Thursday, November 29, 2012

Beauty Basics; Morning Cleansing

Starting off your morning with clean, refreshed skin is an absolutely essential part of anyones beauty routine, and will prepare your skin for any lotions and makeup that you're going to be applying to your face later on.
First of all you need to know your skin-type in order to determine your own personal skin needs, so here is a video I made a while ago to help people know theirs. (I'm blonde in it!!)


Monday, November 26, 2012

"Festive Sparkle" Christmas Party Makeup Tutorial

Now that the halloween madness is all but a distant memory, it's time to start the Christmas inspired makeup looks for the 2012 festive season!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

New! Bourjois Eye Products.

Bourjois have just released some goodies for the peepers, and just in time for the Christmas party season too. ^_^ 
From their "Queen Attitude" range is Kohl Kajal, inspired by the traditional oriental kohl. 
(Think Cleopatra and beautiful Arabic eye makeup!)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NOTD; Max Factor 'Fantasy Fire' Mini Nail Polish

I've never been much of a nail polish nut (despite the drawer full of bottles in my makeup room!) but every now and again a certain shade will take my fancy. At the moment that shade is #45 'Fantasy Fire' by Max Factor from the Max Effect range of mini polishes. 
It's a beautiful multi dimensional purple based shade with deep blue accents & delicate golden/pink sparkle throughout. Gives off a fantastic galaxy-like effect.
They retail for approx €4.99 from Boots Pharmacies & all other Max Factor stockists.
This shade is my favourite of the 8 or so different colours I own. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Max Factor 'Max Effect Dip-in Eye Shadow'

From left to right;
 Bronzed Glow 02, Ibiza Sunrise 01, Party Lime 06, Vibrant Turquoise 07, Moody Blue 08, Ultra Violet 05.
€7.99 each available from Boots etc.  

Time for some more Max Factor products and these guys are just lovely.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

La Roche-Posay 'Respectissime Ultra Doux' Natural Defining Mascara for Sensitive Eyes

According to a 2007 Ipsos study, 50% of all women have sensitive eyes.
So, La Roche-Posay have now come along with a mascara, whose formula claims to be 94% natural, to help make life easier on those stressed-out peepers.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Max Factor 'Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara'

If  Max Factor do one thing right, it's definitely their mascaras....
(Though saying that, I do love a lot of their products)
My holy-grail mascaras include the Masterpiece and False Lash Effect offerings from the brand.
Their newest collection of mascaras are these coloured or 'gem-toned' products that contain light reflecting particles in tonal black formulas to "Add a subtle brightening effect to enhance the natural colour of your eyes" while also volumising the lashes.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Get Ready With Me; Music Gig Makeup.

Hey Guys :)
Sorry for the delay in posts this week but decided to take a wee break for myself after the Halloween madness. Was a tad zonked afterwards!
As part of my break for the internet, I went down to Limerick for a night to attend an all-day indoor music festival that a load of my buddies were going to, and this is what I wore, hair & makeup-wise, to it!