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Dec 1, 2017 - Blog    No Comments

Kat Von D Beauty

I absolutely adore Kat Von D and I have done since her Miami Ink days that eventually lead to the start of LA Ink.  I loved the stories, the art and most of all Kat’s personality.  For years I have wanted to try Kat Von D’s make-up line and I was so excited when Debenhams announced its arrival.  I have tried a couple of products from the line so here are my thoughts:

Shade and Light Palette (€46)

The palette consists of three quads of neutral, warm and cool shadows.  A range of looks can be created with these shades from barely there natural make-up to a full on smokey eye.  I use a primer with these shadows.  My favourite combination of shadows is Lucius on the lid, Samuel over my crease, Solas to define my outer corners and Liberatus on the inner corner of my eye and across my brow bone.  The shadows are long lasting and well pigmented.  I’d 100% buy this pallete again.

Shade and Light Palette Glimmer (€47)

I had a voucher and decided to purchase this palette when it was released in September or October.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it as it is so pretty.  The colours are beautiful and like the original palette, they are well pigmented and long lasting.  Quartz is my  favourite shade.  There is a mixture of shimmer, glitter and matte shadows.  I think the Glimmer palette would make a great Christmas gift.

Tattoo Liner (€20)

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Sep 7, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Talk Disney to Me: Beauty and the Beast from Penneys

Talk Disney to Me: Beauty and the Beast from Penneys

It is no secret that I am obsessed with Beauty and the Beast and have been for about 25 years.  I can’t actually describe how happy I feel when I see Beauty and the Beast merchandise.  When the film was first released I could only dream of owning Chip cups and a yellow ballgown; those things simply didn’t exist back in the dark ages when I was 7 and they certainly weren’t available in Penneys.  I find it almost therapeutic to be able to purchase these items now.  As I write this post I’m using a Beauty and the Beast mug  and wearing a Chip tshirt.  I have a Beauty and the Beast notebook and pen beside me and there is an enchanted rose on my table.  I’m absolutely thrilled with myself!

Today I’m going to focus on some of the fantastic Beauty and the Beast items I bought in Penneys.   Penneys has become an absolute treasure trove for Beauty and the Beast fans over the last few months.  It has become a full-time obsession to see what they have in stock.  I should warn you that my photos are a bit all over the place purely because there is so much stuff to photograph.

T-shirts

I bought five t-shirts in total.  My favourite is the t-shirt with all of the characters.  It has the wardrobe and dog so it is really special and it was €8.  I also got a t-shirt with True Beauty is Found Within written on … Read the rest

Aug 1, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Photofocus Foundation from Wet n Wild

Photofocus Foundation from Wet n Wild

It is a well established fact that I am completely in love with Wet n Wild.  It is a brand that I rave about to anyone willing to listen.  The brand is cruelty free and offers amazing quality at a fantastic price.

When I saw the new Photofocus foundation I had to try it.  The first thing I noticed was the extensive shade range.  I’m pale skinned and it can often be difficult to find a good colour match.  There were a number of shades for pale skin ranging from neturals to warms and cools.  I was surprised by the amount of options.

The foundation genuinely is incredible.  I’m on my second bottle.  The bottle has an applicator attached to the lid which I like for placing the foundation on my face before using a brush.   I really like this as it means I’m not pouring too much foundation out and wasting it.  The texture is gorgeous and it has great lasting power.  I apply my make-up at 6am and it lasts for the day.

Photofocus has medium coverage and is buildable.  It creates a lovely finish.  For me this foundation performs as well as its high end counterparts.  Unbelievably, it costs €6.99!  I absolutely adore this foundation.… Read the rest

Jun 18, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Irish Travel Products

Irish Travel Products

Today, I’m talking about some great products from Irish companies that are perfect for travel.  We are very lucky to have some fantastic beauty brands in Ireland boasting great quality products.

The first item I want to discuss is from my beloved Blank Canvas Cosmetics.  I feel I need to gush a little bit about my love for the brand first.  The very first palette I bought when I qualified as a Make-Up Artist was from Blank Canvas Cosmetics.  I’m pretty sure at this stage that I have every brush from the brand and most of the make-up palettes.  Blank Canvas’ Una Tynan and her team have been incredibly kind, supportive and generous to me and I really appreciate it.  Una is an absolute make-up and brush genius and everything she produces is magical.

There have been so many fantastic new releases recently but I want to focus on the six piece travel set.  The set hosts some firm favourites in cute miniature form.  The set is cruelty free and vegan friendly which is always with a winner with me.  Brushes include the F01 quick brush, the F20 foundation brush, the F41 blusher brush, the E01 eye blending brush, the E02 flat shadow brush and the E03 detail brush for lips or liner.  The set is €49.99.  It is the perfect set for travelling or for handbag brushes.

Nima Brush is a well-known fantastic Irish brand and the original home of duck egg brushes.  The brushes are of utmost quality … Read the rest

Dec 9, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Favourites from Penneys

Favourites from Penneys

Every so often I like to share a little haul on some of my favourite purchases from the treasure trove of wonder that is Penneys.  Today I’m talking about some of my recent buys.

First on my list is a gorgeous black dress.  It is so pretty.  The dress has mesh and lace on it and the skirt has a tiered effect.  It is nice and light on and is very comfortable and easy to wear.  It is €26 so a little bit more expensive than usual prices from Penneys but it is very elegant and would look great on a night out.

black-dress-penneys

I love cardigans, in fact I live in them.  I hate my arms and always have them covered so cardigans are a staple in my wardrobe.  When winter hits I like long and somewhat sloppy cardigans.  I picked up some long cardigans on sale.  They were €14 reduced to €10.  I got three in black, grey and navy.  They are part of the wool mix collection and are very soft.  I’m thrilled with them.

cardigans

I’m obsessed with my pets, obsessed!  I get so happy when I see something relating to them.  When I saw these hedgehog pjs I had to have them.  As I was about to pay for them I saw hedgehog slippers.  The set is perfect for sitting with my little Pumpkin.  He loves the set too, so much so that I had to include him in the photo!

hedgehog-pjs

Staying on the subject of pets, … Read the rest

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