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My Top 5 Picks for August

It’s the last day of August, so here are my top 5 products of the month. 1.Cocoa Brown 'Tough Stuff' Another little gem by Marissa Carter.This deep exfoliator removes all traces of old tan and dry skin, leaving you with a perfectly smooth base for your next tan application.I love the fact that it is sweet smelling and pink girlie. Retail price : €2.50 cocoa brown   2.Inglot Freedom System Eye shadow I am a huge fan of Inglots Freedom System range. You can buy an empty palette and create the perfect palette for you choosing your favourite colours. You can choose from Eye shadows, lip colours, concealers , brow colours, blushers and powders. I recently bought these three gorgeous purple shades to create the perfect purple eye. (Left to right #395 #441 #375) inglot 3.Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
Firstly this is probably the nicest smelling product I have ever come across. I prefer the solid formula as it leaves the skin with a gorgeous glow. It is made with pure Cocoa Butter, enriched with Vitamin E, in a soothing emollient base, heals and softens rough, dry skin, helps smooth and blend unattractive marks and scars and tones skin.  It is ideal for deep moisturisation.I like to put a thick layer of it on my skin before bed, its almost like a treatment. Retail Price : €4.06 Palmers-Cocoa-Butter-Formula-Jar-100g 4.Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Liner In July I spoke about the new range of gorgeous lipsticks from Urban Decay, This new selection of lip liners are the perfect colour match. They are long lasting and waterproof so ensure perfect lips 24/7. Unlike most lip liners, these have a non-drying formula including Vitamin E, Jojoba oil and cottonseed oil so your lips feel nourished and smooth. There are 16 matching lipsticks and lip liners in this collection. Retail Price : €18.00 urban decay Blank Canvas Hot Pink F20 Flat Buffer Brush For those of you looking for a HD finish to your foundation, this is the brush you need. I have been using this on myself and a lot of clients and cannot believe the seamless finish it gives.Check out the full range at Retail Price : €13.99 blank canvas    

My Top 5 Picks for July

It's the last day if July, which actually means tomorrow the first day if Autumn. Here are my top 5 products of the month.   1. Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray This is something you never thought you needed but once you try it you won't be able to live without it. You can spritz it on before your make up and it will give your skin a boost of vitamins and if you are suffering from redness, it helps calm it down.It features the first stabilized form of vitamin B6, which helps absorb oil, minimizes pores, and also reduces redness. Retail Price :€29 b6 2.Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks With 20 stunning shades to choose from you are bound to find one to suit you.They are rich and creamy with a glossy finish and are extremely pigmented.To make them even more amazing Urban Decay have brought out a matching lip liner for 16 of these lipsticks. Retail Price :€20 lipstick   3.Pixy Natural almond Face Scrub Everyone should exfoliate once or twice a week. Unlike most exfoliators this one is not abrasive in the skin and leaves your skin feeling nourished. It is packed full of skin softening ingredients like jojoba and apricot oils and buttermilk. Retail Price :€9.95 Almond_Face_Scrub   4.Buff Make up Blushers Blusher is a very personal choice, personally I love it and my current favourite is 'Big O' from Buff make up. It has a pearlised texture which not only adds a pop of colour to the cheeks it also gives a gorgeous glow. For those of you that prefer a more matte finish 'Fast Track' and 'Unniversal' are two gorgeous matte shades. Retail Price : €21.50 BUFF-Make-Up-Group-300x199 5.Buff Make U'p Sheer Glow 'Movie Star For those of you that love dewy skin, this is a must have product.It can be worn alone to brighten up the skin or under make up to give you a gorgeous glow.It is Particularly good for mature/dry skin as it replaces youthful glow and can be used use on the face and body. 'Movie star' is my favourite shade as it suits all skin tones Retail Price : €36 BUFF-by-Hessions-Sheer-Glo-36

My Top 5 Stila Products

Stila is finally back! I took a trip to Harvey Nichols in Dundrum to check out the range. I am in love already, I picked up a few products to try and have 5 Favourites already. 1.One Step Primer These are Stilas biggest sellers in the U.S and I can see why.There are 3 in the range Colour Correcting,Bronzer and Illuminating Primer.I opted for the Colour Correcting Primer.There are 3 intriguing swirls of colour all promising to do different things.Green tone instantly neutralizes redness and conceals blemishes,Lavender tone counteracts sallow undertones for a vibrant, energized look and the Peach tone brightens, illuminates and helps diminish the appearance of sun spots. What more could you ask for? Retail Price : €31.60 stila-one-step-correct-primer_otherimages 2.Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm with SPF 30 This is a must have summer product.It is a Beauty Balm that promises to hide imperfections, Stimulate collagen production, hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 67%. Its a perfect companion for holidays as it has an SPF 30 with a hint of a tint and even better, its waterproof. Retail Price : €29.00 stila-10-in-1-hd-bronzing-beauty-balm 3.Convertible Colour Lip and Cheek I choose a gorgeous Peachy colour in this ingenious lipstick and blush; Gerbera.The two-in-one compact is so handy for your handbag.This colour is particularly pretty and would suit most skin tones. Retail Price :€21.50 stila-cosmetics-convertible-color-gerbera 4.In the Know Eye Shadow Palette It is extremely difficult to find a completely matte palette.The In the Know eye shadow palette contains 10 matte shades of Stila's award-winning eye shadows that flatter every skin tone and can be worn wet or dry. The palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Halfmoon, a matte charcoal grey shade, plus an eight-page look book with detailed application tips and tricks.This is unbelievable value and would make a gorgeous present for someone special. Retail Price : €32.00 Stila-In-the-Know-Eye-Shadow-Palette 5.Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Another holiday must have, this eye liner promises to stay put all day.The thin marker-like tip makes it much easier to use.It comes in 5 different colour options, I went for 'Intense Black' Retail Price : €17.50 P253818_hero