Make up, music, moustaches and all that good stuff

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If you don’t want to have to read the whole thing here’s my summarised opinion : AMAZING!.  This make up remover is hands down something I will (and have) repurchase over and over. You can get it anywhere; Tesco, Boots, Dunnes Stores and it’s only €3.99 for 200ml (its 2 for €6 in Boots at the […]

Probably no surprises here that it’s a Green Day song considering their newest album, ¡Uno!, was released here in Ireland on Friday. I am contemplating doing a full review of the album but, I don’t want it to just be a huge ramble about my love for the band, so we’ll see if that one actually happens.


Nuclear Family is the first track from ¡Uno! and what a way to start. The intro of it really sounds like old Green Day, something a lot of people including myself were excited to hear. The intro does sounds a lot like a new take on Welcome To Paradise, which some people seem not to like but I for one don’t see the issue. In my opinion this is the catchiest song on the album and the one that literally makes me want to dance around and sing along, and to me that’s a big thing, if a song can do that then I’m bound to love it.


I love the video for it as well, their videos for other songs on the album haven’t exactly been my cup of tea but this I like. Its just them in a practise room doing what they do best, there’s no bullshit about it just a good ole performance video. Also as a little side note I’m kind of in love with the new leopard print and glittery instrument look they’re going for now, it’s me all over.

Here’s a few links of places to keep up to date with Green Day going on’s;
Green Day‘s website, obviously for all the official band announcements.
Green Day Authority a fan run site that basically has everything you would want to know from magazine covers to release dates they have it covered.
Warner Music Ireland these will have Irish exclusive updates and release dates.
-There’s also the Green Day Ireland Twitter and Facebook  as well that occasionally have competitions (they have one running right now for a bottle of Green Day hot sauce!), updates and the like.

Let me know if I should do a whole review on ¡UNO! 🙂

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So I recently turned 21 and as part of my birthday present I got a Grab-One voucher for the Face 2 store in Dublin, with the voucher I bought the Star Powder along with a foundation and concealer (I’ll be doing a review on them soon).

You pay €10 for 0.4g of product which seems a lot but when I thought about it I’d only be using it as an inner corner highlight so it will last me for ages.

The powder is a very slightly off white colour filled with tiny pieces of silver glitter. It is extremely finely milled and surprisingly you don’t get that much fall out considering how much glitter is in it.

The best way I have found to use it is to add a tiny bit of primer/cream eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eye then gently pat this on with a Real Techniques – Accent Brush which is absolutely tiny but work perfectly for this.

Used correctly it can really brighten up your inner corner and look beautiful but, believe me a little goes a long way otherwise it will look way too over the top. I just use what’s in the lid and it means you don’t end up with too much on your brush.

Have you tried this? What were your thoughts?

It’s been almost a year since I last used my blog, same with my YouTube and recently I’ve been really wanting to get back into either or both. I’ve a feeling for the moment I’ll just stick to blogging.

A lot has happened in a year, I’ve lost people I loved but I also feel I have grown up a lot more.

At the moment I feel a bit stuck in a rut with everything in my life so… I’m gonna make myself get back into doing something creative as a hobby and an outlet, to keep me sane really.

I have a lot of ideas for posts so I’d be expecting some fairly regular ones coming soon, although I’m not just going to have it about make up and what not, basically about anything that interests me, I feel I’ll get less bored that way.

Anyways, hope any of you reading it will help support my blog and read it.

Here we are with another Green Day inspired make up tutorial. This week instead of randomly choosing an album I picked one out myself because I had been listening to Warning a lot recently and really wanted to create a look based on the artwork from it. Also, it is Warning’s 11th birthday (11 years? my god!) so it seemed appropriate to upload it today.

So here is the artwork:

So as you can seen the colours are black, grey, green and orange, again not giving me too much to work with as usual. When I first started doing the look I had no idea what to do and was planning on scrapping it but in the end I quite like it.

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eye shadows:
Light green – Pout Miss July pallete (frost)
Lime green – Inglot #59 (AMC)
Muted green – Urban Decay Chronic (matte)
Dark hunter green – #57 (AMC)
Blending green – Pout Miss July pallete (matte)
Black – MAC Carbon (matte)
Shimmery light grey – Essence 02 Sweetheart pallete (frost)
Shimmery dark grey – Inglot #444 (pearl)
Dark grey – MAC Print ( satin)
Liquid liner: Illamasqua precision ink in Abyss
Pencil liner:  MAC Smoulder eye kohl
Mascara: Maybelline Falsies & Essence Stays On & On & On
Lipstick: MAC Morange (amplified)

I know this look is a bit product heavy I quite liked how it turned out. I hope you are all enjoying these tutorials as much as I am.

So here is the second instalment of my Green Day inspired make up tutorials. I really am loving doing these so so much so thank you for all the positive feedback.

This weeks tutorial was Nimrod. I have to say I think this was one I was looking forward to the most, I’m not entirely sure why, it may have been because I love the colour yellow so much or because I wanted an excuse to wear the black lipstick. Either way I was really pumped for this one.

So here is the artwork itself:

As you can see the obvious colours are bright, bold yellow and black, I also wanted to incorporate some grey in there too. this this is what I can up with:

Primer: MAC Painterly paint pot
Eye shadows:
White: Inglot #496 D.S. finish
Yellow: Inglot #474 D.S. finish
Grey :  
MAC Print satin finish
Black:
Inglot #63 AMC finish
Liquid liner:
Illamasqua precision ink in Abyss
Pencil liner:
 MAC Smoulder eye kohl
Mascara:
Maybelline Volume Express Cat Eyes
Lipstick:
Barry M lip paint in #37

I really hope you like this look because it is definitely one of my favourites.

Quick Boots Haul

Firstly, people need to accompany me to Boots to ensure I only buy what I had originally intended on buying, I’m too broke for all these special offers. My purse begs you! But, I did make a rather lovely saving of a whopping €14.75 so that makes me feel a little better about it.

Right, so I was originally only going to Boots to get my life saving John Frieda Tone Correcting purple shampoo but the its was 3 for 2 on all hair products so I went a little crazy.

As I already mentioned I was in need of my beloved purple shampoo because I have like one more wash left in the bottle I have and without it my hair turns the most revolting colour. I am planning on doing  blog post on this very soon so look out for that. I picked up two bottles of it purely because I know I will need it so I may as well while its on offer. The shampoo itself is €6.49 but worth its weight in gold!

 

 

Also since it was 3 for 2 I picked up two bottles of the Aussie Re-constructor 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner, €5.69. These conditioners do wonders for your hair, it wasn’t until mine ran out that I realised how much of a difference it makes to the condition of my hair. It is technically a hair masque but I use it every time I wash my hair. Did I mention it smells like bubblegum? YUM!

That was four products so naturally I needed two more. The first was the Got2B Guardian Angel heat protection spray €5.19. I have never used a heat protectant ( I know, shoot me!) but since my hair is rather damaged from the bleach I felt it was time I was a little nicer to it. I haven’t used it yet but it smells really fresh and lovely. And the final hair product was the Umberto Giannini Backcomb In A Bottle €8.29. Firstly I thought the price was a bit much but I’ve heard such good things about it on YouTube and in blogs that I just splurged on it. It smells gorgeous and anything that will save me backcombing my hair is good with me.

Finally, I was in need of a new face exfoliator so I got the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel face scrub €4.04. I was just looking for something cheap and simple to do me for the mean time. It has a quite menthol smell as can be expected with the Witch Hazel. I’m excited to try it out and let you all know how it works.