Cosy Festive Favourites

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Festive Beauty Treats

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Festive beauty products

Festive Vanity Table Decor

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

A Festive Red Lip From Charlotte Tilbury

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Screen Siren Review
Charlotte Tilbury Screen Siren

Christmas Gift Ideas: Beauty Treats

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

A Charlotte Tilbury Makeover & The Cosmic Gift Shop

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Christmas Gift Ideas: Beauty Stocking Fillers

Friday, 16 November 2018

Stocking fillers gift ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas: Fashion & Lifestyle

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Fashion & Lifestyle

Three To Try From Hourglass

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Five Pink Beauty Favourites For A/W

Monday, 5 November 2018

Pink Beauty Favourites

Cosy Autumn/Winter Wardrobe Essentials

Friday, 2 November 2018

Autumn Beauty Favourites

Friday, 26 October 2018

Autumn Beauty Favourites

What I Wore On My 21st Birthday

Friday, 19 October 2018

What I wore on my 21st birthday
What I wore on my 21st birthday

Planning My Birthday Beauty Routine

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Autumnal Vanity Table Decor

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

| Autumnal Vanity Table Decor! |

A new season engenders a lot of change. In Autumn, the leaves change colour and fall to the ground leaving a crunchy mound on the footpaths, the weather becomes chillier, there's a smell of chimney smoke in the air and the evenings become darker. I love the beginning of a new season, especially Autumn (I am an Autumn baby after all!), and one of my favourite things to do is switch up the decor on my vanity table to mirror the changing of the seasons. And it's finally time to share my Autumnal set up in today's post! 

Four Lipsticks For Autumn

Sunday, 7 October 2018

| Four Lipsticks For Autumn! |

The world looks so beautiful at Autumn time with swirling vines of coloured foliage and there's something calm and peaceful about watching the annual dance of the falling leaves. As we get further into the Autumn season, I like to introduce some Autumnal makeup hues into my beauty routine, and for today's post, I'll be sharing four lipsticks that are perfect for this season.

Pink Parisian & Gossip Girl Inspired Style

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Pink Autumn Outfit
Pink Parisian Outfit

| Pink Parisian & Gossip Girl Inspired Style! |

My favourite fashion season has arrived! My wardrobe is brimming with cosy coats, cute skirts and dresses, snuggly scarves and a colourful selection of tights that are ready to come out of hibernation. For my first Autumn outfit post, I opted for a pink ensemble inspired by Parisian style and my style icon, Blair Waldorf. 

What's New In My Makeup Bag

Saturday, 22 September 2018

New in my makeup bag

| What's New In My Makeup Bag! |

During the Summer, I found myself stuck in a rut with my beauty routine so I decided to refresh my everyday makeup look and add a little magic back into my makeup bag with a few new treats. If you like a flawless, glowing complexion and low maintenance lip products then stay tuned for today's beauty roundup! 

10 Things I Want To Do This Autumn

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

10 Things I Want To Do This Autumn

New Beauty Launches You Need To Know About

Friday, 3 August 2018

New beauty launches Summer 2018

| New Beauty Launches You Need To Know About! |

#ChristmasInJuly season kicked off last month with a few brands showing sneak peeks of this year's Christmas product launches. However, as much as I'd love to talk about Christmas, it's even too early for me so let's chat about some of the new in beauty for Summer instead. Get comfy and grab a cuppa or maybe some ice cream if it's too hot and let's see what new beauty launches are hot off the press!

My Favourite Soap & Glory Products

Sunday, 22 July 2018

My favourite Soap & Glory products

A Quick Morning Beauty Routine

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

quick morning beauty routine

| A Quick Morning Beauty Routine! |

Gone are the days when I used to sit at my vanity table for hours applying my makeup. In the last year or so I feel like I've finally curated my makeup routine and found a few looks that are quick and easy to achieve. For today's post, I wanted to round up my top products that are quick and effortless to use and will have you out the door in a flash.

Recent Empty Products

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

| Recent Empty Products! |

It's time for another empties post and I might've let my empties build up for a bit too long since my last post so grab a cuppa because we have lots of products to chat about today!

Beauty Picks For A Sunny Day

Friday, 6 July 2018

Beauty essentials for a sunny day

| Beauty Picks For A Sunny Day! |

It's been a good Summer so far in Ireland with blue skies, sunshine and heatwaves being a regular occurrence. I wasn't expecting these high temperatures and melting sun so I spent a few days in June getting my wardrobe and beauty stash properly equipped for this sizzling weather. Without further ado, here are five of my essentials for a hot Summer's day!

A New Brow Favourite

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Eylure Fleur De Force Brow Define Review

| A New Brow Favourite! |

June Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites

Monday, 2 July 2018

June Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites

| June Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites! |

June has been a lovely month filled with sunshine and sizzling temperatures! These recent lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer required some heat-proof beauty essentials, some Summer reading material and some new Summery clothing items from the bargainous sales that kicked off during the month. Keep on reading to find out what beauty and lifestyle things I loved in June!

What I Bought From Glossier

Saturday, 16 June 2018

My first Glossier haul

| What I Bought From Glossier! |

Glossier has finally launched their Irish website so I'm now able to purchase the products I've been coveting for over a year! Yay! I'm sure you've all heard of the brand before but their approach to beauty is right up my street as they embrace dewy, healthy skin and minimal makeup. I was so excited to share what I bought with you but I haven't gotten a chance to try any of the products (except for one!) so this post will just be an initial 'what I bought' and I'll share my full thoughts on the products in a future post. 

A Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Menu For Summer

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Charlotte Tilbury summer makeup look

| A Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Menu For Summer! |

My Summer makeup routine follows a similar pattern every year: Minimal foundation, a glowing, radiant complexion, a bronzey cream eyeshadow and a nude lip. Recently, I've been using some new Charlotte Tilbury products to help me achieve my quick and easy, glowing, bronzed makeup look for Summer.

Four Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks To Try

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks

| Four Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks To Try! |

Lipsticks are one of my many weaknesses when it comes to makeup as I love having a variety of shades, finishes and formulas to choose from depending on the occasion. Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite brands for lipsticks not only for the luxurious, pretty packaging that looks beautiful perched on top of my vanity table but also for their incredible formulas and shade range. And that brings me on to today's blog post topic, four Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks you need to try!

Three Summer Outfits

Friday, 8 June 2018

Three Summer Outfits

| Three Summer Outfits! |

Last week I took a few days off from blogging and Instagram as I spent the week doing fun Summery things with my Mam, my sisters and my nieces. We went to a few nice places in Dublin and we also spent a night in the Killashee House Hotel in Naas where we treated ourselves to a little trip to their hydrotherapy pool - it was bliss! During the week, I took the opportunity to take a few photos of some of my favourite Summer outfits to share with you in today's post.

Beauty Products I've Discovered In 2018 So Far

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Mid-year beauty favourites 2018

| Beauty Products I've Discovered In 2018 So Far! |

Last year I wrote a post about my favourite beauty products I discovered in the first half of 2017 and seeing as the first half of 2018 is almost over, I thought I'd round up the beauty products I've discovered so far this year.

May Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

May beauty & lifestyle favourites

| May Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites! |

We're approaching the halfway point of the year already and I don't need to tell you how quickly these past few months have whizzed by! May was a lovely month for me filled with some cosy self-care essentials as well as an exciting parcel from my favourite brand. Stay tuned to read about my May favourites...

Three New Haircare Favourites

Monday, 28 May 2018

| Three New Haircare Favourites! |

I've always been lazy with my haircare routine, as long as it was washed, brushed, a quick blast of the blow-dryer and maybe the odd hair mask then I was happy enough. However, recently I felt the urge to up my haircare game and I wanted to develop a proper styling routine, so I treated myself to some new haircare products from Umberto Giannini.

An Easy Statement Makeup Look

Saturday, 26 May 2018

| An Easy Statement Makeup Look! |

You all know by now that my favourite type of makeup looks are quick and easy ones. And seeing as it's the weekend I thought I'd share one of my favourite quick and easy statement makeup looks that's perfect for the weekend! 

1) The Base:
My hormonal acne usually flares up when my anxiety is bad and I'm currently suffering from the worst acne I've ever had *insert crying emoji* Normally I wear light to medium bases regardless of whether I have a breakout or not but for a look like this I prefer to wear a fuller coverage base. I opted for the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation as it feels lightweight on the skin but I can build up the coverage and it's one of the best foundations in my collection for smoothing over any texture from my acne.

2) The Complexion:
I always wear subtle bronzers and blushers because I think the 'barely-there' look suits me. I applied the Luminous Bronze Light Bronzer from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 Palette. This adds a subtle luminous bronzey glow to the skin and it's a great shade for fair skin.

Another complexion favourite that I used in this makeup routine was the Nars Luster Blush. The peachy apricot shade adds a subtle wash of colour and radiance to the cheeks.

My highlighter of choice was the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand and this has become my favourite highlighter in recent months. The product melts into the skin, providing a luminous dewy glow that looks natural and makes my complexion look healthy.

Kat Von D Hexagram review

3) The Eyes:
For my statement eyeshadow looks, I usually opt for sparkly and shimmery offerings and for this look I was inspired by one of Estée Lalonde's recent videos where Katie Jane Hughes did her makeup. In the video, she used a bronze cream eyeshadow all over the lid and applied a silver glittery shadow on the centre of the lid. To create my version of the look, I applied the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On And On Bronze all over the lid, followed by the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Diamond Dust on the centre of the lids. And lastly, I used a little bit of Mac Cork eyeshadow in the outer corners because I felt that the Maybelline eyeshadow needed a matte shadow to help blend it out a bit better. 

4) The Lips:
The easiest way to add a statement to any makeup look is by adding a bright, colourful lipstick shade and I opted for a new favourite, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Hexagram*. The rich red hue complements the silver glitter and whilst the formula of the lipstick is matte, it still feels comfortable on the lips, it applies smoothly, without tugging the lips and it doesn't transfer as much as some of my other coloured lipsticks.

What are your favourite products for creating a quick and easy statement makeup look?

Cliona xx

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How To Style Your Dressing Table For Each Season

Thursday, 24 May 2018

how to style your dressing table for each season

My Current Bodycare Routine

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

New Beauty Launches You Need To Know About

Sunday, 20 May 2018

New beauty launches

| New Beauty Launches You Need To Know About! |

It's that time again where I trawl through the overwhelming 'new in' sections of the best beauty websites such as Cult Beauty, Brown Thomas, Debenhams and Space NK. The beauty industry is abuzz with the abundance of new releases popping up on the market at the moment and I've selected my top picks of the bunch to round up in today's blog post.

Books I've Read Recently

Friday, 18 May 2018

books I've read recently

| The Books I've Read Recently! |

It's no secret that reading is one of my favourite hobbies, however, I don't know what's happened to my reading mojo this year. I read two books in January and then after that, I ended up in a reading slump so I haven't read as much as I'd like at this stage of the year. I had my Goodreads reading goal set to 25 but I've lowered it to 20 so I'm not pressured and overwhelmed to finish the challenge. And it seems to have worked because I'm slowly but surely starting to fall back in love with reading. But here's a look at the books that I've read so far this year and hopefully I'll get to read more soon!

Summer Lipsticks & Nail Polishes

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Summer lipsticks & nail polishes

| Summer Lipsticks & Nail Polishes! |

I'm officially in Summer mode after the mini heatwave over the bank holiday weekend recently and I'm gathering my shorts, denim skirts, straw hats as well as some colourful makeup and nail polish favourites for the imminent arrival of Summer.

I usually opt for a classic nude lipstick hue on an everyday basis and one of my favourite hydrating options is the YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 70. This will be the perfect effortless lipstick to apply on those hot sunny days when I don't want to worry about lipstick smudging and I can just quickly reapply it with a little mirror or even just the camera on my phone if I'm carrying a small bag. 

Pink is another lipstick hue I'm fond of sporting during the sunny weather in Summer. Recently, I wore my Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Torres Del Paine for the first time in awhile and I forgot how pretty it looks on the lips! Normally the little ring of colour on the end of the pencils are a good depiction of what the colour of the lipstick looks like but in this case, it's a little misleading. The colour on the packaging looks like a peachy, apricot shade but in the bullet and when swatched it looks like a rosy pink shade. However, on my lips I can see the peachiness they were trying to convey but it's definitely more of a pink coral than an apricot shade though.

Another pink favourite is the Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour and Primer in Peony Pop. A nude pink shade with a comfortable, creamy matte formula - I love the formula of this lipstick so much and I definitely need to add more shades to my collection (they always reduce this lipstick range on Feel Unique so I'll have to keep an eye on their website!).

I'm pretty sure that my last lipstick favourite features in nearly every Spring/Summer makeup roundup post I write but it's just the perfect shade for the two warmer seasons of the year. I am of course talking about Mac Tropic Tonic, a vivid coral with red and orange undertones and a long-lasting matte formula.

Summer lipsticks swatches

Essie is my favourite nail polish brand as they last really well on my nails, the application is easy and they never look streaky. My favourite shade for Summer is Tart Deco, a bright orange-toned coral that complements a glowing Summer complexion and a floaty dress.

If I want to wear something more neutral during the warmer months then I'll usually opt for Muchi, Muchi which is a pale pink hue. Due to it being such a light colour, it needs three coats rather than just two but it's definitely worth the extra effort as the colour is light and airy - it would be a beautiful shade for a bridal party!

My last nail polish top pick for Summer is Peach Daiquiri, a hot pink shade with strong red undertones. In bright light, it looks pinker and in low light, it leans more on the red side - It's certainly a statement shade!

What are your favourite lipsticks and nail polishes for Summer?

Cliona xx

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My Summer 2018 Uniform

Monday, 14 May 2018

| My Summer 2018 Uniform! |

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