Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Giveaway *ENDED"

***THE GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED***
The winner will be announced shortly! 
Thanks to everyone that entered 


I love receiving gifts, even more I love giving them to other people. 
So Id like to run a little giveaway and the winner will get the pressie just in time for Christmas! 
Its nothing big or fancy but Its the thought that counts right ;)

Im going to give away the following:
Nail polish Set
Necklace
False Eyelashes
Natural Collection lipsticks in Rose Petal and Apple Blossom
Natural Collection Lipgloss in Fondant

The Lipstick and Lipgloss Swatches ( using my own products )


These are all the things I own myself and have been enjoying lately and would love to share them with my lovely followers :) 


Now on to the boring bit

The Rules:

1. You have to be a follower of my blog as this giveaway is to say thank you for taking time out to read my blog
2. To get one entry simply comment below with " If I could only get one present for Christmas it would be..." 
and your answer
3. To get TWO Extra entries post a picture and link in your sidebar
4. To get THREE extra entries do a blog post about my Giveaway

Please leave your email address as well so I can contact you if you win :)
Ill be using random.org to pick my winner

The closing date will be the 10th of December so that gives you just a little over 2 weeks to enter. I know it gets crazy in the post office at Christmas time but I hope 2 weeks is enough to get the present out to the girl that wins :)

This is an international Giveaway!
Good Luck to all of you that enter 
xox


To Santy....

 Christmas is in 5 weeks, can you believe it?
I cant wait for all the nights out, yummy food and pressies :)
If I could have one present it would be a car. But im not getting one so my wishlist consists of smaller items such as make up clothes and other beauty related stuff!

1.
I've been wanting this Sigma Premium Kit since the first day it came out. I have the original Kit which I got last Christmas and I adore it! The quality just cant compare to anything else that I own.
2.
My favourite perfume has to be Calvin Kleins Euphoria! I havent owned it for a while since I dont buy my own perfume ( thats whats birthdays are for ) It reminds me of winter, snow and cold. Im also allergic to a lot of frangnances but not this! It was made for me!!!


3.
I've collected quite a few things from MAC but its an addiction, and i need to feed it!
I need a blush palette so I can depot my blushes, and also some more eyeshadows and lipsticks!
The Holiday palettes are gorgeous and I wouldnt mind getting my hands on one of them!


4.
Liz earle Skincare!
Everyone raves about the cleanse and polish cleanser! I want to try it just because It involves using a muslin cloth. I love skincare, the first step to having even make up is having good skin.
Im not sure if we can get this in Ireland (suprise suprise ) but I can always order it online :)


5.
A new tattoo!
I know exactly what i want and where I want it. Its just the matter of getting it done!
You may think, oh dont you have enough already? Its my body and thats what I want to do with it. I want to be a cool granny with loads of tattoos haha :)
Just like her!

Hahahaha

and that is all...
Im not very picky and I dont need expencive gifts! Its the thought that matters!
On this note I will be doing a Christmas Giveaway this week so keep an eye out for it!

Thank you for reading I appreciate all my 21 followers :)
xox

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Buy my clothes :)

I am currently selling a few items on ebay since I have way too much clothes thats still brand new or only worn once!
I will put up more items over the next few days!
If your interested please click here

Thank you :)
xox



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Makeup School...














I love it!

Clinique Buys

I was looking to try a new foundation and remembered that a while ago I tried a sample of Cliniques Repairwear. At the time my skin was very oily so the foundation didnt really stay on, after all it is marketed for dry/normal skin. But what did stand out was the amazing coverage. I didnt have to use any concealer and it made my skin look flawless!
Since then my skin has become very dry and dull so hopefully the foundation will keep it nice and moisturized during the winter time!
The store assistant told me that if I purchased another product I would get a free full size concealer and a foundation brush! So I had a look around and decided to get the pore minimizer serum as I do have extremely large pores :/ 
After one day of wearing this foundation I can now tell you that it is by far the best foundation I have ever tried beating MAC studio fix and Estee Lauders Doublewear!
It stayed on all day without getting patchy or flaky.
I cant explain to you how great it actually looks. Not one bit cakey more natural than anything else.
In this case a little bit really does go a long way so bear that in mind!
The foundation is ment for mature skin but its perfectly suitable for young skin! It just has extra coverage and very moisturizing! It didnt cause any breakouts the last time and hopefully wont this time but I will keep you updated!

 The foundation costs €33 and the pore minimizer is €25.
Ive only used the pore minimizer twice and cant tell how good it is, but it did make my skin smooth and acted as a good primer for the foundation.


 The concealer also seems lovely, I just used it to brighten my under eye area and it looked nice!
The foundation brush is quite small but very soft! I used it on one of the girls that evening and she said it felt amazing on her skin. 

Overall I am extremely happy with my purchases and I will be doing a review on both products soon! 
Have you tried any of these products?
xox


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Modelling with LA Makeup Academy

I AM NOT A MODEL!
Just to put that out there haha...
I will never be one either, Im 5'3 which is too small and I dont have "a model face" if you know what I mean ;)
A while ago I applied to be a model for a Makeup school! A couple of months after they rang me and since then ive been there twice and have some nice photographs to share with you!
The first time the looks they created were high fashion and a going out look!
I had so much fun and it was a great experience since I am training to become a makeup artist myself!

High Fashion

                                                                      Going Out Look

I didnt photoshop the photos, the photographer did! I wasnt happy that he made my hair look grey but what can you do :/

The second time they called was last Wednesday and I went in on Thursday morning!
The first look was natural ( almost no makeup) and a Bridal look!

Natural (I know I look very young with barely any makeup)
                                                                 and a Bridal look


This was the first time I tried a dark lipstick on myself.. I think I will stick with my neutrals and pinks haha!
These photos were only send to me the other day and they havent been touched up yet!
I am not allowed to post these on facebook or anywhere else but here I am breaking the rules just so you guys can see :)

I also took my own photos!

The girl that did my makeup was amazing!
Shes actually a model and is training to become a makeup artist also!
Shes my hero!

                                                            The face chart she was working off
                                               I loved my hair! I now own an extra 30 bobby pins! Score ;)
                                                                         


What do you think of these makeup looks?
Which one is your favourite?
xox

 

Outfit and Face of the Night!

I went to a UV party on Friday. It was for a charity and I had a brill night! I didnt want to wear anything special as it would get destroyed.
And it did...
So I went all out on the makeup and kept the outfit simple!
All my clothes apart from my shoes happen to be from Penneys/Primark.

                                     Im sorry about the bad picture but you can sorta get the idea


I love doing smokey eyes for nights out and adding some dramatic falsies and thats exactly what I did!

 



On my eyes im wearing:
MAC paintpot in blackground
Inglot eyeshadow in black with blue sparkles
Blended out with a matte brown also by Inglot
My highlight is MAC pigment in Vanilla

On my lips I have myth :)
Thank you for reading
xox

P.S Id like to say a big hello to my new followers, you dont know how happy this makes me! I love blogging about all things beauty and knowing that theres actually girls out there reading my blog makes it 100 times better!
Thank You!!

My fave nailpolish of the month!

I recently got my gels removed and my nails are in a horrible mess :(
They wont grow, keep breaking and very very thin!
I try not to use bright colours on my nails as it will highlight any bumps or cracks in my nails so I stick with neutrals!
I found this gorgeous colour in Superdrug for about €5

It lasts for about a week with minimal chipping! I achieved this colour after two coats!
I love any Rimmel polishes, they always have great colours and the texture is lovely :)

Whats your favourite polish of the month?
xox



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Great Discount Website!


Id like to share an amazing discount website with all of you ladies! I discovered it from a Youtube guru called Gina!
If you click here it will bring you straight to the website!
This is an American based company and they ship worldwide!
The shipping goes by how many items you get, but its not too expensive.
They sell a lot of discontinued items so if you missed out on a collection this is where you should look first!
They sell brands such as:

MAC
Bobbi Brown
Lancome
Benefit
Dior
Kiehls
Estee Lauder
Urban Decay
Smashbox
Sigma

and so on.....

They sell everything for so much cheaper, and some of the items definitely make great Christmas presents so you should check them out and let me know if you order anything!


Q & A

Im extremely bored at the moment so I thought I'd answer a few more Questions!


SKINCARE

How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice! Morning and Night time!

What skin type do you have?
Combination

What is your current facial wash?
Neautrogena 2-in-1 facial wash

Do you exfoliate?
I try to do it atleast twice a week!

What brand do you use?
I switch between Neutrogena and St. Ives

What moisturizer do you use?
La Roche Posay "oily skin made fragile by overdrying skincare"

Do you have freckles?
No

Do you use eye cream?
No need for it just yet

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I did and I still do :/

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No, I dont think you can get it in Ireland.

 

MAKE UP

What foundation do you use?
I switch between Estee Lauder Double Wear and Revlon Coloustay!

How about concealer?
MAC studio fix concealer

Do you know your undertone color?
Im neautral!

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them! I think they look amazing on a night out or for dramatic makeup looks!

Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes!

What brand of mascara do you use?
At the moment im using Maybeline Falsies but its drying up so I might try something new!

Sephora or MAC?
We dont have a Sephora so MAC!

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
Not yet, but im pretty sure I can apply for one when I finish my course!

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Mainly Brushes but I like to use my hands when im in a hurry or plain lazy!

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes I use MAC's paintpots

For the face?
Not anymore, Im looking for a new primer thats not silicone based so if you have any suggestions let me know!

What is your favorite eyeshadow?
MAC's Patina! Its beautiful!

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Gel liner!

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never! But I do with mascara haha

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Pigments? Not a big fan of them because their just way too messy!

Do you use mineral makeup?
No

What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC Myth!

How about lipgloss?
I dont really wear lipgloss!

What is your favorite blush to use?
Oh I have way too many favourites!

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
yes

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yeah I love it

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
We dont have any around here..

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Im in one at the moment!

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I can be sometimes yes!

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Oh dont get me started, wrong shade of foundation, Very thick black eyeliner all around the eye and lipliners that dont match your lipstick.. Grrrr

Do you like colorful shades of makeup?
Yeah

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Kim Kardashian ALWAYS looks flawless

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Foundation

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Uhm.. Probably not

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Unfortunately I dont :(

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I cant pick just ONE! All makeup brands have some great products, Ill name the top 3!
MAC
INGLOT
REVLON

What do you think of Makeup??
Im training to become a makeup artist so Makeup takes up pretty much most of my time! So shallow i know! But im either playing with makeup, putting it on, buying it or reading about it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Favorite Pinks


I love nude lipsticks but pinks are something I always admire in the shop, buy and then throw in the back of my drawer! This week I decided Id rediscover some of the lipsticks in my collection and start wearing them more often! These are the ones I thought were worth a mention! 

From left to right:
E.l.f -  Runaway pink
Clarins - 701
Natural Collection - Rose Petal
Mac - Angel
Clarins - 709
Barry M - 147


And some swatches :)

What are your favorite pinks?