Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Trend Lovage: Window Pane Print

I spotted this beautiful window pane print all over NFW! I think it is such a cool statement print. This oversize check print gives a new bolder look to your average check clothing. I am lusting after this J.W. Anderson sweater HERE....perfection!!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

ASOS AW13: My Picks

Love these tailored shorts, find them HERE!

This chunky knit is a must for those colder days, find it HERE!

I love a good boyfriend shirt, this one also has a leather collar. Get it HERE!

A skater skirt is a wardrobe stable, I love this leather look one. Snap it up HERE!

How cute is this jumper, adore it! Buy it HERE!

This dress is a great buy, find it HERE!

A super duffle coat HERE!

Thank you ASOS!!

September Inspo

Monday, 2 September 2013

Want: Buckle Boots

I am loving these buckle style boots that are on the high street at the mo. A good pair of flat boots are key to any gals wardrobe. Theses have all the comforts of boots with an added coolness. I love the way the would add some edge to an autumn ensemble. I can just see mine paired with some denim skinny jeans and a chunky knit......what do you guys think?! I want these Jeffery Campbell ones ALOT! 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Celebrity: EOS Lipbalm

I have been reading and seeing a lot about these little lipbalm spheres. They are a go to product for all the Kardashians and have been featured in Miley Cyrus's new music video "We Can't Stop". So what do all these ladies love about them? Well they are 100% natural and 95% organic. They contain Shea butter and vitamin A. They are also paraben, gluten and petrolatum free.

Strawberry Sorbet

Theses beauties come in a few different varieties such as: Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Summer Fruit but to name a few. I bought Strawberry Sorbet (which smells amazing) from The Beauty Parlour. They cost nine euro with postage. I love mine, it glides on and does not feel sticky or heavy. I get very dry lips and i can already feel my lips softer! LOVE!!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Results: Make-Up Blog Results

So guys I wanted to try out Ger's amazing makeup tutorial. It was such an easy guide which I loved. It is also a very "m" kinda makeup look. I love eyeliner and a red lip....classic! I also wanted to try out some mac samples I received on a recent trip to my Mac makeup counter. It was the Mac pro longwear foundation and concealer. As I like a glowy look to my skin I always mix Mac strobe cream with my foundation. This foundation and concealer is really nice. I love how it gives great coverage and a lovely base to contour with. I always use my Mac "Give me sun" bronzer, it is the best. Here is my finished look.....thanks again to Ger for the wonderful tutorial. Will you guys be trying it?



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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Guest Blogger: Sugar Fix Makeup Step By Step Guide To Red Lip And Winged Liner

My very talented best friend and fellow blogger Ger has kindly done a guest post for all my readers. She is a trained make up artist who runs her own freelance business "Eye Candy Makeup" and she has just started her own blog sugarfixmakeup.blogspot.ie. Go check out her page, she has loads of look, tips and reviews! I love a good strong lip and flicked liner, it is my go to look. Here Ger gives you a guide on how to achieve this look yourself. Enjoy :)
Ger rocking the finished look

Step One: Foundation

Moisturize and prime the skin first. I used Bobbi Brown Hydrating face cream and Garniers Perect Blur as my primer. I then applied a light layer of Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish in the shade 2.5. 
I then began contouring my face. To darken the skin I used like a pan-stick formula from UNE in the darkest shade I could find. Its called a BB Cream Bronzer in the shade S05 and I got it in boots. 
To lighten I used a contour cream from MAC pro store that I don't think are available anymore. Maybe use MAC studio sculpt cream in a few shades lighter than your everyday makeup. 

I'm sure you have all seen photo's of how to contour. I used a MAC 130 (smaller than your normal foundation brush)  to apply the darker colour just below my cheekbones down the sides of my nose to make it appear slimmer and on the outer edge of my forehead. Last just a little under my jaw.

Dont be afraid to put a good bit on, it will all be blended in later. The lighter colour is applied under my eyes,  right down to the end of my nose and diagonally to the outer corner of my eye. Fill in this whole area with the light colour. Add another little bit just on your brow bone and a thin line down the center of your nose. Lightly blend the edges so there is no harsh lines on show. Apply dots of Benefit Sun Beam across the tops of your cheeks and lightly pat in with your fingers. Apply a little blush and dust on some translucent powder anywhere that's very shiny like your T zone. (I use LA makeup academy translucent powder) 

Bobbi Brown: My Fave Foundation

Step Two: Eyes and Eybrows

I always do my brows first. I don't have a lot of filling in to do in mine. I just simply use MAC's Eye Brow Crayon in the colour Lingering. Using light strokes, I go along my natural brow and emphasize the arch. Don't go as heavy handed with the pen the closer you are to the inside. They can look quite harsh then. Keep them really defined at the edges and gradually getting slight lighter on the thicker inside. The outer part of the brow should be winged out and slightly down and NOT down and slightly out. Make sense? 
Now for the eyes, I kept it really simple, cover lid with a light cream/nude colour. I used a paint pot in the colour Painterly. I just gave my crease a little definition by blending a small amount of texture into it. For the winged liner I dipped my eye liner brush in Inglot black gel eye liner (this stuff is gooood, stays on so long without smudging) and draw along my lash line, drag the brush out past your lash line and curve slightly up. This part is totally up to you of how far you want it to go out and how thick do you want your flick. I would personally avoid the Amy Winehouse look, keep it simple, always keep the flick pointed at the end. Play around with it for awhile, sometimes it can be a little tricky to get both eyes the same. Just start of small and work your way up to bigger flicks. And to finish off the eyes apply loads of mascara to the top and bottom lashes, I used Rimmel's Scandal Eyes.... but I have to say its not my favourite one I have ever purchased so I am on the lookout for a new aaaammmmaaazing one. Let me know of any recommendations. I also had a applied false lashes but thought it really took away from the look so I took them off for the photos. Less is more here. I have no eye liner on the bottom lash line just keep it simple. 

Inglot Gel Liner

Step 3: The lips 

Whenever in doubt, pout!! Adding some colour to your lips is a quick way to finish off an unfinished look. Woke up late for work, grab your bright lippy and mascara and head out the door. Can be put on in two minutes and you're all done. Try mix your looks up and try different colours. In these photos I lined my lips with a MAC burgundy lip pencil and filled in with MAC's Russian red lipstick.

And that's it, give it a quick spray with fix + spray, Add some loose curls to your hair and you got the look. Here are some Celebs rocking the look. Hope you liked it. 
Ger x

Fashionable Lady: Blake Lively for Lucky Magazine, September 2013

The beautiful wife of Ryan Reynolds and Gossip Girl fashionista, Blake Lively. She is on the cover of Lucky Magazine and plenty more inside. What I love about these pics is how inspired I was by them. She looks amazing!