Pippa Cover Shoot Makeup List

Pippa Cover Shoot Makeup List

It’s always a pleasure painting the powerhouse that is Pippa O Connor’s face and I could probably do it in my sleep at this stage.. or at least she’d know all of my tips from the many fashion factories..which I’m looking forward to getting back into! 


Today it’s time to throw it back to one of my favourite cover shoots of last year. On this occasion I was getting Pippa ready to shoot the cover of VIP Magazine’s July issue. Naturally given the time of year we wanted to create a soft glam and dewy look and that’s exactly what we did.

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So starting with the base myself & Pippa alike love a glowing finish and that doesn’t mean shiny for any gals with oily skin that fear the word dewiness. Don’t worry!

I used Becca Cosmetics priming veil to keep the makeup on for longer.

I applied some Mac strobe cream after into the outskirts of the face for some extra glow under the foundation.

We went for one of myself & Pippa’s favourite I suppose at this stage which is the NARS. I used the Sheer Glow foundation in shade Stromboli. This is a great tan shade with a nice undertone to it too.

So like I was saying above although we want a dewy finish you certainly don’t want oily so I used MAC Blot powder to set the face.



This is a finely milled pressed powder so it’s good to reapply without caking or setting on the skin. Given it was a warm day I want this something slightly stronger too! On set days I would top up the model a lot or as needed so it’s important to use products that don’t cake.

To contour - as we all know I’d be a fan of the cheeks :) - we used my Sculpted Custom Edition In Medium Bronze, Champagne Cream, Rose Gold Glow and Pinky Hues Blush. I actually hadn’t launched the palette at this stage so I was working from prototypes! I popped the bronzer into hollows of the cheeks, lightly around the hairline and down the sides of the nose.

I then pressed my cream champagne highlighter into the tips of the Cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and Cupid’s bow to highlight these areas.

And let’s not forget blusher which went into the apples. It’s important with blush that you give a little more than usual when going on camera because it gets slightly paired back.


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Pippa doesn’t need much done to her brows as they are done so well by Kim O Sullivan however a little definiton never hurt anyone :) I added some of the Benefit Ka Brow lightly into the base of the brow to maximise the shape.

For the eyes I put my rose gold highlight under the brow with some of the bronzer into the crease followed by MAC Saddle to add a little more definition and then popped the lid with the new Charlotte Tilbury Cream shadow in Marie Antoinette. This is gorgeous but quite creamy so just watch out if you have quite oily lids!

Then into the sides of the eyes I shaded some darker brown from MAC in the color Brown Down to lightly smoke the edges.

I did a little flick using The Stila Felt tip liner and put some of the Penneys individuals lashes on which are just amazing for easy definition and volume.

I also popped my rose gold highlight down the centre of her shins too whenever her lovely legs were exposed!

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For the lips I used my Pink Edition lip quad in shade Rose with Mac Brave lipstick.  This is a gorgeous strong pink without being fuchsia or neon.. such a popular bridal color too.

I added some clear gloss into the centre very lightly for one of the shots too.


So there’s your low down! Bearing in mind Pippa is of course fabulous and barely needs any of these but for an occasion it’s nice to get glam!

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Anyways I hope you enjoyed the lowdown, if you have any other questions let me know :)

Team of the day:

Lili Forberg on photographer

Aideen Feely on styling

The GreenRoom on hair

Shot in Adare Manor  

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Beauty Bargains to be found on sale now!

Beauty Bargains to be found on sale now!

Last week I put together some of the best fashion bargains in the sales. This week I’ve focused on beauty bargains you can pick up online! I know we all have our cult favourites when it comes to beauty buys, but I just felt there were some real little treats out there and it’s always amazing to get a discount!


GHD

The cult favourite in hair straightening (and curling tbh) is down from €125.45 to €96.95. There’s a reason the GHD is a cult favourite and it’s because they really stand the test of time and so consistent in their styling. I had my first one for just under 10 years and got so much use out of it. This is the original style as well which I think is better than the newer versions personally! Always use a heat protectant with these too.

You can pick this up here

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Keratase Resistance Therapiste Trio

I’ve known about Kerastase for years because my mum absolutely swears by it for her fine hair. This trio includes Keratase Resistance Therapiste Shampoo, Masque and Serum created for dry, dull and tired hair. These are the perfect antidote to slightly limp hair, especially if you’ve been over styling and using lots of heat and product over party season. This helps restore your locks and brings them back to life! You can find this trio here

Was €81.45 now €56.95

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Benefit The Porefessional Primer

As we all know I am a big fan of this primer! Use a pea sized amount before makeup into oily or open pores areas before applying concealer and foundation. This fills any open pores and gives the effect of really smooth skin. It’s almost like a filter the way it smoothes onto and is oil free so your skin will look flawless! You can find this one here

Was €31.95 now €26.95

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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Those of you who have been following me for a while know how much I adore this foundation. It’s really lightweight but has the best coverage and also gives a lovely glow. Save up to 30% on NARS here

Was €40.45 now €37.95

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Benefit Gimme Brow

This is one of the best and quickest brow products I’ve come across. It’s my go to in the mornings when I’m rushing out the door. It helps thicken brows, give them a tint and shapes them in one easy step! Love this!

Save 30% on this and receive a free gift too :) Was €23.95 now €20.45

You can find this one here

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Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo

I am newish to Joico but I know a lot of hair dressers that swear by it. They kindly sent me bits before Christmas and I have been using this shampoo and conditioner set ever since. It’s brilliant for blondes but it makes your hair so so soft even when it’s wet which is strange I know but it really does! It’s created especially for bleached, double processed or high-lifted blonde hair and it’s completely sulphate free leaving hair really shiny! Save 20% on this here

Was €18.45 now €14.95

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StylPro Original Make Up Brush Cleaner and Dryer

We all know that cleaning our makeup brushes is a bit of a chore but one that has to be done! This gadget is cool and a bit of a novelty. It washes and dries them which I think is the coolest part in seconds. Sometimes you do just have to clean quickly in between but this does take the hassle out of it when you want a deep clean for them. You can find this here

Was €46.45 now €36.95

    Benefit Roller Lash     This would you believe or not is in the top 3 best selling mascaras in the UK (benefit actually claims all three spots!!) It also comes in brown if that is your preferred shade.   This is usually €22.50 and is now down to €18.. check it out  here  

 

Benefit Roller Lash  

This would you believe or not is in the top 3 best selling mascaras in the UK (benefit actually claims all three spots!!) It also comes in brown if that is your preferred shade. 

This is usually €22.50 and is now down to €18.. check it out here 

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Vita Liberata pHenomenal Self Tanner

I just love Vita Liberata Tan and this one lasts very well ! I don’t know if I’d say it lasts for 2-3 weeks - I personally would be layering tan on in between because I couldn’t be without - but it definitely lasts longer than your standard tan and the colour is lovely. So easy to put on and develops within the hour.  Was £37.50 now £26.25 and you can shop this one here

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Lancome Definicils Mascara Gift Set

Lancome are just legendary when it comes to their mascaras, and this is a lovely gift set with Definicils Mascara, black kohl eyeliner and eye make up remover. Was €28.45 now €18.95 and you can find this here

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Benefit Benebalm

These lip balms give a lovely pop of colour and are the perfect combo with our Sculpted Lip Quads :) You can find these here

Was €17.95 now €15.45

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That’s just a taster for some of the products on sale out there and it’s rare that cosmetics go into sale but I think this covers a good bit and they’re all trust worthy products!

Aimee xx

The Best & The Worst from the Golden Globes 2019

The Best & The Worst from the Golden Globes 2019

Hello everyone! Awards season has officially kicked off so it’s going to be a busy two months... I love this time of year and am always glued to my phone to see the style and of course pick up some inspiration whether it’s for the blog or tv that I’m doing.

 

The Best: 

I will admit that I wasn’t absolutely blown away by everyone this year however that were lots that I thought looked amazing and so here’s a look at some of them. 

 

1) Lady Gaga In Maison Valentino 

I would say we will probably be seeing this image in our sleep soon but I have to say I loved it and the powder blue to match in her hair. Of course it was extra coming from Gaga but actually not as out there as she usually tends to be. I am delighted that she took him the award for Best Original song. Rooting for her and Bradley in the Oscars!! 

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2) Sandra Oh in Versace 

I just love Sandra Oh and I thought she was brilliant in Killing Eve which she deservingly took home an award for. It’s kind of a quirky drama - bit mad but good to watch. Sandra was wearing Versace as she co hosted and then changed it up accepting her award. 

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3) Julia Roberts in Versace

Love, love, LOVE this. I just thought it was so simple but elegant. I think the tones were really beautiful together too. I actually watched Step Mum recently (such a tear jerker) but I fell in love with Julia Roberts all over again.

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4) Gemma Chan

I thought Gemma looked insanely gorgeous. She starred in Crazy Rich Asians and all through that movie I kept commenting on how good looking she was. Love this style of the different lengths with a bit of skin but still a fab gown.  But facial features wise she’s actually on a different level!! 

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 5) Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo 

There is nothing necessarily new or extraordinary about this dress but I did think that Penelope looked amazing. Particularly her makeup to go with it which was done by Charlotte Tilbury using Lancôme. 

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6) Regina King wearing Alberta Ferretti 

Regina was another deserving winner last night and she totally dressed to impress. I think this dress looked absolutely incredible on her and a total fit for her shape.. wow! 

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 7) Saoirse Ronan in Gucci 

Of course we have to support our own but I did think Saoirse looked effortlessly beautiful. I thought the dress was lovely and flattering on her and looked so delicate. Personally I would have loved a more flushed tones makeup with soft cheek and eye colours but overall this was a great look. 

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8) Jamie Lee Curtis in Alexander Mulqueen 

What a lady! Jamie looked sensational in this white gown ... look at her especially for her age. A stronger lip now would have topped it off for me but loved this look.

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9 ) Bradley Cooper

And I had to include Bradley just because! I do think he looks great in his white tux though and naturally so does Iryna standing with him. Imagine how good looking their daughter is going to be when she grows up. Raging he didn’t win a Globe but like I said with Lady Gaga I am rooting for him big time for the Oscars!

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And with all that said that there were some looks that I just was not a fan of....  Here are some that didn’t do it for me.

1) Jodie Comer In Ralph and Russo 

I think Jodie is naturally so beautiful and for anyone that watched her in Killing Eve you’ll think the same I’m sure however this dress just didn’t do it for me. I am definitely a fan of a more fitted looked anyway but I just thought this wasn’t great. 

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2) Anne Hathaway in Ellie Saab

I usually really like Ellie Saab and I am all about mixing prints when you want but I really don’t think this worked. It could be the way Anne Hathaway was photographed but it looks like it’s nearly misplaced or falling off her where the straps are.. I like leopard but didn’t love this. 

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3) Kate Mara wearing Miu Miu 

This is probably my most disliked of the night. I think Kate and her makeup look amazing because she is beautiful but I really don’t think this dress did anything for her. I think the top part with the straps nearly makes her look imprisoned in the dress..really wasn’t a fan but like I said her and her face looked fab!

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4) Lili Reinhart 

I will admit I don’t love these type of dresses as I find the material quite cheap looking. I much prefer them in cute skater style midi dresses. This however much like Jodie Comer disappointed me because I don’t think it did anything for her or her shape. Although It does fit slightly better than Jodie’s. With that said her hair and makeup were beautiful as is she.  

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What do you guys think? Am I missing anyone that stood out to you or do you agree with my Worst Dressed? (Hate using that term worst dressed it sounds so mean and dramatic when they are still gorgeous it was just the style, haha)  

 

Hope you enjoyed the low down! 

Love,

Aimee xx

Top Wardrobe Essentials on Sale!

Top Wardrobe Essentials on Sale!

Hi Everyone,

The sales are in full force with loads of great bargains to be found!  Sometimes we come away with stuff we don’t really want or need so I’ve put together some of the best bits that I think would make great wardrobe staples but at a fraction of the cost! Plus it’s January so some retail therapy may be required :) x

Vero Moda Check Double Breasted Tailored Coat

Was €124.43 - now €74.66. Check was everywhere last year and never really dates so this is a great find from Vero Moda. You can shop this here

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Adidas Originals in Black

Were €103.69 - Now €62.21. Having a really good pair of trainers is a must for any wardrobe and a serious discount here too. You can shop these here

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Influence Tall Shirred Sleeve Midi Dress

Was €44.24 now €33.18. The button front and leopard print detail of this is gorgeous. Leopard print was everywhere last year so it’s bound to be around another while! You can find this one here

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Layered Necklaces

This was a big trend for 2018 and it’s not going anywhere! I love the delicacy of these chains and they’re down from €11 to €6... such an easy way to add to a look and inexpensive too.  

You can find these here  

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Flounce London Sequin Batwing Mini Dress

Was €89.86 now €44.93. Generally sequins are reserved for party season but with the tones of this number from Flounce London it’s perfect for when you want to go that little bit extra! You can find this here

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Stradivarius Floral Print Dress

Was €41.46 now €24.19. A ditzy floral print is always on trend for Spring/Summer. Team with trainers or boots and a leather biker jacket for a casual girly look. You can shop this here

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Mango Pocket Detail White Shirt 

Was €41.46 now €32.49. A white shirt goes with anything, right? Find this one here

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Carvela Tote Bag

Was €67.74 now €49.77. I think the majority of us would be lost without a big handbag we can throw everything into! This one from Carvela comes in black too! You can shop this here

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Black Leather Jacket

For me this is one of the best finds. I will admit I have a few leather jackets that I’ve gather over the years from various stores but you just can’t beat a good one. This is down from €400 - €124!! Perfect for throwing on casually or dressing up jeans and a nice top in the months to come.  You can find this here

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Qupid Pointed Block Heels

Was €77.42 now €52.54. Every wardrobe needs a pair of black heeded boots. They just go with everything! You can shop these ones here

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And there you have it, 10 wardrobe staples you can find on sale right now!

If that wasn’t enough you can browse 60% off BooHoo 

Up to 70% off ASOS 

 

Love,

Aimee xx

Get the Look - Gracie

Get the Look - Gracie

Hi everyone,

One thing we’re going to introduce as a regular feature here on the blog is our #GetTheLook. It makes sense seeing as I get to do lots of lovely faces and you guys are always wondering what I used to create them! 

Ill be sharing looks from Fashion Factories and Masterclasses so you can pick up some tips on the products I use, what I find works and what doesn’t work and overall just how to apply makeup without becoming overwhelmed!

Today I’m going to go through the gorgeous Gracie’s look that we did for a Poco by Pippa shoot.

Here’s how we achieved that glow!

Base

First of all I used Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream all over the face. I love this moisturiser but yes it does have a price tag.  I think it feels fab on and it is packed packed full of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins C & E, Aloe Vera & Shea Butter etc etc for radiant, healthier-looking skin. Do I think it’s the absolute best on the market?..No but I do enjoy it.

Primer

Next up I applied Benefit Porefessional down the t-zone. This works wonders at minimizing the appearance of  pores and fine lines allowing makeup to glide on over it but only a small amount is needed.


Foundation

Nars All Day Luminous Foundation

Love this foundation and it has a little bit more of a matte finish than the NARS Sheer Glow so it was perfect for Gracie’s skin which is on the oilier side - It builds full coverage but is extremely lightweight and blends really well.


Bronze & Glow

I used the Sculpted Custom Edition Palette filled with:  Medium Bronze, Pearl Pop Cream Highlighter, Golden Glow Powder Highlighter and Sunset Sheen Blush.

Top tips for using the Custom Edition Palette;

Using the Sculpted Double Ended Brush apply the bronzer into the cheek bone beginning at the ear and moving inward towards the apple of the cheek where your bone should end, dust a little around the hairline on the forehead, down the sides of the nose and along the jawline.

Next pop the cream highlight along the tips of the cheekbones moving towards the temple - in a V or C shape if you like - applying with the ring finger and tapping the product into the skin. Pop a little down the centre of the nose and cupids bow. Follow this with the other side of the double ended brush and use your powder highlighter in the exact same places as the cream highlight.

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Finish the look with sunset sheen blush applied to the apple’s of the cheeks. You can smile as you’re doing this and just Mayer as you like!

Gracie has insane skin anyway but just look at her glow!!  


Brows

For Gracie’s brows I used the Nars Brow Perfector Pencil in Calimyrna, perfect for blonde colouring. I love this brow pencil as it’s really soft to work with so it gives natural hair like strokes and is super easy to blend. The spoolie helps to work your brows into shape before or after application.


Eyes

Here I used MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow all over the lid and worked MAC Saddle in to the crease and also brought this below the eye for added definition and warmth. I also used a little of the MAC Brown Down at the outer edges underneath the eye for a smokey effect. I couldn’t live without this eyeshadow

I then used Inglot gel eyeliner and The Angle brush from the Sculpted Reloaded brush set to create a side flick with a thinner line on the inner corner of the eye. To finish the eyes I popped on three of the Penney’s individual lashes to give some length on the very outer corner of the eye - so handy!!

Lips

I used Buff from Nude Edition Lip Quad all over the lips and topped it off with Rimmel No 54 Lipstick!

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And there you have it, everything you need to achieve Gracie’s gorgeous look!

Lots of love,

Aimee xx















Top Tips for Dry Lips

Top Tips for Dry Lips

Having dry cracked lips is one of the most uncomfortable and painful things to have and anyone that has gone through this will know it!

If your skin is dry and loose you need to exfoliate. Use a lip scrub and toothbrush or even some sugar and give them a very light brush. This will help to soften the lips and you can get rid of any excess skin which will allow your lipstick to sit better. Make sure to exfoliate very lightly because the lip skin is really sensitive and can break easily!

I’ve tried every lip balm there is out there and believe me not all work. Some might give you relief temporarily but not actually fix your lips.

My top 3 products to use for dry, cracked lips are;

Image Ormedic Lip Balm

This product is so soft and smells really nice on. It naturally enhances your natural lip contours while adding 40% more moisture to your lips. It also has anti-ageing ingredients which stimulate collagen production so overall it’s worth the price tag. You can find this one here

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Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream

This is one of the best purchases I have ever made, it really helps relive chapped, dry and cracked skin. Not only is it excellent on lips, you can use it around the nose if it’s dry after having a cold or on broken skin around your fingers which is also very common this time of year. It really is an all round product as you can pop it on your elbows or knees too - wherever you tend to get dry skin and it will soothe and work it’s magic!

You can find this here

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Blistex MedPlus Repairing Lip Balm

As much as I love Carmex and Dr Paw Paw they don’t actually cure your dry lips they just relieve them, however, this blistex I actually find amazing. I’d actually nearly go as far as saying more effective than the other two at working fast. It’s packed with Jojoba Oil and Cocoa Butter and menthol to cool and soothe. The menthol ingredient does mean it has a strong feeling on which some might find ever so slightly irritating but it works.

This one is readily available in most pharmacies and you can find it here

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Top Tips;

My tip would be to sleep with lip balm on so that your lips repair overnight - wear a light layer under your lipstick the next day or if you want to avoid wearing lipstick altogether do.

If you are someone who has to wear lipsticks make sure you don’t wear anything too matte, this will only dry your lips out further, the creamier the better!

Hope this helps!

Aimee xx

My Top Products of 2018

My Top Products of 2018

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have all had the best Christmas and got to chill out and spend time with friends and family. I just can’t believe it’s 2019 - where did the last year go?! It’s been such an amazing, fun filled and hectic year, but you all know I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Looking back on 2018 I decided to put my top product list together, these are all products (not to be dramatic) that I can’t live without now! These are products that I genuinely love!!!

Sculpted Custom Edition;

Naturally I couldn’t conclude the year without including my biggest project to date and that is my custom edition. A refill palette with 3 bronzers, 3 cream bases, 3 powder highlighters and 3 blushers to choose from to create your own filling. It really is a handy palette and thank you if you have picked one up!  You can find the Custom Edition Palette here

€41

Sculpted Royal Rose Palette

Sculpted Royal Rose Palette


2) TanLuxe Facial Tanner  

If you have been following along you’ll know that I adore this ever since I found them. Face tanning never used to sit right on my skin tone for whatever reason but now I wouldn’t go away without them. I always go for medium/dark and just apply less drops to my moisturiser when I want to go lighter but I love them. ..

You can find Tan Luxe Drops here for €39

 

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3) Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cheat:

I kind of went off light eyeliner for the waterline because I found the white quite harsh on...that was until I found the eye cheat. This nude liner is like concealer - it doesn’t budge and it totally awakens the eye. Love this stuff. You can get it for €25 here

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4) Environ AVST:

This is now part of my skincare routine and it is one of the essentials. It does say moisturiser but I would wear it like a serum. It has Vitamin A which is essential for your skin and the more you become prone to it you go up a level so I started on 1 and now I’m on 3. You can find all Environ products here

€49

Environ AVST

5) Stila Magnificent Metals;

I have also mentioned these a lot because I just think they are the handiest things to glam up your look. No fuss, no fall out and as much sparkle as you would like. My go to’s are Smouldering Satin or Rose Gold Retro.

You can find these here

€26

Stila Magnificent Metals

6) Vita Liberata Body Blur

I feel like I’m always raving about this product but it is just that good! This instant tan gives skin a really flawless finish and I love the colour. Known as the original instagram filter I couldn’t but have it on my list for 2018! I also should mention that I much prefer it over a light layer of developing tan the next day.

You can find Vita Liberata here

 

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7) Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt

This is my go to fragrance at the moment. I love the travel size option of this scent, it’s so handy to pop in your bag and have it wherever you go! I actually ended up getting 3 of these at Christmas so yes my love for it must be obvious!  You can find Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt here

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8. NARS Longwear Radiant Foundation

This foundation is one of my absolute favourites, it lasts for hours but stays light and glowy, with unbeatable coverage. I find it  a little less coverage but more dewy than MAC Studio Fix for example.  You can shop NARS here

 

9) Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

This setting powder by Laura Mercier is just brilliant. It doesn’t appear cakey on the skin. It really evens out skin tone and almost has a blurred effect on the skin so fine lines and any problem areas are diminished. Love this over any foundation to finish the look. You can shop this here


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10) Sculpted Lip Quad

Launching the Lip Quads was a major milestone for me! I really wanted to create something that would pop in your make up bag but could still create different looks. I know I’m biased but I just love my lip quad and have one in my bag at all times. You can go for the natural look and pop on some liner and lip balm or go all out and use the liner all over the lips with lipstick for that extra pout :)

You can find Sculpted Lip Quads here

 

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And there you have it! 2018 all wrapped up in some of my favourite products. I’m looking forward to sharing lots of new ideas with you in 2019 and Happy New Year!!

Love Aimee,

xx

Skin Saviours for Party Season Recovery!

Skin Saviours for Party Season Recovery!

While we’re all loving party season and the over indulgence (it’s totally fine, we’re all doing it!) sometimes our skin can take a bit of a hit when there’s so much going on. I just wanted to share some skin saviours with you to help your skin look brighter and give it a little TLC at this time of year.

Image Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masq

I’m a big fan of overnight masques. I just love the idea of something working while I sleep!

This is a skin saviour for dry, irritated and dehydrated skin so it’s absolutely perfect to rejuvenate your skin at this time of year. Pop on a layer of the gel after cleansing and leave on overnight and just wash away with lukewarm water in the morning. You’ll be glowing!

You can find this here

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2. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque

This is a great one for all skin types. It really helps to hydrate and replenish skin’s water reserves so your skin is left feeling really refreshed. It’s not a bad price point either for something that will last.

You can shop this here

Kiehl's Overnight Hydrating Masque

3. Seoulista Beauty Correct and Calm Instant Facial

In just 20 minutes this sheet mask can help revive even the dullest skin. This one is great for keeping breakouts at bay. It’s soothing treatment targets visible pores, uneven skin tone and redness so it leaves the skin really calm and hydrated. A great one for evening skin tone and getting a good shot of glow before an event!

You can find this one here

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4. First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid 10% AHA

I know some of us who have sensitive skin are a little afraid of AHA products. What’s lovely about this product is it’s really gentle, so if you’re someone who is prone to a breakout or has sensitive skin this product is fab. It works to remove dead skin cells and brightens dull looking skin shrinking the appearance of pores and fine lines.

You can find this here



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5. Bioderma Hydrabio Masque

I love bioderma products, and they are a great price too. This moisturising mask is great for really dry sensitive skin. Pop a generous layer on after cleansing and leave on for 10-15 minutes. The Bioderma mask has a lovely creamy texture so it soothes the skin while bringing it back to life.

You can find this here

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Hope these help bring your partied out skin back to life!

Lots of love,

Aimee xx

10 Christmas Cosy Essentials

10 Christmas Cosy Essentials

I love a good cosy jumper at this time of year. There’s no better feeling than putting on something warm to head out for a crisp walk to walk off the many Christmas dinner helpings or just chilling by the fire, glass of vino in hand :)

Here’s some favourites that we have put together to make your browsing easier! ;

  1. New Look Black Jumper

I actually think a basic black jumper is a lifesaver, you can match this one with anything and I love the neck tie idea! Find this here

 

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2. ASOS Cream Jumper

This one is so cute, just look at that button detail <3 Looks fab with jeans but also think it would be super cute tucked into a leather mini and tights! You can shop this one here

 

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3. Stradivarius Green Turtle Neck

Love this polo neck and the way that it’s relaxed instead of being super tight! Its cosy and a nice different colour for a change too! You can find this one here

 

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4. ASOS Wrap Jumper

I love a soft pink jumper and this one from ASOS is a bit more dressy, perfect for family get togethers! You can find this here

 

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5. River Island High Neck

Ive loved this jumper for a while and it wasn’t one of the main looks in Pippa’s VIP Magazine cover shoot! Pair this one with a statement lip to bring out the red detail! You can find this one here

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6. Colour Block Roll Neck Jumper

Lace is always a winner at this time of year and love the block detail of this one, plus you really can’t go wrong with black and white. You can find this here

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7. Oversized Mix Stitch Jumper

Cute little white number from Boohoo, pair with a couple of dainty gold chains to dress it up a little.

You can find this one here

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8. Stripe Twist Back Jumper

Love this low back jumper from Boohoo, this would be so cute with a nice pair of jeans for a comfy cosy look. You can shop this one here

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9. Tall Colour Block Cable Roll Neck jumper

Another colour block and again an easy one to wear in its grey and white! Wear this oversized one for ultimate cosiness :) You can find this here

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10. Tall Colour Block Cardigan

And for the ultimate comfort there’s nothing better than a big cosy cardigan to throw over any outfit! This Is also a great way to break up a black or full white outfit. You can find this Boohoo number here

 

Hope you’re all relaxing by the fire :)

Happy Stephens Day!

 

Love Aimee xx

New Years Eve Party Looks

New Years Eve Party Looks

Party season is well and truly underway, so I wanted to put together some New Years Eve party looks for you to ring in the New Year in style!

1) Linda Asymmetric Body Con

You can never go wrong with a little black dress. Here’s a gorgeous little number from Revolve. The asymmetric style will have you standing out from the crowd! Love the neck detail too.

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2. Belle One Shoulder Mini Dress

There's really nothing like a bit of bling on NYE. This Gold Sequin number from Revolve is amazing!

You can find this one shoulder number here

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3) Stripe Sequins High Neck Bodycon Dress By Club L

How cute is this?! Def one to be the centre of attention on the dancefloor! You can never go wrong with multi coloured stripes.

You can shop this here

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4) Light Blue Bardot Playsuit

If you want to go for something different and aren’t into the whole sequins look, this playsuit is gorgeous and you can wear it year round! You can shop this here

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5) Cowl Play Satin Dress

I love this!! And bought the peach one for myself too :) If you’ve got any occasions this New Years Season there’s some gorgeous items available at Nasty Gal at great prices too! Check out the Cowl Play Satin Dress here and Cowl Do You Do Polka Dot Dress here

6) Gold Sequin Top

It’s not all about dresses for New Years or the festive season - You can get this sequin top in River Island, perfect for tucking into jeans for a more relaxed vibe.

Shop the Gold Sequin Top here

7. Womens Petite Black sequin embellished blazer

Another one from River Island, this blazer is the perfect throw over for party season!

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8) It Suits You Blazer Dress

Moving away from sequins now, this blazer dress from Nasty Gal would be fab with a deep tan and is totally effortless. You can shop this here

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9) Kinda Into It One Shoulder Dress

The Kinda Into It Dress has a relaxed, one shoulder silhouette, and is a wrap design wrap design and I just Love the colour of this one!

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10) One More Night Mini Dress

Another wow colour from Nasty Gal - this would be gorgeous with a good tan <3

You can shop this here

Hope you liked our looks and have a great New Year!

Love Aimee,

xx

Stocking Fillers for under €40!!

Stocking Fillers for under €40!!

Here are my Top 10 Stocking Fillers for under €40;

  1. Limited Edition Sculpted Palette €32

We’re obviously so proud of our new Custom Edition and what more exciting than having a limited edition palette! This palette still has the magnetic pans in it so you can refill as you want once you've worn them in. But that’s not all!  This also includes an exclusive blush not available in the mainline called Pink Swoon which naturally we’re swooning over! <3 You can get this here!

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2. Lip Quads

These have probably been the hardest things ever to keep in stock!! We have the Pink and Nude edition available each carrying 4 lip liners in one and all shades that are totally wearable. No need for a sharpener just twist the centre to release more product! Finally we have our last drop before Christmas which you can pre order to be sure you get them! These will be shipped Tuesday the 18th & Wednesday the 19th to ensure delivery pre Christmas! Order yours here

3) Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Lips €21

This is such a lovely lip set and you get two of her mini Hollywood lips liquid lipsticks. The shades are great and they're not that drying on either as some would assume mattes can be. Perfect for Kris Kindle or a stocking filler for any beauty lover. You can find this duo here

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4) Babyliss Curler €30:

Anyone that has been following me a while will know that I adore this curler and the price of it is shocking. I returned a 150€ curler I had years ago purely because I just felt this was so much better. When I want a proper curl this is my go to - it’s a cult favourite and just an amazing price.

You can find this here

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5) Bioderma Skincare Gift Set; 

This cute little set contains a hydrabio cleansing milk which is so gentle on the skin and a hydrating mask which is perfect for a bit of night time repair over the busy season! Its worth €26 and you can get it for €18….amazing value, and you can find this one here

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6) Pippa Collection Diary; 

For the list lover in your life treat them to an undated, beautifully presented planner from the Pippa Collection. Its scattered with lots of lovely quotes from Pippa herself along with some inspirational words to keep you motivated! All for 20€ that you can use for any year! You can find the Pippa Collection Diary here

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7) Benefit They're Real Mascara; 

Mascara is one of those products that any woman would love and this one they're real is phenomenal. Yes it may be a little tricky to get off but that is totally worth it when you see the volume and definition it gives!! This is 25€ or you can get it as a mini to leave even more room for gifts. Find Benefit They’re Real here

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8) I Adumbledore You:

I shared a picture of a cool mug recently and everyone went mad on Instagram wondering where you could get them. Moss Cottage have great options and they make a great, fun, not so serious gift particularly if you're buying for someone at work who you may not know that well! You can shop their collection of really cute mugs here

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9) Personalised Chocolate; 

Yes you read that correctly! Every year Brown Thomas do some sort of cool personalisation and this year its all about tucking into yourself in the form of a chocolate. This is so quick to do - ten minute wait and costs 20€. They can also use any image on your phone so its so handy to do. Great gift for any age!

You can shop all Chocolate available in Brown Thomas here, however, for the personalised gift pop in store :)

10) Stila Shimmering Heights Trio Set €31.95 

This is the perfect addition for the glam lover in your life. A trio of Stila’s best selling shimmering shadows that would usually be worth 50€. They are all very wearable shades no matter what the colouring of whoever you're gifting to so its an easy purchase. You can find these gorgeous treats here

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And there you have it! Some really lovely stocking fillers at some great prices too.

We hope you find some of these under the tree on Christmas Morning x

Love Aimee xx

How To Smokey Eye; Aimees 7Ways7Days

How To Smokey Eye; Aimees 7Ways7Days

Welcome to my last day of #Aimees7Ways7Days where I’m going to be going through the classic smokey eye look. Of course there are lots of ways to do a smokey eye and I think it’s nice to try new ways but ... Traditionally you use three colours, a few different brushes and overall it basically gives light and definition to the eye!

Step 1;

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Starting with a big blender brush Im going to use my bronzer.  FYI everybody needs one of these brushes in their lives - you need a big fluffy brush that’s going to get it on quickly! Using bronzer is my personal preference as I like to work from the one palette and just have a smaller make up bag, but you can use whatever medium colour you want as long as its matte, meaning no shimmer, no shine and no glitter.

This is going to go into the brow bone all along the way of the eye. You can be a little bit messy here if you want because you’re just buffing it in. Make sure to leave a gap underneath the brows, so that you don’t have eyeshadow going all the way up to the eye.

 You can find the Sculpted Brushes here

Step 2;

Next into the corner, you want to sketch in your darker colour. I would always do this next before I would do my shimmer because you want to make sure this stays matte. So again, we’re talking about matte here, I’m using a dark brown, this one is MAC Brown Down, and I’m placing it on with my small pencil brush (the definer) to sketch it under the crease. If you are someone who has a hooded eye you might not see this as much. If you are someone who can’t see their eyeshadow at all when you open your eyes you need to keep your eye open as you are blending and that’ll ensure that you bring it up to the right level where you can still see it.

You can find MAC Brown Down here.

I’m going to keep this to the outer third of the eye, the more you bring it in and the more you add the darker it’s going to go, so that depends on you! I’m focusing on the outer third and i’m bringing it down to the lash line so i’m filling that full side of the eye. Then I’m going to go in with tan pigment. I just use my finger to apply this, you could use a brush too - whatever you prefer, and this is going to go all along the flat part of the eye and around the tear duct. You’re basically filling just out to meet the brown, so it’s not going on top of it as we want the brown to stay matte, but it’s going to go just close enough that it’s going to complete the full eye.

Step 3;

So I always think a smokey eye isn’t complete until you have some sort of definition underneath the eye. I would do this on any of my clients regardless if they were 15 or 95 because i think the undereye is the most important part because it’s exactly what people can see when the eye is open especially if you have a hooded lid or you don’t see as much of your upper eye when your eye is open, which is totally natural!

Starting with the darker brown, I’m bringing the same two colours the whole way around, and I’m placing that using my angle brush, to make sure it’s really precise and really tight underneath the eye, because you don’t want that going too low or else it’s going to make you look really tired. When the brown is on, I don’t like it to look too strict of a line so I buff this out using my definer brush and the bronzer or whatever medium brown colour you’ve used originally. This comes underneath just to soften that dark brown as you don’t want it too look harsh either. I then finished up with the Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cheat on my water line and a little of the matte brown shadow into my upper lashline!

l hope you found this helpful!

 

Love Aimee xx

 

How To Brows; Aimees7Ways7Days

Welcome to Day 6 of #Aimees7Ways7Days and we are talking brows!

Brows have totally taken over as one of the main features of makeup. It used to be mascara that we all heavily relied on but brows have taken over to the point where most of us wouldn’t leave the house without them!

So as much good as brows can do, they can also do bad if they are too heavy, so the last thing you want is to only see your eyebrows when you’re looking at yourself. Eyebrows are there to frame the face and add definition but shouldn’t be too heavy where they are the only thing you can see!

There are 5 main products you can use and I’ll go through the pros and cons that I find with each;

Eyeshadow;

This is very handy for a natural look. You want to make sure that you are using an ashy tone when it goes into the eyebrow so it’s not too orange or warm in them cause it just won’t look natural. Eyeshadow is a great one as you can double up for your eyelids and brows. Using eyeshadow also looks very natural and is particularly suited to older women who feel conscious they may have over plucked and don’t want a prominent brow on their face.

MAC Omega eyeshadow is one I’d use and you can find this here

Pencil

Next up you can use a pencil. Pencils are probably one of the most popular, these are great because you can create very natural hairline strokes. You need to make sure you do a quick flicking effect instead of a heavy crayoning through the eyebrow. Nars brow pencil is nice and soft and you can find this here

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Wax & Powder - Benefit Brow Zings vs Sleek (€34 vs €10.50)

I would always use Wax & Powder as a duo act ie  I would mix the powder and wax together on my brush before I apply. The wax helps  the powder to stay for a bit longer and gives it a bit more depth of colour and the powder gives a fluffy effect which is lovely if you want that fuller brow look. Benefit Brow Zings is amazing, but for a really good dupe Sleek is excellent!

You can find Benefit here and Sleek here


Mascara Gel - Benefit Gimme Brow vs Rimmel Brow This Way (€26.50 vs €5.99)

This is basically a mascara gel that you wash through your eyebrows. I call it your 5 second fix in the morning if you want to tint them, keep them in place and give them something without looking like you’ve gone to too much trouble. This is great for busy moms or if you just don’t want to look like you’ve put too much effort in going to work during the day but wants to make sure their brows do stand out. Again, Benefit is excellent when it comes to all things Brows but Rimmel Brow this way is a great cheaper option.


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Benefit Ka Brow - Benefit is great because they’ve got so many shades in the range. I use shade 3 but I would use shade 4 on brunettes.

With this you need a good angle brush, which is nice and thin. I’m going to use the same definer angle brush one as I used for the eyeliner flick (just make sure it’s clean!)

Starting down at the very start of the brow - so the first hair and draw from the end all the way out. This bottom line is your natural shape line.

Then brush up in the same direction as the hair grows - make sure to have less product at the beginning of the brow versus the end.

If you want to thicken your brow start filling up at the arch and then down. I wouldn’t fill from the very first hair at the top the whole way down as it just looks too blocky. Make sure you keep brushing through with your spoolie. This is your best friend when it comes to your eyebrows and my angle brush has it on the opposite side!

You need to make sure you keep combing the product out cause you don’t want it to look too heavy. The gel is a little bit heavier but will last longer, and gives a gorgeous groomed finish to the eyebrows. And if you want to set your brows off at the end you can pop a little bit of highlight underneath the brows. I’m just using the Sculpted Pearl Pop for this, it’s really easy and just gives the brow extra attention and you can find this here

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l hope you found this helpful,

Love Aimee xx












l hope you found this helpful!

Love Aimee xx

How To Contouring; Aimees7Ways7Days

How To Contouring; Aimees7Ways7Days

Welcome to Day 5 of #Aimees7Ways7Days where we are going to be mastering the art of Contouring!

I started sculpted purely out of my love for contouring and how easy it can be, and I really believe it’s for all ages. So today I’m going to show you my easy way around contouring. I would never bother with the 6 creams and sponges and brushes, it’s fine to do but it just takes a lot more time so I think it all comes down to good placement, good product colour and good blending.

I’m using the Sculpted pre filled limited edition palette, these are very limited, only available for Christmas and they contain the exclusive blush Pink Swoon that’s not available in the main line, and it’s just so nice! (You can find this here!)

  1. Bronzer

Starting with the bronzer and the fluffier end of our sculpted double ended brush (our new design has the bronze / highlight to guide you as to what side to use!) Start this right back where your cheek bone meets the ear. Naturally we’re so used to starting blusher from the front of the face but this is not the case for contour. Start this at the back so that you don’t show where your starting point is which makes it all look more natural.

Where the bone meets the ear, lift your hair up, and blend it just along the bone, the whole way until the end. Given that you’re starting with more product at the back your should naturally have less as you move in. If you want to go darker or more severe you just layer it, but I wouldn’t do it all at once, I would do it two, three or four times - however many you want! - to layer to be how contoured you want to be.

Bring it lightly around the hairline. If you’re conscious of having a larger forehead give yourself more bronzer here. And to contour the nose just skim the edge of the top of it so you’re not filling the entire side of the nose basically. This is great for slimming the nose too.

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  1. 2. Cream Highlighter

This was originally put into my palette for my mature clients because it’s the best consistency for their age group, however, everyone needs to use this!!

If you’re sick or feeling tired, it’s literally like a second skin and it’s just amazing on.

I’m using Pearl Pop with my ring finger and I’m going to pop this along the tip of the cheekbone so it’s parallel to the bronzer, in a V shape up around the temple. You can also use it to highlight your eyebrows or around the tear duct. Tap the cream highlighter into the skin, the heat of your hand will help it to melt in. Try not pull it as it will take your foundation with it, pop some down the centre of the nose and the cupid’s bow, this is a really important area so don’t forget about that feature!

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  1. 3. Powder Highlight

I’ve used the tapered end of the sculpting brush, this goes in the exact same areas as the cream, it just goes on top of it and you use a brush to apply. Swoop this along the tips of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and the cupid’s bow, and again you can use this as eyeshadow, like you can with all powder highlighters!

You can wear either cream and powder highlight - Some people consider cream to be natural daytime look and their powder to be nighttime, or you can wear both! However, if you wear both always put cream first as the cream helps the powder to jump off it and helps it stand out more.

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  1. 4. Blush

I’m using The Setter brush for this. You want your blusher to go on the plumpest part of the face because that’s where you’re most youthful, typically the apple’s of the cheeks for a lot of us. This is really important especially when you have your contour going on as you don’t want to go into competition with that or look too busy. Smile into your mirror - we all do it haha - and pop it into the apple’s of the cheeks, but wing it back in line with all your contouring so you’re not letting that go amiss.

So you don’t want to draw a pink stripe, but you do want to make sure you are angling it up so you are always elongating the face in a diagonal direction.

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Some General Tips;

Make sure you don’t go too low - follow your bone the whole way and make sure you finish at it and don’t dip

Choose the right color contour for you. We have three shades of Bronzer in our new Custom Edition. Light Bronze is perfect if you’re fair or a light a natural contour. Medium Bronze is the best seller as you can wear it lightly or with tan and then Deep Bronze or rather Warm Bronze is perfect if you love a warm toned matte for contour or when you’re wearing a lot of tan. You can check them out here

If your contour is too thick you can usually save it by going back in with your foundation brush to sharpen it up - I wouldn’t do it all the time but it helps:)

Also Try not to over blend, the more you blend the more patchy it’s going to be , so when you come to the end just try and step back and say ok that’s nice and don’t go again! <3



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l hope you found this helpful,

Love Aimee xx

Gift Guide Part Two!

Gift Guide Part Two!

I can’t believe how fast Christmas has come around, so this is one for the last min shoppers out there! I just think a good gift set is an amazing present and I often find you can be introduced to some lovely products that you might not have spent the money on yourself, or mini’s give you a great feel for products you might want in future.


  1. Charlotte Tilbury; The Gift of Red Carpet Skin

It is party season so this is perfect for keeping your skin in check after all those late nights and few too many glasses of prosecco! This kit contains everything you need to be red carpet / event ready. Included are the Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Multi Miracle Glow, Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Supermodel Body and Take it all off in 15ml travel size tubes. Nobody will even know you’ve been out!

Shop Charlotte Tilbury here

2. Tan Luxe Gift Set

Give the gift of glow this Christmas with the Tan Luxe Gift Set and we all know how much I love these drops!! This set gives you the ultimate customisable tan, featuring deluxe travel sizes of the must have face and body self tanning drops. This set includes light/medium so it’s perfect for Irish skintones or anyone who’s a tanning beginner. And to add more depth of colour just add more drops! You can find this here

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3. Vita Liberata Body Blur Gift Set


It really doesn’t matter that it’s the depths of Winter, a good tan is essential for party season! So this is why I am listing the Vita Liberata Body Blur gift set cause I just think it’s an amazing tan and it will last for the whole Christmas season. This includes a full size body blur, self tanning lotion, tan mitt and more and comes in medium or dark. You can find this gift set here

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4. Spotlight Whitening Teeth Whitening Gift Set

The Spotlight range has been a game changer in the Irish market, and this gift set is just great value. It includes the full size whitening strips & toothpaste plus the brand new mouthwash which all help you achieve a whiter smile from the comfort of your own home!
You can find this gift set here

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5. Benefit Sweeten Up, Buttercup Gift Set

I just love Benefit gift sets - I think it’s probably fair to say we have all received at least one in our lifetime!? This one really ticks all the boxes. Included are some cult favourites like Pore Fessional, Hoola, Gimme Brow and Bad Gal Bang! And it all comes in a really cute makeup bag too. You can find this one here

 

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6. LanaiBLO

I love this gorgeous lightweight hair dryer, and I especially love it’s long lead! The Lanaiblo has 6 heat / speed options and really helps to seal in moisture so you’re counteracting frizz. This works really well for those who have hair extensions. Finish with a blast of cold shot to help seal in and set your style. You can find this here

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7. Sculpted Masterclasses

The ultimate girly afternoon or evening, I will be hosting three Masterclasses in the New Year where I will be demonstrating two different looks that cater for a more natural approach as well as the stronger more dramatic makeup. We will also have a fabulous goodie bag for every person full of treats! Grab your Mum, Sister or Bestie and join us in Dublin, Limerick or Cork for the ideal girly event!You can find dates and availability here

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So i’ve covered a few last minute gift ideas for the lovely ladies in your lives so I’ve popped in a couple for the guys here too!

8. Kiehls Men's Grooming Essentials

Everything is included for the well groomed guy in this gift set.

complete skin and hair routine to keep him well-groomed and ready for any adventure. Included are Cleanser, Shaving Cream, Shampoo + Conditioner and soap scrub. You can shop this here

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9. Creed Aventus Eau De Parfum

If you want to score serious brownie points this year with your significant other check out Creed’s best seller Aventus Eau De Parfum. This is pricey but there’s also a reason it’s the most popular fragrance ever created by Creed! You can find this here

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I hope this helps anyone in a last minute panic Christmas shopping!

Love Aimee xx

How To Liner; Aimees7Ways7Days

How To Liner; Aimees7Ways7Days

Hi Lovelies,

Welcome to Day 4 of my #Aimees7Ways7Days! Today I’m going to be talking you through how to achieve the perfect liner flick. People tend to be a little bit afraid of liner but it’s a great way to add definition and can really glam up your makeup look!

Flicks are not the be all and end all however, you can still get definition to your lash line by having a darker colour behind it. If you don’t want to use a gel (they are a little more difficult to use) you can also use a Kohl Pencil along your lash line.

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This one here is a cheap and cheerful one from Bourjois which you’ll find here! You could also use something a little pricier like Charlotte Tilbury bedroom black.

But if you do want to go for the flick here’s my 4 step guide;

* Know that you can always sketch out your colour first with a bit of shadow or kohl pencil if you want and this will work as a stencil.

Regardless if you do this or go straight for it it is so important that you have a really good angle brush. This is absolutely key when you are using a gel. You want the brush to be really thin so you can keep control of how thick your liner is. I’m using the angle brush from Sculpted - naturally but do whatever one is comfortable for you!

Step 1: Start lining your lash line from the inside to the outer lash, making it thinner to thicker and having no gaps between this and your actual lash line itself.

Sculpted Angle can be found here

Step 2: Next up draw your flick. Make sure your brows are done first and your flick is angling up towards the edge of your brow.  Start at your last lash, it’s really important not to start at the end of your eye as everyone’s eye shape is different, so go back up to your last lash to make sure your line is going out and not cutting into the eyebrow - so it’s going parallel to the edge of the brow.

 

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Step 3: Then you want to turn your brush around so you’re always working from the tip of the brush, draw back in from that line to the base flick on the lid and fill in the gaps. I’m using the inglot 77, it’s one of the best but if you’re practising it’s difficult to get off so maybe go for something softer. Something like the maybelline black gel liner is  little easier on the eye!

 

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Step 4: Clean up - You can do this using your brush and concealer. This just tapers out the flick and thins it for you.  I’m using the definer from the Sculpted set.

 

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Inglot 77 can be found here

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For cleaning up you can also use Duraline or BabyOil as well as concealer.

 

 

Things to note;

Inglot Duraline is great as it can wake up your liner if it dries up in the pot as well as fixing any fuzzy edges!

Concealer is great because it will actually highlight the line for you or you can use babyoil if you’re actually looking to remove any excess liner ie if it’s way too thick and hi amount of tapering will save you!!

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And there you have it, achieving the above look can be done in 4 easy steps!

Always remember to breathe when you’re doing your liner I’m constantly reminding my students to :)


 l hope you found this helpful,

Love Aimee xx

Jeans and a Nice Top!!

Jeans and a Nice Top!!

If there’s one thing us Irish women love it’s the dress code; Jeans and a nice top.

And you all know that I’m obsessed with jeans and a nice top, so here are some of the items I purchased this week. I wanted to share them with you as there are really good discounts on some of these at the moment. I’ll also do a mini haul on my insta stories at the weekend so you can get a better feel for what I got if they arrive in good time!


  1. River Island

This is one I wore at the opening of the POCO Pop Up in Liffey Valley. I just loved the colour and the texture of this, and you can either tie it or tuck it in as I did. You can find this one here

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2. River Island - Again!

This is another of the River Island shirts I wore to the opening of POCO Pop Up (yes I had an outfit change because I thought that was the plan but it wasn’t hahah) Love the colour of this! You can find this one here

All out in pink!!

All out in pink!!


3. Boohoo

It’s time to Suit Up ladies! Love this boxy double breasted blazer from Boohoo. There’s 21% off this at the moment too so it’s now only €32 . I actually bought the entire suit so hoping I have an occasion over Christmas for it! You can find this here

 

Boohoo Double Breasted Boxy Blazer

4. Boohoo

Love the colour and style of this, and again, so easy to tuck into jeans, this woven military button blouse is now only €15 with 21% off - but hurry it’s selling out really fast! There’s also 2 other colours and I got all 3, haha.  Find it here

 

Boohoo

5. Love the design of this black number from Boohoo (again)!! This Jacquard Satin Horn Button Blouse is only €19 as there’s 21% off. I got the gorgeous rust color too.  You can find this here

 

Boohoo Jacquard Shirt

6. Boohoo

Ok you guys can see I did a massive haul from Boohoo! 22% off this one though and just look at it!! I also got this in two different colours - so easy to wear and the price of it! You can find this Premium Jacquard Satin Wrap Tie Blouse here

Boohoo Premium Jacquard Satin Wrap Tie Blouse

7. Nasty Gal

This beauty from Nasty Gal; ‘One Hell of a Mesh Glitter Top’ is now only £7.50 and there’s 50% off everything! You can find this here

Nasty Gal

8. Nasty Gal

Going to be wearing my heart on my sleeve when I get this one (cue laughing :) )!! Another from Nasty Gal, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart Heart Shirt’ - just tuck the front into jeans and you’re good to go! There’s 50% off this! You can find this here

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9. Nasty Gal

How cute is this?! ‘Tie Your West Western Shirt’ is now only £10. I adore anything with a neck tie and I love that it’s all the same Colour and not black! Nasty Gal are doing 50% off everything but sizes are going quickly. You can find this here

Nasty Gal

10. Nasty Gal

Ok I know this is called jeans and a nice top but I just had to throw in a knit at the end! This ‘Takes Chevron to Know Chevron Knit Sweater’ is just so cute it had to feature! Perfect for last minute cosy pub drinks over Christmas! You can find this here

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And there you have it, all my latest buys for my Jeans and a Nice Top looks! As promised, I’ll hopefully do a mini haul on my insta stories at the weekend!

Don’t forget to enter our competition to be in with a chance to win 1 of 12 Custom Edition Palettes. All you have to do is enter your name and email here!

Love Aimee xx



 

Adding Some Sparkle; Aimees7Ways7Days

Adding Some Sparkle; Aimees7Ways7Days

Welcome to Day 3 of my #Aimees7Ways7Days and today is all about who to add ‘A Pop Of Sparkle’.

This is the easiest way to glam up your makeup look particularly for the festive season, it would almost be rude if you didn’t wear a touch of gold glitter especially over Christmas! :)

Today we’re talking about the cult favourite Stila magnificent metals, these have totally changed the game when it comes to glitter because it’s basically like a wet liquid formula, it won’t fall, you won’t get glitter half way down your face, so it means you can pop a bit on later on and it won’t affect your makeup.

Stila smouldering satin

In the past applying glitter meant they were loose particles and you’d have to use a glue to do it, whereas with Stila you don’t. I’m using shade ‘Smouldering Satin’ but I also love Rose Gold Retro and Kitten Karma which you can find here. At a price point of €25 / €26..

These are really easy to use as they have an applicator. I personally feel that if you apply with the applicator it’s a little bit too ott and you could probably see yourself from space! The best thing to do is pop a bit out onto the back of your hand and either use your finger or else a small brush to apply - I’ve used the definer from the Sculpted Reloaded Brush set which you can find here.


These pictures were under different lighting so that gives the difference but I have applied less on the left and more glitter on the right. You can On the left I added a little to my tear duct and then on the right I popped it all over my eye lid. It can be as dramatic and as sparkly as you want it to be, or you can pare it back. When you apply with your finger or brush you can dictate this, whereas the wand applicator goes on quite heavy.

The Stila ones are great as they have a good bit of colour behind them as well so they are almost like a liquid eyeshadow built in with glitter, but if you think the price point is too high for something you might only wear once a year we have a more affordable option for you from the Penney’s new Christmas Collection! Stila comes in at about €26 and the Penney’s dupe comes in at €4.

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I’ve done a swatch side by side here, so yes you can see that you get more colour in the Stila, but the Penney’s version is still nice if you want a little bit of sparkle, that’s not too dramatic if it’s not going to be a product you are using all the time!


So that’s it, it will glam up your look, you can wear it on it’s own with a bit of bronzer or you can wear it over a darker shadow if you want to amp up your smokey eye.

Stila Magnificent Metals


l hope you found this helpful,

Love Aimee xx











Day 2 Statement Lip; Aimees7Ways7Days

Day 2 Statement Lip; Aimees7Ways7Days

Welcome to Day 2 of Aimees7Ways7Days! This is all about my top tips on how to wear a statement lip.

First up, choose a type of lipstick that is suited to you. I’m not just talking about colour here I’m also talking about consistency; If you have quite dry lips a matte lipstick is just going to dry them out a bit more so going for a creamier shade will feel more comfortable on the lips.

Products

Products


Top Tips

Exfoliate the lips the night before, you can do this with a toothbrush on its own, gently, as the skin here breaks that bit easier, or you can exfoliate with a lip scrub or a little bit of sugar. One of the best that i’ve come across is the Nuxe lip scrub. Sleep with some lip balm on after exfoliating. Again, Nuxe lip balm is lovely, you can find this here or Blistex is a great affordable choice.


When you have your lips nice and supple lip liner is the main thing. I prioritise lip liner over lip stick, I just think your shape needs to be perfect when everything is on show, so i’ve used Rouge from the Pink Lip Quad all over the lip. You can find this here.

Maximising; this is when you are a little bit extra generous with your lips, giving them a fuller shape when everything is on show! You line very lightly from the outside in on the faint white line just outside your natural shape, so you keep the look nice and natural because it is literally on the outskirts.

If you want your lipstick to last longer you can fill your lip in the whole way with your lip liner or just use it to line the lips. The one that i’ve used is MACs Powder Kiss in Shocking Revelation which you can check out here

 

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MAC Shocking Revelation 

I also think a burgundy tone to the red can be a little bit easier to wear for people that are more conscious about a statement lip. You can check out some swatches of variations of colour below!

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If you’re scared of wearing red here are my tips;

Firstly, choose a lipstick that’s lightweight on the lips, if it’s very heavy and you can feel it you’re going to be aware of it. Choose something nice and lightweight and don’t go for a red red, there are so many options to choose from, maybe choose a deeper red or a pinky red if you wanted, just a little less severe and less of a statement.


Rimmel Retro Red & MAC Diva - Look at the similarity in colour and yet difference in price. MAC comes in at €20 and Rimmel ranges at €7.95!

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Top Tip; When you have your lip shape on, the most important thing to do is to clean up, especially if you’re not used to lip liner.

Take a small brush, I’ve used the definer from the Sculpted Reloaded Brush Set with a full coverage concealer, I’ve used the MAC full coverage concealer here, and shape up around the lips.

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The shade that I am wearing is the MAC Powder Kiss in Shocking Revelation as above  - This is a nice matte lipstick so there isn’t much sheen to it, it fits nicely in with the lip liner and sits well on the lips!

If you don’t want it to be obvious that you’ve cleaned up with your concealer because it will be a lighter colour, you can also clean up with your foundation. This helps to keep your lipstick sharper, more in line, and will also prevent your lipstick from bleeding, and it keeps the shape perfect!


And there you have it, start rocking your statement lip just in time for Christmas!

Stay tuned for Day 3 of #Aimees7Ways7days. Up for grabs from this one are all the products from image one -  Sculpted Pink Lip Quad, MAC Lipstick and Definer Brush!

So thanks for following my second day of #7Ways7Days to get in the spirit of getting glam for Christmas. I’ll be going through this look on my insta stories which i’ll save to my highlights!

P.S. Have you heard about our Sculpted competition?! Its our biggest one to date! We have 12 Sculpted Palettes to giveaway to 12 lucky winners and you can enter here!



Love Aimee xx


 

Day 1 Lashes; Aimees7Ways7Days

Day 1 Lashes; Aimees7Ways7Days

Hello!

Welcome to my part of a Christmas Giveaway and that is #Aimees7Ways7Days…Basically I wanted to get back into the tips of makeup but to add in a treat also. 

Hopefully you’ll find this enjoyable and all you have to do is like, comment, recreate any look you can and I’ll pick a winner after the 7 days who will receive every product I have used!  

Up first for Day One is; Lashes  

Lashes can be a minefield for a lot of us but there is really no better way to feel glam for an occasion so here are my simple tips to help along the way. 


First up are the tools you will need;  

Lashes - these are the individual Primark Lashes for €1.50 I ADORE these. The strip are a natural Kiss pair and I also love the Ardell ones 

Scissors - you’ll most likely need this if you're wearing strip lashes  

Duo Glue - my fav Duo is the pink packaging one as it dries black and helps to not interfere with your lovely eye makeup  

Before I start I always pop a bit of glue out onto my hand to be sure the air gets at it so its tacky and easier to stick. I have popped this out onto my palette or you can use your hand. 

Individual Lashes - Individuals are great for all ages because you can do a half lash - like I am going to and they are very light weight which is perfect for anyone who's scared at the thought of them but wants to try them!  

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First things first is to make sure your longer length is on the outer corner of the eyes and that you get shorter the closer into the eye. Pop some glue onto the band and press it into the hook where the lid and the lashes meet. Even squeeze your own lashes into them if you want to make them more secure. Whenever I am doing a side eye lash I tend to put 2/3 longer and one shorter like I have done here. I add mascara after because I find it easier to apply when the lashes are soft. Look at the difference!  

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Applied too much glue? 

I always say too much glue is just as bad as not enough because they will be swimming on your lash line. If you feel you ever have too much glue on them just pop it back onto your hand or your palette and let that take the excess!  

Top Tip with Individual Lashes; If you're someone that hates the liner and the thought of it then my favourite tip when applying lashes and wanting to make them look more natural is applying a black kohl pencil under the lash line on the upper side which is known as tightlining. This gives a black outline to the eye and makes the lashes look more natural so you don't have to bother with liner on top!  

Charlotte Tilbury Bedroom Black

Charlotte Tilbury Bedroom Black

 

Strip Lashes;  

Strip lashes are classically heavier but they don't have to be weighing you down either. Whenever I apply strips I always make sure to peel the pack back when I am taking them out of the pack just to be sure you don't rip them or leave half of them hanging behind you. Check the length of them first. A lot of the time these will need to be cut in order to fit the eye and if you have to always cut from the longer side to be sure that they fit into the lash line after. 

Then apply your glue - leave it to get tacky in the same manner as you would individuals and place into the hook again starting from the centre and then press the edges in. Try and give it 10-15seconds to dry totally. 

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The strips you’ll see here on the right give a much fuller look and there are so many different types you can get for whatever effect you would like to achieve! 

Individual Lashes on the left / Strip Lashes on the right

Individual Lashes on the left / Strip Lashes on the right

 

So thanks for following my first day of #7Ways7Days to get in the spirit of getting glam for Christmas! Up for grabs this week are the lashes and glue and stay tuned tomorrow for the second instalment tomorrow which will be a different topic :) 

 

Let me know if you found any of this helpful!  I’ll be going through this look on my insta stories which i’ll save to my highlights!

P.S. Have you heard about our Sculpted competition?! Its our biggest one to day! We have 12 Sculpted Palettes to giveaway to 12 lucky winners and you can enter here!

 

Aimee xx