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My New Skincare Stash

Makeup Monster turned 5 this month (whoop!) and as the blog creaked into another year I had a little anonymous survey online to see what you lot would like to see more of / less of on here. I do this every January as I need all you feisty folks to give me some brutally honest, impartial advice on the blog now and again and it’s always enormously helpful and very sweet. One of the requests was basically to flood the place with a shitstorm of skincare on a more regular basis. I understand completely, I just happen to be one of the slowest people in the entire universe for actually making up my mind about skincare. In all the time I’ve been blogging, there are literally a handful of products I adore and an ever growing pile of products that were nice but left me puzzled as to whether they really made a difference. In a lucky turn of events though, I already had three products ready to review when I put up the survey and another skincare order on the way so, to all those who asked for skincare, behold! Continue Reading

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Back to School

I need substance first and foremost with makeup, but good Lord I’m a sucker for a bit of style. Anything cute, kitsch, or seductive can sway me and if you throw in something nostalgic, sure I’m putty in your hands. So when Clinique, the divils, teamed up their original Chubby Sticks with the one and only Crayola to create something previously only dreamed of, there was a collective scream of happiness across Ireland and beyond. Ah lads, this is what makeup is about. Continue Reading

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NARS Recurring Dare

It’s been AGES since I had a little NARS review on the blogΒ (6 months to be exact) but I’ve been trying out not one but two of their products since Christmas so I’ll be featuring them twice this month!Β I’m starting with the more heart palpitation inducing of the two – the RecurringΒ Dare cheek and lip palette. Continue Reading