My Primary Teaching Journey with Hibernia College

hi everyone, I have been so bad at blogging this past year! I have been super busy but I am back with a little life update and some news about how things will be changing on laurenaalice.com

So a little life update for those of you who don’t know, I have begun my masters programme in primary teaching with Hibernia College. It has been a busy six months but I am enjoying every moment of it. It has been a big change moving to online learning and learning at masters level but I think  I have adjusted now!

On my blog I now have a new section called ‘The Classroom Edit’. This section is going to look at my journey into the classroom. I will share my advice, tips and tricks and just a general chit chat about all things teaching! I hope you like this new section.

I am also planning to do more lifestyle posts so if i go travelling or any organisation and life tips.

I am going to get back into beauty and make up but I have so many other passions now and I really hope you will enjoy all the new content coming your way!

If there is anything you want to see let me know in the comments! Id love to hear.

L x

Halo Smokey Eye using MAC Club


 

Today I was inspired by Samantha from Batalash Beauty. She did I look similar to this on her youtube channel and I thought I would do my take on it.

For my eyes I used my favourite transition colour Too Faced Peanut Butter, To deepen my crease I used MAC Swiss Chocolate. I blended until my arms hurt with a MAC 217 and a Blank Canvas E26 brush! My ride or die brushes!

In the centre of my lids I used MAC Club (how pretty is it!) with a wet Blank Canvas E24 brush. I pressed this colour into my lid and then i just gentle buffed out the edges using the same brush is wiggling motions at the edge!

To further deepen the outside corner I used Too Faced Truffle a gorgeous deep brown and then I went back in with the brush I used to buff out peanut butter to blend all the shades together. To really make the centre pop I added a bit more MAC club.

To finish off I smoked some Peanut butter onto the lower lash line and applied Benefit Roller Lash Mascara.

What do you think of this eye look?

Its still neutral and warm but I think the pop of green/brown in the centre is gorgeous! MAC Club is a duo chrome eyeshadow so in some lights is looks green and in other brown!

If you recreate this or want me to do any other make up looks tweet me/snap me @laurenaalice

Soap and Glory |The Missing Pink Lipstick

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On a whim I bought this Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick in The Missing Pink. Boots 3 for 2 is completely to blame!

I wasn’t expecting much from this lipstick just something I can throw on. Well I was completely wrong this has replaced my very loved MAC Patisserie lipstick. The shade of this lipstick is a pink nude, A your lips but better shade.

What I love about this formula is that it doesn’t dry out my lips and it wears off nicely. This lipstick applies really smoothly and you don’t need a mirror to apply this shade.

I can’t wait to pick up some more shades from this range.

Sunset Orange Eyes

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Orange is not a colour we tend to wear on our eyes but it is actually very wearable and can really warm up our eyes. I used this Inglot eyeshadow in the shade 363 which is a gorgeous burnt orange colour. I attempted to do a cut crease and it didn’t turn out to badly. So here’s what I did;

On the eyes: 

All over the lid I used MAC Blanc type: a neutral skin toned eyeshadow.

In the crease I used Inglot 363 (orange) on a MAC 217. I built up this colour until it was intense.

On the lower lash line I blended Inglot 363 to meet up with the crease.

For mascara I used Benefit Roller lash (my new favourite mascara)

 

What do you think  of the summer-y orange look?

Max Factor Lipgloss in Lustrous Sands

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I was never really one for lip gloss more of a moisturising lipstick kinda girl. But recently I have been loving adding a bit of gloss to my favourite lipstick MAC Patisserie, or sometimes I just wear it on its own.

The lipgloss is not one of those stuck to your hair, annoying lipgloss. The colour is not to pigmented so it doesn’t alter the colour of your lipstick too much. The shade Lustrous Sands is the perfect pinky nude gloss in my opinion. Since I’ve got it’s all I’ve been wearing.

This lipgloss retails for €11.49

What are you favourite lip glosses?

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush

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When I saw these  Max Factor Creme Puff blushes, I knew I had to have them! They are hella gorgeous and they promise to contour, blush and highlight. You can count me in. Like everything these day’s all products have to be multi-tasking so let’s see if it stand up to the test.

I NEVER wear blush so this is new to me. The reason why I don’t wear blush is because I am very conscious of the redness in my skin and tend to spend ages conceal in it, so I have never dipped into blush really as I always find it emphasises the redness and let’s be honest, who wants that?

These in my opinions are the drugstore version of the Hourglass blushes. Have you seen them? They are equally as gorgeous! But reading many reviews online I think these Max Factor blushes may give Hourglass a run for their money.

There are 6 shades in the range. From a peachy pink  to brown pink  to berry for deeper skinniness. There is a blush for everyone in this range. I chose 10 Nude Mauve. As you can see this is a brown-y pink shade which I thought wouldn’t bring out my redness. It doesn’t!

These blushes are very silky in texture and blend so well into the skin. And the shade is perfect. It bronzes the skin whilst adding the tiniest amount of peachy pink tones to add a flush of cover and the highlight is really nice. No disco balls to be found here! I really love this blush and for someone who doesn’t wear blusher that is a statement.

What other shades do you recommend from this range? They are €11.49 in boots and well worth the money!