Posts in Beauty
How To: 5 Minute GHD Waves for Short Hair

My hair has been short for over two years now and I've learned a couple of things in that time. First is that you really need to style short hair; unless you're blessed with gorgeous wavy texture or curls, short hair can look a little dowdy if not styled. Second is that it's a helluva lot quicker to style short hair than long so at least we have that going for us. 

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A PM Skincare Routine

I titled this post 'A PM Skincare Routine' as apposed to 'My PM Skincare Routine' because right now, I don't really have a routine. I get sent a lot of skincare products to try so I'm constantly testing out news stuff and swapping out this for that. Think of today's video as more a 'sample menu'; a selection of products that I think work well to remove a full face of makeup and prepare my skin bed...

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A Chatty First Impression of the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Fair warning guys, this is a helluva video. It's been quite a while since we've sat down together for a chat so I wanted my first video back to be casual and rambly. I've been away from the internet for nearly two months due to jaw surgery (you can rear more about that here) and my annual trip back home to Ireland...

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I Custom Made My Own Foundation And It Was...OK

Today’s review is a little bit different because I actually formulated the product myself - kind of. Here in Australia we have a store called ‘The Lip Lab’ where you can custom blend your own lipstick to create any colour you like. You can even bring a swatch of fabric or an old discontinued lipstick, and the staff will create a lipstick that matches the colour exactly and excitingly, they're branching out into other categories of makeup too....

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The Best High-End Foundations for Oily Skin

First let’s define ‘High End’. To me, these are foundations available at the department store, and there’s actually quite a range of prices. In Australia, MAC sits at the lower end of the scale at about $50 a pop, whereas a bottle of Armani’s stuff can set you back $99. Ouch. ...

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The Best Drugstore Foundations for Oily Skin

If you watch my YouTube channel you'll know I have a series called ‘Holy Grail for Oily Skin’ where I test foundations to see if they actually last on..oily skin. I have obscenely oily skin and find it really difficult to get foundations to last, and I know a lot of you guys can relate.

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Testing Magnetic False Lashes! What the...?

#SHARIMA are back and today we're testing Magnetic False Eyelashes - yes, that's right, false lashes that attach to your eyes with magnets. Could this be the next great beauty innovation? Karima Mckimmie and I find out - hilarity ensues. Press play on the video below to see ifwe liked them and read more below about my thoughts on them after wearing them for a full day...

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The Top Products From MAC Cosmetics According To An Ex MAC Artist

You might already know that I used to work for MAC cosmetics, and I've just made the horrifying realisation that that was over 6 years ago. Lord. When I started my YouTube channel I primarily used MAC makeup in my tutorials for that reason; it was pretty much all I owned, and so even to this day I get a lot of questions about the brand and what my top product picks are....

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Top Bronzers For Fair Skin

Picking the right bronzer for pale skin can be a tricky business. It needs to be light enough to blend seamlessly with your complexion, warm but not too orange or red, and smoothly pigmented without being overpowering. And then there's the matter of shimmer - yay or nay? It's a minefield, littered with oompa loompa incendiary devices...

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Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24hr; A Holy Grail For Oily Skin?

The seemingly never-ending search for the ultimate foundation for oily skin continues. Could Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra be the one? On the Lancome website they claim this product "was the first to guarantee 14h of hold, then 18h, and finally up to 24h of optimal comfort and an impeccable complexion without any need for touch-ups." Quite the claim...

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