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 ūüôā

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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London Callllllingggggg.

 

The London Eye

As you can probably guess from the title of the post, I hopped over the pond to London last weekend! I had amazing time and I decided to indulge myself ūüėČ Some of the stuff I bought was on my list of things to try and other products were bought on a whim!

After doing some touristy stuff like a cruise on the river Thames (definitely worth a visit!), I headed towards Oxford street, which was manic. So I decided to shop in a quieter shopping district that was closer to where I was staying. I wandered into my favourite drug store, Superdrug in the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Unfortunately the Superdrug website wouldn’t let me know how much these products were in Euro ¬† ¬† ¬†ūüôĀ I wrote the prices in pounds to give you an idea how much I spent.

These are some of the things I picked up!

  1. Barry M. Nail Polish

 

Ballerina,Grapefruit,Berry Cosmo.

Who doesn’t love a good nail polish! They instantly brightens your skin and I thought I’d pick up some new colours for Spring. I choose Ballerina, Grapefruit and Berry Cosmo. Grapefruit is my favourite because it is a ¬†Gelly High Shine Nail Paint and it gives you the nail salon finish.

Grapefruit Gelly High Shine

I love Barry M because their nail polish is long lasting and of great quality. I paid £2.99 for Ballerina and Berry Cosmo  and £3.99 for Grapefruit!


2. Make up Academy Illuminating Foundation

Porcelain

Highlighters excite me and with Spring coming, I can’t wait for the dewy skin look. This foundation has quite a light coverage so I mix it with a matte foundation for a fuller effect. It’s also great for the daily make up application because it’s not to heavy on the skin.

You can’t really go wrong especially for it’s price!I bought this beauty for ¬£2, such a steal!

3. Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer

Primer is a key factor in make up application. It not only makes the base flawless but it extends the wear of your foundation.
The best thing about this is that the primer has SPF 20 in it! This is a necessity for the warmer months that are on the way because you really need to protect your skin! I bought this primer for £7.99!

4. Makeup Academy Blush Perfection Cream Blush

Yummy

Coming up to Summer and the weather getting warmer, cream blushes are great for the long lasting look! I’m really excited to wear this cream blush in the shade Yummy. It looks really natural and goes well with MUA’s Illuminating Foundation!

When applying I recommend keeping your foundation brush or beauty blender close by, so that you can blend the colour as it is quite strong.

The blusher was £1.50!










 

5. Real Techniques Shading Brush

I’ve always believed in investing in good make up brushes. With a good brush your make up can turn out 100% better ( trust me if i could advise my 13 y/o self I would). ¬†Real techniques have a great reputation of having high quality brushes at ¬†fairly affordable prices. If anyone asks me what brushes to invest in, I recommend them.
Shading Brush

Pixiwoo the make up Guru’s swear by them and have a hand in creating them! I decided to invest in the eye shading brush and have no regrets since, it’s just as the famous as the MAC 217 brush. Superdrug have a great deal on at the moment, if you buy one brush you get a second half price. So, if you’re looking to add to your brush collection or even starting out, these are brilliant!

 

6.  Barry M Eyebrow duo in Medium

I really love eyebrow duos because they’re handy to carry around and it makes your eyebrows look lovely and natural.
This Barry M one is great to throw into the handbag for touch ups and is also great for the no make up look! I think this is going to become one of my favourites
Barry M Eyebrow Duo
I bought this eyebrow duo for £5.99

7. Make up Academy Lipstick in Juicy

I wanted to try a different shade of lipstick from my usual red’s and burgundy’s and steer towards more of a neutral colour! I was really unwilling to spend a lot of money on a lipstick until I definitely decided I liked a lighter colour. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this lipstick. The pigment is crazy good and also it’s fairly long lasting. I didn’t have to reapply for a few hours which was great!

I really like the lipstick because it goes well with the day look, something I wasn’t sure of! This was less than¬£4 great value!

As far as I know, Superdrug outlets are in the following places in the Republic of Ireland; Dublin – Tallaght and Swords, Limerick, Wexford and Letterkenny in Donegal. So that’s it folks, I ¬†spent a around ¬£40/ ‚ā¨53 (according to Google’s Currency Converter)!
If you guys buy any of these products and like them, tag me on Instagram @yabighamya or follow the link below!
Until next time,
grá mór,
Cait xo

 

P.S Have you seen my post about Penneys Spring 2015 collection?

 

Pale vs Tanned.

Milk bottle, was one of many nicknames I’ve had over the years while growing up. I’m your typical Irish stereotype, pale and freckly. Over the years, I’ve had moments where I’ve embraced the pale look and I’ve had moments where I dreamed of becoming a tanned Greek goddess. So, I hit the shops looking for the perfect tan in a bottle.

I’ve always been apprehensive when applying tan. Tan and I have a love/hate relationship because I always associate it to the days when I was thirteen and applied it to my legs only. Memories of orange legs and a white *shivers* face, still haunt me to this day. So I decided to forgo the tan for a couple of years and decided pale was less hassle, but as the summer months of 2014 approached, I longed for the Greek goddess glow.

Investing a little of my spare time, I researched the best tan for the pale gals, asked my friends and even reading a few blogs on how to prepare the skin and make the tan look as natural as possible.

These are the products worked for me :

1. Rimmel Instant Tan

I’m not a major fan of developing tans, you can’t really trust what colour is actually going to come up and not only that I’m not keen on walking around for awhile trying not to touch anything (girl problems). ¬†With me convenience is key so instant tan works well for moi. I like Rimmel’s Instant tan for two reasons

  1. ¬†It’s easy to apply.
  2. It doesn’t cost me and arm and a leg

I like to think when it come’s to skincare products that you should buy the best product for your skin not the cheapest but it’s always a plus when you don’t break the bank ūüôā I usually pick this product up in Penney’s (Primark) or you’ll most likely find it in your local chemist.

It retails for about¬†‚ā¨6/7 depending on where you go!






2. Vichy Dermablend

 

 

Not exactly a tan but a great cover up but it works really well with tan especially when covering up scars, acne and stretch marks. I really really liked this during the summer because even when I wasn’t using it on my body I could use it on my face. I wouldn’t use it everyday as it is a pretty full coverage more of ¬†a night time foundation . It’s quite drying on the skin too so don’t forget to moisturise and exfoliate!

You can find this product in Boots for¬†‚ā¨22.99

Vichy-DERMABLEND-Corrective-Foundation

 

 

 

As I venture into the Winter months I haven’t really decided who will win the war, all I know is that I like my skin both ways and you should like your skin both ways too.
Until next time a chairde,
grá mór,