Monday, 25 November 2013

GIVEAWAY - WIN A NIMA MITT!!

BEAUTY WITH BRUSHES FIRST GIVEAWAY!!



I'm sure by now you've heard of the wonder product that is the NIMA Mitt!

If not, you should have!

I have already reviewed this wonderful pink mitt (here), as have many other Irish Beauty Bloggers - all giving rave reviews!



Basically, the NIMA Mitt is a pink microfiber face cloth that removes makeup and cleanses skin using only water - yep only water removes everything!
It is one of the many amazing products by Niamh Martin, available to buy from the Nima Brush Website for only €12.95 now with worldwide shipping!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

L.A. College Bridal Photoshoot


Sadly the time has come that I have finished my course in L.A. College Of Creative Arts (*cry*)..

However, finishing means I did a photo shoot!! 

For our shoot we did two looks, natural & bridal. For both looks I had a very clear picture in my head of how I wanted the final shots - the natural I wanted a dead on head & shoulders shot (like a models agency head shot) and for the bridal I wanted my model to be looking down, but not over the shoulder.. 
And, obviously, I wanted the makeup to be flawless ;)

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Haircut @ The Studio


Around a week ago I got my haircut by the wonderful Marco in The Studio, Ranelagh. 


A good hairdresser is hard to find, and as I have and love very long hair I used to dread going for a chop, fearing that I'd leave bald - after a bob when I was 14ish I vowed never to get more then an inch off again! 



Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Kim Kardashian Kontouring

I know this is a well demonstrated and blogged about technique since Kim K posted that picture of her face streaked in pink and brown a few months ago, but I've only gotten around to trying it!
We all know Kim's signature glow and chiseled features that make her the envy of women (and men) everywhere and the truth is its not that hard to recreate yourself. Her dark Armenian features definitely help with this look, but with the right brushes and various foundation shades it can be done on even the pastiest of skin :)

 

Beauty Tip of the Week [9]



Use a peachy toned liquid concealer on under eye dark circles.

The pinky tone will help brighten and liquid concealers will not crease as much as solid ones!


Love rimmel wake me up concealer (pictured)

Xox

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Shoes & Bags [Haul]

More shopping :) This time, however, it is fashion based! 

I'm obsessed with burgandy at the minute! 
Love these slightly heeled boots from Penneys (Primark) for just €22! 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Bodum Tea For One [Review]



This little beauty was a gift from my brother when I started drinking herbal teas - thanks Michael!

Basically it's a tea diffuser and strainer and it's pretty darn nifty, not to mention quite nice to look at! 
As herbal/green tea drinkers may know, most teas have both recommended temperatures and brew times - basically if you leave brewing too long they can start to taste awful!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Ted Baker - The Great & The Gorgeous



I picked up this little beauty in boots last week - on sale to €25 as one of their Christmas promotions, RRP €52! 

I'm a bit of a magpie, with a love of rose gold so obviously I just had to have it! Plus for €22.50 (after student discount) they were practically giving it away! 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

NIMA Mitt [Revew]

I recently ordered a NIMA Mitt from the amazing Irish company NIMA Brush . This is a pink Microfiber face cleansing cloth that claims to remove all makeup and dirt from skin using nothing but water!
I was completely sold on it after reading Beauty Angels review (here).. I was wondering if maybe Beauty angel was being overly complimentary but seeing I had done nothing but rave about my NIMA Brushes I thought what the hell - it's only €12.95!