Monday, 27 July 2015

ALL ABOUT THE BROWS!!

Hello My Lovelies.....

Hope you all had a great weekend!! I went out for a lovely meal with the girls on Saturday Night, we went to a restaurant called #PlatformPizza which is a busy little place located on the Seafront in Bray. I have to honestly say the food was delicious and very yummy indeed, I can't wait to eat their again really soon!!


Moving on............

For today's blog post i'm going to share with you my updated version on HOW I MAINTAIN MY NATURAL BROWS on a daily basic's!!

STEP 1: I firstly start off by taken a Cotton Pad and some Garnier Micellar Cleansing WaterI apply a small amount to the cotton pad and rub over my eyebrows to remove any access make-up that may be already on my brows. Its always key to do this as its best to start off with nice clean brows!! 
Usually if i was going out shopping/night out i would normally apply my Foundation/Pressed Powder before doing my Brows, but in this case i'm just working a clean/bare face today!!


STEP 2: Next, if your only new to doing your Brows or if its your first time trying out different products on your brows, i would defiantly recommended you try this technique before starting on your brows. Take a brush and place it along the side of your nose to find where your brows should ideally start, do this for the other side as well. Then angle the brush from the outside of your nose to the outer corner of your eye to find where your brows should end, do this also for the other side too!!


And now you are ready to start on your Brows........

STEP 3: Start off by brushing your brows up with a spoolie, this usually helps you to see the shape you like and to see where your brows could be uneven!!


STEP 4: Next i use short dashes (light strokes) to mimic your natural hairs, softly fill in any sparse areas with a pencil of you choice. I use this Eyebrow Designer by Essence in the shade Black 01, this type of shade works well with my brows as it matches quite well with my brow hairs and the color of my hair too. I would suggest that you choose a color that matches your brows or your hair color, so they look really natural in color!!  Fill in really lightly so that it barley looks like its even there on your brows!!


STEP 5: Take an Angled Brush & a similar Color Pressed Powder to define them even more, in this case i'm using a Black Eyeshadow Powder Pot from Bourjois in the Shade Black 06. Light strokes here again, keeping them looking very natural in color!!


STEP 6: Now its time to brush through your brows again, using your Spoolie to start blending out the color on your brows by using a blending motion, this will help soften any harsh lines!!


STEP 7: Once i have filled in my brows, its time to clean up the edges. For doing this you can either use a Concealer or a Highlighter, in my case i'm going to apply a Concealer. Here i'm going to use my Crown Concealer Palette, and i'm just going to take a shade that matches my skin tone and apply it under my brow bone and also above to create more definition!!


And there you have it Perfectly Natural looking Brows for any day of the week!!


I hope you guys enjoyed today's blog on ALL ABOUT THE BROWS!! I hope that you got some good ideas on how to maintain your Brows by keeping them as natural as you can!! All products that i have mention above are available just click on the product name and it will bring you to the site as to where you can purchase them!!


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xoxo

Louise 








Thursday, 23 July 2015

WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY!! {23.07.15}


Breakfast
For Breakfast this morning I've decided to change it up and have some Cornflakes with Skimmed Milk and a cheeky spoonful of sugar. And I'm also having a glass of deulted Orange mixed with Water!!

Mid-Morning Snack
So on to a Mid-Morning Snack in the Office, and up first its a Coffee, i so need Coffee in the Morning time to help me a long the day!! Secondly I had a crunch Gala Apple!!

Lunch/Dinner
On to my Lunch/Dinner, today i decided to have these Chicken and Vegetable Wraps. I decided to use some Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, Mixed Peppers, Onions and a small amount of Salsa Sauce (not forgetting the white wraps)!!

Evening Snack
On to my Evening Snack which was a Cup of Hot Chocolate with Skimmed Milk and 3 Cream Crackers with low fat butter on top!!



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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

SUPERDRUG/BOOTS BEAUTY HAUL!!

Hi my Lovelies,

I hope you are all having a lovely day!!

For today's Beauty Tuesday Blog Post, i'm going to share with you all this SUPERDRUG & BOOTS HAUL!! I decided to combine the two together to make the haul a lot bigger!!

Up first is these three products which i bought from Boots, I picked up my favourite BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO in the fragrance Floral & Flirty Blush, I picked up the 400ml one as it was on offer from €6.79 to €4.53, so with it at that price i decided to buy 2 of them as i love using this on my hair in between washes!! 


I also picked up this L'OREAL ELVIVE COLOUR PROTECT SHAMPOO, as i colour my hair i find that this type of shampoo helps keep my colour looking more vibrant!! I bought this for €5.09 at Boots!!

Next i bought these two shower gels/creams, the first one i got was this STRAWBERRY & RASPBERRY FRAGRANCE and this COCONUT SHOWER CREAM FRAGRANCE!! 


I bought this both in SUPERDRUG for only €1.95 as there was offer on when you bought two of them, saving you 55cent!!

I also bought these two Hair Colours. At the minute Superdrug is have a few offers on there Hair Colours and i managed to pick up these two GARNIER NUTRISSE CREME HAIR COLOURANTS in the shade 1 BLACK as this is the colour i use in my hair!! I bought these two for €11.45.


Next I then picked up this CHARLIE BODY SPRAY in the fragrance PINK, i bought this for only €1.00 from €1.69 in Boots!! 


I also got these SUPERDRUG CLEANSING FACIAL WIPES for Normal Skin for only €1.25.

I also got these two INSTANT COLOUR HAIR SPRAYS which i picked up in SUPERDRUG!! I was walking past the aisle at spotted these and i decided to buy them to try them out on my hair when it becomes lighter like spraying it on the roots of my hair as they start to become lighter quite quick (as I'm a natural brown). I bought these for only €3.75 as you bought one and got the other free, they come in a range of shades to suit all hair colours so why not pop along to superdrug to find your shade!! 


The last two items that i bought were these two SUPERDRUG FACE MASKS, i did buy three of them as they had an offer on were you bought 3 for the price of 2 but i was really kind and i gave one to my friend who likes using facemasks!! 


So the first one i bought was this SUPERFRUITS EXFOLIATING MASK and this CHOCOLATE ORANGE SELF-HEATING MASK for only €2.50!!





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Thursday, 9 July 2015

WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY!! (8TH JULY)

Good afternoon my Lovely People,

How is everyone's day?? I hope you are all having a lovely one!! For today's post I'm going to be sharing with you all a 'WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY POST' with you all, haven't done one of these in quite a long time so i just thought i would post one today for you guys!!

Like always if you wanna find out what i have been eating for Wednesday the 8th of July then just keep scrolling down the page......

Breakfast

Okay so up first this morning is of course Breakfast!! I'm not a big Breakfast lover i will admit, but i have got to get something in my body. So i stick to this 2 Weetabix with Low-Fat Milk and a half spoon of Sugar to make it a bit sweater!! I also have a glass of Water mixed with some Orange!! Then I'm out the door to work!!:-(


Snack 

When i'm at work i tend to have a Coffee/Cappuccino, like today i had a Coffee and a Pumkin Seed Cookie from my favorite deli in the whole world, @thebearpawdeli which is located in Delgany, Co Wicklow!! Check Out their Facebook Page for some yummy food pics here THE BEAR PAW DELI


Lunch/Dinner

Okay so this is gonna be a strange one, since i have starting going to the gym most evenings, I have decided to have my main (Dinner) meal at Lunch, then have something lighter before heading to the gym as sometimes when i head to the gym with a full stomach i can feel quite bloated and not able to do the workouts that i want to do!! So for my Lunch i had a Spaghetti Bolognese with a mixture of Vegetables such as Onions, mixed Peppers and Mushrooms in a home-made Tomato Sauce!! I also had a small amount of White Spaghetti with it too!! Yummy!!


Snack (before the gym)

For my Snack before the gym i had this Muller Corner Vanilla Chocolate Balls and a healthy apple!!


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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

BEAUTY TUESDAY: BEAUTY HAUL!!

Hi Guys

Its Tuesday.....and it can only mean one thing its.....BEAUTY TUESDAY and  for today's one i'm going to share with you all a very long awaited Beauty Haul, which i haven't done in quite a while (better late then never hey). To find out what's in today's haul, just keep scrolling down, also P.S to find out more info on any of the products that i'm going to mention in today's post all you have to do is click on the product name and that will bring you straight to where the product was bought....cleaver ain't i ha!!

So the first item i picked up was this 1) L'OREAL ELVIVE NUTRI-GLOSS LUMINISER HIGH SHINE SHAMPOO, which gives a Shimmer Shine look to your hair also with a 48hr sealed  in Gloss. I love Hair-Care products from L'Oreal, for some reason or other i stick to them because the likes of their Shampoo/Condition always works wonders on my Hair especially if you have mid to long hair (which I do) their products our really good with working with Coloured or Split ends!! I bought this for only €2.59 as it was on offer the time i purchased it but you can buy it for €5.29 at all leading Boots Stores!! 



2) Next i bought my favourite and yes i mean my FAVOURITE DRY SHAMPOO which is from BATISTE in the fragrance FLORA & FLIRTY BLUSH, like always i bought this for €3.99!! 3) I also picked up this TRESEMME SPLIT REMEDY for split ends which i'm dealing with at the minute, iv'e been using this after the past 3 hair washes i have done this week and so far so good, it seems to be doing its job well by reconstructing my slit ends!! I bought this for around €6.99 (in the link there is a version similar to this except its for a (Salon Smooth Serum) as the one iv'e just mention I can't find the link for!!

1) Next I bought this NIVEA HAPPY TIME SHOWER CREAM, which is a mixture of Caring Bamboo Milk and Lighting Scent of Orange Blossom, i bought this for only €1.49. 



2) I also got this DOVE 'GO FRESH' 48 HR ROLL-ON DEODRANT which has a Cucumber and Green Tea Scent for only €2.00!!

1) I also picked up this GARNIER MICELLAR EXTRA-GENTLE CLEANSING WIPES, i haven't tried these before so i'm looking forward to giving them a go!! I bought these for only €2.00 as they were on offer!


! 2) Next i bought this COLGATE MAX WHITE ONE ACTIVE TOOTHPASTE, which i bought for only €1.79 as it was on offer, i love using this Toothpaste as it helps keep my teeth looking white!! 


I also picked up another NIVEA DAILY ESSENTIALS EXPRESS HYDRATION PRIMER CREAM, which you would have all seen in yesterday's blog post, I bought this in Lloyds pharmacy as it was on offer at €3.39!! But you can pick it up in any store such as Boots!!


Next I picked up this OLAY ESSENTIALS DOUBLE ACTION NOURISHING & REGENERATING NIGHT CREAM!! I love using a good Night Cream on my Face before heading to bed, it keeps it moisturised through out the night!! I bought this for only €2.69 as it was on offer in Lloyds Pharmacy, but you can pick it up in any store such as Boots!!


On to my the last product that i bought and that is this P.S LOVE GEL NAIL POLISH which i bought in PENNEY'S (PRIMARK) i bought in this Light Pink Shade for only €2.00, which is a perfect shade for summer!!


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Monday, 6 July 2015

MAKE-UP MONDAY:A NATURAL EVERYDAY/WORK LOOK!!

Hello Guys.....

And welcome to today's blog post, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I decided to have a quiet weekend and catch up on some much needed blogging, and i also got a chance to catch up on some of my favourite vloggers too!!

So for today Make-up Monday's blog post I'm going to share with you this quick NATURAL EVERYDAY/WORK LOOK that I do each morning before heading off to work!! 


So as i do be in quite a rush in the mornings i try to go for look that is both natural and quick!!

If you want to know how I get this Make-up Look just right, then just keep scrolling down the page:

So after washing my hair and all that good stuff, i dive straight into doing my Make-up for the day ahead, now this look I go for is a look I've been using for the past couple of months but since summer has begun I have toned it down a bit as some days in the office it gets a little too warm and the last think i want is sweat removing my foundation!!

First I apply this new product which i'm loving at the minute and that is NIVEA DAILY ESSENTIALS EXPRESS HYDRATION PRIMER, which provides an even and smooth base to apply your make-up on, and it also helps your make-up stay on too which i love!! I actually love applying this on my face in the mornings as its really light and absorbs really well into my skin!!


Next its Foundation, like always the foundation I use is the MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY BETTER SKIN FOUNDATION in the shade 021 NUDE, but since its summer i have decided to mix it with a hint of REVLON'S PHOTOREADY SKINLIGHTS FACE ILLUMINATOR in the shade 100 BARE LIGHT, this gives a great sunkissed glow to my face. 


I like to apply this using my Foundation Sponge as it gives great coverage to my face even in them hard to reach areas such as in between my nose and the corners of my eyes.

Once I've applied my Foundation I then apply some Powder to my face, the one that i'm using is from THE NATURAL COLLECTION, which is the Netural Translusent Shade. I like applying this to my face as it sets the Foundation and also the powder helps with preventing the Makeup to be removed if sweat outbreaks occur!!


Next on to Brows, I'm a big lover of Brows i just can't seem to get enough of them!! As i do be in a rush in the mornings, i just grab my ESSENCE BLACK BROW DESIGNER PENCIL and shade in and around my brows, i then take my spool and bled the shade into my brow creating a natural look!! Not to dark and not to light is my little saying when it comes to shading in those brows!!

I then move on to a little Contouring, now usually for Contouring i would use my CROWN 10 COLOUR CONCEALER PALETTE which contain a cream textured concealers. Now with it been early morning i don't get much time to contour my face as much as i would like too. So that's where a handy BRONZER comes in, the one that i'm using at the moment is the MAXI DELIGHT BRONZER FROM BOURJOIS in the shade 02 Olive/Tanned Skin. 


I just use my contouring brush and apply a strong amount of strokes to my cheekbones to create a dark consistency and I also apply it to the different areas that i want to stand out on my face such as the sides of my Nose, my Hair-line and my Jaw Line!! Then to finish off i then apply a little BLUSHER to the apples of my Cheeks, the Blusher i am using here is LANCOME'S SUBTIL LONG LASTING POWDER BLUSH in the shade 02 Rose Sable!!

Now on to my EYESHADE......

So keeping my look nice and natural, i like to apply Brown Shades when creating an everyday look, especially when going to work, you can't get it wrong.... so first i have applied this Cream shade from my YOUNGBLOOD MOULIN ROUGH PALETTE (shade Revue) to my upper brow line. 


Next i then apply this gorgeous Brown Shimmer Shade from BOURJOIS (shade 77 Taupe paillettes) to my eye lids, I have been in love with this colour for a while now, its just such a lovely warm shade to have on my eyes and its really natural too!!

On to applying some Eyeliner, there is never a day that i don't wear eyeliner (when going to bed of course) but on an everyday look I like to apply this to my lower lash line and to my top lash line like so, i just feel it gives your eyes a nice dramatic look to them, the eyeliner i use is THE LONG LASTING EYE PENCIL BY ESSENCE, in the shade 01 Black Fever!! 


I also apply some Mascara to my lashes, but up first i like to curl them followed by applying my favourite Mascara which is BOURJOIS VOLUME GLAMOUR ULTRA CARE MASCARA to them!!

And to finish off this beautiful look, i like to apply a natural Lipstick, but before i apply my lipstick, i firstly like to apply a Lip Liner Pencil around the line of my bottom & top lip to give more definition and a little bit of a pout look to them. 


Then i apply my Lipstick which is from the ESSENCE MATT FINISH RANGE in the shade 07 Natural Beauty, i actually like this shade as its really natural and can work to per-fect a beautiful Everyday/Work look!!!


So that is it guys for my MAKE-MONDAY blog post on A NATURAL EVERYDAY/WORK LOOK!! 



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Friday, 3 July 2015

MY JUNE FAVOURITES!!

Hello Guys 

Another month has flown by too quickly, which means its a well overdue Monthly Favourites post!! Its been quite a long time since my last favourites post, but with a little spare time on my hands i decided i would share with you all what i have been loving over the past month!! 

Keep scrolling to find out my faves for the month of JUNE!! 

So the first favourite i have been loving this month is this PANTENE PRO-V COLOUR SAVIOUR DRY SHAMPOO, i picked this up in my local supermarket a couple of months ago to try it out on my hair!! I have to say the results were good, what i love about it is that it gives my hair an instant refreshment and it also protects my colour as well which I'm delighted with!! 

My second fave is this VASELINE SHEER INFUSION BODY LOTION, which i have been applying to my skin after every wash. It leaves my skin feeling soft and silky!!


On to some FACE-CARE PRODUCTS and my first fave here is this GARNIER MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER, which I'm totally in love with!! This has to be the quickest and easiest product i have used in a long time for removing make-up so fast!! All i have to do is apply a small amount to a cotton pad and remove all my make-up including mascara from my face!! Easy!!

Next is a product which i have been using for the past couple of weeks and i have to say its fab!! Its this NIVEA DAILY ESSENTIALS EXPRESS HYDRATION PRIMER MOISTURISER, which not only moisturises my face but also provides a smooth base to apply my make-up on. I tend to use this just before heading to the office, so I can then apply my make-up without haven't to apply an actual primer!! Early mornings are so easy now!!


Now on to some MAKE-UP PRODUCTS.....up first is this REVLON PHOTOREADY SKINLIGHTS FACE ILLUMINATOR, I love mixing this product with my favourite Foundation as it creates a glow on my face backed up with the Photoready Skinlights product!!

My Second favourite product is this MAKE-UP GALLERY 'GOOD TO GLOW' MATTE BRONZER which I bought in Dealz. I have been using this since the summer has begun, and have to say its a really good supper soft bronzer which gives your skin a natural glow!!


Well guys that is it for my JUNE FAVOURITES!! , I hope you guys enjoyed taking a look a back on my favourite products for the month of July!!  


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