Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My First Blogger meet up #ITWBN


Last Sunday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the ITWBN meet-up in Galway. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sineád www.yummymummy.eu.com from for organising this amazing networking event! 



The event was held in an ideal location in the centre of the city. the Gaslight bar and brasserie is open each day for coffees and scones from 10 and then Food served from 11am each day till 10 at night. 




We were met with great little cocktails as we entered the venue. They were absolutely delicious I felt like Carrie sipping cocktails in SATC as I networked with all of these amazing bloggers.


Midway through our day we were given delicious gourmet sandwiches, wraps, cheeseboards and other delicious nibbles.



Just as I thought the amazing good was over....we were presented with this beauty.... can we just have a moment of silence for this DESERT PLATE! 



I want these chocolate moose things in my belly now. Thank you so much for everything from the extremely friendly staff to the quick service and relaxed modern atmosphere. The Gaslight Bar and brasseries is definitely worth a visit ladies and gents! 

Now onto the actual meet up its self I learned so much from all these bloggers. I really felt like a lot of things behind the blogs are really confusing so it was so nice to speak to like minded individuals and learn from them!!

Each lucky person left with a goodie bag from McSharry's pharmacy and the contents will be spoken about in much more detail in various posts I have planned for the future. Thank you so much for then generous gifts that we received.



That's not all though, I couldn't finish this post without mentioning the AMAZING surprise I got off the special guests at this event www.inailz.com They came from Dublin to show their revolutionary printers. These are like nothing I have ever seen before these lazer jet printer can apply any image to your nails.....and I mean anything this goes from Kim K Crying to my Queen Beyoncé!!!!!!!!




Thanks to Wendy, Colin & Treacy for giving me these amazing nails and at only €15 a set I will definitely be getting some more! Of you wanted to know what true joy looked loke you would have just had to take one look at me after I got them ❤️






Thanks to everyone who made the day as special as it was. Can't wait to meet ye all again!! A special thanks to Saibh Egan www.saibhegan.com who's photos I've used in this post thank you for making me feel like I was being papped like the celeb I am ha!!



Thanks for reading,
Jen xx

Atendies: 

Susan Gaynor
www.makeupbyrubysue.weebly.com

Anna Siobhan McDonagh
www.annalovesmakeup.weebly.com

Deirdre Cribbin
www.deirdrecribbinmakeup.blogspot.ie

Jen Morris
toodollymakeup.blogspot.ie

Margaret McGauley
magsstyle-mmcg.blogspot.ie

Emilee Jayne Lohan: freakysmudge.blogspot.com

Saibh Egan
www.saibhegan.com

The Galway Player
thegalwayplayer.com

Sinéad Carroll
www.yummymummy.eu.com

Siobhan Mary Leonard
dreamingsequins.com

Ana Elizabeth Aguila
www.elizabethsbeauty.wordpress.com

Seana Curley 
www.innocentillusion.com

Stephanie Buckley
www.eatsleepchic.com

Rebecca Casserly
www.becboop.com

Emily Maree
www.emilymaree.com

Jessica Thompson
www.beautifulhealth.ie

The Falconette 
www.falconetteblog.wordpress.com

Ruth Kemple
www.thebeautykemple.blogspot.ie

Lorna Ruane
www.lcscloset.com

Neil Joyce
Maverick 

Neasa Conroy
www.allthatglittters.blogspot.ie

Aidan Judge
www.ajudgeoutlook.wordpress.com

Regina Finan
www.gueststogarters.com

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Don't spend....just Brows!!

I once saw a quote that was something along the lines of "I never knew as a child how important brows would be to me" I am definitely a strong believer in that saying! 

I normally use Browzings by Benefit. I ran out recently and I just happened to be a bit low on the dolla dolla bills so I decided to try the sleek version of the Pallette and I am so glad that I did!!

There are 2 parts to this kit a Wax for shaping the brows and and a setting Powder. It comes with tools to apply but I generally just use an angled brush to apply it and then just brush through with a spooly. 

The wax is much looser than the benefit version, I had to use a lot less of this to get the desired effect. Overall I absolutely love it and I'll be purchasing it again! Coming in a €9.99 this is a steal compared to Browzings which costs €34.



So tell me what your favourite brow products are!

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Jen 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tanya Burr Lip Glosses


So as many of you know I am a big fan of Tanya Burr if you don't know who she is yet...have you been hiding under a rock?? She is massively popular on YouTube and seems like such a sweetheart so when I found out that I Tanya was releasing a line of cosmetics needless to say I was excited. 

The range which was brought out in conjunction with Eye Candy has lip and nail products but I am so bad for looking after my nails so I just went for the lip products. 

There are 12 colours in the range, from a deep red to the perfect daily nudes which surprise surprise I went for. All the glosses and varnishes are named personally by Tanya so it adds a bit of a special touch to them as it's clear to see she is so involved in their production! 

My favourite name has to be "Smile, Dream,Sparkle" I literally bought it without even looking at the colour!!!

The formula is really creamy and not sticky at all. The smell was amazing literally smelled exactly like strawberry Hubba Bubba. I found them really long wearing and the colours were beautifull. 

If you saw my instagram you would have seen the colour I was reaching for all week was "Afternoon Tea" and I was paring it with Angel lippy by mac it is literally the perfect daytime pink I'm obsessed with it ❤️ 


So I will be definitely purchasing more of these. At €9 each on Feel Unique they are so reasonable for the high quality of the product you are getting.  

I seriously can't wait to watch Tanya's Brand grow from strength to strength!!

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Jen 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Easy Breezy Bread!!

Hello Hello,

I know that I am already such a catch, I mean in the words of the Queen Bey "I make me so damn easy to LOVE" well I have decided to add master baker to my list of redeeming qualities ha!!

Follow me now as I dip my toes into the world of the 1950's domestic goddess. So I have the Red Lippy and liner look down but can I bring the bread to the table??

In my quest to find the perfect foolproof bread recipe to Impress all the suitors lined up at my door and I stumbled upon this beauty!



O.K on the real real now, not only is this recipe DELICIOUS it is so easy and not horrifically bad for you so here is the recipe for Porridge Loaf!

Ingredients:
1 500ml Pot of Natural yoghurt (Low Fat if you're being good)
2 yoghurt pots of Porridge oats
2 tablespoons of oil
2 teaspoons of Bicarb.

How to:

1. Mix the yoghurt, oil and Bicarb in a bowl.

2. Add two tubs of porridge oats using your yoghurt tub and mix it all together.

3. Place this mixture in a greased bread tin.

4. Place in an oven at 180°c for 50 minutes. After this remove the loaf from the tin and cook for a further 10 minutes.

5. Leave to cool on a wire Rack wrapped in a clean tea towel.

Et Voila you have savage brown bread that will have everyone in awe of your baking abilities.

Thanks so much for Reading,

Jen 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shine Bright Like a Diamond ✨

Any of you that have met me will already know that my favourite colour is SPARKLE! 

Well I found a new sparkle that I am absolutely obsessed with!!


I just recently re-discovered the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liners. I have used these before years ago and I liked them but wasn't sure how to incorporate them into different looks....

UD have recently relaunched them in new packaging! They provide the perfect finishing touch to any look and I love them.

In the above picture I am wearing Midnight Cowboy which is a beautiful true gold! I also have distortion which is more pearlescent and irredecent!! 


I absolutely love these now that I have become a more accomplished artist. They really add a beautiful finishing touch to a simple look. I found these very long lasting I applied it at 11am the day of my cousins wedding and it was still on at 3am the next day...even though some other things were in various states of disaray haha. 

I highly recommend these let me know if you have used them!!!

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Jen 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

I woke up like this....flawless!!

Finding the perfect foundation can be scary but when you find the it you're onto a winner. When your base is flawless everything else you use will apply and look amazing!! 


I have been loving Estée Lauder's Double Wear foundation lately. It is full coverage with a matte finish. Some may find this very heavy but I take some steps to make it a little lighter. This is how I use it.



1. On a clean and moisturised skin apply "The Porefessional" primer. This will give you a more even base for application also filling any fine lines and pores. This is my first time trying this and I must say I love it.

2. Mix some of the foundation with MAC Luster Drops in "Sun Rush" the shade I use is wheat. This I find makes the consistency of the foundation a little lighter and makes it look more natural.



3. Using the Sigma F80 Flat top Synthetic kabuki stipple and buff the foundation all over the face. This foundation doesn't need a setting powder but if I ever want a super flawless look I use a little MAC Studio Fix powder in NW30. 

4. I use a little bit of Concealer under the eyes in a lighter shade. I apply this with the MAC 217 brush. The concealer I use is also Estée Lauder disappear concealer.



5. Finally I use the Art Deco Bronzer with the Sigma F40 to contour and add some dimension to my face and then finally I finish with MAC Mineralised Skin Finish in "Soft and Gentle"

That's how I get my flawless finish. I am in love with this foundation it literally does not budge and looks amazing for hours without touching it up at all. 

Thanks so much for Reading,
Let me know you're foundation secrets,

Until Next Time,

Jen 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

YSL Gloss Volupté



I have gotten really into YSL lately and their latest offering is no disappointment. The Gloss Volupté is a intensely pigmented non sticky gloss. 

They come in 4 different categories Pure which is intense colour with no sparkle, Golden which has more prominent glitter particle and Iredecent which has a more subtle shimmer. A bit strange but they also have smoking which is a black top coat that transfers a lighter day lip into a deep night colour (the jury is still out on this one)  


Of course the packaging is gorgeous..no shock there but it's what's inside that's truly amazing! The colours I got were 30 which I believe is a Golden and 207 which is a Pure

30 is a really easy to wear gloss for day time. My favourite thing with this gloss is teaming it up with nudes for the perfect glossy pout at night time.

My Perfect Lip Mix 
Laura Mercier Lip Liner-Naked 
Lancôme Rouge in Love-200b
YSL Rouge Volupté Gloss-30 

207 is crazy pigmented for a gloss and it really helps create that pillar box red lip. This does bleed a little bit but over all is an absolutely fab gloss for short term wear. 

My Perfect Lip Mix 
Mac Lip Liner-Cherry 
Mac Lipstick-Ruby Woo 
YSL Rouge Volupté-207


When I first saw the applicator I thought it looked a little bit mental but it is great for an easy application. The curve fits the bottom lip and then has a more pointed tip for more definition in certain areas or smaller lips.

I really love these glosses they have a lovely scent and aren't sticky at all they aren't the longest lasting glosses in the world but they look so beautiful when applied. I will definitely be buying more. Get yours for just €29 at debenhams now. 

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Jen 

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