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Not Another Wish List || Catrice Edition

31/05/2017

I adore high-end makeup brands, but i ADORE a good budget brand more.

Many moons ago when I worked in Arnotts Jewellery department I often went into the local Penneys. It was about the time they brought in their makeup section, it had Wet n Wild, Essence and Catrice. I like the other brands, but was always more fond of Catrice! The first thing I ever bought was a nail varnish, called Jonny says Tre chic (or something like that) and people went mad for it.

As you may know one of my ride or die products is the Catrice camouflage cream, but I also love their primers and powders!! I’ll leave some links here to some of the other blog posts I’ve done on the brand:

http://www.magpiemagpie.ie/catrice-prime-and-fine-anti-red-base-primer/

http://www.magpiemagpie.ie/catrice-camouflage-cream/ 

http://www.magpiemagpie.ie/catrice-colour-correct-mattifying-compact-powder/

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but no shops here in Jersey actually sell Catrice, so when I go home I try to stock up as much as possible. I’ve had a good look through their website and found some products I think will work well for me and add to my collection!

 Disclaimer: I’ve just googled these products and used some images from there!!

First up is the liquid camouflage concealer. This was of course going to be on the list, I am all about the camouflage cream so I’m keen to try this! Its always out of stock when I go home 🙁 I’ve heard great things though and I feel like this will be another ride of die product for me! Also the fact that its waterproof sounds AMAZING!!!

 Catrice

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Next up is one that as an acne sufferer I feel like I need in my life, the camouflage cream anti red.  If it’s anything like the original I’ll be stocking up every time I head home. I’ve used the anti redness primer and loved it so I think I can safely assume this will be another firm favourite!!

CatriceCreamAntiRedness

 

CatriceAntiRed

Currently I can’t get enough highlight! I have no idea what I’m doing with it mind you, but I Love the healthy glow it can give. Or the ability to be seen from space ha ha. I’ve never used any Catrice highlight as far as I can remember, but I tend to really like their other powder products so something tells me I’m going to like them. Once I saw High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder I knew I had to try it! Mmmm I can’t wait to get my hands on this beauty.

CatricePowderHighlight

CatriceHighlight

Contouring is a must for me nowadays, once I started I couldn’t stop. I’ve found some great stuff out there, but as of yet not my ride or die! I like this type of kit. I know I have a highlight above, but when they come in this type of kit the highlight tends to be a bit more wearable. They are perfect to pop in your makeup bag and top up or add on for a night out if needed. I’m liking the shade option. I’m not sure the new shade is for me, but maybe if I get to go on the sun holiday I’ve been dreaming of we shall see. Ha! I’m really looking forward to trying this Prime and Fine Contouring Palette.

CatricePrimeAndFineContouring

CatricePrimeAndFineContouringPalette

Last but not least is something that I really want to try just for fun!! I love me a winged liner and I thought these metallic ones would be great for nights out of festival season! I’ve never used Cartice liner so I’m not sure if I’ll like them, but they just look so cool so I had to add them to the list!

CatriceLiquidLiner

CatriceLiner

 

Have you tried any of them? What do you think? Is it worth it is it not???

Super Facialist by Una Brennan || MagpieMagpie

19/05/2017
I’ve always loved skincare, but over the last couple of years I’ve become more confident in my choices. If you’ve been over to my YouTube channel you’ll know that this year I aim to make more of an effort to share what I use on my skin and how.
 
One brand I’ve been loving over the past 6 months is The Superfacialist by Una Brennan. I have no idea what made me buy it, or even take a chance on new skincare as I hardly ever change what I use. In the past I’ve had some HORROR stories, but as of late my skin has been “good” and I was in the market to try something new. 
 
I was in boots on the hunt when I spotted a new product that was on special. The Superfacilist range by Una Brennan. There is a great selection of products for all skin types, but of course I was attracted straight away to the Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish! 
 
I really liked their packaging too. It’s white, which I usually try to stay away from coz I get makeup EVERYWHERE but, its that type of plastic that can be easily wiped clean. There something about the clean, clear and crisp lettering I really like too.
 
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The product is a clear gel with not very much fragrance, it does smell but I can’f really figure out what it smells like.  I love the lack of a strong smell coz my nose can be very fussy, if it doesn’t like the smell it seems to get stuck in there and can give me a migraine! So yea, I like the smell / not strong smell!
 
It lathers up well and leave my pre-cleansed skin spotless!
 
I don’t ever just wash my face, I always pre-cleanse! After I’ve removed as much of my make-up as I can, I wet my face and lather up about a pea sized amount of the facewash and then just go crazy! It desolves away anything that is left of my face (except any barry m mascara, they are a nightmare to get off!) I love the feeling when I use it and I LOVE how my skin feels after it. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth and it just feels amazing. I can for 100% say that it helps with my acne. My blemishes clear up much faster and don’t seem to be as aggressive.
 
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All I can say is I’m so glad I reached for these products and they will 100% be a staple in my skincare routine. As Ive said before I have very sensitive skin and now that I’m on the Minocycline again it tend to be even more sensitive, but my skin just loves this product. If like me you have adult acne I’d encourage you to at least try out this product. It comes in just under £10, I tend to get mine in Boots, but sometimes if you are lucky they can be on special.
 
Let me know if you’ve tried out any of the Super Facialist stuff and what you thought! Or even if there is a product you think I’d like that I may not have tried before.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pore Filler Primer || NYX

22/05/2016

Lately I’m all about the primers. Anything that can prolong my make-up and do others modern day miracles like cover redness, minimise pores, and mattify… I’m all over that shit!! NYX has always been a favourite of mine, I love their lip glosses and blushes. So I was keen to try out a few more bits. On the hit list was the NYX Pore Filler. I have, what I think are, really large pores and anything I can do to try and mask that I’m all about.

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Since moving to Jersey I’ve been more aware of FeelUnique and when I saw they would be stocking NYX, lets just say I was rather excited!! I actually hate ordering online, but as I may have mentioned before Jersey isn’t great when it comes to stocking drugstore make-up. So I bit the bullet and ordered a few bits. The Pore Filler primer was one of the items. I had heard lots about pore filling primer and wasn’t sure what to expect to be honest. I wasn’t sure if it would actually work, if I’d even like it, what the texture would be like, nothing. I just said I’d roll with it and sure “try it out for the blog”, I’ve have said this for the last year and have not blogged about half the items so this is why I keep saying I’m on a make up buying ban!! Anyway I bought this many moons ago so its about time I reviewed it. Continue Reading

Collection Concealer

31/03/2016

Hello my little Magpies, 

I know its been a couple of weeks but I’ve been really busy with my JET course, not to mention Paddy’s and my birthday. I hope to be a bit more on it over the next month. I love to watch other youtubers and read others blogs, mostly beauty. Sometimes I notice a few of my faves talking about the same stuff and sure if my faves are talking about it I tend to feel the need to try it. The Collection Concealer is one such product. Collection is not a brand I would typically reach for but as cheap make-up goes Jersey is very limited so I find I’m trying more brands that I wouldn’t typically. Anywho…

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Prime and Fine Anti-Red Base Primer || Catrice

27/11/2015

As my acne has come back with a vengeance I need some products that can combat the redness. I have always shied away from these kind of products, but years ago I went on a beauty course and the teacher suggested colour correcting products, the rest is history. Continue Reading