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 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 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 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 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 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!!!


Thursday, September 26, 2013 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 are holding a fun contest on their blog where you can win the beautiful dress below by naming the outfit shown in the picture!

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

Good Luck Everyone!!!


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 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 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, 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 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 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

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  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!


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.

The 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....

(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.

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 to match my own personal style and incorporate an Autumnal colour scheme. I first showed it in a blog post last week.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rooney Mara Inspired Makeup; 'Fuller Brow'd Beauties' Series.

Ahoy hoy!
Welcome to part 3 of my 'Fuller brow'd beauties' series with this weeks inspiration being the beautiful and edgy Rooney Mara (post "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo").
I chose the look she wore to this years Punk inspired Met Gala Ball  as my influence for the tutorial but decided to keep my newly cut in fringe (bangs) in the look as it is a signature of her's as well!  

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Autumn has arrived! My Romwe Autumn 'Wishlist'.

It's finally here, my favourite time of the year..... AUTUMN!!!!
I mentioned in my recent post how I availed of their 10% Autumn discount, buying a gorgeous pair of boots and a pretty cream dress... (which I am in love with since receiving btw) have created their own Autumn 'Wishlist' catalogue here.... showcasing all their new season-ready bits, many of which are still on sale :)

They are offering 5% - 30% discounts on these autumn-inspired looks from Sep. 2nd to Sep. 9th, and an extra 10% off orders over $50 by following this link.