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New Hair Cut & Todays Minimal Makeup

Why does a haircut have the power to make us feel brand new?

I was in desperate need of a haircut! I had extension put in in November so there has been no trims or highlights since then. When the extensions came out my hair was in great condition but it badly needed to be trimmed and shaped.

After a visit to lovely Mammy….

I had a few highlights and a semi of low-lights done.  I love low lights for richness and texture. I had an inch of two trimmed off the ends and had some layers added through the back and to frame my face.

Today was a minimal makeup sort of a day.

  • Revlon Colorstay in Natural Beige
  • Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
  • DH Brows – Taupe
  • Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
  • Cargo Lip Gloss – peach
  • Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Kohl Liner
  • Benefit High Beam

A note on the extensions I removed – They were amazing. It was like having perfect hair every morning. The best things was having no glue. My hair is growing at about three times its usual growth rate so I found they grew out quicker. I would definitely get the again when my hair goes crappy after baba is born. I had them done at I couldn’t recommend them more!

I feel like a new woman!

Face of the day, Make-up, Urban Decay

Face of the Day: Natural

Face of the Day time!

I felt like a natural look today. I pared everything down are wore the most minimal amount of make-up I could get away with – a la Bobbi Brown. The  spot on my chin didn’t agree.


  • Rimmel Anti-Fatigue Foundation (Review on the way)
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer under eyes
  • MAC Select Cover Up on the spot on my chin :(


  • Mid-brown from the Make Up For Ever Smoky on lid
  • The lightest shade on my tearduct (love this colour!)
  • Avon Super Shock Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
  • Benefit Eye Bright on waterline


  • Too Faced Leopard Bronzer


  • MAC Hue lipstick

Seems like a lot for a natural look when I see it listed :) But it  looks so boring, makes me want to go back in time and add colour.

What are you wearing today?


Drugstore Make-up, Face of the day, Foundation, Make-up

Face of the Day – using Wet n Wild Idol Eyes

My post this morning was on the Idol Eyes Creme Pencil from Wet n Wild in Distress. I decided to follow up my review and swatches with a Face of the Day post. I meant to post this last week, oops!

I wanted a no make-up look today with the exception of the gorgeous dark blue pencil, which I used as a liner. I would love to know what make-up you’re wearing today.



  • Revlon Photoready Foundation
  • MAC Select Cover up NC25
  • Nars Laguna Bronzer (not too sure on this one, post to follow)


  • Collection 2000 Dazzle Powder (the white one) on my inner eye
  • Brulee by MAC all over lid
  • A tiny dot of bronzer blended into the crease – not visible, just to add definition
  • Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Pencil in Distress, thickly on lashline and flicked out
  • Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash Mascara (on the fence about this one too)
  • Omega by MAC in brows


  • MAC Lovelorn Lipstick over a sheer coat of lipbalm

What make-up are you wearing today?

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Make-up Breakdown – What I’m wearing in my MAC Haul video

I had so many comments asking me what make-up I was wearing in my MAC Haul video. Here is a breakdown –

  • Revlon Colourstay in Golden Beige
  • Benefit Erase Paste in 2
  • MAC Shroom over the entire lid and up to brow bone. I have just discovered this eyeshadow – I’m addicted
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero on the upper lash liner and lower water line
  • Eyeko Grafiti liner in Navy  on the outer two thirds of the eye line and up into a little flick
  • e.l.f Waterproof Lengthening & Volumising Mascara (post on this mascara will be up tomorrow)
  • Maybelline Pink Hurricane Lipstick over chapstick (it’s too pigmented on me without lip balm underneath)
  • MAC Hang Loose  mineralise blush on the apples of my cheeks
  • MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell on my cheekbones

I had hundreds of comments on my hair – thank you all so much :)

Face of the day, General

Sunday’s face, outfit, nails…

So it’s Sunday. I have no plans, as of yet. I tore myself away from my latest True Blood book to get dressed and slap on a wee bit of well, slap. I kept it very simple today.  If I do go anywhere it will only be to the cinema. I also have some videos to record this afternoon.

The face:


The film ‘The Core’ is on in the background. I love that film. I’m a bit of a sci-fi geek. I’m wearing Nars Sheer Glow in Punjab, MAC Florabundance Lip Glass, Benefit Coralista on my cheeks, Emani on my eyelid, MAC Sable under my eye, The Body Shop eye liner in Carbon and The Body Shop Curvy Mascara.

And the outfit…


Shoes and tights are from Topshop, belt is from Zara, dress is from Penneys (€15 bargain!) Hairband is from Claires.You can see my decorated bedroom in the background. It turned out quite well. It needs  a few finishing touched though. I’m annoyed that I need tights today but it’s lashing rain.

And nails…


Catrice Nail Polish in Sophisticated (€1.49)

What are you wearing today? Have you any plans for your day of rest?

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Outfit and Face of the Day

I just took these with my little crappy camera so they quality it not fabulous but thought I’d give you a little look. Spring is in the air so I decided to let the legs out of prison for the day.

PIC_1070I love this skirt and it was only €5. Yes, 5 friggin euro. Bargain! Thank you Penneys. The cardigan is from Awear, as is the white racer back top underneath. The butterfly necklace is from Penneys too.

PIC_1079Could there be a more ‘Amy’ pair of shoes in existence? I think not! I found these pretties in New Look last Summer. I love loud shoes, I do get funny looks though. Such is life!

PIC_1154And the face (whilst in PJ’s): Maybelline Dream Cream Foundation, MAC Satin Taupe on lid, Rimmel Intense under eye,  MAC Angel lipstick with Perfectly Unordinary Dazzleglass, Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara, Benefit Hoola under cheekbones, Bourjois Blanc Diaphane as cheek highlight. Oops, forgot to do my eyebrows.

What are you wearing today?

Drugstore Make-up, Face of the day, Foundation, M.A.C

Face of the Day: What Make-up I’m Wearing Today

I love looking at other bloggers’s FOTD so I decided to contribute. Here’s my mug today…


Cheeks: MAC Strobe Cream on cheeks under my foundation. I applied Benefit Hoola under my cheekbones and Milani Luminous blush on the apples of my cheeks. I finished with a very light dusting of Bourjois eyeshadow in 90 (Blanc Diaphane) on my cheekbones.

Eyes: I applied Rimmel eyeshadow in Taupe 246 all over the lid with a Sigma SS224 brush (I prefer this to the MAC version). I used the Bourjois shadow mentioned above as a highlight on my brow bone.  I smudged  The Body Shop Carbon Black Liner on the upper lash line and Essence Liner in 09 Rockstar under my eye. This was followed by two coats of e.l.f Lengthening & Volumising Mascara (not amazing but does the trick).


And lips…


PIC_1064Lips: Max Factor  Lipstick in Electric and The Body Shop Love Gloss in 15.



And finally my face…



Face: Clinique Superfit in 05 and Catrice Allround Concealer palette.


What are you wearing today?

Drugstore Make-up, Face of the day, M.A.C

Face of the day: Greens

I had a little play with my new Manly palette. I have to admit, I did enjoy myself. I was a little overwhelmed by all of the colours but I eventually settled on Greens.




I used Jadet and Dark blue from the palette on the lide with a little Chartruese along the lashline. I like it, pretty for Spring. I’m looking forward to experimenting with more colours. I feel a pink day coming on tomorrow!




Click here to read more information about this palette

On the rest of my face I’m wearing MUFE HD Foundation, MAC Dame on my cheeks Boots Natural Collection in Rose Petal on my lips and Loreal Voluminous mascara.

What make-up are you wearing today?


Drugstore Make-up, Face of the day, General, Make-up

Face of the Day: Neutrals

Today’s make-up is very neutral. I actually toyed with the idea of not wearing any at all but I had time to kill.

I used:


  • Chanel Pro-Lumiere Foundation (shade 30)
  • MUFE Loose Powder
  • MAC Blunt (contour)
  • Benefit Coralista
  • Prestige Sun Baked highlight


  • MAC Phloof (inner third of eye and brow bone)
  • MAC Aintiqued (crease)
  • MAC Beautyburst (LE – Outer corner)
  • 17 Va Va Voom


  • MAC Hue Lipstick
  • Nars Turkish Delight Gloss

Safe and boring but that’s how I felt today. Couldn’t face colour, maybe tomorrow!

Drugstore Make-up, Face of the day, Reviews

Maybelline Quad – Enchanted Forest

PIC_0110I picked up the Maybelline eyeshadow quad in Enchanted Forrest for a couple of dollars in the US a few months ago.

I have tried a few of the Maybelline quads before and I wasn’t impressed with the quality. But this particular quad came highly recommended. So I decided to give it a go today.

The colours work really well on blue and green eyes. These quads come with instructions on where to apply them. I didn’t follow this. I used the highlight shade on the lid, the lid colour in the crease and then the outer corner colour in well, the outer corner. I used the crease shade under the eye.

the pigmentation isn’t outstanding but it is nice. It’s perfect for day wear. I don’t think they are pigmented enough for a big night out though. They’re soft and easy to apply. Best of all, they are cheap!

Have you tried these yet?