Saturday, June 30, 2012

Maybelline SuperStay 10H Tint Gloss

I am a bit late in reviewing these, but in all fairness I spotted them a while back when they were first released on the market, and I remember thinking I must take advantage of a '3 for 2' Boots offer as soon as one pops up and buy three of them. You see, I was then too concerned and interested in the Maybelline Color Tattoos which had me hooked at the time.

I didn't get the chance to actually go out and buy these, cause to my luck and a very kind PR rep ;), I was sent these in last week as per usual, for consideration purposes. Let me tell you there's no considering when it comes to lip products, I get, I show :), but nonetheless honesty is still 100% present in this post, so read on to find out my thoughts on Maybelline SuperStay 10H Tint Gloss.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MAC 'Satin Taupe' Eyeshadow & Dupe

I've yearned for this for ages and it's finally mine! This is one of the most raved about MAC eyeshadows I know, so I was thrilled on Friday that I finally decided to purchase it. So, what was all that fuss about and was it all worth it? 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Favourite Perfumes for Summer 2012

Hello, my name is Andreea and I'm a perfume addict!

I google 'perfume collections' all the time, I search videos on YouTube on the topic, I write about them on Twitter... I'm hopeless and I know it! And I wouldn't change a thing :)....

Because they bloody make me happy, they bloody well do, and I can imagine all of you in front of your computers now clapping your hands together with excitement at the sight of my post title, because I would imagine you to be *just* like me, a jolly perfume addict who happily passed the denial stage into the full acceptance mode! 

I shall be starting with my most recent purchase, the Estee Lauder 'Bronze Goddess Soleil' (2011 Limited Edition):

Monday, June 25, 2012

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse 20 Years Anniversary

By now, everyone has at least heard of it, if not tried the iconic dry oil from NUXE, called 'Huile Prodigieuse' easily translated as 'Prodigious Oil'. And that is exactly what this is, a marvelous multi-purpose dry oil that I haven't had the chance to try until I was invited to its 20 Years Anniversary, last week. Oh but I have heard of it my friends, and it's only natural that I have, given the fact that one bottle is now sold every six seconds all over the world. 

Huile Prodigieuse Limited Edition Bottle

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Intro: L'Oreal Paris 'Miss Candy'

L'Oreal Paris describes its new summer collection as a 'mouth watering, sugar sweet selection of swirls, sparkles and shimmering shades'. When every other brand in this time of the year brings to the market the usual bronze and gold, the L'Oreal Paris collection seems to be more focused on fun pastels, fresh, young and delicious shades, what we would be accustomed to during the Spring season.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chris Simpson at Laura Mercier Counter, Harvey Nichols

Chris Simpson, National Artist for Laura Mercier Cosmetics, London, will be hosting a one day event at the Laura Mercier counter in Harvey Nichols, Dundrum, on Saturday 30th June.

Chris Simpson is well known for his favourite eye defining trick - the Tightline Technique, having eight years of experience in the cosmetic industry with a rich portfolio that includes working with celebrities like Neve Campbell, Melissa George and Connie Fisher, to name a few.   

To book a make-over session with Chris himself, contact the Laura Mercier
Counter at Harvey Nichols on 01-2910446

Cost of event:  €50 redeemable against any product on the day

Yours, ArtDonatella


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blog Poll

Howdy strangers!

I have inserted a poll feature on the top right hand side of my blog, and I would really appreciate your feedback with regard to any future posts and what you personally like to read on my blog.

Have an awesome day and thanks a million!

Yours, ArtDonatella


Monday, June 18, 2012

The Garnier Ultralift Challenge 2012

Who?     Garnier is challenging a quarter of a million women in the UK and Ireland to put the anti-ageing claims of 'Ultralift' to test, by offering them a 14 day sample kit comprising of a generous total of 21ml product. Garnier Ultralift Challenge was launched in 2011 and after becoming one of the largest consumer studies ever conducted on an anti-ageing cream's efficacy, it is now back with a boom! 

When?    Now - the challenge started this Wednesday so hurry up! This is limited to the first 250,000 women to log on to and claim their kit 

Why?       Because 71% of consumers don't believe in anti-ageing claims, as reported by 'Female Beauty and Personal Care Consumer' Market Research Report by MINTEL, August 2010 - UK  

The 14 Day Sample Kit:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

x3 Stunning nail polishes...

It seems that the most beautiful nail polishes in the world 'landed' in my collection in the past week, two from Ciate and one from my trusted Sally Hansen...Before you go on to thinking 'yeah right!', just take a look below:

The most beautiful nude in the world*:


Saturday, June 16, 2012

On Budget Festival Make-Up Look

It all started with a wee package I received from New York Color Cosmetics the other day, comprising a seriously colourful selection of their summer collection. As soon as I laid eyes on them, my thought ran towards 'festival make-up', and this comes from a girl that does not -under any circumstances, frequent these types of events, cause I'm un-hip and uncool! But leaving this fact aside, the following sketches what I would wear at a summer music festival :), make-up wise. Some random NYC swatches are also included below.  

Hat not included in the NYC collection  ;)

Friday, June 15, 2012

FIRST LOOK: YSL 'Le Teint Touche Eclat' Foundation

Boy have I got news for you! Or maybe for some of you YSL fans out there this is quite 'old'- since good news 'travel with the speed of Twitter' nowadays. 

The essence of the iconic Yves Saint Laurent 'Touche Eclat' Highlighter has just been captured into a light-catching bottle of foundation, simply and quite deservingly named 'Le Teint Touche Eclat'.  

LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT: 'Illuminating foundation, dimensional radiance, weightless perfection'

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

L'Oreal Professionnel Color Trophy Awards 2012

I had the absolute pleasure to be invited to this year's L'Oreal Professionnel Color Trophy Awards 2012 on Monday, following my fairy-tale experience at this magnificent event back in 2011. Check out my post from last year's Awards,  here :). 

Hosted at the usual O'Reilly Hall in UCD Dublin, there is no show like this show I tell you! The glam, the outfits, the make-up and more importantly... the hair! You know how we all see our hairdressers: they're Gods of style, always one step ahead of trends, really *there* when it comes to beauty, and now: can we all just take a minute and imagine a huge room full of all glammed-up hairdressers??? Yeah, enough said, enough to make a girl lock herself up in the ladies room and cry her eyes out (not that I did that, not that you'll ever know for that matter :)). Be my guest and read on if you're in the mood to be inspired by the work of some annoyingly talented people within the Irish hairdressing industry :)!

So, who entertained?


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Disappointing Beauty Products

I've been planning on this post for a while now and I guess it's time to sit down and write it. The following rant will basically be about some of my make-up products that fail at doing what they're supposed to, be it either they're unsuitable for me or they're just basically, how can I say this elegantly?...crap, and not worth the money spent!

The shameful bunch

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Up to My Eyes & Sight Savers Ireland

For the entire month on June, 'Up to My Eyes' Beauty Salon in Greystones, will donate 10 Euro to  Sight Savers Ireland from every full set of mink (not real mink hair, but silk lashes I understand) eyelash extension treatment. 

Rosanna Davison, former Miss World 2003

Friday, June 8, 2012

Oriflame Triple Core Lipsticks

For everyone that isn't familiar with Oriflame, this is a Swedish cosmetic brand that's based around the same concept as Avon, meaning it's only available to purchase via its Representatives based on catalogue orders or online. 

I basically grew up around these two brands back home, and this was a very popular one in my teens. I still remember their 'Giordani Gold' perfume, which I absolutely loved and 'Lucia' fragrance which I am desperately trying to find even today, but I believe it's discontinued at this moment in time. 

I received these two lipsticks from a kind friend a few weeks back, so I thought I'll show these off a bit, since I love them and they're practically 'custom made' after my own taste and desire. 

Oh isn't the packaging just stunning?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

Following its bigger sister - 'Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-in-One BB Cream' that launched sometime in the summer of last year, a new Garnier formula is being brought to the table starting this month, a formula suitable for combination to oily skin. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Avon Goodie Bags Winners



Orla Cummins

Ms. Dark Fairy88

Congratulations sweeties, email to follow shortly!

Yours, ArtDonatella

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