HELLO SPRING!

HI, welcome or welcome back to my blog! So spring has officially sprung and I am so excited because that means it’s getting warmer and its one step closer to summer!!! I can’t wait!

I feel like spring is such a good season because it is getting warmer but it’s not too hot and all of the summer clothes come out so I have an excuse to buy an excessive amount of sun- dresses (I’ve already got my basket ready) and every where is so much more aesthetically pleasing! I hope that due to the sprig coming my mood feels a lot happier and I become a lot more inspired to write!

Another love I have for spring is the makeup gets more dewy and brighter so I need to stack up on pink lipsticks! I am also very excited to go out and be able to take some stunning pictures for this blog and my scrapbook!

I think I way do a spring “Look book” kind of post where I show you some of the outfits I will be ordering this spring/ summer!

Please comment your favourite season below!! Love, Niamh XX

Battle of the Setting Sprays

Hi everyone, today is going to be comparing two different drugstore setting sprays, this is very similar to a normal review but I thought that it would be much more interesting and helpful to compare two different setting sprays.

The two setting sprays are:

  • ELF Matte Magic mist + set
  • L’OREAL Infalible Fixing Mist

Firstly, the e.l.f spray is much smaller as it has 60ml and the l’oreal spray has 100ml, however the e.l.f spray has much nicer packaging as it is sleek black and it just looks a lot nicer in your makeup draws/ on your desk compared to the l’oreal one.

So far I think that I am reaching for the L’oreal one a lot more when I am doing everyday makeup because it keeps it matte for a long time, but mainly, because there is more product and I do not want to use the E.L.F one all up. When I am using the Elf one, it is keeping my makeup on for a long time and the physical spray is lot better and more even than the L’oreal one. Another disadvantage of the L’oreal one is that there is sometimes white residue left one your face.

Overall, I like them both in different ways as the elf one is probably a better product but there is a lot less product so I think it is what you prefer as the L’oreal one isn’t that different and still works very well as a setting spray.

Thank you for reading, Love Niamh

Xxx

Milani Conceal and Perfect Foundation Review

Hi, everyone! Welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today is going to be a first impression/ review on the Milani conceal and prefect foundation review, because it is new and I think that these reviews can be really useful!

I got this from beauty bay for around £13, which is a good amount for a foundation but obviously there are other cheaper ones from places like Revlon, and other drugstore brands. I got it in the shade 00 Light Natural and there was an okay shade range however, they could add more. I also really like the packaging because I think it is very sleek and cute as it has a pop of gold and then just black which I really like.

It claims it is “Medium to full coverage” however when I tried it I found that I needed to use a few layers to make it between medium and full coverage, this also made it look quite thick and cakey. As I do have pretty oily skin I make sure to look for foundations that say they are oil-free and quite matte, as this one does. I did find that it was very matte and didn’t make me look oily. I didn’t wear it for a full day because I didn’t need to so I am not sure about how long lasting it is but it looks very long lasting when it is on as it has a matte- finish

So far, I do like this foundation but it is quite thick so I probably won’t use it for everyday but I may grow to love it! I’d love to hear your opinions if you’ve got this! Thank you, Love Niamh Xxx

Ski!

Hi all, I didn’t really know what to name this because it’s kind of a travel one but not really because I went skiing in France this past week but I also want to just talk about some other things in life! I don’t know if you personally will find this interesting but I like things like this so anyway, sorry for making the intro really long and probably confusing!

I just got back from skiing in France, near to the mountains in Nice. It was so lovely and beautiful BUT there was no wifi or signal so I apologise for the lack of blog posts if you’re a common reader on here.

The place we went was called Praloup and I would recommend it if you’re into skiing because it is quite beautiful and has some good runs, especially if you’re more beginner. It also had some lovely bars and nightlife if that’s what you like to do on ski holidays! I only took a few pictures but ill still insert them below so you can see the view from the mountains.

Also, THANK YOU for 100 followers on my poor little blog, as you all know I’m not the best at posting but this year I’m trying to post more and be more active on here and I think it’s working, so thank you and I hope we can get lots more followers on here in the future!

This has been a simple post but thank you so much for reading

Love, Niamh xx

Spending a Day In London

Hi guys! I really enjoy making blog posts about when I have been travelling and they seem to be some of my most read posts which is great as I think they are really interesting to write and share photos of your holidays! The other day I wet down to London for just one day and even thought it wasn’t a holiday I still think that it will be interesting to write about!

On Saturday morning we got the train down to London and arrived at London Euston at 11AM where we then got the underground to Oxford circus where we shopped on Oxford shop for an hour. As a shopaholic I could spend days in Oxford street and there are so many shops that you can spend your time (and money) in.

We then got the underground to green park where we walked to Old Bond Street and browsed in all the really beautiful (really expensive) designer shops. Not going to lie but if you want some nice instagram photos, Old Bond Streets is a good place to go because the street is just very beautiful.

After that we went for lunch in Cafe Concerto, which was very delicious and had very pretty views of the street. I would very much recommend if you are near one because their food and drink selection is divine.

We then went to harrods for a small browse because why not haha, if you have never been to harrods I would very much recommend because it is very beautiful and so nice walking around looking at all of the designer items. However, sadly I did not buy anything.

After that we went down to Leicester Square because the main reason we went down to London was to see six the musical because if you couldn’t tell I am very much in love with musicals and I love this one so we bought tickets to go down and see it. If you get the opportunity to go and see it I would recommend because it was absolutely amazing and I think I am going to go down in summer and see it again because I have a pretty long break this summer and as it was so good I want to go and re-watch it but this time with my mum.

To finish off the day we went to the Nando’s outside Euston station which was very nice and quick and then we headed home. I had an amazing day as I adore London. I hope you enjoyed reading this I really love writing about my travels or days out as I said before.

Love, Niamh Xx

Star Lit Eye-Shadow Palette Review

Hey everyone, I actually haven’t posted a makeup/ product review in a while so I’m switching it back up and posting one for the makeup forever eyeshadow palette “Star Lit”. I was given this product as a Christmas present so I’m not sure how much it is, but if you want to check I’m sure you can just google it!

Firstly, the packaging of this palette is so pretty and it really draws you eyes to it which gives it a really good first impression because packaging is usually one of the first things people see when they go to buy a palette. I especially like the holographic on the packaging because it looks really cool and modern.

The palette has 6 matte shadows and 12 shimmer colours and it has a very good quality and sized mirror on the top. All of the shadows are named in the theme of space because of the theme of the palette, and they are all quite dark colours and I will probably using it for a smokey eye as the colours are quite eye-catching, and not extremely natural. It also comes with some look ideas incase you need some inspiration.

The Mattes

The six matte shadows are called ” Milky Way, Meteor, Comet, Astral, Asteroid, Eclipse”. These are all quite basic neutral shades which will look good as a base for any eye look and I like how they are quite big sized pans because it means that you can use them more than the other ones. They are all quite pig-mented and creamy which makes them very easy to put onto the eyes and also to blend out and they can be very build able so they can be very different depending on what look you want!

The Shimmers

There are twelve gorgeous shimmer eyeshadows in this palette which are called ” Stellar, Light, Moon, Dust, Shooting, Star, Zodiac, Sign, Dark, Halo, Heavenly, Vault”. The colours range fro ma creamy under colour to a dark black under colour, with the colours getting darker from right to left. All of these shadows are very pigmented as well and they are very build able and creamy so they apply very easily and they last for a long time on the eye!

Overall

Overall, I really love this palette as it is just so beautiful and there is a very high range in colours and you can create a varied amount of looks with this palette. I also really like the theme of space because it is very creative. I would recommend this palette!!

Thanks for reading! Love, Niamh Xxx

Thought of the day

Hey this is veryyyy random but i’m just speaking this to the universe because I saw it and I thought it was a really good idea!

Every time you have a problem or something upsets you think of the 5 rule. If it doesn’t effect you in 5 years, you shouldn’t spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it. However this is obviously not what you should base your life in because it can be very unhealthy to keep emotion is and eventually everything will work out in the end haha!

Just some words of happiness and encouragement because you never know who needs it ❤️

Love, Niamh xxx

40 Questions Make-Up Tag

Hey! So I haven’t been tagged on this but I thought it would be a fun little post to do because I like answering questions like these on my blog. Hope you enjoy reading these and if you wanted to answer these questions then I tag you.

How many times do you was your face daily?

  • Twice, one in the morning and once at night.

What skin type do you have?

  • Oily, it’s quite hard to work with because of how oily it is ahh!!

What is your current facial wash?

  • The No.7 hot cloth cleanser

Do you exfoliate?

  • Yes, I try to do it a few times a week

What brand do you use?

  • FAIL but I’m not sure what it’s called as it’s in a little plastic airport tub..

What moisturiser do you use?

  • NUXE creme fraiche de beauté

Do you use eye cream?

  • No, whoops I probably should

Do you have freckles?

  • I have a few but not a lot

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

  • Not acne but I have pretty bad skin due to discolouration from spots and I break out quite frequently

Did you ever have to use pro-active?

  • No

What foundation do you use?

  • It changes quite frequently but recently I have been using the too faced peach one in “nude”

Concealer?

  • I don’t really use concealer…

Do you know your undertone colour?

  • I don’t but I should probably find out

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

  • I LOVE them they add so much to a look

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

  • Yes, and I try to but sometimes it doesn’t end up happening

What brand of mascara do you use?

  • It differs but I like Benefit

Sephora or Mac?

  • Do I have to choose???

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

  • Nope

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

  • Beauty blender, I couldn’t live without it

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

  • Sometimes, the urban decay one

For the face?

  • Yeah, but I need a new one and I’m thinking pore fessional

What is your favorite eyeshadow (colour or shade)?

  • I love my revolution palette the most at the moment.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

  • Liquid

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

  • I don’t

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

  • They are pretty to use but very messy when you are using them!

Do you use mineral makeup?

  • Not usually, but sometimes

What is your favorite lipstick?

  • sleek “birthday suit”

How about lipgloss?

  • essecnce “XXXL nude”

What is your favorite blush to use?

  • I don’t really use blush whoops, but the one in the too faced Christmas palette

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

  • Nope

Do you like drugstore makeup?

  • Usually I do but sometimes there are some products I don’t

Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)?

  • If there is one near to me ill go and check it out.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

  • Yes and I have, they are really fun and interesting.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

  • Not really, no

Name a makeup crime that you hate?

  • when the colour doesn’t match their neck/ the rest of their body

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

  • They look cool but I usually go for a more neutral look

Which celebrity always has great make up?

  • Meghan Markle

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

  • any type of foundation

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

  • yes but I wouldn’t feel at all confident

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

  • UMM that could be up to debate haha

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

  • I love me some too faced

What do you think of Makeup??

  • LOVE IT obvs
Thank you for reading! I tag you! Love, Niamh Xx

Barcelona Travel Guide

Hey! Welcome or welcome back to my blog. Last September I went to Barcelona with my friends for a long weekend. We arrived late Thursday night and then left late Sunday night so we had three filled days there.

Friday

On the Friday morning we first went to Mount Tibidabo and visited the amusement park and the church. The mountain is obviously high up so the view is absolutely incredible due to the fact that you can see all the way across the city. The inside of the church was gorgeous and the whole place was so picturesque and so beautiful I would completely recommend going to visit here as it is so beautiful and their is a very nice hike that you can take to get up there.

After we went to the sagrada familia and got a tour around it. It was the most beautiful church i’d ever seen and the outside was so intricate that it was so unbelievable! It’s such a good place to visit whilst away in Barcelona because it’s obviously an iconic building and it is so beautiful.

Afterwards we returned and had a Spanish dance class which was extremely fun and i would recommend for any friends who go to visit a holiday place or visit another country it is just so much fun.

Saturday

On Saturday morning we went to a small village and looked through the shops and markets then headed down to a park where we had a picnic and looked at the beach, we then went into the main city of Barcelona and looked at all of the beautiful buildings and went to Las Rambles which was so busy but worth it because of the amount of shops it felt like such a real Barcelona experience because of how famous it is (AND the sephora has a slide!!!!). We then went to the hard rock cafe which was alright but I am sure there are some better places to go for food in Barcelona. After, we went to a fountain show which was absolutely amazing because it had music and lights and it was so fun to dance in the fountains with my friends!! I would recommend going to see it so much because it was incredible and one of the main highlights of the trip!

Sunday

On sunday morning we went into the city and then the picasso museum which was interesting and very aesthetically pleasing. We then wondered about the city and walked up to the olympic stadium and the olympic pool which was so cool to see how big it was and how beautiful. We then walked to the New Camp- Barcelona football stadium which was interesting and was quite impressive and the cafe there was good! I would recommend for anyone even people who aren’t football fans. After that we looked around the city a bit more and then left to go to the airport, where we had a flight from hell haha.

Thank you so much for reading! Barcelona is amazing and if you are looking for anywhere to go to i would highly recommend this amazing city!

Love, Niamh Xx

Hello 2019!!

Hey!! Welcome back to my blog I want to do a little blog post about 2019 and what I’m going to do this year and all that jazz.

2018 was a very good year and I did so many things that will stay in my memories forever and I loved the year, even though everything has its ups and downs! I already have such good plans for next year already and I am so excited to see them come out.

I have so many plans educational-y (? is that a word? haha we can pretend it is) and for traveling this coming year and I couldn’t be more thrilled although I am sure this year will come with some hardships!

This year will hopefully be one to remember and I am really excited to see what happens and how I have changed from this month and I by December I hope I have lots that I am able to reflect on and be extremely grateful for!

This post is a bit different but I think that hopefully this time next year I will read this and know that my wishes will have come true.

Thank you so much for reading! What are you hoping for this year? Love, Niamh Xxx