Monday, 16 March 2015

TO PARIS // away we go

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We saw.
We ate.
We drank.
We danced.
We walked (oh dear God did we walk).
We wore sombreros.
We drank some more.
We were Disney Princesses with foul mouths.
We conquered.


Friday, 27 February 2015

NEW IN // on my eyeballs

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Eye love Kiko and eye love Bourjois. In terms of long-wearing eye products, these two know it. 

I picked up one of the Kiko Long Lasting Eye Shadow Sticks on sale in Paris for less than a fiver. Really wish I picked up a few more too though as; 
(a) Kiko is not available in Ireland surprise surprise
(b) their products are so affordable and fantastic quality
(c) thee sticks are super easy to work with and once they set they're budgeproof. Perfect for all the "clubbing" I do. Lol. Sitting in my pyjamas right now. #hardcore
(d) they totally rock

The Bourjois Waterproof Contour Clubbing Eyeliners had been on my radar ever since the delightful Makeup Monster gave them two thumbs up. Creamy, soft, buttery (hence the butter shot) and long wearing. I picked up the shade "Up and Brown" which, as the Makeup Monster mentioned, is a dead ringer for Mac Teddy eye pencil. Sold! I liked it so much 2 hours later I went back and picked up the shade "Taupe Top" too. #noregrets


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

MAC OMEGA // the first and final word in contouring

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So strictly speaking Mac Omega is an eyeshadow. But of course there's nothing I enjoy more than wiggling a little contour brush around in it's powdery goodness and carving me out some serious cheekbones too.

Mac, whenever you get a chance would you be so kind as to bring this out in a bigger pot.



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).