Friday, October 11, 2013

September Favourites & Giveaway!!

September went by for me like a whirlwind, I had so much going on! The highlight for me was going on holidays to Spain with my family. It's true what they say nice weather really does make you happier. You can check out pictures from my holidays on my Instagram and in this post. Hard to believe we're in October!! It's freezing here in Ireland and I've already stopped off at Penneys to stock up on my winter woolies. Halloween wasn't my favourite time of year growing up but now I love it. I like the fun atmosphere and of course all the spooky goodies in shops that goes along with it. I can't wait to bring my nephew out tricker treating, he already knows what he wants to dress up as, a train driver. Random I know! I'm doubtful I'll be going out on Halloween night as it falls on a Thursday this  year and unfortunately I will be in work on Friday. I'm not going to dwell on it for too long as I have more important thing to talk about like my September favourites. Most of the products I have to share with you are ones that were used alot by me on holidays, some were purchased there aswell. I'm going to start with the two products I bought in Spain.
During my time in Spain I took a trip to Gibraltar which I loved. Whilst I was there I came across a MAC counter, I picked up two of their new release Pro Longwear Paint Pots. Quite Natural is my favourite shade out of the two. It's a gorgeous matte neutral shade which I think is perfect for everyday. One thing to bear in mind is that it does look alot lighter in the the pot than on your skin. I literally put this on my eyelids, blend, slap on some eyeliner & mascara and voila I'm good to go. Couldn't be more simple! I'm not one for matte shades normally but this product has definitely opened my eyes to them. Another product I pick up in Spain is this makeup remover from Klorane. I did come across Bioderma but the chemist was trying to flog it off to me for €28! No thanks! This 400ml bottle cost me a more reasonable €17 which I could live with. I'm new to the brand Klorane but if this makeup remover is anything to go by I'll be checking out their products online. It takes my makeup off beautifullu plus it's nice and gentle on my skin, what more could I ask for?

Now for some of the products that made the journey with me to Spain!

At a recent Harvey Nichols Press Day I was given this deluxe sample of Ginerva's Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream. I seriously couldn't get enough of this stuff on holidays. It was great for those days when I didn't want to lash on makeup in the heat. It gives a really nice even coverage which I like, sometimes I find BB creams can be a bit dodgy on my skin and can go patchy throughout the day. When set with a bit of powder I didn't have this problem at all. The tube may seem small but it got me through my whole holidays and I still have a far bit left. I may take a trip to Harvey Nichols soon to pick this up but I'm dreading to the thought of reading the price tag.

Another MAC product I dug out of my collection to bring on holidays is MAC's Mineralise Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle. I've had this for ages and I seriously don't use it enough. It's such a lovely product that definitely came in handy on holidays. I used it in two ways as a blush and highlight. It gives a gorgeous glow to the skin. Some people use it as a eyeshadow too but I haven't tried that yet.

Lastly I have a nailpolish favourite from Wet n'Wild's Megalast Salon Nail Colour (mouthful) in I Need a Refresh Mint. This polish certainly lived up to its name! I applied it to my nails the day before I jetted of to Spain and bar one or two minor chips it stayed intact for the full seven days. It's such a pity that we can't get this great brand over here, I know I along with lots of other bloggers would keep them in business.

To keep with the holiday theme I have a little giveaway for you guys. The lovely folks at La Roche Posay have given me some goodies from their suncare range. If your heading on a Winter Getaway these will just be perfect for you. If you are heading away I'm already super jealous! I haven't tried some of the products myself so you'll have to let me know how you get on. 

Here's all you have to do to enter, let me know in the comments what your favourite products are at the moment. I'd love to know as I'm always looking for new beauty buys and of course it's great to hear them off fellow beauty bloggers. I'm going to announce the winner via Twitter so don't forget to include your Twitter handle in there too.

Hope you enjoyed my favourites!


  1. Ooh great favourites! I LOVE I Need a Refreshmint! And the brush is huge, but quite like it :) And my favourite beauty products at the moment are probably the new(ish) L'Oreal EverRiche Haircare products, they make my hair so soft, silky and smell fab. Also just started using the Vichy Dermablend Foundation and LOVE it so far! Talk about impressive coverage :) Finally, the Maybelline Baby Lips (especially Peach Kiss) have been favourites of mine lately.xx

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  2. Its not really a skincare product, but I am loving the little microfibre cloths from human+kind. They work so well with cleanser or without cleanser, and I wouldn't be without them anymore!


  3. Love reading about people's favourites. I haven't tried much recently but loving the Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss and have also discovered Rococo nail polishes (sold in Space NK) which have gorgeous colours and go on like a dream. Thanks for the giveaway @pink_lady123 xx

  4. I've always wanted MAC's Soft & Gentle - wah! ;( I've recently been falling in love with Kat Von D's tattoo foundation and my Urban Decay Vice 2 palette! I also just rediscovered my MAC Face & Body foundation and have been loving that for laid back days. It's so light and sheer! xo

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  5. The ud naked basics palette!

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  6. I love that MAC highlighter - one of my all time favourites!! I'm loving the Boujois cream blushes at the moment! x

  7. this is a great giveaway, i do hope it is open internationally.
    My fave in the moment in Shiseiso shimmering eye cream - easy to put and stay the whole day, aand beutiful colors!
    Thanks, Radmila,

  8. My fav products at the mo have got to be Kleenex basalm tissues and lots of lip balms! (I hate cold season!) xx

    1. whoopsie, got too excited and forgot my twitter! It's @beepowley x

  9. Essence make up all about Matt !it's amazing and it doesn't break the bank!
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