Monthly Archives: February 2013

Daily Little Love’s ~ 28th February 2013

I’ve decided that I should date my Daily Little Love posts so I can see which type of photos you LIKE the best.

Here are my Daily Little Love’s for today ~ Enjoy ♥ 

Daily Little Love's ~ 28/02/2013

Daily Little Love’s ~ 28th February 2013

Stand out this season in Neon’s…

Shine bright this summer even if the weather is dreary, in this season’s super trendy Neon looks.  Straight from the catwalk this trend is guaranteed to stun.

Asos.com Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging £217.00 NOW £173.50

Asos.com
Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging
£217.00 NOW £173.50

I’m loving this super cute Skylar shirt by Equipment. It’s made from a delicate silk chiffon for a floaty feminine look, then finished off with raw edge trims which makes this sleeveless silk shirt has a little edge also. I would team this up with a pair of black leggings and some studded patent sandals for a hot rock chick look.

Topshop.com  Neon Flower Collar  Price: £28.00

Topshop.com
Neon Flower Collar
Price: £28.00

If you simply want to add some bright colours to your ensemble this Spring then look no further than this Neon collar by Freedom at Topshop. This is a two-toned Neon Collar with neon pink and yellow flowers on gold look metal. Wear this with almost anything from a casual pair of shorts and plain tee, to a show-stopping evening dress, you are sure to look fabulous.

Zara.com  COLORED METHACRYLATE BOX BAG  £19.99

Zara.com
COLORED METHACRYLATE BOX BAG
£19.99

If you’re a girl who likes to travel light then you’ll love neon orange methacrylate box bag only at Zara.com. This box bag is small enough to be used as a makeup bag or even a purse so you’ll definitely get the use out of this bargain buy. As you can see on the catwalk this season, Burberry show their super stylish transparent hand bags. These bags are a big hit this season so don’t miss out!

Newlook.com  bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts  Was £49.99 Now £44.99

Newlook.com
bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts
Was £49.99 Now £44.99

Want to stay on trend this season? Then follow the fashion tribe with these funky printed Aztec raw edge shorts with adorable neon embroidery across the front. They are finished off with all over stud design on the reverse with single detailing on the pocket. These printed Aztec shorts would be perfect with a rock tee or with a Tank top especially if you’re partying at this summer’s hottest festivals.

Misguided.co.uk  Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink  £22.99

Misguided.co.uk
Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink
£22.99

If your loving the geek chic trend this season as well as the striped trend,  you’ll definitely love this striped canvas bag pack in neon pink colour. With simple buckle fastenings and adjustable straps to suit all sizes. So whether you’re in your teens or maybe a little older, you’ll look darling with this backpack. Wear this with a simple ensemble so that your bag can stand out in style or if you like that over the top look then I’d also wear stripes with this cute bag.

 

Daily Little Loves ~ 27th February 2013

Here are my Daily Little Loves for today.

Enjoy xoxo

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Daily Little Loves ~ 26th February 2013

I come across so many images online each day which I love. You know the kind of images I am talking about, those ones that catch your eye or make your tummy flutter.

So I thought I would start a new feature on here with 4 of my favourites each day, I’ve named it my ‘Daily Little Loves’.

I hope they bring you some joy or inspiration. Here is my first set of images.

Have a beautiful day!

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Create your own Galaxy Nails

I love Galaxy design Nails. So when I came across this quick and easy tutorial I just had to share it with you all.

I am definitely going to give these a go!

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Enjoy! Email me some pic’s of your attempts 🙂

Nuala xx

Product Review: Figs and Rouge – Rambling Rose – Lip, Face & Body Balm

I love this product! When I first seen it I just thought it was a lip balm, but this can be used on the rest of your face and body. It is multipurpose goodness!

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

This balm is petroleum free and is 100% Organic, Natural and Pure. I could sit and smell this product for hours, it is like a mini aromatherapy session everytime I have a little smell. I’m not surprised! It is enriched with so many different natural oils including Ricinus Communis Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral and Limonene! It just smells of health and goodness!

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

When this product goes on, it has a sort of exfoliating effect, however the pigments in it dissolve with your body heat and it is smooth in no time. This product is so soothing and moisturising and it last for hours, no need to reapply every 5 minutes!

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

I love to use this product on dry patches on my face and body too. I use this around my forehead as it tends to be that bit more dried out than the rest of my face and not only does this balm instantly moisturise the skin but it leave a lovely luminosity to the skin giving you a healthy glow in seconds.

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Another top tip is to use this balm on your cuticles and nails to keep them in top condition!

I have the Rambling Rose version, but it is also available in Sweet Geranium, Peppermint & Tea Tree and Cherry Vanilla!

This product is £3.49 for an 8ml tin.

Figs and Rouge

To find out more about Figs and Rouge, visit their website http://www.figsandrouge.com

Shop for this product online at feelunique.com, lovelula.co.uk or boots.com

Belfast’s first Makeup Pro Store…

Recently, Belfast seen the opening of a very exciting store for both the public and Professional Makeup Artists. Award winning Make-up Artist, Paddy McGurgan, opened Belfast’s very own Makeup Pro Store.

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Paddy has hand-picked his favourite brands to be featured in-store from countries all around the world. It’s not only about make-up though, I was so glad to see some excellent skin care products in there too.

Makeup Pro Store Belfast Paddy McGurgan

Makeup Pro Store Belfast

The Makeup Pro Store is currently the stage for 9 different brands. Those brands are Embryolisse, Balance Me, Lucy Annabelle, The Makeup Studio, T.LeClerc, Make-up Atelier, Senna Cosmetics, DecoDerm and Paddy’s own range of Makeup Pro Store Brushes.

Makeup Pro Store Belfast Paddy McGurgan

A range of Products available in the Makeup Pro Store

Paddy gave me a lovely tour of the store and talked me through the brands and product’s he stocks and why.

I got to ask Paddy a few questions very serious and burning questions….

If your shop was on fire and you could only pick one product from each brand , which products would you save?

Balance Me – Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm (Paddy also gave me a tube of this to take home, so I will do a separate review shortly.)

Balance Me - Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm

Balance Me – Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm

A daily cleanser for cleansing balm addicts! Cleverly packaged in a handy, hygienic tube, our sophisticated 100% natural oil-based balm contains anti-oxidant Arctic cloudberry and gently polishing oatmeal. Sold with muslin cloth. Ideally suited for normal to dry/sensitive skins.£20 for 125ml tube

Embroylisse –  BB Cream

Embroylisse BB Cream

Embroylisse BB Cream

An Alcohol-Free, Beauty Balm that softens fine lines and wrinkles, covers imperfections and blemishes and acts as a primer. Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes and plumps the skin. A universal shade that provides bright, even skin tone with a stunning nude effect. A protective treatment against free radicals that effectively combats aging. $39 for 30ml tube

Makeup Studio – Matt Eyeshadows (When I asked him to specify which one would be his number 1, he broke out in a little sweat and he told me he couldn’t possibly choose, as it is like asking someone which of their children they would save! Lol! You gotta love his enthusiasm!)

Make up Studio Eyeshadows

Make up Studio Eyeshadows

Compact Matt Eyeshadow in Natural and Extreme Colours. Simple to apply because of the high intensity of the pigment. As well as dry, it can also be applied wet for a more powerful and long-lasting effect.

T.LeClerc – Banane Powder

T.LeClerc Banane Loose Powder

T.LeClerc Banane Loose Powder

Amazingly fine and light loose powder based on pure rice starch provides matte finish and visibly smoothes the skin. Poudre T. LeClerc incomparably masters light and hides flaws while magnifying the complexion. This powder is well-tolerated by the most sensitive skin, and also serves as protection against pollution and solar radiation. £36 for 25g tub.

Senna Cosmetics – Flare Eyeshadow – Paddy said he LOVES this product as an eyeshadow, but it also makes the most amazing highlighter!

Makeup Studio Flare Eyeshadow

Makeup Studio Flare Eyeshadow

Beautiful light reflective finish gives buildable coverage that can be soft on the eyes or richly intense. The glossy surface and depth of color and dimension make these colors wearable. $18.00

Make up Pro Store Brush Range – Duo-fibre Foundation Brush

Makeup Pro Store - Duo Fibre Brush

Makeup Pro Store – Duo Fibre Brush

Large Duo Fibre Face brush made of both natural and synthetic fibres. Perfect for lightweight application and blending of fluid, cream or powder.  £12.99

DecoDerm – Black Eyeliner Pencil

DecoDerm Eyeliner Pencil

DecoDerm Eyeliner Pencil

Eye pencil with a soft and delicate texture to accurately outline the eye contour, giving intensity to the look. Exclusive formula that is easy to apply thanks to a high concentration of pigments that design an intense, elegant and long-lasting line.

Do you have products to suit all budgets?

Yes! The DecoDerm range would be our lowest priced products in store and is great for anyone to start building their makeup collection.

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If money isn’t really and object, I would recommend the Senna Cosmetics range.

If you are somewhere in between, I would recommend mixing and matching between the brands. There are certain items you can get away with spending less money on. But for the likes of foundation, I recommend investing more of your money in that area. You can pop into the store any time and our trained staff can help pick products to suit your skin and your budget.

Can you recommend certain Brands for different skin types?

Yes. For Dry skin I would recommend the T.LeClerc Hydrating Foundation. It gives a medium coverage and can be mixed and blended with concealer to give a full coverage.501480627

For Combination skin, I recommend the No Transfer Foundation by Makeup Studio. It comes in 31 shades so you can be sure to get a true skin match.

For oily skin, I recommend the Mineralised Foundation by Senna Cosmetics.

Senna Cosmetics

What makes the Makeup Pro Store different from the likes of Boots or Debenhams?

All the staff and artists here are trained in all the products and brands which we stock. So where you will go into any of the other stores, those staff will be trained to sell products from their brand only. At the Makeup Pro store we wont be in Sales mode. We will use the products which we believe are best for your skin. The staff here are all Professional Makeup Artists, not Sales Consultants.

Watch our video below to take a quick tour of the Makeup Pro Store and get a sneak peek at all the cosmetics there is in store.

Paddy also has his very own Makeup Academy Space at the Pro Store. Contact Paddy directly for information on his great Makeup Courses or visit http://www.paddymcgurganartist.com

If you would like to try out some of these Cosmetic Brands for yourself pop into the store or make an appointment for a tailored evaulation of your skin and the best products to use. The Makeup Pro store is situated on Belfast’s Royal Avenue (a few doors up from The Belfast Telegraph and facing Biento Madame Bridalwear).