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Are you getting married or planning your hen? Looking for cute accessories? I’ve found some really cute ideas and you can get them for a fraction of the price online Here

This Donut wall decoration is only £14.99 but can make a big impact to your sweets station.

I’m loving the rose gold and coppery colours for interiors and these balloons are just so cute at £3.49

These tassels will bring some glam to an empty space for £5.99 and there’s loads of colours here too GingerRay.co.uk

10 Pcs/set Hen Party Photo Booth Prop Team Bride To Be Photobooth Wedding Decoration Bridal Shower Bachelorette Party Supplies

Cute little set of props to make your hens pictures cuter only €2.67 from AliExpress

Mr and Mrs Party Photo Booth Prop

These cute Mr & Mrs props only €1.53 on AliExpress

These transfer tattoos are only €1 from Wish.com

Tissue Pom Poms

€2 from Wish.com

I could go on but you get the idea! If time is on your side you won’t mind waiting for the post to arrive but you’ll save all those pennies for the big day ❤️



YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils THE SHOCK, the new volumising mascara from YSL Beauté, promises dark, intense, dramatic volume, like no other mascara within YSL. Thanks to a new brush and formula, Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils THE SHOCK instantly dresses your eyes with a rough, sophisticated, dark intensity.

The genius brush is wider than usual and has a curved symmetrical shape and – a new invention – four inner reservoirs cuts. With each dip of the wand into the barrel, the reservoirs fill up with the highest quantity of formula possible. Stroke after stroke, the lashes are loaded with the right amount of mascara to build a bigger volume than ever within YSL Beauté. Get the shock of volume with every blink.

Because the patented formula has a creamy texture, each stroke that’s applied melts seamlessly to the previous layer, allowing you to optimise volume. Load it on, keep lashes fuller, separated, and curled all day long. Truly mastered from root to tip.


Eye Gloss Smudger is a glossy top coat eye gel that slicks on over anything and adds a high gloss finish and a daring attitude. Its non-sticky texture offers a wet shine on the eyelid, whether it’s worn on a bare eyelid or on top of an eyeshadow for a messy-on-purpose effect.


The one tool that does your entire look for you – the Eye Duo Smoker is a must-have makeup statement in one single dual-pen. With a creamy texture that’s easy to apply, the creamy eye shadow duo stick comes in a double ended all-black pen. Two different & complementary finishes offer two very different purposes: a dark mat colour on one end to intensify and contrast, a lighter shimmery colour to highlight.

Duo No 1: Smoky Grey

Duo No 2: Smoky Green

Duo No 3: Smoky Brown

Duo No 4: Smoky Burgundy


RRP €29.00

Masterful control. Wild and easy. The ultimate touch for perfected brows. YSL Couture Brow Marker is a felt tip brow marker that gives precise control over where you apply brow colour. It redefines your brows so that they’re full, thick and luxurious, framing the face and building character for a signature look. It’s made-to-measure brow shape and colour, with adjustable intensity and precision.


From black to deep purple, YSL Couture Variation No 4 is an eyeshadow palette that balances the rough side of darkness with an intensely sensual harmony. An essential palette for smoky eye aficionados, the ten staple shades offer the perfect wardrobe of rock femininity.

Ten “underground” shades of black and colours to balance with black. Ten shades of textural variations to create highlights and shimmers, mattes and metallics, or creamy smooth primers and finishes. It’s all you need for an easy on-the-go smoky eye, or a refined, perfected smoky eye. 

Available now from Brown Thomas and YSL counters nationwide 💗💋❤️

Penneys Face Masks are back and better than ever 

This spring Penneys is launching a collection of 11 face masks ranging from the Insta selfie favourite sheet masks to cooling eye patches, unclogging nose strips to hydrating lip masks. 

With the entire collection priced between €1.00 and €1.50, there is no better excuse to put on your pyjamas and bring the beauty salon to your own home.

Penneys have done it again

Penneys have come up with the make up goods yet again!

This morning I received this cute delivery of their new gorgeous rose gold foundation brush and very sturdy make up brush holder. This holder is so well made and I think it would be perfect to protect your personal make up brushes when going on holidays.

The black brush holder will be available in July and the rose gold one in August for €6

The Foundation brush it feels so soft and silky, almost velvety, it’s great to give a light to medium coverage of foundation and is also excellent for blending cream contouring. It is available in July for only €4 and would be an amazing dupe for the more expensive ones available.

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 Catrice “Sound of Silence” Limited Edition 

Limited Edition “Sound of Silence” by CATRICE in July 2016. This capsule collection is comprised of an Eyeshadow Pen in 3 shades, a Gel Eye Liner, a Golden Lip Glow Lipstick, a Blush & Bronzer combo, a fluid glow highlighter and 4 brand new Nail Lacquer shades, each encased in luxurious gold-effect packaging. Throughout the collection, neutral natural tones like brown and beige stand in a modern contrast to mauve and lilac, which are refined with golden highlights. The Fluid Glow conjures-up beautiful light reflections on the skin while the Blush & Bronze sets summery accents.
Sound of Silence by CATRICE – Pen Stroke Eye Shadow

One stroke is all you need! Each of these three eyeshadow pens glide onto the skin with a creamy texture and silky matt finish. The sponge applicator allows you to blend as you wish, adding the finishing touch to long-lasting results. Available in C01 Calm Down ‘n’ MAUVE On, C02 Pure Silence and C03 mudITATION. 

RRP €4.50*.  

Sound of Silence by CATRICE – Gel Eye Pencil

 This Gel Eye Pencil with an intensive colour-dispersion sets golden, metallic highlights for a luxurious look. Available in C01 Golden Spirit, RRP €3.70*. 

Sound of Silence by CATRICE – Golden Lip Glow

Desert Rose! This lightly pigmented lipstick contains a golden core that adds a shimmering shiny finish to the fresh rose lipstick.

Available in C01 Golden Spirit, RRP €4.50*.  

 Sound of Silence by CATRICE – Blush & Bronze

This beautiful duo scores points with its subtle shimmer effect: the bronzing powder delivers a natural tanned look while the fine pink blush creates a fresh complexion. Available in C01 Desert Flower, RRP €5.50*.

Sound of Silence by CATRICE – Fluid Glow

G(l)o(w) for Gold! This fabulous fluid highlighter can be applied on its own or mixed with a foundation for a glowing, dewy finish. The innovative glass container boasts a pipette applicator to allow an accurate dosage. Available in C01 Golden Spirit, RRP €4.50*.

Sound of Silence by CATRICE – Nail Lacquer

Four limited nail polishes join the Catrice family from Sound of Silence: mauve, pink with a blue shimmer, a dark nude and mud with a golden shimmer – inspired by cactus blossoms, sand and stones. Available in C01 Calm Down ‘n’ MAUVE On, C02 Touched By Peace, C03 mudITATION and C04 Quietude. RRP €2.95*.
“Sound of Silence” by CATRICE will be available in Penneys Stores and pharmacies nationwide this July! 

Flormar Double Radiance Primer Highlighter 

This has to be one of my favourite affordable highlighter & primer combinations ever. This is only €12.95  for 30ml so it’s incredible value. 

The texture is light and absorbs quickly which to me makes it last longer than most I’ve tried. I have slightly oily skin but this does not budge even if I don’t fix it with powder. 

On good skin days I’ve worn this on it’s own over my moisturiser or BBcream but it’s also beautiful with foundation for a night out or for work. 

The added bonus is that it has an SPF10 in it too, so it protects my skin when it’s sunny outside, although to be fair, I wear SPF every day because I am very weary of skin/sun damage. 

Flormar is available world wide and in Ireland you can find your nearest stockist here Flormar Ireland 

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

I finally managed to snap up this gorgeous Sleek Highlighting palette I’ve seen everywhere on blog land and I found it in my local hair supply shop Des Maguire’s Hair & Beauty Supplies Here’s their Facebook Page.

Below are some pics of the divine palette and video swatches from my snapchat too! My username on snapchat is annmariecj Coke give me a follow for random life snaps with make up too! 

I love the entire palette and can’t decide if I have a favourite from it yet! Have you got this palette? What’s your favourite highlighter? 

Here are the swatches 💫🌟💫

The pigment and shimmer is just gorgeous and the sparkle is just beautiful. If you like your highlighter strong this is the palette for you. 

I did my niece Paige’s make up for her graduation and used the palette on her, the results are fab! Highlighter on fleek💫🌟💫

Sleek is available from Des Maguire Hair & Beauty Supplies Here ,most pharmacies and online from Meaghers.ie from €13.49 

Highlighter Heaven 

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.

MAC Shell cream eyeshadow is up there in my cream favourites as it has a gorgeous pinky hue and flattering shimmer. Gorgeous on cheekbones, down the nose and even on your décolletage. 

MAC Pearl cream eyeshadow is a whiter version and best suited to Ivory/paler complexions. Easy to blend and handy for travelling as it’s a cream, so it won’t shatter if you drop it. 

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. 

YSL Preview 

YSL invited me to preview their new products in their gorgeous office in Styne House,Dublin which will be on Sale in May and June.I loved the Make up demonstration using all the new products by Fred Letailleur YSL European Make up Artist, I could watch and listen to him all day long with that gorgeous French accent.

Cara Delevigne is the YSL cover girl and she looks incredible wearing the new summer range. 


First up are the new coloured mascaras above is just a selection as there are a few others too including a gorgeous silver one which would be both gorgeous in editorial shoots or for a night out. 

The colour pay off is amazing and the YSL mascaras smell divine. Packaging as usual from YSL is beautiful and its classic gold is instantly recognisable.

We also had a play with the new improved eye pencils and new eye pencils which are waterproof and designed especially for your waterline, the colour range is amazing and the pigment and longevity is incredible. 

We had a look at some of the liquid Eyeshadows too, the palette of gorgeous fresh summer colours, the lipgloss(a wearable subtle pink) too! 

The palette is so pretty and the blue denim effect fabric on the palette is so gorgeous to house these fabulous Eyeshadows for your summer make up looks.

I had such a gorgeous morning playing with the new products and testing them out. My hand was covered and my nails even experience the beauty of YSL too.

YSL is available from YSL counters and Brown Thomas 💋

CATRICE goodies

I received these CATRICE products today and they are just amazing for a budget range. Perfect for teenagers, make up students or anyone who wants to experiment with their look and has a limited budget or can’t afford the higher end brands.    I have tried out a few products from the range before and anyone who knows me will know that I use the brow kit on myself and clients as it enables you to create a very natural looking brow when used dry with an angled brush or to create a more dramatic brow just spritz your brush with a bit of water or MAC fix + spray.

This contour kit is so creamy and easy to blend with your fingers, a buffer brush or a beauty blender. For staying powder and to avoid blotching make sure to use a setting powder afterward.

The lipsticks are great value too so it doesn’t matter if you lose them on a night out!   

CATRICE is available in Penneys nationwide and the range starts at approx €2.49