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Song Of The Week: Green Day – Nuclear Family

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! 🙂


Make Up Forever – Star Powder in #941


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?

Green Day Album Artwork: Warning

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.

POTW #1 : MAC Crystal Eyeshadow

Decided to start doing these Product Of  The Week posts let me know what you guys think 🙂

Right so down to it, the product I have been LOVING this week (well for a few weeks actually) is MAC’s Crystal eyeshadow.

The specifics: its is a Frost finish and MAC describes it as a “Violet duochrome with pearl”  and it is the usual 1.5g of product for €15.

This eyeshadow is IMPOSSIBLE to get a decent photo of due to the lilac reflects in it so I do apologise for that.

So last Christmas I got a MAC quad off my parents and Crystal was in it, soon after I bought my two 20 pan Inglot palettes and kinda forgot about the MAC ones (I know shame on me!)

But recently I was doing my make up and just wanted to do something with colour, purple to be specific, so I pulled out all my eyeshadow’s and came across Crystal, I had never used it!

So I used it as an extended inner corner highlight and my god! I was hooked! It completely transformed the look, it gave my eyes an instant brightness. It was a shinning purple highlight without being too in your face due to it being a duo-chrome. Being a frost it it doesn’t have amazing colour pay-off but I only use it as a highlight colour it doesn’t bother me.

I adore this eyeshadow and I have found myself doing purple eye looks more and more often. I also have a tutorial on said purple look which is down below there for you to check out :

And a few pictures:

All in all I love Crystal, next time your at a MAC counter just swatch it and see it for yourself (cameras do it no justice).