festive season?

Cliona xx

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5 Ways To Feel Festive & Cosy This December

Sunday 10 December 2017

5 ways to feel festive

| 5 Ways To Feel Festive & Cosy This December! |

December is the cosiest month of the year and there's nothing better than having a cosy evening on the couch by the Christmas tree, especially when it's so dark and cold out. I've been busy working on assignments recently so I'll feel like I haven't gotten a chance to fully embrace the festivities yet. But I've been trying to make the most of my free evenings by incorporating some festive rituals into my evening routine. Here are five ways to feel festive if you're not already!

50 Shades Of Christmas

Friday 8 December 2017

50 shades of christmas

| 50 Shades Of Christmas! |

The festive season is always brimming with seasonal colours that brighten the place up from berries to reds to copper. For today's post, I've rounded up my favourite Christmassy makeup hues to wear during the holiday season.

Rich Berries & Burgundy:
A rich berry hue to coordinate with the mulled wine is a must *insert winking emoji* and my current favourite berry nail polish is Essie Big Spender - a vibrant berry with purple undertones! 

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague is basically the same shade in lipstick form. Unlike many other liquid lipstick formulas, it's comfortable to wear and I can get a good few hours wear from it. 

For a deeper, vampier burgundy option, Essie Its Genius is the perfect option! It also has little flecks of shimmer in it so it's a subtle way to add some sparkle to your festive party look.

Luminous Champagne & Icy White:
Champagne highlighters are my favourite shade of highlighter to wear during the festivities. My skin has been severely dry and flaky recently so I've been trying to opt for cream/liquid products as much as possible. My current liquid champagne highlighter favourite is the L.O.V Cosmetics Highlighting Drops in No.20 Sunlight Glow {Review}. I blend a few drops on my cheekbones with my Real Techniques beauty blender for a natural dewy look. 

My icy white pick that will transform your lids into a winter wonderland is the Mac Snowball Frostwinked Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

Warm Coppers & Bronzes:
Another eyeshadow favourite from the ethereal Mac Snowball collection is Stylishly Merry, a gorgeous coppery pink shade that has a golden shift to it. It's easy to see why it sold out instantaneously!

If you're feeling bronzey then Stila's Magnificent Metal Liquid Eyeshadow in Smoky Storm is the one for you! A sparkly smoky bronze shade that will make you the belle of the ball at your Christmas party. 

Sparkly Rose Gold Hues:
The By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz has Christmas written all over it, from the celestial pinky rose gold hue to the dreamy festive gold packaging.

For the nails, Essie Buy Me A Cameo is a great option! A dreamy metallic nude shade that looks rose gold in certain lights - Swoon! 

Seasonal Reds:
Red is the epitome of Christmas and I love sporting a festive red lip at this time of year. I've said it before but I'll say it again, my top pick is hands down Nars Cruella - It's the perfect Christmas red! 

Another Nars red favourite is their lip pencil in Iberico. This one is an orangey-red hue but it's a versatile shade as it works well for this time of year as well as in the summer months.

What are your favourite Christmassy makeup shades?

Cliona xx

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Magical Makeup To Get You Into The Festive Spirit

Friday 1 December 2017

Festive makeup

| Magical Makeup To Get You Into The Festive Spirit! |

The most wonderful time of the year has returned once again and to celebrate, I'm pulling out some magical makeup picks from my collection to help get me into the festive spirit.

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