Saturday, 11 October 2014

Collection Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation

I've been meaning to pick up a compact foundation for some time and finally decided to get one to minimise my makeup for the UK this week. While I've wanted a compact I didn't want to spend an awful lot of money on it. I would;t use one regularly enough to justify a €20+ spend. Knowing this I raided my local Boots last Sunday. Cream compact foundations on a budget end are few and far between, which I think is a pity. 

Luckily I came across Collection Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation.

I have tried many products from the brand and they have never let me down. Knowing this I decided to pick it up in Light and it cost €5.99, the perfect entrance into compact foundations. Ultimate Fix is a 3 in 1 foundation, concealer and powder. Now I will admit I have used a powder on top of it to give a better finish to the application. The coverage is really impressive, I would say on the medium to full if you build the layers. Even though you can go full coverage on this, you won't feel like you have its of makeup on and won't get that cakey look. 

Light is absolutely perfect for my skin tone, when I swatched it, I found it difficult to find where the swatch started and my skin tone began. 

The compact comes with a mirror and sponge underneath the foundation. I would personally prefer if the mirror was part of the lid. As for the sponge, I never use a sponge when applying any foundation, opting for my Sigma F20 brush instead.

Have you tried this product or anything from the Collection range?

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Carry On Luggage Beauties

When booking my UK flights, I knew there would be no need to pay for luggage so opted for carry on luggage. I'm not sure if it's just me but carry on luggage strikes a particular fear in my heart. Mainly because I know I have to forsake anything over 100ml. 

To keep space to the maximum in my luggage, I've decided to say bye bye my beloved Catrice foundation, cleanser and moisturiser and hello compact foundation, water wipes and samples of moisturiser. I could probably bring my foundation but I would have the fear it would get smashed or confiscated. 

What I have decided on to bring is 

Collection Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation 

NYX Powder Blusher in Angel
Fashionista Eyebrow Kit

Oriflame Very Me Fat Lash Mascara

MeMeMe Cosmetics Long Wear Satin Lip Cream in China Rose 

NYX Felt Tip Eyeliner

MUA Dusk Til Dawn Palette
* I think it's becoming very clear that I have a slight addiction to anything NYX*

I'm also taking some bits over to my cousin Claire, she is a massive beauty lover like me. I wanted to do something nice and bring her a few treats of makeup that she can't get in the UK. 

I'm a little limited to what beauties I can pick up but I do have a few on my wish list that are either non liquid or under 100ml. 

I'm not bothered about carry on for my clothes as it's better for me to be limited in this area. Far too many times I've brought a suitcase stuffed with clothes with me, only for half of them to end up not being worn. 

So tell me, do you dread carry on?

Monday, 6 October 2014

Competition Time

Happy Monday lovelies. Today I have a massive competition for you. September marked my third year blogging! I can't believe how fast that has gone. I really do love blogging and chatting all things beauty. I also love the beauty blogging community. When i first started blogging I rarely went to events because I was so nervous. Now, I will there to be an event so I can catch up with thte girls. Blogging has completely brought me out of my shell and it's something i am so grateful for. I had planned on doing this competition last week but time completely got away from me.

So without further a do, let me tell you the prizes up for grabs!!

  • Bia Beauty scrub Your Skin Giftset (€35)

  • A Set of Vaseline Vintage Tins

  • Oriflame Beauty Bundle worth €30 
  • 3 x Beauty Bundles including Cocoa Brown Gradual Bronze, NYX Goodies and Paese Nail Polish.
1 entry for each of the following
  • Follow the blog by email or bloglovin
  • Follow Me and My Oriflame Page on Facebook
  • Follow Me and My Oriflame on Twitter
  • Check out Bia Beauty on social media too (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Leave a comment underneath on whether you have tried any of these brands.
Winners will be chosen Monday 20th October