Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Christmas is comming and I cant wait to get myself to Inglot to pick out my Santy pressies!
So heres a few Inglot Items I would recommend to any makeup artist or avid makeup enthusiasts!!!

Firstly Duraline!!! This is a liquid that turns most eyeshadows in to eyeliners (I say most as iv tried it on MAC chrome yellow and it did not work)!!
I love this stuff I first bought the Inglot one in October and already I am over half way through the bottle!! not dat it doesnt last long it totally does you only need 1 or 2 drops I just use it ALL THE TIME!!!
A new bottle of it is on my list!!!

The inglot blushes are amazing soooo pigmented so you hardly need any for a gorgeous flush of color!!!
I love mine I have a palette of 4 about a year now and iv hardly made a dent on them!!!

A few weeks ago I got the Inglot whit concealer this is brilliant for us paler individuals who find it hard to get a pale enough foundation!!
A squeeze of this with your foundation pales it out to a custom color and also thickens the foundation a little for better coverage (I use with Gosh x-ceptional wear foundation in porcoline)!!

I have yet to try the eyeshadows and thats what it on my list this year Im going to put together a freedom palette of bridal colors!!

So whats on your santy list this year???

Monday, October 24, 2011


zombie using sfx wax


Yay its Halloween week!!!!
Every True Makeup Artists Faveourite Time of Year!!
This year I decided to try a few new things!!
I have never done a special effects course and this is my 1st time doing this type of makeup so bare with me I dont have it down to a t yet but I think im doing well!!
I used sfx wax to do 2 zombie looks and Liquid Latex for the bullet wound and im quite proud of them!!
Im sure after a bit of practice ill look back n think der awful but for my 1st time working with these products im sooo happy!!!
So the looks iv done r sex kitten, graffiti face, big mouth, zombie, bleach hallow mask and a bullet wound!!
Ill put up more as I do them!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Makeup Autumn- Winter 20011-2012

I know its not makeup but a great perfume for winter makes you feel like a star so no more fresh summery scents comming into winter you want a muskey smell!!
My fave perfumes for winter are
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
Lacoste Grey for men!!!

Makeup Autumn- Winter 20011-2012

Complection is very important this season!!
Start with an amazing Primer and you cant go wrong!!
I love Smashbox photo finnish primer its the best iv ever used!!
Then for a flawless foundation use Make up forever HD foundation!!
I personally love rimmels match perfection concealer for the price its the best in my book!!
Use makeup forever micro finnish powder to set!!
For blush head to Inglot n get urself one of there freedom pallets amaxing blushes and u can get one for every season believe me ull need them!!

Makeup Autumn- Winter 20011-2012

Next thing is Eyes
Bold metallic vibrant colours are very in this season ad is statement eye-liner!!
I love mac styledriven and fresh flare eyeshadows from there new pro longwear eyashadow range!
also mac fluid line for amazing long lasting eyeliner!!!

Makeup Autumn- Winter 20011-2012

First off I wana talk Lips!!
My fave lip color this season is the oranges based red lipstick!!
Alot of people feel they cant wait a blue based red lipstick cause of there skin tone (alot of it comes down to bravery too)
But the orange based red lipstick can be worn by almost everyone!!
It looks amazing with a tan (fake r real)
Its gorgeous on brunettes!!
And its super vibrant on pale skin!!

Another very popular color this season is nude r natural there are so many shades of nude r natural lipstick that you would have a hard time not finding one that suits!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

tan samples

WOW The response iv gotten from most tan companies has been amazing!! I contacted companies about tan on monday and tuesday and I started receiving my samples on thursday and every day since iv gotten 2 r 3 different packages some containing 3 samples!!
iv done patch tests of 4 brands so far my leg is all small brown patches lol :)
Of the ones iv tried I have a favorite so far but today I received 3 more packages so iv loads more to try out before i decide!!
iv definitely eliminated 2 brands because of smell and color there just not for me!!
im not going to mention any names yet as iv still loads to try out!
>.< Its like christmas for me!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spray tan samples!!

I decided I need to start using another spray tan not that I dont love champagne tan cause i totally do but I just want to give people the option of 2 maybe 3 brands of tan!!
So I spent all day emailing every brand of tan I could think of or find on the internet requesting information on delivery and free samples!!
So far Iv gotten reply's from about 14 different tan companies and 8 of them are sending samples :) some are sending more than one sample!!
The samples Im going to receive include VITA LIBERATA, FAKE BAKE, XEN-TAN, CELEBRITY SECRETS, SOLTAN etc!!
Im very dissapointed that not all companies offer free samples of there product!! It means Id have to pay between 10 and 30 euro to get a sample set from each of them!!
I think if you really believe in your product you will give free samples!!
I guess that just means that those tans have been crossed of my list of possible brands to use!!!
I am sooo looking forward to getting my tan samples to try them out and see what I and my choosen clients think of them Im hoping to get lots of feed back from the few clients I ask to be my guinepigs!!
Ill keep you updated as I get my samples and try them out and Ill be doing full reviews on the tans!! :)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Parlor

This weekend I kicked my son Corey out of his room I know this sounds mean but he just doesn't need dat much space all to himself hes only 3!! So I put Corey into the room I was using as my beauty room and I took his room for my own!!
You see the small room was fine for me until I did my tanning course and then I had to go 3 months cramped into a tiny room with a HUGE tan tent a beauty table makeup case and makeup chair it was soo tiny I barley had room to move!!
The final straw came after I did my threading course and I borrowed my friends Beauty bed (till I get my own) it meant Id have to take down the tent every time I needed the bed and visa versa!! So I decided enough is enough!
I went and got some gorgeous dusky plum paint and me n my fella painted the room!! In 3 hours we were all done (it took me 3 months on my own to paint the small room)!!
I moved every thing around and within 4 hours I had myself a beautiful big spacious beauty room that im thinking of calling The Parlor!!
All I have to do now is put up my certificates and a few little decorations to finish it up!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nail art

I am all about the nail at at the moment!! most other passions have been put on the back burner for now!!
I got a set of nail art brushes on ebay and havnt looked back!! i also got rhinestones n gems and a few other bits off ebay sooooo cheap nothing cost over 3 euro including shipping!!
I have gone from owning 1 old (so old it was thick n gloopy) cheap black nail polish to owning 14 models own polishes in like a month!
I never thought nail art would be for me iv always bit my nails so i never bothered painting them (u cant polish a turd) but now im growing (well trying to)my nails out and there always polished to perfection!!
Im going to do a nail tec course this sept and then do gel and acrylic nails too!!
Ya never know I may grow to love it more than makeup!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I recently did a threading course in Portobello institute in Dublin!
It was a one day intensive course where we learned the history of threading and obtained the skills to thread hairs from the face! It was a wonderful course I would recommend it to anyone interested in taking up threading!
Since then I have added threading to my treatment list and have had nothing but great feedback from all my clients!!
It is virtually painfree and doesnt pull at the skin of the eyelid like waxing which can cause drooping of the eyelid ans wrinkles!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Growing My Nails update

Ok I know I havnt updated you on my nail growth in ages but not much has happened really!! My nails seem to grow very slowly so there not very long and I broke 4 of my nails so they are plying catch up!! I guess it will be a few months before my nails are beautiful and long!!
I did get some nail strengthener Sally Hansen's hard as nails!! my nails are a bit stronger not sure if it is related to the strengthener as i havnt been using it that long!!
Heres a tip dont use nail strengtheners as a base coat it just doesnt work!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sucker Punch

I watched sucker punch last nit and I needed to blog about it!! The makeup is amazing Rosalina Da Silva is a genious I wish I had her talent (and job) I spent the whole time watching the movie staring at the makeup to memorise it so i can try it out myself!!
I will be doing the baby doll look on myself tonight when I am heading out (ill take pics) and ill definitly be trying out more looks again!! Such inspiring makeup!! My favorite look is amber (Jamie Chungs) seductive black and gold glitter eyemakeup (which I cant find a good image of anywere online pleas direct me to one if you find it) and of course babydoll (Emily Browning) angelic white and black 60s style eyemakeup !!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo shoot

ahhh just got my pics from the shoot wi spunky gore and jason mc donald!!! :)

what do you think???

Monday, May 30, 2011

Skin Care Regime Update

Ok so my skin is finally starting to improve!! After weeks of using one brand of skin care products (aldi) and getting no results on Saturday I decided to try out somthing different!! Boots was having a 3 for 2 on skin care so I get there own brand tea tree and witch hazel face scrub, foaming wash and day and night spot stick!! And since just Saturday I already see a massive Improvement!!!
The scrub is suppose to be used once a week but I have used it every day just a little at night. I use the foam twice a day morning and night and the spot stick morning and night to!!
I am amazed and I hope its not just a fluke!!
Ill keep you updated!!

Growing My Nails week 1

Ok Im all into nails at the moment!!! Its somthing I never imagened Id be into as Iv bitten my nails for as long as I can remember so I have never had nice nails to paint or do nail art on!
Since doing my Blixz Nail Wraps course Iv Just been mad into my nails and wearing the Blixz Nail Wraps has helped mt to nit pick or bite my nails!!
So this is pretty much week 3 of my nail growing as Iv been wearing nail wraps for the last 2 weeks (not constantly I had a 5 day gap to let my nails recover) but Im calling it week 1 because I only really decided to put effort in this week befor it was just I couldnt Bite them because they were covered!!
Im going to be taking photos of my nails every week to watch them grow I feel this will encourage me cause I can see the progress!!!
I am also going to be giving tips on nail care...things that help me and I think might help you!!

Tip 1- Always keep a nail file handy!!!
I find I bite my nails because they might have a little chip that irritates me and I want to smooth it out and I take to to far to the point where my nail is a scutt!! If you have a file handy you can file off any chips or snaggs befor you start to nibble!!! so keep I upstairs and one down stairs (if ur lazy like me)

Tip 2- This is for Blixz Nail wrap wearers
If you decide to try out Blixz Nail Wraps (and I think you totally should there awesome) here is a little bit of after care!!
When you get to the point where you want to take them off make sure you have an hour or so to give yourself (or go get) a mini manicure!! I found my nails get all peeley after I wear them!! So soak your finger nail in vitamin e oil or any nail or skin oil for a while.... wash it off... buff off the peely bits to smooth them (so you dont start picking) then buff and shine them!! Also leave at least a week befor you put new Blixz Nail Wraps on (or a few days befor painting them) as your nails havnt been getting much oxygen under the wraps so let them recover 1st!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Models Own

I picked up my 1st 3 Models own Nail Polishes today:)
Im going to be doing a few nail courses and have spent a long time trying to decide on a polish brand that I really like and lasts long and has great color variety that I can use in my business!!
I tried the Models Own Black Magic a few months back (my sister has it) and I just thought it was amazing!! It went on brill dried super fast and lasted for days (which is a great triumph for me as nail varnish usually only lasts a day befor chipping)!!
So I decied on Models Own!!
At the moment they are 3 for 2 in Boots so I got all 3 for 15 euro which I think is good and it saved me 7.50!!!
Today I bought
Black Magic (I love black nail polish and this is a really nice one)
Magenta Pearl (a pinky purpley shimmery polish)
3 in 1 base/top coat (everyone needs a top coat)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blixz Nail Wraps!!

Today I put Blixz Nail Wraps on myself for the 1st time!! :) It went really well better than the pair I put on my sis at the course!!! It is the second pair of Blixz Nail Wraps Iv had on in the last week and a half!! The 1st pair lasted 5 days they would have lasted longer but on the 5th day I got a little a drunk ;) and pulled them off!!
I loved wearing them (even if i didnt like the pattern that much) because they stopped me picking and biting my nails so my nails grew quite a bit in those 5 days!! I went 5 days without wearing them to air my nails and let them get back to normal but I was getting to the point where I was getting tempted to bit again so I decided Id put them on and have lovely nails for the weekend (even if Im not going out)!!
I know they are supose to last 2 weeks and Im going to do my best to make them last that long this time but to me 5 days is awesome usually nail polish only lasts a day mabey 2(if Im extra cautious)on me because Im constantly doing dishes through the day and I hav a 2 year old son so Im quite active and use my hands alot changing nappies and tidying!!
So ill be giving a proper review on them in 2 weeks hopfully not sooner to let you know how I got on and how long they lasted!!
I love them and im sur you will to!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Up and comming shoots!!

I am soooo excited I have an amazing shoot comming up this weekend!! We have been planning this shoot for 6 months now but it kept getting pushed back further and further but finally it it here this weekend and im just so super excited!!
I will be shooting with photographer and friend the amazing Jason McDonald I love working with Jason he is an awesome photographer and our ideas and visions for our shoots are very similar so im always delighted with what we end up wth and i love his work!!
Our model is the stunningly beautiful, alternative, spectacular Spunky Gore she is just ....words cannot describe her......amazing!!! I cant wait to work with her for the 1st but hopefully not last time!!
Ill let you know how we get on next week!!!
peace xxxx

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blixz Nail Wraps

Yesterday I did my training for Blixz Nail Wraps in ASU in Swords!! I had such a lovely time!! The class was a small group of 9 which was great as you got alot of one to one help!! And the trainer was sooo lovely and friendly and very helpful!! It has really made me want to do more nail courses and I will definitely be going back for more courses there!!
We were all paired up and did each others nails for practice so I got a lovely set of Blixz Nails out of it!!

Blixz Nail Foils are the latest trend with fashionistas, music and film stars alike!! They are extremely thin foils that are applied directly to the nail providing instant results as there is no drying time!!
Available in over a hundred colours and designs, Blixz Nail Foils has a new look for every occasion.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Callow Lily

She is one of the most amazing artist out there right now and certainly one of my favorites!!
Her work is colorful imaginative creative inspiring beautiful but also alternative gothic and unusual!!
She is also a makeup artist and an amazing one at that!!
She is currently holding a recreation competition!!
You recreate one of her looks from a selection of her pictures enter it and you can win a portrait :) this is my entry and the picture i recreated it from!!! let me know wat u think!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Primer Review

Ok back to normality!!!
Im gona give you a review on a few primers I have tried out over the last year the good the bad and the awful!!!

First up L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer
I bought this when it first came out so it was on special offer I payed around €15 but it generally retails for around €20!!
I found it to be a very good primer it feels slightly goopy when you take it out of the tub but it has a very smooth and satiny finish on your skin!! It made my makeup last all night!!
I would definitely recommended this primer!! Its a small tub but it goes along way its worth the €20!! Its my favorite budget primer!!
I give it a 8/10

Next up we have GOSH Velvet Touch foundation primer!!
This was the 1st primer I ever used I got it as a present!
It retails for around €19!!
I thought it was wonderful back then but looking back over the different primers I have tried Its not so great!!
Its an OK primer!! It never felt satiny on my skin more crumbly!! It will make your makeup last longer than normal but not all night!!
If it was cheaper I would probably recommend it but you can get better primers for the same price!!
I give it 5/10

17 Photo Flawless Primer!!
My sister got this free when she spent over €15 on 17 products and gave it to me cause she didnt need it!!
I think it costs like €8-€10 euro (at least I hope it doesnt cost more than that)
Its the worst primer I ever used!! It feels dry and crumbly and horrible on your skin my makeup lasted for lett time than it would if I wore no primer at all!!
Dont waste your money I know its cheap but its cheap for a reason!!!

And last but certainly not least my favorite primer of all time is (drum roll)
Smashbox Photo Finnish Foundation Primer!!
I got this in sephora in NY for $49 for the Jumbo one which is 60ml and would normally retail for $72!!
In Ireland the 30ml retails for around €38!!
I know it is expensive but my god is it worth it!!!
Its soft satiny and beautiful!! You hardly need to use any at all just a pea sized amount so it lasts for ever!!
My makeup lasts all day and night if I need it to!!!
I recommend this to everyone especially professionals!!!
I dont think I will ever find a better primer but ill keep my eyes peeled and if I do ill let you know!!
I give it a 10/10

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Okies this is a lil different to my usual blog about makeup r training or tans!!
But I need to shar this with the world its the best vanilla/madera/white cake recipie!! great for buns or double the amount for an amazing victoria sponge!!
I baked these buns this morning half are for my Nially cause he works so hard and is baby sitting tonit while I go out!! The other half are for my friend grace as part of her bday pressie!!
hope u try them and like them as much as I do

For the Cake:
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz./113g) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups (8 oz./225g) cake flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tbsp. milk

For the Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Butter and flour 2 round (8-inch x 1 1/2-inch deep) cake pans.
Line bottom of pans with parchment paper and butter parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt; set aside.

With electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla;
then add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture.
When flour mixture has been fully incorporated, add the milk, one tablespoon at a time until mixed into batter

With a rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared cake pans and even out tops with the back of a spoon.
Bake on middle rack of preheated oven until the cakes are beginning to come away from edges of pan and a cake
tester inserted in center of cakes comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove cakes from oven and place pans
on wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert cakes from pans onto racks (right side up), and let cool completely,
approximately 1 hour.

or alternativly do them in bun cases and make fairy/butterfly buns or cupcakes

Skin care regime

Since I hit 15 I have had terrible skin. Oily spotty lumpy and scarred!
The only time since turning 15 that Iv had some relieve was when I was pregnant with my son!! My skin was clear and balanced not to oily not to dry with a healthy glow!!
After I had my son my skin stayed beautiful and clear for about 6 months because I breastfed my son!! But within weeks of stopping it was back to its old oily ways!!
Its bin 2 and a half years since I had Corey and Iv gotten to point where my skin is as bad as it was when I was an awkward spotty teenager and im sick of it!!
So seen as der is no way Im having another baba for like 1000 years I have decided to start up a skin care regime!!
I always start skin care regimes then I get lazy n stary sleeping in my makeup again!!
So I thought to myself if I put it on my blog and let the world see what Im doing it might give me the little push to keep it up!!
So for the last week I have been washing my face morning and night, using a tea tree spot stick, trying to eat more fruit and drink more water I will take a pic of myself makeup less (gulp) so you can all see how I look now and in a month I will put up a new pic and we can see if there are any differances!!
If my skin improves I will put up a list of what I used and what I did and mabey it will help all of you out there!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011


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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Champagne tan

Oddlooksmakeup is now doing tan!!:)

I am now a qualified spray tan technician!!!

I did my course with the amazing Kathy Lillis creator of Champagne tan!!

Champagne Spray Tan , the most natural looking tan on the market.
Champagne Sparkle(light), Crystal(medium), Vintage(dark)

Dont get tango'd, get a champagne tan today

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Revive redeemed themselfs

I decided after I blogged about how disappointed I was in Revive that i would also email them and let them know!!
The following day I got an email back saying how sorry and disgusted they where with how I was treated and they offered me a 50 euro voucher to their store!!!
So it just goes to show if you are disappointed in a business or how you were treated by a professional let them know they dont want to loose business and will usually do all they can to redeem them selfs!!!
Im hoping I can now have a good working relationship with Revive!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I was very dissapointed recently!! I have been looking for a reasonably priced tanning cours and kit for the last 6 months I checking reviews and getting recommendations from other tanners I know!! I found Revive in Rathcool in January it came highly recommended by a friend so I got incontact with them. They were booked up for Januarys class and the Febuary one was on the week i was in New York but the promised to honor the deal and book me in for the March class!
So March came and I emailed revive to check the date of the course they asked if i wanted to confirm the date and I replied YES!! I got my fella to book the day off work to bring me! I got no reply after that so the week befor the course I called to get details. They were having a show that day so they took my details and promised to call me the following day!! Tuesday comes no phone call so I called them on Wedensday. They told me they were sorry but they were fully booked for the day I had confirmed I was like????? So they said they could book me in for the following weekend I had plans but said id make sure id make the class as i wanted to do it as soon as possible!!!
The following weekend I was my dads 60th birthday we were having a surprise party on the saturday and the course was on the sunday morning! I had to leave my dads party half way through cause i knew id be up early the nxt mornin!!
The day of the course i got up at 8 had to drag my baby n fella out of bed drop my son to my mams (who i also had to drag outa bed) and traveled the hour drive to south Dublin!! We sat in the car for 20 min and no one arrived so we called the number on the door!! The class had been canceled!!! The man on the phone was very appologetic saying someone should have called me (everyone else had been informed seen as noone else was waiting there) he said I would get a discount and he would call me the following day to discuss it!! I still havnt gotten a call and that was 2 weeks ago :(
Since then I have found a different course I will be doing next week I cant wait!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Im in love!!! :) I would give anything to have just one Sephora shop in Ireland!! There are like 15 in New York so I might steal one they wont miss it!!
The 1st one I went into was in jcpennys in Queens it was just a little section in the shop but I had to have a look!!
The 1st thing i got was my Smashbox Primer and may I say im never going back to my old primer (sorry gosh still love your foundation)!!
I got a 60ml tube which is double the size of a normal tube and i got it for only $49 (34 euro) it was advertised that it would cost $75 (52 euro) if i just bought 2 30ml tubes of it!! BARGAIN!!!! If i was to buy it in ireland it would cost me 38 euro for 30ml and 76 euro for 60ml :( not looking forward to getting more :(!!!
That same day I got a urban decay trial sized tube of eye primer for $9 (6euro) its very good!!
Then a few days later I went to the Sephora 5th avenu store its such a beautiful shop!!! I spent about an hour in there with a very helpful shop assistant they where videoing a makeup video in store on that day which was cool but also ment a few stalls where blocked!! I got Bare Minerals face powder and it came with a powder brush for $30 (smashbox had the same offer for $60) a Sephora lipstick crayon eyeliner and eyeshadow brush!
I also visited the store on times square and got a too faced makeup collection as a pressie for my sis and a benifit highbeem for $10!! also they threw in some samples of nars primer and a puffy eye gel (which I had to use the day after and it worked a treat)
All in all I love Sephora I spent about $300 dollars in there stores around New York and I woulda spent more if I had the chance!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

face charts!!

Im always doodling eyes and faces on pieces of paper there on any spare page I can find but there never constant and my proportions area awful when doing lips and cheek bones!!
So when my boyfriend bought a printer I decided to look for some blank face charts online!! I spent awhile looking as I wanted the perfect chart!! I tried illamasqua, nars and a few others, but the best I found was the MAC face chart!!
Its amazing it has the full face shape so you can do blush or contouring the fratures are drawn on so lightly so there easy to cover with all different colour eyeshadows!! The eyebrows are small and light so you can ignore them and they wont ruin your face or you can totally go mad with the shape and you wont have the end of a printed brow sticking out!!
I love them and recommend them to anyone who does makeup!! I colored mine with actuall makeup or you can use coloring pencils or even paints!!
I spent about 4 hours today doing one chart (each side was different im not good at symmetry so I tend to use one chart for 2 looks)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New York

HE HE HE HE HE Im as excited as a kid on christmas morning in a candy store with a year off school!!!
Im goin to New York in 27 days and I cant wait!!!
One of the main reasons that I am sooooo excited is because my hotel is just off 5th avenue and around the corner from Sephora!!
Good luck to the employees in Sephora when I walse in the doors cause Im gona rape the place!!
I found Sephora.com a year ago and nearly flipped I had a full basket befor I realised they didnt post to Ireland :( (boo on them) and the nearest shop to me was in PARIS (and my private jet is having its gold plated tvs installed so i couldnt pop over to do some shopping lol)!
So now that I finally get to go and partake of its amazing offers Im over the moon :)
I have a HUGE list of stuff I want to get including Smashbox primer (which is like 10 euro cheaper than if I got it in Ireland), Urban Decay ANYTHING (cause I love it all) and some of sephoras own products!!!
Just you wait till I get back!!! I will give you a full review on the shop the cost and the service :) xxxx

Friday, January 21, 2011

makeup fun

Its been ages since I had a bit of fun with my makeup so today I decided to do somthing a bit colorful and artistic hope you like it!!!
one look is more wearable and the other is more dramatic and for photoshoots!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sigma Brush set!!

I spent a long time looking for a good brush set!!
I toyed with the idea of getting Fraulein brushes or even slowly building up a MAC brush set (which would probably take years and cost 100's) when I found a review on youtube for Sigma brushes!
the review was very positive so I decided to do some research! I checked blogs and youtube reviews and I asked makeup artist frinds!!
After a week I decided to give them ago!!
I chose the complete kit without brush roll (as i already had 2 brush rolls and didnt see a point in spending an extra 20 dollars for another roll!!
It worked out at only 69 euro including shipping to Ireland which was brilliant!
They arrived in only a week!! they were in a little black draw string bag wi a few leaflets on what each brush is for and how to care for the brushes!! The set also came with a free travel sized blending brush as a gift!!
I started using the brushes straight away they are amazingly soft and gorgeous I dont know what I did befor them with my cheap knock off mac kit!!

As a christmas pressie I got the Gosh foundation brush!! It is soooo soft and full all my clients comment on how soft it feels its wonderful!!

Santa Baby 2 the makeup :)

Santa also popped into Liffy Valleys Inglot and purchased some of there Freedom system sets!!!
I got ...an eyebrow powder set with 3 differnt shades lack brown and a reddish brown!! A 5 piece lipstick set with an orange a purple a nude a rose and a wine
and a gorgeous blush set with magnets so you can stack up your pallets for handieness!!!
Oh and i almost for got a black eyeliner paint pot which is amazing dries matte in seconds and I dont think Ill ever be without again (only cost 15 euro) and comes in loads of different shades including yellow (the next one im getting)!!

I also got a nyx eyeshadow pallette which has every imaginable in it and they are all so well pigmented!!!!

As presents igot 3 refills for my mac pallette so getting closer to filling that!! Got plumage rice paper and honesty all gorgeous of course!!!
And Chanel Liquid eyeliner which will be kept for special occasions and brides because anything Chanel makes a girl feel like a princess!!!!

Santa Baby

Santa was very happy with me this year :) I got loads of pressies!!
I got this new makeup travel case!!!
Santa got it off ebay (as he often does) It cose only 110 euro including shipping which I thought was brill as I had bin looking for a case for a while and the cheapest I had found was 170 euro and then shipping and shipping from America at that which was like 45 euro!!! :P boo to that
The case is HUGE even the top part which opens up like the usual cosmetics case is like 3 times the size (at least) of my old case!!!
and the inside has dividers that can be moved to suit your needs!!
The bottom part is hughmungus!! It comes with its own lid so you can use it without the top part if you like!! Its brilliant for holding your brush sets big pallets.I have my brush belt in there and a cosmetics bag with all my glitters and lash adhesives! You could hold accesories for photoshoots clothes shoes it can hold so much stuff!!!
Also the case comes with 2 sets of keys which if like me you have a makeup crazy 2 yearold they come in handy!!!


my gosh its been a while!! i didnt realise i hadnt posted in so long!!

Ok well firstly ...Santy was really good to me this year i got a new big makeup travel case, a new set of sigma brushes and a load of new makeup (as well as a few nonmakeup related gifts)
ill do a review on all of them soon!!

I did a few photoshoots since my last post the ones I can think of were a shoot I did with Photographer Derek Mc Auley and Model Emma-Jane Hughes (we wer supose to have 3 models but 2 never turned up or let us know they wouldnt be comming I know who I wont be working with in the future)
The settings were a furniture shop in Navan were we got some great shots on big couches and beds and then on 3 motorbikes in the parking lot!!

Another shoot I did was with Photographer Derek Mc Auley and up and comming musician Sinead Mc Nally. It was a shoot for the cover of her debut single which is being released on the 28th of febuary!!!
It was set up at the bottom of Derek Mc Auleys road in Walshestown!!!