Sunday, 3 February 2013

Everyone Is Talking About...HD Eyebrows.

Not Megan Fox
Step away from the HD photographs of Megan Fox apparently we can look that striking, the word on the street its all about the eyebrows. I suppose girls like me have driven the demand for this sort of thing, someone who brings in a picture to the beauticians and asks to look like 'that' girl because her eyebrows are fab.

For years we have tried to pluck and wax those unnecessary hairs of our brows and one day said hey big eyebrows are sexy and just then we copped! They really are. Women are becoming more and more powerful and I guess just like men we want to show of our power through these dark and thick eyebrows.
Girls start this mad phase of plucking and waxing their eyebrows from a very early age now, what no one tells us is that the older we get the harder it is to grow them back into shapes that we desire. Waxing also may cause saggy skin when we are old ladies... We definitely dont want that and lets be honest with ourselves we do want to look like the great icons with huge brows. We are all about the dark and bushy!

Certain trends have come in for tattooing of the eyebrows, dont be fooled no one envies those girls. They dont look good and men find it freaky. Also no one mentions that you still need to pluck them after they are tattooed on. No thanks. What happened to the 'natural look', I know I laughed too when I said that... Natural look takes just as much effort as the fake look.

So what are HD eyebrows and why should we get them done?

Its a seven step procedure... I know sounds daunting. It takes about an hour and cost around 30 euros. HD eyebrows are basically reshaping your eyebrows, they focus on redesigning them and making them look thinker. This involves tinting, waxing, threading and some plucking of the brows. In short they are gonna look at you and decide what kind of eyebrows suit your structure and try and make that happen. Usually for people who have very little eyebrows it can take up to 3 sessions to perfect the eyebrows but apparently the more you go the better they will look, but of course they will tell you that.

Wanna give them a go yourself.. Eh we thought so. There are a lot of talented ladies on the world of YouTube who can help but here is what your gonna need.
1. An eyebrow pencil

There are so many to choose from it will melt your brain standing around trying to pick a decant one, I use MAC Eye Brow Pencil.
I mean everyone constantly goes on about how great MAC is... This however is genius. Its so soft and easy to use, you just draw the shape around your excising brows and make a complete new one (even if there are no hairs there).

It should be around 20 euro but definitely worth the investment it does wonders on a night out.

2. Brown Eyeshadow

Any brown eyeshadow that matches your tone will do, just make sure its stands out but not too much!
This eyebrow kit is genius. I have had mine for nearly 2 years now and use it every single day. One size is wax and the other shadow so you can apply the wax to keep your eyebrows in place, and dont worry this will not make them look greasy or rotten looking, it works.

I would recommend one of these as en investment its a whole of 35 euro in Benefit but there are similar ones in Urban Decay and other brands so shop around...

3. Eye brush, preferably angle one (I most of the time you any old yoke if I am in a rush)

This bad boy is TopShops creation, love being able to use one brush for several jobs, this is two brushes...
The angled brush is perfect for eyebrows, allows you to fill them in more evenly.

4. Concealer is very much just as important as any other thing on this list to apply for underneath the eyes for highlighting of the arches of the brows.


Found this great tutorial showing just that...

Friday, 1 February 2013

The Secret Nobody Wants To Talk About

This post is strictly not for men. We dont want to give away all our secrets...

No its not fake eyelashes, tan or hair extensions these secrets are already out... Not only amongst women but men as well. We are trying so hard to look like these fake women on tv and magazines that its hard to keep up. Christmas has left us few pounds too generous. The secret came out when Bridget Jones introduced 'huge nickers" into the equation...
We all laughed "Bridget you are ridiculous...", secretly however we went and bought a pair or wondered where to get one at least.
The skinny girls laugh and we all chuckle along hiding this little secret of ours, they are not for old 70 year old ladies, oh no. With the junk food and wine consumption increasing over the cold winter months the little pooch where we keep our cookies needs to be tucked away.

I have a friend who was always very sporty and always kept fit until she had a change of career and found herself needing one of these sexy undies. She always laughed and then the day came when she asked me where I purchased mine. This is not an overweight kind of issue this is that little tuck of those unnecessary bumps in a tight dress. Its a bit of a confidence booster.
We can always loose a bit of weight before the summer but till then here are the best of the best!

At number 1. We have Debenhams ( brand Black/Nude 'Invisible' high leg shape-wear pants.
These beauties have saved me several of the more bloated nights when I had squeezed into a borrowed dress of just felt like I needed a tuck. They are padded. That word sounds very scary but thats the secret... Instead of squeezing everything in it smoothens it out! Its all seamless so it doesn't dig in to your bum or waist. I cannot recommend these enough! They range between 20-25 euro... Lately I have found even higher waisted ones so you can literally pull it up under your bra.
One thing to watch is the size, should probably try them on as they can be tight fit, go by your jeans size. When washing better not to put them inside out either as the padded material can get ruined.

For the more obvious choice I will mention Spanx ( Yes Bridget did it and a lot of women still do and I know they are so famous...however they are not what I expected when I purchased a pair.
In the image on the left we can see very similar style undies like the Debenham ones, these "Undie-tectable Panties" as the Spanx people named them are not just that. Firstly I would like to comment on the very Photoshoped image of this lady, how can they expect us to buy these if the girl who is wearing them is size 0.
These just dont work they dig into your waist and our lovely bums and end up looking worse then without them, may as well go comando. 42 euro. No thanks.

Just when I thought I had lost all hope for Spanx I found the most gorgeous pair... This coming to our number 2. Seamless thongs. Girls have a tendency of fearing thongs  as they can leave you with a semi muffin top.
I have found that sometimes you dont need the extra layer of seamless material over the bum and a hight waisted thong might just even do a better job!
These are somewhat genius and sexy. Lace is always sexy! They will save you from lumps and bumps while wearing high waisted skirts and tight shorts. Saying that there is 0 shame when taking your clothes of infront of anyone. Rawr.
As an honest lady these are some what EXPENSIVE. 119 euro.. I think we will wait for the sales.

Another way to go is seamless thong without the support, this has to be tried before ruled out completely. Sloggi ( has perfected the best material for this kind of underwear, its very affordable and looks great. It doesn't dig in or manipulate your shape in any way, basically they are seamless. "Not brave enough to go comando but love the feeling, these are for you." Sloggi needs to hire me to write their tag lines... Back to the undies.
These are sexy and feel great, and pretty sure I have found them in some boutique for 12 euro. Winning.


If your still not sure how to tuck that tummy away well all I can do is point to the gym... If Bridget Jones has thought us anything is that men love something to grab onto. Did I just say that. I meant hug, something to hug ;)

E. ❤

Sunday, 2 December 2012

A letter to Santa

There are so  many nice things fashion and beauty wise that I would love to have for Christmas, and if I was a millionaire I would be purchasing myself but maybe Santa will hear me ;)

Here is a few, only a few things I would like to see under my tree;

River Island Black Studded Leather Look Waterfall Jacket €86
I have been looking for a leather jacket everywhere and I am kicking myself for not buying the one I saw in Pamela Scott for €60, I definitely wouldn't mind this jacket because its amazeball and wouldn't mind buying myself if I cant get the other one I spotted. It would defiantly be a wardrobe staple :)

Topshop Knitted Stud Shoulder Jumper €51
How cute is this jumper seriously? I love knitwear so I defiantly heart this.

Topshop Crystal Embellished Play Suit €110
This would be a major splurge but its just so so gorgeous and glitzy.

River Island Dark Red Peep Toe Platform Shoes €73
How would I walk in these you ask? Who knows but you would be looking hot in them anyways sore feet or not ;).

YvesStLaurent Rouge Volupte Perle Lipstick in Silky Sensual €27.90
I really need to stop reading beauty blogs because this is where I find these obsessions with brands that I would never have known about, I have seen so many good words about these lippies, the packaging alone would get me but they would have to be amazing for the price. This color just looks so girly and lovely.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Charisma €15.20
Another brand which I have been reading about in various blogs and also on Xpose they said this was the best nail varnish on the market, I'm not sure would I spend this much money on one nail varnish but it had to make a mention to Santa anyways.

River Island Coral Contrast Strap Messenger Bag €30
I am loving this bag and the color is gorgeous. I don't have any bags in this color and I just want want want it. ;)

Miss Selfridge Black Pearl Wrist Wear €15
I have been trying to get into wearing more jewellery so I just think this is a really nice set of bracelets that would go with every outfit.

I hope your reading this Santa ;)
x x 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas Eve/Day Outfits

Getting into the spirit of Christmas as it is the 1st of December I thought I would create a post with two looks I think would be great for Christmas Eve few beverages/Night in with the family or Christmas Day dinner. There's nothing better than being super comfy but also cute for whatever events you have planned :)

Forever 21 Waffle Knit Sweater €23,75 and River Island Black High Waisted Shorts €40  

You can't go wrong with a combination of these two, and of course with a pair of black tights unless you want to freeze your butt off ;) I haven't seen these shorts in the shop yet only online but I am defiantly going to look out for these, and of course the jumper would be lived in. Every Christmas Eve I go down to my friends house as it is some what a tradition so this would be a cute outfit to wear whilst having a hot whiskey ;) playing a few games and of course exchanging gifts :)

Forever 21 Tropical Forest Dress €26,75 and Topshop Lipstick in Whimsical €11.00

This dress would be amazeball for Christmas Day dinner with a pair of black tights. It's super cute and a love of mine because it has long sleeves which is a win win for me. Of course you can't have a dress without some lippie so I thought this would be a nice nude/pink to wear. I love getting dressed up for Christmas dinner so I think this would be a great outfit :)

New Look Nude Studded Slipper Shoes €24 and New Look Coolway Black Chelva Leather Chelsea Boots €60

I am hearting these two pairs from New Look, they always have the best range of styles. I thought the boots would be nice for either outfit to edge them up a bit, and the flats for the shorts and sweater combo. You could wear any of your fave shoes with either outfit but these are just two I think are gorgeous :)

Happy Shopping ;)
x x 

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Everyone is wearing... Vintage

Everything is remix. Those three words have been lingering around my life the last couple of years, ever since 1st year of college when we were introduced to the remix culture through media studies it has become part of my life. Once you know what remix is and how involved in our lives it is the more you start to notice it and accept it. From music to random remix videos on Youtube like Batman On Drugs or Charlie Bit Me, heck I think we all have watched a video of a cat doing something funny!

We have come to the stage in our lives where we started to remix clothes, new fashions that are influenced by 50s, 60s or even the 90s! But the wonderful thing that this culture introduced in our everyday lives is vintage clothing. Years ago nobody wore old clothes it was all about NEW NEW NEW, only the few individuals that managed to fish out vintage shops that were most likely charity shops with second hand shops... However now vintage is the new thing to be wearing, something old wether its your grans or your mams from the 80s, vintage is the cool thing to do.

We totally agree, its not only cool, its also a great way of living! Its basically recycling made cool... Also there is something about the clothes that have a history makes you feel like special or something, thinking how your mam wore this to her first date with your dad. 

Its also great because nobody will have the same items as you. Thats winning!

The idea of buying vintage is that you get this great product for the fraction of its price, also dont be caught out when buying stuff that says vintage but may just have the look of vintage clothing... 
So where to look out for vintage clothing: the first place I would look would be your local charity shop, great place to start especially if your living in a small town, people always get rid of their old stuff and give it to their charity shops, for some its junk for others its one epic find! 
Another local option are car boot sales, the original ones, I am not talking Fairy House Market kind of thing where everything is from the back of the van! 

An obvious choice would be vintage shops, and there are plenty scattered around Dublin, including Temple Bar. However...some of them may be a little expensive so shop around. I came across one very cute shop in Blackrock, Dundalk that sold amazing vintage clothing from wedding dresses to retro designer stuff. After Sybil was a little original vintage clothing shop, although the clothes were AMAZING the owner however put a damper on the experience by being rude.

There are some unreal opportunities out there that do some really cool stuff like Shutterbug Vintage (  and their 20euro per kilo vintage clothes sale... We have been saving and hopefully we will have a post to tell you all about our vintage buying experience! 

E. ❤

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

YOLO Trend

YOLO the most common hash-tag on twitter has set a sort of a trend. YOLO this and yolo that... Seems to be the new excuse to get drunk or do stupid things. There is no end to it.
If you have been living without the internet or in general hiding in the jungle YOLO stands for You Only Live Once.
The phrase itself has been around for years and was fairly common but picked up the pace in October 2011 when Drake announced it to be his new motto and sent out a tweet with the shortened version YOLO.

The internet is now filled with YOLO memes and sayings, but recently I have started to notice the trend is now become a fashion icon too! Instagram has so many examples of people who have taken the phrase to the next level, wearing t-shirsts, bracelets and other YOLO merchandise.

Here is a few things I found while wandering online... Jumpers , tshirts, iPhone cover, bracelets and even these crazy leggings!

Just like the LOL trend this one will probably linger.

E. ❤

Friday, 23 November 2012

December Wish List

1. Dream Catcher Scull Scarf - Topshop 25 euro
Everywhere I turn I see someone wearing one of these, and I agree they are pretty so if you want to be one of the crowd now you know where to get one too!

2. Brown Faux Fur Tote Bag - River Island 60 euro
Just purchased this at the weekend. I am in love with it! It fits my laptop, books, purse and other unnecessary items I carry around with me. Also oh so many pockets!!!

3. Rumours and Lies, Nail varnish - Topshop 7 euro
Its almost like deep cherry! Very festive...

4. Heart and Cross Ring Pack - Miss Selfridge 18 euro
Ehh Pandora can jog on these are way more affordable... Even though lately I have found that every non metal ring will make your finger green. Yeah who cares is right!

5. Moto Vintage Skinny Jeans - Topshop 55 euro
Lets hope Christmas wont be hard on us and we will still be able to fit into skinnies even after the delish turkey!

6. Arcade, Lip Crayon - Topshop 10 euro
This is to match the red nail varnish PUUUURRRRRDY.

7. Cream Leather Look Waterfall Jacket - River Island 80 euro
No one can have enough leather jackets even if it is fake...

8. White Studded Tank Top - River Island 22 euro
Another one of those items that will go with everything and can be worn casual as well as dressed up on a night out.

E. ❤