Christmas Style || Mary McDonnell

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Two things! 1 - Christmas is upon us. 2 - Mary McDonnell is one of my style icons (see related post here). With one of the most fashionable seasons upon us, how could I possibly combine Christmas and Mary McDonnell's style? Simple! I ask myself WWMW - What Would Mary Wear? Translation: I look through her red carpet outfits and see what inspires me! With the Christmas season here and all of the Christmas parties happening and New Year's right after that, it's the perfect time of year to get dolled up in your most fanciest dress, or your most sparkling dress or that little black or red dress that just screams "Christmas Party!". For this Christmas season, I think that this look that Mary wore to the In Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner || here || here || would be perfect for a Christmas dinner or party.

FAVOURITES || Rimmel London

Thursday, 27 November 2014

I am a huge fan of Rimmel London make-up products. When I first became interested in make-up I literally came home with a bag full of solely Rimmel products. I lifted a foundation, concealer, powder, lipstick - pretty much the works. Also, whenever I'm at work, I walk past the Rimmel stand that is there and slyly try to look up what is there and what could potentially be my next purchase as I subtly 'tidy' it. I have build a little collection up over the past couple of months and I've decided to share what my favourite items are from it.

Flirting with Frivole

Monday, 24 November 2014

There has never been a blush that I have been more excited about than Chanel's Joues Contraste powder blush in 76 Frivole. The reason why I have this blush is the most shallow reason (to everyone but me, that is) but I am utterly in love with it regardless.

Highlight on Belfast || Continental Christmas Market

Friday, 21 November 2014

There is one thing that signals the start of the Christmas season here in Northern Ireland for me and that is the Continental Christmas Market in Belfast city centre. For roughly a month, stalls of all kinds take over the grounds of Belfast City Hall and sell mouth-watering food and goods from all over the continent. Nougat and cannolis from Italy, paella, churros and burritos from Spain, crepes and pancakes from France, frankfurters from Germany, other delicacies that I can't remember, flavoured coffees, hot chocolate, enough sweets to make Willy Wonka drool and the most lip-smacking cupcakes that you can imagine. It's a foodie's dreamland. On top of all that food goodness, there are clothes, jewellery, carvings, plants, handmade journals and all manner of things for sale, plus two beer tents with legit bouncers outside. There is something for everyone all with the backdrop of Belfast City Hall.

All About The Base

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

They always say that the basis of a strong building is a good foundation and the very same came be said for make-up. You can do anything with make-up when you have a good base - well, I think so, You can build upon it to create any look for a night out, for the working day ahead, for a shopping trip or for creating the base for a character that you're wanting to create with your make-up. This is my foundation for my make-up.

CHRISTMAS || Beauty Wishlist

Monday, 17 November 2014

Dear Santa Claus,

I have been ever so good this year and if you find it in your good opinion that I have been, could I please, please, please, please, have something from this little list? I know you couldn't possibly carry them all but perhaps you could bring maybe one or two...

1 - Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette // £56.00
2 - Chanel Rouge Coco // Mademoiselle // £25.00
3 - L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation // £9.99
4 - MAC Bountiful Brown // £14.00
5 - Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio Mordore Chic 3 // £7.99
6 - L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Mono // £5.49
Breaking Nude
La Vie En Rose
Little Biege Dress
Macaron Vanilla
7 - L'Oreal Paris La Palette Nude // £14.99
Thank you ever so much.

This is all just wishful thinking. An imaginary wishlist of things that I would love to get my mits on but one day - items that threaten the wellbeing of my laptop as I drool over it. I probably won't even own a third of what I dream about at any point.

Some wishes are shallow in that they're the products used by the make-up artists of my favourite people - read: Mary McDonnell. Hey, people lust after what Kendall Jenner uses, why can't I do the same for Mary McDonnell? Toma[y]to, toma[h]to.

What beauty items are on your wishlist to Santa this year?

We Go Together

Monday, 10 November 2014

I apologise for my absence this past week. It has been one hectic week with not enough hours in the day. In addition to working my usual hours, I had the added responsibility of being the lighting desk operator for my local choral society's youth production of 'Grease'. I was fortunate to perform in their previous production of 'Grease' nine years ago as Jan. All of the memories of that production came back when I read this new production's script. This time around however, I took on the technical role of lighting desk operator, working closely with the assistant director on what lighting she wanted for each scene and each musical number. Here are some pictures that I took on my mobile phone from that week. 

RunawayGo @ HMV Belfast

Sunday, 2 November 2014

On Saturday, November 2nd, I travelled up to Belfast for a free gig featuring local band RunawayGo on the top floor of the HMV store. I had missed their previous HMV gig - I was gutted that I did because I simply adore this band! When I heard about this gig, I knew that I would be going to see them again. It had been too long!

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