Wednesday, October 23, 2013
On our trip to Portugal, myself and Trevor headed to Algarve shopping centre, and you can imagine my excitement when i saw they had a SEPHORA as we dont have one here in Ireland :)
We headed straight for the door... taking a few snapshots before heading inside!
So, heres what i picked up on holidays:
I picked up products from Sleek- Pout Paints, FaceForm countor and blush palette, and their be beautiful blemish Balm.
The colours are FAB! The bronzer is quite similar to Hoola from benefit:
Next is a swatch from the BB cream, i chose the colour 801 Fair, as im super pale and the next shade up seemed a little dark. This BB cream has a really nice creamy texture and has good coverage.
Lastly theres a swatch of the 2 Sleek Pout Paints i purchased. Shade Cloud, and shade Pin Up.
I purchased these shades because i LOVE a red lip, and the white because its so versatile, i can mix them together to create any shade of pink i wish by adding in more/ less white pout paint to the red shade.
The texture of these is really thick and gloopy. The colour pay off is amazing though. A little really does go a LOOOONNNG way! You only need a little dot of product to use over the entire lip area.
These are really handy too as i work as a makeup artist, i can create shades to suit any client from light dusty pink to deep red! LOVE IT :)
Next i went to visit the KIKO makeup store... which i had never heard of before. But the shop front and looking inside looked so clean and organised that it just invited you in for a look.
I was pleasantly surprised in KIKO... as i had never heard of it before, i didnt think the products would be that good. I was wrong!
I was so impressed by everything in the store, i wanted to buy it all. The prices were really cheap too, but i had discovered KIKO near the end of the evening-when all the money was spent :)
Luckily, theyre available online at kikocosmetics.com if you live in the UK... I will just have to get my family over there to mail em to me :)
I picked up:
I also got a lippy in shade 918, it reminds me of Rimmel Asia a little bit just with a slightly more pink tone to it. Its quite natural, and the consistancy is perfect. These lipsticks smell just like the MAC ones and the consistancy is similar to that of a cremesheen by MAC.
I also picked up a mascara named Luxurious Lashes in Black.
The brush on this mascara is huge, making it easy to coat all the lashes and give them a real curl. I have long lashes anyway, but iv gotten so many compliments since i started using this mascara. I think it was only €3.50 or something!
Lastly, i picked up a coconut body scrub in a little store that myself and Trevor found in the old town of Albuifeira in Portugal. They made all the soaps and scrubs and body lotions behind the counter in a little room. It was incredible! They made soeaps in the shapes of cakes, fruit, biscuits etc. I wish i had taken photographs, it was gorgeous! The products were priced cheap for being handmade and they all smelled so delicious!
I picked up a Natural exfoliator Sea salt scrub in Coconut... it cost €5.00 for a 100g jar. The consistancy is perfect too, more creamy than salty but contains just enough salt to slough off those dead skin cells.
Well, thats all the purchases i picked up while abroad.
I left a very happy girl!
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