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  • Base wise I’ve been mainly using a mix of Gosh’s BB cream and Revlon’s Nearly Naked foundation. I guess I will have to delete the post I have in my drafts, that basically slates Revlon’s Nearly Naked, and the fact that it clings to each and every dry patch that I hadn’t even realised I even had. The Gosh BB cream is decently moisturising enough that this isn’t a problem (I do use moisturiser underneath it of course), and it also means I don’t have to apply primer. The Gosh BB Cream shade is much too light, even for my pale skin, and the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation is in the second lightest shade, the rather yellow-toned 120 Vanilla. While these bases are nothing spectacular on their own (I had mainly been using Gosh’s offering to “pale down” my summer foundation shades), together they just work. Also crazy amount of love for my new Paul & Joe makeup bag.
  • I have loved paying for things with my Boots points in the past few months. I wish I could say that since this photo was taken I hadn’t added quite a few points “to be spent”, but I have. I love buying things with points that I really want to try, but that I’m not 100% sure I’ll love. That way if I don’t love it I basically feel like I haven’t wasted any money.DSCN2329 Continue reading

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Foundation Files: YSL’s Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation

Foundation is in my opinion the most important part of any person’s makeup regime. A good foundation can cover up a multitude of flaws, and can also enhance your best features.

Since I have used foundation for quite a few years, and over these years my skin’s needs have changed dramatically, I am quite hard to impress on the foundation front. However, YSL’s Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation has done just that.

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My “I’ve Felt Better” Face*

*WARNING: extremely good application can lead to people thinking you are actually faking sick. Trust me, it’s happened.

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Recently I have been feeling extremely under the weather. Not sick enough to lie in bed all day, and too busy to go to the doctor. Due to the fact that the past week in particular has been extremely busy, I’ve learned to perfect my makeup to let me look more alive, even when I’ve felt dreadful.

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Philosophy’s “When Hope Is Not Enough”

I really don’t know how I went through 22 years without discovering the importance of serums. My skin was very temperamental growing up, and I was always scared to use new products. However, now that my skin has improved, I have been enjoying trying out lots of new products.

One day when perusing the beauty section of TK Maxx I seen this little gem. Philosophy were a brand that I had heard lots about and so I decided to try it out.

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Minimal Morning Makeup

I should start this post by stating that I’m terrible about getting up in the mornings. In fact for all of my school going ages (bar two), I lived less than two minutes WALKING distance from the school, and yet I was always famously late. In fact, a lot of teachers spent most of my school-going life thinking I lived miles away. In my defence, I never told them I did… but I also never corrected them.

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The One & Only Tag

I’ve seen this tag on quite a few blogs recently (namely 1, 2, 3), and I decided to have a go. The extremely difficult question is: If you could only have one __*insert make up product here*__ what would it be and why?DSCN2189

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My Most Worn Summer Makeup

I have seen a few of these posts floating around the blogosphere recently, so I thought I’d have a go.

This summer (for once) Ireland was blessed with actual summery weather. Due to this, my makeup during the day has been minimal. Regardless, I have found a few gems this summer, as well as some old reliables.

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