Friday, 6 May 2016

Favourite Beauty Purchases of 2016 (So far!)

It has been.... a while since I posted, though you may have been keeping up on Snapchat (@orlarich) and the like. If you haven't been, the short version is I had an infection on my face for the guts of 2+ months which allowed very little makeup play-time, and that coupled with general life has slowed me down a bit. But what better way to catch up than a round-up of what I have been loving this year so far. 

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

New Year, Same Me Wishlist!

Another day, another wish list. Those if you following me on Snapchat (@orlarich) will know I've been a bit under the weather and currently have two infections on my face (charming, I know). This will unfortunately set back some of the other posts I was hoping to do, but hasn't stopped me drooling over the next set of products I've convinced myself I need! And here they are!

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Beauty Favourites 2015

Acca-believe it! I finally recorded a video for the first time in almost 6 months, and I'm here to share my favourite beauty bits of this past year!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

REVIEW: Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio

When I first saw news of the new Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio I was super excited to get my hands on it. So much so that it actually kicked off a massive Sephora haul when it wasn't yet available in Ireland. Though in the end it wasn't even included in that order and I picked it up in Boots when it hit stores (oops...). 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Beauty Shopping in the USA: What to get?

One of my most frequently asked questions is what beauty bits to pick up in the USA! With all the additional brands on offer it can be a little overwhelming, and so I've finally sat down to share some of my personal picks! This list could be never-ending, so I haven't even gone in to skin or haircare and I've tried to keep it as brief as possible! 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

My Blogging Birthday & The Irish Beauty Bible 2016 by Xposé !

Four years ago today I first hit the publish button on what was to be my little corner of the internet - Makeup Over Mind!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Beauty Gift Guide: Christmas 2015

Although gift guides are saturating my Bloglovin' feed at the minute, they're something I love to put together, so throughout November I kept a list on my phone of all the different gift ideas I wanted to share. In the end I decided I would have to narrow it down to be of any use! However, anything I've given an outstanding review to or featured in a favourites' video is probably a good bet too if you want to widen your net further than what I've included here.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Eye Of Horus: First Impressions & Swatches!

It always raises my intrigue when a formerly out-of-reach brand becomes available to us here in Ireland. In recent years this has become more common with the likes of NYX, Wet N' Wild, and Physician's Formula becoming widely available. Eye of Horus had been on my radar for a few years now having seen Aussie YouTuber Chloe Morello, and Irish, Aussie-based, Sharon Farrell use their products in tutorials. So I was delighted to be sent some bits to review and here are my impressions so far. The products are formulated in the style of the Ancient Egyptians with natural waxes and oils and includes Mascara, Liners, Eyeshadows, and Brow products. They also claim to be smudge-proof, long-lasting, water-resistant, paraben free, cruelty free and great for sensitive eyes.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

How I Mind Myself

Today's post is something a little bit different, but it's one I've been thinking about for a while. As many of you will know I adore makeup and blogging, but my full-time gig currently is completing my training as a Clinical Psychologist. And from conception of the blog name 'Makeup Over Mind' I had linked the two passions!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

REVIEW: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Y'all know when it comes to my makeup I want to shine like the dewy face Gods. Like if J. Lo and a unicorn had a baby and that baby was followed around for life by a pro lighting expert...That's how I want my skin to look, generally speaking. So when I saw the Goddess of glow herself, Jaclyn Hill, using this and professing it as holy grail and as a Kim 'Glow' K-West favourite, I knew I had to have it!