Monday, December 30, 2013

'Christmas Rebel' Makeup Tutorial


Hey Guys,
Christmas Day may have passed but there are still plenty of parties left to go to! Here's a slightly less conventional Christmas party look for anyone looking to skip the glitter this year.
xx

Hair Care Routine (Dec'13)




Products Mentioned;

Pantene 'Expert Collection' Age Defy Shampoo*
Pantene 'Expert Collection' Age Defy Conditioner*
Advanced Rejuvenating Mask*
(PR Samples)*

Monday, December 16, 2013

Shiv's Catrice & Essence Picks Nov/Dec '13.


I have been accumulating Catrice & Essence goodies over the past while (as usual) and have gathered my picks from the past couple of months for this post.
Watch the video for a better look at the products and to hear my opinion on the bits!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Perfect Foundation Application in 5 Steps (for every skin type!)


A perfect or at least near perfect foundation application is easy if you break it down into a few steps, pretty much like any makeup application really....
In the video below, I've gone into detail on all of these steps, 5 of them in total, which should help lead you to being able to apply your foundation & base expertly!

Monday, December 9, 2013

3 Alternative Christmas Party Dresses :)


Christmas Party Season is upon us!
Which means it's time to start picking out our party outfits, and for me it's important that my dresses actually cover me against the colder winter weather and are not too restrictive when yummy food & drinks are involved :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

End of Autumn Makeup & Beauty Favourites.


PRODUCTS MENTIONED;

Maybelline 'Fit Me' Foundation Stick
Max Factor 'Whipped Creme' Foundation
Catrice 'Camouflage Cream Concealer'
L'Oreal 'Nude Magique' BB Powder
Bourjois 'Healthy Balance' Unifying Powder 
Zoeva 'Luxe Color Blush' in 'Gentle Touch'
Catrice EyeBrow Filler Gel

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Hunger Games 'Catching Fire' Inspired Makeup & Outfit;


I finally got around to seeing the new Hunger Games movie 'Catching Fire' and as predicted, I loved it! I loved the videography, the over all aesthetic, the Capitol Couture fashion and of course the makeup. Oh yeah, and the actual story line didn't completely suck either :P
My favourite makeup look for the film was the one Katniss wore at the dance in the Capitol where she has striking red eyeshadow with glitter over an interesting double-lined wing eyeliner design. The rest of the makeup was kept fresh and delicate, really allowing for the eyes to stand out!

Ryan Seacrest Semi-Finals!! Thank you for your votes :)


Hello lovelies!

Just a quick update on the Ryan Seacrest Contest (Yes it's still going on a month and a half later!) 
I made it into the semi-finals (Yays!!) and we are now down to the final four out of nearly 50 online video producers.

Monday, December 2, 2013

'The Zoe Bag'.... New Makeup Tote Bag from Zoeva.


In my last post I showed you guys the new blushes and lip crayons that were released in Zoeva's newest collection last week, and leaving the best for last, today I'm here to show ye 'The Zoe Bag', a fabulous makeup tote bag that was also released along with the collection.
Watch my short video to see the bag and here my thoughts on it :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

New Zoeva 'Luxe Color Blush' & 'Lips to Love' Lip Crayons.



Zoeva this week released a lovely new collection of 5 Lip Crayons and 6 Blushes, the 'Lips to Love' Lip Crayons & the 'Luxe Color Blushes'.

3 Dresses Styled for Winter!


This awesome elephant print dress is 100% my style, I love the amber on black, cut-out sleeves and the intricate detailing at the hem of the dress. Plus it makes me very nostalgic, reminding me of the 3 months I spend traveling around Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in my early 20's! In Thailand I visited an Elephant Sanctuary where they cared for rescued elephants and of course it's the only time in my life where I saw an Elephant in the flesh. I got to feed one and have a sit on one while it sauntered about. It was magical!!

Click here for dress...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Revlon ColorStay Foundation; Normal/Dry -V- Combo/Oily



Despite the misleading colours above, both formulations I tested are in the shade #150 Buff.
Recently I read a post by fellow Irish blogger and Youtuber Dani aka 'The Glamour Nazi', where she compared the 2 formulas of the Revlon ColorStay Foundation; Combination/Oily & Dry/Normal.
Having owned the Combo/Oily formula myself for a few years now, (currently on bottle #2 of the colour Buff 150), I found her results intriguing enough that I was urged to test the differences out for myself!

Vichy Idéalia Life Serum; Prepare to live over the festive season!


It's coming up to the holidays, which means time for us to start enjoying all the rich tasty seasonal foods now available in the supermarkets, enjoy our Christmas parties and the free drinks that comes along with them, not to mention the late nights and sore heads that always inevitably follow.

Friday, November 22, 2013

MAC 'Viva Glamorous' Makeup Tutorial & MAC AIDS Fund.




Each year MAC bring out a Viva Glam set along with the rest of their Christmas holiday sets and this year's is the 'Stroke of Midnight, Viva Glamorous' set featuring Viva Glam 1 lipstick and gloss with a makeup bag.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Fashion bits from SheInside & Romwe plus Romwe Giveaway!!!


ROMWE GIVEAWAY DETAILS...

To Enter!!!
*Go to http://www.romwe.com/zippered-black-panel-woolen-coat-p-70699.html and leave a message at the bottom of the page then come back to my video here and let me know that you entered.
*It will run for one week from Sunday 17th until next Sunday 24th November 12 midnight GMT.
*I will Randomly choose one winner to win the coat shown in the link and in the picture below and Romwe will mail the coat to that winner!!!
*Must be a subscriber to my channel and follow the blog!
*Must have a Romwe.com account to receive the coat if you win

Simples ^_^

And for anyone who loves the coat and wants to buy it anyhow, for one day only on Monday 18th November the coat will cost only $36.99 down from it's usual $109.99!!! (That's about a third of the usual cost!)

New Bobbi Brown EyeShadows.


I recently picked up some Bobbi Brown eye products as I have only been trying a couple of their concealers over the past while and hadn't actually tried anything else in years!
I used to own their long-wear cream eyeshadow in 'Bone' long before I ever owned a paint pot or color tattoo and loved it! So with that nostalgia hanging over me, I was inspired to buy 2 of their cream shadows and a single powder shadow.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Super Fashion & Accessories Haul!!

It's haul time!!! 
And I have accumulated a load of bits to show ye over the past month,  I haven't spent my entire bank account on these as I was sent a good few of the following bits through various blogger programmes.... BUT that doesn't mean I didn't do a bit of damage in Penneys as usual :)

I'll start with the stuff sent to me C/o (all shown in the first video below).
And I will be filming lookbook videos soon so ye can see them all in action! 
xx

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Romwe are getting Party ready!!!

Party season is officially here now that we have packed away out witches hats & brooms.... and my own work Christmas Party is in only 2 weeks time!! 
Romwe.com are holding a sale on a load of their items (Over 1000 of them!) as well as some of their new stock items in time for all these parties.

Maybelline 'Fit Me' Anti-Shine Stick; Review, First Impressions, Demo!

Howdy Folks!
I have been inundated with requests to review the Maybelline 'Fit Me' Anti-Shine Stick Foundation and so I went out & bought it to do just that!

It costs either €10.99 or €11.99 or so here in Ireland (Sorry, can't find my receipt for exact pricing!) And I believe we have only 6 of the 12 shades available. I went for #120 which is the second from lightest shade and more on the neutral end of things, perhaps with just a tad of warmth thrown in.
I think the odd numbers are warmer (pink based) and the even numbered shades are cooler or neutral.... but I also could be wrong here :P
It's an unique product because of it's anti-shine core that contains silicones and light-weight powders to absorb shine and inhibit oil production on the face ....
The foundation stick surrounds an anti-shine centre, the white dot in the middle!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bourjois Booty! New Products & Old Favourites :)



Following on from my previous Maybelline posts here & here, today's post feautres Bourjois products .....both old and new!

I was recently sent some of the new releases from their Christmas range including the 24hr Color Edition Cream to Powder EyeShadows, a Color Boost 10hr Lipstick and a 1 Seconde Nail Enamel.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"International Gems"; Makeup & Outfit Collaboration with VintageOrTacky!




Ahoy hoy ^_^
Recently, Cora from the super popular and fab VintageOrTacky Youtube channel contacted me about collaborating on a makeup & outfit video inspired by a necklace that both of us came to own! I bought mine from River Island here in Ireland and Cora got her's online.
(Turns out Cora bought her's after she saw mine posted on my instagram a few months ago, ha ha)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Beautify your hair with new Pantene Pro-V Haircare products.

My gruaig* has been getting a lot of TLC recently in the hopes of growing it to mermaid lengths while trying to keep it in the healthiest condition possible (and whilst still keeping on-top of my dye job mind!)
My current haircare wonder team includes these guys from Pantene, all designed to protect and beautify my hair without weighing it down, which can be a major hassle for my super fine hair.
*Gruaig is the Irish word for hair for those who may not know! :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Max Factor *Wild Collection* Show & Tell.

Continuing on with the Max Factor love this weekend, here is part 2 bringing ye all the info about the new 'Wild Collection' which is available now from all the usual Max Factor stockists nationwide.
(If ye missed Part 1 which featured the new Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation, catch it here)

The collection comprises of 3 separate groupings;

1. The Wild Shadow Pencils RRP €7.49
2. The Wild Shadow Pots RRP €6.99
3. Wild Mega Volume Mascara RRP €8.99

Friday, November 1, 2013

Product Focus; Max Factor *Whipped Creme Foundation*


Ahoy Hoy!
^_^
Now that Halloween is over and done with, it's time to get back to reality and to my more regular makeup related posts. I'm gonna kick things off with the latest addition to Max Factor's foundation range, the new Whipped Creme Foundation.
I am already a fan of a few of the brand's other foundation offerings like the Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation, the Ageless Elixir 2-in-1 Foundation and their 3-in-1 Foundation.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Makeup looks by LetzMakeup!


A compilation of all my Halloween makeup designs from this year, as well as a few favourites from past years!

Catch all my Halloween videos to date in this playlist...

Music is Royalty Free & Provided by Kevin McLeod via http://www.incompetech.com
Song; 'Neo Western'
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"

This might help some of you who are still at a loss as to what to dress up as for Halloween!!

Take it easy Guys :)

Shiv.
xx

Elaborate Masquerade Makeup Tutorial; Halloween '13


Booooooo :(
It has come to that saddest time of the year again where I have to say goodbye to my Halloween makeup creations and return to the more 'everyday' wearable looks (mostly)....
 But before that happens, I have one last look to fit in before Halloween tomorrow and it's this elaborate masquerade mask makeup, possibly my favourite of all my Halloween looks from this year! 
It's a very theatrical look with obvious similarities to Prince Poppycock, Cirque du Soleil, Illamasqua's dark historical Berlin-esque aesthetic and a little reminiscent of my mask from last year too.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ootd; "Fifty Shades of Green!" ft. Romwe, Newlook, Primark.



Howdy Guys,
It has been such a busy month for me so far mainly because of the Halloween makeup videos (which can take about 2 days each to complete from start to finish with set-up, filming, editing etc), as well as all my other work and that means a lot of hours/days spent indoors and plonked down in front of my computer...

Removing Gelatine Facial Prosthetics & Spirit Gum.

I always get asked about how I wash my face & remove prosthetics made from gelatine and latex etc after I make a Halloween video, so after my last tutorial, I filmed the removal/cleansing process and talk through it so ye can have a look!
I feel like I need to add here that I am not a professional special effects makeup artist by any means, I have learned by watching and doing, and largely by trial and error, so I cannot say that this is 100% the best or correct way to do it but this is how I know how to do it and what works for me :)
Also, I will say that my face was (and almost always is) a little sensitive for a day or two after I did/do this type of makeup! 
Hope it helps!!!
xx



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween at Romwe.com!


There's officially 1 week left until Halloween will finally be here...
What will I do once it's past!!!??? Boo :(
But before I throw myself into the horrors of Halloween going away again for another entire year, I will soak up & share every last little bit of it until then!
So this year for their Halloween offering, Romwe are holding a sale of up to 70% off, on selected items, and there are over a 1000 of them!! Plus they are offering a FREE Mystery Gift on all Orders over $40.  (While stocks last)
The sale will run until the end of Oct 31st, Halloween of course :P

Melted Mutant; Halloween tutorial. (WARNING: SCARY!!!)




Are ye ready for a good scare????
 I was itching to do something really dark and sinister for my next Halloween tutorial and came up with this gorgeous young thing :P
I made it using my usual gelatine mix (listed below).
It is a surprisingly simple makeup to recreate and on a very low budget!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Primark Haul!.....with a little TopShop & Swamp. (Shiv's Style)


Hey Guys :)

In keeping with 'not spending my entire bank account' this month, I've mainly just been visiting Penneys (Primark) to satiate my spending urges. A little goes a long way in there, and they have such an amazing selection of items to choose from now-a-days!!!
I've included a few bits I bought the in September also, and that includes my new favourite hat from TopShop too :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Evil Demon; Halloween Makeup Tutorial.


A hoy hoy :)
My next tutorial is up and it's a freaky one!
This Demon look is inspired by a design created by graphic artist / illustrator Michael Broussard who has worked for the likes of comic monsters Marvel®.
I came across a picture of a face painting that Michael had done on his wife a couple of years ago and thought it was so cool and freaky and unique that I was dying to try it out!!!
So I contacted the artist through his facebook page  to ask his permission to recreate the look for one of my videos and he very kindly said to go for it :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vichy Dermablend Stick; An indepth review!!!

 Swatch chart from; https://mccabespharmacy.com

I've actually been threatening to do this review for nearly as long as I've  been making videos on Youtube! 
I've been using and loving Dermablend for years, even since before they reformulated and repackaged several years ago. (They reformulated again in 2012)
I have already written about my love for the product and it's attributes in several older posts...
Herehere & here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Wicked Witch of the West; Halloween makeup tutorial.



Hey Guys,
 Only 2 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!
 and here's my next Halloween tutorial for the year.
It's the Wicked Witch of the West inspired by Theodora from the 2012 film "Oz the Great and Powerful" and Elphaba from the musical "Wicked" which I went to for my birthday earlier this year :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shiv's Style; Autumn Outfits Lookbook #2 (October '13.)

Hey Guys!
I shot another Autumn ready lookbook over the past couple of weeks since it's my absolutely favourite time of the year to buy clothes and layer up outfits! I have put myself on a spending ban (Clothes, makeup etc) for the month of October apart from a €20 a week allowance which I am so far sticking to! I have had these bits since before then, some were sent C/o Romwe.com through their blogger programme, but I also spent a pretty penny or two on the site as well which is one of the things that prompted me to enforce the ban!!!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Youtube MADE me buy it!!! (Tagged by Misschievous)

Hey Guys :)
I haven't done a tag video in a while despite getting 'tagged' every now and again by various blogs and Youtubers. But I was watching Julia's (Misschievous on Youtube) recent tag video "Youtube Made me Buy it"  after her tellin' me she had tagged me to do it and I thought it seemed like a fun one to do. I enjoyed watching her show her picks and explain who had inspired her to buy them so figured why not do it myself for the craic! 


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cleopatra's Ghost; Halloween Makeup Tutorial


PRODUCTS USED:
Base;

Kryolan Supra Color White
OR
Ben Nye Clown White
Ben Nye Concealer Wheel (SK-02)
Illamasqua 'Hollow' Pigment
RCMA 'Pale Grey' Cream Makeup
MAC 'Mid-tone Sepia' Cream Color Base (Pro Product)
Ben Nye 'Death Wheel' 
Ben Nye 'Neutral Set' Powder
RCMA 'Pearl Brown' EyeShadow

Bourjois' Java Rice Powder..... Celebrating 150yrs!


In 1863 French Actor Joseph- Albert Ponsin sets up a cosmetics company selling makeup & perfume to stage actors and actresses. 5 years later a company partner, Alexandre-Napoleon Bourjois takes over the reigns and so is born the 'Bourjois' name. In 1879 Bourjois launch their Java Rice Powder or more accurately their "Poudre de Riz de Java", "a product to lighten the skin and leave it velvety",  it becomes "Bourjois' first international bestseller" and brings worldwide success. (source)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Makeup Tutorial; 'Wine Red' Smokey Eyes'



Howdy Guys!

Taking a wee break from the 'Fuller Brow'd Beauties' Series to bring you this Autumn inspired Smokey Eye that I've been wearing a lot lately in one version or another!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Romwe updates; Help Talia's favourite Cancer charity & New Sale!

Romwe have asked me to share with you guys the information about their cooperation with the lovely Talia Joy Castellano, who lost her long running battle with childhood Cancer at just 13 years of age last July.
Talia was a popular and hugely inspirational Youtube Beauty Guru who used her Youtube channel as a platform for her optimism and hope. Before the summer she contacted Romwe.com about collaborating with her channel and out of that came 3 different designs of makeup-inspired leggings Lip-print Black-white LeggingsColorful Lip-print White Leggings & Lipstick Print White Leggings
Sadly Talia was too unwell by the time the designs were ready and never got to enjoy her fashion collaboration. Running from September the 27th until October 11th Romwe will be donating to Talia’s favorite charity, BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation, to help other children suffering from the same illness.
Romwe are donating $5.00 to BASE Camp for every pair of Talia's leggings that are sold.

Shiv's Style; Backyard Gypsy.. ft; Romwe, TopShop, River Island & Bershka.




Can ye tell by all my fashion posts lately that I'm a wee bit excited about dressing for this time of the year!?.....
I LOVE Autumn, no avoiding it and as a result have gone bonkers over the past month or so filling out my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. (With the result that I am imposing a much needed spending ban through-out the month of October on myself, wahhhh!!!!)

So while that ban will help prevent me from spending any more money (unnecessarily) over the next 30 days, it won't stop my blogger C/o items coming or mean that I can't share with ye what I did accumulate over said past month.
One such item is from my latest Romwe.com package & is in the form of the awesome tasseled cardigan in the pictures which is perfect for the slightly cooler temperature.
Unfortunately it's no longer available on the Romwe website but this cardigan has a similar look to it also available from Romwe...... And similar here from ebay. and here also;

Friday, September 27, 2013

ilovesexy.com Early Bird Halloween 20% off Promotion

Hello All!
Was working all day today so haven't had the time to film or blog but thought ye might like to know about a deal that ilovesexy.com are holding from today until Monday (Sept 27th to 30th).
Their Early Bird Promotion is offering 20% off all Halloween costumes... and there are 1333 to choose from in total!!! Perfect timing to get your outfit sorted and delivered in time for Halloween.
Just use Promotional Code; EARLYBIRD20 at checkout.
The Clown outfit I used with my Zombie Clown look came C/o ilovesexy.com and I have just received the costume for my next Halloween tutorial from them as well :)

Please note that this promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion and is limited to one promotional code per order.
What are your Halloween costume ideas for this year???

Happy 34 sleeps to Halloween!!!
^_^

Shiv.
xx

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Romwe.com September 48hr Flash Sale!

Ahoy hoy!
Yeez are probably getting sick of me by now already... I'm like a blogging machine today, ha ha.
 So while I'm n a roll I wanted to share one final piece of info with ye before logging off for the night.
Romwe are holding a 48hr flash sale where they are selling some of their bestselling items from as low as $14.99!!


Click on the picture above to get to the sale...

Some of the bits on sale include this red skirt which I just featured in my August Lookbook video/post.

Win a Stunning SammyDress Dress!!!

Hey Guys,
Just a quick post to let ye all know that Sammydress.com are holding a fun contest on their blog where you can win the beautiful dress below by naming the outfit shown in the picture!
Easy!



You will need to follow their blog and then get entering as often as you like!

Good Luck Everyone!!!

Shiv.
xx

Shiv's Style; Autumn Lookbook (Sept '13)

Finally! The fourth look of my Autumn lookbook and the Lookbook video showcasing the 4 looks :)


"Studs, Skulls & Spikes!"


Shiv's Style; Born in the 80's!



Hello Again!
Nearly there... here is look 3 of 4 from my Autumn lookbook, which turned out to be very Madonna-esque circa 1980's.
The outfit focus is this cute lace "Retro Lolita" skirt which was sent C/o ChicNova.com. I love lace, maybe a bit too much at times, and I also love layering, which is the main reason why I love this time of the year.... I had to wear shorts under the skirt because of it's teeniness but sure I only love the layered look of the pairing! :)
Skirt available here... $29.00 (at time of writing)
The Leather-look jacket is from Swamp which is an Irish retail chain that often has unique pieces, and nearly everything seems to cost €40.
Top, shorts & socks are all from good ol' Penneys (Primark in Ireland) and the oh-so-lovely booties are from iClothing.ie and are the comfiest pair of boots you could hope to trod about in!
Available here.... €24.00 (at time of writing).
The lovely multi layered (see layers again!!) cross necklace is C/o  SammyDress.com, the Queen of inexpensive apparel websites, and costs only $3.82.... Very 'The Craft' which was the main fashion inspiration of my teens!

Shiv's Style; 'Fancy Shirt'


Hey Guys!
Here's look #2 from my Autumn LookBook featuring iClothing, Chicnova & Romwe.
It's quite a rockabilly-ish looking ensemble, especially when I popped on my Ralph Lauren sunnies to fight the glare of the sun!
The shirt from Chicnova.com is so pretty but I was worried it would look a little too country & Western for my liking when I opened up the package it arrived in, luckily it just about fell short of the mark. The detailing on it is really quite stunning & I love the see-through mesh panel at the back as well. I chose the small size which fits my size 6-8 frame. (UK/Irish sizing)
Shirt available here.... $33 (at time of writing)
The Skirt is from Romwe.com and is my favourite thing of the outfit. It's a vinyl material in my favourite colour of the minute ... burgundy/wine, I'm literally obsessed with all things that shade ! I spend about an hour 'wishlisting' items just that colour on various websites last night 0_o
I went for the size Medium which has a 70cm waistline (to fit my stupid thick torso) and it fit perfectly!
Skirt available here... $36.99 (At time of writing)
The booties are from iclothing.ie.


Shirt, skirt & bag all C/o.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shiv's Style; 'Casual September'


.

Howdy ^_^

I filmed my first Autumn lookbook today again taking advantage of my parent's garden as a backdrop and styled 4 looks, this one being the first of them!
I will be uploading the entire video in the coming days but will post the looks separately on my blog to allow them a little limelight of their own :)


It's a pretty casual look though the shoes keep it from being too sloppy & grungy.
Pretty much everything else on me was bought from Penneys (Primark) at some stage along the way :)

More looks to follow soon.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Haunted Victorian/Gothic Doll ; Halloween Tutorial


Ahoy hoy ^_^

I've wanted to do another Scary/Spooky Doll makeup for the past couple of years now but wanted to let my last psycho doll makeup travel a little more into the past before designing my next Doll character.
This time I drew inspiration from old Gothic Victorian Dolls and to be honest when I look at my old doll makeup now, I think it's done really shoddily! ha ha. 
I wanted this one to be 'executed' better and to look neater, which I think it is.
I bought the hat last year in the local €2 store here in Galway, it's actually a witches hat on a hairband but I just pinned back the pointed part of the hat to make it more generically gothic. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Keira Knightley Inspired Makeup; Fuller Brow'd Beauties.



My main inspiration for the look.
The many similar faces of Keira Knightley!
 Sorry for the huge gap in videos and blog posts over the past week!! My internet has been broken since last Monday (Sept'16th) :( Boo, but it is fixed as of this morning so my regular uploading will resume from today :)

The 'Fuller Brow'd Beauties' Series so far.....




I came across this picture below of Keira Knightly on google images when I was searching for her makeup to re-create for the video and thought it a perfect example of just how important eyebrows are!!!

Blush Exclusif by Bourjois ; Smart Blush!


Bourjois are getting Smart-er (:P)..... and have just released their first "Smart Blush" which is a cream to powder blush containing pigments that react to the pH levels of your skin, creating a 'bespoke' and  unique blush colour on your cheeks. The technology isn't new, Barry M have had their pH-reactive 'green' lipstick that's actually a berry shade on the lips for years, but it is pretty cool non the less!
Bourjois' offering is a light pastel pink blush in the pot but once swatched and applied to the skin, it deepens in colour depending on your own skin's unique pH level.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Romwe Cardigan & Jumper 72hr Sale... Bulk up your Autumn wardrobe!

Ye may know, since I've been mentioning it so much, that I'm thoroughly enjoying adding to my Autumn/Winter wardrobe lately and have made several orders on Romwe.com  to bulk up on warmer items that you won't see everyone else & their Aunt wearing about town! I love having unique items of clothing that no-one else I meet has, and that's one of the reasons I love using sites like Romwe for my shopping sprees :)
They are holding a 72hour sale on cardigans and jumpers on the site running from today the 17th Sept through to the end of Thursday 19th Sept.
And let me point out for the record I actually already own the cardigan in the middle in the picture below as well as the awesome cats jumper to it's right! Though unfortunately I didn't get them at sale prices >_<




 There is anything from 5% up to 50% off some of the items in the sale so well worth a look-see!

And incase ye missed my last fashion post which was a haul showing some of my new Autumn pieces including bits from Romwe, ye can catch it here....

So 'til next post,
Take Care &
Catch ye later!

Shiv.
xx

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Fashion Haul #2! Plus SammyDress Giveaway Winners :)

Hey Everyone, 
Here's my second fashion haul featuring Autumnal clothing items to prepare my wardrobe for the coming colder months!
I have been revamping my wardrobe lately so it's out with the old (crappy/dated/blah) and in with the new ^_^
All the bits available online are linked below with the pictures.
xx


The SammyDress.com items.....

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Zombie Clown Makeup Tutorial

It's finally that time when I start rolling out my makeup tutorials of all things freaky, scary and gross in time for Halloween!
My first of 2013 is a Zombie Clown which I haven't seen much on the 'tube so far and I tried to stay as close to a Zombie makeup as I could while putting my own twist on it....


PRODUCTS USED:
(All products available online)

New 'CICIPLAST Lips' by La Roche-Posay... ❤ ❤ ❤

(Sample sent by PR)
I've spoken (written) recently & a few times about my love for the 'Ciciplast Baume B5' by La Roche-Posay, the do-all wonder stuff that I use almost on a daily basis on just about anything that irritates me. 
I also use it on my ever-dry chapped lips quite regularly, it works brilliantly to soften the skin and relieve the tightness that can crack the lips without any nasty taste or smell. Well now La Roche-Posay, being the mind readers that they clearly are, have gone and actually brought out the CICAPLAST baume B5 in a lip balm formula. 'CICAPLAST Lips'.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Shiv's Style; "The Arrival of Autumn" Outfit of the Day... ft. iClothing.ie



Ahoy hoy!
As I mentioned before, I'm delighted with the change of season and as a result my change of wardrobe as this is my favourite time of the year. I have been updating my wardrobe to keep up with my taste rather than 'fashion' and of course the weather.
I styled the lovely new dress I bought from iClothing.ie to match my own personal style and incorporate an Autumnal colour scheme. I first showed it in a blog post last week.