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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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 😉 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      🙁 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/ €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?

 

Ten Instagram Accounts you NEED to be following.

 

1. @dublindiaries Hometown and fave city. This account captures the best places and parts of Dublin, making me very homesick.
2. @bfa_nyc A cool collection of photographs capturing celebs,models and artists behind the scenes. something you wouldn’t see in OK!
   

 

3. @caradelevingne Probably the most loved model of 2013. Give her a follow she has interesting snaps.
 4. @nastygal One of my favourite fashion brands, if you aren’t following them you’re missing out.

 

5. @nasagoddard Because lets face it space is cool.
6. Hello Mr. President. @barackobama
7. @jamesfrancotv you guys don’t need a reason, it’s James Franco.
8. @kyliejenner the underrated Kardashian. Her on trend Instagram can give you some inspo.
9. @zooeydeschanel Who doesn’t love her quirkiness.
10. Because I’m cheeky, @yabighamya .
Giz a follow
Peace xo