Afternoon Tea in the Castleknock Hotel Dublin.

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As a treat myself and my sister and a friend attended afternoon tea with prosecco in the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club in Dublin 15.

 The Tea

When we arrived we were shown to our table and given a menu. I couldn’t believe how much food came out. Sandwiches, Pastries like macarons, nutella scones and milk chocolate shortbread. Other than the prosecco there was normal and flavoured coffees, tea and my favourite cocktails.

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Tutorial | How to clean your make up brushes!

A question I always seem to be asked is how should you wash your make up brushes and how often. To me your weekly beauty routine  should include washing your brushes. If not once a week at least every two weeks!

Step 1

Wet your brush thoroughly with warm water.

Step 2

Squeeze a dab of baby shampoo into the centre of your palm.

Step 3

Swirl the brush in circular motions to get rid of the the make up that is in the brush. Then rinse and repeat until all the make up is removed.

Step 4

For the last step just to make sure the brush is fully clean I use a brush cleanser. Spray the cleanser into the bristles and repeat step 3.

Vóila 

I place my brushes on a towel and let them air dry on the edge of my window sill overnight. Clean brushes as simple as that! 
Believe me,  not only will this do wonders for your skin but for your make up application! 
Happy reading & tea drinking,
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5 Best Photography Apps.

Wow can you believe it’s 2016? The first post of 2016 is one I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now. These are my favourite apps to edit my photos with or post my pictures on! One of my resolutions is to take more pictures so I thought this post would be appropriate. 
Let me know if you use any of these apps or have any suggestions for me!

1. Instagram 

One of my own personal favourite apps and one that is extremely popular. Instagram is a great way to show snippets of your life through photos. I prefer Instagram over Twitter and Facebook because it is much more visual. 
My Instagram | @makeupdontfakeup

2. Afterlight

 

Afterlight is a photo editing app. I much prefer it’s filters and effects because you can intensify as much as you wish. 
Before 
After

3. Font Candy 

Font Candy is a great way of adding text to a picture. I use it to add text to birthday collages or to promote my blog. 

4. Layout 

Another app I use for birthdays is Layout. The app was designed in association with Instagram so you can access it through Instagram. It’s a great way to change up photos or add a different dimension.  

5. Whitagram

Whitagram is an app that lets you put borders on your pictures. I love it because it emphasises the focal point of the photo.  Plus it’s free in the app store!

I hope you liked this post it’s a little different from my usual posts! Let me know if you liked it!
Happy reading and tea drinking,
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