Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This Week's Nails #8 - Wanna Say Hello/Time For Romance

I did my nails last night and I'm really happy with how they came out! I wanted something trendy and I wanted to use glitter, and after some rummaging in my polish box I found a couple that I thought would look nice. I'm having a really rough time photographing glitter, so I'll post a few pictures. Unfortunately none of them do it justice, so try to use your imagination! ^_^
The first colour I applied was Essence's 'Wanna Say Hello', a rich, dark, chocolate brown. My bottle is from the older range, but the good news is that this polish is still available! It's priced at €1.79 and has a new and improved design.
I layered two coats of Essence's 'Time For Romance' on top of the brown. Again, my bottle is the old design, but this one is still available too! It's also priced at €1.79. This polish is gorgeous, and compliments 'Wanna Say Hello' just perfectly.
It's a real shame that the glitter doesn't photograph well. I'll describe it as best I can! It's coloured a rose gold shade, but more peachy. It has a sort of glow about it, it's lovely. The glitter is irregular  and some of the smaller bits reflect green, blue and sliver. You'd have to see for yourself! Alone it has a wine coloured base, but you can't see this over the brown polish. I'm not sure what it looks like on, I've only swatched it on white paper to see what it looks like. I hope you like this manicure as much as I do! See you soon ~_^

Monday, October 29, 2012

Zombie Makeup

Hey everyone! I've been busy the last few days preparing for yesterday's Zombie Walk. If you're unaware, a Zombie Walk is just what it sounds like. People dress up like zombies and walk around their city. Often they will use the event to collect for a charity. Our charity collection was for Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG). They rescue abandoned and abused dogs, and their site can be found here I wanted to share a few pics of the makeup I wore for the walk ^_^ I had such a blast with this makeup, I think I'll be doing more stuff like this in the future. It's so much fun to do and wear!
The makeup was heavily inspired by a piece of Durga Usagi's work, here's the 'making of' youtube video for it I highly recommend you check it out! If you like what you see on her youtube channel, certainly have a look at her website There's all sorts of amazing stuff there! :)
I couldn't get the Wolfe FX Skinz palette Durga uses in time for the Zombie Walk, I used Snazaroo face paints instead. I'll add a product list at the end! I used Sugarpill shadows around the eyes, green and black lashes and mismatched coloured contact lenses. I was going to wear two pink lenses but I tore one of them so I mismatched instead. I think it looks even better! I really suck at applying lashes, I'm still getting the hang of them!
My look isn't perfect, but I think I did okay considering I've never really worked with face paints before this weekend! I had so much fun with this. I was expecting it to be a lot of work and not that much fun to be honest, since it takes quite a long time, but I loved every minute of doing this look. Unfortunately the day of the Zombie Walk my time management wasn't so good, so I didn't get to add pink blood like I wanted to. I was going to use a mix of face paint and lip gloss to do it! Jangsara did something cool like this using liquid latex and lip gloss on her blog recently, here's the post I wanted to get fuzzy ear muffs too and be a super cute zombie. Everyone else on the walk was a gore zombie, I looked like a cartoon next to them! It was a lot of fun though, everyone should attend their local zombie walk!

I'll be staying in face paint mode for much of this week, since Dia de los Muertos is also this week and I want to do a sugar skull for that. I'd like to work out something really fancy for it so hopefully I'll come up with an awesome design! I've never done a sugar skull before so I'm looking forward to it. See you guys soon ~_^

Products used:


EOS New Adult - Pink
EOS Ice Green

I buy my lenses from


Snazaroo Classic Colours - Light Grey, Black, White


Sugarpill eyeshadow- Dollipop, Bulletproof
NYC Liquid Liner - Black
NYX Jumbo Pencil - White


Kiss Eyelusions Couture Lash Bar Collection - Mystére

Sunday, October 28, 2012

This Week's Nails #7 - Trophy Wife/Emerald Isle

Hey there! I lifted my nail polish ban last weekend while I was away in Galway. This week I'm wearing two of the polishes that I bought there! One is Essie's 'Trophy Wife', here's a picture of the bottle and nails:
This is my first Essie polish, and I like it! I got it at Boots for €12.99. It's a deep teal colour, I had to have it as soon as I saw it ^_^ The accent nail I did with Angelica's 'Emerald Isle', here's a look at the bottle:
I applied it only to the little finger, to cover up some black face paint that wouldn't wash off without scrubbing the colour off too! This is a glitter polish, quite similar in colour to 'Trophy Wife'. It doesn't photograph well but it is pretty! I'd seen Angelica polishes before at Penneys on Patrick Street Cork, but only the pastels. In Penneys in Eyre Square Galway they have a much wider range! I picked up two for €2.75 each. Well worth it! You have to apply a couple of topcoats to smooth the glitter, and it comes out very blingy! I'll have to get my sister to pick me up some more Angelica polishes when my ban is lifted.

Tomorrow I'm going to a Zombie Walk in Cork. I've been practicing my makeup for it lately, and having the best time doing it! I'll write up a post on that over the next couple of days. See you soon!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Review with Look - Too Faced Shadow Insurance

This post is pretty late, sorry about that! I got TFSI last week, I was so happy when it came in the mail! I've been in need of a new eye primer and I've heard a lot about it. I was using Essence's 'I Love Stage' primer, but with long wear it caused creasing on the inner part of the eye for me. My sister uses it too and doesn't have this problem, so perhaps it depends on eye shape. It's definitely the best eye primer I've found for less than €5 though! It served me quite well while I searched for a new one. This is what the TFSI packaging looks like:
I dig the packaging, it's lovely!
This is the 'Original' TFSI primer. I ordered it from, and it was priced at €21.21. There are four other TFSI primers available, with different effects. They are all available on Beauty Bay, and more information on them can be found here on the Too Faced site: I applied it sparingly all over my lids, brow bone and lower lids, then applied shadow! The shadow went on smoothly over the primer, and didn't hinder blending. Here's the look I did:
I wore this in my FOTD #1 last week. It was inspired by one of Marayam's looks I didn't try to recreate it because I was stuck for time. I just remembered that the look was pretty and tried to do something similar! I toned my look down a bit though, I didn't add lashes or extend the shadow as much as Marayam. I also added thick brown liner to my top lash line, just because I thought it would look nice. I'll put a full product list at the end of the post. First let's have a look at the staying power of TFSI. Check out this picture taken five hours later:
It looks exactly the same as when it was applied! Really impressed so far! I tested it even further. This picture was taken twelve hours after application:
I'm sorry that the picture is a little blurry. The shadow has stayed incredibly well for twelve whole hours! No creasing or smudging either. As I said earlier I had problems with creasing on the inner third of the eye when using the Essence primer. TFSI protected against that extremely well! I can't compare it to another high end primer, this is the first one I've had, but I am very impressed with it. I would happily recommend this primer to anyone, it was worth every cent!

Products used in eye look:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette - Suspect, YDK, Tease, Blackout, Verve, Foxy.
GOSH Cosmetics Long Lasting Eyeliner Pen - Brown
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner - Bronze
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara - Black Brown
Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set

Urban Decay Smoked 24/7 Glide-on Pencil Set

Ok, back for part two of my gifts from Arizona! Along with the Vice Palette, I also got an Urban Decay eyeliner pencil set. There are six mini pencils in this set. Here are some pictures:
It was packaged in a clear plastic box but I took it out of there for a better photo.
This set contains two exclusive pencils (Mainline and Smog), along with two bestsellers (Zero and Demolition), and two which were discontinued and according to the website, are featured in this set by popular demand (Uzi and Empire). I've never used UD pencils before, so I was really interested to find out what they're like! Swatches incoming:
Uzi, Zero, Demolition, Smog, Empire, Mainline
I can't draw a straight line to save my life, but you get the idea! The colours are so awesome. I struggle to find good drugstore eyeliners, I'm so glad I've got these now. They're soft and creamy, easy to apply and very pigmented! I haven't had a chance to use these in a look yet, but I'm dying to! Maybe I'll have time tomorrow. I left these swatches on my arm for the rest of the evening to get an idea of staying power. They did quite well considering I swatched on bare skin. Five hours later they were still there but quite faded, over primer they'll do much better.
These are mini pencils, each containing 0.8g of product. This set is priced at $38 (€29.30), which works out at little over $6 (€4.60) per pencil. The full sized pencils contain 1.2g of product and are priced at $19 (€14.60) each. Please note that these euro prices are only conversions of their dollar value and will vary from different retailers.

I've always wondered what the UD pencils are like, but they're pretty steep compared to what I normally pay for a pencil. If you think about it though, pencils last for so long. The black kohl pencil I use now is so worn it doesn't even have writing on it anymore, I've had it for years! The quality of these just doesn't compare to any drugstore pencil I've used. I've been looking at the full range of pencils on the UD site and I think I'll have to pick up a few more :) Christmas is coming, maybe Santa will bring me some! ^_^
If you've been wanting to try out the UD pencils this is the ideal set for you. In my opinion they're totally worth the money, and this mini set is a great price considering the cost of the full size pencils. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Urban Decay Vice Palette

Yesterday I mentioned that my husband Jim returned from Arizona and brought me gifts. One of those gifts was the Urban Decay Vice Palette, and another was the 24/7 Smoked Pencil set! Awesome picks, I had no idea he took notice of things I bought took interest when I talked about makeup. I'm extremely impressed with his choices! I was going to feature them both in this post but it ended up being so long with only the Vice Palette that I decided to do another post today about the 24/7 Smoked Pencils. This isn't a proper review since I haven't done a look with them or tested their staying power or anything like that, it's more of a 'first impressions' post with swatches. So, let's take a look!
Front Packaging
Back Packaging
The Vice Palette is nicely packaged. The cardboard outer packaging has a crystal design on it and is coloured deep purple and black. On the back you'll find the shadows named and pictured. The palette itself has a raised 'UD' logo on it and is also coloured deep purple. When you push the button on the front, the lid opens by itself! Fancy! :D

When you open it up, you'll find twenty beautiful shadows along with a double ended 'Good Karma' brush. There's a big mirror under the lid too. Prepare for lots of swatches:
Row 1 - Desperation, Muse, Jagged, Blitz, Penny Lane
Row 2 - Junkie, Chaos, Occupy, Unhinged, Black Market
Row 3 - Provocateur, Rapture, Vice, Noise, Armor
Row - 4 Nevermind, Echo Beach, Anonymous, Freebird, Laced
Wow, that's a lot of swatches. While I was swatching them I was thinking of which ones would compliment each other, but they've pretty much done that for you by row. These shades are blowing my mind though. I have so many look ideas, I don't even know where to start. I can't even pick favourites right now! I thought the brights (Chaos, Noise, Unhinged) would be my favourites for sure, they're the reason this palette caught my eye to begin with, but after swatching the others there are just too many amazing shades that I love. There's not one shadow here that I won't have use for.

The quality is fantastic, as always. The shadows are soft with great colour payoff. There's a wide range of finishes and an even wider range of colours to choose from.There are uber glittery ones, shimmers, satins and mattes. You've got metallics, brights, darks and soft, feminine shades. I'm excited about the pink/peach colours, it can be hard to find really great shadows in these colours so I can't wait to try these out. This palette was bought for me as a gift but is priced at €47, or $59. Are you lucky enough to have picked up this badass palette yet?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another Face #1

Hey everyone!
Today I got back from Galway, I went up there for my sister Laura's university graduation ceremony. She received a BA in Arts from NUIG :) I am very proud of her and her giant brain!
She wore a beautiful dress with a purple, green and teal butterflies and flowers on it. Here's a nice picture of her with our mother and step-father.
Paul, Laura, Mam

Here's a closeup of her heels, they are sooo cute!

They're by Ruby Shoo. The prettiness almost justifies the pain!
I only did her eye makeup for her, she'd already done her foundation that morning. She wanted her makeup to involve colour that goes with her dress, but not so much that she would look silly. Nobody trusts me with makeup, they always ask me not to make them look like a clown. I would never! I get a bit adventurous on my own face, but there's a time and a place. Here's her finished face:
So pretty!
I had creative control in this situation, but I only actually applied the eyeshadow and defined the eyebrows. This was a daytime ceremony so I wanted to keep the eye makeup relatively natural, with just a touch of colour as she requested it to coordinate with the dress. I wanted it to be soft and pretty. Here's a closeup of her eye makeup:

I didn't line the top lid because she normally doesn't. Since she doesn't normally wear much eye makeup she might have thought it a bit much. I filled in her eyebrows a little with the paler shadow in the Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set. She doesn't normally fill in her brows and I didn't want to scare her, so I just lightly filled them to add more definition to her eye area. What makeup looks 'normal' to me would be quite dramatic for her, so I tried to keep that in mind! I was very proud of my work on Laura. I think the makeup really added to her outfit and enhanced her natural prettiness so much. She said that she liked the look and had at least one compliment that I know about :)

Products used:


Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation - Porcelain
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Rose Nude
No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour - Cool Pink


Sleek - Nougat, Cappuccino (Au Naturel palette)
Soap & Glory - Dandy Plum, Wild Blue (Off the Wallflower quad)
Soap & Glory - The Daily Double - Velvet Pink/Brownie
Essence mascara - I Love Extreme Volume
Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set


Revlon Lip Butter - Peach Parfait

In other news; I broke my nail polish ban while I was in Galway and it's all Nikki Lou's fault for her review of the Models Own Winter Wonderland collection here:
I really needed Jack Frost. I didn't like the rest enough to buy them, but I had to get Jack Frost so I can layer it over black like that, it looks fantastic. Expect it in a nails of the week post soon! I also bought three other polishes..
Also, my wonderful husband Jim returned home last night from Arizona where he was visiting family, and he brought me gifts! I'll feature them in tomorrow's post :D
See you soon!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This Week's Nails #6 - Mellow Yellow

Ninja post from my Mom's house in West Cork! :D
I wasn't planning on doing a post at all today since I'm not home, but before I left this afternoon I had just about enough time to photograph my nails. I painted them last night because I'm going to Galway tomorrow with some of my family since it's my sister's university graduation on Monday. I brought my camera so hopefully I'll be able to get some nice pictures! I'll be back on Tuesday so maybe then I'll be able to do the Too Faced Shadow Insurance review. That's a tough one to do when I'm not home because I'll also be talking about the eye makeup in yesterday's FOTD. I'd rather have my makeup stuff there for reference so I can do an accurate post. :)
I did my nails this colour to go with the skirt I'll wear to the graduation. I'm not getting super dressed up but I'll be fancied up a bit.

Another one from Essence, it's called 'Mellow Yellow'. I picked it up for 65 cents when the new line of polishes came out. This is unfortunately another discontinued shade, and I've learned that this is the second 'Mellow Yellow' that Essence released. The previous one was a bright, true yellow. This version is a shimmery primrose yellow. I applied three coats of this, and it's not completely opaque but I think it's meant to be like that. The colour of this polish is paler than the yellow in my skirt, but it'll go nice all the same. It's a very soft, feminine colour, I can see it being paired with a light dress in the summertime too!

I'll be offline for a few days, enjoying myself in Galway :) Can't wait to come back and blog some more! Maybe I'll even come across something nice up there to do a post on, who knows?
See you soon!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Hey! It's gonna be a short one today unfortunately. It's really late and I have to go out of town tomorrow so I have to pack and stuff before I go to bed. Today I did a full face of makeup, so I photographed it and it will be my first FOTD post! :)

I even brushed my hair. I know it doesn't look it, but I totally did. Here's the deal with the eye look. I'm going to feature it it my next post because I used this look to test the Too Faced Shadow Insurance that I got in the mail today (yay!). I'll go into more detail about the application and shadows in that post while I review TFSI. I hope that's cool with you guys!

Products used:


Maybelline BB Cream - Light
Revlon Colorstay - Ivory
Maybelline Fit Me - 120 Classic Ivory
The Body Needs - Under Eye Concealer
Maybelline Cover Stick - Ivory
Essence Bronzing Compact Powder - Bronzing Queen
Catrice Defining Duo Blush - Apricot Smoothie
Inglot Loose Powder - Translucent


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
Gosh Long Lasting Eyeliner Pen - Brown
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Pencil - Bronze
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara - Black Brown


Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set


Revlon Lip Butter - Peach Parfait

Friday, October 19, 2012

Review with Look - Revlon Colorstay quad - 565 Bombshell

I was in town recently and I walked past H&M. In the window there were a lot of pale yellow, grey and black clothes, and I admired how nicely the colours went together. I was on my way to Boots to have a browse, and ended up getting a couple of eyeshadow palettes. One was the Lid Stuff quad that I reviewed the other day. When choosing the other palette, I remembered the Revlon Custom Eyes palette I reviewed some time ago, and how I had meant to check out their Colorstay quads.

There were some lovely colour combinations, it was hard to choose! Goddess, Precocious and Enchanted were some that I remember admiring. Then I saw Bombshell, which was the same colour scheme as the clothes I saw in the window of H&M! I thought it would be nice to do a look with these colours. I don't know much about fashion and trends to be honest, but I think it's kind of cool to coordinate makeup and clothing colours together sometimes. So, maybe someone with the same ideas as me would find this look useful. These quads were priced at €11.20 at Boots.
It's new!
Look idea on the back

The Bombshell quad contains a satin white, a light shimmery silver grey, a dark matte grey, and a pale matte yellow. Like the Revlon Custom Eyes palette I have, there is a look idea on the back. I didn't follow it this time though! I felt like it didn't feature the yellow as much as I would like, and also it is too similar to the way I did the Lid Stuff look that I posted a couple of days ago. So I did it my own way instead! I'll show you that soon, but first, swatches!

These shadows don't have names either :( They're swatched over NXY Milk. I can't find my NXY White base, the cats swiped it underneath something or behind something I think. Damn them!

Sorry about my eyebrows again, lol. They look fine until I put the ring light on my camera, I'll take care of them soon. So for this look I wanted the yellow to be quite prominent, so I placed it in the center. This one's quite hard to apply. You have to really pack it on to make it show up strong. I then placed the dark grey on the inner and outer corners of the eye. I used the light grey to blend the transition between the yellow and dark grey. The shimmer in this grey adds a slight lift to the upper lid. I mirrored this colour placement on the lower lid too, and highlighted the brow bone and inner corner with the palest shadow. I finished the look by lining the upper and lower lash line with black, and applying black mascara. I applied a blue based pink lipstick too, which went really nicely. I didn't photograph it though, my lips aren't in the best condition right now since my Body Shop lip scrub suffered the same fate as my NYX base :( These shadows are meant to last on for sixteen hours. I wore mine for about ten hours, and they lasted very well. Here are a couple more pictures of the look.

Overall I like this palette. I'll certainly be using it more. I like quad palettes in general, they're so handy for popping your handbag or taking on trips with you. They're very reasonably priced too, four shadows for €11.20 is a sweet deal! Also it was technically free for me since I got it as part of a 2 for 3 offer. Hooray!

Other products used:

Essence 'I Love Stage' primer
NXY Jumbo Pencil - Milk
Maybelline Master Precise liner
Anonymous black kohl pencil
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This Week's Nails #5 - Be Optimistic!

Nails today!
I wanted autumnal nails this week. I had a look online to see what was trendy, and I saw a lot of beautiful deep colours, but I wore Revlon 'Forbidden' (deep red) last week and I wanted something a bit brighter. I came across a small few pictures of metallic copper and orange nails, inspired by autumn leaves I would imagine. They were so pretty, and  I have a similar colour in my collection :)

This is an older Essence one, I got it before they overhauled their polish range. I believe it's discontinued now, I haven't seen it around, which is a shame because it's a lovely shade! It's like, a rusty orange colour and has a chrome finish. It's beautiful! It really suits the season too and I haven't seen many polishes like it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Review with Look - Soap & Glory Lid Stuff - 'Off the Wallflowers'

I'm really excited about this post, because I've wanted this eyeshadow palette for a long time! I read a glowing review on it somewhere online, but I can't remember where. It's a Lid Stuff quad palette from Soap & Glory, the one I chose is 'Off the Wallfowers'. I picked it up for €14.50 in Boots. There are two more Lid Stuff colour choices available too, 'What's Nude' and 'Smokey Dokey'. At the moment I feel like I have enough nude shades with my Naked 2 and Sleek 'Au Natural' palettes, and I love a bit of colour so I chose 'Off the Wallflowers'. Here it is in all its (Soap &) Glory!

One of the things I really love about it is that there is no sponge applicator! I hate those crappy useless things! There is a short statement about this on the back of the packaging - 'We chose not to include a cheap spongy shadow brush, because not only would it drive the price of this palette up, we thought you'd rather opt for a proper one' Good work, Soap & Glory. Can any of you remember the last time you actually used one of them? What a waste they are!
On to the swatches.

Sugar Violet, Dandy Plum, Minky, Wild Blue
'Sugar Violet' is a beautiful matte violet shade, it's actually quite bright! 'Dandy Plum' is a deep, red brown toned plum with a shimmer finish. 'Minky' is so pretty, pale gold shimmer with subtle pink undertones, while 'Wild Blue' is a bold blue shimmer.
Here's the look I created with this palette!

I used 'Minky' all over the lid, applied 'Dandy Plum' in the crease and blended 'Sugar Violet' above it. I placed Wild Blue all along the lower lash line.
The quality of these shadows is so good. They're soft, very pigmented and they're lovely to work with. I love this palette! I'm so glad I finally got it and that it didn't disappoint. I can see myself using it a lot. There's a great mix of colours to make a bunch of different looks with. I'm really looking forward to using it more and I might even pick up another one. I hope they'll come out with a wider range of eyeshadows, as far as I know the Lid Stuff palettes are the only shadows they do. I'd definitely like to see more colour combinations from them.

This is the second Soap & Glory product I've used. For my birthday my Mom got me one of their lipsticks, a Super-Colour Fabulipstick in 'The Missing Pink' which is a medium pink shade. It's a great lipstick, it's really moisturising and I use it quite often! I also have their Kick Ass Concealer but I haven't used it yet. I have a Maybelline Cover Stick on the go and I'd like to get through a bit more of that first. I have my eye on a few more of their products too, hopefully I'll get my hands on them in the future.

I'll sign off with more pictures of the look. Enjoy!

Other products used:

Urban Decay - Bootycall (highlight and inner corner)
Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner
Anonymous black kohl pencil
Essence 'Cool Breeze' Kajal Pencil
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Essence Eyebrow Designer - 'Brown'

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review - Maybelline Fit Me

I promised something different, so here's a foundation review!
I picked this up because I've been feeling like my current foundation is a little pale for me right now. I didn't have a darker one to mix it with, so I went to look for a new foundation. I currently use Revlon Colorstay for dry skin in Ivory, which I got in early summer, but since I tanned slightly over the summer (very slightly!), this one makes my face look a touch paler than the rest of me. I actually ended up using Maybelline's BB Cream instead for most of the summer, so I didn't notice that I had tanned until I started to use foundation again recently. I have fair, yellow toned skin so I often have to choose the lightest or second lightest shade available in a range, after testing of course. I love Revlon Colorstay. It gives great coverage, doesn't emphasise dry patches and stays on all day. Not a bad word to say about it!

When I got my Revlon Colorstay, I did a fair bit of research on it first. Fit Me I just bought on a whim. I had a look around Boots, this one appealed, it instructed me on how to find my shade so I did that and picked it up. I chose the palest shade for fair, yellow toned skin which is '120 - Classic Ivory'.

Here's a picture of the products I used for this review:
Left: 17's 'Photo Flawless' primer | Right: Maybelline 'Fit Me' foundation
In order to properly show the coverage of this foundation on my skin, I took photos of different stages of application. One is of my bare, yucky, blemished, sun damaged, open pored skin.
Please mentally prepare before viewing the following pictures.

Picture 1 - The aforementioned icky bare skin. Notice all the imperfections.

Picture 2 - The same icky bare skin, primed with 17's 'Photo Flawless Skin Primer'. It's not the best primer I've used, but it's tiding me over while I hunt for a new one. I'll more often than not use Maybelline's BB Cream as a primer.
Pores slightly minimized
Picture 3 - Fit Me foundation '120 - Classic Ivory' applied with a stippling brush.

Much better!
It's a tad on the dark side, and it's got some sort of weird orange/tan undertone to it. I'm not fond of the colour to be honest. For the palest shade for yellow toned skin it's still quite dark. The coverage is decent. It's not as good as Revlon Colorstay, but it's sufficient. Luckily I don't have bad skin problems so I don't need heavy coverage, but if you need heavier coverage I wouldn't recommend this foundation.
It feels nice on my skin and it doesn't emphasise dry patches. Even though I didn't moisturise before I primed, it still didn't cling to any dry skin on my face. I get flaky skin most prominently between my eyebrows and on the sides of my face, but as you can see from the picture below Fit Me doesn't emphasise it.

Picture 4 - Full face picture, just foundation. No concealers or powders.

O hai! Please excuse the unkempt eyebrows.
This foundation doesn't matte your skin completely. Notice I have shine on my forehead that needs to be fixed with powder. I wore it for about 8 hours and it didn't dry up or fall off or go patchy or anything like that. I like this foundation, but I don't think I'd buy it again because they don't have the right shade for me. I will continue to use this because I hate to waste a good foundation, but I will probably try mixing it with Revlon Colorstay to lighten the colour.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wedding Nails - Forbidden

My uncle was married yesterday! The wedding ceremony was held at Fossa Church in Killarney, it's a beautiful venue. I traveled to Killarney on Thursday with my Mam and her boyfriend Paul, and we stayed in the Killarney Heights Hotel. The wedding celebrations were held there too, and it was fantastic. There were a lot of guests! About 260 people were there. Everything went so smoothly, thanks to the incredible staff, and a great time was had by all! ^_^

So, on to the nails! I thought about getting gel nails done, but I like to change my nail colour often so I didn't bother with it. I'm actually on a nail polish ban right now, I have quite a few colours I haven't worn yet. Until I've worn most of those, I won't buy any more! I've been browsing on and there are some really awesome mini collections that I would like to acquire. Also, Viola at did a post on Nubar's 'Night Sparkle' recently and it's so pretty. Don't even get me started on OPI's 'The Man with the Golden Gun', a limited edition 18K gold top coat. Disgustingly beautiful. The world of nail polish is testing me! T_T

For the wedding I wore red and black. I don't have any pictures, but if I come across any I'll throw some up. I got ridiculous red heels that killed my feet (I am extremely inexperienced with any sort of heels), and my sister did my hair a bit and I had a fascinator and everything! I rocked a red lip too, but to my dismay I was the only lady there doing so..I guess nobody else was feeling brave! I did my nails with Revlon's 'Forbidden'.

It's a gorgeous, vampy, deep red. I felt really grown up and classy wearing this one. Not that I'm not a grown up, I just don't act like one ~_^ Deep red and berry nails are an Autumn trend from what I understand, so hooray for trendy me! I don't often wear dark colours, I have a lot of brights and glittery/shimmery things. I thought I'd dry something new. I got Sally Hansen's Diamond Shine base coat and top coat too, and I've been using it as both. I found it in Boots after looking in a few pharmacies first. It's worked really well for me since I got it. As a topcoat I much prefer it to the Essence ones I have. It's thinner and dries much faster. I did read some reviews of it online slating it for weakening the nails when it's used as a base coat, but I haven't experienced anything like this yet. If I do I'll be sure to report in! Luckily if I have any problems I have the Revlon base coat to fall back on, and that one's great. I'll keep you guys posted.

There have been many nail posts lately, but I promise I'll do something different soon. I've been stuck for time but nails are always a sure thing with me!