Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Love, Life and Makeup Magazine

Hey Everyone,
encase you didn't already see it on any of my social media platforms... Today I announced that I shall soon be launching my new online magazine.
I'm so excited to share this with you all, it would not have been possible without you and for that I can't thank you enough. I've some amazing contributors on board and will be introducing you to them very soon!
The release date is also going to be announced in the next couple of weeks but we are hoping to launch early September. I hope you are all as excited to read the magazine as I am to share it with you!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Instagram Updates

Hey Everyone, 
today I thought I would share my latest Instagram posts with you so you can see what I have been up to lately...
If you have Instagram please do leave your links below and if you're feeling especially nice this Sunday give me a follow me (llandmakeup) too! 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Summer Stars: Best Lip Product - Balmi

Hey Everyone,
With summer sadly drawing to a close I thought I would do a new Blog series on my 'Summer Stars', my favourite beauty products from this summer. Second up is "Lip Product" and it is the Balmi, cube.
The Balmi cube has been my most reached for lip product this summer. In particular the coconut scent, which reminds me of summer holidays as a child. It is moisturising and nourishing, containing ingredients such as Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil. I find some lip balms can cause my lips to feel even drier with prolonged use or the opposite by leaving a horrible oily residue, this does neither instead leaving the lips soft and hydrated. The conical shapes means easy on-the-go application, I hugely prefer it to the original spherical shape. It is attached to a little key-chain which means it is great for travel and you could even attach it to a bag/makeup bag, so you never leave home without it. 
Not only does it feel amazing on but it also offers great UVA/UVB protection along with an SPF15. At €6.79 this is a great lip balm, whilst offering extra defences against the summer sun for a very affordable price. It also comes in four scents Strawberry, Raspberry, Mint and Coconut.
What has been your favourite summer lip product this year?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Competition Time...Win Two Tickets To The Ultimate Girls Day Out

Hey Everyone, 
time for another competition and this one is truly amazing. Up for grabs are two tickets to 'The Ultimate Girls Day Out' which is returning to the RDS this August, brought to you by Irish Tatler, U Magazine & Woman’s Way with sponsors Gillette Venus and No.7. You and one friend could be in with a chance to attend three fun filled days of the hottest fashion on the Gillette Venus Catwalk, beauty, pamperingretail therapy, free goodies & celeb spotting! 
Some of the activities taking place at the event:
-Gillette Venus Catwalk
-No.7 Masterclass
-Irish Tatler Model Search
-Smart Girls Zone
-Samsung Zone
-Shopping with Massive Discounts
-and...The first 1,000 people each day will receive a gorgeous goodie bag.

For more information on The Ultimate Girls Day Out you can check out their website -

The Prize:
Two tickets to the Ultimate Girls Day Out in The Main Hall, RDS, Dublin. From the 22nd-24th August 2014.
To Enter:(Go Over To Facebook To Enter)
-LIKE and SHARE the Competition on Facebook.
- Like The Ultimate Girls Day Out page (
-Follow on Twitter (Optional extra entry) -(
-Follow on Instagram (Optional extra entry) - (
-Leave me a comment on my Facebook competition to tell me you have entered, and tag your friend you want to bring along (if on Facebook).

The Rules:
-I will be checking all the entries if you haven't done all the things above your entry won't count.
-You must be over 18!
-The winner will be selected at random.
-Only open to Ireland and please do not enter if you can't be in Dublin on the days of the event.
-The Competition closes 21st August 2014.
- I will PM you through your Facebook page if you win so don't forget to check your messages. I will also post the winner's name on Facebook.
-This competition is not associated with Facebook.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Accidents and Awards

Hi Everyone,
I just want to apologise for the lack of posting this weekend... Unfortunately on Friday evening I was in a car accident, I'm home now but taking it easy. I just wanted to let you know and I will try to Blog as soon as I can!
blog awards ireland
Also, I was nominated in Best Blog Post under 'Love Life and Makeup' in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014 this week. If you have two minutes to spare I would really appreciate your vote:

Friday, 8 August 2014

Friday Fashion: Staying Cool


/Cream Blazer-HM /Pearl Detail Blouse-Zara /Pastel Blue Jeans-Penneys /Navy Strap Top-Penneys /Tan Wedges-New Look/

Happy Friday Everyone!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Summer Stars: Best Foundation - Rimmel Match Perfection

Hey Everyone,
With summer sadly drawing to a close I thought I would do a new Blog series on my 'Summer Stars', my favourite beauty products from this summer. Up first is foundation, and this favourite has remained a true star for most of this year...Rimmel’s Match Perfection.
This beautiful foundation has a light to medium coverage, making it perfect for this time of year when you want a more natural looking base when your skin is at its best. It provides a healthy glow whilst not being over dewy. It is suitable for most skin types, however you may need to powder if you have oily skin due to the formulation.
It looks natural, slightly blurring imperfections so it is great for those with skin confidence or anyone just wanting a light weight base product. This does mean those with blemishes are probably going to need a good concealer.
Having combination skin, it is often hard to completely fall in love with a foundation as most products either suit dry skin or oily skin, but don’t cater for my complicated needs. This works perfectly with my dry patches and for my oily t-zone it just needs a touch of powder to keep it in place throughout the day. A huge bonus for me is that it also comes in a light enough shade range for my pale Irish skin (I have been using 010 Light Porcelain).
Sticking to the summer theme this foundation has an SPF18 which is always great, but probably not enough for the summer sun so as I would recommend with any base product you may need a separate SPF. At €9.95 for 30ml it is an amazing quality product for the prize.
What has been your favourite summer foundation this year?

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