Saturday, December 31, 2011

My New Years Nails!!

Hey Everyone:)

Let me start off by saying Happy Nearly New Year!!! My 2011 has been, for lack of a less cliche'd phase, a total roller-coaster but I have high hopes for 2012 and will go into the New Year as positive as I can.
But for my last post of 2011 I want to show ye my nails as they will be ringing in the New Year tonight at midnight!!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

All I want for Christmas.....

Hello Everyone!!

Hope ya were all greeted by Santa's lovely pressie's this morning and are saving yeerselves for the Christmas feed coming later this afternoon!!! I know I am ^_^

And what Santa brought me were this beauties from Sigma & Sedona Lace <3

(Sorry for the crappy i-phone photos)


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ULTIMATE New Years/Xmas Party Makeup look!!!



Hey Everyone!! 
This was my last chance to get a post/video/tutorial in before Christmas as I'm working non-stop now 'til & including Xmas Eve, and then will be back in on counter again on St. Stephans Day. 
No rest for the wicked, huh!!?
Anyhu, I decided on an all out glitz fest, with glitter, lashes, sparkly red lipgloss. 
Full on Fabulousness, ha ha!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Colour-matching Drugstore Foundations!

Disco Blue; Party Eyes makeup Tutorial.

Hey Folks!!

Here's a shortish 'eye makeup' tutorial of a fun, bright blue & purple look perfect for the party season!!
(And check out how awesome my new camera is !!! ^_^ !!!)

Pixi Beauty..... Review & Demo.

Hey Guys!!

My lovely friend Ami here on Youtube.....
http://www.youtube.com/user/visualkeik
http://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmeliePale

.....sent me a few bits from the makeup company 'Pixi Cosmetics' which is a beauty company from the UK which was started by Makeup Artist 'Petra'.
Find out more about the lady,company and their products here....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Favourite Drug Store Foundations! (2011)

Hey Guys!!
So I'm finally getting around to sharing my favourite pharmacy or 'Drug Store' foundations that I use and love, and there are a few of them ^_^


I love me some foundation, but I especially love me some good quality inexpensive foundations and these are those!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Red Velvet Lips..... Party/Christmas Makeup Tutorial.


Howdy Guys:)

Another video tutorial to add to my series of Christmas worthy makeup looks on the run up to Christmas this year!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Product Focus; Clinique 'Clarifying Lotion' #2

Love, love, love this stinky little lotion ^_^ !!
So I'll begin with the most noticeable con; The smell, peee-euuuu! It's definitely on the strong side and quite alcohol-y. Now this isn't actually a massive deal with me personally but I know many a gal that gets her knickers in a twist at the mere mention of alcohol in facial products. The alcohol content in Clinique isn't really that high, but Clinique being a brand that believes in 'pure' ingredients, doesn't mask their ingredients with unnecessary smell-heavy fragrances and thus you smell what you get!

November Favourites 2011.




Products Mentioned;

Sunday, November 27, 2011

'Festive Feline' Arabic/ 'Cat Eye' Party Makeup tutorial.



Gosh but I do love me a good sexy cat-eye makeup!! Similar to most Arabic styles and very flattering it's one that takes a bit of practice to perfect the blending of, without compromising the fine eyeshadow wing that needs to be both soft & defined at the same time! In this tutorial I try to break it down to be as simple as possible to follow & re-create!! Hope ye enjoy it.
xx

Monday, November 21, 2011

Eden Aromatics..... Bath & Body Products.

Hey Everyone:)

The lovely Faye Hurley of Eden Aromatics recently contacted me about trying out some of her natural skincare products and after checking out her gorgeously kitch website, I was sold! And the products didn't disappoint.

.....how cute are the website graphics.....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Neutral & Nutmeg..... Occasional Makeup Tutorial.


Howdy Guys:)
So continuing on with my party/occasion makeup tutorials for this years festive season, I took heed of a few requests I got for a more 'wearable' or neutral party makeup!
I went relatively neutral on the eyes but mixed textures and went full on with lashes and liner, of course!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bourjois EyeShadow Pots.

Bourjois EyeShadow Pots ^_^

Hey Guys!!
So while in boots the last day, I decided to pick up a few 'drug store', or as we call it here 'pharmacy', brand eyeshadows for an inexpensive makeup tutorial I plan on filming a little later on this month. 
These Bourjois eyeshadows caught my eye while roaming about the place as they sparkled under the unnatural lights of the store. That, and they are on a '3 for 2' offer in Boots at the moment so I just couldn't resist!!
The lighter 'highlight' colour I already had but I picked up the 3 dark 'smokey' colours, and purposely chose colours I don't normally reach for ie. forrest green & dark navy. The black seemed very black and as I don't actually own any stand alone, single black matte eyeshdow (not in palettes), I picked that up along with the dark jewel tone shadows which I think will work nicely in a dark smokey eye look.

 Bourjois EyeShadows from L-R; 
EyeShadow 'Ombre a Paupiere' #08, Intense Shadows #05, #06 & #10.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lipcote.... Sealin' Smackers for over 50 yrs!!

 (Lipcote ad. from the 1950's)

Hey Guys,
Many of ye may know that the Lipstick Sealer 'Lipcote' which is a top-coat for lipstick to seal it in place for hours of wear, and prevents transference, smudging, fading & feathering, has been around for longer than many of us have, 50+ years now!!! Pretty nifty work!

 The package above sports the new logo & design courtesy of a collaboration with illustrator Dora (http://www.okdora.com/dora/) who is largely inspired by 1950's burlesque and femininity, making her the perfect person for the job.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Glitter & Eyes..... Party Makeup Tutorial

Howdy Guys!!

Now that Halloween is well & truly done til next year, it's time to focus on my second favourite holiday of the year! I'll not mention the 'C' word quite yet as it can have such a strange angering effect on people when uttered before December hits, so this tutorial is the first of my Seasonal Party Makeup looks ^_^

Monday, November 7, 2011

Anastasia of Beverly Hills 'Express Beauty'

So according to the website..... http://www.anastasia.net/ ..... Miss Anastasia Soare, originally an esthetician from Romania but now living and working in L.A., is known as the 'Beauty Innovator and The Definitive Brow and Eye Expert' and, it says, for good reason.
She boasts an impressive list of celeb clients from Oprah to Madonna, and has been featured in Vogue, Allure, Elle and a number of other high profile publications.
She ''developed her own specific Golden Ratioª technique behind the science of shaping eyebrows"* based on her background in Art, engineering, architecture & mathematics, as well as her interest in Leonardo DaVinci's 'Golden Ratio'.

All that, along with years of dedication to the balance of beauty,  has led her to where she is now and to her hugely successful 'Anastasia Brow Studios'.

So there you have a small background snippet of woman herself, now onto the product at hand.
The 'Beauty Express' Eye & Brow Kit.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October favourites '11..... MAC, Sleek, Vichy, Pixi & more!


Hey Everyone:)
Can't believe just how quick this past month seemed to fly by. 
Seriously feels like 5 minutes since I filmed & uploaded my Sept' fave's.
Even though I hadn't thought I was wearing much makeup throughout October, turns out I was wrong!
But in my defense, most of my favourites were backlogged products that had been sent to me months ago that I had only recently started trying out. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick 'On-the-go' Makeup Tutorial


Estimated application time..... 5-10 min.

'Soap & Glory' Makeup Range.

Hey Guys:)

I was sniffing around in my local Boots pharmacy (Drug Store) & inevitably made a bee-line for the cosmetics section, and one of the first stands I saw was an unfamiliar one belonging to the new 'Soap & Glory' Makeup Range!
Delighted with myself for stumbling across such a lovely find.
I've been told that these makeup products are new to the rest of the 'Soap & glory' range which is best known for it's plumping lipgloss 'Sexy Mother Pucker'.



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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween '11; Pierrot (Sad clown/mime makeup)

My final Halloween makeup tutorial of '11.....

PIERROT.

I love the story behind this unfortunate character.
He was originally a French pantomime character portrayed by 17th Centuary Italian group called 'Comédie Italienne' who performed in Paris. 
'Pierrot' is a pet name for 'Pierre' or Peter in English.
In the story he pines for his elusive love, his wife Columbine, who leaves him for Harlequin, a black-faced character who is the Devils right hand man.
Pierrot is a bit of a fool, and always the unlucky loser :(
Towards the 19th C. he became less of a fool & was portrayed more & more as a tragic, eternal sad clown, with the moon & stars as his only constant companions.

Here's my take on the character.....



BraceFace ^_^ & Catch-up Vlog.


Howdy Guys,
I finally got my braces fitted, well the top one's anyhow and am quickly getting used to them with minimal discomfort now after just over a week!
Here's my experience with them so far and also my reason for not making so many videos this month.....



Thanks a mill:)
Chat soon,

Siobhán.
xx

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween '11; VooDoo Witch.

Hey Folks!

After an annoying & unfortunate hiatus due to various health ailments I'm finally back to provide ye with my newest scare offering for this years Halloween ..... & may I re-introduce my little sister Eithne who some of you may recognise from about a year or so ago when I used her in my 'Perfect Red Lip'
tutorial.

Anyhu.....
The makeup is supposed to look like it was applied by a Witch-Doctor & not a makeup artist so I tried to make it so as it would be easy to re-create. No need to be precise or neat.

(Watch video to see what products I used)
Accessories;
Wig, Jewelry, fingernails, tooth enamel, contact lenses.
Supplied by;
http://www.fancydress.com



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Demon Cyclops!! Halloween '11.

Hey Guys:)
I have a really class look for ye this week for my second Halloween tutorial installment of 2011..... and what's cool is that I had other people doing all the work! Ha ha.
I invited my friend Sharon Farrell of http://www.youtube.com/user/sharonmakeupartist
(Blog; http://www.sharonmakeupartist.com/ and our friend, colleague and all round amazing makeup artist Audrey Byron https://www.facebook.com/audrey.byron.makeup (Website coming soon!)
.... onto my channel to create a look for Halloween but using prosthetics etc.
Here's what they created!!
(P.S Could ye guess that the model is me??)


September favourites '11.


(Products Mentioned;

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

'Share the Scare' Tag; ....... Halloween '11.


Hey Folks!!
So I know this has probably been done before but I thought it would be fun & useful to start a 'share the love' tag but Halloween edition; 'Share the Scare'.... get it?? See what I did there???? :P
Anyhow's, here are some of the Youtube Channels that I know of that will be very useful to those of you searching for the perfect halloween costume/makeup idea this year.....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Coloured Eyebrows ^_^ ..... (even on thick dark brows)


Bright Coloured Eyebrows regardless of natural hair colour!!


SUPER BRIGHT RED HAIR!!!..... How to & my hair story ^_^

PLEASE NOTE;
These products (L'Oreal MajiContrast & developer) are not intended for use by non professionals.
They are trade only products and therefore require you to be a trade card holder (i.e a professional hairdresser, beautician etc) to purchase.
However if you are not able to get the products I strongly advise going to a hairdressers/salon that use the L'Oreal products and telling them that this is what you want.
If you do get the products but are not a pro, please get a friend who may be a colorist to help or do your homework!! Bleach/ammonia products can be very damaging to the hair if not used properly.
ALWAYS follow the instructions.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hello Kitty for Sephora = ^_^ = ; Product of the week!



Eep!!
So I have to admit that going on a healthy 15 yrs or so now, I have been somewhat obsessed with Hello Kitty & all things related..... have a tattoo, based my end of yr college show on her etc
So you can imagine my excitement and then immediate despair when I found out that Sephora carry the official Sanrio Hello Kitty makeup, and that it is actually decent quality. (The despair was down to the fact that my closest Sephora is in Paris, yay 0_o)
Fast forward to my favourite Youtuber Heather (Sokolum79) telling me about the Hello Kitty Makeup she saw in her Sephora, and fast forward again to my receiving a package from her containing this beauty below.....

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I ❤ Penneys/Primark!!!

Hey Guys,
 So living in Ireland can be a pain at times due to the fact that we lack so many great shops that many other countries get to enjoy...cough... Sephora... cough.
We just recently got a Forever 21 but like many of those great stores, it resides up in Dublin.
 Here in Galway we still have no H&M (though rumor is that it's on its way...)
We got a TK Maxx a couple of yrs back, and to be fair it is getting better. We also have River Island, TopShop, Miss Selfridges etc but they do tend to be pricey for the basic bits like vest tops and such.
 One shop that we do have however, and it has been here for a long time is Penneys (Also known as Primark in the UK & mainland Europe). When I was younger, Penneys was the most uncool place to shop, and you'd be embarrassed when your Mam came home with something from there, but fast forward 20 yrs or so & it has gradually become one of the "cooler" places to purchase from. This is largely thanks to it opening on Oxford St. in London and the new fashion buyers the company brought in.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Room Tour!! Makeup Studio Organisation & Storage..... (New House)

Hey Guys ^_^

Here's my much requested updated room tour and organisation video. 
Enjoy!!
xx



My Storage Units etc ^_^

3 tiered unit from Dunnes Stores €40 I think! (Defo a bit pricey) 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Behind the scenes; Photoshoot for 'Tabitha' (GlamRocksLuna)

Hey Folks ^_^
 Last week I had the pleasure of working with the GlamRock's girls, Louise & Úna, (http://glamrocksluna.blogspot.com/) and photographer Shane O'Connor (http://www.shaneoconnorphotography.com/) again on a shoot for the girls upcoming web fashion-zine. Details of that coming soon.......

Anyhow not going to give too much away about the shoot and final shots until the girls launch their new site, but in the mean time, here are a few 'behind the scene's photo's I took on my i-phone in between doing makeup. xx

Click on photos to enlarge!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Confused by the MAC colouring system??



One thing I hear again & again is how confusing the M.A.C shade system is, with the NC’s & NW’s and the inbetweens.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Determining your SkinTONE.....


When talking about skin tone we are referring to the undertone which isn't necessarily the obvious colouring you first see on a persons face, but rather the overall base colour that is there under the flushing & blushing.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Skin Types; Knowing yours.....

There are 3 main skin types
1. Oily
2. Dry
3. Normal

There are also what I call 'sub types' which are
4. Dehydrated
5. Sensitive

And there is *6. Combination which means 2 or more of the above types all at once which is usually the most common scenario!



Shiv's tricks; Quick Makeup Removal

Howdy Folks!!

Here's a tip I swear by for removing the bulk of heavy makeup initially before cleansing, or when you need to remove makeup in a hurry only to re-apply it again asap!!


Non-tutorial Makeup Play!

Hey Guys ^_^
So first off, this isn't a tutorial!!
I often just play with makeup when I have free time to try out new products, or to see how different textures etc work together or to try out different techniques. And I decided to record the process this time just so kind of share my thought process I suppose.
This isn't meant to be a finished 'look' as such, just what happened at the end of my play time!!
So this isn't a tutorial and what products I used don't matter either!
Either way, hope ye enjoy it.






Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Popping my ASOS.com Cherry.

While on twitter earlier catching up on todays tweets, I followed a link from the GlamRocksLuna girls to their vintage fashion blog (one of my favourite blogs out there!! http://glamrocksluna.blogspot.com/) showing some yummy bits from ASOS for the Autumn season ahead.
See post here..... http://glamrocksluna.blogspot.com/2011/09/asos-autumn-treats.html
Which brought me to drool over & subsequently purchase these following gorgeous pieces of fabric.....

This coat; £95 (€115)

Favourites of August '11.

My much loved products from the month of August.....




Products mentioned;

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pout Paints by Sleek Makeup; Review & Demo.


Hey Guys:)

These juicy little numbers were sent to me by Sleek Makeup recently & I've been having tonnes of fun since then playing around with them & creating new colours.

The ones I got were.....

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sedona Lace 12 pc. Pro Brush Set Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!!




Sedona lace sent me out their 12 piece professional brush set about 3 or 4 weeks ago for consideration....
I of course had to choose the pink set, it is way too lovely not to!
And I can happily say that I consider this a really nice brush kit, with a nice range of brushes, a nice brush roll & an even nicer price!!!


The set is available from Sedona Lace, comes in pink & black and costs $59.95.....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kit Essentials; Disposable applicators from VictoriaLovesBeauty.

Hey Guys!

I was sent these sample applicators absolutely ages ago & was meaning to make a video to show them to ye but kept forgetting!!
But the day I filmed this video, I had once again been asked by a customer/makeup student about where to get the disposable applicators that we have on counter in work. I wouldn't have had a clue either where these are sold, before I got into makeup professionally, but there are a few places to find them!

The website from which I received the samples is.....
http://www.victorialovesbeauty.com/

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monochrome Makeup Play!!


Hey Guys,

This was more of a makeup experiment than a proper tutorial but decided to run with it anyhow!
Very obvious Monochromatic look using blacks & whites but any 2 colours could be used, one dark & one light. Just try it out & have fun!



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Shiv's Tricks; Make your foundation last!!

Hey Guys:)

"How do I make my foundation last all day??" - Definitely one of the questions I get asked the most in work!!


Or people will just tell me how their foundation had disappeared by early afternoon or that it separates etc.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vampy Eyes & Dark Purple Lips Tutorial.


Hey Guys:)

This look was inspired partly by Hollywood Glamour but mostly by some gorgeous new products I got recently, mostly from Inglot!

Shiv's Tricks; Applying Powder Blusher!

Howdy Guys,
In my continuing effort to have super short but still information packed videos for ye along side my longer tutorials, this is the start of what will be an on-going series of "Shiv's Tricks" Videos. They will be short videos under 5 min in length sharing short & snappy makeup & beauty tips.

This first one is about how to apply Blusher without overloading the skin with colour.

I use;
Inglot Matte Blush 20
Sigma F15 Brush
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Light



Enjoy!!

Take Care,
Siobhán.
xx

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Inglot Haul; First Impressions & (Crazy) Demo!!

Hey Folks!!!


So I made the trip across the country last Wednesday, (Not as bad as it seems, just a 2 - 2.5 hour trip, small country!!) to the Liffey Valley Shopping centre just outside Dublin. And to what purpose???
Makeup of course ^_^

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Racing Makeup..... MAC Tutorial

Hey Beauty People ^_^
This is a re-create of a makeup I did on a client this week who was on her way to the first meet of this years' famous Galway Races.
Using almost all MAC Makeup, it comprises of a gold & purple smokey structured eye & nude lip.
Her dress was a beautiful cool toned purple from Topshop, she had blue eyes & blonde hair!!




Tuesday, July 19, 2011

'Sleek Indulgence'


Hello again!

Gosh I hadn't filmed a tutorial in so long before today that I had almost forgotten how much I love just creating & going with it to see what happens!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sleek Makeup "Caribbean Collection"

Howdy Folk!

Was looking forward to showing ye all this gorgeous colourFUL Makeup Collection by Sleek Makeup but I know I'm pretty late off the mark since it's been available for almost 2 weeks now.
Called the 'Caribbean Collection' this is only going to be available for a limited time as is the case with many of the prettier Sleek i-divine palettes.


You can see straight away from the picture just how bright the shades here are and why so aptly named after the colourful caribbean aesthetic. Staying with that theme though I also think this particular collection is better suited to darker skin tones just because of how intense the pigments show up on the skin. I can forget about wearing the orange blush called "Aruba"! As beautiful as it is, it is just too much for my pasty pale skin. Though saying that, I have been wearing it as an eyeshadow & am totally in love with it as that.
(The blushes cost £4.29)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Back in Business ^_^

Hey Guys!

Delighted to be finally back in action on the web after over a month of non activity that was starting to drive me a wee bit mad, but at the same time it was good to catch up on work & home stuff.

Watch this video to see a little of what I've been up to & my new makeup room! Plus my lighter hair.


Thanks for Watching!!

Take Care,

Siobhán.
xx

Monday, July 4, 2011

June Give-away Winners.....

The winners for the give-away are.....



In 3rd place.....
http://www.youtube.com/user/opiatessence

In 2nd place.....
http://www.youtube.com/user/TinaM404

In 1st place.....
http://www.youtube.com/user/JuzzztMiii

Thanks a million to all who entered & if you didn't win this time, there will be another give-away coming up shortly ^_^

Take Care,

Siobhán.
xx

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Banner Design Winner.......

Hey Guys ^_^

Thanks a million to Everyone who entered the design contest and for all the work ye put into it also!!
I had over 50 designs to choose from and it was really tough as they were all so well thought up & produced. Deciding between my favourite 3 was impossible so I had to get my mam to help, lol;)

Go here..... to my facebook page to see all the entries.....

And here is the winning design that will be displayed as the website header from now!!


Designed by .... Myrthe Ter Pelle.

Congratulations to the Winner ^_^

The Sigma brush & Mac Lipstick will be going out to you as soon as I receive your details.

Thanks again to everyone else who entered.

Take care,

Siobhán.
xx

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What's in my Makeup Kit; (Pt. 7) EyeShadow Palettes.

Part 7 of 7 ^_^

The final video of the "What's in my Makeup Kit" Series showing the palettes that I had had in my kit from the past few jobs!
Enjoy :)
xx


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Design a new Banner for LetzMakeup.com!!!

Hey ^_^

I've been meaning to get a new banner sorted for this website for absolutely ages now and while I don't really have the means or time at the moment, many of you guys said it's be a great idea to hold a competition to design one for me. So that's what I'm doing!!!

The winner will get a prize of course which will be a Sigma Tapered Contour Brush F35 and a Sheen Supreme Mac Lipcreme in "Quiet that Thing!"

To enter;
1. Must be a subscriber to my Youtube Channel http://www.Youtube.com/LetzMakeup
2. Follow this blog!!! (It's what the banner is for ^_^ )
3. Design a banner containing the word "LetzMakeup" or "www.LetzMakeup.com" or
"LetzMakeup.com" within it and whatever else design or relevant pictures you want!!
4. Send your entry to the following address; letzmakeup.com@gmail.com
5. Please send banner as a jpeg if possible & size it to approx 700-900px.

6. Will be open until next Tuesday midnight GMT.
And That's it!!


Best of Luck:)

Siobhán.
xx

Taylor Momsen Smiles ^_^

I've always had a bit of an affinity towards young Miss Momsen since her Gossip Girl days & subsequent rebellion into uber Rock Chick Bad Girl. Despite being one of the moodiest looking teens to , ermm, grace the glossies, she definitely has one of the prettier faces, with or without makeup!
(Click on pics to enlarge)
 Ms. Momsen without the slap!!
I am one of those relatively few people who adore her "racoon" eyemakeup look (when applied correctly) and in these pics it is absolute makeup perfection with fake lashes applied to both top & bottom.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Precision pen liner..... Fine lining!

It took me a while to latch onto the marker-like eyeliners, (that came onto the market relatively recently), initially but I am at last converted.... well kind of!!
It depends on the quality obviously but this can vary widely. The first I ever tried was the Eyelure pen which is decent to be fair but dries up way too quickly during application.... major points lost.
I tried the Mac "Penultimate" liner next which again is decent but the nib just isn't quite as sturdy-while-being-fine as I'd like, and line work isn't as delicate with it pretty early on which is also sucky.
Recently I got my grubby little fingers on "Velvet... by Migi Cosmetics" by way of Heather (Sokolum79 ....again thank you!!)

Now this is a pen worth blogging about! Unfortunately Migi is a brand I've never come across here at my end of the world, I think I've only heard it being mentioned during various youtube videos.
But I believe that it's widely available throughout the US & Canada etc.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Product of the Week; Collection 2000 "16hrs wear Lasting Perfection concealer"

Well!!!

I discovered this little gem from watching Pixiwoo videos and them raving about this cheap but apparently amazing concealer. Now, I am a fan of Collection 2000 in general especially considering the price but have never bothered with their base makeup before, (ie. foundation, concealer etc) as I have found in my experience that it's usually better to pay the little extra for that stuff to be good.
Oh how wrong was I!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

❤Hair❤Crush❤..... Emma Stone

Hey Everyone:)
If you follow me on twitter ye may have seen this picture I posted of the lovely Emma Stone showing her hair evolution to the gorgeous light red shade she's sporting at the mo.....




Friday, June 10, 2011

Product of the Week; Wet 'n' Wild "Fast dry" nail color in 237C "Gray's Anatomy"

Hey Guys!!
Finally can get back to my POTW's now that I'm back in action on the net!
Meet Wet 'n' Wild's "Fast dry" nail color in 237C "Gray's Anatomy"

The pictures unfortunately do not do the colour justice, the pink shot-through "duo chrome" effect is much stronger in real life natural light!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bright Butter Yellow Lids ^_^

Hey Everyone!!
Finally back again with a new tutorial for ye all after my unfortunate lack of internet and very unintentional absence. This is the last video that I recorded in my old apartment before moving out!! So, looking forward to a new makeup room and filming background coming soon ^_^


Friday, June 3, 2011

Face Routine May '11.

Hey Everyone!!!
I know it's been ages since I uploaded a video here due to not having internet but I was able to use my sister's internet so I will be able to hopefully upload a couple more before I get mine back up & running!

Anyhu, here's my current face routine using my favourite products of the moment!



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NYX Makeup Artist Kit.

Howdy Guys:)
So I found myself today in possession of this makeup kit from NYX Cosmetics after a trip to my local beauty supply store to buy false lashes for a wedding job this week.  I'm the worst impulse buyer ever! Ha ha. Anyhow, the shop in question will no longer be selling NYX so I was having a look at the products to see if there was anything I fancied. There was nothing I wanted from the permanent 'single' range but I saw this palette by the till and just had to have it of course!!
It cost me $42 (Which is good for Ireland for this type of palette, google "rip-off Ireland", lol;P) 
and after playing with it all day think it is really good for the price but not an overly amazing palette in of itself.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Prom, Ball, Debs or Bridal Makeup!! (Using Inglot eyeshadows)

Hey Guys ^_^


So as it's definitely the start of bridal season at the moment as well as about the time when College Balls, Debs dances, proms and graduation parties are all happening too!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sedona Lace "Contour & Highlight" Palette Review & Coupon Code ^_^

Hey Guys:)

I was sent the "Contour & Highlight" palette recently (along with the concealer palette I also reviewed) by Sedona Lace with the intention of reviewing it for you guys, so here's the review!!

PRICE: $17.95
Here's what the website says.....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Linkage ^_^ ..... Facebook, blogs, twitter, youtube channels.....

Howdy Guys:)

I was prompted to do this video/post due to my guilt at having to refuse so many people who have searched for my facebook and found my personal one instead of the one I set up for my LetzMakeup profile.
So here are all of my different network links for ye all in one neat little bundle, ha ha ^_^



Sedona Lace Sheer Concealer Palette Review & Coupon Code ^_^

Hey Guys:)

I was sent this palette a few months ago now by Sedona Lace for consideration and have been using it quite a bit since to really test it out for you.

http://www.sedonalace.com/Makeup/4/Concealer.aspx

It costs $15.95 plus shipping and you get 10 shades of concealer ranging from the palest (Nc10/Nw5/10)
 to the darkest (Nw45/Nc50).



(ENTER COUPON CODE "Letzmakeup" to receive $4.00 off your purchase amount)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Face Chart Art!

Hey Everyone,

Was sorting through my photo albums and came across some of my face charts. Even though I don't have much time to do them now-a-days, I am a huge fan of face charts & think they are great for working out looks.
Here are a few of my fave ones that are somewhat wearable ^_^