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Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadows

Monday, 7 September 2015

I've been admiring this range of shadows for a while now, and I got these two as a gift from my cousin I was delighted. The lighter shade 010 Look me in the ice is obviously the more wearable of the two, but the navy shade 110 Underworld Evolution is just stunning and I can't wait to find a way to use it. When used dry the shadows are a bit crumbly and are more like a sheer glitter, but when i spritzed some of my fuchsia makeup setting spray onto my brush and using the shadows wet, you achieve a much more pigmented look. 

August Favourites 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015

I rarely try enough products to warrant one of these posts each month but I've been trying some new things lately that I've really loved. If you've been reading my blog in the last couple of months, you may remember a post I did on my new Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction scent.  I've had it for around two months now and its getting to be one of my favourites. Its slightly musky without being too heavy which I really like.  My next favourite item is, the Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan. I used to really love this but forgot about it until I needed something instant a couple weeks back. It gives a fab  even colour almost straight away. I'm quite fair and the medium gives me a really nice natural looking tan. My only real problem with this is that it's not water resistant at all. My final favourite is the Lacura Moisturising Body Lotion. This is from Aldi's skin care range, and to be honest I was VERY skeptical of using this as I have such sensitive skin, but this is one of the best body moisturisers I've ever used. I used it after shaving my legs and my legs are still really soft, 3 days later, which is really really good for me. 

What have you loved this month?

Favourite Instagram Accounts

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Instagram is one of my favourite social media apps. Its where I sometimes find inspiration for a post or it's great to find out about new products and releases and such. I do spend a considerable amount of time on it, so I've found some accounts I really like. *Shameless self promo to follow* If you'd like you can follow me @missemmalouise12, which is also linked in the sidebar. 

One of my favourites is meghanrienks. She is one of my favourite Youtubers, and I love her theme on instagram. Its so white and bright and amazing. She also has great style and her makeup is pretty. And just goals, pure goals right there. 

Another Instagram account I love is inthefrow. First off her hair, its so amazing. And purple. And pretty. She also has amazing style and is a fellow blogger. She posts lots of photos of her outfits which are amazing and make me want to go shopping and buy all of the clothes. 

I also love nikkietutorials. She's a makeup artist and Youtube if you haven't already heard from her. Her makeup skills are everything I wish I could have. She also posts mini tutorials of her looks which are great and are useful if you're lacking inspiration. 

What are your favourite instagram accounts? 

Another Lush Haul

Monday, 20 July 2015

I recently took a trip to Lush and I find it really hard to go in and not buy anything. I'v been wanting to try the ickle babybot for a while now and I can't wait to try it, it smells great like all of Lushes stuff.I also got the Butterball bath ballistic. It smells amazing! I've been looking up photos of this online and it has small pieces of cocoa butter in it. Its been recommended for people with dry and sensitive skin so I thought it would be a great thing to try. I'm really excited to try these because I haven't had anything from Lush in ages. I've been wanting the Lush Vanillary perfume for ages, and I smelled it again while I was in, and its just made me want even more. The only thing thats stopping me buying it, is that its kind of expensive. 

Do you like any of lushes perfumes?

Hair | Pinspiration

Saturday, 18 July 2015

For me, Pinterest is always some where I go when i'm looking for inspiration. Be it for room decor, makeup, hair etc. Lately I've been using it to find some inspiration for what I want my hair to look like for my debs in October. I've been looking and I've decided I want my hair up as my dress has an open back on it. I'm personally not a fan of incredibly sleek,slicked back perfect updo's. I feel like it suits me a lot better if I have it messy and softer around my face. I have a lot of hair (the joys of having thick hair) and I feel like having it down will only annoy and irritate me. 

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Battle Of The Beauty Blenders*

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

I've been wanting to try a beauty blender for ages. Since I didn't want to commit and buy the really expensive one I decided to try out a few budget ones first. I was in pennys recently and saw they had a beauty blender on sale for something like 1.50. I bought it and tried it out, and I found that it applied my foundation to a really natural finish, that wasn't very high coverage. The next three were I trio* I received from (Pssst! Theres a discount code RELG10 if you want to try them out too!). I also found that these three blenders left me with a very natural looking finish to my foundation compared to my usual real techniques buffing brush. I think these are great for days when you want something more natural and light. However I do find it a bit more messy and fiddly than just using a brush. 

I will probably stick to my buffing brush for the future. I will continue to use them and try to get the hang of them. They're main selling point for me was how well and seamlessly they blend out anything. Let it be foundation, highlight, contour etc. 

How do you Feel about beauty blenders?

*These products were sent to be for my consideration however all views are my own


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Recently I travelled to Barcelona for the first time. I was  excited as I really love the whole architecture and history surrounding the city.  I was sort of anxious at the same time as I had heard of a lot of people being pick pocketed and robbed on the streets. Thankfully I saw/experienced none of this, and it seemed like a very safe city. Being the typical tourists we are, we took the open top bus tour for two days, which was really worth it. It takes you around all the best sights in the city and allows you to stop and get off to investigate them. I was in awe of the Sagrada Familia, it is an incredible piece of architecture. I didn't get to go inside but the next time I go back I definitely will as the price of your admission goes towards finishing it. It was fabulously hot the whole time we were there and we were glad of anywhere we could go to get air conditioning. We ate in the hard rock cafe on one evening and it was incredible. I had never eaten in one before and it was amazing to sit down in the presence of all these amazing pieces of music history. We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days and during that time we stayed in Hotel Gravina, which I could not recommend highly enough. They have amazing wifi too.

Life Lately

Monday, 6 July 2015

This past week/ two weeks have been the most busy/ crazy ever. I got my braces off (yay!), which I might do an in dept post on, I picked up my debs dress, camped, went to see taylor swift and camped some more. There are also some other things but they're better left unsaid. With all this crazy busyness I feel like my blog has suffered a little, which i'm unhappy about. I'm trying to get it back on track and start scheduling posts as I'm going to be even more busy with work stuff for the next two months. I'll be even more busy next year as i'll be doing the leaving cert and will have to concentrate on school a bit more.

What type of posts would you like to see? how has your life been lately? 

Skin Care Haul*

Monday, 29 June 2015

Recently I've wanted to get my skincare back on track as its been basically non existent the last couple months. Since my skin is the most sensitive thing ever, I have to be really really careful with it, or it'll just break out like nothing else. Nourish* kindly sent me two sample of their products to try. They sent me two samples of their exfoliating cleanser to try out. I haven't tried it yet, but I plan on it soon. The next item that I bought was A Sephora brightening & perfecting mask. I picked this up when I was in Sephora whilst I was in Barcelona. I went in with the hopes that they might have some Kat Von D products that I was after, which they didn't, but they were released in Spain literally two days after I left. Gutted isn't even the word. I actually have used this mask and since its a sheet mask, I ended up looking like something from a horror movie with it on. It did feel really refreshing but unfortunately it did break my skin out. No surprises there. 

ASOS Wish List

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Recently I've been wanting to do a complete wardrobe overhaul, as my taste in fashion has really evolved over the past couple months. While I'll have to do this over the next couple months because unfortunately I can't afford an entire new wardrobe.Sadly.I still love all things black and white, but I prefer clothes that are a lot more tailored, and fitted. I'm really lacking in some basic items in my wardrobe. For example a nice plain pair of black heels and a GOOD pair of jeans that actually fit me right. The perfect pair of jeans has proven next to be very elusive! I've been loving the look of tailored sleeveless blazers, I just think they look so nice and They're a really easy way to layer too! I love these grey cutaway boots, its not like I need another pair of ankle boots, but they're so pretty! How nice is this tasseled bag too? I saw one or two of them in Spain and i'm kind of kicking myself not buying one if i'm honest.

 Whats on your ASOS wish list?

Review| MeMeMe Arch Angel*

Saturday, 13 June 2015

I was recently sent MeMeMe's arch angel* to review, and when I first heard of the concept of this product I was intrigued. I was sent the shade dark brown which is a lot more brown that i'm used to, as my brows tend to be a bit more ashy since I'm blonde. This product has two sides, one to sculpt and set the brows and the other to highlight and define. Despite being a different colour than i'm used to I actually really liked it. The wand for sculpting is very small. The product is of a gel consistency and I found it to very wet compared to any other brow gel that i've tried. I also found it extremely messy. I found it got all over my brow bone, which I guess makes the need for the other end of this product. On to the highlighter. I found this was very light. I'm extremely pale and it was still very very noticeable on me, which is never a problem i've experienced with a higher before. I also don't like how much shimmer is in this product. I found that if you don't scrape all of the excess product off of the applicator it applies way too much and gets impossible to work with. I love the concept of this product and I think with a couple tweaks to the formulae on both parts of this product, it could be amazing! I did like it however, it won't make me stray from my usual brow routine. 

Have you tried this yet?
*I was sent this product for consideration however all views are my own. 

A Great Summer Lip Colour

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Even though the weather is well, shite, it is still summer. This is the Revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in rendezvous. This is the most gorgeous blue toned orange. It makes my teeth look SO white. Its one of the main reasons why I love it. I know i'll definitely be wearing it a lot this summer because  I'm getting my braces off (June 24th guys and gals, put that date in your diaries), and I intend to show them off in all their non metal, white glory. Another reason why I really like it is because i'm so used to wearing dark lip colours, its nice to have a bright summery alternative. Its also really long lasting and really easy to just throw on. The only thing I don't like about it is that I find the packaging tends to get dirty easily. Its a really small thing and not exactly a deal breaker. 

Some Great Summer Products

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Summer is fast approaching and I've started to break out some products that I loved last summer and some that I know I will love this summer coming. A product that I love is the Essence silky touch blush in the shade autumn peach. Its a gorgeous coral shade which isn't too overpowering. It was a staple in my makeup routine last year, and I'm sure it will be again this year. Next is the seventeen skin wow! highlighter, I've spoken very highly about this already. Theres a full review here
This Revlon nearly naked foundation may look about 2939232 shades too dark for me but its actually a pretty good shade for when i'm tan. I can't wait to give this a proper trial run over the summer. Finally I have the seven shimmer bricks in gold bronze. I've spoken about these before. They're frickin' amazing. Between this and the skin wow! highlighter, it greats the dynamic duo of all highlighters. Trust me, its good. 

What are you're favourite summer beauty products?

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