Clinique Johnathon Alder Collection

Seeing images online of this collection literally had me wishing for blistering summer heat, of course for the past 3 days we’ve had in Ireland (shocking I know) and I’ve barely survived it because it was just too hot! But I digress, this collection still remains stunning and it has captured the elements of summer perfectly all whilst teaming up with celebrity stylist and designer Johnathon Alder. This collection is limited edition and is available now on most Clinique counters.

-Talk Soon xx

Pop Lip Colour + Primer
22 dollars/2 euros approx.
Available in three shades.

“Jewel-like lipsticks in bold, saturated colours look as pretty on your lips as they do on your vanity.”


Lid Pop
20 dollars/18 euros approx.
Available in 4 shades

“Four shades of silky, long-wearing eye shadow with designer details; an exclusive Johnathon Alder print hot stamped on the lid and pressed into the powder.”

Cheek Pop
27 dollars/24 euros
Available in two shades


Luxe Brush Collection
49 dollars/44 euros

“Designer Johnathon Alder reimagined four best-selling makeup brushes with hot pink bristles and clear Lucite handles. Zip them into a bright pouch in one of signature prints.”


Great Skin by Design
89.50 dollars/80 euros

“A cleansing experience as stylish as it is effective. Set includes a sonic brush and travel case in a signature Johnathon Alder print, plus foaming sonic facial soap.”


Limited Edition Chic Colour Kit
39 dollars/35 euros


Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Clinique website and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of Clinique™

Provocative by Catrice

A while back ago I did a huge overview post about the Provo Catrice [Limited Edition] collection and recently I was lucky enough to be sent some bits from it. This collection really brings together a lot of the trending makeup that’s popular nowadays, such as softly lined eyes and softly stained lips. I personally absolutely love this collection as it’s so beautifully designed in packaging and the quality of these products is just incredible especially considering that most of these are less than 6 euros.


If your thinking of just getting one item from this collection then I highly recommend you pick up just the eye palette C01 Une Touche ProvoCATRICE. This palette has four beautiful shades and one eyeliner shade. The only real drawback of it is that there is no mirror, a mirror in my opinion would have made it the perfect palette for travelling.


All of the shades are super neutral but highly pigmented. You get two matte shades (Shade 1 & 4) and two shimmer shades (Shade 2 & 3). My favourite has got to be shade 2 which is a gorgeous dual-chrome gold/peach reflect shade. For the eyeliner shade I highly recommend wetting your brush with a bit of setting spray or MAC Fix Plus before dipping into it, as applying it dry I found it to go on slightly patchy.

Ever since discovering the wonderful blushes that are the Isadora Perfect Blush I’ve been slightly hooked on blush so when I saw that there were Ombré blushes in this collection my excitement was through the roof.


Rightfully so, these blushes are absolutely a dream to put onto the cheeks. They’ve got amazing colour payoff and blend beautifully without clinging to any patchiness on the face. I have both shades from the range and the first of them is the lighter of the two.


This is the shade C01 Raspberry Belle and is a lovely soft pink shade. Both of these blushes have very fine shimmer in them but that simply adds a healthy glow to cheeks when their applied.


My only real warning about these blushes is that there is a lot of powder kickback when your dipping your brush into the powder. I highly recommend you tap off the excess ofthe brush before blending them onto your cheeks. Out of the two shades I have been personally reaching for the darker of the two, C02 Berry Bow


This shade is a deeper richer version of the first blush even though looking at them in the pans they look completely different. On the cheeks though the are the exact same except this shade is just that hint more dark.


This next product I actually purchased myself as I wanted to be able to review the entire makeup part of the collection for you guys (I didn’t get any of the nail polishes because I’m waiting for their Iconic Nails to launch-overview post coming soon!).


This is the highlighter of the collection, though it sure doesn’t look that way. They’ve marketed it as a scented powder and yes it does have a nice subtle scent of cotton candy to it. I personally would compare this to the S&G Glow All Out powder which is a shimmery powder that can really be applied all over the skin to give you a slight dewy look to the skin. Oily skin people stay away from this product it isn’t your friend but for everyone else, go ahead it’s so beautiful. The shade is called C01 Transparent Shimmer.


Lashes seem to be getting just bigger and bigger and I’ve seen some people rocking fake eyelashes just to go to work. Now I’m not as glamourous as that but I do like me a good strong eye look with mega lashes to complete it. This product will definitely help to achieve that. This is the Volume Lash Dust in the shade C01 IrresistibleEyes and it’s basically a translucent powder in brush-on form.


I’ve seen Youtuber Melissa Alatorre apply to her first coat of mascara translucent powder, leaving it to dry and then going in with a second coat and they simply look Va Va Voom! This does the exact same thing. It’s simply easier and less messy to use. It has a  sponge tip to it that I really wish looked like an actual mascara wand but instead it’s just flat. I would say this isn’t the greatest product to use if you wear contacts as it could get on them.


No makeup collection is complete without a few good lip products and this collection is no different. Keeping on the softly stained lips, this collection brings two gorgeous shades of Cushion Powder Lipsticks. These are lipsticks which are in powder form and are applied via a sponge tip.


The actual lipstick comes in the lid of the product and you simply twist off the lid to apply with the sponge tip. I have to say these aren’t the easiest lipstick to apply because of the sponge being so soft and big. It tends to make getting a precise application very difficult. That said, the pigmentation of these is beautiful and they feel like velvet on the lips.


The two shades are C01 Raspberry Belle and C02 Berry Bow and yes they do have the same names as the blushes 🙂 totally not a typo on my behalf.


This collection, like I’ve said is limited edition and is available I would say up until the first few days of July so I highly recommend you pick it up as soon as possible if you’ve seen something you like.

-Talk Soon xx

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Bobbi Brown Follow the Sun Collection

With the summer months quickly approaching, it’ll literally be June on Thursday, a lot of brands are either releasing their Summer 2017 or getting ready to launch them. One of those brands happens to be Bobbi Brown. Now I’ve never ever featured Bobbi Brown on the blog, not even in a feature post but to be frank that was simply down to the fact that their products have never caught my interest. The Summer 2017 collection on the other hand is a capsule collection that can simply be deemed as ‘stunning’. As with all of these posts the prices, images and information about all of the products will be listed below.

Glow Stick
37 euros
Available in 8 shades

Glow StickShades:

  • Beach Babe
  • Bikini
  • Desert Sun
  • Island
  • Island Plum
  • Nude Beach
  • Sunkissed
  • Suntan

Limited Edition Eye Gloss
25.50 euros
Available in three shades

Eye GlossShades:

  • Beach Nude
  • Island Pink
  • Nude

Limited Edition Illuminating Bronzing Powder
37.50 euros






Santa Barbara

Limited Edition Lip Gloss
25.50 euros
Available in three shades

Lip GlossShades:

  • Popsicle
  • Citrus
  • Bare Sparkle

This collection is available now at all Bobbi Brown counters and online on the Bobbi Brown website.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Bobbi Brown Website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Bobbi Brown™





Provo Catrice [Limited Edition]

The latest collection from Catrice Cosmetics which will be available from mid-May until the end of July. This collection is limited edition and is inspired by this seasons latest lingerie trends which have been seen of the catwalks of fashion shows. The collection has a total of 5 products with varying shade options available. As always, images and prices are below 🙂

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Eye Palette
5.50 euros

C01 UneToucheProvoCatrice:
“Two shimmering and two matte eyeshadows in fashionable shades with a silky powdery texture as well as a matching eyeliner in oxblood red.”


Cushion Powder Lips
5.50 euros
Available in two shades

“The cushion powder lips in a pink or a light berry shade offer an intensive colour and create a silky finish on the lips.”

Scented Powder
5.50 euros

C01 Transparent Shimmer:
“Finely ground, transparent body powder with a pleasant fragrance and a subtle shimmering finish.”



Volume Lash Dust
4.50 euros

C01 Irresistible Eyes:
“Micro-Fine, white powder particles intensifies the volume of the lashes. Simply add on top of mascara and then add another coat of mascara for a fabulous effect.

Gradation Blush
4.50 euros
Available in two shades

“Ensures a radiant complexion; the powder blush in pink or berry. Each blush consists of a light, shimmering tone and a darker, matte shade that blend together into a beautiful colour gradient.”

Nail Laquer
3.50 euros
Available in 5 shades

“Nail polishes with iridescent effects and a long-lasting formula.”

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of Catrice™


Clarins Summer 2017 Limited Edition Collection

The newest collection release from Clarins has hit counters since the 9th of April and is absolutely beautiful in both packaging and product. The collection consists of four products in total, two of which are Limited Edition. The first product is the iconic bronzer that Clarins releases ever summer. This bronzer is so popular and I love that Clarins changes the way it looks from year to year but keeps the amazing formulation of it the same.

Limited Edition Summer Bronzing and Blush Compact
30 pounds/35 euros

“For a natural sunkissed glow”

The second product is a 4-shade eye palette which has a great selection of nude eyeshadows. The star of the palette has got to be the burnt orange shade which definitely would look amazing placed in the crease of the eye and blended.

Limited Edition 4-colour Eye Palette
34 pounds/40 euros

“A vitamin-packed palette of intense colours”

Last of the collection is two new shades of eyeliner from Clarins existing liner range which happens to be waterproof. One of the shades, 06 Gold is actually an old goodie which they have brought back, I actually own this liner from a collection they release a few years ago.

Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil
17.50 pounds/20.50 euros
Available in two new shades

“For a dramatic look that will not smudge”

Most of these products are actually sold out on the Clarins website but I know for a fact that their still available on counters. This collection is exceptionally popular so I recommend for those of you would like to get going and pick these up

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Clarins Cosmetics website and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of Clarins™.


Lancôme Summer Collection 2017

Lancôme is bring out an amazing thirteen piece capsule collection for the summer months. The collection is very much inspired by the festivals such as Coachella and the fresh bright colours of the summer. All of the products are already available nationwide at all Lancôme counters and stockists.

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Belle de Teint Mosaic Palette
45 dollars/41.28 euros approx.
Available in two shades

“Get into your summer swing with a festival-inspired look; bold, metallic eyes and perfect sun-kissed skin. The belle de teint blush and bronzer palette combines the perfect balance of blush and bronzer hues for the perfect summer glow. Apply all over the face and decollate for a bronzed-out look, or use the shades separately as a blush and bronzer”

Le Metallique Liquid Eyeshadow
 29 dollars/26.60 euros approx.
Available in four shades

“Le Metallique Liquid Eyeshadow has a new, light weight formula that glides smoothly onto the eye-lids and dries comfortably for all day wear.”


Le Stylo Waterproof
27 dollars/26.60 euros approx.
Available in four shades

Vernis In Love
15.50 dollars/14 euros approx.
Available in three colours

Disclaimer: All images used I this post have been acquired via the Lancôme website and are for illustrative purposes. All images remain property of Lancôme™.



Essence SS17 P2

Essence Cosmetics is one of the most affordable brands available these days on the market. And though they are affordable they still make super high quality makeup that I personally love. For the Spring and Summer months they have decided to revamp their collection and bring out a bunch of new permanent items. All of these items can be seen in the over view post that I did here: Essence Spring Summer 2017. I, myself got a tad bit over excited about the new products and went out and purchased a few of them, and a review of those products can be found in part 1: Essence SS17 . Recently I was lucky enough to be sent another few items from the line and to frank their just as good as the ones that I have already tried out.


Probably one of the more popular introductions to the Essence range is their Eye & Face Palettes. Their are two palettes in the range and I have it in 02 Rise &Shine which is the more colourful of the two.

Both palettes come with four eyeshadows, one highlighter and one blush shade making it such a versatile palette and very good for travelling. The packaging is composed of this robust acrylic plastic that really is of a high quality. It doesn’t have a mirror so it does loss points for me there.

The eyeshadows come in two formulations, matte and shimmer and for me I personally found the shimmer shadows to have more pigmentation. First shadow is a nice highlighting champagne shade that works great for under the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eye. Shadow 2 is a perfect matte brown for taking through the crease. Shadow three is this lovely lavender pink shade that is so pretty on the eyelids. This shade literally screams spring to me. The only shade I didn’t like was the grey. Don’t get me wrong, it has the same great formulation the others but it just felt out of place in this palette, like it was just popped in to fill a space.

The highlighter from this palette is one that I would call a natural highlight. If your looking that intense wet looking highlight that you can see from space than this definitely won’t work for you. I personally found it really nice as a daily highlighter, it’s intense enough to give you a nice highlight but still remain subtle. Formulation wise I found it super buttery and smooth. It blended into the skin beautifully.

My favourite part of this palette has got to be the blush shade! I have to say this is probably a perfect dupe for both the Nars Orgasm Blush and the Sleek Rose Gold blush. Shade wise it’s that perfect spring pink with a stunning gold shimmer running through it. See how I said shimmer, no chunky glitter at all and it blends just as beautifully as the highlighter.

In the past Essence has always disappointed me with their base products so even as a fan of the brand I tend to steer clear of them. I will say I am willing to give their base products another chance after using the Essence Instant Matt Foundation. I have it in the shade 30 Matt Vanilla which is a definitely a few shades too dark for me but I tried it out anyway just so I could check out the coverage and the lasting power of it.

Formulation wise this has a rather thick texture to it. Definitely not one to use if your looking for something light on the skin. That said it does have a high coverage to it. I found that it did slightly cling to some of the dry skin around my nose. It probably is more suited for people with oiler skin than me (I’m normal/combo). I did however love the how perfected my skin looked with it on, and it lasted really well for 8hrs straight without breaking down.

For this launch Essence really went to town with their mascaras. They launched a total of three new mascaras, each with a different formulation. The one I have to show to you today is the Volume Stylist Lash Extension Mascara. This is a fibre mascara that is meant to add tiny fibres to the ends your lashes to volumize them and make them look fuller. Now I don’t know about the fibres because I didn’t see any but this is a really nice mascara for creating amazingly long and thick lashes in just two coats.


The mascara itself comes in this cool purple metallic tube that has a rubberized handle to the mascara wand so it’s easier to hold and work with. The bristles are natural bristles which I definitely prefer. I’m not a fan of those plastic bristle mascaras at all.

The brush also has this twisted effect to it which I’m guessing is designed to create that volume to your lashes. For me this mascara worked great, it gave me long thick lashes and my only issue with it was that I had to wait a minute for it to dry.

Last of these Essence products that I have is one of their new Shine Shine Shine lipglosses in the shade 03 Friends of Glamour which may look like a boring purple pink lipgloss in the bottle. Let me set you straight and they you it’s not. It’s actually this gorgeous dual-chrome shade that comes out pink and has this intense indigo hue running through it.

There are over 10 shades within the range of these lipglosses so if such an intense colour isn’t your thing, they definitely have more natural colours to choose from. The applicator is your typical sponge tip and I found that the lipgloss went on super smooth onto the lips. It was a bit sticky in texture but the shade of it was just gorgeous.

This release from Essence as I’ve said is huge, and they have some amazing products for an affordable price. I highly recommend you guys check out these products. Also let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried anything from the range that I haven’t yet…any excuse will do 😉

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.