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I’ve swatched the new Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette already here. Now it’s time to get it on my face πŸ™‚

Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette Makeup Look

This was actually my first time using it properly. I had used it a day or two before just before bed, as you do. Well maybe you don’t ha! I always like to play with makeup or practice my skills before washing the day away. It means I can feck it up and it’s all good in the hood. πŸ™‚

Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette Makeup Look

I can say after using it. The Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions shadows are really easy to work with. There was minimal fall, I did tap the brush every time I dipped into a shade though, so I am sure that helped a little with that.

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I never really go into a makeup look with a set plan, just sometimes with set products I want to use. This was obviously the case here, considering I wanted to showcase my new Huda Beauty purchase. The look ended up being super orange/coral, but I still think wearable and simple at the same time?

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The colours definitely looked a bit more vibrant in real life and video form, so be sure to check out the video above to see the application in motion. I think the other stars of the show are Torch 24/7 Glide On eyeliner from Urban Decay and Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey lip gloss.

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I also used Precious Petals highlighter from Wet n Wild which I have a blogpost on here.

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After filming this, I went to a blogger event and I got four, (I counted) compliments on my eye makeup πŸ™‚Β  Sure that in itself is a win! Let me know what you think. Will you be running out to buy the Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions? Or is it a miss?

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Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions PaletteYes, I caved. I bought another one. I wanted both of the new releases, I won’t lie, but I settled on the Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette. We also have the Gemstone Obsessions Palette to choose from now too. This is very much a fun, specific look palette, that you would probably have to incorporate another palette with to achieve a look. Well I know I would have too anyways, so I went with the safer option πŸ™‚

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I already have reviews of the Mauve Obsessions and the Smokey Obsessions here and here if you fancy continuing your Huda Beauty journey after reading this one of course. That’ll give you an idea of the consistency of those palettes too, as the formula does change slightly from colour to colour.huda beauty ireland

The Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette is super super red, orange and coral toned. Shock horror I know πŸ™‚Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette

There’s nine shades in total, just like all the palettes in this ever growing collection. Huda say it’s a slim line edit of their sought after orange, red and yellow toned hues. So if you don’t want to splurge on the Desert Dusk Palette, (like me), it could definitely be one to look into closer. They have them in store in the Brown Thomas Beauty Lounge if you want to swatch before you shop. The palettes are small, but I think the shadows are a decent size within them considering how compact they are. The shadows are extremely pigmented too, so the colour goes a hell of a long way.beauty blog ireland

The palette contains seven matte shades, with two metallics.

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I personally think the Huda metallics apply best with a finger tip or a damp brush. To be fair, I could say that about most metallic shadows if you want to get them super opaque on the eyelid. There’s no base shade in this palette, but there is lots of matte crease and transition shades to choose from, so I can forgive it for that. The mattes apply really nicely to the lid too.

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You can buy the Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette online now here. I picked mine up for €28 from Brown Thomas. What do you reckon? Will you be adding it to your lust list? I’ll definitely be doing a look with it very soon so keep an eye out for that.

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The weather is kind of changing. I can see daffodils when I am out and about. That’s proof πŸ™‚ With the changing season comes new beauty releases, which is always exciting! I thought I would compile some that I have from a few different brands. This is some of the new Spring Blush And Cheek Releases for 2017!

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First up we have two (of three) new Perfect Blush colours from Isa Dora.

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05 ‘Poppy Peach’ which is a soft slightly iridescent peach:

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And, 60 ‘Pinky Peach’, which is very much it’s name sake.

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I have been using these quite regularly over the last couple of weeks and have been enjoying them. I found them online from Feel Unique. They have an abundance of shades to choose from here. They retail for €15.30.

Next is the Clarins Contour Kit.

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I already have a full blogpost on this here, so I won’t go into much detail. But, I thought it deserved to be in the mix. It’s a cheek product and it’s new πŸ™‚

Next we have a couple of different offerings from the very affordable Essence Cosmetics.

As part of their Spring/Summer range for this year, they have the BlushPlay Sculpting Blush Palette.

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This is in the shade 10 ‘Play It Peach’.

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It has a highlight shade, a scultping shade (although to me this is more of a blush colour) and then a light satin coral ‘define’ colour. This is of course the blush shade. It retails for €4.95.

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Another new cheek palette from Essence is their Prismatic Rainbow Glow Highlighter.

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The internet is kind of going mad for this at the minute. The shade is called fittingly 10 ‘Be A Unicorn’.

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The colours, indvidually do show up true to colour.

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Swatched together though, they give you a really lovely light gold highlight, with subtle flecks of the colours shining through.

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This retails for €4.40.

 

Next, is the very beautiful 7 Lights Powder Illuminator By Shiseido.

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This powder was first created in 1917, and this offering is the modern day version of it.

The packaging alone is pretty stunning and then the powder contains 7 colours that are meant to help uneven skin tone and freshen the skin.

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I have been using it to touch up my makeup of late and have found it works really nicely.

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The brush that comes with it is really perfect for on the go too. Swirled together the colours give you a really pretty peach, wearable sheen.

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Shiseido is sold in pharmacies here in Ireland. It was actually quite hard to source it in stock online. I managed to find it on the Escentual website here. It is priced at €48.76.

The last Spring blush release I have to show is Benefit’s newest Boxed Blush in Galifornia.

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It smells like holidays in a box.

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Once the gold overspray is gone, you are left with a really pretty peachy pink blush, with a hint of golden shimmer running through it.

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Galifornia is available now from Debenhams here and Cloud10beauty here. It retails for between €30-34 depending on where you buy it.

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And that’s pretty much Spring Blush products in a nutshell right there πŸ™‚ Any of them take your fancy?
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I am a big fan of the original The Only 1 lippies. They have a creamy but pigmented formula with a shiny finish. I have a full review of them here. Now, we have have a newer verion in the form of the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick!

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These come in a red matte bullet in the same shape as the original with the colour of the lipstick in a band at the base.

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The Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick has a similar distinct fragrance to its predecessor. Be aware, it is potent!

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The bullet is diagonally shaped, which I really like. Here in Ireland we can get our mitts on 9 shades of these lippies. The colour choices are nothing new. They range from nude, pink, red to deeper reds. Of course, as you can guess from the name, these lipsticks are of the matte variety. I have a few to show you in action here so you can see them up close and applied to the lips.

200 is a light pink matte nude.

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700 is a light brown matte nude.

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120 is a bright matte coral pink shade.

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The last shade I have in my possession is 810. This a deep matte blue toned red.

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I am a big fan of the formula of these. Just like the original, they are pigmented, creamy and easy to apply.

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Even though they have a matte finish, they don’t feel drying or pull on the lips. Because they are more creamy though, they will move around when you eat or drink. But, you are left behind with a stain. If you aren’t a fan of the liquid lipstick trend because of the dryness but still want a matte finish to the lips. These could be of interest to you πŸ™‚

The Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick (s) retail for €8.99. You can get them instore or online from Boots here. Boots are running an offer at the moment with Rimmel. The products are two for €12 across the range!

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I went and bought 3 of the new Rimmel ‘The Only One Lipstick (s)’ (they were on 3 for 2 in Boots) and THEN I went and bought 3 more, cos I really liked them…and they were on 3 for 2 πŸ™‚

Rimmel are always bringing out new shades of lipstick, but to have a whole new formula is not a regular thing. The title of them is pretty strong statement, right? Saying they are pretty much the only lipsticks we will need in our lives.

The formula of the Rimmel The Only One Lipsticks for me is amazing. They are opaque,smooth and really comfortable on the lips. They go on quite glossy, but do die down to a more satin finish. They also last really well, and leave behind a tint to the lips when the lipstick wears away which I really like.

If I was to change anything about the lipstick, it would be the shape of them. As they are a creamy formula, I would much prefer a bullet shape as it would give you a sharper application.

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They smell very strongly of the familiar Rimmel lippie fragrance, so that’s something to be wary off if you’re not a fan of the smell. It does disappearΒ  when they’re on your lips a minute though.

Onto the lippies. I have six of the shades. There is 15 colours to choose from on boots.ie although I only saw eight of them in store.

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810 one of a kind rimmel120 ‘You’re All Mine’ is a light bubblegum pink.

120 you're all mine rimmel610 ‘Cheeky Coral’ is you guessed it a coral shade πŸ™‚

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700 ‘Naughty Nude’ is a pinky nude tone.

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And finally 510 ‘Best Of The Best’ is a true red colour.

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Overall, I am a big fan of the Rimmel The Only One Lipsticks.

They cost €8.99 but if you’re liking what you see, go to Boots asap and get them on 3 for 2, you’re getting one for free like, it’s a no brainer πŸ™‚

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Scented nail polish? I remember these from back in the 90’s, yep I’m that old! A goopy, cheaply scented mess, that kids painted their whole hands with, not something I really wanted to relive.

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When I saw these beautiful little bottles on the shelf in Boots, they spoke to me. That ever happen to you? They are just so gosh darn cute, how could one resist πŸ™‚ There is not a huge array of colours in the Revlon Parfumerie range, but there is enough practical shades and a couple of whimsical ones to keep your colour needs at bay.

I chose two colours “Surf Spray and “Ginger Melon”.

“Surf Spray” is a typical me colour.

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I always gravitate towards green and blue nail polish, I don’t know why.

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This goes on quite sheer so needs about 3 coats to look opaque on the nails.

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It’s a really pretty shimmery blue, and when it dries it does smell of what we imagine surf spray to…or at least what candles and products with similar names do anyway πŸ™‚

“Ginger Melon” is much more of solid traditional nail polish colour.

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It’s a fab orangey coral number, which would be fab on the tootsies as well as the fingers.

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This is much easier to apply than “Surf Spray”, its very opaque and you could probably get away with one coat in a hurry, although I did two. When it dries it has a lovely sweet scent to it that is not overpowering at all.

Both of the colours lasted really well on my nails and only wore away rather than chipping, I was really impressed.

I like the scented element of them. As a nail polish junkie, I try to get involved in all of the trends that come up. The smells are not very strong. They would not be putting you off your dinner, in my opinion anyway. You just get a subtle whiff if your hands get close to your face or like me if you keep “discreetly” putting your fingers to my nose to see if the scent is still there…I’m a classy lady!

After a few handwashes, I think the scent fades even more, so if you didn’t like it and just enjoyed the colour of the polish, you don’t have to worry too much about it. And lets face it the bottles are adorable, I think I would nearly buy one for that alone, don’t judge me.

Overall, these are really nice nail polishes, and I think Revlon did a really nice job, the scent gimmick would pull you in, but I think the polishes themselves stand alone as good, opaque and long lasting. I bought these in Boots, on offer buy one get the second half off. As with most Revlon items they are overpriced in Europe at 8.99Euro.

 

So there’s my thoughts on the Revlon Parfumerie range, if you have anything to add be sure to write it in the comments below.

 

Thanks,

Gemma

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