Tuesday, September 02, 2014

One Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial - MAC Woodwinked

One Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial - MAC Woodwinked

mac woodwinked

One Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial - MAC Woodwinked

I was asked on twitter to recreate the look I was wearing in my latest haul video, so I decided to just to a one shadow makeup look, as I was only wearing one shadow in that video. One shadow tutorials are simple, cost effective and travel friendly. Some things you might want to keep in mind when it comes to a one shadow look. Use a shade that isn't too light or too dark. Also you want to use a shade that contains a slight amount of shimmer as this will give you the multi dimensional look. 

I used the shade Woodwinked from Mac as its the perfect one shadow eyeshadow. So if you want to see how I got this look, check the video out above. Don't forget to tweet me if you recreate this look. 

Products Used in this video:

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation Shade 51
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder in Nude
Hourglass Blush in Dim Infusion
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Bourjois CC eye cream
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Mac Woodwinked
Kiko Glamorous Eyeliner in 403 
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara (waterproof version) 

NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu

Monday, September 01, 2014

Win A Custom Blogger Blog Design

To celebrate the launch of my new blog design shop I thought I would do a little giveaway.I am giving away a full custom blog design for bloggers blogs only.

This includes:
*Social Buttons
*Custom Share Buttons
*Post Footer Signature (If wanted)
*Any Extras That You Want ie ( slider, popular posts, drop down menu, pintrest hoover over image etc)
Installation if needed
All you have to do is enter through the rafflecopter below. 
If you would like to check out my new blog design shop I offer affordable blog designs, social buttons, snazzy blogger features and lots more. You can find it all over on www.beautifyyourblog.bigcartel.com 
Good Luck. This is open internationally. So anyone in the entire world can enter! 

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Jessica Nail Polish Range

Jessica Nail Polish Range
Jessica Nail Polish Range

Lately I have been testing out a few different polishes from Jessica, I was totally new to the brand and I have been enjoying trying out some new nail brands. I thought I would do one big post on the products rather than individual ones and to give you my overall thoughts on the brand itself. 

I'll start with the coloured polishes I have been trying out three shades all from different collections. First up is the lastest New York Autumn Collection, I have the shade NY State of Mind*. This is a gorgeous blue toned grey shade that is meant to resemble all the tall buildings in New York. This is a colour I would never have bought myself but I have to say its really pretty. Its very classic and elegant looking and I can see myself wearing it a lot through out autumn and winter. Next is from the Ignite Collection and its the shade Blue Blast*. I am not a huge dark blue nail polish lover but I think this one will also be a great Autumn staple shade. Its applies nicely, dries slighty darker than the pics above and looks nice on the nails. Lastly is one I did a post on a while ago and its from The In Bloom collection. Blazing* is a bright, fun coral red that looks classic, eye catching and gives you a clean manicure look. 

Now I have also been trying some treatments and top coats from Jessica. First up is Fusion* this is a treatment for peeling nails. I applied this religiously for 3 weeks and I got to be honest didn't notice much of a difference. It didn't help with growth or anything, I think my nails looked more cleaner looking, but I didn't notice anything in terms of strength or texture. So this wasn't a hit for me. Lastly is Brillance -High Gloss In A Flash topcoat*. This I liked. It gave the nails a gel effect and locked in colour and extended nail polish for at least another 3 days. I was seriously impressed with this topcoat. 

Overall these are my thoughts on Jessica as a brand. The polishes are priced at €12.95 each, a little on the pricey side however they are good quality. They do last a while on the nails and they have a high shine, gel effect finish, which makes me like them even more. The ones I have tried only need 2 coats for full opaqueness and they go on evenly and easily. The Fusion treatment I didn't like and its priced at €19.99 which is crazy amount of money for something that doesn't do that much. So I would defiantly skip this one, however the topcoat again priced at €19.99 is a winner. Its easy to apply, doesn't strip colour as it applies, gives a  very high gloss finish and extends wear. With all that in mind I would recommend the brand to you as apart from the Fusion treatment I found no faults.

Have you tried Jessica? What are your go to shades from the brand?

                                                                                                                                                                                         *Gifted PR Sample

Saturday, August 30, 2014

VIDEO: Sephora & Kiko Haul

Hey everyone, so I posted a video of what I bought in Barcelona. I actually didn't buy that much as I think most of the products in Sephora I could get back here in Ireland and I didn't really see the sense. Most of my time was spent in Kiko. Also I spent a lot of money on different cocktails, not that my head thanked me. So to see what I bought over in Spain watch the video above or head over to my youtube channel, which I have finally returned to...this time for good.