Lipstick: My Five Faves

I love a bright lipstick to complete an outfit. It is very rare that I would go out on a Saturday night without one, and if I do it’s probably because I was in a rush running out the door and forgot to chuck one into my clutch bag. I really don’t have a favourite colour, it completely depends on my mood. Here are the five that I could not live without, if these ever go missing from my make-up bag meltdown mode will set in immediately…

If you love purple…

1. MAC Heroine
Of course MAC would make an appearance, but surprisingly for a beauty addict I don’t actually own many products of theirs. However, I just had to treat myself to Heroine, I looooove purple lips! They create such a sexy look with a LBD.
If you like to think pink…

2. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss: 20
It promises to last up to eight hours, and it really does. I have shade number 20 which is a very bright pink. This really makes your make-up stand out and is perfect for a summery look. I love teaming mine with pink feather earrings to make a bold statement.
3. Essence 10 Cotton Candy
A lighter pink than the Rimmel lipstick but still very noticeable. This shade really does get the idea of cotton candy across. I personally love this. It is a very cute, girly shade, think soft curls and pearl earrings. 
If you need nude…

4. Essence Longlasting Lipstick Nude: 01 Wearing Only A Smile
I don’t know any girl that doesn’t love a nude lip. Very subtle, but very classy. There is a huge range of Essence nude shades to choose from and all of them are lovely. I love putting a clear lipgloss on top of mine to give it a shine. 
If you’re a lady in red…

5. Essence 03 Dare To Wear
Does anybody else find it impossible to find a decent deep red lipstick? All I can usually find are bright ones, but I’m more of a lover of darker reds. I was delighted and shocked when I came across Essence 03 Dare To Wear. It is a gorgeous deep red and cost next to nothing. Without a doubt the best red lipstick that I have ever had.
The Verdict: I would be lost without Essence cosmetics. For the quality and the price you really can’t go wrong. Just think how many you could stock up on for the price of one more expensive lipstick. 

Five Things That Women Don’t Want To Hear Men Say

Whether he’s your boyfriend or your best friend, there are just some things that women don’t want to hear men say. Here is an example of five, so like 0.00001 percent of the things they don’t think through before opening their mouths…

We still love them though, dammit…

1. “Yeah, you look fine.”

Fine? FINE? You’re telling me I just spent the past four hours gluing on better lashes to my own lashes, contouring like Kim K, applying four layers of tan, pushing my boobs up to the point where I can’t breathe anymore and out of all the words in your vocabulary you decide to use fine?

2. “Sorry I can’t meet up anymore, I have a match at 3.”
Well at least you have a match this afternoon, because you won’t bloody have a girlfriend…

3. “Why are you wearing heels?”
Because I am 5’4″ and fabulous.

4. “Woah you ate that really fast, you must have been hungry!”

Shut up before I eat you…

5. “It was just a like…”
Just a like? Well this is just a relationship status change…

Forget Naked, Here Are Three Eyeshadow Palettes You Must Have

The makeup products that I could not live without are definitely my eyeshadow palettes, and thankfully, none of them break the bank. Whether I want a subtle daytime, or dramatic night-time look, I feel so bare without it. I love experimenting with different colours and finding shades to match my outfit.

I have three mainly used eyeshadow palettes: Body Collection, w7 10 out of 10, and Sleek Bad Girl. However, all of them have very different uses. 
My Body Collection palette is a full makeup kit, but I mainly use the eyeshadow and blusher. This palette is perfect for creating a colourful look for night wear. I love it for going out, or when I want to liven up my outfit using my makeup. It has a large variety of colours which range from bright blue to subtle silver. Ideal for any girl that loves making her eyes pop. 

My w7 10 out of 10 palette never leaves my handbag. I mainly use this during the day, as a light base colour at night, or to tone down areas that can often go too dark, such as the corner of my eye beside my nose. It has a soft, but lovely application. The colours are shimmery and include black, silver, various golds, and pastels. 

The Sleek palette is great for creating a gorgeous smokey eye. Most of the colours are deep and apply so well, showing up so much. Sometimes I need to be careful not to get too carried away because of how well it applies. I love the deep green and purple, they look fab against thick liquid eyeliner. The palette also has a few light colours to contrast with the darks. 
Treat yourself, ladies, why not?! 

Rant Of The Week: Men We Love You, But Hands Off Our Handbags

A woman’s handbag is a never ending treasure chest. You may think this is an exaggeration and it is worth a lot less than treasure, but if that’s the case then you obviously have never invested in a good bag.

I always have my handbag with me no matter where I go, I wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without it, nor would I accidentally forget it (which unfortunately isn’t the case for my family who could slip my mind rather easily..soz huns). It usually weighs more than me and is physically bigger than me because it is full of my life. That’s it. My life is resting peacefully inside that material, which is why it kills me inside whenever anybody goes to have a root through it, especially men. Excuse me, get that shocked look off your face, obviously it’s going to be holding 58 tampons, a random pair of tights, one back-up bra strap and a quarter pounder and chips. Do you not know me at all? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I don’t understand why men can’t grasp the idea of an over-sized handbag, look at my face and hair, do you think I woke up like this? Obviously not, despite popular believe I’m not actually made of sugar, spice and everything nice, I need to carry my tweezers, eyelash glue, bronzer, eyeshadow palettes, lipstick, plasters, panadol, dry shampoo, chewing gum, apple, pet llama and back combing brush somewhere for regular life touch ups. Duh.

Basically, men should never look through women’s handbags unless they are told to. It’s a whole other world in there. And if you’re going to complain about the crazy size of it (big enough to hold all of Russia, or small enough to only fit one M&M, never in between) then no, of course you cannot put anything in it. Unless it is a present for me. Diamonds if possible, but chocolate will do. Thanks bbz.

Just waiting for the day some unfortunate man falls in and is never to be seen again. Lets hope it’s when they have man flu or during the World Cup… 

10 Struggles All Non-Sporty Girls Have During PE Class

If you’re anything like me, those eighty minutes of PE class in school each week were absolute torture. This was because I’m not exactly a big lover of sport, or exercise in general…
Thank god that phase of my life is over and I don’t have to deal with these issues anymore…

1. Trying to remember what illness/injury you have this week
What did my fake sick note say again? Period pain? Recovering from the flu? Just gotta sit on the bench and look ill…

2. Getting stressed out by all the sporty people around you
Alright love, chill out, it’s not the Olympics…

3. Your face becoming a magnet
Why is it that when you’re trying to avoid the ball at all costs it always finds a way to hit you straight in the nose? “I’m fine lads, thanks for cari-” “DUCK!” Damaged face round 2.

4. Resisting the urge to vomit over the absolute state of the uniform
Bottle green trousers and an unflattering red hoody. What idiot designed this, seriously? Don’t quit the day job. And nah I ain’t wearing those shorts, so don’t even try…

5. Being picked on by your teacher
“Fe, run!” Bitch please if I sweat I’ll fill the room with glitter.

6. Being chosen last for everything
You weren’t even chosen, just left over…

7. Deciding what shoes to wear because you don’t own runners
Converse? Louboutins?

8. Praying for a free class or asking can you go for a walk everytime
When you said beep test did you mean sleep test?

9. Finding someone to chat to to pass the time
With no luck because everyone fends for themself out there…

10. The effort of getting changed
Nobody look at my legs, it’s November, I haven’t shaved them since 1937.

The Only Way To Go This Summer

Now that the lovely weather is finally here I decided that it was time to have a look around for new clothes. Only, Clonmel have some fab pieces in store. Definitely a place to head if you’re looking for an outfit for an occasion, or just looking to spice up your summer style in general! If you’re not a regular shopper in Clonmel, Only is in the Showgrounds Shopping Centre πŸ™‚

As you all know I am a huge fan of denim jackets so could not help but fall in love with this one. Combined with the white top and light material patterned trousers, your summer style will be sorted! Team with a pair of sunglasses and gladiator sandals and this look is perfect for a day of shopping, road trip to the beach or even a casual night out with the girls. The trousers are also full length, which means they’re light enough for the warm days but long enough for when the evening chill starts to set in. Can you imagine this outfit with an oversized handbag and chunky statement jewellery? Fabbbbbb!

This black and white skirt and matching cardigan instantly caught my eye as I walked into the shop. The quirky pattern, along with the material, hides any areas of your body you may feel a bit insecure about (we all have those, ladies!). The pastel pink top adds a burst of colour to the whole outfit and gives a strong summery vibe. Teamed with a pair of strappy heels, a cute little clutch and a delicate necklace, the outfit is perfect for a summer night out. You can also wear each piece of clothing individually for a casual, daytime look. It really can be worn so many different ways depending on how you choose to style it, which means it can be worn over and over again and look like a completely new outfit every time.

Only is the place to head if you’re craving a fashion fix and you will be spoiled for choice. The staff are all so friendly and helpful (which is great for me as I am so indecisive when buying clothes!). They will be happy to help if you need anything πŸ™‚ The weekend has arrived, do you really need a better excuse to go shopping? 

The Five Perfumes I Cannot Live Without

We all have a scent that people know us by (or 5, if you’re anything like me). There are so many perfumes out there it’s hard to narrow down your options. Here are my top five favourites πŸ™‚

1. River Island Paris By Night
I love sweet perfumes so this one is fab. A sweeter version of River Island Paris. I wear this basically every single day and carry it around in my handbag. 

2. Outspoken by Fergie
Fergie released Outspoken with Avon so since it is no longer in Ireland I’m not sure if it is still available to buy online. Despite this problem now, it was my signature scent for years!

3. Curious by Britney Spears
I’m a huge fan of all of Britney’s perfumes, this began my love for them and I got a big bottle for Christmas. I admit I do love the colour, and vintage looking bottle too.

4. Circus Fantasy by Britney Spears
My favourite out of all the fantasies, even though I have two others aswell. I couldn’t find it for ages and thought they had stopped making it until I found it in a giftset. 

5. Chanel Chance
Okay I confess, I don’t like the person I become when other people try to use this. It’s my baby and I only use it for special occasions because it’s Chanel. The only Chanel thing I own and I am very protective of it because it is gorgeous but a rare treat for myself! 

What I Really Think About Women’s Body Fuzz

Okay it is only half 11, and my day hasn’t been off to a great start so far. Firstly, I woke up after having a dream that Ed Sheeran was my best friend and fell in love with me so was fairly distraught when I realised he has no idea that I exist, and secondly, I read an article by the Daily Mail which had me questioning mankind.

The top of the article said “From the moustache to bikini line, what men REALLY think about women’s body fuzz and how they should be dealing with it” Dealing with it? If you can’t handle us in our true form then we will be dumping you for being so shallow and having such a false idea of the “perfect” woman.

Get The Gloss asked males what they thought about women having body hair and all I can say is lock up your daughters because there are some seriously inconsiderate people out there. Not all of them though, of course. Some said: “There are more qualities to a woman and her body hair is one small aspect. It can be equally attractive for a woman to be au naturel and be confident enough to not conform to opinions and trends in society and glossy magazines.” and “I guess I like something there, like a line or runway type thing. I prefer a bit of hair because otherwise it’s too childlike. Ultimately though, I don’t really care that much.” PREACH!

I’m not saying women should be a certain way, or going on a hate rant against men, I just think people are insecure enough without being expected to look like Barbie and Ken. Realistically, women aren’t supposed to be completely bare, if they were, no hair would grow to begin with. Don’t get me wrong, I love the feeling after I’ve just shaved, no matter what area. However, we just do not have the time to do this every single day.

In an ideal world, all men would look like Zac Efron or Channing Tatum while also having a heart of gold, and a voice like Ed Sheeran, but we don’t pressure them about it. Being told to remove all of your body hair is like telling men to go to the gym everyday because they have to look a certain way. Some people said women shouldn’t have hair because they see it as a masculine feature. Muscles could also be considered masculine, but many men seem to be lacking that feature, or are they hidden under your excessive amounts of manly body hair? These stereotypes have been put there by people and society, they aren’t real. Women don’t go on a hunt for a man with a moustache or particularly hairy chest, we want a man who is going to respect us and love us for who we are, that’s all. We don’t want a Gaston, we would choose the Beast everytime (I know he’s obviously more hairy, but you know what I mean).

Times have changed, and so have the ideas of masculine and feminine. I grew up being completely insecure because of hair on my arms and hair on my face, but as I got older, I realised all women have that, it’s completely normal. I went through a phase of waxing all the time to get rid of this hair but now I feel a lot more confident and comfortable in my own skin. I used to take it really personally and get upset if people commented on it, but now I just laugh it off because I don’t want to be around people who make fun of it anyway, they’re not true friends.
Women can’t help the amount of body hair they naturally have, it doesn’t make them any less of a woman. Yes, I love the feeling of having just shaved my legs, but I do that for me, not for anybody else. If he doesn’t love you for who you are and tries to change you, he doesn’t deserve you to begin with. 

Rant Of The Week: When Clothes Are Put In The Sale Section By Accident

As a dedicated clothes lover and very constant shopper (don’t tell my mum), I am always on the hunt for a bargain. As over dramatic as it may sound, this bargain hunting doesn’t always end in smiles and rainbows. In fact, I very often come out of the shop distraught and have visions of the unaffordable pair of shoes for days when they have been wrongly placed in the sale.
This happened to me today. I thought something was reduced when in fact, it wasn’t. ALWAYS PUT CLOTHES BACK IN THE CORRECT PLACES PEOPLE. This common but unfortunate mistake can break hearts and potentially ruin lives.
There really is nothing worse than seeing the dress you’ve wanted for aaaages in your size, the only one left, amongst a group of dresses reduced to €15, then thinking “Wow, this is clearly fate” and bringing it to the counter only to hear the words “€65 euro please!” What. The. Hell.
In fact it was not fate after all, you were probably just cursed as a baby and set to live the rest of your fashion loving days in absolute misery. Grim…

The Daily Struggles Of Being An Emotional Person

I am a very emotional person, it’s no secret, everyone knows it. If we ever suffer a drought you need not fear because my tear ducts will save us all. Trust me…

Us emotional people struggle on a daily basis because what some non-emotional people can’t understand is that we just cannot control it. People know me for saying “Why are my eyes watering?”, and that will never change.
Here are five things emotional people face on a daily basis…
1. Being told you cry all the time
Look, I can only control my tear ducts as much as I can control my bladder. You’ve just gotta let it flow…

2. When you’re genuinely upset people don’t notice because you’re always crying
No guys, this is the real deal this time, I genuinely am upset right now..hello? HELLO? No? Okay, just ignore me that’s fine…

3. You can never hide how you’re feeling
“Are you okay?” “Yeah, like I know you just told me you have a new girlfriend but I swear I’m not crying because of that, I was just chopping an onion three days ago that’s all…”

4. Crying happens at the most awkward times #morto
Why are we watching The Notebook in school? Is it really necessary? What does this have to do with the religion course?

5. Your contouring and winged eyeliner is always ruined on nights out and you’re not exactly looking your best
Just leave me here on the bathroom floor in my pool of tears, misery and wasted cosmetics…