A little note to say…..

 

 

THANK YOU!

I got word over the last few days that I have been added to the very long list for the Blog Awards! As you know I’m fairly new into the blogging game so to be even considered for the beauty category is really flattering especially when I see who is on the list alongside myself.

So,  this is a little note to say that I’m really grateful for anyone who nominated me and fingers crossed I will be shortlisted!

 

Until my next post,
happy reading & tea drinking,
Caitríona x

 

THE 10 BEST BLOGGERS ON INSTAGRAM.

I thought I’d share the ten best bloggers that I have found on Instagram. If you’re looking for current, fashion forward and funny Instagrams look no further I have them all in one place!
So in no particular order here are my favourite gals on Instagram.
I have been watching lily on Youtube for a good while. Her style and love for photography shines on her instagram.

 

If you recognise Courtney it’s because she is one of Ireland’s hottest stylist. She does writes a column and does bit on television. I love her behind the scenes photo shoots!
I started following The Pharmers Journal recently enough and every time I look at her insta I get hungry. She posts amazing pictures of food as well as beauty bits.
I really like Marieta’s aesthetic when it comes to taking pictures. She posts daily about her life and her love of selfies 🙂

 

Probably one of my faves of the group is Iris. This girls selfies are ridiculously on point! Teach me?
Emma posts about her beauty buys, her blog and her cute cat! What more do you want?
Leanne always has the next beauty trend. To keep up to date, hit the follow button!
Jade’s Berlin snaps made me travel hungry. Follow her for best book buys, food snaps and her blog updates <3
Lauren’s down to earth posts make her Instagram relatable. Her make up skills keep getting better and better every post.
Last but not least is Sarah. Her OOTD/OOTN posts are amazing. If you’re looking for a current fashion insta look no further!
So there you have it! Are you already following any of these Instagrams?
If so let me know in the comments!
Until next time,
Cait xoxo

Disney Princess Series – Jasmine.

 

Princess Jasmine Picture

I’ve been a very bad blogger, as some of you may have noticed I did not post last week but hopefully this makes up for it. If you have been following my blog over the last few weeks you will have noticed that I’ve been focusing on Disney princesses and recreating their makeup looks. This week is no exception and probably one of the hardest and  looks to recreate. Luckily, I know a tanned goddess who was happy to step in and play the role of Jasmine. This is the last post of the princess series but closer to halloween I’ll be creating more Disney characters looks!

My dear friend Eilín sat as my model. Look below to achieve the Jasmine look.

 

First I primed the eyes with Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. Then I used clinque lid smoothie as a base.

I lightly blended a brown colour into the crease for depth.

Before patting on a teal colour I used a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blended Inglot’s 335 eyeshadow which is an orange colour, into the crease!

Then I patted on a teal colour from no7’s Jewel palette. I love this colour it’s so vibrant 🙂

I wanted to make the eye look as dramatic as possible so I used a black eye and blended it very well into the outer corner of the eye!

Feeling that there was something missing I took a gold eyeshadow and blended it into the crease from the middle of the socket to the outer edge.

For the final step of the eye look I added Liner both on top and bottom of the eye. To finish I took the same teal colour that I used on the lid and outlined underneath the bottom eyelashes.

Foundation and Concealer

 

Using a stippling brush I blended Vichy’s Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation into Eilín skin. I then concealed under her eyes and  blemishes using L’oréal Paris Visible lift blur concealer corrector. 
 
I set the foundation and concealer with Rimmel Stay Matt Powder in Translucent!
 
 

Lip, contour and highlight

 

For the lipstick because I used the lipstick Max Factor Ruby Tuesday.
I highlighted the bridge of Eilín’s nose and her cupid’s bow.
Then I used the same highlight along the top of the cheekbone. Then I used hoola a matt bronzer from Benefit to contour in a 3 formation.

 

I also filled Eilín’s eyebrows using Milani Easybrow in the shade Dark Brown. 

 

 

 

 

So that’s it for this weeks post, until next week.
Happy reading and tea drinking ,
Caitríona x

Product List 

 

Benefit The Porefessional
L’oréal lumi magique primer
L’oréal Paris Visible lift blur concealer corrector
Dermablend – 25 Nude
Milani Easybrow – Dark Brown
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Clinque  Lid Smoothie – 01 Cashew Smoothie
Inglot Shade 335 (Orange Colour)
No7 Midnight Jewel Heist Palette
Naked Basics –  Faint, Crave
Naked 3 – Trick
Milani Eye Tech Perfection – Black (Liner)
Max Factor Wild Mega Volume mascara
Rimmel Stay Matt Powder – 002 Pink Blosom
Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Max Factor – Ruby Tuesday

 

How to fake, fake lashes.

 

Fake eyelashes are great way to make your eye make up more dramatic. I have been using fake eyelashes for years and I think I’ve mastered the technique of application but I always forget one thing. I never remember to buy them!

Frequently, I’ll be going out with my friends or to a family event and I want to add to my look but I never remember to buy them.

So, I scoured the internet looking for ways to make my eyelashes fuller and longer and I came across a little secret make-up artists use. Baby powder. Yes, you read that correctly.
It gets a little messy so wait until after your lash is done to apply your foundation! I used my sister Aoife to demonstrate 🙂

What you need

1. Mascara
2. Baby Powder
3. Cotton Buds

So here’s how I did it!

1. Curl your eyelashes using an eyelash curler.
2. Apply a few coats of mascara. At the moment I’m using Better than Sex mascara by Too Faced and I’m loving it!
3. Then grab a cotton bud and apply the baby powder on both sides of the lashes.
4. Then apply your mascara and if you have a disposable mascara even better!
5. You’ll notice that your eyelashes are thicker and fuller.

The finished look…

 
With a little practice you should be able to perfect this trick!
Tag me in your fake lash looks!
Until next time,
Caitríona.

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