Festive Makeup With L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara

Saturday, 3 December 2016

L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara Review
Just when I thought I'd found true mascara happiness with another brand, this, the L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara came along.  

Tried, tested and utterly in love with this.  Pick me, pick me cry all the other mascaras in my collection but this has become a staple, go-to everyday product.  You know you've achieved eyelash goals when the tips of your lashes hit the frame of your sunglasses when you blink! This lengthens and adds lift and volume without clumping.  The shade Midnight Black is a dark, true jet black mascara.  For work, a quick coating looks pretty and natural.  To amp it up for evening, I really focus on (read: apply tonnes) the base of my lashes, wiggling the brush through and at the outer corners.  My biggest gripe with mascaras is that some of them smudge with my oily eye lids.  But oh no, not this.  I don't go to the bathroom in work at 4pm and wonder how long I've been sporting the panda look in the office!  Not on its watch!

I received this as a press sample from We Love Lashes.  You can find their amazing array of eye lashes, brow products, mascaras and more here! All the requirements for a suitably festive makeup look! 

Monica Vinader Naida Mini Circle Open Ring

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Monica Vinader Naida Mini Circle Open Ring Review
Monica Vinader Naida Mini Circle Open Ring
I have been lusting after some rose gold jewellery for ages.  I've lots of costume jewellery from Topshop et al. but wanted something a bit more special.  Monica Vinader is a luxury British jewellery brand that I've admired for some time now.  I have a pair of their Siren Stud Earrings that I received as a birthday gift and have been a fan of the brand ever since. So I went for the Monica Vinader Naida Mini Circle Open Ring

This is such a beautiful, delicate piece.  A stunning unique ring and it sparkles beautifully.
Unobtrusive, it garners a lot of compliments.  It's comfortable to wear and subtle so can be dressed up or down.  PavĂ© set diamonds on 18ct rose gold vermeil on sterling silver.  As rose gold is a plating on silver, it will wear over time but Monica Vinader guarantee plating for a year and will re-plate items. 

It makes me so happy when I wear it.  The picture doesn't do it justice.  This would make a very welcome Christmas gift.  Holiday bling?  A little bit of everyday luxury.  I'm smitten, the Monica Vinader Naida Mini Circle Open Ring just makes me want to grow my MV collection...

CND Vinylux: A Fall Find

Monday, 28 November 2016

CND Vinylux Polish Field Fox
So my recent love for all things blush pink/neutral now extends to nails it would seem.  If you've seen Suzie from Hello October's videos recently she has been sporting a gorgeous nail polish shade and thankfully let us all know the name of it - CND Vinylux in Field Fox.

Field Fox is a gorgeous warm pink toned nude.  While most things like pedicures, I'll leave to the professionals, I'm happy to do my own manicures and quite enjoy doing my own nails.  I feared that this was a salon own brand but luckily CND are available online from DolledUp.ie and sold from my go to nail/beauty boutique Fifth Avenue!  

I get a good nine, yes you read that right, nine days before there are signs of tip wear!  Not even chipping - tip wear!  Consider me sold!  My nails feel stronger when I wear this too.  I bought the Weekly Top Coat which helps with longevity and delivers a high shine finish.  Also, because I'm a sucker and it was beside the till point, I picked up this mini of the Solar Oil cuticle and nail oil. Which I've left on my beside table in the hope that I remember to use it nightly...

A weekly polish so there is no need for a separate base coat!  If you're pressed for time or hate faffing around removing and reapplying nail polish this is the one for you.  One of these would make a great stocking filler too.  I think I need to try more shades...