Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A little bit of Heaven

Do you ever feel like a peaceful break? Somewhere close but far enough to get away from it all?

You all know or have heard of Inchydoney Lodge & Spa in West Cork. I know this hotel quite well. I grew up a few miles away from the hotel and I started my beauty career in their prestigious Spa. I am a regular makeup artist for weddings at the hotel so, to say I know it well, is an understatement.

So when I got to go there I was so excited to spend time as a guest rather than in work mode. 

As soon as we arrived we decided not to budge from the hotel for the whole 2 days - it's so easy to take a quick trip to Clonakilty for a wander which I love doing so much but, I really wanted to enjoy every single minute at Inchydoney and quoting John Spillane - "Wake up to the sound of the sea"

We arrived to "The Island" (as locals call it) on one of the best days - lots of sunshine and so, so mild. Not a puff in the air, hard to believe for January! We checked in and immediately relaxed into the soft, comfy couches with an Irish Mist (a signature liquor by Inchydoney) while our luggage was taken care of. Exactly what we needed after our 2 hour drive.



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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Irelands Top MUA

Opened my emails this evening to more fantastic news... I have just been nominated for "Ireland's Most Talented MUA" with RSVP Magazine, yay!
It is such an honour to see my name among the top MUA of Ireland - I am thrilled!
If you wish to vote for me you can do so HERE - thank you for your love & support

Lots of celebrating this weekend, A x

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

NYFW Fall 15

Here's a quick look at the NYFW Fall makeup trends so far. The makeup look for each designer is pretty without being overly done. Nude or barely-there lips all round with fresh, bright skin. Very feminine and elegant. 

Have a look at my favourite runway makeup:


BCBG
Temptu

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Pat McGrath for MAC Cosmetics


MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Val Garland for MAC Cosmetics

REBECCA MINKOFF
Sarah Lucero for Stila

VICTORIA BECKHAM
Pat McGrath for MAC Cosmetics

YIGAL AZROUEL
Benkamin Puckey for Sephora

NICOLE MILLER
James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics


MARA HOFFMAN
Lottie for Maybelline NY


RICHARD CHAI LOVE



DONNA KAREN
Charlotte Tilbury



And some street style looks that I love:

SHELLY CORKERY


ERIKA FOX

JANA WIND


FER MEDINA

NATALIE JOOS



Which is your favourite makeup look? We have 2 more days till NYFW ends so I will update if I see anything striking on the runways. A x






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Friday, 13 February 2015

x x Happy Valentines x x

Happy Valentines everyone! I hope you will have a great weekend whether it be with your loved one, your family or friends. I have finally got around to another makeup tutorial and this one is super easy! You can pick out what part you like and adjust it to your own makeup. Enjoy the tutorial and please let me know if you'd like to see any other tutorial done - leave your comments in the box below this post!




FULL PRODUCT LIST:

FACE
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
Mac Prolong Concealer in NC20
Makeup Forever HD Foundation No 123
L'oreal Glam Bronzer in Brunette
Satin de Chanel Radiance Powder
Mac Blusher in Fleur Power

EYES:
Mac eyeshadow: Nylon, Quarry, Shadowy Lady
Urban Decay eyeshadow: Bordello, Last Call & Snatch
Mac Fluidline in Black Traxx
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara in Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipdown Pomade in Medium Brown
Lashes available at Le Beau Beauty

LIPS:
Mac lipstick in Syrup

Brushes used for eyes:
Fluffy brush: 224 Mac
Pencil brush: 219 Mac
Flat Shader: 213 Mac
Eyeliner: 266 Mac
Crease brush: 239 Mac


Thanks for watching, A x



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Monday, 9 February 2015

It's Grammy time



Kim Kardashian
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Penneys Spring Collection

Have a look at Penney's Spring Collection which will be in the shops pretty soon - I can't wait. Lots of colour and some gorgeous prints. Which do you like?




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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pencilled in by MAC


MAC have launched 11 new lipliner shades now in carbon copy of our favourite lipsticks. And here they are - I can't wait to get buying :)


Edge To Edge
Rosy Rim
Fruit Cocktail
Chic Trick
Candy Yum-Yum
Talking Points
Ruby Woo
Follow Your Heart
Heroine
Nightingale
Cyber World


Which is your favourite?

A x

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Taylor Swift Inspired Makeup





I am loving everything about Taylor Swift at the moment - her music, her style, her locks and her makeup. She wears a beautiful flawless makeup, never over-doing it, while rocking a red lip! 
Here is my take on one of her more glam looks - the focus is on the red lip with a little darkness on the eyes with lashes ( I haven't gone as dark as the picture). Minimise the countering and blusher and keep skin fresh & dewy.

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