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Essence & The Lovely Little Things

My posts on the Essence Cosmetics collections seem to go down well, so I thought I would throw another one into the mix. The newest one on the block is the Essence & The Lovely Little Things Trend Edition.

Essence & The Lovely Little Things

I have the majority of what will be available here. I am just missing the new nail polish shades.

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The Essence & The Lovely Little Things Trend Edition has the cutest of packaging. The illustrations on all of the palettes is adorable! You can read more about the story behind them, directly on the Essence Cosmetics website here.

First up we have the Face Palette (01 & My Crazy Family).

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It contains six powders. Two highlighters, two blushes and two contour shades.

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This retails for €7.50.

There’s three eyeshadow palettes within this trend edition collection. The illustrations capture each name which is very cute. There is seven eyeshadows inside each palettes and they range from shimmers to mattes.affordable makeup irish beauty blogWe have 01 & My BFF On The Phone. The more nude of the trio.

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02 & The Love Story With My Wardrobe. These shadows are more bronzed in tone. This one is probably my favourite of the three. The shadows seem the most pigmented in my humble opinion.

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03 & Our Secret Date At Midnight. This is deemed the smoky palette.

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All three of the eyeshadow palettes retail for €6.25 each.

There’s two flavoured clear lip balms in the collection too.

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01 & You Smile, is strawberry scented.

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01 & We Kissed, is mango scented.

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There is a mini nail file too which retails for €1.90.

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And then finally we have some nail and styling stickers. These can be used on your nails or to actually customise the products which is another cute touch! These cost €1.60.

The Essence & The Lovely Little Things Trend Edition is available in Penneys stores nationwide from the 14th of August until September.

Any of the products take your fancy?

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I roped John in to do the Boyfriend Does My Makeup challenge! It took a bit of persuading, he was a bit skeptical about being in front of the camera.

 

After a few beers though, we set up the camera and we jumped in. And I think you’ll agree with me after watching it. He took to it like a duck to water 🙂 I never particularly pride myself on being great in front of the camera, I just do it because I enjoy it. He’s so bloody quick and funny, he puts me to shame really 🙂

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It took us an age to begin though because he couldn’t get used to the ring light at all. So if you hear him complaining about the light, that’s what he is on about!

If you’re not an avid YouTube watcher like myself. The Boyfriend Does My Makeup challenge is basically an umbrella term for your partner chancing their arm with your makeup. Myself and John are together over thirteen years, so calling him my ‘boyfriend’ is a bit strange. He’s just John to me now ha!

He tries to think he knows a thing or two about makeup. And to give him credit, he does listen to me harp on. (Notice the Anastasia Subculture reference he makes). I don’t think he realised just how hard it is to apply it all, and how much time and effort goes into it all. I reckon he won’t badger me so much now when I’m running late for a night out 🙂

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I won’t name the products he uses, sure none of them went on right ha. But if you want to see me put the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette to proper use, I have a post on it here.

If you want to watch the video, just click on it above, or you watch it directly on YouTube here. Big shout out to John for being a great sport. My sides were sore from laughing. I hope you get a laugh from it too 🙂

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I did a What’s In My Handbag video last year when I was heading to a blogger event here. That was more of an evening appropriate bag. I thought I would do an updated one.

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This is completely just for fun, no rhyme or reason. I love seeing what other people lug around in their handbag. My bag is technically a bag pack, I am trying something different for me. I adore handbags, but I am a little brat when it comes to carrying them. I thought a bag pack might make things a little easier. So far, so good 🙂

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I don’t have a link for it unfortunately, it seems to be gone now. But Zara have lots of lovely bags in at the minute. So many in fact, that I am going to leave a link here, but I’m not going to click on it myself. I can not afford to ha!

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The contents of my handbag comprises mainly of makeup. Shock horror I know! When I put something in, I rarely remember to take it out. So, the bag becomes it’s residents for the foreseeable future.

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You can of course see me talk about everything in a bit more detail in the video above, or you can click here to watch it directly over on my YouTube channel.

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I admire people who have their shit together and have their handbag neat and tidy. I am definitely not one of them. Things just get thrown in and I hope for the best. The bigger the bag, the bigger the mess. I like to call it organised chaos though. I know what I have in it, it just might take me a while to find it 🙂

As always thanks for taking the time to watch and read. Do you like these types of ‘nonsense’ videos? I would love your feedback.

Gemma

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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 🙂

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) 🙂 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 🙂

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’Oréal 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 Créme Gel Pencil in ‘Get Paid’. You can get it from their website here.

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

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Have you had any faves this month?

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This is a tag that has been going around the beauty Youtube community the last few weeks. I have really been enjoying watching all the videos from big and little youtubers (like myself). So, I thought I would chance my arm and film How I Did My Makeup In School 🙂

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In my how i did my makeup in school video, you will learn nothing at all believe me. But it is makeup related, so I figured it was ok 🙂 I actually couldn’t believe how much I remembered about doing my makeup when I was 17 and 18 because I’m not going to lie it was a good while ago now.

Some of the products I used where ones that I did in fact use back in the early noughties.

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But I did replace some of them with newer versions that still gave the same effect. Can you believe at one stage of my life, I probably owned only 8 makeup products? It doesn’t even bare thinking about 🙂

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I even threw in how I did my hair and my outfit of choice (kinda) for good measure 🙂

If you want to see me actually do my makeup half decent, here’s my latest look. This is a little more put together and appropriate of the time!

I actually really enjoyed just chatting to the camera for this video, so much so I had to edit alot of it out!

If you want a laugh, you can just click on my how I did my makeup in school video above, or you can click the link here and head on over to my Youtube channel. And if you are a Youtube video junkie like myself I would love if you subscribed too. I am trying to make a video a week along with my blog posts 🙂

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So tell me, what were your go to products back in the day?

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It’s May Favourites time….eek we’re halfway through 2016, can you believe it? I am a bit late to the favourites party this month, I wasn’t well (as I’m sure you know if you follow me on Snapchat 🙂 )

May FavouritesBut I got here in the end so here are my May Favourites in video form if you’re interested. Just click on the video at the top of the page or you can click the link here.

Here’s a list the list of my faves with any links that might be helpful.

Joico Moisture Co & Wash Full details on Irish stockists are here. The Joico Moisture Co & Wash costs €18.95.

St Moritz Pro Advanced Primer. I have a full post on this and all the other products in the collection here.

Jade facial skin roller. Here’s the link to the ebay user I used, but there’s lots of Asian sellers of the same product on eBay.

Thalgo Sun Repair Cream Mask. This costs €22 and you can get it from the Thalgo website here.

Vita Liberata Body Blur. I was gifted this by Roches Pharmacy, they have it on their website here, Cloud10beauty also sell it online here.

I have a full review and swatches of theBalm Meet Matte Hughes in Committed here, and you can pick them up online from Cloud10beauty here, if you’re interested 🙂

And there you have it, my May Favourites are complete for 2016. Any of your favourites in there?

Let me know what you’ve been loving too, I always love to hear and if you liked my video, don’t forget you can subscribe to my Youtube channel here. I’m trying to put up a video once a week, as well as keeping up with blogposts aswell on Beautynook.

Thanks for taking the time to click in and watch, I really appreciate it 🙂

Gemma

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