Thursday, 29 May 2014

Holiday Beauties

This year, I need to be a little less frugal with what beauties I bring away. Last year's was fine but I found myself stuck for one or two bits. I was too strict on myself. Finding the perfect balance is tricky.I always think oh! maybe I'l take another little bit "just in case"

 During the day I'll give up makeup completely but for the evening time I'll be avoiding foundations and sticking with a BB Cream.I have a love/hate relationship with BB Creams but Clarins offering is one of the best I have tried plus it has SPF25.

My much loved Isadora giant bronzer is coming with me along with my Collection eyeliner, Essence Mascara, Essence Eyebrow Pencil and The Body Shop Colour Crush . I'm not bringing an eyeshadow palette with me this time as I found I stuck to the same colour all the time. I opted for a gorgeous gold/bronze eyeshadow from Essence called Skeye and Sand.

I think these beauties are everything I will need. Hopefully I won't be running to the supermarket to pick up any additions but then again it's always fun to try newbies.

When you head away do you end up with the right amount of beauties or do you bring some "just in case" lovelies aswell?

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Holiday Beauties Wishlist

Every year, I always plan on picking up a few beauties on my travels. This year is no different, with me planning to pick up items in The Loop, Aer Lingus Sky Mall and when I arrive in Spain. 

The Loop

I love The Loop, for me it is heaven. So many pretty makeup brands at prices a decent bit below high street price. You can even order online ( before you go and pick them up before you get on a plane or when you arrive home. 

I haven't quite decided what i want to pick up, all I know if I want to have a look in MAC and pick up some eyeshadows and lippies. I may also pick up some Benefit. If you have recommendations from either brands, please let me know.

Aer Lingus Sky Mall

I've actually never bought anything beauty related on flights. I don't know why. I always plan to but then back out at the last second. Aer Lingus Sky Mall have a pretty decent selection of cosmetics but the ones I'm keeping my eyes out for are the Rimmel Apocolips Trio and Smashbox Brow Tech To Go.

A trio of Rimmel Apocalips lacquers for €15. Given each is usually €7.95, I'll be saving over €8 buying the set

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go €19. RRP €24
Spanish Beauties

Where I'm heading, cosmetics are either the same price or a little cheaper. There is the odd bargain to be had though. There are also brands we can't get here.

I completely fell for this micellar water in the local supermarket. I was stuck for a cleanser and saw it for €2. I genuinely didnt think it'd be much good but I ended up loving it and kicking myself that I didn't buy more of it. Lesson learned! I'll be picking up at least three bottles to keep me going.
Lacoste Touch Of Pink is one of my favourite fragrances but it's really expensive over here. I checked Debenhams and the price of a 50ml is €58. The Perfumria chain in Malaga retails it at €40 and The Loop sell it for €58.65

I'll probably pick up a few more bits once I arrive, I'll be sure to share my Holiday Beauty Haul when I get back.