New Launch | MAC Liptensity Lipsticks

New Launch | MAC Liptensity Lipsticks

I think we can all agree that when it comes to lipsticks the people at MAC are absolute rock stars! Between the gazillion shades and formulations, there is something there for everyone. Honestly, I didn't think that there could be anything in the world of MAC lipsticks that would wow me more than what's already on offer, but the new collection... WOW!

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Workout Wardrobe: Colour Block

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Workout Wardrobe: Colour Block

It is no secret that I am a fan of all things monochrome. But when it comes to sportswear I let my hair down a little bit and delve into some colour. My favourite go to outfit of the moment are my Gymshark leggings (seriously, the best leggings I have ever owned!), pink tie-dye sports bra and bright orange workout vest. 

As much as I love sportswear to look cute and fun, if it's not comfortable, it's a total no-go. The Gymshark pieces are extrelemy pleasant to wear and great quality. No sea-through bottoms here! I've tried the leggings in the most contorted yoga positions and maintained a full degree of dignity (we all know what happens to stretched cheap leggings...unfortunately!).

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If you are in the market for new workout gear Gymshark are a brand to definitely check out whether you are looking for colour block or monochrome pieces - there's something there for everybody!

Black leggings - Gymshark Form Running Leggings, €30 Vest - Gymshark Move Racerback Vest, €20 Sports Bra - Forever21 (similar), €16 Shoes - Nike Roshe Run, €85 Longboard - Madrid Fur Longboard, €150

What workout outfit do you feel most comfortable in?

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet

Bourjois Rouge Edition VelvetThe Rouge Edition Velvet* liquid lipsticks are one of the new launches from Bourjois. You may know that Bourjois is one of my all time favourite brands and are definitely the best (in my humble opinion) highstreet brand. They just keep coming out with one great product after another! It's impossible for me to express how much love I have for these new lip products... I will try though!

The Rouge Edition Velvet are liquid lipsticks that apply quite glossy and dry to a velvet matte finish. They are incredibly comfortable on the lips, I wore them for hours and hours and they don't feel drying at all. I think this is the most comfortable matte lip product that I have ever used. It is also incredibly long lasting - it doesn't budge even when you're eating and drinking. In fact, the staying power is so good that at the end of the day I had to use an oil based cleanser to get the stain off my lips.

I also really like the applicator, it's reasonably small which makes application quite easy. I love that, if you use the product sparingly, you get quite a soft lip line and there is no need to fiddle around with lip liners or brushes. You can use it in a few different ways and get lovely effects when you smudge it in with your fingers to soften the bright colours. I have 3 of the 6 shades and will definitely be picking up the other ones soonl, the formulation of these products is something I have never come across before. If you are a fan of matte lip products you will be a fan. If you are scared of matte formulations these are a great way of easing yourself into the matte experience without having to fear dry & flaky lips.

Rouge Edition Velvet 04 Peach Club (looks very neon in the photo but is in fact an intense peachy pink colour)

Rouge Edition Velvet 05 Olé Flamingo! (a beautiful intense blue toned pink)

Rouge Edition Velvet 01 Personne ne rouge! (my favourite - a beautiful poppy red)

The Rouge Edition Velvet  is be available in Boots for €12 I highly recommend you check these out!

A. xx

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Budget Find of the Week: H&M Earrings

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H&M EarringsDoes anyone else shop in the H&M Kids section? No?? Well, if you don't, go and check it out! I have found lots of cool T-shirts and basics there, that are a fraction of the price of the adult ones. The other day Becky & I had to do an emergency stop in the Stephens Green H&M to pick up some much needed My Little Pony plasters in the kiddy section (shoe malfunction!). While Becky was deciding on which plasters to go for (there was also a packet of Angry Birds ones, so it wasn't an easy decision!) I had a browse through the accessories section and came across these sets of stud earrings. In one packet you get 18 different, really cute earrings. I got 2 packets (in case I want the earrings to match) which makes up 18 pairs of earrings for under €6 (€2.95 per pack) !!!!! This must be one of my best budget finds yet!

Today I am wearing the cute lip studs. I absolutely love these!H&M EarringsIf you haven't yet, check out the kids section in H&M!

P.S. - I can highly recommend the cute plasters too!

Have you ever bought anything for yourself in a kids shop? I'd love to hear about your best buys!

A. xx

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L'Été Papillon de Chanel

Chanel The new make-up collection by Chanel is a stunner! I had to be dragged away from the Chanel counter last night, I would have bought everything, the colours are just so beautiful.Chanel 2The collection is very bright so  if you are one of those daring people who wear yellow mascara this will be right up your street! In saying that, there is a lot of wearable colours (blues and greens) that will be less out there... And if you are not that comfortable wearing bright colours on your eyes try one of the three stunning nail polishes.L’ÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL2

I would definitely recommend having a look at this collection... sooner rather than later as I can see it disappearing very quickly!

And, not that I need any more nail polish in my life... but I couldn't resist the metallic sapphire blue Bel-Argus colour...Chanel Bel-Argus

Summer has arrived!

A. xx