MAC Lady Danger

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Me and red lips is not something you will see very often. As much as I love them, I just feel really self conscious when I wear one and I just don’t think I can pull it off. But this year I have decided to be adventurous and not worry what people think.

When I wear a red lip I like to keep things simple for the rest of my makeup.

Base

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in 52 Vanilla

MAC Blot Powder in Medium

MAC Harmony Contour powder

Blank Canvas contour palette the white shade

Eyes

MAC Wedge in the crease

MAC Woodwinked on the lid

Benefit Roller lash mascara

Brows

Soap and Glory Brow Archery in Hot Chocolate

Maybelline Brow gel in brown

Lips

MAC Lady Danger

and some concealer to clean up the edges.

Relax at Glenlo Abbey, Galway

This post is rather picture heavy so sit back and browse through my amazing photos of Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway. IMG_4871 IMG_4872 IMG_4873 IMG_4874 IMG_4875 IMG_4876 IMG_4877  IMG_4912 IMG_4913 IMG_5014 IMG_4922 IMG_4923IMG_4926   IMG_4927

 

Glenlo Abbey hotel is situated in Galway city hidden away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Glenlo Abbey feels like a safe haven where you can relax and forget about everything.  Just look at the pictures above, it is so peaceful and those Orla Kiely bathroom supplies are to die for!

Lets go into a little more detail about the hotel itself.

It’s a five star hotel with a golf course or you can take a walk around the gorgeous grounds (my personal favourite). The lake is just at the bottom where you can go for a boat ride if you wish!

Staff

I have never met staff like them before. They are so nice honestly. They go out of their way to help you and make you feel at home.  The staff to me is what really made this hotel so pleasant and nice. Everyone was so friendly saying hello and chatting to you.

Rooms

The bedroom I stayed in was fantastic. Can you see the size of that bed and let me tell you. It was probably the comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Where can I get one? The bathroom was another amazing factor. I took full advantage of the bath and shower while I stayed and I can say their showers are amazing! Washed my hair in no time and it was the perfect temperature! I didn’t want to get out.

Apart from the bedroom, there a lots of lovely relaxing rooms to sit in around the hotel. I love the couches by the open fire. There is just something so relaxing about fires.

Pullman’s Restaurant

I needed to be rolled out of this restaurant, I was so full in a good way! Take a look at the food. IMG_4937 IMG_4938  IMG_4941  IMG_4943

This meal was delicious! The dessert was amazing! I could have eaten so much of it. I highly recommend you book into the pullman restaurant. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. You walk into the original carriage from the Orient Express and it still has all the original furnishings. So amazing! I felt like I had gone back in time! Those people knew how to travel in style!  You make think that eating on a train is going to be cramped and stuffy but it is 100% not the case, I never once felt cramped or stuffed in this amazing train!

 

 

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita

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Charlotte Tilbury is someone I could have only dreamed of meeting but this year thanks to blogging. She is the nicest sweetest person and has come incredible advice.

Her Dolce Vita palette is something I have been lusting over since it came out. So when it hit Brown Thomas, It was the one thing I was going to pick up.

Like I thought this palette is amazing! I am obsessed with the pressed gold pigment! and the deep brown/red is another winner in my eyes!

These eyeshadows are so pigment and buttery, and they blend seamlessly.

Whats your favourite Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad?

 

A Hint of Cranberry

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I am just obsessed with make up tutorials at the moment, they really make me break out of my comfort zone and try something new! Who knew I’d purchase a teal eyeliner and love it that post is  coming soon! At the moment I feel like my blog is changing so expect less reviews and more tutorials!

Here’s a look at what make up I wore today, It was very minimal and unfortunately the camera doesn’t pick up my cranberry eye liner but trust me its there!

This is my go to look and it will only take you five minutes tops! A video is on its way so make sure your subscribed to my youtube channel to see it pop up in your subscriptions box!

Let’s begin with Base  I am trying out a new foundation at the moment it’s the L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation I wear the shade 120 Vanilla. To me this is heavier than L’Oreal True Match but it still feels light and give a flawless finish. For Concealer I used the L’Oreal True Match Concealer in 2, its ok it conceals!  Now onto the contouring the only product I ever use for contouring is MAC Harmony! Its amazing at giving me cheekbones!

Next onto Eyes The most exciting part. I swept MAC Wedge all over the lid, Wedge is a cool toned brown colour and then on the outer third of my eye I buffed MAC Swiss Chocolate, its a gorgeous Red- Brown. Thats all I did on my eyelids. On my waterline I lined them with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 619 Rust. Its more cranberry than rusty to me. I smudged the eyeliner out with a MAC 217 that I had used on my eyelid.  I then added lashing of L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara. The fact that this mascara is discontinued still makes me so upset!

On my Lips I’m wearing Maybelline Lipgloss in Cashmere Rose.

This is such an easy look if you recreate this look or want me to recreate a look tag me or use the #laurenaalice so I can find them.

Sony Lens G Review

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Anytime I whip out this camera I always get a million questions about it! Mainly because It is so different to any camera we normally see!

This is a Sony Lens G,DSC-QX10 basically what it is, is a lens that you clip on to your phone or you can have it free standing and it takes amazing quality photos and videos. It is so handy for blogging and vlogging as it’s so small you can bring it everywhere! The reason I bought this camera was because I wanted a fancy DSLR but couldn’t part with the best part of €500 for one, so this was my alternative.

I am so glad I bought this lens and heres why;

  1. So easy to use
  2. Photos automatically load onto my phone, laptop.
  3. Photos are clear and good quality
  4. Can use my phone, iPad as a viewfinder for filming video’s and taking blog pictures.

Lets get into the technical stuff but don’t worry I am a camera novice so lets understand what those fancy photography terms mean to you and me!

  • 18 mega pixels – How clear your image will be,
  • 10x optical zoom and automatic stabilisation, how far away your image can focus in on, and how stable the camera will be after your shaky hands.
  • HD Video

To control your camera you need to download the play memories mobile from iTunes or android. Its free don’t worry!

On Play Memories Mobile you can;

  • change camera settings my favourite is superior mode as in low light like winter and when your in restaurants the camera automatically adjusts the light so that the image is bright and clear. This has been a lifesaver for me!
  • You can zoom, focus. All the basic stuff!

The reason why I love this camera is because its not fussy obviously if you want you can adjust the camera to your own settings but for me I like the superior setting it comes with. Its such an easy camera to use sometimes having to attach your phone is a bit of a faff but the images are then on your phone so you can upload them to twitter, instagram, Facebook your blog. If your in the market for a new camera, I would check this one out,

Its €179 which I think is personally an amazing price for such a good camera!

You can find more details about the camera on Sonys Website

 

Bourjois Smokey Eyes 04 Nude Ingenu

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Here is a really easy one shadow smokey eye, that you are going to love and whats even better is that its from the drugstore!

The palette I have been using to create this eye look is Bourjois Smokey Eyes Palette in 04 Nude Ingenue I purchased mine from Boots. But you’ll find it at any Bourjois Counter in your area!

There is only one shade I use from this palette to create this eye look, its the gorgeous middle shade. It honestly make your eyes pop! It has a hint of shimmer that makes your eyes glisten and for me it is just the perfect brown eye shadow! Can you tell I love this shade! Sometimes for a bit of highlight I use the first colour and if Im honest I never use the last colour.

I honestly recommend getting this palette just so you can use that middle shade its amazing.

You can here me rave about the palette in an earlier blog post.