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Top 5 Picks for February

We are coming to the end of February already! Here are my 5 stand out products this month. 1. NO.7 Heavenly Hydration Moisture Mask This is a must have product for those of you that suffer with dry skin.  You simply massage it all over your face and relax for 5 minutes and then rinse off, your face instantly feels hydrated and revitalised. I have been using it twice a week especially after a long day wearing make up your skin feels so refreshed. Retail Price : €16.25 1920548_804108039603230_2114635569_n 2. Buff Make Up 'Russian Lipstick' I am a self confessed lipstick addict and have probably tried every brand of lipstick. I am loving Buff lipsticks at the moment as they are really moisturising and also really pigmented. My favourite shades are : Heaven, Russian, Orange Crush and Stripped. Russian is the ultimate Marilyn Monroe red. Retail Price : €18 1618594_806836982663669_172400572_n 3. Nars  Lipgloss I go through so many lipglosses and reapply so many times a day! I usually hate spending big money on glosses but always make an exception for Nars. I have lots of shades in these glosses but adore 'Giza' ( perfect peach) and 'Turkish Delight' (ultimate nude). They staying power is second to none and the 3D finish leaves the lips looking fuller. Retail Price : €25 9fc188c7-6753-4906-ae5d-406bac36230c 4. MAC Eyeshadow Every brand for me excells in something and for MAC its most definitely their eyeshadows. They have a huge range in shades and finishes and the colour pay off is excellent. This week I bought 12 refils of my favourite shades to make my perfect palette.
(Left-right) Brule,Kid,Passionate,Star Violet Dazzle Lights,Cork,Cranberry,Embark Orb, Rule,Sketch, Carbon.
 
 Retail Price : €12.50 (per refill)
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Top 5 Picks for October

As you all know , each month I choose my top 5 picks of the month. This month I got a lot of new goodies to try so it was very difficult to narrow my favourites down to 5.   1. Urban Decay 'Shattered Face Case' I was lucky enough sent some of the gorgeous Urban Decay Holiday sets and this is probably the handiest. It contains 5 wearable eyeshadows, The 24/7 eyeliner in 'Zero', Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in 'Lovechild', 2 blushers and a gorgeous highlighter. It is so perfect for travelling or popping into your handbag for top ups. I particularly love this packaging too.  I also think the price is very reasonable. Retail Price : €38 123932029699_2123932029699_1 (1)   2. Benefit ' The POREfessional - Primer' This is the UK'S no.1 selling primer and I can see why! I have been using this for a while now and can honestly say this is the best primer for minimising pores by far.  Its also oil-free which is a big bonus for me. I use this on a lot of my clients and find that it suits most skin types and all ages. Retail Price : €34 benefit-the_porefessional286   3. HD Brow Palette For a while I was getting HD Brows but haven't had a chance to get them re-done in ages. That said I am quite happy with the shape my brows are noe and they have definitely thickened up.I bought A HD Brow Palette for myself and a Pro one for my clients.The regular one  includes a brow brush and 4 brow colours to ensure you keep that fresh out of the salon look between treatments.It also doubles up as an eyeshadow palette, liner and highlighter.The palettes come in three colour ways: Bombshell, Foxy and Vamp.I use Vamp which is perfect for brunettes. Retail Price : €30 311_94234   4.Urban Decay Naked Skin Compact Powder A compact powder is an essential item for every girls make up bag and this one is my favourite. Instead of leaving your skin looking dry and chalky like most powders this one does the same job but is virtually invisible. Its optical blurring pigments minimize imperfections and pores leaving your skin looking airbrushed. Retail Price : €29 68430_naked_pressedpowder_light-610x610   5. Essence Clear Brow Gel A real must have item for me is brow gel, even if i am not wearing make up I always use a clear brow gel to keep my brows looking nice and groomed. Retail price : €2.49 essece (1)

My Top 5 Picks for September

Autumn is definitely upon us, I have picked my top 5 products from September. 1. Maybelline Brow Drama This is a new must have product of mine. It is a tinted sculpting brow gel that tames any wayward brow hair and also adds a light tint of colour. Retail Price : €7.49 Maybelline-Master-Sleek-Brow-Mascara-Deep-Blue-191494   2. Essence Tip Painter. I love natural nails especially the classic french polish. This nail varnish from Essence comes with a precision tip brush to make painting your tips so much easier. I did one layer of a natural polish, applied the tips and then applied one final coat of a natural polish. Retail Price: Under €3   essence nail     3. Lidl own range Cien night cream and day cream. I have been using these for about a month now and find them just as good as other high end moisturisers that I have used in the past. They are light and non greasy and also contain  hyalouronic acid and Q10 which have been proven to help reduce wrinkles and protect skin cells. Retail Price :€1.99   cien     4. Buff Make up Lipstick ' Orange Crush' The orange lip trend was seen at all of the fashion weeks and this particular shade suits all skin tones. Retail Price: €18 buff lip     5. MAC 'Soft & Gentle' Skinfinish This is a gorgeous powder highlighter. You can use is lightly all over the skin for a gorgeous glow or concentrate on areas you want to highlight such your browbone, cupids bow etc. Retail Price : €29.50   .soft