Friday, 28 March 2014

Rebecca Loves: Benefit World Famous Neutrals Palette

Ok let me just tell you this is the best eyeshadow palette ever! I probably even prefer it to the Urban Decay Naked palettes! I have the Most Glamorous Nudes Ever one. Kevin got me this for Christmas (picked it out himself...impressive huh?) and I knew straight away I was going to love it. I usually go for a nude/brown smokey eye and this palette is literally perfect for that. The 2 cream eyeshadows are gorgeous. I love the "Birthday Suit" shade as a base. It's a dark champagne colour with a hint of shimmer. I love it. The other cream shadow "My Two Cents" is more of a gold shimmery colour which is perfect for a night time look. I usually put them on after I apply an eyeshadow primer and they don't crease and the colour lasts all day. The powder eyeshadows are 4 gorgeous shades. There's "Call My Buff" which is a cream colour-perfect for highlighting the inner corners of the eye and the brow bone. Then there's "Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy" which is a dark brown colour. I use this for doing a smokey eye. I apply "Birthday Suit" all over the lid and then apply this colour in the crease for a smokey look. Next there's "It's Complicated" which is a lovely light pink colour. This is perfect all over the lid or in the inner corners of the eye as well. Finally, there's "Gilt-y Pleasure" which is a shimmery dark gold colour. Again, this would be perfect combined with the dark brown colour for a smokey look.

I personally love this palette. There's a few colours that will allow you go for different looks. It's a perfect palette that can be used for day or night time looks. It costs about €32 so it is quite expensive but I seriously love it! I found it on amazon for only €26! Bargain!

What do you think of it? Let me know!

Monday, 24 March 2014

6 Years of Loving

Yesterday myself and Kevin celebrated our 6th anniversary together! We kept it casual and went for dinner in Nandos (because clearly I am obsessed), played pool (mainly Kevin's reward for taking me to Nandos) and then went to the cinema and saw About Last Night which was like the worst movie ever! Do not go see it! Seriously! Haha! Here's a few pics of the night and a very quick OOTD (even managed to get Kevin to stand in for his first OOTD wooo!). My jumper is €8 from Penneys, my skirt is €11 (currently on sale for €5) from Penneys, my shoes were €8 or €11 from Penneys, my satchel was €11 from Penneys and my necklace was €5 also from Penneys! Kevin's jeans, hoodie and tshirt are Aeropostale and his shoes are by Dubarry :) Check out my Facebook page if you want to stay up to date with things!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Rebecca Loves: Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

This eyeshadow primer is AMAZING!!!! It's defo one of my fav beauty products and I actually prefer it to Benefit's Stay Don't Stray eyeshadow primer. I basically put a small bit on each eye lid before putting on any eyeshadow. I actually can't even tell you how good it is! It has amazing coverage and it's really good for concealing any veins or discoloration and would be perfect to use on its own as a concealer. The consistency is really nice and it leaves your eye lids really smooth. I wear this every time I wear any eye make up and my eyeshadow will not budge. It won't crease or fade all because of this base. I bought it about a year ago and although I don't wear eye make up that often, it does last quite a long time. It was less than €4 and you can get it in Sam McCauleys, Boots and probably Penneys too. I swear by it! It's SO good! I highly recommend buying this I can't get enough of this product!

What are your fav beauty products? Let me know!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Travel Updates!

I haven't really done a lifestyle post in a while so I thought this was the perfect time to do one. I absolutely love travelling, it's one of my favourite things to do. I'm always looking at where I could go on a city break and new places to see. Last year I was lucky enough to visit Paris, Turkey and Florida.

I've been really wanting to go away lately but things can be so expensive and this year is not the year for me to be splashing out on trips away. That being said, I feel I NEED (:P) a summer holiday. I would give up most things during the year for me to go away for just 2 weeks in the summer. So myself and Kevin have been sitting down for the last few months (since the day we came back from Florida to be precise!) looking at where we could go. After a huge list we finally decided we both would love to go back to Florida. We had an absolutely amazing time there last year and it has been the best place I've ever been to. There was so much we didn't get to do so we're both really excited to be going back in August :) we're staying in the  Rosen Shingle Creek hotel and I'm so excited :)

Recently, I felt I needed another city break. Myself and Kevin both agreed if we were gonna go on a city break it'd have to be cheap. So I went looking on Ryanair and they had super cheap flights to Manchester. So we booked Manchester for May and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll just be finished year one of my masters and Kevin will just be finished college completely so it's a perfect time to go away :) I've never been there so I'm looking forward to it!

Any suggestions for these trips please let me know!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Rebecca Loves: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

I used use this foundation all the time before but during the autumn and winter I wanted a foundation with a lighter coverage and consistency so swapped to the Rimmel True Match Perfection one. Lately, my skin has been breaking out and I found that foundation didn't really cover my spots so I switched to the 25 hour foundation. I've had it since the summer so the colour is darker than my skin at the moment so I've been mixing it with the lighter True Match shade.

I really like this foundation. The coverage is really good and it does last a long time though not 25 hours haha! The consistency is really nice too. It's thicker than the True Match but you get really good coverage from it and it leaves your skin really smooth looking. I really recommend it and will be purchasing a lighter colour for now so I can just use that instead of having to mix it. You can but it pretty cheap and it comes in a variety of shades!

Have you tried it? What do you think of it? Let me know!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Delightful in Denim

Denim was a huge trend last year and it seems it's back again this year! I've been looking around online at some denim items and I thought I'd share some outfit inspirations with you! Hope you like them!

€42.12 Asos                                                          €19 iClothing

39.33 Asos                                                              €19 iClothing

26.69 Asos                                                                     €35.12 Asos

10.45 Missguided                                                     €28 Boohoo

28 Boohoo                                                          19.52 Missguided

Saturday, 8 March 2014

New Blog Design

Hey guys!

So this is my first post with the new blog design. Ahhh I'm so happy it's finally done it's been a long few months haha! I really love the new look and Kevin has done an absolutely great job on it! And on dealing with my very precise and probably annoying requests haha. He's been working on it for a while now and every time he does what I want him to do, I come back with more things to fix :P But hey perfection is key right?! Plus it's good training for his future career...I'm caring like that you know? :P

I really wanted a more professional look to my blog and I really think I've achieved it with this new design. I prefer the plainer background but the little hint of pink adds some colour. I have added tabs at the top so you can navigate around my blog much easier. I've adopted a "less is more" attitude which I think is important. I didn't want my blog to be too overcrowded.

Anyway please let me know what you think, I really want to get some feedback on it. Here's to new and exciting things!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Monochrome Madness!

Monochrome is always on trend and this time of year is no different! Here are a few of my fav picks! Let me know what you think!

2 days til I launch my new blog design :)

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

€35.12 Asos                                                                           44.24 Asos

25 iClothing                                                                  16 Boohoo

€16.86 Asos                                                                   27.89 Missguided

16 Boohoo                                                          €18.96 Asos

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Pretty in Pastel!

Pastel colours are so on trend this season so I thought I'd put together a little blog post for you with some of my favourite picks! Let me know what you think!

3 days til my new blog design launches :) so excited!

Keep Stylin'

Rebecca x

                                                                 €49.16 Asos                                                    34.87 Missguided

45 iClothing                                                           €41.85 Missguided

55.80 Missguided                                                               €40 iClothing 

                                    €27.89 Missguided                                                                         €67 River Island