Haul: Statement Jewellery (Pinkora & Button and Bow Factory)

Statement Jewellery

I don’t really like using the term ‘statement’ jewellery, it sort of implies that I’m trying to make some sort of announcement about myself, as in ‘look at me’ or something! That’s not what I think statement jewellery is. I … Continue reading

Review: Lusty Beg Island

Lusty Beg Island

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to stay at Lusty Beg Island this week, and it was AMAZING!  The resort is set in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands and is a 75 acre exclusive paradise. We … Continue reading

Review: Aurora Band Night Roller (NO HEAT) Loose Waves / Curls


A couple of weeks ago I went to The Ultimate Girl’s Day Out.  One of the exhibitors at the show was Aurora Hair Products.  Until then, I’d never heard of the company or Lyndsey (the brains behind the Aurora Night … Continue reading

REVIEW: TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray

TRESemme Heat Defence

I love the TRESemmé Heat Defence spray so much!  If you aren’t already using a TRESemmé heat protectant, you need to get this! Before I started using this product, I was so bad at sticking to a haircare routine.  I … Continue reading

DISAPPOINTING PRODUCT: Toni and Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Toni&Guy Sea Salt Spray

A few weeks ago I picked up this Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray.  As you can probably tell, I’m not a fan of ‘perfect’ looking hair, it just doesn’t work for my hair type.  As it’s coming in … Continue reading

Product Review: L’Oreal SuperLiner Brow Artist Pencil

Today I’m reviewing the L’Oreal SuperLiner Brow Artist in 003 Brunette!  I am a big fan of brow palettes, as I prefer a more natural look.  Using a pencil can often give a drawn on, greasy effect – I hate … Continue reading

BEAUTY: Which Serum is best? Revitalift Laser 3x Renew Super Serum vs Skin Perfection Advanced Correcting Serum


If you’re in your 20s or early 30s you may be wondering which serum is best for you.  Here, I compare Revitalift Laser 3x Renew Super Serum with Skin Perfection Advanced Correcting Serum and give you my verdict! I have … Continue reading

Beauty: The Best Concealer EVER!

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I had heard people raving about the Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer (that’s a bit of a mouthful), but I had never actually tried it before.  With it’s promise to conceal flaws, imperfections and blemishes, for up to 16 hours – and a 6 euro price point – I had to give it a go!

It is AMAZING!  If you’ve read previous posts of mine you’ll know I like a full coverage concealer for under my eyes!  I have never found a “drugstore” concealer that does that for me … Until now!

  Note:  I haven’t used it to cover up any spots or blemishes like that, because I generally don’t like to put makeup on them! :/  They seem to last longer for me if I cover them up!  All  I can comment on is how well it works for the eyes!

The Good Things:

  • COVERAGE:  It has a thick and creamy consistency and it blends really well.  You can also apply a second layer for a flawless finish.  (BTW: I always apply concealer AFTER everything else, I don’t know if this makes a difference to the end result)
  • NO CREASES OR ‘CAKEY-NESS’:  It doesn’t cake or accentuate fine lines – which usually happens immediately with other concealers I use.
  • LONG WEARING:  I don’t know about the 16 hours of perfection, but I do know that I put my makeup on one morning and wore the same makeup out that night – and, you know, I looked OK! Haha

Below, I have used that scar on my arm as an example again.  I’m using the shade ‘3 Medium Warm’.  As you can see it blends beautifully, the coverage is really great too.

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This is a comparison with Benefit’s Boi-ing Concealer which is FOUR TIMES the price of the Lasting Perfection.  Boi-ing is a perfect example of a concealer that (for me) doesn’t blend well, gets stuck in creases and cakes.  It didn’t photograph too well, but if you look closely you can really see it in the lines of the skin on my arm.

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The ONE Bad Thing:

This is kind of a weird one, but it’s the packaging!  The ink comes off the tube on your hands!  I’ve ended up with big black smudges and for ages I didn’t know where it was coming from.  So be careful!  You might want to use nail polish remover or something to strip the ink off the tube.

So, that’s it for my review.  If you’re in the market for a new concealer – go out and get this one!  I absolutely love it – definitely my new favourite!

Thanks for reading!