What I Got For Christmas 2014 ♥

Lets be honest who doesn't love these kind of posts, I have been reading them all since St Stephens Day having a good 'ol nosey at what everybody got. I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and ate lots of food and spent time with your loved ones! Before I get into this I just want to say this is in no way a post bragging simply just sharing what I got incase anyone is just as nosey as me and want's to have a peak!



Everybody knows by now that myself & Sheldon are a package deal so I got gifts given to me for Sheldon and that makes me unbelievably happy because I treat him like my baby!
My main present this year was my iPhone 6 plus and although I didn't unwrap it on Christmas day because I couldn't wait and got it early I am still very much so in love with it. Aswell as my phone my other main gift which isn't in the photograph was concert tickets to see my Queen Taylor Swift in concert which I am so excited about!! Seriously though I do a little happy dance everytime I think about it. The only thing that is missing from the photos is my Breville blender as it's out of the box and has been in use since getting it so there was really no point in trying to photograph that.
The little brown box with the piece of paper sticking out of it was one of the gifts my best friend got me and it's basically a letter telling me she got me McBusted tickets which I was so excited about. I finally got some MUA makeup to try as I've heard it's really good for it's price range and of course I got some more false lashes including some lovely Tanya Burr ones to finally try! I also got my first Nars product which I was super excited  about. I'm not sure if it's limited edition because of the packaging but it's the Laguna bronzer with the ever so famous Nars ITA brush included in it.
I'm so thankful for everything I got and really enjoyed this Christmas. Do expect to see a post on Sheldon's first Christmas because I took way too many adorable photos that I definitely need to share with you all!

What did you get for Christmas? :)

A Lush Purchase ♥


Don't you just love buying Lush products. Walking into that shop just makes me happy and walking out of the shop with a bag in my hand full of wonderful purchases makes me even more happy! I went to Dublin before Christmas for some shopping and picked up a few bits I wanted to try out. It was mega hectic so you couldn't exactly walk around and look at everything so I probably would have picked up more if I could have looked around in peace but there's always a next time! 


The first thing I picked up was the 'Lullaby' shampoo bar €7.90. I went in knowing I wanted to pick up a shampoo bar but didn't know exactly which one. When I smelt this one I knew this was the one I was going to try out. It has a really gorgeous lavender and chamomile scent to it that just makes you feel relaxed. I actually wasn't aware of this one before so when I came home I went onto the website to read about it and it's recommended for children ages 2 and up. Trust me to pick up the shampoo bar for children. However it smells so lovely and I adore it and it's definitely going on my re-purchase list! 
I also picked up the shampoo bar tin €3.00 just as it's much easier to store the shampoo bar in instead of keeping it in the shower or putting it back in the little paper bag. Only thing I'm surprised about is it doesn't actually fit in the tin straight away which really confused me to be honest. I have used the shampoo bar about 3 times so far and I find it takes a long time for the bars to start shrinking (in no way a bad thing) so it's still just resting on top of the tin until I can finally fit it in.


As soon as I seen the bottles of Snow Fairy all displayed ever so nicely I had to pick up a bottle to try. I only picked up the small bottle €4.75 because it was my first time trying it so I didn't know how much I'd actually like it, plus the bigger bottle was almost twenty euro and there was no way in hell I was paying that for shower gel. I have to say this is very sweet like very sweet! As much as I like it and it makes your bathroom smell of candyfloss I definitely wouldn't use it everyday because it's so sweet. It's definitely a nice little treat though. There is also glitter inside of the shower gel but I don't really notice any of it on my skin to be honest.

Relaxing Day Themed Christmas Gifts ♥

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, spent lots of time with your loved ones and ate lots of yummy food!
There's nothing I love more than getting new products or clothes to lounge around in and relax. For Christmas I got a few bits and bobs to help me exactly do that!


Are the pyjama pants not the cutest things you've ever seen?! I'm actually in love with how adorable they are. My best friend got me these as part of my gift and I'm still dying over how cute they are. Around the waist band it says 'Besties' and on the pants are little biscuits and mugs of hot chocolate and 'BFF'S' wrote everywhere and they just scream look at my pants they are adorable!
I've been meaning to buy myself a hot water bottle for the past two months now but every time I'd see one I'd just be like nah I don't need it, so when I unwrapped a giftset from my brother I was so happy. It contained the cutest water bottle and hot chocolate mug set. I'm really fussy when it comes to mug shapes (is that weird? Am I the only one who feels this way?) and this one is a really nice one. The water bottle jumper cosy is also adorable and I'm really glad I finally have a water bottle now. The set also came with two packets of Hot Chocolate which is awesome!

Top Eye Products Of 2014 ♥

This post has probably been the one I've been most excited to do which is my round up of products that stood out to me this year. I was going to do one whole big post but I thought it would be way too long so I decided to split it into a few categories so you wouldn't have to spend ages reading one post. So here are the eye products that really stood out to me this year!



Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Palette
I'm so glad to have found this brand this year. This palette has been used so much since I've gotten it and the colours in it are so pigmented and absolutely gorgeous to blend. I probably used this palette way more than any other this year, and the fact that it's a copy of the Too Faced one but for a quarter of the price is just amazing!

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner
I'm not even sure what gel liner I was using before this but I know it was rubbish and this was literally just the first one I seen in Boots and just popped it in my basket but I have yet to look back. It's easy to apply and best of all it doesn't smudge or disappear and I'm pretty sure it's waterproof. If it's not waterproof then it just has some serious staying power. It's also jet black which I adore.

Happy Christmas ♥


Just a quick little post to wish you all a Happy Christmas! I hope you all had a great relaxing day.

:)

My Christmas Eve Makeup ♥

Firstly I do want to say I'm sorry about the lighting in the pictures no matter how much I tried to avoid the sun glare it just would not work. As I got ready I thought why not take a quick few snaps of the makeup I'm wearing for today.



Products Used :
- The Porefessional
- Natural Collection Green Neutralizer
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
- Makeup Studio Face It Cream Foundation
- Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot
- Collection Eyebrow Kit
- Makeup Studio Rose Quartz
- Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eye Primer
- Naked palette
- Wet n Wild palette in The Naked Truth
- Maybelline Gel Liner
- Nars Laguna Bronzer
- Soap and Glory Glow All Out Highlighter
- They're Real Mascara
- Tanya Burr Lashes in Girls Night Out
- Makeup Studio Lip Liner in no.6
- Mac Lipstick in Russian Red

I really couldn't resist going with a brown smokey eye with a festive red lip today! I hope you all have a nice enjoyable day!
Will you be sporting a red lip today?


Of course I had to add in a little photo of Sheldon with his little festive background. He's in a mood today and refused to wear any of his hats!


Merry Christmas :)

My Week In Photos ♥

So it's getting close to Christmas and personally I don't feel like its Christmas and I think it's due to the weather as it's been strangely quite good still. However the last few days are coming up and I've been doing some last minute shopping. I noticed I actually didn't take a lot of photos during the week at all because I've been away places shopping and I'm not one to exactly take out my phone and snap a picture in the middle of a crowd. However here is a few snaps from this week. 


From looking at this collage you can tell I spent a lot of time (like always) with Sheldon.
I couldn't find him any christmassy outfits because I left it too late and everywhere was sold out but I did buy him this little elf hat which he wore for two minutes and then managed to shake it off (sings).
I done alot of shopping last week and although I was supposed to be buying for others I did manage to buy a ridiculous amount of things for myself, one thing being these adorable lace cat ears.
It's the season for hot chocolate and as soon as I seen this mug I knew I had to buy it to make my hot chocolate look festive!
I was travelling a lot so I was stood at platforms and sitting on trains for a while. 
Sheldon wrote his letter to Santa Paws!
While taking blog photos I had to swatch some lipsticks, some turned into alot. It was not fun to get off.
I bought Sheldon a little Christmas tree for his cage which he immediately started biting at. Not sure if this means he likes Christmas or he's not fond of it.
He also got his nails cut, normally I bring him to the pet store to get this done but the last few visits have really annoyed me in a sense that the dogs they had in the same room wouldn't shut up barking and the woman would just be talking a load of rubbish and my poor little boy was terrified. So as soon as I saw the proper scissors I bought them straight away.
Finally to match his little elf hat I found this little Santa hat which is slightly a bit too big for him but never the less it's still adorable.

Have you all your Christmas shopping done?

Colab Dry Shampoo ♥


Dry shampoo is honestly a life saver for second day hair or when you simply just don't have time to wash your hair it's a great way to just freshen it up. I had never strayed from Batiste dry shampoo simply because it does it's job and it does it well!
When Colab was released I knew I had to give it a try because of it's claims that is sprayed out sheer and didn't leave a chalky residue. As much as I love Batiste this is something I hate about it, I know they sell coloured ones but quite frankly they are ridiculously priced and they don't do any black ones so I look stupid with sprayed on brown roots throughout my hair. Aswell as that I find my hair does be so horribly chalky so I picked up 2 of the large bottles of Colab and 1 travel sized bottle to try out in 3 different scents.

I ordered these from Superdrug while they were on offer so I got the 200ml bottles for £2.32 each and the 50ml bottle for £1.32.
My first impression of these was that they were awful. I found I was standing in one spot spraying stuff out of the can for 5 minutes just to try to make my hair look well like not second day hair, I didn't like the smell and found that if you did go to close to the hair it did spray out white, I ended up taking my Batiste and spraying it on top as I knew it would work.  So as you can guess it wasn't a great start.
I decided to not rule it out because there was 2 other bottles to try out and maybe they'd be better right?!

Beauty Stocking Fillers For Every Budget ♥

Under €20
Zoella Makeup Bag | No.7 Mini Eye Palette | The Kate Collection | Lush Little Snow Fairy Set | Real Techniques Mini Brush Trio | Topshop Mascara and Kohl set | Benefit Skincare set 

Under €10

Body Butter | Eye Palette | Ted Baker Peach Perfect | Soap and Glory Santa Gloss |  No.7 Lip Treats | False Lashes | Anatomicals Smacker In A Cracker 

Under €5

Anatomicals Help The Paw Hand Cream  | Pauls Boutique Nail File Set | W7 Eye Palette | L'Oreal Colour Riche Manicure Duo | Witch Blemish Stick | W7 The Trilogy Eyelust Set | NPW Party Eyes 

An Old Classic ♥


The Naked palettes seem to be an essential to everybodys makeup collection, it doesn't matter which palette but everyone seems to own one or have them on a wishlist! I'm no different, I have all 3 of the Naked palettes that I got as gifts over the years and I did adore them when I first got them but like always something new comes along so things are kind of thrown aside. Recently I re-discovered my Naked 3 palette. When this was released I remember drooling over it with my best friend because of the gorgeous packaging and the rose hued tones it contained. However when I actually got it I must have used it about twice and then thrown it to the side because the colours even though they're gorgeous weren't exactly what I wore and I found pinks to be hard to wear.
Like I said I have recently re-discovered it and noticed that it was definitely my least used out of all 3 and decided why not try to come up with a combination of a few of the shadows that will look nice so I could start using it. So putting on my thinking cap and swatching a few colours I decided to pair it

It's Christmas...Almost ♥

Everywhere I look there is no shortage of Christmas decorations, I'm even discovering new bits and pieces around the house each day because my mother is obsessed with this time of the year! I was out shopping all day today and so I didn't get around to fixing up a beauty post so heres a few little snaps of some festive things around the house. 

W7 Wishlist ♥

W7 have definitely become one of my favourite cosmetics brand these past few months, they have great products for such affordable prices and have something for everyone. I've put a few of the products together that I have my eye on and have left links below incase you see anything you like. 
Enjoy!

Lip Lights Gloss | Lipstick | Concealer | Face Form Brush | Eyeshadow | Blush | Root Cover Up | Blush Duo | Eye Cream | Night Cream | Eyeshadow Palette

Cause Darling I'm A Nightmare Dressed Like A Daydream ♥


Today I have been in such a good mood, Taylor Swift announced a tour date for Dublin last week and I was beyond happy to say the least. Pre-sale was on Friday and general sale was today (Monday). On Friday after getting up at 7:45 and waiting until tickets went on sale at 9:00 I was left disappointed as I hadn't managed to get tickets as they were all grabbed up in a matter of moments. To say I was heartbroken was an understatement. So I was left thinking about these tickets all week and last night I was worrying over them so much I was making myself ill. This morning when my mother called me to tell me it was 8:30 and tickets would be on sale in half an hour I honestly thought I was about to get sick. I've bought tickets many times before so I know the process well but because these tickets meant so much to me I swear I was gonna pass out. 
After watching the count down on Ticketmaster go from 10 minutes to 1 second my heart has never raced so fast but thankfully by some miracle I grabbed 4 tickets and I am beyond happy because I'm seeing Taylor perform again!!! (queue screaming and dancing and jumping around because all time favourite person).  So yeah basically I have not been able to stop smiling because I am so excited and even though its 195 days away (I didn't count that I just got a countdown on my phone) I'm beyond mega excited for the show.

Also today I went to Dublin with my best friend and I done some damage to my bank account so look out for a haul really soon, I'm so excited because I purchased my first Nars product and I cannot wait to start using it!! 
Hope you had a good day and there will be a beauty post up tomorrow, I was home late so thats why there was no post live also I was just so excited even if nobody cares or reads this I just wanted to write about getting tickets because I am so happy.

:)

Makeup Revolution Concealer Palette ♥

(excuse the faded swatches you can see, when you've swatched alot of products in half an hour they become stubborn and don't want to come off)

A highlight of this year personally has to be finding this brand I am in love with everything they make! Makeup Revolution can do absolutely no wrong when it comes to their cosmetics (and nail polishes, someone remind me to purchase some more!), they are affordable and their products are absolutely amazing quality but I'm sure you're sick of hearing me say that by now!

In one of my many purchases I bought this concealer palette. The one pictured above is in Light and was only €7.19. 
The palette itself is just a plain black one that clicks closed so you know it's nice and secure when it's in your makeup drawer/bag. You get a good amount of product in each pan also as I bought this back a few months ago and have been using them almost everyday and have yet to hit pan. 
They do have different colour ranges for this particular palette to suit every skin tone. You definitely won't use every colour in the palette as some won't suit you but they're still really handy to have if you do makeup applications every now and again (I'm in no way a professional I just do the odd makeup application every now and again when someone asks). 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo ♥



I must have been the last person in the blogging world to try out the Maybelline colour tattoos but what stopped me was the colour range. Yes they have a good amount of colours but none of them actually appealed to me until I saw this one. 'Pink Gold' has to be the most gorgeous eyeshadow I have ever laid my eyes on and so as soon as I seen it I knew I had to get it straight away! 
This is definitely the longest lasting eyeshadow I have ever owned even without primer. It's so creamy and you can just apply it with your finger or a brush and it just glides on. What I also love about this product is how buildable it is. You can just add one layer of it for a hint of the colour or you can layer it for a more intense pigment but either way its gorgeous no matter how many layers you apply.

NYX Lips ♥


I've never been one for lipgloss like full stop theres no thinking about it. But obviously of course that doesn't stop me wanting to try some by different brands especially ones that you cannot get your hands on here in Ireland.
So there is a few brands I've been dying to try that you cannot get here so when I seen a ridiculously priced NYX set I just had to pick it up because they've been on my list for so long now. In the set I got 5 different glosses all in different nude shades for €17.99 in a local pharmacy. Is that expensive? Honestly I have no clue how much they would be separately but for 5 glosses I did think it was a tad.
However that didn't stop me from running home and swatching them all and falling in love!
I've been wearing the Butter Gloss in 'Creme Brulee' and the Mega Shine Gloss in 'Perfect/Parfait' alot since getting the set because I've been wearing alot of pink eye makeup recently. (Which will be a post soon!)

Stocking Filler Ideas || Blippo.com ♥

With Christmas vastly approaching and everyone rushing around shops at this busy time I much prefer to do some online shopping to avoid all that stress, plus people getting in my way in shops seriously irritate me so staying away from them during the Christmas period is probably best for me.
This year I came across blippo.com and fell in love with the adorable items they sell and ordered some christmas gifts from them. This week one of the packages arrived and they give you the cutest little thank you card as well as a small gift which I thought was adorable. Which got me thinking that they sell some great things for stocking fillers as everything is very reasonably priced, so I put a little list together of some ideas. Of course they are all linked incase you do see something you like. Enjoy!


Pink Alpaca Plush | Notebook | Cartoon Backpack | Angel Wing Earphones | Marshmallow Chocolate Bar | DIY Burger Kit  | Totoro Mini Plush | Cake Mug | Panda Eye Masks | Pocky


Feeling Poorly & Blogging ♥


Mid last week after thinking to myself I survived not getting ill after everyone in the house catching something. Well good job me because I seem to have jinxed myself and woke up the next morning with every possible thing wrong with me. I had a blocked nose, my head was spinning, I had a temperature, a cough and so on, I'm sure you get the picture. Being sick really annoys me because I can do nothing as I always feel weak or sleepy when I'm ill. So because of this lovely virus that has decided to take over my body I haven't done much in real life or on this blog. I have just been in bed taking medicines for everything and watching Netflix. I decided to start watching Gossip Girl and oh my goodness I am obsessed it is so good! If you have the time to watch 6 seasons of a show, make it Gossip Girl!

So because I was sick and not feeling myself when it came to blogging I just had no inspiration about what to write. I had drafts ready to be posted but because I wasn't happy with them I didn't want to post them. I think I sat on front of my laptop for an hour one day trying to write a post and I honestly couldn't write a sentence. That was quite annoying though because I had never not been able to write about something but it was like any inspiration I had just decided to leave my brain. So on Sunday as I sat in bed drinking a cup of tea with candles lighting I decided to grab a pen and my notebooks and write down as many ideas as I could think of. I managed to fill a page and a half with ideas (let me know if you would like me to share some) which made me feel like I had accomplished something as I had ideas about what to write about again.
While having so much time on my hands it also got me thinking, when I started my blog in Summer, I could write a blog post (may not have been a very good one but thats not my point at the moment) at any time of the day and it didn't matter if it was dead quiet around me or noisy as hell. Recently though I can only write at night time. Most of the posts you read on this blog have been wrote at the ridiculous time of 2am or maybe even later, and even though I have earphones in with music on in the background the darkness and silence seems to just allow me to write. It's not the best for your sleeping routine though!
Sorry for this weirdly mixed ramble. Hope you are all having a good week so far!

Do you find it easier to write a blog post during the day or night?

Christmas Wishlist ♥

So I've been loving reading and seeing everyone's wishlists for Christmas so I thought why not put one together myself. I did add prices incase you see something you like and end up wondering how much it is or if you see something that might be a nice gift for someone. Enjoy!

iPhone 6 plus - Okay so I know this is cheating because I already have it but it was a christmas gift and I just could not wait until December 25th. However this was the main thing I wanted this year and I didn't think my parents would actually get it for me. So yeah I do have my main present and I have to say I absolutely adore everything about it! Crazy priced phone I will admit €799

Zoeva Rose Gold Complete Eye Set - I adore the rose gold luxury set and think the sets are well worth the money! They also look so pretty sitting on my dressing table, and because their rose gold I refuse to mix them in with my other brushes so their stored in their own little holder which looks very empty with only 8 brushes in it. Of course thats not why I want these though well maybe 10% of the reason the eye brushes that I do have I adore and I find you really can never have enough eye brushes, personally thats where my collection weakens so I would love more and just think this is a perfect set because of the variety it has. €65.00 but well worth it as you get 12 brushes which works out at about €5.40 per brush. They're brushes are also mega soft!

Made Of Starlight Perfume by Taylor Swift - I adore Taylors original perfumes Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted and have bought them both multiple times, then when she released Taylor by Taylor one I was disappointed because I really did not like it at all it just was not for me. However this perfume has been out a while but because I had so many bottles of perfume I didn't want to buy another one so now that I've run out of most of them I'm hoping for a bottle of this as it smells gorgeous! €35 for 50ml bottle. This was an online price however I do think it's more expensive where I live, I may have to suggest ordering it online.

Anatomicals Oi! You Throbhead Headache Relief Balm - I adore this brand for their packaging and hilarious product names. I'm not one to suffer from a headache everyday but I do get them quite often and so far the products I've tried from this brand so far have not disappointed and this is just a product I'd love to try. I'm not too sure if it would actually work to be honest but it would be interesting to try out. €5.71 Not a bad price really as I expected it to be more of a ridiculous price to be honest.

W7 In The Night Eye Palette - I adore W7 makeup its affordable and basically dupes of high end makeup products. They have 3 other eye palettes out that are basically dupes of the Naked 1, 2 & 3 but because I have them I don't really want another palette with the exact same colours. However this is full of purple shades and it is just gorgeous. I absolutely adore wearing purple eyeshadow as I think it suits my skin tone really well and this is just the perfect palette for me! Are you ready for this, it's only €7.99 like that is just a bargain to be honest!

Origins Mask Marvels Gift Set - I've been lusting over Origins products for about a year now and because their pretty expensive I never really bothered to try any because I was afraid of spending a ridiculous amount of money on a product to end up not even liking it so when I seen this set in Boots I thought it was perfect to try. The one I've wanted to try for ages is the Drink Up Intensive overnight mask as I just think it sounds amazing. I have also heard such great things about the charcoal mask so this set is great. €61.50 it is expensive but for 3 bottles I suppose it's not that bad and it's definitely ideal to let you try out the products.

What's on your wishlist for Christmas? 

Red Lip Classic, Thing That You Like ♥



So it's Christmas basically which means I now start to wear a red lip a lot more often. Back in October I was lucky enough to win the lovely Sophie's blog giveaway for a Mac lipstick of my choice. So with only owning 2 Mac lipsticks I know basically a crime I had a huge choice to choose from. I decided to go with Russian Red just because it's such a classic red colour.
I am in love with this colour, it really is the perfect red for my skin tone! Just like the other two Mac lipsticks I own this is a matte shade so it is in no way moisturising to the lips but I don't feel like it dries them out either. It's also very easy to apply and doesn't tug on the lips.
It's basically the perfect Snow White red! Definitely the colour I will be wearing over christmas the most. It doesn't bleed so I don't usually wear it with a lip liner however sometimes if I just want to define my lips a little bit more I will.

Sorry for not posting the last few days, I found that I just couldn't write about anything but now after a little break I'm currently working on some posts! Hope you are all having a great week!

What brand does your favourite red lipstick?