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Sleek Makeup products have donned my makeup collection before we could even get our mitts on them easily here in Ireland. I am a big fan so it’s great to see the brand in so many pharmacies around the country now.

I am predicting their newest Sleek Makeup iDivine eyeshadow palette called ‘A New Day’ is going to be a resounding hit if I base it on all of you lovely people asking about in on social media ๐Ÿ™‚

irish beauty blogI have it in my possession less than a week and I committed a beauty blogging cardinal sin…I used it before taking pictures on my DSLR camera, the shame, oh the shame. I just couldn’t wait to dig in though, so will you forgive me? Ok now that confession is out of the way lets dig into the important bit, the swatching ๐Ÿ™‚

As with all iDivine eyeshadow palettes from Sleek Makeup, there are 12 eyeshadows within.

sleek makeup irelandThere is a great mix of mattes, shimmers and satin finish shadows, which is really appreciated. It means you don’t have to go from palette to palette when you’re creating a look. Handy for travelling too. I always use an eyeshadow primer. I have oily lids so it’s a complete necessity for me. With a primer added though the Sleek Shadows tend to stay put on me really well.

I’ve swatched them left right:

‘Sun is Shining’.

irish beauty blogger‘Brightside’.

irishbeautyblog‘Daydreamer’.

irish makeup and beauty blog‘Let It Go’.

makeup and beauty blog ireland‘Don’t Worry’. (my personal fave ๐Ÿ™‚ )

beauty blog ireland‘Be Happy’.

top irish beauty blog‘Feelin’ Good’.

top beauty blog ireland‘Silver Lining’.

sleek makeup a new day palette‘Shine On’.

irish beauty blog‘Carpe Diem’.

irish makeup and beauty blog‘Believer’.

irish makeup blog‘H-A-P-P-Y’.

irish makeup bloggerHow cute are the names by the way? All positive connotations. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

The Sleek Makeup ‘A New Day’ palette will be available nationwide in stores from the 8th next Monday onwards. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, if you’re that way inclined ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course you can buy Sleek online too here from Boots and Cloud10Beauty here

The Sleek iDivine Palettes usually cost โ‚ฌ9.99 not a bad price point at all!

Will it be on your shopping list?

xxx

 

The Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask has fast become one of my favourites. I am on my second tub of it, so I think I have used it enough to give my honest opinion about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Trilogy describes the Mineral Radiance Mask as a mineral rich kaolin mask that delivers instant radiance with a deep cleansing action. It contains Native New Zealand pohutukawa extract helps tone and regenerate while emollient oils, rosehip and evening primrose nourish and hydrate.

 

My less fancy description would be this a really lovely kaolin clay mask filled with natural ingredients. I don’t personally mind the scent, if you are sensitive to smells though try give it a whiff or get a sample before you buy. It applies smoothly to the skin and unlike other clay masks I have used in the past, dries to a nearly rubber like texture.

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There’s no tightness so it’s really comfortable on the face. The mix of ingredients means it works well for drawing out impurities, but leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturised. I have pretty oily skin, and it works really well for me because weirdly enough I can get dehydrated in some areas. I feel the Mineral Radiance Mask gives me the best of both worlds.

We all know the Trilogy name for their Rosehip oil. I am a huge fan of this too, so for it to be in their mask is such a bonus. Rosehip oil is great for scars or marks on the skin, dehydrated skin and even fine lines.

irish makeup and beauty blogI’ve never looked better, I know ha!

Trilogy says just to let the mask dry and then rinse off, I’ve been known to forget it’s on and an hour later remember and have no redness or anything as a result, so it’s not too harsh. It comes off easy enough with just warm water. I usually like to use a muslin cloth with it though makes things a bit easier.

In my humble opinion I think this is a pretty darn good mask. I have oily skin and works really well for me, but I think it would really work for all skin types.

A 60ml tub of the Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask will cost you between 23-24 Euro depending on where you buy it. Cloud 10 Beauty sell it here

Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

xxx

I have put off writing about Mary-Lou Manizer, even though I have her in my possession a long time now. I felt like she was well represented in the blogging community. Everyone was writing about her and rightly so! She deserves to be talked about in loving tones ๐Ÿ™‚

This is why now I am choosing to add my little blogpost to the pile.

Mary-Lou Manizer the BalmMary-Lou Manizer has reached cult status, and most makeup lovers own and love her (yes I am calling her a her ๐Ÿ™‚ Just in case you haven’t come across her though I felt like it was my duty as a blogger to share her with you.

 

Mary-Lou Manizer by the Balm is of course a powder highlighter.

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It is buttery, it is smooth and it is beautiful!

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It is a light champagne colour, so it’s great for paleys like myself. Although it looks sparkly in the pan, it translates onto the skin as a shine rather than glitter, so don’t let that deter you.

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Here it is blended into the skin

Depending on how you apply it, you can get a subtle glow from it or you can go all out and shine so much, the aliens in space can see you ๐Ÿ™‚

mary-lou manizer swatch

irish beauty blog review mary-lou manizerIt is also the perfect inner corner highlight to finish off an eye look, to make your eyes pop. AND it is lovely used all over the lid aswell (multifunctional don’t ya know ๐Ÿ™‚ )

irish beauty blog review the balmAnd it works great over the upper lip to create the illusion of a bigger one. I love this trick as my lips are definitely not symmetrical.

irish beauty blog beautynook review mary-lou manizer the balmI have oily skin and tend to create my own glow as the day wears on, so I powder pretty heavily. I hate my skin to look flat and powdery though. A wash of Mary-Lou sorts that right out for me and helps gives my face a bit of life and dimension. It lasts really well on my skin too, which is such a bonus, as I feel alot of highlighters I have tried through the years tend to just soak into after a couple of hours and disappear.

If you are a makeup fan, you need Mary-Lou Manizer by the Balm in your life, I think the product speaks for itself, right?

Cloud10 Beauty stock the Balm. You can get Mary-Lou Manizer here and it will set you back โ‚ฌ20.50

xxx

 

Waxperts Beautiful Body Oil Wonder Pads

I am not a waxer, I hold my hands up and admit to that. My hair grows really fast and just for me it would be too expensive to upkeep. However I know the Waxperts brands very well and they are a force to be reckoned with in the waxing world. They have taken Ireland and the United Kingdom by storm with their painless wax and methods and are set to conquer the world.

Just because I do not wax does not mean I cannot use their skincare products though. They so far have two on the market and I am hear to tell you all about them ๐Ÿ™‚

First up is the Waxperts Wonder Pads.

Waxperts Wonder PadsThese have been around a while now and I have been using them for a long time and love them. They are marketed towards the treatment and prevention of ingrown hairs after waxing or for someone like me after shaving. They work really well for this, but they can also be used for treating spots or any lumps or bumps you might get anywhere on the body including the face. Wonder Pads contain salicylic acid, so they unclog the pores and neutralise any bacteria within them. They also contain panthenol that helps to hydrate the skin while also helping to stop the itching that can happen after you shave or wax, pretty good right? This is the bit I love particularly about them because I am always prone to lumps and bumps after shaving…the joys! They don’t dry out your skin either like some salicylic acid products can.

You get 40 pre moistened pads per pot so it will last you a good while before you have to pick up another batch. You can get them from Cloud 10 Beauty here or from Dolledup.ie and they will set you back โ‚ฌ7.95. I really recommend them.

The newest launch from Waxperts comes in the form of their Beautiful Body Oil.

Waxperts Beautiful Body OilBody oils can really be hit or miss. They can be too oily on the skin and make you feel slimy and unclean when you apply it, and make you literally have to wait an hour before clothing touches you…nightmare! The good ones can usually set you back a fair bit of dosh and then you tend to use them for only special occasions. None of this is the case for Waxperts Beautiful Body Oil.

It was created for at home consumption because the oil Waxpert waxers used at appointments went down really well and clients wanted to be able to bring it home with them.

The Beautiful Body Oil can be used in many different ways, post waxing, post shaving, post bathing or showering or post sunbathing(that’s alot of posts). As the main ingredient is lavender and the oil smells divinely of it, it’s great to use before bed as we know lavender products are great for relaxation.

I have been using the Beautiful Body Oil everyday after showering or bathing for the past few weeks. It soaks in really quickly, smells lovely, and leaves your skin feeling supple and soft without any residue. I can’t say anything bad about it. I even love the bottle because you can pump the oil out onto your hands or body so none of the product is wasted!

Waxperts Beautiful Body Oil 100ml bottle is available from Dolledup.ie and Cloud10beauty here too and will set you back โ‚ฌ9.99 not too bad at all!

The lovely ladies behind Waxperts know their stuff, I cannot wait to see what is in store for them next.

Do you Waxperts?

xxx

 

 

Sleek iDivine Snapshots Palette

This Sleek’s iDivine Snaphot Eyeshadow Palette looks scary and amazing all at the same time doesn’t it?

I know everyone is not a fan of bright coloured shadows, neutral girls I’m a-talkin’ to you ๐Ÿ™‚

I love a brown smokey eye don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit, and this little beauty from Sleek lets you do this, afford-ably and beautifully.

I love Sleek, it is such a well put together brand. It’s so handy to get your hands on in Ireland now with places like Boots and McCabes Pharmacy stocking it in store.

The Snapshot Palette has a beautiful mixture of colours in it, mostly shimmery but there are a couple ofย  brown shades including a matte one to help you blend out your colour combinations too which I think is brilliant. Alot of times when you buy a brightly coloured palette you just get all bright colours and no transitional colours at all.

So onto to the swatches…

The top line of colours looks a little bit like this:

Snapshot swatches

The first shade on the top left of the palette is a matte duck egg blue colour, I will probably never get any use out of it if I am honest, it has the least colour pay off out of all the shadows and is a bit wishy washy, but other than that I have tried and tested all ofย  the other shades here and I love them, how bright is that orange?

The second line of colours looks a bit like this:

idivine snapshot swatches

As you can see the first matte taupe shade nearly blends into my pale skin, it’s a great blending colour, and comes in very handy. The copper and turqoise metallic shades in the middle I think are my favourite and most used shadows out of the whole palette. They are really pigmented and easy to work with.

Overall, The Snapshot iDivine Palette from Sleek is a little gem to have in your collection. I know you will probably not get use out of every shade in it, but there are some great bright and fun colours to play with and jazz up your looks with. It’s great to have fun with colour even just to smudge some under your lash line for that added pop of interest ๐Ÿ™‚

The Snapshot Palette is limited edition. You can find it for โ‚ฌ9.99 on Cloud 10 Beauty.

 

What do you think? Would you buy it? Let me know.

Gemma

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