Monday, 14 March 2016

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm As A Primer??

So for a while now I've seen a lot of makeup artists and beauty bloggers recommending the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a makeup primer. Of course I had to try it!

NikkieTutorials is a fan!

I had a little root through my dad and brothers Christmas gift sets and found a mini bottle of the original Replenishing Post Shave Balm to use for the trial. 


I used it for about 3 weeks on and off to give it a proper try. I tried it with different foundations also.
It is a very runny liquid, you only need the smallest amount. It does have quite a strong aftershave smell to it so that might be off putting to some people but I didn't mind too much!

The verdict? To be honest I noticed no difference between when I wore it and when I skipped it. Regardless my makeup was shiny and slipping off my face after a few hours. I was really disappointed because so many of my favourite bloggers rave about it.

Now it could just be that it doesn't suit my skin. I know it contains glycerine which is a humectant meaning it draws moisture to the skin. My skin could just be too oily (which is odd because I have very bad dry patches also) for it. Who knows! 
All I know is I am still on the hunt for the perfect primer! If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave them below! 

EFxo



Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Glossybox Unboxing - January


am so pleased with this months glossybox. It was all full sized items bar one which was a luxury sample but it was still a huge tube! 
Take a peak inside!...


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Hair Holy Grail - Mark Hill Perfect Blowdry Spray

                         


This is my second time writing this post. The first time I finished it, opened another app on my iPad to double check the price and when I went back it was gone. Honestly the willpower it took to retype this was a struggle! I don't even remember how I started it the first time! 

Monday, 23 November 2015

The Perfect Winter Lip - Revlon Black Cherry


A dark lipstick is a winter essential. This beauty from Revlon is To. Die. For.
It applies beautifully, has intense pigmentation and isn't in the slightest bit drying. I also feel like it would look great on a range of different skin tones. You can purchase it for a bargain price of €10.69 here


EF xo




NARS Glossybox 2015!


You guuuyyyss it came! I've been waiting for this for days since getting my dispatch email. 
I do feel really bad for anyone who didn't manage to get one, I'm not going to get into that because it was a huge sh!tstorm and major drama over the issues people faced when trying to order the box. 
ANY HOO, I thought I'd do a post showing everyone what was included in the box in case you missed it.





Monday, 9 November 2015

Spray On Nail Polish??? Nails Inc The Paint Can


Before becoming a nail technician I remember the struggle of painting my nails. Polish everywhere, the shaky hand, realising I now have to paint the opposite hand, NIGHTMARE.
Fast forward a few years and technology has finally come through for us ladies in the form of Nail Inc's The Paint Can. Its nail polish, in a can. OH MY GOD WHY DID I NOT INVENT THIS MYSELF.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer (REVIEW)

This is one of those products that everyone seems to rave about. I've seen mentions of it circling around the blogging world for quite a while now but I always put off buying it because of the price tag (€42 on brownthomas.com). A few weeks ago I took the plunge and ordered it, I couldn't wait until it came and had visions of how amazing my skin was going to look. 

''Laura Mercier, the pioneer of Foundation Primer, introduces a breakthrough radiant formula to the collection. Creating the ultimate canvas for foundation and makeup, Foundation Primer - Radiance provides a sheer, healthy glow to the skin.'' - BrownThomas.com

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

BOOTS HAUL


So yesterday morning I ran into Boots before I headed home to grab some dry shampoo, I had ran out a week ago and I was dying a slow and oily death without it. They had signs up everyone that it was 3 for 2 on everything... 40 minutes later and I headed to the till with a basket full of stuff. Now in my brain I was thinking, ok well if I'm buying one thing I may as well buy another thing so I had get one thing free.. You keepin' up here??? Que Emma pacing the aisles like an absolute lunatic trying to find stuff to add to my basket to maximise the savings. I was close to asking the cashier if I could do 2 separate transactions so all the expensive things could go together and the cheaper together (anyone else watch Extreme Couponers, no? ok)

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

My Current Holy Grail Beauty Products


I'm a self confessed beauty product hoarder. I will literally try ANYTHING if I see even so much as one person raving about it. I'm constantly on the quest for a perfect product so I thought I would share with you all the products I currently consider my holy grail items. The products I repurchase and rave to everyone about! 

GARNIER MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER
 This is closely followed by the L'oreal Micellar Water but I always get the Garnier version purely because its a larger bottle for a cheaper price. WHO DOESN'T LOVE A BARGAIN. I love their mini version also, its so handy to throw in a bag for travelling or staying at a friends house! It removes every trace of makeup in a matter of minutes without too much vigorous rubbing.


Monday, 8 June 2015

Zerreau Towel Off Dry Shampoo Foam - Holy Grail or Holy Fail???



So when I saw the Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam in May's glossybox I couldn't wait to try it.
All you do is massage the foam into your roots and then towel dry your hair and you're supposedly left with hair that looks freshly washed...
I was not.