August 2013 - LC's Beauty

Monday, 26 August 2013

August Favorites!

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August Favorites!
Hey lovlies, I'm going to be sharing my August favourites with you, how crazy is it that summer is over already? But the most exciting season is yet to come: FALL!! Come on everyone loves fall and I'm super excited to start shopping for new fall clothing and make-up! Okay I'm rambling on, let get started on my favourites.

Make-up favourites first! 
Essence Soft Touch Mousse in matte ivory : I absolutely adore this foundation/mousse. I love the way it applies so nicely to my skin and how it lasts for hours. It's in a small glass pot which is handy of your make-up bag so its very travel friendly. It does exactly what it says and leaves my skin which a matte finish that doesn't look cakey or dried out. Honestly, where could you go wrong for €5? I will definitely be running out to get more when I finish this one.

NYC Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara: I've been on a mascara craze this month trying out all different kinds or drugstore mascara so I figured I'd give this one a shot seeing as it was really affordable and sounded good. And I'm glad I did, I love the way this mascara transforms my eyes and really holds a curl. It doesn't smudge like many other mascaras usually do. 

Urban Decay Naked Basics Pallet:  I know many of you have probably heard of this pallet multiple times which is one of the reason I bought it and I'm so glad I did. I absolutely love it, I love the colors and how they're so pigmented. It has definitely been my go to pallet over the past month. It makes creating a neutral eye or a smokey eye so much easier.

Sleek Pout Paint in the color Minx: I received this sample lip stain in my July Glossybox and I fell in love instantly when I used it. The color is so pretty, its a light neutral pink which is perfect for an everyday look. No doubt I will buy the full size version.

Nicka K lipstick in the color Glorious Pink: I sort of took a chance when buying this lipstick as I have never tried any of Nicka K cosmetics before but I'm happy I did. It is a light baby pink color that gives a light payoff on your lips. I purchased this off the website ikatehouse

Swatches of Nicka K lipstick and Sleek Pout Paint.

Left: Nicka K lipstick
Right: Sleek Pout Paint

Skin care favourites: 

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Facial Wash: I've only been using this for a short while but I can tell already that I love it. Its so refreshing and makes my skin feel great. It doesn't break me out and really does wake me up on early mornings. I love the little bubbles in it because it really feels like they thoroughly clean my skin and the smell of it is glorious.

Simple Facial Toner: I've been using this for quite some time now and I really can't see myself using anything else because this does the job so well. It removes any excess dirt and make-up on my skin leaving me fresh. It doesn't irritate my skin and leaves me oil free. What's not to love about it?

Simple Eye Make-up Remover: Because I'm such a mascara and eyeliner lover I need something to remove it and this does the job perfectly. Its strong enough to remove even waterproof mascara but gentle enough not to irritate my eyes. Its also fragrance free which I like about it because who really wants to be walking around with their eyes smelling weird?!

Johnson's 24hr Day Cream: I bought this as sort of an impulse buy a couple of weeks ago and as you can see from the picture I have it almost gone! I really like this moisturiser in this morning because it soothes my skin and gives it the hydration it needs for the day plus it has SPF 15 in it too which is awesome!

Nail Polish Favourites:

Essence Colour & Go - That's What I Mint
Nicka K Nail Enamel - Pink Sapphire
NYC Quick Dry - Water Street Blue

Hope you enjoyed reading and I'd love to know your August Favourites! 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Review: L'Oreal Elvive Colour Protect

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 Review: L'Oreal Elvive Colour Protect
Hey everyone!
This is a review of the L'Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. I hope it's helpful!

So, having gone from a natural blonde to jet black hair I'm always on the look out for hair products that protect my hair color and keep it alive for longer! So as you can imagine I was very excited when I found this shampoo and conditioner on sale in the supermarket for a reasonable price (€3.00 each) so I thought to myself, hey its affordable and it seems like it could be a good product. It being an impulse buy I didn't take time to read any reviews on it so I honestly had no idea what it would be like, all I knew is that it smelt so good, it had a real fruity smell I couldn't leave it behind, I knew I wanted my hair to smell like that so I went ahead and bought it!

The next day I decided to try my new shampoo and conditioner, to my misfortune the smell didn't last once I styled my hair so my hair was left odorless but on the plus side my hair felt super soft! I was having a love hate relationship with this product.

Finally after using it a few times, my love hate relationship quickly turned into just a hate relationship, I started to notice that it was striping the color from my hair as opposed to protecting it like it says on the bottle! The hair dye was running down the drain as I would rinse the shampoo from my hair and it started to leave my hair looking really dull but surprisingly still really soft. I guess this just wasn't the shampoo and conditioner for my hair type! That's what I get for impulse buying! 

Let me know in the comments if you've tried this product and what you've thought about it!

Thank you for reading!! Louise, xo

Monday, 12 August 2013

Get to know me!

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Get to know me!
Hey hey!

Right, time to tell all of you a little bit about me, I'm a beauty blogger and volgger on YouTube. I live in Ireland and I'm taking a course in Beauty Therapy. I've decided to set up a Blog account because I feel it's a good way for me to connect with other beauty lovers out there.

My blog will consist of mostly product reviews, tips and tricks, step by step tutorials and some other fun stuff! I am in no way a professional, I'm just here to share my love of beauty with all of you!

After years of wanting to do something beauty related I'm finally working towards those dreams!
Hope all of you enjoy my blog posts, and if you're not much of a reader, check out my YouTube channel. I haven't much videos up at the moment because I'm working on saving for a new camera! 
My YouTube channel!!

Thank you for reading! Louise, xo.