I am a sucker for a good lippy. If I ever need a pick me up, it’s off to my nearest make up counter to sample the latest shades in stock. A new hue really does make you feel like a new you.
Today my ‘work wife’ Bronagh and I were very lucky to attend the launch of LA based make up collection, Lime Crime, at multi award winning make up artist Paddy McGurgan’s Belfast store. The super talented Paddy is the only official stockist of this collection in the whole of Ireland.
When we arrived, the store was bustling with ladies drooling over the vibrant and fun shades from Lime Crime’s new Velvetines range. I must admit I fell in love with so many, from the edgy ‘Cement’ and the bold ‘Jinx’ to the always classy ‘Red Velvet’. I sampled that many, the back of my hand resembles a fabulous rainbow! However after a very long debate with myself, I eventually asked Paddy’s recommendation, and settled on the very gorgeous and vibrant ‘Beet It’.
As if a new lip colour wasn’t enough, we were also spoilt with a generous goodie bag including a professional make up brush and eye glitter from Paddy’s own make up collection as well as a Mario Badescu cucumber cream soap!
As we departed in to the rainy night, I had a smile on my face, which will look so much more glam when I have it painted with my new Lime Crime Velvetines lip colour!
The exquisite Lime Crime make up collection is available in Paddy McGurgan’s three flagship stores in Belfast, Newry and Londonderry. http://www.paddymcgurganartist.com
I had another surprise treat this week when I received a jam packed beauty bag from Lidl. Celebrating the launch of the new Cien cosmetic line, which is available in store today, this is the ultimate budget range to make your summer stylish.
Inside my wonderfully personalised make up bag (I am still tickled pink with the fact I have a personalised item, with my name spelt right, after years resigning myself to ‘Kelly’ emblazoned on everything from pens to Coke tins), was an amazing array of beauty products and travel minis. I am very excited to try the Cien BB Cream, which is a purse friendly £2.49! The Cien eyeshadows, lip glosses and lipsticks are available in pretty shades that will take you from looking glam by the pool to sultry at night, whilst the travel minis, which include a toothpaste for 39p, shaving foam for 49p and Men’s 2 in 1 Shower Gel Sport for 49p, to name a few, are perfect if you are travelling light.
I can honestly say I am impressed with the range. The colours and quality of the make up and the fantastic selection of minis is amazing, especially at such a budget friendly price. Summer just got so much brighter!