Friday, 19 October 2012

Benefit's First Cream Blush Reveal!

I mentioned in the last post that we were shown a brand new product by Benefit but wasn't sure if we could talk about it.. turns out. We can(yeay!). Benefit always realeses something just gawjuz at the end of January usually a box powder(who said Hoola bronzer!?..okay I'll stop) but they decided to shake things up and have invented this cream blush/highligher!

The lighting wasn't the best in the event location and I kinda forgot to take a photo of the swatch on my hand.
Basically there are 3 colours:
Pink Blush
Coral Blush
Highlighter

So you can just swipe it on your cheek, blend and voila the perfect cheek combo! You can always pick out one of the colours of blush and apply it to your lips(does bene tint have cometition!?) 

The wee slogan behind this product is 'You have the right to get gorgeous'. How cute is that!



The name of this product is(drum roll please) 'Fine One One' and will be available to buy at the end of January 2013(well that's scary to write!)

How excited are you? Will you be snapping one of  these up?
Let me know in comment form!

Until next time I hope you're all well and I'l talk to you soon,
Alice x






Thursday, 18 October 2012

Benefit Blogger Christmas Party!


Hey guys so I had the awesome pleasure of attending the Benefit Blogger Christmas Party(I know, the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier each year!) last night in Dublin and you guyyys it was so much fun! Of course a lot of my lovely blogger friends were there but some I had never met before were there too and I think you may have gathered how much I love to meet new people!

Okay okay sorry I'll get onto the fun stuff!
Mark, benefits makeup artist for Ireland(who is amazing by the way!) showed us all of the Christmas sets as well as sneaky little something but as of right now I'm not sure If I'm allowed to talk about it so shh! 

The sets this year are of course amazing, I always love having a gander at the sets each Christmas and this year was no different! They all have really cute packaging(when does benefit ever not?!) with a lot of them in mini suitcases that will come in handy for storage(and we all know how much I love a bit of storage!).

(picture from the Benefit website)
I think my favourite would have to be the 'Sexy Little Stowaways' it has a hoola bronzer, need I say more? I am obsessed to the extreme with it. It will feature strongly in my 'my makeup story' when I finally make the video that is! The set also includes:
  • it’s potent! eye cream brightening eye cream to fade dark circles
  • the POREfessional PRO balm to minimise the appearance of pores
  • BADgal lash mascara
  • stay don’t stray stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows
  • ooh la lift instant under-eye brightening boost
  • chachatint mango-tinted lip & cheek stain
  • sun beam golden bronze complexion highlighter
  • bella bamba a 3D brightening pink face powder
  • “that gal” brightening face primer
I had the chance to really play with the it’s potent! eye cream brightening eye cream today and I have to say I'm a convert! Then of course who doesn't luke the bad gal mascara? Okay, I can't hide it I love everything about the set, it's totes amazeballs! This retails at £25 which is about €30(we were told the prices in euro but goldfish memory here can't remember exactly!)
All the Christmas sets are available in store now so get yours quick!

I would talk all day about all of the stuff in the Christmas sets but this post is all ready longer then I anticipated..!

We received something awesome but I want to play with it a little and then I'll post a full review so for now I'll leave you with some photo's of the evening so you can feel apart of the extravaganza! 

Have a mosey at your local counter or online as well which is linked here.

Until next time I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice x

One of the beautiful displays



Mark playing the buzzer game that I honestly didn't play because I don't like losing and it seemed pretty impossible!
Strike a pose!
A little sneak into the review coming up!





Monday, 15 October 2012

Make Your Red Lips Last Tutorial

I often find that when you first apply red lipstick it looks amazing but then when it starts to come off it looks hideous, more so then when a lighter colour starts to wear off. I figured out this way to apply red lipstick that means when it starts to come off it doesn't look like a disaster!

Step One

Firstly fill in your lips with a red lip stain. I used Revlon 'Just Bitten' in the colour 'Flame'



Step Two
Line your lips with a red liner(I didn't have a liner at the time so in the picture's I left out this step! I do like Mac lip pencil in 'Redd' now though)


Step Three
Apply your favourite red lippy. I used Rimmel in the colour 170 'Alarm' this is a proper bright red



And you're done! The idea is that when the red lipstick starts to come off the lip stain is underneath so it doesn't look terrible. It gives you extra time before topping up on you lipstick.
So why not just use a lip stain you ask? Well I personally like the finish the lipstick gives but if the lip stain is enough for you then more power to you!

I hope you guy's enjoyed this post,
I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon
Alice x

ps please forgive the close up of my bad skin, I had some serious amount of break outs back when I took these photo's!

Friday, 12 October 2012

London OOTD: Night Out


The whole reason we went to London is because it was my cousin(girl in the black)'s Birthday and she lives in London so on Saturday night there were drinks in her house before we all headed out! It was a long night(went to bed at 5am, got a taxi to the airport at 7am..) but a great one at that!

 
Top from River Island, Bandage Body Con Skirt from BooHoo.com, Shoes from a random shoe shop in Belfast that I got 4 years ago.

So that completes my OOTD's London Style. I hope you guys enjoyed I went to  good bit of effort doing these as my family don't really get blogging so taking these photo's took a while and when I took the photo's for this post there were a bunch of people I didn't know looking at me funny...

Until next time, I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice x

Other London Outfit Posts:
Click HERE to bring you to the Day One OOTD
Click HERE to bring you to the Day TWO OOTD



Wednesday, 10 October 2012

London OOTD: Day Two




So this day we went all around London playing tourist to the extreme I had more energy as I 
didn't have a 4am start like the previous day! Today's outfit was slightly less 'stylish' but sure I was comfy!




Top from H&M, Cardi,Belt & Body Con Skirt(used to cover my bum basically!) from Pennys/Primark, Leggings and Boots from Dunnes Stores, Jacket from NewLook and the bag again is from A|Wear. I didn't mention it before but my watch is by Sekonda and the line is Seksy. 

I decided to have my hair slicked back(as much as possible) in a high pony which killed by the end of the day as it was so tight! 

Until next time,
I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice x

Other London Outfit Posts:
Click HERE to bring you to the Day One OOTD
Click HERE to bring you to the Night Out OOTD





Monday, 8 October 2012

London OOTD: Day One


If you haven't heard I was in London on the weekend, I had a smashing time and am all ready awaiting my next trip over!
I took photo's while over there so I never took my blogging hat off! 

This is an overview of my first outfit this was at about 9pm at night after a long day roaming London.


 












Orange Shirt is from Forever 21, Black Top underneath & Necklace(purchase towards the end of day one) are from H&M, Jacket/Jumper & Skirt are from River Island, Tights from Penny's, Bag from A|Wear and the boots are from Dunnes Stores.

I wore the same shoes and bag for both days so I won't be showing close ups again so drink it all in ladies haha!

Until tomorrow(hopefully) and my next outfit post,
I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice x


Other London Outfit Posts:
Click HERE to bring you to the Day Two OOTD
Click HERE to bring you to the Night Out OOTD



Sunday, 7 October 2012

London Haul!

I'm moving to London! It's official. Every time I go there I fall more in love with the place!
I took outfit picture's for the 2 days and 1 for when we 'hit the town' so I'll have them up during the week but for now I thought I would share the few things I got whilst I was there!
It's weird because I'm not a huge fan of hauls, yet I have 2 in a row but sure when in Rome London!

The first thing I got was this amazing body mist from the new Victoria's Secret shop(it's the biggest in the world being the flag ship store and all!) It smells like a proper perfume which is really good as it's a cheaper alternative. It cost me £14. I also got 2 pairs of underwear from the 'Pink' section but for obvious reasons I'm not gonna haul them!

I got this white rose bike chain type necklace from H&M and it cost £6.something. This one will be in my 1st outfit post(spoiler! Shock!)
I've decided that everywhere I go in the world I'm going to get a starbucks mug that says the place on it then in years to come my press will be filled with cool mugs from all around the world. I love mis-matching mugs!It's super big and I can't wait to fill it with coffee! This was £8.50 I think..

I really wanted to get the Mac strobe cream on my way to London but I was scared I'd have no money but I didn't go as crazy as I thought I would in fact, I did really well I think! So when I saw the mac counter in Gatwick I kinda spazzed out! I think I saved about €2 by buying it in the airport too which is good! It cost me £17.something 



I did get an I heart London white tshirt but it's dirty so I'll let you just imagine it!

Keep an eye out for my outfit posts and when their up I'll probably link them in this post as well but until then
I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice x


Click HERE to bring you to the Day One OOTD
Click HERE to bring you to the Day TWO OOTD
Click HERE to bring you to the London Night out OOTD








Thursday, 4 October 2012

River Island Haul

Today I went a wee bit crazy in River Island but I had just had an interview and they did have 20% student discount today only so I would be crazy not to avail of it right?


I'm going to London tomorrow for the weekend so honestly I just wanted to get something super stylish  to walk around London in plus we're going out on Saturday night for my cousins 24th Birthday and I feel like I've worn everything twice in my wardrobe! I'm hoping to take detailed photo's of my outfit each day and then post them when I get back! 



So firstly I got this gorgeous 'Black Boucle Panelled Peplum Top' that has a silver thread going through it which is purty! It's really flattering as it has a panel type design to it. This set me back €33






This 'Black Coated Mini Skater Skirt' caught my eye as I have nothing like it and I thought it was kind of cool and you know me trying to be all hip! It looks and feels like leather but I highly doubt it was as it was only €25. It's high waisted and again pretty flattering.








Finally my favourite purchase today is this 'Dark Grey Shearling Fallway Cardigan' I love it so much it's really cosy and as I said in my video I could imagine wearing it with jeans, a simple top and handbad on the hook of my elbow.(That said my first outfit is far from simple!) This was the most expensive item at €60.













So that's my haul, if this isn't enough I made a video on it all so you can check that out too! 
So until next time, I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice x

All prices are without the 20% discount.