Saturday, 21 October 2017

5 Product Face

It has been over 2 years since I did one of these 5 Product Face posts, if you want to see a cringe one click HERE. I've changed a lot since making that post in April 2015 and I thought today I would share with you what products I would use if I only had 5. My look won't be as natural as it was back in 2015.

Starting off with no primer, I used Catrice Liquid Camouflage in 010 Porcellain as a foundation and concealer to even out redness and camouflage any spots with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and bounced it into my skin until it looked natural and even. Onto brows, I outlined and filled them in with NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade in Brunette to make them bigger and bolder. I brushed the product through with a spoolie to make my brows look less blocky.

Next onto eyes, after priming my eyelids with my concealer, I set it all into place with the white shade from Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights and Contour Pro Palette. The transition shade used for the middle bronzer on the right and the darkest bronzer was used on the outer third. To add a little pop to my look, I used the gold highlighter in the middle of my lid as a spotlight and off course, I blended it like made. 

On to the actual bronzing and highlighting, I used the bronzer on the left to give my face a subtle glow and the shade I used as a transition shade for my contour with a fan brush. It may seem weird using a fan brush but I find it puts on the product in the most effective way without too much clean up. With a pointed brush and the white shade, I clean up the contour to make it look less muddy. The mascara I'm using at the moment is Catrice Glam & Doll Curl & Volume Mascara which is out of this world if you want your lashes to stay curled as it stays all day. I firstly curl my lashes with a lash curler, put on the mascara, wait 10-15 minutes for it to dry and re-curl my lashes. If you are going to try this trick don't re-curl your lashes when they are still wet as it mightn't end too well.

For lips, I decided to keep it neutral and nature and I had to use everyone's favourite nude, Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit. The applicator is the only let down with this product but if you scrape off the excess it isn't that bad. I use the side of it to line my lips and use the flat part to colour in the rest.

If you are interested in the jumper I'm wearing in the photos it is from Stradivarius
What is your five product face?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Why I Don't Drink Right Now

You might be a little confused by the title, an Irish person that doesn't drink, I'm shocked. In the majority of movies with an Irish person they normally are drunk or have some alcoholic beverage strapped to their hands while they say 'top of the morning' to their neighbour wearing an Aran jumper. Yes, this country is well-known for their drinking habits, even the Dail Eireann (parliament) has a bar in it but personally I don't get it at all. I don't see the point in drinking my life away and regretting it the next morning and here are a couple of reasons why I don't drink right now. Just to let you know I'm not trying to flag all Irish people as raging alcoholics. Also, the drinking age here is 18 but some people start before that.

I don't get the culture
The culture here in Ireland and probably other places is go out to get drunk and to let themselves go. I just don't understand going out to a creepy old pub, having a few drinks and not knowing what you did the night before. You hear stories of people losing things on nights out and I don't want that to happen to me. 

Family matters
My parents aren't big consumers of the alcoholic variety and I have never in my 18 years seen either of them drunk or hungover. My grandparents on my dad side don't drink either. I never felted pressured into having a few scoops by family.

It's expensive
It is an expensive hobby if you are going out every week. Between the outfit, the works, prinks and the actual sesh, it costs a bomb. I would much prefer spending the money on clothes, books, Netflix, beauty or saving up for something big.

Empty calories
This might sound a little crazy but I would prefer to eat cake than drink a pint as cake tastes nicer and pint doesn't fill you up. Alcohol is like any other drink, except water, filled with calories, sugar and god knows what else. I would much prefer enjoying a slice of cake than try to drink something I don't really like.

I hope I don't sound too prissy but I have wanted to write this post for a couple months now and I thought it would be interesting to share. I don't think I will always not drink but I have plenty of time in the future not drinking, so I'm perfectly happy doing that right now.

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The August and September Edition

It's been a while since I have done a The Edition post due to having other posts that I preferred to do instead but I thought I would update you about all that it going on.

Shows I've Been Watching

American Horror Story: Hotel
I finally got around to watching season 5 and to say I was a little disappointed in it would be an understatement. I liked the plot but there was no huge plot twist at the end which isn't AHS' style. It was watchable and had all the amazing actors, except Jessica Lange, and some more juicy bits for the theory that all the seasons are connected with several characters from previous seasons making cameo.

RuPaul's Drag Race
This is the show I watch during the week after I'm finished all my homework and want to relax. It is so easy to watch, not much thinking involved and it makes me laugh. I am currently watching season 6 but my favourite season is definitely 3. Raja is my queen! The Heels of Hell tour is coming to Dublin during the week of my pre mocks which is so annoying as I would love to go. Hopefully, they'll come back next year and I will definitely go.

Wow! I was not expecting this to be so good but it was amazing. I can't wait for season 2 which should be out soon and I'm looking forward to getting back into the town of Riverdale. For anyone who hasn't watched Riverdale it is very similar to High School Musical except if Ryan got murdered. There's a jock that wants to sing and do football, a pair of twins that were inseparable and a preppy girl who wants to do good in school. Obviously it's not the exact same as HSM there's no prancing around a golf club filled with rage but it is a coming of age sort of TV show.

Stranger Things
This was the next on my list of things to watch and not going to lie it took me a while to get into this series. It is set in the 80's where Will Byers go missing and his friends try to find him but end up finding a girl instead. It is such a unique plot and I'm looking forward to season 2 when it comes out later this month.

Books I've Been Reading

I have been watching Melanie's videos for over 2 years now and when I heard that she was writing a book I knew I needed it in my life. She is the first Irish YouTuber that I ever watched and I still love her content. It is a part memoir, part life guide and there's a lot of advice in it for anyone dealing with anything from relationships, eating disorders or the pressures of social media, it felt nice having a big sister in a book to give you some advice on everything.

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
I took a little break from Sarah J. Maas and now I am back on that train with the fourth book of the TOG series. I went through a little reading rut this month, so I took a break from this book and started a Fully Functioning Human instead. I haven't finished this yet. I haven't got fair enough into it to give you my full opinion but so far so good.

Things I've Been Doing

Back to School
September came with back to school session and I didn't mind going back. After a month, I've had enough of this hard work thing and want to take a break. I've started Maths grinds and I'm up to my eyeballs in homework and study. My pre-mocks are in two weeks and I'm not looking forward to them at all.

Higher Options
I went to Higher Options the day before my driving test which kept my nerves at bay. Higher Options is a convention where you have all the colleges of Ireland with some from Europe and the US in one hall. I enjoyed going around to different colleges and getting booklets and asking about their science courses as that's what I want to do. I have 3 open days coming up in the next month and I'm looking forward to having a look around the campus.

Driving Test
I failed my first driving test which is pretty standard for the majority of learner drivers but I failed on a good few things. I would go into the details of what I need to improve on but there is a list. I was pretty upset about it, not going to lie, and if you saw my Snapchat story you would remember how upset I was as I even cried on my story, first time to do that. I was disappointed as nothing went the way it should have gone, I had a lesson beforehand and everything went smoothly but during the test it turned for the worst. I hope to reapply soon and hopefully pass it the next time.

Blog Awards Ireland Finalist in Best Lifestyle Blog
This is the third time I will be writing this, firstly it was my excitement for being Longlisted, then the shock of getting Shortlist and now I'm a fricking finalist! It still feels pretty surreal to me. I was unable to go to the actual awards ceremony as it was on a school night which was a bummer but it looked amazing. I received yesterday to say I got the Bronzer award of my category and it really is the icing on the cake. I had a feeling I wouldn't win as I has the baby of the bunch with the least experience but I got Bronze and Bronze is golden to me.

Things I've Been Loving

Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift
This song has been my jam since the day it was released. I can't wait for Reputation to come out in nearly a month. It is such a sing along song and I adore the music video. I think it is very Blank Space 2.0.

Wet Brush Detangler Hair Brush
This might seem a little strange to have a favourite as a hair brush but it was badly needed. I've been using the same hairbrush that I bought in Primark for as long as I can remember. I had heard a lot about the brand Wet Brush and when I saw them in TK Maxx for €10 I decided to pick one up and it changed everything. My scalp used to get irritated by the harsh bristles of my old hair brush which wasn't pleasant. I could never brush my hair when it was wet because the brush would tug at my hair, that's not good either. I don't have either of those problems with this brush and it also looks really cute.

What have you been up to?

Thanks for being awesome,