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Well hello there, 
I have an exciting video to share with you guys. I got a lovely surprise from my friend in the mail. 

COLOURPOP yay!! Living in the UK, these are not available directly to the UK. I think what's preventing them from delivering here is the nature of the products as they are of a mousse type texture which could be broken easily. I could be wrong but it makes sense. 

The video has all details so please have a peep and give me some feedback.

Homesick Survival Guide #1

Hey loves,
I've wanted to write this for the longest time. I get a lot of questions about how I'm an Irish woman in the UK and do I not miss my family? Um, YES!!
There's no real reason that the homesick feelings happens, it literally can pop out of nowhere. I have a few tips to share.

First off I would invest in Skype and Whatsapp. Tell your loved ones to do the same, no no, DEMAND they get these apps. I use Whatsapp all the time for everyone as my signal with EE can be dodgy.

Write down how you feel and look back on it a few days later and try work on your feelings. I use to feel physically sick when I got homesick and over time I learned to have a good cry and not feel ashamed by it.

Netflix and movies can really take time away. I do this more often than I admit. If I feel like I just want to pack up and go home, I'll turn on Netflix and pop PLL on. It's escaping reality yes but I forget about how shit I feel afterwards.

Treat yourself to something. Be it a chip…


Hey loves,
I realised the other day that I had two new Kate lipsticks by Rimmel and two I'm not sure I have mentioned on my blog before. If I have, don't judge me haha!!

I have to admit loving the packaging of these Kate lippies. Black and sleek with the signature in a different colour. The downside is not knowing which colour is which. 

So, the first picture is a lilac based pink named 35. I've wanted this one for a wee while now and now I have my new prized lippy. Then we have one of the NEW nude shades, there were four on display in Boots so I picked number 45. Just so pretty. The bottom two are kind of alike but one is more coral and one is more raspberry colour wise that is. Number 90 is a very pretty raspberry red/orange shade. I don't have anything else quite like it. I got number 110 on a whim last Summer and love that it's not straight up orange, there's a coral to it. 

left to right; 45, 90, 110 and 35
I love these lipsticks and highly recommend them…
Hi beauties,

I just looked at my views and nearly 30k views in a year and a half. Wow. :D 

Well I have a cool post today about a coloured mascara. Now I know Benefit have just released their new versions of They're Real. This is probably nothing compared to those but hey let's give it a go.

Miss Sporty to me is a brand that I associate with teenagers. It's cheap and cheerful. Perfect for beginners in makeup.

I included pictures of the wand with and without a flash so you could see the difference.

So, what is this bad boy like? It is decent. Long lasting it's not but it is vibrant on the lashes. I used it both as a standalone mascara and on the tips similar to the Ciate Lashlights.

If you don't know whether or not coloured mascara would suit you but you still want to try it? Give this a go. Honestly it is all in good fun.

A definite 7/10 from me.

Have a great day in this scorching heat guys but please keep hydrated.

V xxx


Hey loves,

So today I have a post on one of the hottest trends over the last few years, lip lacquers. Whether you like matte or gloss, these lipstick hybrids have been EVERYWHERE!

I have a few high and low end lip lacquers but love trying new ones out. I spotted these on Instagram and had to find them. I saw them in Superdrug for a bargain £3. I got Black Heart from a friend as a gift and thought it looked very purple like in the tube. I was surprised when I got home to find that it's purple based but it's very much a black on the lips.

It was quite hard to get pictures that showed the true colour of the products. They change drastically in some lights.

The next one I have is called Keep Lying For You. The names are ridiculous. This is a mauve dusty pink and my goodness it is gorgeous. It reminds me of Too Faced Liquified Lipstick in Fig only this is a lighter version.

One thing I love is the applicator, it is very ordinary but doesn't pick up too much product. These real…

Kat Von D - My Beauty Icon - #HoFBeautyAmbassador

Good day beauty lovers,

Today I have a very special post because it a post for consideration to House of Fraser as they are looking for Beauty Ambassadors. This is not something I would normally enter but with my background in Journalism and sheer love for makeup, skincare and well, anything beauty related, I thought why not enter?!

When researching my old images and asking my friends who I constantly referred to for style and beauty as a young adult to now, one name popped up A LOT and that was Kat Von D. I have a couple of her tattoo books and the dream is for her to tattoo me one day (please let that happen). I have always had a rock edge to me, back in the 90's, my sister and I were grunge and even had the greasy hair.

For this look I did a very cool toned gold/grey look that I saw in some of her older pictures. I love grey on my eyes.

Here is a handy step by step guide.  At the end is a picture of all 3 lip options.
I primed my lids with a KIKO eye base and set that with FOXY

Ciate LashLights 'Famous'

Hey there,
So, I finally got my hands on one of the Ciate Lash Lights. Yay!!

The packaging is even adorable. Excuse my nails in a picture below. I was away and didn't redo them.

The idea of these bad boys is to brighten the tip of your lashes. The wand is very flat and holds a good amount of product.

What Ciate say 'Award Winning British Nail brand Ciaté bring their innovative approach into the world of colour cosmetics with their LashLights™ luminous lash-tip colour. Creating a colour pop, Ciaté London’s six highly pigmented and vivid LashLights™ shades will add a burst of colour to lashes at the simple slick of the easy-to-use, retro lash comb. Simply pat the LashLight™ formula onto the tip of your lashes over black mascara and comb through for a bold and striking look. Alternatively get playful with the colours and try layering multiple LashLight shades to lashes for an ombré finish. Unlike classic coloured mascaras, LashLights provide the volume and density of a c…


Hey guys, 
So today's post is in good fun so don't be offended if you commit any of the following pet peeves. 
I asked on my personal Facebook what people's pet peeves were. To make it easier to relate to I have copied and pasted people's responses but took their names out. 
Hate when phones are on silent & people don't answer..same as you with the eating & when a driver pulls into a yellow box & holds up traffic
I hate when people challenge you to a game of football, lose once & never play you again. At least beat me once b4 you retire, sheeesh
A lot of the guys I work with always have chewing tobacco in their mouth and I have seen some guys spit it everywhere when they're trying to talk. I HATE chewing tobacco. I think that's the most vile and disgusting habit in the world.
Talking with mouth full of food, licking their knives, undermining others & talking like they're an authority on a subject when they're not!
I hate s…


Hey loves, 
Well some may say I am glutton for punishment but here we are with an other Tanya Burr gloss. 

 Excuse my poor excuse for nail varnish haha. I was on holidays in Cornwall and the effort to re-apply polish was not there. I find the packaging for these to be cheap and boring but I'm sure the tween population love it. 
There's something oddly shite about the packaging as a whole really BUT we are here for the product *repeats over and over*

The applicator is fantastic because it covers a lot of the lip area with a few swipes. It doesn't pick up too little or too much product either. Some people rave about the scent but I find it mildly overpowering and that isn't cool. I think these retail for £5.99 but I got this for £2.99 in TK Maxx in Truro, Cornwall. 

I bought this shade in 'Heart Skipped A Beat' (how sickly sweet) because to me it was going to be a red gloss. At that time I had on my Sephora Cream Lip Stain on and wanted a gloss to go over top so…


Hey loves, 
Well today is an exciting post. Do you have certain lipsticks you were out to a night time event or clubbing? Here are my Top 5 for those occasions. This is a collab with my lovely friend Katie Meehan.

So if you have an eagle eye then you will notice there are actually 6 lip options. Let me explain. 

I did use two lip liners with these looks. I'll get to those in a moment. 
I am a huge fan of MAC Heroine because it looks so different on everyone. If I pair it with my Rimmel eyeliner in Aubergine it deepens the purple. 
I also use Rimmel's Aubergine as a lip liner with Makeup Revolution's Depraved lipstick to give it a purple-grey look. I love this with a smokey grey look as it is so so different. 
I need to invest in more of the Too Faced Melted lippies as I love this one in Violet. It can be sheered out as a nice purple - pink or amped up to be a gorgeous purple. These last ages on the lips and are so comfy. 
I rocked my MAC Rebel a lot in the Winter and wan…


Good Afternoon, 
Now I am not an expert at these 'look book' posts so please bare with me. Time was not on my side this week and I didn't have that handy of an assistant.
This post is in collab with my lovely friend Tania. I will leave more info at the end of the post :D 

My playsuit is from H by Henry Holland which is available in Debenhams. My tassle leather jacket is from Primark and it's about 2 years old. My bag is from Primark too and was a bargain at £5. My sunglasses were bought in Bilbao last Summer. 
I love this outfit for evening/night time in the Spring/Summer and you can really jazz it up with booties or heels. I have flats on that are plain black. 

The tassle jacket makes a return haha. This little jacket is the perfect day/night jacket. When I'm out in the day time I try be as casual as I can. If I need to be somewhere fancy then I can put something else together but to explore the Cornish beaches I will be comfy. 
My skinny jeans are from GAP, the…