Monday, 23 February 2015

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Copenhagen Review

Another Nyx product I had lusted after for months before finally being able to get my hands on it was the Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Copenhagen. I had forgotten to put this down on my list, but when in Ulta one day, my sister asked me if the Soft Matte Lip Creams were any good, and I remembered that I needed Copenhagen. So into the basket it went.

This is just such a me lippie: it's dark, it's red-ish, and  it's matte. It's pigmented, long wearing and not too drying (although it does get a bit drying as the day goes on, but it's bearable). The formula is nice too, but it does go on a little bit uneven, and you need to add a second layer to make it even. For best results, you need to use a lip liner underneath, and I use Mac Nightmoth. It goes perfectly with Copenhagen.

I really love this product, and wish I had picked up a few more shades while I could. Transylvania is one that I really wish I had picked up, it looks gorgeous!

These aren't available in Ireland yet, unfortunately, but you can pick them up on Amazon for around £5.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Nyx Butter Lipsticks Review

I mentioned these in my America haul a few weeks ago, and today I finally have a review for you on the Nyx Butter Lipsticks. These have been raved about on YouTube, so I'd been dying to get my hands on them for months, and finally got three while I was in Orlando (they're not yet available here).

Nyx Butter Lipstick in 'Hunk'
I picked up the shades Razzle, Hunk and Licorice. Razzle was one that I did not like at all, it didn't suit me whatsoever and kinda washed me out. I think this would fare better on fairer skin tones. I loved Hunk and Licorice though, the colours were right down my alley and suited my skin tone nicely.
Nyx Butter Lipstick in 'Razzle'

The three lipsticks had the same formula and performance: they glided on so smooth (no tugging, yay!), were super pigmented, left a slightly glossy finish, and were long lasting. I had Licorice on from 10am on Monday until around 6 (it came off in the shower), it survived lunch and lots of glasses of water with only a tiny bit of fading around the inner parts of my lips.

Nyx Butter Lipstick in 'Licorice'

All in all, I quite like these lipsticks, but they don't live up to the hype. They're good, but I don't find them ground-breaking or anything. I wish Razzle didn't look so weird on me, because it's actually a really pretty colour!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Saphir, GOSH & iClothing SS15 Event!

Hey guys!

I was invited to the SS15 Preview with Saphir Perfume, GOSH Cosmetics and iClothing, which took place last Wednesday. I had some time between classes, so I popped in for around an hour to have a look around.

I started off with Saphir Perfume. I've seen this brand in my local pharmacy, but wouldn't really have noticed it if I hadn't received an invite to the event a few days prior. I didn't know a lot about the brand, but I talked to Catherine from Saphir for a while and she told me all about them. Saphir is a Spanish brand, that sells perfumes that are dupes for some of our favourite designer fragrances, but at a fraction of the price, using almost 100% the same ingredients. They have 70 different scents, and even provided a dupe list. For example, in my goodie bag I received Rich Woman, which is a dupe for Paco Robanne's Lady Million, Vida de Saphir, a dupe for Vie Est Belle Lancome, and Black Femme, which dupes Armani Code. I also got Armonia Black, which dupes Armani Code for men, which I will be giving to my dad. Each 30ml bottle only costs €7.99, which is an absolute steal! For a full list of stockists, go here.

I had a look at GOSH next, and had a chat with their makeup artist Judy, who showed me some of their newer products. They have some lovely colourful eyeshadow palettes coming out, a new BB cream, and some new powders. Judy let me try some of the prime 'n set powder out on my hand, and I was amazed at how silky smooth it made my skin feel. Luckily, there was one in my goodie bag so I can have a play around with it!

Speaking of the goodie bag, I got some really lovely products that I can't wait to try out. The nail polish is just gorgeous, I love glitters so much! I thought the lip lacquer was a nail polish too, and am really only noticing now that it is in fact a lip product. The mascara is something I'm especially excited to try out, as it is a growth mascara and promises to deliver results in two weeks! I'm going to start trying this out from today, I'll let you know how I get on in two weeks!

Lastly, I had a peek at iClothing. They had some really lovely, colourful pieces on display, but the highlight were the necklaces, which were so gorgeous! While I was there, there were only two on display, but I saw some photos of different ones that other bloggers had put up from later on in the day. iClothing generously gave provided a necklace in each of their goodie bags, as well as a discount code (which I will be using to get another necklace, the bird ones are just too pretty!).

Sadly, I had to leave after an hour to go back to college, but I had a great time at the event, and really enjoyed talking to Sarah and Catherine from Saphir, Judy from GOSH, and Fiona from iClothing, and having a look at all the pretty new things each brand has in store for SS15!