Monthly Archives : July 2016

The Best MAC Eyeshadows for Blue Eyes

I'm sure that a few of you, like me, are self-confessed eyeshadow addicts. While I love a good palette, I also think it's a great idea to collect single pan shadows and create your own palettes. MAC eyeshadows are my all-time favourites. The colour pay off is great, they have a good selection of matte and pearly shadows and the shadow collection spans through every possible colour you could ever wish to put on your eyelids. The range is vast and you're always going to find something to suit your skin tone and eye colour. I have decided to do some quick and easy eyeshadow combinations to suit the colour of your eyes. In this post, you will learn how to enhance blue eyes and make them mesmerize. Pink, lavender, taupe, copper and cranberry shadows will make blue eyes sparkle, but my go-to colour combination to create stunning smoky eye looks for blue eyes is gold and brown. Prep the eyes with some primer and MAC Vanilla or MAC Ochre eyeshadow. Create a simple smoky

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The Magic of Coconut Oil

So many beauty products are bought by us each year. We might spot a great new product on TV, read some rave reviews in magazines or on blogs, friends might recommend miracle creams that they have tried-all of which spark a curiosity within us, a curiosity to know more about these products. Most of us are curious to try new cosmetics to see if that fab new wonder product can make us feel wonderful as well, and we can rack up quite a bill on our credit cards from all the trial and error. It can be a costly business, beauty. What a lot of us fail to think about is natural products, products which Mother Nature put there for our beautification long before beauty became big business. One of the best beauty brands is brought to us by the coconut tree. Coconut oil has so many positive benefits for health and beauty. It can be used for pretty much EVERYTHING. It can get get chewing gum out of carpets, it can polish wood and it can do a range of other weird and wonderful things. Of course

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My Top 3 Mascaras

If you've been reading my columns over the last few days, you'll have seen that I’ve been selecting my favourite makeup basics. While we’re on the subject of must-have makeup, let’s take a look at mascaras. No makeup look is complete without a brilliant mascara. It opens the eyes by adding length, volume and definition to the lashes and it makes the eyes really stand out. While there are several different types to choose from, from lash-extending to volumising to thickening, it can be quite hard to choose the right one to get the job done. Here are my die-hard favourites. I love a lot of NARS products and their ‘Larger Than Life’ Volumising Mascara is no different. The mascara ‘delivers volume and curl for high impact lashes.’ The brush is the main feature of this mascara. It is honeycomb shaped, which means it can pick up and apply enough product without it smudging or flaking. The formula is also quite rich and luxurious and it really coats and darkens the

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My Top 3 Concealers

Let’s get back to basics! Recently, I reviewed my top three foundations, but no great foundation is complete without an amazing concealer. A concealer, to me, is like a little magic wand that corrects and erases blemishes, under eye circles and imperfections in a few simple strokes. It brightens the face and makes it appear even more flawless than with a foundation alone. My top concealer has got to be the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Wear Concealer, which lasts for an astounding 15 hours! It delivers medium coverage, which helps achieve that flawless complexion. The lightweight formula goes on seamlessly and doesn’t crease due to its transfer-resistant, colour-true formula. Although the formula is oil free, it is really blendable because the concealer is infused with vitamins and emollients which nourish and condition the skin. I highly recommend this! It really is budge proof makeup. Secondly, I love the Dior Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hy

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My Top Three Foundations

Foundation plays such an important role in your makeup routine. It evens the complexion and conceals pigmentation. It's not always easy, however, to find a foundation to match your skin type or one that matches your skin tone. Don't worry, I'm here to help! Here is a list of my top three foundations with reviews on coverage, skin type and shade selection. Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminous Foundation is a gorgeous foundation for those who like sheer to medium finish with buildable coverage. This foundation’s lightweight formula creates a dewy luminous glow and is ideal for occasion or bridal makeup. I would recommend you set this with a translucent powder. This may not be the best foundation for oily skin as it might be a bit too dewy, but it is cosmogenic, so it’s guaranteed to keep your pores clean. The product comes in some pretty packaging which adds to its appeal. There are 24 shades to choose from and if you are between shades, always opt for the lighter one

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A Couple’s Day Out at the Fota Island Hotel

A few weeks ago, myself and himself decided to visit the 5* Fota Island Hotel, Cork, for a day of pampering and indulgence. We arrived at the stunning resort, which is majestic at any time of year. It is surrounded by woodlands and nature, and the scenery is just beautiful. The hotel itself is exquisite with impeccable attention to detail throughout. It features a lot of rich wood, polished floors, fine furnishings and opulent decor. It's quite lavish and is the perfect place for a relaxing spa break. Our spa experience was fab! We booked in for the half day Glowing Getaway treatment which includes a Comfort Zone Recover Touch Antioxidant Facial. This was so nourishing. My skin was velvety soft and hydrated after the treatment. It looked so healthy and radiant. I can see why they call it a 'Glowing Getaway'! The package also included a luxury manicure or a luxury pedicure, which was a nice touch. After our treatments, we lounged around in the relaxation room and had full us

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