Monday, 28 November 2011

New Years/ Christmas Make-up

First Tutorial, hope you guys like it :)

Step1: Prime lids with any primer of your choice, I use Painterly Paint Pot from MAC

 Step 2: Put the lightest colour into the crease and blend upwards. I'm using MUA shade 18

Step 3: Blend a darker colour a little bit down from the crease, I used an Inglot shade for this.

Step 4: Blend a navy or black colour further down from the darker purple, almost reaching the crease. I used MUA shade 20

 Step 5: Take your favourite gel or liquid liner and draw a medium sized flick
Step 6: Get eyelash glue and place on the lids using a cotton bud, then place your glitter over the top.
 Step7: Find the biggest spider lashes you can find and pop them on. I'm using eylure 140

  Step 8&9: Apply foundation & rest of face, you can opt to do a neutral lip, but i decided on Pinkini Pout Paint from Sleek, nothing too in yer face, yano?

Hope you like it. You can take elements from this. I think its a great party look! Its really easy too!


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Axes of Awesome

Went to see these last night in Whelans in town, they were just so funny. Tickets were only €15, so couldnt complain for a deadly night.



Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Beauty Icons

Doing a post like this, of course, I had to include the  biggest beauty icon ever, Marilyn Monroe, she just oozes beauty & sex appeal. She wasn't a bag of bones and she embraced that. Her make-up is still emulated today, its just so classic.

This picture of Audrey Hepburn, in her 70's. This picture just shows how well true beauty ages. She is truly a a gorgeous woman.

Emma Watson. Since she cut her hair, to get away from the Harry Potter series, she exploded onto the beauty scene. It is lovely to see her with and edgy look.

The absolute ride that is Kim Kardashian. Her make-up is always flawless, and she is always perfect, even without make-up. And the body, oh the body!!! Rideworthy.

Amber Heard, for those who don't know her, she's in the Rum Diary's, with Johnny Depp. Her make-up in the whole film was perfect. At the premier for the film, her make-up was immaculate. Wowzers!

Last but definitely not least, Lady GaGa, she has taken over the world since the release of her first album back in 2008. She's not afraid to break boundaries, she's a great role model, even if she doesn't wear many clothes.:) I've watched her on many chat shows, and she seems so genuine, and she's so smitten with her success. On the x-factor last week she ran on stage to give Kitty a hug to comfort her. I think she's lovely :)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Dear Santa:

I would appreciate if you, Santa, or the boyf, between yee? It wouldn't be too much to ask?

All pics ASOS. I think they would all make great Christmas gifts, prices range from €13-€55


On Friday night, my family organised a surprise party for my Granny's 90th. She hadn't a clue about it. The night went off without a hitch. 

Here's what I wore :)

Gosh Velvet Touch Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ecru
NYX Taupe Blush as contour
Sleek Rose Gold Blush
MAC Naked Lunch as highlight
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in NW20
MAC MSF in Light/Medium

 MAC Painterly Paint Pot as base
MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow 
Sleek Sunset Pallet
Glamour Eyes Pigment in Lovers Lane (full review coming soon!!)
Rimmel Glam Eyes liquid liner
Inglot Matte Gel Liner in 77
Inglot Duraline
Benefit They're Real mascara
Salon System Lashes

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Eastend Snob
L'Oreal Colour Riche in 285
Carmex Original

Here's my Granny coming into the room. Bless her little cotton socks :)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Help me!!

Well hello, I hope you haven’t forgotten who I am J Sorry for the lack of posts, AGAIN. The last week has been so hectic with work and play!

So let’s dive straight into it, shall we?

Weight, stones, pounds, kilograms, it’s all the same, but can really effect how we feel about ourselves.

I have never been happy with my weight, like most women, I feel like I need to lose the extra ten pounds to feel good about myself.
In steps Weight Watchers. I did this last January with my sister and my mam. I lost 10 pounds over about 3 months. I just couldn’t adjust to it thought. I hated feeling guilty when I wanted to have an ice-cream or have a dairy milk on the days I felt like utter crap. I couldn’t keep the weight off at all. I’d lose 4 pounds one week and put 5 on in the next, it was counteractive. I am no way dissing Weight Watchers, I actually think it’s the most effective way of making a life style change, and it’s worked for so many people. It just wasn’t for me.

So from that time, I started to gain weight, eating crap and not caring about it. My sister got engaged in April, and had set a date for the wedding to be in July 2012, grand, I’d over a year to lose the weight I’d put on. Until she decided to bring the wedding forward to 5th April 2012. That was even less time for me to prepare!

So I tried to get my fat ass in gear. I signed up to do a 10km walk in Galway Bay back in October. To prepare for that I Was doing the 30 day Shred by Jillian Micheals. This was going extremely well, I felt like I was getting a good workout and I genuinely felt like I was toning up, even the boyf saw a difference in me.

Then after the 10km was over, I slacked back into doing absolutely f* all.  The month of October was awful; I was eating take-aways 3+ times a week, then eating crap the rest of the say. I felt myself get bigger.

In steps my fitness freak brother. He’s tried his hardest to be healthy; he does a good bit of jogging and takes a kickboxing class 3 times a week. About 3-4 years ago, he weighed almost 16 stone. He was huge, no way around it, he was just fat. He lost all the weight from kickboxing and trying to eat healthy, and now weighs a measly 11 stone (ish).

He was surfing the internet and came across Herbalife, a company who try to encourage healthy eating. We decided to do it as a family. Myself, my mam, my dad and my brother all went to the class. Week one was all about trying to up protein. We all got weighed, took out measurements and our BMI, metabolic age, body water, muscle mass, visceral fat rating and resting metabolic rate. They focus on losing CM rather than weight, as you build muscle, you will gain weight.

We all got an hour with the nutritionist to go over our meals and where we were going wrong. It was really a smack in the face when she asked me, when was I my happiest with my weight. I couldn’t remember a time I was truly happy with my weight. So I just said when I was 8’7 in 2009. Since then I’ve gain 1’9. She put it into prospective; if I did nothing for another 2 years I’d be 11’11. It’s a vicious line that wouldn’t stop unless I took control.

I have a horrible self-image of myself; I have very little self-confidence about my body. I know that’s not a good thing, and some people who are bigger than me wouldn’t mind being my size, but I was never happy with the way I looked. My low self-esteem has gotten to a stage where I don’t like to look at myself in the mirror and when my boyfriend is sleeping beside me, I hate when he’d put his arms around my stomach. I know he loves me the way I am. He does try his hardest to make me feel better about myself, but only my own opinion matters to me about how I feel.

Only I can change what I’ve done to myself. The journey starts here.

I was reading  post Cornflakegirl's blog about weight loss and I realise we are all in the same boat.
Hope you all can be the little trigger to help me get into gear and shift the pounds.

Might set up a twitter account so anyone who wants to get on the band wagon has some motivation with losing weight.


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Get to know me better :)

A. Age: 18
B. Bed size: Divan- love my bed soooo much :)
C. Chore that you hate:  Hoovering- its so tedious
D. Dogs:  Cherry :) She's a cross between a Labrador and a Border Terrier 
E. Essential start to your day: Drink of water
F. Favorite color: Purple, black and yellow 
G. Gold or Silver: I used to be silversilversilver. But now am loving gold for costume jewellery :) 
H. Height:  5'1.5 :'(
I. Instruments you play: Piano, Recorder- how rock and roll :)
J. Job title: Office Admin.
K. Kids:  I love that I can give them back :)
L. Live:  Yup, still breathing.
M. Mother’s name:  LauraLou's Mam :)
N. Nicknames:  None, how sad! :(
O. Overnight hospital stays: Emmm, my tonsils when I was 4, but thats it.
P. Pet peeves: Little scumbag's who think they can intimidate people. Bad driving. People who wee on the toilet seat.
 Q. Quote from a movie:  From the Hangover 2   Alan: “That was a great speech sir. I like the comparisons between Stu and rice.”
R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: One older sister, and one older brother. I am the baby :)
T: Time you wake up: 7:06am :'(
U. Underwear: Bridget Jones FTW. Hahaha
V. Vegetable you hate: Courgettes
W. What makes you run late:  Make-up, spending too long in the shower
X. X-Rays you’ve had: My teeth and my thumb :)
Y. Yummy food that you make: Chicken Salad. mmmmmmmmm
Z. Zoo animal:  Lions!! Oh and the seals. So cute

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

I've been shoppppinggg!!!!

So sorry about the lack of posts over the weekend, my memory card wouldn't respond in my bf's laptop.

Anyhoo, on Saturday, I ventured off into town into Brown Thomas :)
Picture heavy!!!
Inglot Stipple Brush

Inglot 6SS

FOTD on Sat :)

MAC Woodwinked

MAC Antiqued

MAC Painterly Paint Pot

MAC Up the Amp Lipstick

MAC Magenta Lip Liner

Inglot Duraline

Lush Tea Tree Water

Lush Lip Scrub ( YUMMY!!!)

Lush Herbalism Cleanser

Benefit They're Real! On my eyes :)

FOTD on Sunday using all my new products :)

Antiqued & Woodwined on the eyes

I got a sample of Face Atilier Ultra Foundation from Cloud 10 and its looooovely. When my stash of foundation depletes, I may have to buy it :)

Full review coming on my Lush products after they go through a good trial :)