Showing posts with label Bloggers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bloggers. Show all posts

Saturday, November 23, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Chrisma.... okay so not yet!

Is it just me or does Christmas marketing start earlier every year? I know it's not uncommon now to see Halloween decorations and Christmas decor sharing an aisle in many shops. I think, personally, it's a bit much. Each year stores and brands get more and more aggressive in their push for Christmas sales and even though we think we're getting great bargains we're really not, it's far too calculated now, and I miss when we were little and it seemed that little bit more special!

But, my skepticism aside, I do love to indulge in the Christmas shop as much as the next girl so I guess their crazy marketing wins!  So before the big mad rush starts, I'll keep things simple this week with a couple of cosmetic try-outs that I've been using for a few weeks now.

Starting with some #Bourjois Paris Shine Edition Lippy! This is a bold raspberry red that can be layered to add more depth to the colour or worn with one application for a softer, easier to wear, everyday shade. I love the Shine Edition Lipsticks because they're like a balm, soft and smooth but not sticky like a regular lip-gloss, but it still gives your lips that lovely glossy finish all the while keeping your lips hydrated for 'up to ten hours' - or so they say. If I had to compare them to anything it would be the Rouge Coco Shine from +CHANEL . Either way, the shades are adorable and they're all available on the highstreet if you'd like to try! I got mine in +Boots UK

#Collection's Lasting Perfection Foundation - I bought this after having been a massive fan of the Lasting Perfecting Concealer for such a long time. This is for someone that is used to lighter foundations as of late, a rather thick consistency for a high street foundation. But, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's worked well on the days where I needed that little bit extra coverage, and like the formula of the concealer it really doesn't move once applied. This, in itself is both great and awful. Mainly because even though I bought the lightest shade available, it still appeared dark on me and when it set  there seemed to be a ring in parts even though I blended everything properly down my neck. So, I'm not sure about this one, but as seen on my hand it really does a great job with a small amount, in covering not only veins but redness too. If you like a more full coverage that sticks around all day this one might be worth a whirl!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Questions via LellieMoi: The Liebster Award

I only saw these a few days ago because I'm fail. It was part of the The Liebster Award requirements to get to know your fellow bloggers better!

Her questions and my answers are as follows -

1 What was your first makeup purchase?
I think it was from Avon when I was 12? My mum was an Avon lady for years, so I think it's also where I caught the bug of wanting to experiment with more makeup and try and test as many things as possible!

2 Have you found your Holy Grail foundation?

I think I might have. Highstreet would be @Bourjoisuk Healthy Mix or HM serum. Higher end is a toss between +Clarins  everlasting foundation and +Lancome USA Teint Idole Ultra.

3 What country would you like to settle down in?

Probably here, I think. All in all I love Ireland and I'd like to grow old here, but that's a long time coming and I'd like to explore as much of the world before I get too old to do so!  
4 Are you a shoes or handbags girl?
Oh handbags all the way. Since I have issues with my knees, it means that wearing heels is almost a complete no-no in my world, so over the years Ive gotten totally addicted to buying bags. I've started to get more sensible though, saving up for some nicer higher end ones rather than having a dozen cheapy cheap ones.

5 Do you take your makeup off every night?

99percent of the time I do but there are times when I just pass out tired. But otherwise I try my best to cleanse if I don't tone, and slap on some night cream! I don't want to be aiding genetics and getting old skin faster than I need to! 

6 Do you see yourself blogging in 10 years time?

Oh, probably! I've been doing it in one way or another since I was about 19 so I'll probably be still web-addicted at some point in the future! 

Thanks for the question and the nomination

Saturday, August 24, 2013

FABB PJ Party : Malone Lodge Hotel Editon.

Hi guys!

So in the spirit of attempting to evolve the blog from static product reviews - which are great and something I love and will continue to do. But, I want to spread my wings, and my writing a little wider. What better way to do that than to tell you all about my first #FABB experience. You know us FABB girls right? It's a Northern Ireland based blogger network of sorts where a mishmash of ladies (so far anyway!) meet up and blog about it. I've already done a little blog post with all the ladies blog links if  you're interested it's here.

My first #FABB experience was, well, fab! The lovely Anna from The Malone Lodge Hotel a beyond chic converted Victorian Townhouse -  invited us for a blogger sleepover of sorts to celebrate the fact that the hotel has undergone something of a facelift with lots of upgrades and changes.

Having made the 'I can't drive' trip to Belfast - consisting of a car, and two buses mind you to get there from where I live currently - I was beyond pleased to be greeted by warm and welcoming hotel staff and this big babe of a room. 

 We were gifted by a rather lovely bedtime onesie from BANK fashion - Navy and Neon Pink (they read my mind!) thank you very much for what I'm sure will become my winter bedtime staple!

The spacious bathroom was filled with Pinken goodies to try

The girls and I met up for a cocktail or two before we were shown to our rooms. I was sharing with the lovely Leslie from LellieMoi, check our her blog - her bag addiction rivals my own! I was fawning over her Balenciaga as we chatted away into the wee hours - in our accidental matching jammies might I add!  A hilarious coincidence considering before last night we'd never met in person! 

There was four (er seven?) in the bed and the little one said...roll over!

Getting a brief history on the hotel! Love to hear of a family run business still going strong!

Audrey has her own hallway, she greets you with her chicness on the way to the loos!

The Remains of the Day: A period piece from the original townhouse to which part of the new edition was converted. This room is used primarily for wedding photos with a window and a nod to the past. I loved the details.

Knife&Fork - apt name and such wonderful service! Their food is really top notch! Have the french toast for breakie!

Drink up in Macklin's Bar! Just off the entrance to the MLH

The welcome to our little underground den of pampering!

Food food and more food!

And cake with ice-cream, seriously it was amazing

Some of the girls opted for Medi Spa treatments!

More cake! This time via CakesByJames in Belfast. Sweet!
While there were some WIFI woes - not a great thing to happen to a bunch of net addicted bloggers - all in all it was well worth the trek, meeting new peeps (and old friends for dinner too Hi Claire ;) and getting to explore a piece of chic Belfast business. A business that's family run at the core so it gives it a more personal feel made obvious by their choice in staff. They were so friendly genuinely so, and could not do enough to make your stay as comfortable and as pleasant as possible. A big thanks to Anna, Gareth, Carla and all the girls for their time and effort. If you're ever in the area and looking for a modern boutique hotel in the leafy and lovely Eglantine Avenue,(close to the Lisburn Road and the city centre and of course Queen's University) then I'd strongly rec' this for you, it's treat!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tom Ford's Cherry Lush Lipstick Review!

 I haven't blogged in almost a month, and that's seriously shameful. But, I do have several excuses ...ahem, reasons.

Main one was we bid fair well to my little pink Dell, and I had to wait before I could properly replace her. Sadly, she died with all my photos for what I had planned to blog inside her and stupidly, they weren't backed up elsewhere! Augh, right? Anyway, I figured I should get a move on as I have a load of different bits and bobs that I've been trying out as I feed my never ending and ever debilitating shopping addiction! First up, we have my super splurge in June, and that was my first #TomFord Lipstick.

Cherry Lush 

I've always pondered on the Tom Ford line of cosmetics but never really attempted to try anything, I think that might have to change to be honest. This is just love, I love her I love Cherry and all her lush-ness. I took a badly lit +Instagram with my phone and it appears a lot more 'red-red' in that than it is in real life, but still, I like all the reds either way.
Given that I love my high-street brands, and am forever mixing and matching, I think it's only fair that a girl treats herself to some of the more quote - unquote- higher end things every now and then, right? We deserve it, right?
Well,  I think we do girls, we work hard, we go through a lot and at the end of the day if something makes you happy and you can have it, I say why the hell not!

This isn't just a way for me to talk myself out of buyers remorse from now on you know... no! It's not...

(It so is, but eh?!)

Back to Cherry! She's a bit of a babe, seen here on the other babe, the ageless Winona!

They say :

Tom Ford Lip Colors are formulated with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.
Tom Ford Lip Colors are formulated with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity. - See more at:

Tom Ford Lip Colors are formulated with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity. - See more at:

Sounds fab, right? Well, it kind of is, right up there with the +CHANEL Coco Shine lipsticks this one is super smooth and really hydrating (and didn't dry out my lips like I sort of expect most lipsticks to do no matter what they say!) and the pigment is just delish, teamed with a similar toned lip pencil you really have a great dramatic red lip colour but in a tone that's more .... night at the theater rather than say ... scary clown woman. That's never a bad thing, right? ;)

I'll definately be having a poke around the Tom Ford section's of my favourite dealers... I mean 'beauty counters' from now on!

Love it.

Don't forget the +Giveaway Promote that I have going ends in a couple of days see more here! +New Look