Monday, March 30, 2015

'Hand & Nail Balm' by Roger & Gallet

I'm a bit batty for these new hand & nail balms by Roger & Gallet, which is something I never thought I'd be saying... I mean, they're hand creams. Not the most exciting products in the world BUT these both smell and feel extremely luxurious on the skin! 

Lipstick as Concealer!!??... and General Colour Correcting.

Lipstick Concealer?!

This has been going around the various beauty communities of the web lately along with a lot of mis-information, so I gave it a go myself to show how lipstick can actually be used as a colour correcting concealer!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Makeup MasterClass; March '15.

I started holding Makeup Classes along with my colleague and good friend Hayley Coleman last November, and on Sunday just past, we held our 3rd class to date in the very posh G-Hotel, Galway and we were both delighted with how it went, despite my running at about 30% with a bad migraine. Thankfully Hayley (the legend!) really saved the day, taking the reigns and helping me survive afternoon.
Despite my health issues though, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone!!! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Winged Smokey Eyes | MAC 15x Warm Neutral Palette

Hey Guys ^_^
I recently parted ways with MAC after more than 5 years working for them, to go solo! I just found that working for MAC as a retail artist as well as doing Youtube and my free-lance work was too much for me and one of them had to go! After much thought, I decided to leave MAC. 

Grow your Brows back with me!... And how I fill them in.

And the cycle begins again!!...
I've done it many times before and it's happened again, over-plucking my brows from stress. 
They say you won't seek change 'til you've hit 'rock-bottom' and the brows you see in the picture below are my 'rock-bottom'!
Not at all dramatic! ha ha :P
Anyhow, I am currently in the process of

Friday, March 13, 2015

Battle of the Blacks! What's the BLACKEST EyeShadow??

I decided to test/swatch 12 black eyeshadows to find out which one is the blackest black and which one is the crappiest!! 
These are the only black shadows I own (except for the Bourjois one I forgot to get from my kit &

Used up Beauty Products; Empties #12


LEE STAFFORD 'Hair Growth Treatment'
HERBAL ESSENCES ‘Clearly Naked’ Shampoo & Conditioner
RADOX ‘Moisturise’ Jojoba Oil & Camomile Shower Cream

Sunday, March 8, 2015

REDKEN 'Color Rebel' Winners....

And the 5 winners from last Sunday's giveaway, who will each win a full set of the 5 'Color Rebel' hair makeups, are.....

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Depotting Zoeva EyeShadows & Palette Organisation.

I recently took a notion to de-pot all of my Zoeva Eyeshadows & organise my Z-Palettes & MAC palettes!
The Zoeva palettes are pretty much the easiest ones to de-pot since they are made of cardboard and no heat is needed to melt anything!!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shiv's Stash; February 2015

February's collective makeup & beauty haul aka 'Shiv's Stash' contains tonnes of great new & repurchased products but because it was such a lucrative month in terms of receiving products as well as my bulking up my professional kit, I had to break the videos into two.
Grab a hot chocolate, get super comfy and check them out! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GIVEWAY! Redken 'Color Rebel' Hair Makeup

'Color Rebel' Hair Makeup by Redken is a temporary hair colour or more accurately a hair paint that washes out after 2-3 washes and is meant for occasional use rather than frequent dying!
It's a handy way of getting bright funky hair without the commitment of the usual longer lasting hair dyes.
There are 5 colours in the range which are...