Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thank You Give Away! - Sure why the hell not?? CLOSED

So I know I am not at 100 followers and that's when people normally do these things but I am doing a give away now for the craic! I want to thank you, my followers, for subscribing, reading my blog and for dealing with my sporadic posting! 

I have a load of posts lined up but I just cannot seem to find the time to complete them at the moment. 

Here is what you could win!

1st Prize:

MUA Eye Shadows in shade L-R Top - 15, 11, 7 
L - R Bottom Shade 5, 2 , 1
Sleek Blush in Pixie Pink Review here!
MUA Nail Varnish in Shaded 13 & 12
MUA Lipsticks in Shades 7, 9 and 13 Reviews of 13 & 9 here!
Famious Trio Eye Shadow Collection by Sue Moxley in Midnight
Montagne Jeneusse - Zen Flower Sensitive Masque
I have reviews of some of the MUA Eyeshadows here!

2nd Prize: 

A lovely SURE giftbox courtesy of  the lovely people at Thinkhouse.

  1. You must be a public follower of my blog using Google Friend Connect.
  2. Unfortunately this give away is only open to Irish and UK residents. (Please understand that I have to pay for postage myself and I cannot afford to post any further afield.  I am very sorry about this)
  3. You must be over 18 or have permission from a parent or guardian because I will have to ask for your postal address. 
  4. The give away will end on the 31st of July when I will use Random.org to pick a first and second prize winner and I will email both to get postal addresses. 
  1. Leave a comment on this post with your GFC name, so I can verify that you are actually a follower.
  2. Include your email address so I can contact you if you win. 
  3. Tell me something nice that happened to you today to make me smile! 
Also just so you know in case you missed it I have a new twitter account (which I am terrible at updating) its link is @aphrosiebeauty. Follow me if you like. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Twitter Details

Just to let you all know that I set up a new twitter for beauty rambling purposes because I was wrecking all my personal friends heads with my posting about beauty and now I don't have to worry. If you would like to follow me it is @aphrosiebeauty.

Looking forward to not censoring my beauty ramblings! :)


Monday, July 4, 2011

Product Rave!! Herbal Essences - Tousle me Softly Finishing Touch Cream

Oh my god you guys! I am so happy that on a whim I picked this up in Boots the other day. I have a natural kink in my hair and usually it requires a good bit of work to get the volumised curls I like. I am not sure this would work on naturally poker straight hair but I will be testing it on my friends to find out and will let you know how we get on! 

This is the only product I had in my hair in my Masquerade Ball Make-up post.

This product gives me everything I want without the need for anything else apart from a little spritz of hairspray. 

You can use this on wet or dry hair. I have tried both and I have to say it works brilliantly either way. It has a sticky consistency but unlike most other products with this consistency it doesn't harden when it dries. Your hair is left feeling like hair, not hay. It has a beautiful  scent of violets, which as you know I have a bit of an obsession with.  The curls hold wonderfully and only require a shake of the head upside down to add a wee bit of volume when you have been dancing for ages. 

All in all I am highly impressed with this product and will continue to use it for a very long time, I would say and I can't wait to try the rest of the products in the Tousle me Softly range. 

Face of the day - Masquerade Ball Make Up

I apologise for the glare on my forehead the lighting wasn't very flattering but this is my first face of the day/night post.

For my face I have used:

  1. MAC Studio Sculpt  Foundation in NC20
  2. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW 20 - for my under eye bags.
  3. Benefit High Beam - Just under the mask.
  4. Benefit Cha Cha Tint - on the cheek. 
  5. MAC Powder Blush in Style. 
  6. MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in Medium/Dark.

For the eyes I have used: 

  1. NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk in the inner corner.
  2. Gunmetal from the Urban Decay NAKED Palette on the inner third of the lid.
  3. MAC Club on the outer two thirds of the lid.
  4. Glamour Doll Eyes shadow in Undead in the crease and outer V. (because I was going to wear a mask I made sure to put the mask on after I had done the shadow so I could see what parts were not covered by the shadow and I filled that space in while wearing the mask which left a very fun V shape on my eye.)
  5. Virgin  from the Urban Decay NAKED Palette - just below the inner top corner of the mask to blend out the crease colour and give that highlight you can see in the picture.
  6. Essence Liquid Eyeliner  Waterproof on my top lid.
  7. Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner on the bottom lash line and in the waterline. 
  8. MUA  (Make Up Academy) Eye Shadow in Shade 20 (Black) - Matt to seal and smudge the Gel liner. 
  9. Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara
AND for my lips I used MUA (Make Up Academy) Lipstick in shade 1.

Here is a closer (not as wonderful as I would have liked) shot of the eyes. 

And another one just for the craic:

Let me know what you think or if any of the products I have mentioned you would like a review on.  Also I do apologise for the photo quality but they were taken on my iPhone as I never thought I would put up a photo of my face ever!