Monday, 28 April 2014

My Foundation Routine

Hey guys! So this week on my YouTube channel, I posted my foundation routine where I show you all how I do my foundation, tell you about my favourite brushes and then show you how I contour my face for everyday. I hope you like it :)

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Celeb Inspired look #3 Ariana Grande (Popular Song Music Video)



Products used to achieve this look:

Face

Benefit's The Porefessional (to prime face)
Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation (in True Ivory)
Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer (in Soft Beige)
Bourjois' Délice de Soleil Bronzing Powder (14 Olive/Tanned Skin)(to bronze neck and blend makeup into it, used on the cheeks and to try to bronze up my face like Ariana's.)
It didn't look like Ariana was wearing any blush in the video so I didn't use any.


Eyes

Urban Decay's Primer Potion (Original) (to prime eyes)

Colours used in Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette:
YDK (all over the lid)
Snakebite (in the outer corner and blended into the YDK to darken up the look )

17 Eye Liner Pencil in Black  (to line the waterline + tightline)
Curl Eyelashes 
Benefit's They're Real mascara (applied to lashes in a zigzag motion to avoid any clumps)
Ariana was wearing fake lashes in the video so you could add them if you wanted but I didn't because I had to go to work afterwards :P


Lips

L'Oréal Caresse Lipstick (101 tempting lilac)


Hope you liked this post :) Click here to watch the music video for Popular Song or click here to see one of my other celeb inspired makeup tutorial of Selena Gomez. If you would like to me to do a celebrity makeup look please leave a comment below :)



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Monday, 21 April 2014

My Benefit Wishlist!

Hey guys! So as you already may know, I really love the brand Benefit, and as I was looking at their website earlier, I realized that there are loads of Benefit products that I am dying to try out. So here are the top 5 products (in no particular order) that are on my wishlist:
Play Sticks are supposed to be concealer, foundation and powder all in one. Who wouldn't want to apply all of these in the form of a stick. I'd love to get this just to see if it actually any good or if it is just all hype.

Benefit Fakeup €25.00
I love trying out concealers and I really love the sound of a hydrating crease control concealer. I find that a lot of my concealers do crease throughout the day so I would really like to try this one and see if it works.

Benefit Hoola €32.00
I've wanted to try Hoola for a while because I've heard great things about it. I really like the idea of a completely matte bronzer because a lot of bronzers seem to have some kind of shimmer in them and I think I would prefer a matte bronzer. 

Benefit Rockateur €32.00
One of the things I really like about Rockateur is its packaging, it is just so cute. Obviously, I really like the actual product itself too, with its gorgeous rose gold shimmer so it is a win win. This powder just looks stunning and I think it would be so pretty on cheeks.

Girl Meets Pearl has been called "liquid pearl" for your face. It is a dewy luminizer that is perfect for highlighting your cheekbones, nose, forehead and cupid's bow. I would love to try out this product.  


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Friday, 18 April 2014

The Mirrorless Makeup Challenge!

Hey guys! I'm having a bit of a crazy week between work and college work, and it's only going to get worse in the next couple of weeks until college ends. I can't wait until the day that I'm finished my last exam so I can really focus more on my blog and get some more interesting posts up for you all. The good news is that now that I have a job again, that I will be able to buy more clothes/beauty products to do blog posts about. It feels like months since I've bought any new clothes or done a OOTD or look book for you so I'm looking forward to doing more of them :)

Anyway, on to today's post. Here is this weeks video that I've put up on my YouTube channel. It's the mirrorless makeup challenge!! This video was so much fun to film and I definitely recommend that you try at least once to do your makeup without a mirror. It can turn out quite funny. So without further ado, here is my mirrorless makeup challenge! I hope you like it :)
I hope you liked this post. There are a lot of better ones to come including a Naked Palette Giveaway (I'm not sure which one yet) for my year blogiversary in May!! Have you ever done your makeup, or part of your makeup, without a mirror? If so, how did it turn out? Leave a comment down below.
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Lush R&B Hair Moisturiser Review

Hey guys, today I am reviewing a hair product by Lush called R&B. The R&B stands for reviving and balancing your hair. It is made with a mix of oils and butters and it is meant to be used as a leave-in conditioner/moisturiser. I got it last year when I was in London because there aren't any Lush stores in Ireland yet. I'm not crazy about this product for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is the packaging, it looks very nice but it's not very practical for getting the product out. Every time I reach into the tub to get some out it all gets stuck under my nails and I find it's really hard to get product out and prevent this at the same time. I would prefer if you could squeeze it out of a tube instead of having to scoop it out of a tub.
I find that this product works best when only a small amount is applied to wet hair because if you apply too much, especially on dry hair, it can make your hair look quite greasy. I only like to apply it to dry hair the night before I wash it. I put loads on, applying it mostly to the ombred ends of my hair, and let it soak in overnight. This is probably my favourite way to use it and I don't use it that often, only every few weeks or so, mostly because I don't love it's scent so I only use it when I think to use it up and when I can wash it out soon after. The product has a Jasmine and orange scent but I find it to be a bit too strong for me. This is a great product for conditioning your hair but I'd really recommend smelling it first before you buy it just in case you don't like the scent.

It is a nice product but I don't like its scent and much prefer spray-in leave-in conditioners to a cream leave-in moisturiser so I won't be repurchasing it. I love Lush products though and I definitely would like to get one of their deep treatments that you wash out after this one runs out. It's a great product but it's just not for me.
If you would like to get this product, you can buy it in any Lush store or here on the Lush website.
I hope you like this post. It you did, make sure to give it a like on Bloglovin or a +1 on Google Plus. What is your favourite Lush product? Leave a comment below!

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Friday, 11 April 2014

No Diggity

Hey guys, today I was looking online for some new summer clothes and I threw together this casual look. It's just a fun look with a little bit of vintage rap inspiration :P

1. Run DMC Top - H&M (€12.95)
I love a good band T-shirt and this Run DMC top is no exception. A top like this is great for looking stylish but also really casual at the same time. It's also a great way to show your love for Run DMC to the world as you are driving your car, on a shopping trip or even going to the beach :P

2.Silver Wide Ring With Faceted Plastic Stone (€3.95)
When I saw this over-sized ring, I just thought it was pretty cool and would go with a lot. I decided to put it with this look to add a little more colour and make it less matchy matchy, and also to give it a bit more edge.

3. Light Acid Wash High-Waisted Denim Shorts- River Island (€35)
I really love any sort of acid wash shorts or jeggings so these shorts are perfect for me. The fact that they are high-waisted is a major plus too and it also means you could wear the Run DMC top tucked in so that the look is a little cooler.

4. No Diggity Backpack - H&M (€6.95)
I think this backpack is really fun and just makes the look a little less serious and a bit more playful. I also like the way it keeps in with the slight rap theme of the look :P

5. Red Converse Dupes - boohoo.com (€15)
I added these red converse dupes to the look to keep with the whole casual theme, to add more colour, and also to slightly match the red in the Run DMC top to help tie the look together.

I hope you like this look :) Here are some of my favourite Run DMC songs for you to enjoy:

                                                   Walk This Way- Run DMC + Aerosmith

It's Tricky - Run DMC

It's Like That - Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins

And when talking about music from this look, how could I leave out No Diggity :P

                                                               No Diggity - Blackstreet 

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

25 Facts About Me!

Hey guys, so I know that a few weeks ago I said that I would only be posting my beauty YouTube videos to my blog but I thought that this video would be an exception because it would let you know a little more about me. I know that when I read other people's blogs that I like to know a bit about them and what they are like first so hopefully this video can do that for you. So here are 25 facts about me:
I hope you liked this video and don't think that I'm too strange :P If you want to see more of my videos then make sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when a new one comes out :)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

MAC Coppering Makeup Look

Hey guys, today I want to show you all an easy look to do with MAC's Coppering. This is such a bright unique colour that it doesn't go with a lot looks. This is one of the ways I like to wear it.

Products used:

Face:  Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix foundation
          Soap & Glory Glow All Out Luminizing Face Powder (on cheeks)

Eyes:  MAC's Charcoal Brown (to fill in eyebrows)
           MAC's Coppering (all over the lid)
           MAC's Carbon or any black eye shadow (in the crease, I smoked it out a lot with a fluffy brush but                                                                                 you can smoke it out a much or as little as you want to)
           MAC's Carbon (again, as liner, applied with a small angled liner brush)
           Benefit's Bad Gal Lash mascara

Lips: For this look, I tried so many lipsticks but all of them clashed somewhat. For this look I think a nude lip would work best because its hard to find a colour that would look okay with the orangey-red eye shadow. I didn't have any nude lipsticks so I just put some concealer on my lips so you could see what it would look like with nude lips. If you are looking for a nude lipstick, I know that No.7 do one.

I hope you liked this post :) If you did, give it a like on Bloglovin or a +1 on Google Plus. Do you have MAC's Coppering eye shadow? How do you like to wear it?

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Benefit Coralista Blush Review

Hey guys, today I'm doing a review of the Coralista blush by Benefit. This is one of the Benefit Box O'Powders and I think this blush is a perfect colour for summer. I love wearing coral in summer, whether it be in a blush, a lipstick or a nail polish. I just think it is such a pretty colour. One thing I really love about this blush is its packaging, I just love the design with the coral leopard print on it. When you buy this blush you also get a small mirror that is attached to the box, and you get a small brush to apply it with too (but I prefer to use a better blush brush like a Sigma or Real Techniques one).
Benefit are known for their quality so I always know that I can count on the quality of their products. The only thing about that is that is that I find that blush doesn't really need to be an amazing quality. It's rare that you would find a really bad quality blush because that probably means that it just isn't that pigmented but usually you can still build up the colour if you keep applying it. The reason I'm telling you this is because this Coralista blush is €34. I don't know about you, but to me, that is one expensive blush. Don't get me wrong, it is a gorgeous colour and is really pigmented, but I'm not sure I would pay €34 again to repurchase it. Another thing, besides the price, that I don't like about this blush is that it is fairly shimmery and I prefer more matte blushes.
Me wearing Coralista
The good news is that I have found a much cheaper alternative to this blush that just so happens to be matte. The alternative is No 7's blush in the colour Coral Flush. This is a gorgeous matte coral blush that is less than a third of the price of Coralista at only €10.50. It is also really pigmented. I would definitely recommend getting this blush if you want to try some corals for summer and Coralista is a bit out of your price range.

I'm not dissing the Benefit Box O'Powders though, they are great if you want to treat yourself and I absolutely love Sugarbomb. My main reason for not wanting to repurchase Coralista again is that I just don't think it is that special a colour, and you can get similar blushes to it for a lot less money. If you would still like to treat yourself and buy Coralista, you can buy it here on the Benefit website or if you would prefer a cheaper alternative, you can buy No 7's Coral Flush in any Boots store.

I hope you like this post. Give it a like on Bloglovin or a +1 on Google Plus if you would like me to do more reviews like this one. Also, you can leave a comment below if there is any product that you would like me to review for you.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys, here is an everyday makeup tutorial that I made. I hope you like it. Make sure to let me know what you think of it and please SUBSCRIBE if you would like to see more of my videos :)

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