If you follow me on social media, you’ll know I went traipsing into Debenhams last week to pick up one of the new Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighters.

 

There are three colours to choose from in the new Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighters:irish beauty blogSin, which was the one I ended up getting, Aura which is a cool toned pink and Fireball a cool iridescent orange shade.

I managed to swatch all three on my arm here.

urban decay afterglow highlightersThe Urban Decay counter in Debenhams, Henry Street is always absolutely manic, it can be really hard to get and look properly at the products. I heard that this is one of the busiest Urban Decay counters in the world, I can well believe that πŸ™‚

I really loved all three shades and if money was no issue, all three would have made it out the door with me, but alas I had to be sensible. And I was also sensible with my choice as I went with Sin in my opinion the most wearable of the three.

When you bring a product home, you have more time to inspect it and analyse it under normal lighting conditions and without distraction, so I thought I would do this in the form of a first impressions video.

Here I am swatching the product in my own environment for the first time and also testing it out on my face. I love watching these types of videos myself. Actually as I’m writing this I have the lovely ViviannaDoesMakeup on in as she applies some new beauty products in her collection πŸ™‚

So just click on the play button on my mush to see how I got on with the Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin.

It will set you back €28 and you can buy it from Debenhams here or House of Fraser also have an Urban Decay Counter.

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I haven’t done monthly favourites since having my previous blog, so it’s literally been years now. But I thought I would try get back into it again and give you some of my March Favourites in video form.

irish beauty blogYou can watch my March Favourites on beautynook here by just clicking on the video above or you can head on over to my youtube channel hereΒ  and if you like it be sure to subscribe sure πŸ™‚

 

I don’t have many things that I properly loved for the month of March and I also didn’t go into much detail of the items. I just wanted to try my hand at a chatty style video, I hope that’s ok?

If you want to see the palette in action, I used it in my last Get Ready With Me Video hereΒ  (I used the lippie in that video too), and I have a full blogpost on the palette here aswell.

I reviewed the foundation also a while back here, but as you can see from the video, my thoughts on it have kind of changed, I’m a tad more fond of it now πŸ™‚

You can buy the fragrance from Brown Thomas here, if you’re curious.

And if you’re looking to sing along to some 90’s R n’b hits like myself, just search 90’s R n’ b over on Spotify…it’s so worth it, I promise πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for watching (and reading of course). I’ll hopefully try to do these every month if you like them. So, be sure to let me know if you’re into monthly favourites, or what kind of videos you actually do like watching. All constructive feedback is very welcome, I’m still very new to the Youtube media πŸ™‚

Happy April, hope it’s a brilliant one for you. Roll on the warmer weather!

Gemma

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I did another Youtube video…it’s no mean feat I’ll tell you that much πŸ™‚ My neighbours are currently building an extension, so the noise outside my window is pretty loud this week, so I thought get ready with me using affordable makeup video would be appropriate with some chill out music over top.

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The majority of the products I used are easy to get hold of and in store now. A few of the products I had used for the first time and was really happy with how everything performed. I went out to a blogger event after filming and everything lasted reasonably well on my skin.

Here are all the products listed for you, just in case you’re curious πŸ™‚

Products used:
Barry M Flawless Original Primer
L’Oreal Infallible 24 hr Matte Foundation
Soap & Glory Brow Archery Pencil
Sleek Brow Kit
Essence Make Me Brow Gel
Flormar Eye Perfection Primer in 04
H&M Cream Eeyshadow in Champers
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Eyeshadow Palette
Catrice Glam & Doll Waterproof Mascara
Essence Forbidden Volume Top Coat
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Liner in Rich Brown
Flormar Perfect Coverage Liquid Concealer
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer
Catrice All Round Contouring Palette
Soap & Glory Solar Powder
Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette
L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve
Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in Light Infusion
Ben Nye Luxury Cameo powder
Essence Velvet Stick in Plum Perfect

 

I have a review of the foundation here, the brow gel here, the palette here, both concealers here, the bronzer here, the fixing mist here, the cream contour palette here, mascara here, blush here and setting powder here, just in case too πŸ™‚

Let me know what kind of beauty related videos you like to watch, I would love your feedback. I’m still pretty new to this Youtube thing, but I am really enjoying it πŸ™‚

My first every video I did was a GRWM last month, so if you enjoyed this one here‘s the link for that too!

Thanks so much for taking the time out to watch, it honestly means the world to me.

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This green smoky eye is a look I tend to wear alot myself. For some reason I just gravitate towards green eyeshadows πŸ™‚ I thought the run up to St Patrick’s day would be the perfect time to do a video on how I create it.

 

As with any makeup look, use the products you already have in your stash. You don’t need to go out buying anything (unless of course you want to πŸ™‚ ) Most of the eyeshadows I used for this St Patrick’s day appropriate green smoky eye are from Makeup Geek, which if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of. I also dipped into the Garden of Eden palette from Sleek Makeup, which is a gorgeous eyeshadow palette full of greens and complimenting colours.

I ended up using a warm toned brown in the crease, but you of course could use a cool toned brown or even a grey or a black, it’s fun to experiment πŸ™‚

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If you like the video please let me know, I’m still really new to this youtube this, so I am just learning as I go. And if you fancy subscribing to keep up to date, just click on the link here and I will pop up in your subscription box. I am trying to do a one video a week at the minute, so if you have any suggestions of what you would like to see let me know too.

All the products that I used for the green smoky eye itself and the rest of my face are in the info box of the video on youtube, so if you click here and scroll down you’ll be able to see them.

 

As always, thanks for stopping by. I really really appreciate it πŸ™‚

 

Gemma

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I already have makeup looks with all the Urban Decay Naked palettes here on Beautynook.You can check out Naked 1 look here, Naked 2 here, Naked 3 here and Naked Smoky here. I did a look with the Naked 2 the other day and put a couple of selfies up on my Facebook page and some of you seem to like it and asked me to film a tutorial, thank you by the way πŸ™‚

irish beauty blogger urban decay naked 2irish beauty blogSo, I did it, well attempted to anyways πŸ™‚ I am really new to this Youtube thing, but I gave it my best go and managed to recreate this really easy Urban Decay Naked 2 makeup look. I am not a makeup artist so I am going to call them makeup looks rather than tutorials, hope you don’t mind.

If you like this video, it would make my day if you went over to my youtube channel and subscribed. I am going to try my best to be consistent with it.

Thanks, as always for stopping by.

Let me know what you think.

Gemma

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Check out my first impressions of the Revlon Ultra Volume Waterproof mascara. I only bought this mascara in Boots the other day. This was my first time to use the mascara, so I documented it in video form πŸ™‚
As the formula is waterproof I also left it on all day and reported back to see how well it wore. Just click on the video for all the deets. Let me know if you like these sorts of videos and please please subscribe to my Youtube channel here, if you like it!

 

Thanks as always for stopping by.

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