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Zoella collaborated with Colourpop Cosmetics, (just in case you didn’t know). Zoe lives in the UK and Colourpop are in LA, so to celebrate the launch of the collection, they had free world wide shipping.

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I’ve bought from Colourpop Cosmetics before, seen here, and never had any issues. Since this order, I’ve seen articles about it being illegal for them to ship to the EU. Apparently they violate EU regulations. I just wanted to state that. I don’t want anyone being out of pocket at all. Always do your research. There’s yet to be an issue for me, but maybe I just got lucky. I always keep my order below the VAT threshold, so I don’t have to pay anything extra. The threshold is only €22 now I believe, before you could have to pay customs charges for orders from America. Because the shipping was free, no matter how much money you spent at the time, I made two small orders and sent them to two different addresses. colourpop international shipping

They both came in about a week. I am obsessed with having an eyeliner in every colour imaginable. In case you don’t follow me on Instagram and didn’t know that πŸ™‚ My Colourpop order definitely reflects that, so might not be for everyone. They have loads and loads of products to choose from though, with decent packaging, quality and price tag.

I am not Zoella’s target market whatsoever, but I liked the look of her collection, so picked up the blush to try. I brought this away with me at the weekend, so excuse its grubby appearance. It’s called Soul Mate and it’s a lovely pinky peachy shade. For me, the payoff is subtle but buildable with this.zoella x colourpop

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The Mar Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette came on my trip away too, so it has been used before photographing it for this post. The blogger shame is real πŸ™‚

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From left to right, row by row you have:

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I really wanted to try one of their Jelly Much Eyeshadow. The jelly texture intrigued me so much. I went with the shade Short Circuit.top beauty blog ireland

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This is beautiful and the colour payoff is immense. I just wish I didn’t go for such a predictable shade. I have loads of similar colours in my collection already.top beauty blog

Lastly, I picked up three colourful eyeliners in three different formulas. I haven’t put any of these to the test yet.

A Crème Gel Liner in Zulu.makeup blog

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A Crème Gel Colour in Piggybank.colourpop swatches

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And finally one of their BFF Liquid Liners in Ducky.

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And there you have my latest Colourpop Cosmetics haul. Did you pick up anything? Have you ever tried anything from the brand? Be sure to follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube channel to really see all of these put to good use πŸ™‚

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I filmed this on St Patrick’s Day. I decided to be lazy during the day and just watched the parade on the TV and veg out. For the evening though, myself, John and some friends went for some festive drinks πŸ™‚ So, I blarred the music, turned the camera on and filmed myself doing my makeup. You know a love a get ready with me style video. This is my night out makeup look on behalf of St Paddy!

Night Out Makeup Look

I wanted an excuse to use my new Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in ‘Kitten Karma’.

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I bought mine off the Stila website directly here. It pains me to say it cost over €30 to get it shipped here, but it was sold out everywhere else. So, I took the hit, because I had major fomo πŸ™‚

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I’ll try list all of the products I used as always here, but if I forget anything or you want to know about anything in particular, just holler in the comments below.

My night out makeup look for this particular evening consisted of:

  • L’OrΓ©al Infallible Mattifying Base. I have a review of this here. Not my favourite, but I am finishing up the bottle because it works grand.
  • L’OrΓ©al Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation. Full review here. I bloody love this stuff.
  • Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Pencil. My Nyx Micro Brown Pencil ran out, so I have this another go. I have a full post about it here.
  • Kiss eyebrow quad. Available in Dunnes stores and some chemists.
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer.
  • Smashbox Concealer Pencil.
  • Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette. Full post on this here.
  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo in ‘Bold Gold’.
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows in ‘Tiki Hut, ‘Cocoa Bear’ and ‘Brown Sugar’
  • Zoeva Blanc Fusion Palette. Swatches here.
  • Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in ‘Kitten Karma’. I got it directly from the Stila website here.
  • Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector
  • Too Faced Born This Way Concealer. Full review here.
  • Colourpop Sculpting Stix in ‘Dove’.
  • Essence The Cushion Eyeliner.
  • Catrice Glam & Doll waterproof mascara. Review here.
  • Mac Extended Play mascara. Review here.
  • Essence Little Brown Monsters Eyebrow Lifter (in my inner corners).
  • Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in Rich Brown (in the waterline).
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer in 020.
  • Nyx Highlight & Contour Pro Palette.
  • Note Bronzing Powder in 01.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in ‘Fearless’.
  • Isa Dora Matt Fixing Powder.
  • Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in ‘Sin’.
  • Rimmel Insta Fix & Go setting Spray.
  • Barry M lip liner in ‘Go To’. I talk more about this here.

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And there you have my night out makeup look in get ready with me style.

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Let me know if you like these types of videos. As always you can click above to watch of go directly to my YouTube channel here. Hope you had an awesome St Patrick’s Day weekend!

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Thanks for tuning in and sorry for all the pictures of my mug. I had alot of them πŸ™‚

Gemma.

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I haven’t spoke about some current budget beauty faves as a collective in a while. If you read my blog alot, you know I am big fan of budget makeup, as well as high end. I like to mix it up πŸ™‚

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I have five budget friendly beauty favourites here, that I have been reaching for alot when I am putting a face on!

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First up is a dual ended brush from Blank Canvas. This particular combo is just brilliant for day to day eyeshadow application.

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On one end is the E25, a rounded blending brush. The other end is the E26. I would compare this to the Mac 217, so it’s a flatter blending brush.

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It is so handy to have both brushes to work back and forth with in one. I picked this up at the beauty show last year. It is on the Blank Canvas website here for €11.99.

My second pick is the L.O.V Heartful Healthy Glow Blush in ‘Seductive Flamingo’.

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This is a fairly new brand to Ireland. I got this in a press pack a while ago with some other products. It has been the one out of them all that stuck around in my everyday makeup drawer. The packaging feels really nice and it is a super pretty peachy pink shade with a golden shimmer running through it. It is soft and blendable too.

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L.O.V are made by Cosnova which also manufacture Essence and Catrice. They don’t have an Irish website as of yet. You can find out more about the brand and it’s retailers on their Facebook page here. The blush costs €7.95.

My third pick is something I only did a post about last week, so I won’t harp on about it too much. It’s the Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eye Liner.

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I just wanted to add it in in case someone reading this didn’t get to read that post, as I really think it’s worth checking out. It is a black liquid liner in cushion form and I am really enjoying being about to use my own brush with a liquid liner.

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I am not the best with applying liner, so anything I find that makes it a bit easier, I will shout about πŸ™‚ The full review of this is here.

The Colourpop Scultping Stix in ‘Dove’ has very much become my everyday contouring product.

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The grey toned brown is literally the perfect colour for my skin tone.

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It twists up so you don’t have to pare it. It is also really narrow, so you can just draw a line and blend! It also blends really well too. It costs $5 from the website here, so really affordable. Colourpop do ship to Ireland, but it is quite expensive. I usually wait until they have a deal on and keep my order under the 25 dollars tax threshold, so the tax man doesn’t take any more money off me.

My last budget beauty favourite of the moment is the Rimmel lasting Finish Concealer.

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I bought this because Rimmel were doing a 2 for €7 deal in Boots and I was in a hurry to choose another product. I wasn’t really expecting anything from it.

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It is quite a thick concealer, so although it says you can, I don’t use it under my eyes. I love it for everything else though! It covers blemishes, redness and fills in pores really well too. The formula blends nicely into the skin and it lasts great on me, once powdered.

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I do not change up my face concealer products very often, so as dramatic as it sounds this is a bit of a find for me. I have been using the Mac Full Coverage Foundation as concealer for literally years now. It’s been my holy grail. The Rimmel Lasting Finish is definitely giving it a run for it’s money though. And at €7.99 is more than a third cheaper! It’s on the Boots website here.

 

There you have five budget beauty faves that have been making it onto my face over the past couple of months. Have you been using any budget friendly products that you would recommend?

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This is my first Get Ready With Me video for 2017. I didn’t wait long did I?

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What can I say, I am a sucker for get ready with me videos :). I love watching people going from having not a stitch of makeup on to ALL the makeup on, it satisfies me greatly.

I was getting ready to head to a blogger event so I thought it was the perfect time to sit down in front of the camera and do my makeup. I’ve some new products to be playing around with that I’ve accumulated over the past few months. So I incorporated some of them as well as some reliable favourites. If you’ve been round these parts before you’ll know what they are πŸ™‚

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I’ll try list everything in used order:
  • L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base.
  • L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation.
  • Inglot AMC Brow Gel Liner in number 17.
  • Soap & Glory Brow Archery pencil. Just the brow gel end.
  • theBalm Put A Lid On It eyeshadow primer.
  • Nyx Lid Lingerie in ‘Night Glow’.
  • Zoeva Blanc Fusion Palette.
  • L’Oreal Super Liner Ultra Precision.
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner in ‘Rich Brown’.
  • Maybelline The Erase Eye in ‘Light’
  • Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in ‘Very Light’
  • Catrice Glam & Doll Waterproof Mascara.
  • Mac Extended Play Lash on the bottom lashes.
  • Mac Full Coverage Foundation in ‘Nc20’ as concealer.
  • Colourpop Sculpting Stix in ‘Dove’.
  • Note Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in 01.
  • Nyx Highlight & Contour Pro Palette.
  • Mac ‘Springsheen’ Sheertone blush.
  • Isa Dora Matt Fixing Powder.
  • Essence we are…amazing eyeshadow pen 01 ‘Be My Highlight’.
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector ‘Pearl’.
  • L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist.
  • Rimmerl Exaggerate Lip Liner in ‘Addiction.
  • Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Stockholm.
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I think that’s everything. If I missed anything out or you have any questions just holler. I am always more than happy to talk makeup with you lovely people!

As always you can click on the video to watch or head over to my YouTube channel here to check it out.

Let me know what you think.

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Since Colourpop have begun shipping to Ireland, I have made three orders from their website. The shipping is pretty expensive, I know. They do free shipping every so often though and the products themselves are pretty cheap. I try to keep my orders below the tax threshold of €25 which is a pain in the bum. But sure look I won’t complain πŸ™‚ I have four shadows in my collection at the moment, but I thought I could update this post as I add to my collection. So, here is my Colourpop eyeshadows, so far πŸ™‚

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Three of them definitely fall into a similar colour wheel and then there’s a wild card in there for good measure.

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Their powder products have the most unusual texture that I’ve spoken about before. The formula feels wet and spongy to the touch. They come in a screw top container so they don’t dry out.

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The four Colourpop eyeshadows I own are soft and pigmented. The metallic ones are my preferred texture and finish out of the bunch. You get the best application from all of them when you apply with your fingertips. You can apply with a brush, it just takes a bit more work and building up.

First up we have ‘LaLa’. This is a rose gold metallic shadow. It’s probably my favourite and most used out of all four I own.

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My next favourite would be ‘Gameface’. This is a warm toned metallic bronze.

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Third in my collection is ‘Elixir’, the only true matte of the bunch. It’s a warm terracotta colour.

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Then last I have ‘Envy’. This was a really random choice for me. It’s a matte black with flecks of purple glitter running through it. Not an everyday pick, but I’m sure it will come in handy, someday πŸ™‚

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And that’s all my Colourpop eyeshadows, for now πŸ™‚ You can shop all of their products on the website here.

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As I am writing this we are in Kinsale for a couple of days. I thought I would bring my camera with me and film my November favourites.

November Favourites

You can see I brought my ring light too and it gave me somewhat of a halo as it is reflecting off of the picture behind me. Apologies! but sure if the halo fits and all that πŸ™‚

My November favourites consist mostly of makeup with a couple of random things thrown in for good measure.

November Favourites

If you follow me on social media, you know I have begun a bit of a gym journey. I am enjoying it. However the results are slow ( I do like my grub) πŸ™‚ My earphones have become a necessity in my life. So, I had to include them.

My House Of Harlow Sunburst earrings have appeared in my favourites before. I just get so much wear out of them though. I’ve definitely got my monies worth! I thought it was ok to include them again since it was a couple of years since they made an appearance πŸ™‚

I have used the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette probably everyday of November, so it was a no brainer that I would include in my November Favourites. I have a full review of it here if you want to see it in action.

The L’OrΓ©al True Match Foundation has made its way onto my face on a daily basis over the course of November. I have a full review and all the deets on it here.

The Kiko Longlasting Eyeshadow Sticks are just awesome. I am a huge fan and they are so affordable. You can get them on the Kiko website here.

And then finally we have the Colourpop CrΓ©me Gel Pencil in ‘Get Paid’. You can get it from their website here.

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And that’s my November Favourites done πŸ™‚ Happy December….roll on Christmas!!!!!

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Have you had any faves this month?

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