Perfect Products – Perfect Eyebrows

My brows are my new project, something I am trying to perfect over time. While at the Irish Beauty Show on Saturday I may have just found one!

Perfect Products have an amazing product out called Perfect Brows. The product is a powder that is dusted on over a stencil, which 3 come with the set. For my brows I used the thicker of the stencils. With a quick sweep of the powder my brows were on and perfect.

The end result is amazing! So defined and perfect and with a promise of last up to 48 hours the perfect product.

My sister who is a red head also go this done and was very impressed. Her eyebrows are extremely fair and she has a hard time finding the right colour to suit her. She loves this product too.

Here’s the final result. I’m so impressed I will definitely be buying it. With a price tag of €50 it is expensive but definitely worth it.

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DIY Beauty – Face Scrub

 

Facial scrub is one beauty product every woman uses cheap or expensive they all work the same so why not make one yourself at home? It’s much easier on the pocket and takes less than a minute to make.

I tried making my own from things found around the house and this one made from Baking Soda and water or your favourite facial cleanser was my favourite.

Just take 3 tablespoons of baking soda and a squirt if your favourite facial cleanser, I choose Clarins Daily Energizer Cleaning Gel, mix them together and apply it to your face using circler motions . Wash off with cool water to tighten pores, lather on some of your favourite moisturizer and hey presto fabulous skin!

My face feels amazing after a week of using it, and my foundation sits so much better on my face. Exfoliating is a must for skin to get rid of dead skin cells and to make it brighter and healthier looking.

This scrub can be used daily as it’s not too rough on the skin, or your bank account!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

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Save Vs. Splurge – Eyebrow Palette

Eyebrows shape and frame your face, so fabulous eyebrows is a must for everyone, so I thought I’s start my Save Vs. Splurge series with eyebrow palettes.

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The two palettes I chose where the Essence palette and the Sleek Dark palette.

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SAVE: Essence – €3.29

The Essence palette comes with a light and a dark powder so is perfect for both fair and dark hair. This palette also comes with a small eyebrow brush and some very handy eyebrow stencils if you need some help shaping, it also comes with a step by step guide on how to shape you eyebrows perfectly.

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SPLURGE: Sleek Dark – €9.99

This Sleek Dark palette comes in three different colours, Light, Medium and Dark. The palette contains a powder and a wax which is perfect for keep your eyebrows from straying, an angled brush a rounded brush, a small tweezers and a mirror.

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VERDICT: I adored both palettes. While the Essence palette is perfect for a day look the wax in the Sleek palette gives a more dramatic eyebrow which is amazing for a night look. I did prefer the wax as I have very long eyebrows so it kept them in place perfectly but the same can be achieved with Essence brow gel. While both palettes come with brushes I prefer to use my own M.A.C angled brow brush as it’s thicker and much easier to apply both powder and wax with, however I did love the mirror and tweezers in the Sleek palette to ensure fabulous brows always! I recommend both palettes to everyone. They are perfect for light to dark eyebrows.

 

Sleek palettes are available from the Beauty Emporium here http://beautyemporium.ie/index.php/brands/sleek-make-up/sleek-brow-kit-light.html

Essence palettes are available from many chemists, Penny’s and Dunnes Stores

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Amazing new Benefit Kits!

Absolutely in LOVE with Benefits new complexion and cheek and lip kits! They’re the perfect way to try out Benefits most fab products in smaller sizes to ensure you love them before buying the full size.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Benefit and use many of they’re products so new products always excite me, especially new kits as they contain lots of products to try out.

The new complexion kits “how to look the best at everything” come in 3 shades, dark, medium and light and contain everything you need for a flawless skin. All 3 contain mini sizes of POREfessional pro balm to minimise pores, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation, 2 shades of boi-ing concealer and Hello Flawless face powder! Everything a girl needs for a perfect flawless skin and I have only heard amazing things about all of these products! I will most definitely be trying this kit out.

Benefit have also just released 3 new lip and cheek kits which I’m totally in love with. My favourite is the “go tropiCORAL” kit which has fab coral shades in it. They also have “feelin Dandy” and “sugarlicious” kits and all 3 contain different shades. The “go tropiCORAL” kit contains mini sizes of chachatint face and lip tip, high beam illuminator, CORALista blush and CORALista lip gloss. Perfect to sex up your make up drawer. I love this kit especially because it’s perfect for day or night.

I will most definitely need to get my hands on these kits soon and so will you ladies who love all things make up!

Check them out at you local Benefit counter or the Benefit website http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/product/category/makeup/beautykits

 

Keep looking fabulous ladies!

 

Meggan xx

Make Up Brushes: A guide on how to care for them

Make up brushes are the staple of every girls make-up collection. Good make-up brushes are expensive but if you invest in them and look after them well they will last a life time, unless you leave them on a bus like me!  Therefore, washing them regularly is essential for their longevity and essential to keep your skin bacteria free!

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Make up brushes, especially foundation brushes, are a breeding ground for bacteria so regular maintenance is key for flawless skin. It is recommended to clean brushes daily but I know I definitely don’t have the time for that.  Therefore, I would recommend to clean them as often as possible, or at least once or twice a month depending on their use.

There are many brush cleaners available, these are perfect to use between washes but does not get rid of the make up pile up and are quite expensive. Therefore a good wash is needed.

Here’s my step by step guide on how to clean them:

  • Fill an old glass or mug with warm water, not too hot as it will damage the brush.
  • Take the brushes one by one and rub a small bit of mild shampoo into the bristles, my favourite is Johnsons baby shampoo, cheap and works wonders
  • Run under warm water to wash away all the make-up and bacteria
  • Run the brush over some kitchen roll, if not totally clean repeat these steps again
  • If totally clean leave on a town or some kitchen roll to dry

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I usually wash my brushes on my pamper nights and leave them to dry over night so their just ready for the morning for you to continue looking gorgeous!

Your skin will thank you for this!

 

M x

New MAC Limited collection

New MAC Limited collection

Absolutely love MAC’s new “Hey Sailor collection”. It has everything from lipstick, gloss, blush, and eye shadows among others. Perfect for re-creating this summers must have looks. All available in Brown Thomas and BT2 at the MAC counters. Stock up on your favourites though because as it’s a Limited collection sadly it’s not around forever.
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I want “Eyes like Georgia”!!!

Ireland’s sexiest lady, according to FHM, Georgia Salpa has launched her own fake lashes; nail sticker and false nail line called ‘Eyes and Nails like Georgia’ and are all available in the one and only Penny’s! How Fab!

 

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The lashes are an amazing €5, nail stickers are €4 and nails are €7 which is amazing value for eyelash and nails junkies like myself.

 

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I hope Ms.Salpa adds to the range because I love it all already! Can’t wait to get to Penny’s to get some for myself.

Keep your eyes out for a review.

 

M x