Wednesday, April 14, 2010

100th Post and Lea Michele Grammy Look

So I tried to recreate the Rachel from Glee grammy look the tutorial will be up soon!
Hope you like!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

42 Questions


1)How many times do you wash your face daily?
I wash my face twice; once in the morning and once at night.

2)What skin type do you have?
I have really dry skin on my nose and forehead and normal on my cheeks.

3)What is your current facial wash?
I use Garnier rose cream wash.

4)Do you exfoliate?
Yes I try to maybe twice a week.

5)What brand do you use?
I use Aapri cream wash, it's great!

6)What moisturiser do you use?
I use L'Occitaine ultra rich face cream for my dry skin and then The body shop seaweed mattifying day cream for the rest of my face. I love them they are great!

7)Do you have freckles?
No I have never really had freckles

8)Do you use eye cream?
I have the Simple kind to eyes but I don't really use it which is bad!

9)Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
No I have never had acne but I get breakouts on my forehead.

10)Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?


11)What foundation do you use?
I really like Studio Sculpt from MAC and I have recently bought Revlon Photoready which I like but the sparkle kind of annoys me. If i mix them I really like them but Im running out of my MAC.

12)How about concealer?
I use two I use the select cover in NW20 for my under eyes which I like as its liquid ad I use Studio finish in NC20 for the rest of my imperfections.
13)Do you know your undertone colour?
Yes Im pink.

14)What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them they can really make a look very dramatic and it can really look great.

15)Did you know you were supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes but I only use it myself and I have never had any problems before I chuck it out when it gets dry or smells bad

16)What brand of mascara do you use?
I use Cover Girl lash blast which I love! and I also live the YSl faux cils it's absolutely stunning!

17)Sephora or Mac?
We don't have a Sephora although I have been to 2 in the past so I think MAC.

18)Do you have a Mac Pro card?

19)What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
Mainly brushes and fingers.

20)Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I use Urban Decay Primer Potion which is brilliant and I use MAC paint pots which are great!

21)For the face?
I don’t normally use a primer for my face but I have the Illamasqua and L'oriel and they are grand but I don't think they make a big difference.

23)Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Both! I love them both.

24)How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not that often.

25)What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I'm not a big fan but the Barry M dazzle dusts are great they are my favourite.

26)Do you use mineral makeup?
No I have never tried any.

27)What is your favourite lipstick?
I love HUE from MAC and Gosh Darling is great.

28)How about lipgloss?
I don't really like them to be honest but I love Smile Dazzleglass and Illamasqua soul lipgloss.

29)What is your favourite blush to use?
MAC Dainty blush it's gorgeous.

30)Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?

31)Do you like drugstore makeup?
Em yeah, I love Barry m but I do like the expensive stuff.

32)Do you go to CCO's (Cosmetic Company Outlets?)
There are none where I live but Id love to go to one!

33)Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
No I like practicing myself.

34)Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
No I have had enough practice.

35)Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Bad foundation colouring and Bad blush.

36)Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like both I love anything really.

37)Which celebrity always has great makeup?
I really like Kim Kardashion's makeup but she doesn't do it herself so props to her makeup artist.

38)If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?
Concealer/mascara I can't choose between them :P

39)Could you leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes I do it all the time!

40)Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

41)In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?
There are really great makeup lines but I suppose the majority of what I have is MAC

42)What do you think of makeup?
I love makeup it gives me confidence when Im feeling not that great and it's fun to do my makeup in the morning now that its spring and summer I will be doing more bright's so I can't wait!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Favourite Eyeshadows :)

My favourite eyeshadows. Swatches and product photos.

Top Row : Print, Ruthless, No22, No89
2nd Row : Soba, Honey, Servent No44
3rd Antiqued, Nylon, next two from HIP duos, (top no 98) (bottom no23)
Bottom row : Mildew All that glitters, Satin taupe, Moui Wowie

Barry M Dazzle dusts:

(L-R) 23, 22, 44, 89, 98


(Clockwise L-R) All That Glitters, Antiqued, Satin Taupe, Print, Soba


L'Oriel HIP


Urban Decay
Mildew and Maui Wowie
Book of shadows II (no swatches for this)

Friday, April 2, 2010

My NARS experience in Brown Thomas, Dublin

I preamble to the NARS counter and ask "Could you match me for NARS sheer glow" and she replies "Yeah but it will take 15 minutes though" so I agreed.

She sat me down and said she needed to take off my non existent makeup to check my skin and she said have I used NARS products before and I said no so she told me the history which I know as I do my research. Then she gave me this spiel about NARS's skin care being amazing.

So first she used a cleanser which was grand then she proceeded to use a liquid exfoliator which I thought was a bit much and then she put on a really thick moisturiser and lots of it, it just felt like a thick layer, which she didn't blend properly. Then applied a primer.Then applied Mont Blonc foundation, concealerand then Copa Cobana as a highlight, then orgasm blush and then a powder.

Now I asked for none of this I asked for a colour match and I got a load of crap on my face. Ok granted I could have said no to the 15 minute application but I didn't know what it in tailed. I just felt really awkward to leave without buying the 39 euro foundation. And to be honest I didn't know whether I wanted the foundation as I didn't know what was the true nature of it so I asked for a sample and she said she couldn't give me one. I really wanted one as there was so much crap on my face that I didn't even know if it was good.
My face looked really greasy and I don't know whether that was the moisturiser or the foundation.

It's really expensive and I don't want to waste my money on something that doesn't work for me. I don't really know what to do but I know I wont get help from my local counter!