Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Out with the old...

Hi Ladies,

 Just to let you know i have started listing items on Ebay, just a few to start out with many more to come! Keep your eyes pealed as i'm doing a massive clear out :-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Red Alert

I played it safe since my early teens not veering far from the darkest shades of brown ; some may even say black. Almost a year ago now I decided it was time for something different and wanted to dye my raven locks a vibrant red.

Colour B4 could not tackle the build up of box dyes from many years of home diying and after several failed attempts i booked in with the professionals.It took 3 separate visits and many hours to get to the desired shade.

My hair needed to be stripped and bleached several times before the colouring and toning  process could begin. I love the result but red hair fades extremely quickly and is very hard to get remove from the hair.

As mentioned in a previous post ; I am now contemplating purple hair inspired by Jade Thirlwall ..... and the process begins!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Todays NOTD is the latest addition to my ever expanding nail paint collection; Barry Ms new limited edition polish. Nail Paints have to be my favourite nail polishes as they are long lasting, vibrant and great value for money.This latest shade is a particular favourite of mine; a lovely warm pinkish purple thats super flattering on the nails. This lovely purple hue was free when i purchased two products from the range :)

What goodies did i purchase to aquire this lovely freebie? One of the new lipglosses (lp11) and fine glitter dust in shade 20. The lipgloss is a lovely coral colour, good colour pay off, non sticky and sweetly scented ( i'm also lemming the new strawberry milkshake shade!! ). The glitter dust ; a strong deep blue is a bit daring for my personal taste but is a welcome addition to my kit.

Some very impressive purchases from Mr M ;)

Get your hands on this limited edition lovely for €6.50 or free (like I did) when you spend €10 on Barry M products in Boots :)

What are some of your favourite nail paint shade(s)?!!

Darina xx

Monday, August 27, 2012

The colour purple

From nail polishes to eyeshadow, accessories to gadgets there is one hue i choose. Lately ive been obsessed with all things adorned in this autumnal shade. Plum, Berry, vivid purple ; i favour all tones . Purple exudes confidence elegance and luxury. Set to become a massive trend this autumn /winter the sensual shade will literally be seen everywhere... much to my satisfaction!  My mission to find the ultimate lipstick in the colour is well underway. I am even contemplating purple hair!!
Are you a fellow purple fan??

      Suggestions on the perfect purple toned lipstick are greatly  appreciated :-)
 Darina xx

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Empty Addiction

On the highest shelf in the darkest corner of my bedroom lurks a cardboard box. Overflowing with empty bottles, yars and containers; this mountain of emptiness signifies six long months of dedicated product use. The 1st of  this month did not just mark my 23rd birthday ( the less said about that the better!!) but also six months since i undertook the task of tackling my terrifying collection trying to make a dent into the masses of make-up i have consumed over the past few years.

Youtube, blogs and glossy magazine addictions are penned as the main culprits in feeding my cometic addiction. Every few weeks there seemed to be a new buzz product, a new collection released or simply a new recommendation. If my favourites from the online beauty community liked it, i had to have it and pretty soon i was left with quite a substancial minimally used stash. I would start one product and go onto the next without finishing the last.

In 2012 i took my habbit by the horns and put myself on a buying ban in a bid to clear half or minimally used items in an effort to downsize my vast collection.

Lets unleash this monster....

Fake tan, foundation, mascara and hair treatments seem to be the trend among the chaos. Signifying my search for the perfect tan flawless skin big lashes and frizz free hair.

Among the madness there is only six products that made the grade when deciding on what or if i would repurchase.

 Clarins Body Shaping Cream- a sillouette shaping cream that actually delivers
.Fakebake Flawless Tan: Dark yet natural doesnt leave you looking tangoed.
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: Concealing yet illuminating hides all traces of a late night the morning after.
 Mac Long Wear Creme Lipstick in overtime: the perfect everyday pink.
Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC35: good skin in a bottle
Lancome Hynose Drama Mascara: dramatic lashes without the glue.

The box has now been emptied in a bid to hopefully make way for just as many if not more empty products. My dream whittling my essentials to a single makeup bag is still a distant possibility but hopefully in another six months I'll be that bit closer!

Is your makeup collection also out of control?

 Have you ever undergone a similar project?

Have u used any of the products mentioned?

Id love to hear your thoughts :-)

Darina xx