Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Realistic CAT Makeup Tutorial | Halloween 2014




Hey Hey :)
 My next tutorial for this Halloween 2014, this one's slightly less scary than the others though. Keep watching to learn how to transform yourself into a cat =^_^=





WHAT YOU’LL NEED!
Black, Brown & White Face Paints.
(Water Activated)
Black Eyeliner Pencil (Kohl)
Black Liquid/Pen EyeLiner
EyeShadow Primer (for under the shadows on the face)
Various Matte EyeShadow Colours.
*Browns, Oranges, tans etc
*Red & Pink for the nose.
Latex Glue (White)
Coarse White Paint Brush Bristles for the whiskers.

I used a selection of makeup & paint brushes.
BRANDS ARE NOT IMPORTANT, USE WHAT YOU HAVE!

Catch the rest of my Halloween videos here...

Shiv.
xx

Zoeva 'Pink Elements' Brush Set Review.



The Zoeva lovely people at Zoeva HQ were good enough to send little ol' me one of their new 'Pink Elements' brush sets which were released on 27th of this month (yesterday!).

The two sets released are;
1. The 'Complete Eye Set'
This contains 12 makeup brushes designed for the eye area, and are a mix of natural and synthetic fibres.


2. The 'Classic Set'
This contains 8 makeup brushes for the face and eyes, and are a mix of natural and synthetic fibres.

The brushes already exist in the existing line up of brushes but with a black handle. The new pink design totally calls out to my inner Barbie though!! (Says the least girly girl ever!!!)
Both brush sets cost €65 on the Zoeva website!

Find out more about the set here in my recent review...



Zoeva; Pink Elements
‘The Complete Eye Set’
Brushes in order or appearance…

#142 Concealer Buffer
#227 Luxe Soft Definer
#224 Luxe Defined Crease
#228 Luxe Crease
#231 Luxe Petite Crease
#230 Luxe Pencil
#234 Luxe Smokey Shader
#226 Smudger
#237 Detail Shader
#317 Wing Liner
#315 Fine Liner
#322 Brow Line



The Brushes can be bought directly from the website here...

And now also from Love Makeup online!
(UK based)

Gets a major Thumbs Up from camp LetzMakeup!!

Shiv.
xx

Glam Smokey Eye Tutorial with a Twist! ft; Zoeva Cosmetics


Well would ya look who made a bit of effort with her hair for a change!!! :P
I wanted to road test the new Zoeva brush set I was recently sent & so created this tutorial to do just that, and instantly fell in love with the brushes!!
But in all fairness I already new I love them as I already have most of them in their usual black and silver outfits :)





Buy the Zoeva brushes here…
Buy the Zoeva ‘Naturally Yours’ EyeShadow Palette here…

(All Zoeva products sent for consideration but regardless of this, I whole heartedly love them!)

PRODUCTS USED;

Catrice Camouflage Cream Concealer
Zoeva ‘Naturally Yours’ EyeShadow Palette
*First Love
*Forever Your’s
*Smooth Harmony
*Soft n’ Sexy
*Pure
*Slow Dance
Zoeva Graphic Eyes + Kohl Pencil ‘Glance’
Zoeva Graphic Eyes + Kohl Pencil ‘Regency’
Inglot AMC Pigment #35
Wet ’n’ Wild ‘ColorIcon’ Brow & Eye Pencil ‘Black’
MAC ‘InExtreme Dimension Lash’ Mascara

Wet ’n’ Wild ‘ColorIcon’ Lip Pencil ‘PlumBerry’

Catrice ‘EyeShadow Pen’ (Limited Edition, Old)

Blog Post showcasing the brushes to follow!!

Shiv.
xx

Chit Chat 'Get Ready With Me' ft; Sleek Makeup | Cinema Night


A 'Get Ready With Me' / Sleek Makeup; Show & Tell Video... who doesn't like to kill two birds with the one stone???? (Poor birdies 0_o)








(Products were sent for consideration)

PRODUCTS USED;

Sleek Makeup ‘Control Shine & Prime’ Mattifying Primer
SmashBox ‘UnderEye Primer’
Sleek Makeup ‘Bare Skin’ Foundation | ‘Shell’
* Zoeva ‘Defined Buffer’ Brush
Maybelline ‘Fit Me’ Concealer | #15
Soap & Glory ‘KickAss’ Setting Powder
Sleek Makeup ‘Luminous’ Pressed Powder SPF15
Sleek Makeup ‘Face Form’ Contouring Trio | ‘Light’

Catrice ‘Vanillity Fair’ Velvet Matte EyeShadow
Sleek Makeup ‘Eye & Cheek’ Palette | ‘See you at MidNight’
Sleek Makeup EyeLiner Pen
Physicians Formula ‘2-in-1 Lash Boosting EyeLiner & Serum’ | ‘Ultra Black’
Sleek Makeup ‘I am Conditional’ Mascara | OTT Black
Catrice ‘EyeBrow Stylist’ Brow Pencil | ‘Brow-n Eyed Peas’
Mac ‘ProlongWear Waterproof EyeBrow Gel’ | ‘Quiet Brunette’

Revlon ‘Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’ | ‘Honey Douce’ 001

On My Hair;

V05 ‘Miracle Mist’ Conditioning Spray
 Aussie ‘Dual Action’ Volume & Gloss Hair Spray

Shiv.
xx



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Your Tattoo Questions Answered!

Hey All :)
After my last couple of videos talking about my tattoos, I compiled some of the questions you guys were asking in relation to my tattoos and tattoos in general and answer some of them here!!!
Hope it helps!
Shiv.
xx

Black Widow Makeup Tutorial | Easy, Glam Halloween Look.



You Guys asked and I answered...
Here it is! 
An easy, achievable glam Halloween makeup tutorial which is a remake on one I did back in 2009 which ye can watch here...

My Original 'Black Widow' look from 2009.
Guess I haven't changed that much! Lol 











Music by Amarante
Song; 'Ghost'
(Used with full permission)

PRODUCTS USED;

Illamasqua ‘Skin Base’ Foundation #2
Illamasqua ‘Hollow’ Cream Pigment
Maybelline ‘Permanent Taupe’ Color Tattoo
NYX ‘Macaron Lipstick’ #11 (White)
MAC ‘Nocturnelle’ EyeShadow
Rimmel ‘ScandalEyes’ Black Kohl Pencil
MAC ‘Scene’ EyeShadow
Bourjois ’16hr Liquid Liner’
NYX ‘Macaron Lipstick’ #12 (Black)
False Lashes
MAC ‘Prep & Prime’ Loose Powder ‘Illuminate’
MAC ‘Copperplate’ EyeShadow
Rimmel EyeBrow Pencil 001 ‘Black’
Essence ’Superfine’ Pen EyeLiner
Ben Nye ‘Liquorice’ Cake EyeLiner
Glycerine (this is available in the baking section of any grocery store)
Revlon ‘Black Cherry’ LipStick
Sleek Makeup 'I am Conditional' Mascara

Where to buy the costume...

All my Halloween tutorials in one Playlist!

Only 10 more sleeps 'til Halloween!!!

EEEEEEEEEKKKKK





Sunday, October 12, 2014

Makeup Atelier Paris Review ft. Waterproof Gel Foundation & More!!


All products by
Makeup Atelier Paris;

Waterproof Gel Foundation FTG1Y

AirColor Thinner 
PLEASE NOTE: It’s the Air Thinner you need for the airbrush machine!!!

AirBrush HD Foundation AIR1Y

Moisturizing Base

Anti-Aging Concealer ACA1Y

Corrector Concealer Palette C/APC2

Powder Blush PR101 ‘Beige Orange’

Getting Tattooed & My New Tattoo!!



I TOTALLY forgot to add this post/video here after getting my newest tattoo at the recent 2nd annual Galway Tattoo Convention. 
I have already done a video showing my other older tattoos and the stories behind them which you can watch here...
My friend Jeremy Switzer, who is a phenomenal tattooist, was over from Portland, Oregon, US and I had him pre-booked for ages to get more added to my sleeve. I love his style of tattooing and trust him 100% as an artist.
I decided to go with all flowers for my lower arm to surround Hallo Kitty, as my upper arm is more of a sky-scape (that has a cat, flowers and a rag-doll floating about in it!!)
Catch me getting tattooed in the video below as well as some extra footage from the convention itself that my lovely sister Aoife was good enough to film for me!



I am chatting here, not grimacing in agony, PROMISE! ha ha 


This is the amount we got done at the convention, I was sitting for about 6 hours! But Jeremy drew it all on free hand which took forever!!!

I went back to Jeremy a few days later to get more finished and touched up my Hello Kitty tattoo!

I will be doing a tattoo FAQ video soon to answer all the questions I've gotten since uploading my first tattoo video, so keep an eye out for that! 
And I also plan on prioritising getting more tattoos added to my skin over the next while as well.

Leave any questions below to get them answered in my FAQ video.
xx

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ultimate Fall Makeup | First Impressions & Mini Reviews!


Just because its finally October, doesn't mean I can't knock out a few non-Halloweeny makeup tutorials, and that's exactly what this is!
It's very much Autumn/Winter inspired using very rich warm eyeshadows on the lids (All from inglot) and a beautiful intense burgundy on the lips!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Studded Ape Skull Makeup Tutorial | Halloween '14


This tutorial was more of an experiment rather than a well thought out planned design, but sometimes winging it on a very basic idea works out! Not 100% happy with it but it could've been a lot worse...
And I love just sitting down, playing with makeup and seeing where things go; 
I highly recommend you all do the same!!

Crazy Clown Makeup | Halloween 2014


Oh Halloween, how I love thee...
I figured it was about time for another clown makeup and this one is a messy looking, slightly unhinged little Fecker :P
But surprisingly easy to apply!!
Watch the tutorial at the bottom of this post to see how I applied it.

You will need;
Glue Stick (Non-toxic & washable!)
Water in spray bottle

September FAVOURITES



STUFF MENTIONED;

Essence ‘All About Matt’ Oil Absorbing Sheets
Tweezerman Eyelash Curlers

Monday, September 29, 2014

Get Bigger Lips like Kylie Jenner. (With Makeup)


Over the past month or so, my most requested look or tutorial both in my retail job & on Youtube has been how to achieve the Kylie Jenner lip look. It's mad how something like his can just catch on and go beyond wild!!! While her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic claims that her fuller lips is down to plain ol' makeup and clever application with over lining, the fib is apparent when looking at pictures like the one at the bottom of the series of images here of Kylie.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Downton Abbey 'No Makeup' Makeup | Chit Chat Tutorial

The Crawley Sisters of ITV's Downton Abbey.
This was a request from my sister Eithne to celebrate the return of Downton Abbey to our tv's last Sunday night!! It's most definitely a 'no-makeup' makeup look inspired by the fictional Crawley sisters, very natural yet polished and would be perfect for school or work. Best of all, it would take very little time to apply.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Zombie Makeup Tutorial | Halloween 2014


Well!!
This is actually my first ever proper Zombie look, not sure why I never did one before, anyhow it's easy to achieve, perfect for Halloween and I would give about 2 hours to apply in total at most!! (Mostly because of waiting for the latex to dry)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Demi Lovato Makeup Tutorial | OOTD | Shoe Haul



Howdy my Lovelies :)
I was inspired to recreate a look I came across online worn by the beautiful Demi Lovato (below) as it's a perfect one for this time of year transitioning into the cooler winter period. (My favourite!!!)
...Plus silver is a colour I don't often reach for so always good to go a little outside of the ol' comfort zone in the name of beauty!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

3D SPIDER; Halloween Makeup


Yay! It's my favourite time of year again... the run up to Halloween. (I think I actually prefer the run up to the actual day!)
I was planning on starting my videos last week but wasn't feeling the greatest, so started with an easy enough design for people to re-create, and an easy one for me to do :)
This is a fun makeup to try out to scare the pants off of people, especially since most people seem to be terrified of spiders. 
*shudders*

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How to look Healthy! ...when you feel like Poo :(


PRODUCTS USED:

Vichy ‘Aqualia Thermal’ Dynamic Serum
Vichy ‘Idealia Eyes’ Eye Contour Idealizer
Nivea ‘Q10 Dark Spot Day Cream’ SPF30