Monday, November 5, 2012


Exciting Newwwwws!

So, as you may have noted my absence(I'm a terrible blogger)
My life has completely changed over the coming months..
I applied to a college to study a Make Up Artistry course
I left it till very late, and thought I wasn't going to get it, but I went for the interview with some sample photographs of make up I've done on people and kept talking about my love for make up..
I was pretty happy with the interview overall and the course looked so interesting,
Little did I know, the next day..they rang and told me I got the course!!!!!!!
Which I was ridiculously suprised about, they told me I would have to wait a week to find out and they rang the NEXT DAY!
The course was in Galway, which is in the wessshht of Ireland

So the labourious task of finding somewhere to live in one of Irelands main student towns lay before me..
And boy was it hell........=[
Landlords are sneaky individuals, pulling the carpet out from under your feet is an understatement!!
I eventually found a place to live, its pretty horrible but I head home every weekend so its bearable..

But I must say I am loving my course..
the difference between doing something you love and somthing you kinda like but not really
is amazzing
And all the girls (and guys!) in my class are amazeballs too
My tutors are so lovely, I'm living my dream..
And I'm going to be a qualified Make Up Artist come May!!

At the moment, eyeshadow, the lack of internet and assignments are taking priority over my blog..
I will try my absoo hardest to return and be regular, its extremely difficult to find things to write aboooot when you're upto your eyeballs in make up work!
But I thought I'd let ya'll know of my little life update :)

Love love


Thursday, August 23, 2012

REVIEW-Sleek Au Naturel Palette

In July, myself and 3 friends went away on a little weekend trip to Edinburgh!
I must say, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The castle is such a pretty sight walking along Princes Street.
The people are lovely and friendly, there is a great vibe around the city, during the day and night!
I'd move there in the morning..:):)

On the day before we were due to leave(which was very depressing to go back to Ireland)
I decided to cheer myself up with some retail therapy make up wise.
I popped into Superdrug and decided to have a little peek at the products you can't get in my local Superdrug back home.
(Basically, I made a beeline for the Sleek stall)

I picked up two palettes, and the "lash out" mascara.

I love Sleek, its quickly becoming one of my favourite brands after this mini haul.
The contour kit is easily one of my staple, "would die without it" products in my make up bag.
(I've hit pan, smashed the highlighter, broke the mirror and then broke off the cover)
But I still love it dearly!

I have found myself gravitating towards this palette, over my Naked eye shadows, my mac eye shadows and my Inglot ones too..shock horror! :O

The packaging is black, sleek(no pun intended) and simple.
I enjoy this. It fits neatly in my palettes in my make up collection :)

The eye shadows themselves are very natural, (as the name of the palette would suggest)
But they are perfect for a simple day look, and a night time smokey look all the same :)
The overall palette is matte, with three shimmery shades which are beautiful.

The are really luxurious feeling, blend like a dream and are incredibly pigmented for the price of them, which was like £7.99 I think?!?
Which is about €10.00 give or take..
In particular, I found the black in bottom right of the palette to be more pigmented then my Mac black in "carbon"
(Which cost €15 in single pots!)
So not only is this palette amazing, it is also a bargain!

I'd recommend to everyone who likes the natural eyeshadow look, to go buy this palette with the utmost haste as it is beautiful, I wear it nearly everyday and the colours actually last a surprising length of time without primer, and I have thee oiliest eye lids ever.

Swatches :)

I love Edinburgh so much I'm returning in October for a weekend :)
And I'll probably raid the Sleek stall all over again tbh..
I have only one problem with Sleek,
and its the fact you can't get it in Ireland!! :(


Monday, April 9, 2012

Sorry I've been away :(

Hello :)
I've been having trouble with computer access lately..
Well more no acess..:(

But I hopefully will have something sorted out soon, with some reviews(Some good and bad!) Nails of the day(when they start looking pretty again) And healthy eating regimes! Well I'll try too anyway..

Sorry for my lack of blogging,I was so inspired with a few purchases i made and had no way of sharing them!But I'm going to Dublin tomorrow with so I will hopefully buy a few pieces in Lush and Forever 21! eeeeeekkkkkk :-)

Will try get back up and running soon lovleys xx
Much love!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Eye of the night!

As I've previously stated, my Soap & Glory quad has been my go-to eye shadow routine for the day time.
But the other night I was going out with mates, and knowing me I left everything to the last minute so I went a little smokier with my day look to make it night time worthy!

As usual, my foundation was Revlon Colorstay(I find this foundation okay, its nicest applied with my hands, I wish there was a pump with this foundation, it would make application so much easier!)
My concealer was Collection 2000 in fair,
I used Clinque Brow Pencil in 03 deep brown
& Inglot gel liner in 77 and Bourjouis Volumizer
and Soap and Glorys Smoulder Kohl eyeliner in black.
I also used Sleek Contour Kit in Light and a Benefit highlighter in Miss Popularity.

Whats your night time eye like?

love love


Recently my go-to eyeshadow quad has been Soap and Glorys "whats nude"
I use it the matte bone shade and the matte brown through my crease during the day with a slick of gel eyeliner and some mascara
(The liner is no 77 matte black from Inglot, the mascara is also from Inglot(Volume & Waterproof)
My foundation is Revlon Colorstay in Buff and Collection 2000 concealer in Fair, I have a bit of Essence clear brow set through my brows)

I'm in love with a majority of these products, the eyeshadow quad has found a permanent place in my make up bag and its just so easy peasy to master when I'm in a rush!

Whats your go to daily eyeshadow routine?

love love

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Feeling Bleeugghh

This week has been pretty crappy health wise..
Tuesday, I poisoned myself making fajitas resulting in me being up all night getting sick
(reaaallly reaaallly not fun!)
So my routine was complete-erly backwards
Sleeping all day and up all night(watching Jerry Springer & Maury at 5am, not cool!)
So i stayed up all nigth and all day to get myself back into a normal routine,
and woke up today, BANG.
I keep peeing, feel really weak, constantly dizzy and sneezing and thirsty and my pupils are heeeuuggee!
So I'm basically sitting on the couch and then waiting to eat to go to bed, I've tried standing up a couple of times but the room spins weirdly every time I do.. its weird!

Sadly my appetite is still strong as an ox, I wish my aunty would hurry up with my dinner!
Maybe a Sunday roast will cure my all of a sudden fatigue!

And my brother took the dogs for a walk in a big mucky field awhile ago.. wet dog smell..

How have you guys been all this week?

love love
Kathryn xxx

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recent Discoveries..


I made a few discoveries.
Sally Hensen Nail Varnish
and The Hunger Games.

I will blog about the ammount of <3 I have for these soon.

Until then, back to reading!

love love
Kathryn xxx