Monday, May 04, 2015

Everyday Simple make up!

I'm a pretty Low maintenance girl, and considering I get up about 6am for work everyday I like to keep my make up as simple & FAST as possible. 

(Also I apologise for the unprofessional pictures, if anyone would like to give me make up selfie tips PLEASE comment below. ) 

Again - im SORRY for the picture. 

Here is a list of my current ten minute make up products I wear on a day to day basis. 

First up- 
Because my skin is quite dry I like a dewy finish to my base, so I mix MAC Strobe Cream with NUXE DD Cream. I love the glowy, dewy finish on my skin, & also the Nuxe Tinted Moisturiser has an SPF of 30, and is packed with antioxidants. 

Two products mixed

For my face I use Benefit One Hot Minute, it's a gorgeous light brown loose powder which warms up my skin just a pinch. 

My blusher is Inglot in No.47 
I love how bright the pink is!

Eyes are a combination of Paese (new fave) Kashmir eyeshadows in 666 & 609 and sometimes I'll put a tiny amount of Inglor pigment powder in No.27 to make my eyes pop. 

Brows - sorry for the packaging! 
Are always Sleek Eyebrow kit in Dark..

The Nuxe, Sleek & Paese are all available in Foody's Pharmacy Dublin & Ballina! 

Happy Sunday :)

Til debt do us part, 

Elisha :) xo 

Trend Appreciation- Oriental Fashion

Tonight is one of the biggest and anticipated events in the fashion calendar. The Met Gala Ball will take place tonight and this year the theme is 'China: through the looking glass'. 

Gone are the days when a brand new trend never seen before will emerge and astound the masses. It's not very often you see an original idea on the catwalk- stay with me on this one. I mean, yes, there are original designs, but most times they are interpretations of trends we have known and loved previously and given a new and inspiring take by the talented designers across the globe. (Having said that, looking at the young aspiring designers in Ireland we seem to be miles ahead of the game in terms of original ideas and designs.) 

We have seen trends we never thought would come back return to shops and we find ourselves reinventing them and giving them another try. 

When the Chinese fashion trend first came about I was too young to get fully involved. My footprint in the oriental trend was a light treaded one at best, and it came and went without the purchase of a much desired Chinese- style dress. 

Last year Alexa Chung was spotted wearing an oriental dress and cover up on two separate occasions. I was so excited and expected to see a flurry of affordable high street copy cats for me to bankrupt myself with, but alas it never took off. (Unless you could afford Dolce, McQueen, vintage, and other high end designer brands.. )

So when I heard the theme of this year's Met Ball I couldn't help but wish for the trend to fully kick off. I was never one to stick religiously to trends I always believe in wearing what you like when you like, but some clothes aren't as readily available on the high street so a 'trend' is the only way to access certain styles at an affordable price. 

I am praying that Topshop or Zara will produce some oriental pieces...

Here are some images I pulled from Pinterest which will hopefully inspire my styling! 

Mira Duma is GOD! 

I hope you're all enjoying the bank holiday weekend! 

Til debt do us part, 

Elisha :) xo 

Friday, May 01, 2015

Paese Makeup Review!

Happy Friday all! 

So we had an exciting week at work- very busy- but exciting. We got in a new make up brand, it hails from Poland & it's called Paese! 

I saw this online & met up with the brand rep, she showed us some products and we instantly fell in love! 

Now, I'm no make up artist, the customers are lucky if I wear mascara some days! But I do know my skin very well and I know (I think ) what suits me. I was very eager to try out the foundations as there are a lot in the range! I was not disappointed. I know I use the word 'love' pretty hastily but I do love the foundation. Finding the perfect base is like finding the perfect pair of jeans or the perfect day time heel- it's a find that doesn't come around very often so when it does you need to savour it! 

The range contains a lot of products which are paraben & talc free, they are fortified with radiance boosting vitamins & Moisturising Argan oil in their lipsticks & blushes. 

The picture above is me wearing nearly all Paese. My base is my favourite Lush Satin Foundation in 33 because I was wearing tan, I'm usually 31 on a normal day. 

To set my make up im wearing the illuminating cover powder which is quite the amazing dupe for MAC Mineralize Skinfinish! I used the shade 4C. This is perfect for finishing & setting make up. My bronzer is Paese in 2M. 

I haven't quite mastered the make up pictures yet, apologies. 

This make up lasted ALL night without budging, it glided on, have great coverage and looked so so glowy on my skin, I cannot say enough about this!! 

Once blended in its a perfect match! 

My eyeshadow is Paese I used 2 colours: 666 & 609 in the Kashmir Shadows, I love how matte & perfectly nude these shades are! 

The colour pay off with the shadows is great, not much product is needed. The pigments across the range are amazing! Watch this space, it's the best kept secret in make up.. All hail Paese! 

Available in Foody's Pharmacy Ballina & Harcourt Street Dublin!

Have you ever tried this range? 

Let me know what you'd recommend! 

Til debt do us part, 

Elisha xo