Archive | May, 2013

make-up must-haves…buy it NOW NOW NOW!

20 May

i love these so much that i want to share it with the girlie world:

Chanel ‘Perfection Lumiere’

CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIERE

and

Smashbox ‘Artificial light’

SMASHBOX ARTIFICAL LIGHT

maybe it’s totally against the chanel or smashbox mantra, but what i find works is this:

pump one splodge of artificial light onto the back of your hand, followed by a pump of the foundation and mix the two togther. i actually use my hands/fingers to apply as i feel i use less product and i bring it down just under my chin and neckline to give an extra glow over my foundation.

i also recommend to start with a nice clean face, apply your regular moisturiser, eye-cream and then wait a minute or two before applying your primer, then apply your magic mix as suggested above and boom-

a natural dewy base which lasts probably half the day- let’s be honest here, unless you cake your face in make-up it will not stay put all day, especially if, like me, you’re usually running around, inside and outside into and out of air-con, heating and frizz inducing irish weather.

give it a try and let me know how you get on- it works for my freckly but not super duper pale combination to dry/oily depending on it’s mood skin 🙂

give yourself a treat before your holidays xx

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summer

8 May

freshly cut grass

shells

bank holidays

girls jumping silhouette

sea smells

trashy harlan coben books

99 with a flake

big blanket. outside fun.

howth

girlie may birthdays

pretty painted toes

rain

reading at breakfast

sitting in the park with the girls

sand

summer girl silhouette

sunny balcony time

hearing the ice-cream man

holidays

packing

not working

going for a run in the sun

new people

smell of sun cream

rain. sun. sun. rain. cloud. sun. rain. rain. rain.

silly music

bare legs

sandy beach

coconut smell

long drives

easkey

flipflops

dinner outside

dogs

bbq smells

takeaway coffees with siobhan

bees

tattoos on show

fun weekends away

smoothies

heat

freckles

someone else putting on my aftersun

summery lists

easy homemade protein bars

2 May

need:

200g mixed nuts & seeds (chopped almonds or hazelnuts work well)

150g desiccated coconut

5 teaspoons low fat natural yoghurt

100 ml coconut oil

2 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder

coconut almond protein bars

make:

chop nuts

melt coconut oil

mix all together

place cling film in a lunchbox or similar

spoon the mixture into the box and squash it down

put it in the freezer for about and hour and a half

chop into little squares and separate with grease-proof paper

eat and enjoy

YUM 🙂