Saturday, 20 May 2017

REVIEW PS Pro Longwear Foundation

I know I am very late to the bandwagon of Primark's PS Pro range but after I saw Chasing Ruby Chat do a first impressions on it I knew I had to try it out, click HERE to watch the video. If you know me or have ever seen a picture of me you may know that I am very pale and to find a foundation that won't make me look orange is harder than trying to defy gravity. It is so hard for me to find a foundation I was thinking of getting an Urban Decay one but thankfully there are a few foundations that are cheaper than that price point.

I bought mine in Primark in Newbridge as that's the best one nearest to me and that shade is 00 Porcelain. It claims to be a longwear mineralized foundation that contains SPF 15 and vitamin A & E, which are anti-ageing properties, and only cost €6. I love the packaging as it is minimalistic and feels expensive. It also has a pump which is necessary in a foundation and I hate when there isn't one.

I primed my face using Makeup Revolution Aqua Priming Base, I wanted to give this foundation a very fair test. I used a Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush to put the product all over my skin and a Real Techniques Buffing Brush to buff it into the skin. I noticed straight away that this is a full coverage foundation as it took a while to blend in and I needed to use very little concealer on my under eyes or around any redness on my skin. I used around a pump and a half which is usual for me. I applied powder over the foundation and did the rest of my makeup.

I loved how lightweight it felt on my face, it didn't feel like it was dragging my face down. Also, I loved the coverage, it was amazing and it evened out my skin tone and covered the majority of my redness. The only downside was that it caked a little after a couple hours of wear.

After 10 hours wear
After 10 hours, I noticed that it became a little shiny especially on my forehead and had slightly worn away on my cheeks as you can see the redness. I noticed it started to cake around my nose and chin, there could be a few reasons for this I didn't touch up my makeup during the day, I remember touching my face a lot or maybe the foundation just does that. It didn't oxidise on my face which is always a good thing as I don't want to get more orange throughout the day!

Overall, I really enjoyed using this foundation, it did a really good job and was an excellent affordable price. From the research I have done the PS Pro range is cruelty free which is amazing as I had a hard time trying to find a pale enough foundation for myself that was also cruelty free.

Have you tried any of the Primark's PS Pro range? What did you think of it?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 13 May 2017

People I Would Love To Meet

A few weeks ago, I shared part of my long Travel Bucket List and today I am going to share with you some of the people I would love to meet. Of course, this is post could go on for days so I had to shorten it to 7 but in the future I might do a part two to this.

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Emma Blackery

Emma Blackery is a talented YouTuber and singer-songwriter She is so inspirational and just speaks the truth about life and all that goes on. I enjoy watching her videos especially when I am having a bad day as she is funny and completely down to earth. She has a show in Dublin at the end of the month but I can't go and I am devastated.

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Ailbhe Woods

Ailbhe is one of my blogging friends that also from Ireland. I don't remember exactly when I found her blog in late 2015 but it was a good while before I ever began talking to her via Twitter and Snapchat. She is such a wonderful person and I don't know how she keeps on top of everything between blogging, college and everything else. I am envious of her Snapchat, go follow her @ailbhe_woods, she does amazing GRWMs and has such interesting adventures. 

The DeFranco Family

I started watching The Philip DeFranco Show last Summer and I found out that his wife Lindsey does vlogs. I am normally not the person who watches vlogs but these are so cute. Their son Trey who is three is the cutest little fellow ever and Lindsey is pregnant with baby number two. I love how real they are with what's going on in their lives, if they don't want to vlog they don't and I respect that. If they ever come to Ireland for a show I will definitely be going.


Guilianna McGinniss

Another one of my blogging pals, Guilianna is my first friend I ever made from blogging, I remember this as she was one of the first people to comment on my blog. Over the past two years, she has been amazing as a friend and as a fellow blogger. Her blog is awesome and makes Mondays a little less crappy for me as I know that when I go home I can read her most recent post. We have done 3 collabs together already. I would love to meet her but unfortunately we live a 7-hour flight away from each other but I hope in a few years time we might get to meet up.

J.K. Rowling

Another wonderful lady, I adore J.K. Rowling's story of how she came up with the idea of Harry Potter when she was struggling both financially and mentally and she built this empire from the ground up. I love that she kept going to book publishers and didn't stop as she believed her creation was worth it. I have been in the same room as J.K. Rowling before, my school choir sang for her at Christmas time in 2015. I didn't realise it was her but I hope if I was to meet her again that I could say hello.

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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres never fails to make me smile. She is a wonderfully positive and witty woman and I love how she came out as gay when it was dangerous to do so. She is an inspiration to everyone but especially the LGBT+ community. I don't know what I would do if I ever met her, to be honest I found probably cry.

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Jennifer Rock AKA The Skin Nerd

This wonderful hooman has taken Ireland by storm since the start of the year. I did a review of her product the Cleanse Off Mitt a while ago and it is a great for removing makeup. Her Snapchat is interesting and informative about everything skincare. I have learned so much from her story about the importance of feeding your skin from within.

Who would you like to meet? Please let me know

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Empties #7

It's been little while since I have done one of these, click HERE to see the last one, and I love sharing my beauty trash with you.

Nivea Lip Butter Original

This lip butter is amazing and I am so annoyed that Nivea is not a cruelty-free brand as I would buy several of these right now. I get chapped lips quite often, I used this as an overnight treatment and I would wake up with luscious lips which is great when you want to wear a liquid lipstick. I have been using the same tin for over a year so it lasted very well. I have another one on the go now it but it is a different flavour/scent.

Nivea Daily Essentials 2 in 1 Cleanser and Toner

I really enjoyed this product especially when I was tired at night and I didn't want to go through my whole makeup routine. Random enough the scent reminds me of my Barcelona trip last year, good times. I really enjoyed using this cleanser, it didn't dry my skin out or left my skin feeling tight which is always a good thing. It was simple to use to as you just squirted it out of the bottle and applied to the face.

Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub

I have used up a good few tubes of this, maybe this was my third. I love using this, it feels so gentle on the skin but removes all the dead skin cells in the process. Another thing I love about it is that it doesn't contain plastic microbeads so that's not damaging the environment. I have already repurchased another but I am trying to use up another face scrub in the mean time.

Garnier Fresh Clarifying Face Wash

I've had this for about three years now and I have finally decided that it's time to get rid of it. I bought this originally thinking I had oily skin, which I don't have and never had, and after a month or two of use I find that my skin becomes dry and flaky. I have used half of it up and I'm not going to try to use the rest of it up as my skin doesn't like it and it is definitely out of date. If I had oily skin, I think I would have liked this product better as it strips the skin of the oils but doesn't make your skin feel tight. I will not be repurchasing this for obvious reasons.

Oriflame Feet Up Foot Cream

This was in my second last project pan, I have started doing them on my Insta now. I really enjoyed using this product when I would remember to apply it. I loved the smell if it which at first I was a tad weary of. It made my feet feel so nice and silky smooth. I miss using it but it is not on the Oriflame website so it might have been discontinued.

Lacura Hand and Nail Cream

This hand cream did nothing special, it did the job it was supposed to do and it didn't cost an arm and a leg to get it. I had another one of these in a previous empties and my opinion has not changed.

Quickies Nail Varnish Remover Pads

I have to throw these out as they dried up. I found them useless for taking off nail varnish and it took far to long for them to work in the first place. I think I ended up using them twice and then they were left aside. I don't normally wear nail varnish very often so I think if I wore nail varnish more often I would get more use out of them but I still think they dried out way to quickly for my liking.

Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Liner 100% Black

I don't wear liquid eyeliner any more and I think the last time I wore this was in late 2015 so it is definitely time to say goodbye. I didn't really like the formula of this eyeliner as by the end of the day it would have transferred onto the top of my lid which is never a good look. I liked the brush though and I found it easy enough to apply but I have realised that cat eye eyeliner doesn't suit me as it makes my eyes look really small and it was so hard to get right.

Impulse Romantic Spark Body Fragrance

My 15 year old self was obsessed with these sprays probably because they smelt ok and were pretty cheap. I have several more to get through and this one smelt grand, it's not as bad as the Hint of Musk one. I'm not going to purchase this again, the smell was ok but it never lasted a great amount of time, I would prefer to get a more expensive perfume if that means I don't have to reapply it every 15 minutes.

Herbal Essence Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo 

This is one of my holy grail dry shampoos, it works well with my hair and doesn't leave you with those white spray marks. I love the scent of it too so that's a double whammy but why Herbal Essence do you test on animals? I have tried to find some cruelty-free alternatives but the one I am using at the moment is nothing compared to this. I eventually might have to repurchase this if I can't find a decent cruelty-free alternative.

V05 Ultimate Hold Hairspray

Another thing I have had for years, I remember buying this before I went on a French Exchange 3 years ago. I loved the size of it as I kept it in my toiletry bag as a just in case. It was a nice hairspray, light mist, didn't get sticky or make hair clump together. There was nothing special about it either, it was just a mediocre hairspray.

Have you tried out any of these product? Do you have any empties?

Thanks for being awesome,