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What to Buy Instead of Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk Palette

What to Buy Instead of Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk Palette

            Look, it’s ok if you still want the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette even though it was a letdown for me. I’m not mad, just disappointed. Well, not really. So if you haven’t bought it but remain intrigued, and […]

Do I Love ‘Love You So Mochi?’

Do I Love ‘Love You So Mochi?’

I am a sucker for weird concepts, even if that concept is mostly impractical. Enter Nyx with their Love You So Mochi eyeshadow palettes, available in 2 colour themes: Sleek and Chic (fairly neutral) and Electric Pastels (brights). I actually bought this in early January from […]

An Emotional Review of Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk Palette

An Emotional Review of Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk Palette

Oh, Huda. Who hurt you? Was it me? I feel that’s mostly unlikely as we don’t know each other, but it’s hard not to take how disappointing this palette is personally. I know a lot of people have this palette, love it, and will likely […]

The Worst and Worst of elf

The Worst and Worst of elf

  No, it’s not a typo. My experience with elf products has been regretful to say the least. I was so excited when I finally had access to elf in my hometown of Galway. Sure, it’s been available in Superdrug online for a while, but […]

Makeup I Talked Myself Out of Buying

Makeup I Talked Myself Out of Buying

    It’s January and we’re still broke, but that doesn’t stop the beauty industry churning out products we can’t afford or worse still, putting them on sale when we have no money. With that in mind, I thought it might be a good idea […]

Start your Makeup Inventory in 2018

Start your Makeup Inventory in 2018

  Ok, I know New Year’s resolutions are a bunch of hokey and statistically are likely to fail in less than a month (presumably). However, I’m not proposing starting them (although I’ve suggested starting resolutions any time of the year). I’m talking about starting a […]

Best Shade Range Per Brand: Part 2

Best Shade Range Per Brand: Part 2

  Many moons ago/in July of this year, I posted the first part of this series. You will no doubt notice the absence of several well-known brands (Essence, Catrice, theBalm, etc), and this is because their shade ranges are appalling. Affordable brands are the worst […]

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Review

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Review

  We were inundated with new releases this year from low to high-end brands. It seemed like a week didn’t pass without a new eyeshadow palette coming out that dominated social media, with every blogger, influencer and everyone in-between sharing their looks and swatches on […]

Underrated Products We Need to Talk About More

Underrated Products We Need to Talk About More

Fans of makeup will be very familiar with the hype machine behind promoting products, and the chain reaction it has for consumers. Remember the furore around Naked Heat this year? How many times did it sell out? It’s hard to avoid such fuss when it’s […]

Inglot YSM Cream Foundation Review

Inglot YSM Cream Foundation Review

You know how it goes. You pop into Inglot for something (bronzer), and leave with more than you intended to buy (bronzer and foundation). I’ve been wearing MAC Studio Fix for a while now and even though I do like it, it’s a bit heavy […]