Category Archives: Tools

MAC 217 Brush Dupe

While looking for something I could get free with my Boots No. 7 voucher, I headed to the No. 7 tools section and picked up a Boots No 7 blend and contour brush.  I have never seen this particular brush in the range before so I don’t know if it is a new addition or not.  This brush which retails at €7.00 is technically free when you use your boots voucher and is a dead ringer for the MAC 217 brush.

The No. 7 brush is slightly smaller, in that it is not as densely packed as the MAC 217 but that in no way diminishes it’s performance, it really does exactly the same job.  Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Blog, Boots No.7, Brands, Product Review, Tools


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How To ‘Fit’ an Inglot Eye Shadow Pan into a MAC Palette

I did a review on some Inglot eye shadows I bought and as I like to keep my eyeshadows in as few a palettes as possible, I thought I would share how I stored these new eye shadows.  So if you, like me, didn’t want to buy the Inglot palette and have an unfilled MAC palette at home, then your new best friend is magnetic tape. You can get this in most craft, hobby or art shops. This magnetic tape comes on a roll and is easy to tear off. It has one sticky side and is magnetized on the other.  I think I paid about €5 for it and have it an absolute age as you use very little of it at a time.

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Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Blog, Brands, Eyeshadow, Inglot, MAC, Product Review, Tools


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3 Aldi Bargain Dressing Table Essentials

Aldi 3 ply super soft facial tissues €0.85

Yesterday I did a review of Aldi’s LACURA Concealer Pen, (great little product), so I thought that I would also share what my favourite and must have other Aldi beauty buys are.   First up, a box of three ply facial tissues (60 tissues per box) for only €0.85.  The tissues are a lovely quality, they are soft and feel luxurious being three ply.  The boxes are pretty and come in a range of different patterns and designs that look attractive on your dressing table, the green and pink patterns are my favourite. At only €0.85 a box, that’s fantastic value to my mind.

Next up, an constant essential for me, Lacura cotton buds, a must have for mascara mishap clean ups, or used slightly damp as a smudger.  I particularly love using them for scooping cream products out of tubs in the absence of a spatula, anything is better than dunking fingers into product or double dipping with a brush (pet hate!). Sometimes they can be a little bit fibrous but for €0.45 for a box of 100, I can live with that. Read the rest of this entry »


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