Tuesday, March 25, 2014

40 Question Beauty Tag


-How many times do you wash your face daily? Once (at night) in the shower. If I wash it more than that, it dries out my skin big time! Although, I make sure to cleanse, tone and moisturise every night without fail!
-What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo) Dry. I suffer from psoriasis
-What is your current facial wash? Simple Moisturising Facial Wash. That reminds me, I need to repurchase soon!
-Do you exfoliate? Once a week
-What brand do you use? For my face, I use a tea tree scrub, and for my body, I use Soap & Glory's Breakfast Scrub.
-What moisturiser do you use? Currently, Nivea Visage Oil Free Moisturising Fluid. That will be gone soon, so I'll be back to Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser.
-Do you have freckles? A couple
-Do you use eye cream? Not as much as I should *slaps wrist*
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? I don't, I'm so lucky in that way. I get a spot or two like once a year, which goes after a few days.
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? No.


-What foundation do you use? Rimmel's Match Perfection.
-How about concealer? Collection Lasting Perfection... (I do like my 'perfection', don't I? haha)
-Do you know your undertone color? I *think* it's cool!
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? I like them for special occasions, but I couldn't wear them every day (actually, maybe I could if I could apply them properly...) 
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? I know, but it doesn't mean I do it...
-What brand of mascara do you use? L'Óreal Volume Million Lashes
-Sephora or MAC? I haven't tried Sephora, so I'll have to say MAC
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? Yeah, I wish...
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Brushes. And an eyelash curler? 
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Always!
-For the face? When I remember.
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? My go-to colour is a beautiful champagne colour
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Mostly pencil
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Not as much as I used to! 
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I find them a bit messy, so I tend to stick to pressed
-Do you use mineral makeup? Rarely
-What is your favorite lipstick? Avon's Pink Sunrise or Rimmel's Pink Blush
-How about lipgloss? Rarely... makes me feel like I'm 12 again.
-What is your favorite blush to use? Rimmel's Autumn Catwalk
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? I've bought eyeshadow palettes and a blush palette (which I LOVE!), as well as my amazing makeup brushes.
-Do you like drugstore makeup? LOVE!
-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets) Nope
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? No
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Nope
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? Eyeshadow that's not blended properly! I've done it before though!
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Both, it really depends on the occasion.
-Which celebrity always has great make up? Christina Aguilera.
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? Mascara, I think!
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? I do a lot.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? I look okay - I'm comfortable with my skin, but I do feel more confident wearing makeup.
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? Rimmel!
-What do you think of makeup? I love it. It's a brilliant way to express yourself and let your creativity show. I love the confidence it gives (to me anyway!).

I tag you!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

eBay Makeup Brushes (Face & Eyes)

If you remember this post from last month, you'll know I wanted to buy more of the same brushes. I came across this full set (face and eye) on eBay for less than €10, with free postage. They're almost exactly the same as the eye brushes I've already got, but I've noticed that these new ones are a tiny bit shorter than the other ones, but still as dense and amazing. The face brushes are the best EVER! They're brilliant for buffing and stippling foundation into the skin, and help to give a flawless finish to your face. The bristles are super soft, and as someone with dry skin, I can safely say that these brushes don't irritate my skin like some other brushes do. I use them for liquid foundation, powder, blush, contouring, which I've just started doing everyday! The large tapered top brush makes it so much easier.
I do realise this wasn't a long review, but as I said, they're almost exactly the same as these ones, so I don't see the point in reviewing something the same ;) I just had to show you these amazing brushes and let you know that you can buy them here! I'm so tempted to buy another set, and this will be my last as I have loads now!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DIY | Shabby Chic 'Home Sweet Home' Canvas

I've been really into DIY lately, and this is my latest creation.

We had a canvas above our fireplace, which belongs to the house. I hate it because it just didn't do anything for the living room. It wasn't my style, so I got an idea in my head. I bought a huge blank canvas from the shop I work in, and got to work with it when I got home.

I printed off a flower, birdcage, bird and the words 'Home Sweet Home', in a pretty baby pink font. I cut out each letter (as close to the colour part as possible). Next, I used PVA glue to stick the letters to the canvas. After this, it was basically just picking out whatever I wanted for the canvas. I picked an old pink flower hairclip (obviously with the clip removed), some lace ribbon, pearls and small flowers. I glued these on too, mainly using superglue.

With flash

You can probably see in the photos that some parts of the letters have gone a darker pink as the glue dried. I didn't know this would happen, but I love the effect it gives. Overall, the whole canvas is beautiful. I don't think the pictures do it justice, because in person, you can see how it brings the room together (I think so anyway!) I'm a bit proud of myself for making this, and best of all, the whole thing cost me less than €10 to make! 

Do you like it?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tag | 100 Truths

1. Last beverage→ Tea
2. Last phone call→ Elijah
3. Last text message→ Ricky
4. Last song you listened to→ Demons by Imagine Dragons
5. Last time you cried→ weeks ago

6. Dated someone twice → Yeah
7. Been cheated on? No
8. Kissed someone & regretted it? Yeah
9. Lost someone special?→ Yeah
10. Been depressed?→ Not diagnosed but yeah, I think so
11. Been drunk? Of course!

12. Baby pink
13. Duckegg blue
14. Black (for clothes)

15. Made new friends → Yes!
16. Fallen out of love → Nope
17. Laughed until you cried → Yeah, just the other day
18. Met someone who changed you→ Don't think so
19. Found out who your true friends were→ No
20. Found out someone was talking about you→ Yuuup
21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list→ Yeah
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life → Quite a lot, but there's a good few I don't know
23. How many kids do you want to have→ Three, maybe four
24. Do you have any pets → Two cats
25. Do you want to change your name→ Nope
26. What did you do for your last birthday→ Surprised my mum (my brothers were all in on it too!) and spent it with my family! :)
27. What time did you wake up today → 7 for work
28. What were you doing at midnight last night→ Getting into bed
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for → My tablet to come back... is that lame?
30. Last time you saw your father→ Last month
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life → More money, less stress!
32. What are you listening to right now → American Dad 
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom → I think so
34. What's getting on your nerves right now? → One of my cats keeps jumping in front of the tv... so annoying!

36. Whats your real name → Joanna
37. Relationship Status → Engaged!
38. Zodiac sign 

39. Male or female → Female
40. Elementary school → Killeen NS
41. Middle School → 
42. High school → Portumna CS
43. Hair color → Black 
44. Long or short → Long
45. Height → 5'1 or 5'2.
46. Do you have a crush on someone? 
→ Yep!

47. What do you like about yourself? → My sense of humour
48. Piercings → Ears
49. Tattoos → four
50. Righty or lefty → Righty

51. First surgery → Getting a bone taken from my ear when I was 5 (I think), my only surgery!
52. First piercing → Ears.
53. First tattoo 
 My hip

54. First best friend →My fiancé... cheesy?
55. First sport you joined → None!
56. First pet → The first I remember was our dog Suki (RIP baby girl)

57. First vacation remembered  Caravanning in Wicklow years ago, i think!!
58. First concert → Westlife
59. First crush→ Can't remember 
60. First alcohol drink 
→ WKD!

61. Eating → Nothing
62. Drinking → Nothing now
63. I'm about to → Take my makeup off
64. Listening to → Telly
65. Waiting for → Sleep

66. Want kids? Definitely
67. Want to get married? Yeah!
68. Careers in mind? No idea

69. Lips or eyes → Eyes
70. Hugs or kisses → kisses
71. Shorter or taller → Taller
72. Older or Younger → Older
73. Romantic or spontaneous → Both
74. Nice stomach or nice arms → Arms!!
75. Tattoos or piercings— Don't mind
76. Sensitive or loud → Bit of both!!
77. Hook-up or relationship → Relationship please
78. Trouble maker or hesitant→ First one

79. Kissed a stranger → Yep
80. Drank hard liquor → rarely
81. Lost glasses/contacts → Yeah, both!
82. Sex on first date → No
83. Broken someone's heart → Yeah
84. Had your own heart broken → Yeah
85. Been arrested? 
→ nope
86. Turned someone down → Yep
87. Cried when someone died → Yup
88. Liked a friend that is a girl? → Nope

89. Yourself → Sometimes
90. Miracles → Yes 
91. Love at first sight → Lust I think
92. Heaven → Yes
93. Santa Claus → oh, definitely...
94. Kissing on the first date? → Why not

95. Angels → Maybe

96. Is there one person you want to be with right now? → Yeah
97. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? → No
98. Do you believe its possible to remain faithful forever? 
 Of course

99. What's the one thing you cannot live without? → family
100. Posting this as 100 Truths? 
→ yes!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Nails | Essence 'Double Decker Red' & Essence 'Gel-look Topcoat'

Red is one of  my favourite colours for nails, and this colour is perfect. I've needed a new red for ages, and Double Decker Red just jumped out at me when I was shopping. I picked it up, along with the Gel-Look topcoat (below).

I love how they look together, and the topcoat gives a beautiful shine.

I painted my nails the night before I started work (which includes lots of till work and stocking shelves). I was disappointed to see that after my first day of work, some of my nail polish had chipped on my index and middle fingernails, as I had used these most on the till. My others fingernails were still perfect. This time around, I've solved it by applying two topcoats, every other day. It seems to be working out pretty well, which is always great!

I would recommend both polishes, as long as you apply your topcoat every few days to keep your nails perfectly polished.

I think I paid €4.95 for the red polish, and around €2.79 for the gel-look topcoat. These prices are just guesstimates as I can't really remember, sorry!

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