Purple Glitter Smokey Eye

MAC came out with a new formulation of eye shadows called Dazzleshadows last year. Most of them sold out within minutes but I managed to get Cant Stop Don’t Stop which is  gorgeous cranberry/purple colour.  When I first used these eyeshadows I wasn’t that impressed I was expecting some serious colour and glitter. The best way I have found to apply them is with a damp brush and then press them into the lid.

To create this eye look I used

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette shade Peanut Butter (my ride or die shade for all looks)

MAC Swiss Chocolate to deepen.

MAC DAZZLE SHADOW in Cant Stop Don’t Stop on the lid.

I used the Maybelline Gel liner to hide my lash band. Lashes were Ardell Demi Whispies!

What do you think of this look? Its a little different from my usual warm toned smokey eyes.

Some Tapas at The Olive Tree

Monkish Tempura
Patas Bravas

 

Last weekend, I went on a girlie date to an amazing tapas restaurant in Waterford. The Olive Tree opened last year and I have only been there once before.

The Olive Tree is a tapas restaurant so the idea is that you select 2 to 3 dishes per person and you can share them. I love this style of dining as you get to try loads of different things.

We went for the prawns in garlic oil, bruschetta which we could have done with more of we were so hungry! Monkfish tempura which is amazing. My favourite thing on the whole menu and patas bravas which is potatoes in a tomotoe sauce.

The food was all really nice. I would highly recommend you give this place a go and to end it with some yummy churros which we devoured so fast I never got a picture!

The Olive Tree’s Website 

Romantique by CND Shellac

Nothing beats having your nails done and not having to worry about them chipping for a few weeks! For my nails I either get Shellac which is a two week manicure or gel nails which are basically fake tips that are glued to your natural nail and then a gel coat is put on top to seal it all together.

In this picture I had just had gel nails done. For me gel nails suit me better as I really struggle to grow my nails (years of biting them) and I never get the desired shape I want.

Gel nails last 3-4 weeks, depending on how much your nails grows and how much you want to change the colour.

Whenever I get my nails done I stick to the same neutral safe colours; nude, red, burgundy and navy. They are just my go to shades.

The shade I have on my nails above is Romantique by CND Shellac!

MAC Burgundy X9 Make Up Tutorial

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Recently MAC has come out with their pre made palettes. I was never really into them until I saw the Mini palettes such as the one above. This palette is 9 eyeshadows that fit into their regular four pan palette. This palette is so handy for travelling or putting in your make up bag for touch ups.

There are 4 different palettes to choose from I went for the Burgundy one. The shades in this palette are Honey Lust, Poppyseed, Quarry, Antiqued, Embark, #noir, Haux, Star Violet and Sketch. The price of this eye shadow palette is €40 and I bought mine of Brown Thomas . They were amazing it came within two days I would highly recommend them if you live in the Republic of Ireland.

Onto the Eyeshadow look;

BASE

L’Oreal Infalliable foundation in 120, Urban Decay Naked Concealer in Warm Neutral, MAC Harmony to Contour, NYC Sunny Bronzer, MAC Soft and Gentle to Highlight

EYES

MAC Soft Ochre paint pot to prime, MAC Cork in the crease, MAC Embark to deepen the crease and outer corner. Sketch in the outer corner. MAC Honey Lust all over the lid.

BROWS

Soap and Glory Brow Archery in Hot Chocolate

LIPS

Maybelline  Color Sensational in 725 Tantalising Taupe.

MAC Morange Lippie

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Nothing that the sun is here (sometimes) It is time to break out the bright lippies!

MAC Morange is the easiest orange lipstick to wear. Because it has a strong red undertone it makes it more wearable and it suits lots of skin tones.

Here’s how I created this look

Base

  • Maybelline Baby Skin
  • BareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Vanilla 02
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Warm Light
  • MAC MSF in Medium
  • NYC Sunny Bronzer

Eyes

  • MAC Soft Orche Paint Pot
  • MAC Blanc Type all over the lid
  • Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette Peach Eyelid colour all over the eye
  • Benefit Roller Lash
  • MAC Brow Pencil

Lips

  • MAC Morange

Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Tutorial


Here is a look I created using the very affordable Catrice Absolute Rose Eye shdaow Palette.This is a very soft, subtle rose toned smokey eye.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel to see more make up tutorials

Products Mentioned in the video:

Base:

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

MAC Blot Powder in Medium

Blank Canvas Contour Palette

MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter

Eyes:

MAC Soft Orche Paint Pot

Catrice Absolute Rose eyeshadow Palette

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

MAC Teddy Eye kohl

Lips:

MAX Factor Lipgloss