Thursday, 13 November 2014

Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipglosses | Review

I've never bought anything from Essence. I suppose I've always thought that it's too cheap to be decent. Last week I decided to try it out and I bought 2 lipglosses.

I got the Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipglosses in 06 Soft Nude and 07 Silky Red. In the future I'd really like to pick up a few more from the vast collection.

06 Soft Nude is a very wearable colour for day-to-day. It's quite a sophisticated shade that I'm in love with.

The range is a matte shade but these lipglosses are far from drying. This colour is not very longlasting unlike Silky Red.

07 Silky Red is not as subtle but is a gorgeous red. It is applied very easily, as is 06. It's not a deep, vampy red, but a lighter almost orange shade that will make your teeth look spectacularly white.

The fact that they are almost opaque after one coat is quite a bonus.  Although they do smell awful! I believe it's a caramel/ chocolate scent that I can't stand. Yuk!

If you have something that you want to see over the next few weeks please let me know. I'll try to squeeze some blogging in with my studying for Christmas tests ( or should I say: squeeze some studying in!). Until then!

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Monday, 3 November 2014

NYX Blush | Review

It would be fair to say that I have quite an abundance of blushes. I mainly own darker, browned shades. I bought this particular one over the summer when I was in Vienna. Since then it has been on trial. I now feel like I can give you an accurate description after having it for a few months.

I have the colour Pinched, which is pink with a lot of gold sparkles in it.  This wouldn't usually be my cup of tea but we all have to take chances in this world and not worry about the outcome. It turns out that this particular "leap of faith" was a big success.

This adds a, really gorgeous, bit of colour to your complexion. I was also pleasantly surprised with the glitter. It adds more of a glow than a glitter, which I wouldn't be able to  stand. The light bounces off it , giving you an angelic appearance (not quite, but you understand what I mean)

This is a cheap and cheerful product and I'll probably pick up a few more shades when I get the opportunity.

Happy Friday!!!
Clare x

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

My Confidence.

Some people are born with confidence and self esteem. Some people build it up over a series of events. I gained a lot of confidence from debating.

I've always been the performing type and I love to impress. That doesn't necessarily mean that I am confident in myself.

I love acting and pretending to be somebody else but it is only recently that I have become confident with my own judgement. A couple of years ago I would refuse to put my hand up to answer a question in class. I am comfortable in each subject and usually knew the answer.

I was afraid of how my peers would react if got the question wrong.

Then, in 6th class, we were all encouraged to try out for the school's first debating team. This was very appealing to me and I grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

Coming from the largest primary school in Ireland, there was a lot of competition but I was determined to get a spot on the team. If I'm honest, just getting on the team boosted my self esteem greatly.

Not only was I making new friends, but I was developing a personal confidence. I had a great academic year in 6th class and it pushed to my limits and exceeded my previous boundaries.

Only last week was I elected as class rep. (this is not bragging as I am sharing my inspirational story).

I would definitely recommend taking up debating, a sport or something of the sort to anybody with self esteem issues!

I hope this is helpful and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.

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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Clarins Rouge Eclat | Review

Not too long ago, I got a quite beautiful looking lipstick from Clarins. Today I will decide for myself whether it is worth the money.

I have to hand it to them at Clarins for the gorgeous, gold packaging. It draws attention to the product very well!

If you have read my previous blogposts, you may know that I'm slightly paranoid about the smell of the makeup I use. This has a sickly sweet, cranberry smell that is hard to ignore.

I have the shade Rosewood which is a brownish pink colour. It is moisturizing and sits on the lips very nicely. It enhances only the best parts of my lips.

Then comes the "cuppa tea test". The lipstick stayed longer than most that I have tried but didn't exactly succeed. It disappeared from my bottom lip entirely. But hey, that's nothing that can't be fixed with a quick top up!

Overall I am very pleasantly surprised by this great lipstick. It is perfect for Autumn/Winter and will definitely be making an appearance in my makeup bag.

I hope you enjoyed this review and I'm glad to say that I have started posting a lot more frequently.

If you have any reviews you'd like to see in the future be sure to let me know.

Until next time,
Clare x

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