Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Tilt ~ Review!



I'm an absolute sucker for coral shades in all things makeup. Blusher, lipstick, gloss ~ gotta have it! So when I saw one of the nine new Matte Revolution lipsticks from Urban Decay was a hot coral called Tilt, I knew I had to at least swatch it. Matte lipsticks are very difficult to get right you see, truth is I've only ever gotten on with two before Elizabeth Arden's Bold Red REVIEWED HERE and Charlotte Tilbury's Lost Cherry SEEN HERE. Tilt though lured me in from the first google image. 


Usually with bright lipsticks I'll swatch on counter and go on my merry way to consider the purchase unless it's out of this world. Tilt is out of this world. I was still gawping at my one swipe swatch when the very friendly SA, Demi asked if I needed some assistance. I was heading to Miss Ireland that night and knew I needed a killer lippie to go with a black gúna. I also knew I can be cack handed in application so she very kindly applied my fill face, Tilt included. 


The first thing I noticed was the creamy texture in application, noticeably so for a matte lipstick. That's down to the long list of nourishing ingredients, including a blend of avocado, olive and babassu oils. Shea butter conditions; illipe butter and both vitamin E &C. 

The pigmentation is unlike any lipstick I own. I had first thought it a dupe for Lost Cherry but in application it's more a hybrid of Lost Cherry & MAC's Lady Danger together. It packs a seriously colourful punch. 

Demi used the matching 24/7 lip liner as, though seriously pigmented, these lippies have a tendency to feather slightly. Normally that's OK but with colours as bright as these you're going to want to contain 'em. I've since used NYX's Wonder Pencil with this and After Dark (a plum matte metallic from the same range) so you really don't need to shell out for the liner too. Clarins also have fab nude lip pencils upcoming to suit your skin tone but more on those soon. 

While there is transfer to glasses and hands (if you're handsy like me), Tilt never once smudged for the entire night. I pulled it out to reapply after dinner as my lips felt soft (not the norm with matte lippies) but there was no need. My lips were still as bright as before, it hadn't budged. 

In fact the pic below is a screen grab of the message I sent at 2am to say I was safe home after a night of bubbles & boogieing. Check it!


Urban Decay Matte Revolution lipsticks are available in nine bright to nude saturated shades for €19 a pop HERE or on any Urban Decay counter. So enamoured was I with Tilt that I've already picked up After Dark. 

What do we reckon? Is Tilt calling to you too? 


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Irish National Heritage Week



This past week was one of the busiest in our house because it was National Heritage Week. As we travel around Ireland throughout the year I always make a point of bringing our children to OPW sites or any other historical attraction in the town we are visiting. I feel it’s important to teach them from a young age about their rich history & heritage here in Ireland. That’s why when the guide for Heritage Week came out I got my highlighter and started to plan an action packed week of fun and learning. Unfortunately this year back to school fell in the middle of Heritage Week so we didn’t get to do as much as we would have liked. 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Monday's Moments ~ 31/08/15



Monday, Monday, so good to meeeee!

Moments of deadliness this week include but are not limited to:


1. Walking through the Back to School Armageddon in the shopping centre last week now that both lads are finished school! 


Friday, 28 August 2015

No Return - Movie Review





Who's In It?

, and 


What's It About?

When Luke Wilson uproots his family from Texas and moves to generic East Asian country, the Prime Minister is killed and the "protesters" start killing every non-national (Americans basically) they can find.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

How to Hugely Boost Your Facebook Reach For Free!


There's not a day goes by that I don't receive a message bemoaning Facebook changes or chat to a fellow blogger who has decided to toss in the towel on that social media platform altogether. Many blame Facebook algorithms and, to be fair, they are unfairly biased against those that don't shell out a fortune for sponsored ad placements. Well what if I told you that you could infinitely multiply your Facebook reach in just 3 simple steps without paying a penny?