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!

 

 

Gosh Shadow Collection in New York

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Gosh cosmetics is never a brand I have really gravitated towards but when I saw this eyeshadow palette I knew I had to try it.

Gosh has come out with three eyeshadow palette all inspired by the 3 big Us hot spots – 001 To enjoy in New York (the one I have) – 002 To have fun in LA – 003 To play with in Vegas. Each palette contains 9 eyeshadows in its sleek packaging.

Purple eyeshadows are something I just cannot leave. If you have hazel eyes, purples really make your eyes pop. This Gosh  palette is a purple lover’s dream. Although you might be put off by the purple tones, this palette also offers a lot of neutral colours for you to play around with.

This palette is laid out really well. You can either work across or down to create different looks. The size of these eyeshadows are great meaning you get a lot of value for your money.

Pigment

The pigment of these eyeshadows are good. You can have a sheer wash or build it up to be really opaque.

Blendability

These eyeshadows blend seamslessy. They feel silky and are not chalky at all which came sometimes be a problem when you buy eyeshadows at the drugstore.

This Gosh Palette in the shade 001 To Enjoy in New York can be purchased from the Gosh website for €17.99

002 – To have Fun in La is a blue toned palette also gorgeous.

003 –  To play with in Vegas is bright, fun and seriously colourful.

 

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

 

Review Mondss Underarm Wear

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Mondss Underarm Wear* is a genius  idea by the founder Jane Mcternan. I don’t know how I lived without these. It is a truly amazing product that works extremely well.

What they do?

They stop perspiration marks from showing through your clothes.

Application:

Super easy, it like a plaster.  Peel the back off and face the larger end down and the smaller end towards  your arm.

How do they feel?

Invisible, I didn’t notice I was wearing them.

Performance:

They are the best thing ever.  I tested these out doing normal day activities, a brisk walk through town where I really was sweating and in the gym. All I can say is these really work. I had no sweat marks on my clothes at all. Mondss Underarm wear didn’t budge either. It stayed in place all day.

Removal:

The best way I found to remove these was in the shower or use a little baby oil around the edges.

Price €9.99

Available online and they ship worldwide within a week!

*PR Sample

 

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bareMinerals BareSkin Foundation Review

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Once I found out that bareMinerals was bringing out a liquid foundation I knew I had to try it. I love mineral foundation so I wanted to see if they could get the same results with a liquid foundation.

This foundations a pure brightening serum foundation formulated for all skin types.  BareMinerals says its “a tone-correcting mineral foundation and skin care serum in one. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter , more youthful appearance. Made with the bare minimum ingredients, its like nothing you’ve ever tested before”

My thoughts

finish- Dewy, medium coverage that is very build able. A little goes along way.Throughout the day is does tend to look a little oily on me, I have normal/dry skin for reference so a powder is needed. I found the foundation disappeared from my cheeks and chin in 6 hours for some people that may be ok for me its not. I need my foundation to stick around all day. Ain’t nobody want a patchy face.

Smell- Its smells like play-doh. It lingers for a while and then its unnoticeable.

Application- I apply this with my Real Techniques Expert Face brush. I find the brush above doesn’t give great coverage and it also takes forever to blend! Maybe I’m using it wrong! I’ll practice and report back on the brush situation. I apply three drops to the brush and buff it in like normal. I then apply another drop and buff this into my cheeks where I feel I need more coverage. 

Suitable for- In my opinion  normal to dry skin. Oily girls this is not for you.

Shade-The shade range is huge, you will find one perfect for your skin tone. I am the shade Bare Natural 07 .

Overall I love the finish of this foundation when it is just been applied but the fact that it doesn’t last very well bother me. I have found that if I put a mineral powder on top it does last a bit longer.