Friday, August 21, 2015

The EASIEST way to apply foundation!

After years of resisting these little yokes, I finally caved in and am in love! 
Definitely the best way to apply any foundation to achieve a perfect, flawless finish.


Sponges shown;
The Beauty Blender
Real Techniques Pro Blending Sponge
W7 Blending Sponge
Inglot Blending Sponge

Monday, August 10, 2015

New from Lancome #SatItWithYourEyes


Lancome's newest launch this summer is all about the eyes with new cream eyeshadow sticks, brow gels, a white liner pen and a dinky wee dual ended spoolie/brush to boot!
Admittedly, Lancome is not a brand that I am well versed in... but saying that, I have really enjoyed 90% of what I have tried of the brand. (The 10% deficit going to the bi-phase eye makeup remover that stung the bejeezus out of my poor peep-holes!)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PIPPA PALETTE for Blank Canvas Cosmetics.


I'll start off, for those of you here not from Ireland, with a bit of an introduction!
Pippa (O'Connor) is a very well-loved Irish model turned successful blogger, married to TV Star Brian Ormond, and she's a bit of a babe to boot with a strong following in Ireland.
Pippa is also the ambassador for Blank Canvas Cosmetics.

HUGE *NEARLY* AUTUMN CLOTHING HAUL! | Dressing for some weight gain.

Hey Everyone :)
It's been an absolute AGE since I did a fashion haul but now that we are coming close my favourite time of the year I was inspired to pick up some bits for the coming Autumn/Winter weather. Featuring items from Penneys, Newlook, H&M, Zara, Oasis & TK Maxx.


Hope ye enjoy the video!!

Shiv.
xx

Monday, July 27, 2015

How to Make Money on Youtube! (6 ways).. and how much you can make!

There are several ways of making money from Youtube, both directly & indirectly.
In this video I went about answering the question I get asked a LOT which is 'How to make Money from Youtube'
... and I also talk a little about blogging at the end.

Really hope it helped at least a few of you out :)
xx

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pale Skin Beauty Tips & Recommendations | Video Series

Hey Lovelies, 
Do any of you struggle to find foundations light enough for your skin-tones? Last week I uploaded 5 videos dedicated to my fairest of the fair friends out there (NC15 and paler) giving product recommendations for all base products starting with primers etc in video 1, foundations in video 2, powders in video 3, concealers in #4 and highlights, contours & bronzers in #5. 
You can watch all 5 videos here in the playlist...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BioDerma arrives on Irish shores... Finally!!


It has taken a while, but Ireland is finally catching up with the rest of the world
... and I'm talking about the Skincare and Makeup World here just incase that wasn't clear!
The French dermocosmetics powerhouse that is Bioderma is now available from selected Irish Pharmacies since last month.
The name will probably ring a bell even if you are not quite able to place it; BioDerma is the brand that brought to the world the first every Micellar Solution, Sensibio H2O, a cleansing water which is now a true-blue cult beauty product with one bottle selling every 3 seconds worldwide.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

L'Oréal Infallible Foundations 24hr Matte vs 24hr Stay Fresh | First Impressions Comparison.


I had been wanting to get either of these foundation for the longest time as I had seen them get a lot of love on the internet over the past year or so, but I couldn't decide which one to get and basically wanted both but couldn't really justify getting both at full price (since I didn't really NEED the 0_o) 
BUT

EPIC MAKEUP COLLECTION & STORAGE 2015



Howdy Guys!! 
I've been even more shite at updating here, and on my Facebook and basically everywhere lately, but I am just not able to for the most part due to my ailing and old computer. (which I want to throw out the window after about an hour of failed use EVERYTIME!!) Anyhow... I uploaded my updated 'Makeup Collection/ Storage video' yesterday which has been highly requested, so if ye would like a peek into my makeup stash, have a look-see here...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bourjois 'Sweet Kiss Gloss' 10hr Hydration

The 3 shades I received in my goodie bag, see below*
Continuing on with my Bourjois posts, up next is their new 'Sweet Kiss Gloss' 10hr Hydration formula.
It is possibly the most comfortable lipgloss I've ever tried on my lips and I absolutely love the moist formula. It is super hydrating thanks to it's "vegetable oil-enriched formula... that doesn't feel sticky on the skin"** and I can absolutely guarantee that there is zero stickiness to these after wearing them for a few days in a row now!!!
They have released 6 shades in the range which are;
01. Sand-Sation*
(A peachy Beige)
02. Rose Qui Peut 
(Light Frosty Pink)
03. As De Pink
(Reddish Pink)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bourjois 'Aqua Blush' for Summer 2015


One of the most exciting releases by Bourjois this summer is their brand new 12hr Aqua Blush formula.
These are fluid gel blushes that I think are somewhere in-between the Makeup Forever Aqua Cream Blushes and the Daniel Sandler Watercolour (liquid) Blushes.
There are four shades in the collection including;
01 Ingé-nude 
02 Cocoricorail
(I haven't the faintest clue how this is pronounced!)
03 Pink Twice 
04 Berry Nice

Strobing


Strobing is the newest makeup fad on the block and unless you've been living under a very dull rock you've probably heard something about it or at least seen this meme in your FaceBook timeline!...


or this one...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bourjois 'Parisian Summer' Sun Collection 2015


For their summer and sun inspired offerings this year, Bourjois have released 4 'easy-to-use sun make-up products' including a BB Cream, a mattifying Bronzing Powder, a melting mousse-like Complexion Perfector and Tinted Dry Body Oil.
The online-exclusive collection has been inspired by the elegance of the Chic Parisian Woman, the blue and red striping on the packaging hinting at the marine influence.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Max Factor 'Colour Intensity Balms' | Hint, Tint or Pop!


I love when new cosmetic formulas come into being... We live in a time where everything is copied or 'inspired by' but every now-and-again we get something shiny & new to placate our makeup junkie urges. 
Welcome the new Max Factor 'Colour Intensity Balm'.
This is a lipstick / lip-balm hybrid formula that offers the hydration and comfort of a balm, but the buildable colour and pigment intensity of a lipstick! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

'Cocoa Blend' Makeup Tutorial | w/ AFFORDABLE Makeup Products.


I actually uploaded this tutorial last month over on the 'Tube but am slightly (0_o) behind on updating my blog mainly due to computer issues (a little due to draggin' my arse) ...
Anyhu, This is a makeup tutorial featuring the new(ish) Zoeva EyeShadow Palette and mostly affordable makeup products (under €10).

Make your Nose look Smaller | Natural Contour


If I had money to burn and wasn't terrified of the prospect of plastic surgery, I would absolutely consider getting my nose fixed, but saying that, it'll probably never happen. (Especially of my boyfriend has any say in it!) So for now, I rely on makeup and the magic of contouring to fake a slimmer more symmetrical looking snoz.

Perfect Black Smokey Eye | Step by Step (For beginners)



Hey Guys! 
Sorry for the extended absences lately, my computer is on it's last legs and making even checking e-mails a chore so I am putting all my energy into trying to stay on top of editing videos to keep up with my Youtube upload schedule. Today's video is a step-by-step how-to guide to perfect the Black Smokey Eye.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

NARS Translucent 'Crystal' Light Reflecting Setting Powder...


I have a new favourite setting powder smile emoticon It's flippin' gorgeous and gives you a radiant yet matte finish... find out all about it here...

Graduation Makeup Tutorial | LetzMakeup


As it's graduation season again and loads of you guys requested I create a graduation appropriate makeup look, here it is!!

...Though this would be suitable for any summertime formal occasion. The eyes are fairly simple but striking and the pop of pink on the lips really gives it that summertime feel.
This is not a sponsored video however most of the Smashbox makeup was given to me by PRs. All opinions are my own as always.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Great Makeup under €10!


Find out some of the great products available that all cost less that €10 :D



PRODUCTS MENTIONED;
(ALL PRODUCTS under €10.00)
Categories;

1. FOUNDATIONS...
CATRICE ‘All Matt Plus’ Foundation
CATRICE ‘Nude Illusion’ Foundation
CATRICE ‘Photo Finish 18hr Infinite’ Foundation