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.

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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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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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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How I got Loxsed

Most of us ladies are privvy to a bit of hair envy. I mean ever look at your favourite celebrity and wonder where does this thick luscious flowing Maine come from. Well as the saying goes maybe she's born with it.....maybe it's extensions. 


I have worn clip in extensions since I was around 16 so I have seen the good the bad and the UGGGLY

Let's just say I've improved with age!!

My first set of extensions were synthetic and cost me €8. I think you can gather that they were the ugly!! I think with clip ins spending the money is definitely worth it! I loved the way my hair looked feeled and styled with extensions. 

There and many different types of hair extensions from woven to micro bead and clip ins....the list goes on. Well recently I decided to take the plunge and go for something more permanent and treat myself to Prebonded Keratin extensions. 

Through all of my research I found that these were the least damaging to your hair (provided you take care of them). They are bonded to your hair using the same protein as is already in your hair.

I searched around and found Envy Hair salon in Waterford. I messaged them on their facebook page and they were able to answer all of my questions so thoroughly the next day I went in for a colour patch test and a consultation about the extensions. This is were the excitement began!!

I decided to go for a 3/4 head of extensions which is around 5 packs or 150 bonds. Envy Hair carry Hotloxs extensions which are 100% remy vietnamise hair. Each bond weighs around 1 gram and is 22 inches in length with a keratin bond at the top that is attached to your hair with heat. 


I don't believe this is hotloxs hair in the picture but it is the only image I could find online. All of the hair is unmixed (i.e. Mixed with synthetic strands to bulk them up). All the hair is aligned in the same direction so that the root is at the root and the end is at the end giving a silky and smooth finish.

I went from a balayage that I loved when I got it done first but had gone brassy to a gorgeous warm brown. My hair stylist was Jessica, from start to finish she really helped me make decissions because I am the most indecisive person in all history. Jessica put in some highlights through my own hair. She used two tones of brown in my extensions one of which was custom dyed for me to give me a more multi tonal colour. 

The whole process too about 4 hours from start to finish. The bulk of the time was spent on colouring my hair the extensions themselves only took about an hour. Jessica used the full 5 packs on me I may have fine hair but I have a MASSIVE HEAD ha after that she cut and styled them. I didn't get much off the length I wanted to keep it flowing. I thought I would be able to feel them in my hair but I couldn't at all. The first nights sleep I was very aware of them but now I don't feel them at all. 

I absolutely love my new look. I have them about a week now I have washed and styled them myself and I must say that they are so easy to look after using the care tips I was given which I will cover in another post.



Easy to say I am now hooked the whole treatment cut/colour/extensions and styling cost me €400 but it is definitely worth it. Thanks so much Jess :) 

I would highly recommend hotlox and envy hair to every one the service was top notch. It is definitely worth going to a reputable hairdressers to get these done because when they are wrong....oh boy they are wrong but mine are amazing I feel like Beyoncé wait a minute....I am beyonce right?? :) 

Envy Hair: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Envy-Hair/126686400744339?ref=ts&fref=ts
Hotloxs: 
http://www.hotloxshair.com/

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Jen 

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Creme de Rose <3



Coming into winter I find that with central heating and harsh weather my lips CRYING OUT for moisture and damage control. I have finally found the perfect remedy. 

I am a huge fan of Dior and this is no exception. Creme de Rose is an absolute must have for this time of year. It is a smoothing plumping lip balm, now I don't know about plumping but this is literally the most moisturising repairing balm ever. I may be murdered for saying this but I think it's more effective than the absolutely iconic eight hour cream which is still a wonder cream to have in the makeup bag for any other skin issues, but for the lips Dior is king. 

Creme de Rose uses an essential oil extract from the rare Damask Rose mixed with Shea Butter. There is also an anti ageing complex contained within the beautiful Rose scented balm. 

The only downside of this is that once you start using this you literally can't stop... I find that this is so moisturising that it makes your own lips a little lazy and any stretch without using it they get a bit dry! I don't plan on going any length of time without using it so I don't mind that at all ha! 

**Tip**
When you first get it the top lair doesn't really give off much product so you really need to warm it up with your finger to get down to the good stuff!!

I apply this before I start doing my makeup so by the time I get to my lips they are moisturised and ready for colour!! 

This costs €27.50 for 7.2g and is available in Debenhams. I got mine from Laura in Debenhams Waterford I would highly recommend giving her a visit over Christmas!! 

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Jen 

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