19 Feb 2014

S is for ...


Over the past two or three weeks I accidentally fell into a few shops and accidentally fell to the counter with these little goodies and accidentally ended up coming home with them! Meh, it happens!
Honestly though, I was in need of a few of these products... but with others I had a bit of an 'I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE' moment! So have a little look see at my newest purchases!

First of all - my repurchases. 

Before going on a quick trip to Spain the week before last, I needed to pick up Maybelline's Dream Pure BB 8-in-1 BB Cream. I find this BB cream great for my skin and when set with the right powder it is a miracle combo for controlling its oiliness! It's incredibly lightweight and doesn't feel or look cakey! These two things combined make for the perfect product for sunny Spain!

Secondly, I repurchased Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer. This little baby is most definitely a part of my holy grail list! Since first trying this out about a year ago, I havn't managed to find another concealer that can kick it off the list. Personally I see very little difference between this and a NARS concealer. It's gives fantastic coverage and I love the fact that its lightest shade (there are 6 of them) doubles as a great highlighter.

Now for the new purchases! 

From above, you can probably tell that I've got a bit of an obsession with Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer, so after running out of setting powders, I thought I'd give this a lash. To be completely honest, I don't think much of it. It's really no comparison to Benefit's the POREfessional: agent zero shine (see my review of it here). It's fine when you first apply it, and gives an alright finish... BUT, I've been trying it out for about a week now and I find that as the day goes on, my makeup just slides off my face. Shiny face - no bueno. 

This was another necessary purchase as I'd run out of mascara. I usually like Rimmel mascaras and decided to try out Scandaleyes Mascara in extreme black. Rimmel claims that this formula makes lashes so big, it's almost criminal and gives scandalous false lash volume. I wouldn't completely agree - sorry Rimmel. I find you have to apply several coats of mascara (more than usual) in order to give your lashes any volume. I do like the brush though! It isn't the worst I've tried - but it also isn't as good as Benefit's They're Real!

This was a bit of an impulse buy on my behalf - but seriously, how could I not. I've already got both Naked 1 & Naked 2 and I'm currently finding it pretty much impossible to hunt down Naked 3 in the shops. So I thought that this cutie would tie me over until the time when I find it! I'm a HUGE lover of Urban Decay's eyeshadow formula's and find them some of the only eyeshadows that maintain their slick look throughout the day or night!

The Naked Basics palette is purrrrfect for traveling or throwing into your handbag for a day at work or college. It creates a great every day look and the six shades provide you with just enough to transform your day look into the night! I'd 100% recommend snapping this up!

And finally ... This beauty from Zara.
I'd been keeping my eye out for a biker jacket for the past couple of months, looking for something that I could style with some softer pieces for an edgier look and this pretty much had me at hello. The  sections of panelling on the shoulder and cuff areas are reminiscent of a little Marc Jacobs biker jacket I wanted ridiculously badly last year. It's a great fit and can transfer through seasons ... well in Ireland anyway. 

So there you have it! All the new things that have walked their way into my closet/makeup bag!

What are your new purchases as of late?
Are you a bit of an impulse buyer or more money savvy? 

XO, G.


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