Make up Haul - ,

So here it is , my first haul blog post . I personally really enjoy reading and watching make up and clothes hauls . I recently ordered some Red cherry and Ardell fake eyelashes from A few days later decide to go an purchase Anastasia Beverly Hills pomande dipbrow from after eyeing them up for months . I also mention a bit about my first order for both of these sites.
Cannot fault this website at all . It was my first time buying anything from the website . It is a very user friendly website and I had no hassle at all with it . They have a great selection of eyelashes for reasonable prices . Even the shipping is cheap (free shipping for orders over £15 and £2 shipping for orders below ) . When I  ordered from them I got free shipping because I spent over £15 I also got a gift thrown in (a pair of eyelure natural eyelashes). As while as that ardell demi wispies multipack was at a discounted price of £7.50. Absolute bargain . Not to mention extremely fast shipping ! The eyelashes where in perfect condition when they averaged and they all look like they will be lovely on and blend with your natural eyelashes well (I especially love the Red cherry #43 lashes) . Really cant wait to try them on . If your not sure what eyelashes to buy look at there blog post list about there most popular eyelashes in order Red cherry #43 being there most popular (I can see why) . All in all Im delighted with my order and cant wait to try out these eyelashes . Definitely will be buying eyelashes on this site in the future .

It was also my first time ordering off weirdly enough because I have been on the  website before but because it was .com I automatically thought it was American and that the shipping would be too expensive . I was looking up Anastasia Beverley Hills and seen that it was free shipping at the top of there pages for orders over €13 so I obviously couldn't resist. Free shipping said it would take from 5-10 days (you can pay more for a tracked or express parcel) , it took 11 days which is understandable at this busy time of year . Product arrived in great condition and I am in love with the packaging . If I was to own a make up company this would be the dream packaging , it looks so luxurious ! I ordered two dipbrow's in the shades blonde and dark brown. I found it hard deciding which colour to get cause there's so many . I will have a review with pictures of the product on me in a few weeks and to see do they live up to the hype . It should be interesting be see.

Top 5 people to follow on Instagram

Instagram is a fun phone app that allows you to share photos and short videos (up to 15 seconds). Usually if you want to add a cool filter to a photo you took on your camera you would have to buy a filter camera accessories or upload it to an online editing website. Instagram makes adding a filter to your pictures easy and quick. It’s a free app and if your looking for inspiration or just bored on your lunch break then this is the app for you. I follow a lot of accounts on instagram so I found it hard to choose just 5 accounts but with the process of elimination I managed to pick just 5 accounts I think everyone needs to follow. This list ranges from celebrities to fashion illustrators. In no particular order here is my top 5:

1. Kristina Bazan – 1.2m followers

Kristina is the owner of the fashion blog ‘Kayture’ . She started off blogging in her room a young girl with a big dream, with her success she now has a team of people working with her including a photographer that travels everywhere with her .Her style is very classic and feminine with a modern touch, its obvious why she front row at most fashion week shows and was even back stage at the Victoria Secret fashion show this year and on board the Victoria secret private jet were she set next to supermodel Adriana Lima. She also won ‘blogger of the year’ by Bloglovin’ which is a big achievement in the blogging industry .Her instagram account consists of loads of travel and fashion photos. It seems like she’s in a different country every week. But beware looking through her photos you might just get a little jealous.

2. Kyle Jenner – 15.3m followers

Kyle is one of the top ten most followed celebrity on instagram . Like her sister Kim Kardashian she is known to take quite a few instagram selfies. Her style and the make up she wears has kind of a 90s grunge feel to it.  Everyone has been also obsessing over her make up recently, especially the lip colour she wears (which is mac lip pencil in ‘whirl’). She takes pictures of her day-to-day life that usually includes photo-shoots, interviews with top magazines and hanging out with friends in LA. Definitely not the life of your average 17 year old.

3. Hayden Williams – 1m followers

Hayden is a British fashion illustrator and designer. This man is unbelievably talented, you might want to make yourself a cup of tea while your scrolling through his account , you could easily spend hours looking at his work. He did a drawing of Kate Moss for her lipstick collection for Rimmel and it is seen in most pharmacies that sell Rimmel . Celebrities like Rihanna and Oprah have reposted drawing of themselves that he has done complementing his work.

4. Jen Selter - 5m followers

When you hear you alarm go off at half six and you hear the wind howl outside it can easily put you off getting up and getting fit. While you lay in bed debating about getting up and going for a jog go on to Jen Selters instagram account. Just looking at her pictures will have you motivated enough to get out of bed and do some exercise. Jen says, “It takes dedication, perseverance, hard work and consistency. There is no secret pill, no special diet.” It seems like she never leaves the gym!

5. Linda Hallbergs - 482K followers

Linda Hallbergs is a Swedish make up artist, hair stylist and beauty blogger. Her make up looks are always creative/edgy and her blending is flawless. Even when she is creating a bridal look it will never be the usual bridal make up she always switches it up by adding colour . Looking through her instagram account will make you want to get out your make up kit and play around with colour .

So that’s my recommendations but whatever your into it being make-up or gardening you will find loads of people with similar interest on this app. Great app for the wannabe photographers. This blog post is kind of different from the rest but I like switching it up from time to time . Hope you enjoyed reading this post .

Burnt Orange and Cream - Make up Step By Step

My next look I will need to focus on the lips because this look is once again all about the eyes . Burnt orange is one of my favourite colours for eye make-up especially on blue eyes, It really makes blue eyes pop! I did this make up look before work one morning while watching an episode of gossip girl at the  same time and if I was to do it again there is a few things I would of perfected more and maybe have applied some individual lashes . But I like the over all look so I thought I would write a step by step guide on how to achieve this make up look .

Step 1 : Coffee (or any source of caffeine)
Step 2 : Apply Nyx Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk all over your eyelid and blend it out with a fluffy blending brush.
Step 3 : Using Foxy from my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette I packed it over the milk eye pencil , not applying any cream to theouter corner of my eyes .
Step 4:I then blended out Make up Designory blush in brick with a fluffy brush into my socket.
Step 5 : Apply some of the same Make up designory blush under your eyelid using a small flat brush.
Step 6 : Darken up your socket then by applying some dark brown eye shadow with a pencil brush.
Step 7 : Using my black inglot gel eyeliner in 77  I winged out the eyeliner and applied some of the black eyeliner to my tight line .
Step 8: I then applied Make up Designory eye pencil in Auburn to my waterline .
Step 9 : Coat your lashes with some mascara , I used Maybelline Great lash in Blackest Black.


Step 1 : I Used Maybelline New York master shape eyebrow pencil in dark blonde, it has a waxy fomula that keeps my eyebrows in place.
Step 2: Using and angled brush I used my favourite Inglot Eyeshadow - Matte Brown 342 to fill in my brows .
Step 3 : I then concealed around my eyebrows with Graftobian HD glamour cream in sunrise flush.


Step 1 : Mix mac studio fix foundation with my embroylisse lait crème to get a lighter coverage.
Step 2 : With a fluffy brush I applied mac pinch o peach(discontinued ,peach by nyx is similar) blush to the apples of my cheeks.
Step 3 : Applied some Sleek bronzer from the face form palette in fair under my cheekbones and on my temples.


Step 1 : I then ate my breakfast and by this time I was nearly running late so I applied some rosy lips  by Vaseline to my lips .


5 reason you need this eyeshadow colour

Todays Blog post is about my most reached for eye shadow (Inglot Eyeshadow - Matte Brown 342) and who would of thought ? It just looks like a boring old matte brown shadow but trust me you need it. After purchasing the Urban Decay naked 2 palette I realised I was in need of some matte eye shadow for my kit . Too much shimmer eye shadow doesn't look great on older skin as the can sometimes make the wrinkles and fine lines around the eye area more noticeable also you really can go wrong with a matte eye shadow .My friend bought me an Inglot freedom system palette with 3 eye shadows and there was a place for one more eye shadow so when I was in Dublin a while after that I decided to head towards there South Anne Street Inglot store and purchase this eye shadow so that my Inglot palette was complete . Here are 5 reason why I love this eye shadow so much :

1 . The price. €6 ! I personally think its a bargain for the quality and the amount of the eye shadow you get . Mac eyeshadow is €10 and has a lot less product in it .

2 . Works well on every eye colour . Teenagers , Adults , people with green , blue or brown  trust me it will suit you ! Great colour for those who aren't that confident at doing there own make up . Also matte brown will never go out of trend.

3. Its the perfect eye shadow transition colour . Especially with a brown , black or orange smokey eye look. A transition colour is a colour you blend out in the socket line of your eye so you don't have a  harsh lines between your brow bone & your eyeshadow . Your eyeshadow will look well blended and will gradual fade into you skin.

4. Great Eyebrow Colour . Believe or not it works on blondes , light brunettes and red heads . It just depends how lightly or strongly you apply it . I like to use and angled eyebrow brush to apply it and conceal around my eyebrows then to make my eyebrows look more defined .

5. Nicely pigmented . Inglot eyeshadows are probably the most popular product from Inglot because they have a nice texture and are really pigmented . If you don't believe me look up more reviews on there eyeshadows and I am sure they will all say the same.

I have used this eyeshadow in my previous make up looks on my blog , have a look if you want to see this eyeshadow being used .

Pop of Purple

I did this make up a day last week , when I was going to lunch with my mother . Recently I have been trying to incorporate more colour into my make-up looks , I started doing a natural brown eye with winged eyeliner , then I thought I would add some blue eyeliner ( it looks purple in the photo but I swear its blue) on my waterline and blended out some purple eye shadow underneath. Purple is great for making brown eyes pop. I have very little colour on the rest of my face because I wanted my eyes to be the main focus of the look . Highlight in my tear duct is as become a reoccurring step in my make up routine as of lately , it really makes your eyes look more awake looking. Here's a product list of everything on my face , if any of the products interest you , you can just click on the product and it will take you to a website were you can purchase the product .

Product List
Waterline eyeliner : Penny's eyeliner - Blue
Inner Tear duct Highlight : Wet'n'wild Cover All Palette

New Love For Lipgloss

From doing make up all the time you sometime come across ways ,tricks or products that make you life a whole lot easier and you wished you had of known about them before to save you a lot of time . I have recently started using lipgloss on the daily (<who even says that) and cant believed I been without it for so long . I have always been the kind of girl who spends all of her time creating the perfect(look who's cocky) winged liner and ends up running out the door with nothing on my lips (sorry lip product lovers) . Lipgloss used to annoy me so much especially with having long hair , if the wind blew in the wrong way I would end up with a mouth full of hair (which is not fun).

Lipgloss works wonders on my mature woman , there lips tend to be thinner and with lip liner and lip-gloss they turn into Angelie Jolie (maybe slightly over exaggerated) the glossiness creates the illusion of bigger, fuller lips . I am not a fan of sticky lip glosses though.

The pictures I have included with this blog post are some of my favourite lipglosses.  I would do a review on all of these lipglosses but there all very alike non -sticky, a nice mild scent and glossiness with pigment but not to much pigment (which I like for when I wear lipstick underneath and still want to be able to see the lipstick)  , I know what I like when it comes to lipgloss .

If your new to lipgloss I recommend you trying out 'Essence XXXL Shine lipgloss In Dazzle Glow' its a sheer gloss with a pink sheen to it , a natural lip gloss and a dark smokey eye are the perfect combination for a night out make up look .



Pictorial : Purple Smokey Eye

I did this in no time , its really easy to achieve , but once again as it always is with creating the perfect smokey eye ,its all about the blending.
Product List
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion - Original
Mascara: Maybelline Great lash - Blackest Black

Hope you all enjoy this look , more blog posts on the way this Wednesday and Thursday .

French Skincare Review

Between Food, Fashion and Skincare theres not much the french do wrong .My parents recently took a trip to France . I remembered seeing a video Lisa Eldrigde did a few years ago on french skincare and I was running low on my skincare products (Matis Paris - cleaner , toner, moisturiser- eye make up remover, another French skincare brand) so I did some research in the best french skincare products and gave my parents some money and a list . They went to a chemist in a small town which to my surprise had everything on the list . The list included Bioderma, Le Roche Posay -Serionic , Le Roche Poshe- Effaclar Duo ,Le Roche Posay- Effaclar  Purifying Cleansing Gel ,NUXE Riev Miele - Lip balm , Embryolisse Lait -Crème Concentré been about two months since they were in french but i wanted to properly test out these skincare products before i did a review on them. I don't have the receipt anymore so not sure about the prices but all I know is it was far cheaper then buying skincare products in Ireland. For all these products it cost around 60 euros. The woman in the chemist also give my parents loads of  La Roche Posay tester samples .

Bioderma-500ml twin pack
This is one product that a lot of make up artists are obsessed with. I was slightly nervous about using it at the start in case it didn't live up to my high expectations , but luckily it did . This product is constantly been stolen from my room and I find it in my mother or sisters room . We all love it . I also use it before I moisturise any clients getting there make up done because it leaves there skin feeling fresh and completely free of any trace of makeup. It has no scent and works well on sensitive skin .
I pour a little bit of the Bioderma onto a cotton pad and it removes all my make up(even waterproof mascara) so easily , no tugging at your skin. Its just as handy as a make up wipe and obviously a lot better for your skin. It also last a long time I'm only half way through one bottle and i used it everyday . Anyway enough rambling , if you haven't tried it yet , i would definitely recommend ordering one online . 5/5

Embryolisse Lait- Crème Concentré
 This moisturisers going down a treat , need to repurchase . Me and my mom both use this an both love it . Its a really rich moisturisers and I find my skin really soaks it up . Im not really a fan of the feeling of any moisturiser in general when you first apply it . I find this cream works better as a night cream rather then a day cream though , because it does take awhile to completely settle into your skin so i would wait 20 minutes or so before you apply makeup . When I apply it before bed my skin feels so soft and glowy in the morning . Don't forget to apply suncream as-well with this cream because it doesn't have an spf .Would recommend for this moisturiser for make up artists kit because it works well on every skin type and has no harsh smell.4/5

NUXE Reve de Miel- lip balm (stick form,twin pack)
Apparently the stick form isn't as good as the pot version but i love it so i can't wait to get my hands on the jar in the future . It smells so luxurious and is a real treat for your lips especially if you don't want a shiny finish on your lips but want them moisturised. This came in a twin pack. I would of preferred in the pot form. 4/5

Le Roche Posay- Effaclar Duo 
This product claims to prefect imperfections . I think I'm allergic to something in this product because i got a rash on my chin and got some dry patches on my face ,  so sadly I didn't get to experience the full effect . Really like the light texture , but not to keen on the smell , to me it smells like window cleaner . Its works so well for a lot of people so I can't really give it a mark out of five just because I've had a reaction to the product, also I don't have oily skin so I am probably going to give it to someone who does.

Le Roche Posay- Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel
This came with the Effaclar Duo and also didn't work well with my skin.So for that reason I can't mark it out of five either , disappointed that I didn't research both theses products (Efflaclar Duo) enough , because I don't have oily skin , so how could I expect it to work on my skin.

Le Roche Posay - Serionic
A lot of people walkabout this on french skincare posts and blogs but i found that they never really explain what it is/does . I thought since everyone loved it so much that id give it a try . What it is a Zinc Sulphate solution spray , that calms and cleanses the skin . It can be used as a toner for oily skin or you can uses it to cleanse irritated  skin (raser burn etc) . I don't use this all the time , its not one of those products I couldn't live without . I really use it in the morning to freshen up my skin in the morning to make me more awake looking , its also good after a night out when you feel like death.But at the end of the day water in a spray bottle would probably do the same job. Could possibly work better on oilier skins .3/5

Halloween Make-up : Queen of Hearts - Step by Step

I really couldn't think of a Halloween Make-up look to do today , i spent hours looking online for inspiration and I was debating weather to do a harley quinn make up look or queen of hearts . I ended up going with queen of hearts (as you probably guessed from the title) . I just started messing around with red,black and white (colours that are in a pack of cards) and this is what i ended up with . There are a lot of steps but i hope its easy to follow .

Step 1 : Cleanse , tone and moisturise your face . 
Step 2 : Using a damp beauty blender apply your foundation .
Step 3 : Conceal any blemishes and under eye bags .
Step 4 : Using a blusher brush contour under your cheekbones using the red aquacolor from Kryolan aquacolor palette also contour the sides of your nose using a eyeshadow blending brush.
Step 5 : Dampen a small brush and apply the red aquacolor from the Kryolan aquacolor palette in a heart shape around your face , turning up in a point on your chin .
Step 6 : Fill in the outer half of the heart red .
Step 7 : With a small brush paint some black hearts , red hearts and white hearts all different sizes on your right cheek . 

Eyes & Eyebrows
Step 8 : Fill in your eyebrows with an angled eyeliner brush using black aquacolor . 
Step 9 : Apply a white cream eyeshadow as a base .
Step 10 : Set the white cream eyeshadow with some white eyeshadow . 
Step 11 : Using red aqua colour and an eyeliner brush create an eyeliner flick starting at the end of your eye . 
Step 12 : Apply black eyeliner on your bottom lash line and smudge it out using a small smudger brush.
Step 13 : Apply some mascara to your top eyelashes.
Step 14 : Apply some Kryolan white supracolor to your bottom lashes and waterline.

Step 15 : Using a lip brush apply black aquacolour to your lips . 
Step 16 : Apply some red eyeshadow to the centre of your lips .

4 Multipurpose Make-up Products

This blog post is about make up products with multipurpose uses saving money and time. This will be especially useful for college students on a tight budget.

Blusher & Bronzer For Eye shadow
I love using bronzer in the socket of my eyelids; it gives a really subtle natural look and warms up the face. Same goes for blusher although blush colours are more bright and vibrant if your looking of a pink eye shadow a blusher will work fine.

Translucent Power to Set concealer, foundation and lipstick
Translucent powder is a great product it sets liquid products and make them last all day, but most people just use powder on an oily t-zone .If you purchase a translucent powder instead of a foundation powder you can use it for many things. Using a clean blending brush you can powder over your under eye concealer to set it or any cream eye shadows. Also if you want to make you lipstick last longer you can get a piece of tissue rip it in half so there’s just a thin piece of tissue left, place it over your lips then powder over the tissue, this will prolong the wear of the lipstick.

Eye shadow as eyeliner
Want to experiment with purple eyeliner but don’t want to purchase a purple liquid liner because you know it would go to waste? Then this is perfect for you.
Scrap out some of you eye shadow on to a clean palette so you don’t contaminate the whole eye shadow. Damping your eyeliner brush. Dip your brush into the eye shadow shavings and apply your eyeliner like normal. The eyeliner might not last as long as gel or liquid liner but it works pretty well. The eye shadow needs to be highly pigmented for this to work because you want the colour to glide on even like a liquid liner and not to look sheer.

Concealer as Eyelid Primer
A make up artist once told me that she never used eyelid primer and that she thought it was just another product the make up industry could make money out of. She said she always used concealer. Then I started using concealer as an eyelid primer and realized concealer works just as well if not better then eyelid primer. A little goes a long way and you have to blend it out, if you apply too much it will make your eye shadow crease. It makes your eye shadow last longer and makes the eye shadow more vibrant.

Simple Special Effects Make-up

Being a Make up Artist I wait all year for Halloween to get creative with my make up looks. The more scary/ gory the looks are the better. Here is a blog on simple special effects make up that really don’t take long to create but are very effective and perfect for Halloween. Some of the products used might have to be purchased online and I recommend doing a patch test on the crease of your arm prior to use. You can place the wounds wherever you like, these pictures or just a guideline.

Acid Burn

Product List
Kryolan gelix skin
Dark Purple face paint
Black face paint
Fake blood
Wooden spatula
Paint brush (Make up brush will probably get destroy so I would use a expensive brush)

Step By Step
Step 1: Using your sponge apply the dark purple face paint all over the area you want the acid burn.
Step 2:But the gelix still in the bag into a bowl of hot water, you don’t want the gelatin to boil or over heat or it wouldn’t work as well. Then pour the contents of the bag into another bowl. You have to work fast with this product because it dry’s fast and you will have to melt it again. You take your wooden spatula and you spread the gelix skin (once its not hot enough to burn you) over the purple area. Don’t worry about trying to make it smooth the bumper the wound the more realistic it is.
Step 3: Once the gelix skin has dried you can add some black face paint to the burn with a brush to create some depth. Also add some blood.


Product List
Rigid Collodion Liquid ( Collodion should not be used on the same place more then five times as it can leave a scar )
Red & Purple face paint

Step by Step
Step 1: Mix the red and purple face paint.
Step 2: Paint a thin scar with the colour you have just mixed

Step 3: Apply five layers of collodion right on top of the scar mark.

Natural Summer Glow - product list

So it's currently summer in Ireland and surprisingly its been sunny (shocking I know) anyway I thought I would write a blog post  about the products I use to create a natural summer glow . To achieve glowing healthy looking skin your really need to focus on the base cleanse , tone, moisturise , apply a good primer and then some illuminaror. Currently have a cold sore so that is what that weird looking thing on my lip is . I will be two blog posts a week from now on.

Make up designory - face primer 
Nars - orgasm illuminator
Maybelline match perfection- foundation 
Sleek - Bronzer from the light contour palette
Nyx -  cream blush in rose petal
Wet'n'wild - concealer wheel -highlight 

Eyes & Eyebrows
Graftobian HD glamour crème palette- darker brown colours 
Soap and Glory - thick and fast black mascara 
Inglot eyeshadow(used on brows)- 342

Graftobian HD glamour creme palette- cream blush colours 

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