Friday, 15 February 2013

Dublin Haul #2

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all enjoyed your Valentine's day! I'm going out for a meal this evening after work and I'm so unbelievably excited to get dressed up for it! I have no idea what to wear though! eeeek!

If you read my last few posts you'll know that last weekend I was up in Dublin with my family, just for abit of shopping and a chilled out weekend. I asked on my "What's in My Travel Make Up Bag" post if you wanted to see a haul of some of the stuff I got at the weekend and a few of you said yes so I thought I'd post it!

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
I've wanted to try these Eye Lash Curlers for months and I was so excited to finally get my hands on them! So far it's love! I really hope that they last. I was contemplating on whether to get the gold plated ones or the silver and in the end I decided to go with the silver, simply because I was afraid that the gold would eventually just wear off!

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
This was a repurchase for me, I adore this foundation. I actually found it in the shade Porcelien which is a shade that my Boots at home didn't stock! I'm hoping this will be a good foundation when I'm not wearing tan!

Rimmel Apocolips Big Bang
Yes I finally got my hands on Big Bang! After searching all the Rimmel stands near me I gave up and waited until I went to Dublin to get it. I think this is going to be a Valentine's Night lip colour (yes yes I know..Red lip on Valentine's Day.. Ground-breaking right?) and you all know how much I love the Apocolips!

Sally Handson Insta Dry
I have been eyeing this up for quite awhile too! I was previously using the Ciate Fast Drying Top Coat and I was so sad when I got to the end of it. I really loved the "instant" drying effect because even though I adore doing my nails I hate waiting for them to dry! I've used this once and I'm loving it so far, let me know if you'd like to see a full review on it once I've tried it a couple of times!

Essie Fiji
I couldn't walk by the Essie stand when I was in Boots...It would have been wrong! I've been after an opaque baby pink for so long because the majority of my light pinks are very French manicure-y and I wanted something to make a statement! I'd seen this polish floating around the blogging/youtube world and thought I would give it a go! Loving it so far!

Bourjois 1 Second Nail Polish Remover
Another re-purchase for me, I think everyone and their mother loves this little beauty! So handy and even though sometimes I do take the time with the cotton pads and the old fashioned nail polish remover I think this is such a convenient thing to have in your collection! 

Boujouis Healthy Mix Foundation
I was in the market for a new foundation, I do love my Rimmel foundations but I just wanted to change it up abit and I decided to go for the Boujouis Healthy Mix! I've heard so many rave reviews about this and I know that Bourjois are made by the same people that make Chanel so you can't be going wrong with that right? I'll let you know how I get on with the foundation...randomly enough I really like the smell!

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Again another thing that has been on my wishlist for ages now has been this mascara. I am obsessed with big lashes and having massive lashes. It's my favourite part of my make-up routine followed closely by doing my brows (random fact for you there!) and I've always kind of struggled to get mascara on my bottom lashes without messing up my make up under my eyes! The brush on this mascara is the ultimate cuteness! 

MAC Lady Danger
Say hello to the first "Back To MAC" lipstick I have aquired! I was actually pretty nervous about "back to MAC-ing" for the first time because I've heard so many bad stories about snooty sales girls etc but I honestly had such a lovely girl helping me! She was so helpful and lovely and her nails looked amazing! I've had Lady Danger on my to-buy list for so long. I love wearing orange lipsticks in the Summer and I think this is the ultimate orange lipstick! 

MAC Vanilla and Wedge
Yes I am still on my mission to fill my MAC pallet, I've decided (shock horror) that I'm going to go for all neutral shades. So in a bid to help me on this mission I picked up Vanilla- a gorgeous light cream colour, and Wedge- a shade very similar to Omega by MAC but you can't have too many browns..right? Also if you have any recommendations for neutral shades that you think I might like please comment them below because I really want to fill it!

Lush Mint Julips
Would you believe that I had never been to Lush before last weekend?! I know I know...lets just get past that! I did pick up a few other bits that I forgot to photograph because they were in my bathroom. I got the "Big" shampoo"Mask of Magnaminty", Madame Butterfly, Sex Bomb and since I spent (well over) €20 in the store I got to make my own bath bomb! I wasn't sure what "flavour" of the lip scrub to get, the mint or the bubblegum and ended up going for the mint because I thought that the bubblegum might get a bit sickly after a while of using it!

Let me know if you'd like to see a full review of any of these products and I'll gladly do it! 


  1. Great haul! I love the Sally Hansen Insta dri (best thing EVER) and really want to get my hands on Essie Fiji too!! Xx.

    1. I'm loving the Instadri so much! What did I do without it?! haha xxx

  2. oooh it all looks lovely! :) its so nice to find other irish bloggers on here! :) that mac lipstick looks amazing! i dont know if id have the courage to wear something that bright but it is beautiful!! :)

    1. I love reading Irish blogs too!:D I wore it for the first time last night and I'm in love! xxx

  3. i want MAC lady danger so badly!

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  4. Sally Hasen top coat is AMAZING, its my favorite!!


  5. Love Rimmel Match Perfection foundation! Use it everyday, love it.

  6. Love all these products Danielle! Fiji is so nice for summer :) I really love sable, naked lunch and mystery for some neutral mac shades! Xxx

    1. Oh you bad girl, you do realise I'm going to have to go and buy those now? haha xxx

  7. I couldn't be without my Shu Uemura eyelash curlers! Mine are quite old so I could do with some more. Really want some neutral MAC eyeshadows!! xx

    1. I'm addicted to them since I've got them! They're amazing xxx

  8. I really want to try Lady Danger - it looks gorgeous <3