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Posted on February 9, 2016

January Favourites!!!

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jan faves

It’s never too late to talk about favourites, especially when it comes to the products I plan on sharing with you today! In the last few weeks some of these gems have been an absolute saviour to me. So sit back and relax while I let you in on what products I found difficult to put down over January!

Eucerin Dermo PURIFYER Scrub 100ml, €11.10, HICKEYS

eucerin jan faves

I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys are having dreams about Eucerin at this stage! This brand has been featured in my last few monthly favourites! I am honestly in love with the Dermo PURIFYER range as it has proved to work amazingly on my skin. This oil-free scrub works very gently on the skin, which makes it suitable for everyday use. Also, the lactic acid and pore-refining micro particles help reduce the appearance of blackheads and blemishes. Best part? It is non-comedogenic so it doesn’t block pores!

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray 500ml, €6.73, BOOTS

tresemme jan faves

When it comes to my hair (slash weave) there are certain brands that I use repeatedly because they never fail to deliver. TRESemmé is up on the list so the results of this products didn’t come as a huge shock to me at all! It is fast drying, has a long-lasting hold, and doesn’t leave your with that awful dry feeling that some hair sprays do. J’adore!

Vera Wang Princess 30ml, €50.75, Debenhams

vera wang princess jan faves

They say the scent of every perfume you have reminds you of a certain period of your life. I first got Vera Wang Princess a good few years ago and then I stopped using it. I had forgotten how much I loved this scent until I started using it again only to fall in love with it all over again. I was absolutely thrilled to have this gifted to me in the last few weeks as I haven’t stopped using it since. It has a very feminine and youthful floral scent with a touch of dark chocolate. It is light, airy and not overpowering at all!

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac 20g, €1.40, HICKEYS

mud mask jan faves

I love a good face mask. Whether it is homemade or store-bought, I am all for a good face mask. Now, I don’t normally go for the little packets they sell in the chemist, but for some reason I decided to give this particular one try – and I’m glad I did! This hard drying cleansing mask leaves my skin feeling unbelievably smooth! Unlike some hard drying face mask, this comes off very easily! Cheap, cheerful, and does a good job! Can’t go wrong!

Lancôme Effortless Chic Eyes, €27.50, Arnotts

lancome jan faves

Yes, yes and yes! If I could only choose three products to give my face some life, then I would choose these three! This Lancôme set has a lash-lengthening mascara, a lip plumping gloss (slight obsession with making my lips appear bigger), and a kohl black liner. When I don’t have much time in the morning, I do my eyebrows (of course), then throw these little guys into my handbag! This trio will ensure your face never looks lifeless – even when you’re feeling basic! You’ll definitely get your money’s worth with this!

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you’re a fan of any of these! Also, don’t forget to enter my YSL giveaway! I have up to €100 worth of YSL makeup to giveaway ! Again, may the best woman win! 🙂

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Posted on June 18, 2014

How to put mascara on like a pro



During the summer days, I like to keep my makeup to the minimum: a bit of lip gloss here, some eyebrow pencil there and of course, a pea size amount of face primermy holy grail beauty product. Less is certainly more I think, especially when you want to avoid having a makeup meltdown.

However, the one product I do enjoy layering up a couple of times is my mascarawaterproof mascara.  I absolutely love big lashes and I think they really add some life to my face. Not to mention how much little effort put on mascara requires.

If you want to draw immediate positive attention to your eyes, then you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Look straight and put the mascara wand at the base of your upper lash. Wiggle it from side to side while going in an upward direction.
Step 2: Coat the inner and outer part of your lashes until they have the length that you’re looking for.
Step 3: Let this dry so that it adds volume to your lashes the second time you coat.
Step 4: In the meantime, tilt your head a bit forward and then coat the bottom lash from the root to the tips – Don’t forget to wiggle!
Step 5: Repeat the process one more time and then let your lashes dry again.
Step 6: Use the tip of the wand to swipe across the tips of your upper lashes to extend them.

scandel tips

Do keep some cotton buds handy in case you have a little accident!
Don’t pump the mascara wand in and out of the tube. Instead, twist it in a circular motion until you get the desired amount of product.
Do scrape off any excess mascara from the wand before you apply.

Didn’t I tell you it was such an easy process? Enjoy the sun ladies!

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Posted on February 10, 2014

3 ways to make your eyes look bigger using makeup

Eyes/ How To


A lot of people forget that the eyes are the first thing a person sees when they look at you. Okay, so there’s the occasional eye drop down to your twins – yes there are some pervy people out there…..

But in general, the eyes are what a person first sees, so why not make the most of it and make your eyes bigger and brighter with these simple tricks.

1. Calm it down a few notches with the liner

Steer clear of black liner. The only thing black does for your eyes in make them look smaller. If you have pale skin stick to white liner on your water line and if you have dark skin go for a brown liner.

2. Brighten your inner corners

This is the oldest trick in the book, and possibly my favorite. My ‘go to’ makeup consists of a simple winged eye and gold shadow/ highlighter in the inner corners of my eyes to open them up. If you have fair skin then you should opt for a silver in your inner corners rather than a gold.

3. A good mascara

Nothing like a good mascara to get the job done! It makes all the difference in the world, believe me. With a good few coats of  a lengthening mascara, you will make your eyes look instantly bigger without using false lashes at all.

If you have any eye enhancing tips feel free to share them with me!

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Posted on September 30, 2013

How to have perfect eyebrows

brows/ eyebrows/ Eyes/ How To

how to have perfect eyebrows

Today, has another tutorial for you, and of course it would have to be about eyebrows, because anyone who knows me would know that I’m eyebrow crazy, to me,  it’s probably one of the fastest (and easiest) ways to Enhance What’s Yours (not to mention how perfect eyebrows just lift your face!)

 So how can you have perfect eyebrows? It’s really simple, and as you can see, you really don’t need that many tools (so if you dare to leave your house without your eyebrows done, this is perfect for when you’re on the go!)

Without further ado, here are the steps for having perfect eyebrows:


  1. Pluck out any unwanted hair – it will only get in the way!
  2. Comb out your eyebrows
  3.  Using an eyebrow pencil, outline your eyebrows to the shape that you want it to have.
  4.  Use an eyebrow powder that complements you (avoid using black alone even if you have dark hair)
  5. Fill in your brows using a brow brush
  6. Get a concealer
  7. Conceal above and below your brow using a concealer brush to perfect your brows and ensure that they are perfectly shaped
  8. Add a highlighter under your arch
  9. Voila! The complete look with some mascara!

Note: If you have stubborn brows, finish up with eyebrow gel- this will set your eyebrows and make sure your hairs are not flying around the place!

I know these eye brows are no Cara Delevingne (it wouldn’t be right to talk about eye brows and not give her a mention!) but you have to remember not everyone can have the same eyebrow shape.

If you’re unsure of what shape your eyebrows should have, check out my first post on perfect eyebrows.

Are you big into brows like myself, if so then how do you normally do your brows? 

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Posted on August 26, 2013

Maybelline GREAT LASH vs BareMinerals LASH DOMINATION

Beauty/ product review


If you read my first post on mascara (or eye lash growth for that matter), you would know that I’m big into thick and long eye lashes. So When I popped into BareMinerals to pick up a free sample of their LASH DOMINATION mascara I was chuffed, even though I had bought Maybelline mascara a few weeks beforehand!

I guess you can never had enough mascara in your makeup bag


I must admit, it was good thing I did pick up a sample of BareMinerals LASH DOMINATION,because if I hadn’t, I would be left with not so lengthening mascara.

Maybeline’s GREAT LASH mascara claims to have a precise lash building brush, but I honestly think that it really doesn’t give the same effect as the ”PROTWIST” 180 wand on LASH DOMINATION.

After only two coats of BareMinerals LASH DOMINATION I managed to get the desired effect.

   Bare Minerals LASH DOMINATIONAs you can see, BareMinerals LASH DOMINATION really    does add a lot of volume and colors to my eye lash here.    With only two coats, they looked fuller, darker and            longer and at only 20e, BareMineral LASH DOMINATION    offers a 10-in-1 lash benefits:

    1. Volume              6. Length

    2. Thickness        7.Mineral fortified

    3. Seperation           8. Smudge- free

    4. Lifts                       9. Clump-free

    5. All-day wear       10. Flake- free

maybelline great lash

Maybeline’s GREAT LASH on the other hand, does not  offer the same benefits!

In fact it doesn’t offer half of what LASH DOMINATION offers. I’m happy that I got a 30% discount on the day so it only came up to about  7 euros, but other than that this mascara only works for a daytime look, it just isn’t dramatic enough!

It’s not negative now, it does a great job at separating the lashes and making them look nice and healthy, but in terms of volume and thickness? This mascara was a miss for me!

Have you tried any of these two mascaras? If so feel free to share your thoughts below!

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Hope you’ve had a chance to read this weeks post on stiletto nails on the Starlit Jewellery blog…

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Posted on August 12, 2013

How to have naturally long eye lashes

Eyes/ How To/ Natural beauty

how to have naturally long eye lashes

I must admit that I am now ready to share one of my best kept secrets with you (of course I needed time to test my theory etc so do forgive me for keeping it for so long!) and what’s even better is that you can start to test this theory yourself starting tonight! That’s right, you can try it tonight so prepare yourselves ladies because in this very short article you’re going to learn how to have naturally long eyelashes…

What you need:

Cotton bud

Olive oil

What to do:

Every night before I go to bed, I take a cotton bud and dip it into a bit of olive oil then gently rub it on my eyelashes, after a couple of weeks I started to notice that my eyelashes started to get longer, even to a stage where I didn’t need  to wear mascara on a regular basis to make them stand out (of course I still wear it to add to the effect so now my eyelashes look even longer with mascara)

It’s that simple!

Generally olive oil has a nourishing affect when used on our skin or our hair, hence why it is often used for home made hair growth treatments or home made facials so it’s beyond me how we often forget to treat our eyelashes! At the end of the day it is hair, so no wonder it has the same effect!


You may wake up with puffy eyes if you put on too much olive oil, so make sure you avoid putting loads on your poor eyelashes! (we’re trying to better the situation, not make it worse)

I’m excited to hear if any of you try this at home! It’s worth a try, after all, what’s the worse that could happen?

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog to be in a chance to take part of my free giveaway! If you’re using any products to grow your eyelashes, feel free to leave any comments below 🙂

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Posted on August 5, 2013

Makeup Tips: 5 Quick Beauty Fixes


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We’ve all been in a situation where we think we’re nearly finished with our makeup, then all of a sudden one of our cheeky lashes manages to make it’s way into our eyes…… not the best feeling in the world is it?

As much as it irritates me, I’ve managed to find a good trick to get rid of the little bugger without completely ruining my look! So I’m going to let you in on my little secret while sharing 5 quick beauty fixes with you so I hope these makeup tips will make your life that much easier!

1. When your mascara smudges before you go through the front door, consider yourself lucky because that could have gone unnoticed! For a quick beauty fix, just dip one end of your cotton bud into your moisturizer and gently remove the smudge from your face! Then use the other side of the cotton bud to get rid of any excess moisturizer.

2. If you’ve gone a bit heavy with the blusher, mix a bit of your moisturizer with your foundation (on the back of your hand) then lightly blend it onto your cheeks if you’ve used a cream blush, if not, lightly go over your cheeks with fixing powder (or translucent powder)

3. To prevent creamy eye shadow from creasing, lightly brush some translucent powder on your eyes after you’ve applied the cream shadow (this translucent powder really is a saving grace!)

4. If you want to prevent your eyeliner from smudging, apply the same-color eye shadow over the liner. Applying eye shadow on top on your liquid or gel liner will seal your eyeliner so that it will last longer without smudging, this is my favorite makeup tip!

and now for the one we’ve been waiting for…….

5. If your eye lash gets into your eye after you’ve applied your eye makeup, DO NOT panic!! Follow these simple guidelines:

-Wash and dry your hands so you can be sure that their clean.

-Open your eyes wide until you’ve spotted the lash.

-Once spotted, move the lash to the inner corner of your eye lid.

-Let the corner of a clean square of tissue slowly touch the lash and  if you do it right, you will witness some sort of magnet affect with the two!

This has always worked for me and because the tissue is thin so it isn’t too uncomfortable! just make sure you don’t use too much tissue, because if you do, that might get stuck in your eye and you will be left with two problems rather than one!

What are your quick beauty fixes and favorite makeup tips? Would love to get some feedback on what you find works/ doesn’t work for you so feel free to comment below! Thanks for reading 🙂

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Bobbi Brown, Extreme Party Mascara or Rimmel, Scandel Eyes?

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bobbi brown extreme party mascara

A lot of you may think that the answer to this is a given, but believe me, you will soon be very surprised when I give you my feedback on each mascara. I know I know, how dare I compare Rimmel to this world class makeup line, I mean how could I even put them both in the same sentence right?

Well the reason why I chose these two in particular is because  one  is my daily mascara while the other I use for nights out and you might be a bit shocked when I tell you which.rimmel scandel eyes mascara

When I first got Bobbi Brown, Extreme Party Mascara I was more than excited to use it for a night out, I mean let’s face it, the name ‘Extreme Party Mascara’ really does make you want to just let your hair down and get all dolled up! So that’s exactly what I did!

To my surprise, and I feel almost guilty to have to say this, but after a few hours of applying this mascara, my lashes were flat. My lashes were lifeless. And a lot of the product had  smeared off leaving flakes under my eyes.

The Rimmel, Scandel Eyes which I initially bought for an everyday use really took me by surprise as it did absolute wonders for my eyes! I instantly saw a difference in my lashes after applying this mascara as my lashes were fuller,longer and the product stayed put until I washed it off.

So which should you choose?

Honestly, it all comes down to what exactly you want your mascara to do I mean Extreme Party is a misleading name because it’s pretty much like any typical mascara. So if you’re looking for a natural curl and nothing too dramatic, I’d recommend you get something cheap and cheerful in your local chemist because Bobbi Brown, Extreme Party Mascara isn’t worth the money for it’s performance!

If you want something that adds extra length/volume to your lashes, something that  really IS waterproof and doesn’t come off until you want it to, then go for Rimmel Scandel Eyes! I know the packaging isn’t great and if you happen to fall asleep with this mascara on, it will hurt, but after all it only costs about 8 euros and I think it’s priced exactly where it should be!

Have you tried these products before? If so, did you experience the same things that I did?


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