Friday, 30 December 2011

Sites of the Week: 30 December 2011

If you need to get some styling products for News years then this is a good place to start

Another issue for new years eve is what to wear on your nails...this post will help you to decide

If you still aren't in a festive mood this blog will certainly put you in one...really great outfits...this one is perfect for Christmas

Oversized clothes are always a problem this post is very helpful for reducing a larger t-shirt to fit perfectly. 

This will help you to limit the amount of products that you think you need. 

For make-up to look great the base i.e. your skin has to look good too, this chart will help with the effective supplements that you can take

I love being able to look at the older style of dresses on this site.  

Ever wondered where tanning came from, then you'll find this an interesting read. 

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Posting Update!

My posts have been very limited over the past few months as I feel I underestimated the amount of work that was involved. It was easier during the summer months when college was not an issue for me, however upon returning in September I found it difficult to keep up to date with the posts.  I do however plan to resolve this now that its Christmas, and although I am still very busy, I have a more free time. So I should be back to regular posting. If you have any post suggestions or particular topics you would like me to deal with then email at:  

Monday, 26 December 2011

Weekly Quote

"Beauty - in projection and perceiving - is 99.9% attitude." 
Grey Livingston

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas! This is my favourite time of year and I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Christmas. I hope that you have a great day and enjoy the holidays!

Monday, 19 December 2011

How to help skin survive winter weather?

The cold weather is upon us and although Ireland is not extremely cold this year, unlike last Christmas, I am aware that some of you are suffering through extreme conditions. This can cause your skin to go crazy and not do what you want during the Christmas period. So here are a few tips to help you. 
Exforiation will get rid of any dry patches that develop because of the drying cold weather but will also develop new cell growth and will help to absorb moisturiser. I find that it is the best to exfoliation in the shower with a exfoliation glove or a brush and body scrub. Also ensure that you moisturise afterwards.  
I find that I have to increase the amount of moisteuriser that I use when it is colder. I will often have to change the type of moisteuriser that I use. Moisteurising within the first few minutes after showering will help to lock in any moisture. It is also important to start you something for your lips such as a balm as they can become increasing dry during colder periods. 
Even of you skin appears to be in great condition it s important that you are caring for your insides by drinking enough water. You should aim for the recommended eight glasses per day. It will help to reduce dry skin and you will have more energy. 
Expert advice
Obviously these tips wont solve every problem and are more guidelines. However, if you feel that your skin isn't in the condition that you want it then go to a dermatologist or make-up counter and they will give you more specific advice as to the exact type of products that suit you. 

I hope that these will help with the colder weather as it can be a nightmare to deal with. 

Weekly Quote

"Beauty is the promise of happiness." 
Stendhal (1783 - 1842) French Writer

Monday, 12 December 2011

Weekly Quote

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.  

-Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas wish list

So the festive season is upon us!! Although I try to block Christmas until the eighth of December...I hate that stores start putting out decorations and playing music in late October. And since it is now December I have started to compose the Christmas wish list.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
Clinique Dramatically Different moisturising lotion

Philips HP6509 Satinelle Soft Sensitive Total Body Epilator
Flat Sole Boot

Belted Satin Dress

It's a short list to begin butt I'm sure by the time Christmas actually arrives it'll be far too long.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Shopping! :)

I love shopping as you all know! And I went shopping recently and picked up a few different pieces.

I'll start with what I got in A|wear


 I'm going on holidays to South Africa in January so decided to pick up a few bikinis and other pieces. It's extremely difficult to get bikinis in November!!!!


I got a few more pieces that I can't find online and I don't have pictures yet but when I do I'll put them up to show ye!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Weekly Quote

"We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) Poet

Monday, 28 November 2011

Weekly Quote

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

Monday, 21 November 2011

Weekly Quote

"Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone."
- Dorothy Parker (1893 -1967) American short-story Write and Poet 

Monday, 14 November 2011

Blog Carnival:14 November 2011


Shayna presents Go Flawless with Laura Mercier: A Tutorial and Review posted at A Pop of Colour.

Stephanie Coburn presents Makeup Brushes 101 posted at The Lipstick Bandit.

Skin care

Jonathan Milligan presents How Do Hair Removal Creams Work? posted at Fast Article Answers.

Stephnie Schaap-Jones presents Natural Beauty #3 posted at Healthy By Nature - Natural Beauty.

toothwhitening presents Exceldental – Tooth Whitening | Teeth Whitening | White Fillings | Teeth Whitening UK | Tooth Whitening UK | posted at Teeth Whitening Truth.

Eryna presents healthy food beauty tips: HOW TO GET RID OF CELLULITE posted at healthy food beauty tips.

Hair Care

Shayna presents The words ?blow job? just took on a whole new meaning? posted at A Pop of Colour.

Lovely Leilani presents My Little Secret posted at Leilani's Beauty Picks and more....

Healthy Hair Makeovers presents #1 Tip For How To Grow African Hair Long posted at HEALTHYHAIRMAKEOVERS.


YAGIKA presents YAGIKA posted at YAGIKA.

Vietnamese Girl presents Vietnamese Girl posted at

KittyBun presents Phey blogs make-up: MAC Art of Powder Collection- Toronto Inspired posted at Phey blogs make-up.

MacQueen presents Hermes Handbags Are What You Should Own posted at

Fabi Pina presents Flowergirl posted at Third World Fashionista | Personal style blog, sewing, DIYs and silly rambling..

Weekly Quote

"Beauty lies in the specific looks of a person, rather than the object, because different people feel beauty in differnt things."

Friday, 11 November 2011

Sites of the Week: 11 November 2011

Have you got some old beauty and fashion products laying around then this article will give you something useful to do with them. 

Bored of the usual pain everyday hairstyles, this is an easy and simple way to change that. 

I love this site, there are so many great recipes and not all of them are impossible to make. 

I'm not getting married but what girl doesn't love wedding dresses? These are fantastic and gorgeous. 

This is a great outfit that could be easily used for a day-to-night outfit. Just change the heels for flats for a day look. 

Hats are definitely in this season...forever21 have put together some of the main hats this season. 

Always to link to making beauty products...sometimes making your own is truly the best. 

Elf total face brush

This is another Elf product. It's the Elf Total Face Brush, from the budget range of brushes. 
As the name suggests this is a brush for applying powder all over the face. It has a very large top and therefore it is great for dispensing product evenly over the face. It has very soft bristles and therefore feels very soft to touch. It picks up a lot of product so I would recommend removing the excess product before applying it. 

The only problem that I would have with this product is that their is a large amount of dye on the bristles. Even when I wash it now, and I have it for over a year, the dye still runs. It doesn't happen when I use cold water.
The packaging is very simple. It comes in a clear plastic pocket that can be sealed again if you want to use it for travelling. There is also a brush cover over the bristles.
The price is ridiculously good. It was only €1.50. 

Would I buy this again? Yes

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Pastel Blue Sparkle Design

I want to explain in this post how I created the design on my thumb and ring's very easy.
A few things that you will need:

One light bottle of nail polish

A darker complementing colour

A triangular make-up sponge

A clear top coat polish

A sparkly clear nail polish. 
I applied a base coat and then two coats of the pastel blue polish. 

After this has tried thoroughly, I applied the dark blue to by thumb and ring finger. It doesn't have to be a perfect clean line. 
Next, I poured a small amount of the glitter on a white sheet of paper. I then placed the makeup sponge into in and dabbed it onto the desired nails. 

This does not have to be done precisely has it looks best when messily applied. 

Finally, apply a clear top coat.

And then your finished...easy!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Weekly Quote

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." 
- Ivan Panin (1855 - 1942) Russian Mathematician 

Monday, 31 October 2011

Weekly Quote

"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror." 
 - Khalil Gibran (1883 - 1931) Poet

Monday, 24 October 2011

Weekly Quote

"Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) Poet

Monday, 17 October 2011

Weekly Quote

"Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) Poet

Monday, 10 October 2011

Weekly Quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, 7 October 2011

Sites of the Week: 7 October 2011

Here are some very unusual but beautiful photo's.

25 very different uses for very simple products.

If you want to have a global experience with you beauty then these products will help with that experience.

Want some inspiration for you nails? This post will help give you nails that stand out from the usual manicure.

Here is a great way to bring some life to the usual long straight hair.

Oh how I love these dresses and you will too.

Ah the maiden braid...I wish I could do this with my hair but the top layers are short and it always looks terrible but for those with a creative hand this will look great.

I, myself, am not getting married but what girl doesn't like to look at all this wedding. Here are some vintage wedding ideas.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Fall/Winter Make-up trends 2011

Every season has a new set of trends and since it's now fall and winter is fast approaching then it's time to discuss the trends that are upon us.

Think Eyebrows
Eyebrows shape the face so a thicker brow will definitely do this. It is a very natural look and also easier to maintain than the over plucked look that we are used to seeing. It can be difficult to grow back your eyebrows but once this is done then all you have to do is pluck the strays. Thick eyebrows were seen on the runways of Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Photo Credit
Eyeliner is back...or was it ever really gone. It varies from thin winged eye lines to weirdly thick lines that almost covers the lid. Giorgio Armani and Gianfrance Ferre  displayed more classic versions of this trend, while Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton went for more dramatic versions.

Varicoloured Smoked Eyes
Who doesn't love a smokey eye? And what better way to do this than be changing from the usual grey's and black's. The shades of the eyeshadows used have changed. Chloe used the classic version of the smokey eye, while the runways of Narciso Rodriguez and Chanel modelled a more unusual look.
Photo Credit

Vampy Lips
I am really loving this trend, which is usual as I usually go for a dark eye and nude lip but that is no more. Orange , red, burgundy and dark purples are all among the colours that are suitable for this trend. Yves Saint Laurent opted for this look on the runway paired with a flawless complexion.

Nude Makeup
One runway tells use to wear vampy style lips and smokey eyes and then we go to nude makeup...and that's all in some season . This is a difficult look to achieve. The makeup must appear as though it is not present even when it is. It is important to take care of your skin for this look. Also to have a foundation that perfectly suits your complexion and you will also need a neutral eyeshadow a minimal amount of eyeshadow and a nude lip-gloss.  This look was seen on the runways of Versace, Valentino and Alexander Wang.


I have been away from the blog for about a week now and it has been troubling me that I have missed so many posts, which was something that I did not want to happen. I have recently started a Masters programme so I am very busy with university.  So I have decided that I will now post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays instead of a post everyday. I will start posting every day when I have more time.
I am also doing a new round of Sites of the Week so if you have a suitable blog and want to exchange links then contact me at the address outlined above under the 'Contact' section.

If you have any requests for particular posts or make-up ideas also contact me.

A final message is a thank you to everyone who has been commenting and viewing while I have been busy.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Weekly Quote

"No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will look ugly." 
 Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic

Friday, 30 September 2011

Sites of the Week: 30 September 2011

All the hints and tips that you will need to get the perfect wardrobe.

Another fashion related topic on how to get a wardrobe that you will love.

Do you have a dress or top that is too big? Then add a belt to help fix the problem.

If you have ever had an eyebrow problem then this is a great post to read to help fix any of those problems.

If you have the Urban Decay naked palette and have run out of new ideas or want something new to try with it then this is the post for out.

Have you ever wanted to make your own eyeshadow palette then this is how to do it.

I really like this is a great way to look at the different era's of fashion.

A simple set of instructions to get a four strand braid

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Michael Todd Frosted Eye Shadow: Underground

Underground is a great eyeshadow for a smokey eye look. The pigmentation is strong and it can be blended excellently for a smokey eye. If you want to use it for a more subtle look then a small amount can be applied for a more grey look. The texture is very smooth and soft. I apply this using an hard eyeshadow brush and then blend out using a soft eyeshadow brush, I feel that this works best to reduce any fallout.
The longevity from this eyeshadow is great. I can wear it for up to ten hours without any creasing occurring. I will always wear a primer with this eyeshadow, however the swatch below doesn't have any primer underneath.

This eyeshadow came in a nice purple cardboard box. The eyeshadow itself comes in a very hard plastic box with a removable grey insert that holds the eyeshadow. It can also be transferred into a palette.
I purchased this from Love-makeup when they were having a sale on Michael Todd cosmetics. I paid £2.50 or €2.85 for this eyeshadow. They usually cost more.

Would I buy this again? Yes


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