I was gobsmacked when I received this gorgeous hamper from the lovely people at Mullingar Pharmacy
Pandora shimmering ocean ring €119.00 buy Here
ALEX AND ANI Claddagh II EWB Bangle Silver €36.00 get it Here
It is comprised of a shower gel 30ml, a body lotion 30ml and 50ml body spray all packaged beautifully with a good sized toiletry bag and gift boxed.
Next are a few gift sets from theBalm.
I have loved theBalm range for quite a few years. Ever since I purchased my first product which was Bahama Mama (bronzer) from Make Up For Ever on Clarendon Street. I fell in love with the packaging and once I used their products I knew they had to be part of my kit.
TheBalm meet matt(e) Hughes mini’s €28.95. TheBalm is available from Make Up for ever Clarendon street Dublin 2, Cloud 10 Beauty and Debenhams
Cocoa Brown The Goddess Collection by Marissa Carter €14.95 Get it here
TheBalm Manizer sisters €28.00
Bellapierre Starter Kit – MEDIUM Skin tones €87.50 available in store in Swords or Drogheda or online Here
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELAReplica Lazy SundayMorning 100ml €100.00 from Brown Thomas
“MY FACE AND EYE” PROFESSIONAL SET 12 Piece brush set with CUP HOLDER €99.99 from Here
JO MALONE LONDONPomegranate Noir Cologne 100ML Exclusive Bottle €114.00 at Brown Thomas
Nima brush THE STARTER SET: THE BASICS €45 from Nima Brush
Master Series, Palette one €34.99 from Blank Canvas Cosmetics
My men’s & children’s gift guides will be posted soon.
I’ve been so excited for this cover to hit the shelves so I can reveal it to you all.
Katie was such a pleasure to work with, beautiful skin, great personality and that accent is just gorgeous.
On Katie’s skin I applied some of this amazing primer from Make Up For Ever
And to give a flawless yet not heavy foundation I chose the HD foundation no.140 from Make Up For Ever
To cover little blemishes and redness I used Full Coverage Concealer Shop here
To set the base I used this gorgeous powder Here
To add some warmth on high points of Katie’s face I chose this gorgeous bronzer Pro Bronze Fusion
And to contour I used this sculpting kit See it here
For highlighting I wanted some light shimmer and chose this stunning iredescent powder to luminize the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and Cupid’s bow Shine on compact click hereTo create a natural flushed cheek I applied no.225 on Katie’s cheeks Blusher link here
On Katie’s eyes I used this palette which has lovely soft Browns, perfect for creating a beautiful smoky eye.Shop Palette hereThe liner was kept close to the lashline using cake eyeliner with a few drops of water from Make Up For Ever
To give lashes definition I applied lashings of Smoky Extravagant Mascara from Make Up For Ever
And added some 711 lashes from BABYDOLL Cosmetics
I lined Katie’s lips and filled them in using light strokes with Rosewood Lip Pencil
I mixed some of these pretty lipsticks to create the perfect kissable lip using this divine lip palette Shop it here
On Katie’s Body I applied Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Oil
I adore highlighter popped on the high points of the face as part of my make up applications. Some clients love the “see from space” highlighting whilst some go for the “gentle glow look” whatever the desired effect I have accumulated a lot of products to achieve any highlighting look.
I have my all time favourite Mary Lou-Manizer from The Balm which I got in Make Up For Ever. This is just beautiful and so fine it can be used on mature skin as the particles are so fine it gives the skin a healthy glow without being too glittery and the packaging is so pretty.
MAC Soft N Gentle is my other favourite and has been for quite some time. I love this over eyelids to brighten up a dull eye or applied to inner corner of the eye to open eyes up. Gorgeous on cheekbones, down the nose or on Cupid’s bow to make lips appear fuller & it lasts ages too.(I’ve had this one a year & need to restock).
LULU from the Pippa Palette is just so pretty and applied with fingers will give you a subtle glow or built up with brush will give you a more defined effect.A gorgeous highlighter you can wear anywhere you want to draw attention to.
Glow from CATRICE is a brilliant budget buy and has sold out everywhere, stockists are finding it impossible to keep in stock as most highlighters are in big demand at the moment with everyone wanting to try it out themselves.
Buff Sheer Glo Movie Star is a liquid highlighter which illuminates skin and when applied under foundation it gives the skin a glow. If applied over foundation the look is more striking and set with a loose powder to keep it in place and last for the day.
Benefit Highbeam has been a staple in my kit since it was released and I still pull it out from time to time for a subtle look, it helps make dry/dull skin look luminous and glowing. I mix with foundation and apply with a brush.
Golden Goddess Shimmering Dry Oil from Cocoa Brown is a gorgeous highlighter for tanned sallow skin types. It can be used anywhere on face or body to accentuate your best features be they your legs, collar bones, slim arms or shoulders.
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, instant soft focus beauty flash is a gorgeous light liquid highlighter with a yellow/golden tone. Lovely under foundation for a subtle glow or over foundation for a more dramatic effect.
Vita Liberata capture the light skin perfecting illuminisor Latte is amazing on dark tanned skin, better than a BB cream it gives soft focus for lines and wrinkles,whilst creating an optical illusion as it’s subtle shimmering particles “capture the light”.
Catrice Blush Artist shading palette shade: 010 BronzÉclat the highlighter included in this nifty palette is more of a peachy tone and perfect for anyone with dull skin needing a lift as it’s so subtle and forgiving, perfect for a first timer to highlighting.
Her skin is perfection so I kept the foundation application light mixing Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow with her Magic Foundation, this gave Graces skin a glowy yet flawless finish.
I chose Cheek to Chic “Love is the drug” from Charlotte Tilbury for the blusher as this gave her a pop of colour on her cheeks without it looking too rosy!
I used the Sophisticate palette from Charlotte Tilbury and Champagne Diamonds eyeshadow pencil to give Graces eyes definition with a shimmer effect on the inner corner of the eyes to open them up.
Liner was understated keeping product close to the top lashline and applying Charlotte Tilbury eye cheat to the waterline really opened the eyes up. Next I applied some mascara and some individual lashes with duo glue to add volume to lashes. Mascara was again added to blend lashes to individual ones & lighly applied to lower lashes.
Lip Magic to prep and moisturise lips
Liner: Pink Venus lip cheat
Lipstick: colour of youth was applied to blend liner and give a flush of colour rather than a structured lip look, keeping it youthful and pretty.
All Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics and
Using Blank Canvas Cosmetics Brushes.
This gorgeous Golden Goddess oil created by Marrissa Carter is definitely one product every girl should have. I’ve used it on myself, brides, models on shoots and the effect is just brilliant. I’ve used it on cheek bones to highlight and add a bit of shimmer for girls on a night out. Yesterday I applied it to my bride as her arms needed a little glamming up and it gives a lovely sheen to the skin without looking too glittery. The stunning Jo Archbold from Morgan The Agency for Frocknfabulous
I applied Golden Goddess oil on the beautiful Grace O’Mahony on the cover on of our Confetti Magazine Summer Shoot.
I’ve applied it to collar bones to accentuate the neck lines.
It’s been applied to models arms and legs at shoots to take the bare look away and it looks amazing in photos.
Oh, I forgot to mention how delicious it smells too.