Friday, 31 January 2014

Rebecca Loves: Beauty Blender!

I bought a beauty blender a while back and for some reason I didn't really like it. About a month ago I took it out again and absolutely love it. I usually wet the beauty blender and squeeze out the water so it's damp. Then I put some foundation on the back of my hand and dab the beauty blender into it. They come in different shapes too.

I absolutely love using it. The results are amazing. I find you get a really flawless looking finish. It takes a little longer to apply the foundation but the results are better. I also find I use 2 pumps of foundation with the beauty blender as opposed to 1 pump with a brush. The pointed end is great for blending in concealer and for applying foundation under the eyes and around the nose.

They're really inexpensive too which is great. The real techniques ones are roughly around €6. I also have two ones that I got on eBay for about a euro. They're great if you just want to try them out and you won't hate yourself if you don't like it as it was so cheap!

I definitely recommend them. They give a flawless finish and give much better coverage than a brush.

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

Friday, 24 January 2014

Rebecca Loves: Lacura Beauty Cream!

I bought this during the summer in Aldi and I absolutely love it! I use it on my face as a daily moisturiser. It has a really nice consistency and dissolves into your skin really quickly. It doesn't leave your skin feeling oily or anything. It's really good for getting rid of spots or scarring. I use it twice daily and the results are great. It gets rid of any spots really quickly. It can be used all over the body too which is good. It was €4.99 in Aldi but I got in during the summer and haven't seen it since. It lasts ages though and I definitely recommend buying it if you see it. 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Wet n Wild in Ireland!

For those of you that don't know, Wet n Wild is an American, very affordable, make up brand. I bought a few things when I was in Florida in September. They are super cheap and have a huge choice in their products. Anyway, they have just launched their brand in Ireland and I'm super excited about it. There have been rumours that it is in Dunnes in Dublin so hopefully it'll be coming to Cork very soon! So exciting! Also, I have just heard rumours that NYX is also coming! About time!

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Competition Time!

As many of you may know I'm an approved etailPR blogger wooo haha! One of the competitions they are running this month is with Joy who are giving away a "ChicWinter Bundle" of goodies! They are a unique fashion and lifestyle brand catering for both men and women. You can enter the competition by clicking the picture below or the picture on the right side bar. When you register you will also receive 10% off your next purchase! Good luck!

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

Joy Competition

Friday, 17 January 2014

Rebecca Loves: Eyelash Jumpers!

This is my first fashion appearance in my Rebecca Loves series! I got an eyelash jumper for Christmas and I haven't stopped wearing it since I got it. I absolutely love it. They're so cosy and look really nice. I think they're perfect to dress up a pair of plain jeans. It's all about being comfortable! Here are a few I really like. Let me know what you think! Also suggestions on where I can get some more would be great!

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

€29.99 in New Look

€29.99 in New Look

£12.00 in Matalan

£17.99 on Ebay

Monday, 13 January 2014

OOTN: Lady in Red!

On Saturday I went out for my friend's 21st birthday and thought I'd share my outfit with you. It was a lovely night and it was great catching up with everyone. I wore this red dress which I absolutely LOVE! I got it on Missguided during the summer for around €9. They have it in other colours too and I really want it in black but unfortunately they are out of stock :( My wedges are from Tesco and cost €11. I wore them for my graduation and I love them! They're so comfortable. My necklace is from penneys and was only €5. My bag is also from penneys and was also €5.

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

Friday, 10 January 2014

Rebecca Loves: Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick By Kate Moss #107!

I was on the look out for a dark red lipstick for a while but couldn't seem to find the right shade. I had heard of the Kate Moss #107 shade but only seemed to be able to get it online so I couldn't actually see the shade itself. I recently saw Zoella wearing it in one of her videos and that's when I knew I needed it!

The colour itself is perfect. I think you can get away with it for a day time look as well as a night time look. It's still a little too much on the red side for me but that being said I still love it. The colour is really pigmented and lasts really well and although it's matte I found it doesn't dry out your lips. It also has a really nice scent which is a little weird I suppose haha!

For a night time look you can use this lipstick for a bold and dramatic look. For a more subtle day-time look I've been very lightly dabbing it on my lips and spreading it out with a lip brush. I did find that this dried out my lips so I used some Bobbi Brown clear lipgloss on top. 

I think this lipstick would go with almost any skin tone which is really good. It's also extremely good value. I got mine on Asos as i had a student 10% discount so it worked out at around €6! Boots also do them.

Overall, I've been really impressed with this lipstick. The Kate Moss for Rimmel range is really good anyway but I love this colour in particular. It's bold and dramatic but can be easily toned down. The texture's really good, it has great pigmentation and it lasts for a good while. I'd definitely recommend getting it.

Have you tried this lipstick? What did you think?

Keep Stylin' 

Rebecca x

Monday, 6 January 2014

How To: Clean Make Up Brushes!

For today's post I thought I'd share with you how I clean my make up brushes. The way I do it is a pretty simple and cheap way of cleaning them. It's SO important to clean your brushes roughly about once a week to get rid of any bacteria and to stop it spreading on to your face. Unclean brushes can be the cause of your spots! Anyway here's what I do...

Step 1:
Gather your make up brushes, a towel, shampoo and conditioner.

Step 2:
Placing the brush vertically under the tap, wet the bristles. Make sure the bristles are pointing downwards to protect them. Use luke warm water because if the water is too hot it can damage your brush. If you're using cheaper brushes, be careful cleaning them as I've found before the bristles have fallen out or the glue has melted.

Step 3:
Put a small piece of shampoo (smaller than a pea size for face brushes and even smaller for eyeshadow brushes) onto the palm of your hand. In a circular motion, swirl the brush into the shampoo so it creates a lather. Dip it into the water every so often and squeeze out any excess shampoo and water. Squeeze in a downwards motion to protect your brush. Keep doing this until the water runs clear. 

Step 4:
Place a tiny amount of conditioner in the palm of your hand and do exactly the same as with the shampoo then wash thoroughly.

Step 5:
When all brushes are washed, place them on a towel. Then place the towel on something that it can be let hang over the edge. I usually use a chair or a radiator is good too if it's covered but make sure it's not on, the brushes need to be let air dry. I usually leave mine dry overnight.

And that's it! Simple and affordable! Hope you enjoyed this post!

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

Friday, 3 January 2014

Rebecca Loves: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle!

Hey guys!

Hope everyone's having a lovely new year so far. As part of my new year's resolution, I said I'd start blogging more and I decided to start doing a series called Rebecca Loves. Every Friday I'll post something I've been loving that week. It could be fashion, beauty or something random. It'll be mostly a review type post but I hope you'll like it. I'll still post normal posts during the week. So for my first Rebecca Loves I thought I'd tell you about the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle.

I absolutely love this conditioner. It leaves your hair soft and silky and super shiny. I tend to use it only once a week as it can be quite damaging to your hair. It's really good for dry, damaged or brittle hair. I use mine a lot in the summer and winter when the weather tend to dry out my hair. I put it on like normal conditioner and leave it on for 3 minutes then wash it off. It can be used on all hair types and I think there's a few variations of it so you'll find one that suits your hair's needs! The smell is amazing and the results are even better. I can't say a bad thing about this product. It lasts ages and I've really seen the results. I've been using it for over a year now and I still get the same great results as I did when I first used it. 

I would definitely recommend it to anyone. If your hair is looking a bit lifeless or it's in need of a pick me up then definitely use this product. You can make it up almost anywhere; Tesco, Dunnes, Boots, Sam McCauleys etc. It's roughly about €6 but boots do 3 for 2 quite often so it could work out cheaper that way. 

Hope you liked this post. Let me know what you think! Also any ideas for future posts are also welcome!

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x