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Awards, Awards, Awards!! :) x


Hello World! 🙂

So, I was pleasantly surprised, shocked and delighted to log on this morning to see that I have been nominated for not one, not two but three Blogging Awards! 🙂 I am so so happy that people are reading – and hopefully enjoying – my blog, I never imagined it would get as many hits as what I’ve been getting sinceI started the whole thing only a few weeks ago, so a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who reads and follows, and please continue letting me know what you all think!

Firstly I must thank Tamara Faith for selecting me for the Inspiring Blog Award. I’m delighted that you enjoy my blog, and even more-so that you find it inspiring – thank you for reading! If you haven’t checked out her blog DO IT, it’s a great, girly blog, full of great advice and tips. The rules for accepting this award are to post 7 fun facts about yourself (I did this in a previous post so will skip!), give thanks to whomever nominated you and list 15 other blogs that inspire you.

Secondly, I must thank Fabuliz Beauty for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you so so much for reading and following – and the award means alot! 🙂 She’s new to the blogging world also but do check out her blog – it’s great! 🙂 There are similar rules for accepting this – post 11 things about yourself, (will skip this, as I’ve done it two weeks back already!) answer the 11 questions put to you and list 11 new questions.

The 11 Questions:

  1. Would you ever start a beauty channel on YouTube? Yes, I would – just not right now.
  2. How old are you now and how old were you when you started your blog? Almost 23 – started the blog only a few weeks ago.
  3. Do your friends know about your blog? Some of them do.
  4. What kind of posts are your favourite to blog about? Beauty product reviews.
  5. Would you pursue a career in the beauty industry or do you just consider it as a side thing/hobby? A hobby for now anyways.
  6. What is your favourite childhood TV show? I used to love Kenan & Kel and Sister Sister! Trouble TV!!
  7. How would you describe your hometown? Quiet – peaceful most of the time.
  8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere in South America.
  9. PC or Mac? Mac Mac Mac Mac Mac – addict!!!
  10. Favourite movie of the moment? Saw Ted last week and absolutely loved it!!!
  11. Must have item of the summer? Sandals and nail polishes in EVERY colour imaginable!!

My 11 Questions for YOU!

1.) Why did you decide to start a Blog?

2.) How much time do you spend on your blog on a weekly basis?

3.) Where do you get ideas for your Blog posts?

4.) If you had to eat one item of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

5.) What do you like to do in your spare time? (other than blogging!! 😉 )

6.) What do you like to post about?

7.) PC or Mac?

8.) Sunshine or Snow?

9.) Coke or Pepsi?

10.) Favorite song right now?

11.) Favorite movie right now?

Finally, I want to thank Myth Broakia for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Again, thank you so so much for reading and following – and do check out his amazing blog! Similar rules to the usual – tell 7 things about yourself and nominate 7 other bloggers.

So some blogs that I would like to nominate – who I think would deserve all of these awards – are:

1.) http://sinfulstilettos.wordpress.com

2.) http://zamaghirang.wordpress.com

3.) http://makeuphoney.com

4.) http://lacquerluv.wordpress.com

5.) http://beautyproductreviewsbydeb.wordpress.com

6.) http://jentendesigns.wordpress.com

7.) http://sparklegirlslife.wordpress.com

So, again thank you so much to all of you for reading – I love you all!! 🙂 Happy Blogging! xoxo

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THE best eye make-up remover EVER?? x


So my darlings,

I taught for today’s post I would do a review on Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover, which is one of the most popular products in the Clarins Beauty range. To be honest I actually discovered this product by accident – it was a freebie when I was purchasing my moisturizer and primer 😉 – but I have fallen in love with it.

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The product itself is a rose and cornflower blend so it’s a really gentle, oil based product, which easily removes all traces of heavy make-up. I was out last night and you know yourself, it can be quite tricky to remove all of the eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and eyelash glue that a girl simply can’t go without on a night on the town! 😉 But Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover gets rid of everything in a flash! I always shake the bottle vigorously before use, then soak two cotton pads with the liquid and hold over both eyes for a few minutes and gently wipe away – it honestly works like magic! 🙂

For anyone who has sensitive skin, I promise you will not be irritated by this product, it is so gentle on the skin and has even been both dermatologically and ophthalmologist tested. So if you haven’t already tried it and you have been searching high and low for a quality eye make-up remover (that actually works!) try this one from Clarins. It’s available for around €20 from department stores and pharmacies worldwide. 🙂

xoxo

Guilty leather pleasure..x


Hi ladies 🙂

So I don’t know about any of you, but I’m a wee bit of an online shopping addict! It’s just so much easier, and there is sooooo much more to choose from, and it can also work out a lot cheaper too I find – or so I tell myself anyways! 😉

A favourite website of mine is Love Clothing and I wanted to share a recent purchase of mine – a Vila black leather jacket.

Leather is a fabric that never goes out of style, and it is set to take the fashion world by storm this AW. From leather jackets, to leggings and pants, every girl will need some key piece for her wardrobe.

I found this amazing jacket on loveclothing.com, it’s from Vila, and retails at around €160, but I sneakily enough picked it up for the bargain price of €79 two weeks ago. 😉 The jacket has a beautiful waterfall effect on the front, and the leather is so soft and moves easily with every move. I am actually in love with it 🙂 I’ve worn it loads already, going out at night with skinny jeans and skirts and shorts, and even during the day with some skinnys and pumps. It really is such a versatile piece, and I know it will get me through a couple of seasons. 🙂

What do you all think of it? What leather pieces will you all be investing in? There’s so much to choose from from both the high street and from top designers alike. If you’re a bit weary about investing in some genuine leather gear, go with a cheaper artificial alternative! 😉 xoxo

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YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation.


Ok, I know I’ve been slightly AWOL over the last week, so my apologies! I was away travelling for a few days.

Anyhoooo… while I was away on my holliers, I picked up the new YSL Touche Éclat Foundation. Now this product has only recently been released but there have been so so many reviews on it – and knowing how good the original Touche Éclat is – I had to try it out for myself!

The foundation comes in a tall  30ml glass bottle – not practical for the handbags I’m afraid 😦 – but the packaging really had that luxury feeling to it. The formula is amazing, it’s so light and feels great on the skin, but at the same time it gives great coverage. The YSL foundation comes in a variety of shades and different tones to suit everyones skin. I got BD50, which is for yellow toned skin. The BR range is for the pink toned folk, and B is for everyone else!

 

 

 

I bought my foundation in Brown Thomas – costing €38 – little pricey but well worth it. It’s a fairly big bottle and I’d say it will last a while as I only use two pumps when I apply it. I even got this gorgeous bracelet free with it! Value for money definitely in my opinion! 😉

 

So have any of you guys tried it out? Let me know what you all think! 🙂

xoxo

One Lovely Blog Award!! – Thank you..x..


I am very pleased today as Jenny from My Beauty Addictions has nominated me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’! So a massive thank you to Jenny and her lovely blog.

The award is sort of like a chain letter and there are five guidelines for accepting it:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
3. Tell them seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate up to 15 other bloggers for this award.
5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated.

To start then 7 facts about little ole me..x..

1.) I have two slightly overweight dogs whom I am absolutely crazy about, and whenever I am upset a little squeeze from them always puts a smile on my face.. 😉

2.) I love cooking! As in my perfect day consists of spending it entirely in the kitchen whipping up new concoctions – but I NEVER follow recipes! :-/

3.) I am an online shopping ADDICT! I am constantly browsing my favorite sites (as in on a daily basis..) and can’t refuse a good bargain! 😉

4.) I’m a complete NEAT FREAK!!! I am very organised and really hate it when things aren’t planned months, weeks, or days ahead! I am constantly tidying and ‘sorting things out’!! 

5.) I have been studying Spanish for ten years and speak it fluently enough… I spent last year living in Spain and loved every second of it! 🙂 #wannagoback

6.) I was a die hard fan of the Spice Girls!! I still know all their songs and have their albums on cassettes still in my bedroom!! Oh the embarrassment!! 😉

7.) I went to Australia last summer and without a doubt it was one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been to!! I definitely am going back to travel around some more! 🙂

My Nominations for the Award:

1. My Beauty Addictions

2. Ms Jolly Blogger

3. Natasha Tynan

4. Sunshine

5. AJ’s Mom

6. Beauty Geek Blog

7. Cupcakesakura

8. Over My Styled Body

9. Haute Frugalista

10. Arrangement of Notes

11. Skincare Fanatic

12. Life and Sunshine

13. Justina Wei

14. Sinful Stilettos

15. Red Riot Clothing

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Best of luck to all of my fellow Bloggers!! Love you all!!..x..

Summer is officially over!


So seeing as we’re now officially into Autumn on Irish soil.. I figured what better to post about but the best false tan products out there on the market! Cause lets be honest ladies, we had zero summery weather and the week or two in the sun that some of us were lucky to avail of seems oh but a distant memory! 😦 But fear not! We need not keep the pasty white skin that was forced upon us, here are some of my top picks when it comes to bronzing up..x..

Sally Hansen – Instant airbrush legs:

This is an amazing instant tan, with a beautiful shimmering effect. It’s got great coverage as it’s actually make-up, but for legs! I’ve used it all over my body on numerous occasions, and it’s by far one of my favorites for a night out on the town. A reliable product, as used by Kim Kardashian herself!! 😉

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St Tropez – Gradual Tanning Mousse:

A little bit more pricier, but if you’ve got the cash it’s well worth the investment! It comes in liquid and spray forms too but I’m personally more fond of the mousse as I find it seems to go on easier. It’s a gradual bronzing product, so it comes out looking really natural, and it is best applied daily. (I find after the morning shower is great!) Has been loved by many celebs over the years – a fantastic product! 🙂

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St Moriz – Instant Self Tanning Mousse:

A cheaper alternative to St. Tropez, available in Penneys stores nationwide. It’s a relatively good product that goes on well enough as long as you give your skin a good bit of papering first – ie. exfoliator and moisturizer are a must! If your skin is in dire need of a bit of colour this product is actually great! It does what it says and has quickly become a huge success on the highstreet! 🙂

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Rimmel – Instant Sun Shimmer:

Another reliable, cheap-as-chips product, that does exactly what it says on the packaging! Rimmels products have always been fab and this false tan has been a favorite of my friends and I since we first found out what “Fake Tan” was. It’s available everywhere – which is great, as you can always scribble it down the end of Mum’s shopping list before she heads off to Tescos or Dunnes! The only problem I have with this product is that it washes off waaaay too easily – like even in a light rain shower! Not the most ideal product for us gals here in Ireland! :-/

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Xen Tan – Weekly Instant Self Tan:

Now this is only a recent discovery of mine, and it is a bit on the expensive, but I promise you the results are amazing! It’s hard enough to find in stores – I ordered some online – but after a friend of mine told me about it and already having known that it was a huge hit with the celebs worldwide – including the gorgeous Kate Middleton! 😉 I had to try it! Check out Natasha Tynan’s amazing post on Xen Fake Tan too!! Great work lady!!

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Hope you are all enjoying my blog my lovelies!! xoxo

Nailart on Lazy Sundays..x..


Just a quick post to show ye all how I’m spending my Sunday afternoon!! 😉 nothing like a bit of nailart to keep a girl occupied!!! The OPI polishes are AMAZING!! Well worth the money and are big bottles so last a good while!! Tried dots today!! What do you think?!? 😃 xoxo

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My Beauty Bag ESSENTIALS!!..x..


So as all us ladies know, we are all constantly trying and testing new beauty products. I find myself constantly checking out new brands, however I also find that I tend to suffer from allergies from various items. So if you’ve ever wanted a few essential pieces here’s my top four beauty bag essentials – and I’m talking stuff you will have thrown in your handbag for those emergency touch ups on tired eyes or blemishes.

 

1.)   Mac Studio Fix Concealer.

I use NC30, and I find this product is without a doubt the best concealer I have ever used. I have been a Mac Junkie for years now but without a doubt this is a staple, which I will be a fan of for many years to come. The concealer is great for covering up dark under eye circles, as well as any unwanted spots or red dots. If you haven’t done so already, you simply must try this product – especially anyone out there with any skin allergies, like myself!

 

 

2.)   Mac Studio Fix Powder.

Yeah I know, another Mac product! But honestly this is a fantastic powder! I use NC25 and it’s great for wearing over your foundation, or for quick touchups on the go! 🙂 If you’ve oily skin, it’s fantastic for taking away that little bit of sheen too!

 

 

3.)   Clarins Instant Definition Mascara.

Ok so I have extremely long lashes but they are seriously blonde so I have been searching high and low for that perfect mascara for years on end! So after a lot of searching, I think I have found my newest love!

 

4.)   Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.

This is such an amazing product! I have really dry skin so I am always weary about what moisturizers to use, and I find that this balm from Clarins works a treat. I usually apply a layer of it at night before bed and leave it to soak in over night, but you can also use it as a primer under your makeup. If you try it even once you’ll feel it working its powers on your skin! 🙂

That’s it for now ladies! What are all of your favourite go to products? 🙂 xoxo

Urban Decay Naked Skin


Fantastic article on Urban Decay’s Naked Skin foundation, I’m definitely going to be trying this out! Thanks so much Evething is Pretty with a Splash of Color!! 🙂 x

Evething is Pretty with a Splash of Color

Urban Decay’s Naked line has proven to be a big hit. Starting with the Naked palette then with the Naked 2, Urban Decay has come up with an addition to the line but this time, it’s not an eyeshadow palette. Meet Naked Skin, Urban Decay’s latest foundation which claims to provide an airbrush finish-like coverage that is medium to buildable. Read: flawless.

I’m very interested with this new foundation primarily because of the success of the Naked line. Finding the perfect shade for your skin should be pretty easy as you can choose from all 18 shades. Can’t go to a shop to get the perfect match? Urban Decay’s website allows you to find the equivalent shade based on your current foundation so no need to worry you’d get the wrong color for your skin when ordering online.

This foundation is said to feel light, almost like you’re not wearing…

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10 Creative Ways To Amp Up Your Ponytail


Great article here from alwayssunnyinjune!! 🙂 Jazz up those ponytails ladies!! 🙂 ❤

Always Sunny In June

I was on Stumble Upon the other day and I camp across this article. All of te looks are really great alturnatives to the average ponytail.

Numbers 3, 7, and 10 are my favorites. I can’t wait to try them! Comment below on your favorites. For tips and the original article click here

-Love, June

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