Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kérastase 'Resistance Thérapiste' Collection



Résistance Thérapiste by Kérastase is basically medicine for the hair... for over processed and over styled hair that is in need of some major TLC.
If your hair is dry, brittle, rough to the touch or full-on damaged then these are for you!
These products promise to restore life back into stressed-out locks with the help of the 'Fibre-KAP™' complex... It's kinda science-y but basically it is made up of Ceramides, Keratin & KAP's which all occur naturally in healthy hair. 
And of course, every fancy product has to have a star-of-the-show plant as it's wonder-boy, and the plant utilised in these products is 'Myrothamus Flabellifolia' which has the very unique ability to rise from the dead or slightly less dramatically, come back to life after near death caused by severe droughts... which is actually pretty cool!

First off is the Bain Thérapiste which is a gel formula, balm-in-shampoo suitable for both fine and thicker hair types. This protects the hair as well as cleansing the strands and smooths out the texture helping with dry frizz. 
And at RRP; €19.50 it would want to do all of that!! (250ml)


The Masque Thérapiste is formulated for thicker hair as it is a heavy, rich formula that will nourish and protect the driest of hairs. This is serious stuff, in hair terms anyhow! ha ha. I would not put this anywhere near fine hair types as it would just weigh thin hair strands down so this is most definitely for super damaged hairs.
This is no easier on the purse at RRP; €36.00 for 200ml.

Also in the range is the Soin Premier Thérapiste which is a renewal care conditioner formulated for fine hair that softens and protects. RRP; €23.50
...and the Serum Thérapiste which is a dual treatment for extremely damaged lengths and ends, on both fine and course hair types. There is an oil part and a thicker cream part, and the two together will not only help make the hair less frazzled looking & feeling, it will also protect against heat damage of up to 230°C. ... RRP; 23.50 

as the price point may suggest, this is a salon brand and is available nationwide in select salons that carry Kérastase from July 2015.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Beauty Blender™ -V- Inglot 'Pro Blending Sponge'

Hey Guys!

In this video I pit 'The Beauty Blender'™Sponge (€28 IRL) against the Inglot 'Pro Blending Sponge' (€12 IRL) to see which performs the best... 
Let the battle commence! 
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 xx




Defined BRIDAL Makeup Tutorial | Loads of Tips!


I have been getting a load of requests to create a bridal makeup look, or just to do a general bridal tutorial to share some tips for the day, and this folks is the result of those requests!
I won't apologise for the 23 minute run-time of the video as I think it's very important to let people know exactly why I am using the products I am using and how I am applying them, so that you guys out there who want to know will understand how to achieve long-lasting flawless makeup.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Isa Dora 'Lash Styler Mascara'

PR Sample. Image from IsaDora.com
Well now, did someone go a bit overboard with the oul photoshoppin' when adding the finishing touches to the promo picture for IsaDora's 'Volume Lash Styler' mascara above(?!)... 
it was probably unnecessary as this mascara can look amazing when applied to the right lashes. 
If you follow my Youtube channel, you may have seen me use this mascara to death in recent videos, and even on my long-enough but kinda thin lashes it looks really decent and does give a nice "fanned out effect", as promised.

The Irish Beauty Blog Awards | I am nominated!


Hey Guys smile emoticon 
I am delighted to have been nominated for 5 categories in this years Irish Beauty Blog Awards!! I have been added to the shortlists for;
Best Vlogger
Best Content
Best Beauty Blogger
Best Social media
Best Overall

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spotlight Smokey Eyes & Pink Lips ft. MAC, Urban Decay and more!


What a lip! 
The glorious shade of pink on my lips is brought to us via Urban Decay's ‘Savage’ Revolution High-Colour Lip Gloss which I am, not surprisingly, utterly in love with. It really makes this look for me and is accompanied  in the range by several other lovely, newly released shades.
You can find out more about those along with Urban Decay's other Summer releases here...

Reaching Extreme Lengths with Redken...

(PR Samples)
Woah! I hadn't realised that it was so long since my last blog post, Bad Beauty Blogger!!!
Anyhow... I was recently sent the Redken 'Extreme Length' Primer & 'Extreme Length' Sealer to test out and have been using them for about a month or so now. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

My Everyday Makeup | GRWM | Makeup Tutorial


Hey Lovelies ^_^
After a short 2 week hiatus from doing makeup tutorials (that actually felt like forever in Youtube land), I am back with a 'Get Ready With Me' or GRWM video where I talk ye all through my makeup application of my current everyday go-to makeup look.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NEW! Urban Decay; Summer '15 Collection.

Urban Decay Summer '15 Collection releases. Sent as PR samples.



Urban Decay's Summer '15 Collection is launching on May 1st here in Ireland and I was very lucky to be sent some of the gorgeous products being released with the Collection. There are totally new products, shade extensions to existing ranges and new textures/finishes.

Monday, April 20, 2015

My Top 5 EyeShadow Primers.

Find out what my current favourite and most used eyeshadow primers and bases are!!


Shiv.
xx

MAC Mascaras; Reviews & Swatches... and how to Remove Mascara like a PRO!!

I was recently sent a really cool MAC Mascara Roll containing 6 of MAC's current mascaras. Along with the MAC Mascara's I already have in my kit, I have all of them with several multiples (Well there's only 1 I don't have). So in this video I review, show and swatch all of the mascaras so you can see how they look on and what each different one does!


And all the swatches...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nivea Q10Plus 'In-Shower Body Moisturiser'... A moisturiser you wash off!?


Nivea Q10Plus Firming 'In-Shower Body Moisturiser' is an innovative new type of moisturiser that you apply in the shower under running water after you've washed yourself, and then you rinse off before getting out of the shower! Basically think of it as conditioner for the skin, so the same as hair conditioner which you apply after shampoo but wash off.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Body Mods & Alternative Style in the Beauty Industry; My Experience


My Experience with having piercings and tattoos while working in the Beauty Industry. When it's suitable to wear piercings etc and when it's not so suitable in my experience.

Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial!


For easter just gone, instead of doing a makeup tutorial inspired by Easter colours etc, this year I decided to do a Cruelty Free makeup tutorial featuring products by NYX, ELF, Urban Decay, Wet n Wild, Zoeva, Barry M and SmashBox! Some of the products are Vegan also, and I let ye know throughout the video which products are vegan and what's not!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Huge Irish Beauty Collaboration!!



HUGE Irish Collaboration!!! 
Hey Guys, this video is part of the biggest Irish Beauty Collaboration to date featuring 8 Irish YouTuber's in total, all of whom are listed below along with what they'll be covering in their videos and the links....

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Video Round-up!

I seem to have fallen behind quite a bit in regards to updating my blog and adding my Youtube videos etc due to unavoidable and unexpected 'real life' complications, so here's a round-up of of my Youtube videos from the past 2 weeks or so...

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First up is a video showcasing some new Blank Canvas Cosmetics brushes that I was using in my recent Makeup MasterClass....

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fingers, Brush or Sponge? The Ultimate 'How to Apply your Foundation' Video!


Sometimes it takes me a while of playing around with a new foundation to figure out how best to apply it, whether to use my fingers, a brush (and which one) or a sponge...

Monday, March 30, 2015

'Hand & Nail Balm' by Roger & Gallet


I'm a bit batty for these new hand & nail balms by Roger & Gallet, which is something I never thought I'd be saying... I mean, they're hand creams. Not the most exciting products in the world BUT these both smell and feel extremely luxurious on the skin! 

Lipstick as Concealer!!??... and General Colour Correcting.



Lipstick Concealer?!

This has been going around the various beauty communities of the web lately along with a lot of mis-information, so I gave it a go myself to show how lipstick can actually be used as a colour correcting concealer!!