Saturday, 10 January 2015

MAXFACTOR EXCESS SHIMMER // all about that (eyeshadow) base

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Let's have a moment for the Max Factor Excess Shimmer cream eyeshadow shall we? If I had gotten my act together over Christmas and created a list of my favourite products of 2014 this most definitely would have been on it. But you know what I didn't. Big wup, wanna fight about it?

However I'm giving the product the love it deserves right now because it's so bloody lovely. I picked up the shade bronze and oh my...

Lightly swept across the eyelid it deposits a sheer, easy to blend dose of sultry goodness. Pack on some more and you have yourself one seriously pigmented and simple smokey eye. This was my shadow of choice over Christmas with Mac Antiqued eyeshadow pressed heavily on top and Espresso blended through the crease. Long wearing and lovely!

As it's a cream product you can apply with your fingers but I really like using the Real Techniques base shadow brush as it blends out this little bad boy like a dream. Get on it gurl! 


Monday, 29 December 2014

REN FLASH RINSE // cure christmas face in 60 seconds

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Right now I have a bad case of Christmas face. Symptoms include spots, dullness and a general lacklustre appearance. Probably due to the obligatory over-indulgence in absolutely everything. Food, fun, family and booze. I wouldn't change a thing though. 

Especially considering I got my paws on this REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial which will give your face the most wonderful little vitamin hug, bringing back some radiance in just 60 seconds as well as neutralizing grey, firming, toning, smoothing and reducing signs of fatigue.  It also smells as delicious as that whole tin of roses I ate.

In a word...deadly! 

I enjoy slapping this on, brushing my teeth then rinsing it off. Foolproof; even for fools who don't make time for face masks (me).


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

DEAR SANTA // what's the craic?

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Dear Santa. How are you? I hope you and Missus Clause are well.

I've been pretty solid this year. I take my makeup off every night and I'm getting better at tying my shoelaces. For Christmas I would really love;

Kanken BackpackArmani Luminous Silk Foundation, these really deadly Nike Runners, the Glossier Phase 1 Set (I know you cannot get this in Europe but you can fly and stuff so yeah..)

Thank you.

p.s I will leave out some carrots for the reindeer

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

HO HO HO // this is not a gift guide

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Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. An absolute overdose of family, friends, and food. And yes, while it is absolutely fantastic to get presents, giving them rates pretty highly on my happiness barometer too.

However, as much as I would like, I am really not in the position to be penning gift guides and recommending the perfect presents for your loved ones. Instead I thought I would present you with a couple of my favourite insta-quotes.

In the past few months I've really been enjoying reading them and have amassed quite a few favourites that have served me well. The perfect little shot of empowerment everyone needs to kickstart their day the right way.

These may prove very useful to any weary souls, still attempting to navigate the sea of festive bath sets, fluffy socks and tinsel clogging up the shops. God speed. Stay strong. 

Accept only excess kindness, giving, smiling, and fun this Christmas. Always.

*More Instagram goodness right here.


Sunday, 30 November 2014

OH HEEEEEEEY // who's that girl?

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Hey, hi and hello! Decided to pile on a few old favourites for a recent Sunday funday with my sister. 

Out came good old L'Oreal True Match foundation quickly applied with my fingers followed up with some Real Techniques stippling brush action to achieve quite a lovely finish. I kept the eyes very simple with a mini eye liner flick and lashings of Mac All that Glitters. Beaut. 

Decided to have a play with some new Seventeen products too and was very pleased with the results. The contour kit is certainly one of the better options available in the drugstore as is their new brow kit. I really like the shades in this little set. Nice cool ashy tones that really enhance the brows minus the awful red brown tinge that is so standard with many budget brow products. 

Mac Up the Amp lipstick also made a welcome last minute appearance. Love a statement lip in the cooler months. Pow. 

We had a cracking day, visiting the Iveagh Gardens, making the most of some gorgeous sunshine and pottering around Dublin city in search of coffee, kick-ass salads and bin bags. And yes, we found them all. I also found myself purchasing some new ear bling. A rose gold tragus ring to be precise; and yet there I go posting the picture in greyscale so you cannot even see how lovely it truly is. 

Fiona wins at blogging yet again.