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 ^_^

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!

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. 

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;