Kim Kardashian West x Kylie Cosmetics

If you're new here to DarlingJordan you may not know that I have a slight obsession with Kylie Cosmetics and pretty much anything she releases I end up buying it. The KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collaboration was no different. As soon as I seen the gorgeous packaging and nude shades I knew I needed it in my life! Costing $45 for the set it wasn't a badly priced product, except for the fact that when it arrived (I did buy other things along with it) so did a €35 customs charge! But we won't focus on that let's get straight into the actual product itself. 

Tangle Angel - An Angel Sent For Your Hair

Tangle Angel
Being a person who religiously has dyed her hair since the age of 16 my hair gets quite knotty especially after washing it. Theres nothing worse than tugging and pulling at your hair because you end up loosing half of it and thats definitely not the result anybody would want. I've tried so many hair treatments and conditioners, I've also broke numerous amount of brushes trying to de-tangle and condition my hair but nothing works. Until a certain angel entered into my life (see what I did there).

Cool For The Summer

We're currently in the middle of a heatwave right now and I'm not even joking I'm slightly dying from the heat! I cannot handle anything more than the normal Ireland weather so when it starts to reach high temperatures I turn into a hot mess, please tell me I'm not the only one!? 

However I thought I'd share the products I'm currently using to keep me from literally melting like the Witch of the West.

Primark Beauty Buys

Primark Beauty
Primark are killing it lately, they are releasing so many quirky items especially in their beauty department. Today I thought I'd go through the latest few bits I've been trying out / recently bought from silicone sponges to makeup brushes all ranging from €2.00 - €9.00.

ELF Cosmetics First Impressions

ELF Cosmetics
A few weeks back I was lucky enough to win a little competition on twitter for some ELF makeup bits, and I was so excited when I found out I had won because it was one of those brands I had always wanted to try. They've recently launched back in Superdrug so its a tad easier to get your hands on them if like me nowhere near you stocks the brand. 

Since receiving the products I've been playing about with them and wearing them a lot to see how they wore and how long they last etc, you know all that fun stuff you do when you get new makeup! I received an eyeshadow palette, blush and highlight duo, a lip tint and a liquid liner. 

Collection Lasting Perfection Colour Correctors

Colour Correctors aren't something I tend to use in an everyday makeup routine, reason being? Well its an extra step in my makeup routine and if I'm getting ready for work 5 more minutes in bed will always sound more appealing than an extra beauty product routine. However when your favourite Concealer brand launches new Colour Correctors (3 to be exact!) you just have to buy them to try.

Collection have launched a Green, Purple and a Lemon colour corrector as part of their ever so beloved Lasting Perfection concealer range, and I've been trying out two shades for the last few weeks and I'm finally ready to share my honest opinion on both of them!

Barry M Cosmic Lights Highlighting Palette

Barry M Cosmic Lights Highlighting Palette
Barry M are really having a moment right now. From their matte lipkits (post here), the Ready Set Smooth setting powder (featured here) and now the Cosmic Lights highlighting palette. 

While I feel like Barry M are sometimes put on the long finger when they come back with a bang they really do explode! As soon as I seen this highlighter palette I knew I just had to have it. So off I went with my card to treat myself (along with everything else I "treated" myself too). 

Primarks Room and Pillow Sprays With A Purpose

Primark really are ahead of their game at the moment, they are literally bringing out everything and I am loving it! I stumbled across these little sprays and just had to pick one of each up to have because they're such a cute idea. For €2.50 each I think I'll definitely be picking up more.

Products I'm Currently Obsessing Over

Products I'm Obsessed With
I absolutely adore when I buy new products and I genuinely cannot put them down, there really is no better feeling than finding a new cult product for your daily makeup routine. Today I thought I would share the products that have been glued inside my makeup bag for the past few weeks. 

When You Go Out To Buy A Pair Of Socks...

Do you know those days when you say to yourself okay I need this item and I'm only going out to buy this item, but somewhere along the way you get lost and the only thing you remember is entering in your credit card pin multiple times and then all of a sudden you're home without said item....yeah that happened.

The few days after payday I just go a bit crazy and before all this was bought, another bundle of makeup was also bought but we're just going to pretend that didn't happen. Onto what I bought though because I'm excited!

My Top 5 Kylie Cosmetics Picks

There's no denying that I've a tad obsession with Kylie Cosmetics, I absolutely adore the quality of the products and stand by that I feel they are worth every penny they cost, even when I get extra custom charges. So I decided to go through my Kylie Cosmetics collection and narrow it down to what I consider my top 5 products!

A Week Through My Instagram

I can officially say I've become obsessed with Instagram again. I love the idea of a theme and a few months back I started one that was just makeup based and every photo was shot on my Canon camera, eventually this got tiring and stressful because working full time means I didn't get a lot of time to get out my camera and tripod and start shooting different set ups. A few weeks ago I decided I had enough as I quickly started to really dislike my theme so I decided to go back to my old setup which was on my bed with all my Disney teddies as my background. Now that I'm back to this theme I'm absolutely loving instagram again and I don't feel so stressed or pressured when it comes to my photos. Although I did lose quite a few followers when I got rid of the Canon camera photos but I'm finally happy and enjoying it again. These are my favourite types of post to write so I decided why not do another one! 
Real Techniques released a huge amount of new products and of course on payday I had to hop on the bandwagon and basically buy every single one that my local Boots stocked. While I will admit I still have yet to try them all theres no better feeling than fresh new makeup tools. I have used most of the new brushes and have been absolutely loving them, I've also tried the new Cleansing sponge and it has become an absolute staple in my skincare routine (find what products I use it with here). It also helped that they were all on buy 1 get 2nd half price, with the amount of money I spent it also helped me accumulate quite a few Boots points which I'm saving for something nice!

Newtons Labs Skincare Range

So I'm going to jump straight into this and hold my hand up because I forgot to include a product in this picture, and the embarrassing part is it was my favourite product! I just kind of forgot about it until now when I sat down to write it. However I did picture it in a different set up so that's going to explain the different set up photo further down in this post, so lets get on with it. 

When I first received the Newtons Labs Skincare products* to trial I thought it'd be fun to incorporate them into a evening routine or a relaxing evening post but I ended up really loving the products that I decided they deserved their very own post.

Have The Barry M Lipkits Replaced Kylie's In My Makeup Collection?

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit
As the craze for Kylie Lipkits start to die down the obsession with matte liquid lips still live! With each brand bringing out their own versions so that theres so much choice for every budget. The latest being the Barry M Matte Me Up Lipkits.
Now I'm not going to be biased, it is true I absolutely adore Kylie's products but when I do a comparison and notice good things I do state it! 

Barry M is a brand that I swear by for nail varnish, I haven't really tried a wide variety of their cosmetics line but as soon as I seen the Matte Me Up kits launched I knew I needed all three. They have also launched some of the liquid lipsticks on their own in more colours. However I decided to pick up the three lipkits to give them a try and to see if they are in anyway comparable to Kylie's. 

What's Currently In My Makeup Bag

I thought it was about time that I finally done an updated What's in my Makeup bag. This is probably one of my favourite posts to read just because I always find new products that I want to try out, so lets get into what I'm currently using.

Starting with base products I'm currently using.

I've been loving the Origins Ginzing Moisturiser (€30.00) first thing in the morning, I just feel like it leaves my skin feeling awake and it smells absolutely divine. This is a mini version that I picked up in an Origins set I got back in the Boots sale (post here) and I can honestly see myself buying the full sized product!
I've also been using the Botanics Radiant Youth Eye Roll On (€12.99) which I've also been really enjoying. The product is refreshing and the product inside is flesh coloured so it help's eliminate any dis-colouration under the eyes. 

Kylie Cosmetics The Royal Peach Palette

So if you're new here, Hi my name is Jordan and I have a slight addiction to Kylie Cosmetics. If you already knew this...Hi hope you're well, welcome back!
With every new release Kylie brings out I cant help but get excited about it and not think twice about throwing my money at her. When she announced she was releasing The Royal Peach Palette I knew I wanted it and so on launch day (well because of time differences, launch night) I waited anxiously on her website ready to refresh the page in hopes to get the latest release. Luckily I did and a week later it popped through my letterbox (along with a customs charge, but we'll forget about that).

Payday Spending...Again!

I dont know about you but as soon as payday hits I have to buy things straight away, I just cant help it! So when payday rolled around it was no different than any other time. I placed a huge Kylie Cosmetics order, I'm talking $200 worth of Kylie Makeup along with a $65 one too. So I'm mega excited for those to arrive, I mean you just gotta treat yourself every month!

New To My Makeup Collection - SmashBox

Smashbox Cosmetics
Smashbox is one of those brands that I swear by one of their products and have tried barely anything else from their range. Well that was the case..now it's finally changed. Smashbox has been my go to brand for Primers for the past two years. Starting out with their Photo Finish Primer that I fell in absolute love with and still am to this day. Since then I have moved on to their Primer Water which is just life changing, seriously if you've still to try this out I beg you to go to your local counter and spritz it onto your face. 
With a few new launches over the past few weeks I decided it was finally time to dive into some of their other products and give them a whirl!

Valentines Gift Ideas

Whether you hate it or love it, Valentines Day is approaching and I thought why not pop a little gift guide together incase anybody needs some ideas. Of course if you're not in a relationship right now you could also totally treat yourself to something because why the hell not!? Spoiler Alert I bought the entire Kylie Cosmetics Valentines Bundle as my valentines gift to myself, to me from me!

January's Skincare Menu

Skincare Menu, Good Skincare, Skincare Routine
January was the month I basically used almost every skincare item I owned, okay so maybe not every item but at least half the products I own anyway. In January my skin kind of acted up a lot, which I blame all the junk food I ate back in December. 

There's no particular products I used more than the other or in any particular order really so lets jump right into it!

Products I've Added to My Collection

New Products I've Added To My Makeup Collection
There's nothing I love more than a post all about products people have been buying and trying out. So this is exactly what this one is. Over the past few weeks I've been given some products from work and also treating myself to some products aswell and today is the day I talk about them all. 

January Makeup Menu

January Makeup Menu
As January has come to an end I thought I'd share the products I absolutely loved during the blue month! My makeup basically stayed the same except for the odd day when I bought a new product and wanted to try it out. But I'm sure you'll be seeing them products very soon here on Darling Jordan.

Sheldon's 3rd Birthday


On the 28th of January it was my little boys 3rd Birthday! Sitting here on my lunch break in work writing this has me wondering where 3 years has actually gone?! 

As always I bought him a few gifts because you can't have a birthday without some presents! As always I bought everything from PetBliss online. They are my go to pet shop for whatever the occasion just because I find they have such a great selection of items for small animals.

What I Bought in the Boots 70% off sale

Last week the day everyone was waiting for finally arrived, the much anticipated Boots 70% off sale. Now while I'm actually not one to take part in this sale and truth be told this was my first time in doing so I didn't get loads. I didn't start work till 12 that day so the things I did want I had hidden away up in the stockroom so that I could buy them later in the day! But enough blabber, if you follow me on snapchat 'darlingjordan' I'm sure you'll have had enough of me talking about sale day! Now onto what I bought!

Weird Things Bunnies Do To Show They Love You

House Bunny
So this is my bunny Aurora whom I've been living with for over a year.  A whole 365+ days with this little ball of fluff has let me learn a lot about bunnies. Aurora is a house Bunny so she has the run of the house. However she does certain things in my room that make me happy and some that make me feel quite the opposite, so I thought I'd share them as they might give you a giggle. Also if you have a Bunny please let me know if you relate to all these points or if I just have a Bunny with an attitude.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash

Garnier Micellar Water Cleansing Gel Wash
Micellar water is probably one of the biggest skincare sellers right now, so when stocking shelfs in work one day and noticing the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel of course I had to buy one immediately! I mean if it does the exact same as the Micellar Water but is even quicker at removing your makeup like sign me up right now.

What I Got For Christmas 2016

Happy New Year!
I thought there would be no better way to start off the new year than with a What I Got For Christmas post. I've literally been searching for these posts on twitter and have been reading every single one because I bloomin love seeing what everyone got! So I decided to carry on the tradition here on Darling Jordan and show you all what I received for Christmas.