TUTORIAL || Smokey Eye with a Metallic Winged Liner

Monday, 22 August 2016

I found a silver/grey liquid eyeliner from Maybelline in Poundland and I knew that I had to use it in a smokey eye. I love how this look turned out. I felt like such a rock chick. It made the blues of my eyes stand out like crazy. 

Extreme discount stores like Poundland are amazing for finding bargains. The liquid liner I used was from Maybelline. Typically, these items have an incredible discount because there is something wrong with the packaging. In the past, the makeup items that I've purchased from Poundland have been missing the product name/shade. They have the brand name but they are missing the product shade name. I have a Rimmel Matte Apocalips liquid lipstick and bought it for a Pound simply because it didn't have the shade name on it. WIN! 

TUTORIAL || Rio de Janeiro & Olympics 2016 Inspired Makeup Look

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Has anyone else been staying up to the wee hours of the morning watching coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Has anyone else been loving all of the colours that have been shown everywhere you look? I may be alone on that one but I have been loving all of the colours from the propaganda films to the items that the athletes sport. Pun intended. 

I couldn't help but be inspired to create a makeup look inspired by Brazil and Rio itself. Taking the iconic colours of the Olympics and the Brazil flag, I came up with this colourful look that would be perfect for Olympic viewing parties. Plus, it'll get compliments down in the supermarket. I should know. At filming this, my mother wanted to go grocery shopping and I wasn't about it to take it all off. 

TUTORIAL || Makeup Geek 'Venom'

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ever since I laid eyes on a swatch of Makeup Geek's eyeshadow 'Venom', I knew I had to have it. I bought it last month and finally got around to using it. I love how this look turned out.

The Prettiest Perfume Pot

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

While on holiday, I naturally picked up a few souvenirs. When in Greece, my family and I took an excursion to the ancient ruins at Corinth and a cruise along the Corinth Canal. On the way from Corinth to the Canal, we made a brief stop at a family run pottery and ceramics company. I wish I could remember the name of the place but alas, I cannot. 

The family handmade and hand-painted everything. They make museum authorised and endorsed replicas of Ancient Greek pots and vases. They also make souvenirs pieces where they can paint whatever they fancy and can make minute mistakes without worrying. These are naturally cheaper than the museum replicas.

Additionally, they make the cutest little cream perfume pots with the most exquisite paint work. The best part is, is that when the perfume is used up, it's the ideal thing to put little pieces of jewellery in. I'm forever losing rings and earrings so I'll be using mine for that. My Mum and I bought a pot each. They were only €5. A bargain or what?

TUTORIAL || Smokey Dark Gold Makeup Look

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

I had no idea what I wanted to call this makeup look when I filmed it. I simply sat down in front of my camera and filmed a makeup look whilst being surrounded by my eyeshadow palettes, et voilĂ , this look was born.

It is golden-ish and dark-ish on the gold side and smokey-ish. Not the most eloquent of names but I may come up with something better at some point.

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