Review | Bare Minerals Precious Gems

The last review of 2015 is here and oh boy it’s a good one. Santa, family and friends have been very good to me this Christmas and I received this as a present from a friend.  

The three precious gems are called Pink Passion, Plumberry Pop and Nude Passion. The three are lip balms made of oil. Usually I’m not a fan of balms because although hydrating the colour is usually crap but I was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented the colour was.

Plumberry Pop

Nude Passion

Pink Passion

  The Swatch


These are what the balms are like applied to skin. The Nude Passion is a great lip colour for an everyday look and the Plumberry Pop is my favourite colour because you can apply it lightly or heavily for a day or nighttime look.

Have you tried these oil lip balms? Let me know if you like them in the comments.
Until next week,
happy reading & tea drinking,

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5 lip products that will make you want to do this. 


1. Forever Aloe Lips 

Forever Aloe Lips |  €3.75 

2.  Penneys PS Love Lip Liner

 Penneys PS Love Lip Liner | €1.50

3. W7 Mega Matte Lips

W7 Mega Matte Lips | €2.79

4. Lipcote

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5. Seventeen All Out Pout Lip Palette Woo Me

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 Seventeen All Out Pout Lip Palette Woo Me | €4.55


Happy reading & tea drinking,

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Support Irish – The Best Irish Beauty Products

I’m always on the lookout for new and up and coming beauty products, especially Irish products. Ireland is a small country and so I think it’s important to support homegrown products. I’ve compiled a list of my favourite Irish Beauty Products. 

Cocoa Brown 


Some of you may know I’m not a huge fake tan user. However, when I’m craving  that summer glow I opted for Cocoa Brown. Cocoa Brown was created in 2012 by Marissa Carter. CB started off with just one product, a 1 hour tan and now has 8 products. I really like the ‘Tough Stuff’ exfoliator and ‘1 hour tan mousse’.

I buy CB in Penneys/Primark but they are stocked in most pharmacies around the country.

Price €7.99

Blank Canvas

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Blank Canvas are an Irish based affordable cosmetic brand. They sell high quality brushes, contour palettes and much more. I really like the brand because of their brushes and to me they are on the same level as Sigma.  The brush pictured above is the F15 small contour brush, I love it for setting concealer under the eye. 

Price €14.99


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Nía uses only natural products mainly aloe vera, coconut milk, acai berry & almond oil. One of my favourite products from Nía is their Intensive Restoring Facial Hydrating Mist. I have dry skin so I’m not particularly fond of toners, instead I use this mist.

Price €19.95

Fuschia Make Up

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Fuschia have a great range of products. I like their Mineral Photo Touch Foundation usually I don’t spend over €20 on foundations unless it’s MAC or NARS however this is worth the money.
Price : €31.95

                                If you have any recommendations please comment below!

Until next week,
happy reading & tea drinking,
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