Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Shoe Lust!

It's not often I fall totally in lust with an item, but today is one of the rare exceptions. How AMAZING are these new boots from Primark!? They will be £20 sterling so I would say about €28 euro. I adore both. I'm not sure if I would be able to walk in them, but that is not stopping me. I must get my paws on one of these. 

What do you think? Do you love them as much as me or do you think they are horrible? I think they could be a hate it or love it item. I certainly LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Laura x

Monday, 30 July 2012

Avon Haul!

Avon can do some amazing deals in their sale brochure. It is a great way to try out some Avon products without spending a lot of money. I managed to get all the products above for under €10! Saving me about €30! I ordered them a few weeks ago so there are one or two that I don't know the exact original price but it should be near enough.

Naturals Key Lime & Passion Flower Volumizing Shampoo - €5.00 (I think!) down to €1.25

Nail Experts Grow Potion - Was €6.00 down to €1.50

Nail Experts Mineral Fix - €6.00 down to €1.50

Jillian Dempsey professional kohl eyeliner - €9.00 (I think!) down to €1.50

Super magnify mascara- €11 down to €2.50

What do you think of Avon? Do you ever order anything?

Laura x

Saturday, 28 July 2012

July Empties!

I really can't believe it is nearly August! This year is going so fast. Here is my July empties.

Catrice Infinite Matt Foundation in 010 Light Beige.
I bought this foundation back in February. Back then it was slightly too dark for my skin tone. Since I have come back from a holiday in Spain it finally matched my skin. It is one of my favourite cheaper foundations. I only wish it came in a lighter shade as my skin is slowly going back to its super pale self. I was glad I got to use this foundation up though while my skin tone was slightly darker. I'm going to keep the bottle for my next bottle of Revlon Colorstay as it doesn't have a pump and I always use far too much. For a full review click HERE!

Revlon Colorstay in 110 Ivory
If you have pale skin then this is the foundation for you! I love it. I have gone through about seven bottles already this year. (As mentioned above I do seem to waste a good bit by pouring too much out as there is no pump!) Don't let this put you off as it is a great foundation for milk bottle pale girls. There is a shop in The Ilac centre just beside Argos that sells it for €10. They do other foundations also very cheap. If you are on the hunt for a new foundation check out that shop. 

Clinique Moisture Surge
I was quite excited when I saw this moisturiser free in a magazine. I have very dry skin so I love to try out different products to try and sort it out. I was actually very disappointed with this. It didn't do much for my skin at all! I really thought it was going to make a huge difference considering how expensive it is to buy. I would definitely not buy again. (I'm currently loving The Body Shops beautifying oil. It is now my holy grail for dry skin)

Catrice Prime and Fine Primer
I love this Primer. It is smooth and leaves my skin very silky. It provides a great base for foundation. I would definitely buy again. It is my favourite primer I have tried. For a full review click HERE!

Essence Ballerina Blush Souffle
This is from Essence's Limited Edition Ballerina Collection. It is a lovely cream blush that gives the cheeks a nice natural looking glow. Unfortunately you can't buy it anymore but there is now a similar product in Essence's main product line. Would I buy it again? I did like it and think I would buy it again come September when I'm back working (Hopefully!) in a school and need very natural makeup.

So that is my July Empties. I love empties posts so please leave a comment below with a link if you have one too!

Laura x

Friday, 20 July 2012

The Best of Primark August 2012.

With the start of Autumn only 11 days away it is time to have a quick peek at what Penneys / Primark has in store this August. Here is my top picks!

Reptile Kettle Bag €11 In Stores mid Aug
Quilted Barrel Bag €11 In Stores early Aug
Whipstitch Handle Bucket Bag €13 In Stores early Aug brown

Toe Cap Point Court €12 in stores Early August 
Block heel bow court €12 in stores early August 
Toe Cap Point Court €12 in stores Early August

Statement dipped hem €23 in stores mid august 
Crepe jacket €25 in stores mid august

My favourite items have to be the leopard print court shoes and the quilted barrel bag. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for them! What do you think of the August items? Will you buy anything?

Laura x

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Win Snow White by Essence Nail Toppers!

Just to let everyone know you can win some Snow White by Essence nail toppers over on my Twitter. All you have to do is follow my twitter and RT my status about the competition. Open internationally and ends 22nd of July. Good Luck!

My twitter twitter.com/whatlarryloves.

Laura x

Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier Event

Hi everyone, sorry there has not been many posts lately. I was lucky enough to get a job making teaching resources for the summer so I have been crazy busy and have not had enough time to blog. Hopefully though I will get a few more posts up this week. 


Yesterday I was lucky enough to head along to the Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier bloggers event. It was a great chance to meet some fellow bloggers and also a chance to get a sneak peek at the Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier Backstage Tour bus.

The nails above are Sarah's from a little bit of love and the tattoo of the bird is the one I picked.

The Tour bus will be travelling all over the country giving fans a chance to get their nails done and for those feeling a bit braver they can sample some body art. All the bloggers at the event tried both the nails and the body art. We were all quite impressed with are mini make-overs! My tattoo was a small bird on my wrist. If you look closely at the lace coke bottle you will see the same bird. 

If you want to try this experience out for yourself the tour starts this Friday in Belfast and will continue on around the country.

Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier Backstage Tour Dates

Friday 20/07 Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Belfast
Saturday 21/07 Eyre Square, Galway
Friday 27/07 Cork
Saturday 28/07 Wolfetone Park, Dublin
Friday 03/08 Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin
Saturday 04/08 Victoria Shopping Centre, Belfast
Friday 10/08 Eyre Square, Galway
Saturday 11/08 Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Laura x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Monthly Favourites: June

Another month gone already. I can't believe it is July, this year is going so fast! Despite the awful weather in Ireland I'm doing my best to enjoy the Summer. Here is what I was loving during the rainy month of June.

Catrice Infinite Matt up to 18 h Make-Up foundation 010 Light Beige - This foundation is usually too dark for me, but since I have come back from Spain I can actually wear it. It gives meduim coverage and I find that it lasts all day. It doesn't last me the 18 hours as it claims too but I am happy with how long I do get out of it. It is a great foundation for the price €6.99. I hope they bring out a lighter shade for when my skin goes back to being super pale.

Kim Kardashion Gold - I love the smell of this perfume. It smells gorgeous and I recieved  a good few compliments about it this month. I try not to spray too much as the bottle is tiny. 

Lily Cole Primer The Body Shop - This primer has recieved a lot of bad reviews but I actually love it! I use it  over my foundation to give my skin a lovely glow. It is annoying the way you have to really rub it in but I love the effect it gives so I don't mind this. For a full review click here.

The Body Shop Beautiyfing Oil - I declared my love for this product in one of my last posts. My new Holy Grail. I use it evryday and adore it. For a full review click here.

Sleek Rose Gold - This is a beutiful blush. It is is a peachy pink with a gold sheen. It's very pigmented so it's best to go light and build it up. It's a gorgeous summer blush that looks lovely with a tan. I have been using it everyday this month and love it!

So that is what I have been loving in June. What have been your favourites this month?

L x

Monday, 2 July 2012

Catrice Sneak Peek: 'Cucuba'

Catrice have done it once again! Another very pretty Limited Edition will be coming to Irish shores this autumn. This new range 'Cucuba' is inspired by the Caribbean and has warm beautiful summer colours.

This range comes with 5 loose shadows that Catrice describe as 'highly-pigmented' and inspired by the colourful Cuban scenery. They come in a yellow, mint green, two bronze shades and a coral. I love the look of the mint green and the lighter bronze. I will definitely be checking these out!

The range also comes with 5 nail polishes that match the loose eye shadow. Just like the eye shadow they come in yellow, mint green, two bronze shades and a coral. The coral is more pink however in the nail polish version.

Unfortunately there are only two lipsticks in Cucuba. Catrice describes them as a 'gel-like texture'. I'm really interested to see what this will be like! I wish there was more colours in the range however as I only like the coral.

There are also two liquid shimmer eyeliners. A bright mint that changes into a light blue and a dark brown that contains gold pigments. I quite like the look of the brown. I usually stick with black liquid eyeliner but I think I will buy this for a change.

Finally the last product in Cucuba is a bronzer. Designed to help create a Cuban summer look. It is also Matt which means it's good for contouring.

What do you think of this limited edition? I do like it, but fear that by the time it comes to Irish shores it may be too late. I'm not sure if I will still want the 'Summer Look' in the middle of autumn. I will have to wait and see. If only it had been launched in May/June!

Larry x

And The Winner Is.... !

Thank you so much to all those who entered my little giveaway! 

So who is the winner? Lets find out!

Thanks again to all those who entered! Keep an eye on my blog as I will have another giveaway soon :)

Larry x

Sunday, 1 July 2012

My New Holy Grail product!

My biggest skin problem is always dry skin. It doesn't matter if it is winter or summer my skin is always dry. I'm lucky that I never get any spots but I suffer from horrible dry flaky skin instead. Over the years I have tried so many products but none have been as effective as my new Holy Grail product, The Body Shop Beautifying Oil. I received this product at a blogger event and was immediately intrigued by it. It can be used on the body, hair and most importantly for me on the face. 

Every night I rub a few drops onto my face before I go to sleep and the results have been amazing. My skin has totally transformed. It is no longer dry and flaky but smooth and soft. This is a total miracle for me as I have been trying to sort the dryness for years! The oil itself is not greasy and absorbs really well into the skin. You only need a small bit at a time so the bottle will last a long time. 

The oil comes in a range of scents including Pink Grapefruit, Coconut, Moringa, Cocoa Butter, Mango, Strawberry, Shea, Sweet Lemon, Olive and Chocomania. I have the Shea version which is made from Community Fair Trade shea butter. It smells lovely and  is not as nutty as I would have thought. (I'm not the biggest lover of nutty smells but I love this!)

The oil is a bit expensive at €15, but it will last aaaaagggeees so it is well worth the price. I will 100% buy it again. I'm even tempted to get another one now so I can try the other scents. I would love to try the strawberry or mango version. If you have oily skin I wouldn't recommend you use the product on your face but if you have really dry skin like me this might be the product you are looking for!

Larry x
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