Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Boots/Benefit Buys

I had a job interview recently and afterwards went to boots to treat myself. I actually got the job - soooo delighted to have left my last one. I was in boots a couple of months ago and they had a benefit deal on - four minis for €20. At the time I didn't take advantage of it, so I was delighted it was still on. My graduation is coming up and I was hoping to get a few bits for it.
And yes, I did take down an ornamental Christmas tree just for the purpose of the photo. Now I don't want to put it away, aaah excited for Christmas!!

Firstly though, it comes in a stocking, that made me way too happy. Going to keep the stocking and shove my sisters Christmas presents in it, making it look like I put so much more effort into it - haha, thanks Benefit.
I picked up high beam, which I've been mad to try since it first came out, their brightening primer, bad girl lash and the triple performing facial emulsion. I actually just watched Wayne Goss' video about using emulsion so that your foundation looks flawless, so excited to try that.

I think it's such a great idea to be able to get the minis without paying the full wack for a full size. The only benefit product I've ever bought is the "They're Real Mascara", I repurchased it twice because I absolutely loved it but after that I couldn't justify spending €27 on a mascara when you can get one in the chemist for a tenner! That being said that's also the problem with minis, if you end up loving them you'll want the full size. Goddamn.

Just because, I also wanted to show the heels I bought, aren't they beauuuutiful. I have the exact same ones in nude. Only got them before the summer but I've worn the sh*t out of them and they're a mess, so thought I'd try them in black for a change, although I was sooo close to re-purchasing the nude - they're so elegant looking, and so affordable at €35. I probably will get the nude again.

I usually hate spending anything but am actually really happy with the few bits I picked up. Can't wait to try out the new makeup for my graduation! 

See ya.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Halloween is here

Halloween is my favourite time of year. I'm one of those people that really struggles to pick a favourite time of year. Every season seems to be my preferred one, until the next one comes around and then I change my mind, but overall I think Halloween has to be the best holiday! I love everything about Halloween; it's when we really see the transition into Autumn, the open fires become a daily thing, pumpkins begin popping up everywhere, YOU GET TO DRESS UP and especially the fact that it becomes acceptable to wear the kind of clothes I would like to wear all the time!

When I walk into a shop and see all the Halloween decorations my first thought is, when I have my own home, I'll decorate it with that stuff year round - glass potion bottles, glittery skulls, black candelabras. And like I've already mentioned... the clothes. Unsurprisingly, October is probably my favourite time of year to go shopping.

I'm absolutely loving h&ms Halloween stock this year, whyyyy can't Ireland have online shopping!? I rarely visit the nearest town with a h&m but I think I'll have to make a dedicated trip so I don't miss out. I don't just mean just costume-y clothes - the items I purchase would more than likely be staples in my wardrobe for the next year so it would be a shame to miss out. Like, it's completely acceptable to wear a bat bodysuit all year round yeah?!

I've been sifting through the Halloween section of all my favourite online sites to find some gems, thought I'd share some with you.

Now I need to get myself off to the shops to purchase some of these beauties! Happy Halloween alllll.