Glam Eyes | Barry M Glitter Rush + Fixer Gel Review

Saturday, 7 October 2017
Long time no see. I have now finished my second week of second year at uni, woohoo. I took the last few weeks off blogging so that I could really settle into a uni/work routine and then slowly introduce blogging back in again. So I am thinking at the minute of doing one post per week to see how that goes. Getting photographs is the most tricky thing for me but I did get a new phone (iPhone 8plus) so that issue will hopefully go away. Although I will probably still try to use my set up at my parents' house to take most of my photographs still.

So for today's post, I thought that I would introduce you to my new favourite thing, Barry M's Glitter Rush eye glitters and give a quick review to let you know why I love them so much, although look at those shades. Wow. 

Barry M keep it simple with their packaging and I think its extremely practical for when you're using the product. If you look closely you'll see that the glitter pots have holes to let the product out. This means that if you drop the glitter pot while it's open you'll not lose all of the product and I think this is perfect because there's nothing worse than spilt glitter.

To apply the Barry M Glitter Rush I use the EcoTools Petité Eye Shading Brush which is a small flat brush which is the perfect shape and size for applying the glitter in small amounts so that you can be precise with the placement of it. I put a small amount of the Barry M Glitter Fixer Gel on the brush and then just dip it into the glitter pot and then apply in the areas I want. I used to use lash glue to apply glitter but I am so glad that Barry M have finally released this Gel as it works so well.

The Fixer Gel is just a clear gel which comes in a squeezy tube which allows you to control how much product you want to use and trust me a little goes a long way and I don't end up finding glitter all over my face afterwards either which is especially good. The glitter itself is quite fine which I absolutely love, this means that it applies smooth and you can still build up how pigmented you want it to be.

There are a total of 8 glitters in this range and I have purchased Rose Quartz (Pink)Fireball (Gold) and Onyx (Almost Black). Other shades include Aquamarine (Blue/Green)Moonstone (Silver)Snow Globe (White)Desert Bronze (Bronze) and Ultraviolet (Purple).

I have tried quite a few different eye glitters and pigments and these are definitely the easiest ones to work with and they always look amazing and last for HOURS!! I've used the fixer gel with both the Barry M glitters and glitters from other brands and it definitely keeps the glitter in place.

Both the glitters and the fixer gel are available online and instore from Superdrug. The Glitter Rush's cost £4.59 each and the Fixer Gel is available for £4.99. Where else can you get glitters at such an affordable price?

Do you use eye glitters?

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kits

Saturday, 23 September 2017
My all-time favourite liquid lipsticks are the Matte Me Up range by Barry M and I have a whole post here on the single shades that I have and as it is one of my most popular posts I thought that I would do an updated post on the lip kits that I have.

I love the packaging of these lip kits, super sleek, perfect for throwing into your bag in a rush, no complaints at all.

These lip paints have a doe-foot applicator which makes for a flawless application, especially since a lip liner also helps the process.

The lip liners in these kits are super creamy which I love, as there's nothing worse than it being dry and flakey. The lip paints themselves are quite a thin consistency which I didn't think I'd like but I love it now as it means that it lasts so much longer than other matte liquid lipsticks that I've tried.

I have the Matte Me Up Lip Kits in four shades, I will mention though that Blowout was a limited edition in Superdrug and so it's no longer available, although they may re-release it in the future. The other three shades I got were Go To (nude), Bespoke (plum) and Runway (berry). These four shades are perfect for me as there is one for every occasion.

Due to the thin consistency which I mentioned before, these liquid lip paints last so much longer than any other lipstick I've ever tried. It doesn't go flakey crack either which is a hate of mine when it comes to so many liquid lipsticks that I've tried.

These lip kits are available at Superdrug for £6.99. This is an amazing price as the lip kit includes both a lip paint and a lip liner and they are both of a really high quality. 

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Jameson Whiskey Experience

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
I went to the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Midleton while I was in Co. Cork for my summer holidays. While we were there we had a guided tour which started with an audiovisual and then the actual tour lasted for over an hour and was really insightful into how the whiskey was made and what makes Jameson different to other whiskeys. 

John Jameson established a new approach to whiskey production in 1780. Jameson Whiskey consists of only barley, water and maize but it is the way these ingredients are put together that makes Jameson different.

Unlike American and Scottish Whiskeys, Jameson goes a step further with their distillation process and TRIPLE DISTILL to get that smooth taste that makes them different, this is the method of the founder John Jameson.

During the tour, we found out the importance of the wooden barrels to the whiskey process at Jameson. Jameson uses oak casks that have been imported from either America or Spain where they were used to age bourbon or fortified wine. This gives the whiskey a distinct taste of toasted wood, sherry and vanilla. 

Irish law states that a spirit must be matured for a minimum of 3 years in Ireland in order to name it an Irish whiskey. In these 3 years, around 6% (2% per year) of the volume will be lost due to evaporation - this is known as the 'Angel's Share'. 

Each whiskey at Jameson is matured for a different number of years as this will affect the taste of the final product. But the longer it matures, the more evaporates, and so this is the main reason why whiskey can get more expensive, the longer it matures. 

These are the new whiskeys which Jameson has recently released, as well as glasses matched to each, I bought the middle glass; Cooper's Croze


Jameson Experience Tour (€20) - this is the tour I went on and at first, we did think it was a little expensive but it is a long tour and you find out so much about the distillery and the history of Jameson.
Premium Whiskey Tasting (€30)
Behind the Scenes Tour (€60)
Academy Tour (€95)



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