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Aug 28, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on ELF Cosmetics

ELF Cosmetics

I wanted to try ELF for a while so when I saw that it had landed in Superdrug I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  ELF is a cruelty free budget brand which is always appealing to me.  I tried four different products so here are my thoughts on them.

Illuminating Palette

This palette contains four highlighter shades.  They are not overly shimmery and are well pigmented and long lasting.  I really like the soft finish they provide.  Personally I only use the top two shades as the bottom powders are too dark for me.  My favourite is the first white /  silver highlighter and I have been using this most days.  It is very pretty and can be used to create a soft and pretty glow to the cheekbones or can be used under the brows or across the eyelids for a beautiful finish.  I would certainly buy this product again.

Under the Eye Concealer

The concealer consists of two products, a concealer and a highlighter.  Both have an individual applicator.  When I bought this product both ends were completely empty despite the concealer being sealed.  I was able to return it for a new one.  Whilst I’m very happy with the concealer, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of product in the tubes, particularly on the highlighter side.  The concealer is great for covering my dark circles and making me look more awake.  The highlighter is fine for patting on over the concealer but for … Read the rest

Mar 31, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Urban Decay

Urban Decay

Urban Decay is a brand that I adore and have often written about it.  I love the brand because firstly it is cruelty free which is important to me and secondly the quality is amazing.  I was very lucky to receive some new offerings from the brand a few weeks ago and I have been using them almost every day since.

The first of the products that I have been using is the Flushed palette.  The Flushed palette contains contour, highlighter and blush.  The products are gorgeously pigmented and long lasting.  They are easy to apply and blend and give a gorgeous glow and finish.  I really like this palette because it works well with my pale skin.  I apply my make-up at 6am most mornings and by the evening the powders are perfectly in place. The palette costs €31.

The second item which I have been using every day since I received it is the Brow Box.  I’m using shade Brunette Betty and it comes in six different shades.  The box is a full brow kit hosting two layers; one of which is a tweezers and two brushes as well as a magnifying mirror.  The top layer contains brow wax and two brow powders.  The brow powders are warm toned, particularly the lighter shade as it has a reddish hue.   I mix the two together to get the right match for my brow colour.  Mixing the powders gives a more natural look to the brows and I’m delighted with … Read the rest

Jan 15, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Beauty Bargains Under €5

Beauty Bargains Under €5

January is not a splurge friendly month so today I’m bringing you a list of some amazing beauty bargains for under €5.

Wet n Wild lipsticks, my current favourite is Raven Red and it cost €2.99.

If a matte lipstick isn’t for you then the tinted lip balms are a great choice.  These are under €4.

This gorgeous scented marshmallow shower gel available in Dealz for €1.49.

Make-up removing cloths and gloves from Penneys for €4 and €3.50 respectively.

The best eyeliner I have ever used from Catrice for €4.99.

The PS Bath and Body range is gorgeous but my favourite is the coconut scented spray for €1.50.

The absolute best concealer ever made is from Catrice and is under €4.

Shaving gel from Lidl for €1.99.

Wet n Wild nail varnishes are fantastic and start off at €1.99.

Spring bobbins for €1.50 from Penneys.

Garnier’s Micellar water available from Dealz at €1.49.

Banana powder from Penneys for €4.

This make-up mixing palette and spatula from Penneys for €4.

Nail polish remover from Lidl for €1.50.

This gorgeous hydrating tissue mask from Garnier.  This is under €3.

The new PS Workout lip balm from Penneys is €1.50.

Finally this make-up storage unit from Penneys is €2 at the moment.  There are two separate parts, each of which costs €1.

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Oct 27, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Snapchat Dog

Snapchat Dog

Continuing with my quick and affordable Halloween tutorials, today is the easiest of all looks.  This is perfect for a very last minute look.  The best part of this is you can do whatever make-up you want, totally your own choice and preference.  I recommend a lot of contouring and highlighter to create a filter look.

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You will need:

Paper and a printer

Tape and hair clips or a hairband

Eyelash glue

Your usual make-up

The Steps:

I applied my make-up as normal.  I used the Master Series palette from Blank Canvas Cosmetics on my eyes with Wet n Wild’s Precision liner to create a wing.  I finished the look with Max Factor’s False Lash Effect mascara.  Lining the waterline with a white pencil or flesh toned shade will create a brighter eye adding to the filtered look.

I used Double Wear foundation and applied it with the F20 from Blank Canvas Cosmetics.   I added a strong contour and used the double ended contour stick from Wet n Wild to give a more sculpted look.  I added to the highlighter with a sparkly shade from Essence.   I do recommend contouring and highlighting your nose as it adds to the photo filter effect.

Lipstick and blusher can be any shade of your choice.

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You can create the dog nose with make-up but I felt it looked better with the cutout piece of paper.  I printed ears and a nose and used Duo Glue to stick the nose on.  The ears were … Read the rest

Oct 26, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams

Today’s quick and easy Halloween tutorial is Wednesday Addams.  Out of all of the looks I have created this is one of my favourite as I was able to dress Gatsby up as Pugsley.  We had lots of fun.  Once again very few products are required for this.

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You will need:

Pale foundation – I used Make-up Atelier

Dark brown, white and black eyeshadow – I used the 88 neutral palette from Blank Canvas Cosmetics

Black liquid liner – I used Wet n Wild

Mascara – I used False Lash Effect

Contour and highlighter – I used Wet n Wild

Dark lipstick (optional) – I used MUA

Brushes – Blank Canvas Cosmetics

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Steps:

  1. Apply pale foundation all over the face and down the neck.
  2. Apply brown shadow along the crease and in the inner corners.  Take the shadow under the eyes quite far down to create a tired and creepy look.
  3. Add some white shadow to the lid and directly under the bottom lashes, just above the brown.  This white can also be applied under the brows.
  4. Create a very thin line and a small wing with liquid liner and add mascara.
  5. Create a straight black eyebrow with a black shadow.
  6. Add contour and highlighter.  I recommend not using anything too shimmery.
  7. Wednesday has a nude lip so you can create a light lip.  I used a darker colour because I like a strong lip.

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Wednesday’s hair is pretty simple.  I just plaited mine but you can use a wig … Read the rest

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