London Callllllingggggg.

 

The London Eye

As you can probably guess from the title of the post, I hopped over the pond to London last weekend! I had amazing time and I decided to indulge myself ūüėČ Some of the stuff I bought was on my list of things to try and other products were bought on a whim!

After doing some touristy stuff like a cruise on the river Thames (definitely worth a visit!), I headed towards Oxford street, which was manic. So I decided to shop in a quieter shopping district that was closer to where I was staying. I wandered into my favourite drug store, Superdrug in the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Unfortunately the Superdrug website wouldn’t let me know how much these products were in Euro ¬† ¬† ¬†ūüôĀ I wrote the prices in pounds to give you an idea how much I spent.

These are some of the things I picked up!

  1. Barry M. Nail Polish

 

Ballerina,Grapefruit,Berry Cosmo.

Who doesn’t love a good nail polish! They instantly brightens your skin and I thought I’d pick up some new colours for Spring. I choose Ballerina, Grapefruit and Berry Cosmo. Grapefruit is my favourite because it is a ¬†Gelly High Shine Nail Paint and it gives you the nail salon finish.

Grapefruit Gelly High Shine

I love Barry M because their nail polish is long lasting and of great quality. I paid £2.99 for Ballerina and Berry Cosmo  and £3.99 for Grapefruit!


2. Make up Academy Illuminating Foundation

Porcelain

Highlighters excite me and with Spring coming, I can’t wait for the dewy skin look. This foundation has quite a light coverage so I mix it with a matte foundation for a fuller effect. It’s also great for the daily make up application because it’s not to heavy on the skin.

You can’t really go wrong especially for it’s price!I bought this beauty for ¬£2, such a steal!

3. Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer

Primer is a key factor in make up application. It not only makes the base flawless but it extends the wear of your foundation.
The best thing about this is that the primer has SPF 20 in it! This is a necessity for the warmer months that are on the way because you really need to protect your skin! I bought this primer for £7.99!

4. Makeup Academy Blush Perfection Cream Blush

Yummy

Coming up to Summer and the weather getting warmer, cream blushes are great for the long lasting look! I’m really excited to wear this cream blush in the shade Yummy. It looks really natural and goes well with MUA’s Illuminating Foundation!

When applying I recommend keeping your foundation brush or beauty blender close by, so that you can blend the colour as it is quite strong.

The blusher was £1.50!










 

5. Real Techniques Shading Brush

I’ve always believed in investing in good make up brushes. With a good brush your make up can turn out 100% better ( trust me if i could advise my 13 y/o self I would). ¬†Real techniques have a great reputation of having high quality brushes at ¬†fairly affordable prices. If anyone asks me what brushes to invest in, I recommend them.
Shading Brush

Pixiwoo the make up Guru’s swear by them and have a hand in creating them! I decided to invest in the eye shading brush and have no regrets since, it’s just as the famous as the MAC 217 brush. Superdrug have a great deal on at the moment, if you buy one brush you get a second half price. So, if you’re looking to add to your brush collection or even starting out, these are brilliant!

 

6.  Barry M Eyebrow duo in Medium

I really love eyebrow duos because they’re handy to carry around and it makes your eyebrows look lovely and natural.
This Barry M one is great to throw into the handbag for touch ups and is also great for the no make up look! I think this is going to become one of my favourites
Barry M Eyebrow Duo
I bought this eyebrow duo for £5.99

7. Make up Academy Lipstick in Juicy

I wanted to try a different shade of lipstick from my usual red’s and burgundy’s and steer towards more of a neutral colour! I was really unwilling to spend a lot of money on a lipstick until I definitely decided I liked a lighter colour. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this lipstick. The pigment is crazy good and also it’s fairly long lasting. I didn’t have to reapply for a few hours which was great!

I really like the lipstick because it goes well with the day look, something I wasn’t sure of! This was less than¬£4 great value!

As far as I know, Superdrug outlets are in the following places in the Republic of Ireland; Dublin – Tallaght and Swords, Limerick, Wexford and Letterkenny in Donegal. So that’s it folks, I ¬†spent a around ¬£40/ ‚ā¨53 (according to Google’s Currency Converter)!
If you guys buy any of these products and like them, tag me on Instagram @yabighamya or follow the link below!
Until next time,
grá mór,
Cait xo

 

P.S Have you seen my post about Penneys Spring 2015 collection?

 

Can we just talk about?

Top 12 euro Skirt 15 euro Shoes 9 euro

Penneys aka Primark have released there Spring 2015 line and it looks  amazinggg!

Prints, Pastels and Platform Sandles are just some of the things that you can see throughout the line. The longer I look at the pieces the theme becomes clearer, Oriental. So I’m making a prediction Kimonos will be around another summer! I can’t wait for the line to come out in stores so I can get my hands on some of these pieces. ¬†So without further ado…..

Top 10 euro

 

Top 13 euro Skirt 12 euro
Dress 16 euro Sandals 19 euro
Top 13 euro  Culottes 17 euro Sandals 18 euro Coat 28 euro

 

Top 7 euro  Trousers 15 euro  Sandals 19 euro
Dress 18 euro Bag 10 euro Shoes 18 euro

 

Other trends that we can see are gingham, gladiator sandals and cleverly cut crop tops!¬†I can’t wait to start holiday shopping!
 If you buy any of these pieces show me on Instagram just tag @yabighamya

Until next time,
Cait x

Favourite BRIT Award Looks.

Looking for debs or ball inspiration, look no further. Some amazing looks from the BRIT Award 2014 below….
1. Pixie Lott
2. Fearne Cotton
3. Caroline Flack
4. Daisy Lowe
5. Favourite look of the night was definitely Queen Bey. Rocking a form fitting emerald green dress she looked amazing .

 

Must Have Spring Products 2014.

This Spring’s must haves you won’t want to miss!

1.Hair Chalk – The Body Shop

Ever been afraid to take the leap and throw a crazy colour in you hair? Well fear not, The Body Shop have come up with hair chalk’s including the colour’s pink and blue. No commitment, no regret. When you’re sick of it, wash it out. It’s a great way to experiment without breaking the bank or regretting it. Hair Chalk is only¬†‚ā¨¬†11.95 so keep an eye out girls!

 
 
 
 
2. Out with Red in with Bright Orange
The lips are on fire, the name says it all. Catrice have brought this low cost lipstick out for Spring that you can pick it up online or in Penney’s! It’s great because it’s pigmented and creamy! Put that red lipstick down and try something new, you never know you might like it.
 
 
 
 
3. Glowy Skin – Beat it Matte
In winter we see a lot of matt foundations, lipsticks and blushes. However this Spring the focus is on making your skin seem brighter. I love this trend because you’re make up isn’t as heavy. With the weather getting brighter it’s nice to see your makeup following suit. I use products like W7’s Shimmer Compact and Benefit’s High beam to achieve a highlighted look! You can buy High beam from Debenhams in store or online for
‚ā¨ 27.50!
 
 

 

January Favourites.

I know I’m late on the bandwagon but here are a few of my January favourites!

 

  1. Essence Studio Nails Hardening Nail Base

 

I picked this nail hardener up on a whim because my nails were feeling weak after fake nails! I put it on before putting nail varnish on and after a few weeks I felt them getting stronger and not breaking as much. It’s also great an protecting your nail from being stained from the nail varnish itself! Cheap and cheerful I got this in Penney’s for about 3 euro!

 

2. Forever Aloe Lips
This is great for people like myself who suffer with chapped lips. I don’t leave the house without it and I put it on before lipstick! Made with aloe vera it’s nice to know that you’re putting something natural on your lips! Handy for carrying arounds it’s 4 euro!

 

 
3.Soap & Glory’s Hand Food
I’m lucky I got this as a present from a friend for Christmas! It’s actually great not only does it smell amazing but I like it because it protects my hands from the harsh weather!

 

4.Cobalt Clutch from Penney’s¬†
I spotted this the other day while browsing with a friend (I say browsing because I wasn’t meant to be shopping) . I thought it was a great staple piece because cobalt is a big colour for spring. I think it’ll be a great bag for going out because it’s the right size for essentials. I couldn’t just leave it in the shop it was only 7 euro. Bargain!
Thanks for Reading! Until next time xo

 

Spring 2014 Trend – Pastels.

Words cannot describe how happy I am, to see that pastels are making a come back in spring 2014! Throw those dark clothes in the back of your closet! Spring is nearly here! Here are some of my favourite pastel looks!
 
1.Sumiko Long Sleeved Collar Dress in Baby Pink – Missguided. This is my number one for a reason! I love love love the retro feel to this dress and the fact that it’s retro without looking like something from mamo’s closet! Not Penney’s prices but not far off!
2. Rowie Moss Stich Jumper – Apricot – Boohoo.com
If you aren’t sure that pastels are for you then this jumper is you! Jumpers are the easiest way to add a little colour into your wardrobe without spending ridiculous amounts of money on something you’ll wear once or twice! I love this jumper from boohoo because it’s so wearable you could wear it to college or out to drinks with your friends with the right dress or skirt! At ¬†15 euro you can’t go wrong!¬†
 
 
3. Accessories, accessories,accessories. I cannot emphasize enough how much accessories can change a whole outfit! Cheap and cheerful, ¬†accessories are a great way to give an outfit oomph! This hat from asos for a tenner, is a nice way to brighten up your outfit. Face it we live in Ireland, it’ll be cold so wrap up in style!
Tip : Use sites like https://www.myunidays.com/¬†that give students (like moi) discount codes to use on sites like Boohoo.com, Asos, Missguided and Riverisland! Give it a bash, not to sound like tesco but¬†“every little helps…” ( It really does)
 
 
Side note : These are just some of my ideas on how to try a style out , if you find cheaper options please let me know!
 
 
Thank You for reading! ūüôā