MAKE UP FOR EVER One Day Intensive Course

I bought a one day intensive makeup course with Make Up For Ever on a Groupon/City Deal for €79 which was a massive discount off their ‘voucher value price’ of €255.  I attended this course on Tuesday 30th August and thought I would do a review of it.

The one-day intensive course, which should in reality be entitled a 4-hour course kicked off at 10:00 a.m. in MUFE store, which is located on Clarendon Street in Dublin 2.  The training room is set up at the back of the store behind black velvet curtains, which incidentally don’t block out the sound of the hoover going or staff shouting in the store over said hoover.   There were 12 of us on the course, all booked with a Groupon voucher from what I could ascertain and it was a mixed group aged between 20 and 50.  Some were there with friends; there was a mum and daughter duo (what a lovely thing to do with your mum!!) and a few Billy-no-mates, like myself.   We were set up 2 to a station and I ended up beside a lovely lady from Wexford.  It was a friendly room, and Lauren who took the class was very competent and sweet.  I had a few gripes, and yeah okay I’ll admit that I’m a fussy tart about details of comfort but it did annoy me that there were 2 different height chairs for students, I ended up on one of the really high ones, which meant I had to bend down into the mirror set up on the counter to see myself in it.  We are talking the kind of high that means you are looking into your own crotch all day!! Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on September 1, 2011 in Blog, Brands, Makeup Forever


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Inglot Eye Shadow Review

I finally succumbed to the lure of Inglot recently when I was on the look out for some new mauve/pink eye shadows.  I went in with the intention of getting maybe 4 or 5 shadows but walked out with 10 of them!  They are €5 for a round 1.4g pan, which is a lot cheaper than €9 for a 1.5g round pan in MAC.  The range in Inglot is broad and it’s easy to get a bit carried away.  So I got a few mauves to compliment some MAC ones I have and I also got some golds (seriously I have to stop with the golds I think I’m addicted to them?) and some grey blues.

If you’re familiar with Inglot then you know you can also get square pans for €6 (I don’t like the shape personally) and you can get them put into various sized palettes.  I prefer to buy the pans and drop them into other palettes I own.  Note that these pans are not magnetized so will fall out of a MAC palette, but I have a little tip for that one (how to fit an Inglot eyeshadow into a MAC palette).

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Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Blog, Brands, Eyeshadow, Inglot, Product Review


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How To ‘Fit’ an Inglot Eye Shadow Pan into a MAC Palette

I did a review on some Inglot eye shadows I bought and as I like to keep my eyeshadows in as few a palettes as possible, I thought I would share how I stored these new eye shadows.  So if you, like me, didn’t want to buy the Inglot palette and have an unfilled MAC palette at home, then your new best friend is magnetic tape. You can get this in most craft, hobby or art shops. This magnetic tape comes on a roll and is easy to tear off. It has one sticky side and is magnetized on the other.  I think I paid about €5 for it and have it an absolute age as you use very little of it at a time.

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Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Blog, Brands, Eyeshadow, Inglot, MAC, Product Review, Tools


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MAC Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who took part in my 10,000 visit MAC giveaway which has now ended, the winners were, as selected by (I attributed everyone a number and picked the numbers 2 and 33, that’s about as scientific as it gets around here!!) and they were ….

Liz and Emer.

Congratulations ladies I’ll contact you via email for your postal address, I’m sure you’ll look fabulous and rock golden gaze.

Thank you to all you lovely people for visiting my blog and commenting it means so much to me.

I will be having more giveaways in the future so check back from time to time. x


Posted by on August 23, 2011 in Blog, Brands, Give Aways, MAC


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What I’d Save If My Make Up Table Was On Fire!

If your makeup table was on fire and you could only save one thing, what would it be?  Now, before I get attacked for not saving the kids, the dog, the cat, the wedding album etc.from a burning building, take that as given, I mean if just your make up table or dressing table caught fire, what would you save?

I did consider saving my brushes, because I’ve spent so much on them and would be lost without them now, but I finally settled on my Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Collector set of 25 absolutely fabulous waterproof crayons.  I feel like a small girl again when I look at these, they’s are like the prefect set of markers or crayons you got as a present before your little sister lost/broke/destroyed them on you, or the dog decided they looked good enough to eat!  Warning…  the next image is serious make up porn!! Read the rest of this entry »


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Golden Days Now Autumns Here! Simple Eye Shadow Looks Using Gold

I’m really loving gold recently so much so I feel like standing up and saying ‘Hi, I’m Fiona, and I have a gold make up problem’.  I buy it, and look at it like Golum and his infamous ring, feeling it’s too precious to use or I won’t have the occasion to wear it.

So in response to Aine who took part in my MAC Golden Gaze give away, and asked me to do some gold eyeshadow looks using Golden Gaze, I thought I would show some looks using others golds instead, just in case you don’t get your hands on the lovely Golden Gaze.

Gold to me is usually an occasion colour but I really wanted to do a day time look with them, something really simple, quick to do, and easy to wear.  I’d love to have had a young model to work on to do these, as the quality of my eyelid skin is not great for shimmery eyeshadows, that’s age for you!!  I did a Gold and Green and a Gold and Pink eye shadow look. Read the rest of this entry »


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A Weighty Issue?

There once was a tubby duckling!!!

I wouldn’t ordinarily talk about weight related issues but I felt compelled to after having read some frankly mad articles in the ‘Femail’ section of the Daily Mail on line.  I usually love reading ‘Femail’ it’s great for catching up with all the celebrity gossip and beauty news, but this week I found it downright irritating.

There’s nothing new about reporting on celebrity waist lines go up and down, or should that be in and out, but some of the stories this week would melt your brain!

My snap shot from this week’s stories is that it’s bad to be overweight, no sorry make that a ‘form of torture’, how dare you be ‘normal’, and in case you didn’t know it, if you have tried to loose weight and failed then you are a liar of sorts??? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Blog


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