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Monday, November 29, 2010

Beauty Bargain of the week..from Aldi...xx

I recently bought the Lacura Waterproof Mascara with beeswax and panthenol. On the box it says it "creates perfectly defined, amazingly long lashes with the perfect curl. Your lashes will be optimally conditioned without clumping, appearing full and thick. For expressive eyes all day long."
I have to say, it is definitely waterproof - I tested it last week walking the beach in Lahinch. Normally after a walk up there in the winter I'd go back to the car with panda eyes, but it didn't give me raccoon eyes and doesn't flake at all. If you love a natural black look this would be fantastic for you. It doesn't give big volumised lashes but its great for natural everyday makeup. I tend to use a volumising mascara on the top lashes for night time and this mascara on the bottom. The brush is an old fashion type wand - nothing to talk about really. It only cost 3 euro and I'll be definitely be repurchasing.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Night out

Some pics of my weekend .....xx

Make up used....Woodwinked eyeshadow, Carbon in the crease and Twinks in the outer crease and lower lash line..and lashings of smoulder in the water line. Ardell Lashes.......

Me and my brother Garry...x
I found a

We couldnt resist taking a few snaps.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sigma Brushes - Free worldwide shipping tomorrow!!

For everyone whose looking for amazing brushes at really good prices, Sigma Brushes are the way to go. I have bought a lot of MAC and some cheaper brands, and I have to say these are top quality. I bought the "Complete kit with brush roll", which was $79.00 (58.00euro), which is brilliant value when you think 1 MAC brush is nearly 45.00euro. This is brilliant really for everybody(Men - this would be a brill xmas present). Also good for any beauty students who don't want to spend a fortune starting off. All of the brushes are really soft, and I would tend to use these before any other brand of brushes in my kit. If anybody wants advice on brushes, just drop me an email.  They are running a promotion tomorrow (called Black Friday), giving free shipping worldwide. To avail of the free shipping follow the link below:
Black Friday 11/26 Enter Code: BF2010 at checkout for FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!! :D Share with friends! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My new fave body

For a long time now I've had my eye on a new range of products by the company Soap & Glory. All the products have fab names, and are packaged in kitschy pink 50's style packaging. The 2 that I bought are : The Righteous Butter Body Lotion and Flake Away Body Polish.

The Righteous Butter comes in a 300ml round tub with a screw top lid, or is also available in a travel size of 50ml. I love the packaging of this product - baby pink, with grey and white retro lettering and pictures of pin-up girls, giving a fun feel before you've even got the lid off. If you like the retro style Benefit products then these will be right up your street.
This smells gorgeous, a lovely clean and fresh smell but with a hint of underlying muskiness. The cream itself is white and the consistency is what you would expect from a body butter - thick, but feels far more silky to the touch than the Body Shop Body Butters. You only need to apply a little as it goes a very long way and it's absorbed so easily into the skin that it almost seems to melt in - the packaging claims that this will be like wearing velvet on your skin and I would agree - my skin felt really smooth and silky to touch. The cream is packed with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera so is both moisturizing and soothing. This amazing body butter as featured on the hit TV series 'How to look good naked', does exactly what is says on the tin; " A body moisturizing formula so virtuous you might swear you were wearing velvet". I can honestly say my skin has never felt smoother.

Flake away body polish!
This scrub is fantastic on dry skin and as soon as you dry off you feel so moisturised and clean. Now if you genuinely have dry skin this is the answer to waving bye bye to it. It leaves skin soft, clean and thoroughly moisturised to the touch. If you have very very dry skin this and the 'Self 'Righteous Body Butter' is brilliant applied afterwards.
This is a wonderful product,  it's great to use before applying fake tan because it removes any old tan or any dry skin
! Word of advice,
DO NOT USE IT ON THE FACE....its only meant for your body.

Check out boots for special offers, they often do 2 for the price of 3. It is definitely worth looking out for the offers.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cake Recipe..My other obsession

I know this has nothing to do with makeup but i just thought I'd share one of my favourite cake recipes...

Rocky Road Crunch Bars Nigella...xxxxx

Ingredients125 soft unsalted butter
300 g best quality Dark Chocolate broken into pieces
3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
200 g rich tea biscuits
100 g mini Marshmallows
2 teaspoons icing sugar to dust
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Method Heat the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat, scoop out about 125ml/4½fl oz of the melted mixture and set aside in a bowl.
Place the biscuits into a plastic freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin until some have turned to crumbs but there are still pieces of biscuit remaining.
Fold the biscuit pieces and crumbs into the melted chocolate mixture in the saucepan, then add the marshmallows.
Tip the mixture into a 24cm/9in square baking tin and smooth the top with a wet spatula.
Pour over the reserved 125ml/4½fl oz of the melted chocolate mixture and smooth the top with a wet spatula.
Refrigerate for about two hours or overnight.
To serve, cut into 24 fingers and dust with icing sugar.


Quick Tip....
Apply a matt bronzer or matt brown eye shadow underneath the tip of the nose to give the illusion of shortening the nose.....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beauty Bargain from good old

Tesco Skin Wisdom Revitalising Fruit Peel Off Face Mask

I love any kind of peel off masks, I love sticking one on and then spending ages picking it off(lol)...sad I know!! I spend ages trying to get as much off in one go...much to my poor child's dismay..screaming at his momma to stop..he thought my face was falling off...!!
This mask is available at Tesco for just 1.49euro. Now Tesco is not exactly renowned for its skincare, but it should be -- especially its Barbara Daly and Skin Wisdom ranges, which are both high on quality and low on price. The main reason for this is the woman behind it, Bharti Vyas, who is a famous holistic beauty therapist who developed the range.
The mask removes impurities and dead skin cells. It makes my skin clearer and brighter each time I use it. It's a nice alternative to using a face scrub(which I hate using)...
I think this would be great to use one a fortnight or even once a month to give your skin a boost.....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beauty Bargain of the Week!!

This is just a quick post about a product I've been using for the past few weeks. It is Aldi Lacura 3 in 1 face wipes. They are brill and only 1euro. I have never liked using wipes, because it never takes off all your makeup or mascara...I have bought every type and hated them but these wipes are brill. I love using this product as it makes my face feel so refreshed and clean and they don't dry out your face. Only one wipe is needed per use [for me] and therefore they last roughly a month per pack. Bargain. Id recommend this product for all skin types.
There are 3 types, one for anti-aging, normal and sensitive. I use the sensitive ones and will be definitely stocking up....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MY TOP 3 from Rimmel, Avon and L'Oreal

howdi everyone...this is a list of my top 3's from 3 of the cheaper brands( or as the Americans like to call them drugstore brands..)...they maybe cheaper but I find the quality of these listed products as good as some of the top end makeup brands ..

No 1... Good old Rimmel

Mascara : Rimmel Sexy Curves--this is a brilliant mascara..its got a funky spiky rubber brush that creates big lashes..and I find with this one that's theres no bits of black under your eyes at the end of the day...

Eyeliner : Rimmel Kajal Pencil--this is a gorgeous soft black pencil..its almost identical to MAC smoulder pencil

Lipstick : Rimmel Flirt-- This a bright fun pink lipstick..this is also gorgeous as a pink cream blush..just dab some on your finger and work carefully into the apples of your cheeks and work back into the hairline...

No 2...Avon

Now I've tried a few of their products a year or 2 ago and wasn't that happy with their their skin and bath stuff but alot of their new stuff are getting really good reviews. These are 3 new products that I have bought and I think are brilliant...xx

Mascara: New luxe lace Supershock Mascara...this is brilliant for big big lashes..

Eyeliner : New luxe lace supershock gel eyeliner pencil--this is one of the best eyeliners I've ever used. I got it on sale for under 5euro..its brilliant value and really stays on ..will be buying a few more of these...
Lipstick : New luxe lace Ultra Colour rich lipstick in Pout--this is a fab everyday lipstick..great for all ages

No 3: L'Oreal

Mascara : L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes--this is my all time favourite mascara..its gives big black lashes..and you can put a few coats on without it looking clumpy...

Eyeliner: L'Oreal Le Grand Kohl eyeliner..another great black liner

Lipstick: L'Oreal Cold Riche in Fairest Nude -- This creates the perfect nude lip which will be fab with a smokey eye...xxxxx


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Barry M Nail Polishes

I have a new little obsession...Barry M Nail Polishes...You can get them in Boots..well every other boots but smelly Ennis.. The colour I'm rocking this week is Mushroom. They are so cheap but last forever.I've bought polishes from 2 euro to 20 euro...and these by far last the longest without chipping...Now I wouldn't be one for constantly cleaning the house and having my hands near Domestos(thats the mans job) but I would still get 5 or 6 days out of these...They come in a large range of colours and are constantly bringing out copies from all the top nail varnish companies. Check them out, they are only 5 euro each or 2 for 8 euro...The all-in-one clear basecoat, topcoat and nail hardener (no 54 in the range) is also a brilliant buy.xx

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What do your spots mean...???

Do you ever wonder if it's a coincidence that when you're hormonal you break out with a juicy second head on your chin (the last thing you need at that time of month!)? Getting spots on certain parts of the face can tell you what's going on in your body .

So what exactly do spots on certain areas mean? And once you've identified what could be the cause of blemishes and flare-ups, can you treat the cause to prevent them?

Spots on the forehead :
Whilst a fringe may help to hide a blemished forehead it could also collect grease from styling products and sweat causing spots in the first place. But fringe or no fridge it could be all down to your diet.

Alot of spots can indicate that you have been doing the dog on having too much red meat, saturated fats, proteins and alcohol, so cut down on these food groups and the boozing. Try doing a bit of a detox; cutting out meat and booze in favour of fresh veggies, herbal teas and water.

Spots on the cheeks :

Cheeks can be one of the most tender areas to find a spot - and the hardest to deal with so try addressing the cause.
Spots on the cheeks maybe the result of too much meat, sugar and dairy products.

Spots on the jawline :
These spots are again diet related. Spots on the jawline can indicate congestion in the large intestine, often caused by heavily processed foods.

Processed foods can mean anything from ready meals to biscuits so think about what you're eating. I have started get getting these recently..but I think that is because I've started living in the biscuit aisle of Aldi...ohhh but they are yummyyyyy!!!

Spots on the chin :
Few girls don't get a spot (or four!) once a month that makes your chin feel like its set to explode but ‘period spots' are not products of our paranoia, they really can be hormonally related.

Spots on the chin generally relates to hormonal fluctuations often at period or ovulation time. Unfortunately there's little you can do about this, unless it's a very bad problem in which case discuss it with your doctor.

To treat spots the advice remains the same as ever - try hard NOT to squeeze or pick them with dirty fingers and use a medicated products to treat and conceal.