Liebster Award

Massive thank you to Yvonne from One For The Wishlist for nominating me (along with 4 of my favourite Irish bloggers) for the Liebster Award. I highly recommend checking out her blog - She helped convince me that yes, I should buy another Maybelline Colour Tattoo.

She also came up with eleven fabulous questions for me to answer! The aim of the Liebster Award is to spread knowledge of new blogs, so every blogger answers 11 questions, then gives 11 questions to another 5 tagged bloggers, who have less than 200 followers.

What made you start blogging in the first place?

I'm not 100% sure, it was pretty much a combination of reading other blogs & wanting to do it, and my friends were sick of me talking about make-up. It was really just something I wanted to do, so I did it!

What beauty product do you repurchase time and time again?
Honestly, I don't repurchase anything really! I change cleanser, mascara, foundation, etc all the time. I have so many on the go, that I don't really need to buy the same things. That said, I've bought Cocoa Brown Tan a number of times, along with OPI Nail Envy.

What was your childhood pet's name?
I was just talking about my pets tonight! I had a cat, who was a stray, & I named her Molly. After she got knocked up, 4 kittens were born but I don't remember their names. I then had a dog, who went from Susie to Spike when we realised what sex he was, followed by numerous fish.. All named after Pokemon. 

What is your middle name?
Don't judge me - I don't have one. My full name is literally Chloe Power. My sisters also do not have second names, and neither do my cousins - Though both my parents, & my aunts & uncles have them. I didn't need one!

What are you currently reading?
I've been reading Ross O Carroll Kelly "The Shelbourne Ultimatum" for about the last month. In that time, I've also read a few magazines, short stories, etc.. It's just taking me forever, though usually I can get through a book a day!

Favourite TV show?
I don't tend to watch shows that are currently on TV, I stick to Netflix or online TV. I love reality - Masterchef, Geordie Shore, BINTM, Hell's Kitchen, etc, but I'm currently re-watching Skins & watching the new series.

Favourite food?
Really, pasta. I could probably live on it. But at the same time, I love different foods.. I think I'd hate living on the one thing. 

Nude of bright lip?
No contest, always a bright lip. I don't care, even if I'm wearing blue eyeliner, I'd rather wear neon pink lipstick than nude - It makes me feel weird!

Favourite perfume?
Lancome La Vie Est Belle. I bought it for myself after Christmas, & wear it daily. I stopped wearing it for a few weeks & when I put it back on, got many compliments & questions on it. It just smells like me.

Red or white wine?
Ick ick ick, I hate wine. If it's being served with dinner or something, I'll go for white, but it tastes far too strong for me. A cocktail for me anyday.

Favourite item of clothing/ footwear?
It's not really practical in this heatwave, but since buying my black leather skater skirt, I live in it. I can put it with tights, bare legs, heels, flats, crop tops, wooly jumpers... Sorted.

My 11 Questions
  1. What's something you've learned recently?
  2. Do you have a favourite make up brand?
  3. What's something you wish you could carry off, but doesn't seem to suit you?
  4. What is your favourite quote?
  5. Describe yourself in 3 words.
  6. What has been the most drastic change for you in terms of hair/beauty/appearance?
  7. Would you rather never wear any base products or any eye & lip products?
  8. What are your favourite 3 websites to waste time on?
  9. What's your favourite thing about blogging?
  10. What's your most recent beauty or fashion purchase?
  11. What's your must-buy product?

I tag:


Lancome Alber Elbaz Drama Eyes Palette

Hello there from The Worst Blogger Ever. I've used up my I had no laptop/ I lost my camera excuses, so today's excuse is: I have zero time. Like, so little time that I barely wear make up. So I was ridiculously excited to even do my make up to take blog pictures.

I picked up the Drama Eyes eyeshadow palette from Lancome's Alber Elbaz collection two weeks ago, & after two weeks of occasional use (i.e. when I had a spare two minutes in the morning), I'm going to tell you all about it.

In love with the packaging

First up: Packaging is stunning. Even the exterior cardboard box is just lovely, covered in doodles of eyes (not in a creepy way.) The Drama Eyes palette is covered with pretty little polka dots, is quite sturdy, & clicks shut securely. It houses a mirror in the lid and also contains two brushes. So far, so good.

In the pan, the shadows are beautiful - I've really grown attached to pink eyeshadows, and since I'm a glittery eyeshadow kinda girl, the slight shimmer in the shades appeals to me. Here, there's a mid grey with shimmer, a pale shimmery pink, a sparkly pale silver, a glittery deep grey, and a matte black. Basically, all the essentials for a smoky eye!

Pan - Mid grey, pink, dark grey, black, silver

I won't lie - The pigmentation could definitely be better. But the shadows are easily built up, and intensify once used over primer. This obviously has both advantages & disadvantages - They can be used during the day & not look too over-the-top, but can still pack a punch later on. I've mostly been using the pink/ mid-grey shade all over, with a bit of dark grey in the crease, for work, but also loved doing a smoky eye.

Staying power is fabulous - They've been lasting all day, even when applied at 6:30AM, they last through work & 3 hours of training. I'm definitely liking coming home at 11PM to perfect eye make up! They do cause a bit of fall out though, especially the two darker shades, so be careful if you do want to touch them up.

Using all the shadows for a light smoky eye (majorly sorry about the awful application.. Cringe.)

In summary, big thumbs up from me, & I'd love another - If I had a spare €49.00 (Thank God for vouchers!). It is expensive, but considering a single eyeshadow is €25, it balances out & is a nice bit of luxury. It can be picked up in Boots, Debenhams, Sam McCauley & many other stockists!

What do you think of the Alber Elbaz collection?
Chloe x


Make Up Forever HD Foundation

After realising that I hadn't actually reviewed most of my June favourites, I figured I'd better get a move on. And there was no hesitation when deciding what to review first - Make Up Forever's HD Foundation was top of the list.

MUFE describe it as using 'innovative formulas to create a new generation of make up which is invisible on HD cameras and to the naked eye; the oil-free medium-to-full coverage liquid foundation covers skin imperfections, is easy to apply and leaves the skin soft and radiant." It sounds absolutely amazing, & is massively hyped, but some reviews claim that's all it is - Hype. So I was a little bit nervous about spending €39.50 on something that could be awful. But I did, and I don't regret it.

Bare skin - Just foundation

Okay, I skip foundation A LOT these days, but I cling on to it for dear life in a night out or special occasion. I fully admit it - I'm vain & want my skin to look its best, especially when photos are involved. And HD foundation really does help with that. I don't find it to be cakey or too thick. After application with a few brushes, I've decided that buffing it into your skin works best to give you a flawless complexion without any streaks or patches. I have dry skin & it lasts all day/ night on me, but it doesn't seem too fade a lot around spots, etc either, so I think it should work for oily skin tones too - It's actually oil free!

No make up - Foundation (and eye make up!) - Full make up

The packaging is just standard clear plastic, but it comes with a pump which is brilliant. I tend to use a pump & a half - two pumps for full coverage. I have shade 118, which is a good bit darker than my skin, but matches my fake tan beautifully. It's quite runny, but spreads well, & should last quite a while (so €39.50 for 30ml seems a bit more bearable!)

I just like putting up photos of myself. In which you can see the kinda 'soft focus' effect.

Basically, I think my skin looks pretty damn deadly when it's on - It covers spots, evens skin tone & my pores seem smaller. It's definitely not one I'd wear every day (Though I have worn it during the day & didn't find it too heavy) but for Special Occasions, I think this HD might just be my HG.

Do you have a special foundation?
Chloe x
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...