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Saturday, 30 May 2015

American Makeup Haul.

 American Make up Haul 2015 

Hello guys!

I hope you guys have had a brilliant week like I have been having! It is incredible to see people in my personal life supporting me towards this! A very special thanks to my friend Eimear who have prompted me to start a blog or a YouTube channel! She has given me immense support by given me ideas and encouraging me to keep writing! Thank you so much Eimear, I am so lucky to have a friend like you!  

Also shout out to my other friend Ursala! She has also been a huge support to me and continues to support me through out everyday of my life.
 I love you girls, I am so happy to have you in my life

So without any further ado, here are some products that my cousin got me from America. All of these items are $1. Also, all of these opinions are mine, this is not an ad from these companies.

I will leave a link of all the products showed here at the bottom of the page.

I hope you enjoy.

Kleancolor - Nail to Toe - Tuxedo Black.

This is a nail art liner in the colour black.After spending all this time from switching from brand to brand in hopes to find a good and affordable nail art liner, I have finally found my holy grail!

The polish it self is very pigmented, and the right consistency. It is not very thick nor it is runny. The brush of the polish is also quiet thin, perfect for making different designs on the nail, whether you have small nails like mine or long nails. If you remotely interested it nail art, whether you are an expert or just a beginner, this polish would definitely suit you.

It is actually $2 on the Kleancolor website which is also a great price for a nail art tool.

I have got to say that this is actually a perfect dupe for Model Owns nail art pens which cost around €10.


(Excuse my chipped nails)


Kleancolor Everlasting Lipstick - Red/Earth/Cherry.

These lipsticks are seriously the best lipsticks ever! They are so pigmented and my oh my, they stay for more than 5 hours straight! I wore the shade 'Cherry' on one of the days during my exams, the lipstick did not budge at all! It was on from 5:30 am in the morning until 2 pm when I had my lunch. It is really unbelievable.

Again, they are $2 on the Kleancolor website but it is totally worth it for $2.

I will be leaving some pictures of the lipstick and the swatches! My favorite is Cherry!


So the first one Cherry has a pinky tone shade.

Earth is has an orange tone to it, This has to be my least favorite color and it is only because I really dislike the orangy tone lipsticks.

Red is well as the name suggest, the classic red shade. 

Kleancolor Ms. Chick Blush - Sunset.

This product is absolutely amazing! I have only started to wear blushes with my everyday make up this month, honestly, I am so glad that I started it with this blush! This blush looks to natural on the skin, especially on darker skin tones. It is a baby pink color, it is a very natural blush color. It makes  the skin looks so glowy. 

Kleancolor  Lip Liner Pencil - Hot Red 

Well, as the name suggests, it is a classic red lip liner. I really don't have much to say about this product as this was only bought to match the lipstick. I always have problem with trying to keep my lipsticks in place, the only way to keep the color in place is a lip liner! This purchase was only made for that but I will say one thing, this liner does stay for quite a long time, just like the lipsticks and it definitely helps the lipstick stay in place and prevents it from bleeding out. 


L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil - Sweet Wishes/Desert Sun 

I was in a desperate need of silver and gold eye shadow and when I got this, I was completely blown away! This eye pencil is in the shade sweet wishes which is a very dark silver color with a hint of glitter in them. I also got a gold to go with it which is in shade Desert Sun. This is a gold shade, again with a hint of glitter in it. They are super blendable! I haven't really tested them in my eye makeup and with other products yet, so I can't really tell you whether they are super long lasting but I will keep you guys updated!

On the LA Colors website, they are on sale for $1.40 but if you buy four, you can save $1.



L.A. Colors Shimmering Loose Eye Shadow - Snow White 

So because I am serious glitter addict, I decided that I needed more glitter in my life! This is a loose shimmering eye shadow which has silver shimmer in it. It comes with a brush as well but it is not the best brush out there! I would advise you to use your own eye shadow brush with this.

I am so obsessed with this shimmer, I used it with every day eye make up and also for going out occasions. It is very pigmented and lasts long as well!  You know you can never enough glitter in your life! Definitely recommend this for the glitter lovers out there!

Kleancolor Nail Lacquer - White 

This is a plain white nail varnish. I was running out the white polish so I got this. It is very opaque and it dries very quickly too. It is bit thick however, but for a dollar, it was a big bargain. 

These are all the things I got from America. I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. I will see you guys soon, next Saturday.

Until then, stay happy and stay safe!

With Love,

Monday, 25 May 2015

May Favorites ❤

May Favorites 

Just a little introduction...

Hey guys, so this is my first ever blog so I want to do a little introduction and then begin with my first post about my May favorites.

My name is Anam and I live in Ireland. I am eighteen years old, and I currently attend university. I have many interests and hobbies but make up is probably one of my biggest passion. I have to say that this passion is quite recent, I believe a year or so. I am still a beginner and I may be wrong about few thing so excuse my mistakes.

My interest in makeup started after I begin to look at the amazing YouTube beauty gurus like Zoella, velvetgh0st, Nabela Noor etc. They have been my inspiration and these are the ladies which led to explore my interest in makeup. I'd love to create my own YouTube channel but I am quite shy, and I also lack the resources to make a good quality YouTube videos, such as lighting, good camera etc.

After so much procrastination, I finally decided to start this blog. It is only appropriate to post my May favorites for the first post as it is nearly the end of May.

Please leave me comments and tell me what would you like me to write about. I am open to suggestions and constructive criticism. I hope you guys enjoy this post.

with Love,

May Beauty Favorites ❤ 

1 - 17 Instant Glow - Gold Bronze - Shimmer Brick.
So, my absolute favorite product this month has to be the Shimmer brick from Seventeen. I had always wanted to find a good highlighter that would suit my skin tone, which is brown/olive. I love glitter and I have to say when I saw this in my local Boots store, I knew I had to have it in my makeup collection. This brick consists of 4 shades, starting with the palest highlighter to the brown bronze shade. I usually use this brick to highlight and bronze both. The darker shade works very well as a bronzer especially for people who have darker skin like mine, I usually put the lighter shade above my blush using my fingers and then using a bronzing brush.

This product was only €6.29 - It also comes in another shade - Pink Bronze.

2- No 7 Intelligent Colour Foundation - Dark.

Okay so, I had to my book my tickets to my home country which, let me mention is very warm with around 45 degree Celsius of heat in the summer. I was sure that if I take the foundation which I normally wear (No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation in Deeply Honey), I will be sweating left, right and center. I also didn't wanted to wear that much make up on a daily basis to places like beaches and on shopping trips. I decided to get hunting for a BB cream. But as always, it was really hard to find a BB cream which was cheap and affordable but also really good in my shade. After giving up all the hope, I asked my local Boots store if they had any BB cream for my skin color in No7 products but yet again, they didn't even have it. The counter assistant finally showed me the Intelligent color foundation and she gave me a sample to try it at home. I got the shade 'Dark' which was a little bit dark on my skin but to my surprise after blending it properly, it actually made my shade. It is really not like any other foundations, it has a weird texture, almost like a mousse. It has a good coverage and it is actually perfect for those sunny days. 

It was €20.25 and it comes in four shades - Extra Light, Light, Medium, Dark.

3 - Collection - Super Size Fat Lash Mascara - 1- Black.

Ah yes, this mascara is becoming my best friend. I bought this over a month ago because it was on sale. It was €2.99 when I bought it but now it is only €3.99. First, I was very surprised to see the wand, I thought it was actually broken. Then, I actually tried it and Holy gods of makeup, this mascara did wonders for my eye lashes.

First, they made my eye lashes extra long, almost giving it a fake eye lash effect. They also made my lashes appear darker and I have also noticed that they have been growing since I started using this mascara. I would highly                                                                                       recommend this!

4 - E.l.f professional Foundation brush.

If I told you that you can get a really high quality brush for just a dollar, you wouldn't believe me right? Well this beauty right there is only $1! yes it really is! It is from America, my cousin sent me this, including some other dollar makeup.

I was quite suspicious at first to try the makeup, I wondered if it would be good quality or not, but I was completly astounded by the quality of the makeup considering its price. Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to do a little American haul blog post!.

5 - NYC City Proof intense lip color - 031- Gramercy Park Plum.

This lip crayon is literally my life. As a person who has quite dark skin, it is very difficult to find a good lip color that looks good with the skin and well, this is the savoir for us brown girls. The lip color is plum color (I will insert some swatches and a picture of me wearing that color.

This color lasts for about for than four hours.
A quick tip, if you apply some loose face powder over that shade, it will make it matte and that color is even more prettier than the original!

The lip crayon was only €3.99 and I purchased it from my local Lloyds Pharmacy!

NYC has to be one of my favorite brands for lip and nail products. It is so affordable and well, Demi Lovato, my absolute favorite song artist and of course my idol usually advertises NYC brand so I really can't resist it! 


May Music Favorites   

1 - Always Be With You - Walking On Cars.

This song is incredible! I have been listening to this song on repeat and I just can't get enough of it. The song is hauntingly beautiful. I especially love the part where the beat drops just after the pre- chorus. Shout out to my friend who made me listen to this song on one of our train journeys! You have really made me fall in love with this song! 

2- Stay With me - You Me At Six.

This is actually one of my old favorites. I have known this song for a long time, but I seemed to have lost this song somewhere. Just last week, I stumbled across this song in one of the Spotify playlists. I love the acoustic version, I have yet to hear the normal version. As a guitar player, I appreciate the amazing tune of this song. I definitely, hundred percent recommend this song! 

This is really all I have to say for now! I have spent a lot of time and effort into writing this blog and I have loved every second of it! If anyone stumbles upon this please leave me suggestions about anything or anything! If you have any special requests you like me to write about! I would love it! I am hoping to update every week but I might be more regular than that since I am off and nothing to do for a month!

Thank you for reading.

with much love,