Exciting Times Ahead….

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Hi gang, I’m so sorry that this is my first post of the week, not like me but all Easter weekend I was struck down with a horrific case of the vomiting bug which I’m only recovering from now!

Anyway for my first post this week, I’m going to fill you in on a few bits and pieces that I’ve come across since I last posted.  As you can see from the above picture, I’m getting all the little bits and pieces together for the new website launch (which is still a couple of weeks away yet; the (amazing) designer is finishing off things and I’m in the middle of getting the new host site organised, but I’ll keep you all updated), and this includes new business cards! I ordered them from the super cool moo.com and I just love them! I can’t let you peak at the actual cards just yet, but I wanted to show you the packaging because I even love that. I’m so excited about the new website design! It’ll be the exact same name etc I’ll just have a new logo, Facebook page and loads of little extra things for you to look at while you’re here. It’s all very exciting, I can’t wait for the launch!

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In terms of other stuff planned for the site, I’ve got loads of new content ideas planned so more film, fashion, music and of course beauty reviews that I know you guys love! I’m planning a post or two on some of my latest favourite beauty budget buys (there are some absolute gems out now that will well and truly rival the expensive ones) and a cult foundation that I’ve only recently tried and now, I won’t buy any other! In the picture above you can take a peak at some of the brands I’ll be looking at. I’m also aware that I focus a lot on products for those suitably fairer skinned, but that’s mainly because I am and those are the products I buy! Apart from the foundations, any of the products I review will suit and look great on other skin tones too, so don’t worry. I’ve plenty of beauty stuff coming up, the problem is, I have so much stuff to review I need to distribute it evenly amongst the other posts!

If any readers have anything they want to see up that I’m not currently posting, please don’t hesitate to contact me or just post your thoughts in the comment section below (I love reading the comments). I want to make sure the readers are happy too. 😉

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I look suitably less cooler than Lady Gaga in my own wheelchair (which like her, I use from time to time) , and alas, it is definitely not made by Louis Vuitton!
 

I’ll also be including some more posts about me and what I get up to, just so everyone can find out a little more about me, and so that we can (hopefully) get lots of interesting discussions going too. I always like to know a little about anyone who runs a site that I visit and I’m sure the same applies to some of you as well. I’ve always thought it nice.  I mentioned in the About Me section for example, that I have mild Cerebral Palsy and would be more than happy to write a few posts on this if anyone has any questions about it or topics they would like to talk about as it’s a big part of my life, and I never mind sharing this with people. The gorgeous picture above (which I thought was very appropriate!) was drawn by an amazingly talented artist named Helen Green, you can see here website and work here. All credits go to her for the picture obviously.

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Before I became so ill over the weekend, the family held a bon voyage party for my cousin, who is now in Canada about to go on an exciting adventures (we miss you Mel!) and I just had to post a picture of the special cup cakes she got! They almost look too pretty to eat, but they definitely didn’t stick around; I looked over and my family (there are many of us) had devoured the lot! Still, I believe they were as yummy as they looked!

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Finally, just a few days ago I came across this adorable ‘button’ china in Malahide. I want the lot in my house!

Well, that’s just a few of the things that are on the way and that I got up to prior to being sick. Full posting will be resumed as normal as soon as this darn bug fully lifts, which should be by next week. Are you excited about the site launch? Enjoying the posts or is there something you want to see more (or less) of? Don’t be shy, spill in the comments!

Let Yer Bright Lipstick Do The Talkin’: Two Perfect Shades For Pale Skin

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I’ve mentioned before what a massive lipstick fan I am. I literally own hundreds of shades (check out two of my favourite shades in the latest Bourjois range here and two Chubby Sticks I’m loving by Clinique and Revlon here), and could quite possibly open my own lipstick shop. On the subject of lipsticks’, I’m going to do a post on two of my favourite shades at the moment, one is from the Archie’s Girls Collection by Mac and the other  from the newly released ColourBurst Lip Butter range from Revlon. Both are bright; one is pink and one a more coral shade.  I chose these colours in particular because not only are they very on trend this season, they’re also two brighter shades that are very wearable if you’re as fair skinned as I am.

Go Bright, But Choose Carefully

It can be a hard task finding the right shade to suit those with a ghostly complexion, and I have read an article or two that have said the brighter colours are harder to pull off if you’re very fair, but this isn’t necessarily the case. It’s all about chosing the right shade to compliment your hair and pale complexion.

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For example, this Revlon ColourBurst ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ Lip Butter shade (pictured above) ideally contrasts my dark brown hair and white skin tone, and looks perfect with a rosy blusher swept across the apples of your cheeks. It’s all about knowing what suits you and your individual skin tone.

Th ColourBurst Lip Butter is the latest lippy range to be launched by Revlon and is fast becoming my new favourite for a number of reasons:

  • The shades, though some of them brighter than others, are very soft and are perfect for wearing during the day.
  • They have a wide range of brighter colours that are very on trend, yet very wearable.
  • As it’s a ‘Lip Butter,’ it really lives up to this promise. My lips get extremely dry in this freezing weather and the lipstick glides on easily and keeps the lips smooth, and very moisturised.
  • The lipsticks are quite pigmented, but not overly so, so you get a naturel amount of colour.
  • Quite surprisingly, this one stayed put for hours. I had though with it being a butter that it would wear off quite quickly, but on it stayed and didn’t dry out my lips like some can when they stay on for ages.
  • Looks gorgeous against us pale skinned folk (well, that’s my opinion anyway!).

I’ve also always loved Mac for lipsticks (80 per cent of my collection is made up of them), and adore the current Archie Girl’s collection. This one too is a gorgeous shade for those pale skins. It is more of a coral, peachy toned colour  and is a tad brighter than the Revlon shade, but with a good blusher match (I chose the peachy toned Nars ‘Orgasm’ blush to wear with this one), it looks great against the fairer skin tones. Here’s why it firmly deserves a second spot in my lipstick stash at the moment:

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  • It’s really pigmented so I needed a much smaller amount, and as it’s a brighter shade, you can apply with a lighter hand.
  • Gives a lovely satin finish.
  • The funky packaging is brilliant, I won’t be able to throw it out when I’m finished!
  • Not as moisturising as the Revlon, but it doesn’t overly dry your lips out.
  • Stayed put for a decent amount of time, but as it came time to reapply this one, my lips became slightly dry
  • Looks great against those white skin tones though!

So there are my two favourite bright shades of lipstick for those pale faces at the moment. The Revlon lipstick is priced at €11.25 and is available at all good Revlon stands now, Betty’s Archie lipstick is €19 and unfortunately, a limited edition so leg it to your nearest Mac counter before this one is gone!

What do you think of the colours? Have you worn any similarly bright shades you could recommend? Tell all in the comments section!

Keira Knightley Goes Gothic As Anna Karenina In HARPER’S BAZAAR

Remember the romantic look Keira Knightley went for as Anna Karenina in the October issue of Vogue Magazine last October? (if you don’t, you can see my post on it here). Well, I came across her channelling the darker side of Anna in the September 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar and I just had to […]

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Nivea Aqua Anti Shadow Eye Cream Review: Keep Those Dark Bags At Bay

Slightly stepping away from beauty stuff today and onto some skincare. I had mentioned before that I have a serious problem with dark under eye bags (see my preview here of a Benefit concealer that will hopefully clear this problem up) and rather than continuing to hide the issue, I thought it best to go […]

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I Need This In My Beauty Stash: Benefit’s Fakeup Concealer!

Firstly, sorry for the delay in posting this week, I’ve been away and I am busy as ever trying to get stuff for the new site design organised (squeeee!), but it’s back to business as usual. I need this in my beauty stash pronto! I’m all about trying out new concealers. Hell, I’ll try anything […]

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War of the Chubby Sticks! Clinique Chubby Stick Intense VS Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain

I love nothing better than a good chubby stick or lip stain. They are perfect in so many ways: perfect for accurate, yet speedy application, wide variety of colours to choose from and they look very funky in your makeup bag. These chubby sticks are everywhere at the moment so I couldn’t resist grabbing a […]

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Love Her Style: Emma Stone

In the second of my ‘Love Her Style’ posts, I’m talking about the gorgeous Emma Stone (see my first one on Paloma Faith here). I admit to having a total girl crush (and I still can’t believe people, myself included are actually using that term, but its very fitting) on the actress who seems to […]

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One To Watch: The September Issue

I’ve been meaning to do a post on this one for ages. This is one of my favourite documentaries.  If you are even remotely into fashion or just want to find out how the biggest fashion magazine in the world, puts its biggest issue of the year together, than you are going to love this. […]

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Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation: A Good One For Pale Skin – Review and Pictures

I spotted this one as I was leaving Boots yesterday and I’m not gonna lie, the picture of the stunning Emma Stone beside it was what almost made me buy the thing! (I’ve spoken about some of Emma’s best beauty looks before, read about them here). Emma is my favourite pale faced celebrity at the […]

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: Review and Pictures

Readers of the blog will know that I go ever-so-slightly nuts when it comes to eye shadow palettes. I looked at Benefit’s World Famous Neutrals palette last week (see the review here) and Urban Decay (UD) recently swept me off my feet with their gorgeous Wizard of Oz inspired palette (see the review here). Now […]

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