Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Things I'm Currently Happy About

  1. I got a job: Yes that's right, I have finally bagged myself a job. This means no more lying around the house bored out of my brain. I could not be happier. It means I can save for my makeup course and I don't have to depend on anyone else for money. It seriously makes me so happy to be out of the house and earning my own money. So happy you wouldn't believe!

 2. Wexford Opera Festival: Ok I may not be a big opera fan or anything but the opening of the festival is always the greatest! Wexford holds a firework display along the quay and over the last year or two have added a 'spegialtent.' This is where they get loads of different acts such as Jason Byrne, Alabama 3 Bell X1 and so on. They also have plenty of amusments like a ferris wheel and carousels while also opening loads of pop up art galleries during the two weeks.  I think the reason I love it is because there is always such a buzz around the town and it puts people in such good moods.

3. Pretty Little Liars Halloween Episode: I cannot even contain my excitement for this. After 8 long weeks of last seeing Ezra walk into A's lair it is going to be great to see what the writers have come up with. Will A finally be revealed? Only time will tell. 

4. Eating Healthy: This is something I'm doing for myself just because I just feel 'blueggh.' (Sorry it's the best word I could use to describe it!) Sitting around the house all the time hasn't exactly been the best for my eating habits simply because of boredom. Eating because there isn't anything else to do is something everyone is aware of! This seems like such a good idea now but give it a few days and I'll be bored of it! (I'll try my hardest not to give up!) 



Saturday, 19 October 2013

Catrice Quick Dry and High Shine Top Coat

 Hey Guys, 

Let me start this post by saying sorry for not blogging much last week. I wasn't feeling great and at the time blogging seemed like so much effort, but now everything is starting to get better and I even bagged myself a christmas job. ( Whoop Whoop) Now to the main part of this blog. Catrice's Quick Dry and High Shine Top Coat nail polish.

I am one of those people who isn't very good at waiting for their nails to dry. I wait for a bit, think there dry then hit them off something and realise they weren't really dry. (Don't lie we have all been there!)

This stuff is so handy if waiting around isn't your thing or you're just in a really big rush. Swipe a bit over your nails, wait about 30 seconds and Ta-Da, all ready to go. After hearing so much about the wonders of seche vite and not being able to find it anywhere and being to lazy to order it online I was delighted when I found this handy number in my house. My sister had actually bought it and I kinf of stole it. (Sorry Sara!) 

So if you are looking for something to help with drying nails or just looking for a cheaper version of Seche Vite you need to get yourself to a Catrice stand immediately. I actually can't tell you the price of this handy little thing but it's no more than €5 which to me is such  great bargain! 

Have you tried this top coat?

Monday, 14 October 2013

Deep Autumn Lips

Hey Guys, 

If you know me I am never one for wearing dark lip colours or even lipstick at all. When heading for a night out I'll pop on a light colour but that's about it. Since the Autumn season has come upon us I have been loving the statement lip. Red isn't a colour that suits me so I tried to find colours with a more plummy tone to it. This is where Rimmels Lasting Finish by Kate in 107 comes in. 

This is perfect colour if you don't want something that is extremely red or leaning on the purple side. This works perfect when doing something light with the eye and going for more of a dramatic lip. For someone who doesn't wear lipstick all to often it's weird coming out of that comfort zone but it's a good way of trying new things that you could end up loving.

To make the colour stand out more I used Rimmels Exaggerate lip liner in the colour '064 Obsession.' Liner makes all the difference when using lipsticks as it makes the lips look fuller and completes the look by making it neater. 

Have you tried Rimmels 107? What do you think?

Saturday, 12 October 2013

OOTD - Red Floral Pinafore

 Pinafore - Primark 

Hey Guys, 

On Thursday I headed up to Dublin to see some of my friends and head out with them. I hadn't seen all of them together in quiet awhile so I was more than excited. The night out was great fun. I always find whenever you go out somewhere other than your home town it's always great. 

The day after I wanted something comfortable to wear and this dress is one of the comfiest I own. The minute I saw this dress in Primark I fell in love. The was just something about it that caught my eye. The fabric is so soft and it so easy to match with a simple white t-shirt and converse. Perfect day outfit. 


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

OOTD - Denim Days

(Closer Look)
Shirt - Primark
Skirt - B2
Necklace - H&M
Hey Guys, 

It's been one of those weeks that nothing much has happened so I just thought I would blog about what I was wearing today. I had already planned another outfit post for Friday but two outfit posts never hurt anyone. 

The minute I saw this denim blouse I immediately fell in love. There was just something about it I instantly loved. When I bought it I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to match it with but knew if I raided my wardrobe I would find something. Going the boring route I was going to match it with just black legging then I spotted this skirt and thought hey lets mix it up a bit. I also matched it up with my white converse which can't be seen in the photos.

After wearing this shirt I can already tell I am going to be living in it. It's so comfortable and you can throw it on with anything and be ready to start your day. Perfect! 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Hey Guys, 

Beauty Blenders/Sponges seem to be really popular these days. Nearly all beauty gurus rave about them. I had always wanted to try one but personally, €20 seemed a bit excessive for a sponge. Then I heard Real Techniques were bringing out one of their own. Let me tell you, I was way to excited when I heard this and popped into my local Boot's to grab one as soon as I could.

This sponge says it will make your base flawless and give HD results. For me, it's pretty obvious if a brush/sponge works when applying makeup. I mean the truth is literally in front of you. It either gives a nice finish or it doesn't. Simple as. Let me tell you the complexion sponge does work. As you can see from the pictures it has a few different parts. A flat surface, a pointed end and rounded edges. I apply my foundation using the flat surface, blend in concelar using the pointed end and make sure my whole base is perfect using the rounded edge, 

I'm not going to say it makes my face super flawless but it blends well and spreads the product easily. As it's a sponge it does soak up a small bit of product but it's a sponge and that's what they do, right? Even though it soaks up a small amount, it's not enough to make you care that much. Real Techniques made a great new product to add to their line and for only €5.90 it's easy to see why it works just as well as any other beauty blender. 

If you want to know more about this product and how it works this video has all the answers.

Have you tried Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge?