Beauty Benefits of a Facial Serum

Serums are a must in every woman’s skin care regime. They help achieve beautiful glowing skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, brighten the skin and prevent acne. The only problem is finding the one that is best suited to your skin type but luckily there are plenty to choose from!

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This skin care product is generally packed with active ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants. Serums are moisturising but they aren’t moisturisers. They should not replace them! Many different types of serums are available depending on your skin type and your price range.

 

 

Benefits of using a serum:

 Helps to reduce redness and irritation.

Serums can brighten the skin.

They help to improve skin tone, firm the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Serums can help to clear and heal acne prone skin.

They help to hydrate the skin.

 

 

A serum should be the first thing to be applied to the skin directly after cleansing and toning! It should be applied twice a day, followed by a sunscreen and moisturizer. This product should be gently massaged into the skin.

 

 

Serums:

Youth Serum Longue Vie –Guinot

(Best serum for anti-ageing)

 

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Advanced Genifique youth activating concentrate –Lancôme

(Best serum for anti-ageing)

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Toleriane Fluid –La Roche Posay

(Best serum for oily skin)

 

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Love Aoife xxx

Music Festival Makeup Tutorial!

Summer is coming and with that brings music festivals!! Here is my latest tutorial video and this time I thought I would do a Festival Makeup look as most people are probably getting ready to head to one or more Music Festivals this Summer!! 

 

 

Products mentioned:

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation -Light Beige
Catrice HD Liquid Concealer -010 Porcellain
MAC Light Plus Mineralise SkinFinish A94
P.S Penneys -Glitter Kit (Purple Glitter)
NYX -Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator -Sunbeam
Urban Decay -Full Spectrum -Delirous, Sketch, Faded, Warning
P.S Penneys -Holo XS Holographic Highlighter Stick
Benefit -Sugarbomb
P.S Penneys -Matte long last lipstick -Voodoo
P.S Penneys -Lipliner Pencil, Night Tide
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Love Aoife xx

My Top Five Drugstore Foundations -Video!!

Hey You guys!! I thought I would show you all my Top Five Drugstore Foundations! These are my favourite at the moment as they suit my skin. If you enjoy this video please don’t forget to hit that subscribe button as it helps me out a lot!

 

Products mentioned :
Maybelline Superstay 24hr Liquid Foundation Light Beige
Bourjois Healthy Mix -Vanilla, 52
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24 hr Matte Foundation -Vanilla,11
Rimmel Last Finish 25hr Foundation -Ivory 100
Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation -Light Beige

 

Love Aoife xxx

May Wish List!

Summer is coming and with that I find my wish list has grown once again! New beauty or fashion items regularly make their appearance. This does not help my bank balance but can you blame me for wanting to try them out?

 

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May Wish List!

 

 

Iconic London –Limited Edition Illuminator

This is a product that I have only heard about recently but everyone is raving about this beautiful limited edition Illuminator! It is a concentrated liquid shimmer, which can be added to your foundation, primer or moisturizer. You can also use it on its own for a pretty glow! It comes in three different shades:

Shine Illuminator, which is a pink, based shimmer

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Original Illuminator is a champagne toned shimmer

 

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Glow Illuminator gives a terracotta toned shimmer to the skin.

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Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

 

This is another Stila product I have been dying to try. These eye-shadows are super pretty and are long-wearing. They come in eight different shades and are easy to apply.

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Charlotte Tilbury –Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask

 

There is something about the packaging of this brand that says ‘buy me’. I just love the whole vintage glam feel of the products. I really want to try this overnight bronze and glow mask. This mask actually gives you a sun-kissed tan overnight!

 

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L’Oreal Infallible Paints

 

I love how brands have gone for bold statement shades this season and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these gorgeous lip paints by L’Oreal. These infallible paints are available in fourteen different shades from the nudes to the more daring colours.

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MAC Fruity Juicy Collection

 

I love when MAC launches a new collection and it never fail to impress! This time the “Fruity Juicy” collection is all about the summer season with beautiful tropical shades of peaches, pinks, greens and purples. Even the packaging is fabulous and I have my eye on the cute floral print makeup bag!

 

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Trilogy Organic Rosehip oil

 

After hearing how amazing this Rosehip oil is, I need to try it for myself. It can be used on face, neck and body. This oil hydrates the skin and also works well on scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.

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Have you tried any of these products? Let me know by commenting below!

 

Love Aoife xxx

My April Favourites Video!

Here are all the products I have been loving for the month of April. Please give this video a thumbs up and hit that subscribe button if you liked this video!

 

 

 

Products Mentioned:

Nip+Fab -No Needle Fix Serum

Quick Fix Facials -Collagen Lift Mask

Soap and Glory -Peaches and Clean, Deep Cleansing Milk

Soap and Glory -Drama Clean, 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water

Soap and Glory -Hocus Focus Instant Visual Flaw Softening Illuminator

Catrice -HD Liquid Foundation

The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain by John Boyne

Love Aoife xxx

Five Ways To Style A White Shirt!

The white shirt is a key item in every woman’s wardrobe. You can style this simple piece in a number of different ways. It can be worn tucked in to a high waisted skirt or worn with a blazer and a pair of cigarette trousers.

Here are five ways to style any white shirt and still look amazing!

 

This outfit is perfect for meeting up with your girlfriends and having a few cocktails! Try tucking the white shirt into the black jeggings and add a splash of colour with these fabulous red heels for a touch of glam!

 

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Embroidered Cotton Shirt –Mango €29.95

Black Coated Molly Jeggings –River Island €55.00

Black Metal Trim Clutch Trim –New Look €24.99

Red Rounded Strap Barely There Heels –Missguided €27.00

Earrings With Tassels –H&M €9.99

Go for a classic look by wearing a white shirt with red culottes. This is a perfect outfit for a date night, simple yet sophisticated. Wear it with a pair of rose gold heels and a quirky clutch.

 

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Embroidered Cotton Shirt -Mango €29.95

Isabel Wrap Front Wide Leg Culottes -Boohoo €20.00

Rosie Peeptoe Two Part Sandal -Boohoo €29.00

Bee Clutch Bag -SkinnyDipLondon £45.00

Go for nude shades and add gold accessories.

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Embroidered Cotton Shirt -Mango €29.95

Pleated Midi Skirt -Zara €49.95

Josie Rose Gold Court Shoes -Public Desire £24.99

Because I Love You Set Of Three Shiney Rose -Alex And Ani €126.00

Carolina Nude Clutch Bag -Charlotte Mills £99.00

Why not wear a white shirt under a black dress and add a red cinch belt.

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Embroidered Cotton Shirt –Mango €29.95

Black Shift Dress

Red Cinch Belt 

Black Court Shoes -New Look €39.99

And for those days when you want to dress smart/casual.

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Embroidered Cotton Shirt –Mango €29.95

Open-Front Blazer –Forever 21 €20.00

Lizzie Vintage Knee Ripped Jeans –Miss Selfridge €57.00

Converse All Star –Schuh €56.00

Ethnic 3 Row Choker –Miss Selfridge €14.00

 

 

Love Aoife xxx

Audrey Hepburn Inspired Makeup Tutorial!

I thought I would share with you my latest video, my Audrey Hepburn Inspired Everyday Makeup Tutorial. I hope you like this video and if you do then don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and give me a big thumbs up!

Products used:

Catrice HD Liquid Foundation –Light Beige

Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer –010 Porcelain

Catrice Prime and Fine Brightening Eyeshadow Base

Toofaced –Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Bronzer –Bahamama

NYX Blusher –Ladylike

Nude Lipliner

MAC Lipstick –Pure Zen

L’Oreal Telsescopic Mascara

Ardell Lashes Demi wispies

 

 

Love Aoife xxx

Catrice HD Liquid Foundation -Review

I purchased this foundation on a recent shopping trip to my nearest Primark. I’m always on the look out for a new foundation, especially one that is long-lasting and inexpensive!

 

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As I am quite pale skinned I picked up the lightest shade, which was light beige. The container, which holds the foundation is a glass bottle with a dropper making it look a lot more expensive than it is. This makes it easier to apply the correct amount without applying too much product and also less likely to spill!

The foundation is quite watery in consistency but the coverage is buildable and it covers any imperfections that I may have. It also dries to a matte finish so there is no shine left on the skin. This foundation is available in four different shades.

 

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Overall I absolutely loved this product. I found the coverage was perfect to conceal any imperfections that I may have and I found that it actually lasted all day without moving! I also found the scent to be quite pleasant and the fact that it dries to a matte finish was a big plus!

 

I definitely will be repurchasing this foundation again!

Love Aoife xxx

Purple Smokey Eye -Makeup Tutorial

I thought I would do a purple smokey eye makeup look for you guys, using my new too faced sweet peach palette! If you liked this video then don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and give this video a thumbs up!

 

 

 

Products used in this tutorial:

Benefit Primer -Porefessional
Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation -010 Light Beige
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Catrice Concealer -010
theBalm Bronzer -Bahamama
Anastasia Beverly Hills -Brow definer -Taupe
Anastasia Beverly Hills -Dip Brow Pomade -Taupe
Catrice Eye primer
Too faced Eyeshadow Palette -Sweet Peach
Ardelle Demi wispies
L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara -Magnetic Black
P.S Kiss Proof Liquid Matte Lipstick -Shadow
Makeup Brushes used in this tutorial:
Real Techniques & MAC

 

Love Aoife xxx

Real V’s Steal -Miu Miu, Leather Ankle Strap Ballerinas!

The Miu Miu Leather ballerinas are the hottest trend in shoes at the moment. These shoes are popping up everywhere and it seems that everyone is dying to get their hands on a pair (myself included) only the price is just a little out of my reach. But thankfully the high-street have some amazing dupes and at a much more affordable price!

These ballerinas are feminine, edgy and fun. I love how the belted straps work with the mismatched ribbon laces! They come in a variety of different colours but I think my favourite are the red ones!

 

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Here are some more affordable ones from the high-street!

Bow Detail Ballerinas –Zara €29.95

Khaki Green Ankle Ribbon Ballet Pumps –River Island €37.00

Silver Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats –River Island €37.00

Alice Multi Strap Ribbon Tie Ballet –Boohoo £18.00

 

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If you are feeling creative you could try recreating these shoes by grabbing a pair of old ballerinas from your wardrobe!

 

Love Aoife xxx