Saturday, April 30, 2011

April's Winner!

Congratulations to Jill Holland who is this months winner. Message me your address and I'll send it right out. Well done.

Don't forget to check back from Mays Giveaway.

My First ever Nail tutorial

My first ever nail tutorial here

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fanta, Getting comfortable!!!

Hey everyone,

I thought you might like to see how comfortable my cat got the other night on the forman, lol

I was just after using it, so it must have been toasty!!!

I have to keep it covered now she liked sitting on it too much. lol
Crazy Cat.

My Stila Shadows

Hey Guys,

These are my Stila shadows, These are amazing,
The colour is super pigmented and they stay on really well especially with a primer.

I have 4 mattes
and 5 shimmers

 Samjama a matte grey, I will this one was a little more pigmented.
Makula a matte dark brown.
Batura a matte aubergine purple
Nanda Devi a matte chocolate brown, this is one of my favorite browns
Cloud a light grey/silver shimmer
Viola a light heather/purple shimmer
Jezebel a orangey/rust shimmer
Barefoot Contessa a bronze shimmer, I really love this one.
Pigelle a dark burgundy shimmer

These are amazing, I got 4 of these for £11.99 ex postage here
They are in pan form only but I have mine in a Uni Palette and just a note on the pan sizes, They are massive between a Mac shadow and a Mac blush. It's crazy.
Thanks for stopping by.

OPI Meet me on star ferry!

Hey guys, I just thought I'd share the longievity of OPI'S polishes, 

I've had this one on for a week, and apart from one small chip and some wearing on the tips from typing there are still pretty good,

Baring in mind I didn't put on a top coat. 

This is one of my fav shades from OPI I love it.

Also please excuse the picture, I took them with my HTC in work.

A Review, Bourgois Volumizer Mascara

Hey Guys,

Just thought I'd let you know my thoughts on the above mentioned mascara, This is one of my favs.
It has a 1 step 2 step system, Which basically means the first step has less product on the brush and the second step has a tonne. 

It definitely volumises my lashes. Makes them thicker also. It comes off easy enough with make up remover, although I'd like if it was a little easier. 

All in all I like it and would get it again.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Don't try this at home.

A few months ago I was enjoying a Diet Coke, It was particularly warm and I had to do something so I stuck it in the small freezer part of the fridge for extra chillyness.

Cut to me totally forgetting about it = Diet Coke frozen Fizz all over my freezer.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Herbie Likes Spagetti Recipe. Yes I will be trying again!!!!

Hey guys,

If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen me mention earlier that I was going to attempt a Herbie Likes Spagetti Recipe this evening.

I chose Spagetti Carbonara.

I did and let me tell you it was gorgeous! Who knew proper Carbonara was so yummy!

I had to substitute some things with other items,
Lingunine (possibly my favourite type of pasta) for Spagetti

Only only had some parmasen so I made up the difference with some Mozzerella and Chedder mixed.

There is a section where you dry off your Bacon on a paper towel, be careful if you have cats, they will become Ninjas at this time, Cyril Nicked I'd sat 1/4 of my bacon before I noticed, Little Scoundel.

If you like luxurious recipes and cute pictures of cats you should check out their blog, It looks super professional and is a joy to read.

You can check out their blog here

Monday, April 25, 2011

Awesome Aprils Giveaway.

This months Giveaway is for a Gosh effects powder in Golden Gate. 

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win it is click the like button on the top left hand side of the blog.
That's it, Couldn't be simpler.

To get updates on other posts and giveaways why not follow me on twitter here
The winner will be chosen at random and announced on May 1st. I will email you to let you know also I will put it up as a post. You will have a week to reply with your address to claim your prize

Good Luck!

Some Natural Collection Goodies I picked up.

Hey guys,

So the boots beside me where having a 3 for 2 on Natural Collection Make up (The boots brand)
So I picked up a few things, I thought I'd share some of them with you. Also some of the items I already had.

So on to the pictures.

Loose Translucent powder. I love this powder I have gotten it a few times before, it is really lightweight and can be put over anything.

I had one of their blushes which I had depotted, Called Rosy Glow and the new one is peach melba.
These add a nice hint of colour without being to overpowering.

The Shadows are quite pigmented the Black I have had for a while I can't remember what it is called,
The silver is gorgeous it's called Moonshine. Can't wait to try this one out.

The Glosses are lovely, Not sticky as some glosses can be. I got caramel shortcake which I have worn every other day since I got it. Turkish delight which is similar to caramel shortcake but with shimmer.

All the natural collection stuff is like €2.99 so 3 for 2 is a great bargain.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Nosey Cat.

Hey guys, Sorry about the absence over the last few says, I was partaking in a few of our Easter/Good Friday traditions. Still getting over the festivities.

This is what I woke up to Yesterday morning with well we'll say a sizable hangover. Apparently Mr McGuyver cat had somehow gotten out of the kitchen and was now sitting on my chest demanding food.

Trust me it is quite unnerving to wake up to a cats nose in your face! Let alone a paw to the eye. 

Anyway I gave him a treat and he went on his merry way.

Also there are only 9 more like needed for the giveaway. Just click the like button to be in with a chance to win the Gosh effects powder in golden gate. Don't forget to follow for updates and new reviews etc and more giveaways of course.

Where is my treat human, I demand attention!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ring of Awesomeness!

Hey guys, If you follow me on twitter you would have seen me tweet about loving this ring I found on Etsy.

It is so unsually mostly due to the face that it is made out of a spoon, Yes a spoon.

You can find these on Etsy here and The maker of these awesome rings is Dank Artisty

It fits perfectly and everyone who has seen it so far has admired it.

I ordered it on a Friday and it was in Ireland from the States on Wednesday.
Super fast. 

My Elf Essentials Quads

Hey guys,

So these are the three eye brightening quads from Elf and let me tell you these are great. 
Really pigmented very easy to blend and stay on for ages.



Silver Lining
Here are the swatches they aren't in order.
Top Row - Glam
Middle Row - Brownstone
Top Row - Silver Lining

As you can see the colour payoff is great.
Here is a look I created using some of these.
Products Used:
Eye Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion
Crease and a bit higher - The Pink from Glam
Crease - The Darker Brown from Brownstone
Outer V - Dark Blue and Grey from Silver lining
Inner corner - Barry M Eyeliner  White
I put the blue shade from the Elf Studio Eye transformer over this.
Highlight - Inglot Matte 351 
Brows - Mac Show stopper
Under the eye - Pale Pink from Glam
Waterline - Barry M eyeliner in Black
Mascara - Bourgois Volumiser Mascara Black.

Although you can't really see my face I used Natural collection tinted Moisturiser in Natural
Elf Studio Complexion Perfection
Elf Essentials Radiance Blush in Glow
Elf Studio Warm Blusher
Lip - Gosh Tinted Lip Balm in Soft Touch.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Hey Guys,

I am have a giveaway for when the Facebook page reaches 25 likes,
I am Giving away a Gosh Effects Loose Shadow in Golden Gate. This is a great loose shadow and is especially good over a base be it neutral or dark.

Here is how to win Click the following link and add me as a friend.

Then go to the following page and click like.

Simple, As soon as I have 25 likes I will have the draw. 

Good Luck everyone and don't forget to tell your friends!!!!

Also you can follow me on twitter here

On to the pictures and swatches of the prize........
**Note the Prize item is new and sealed, I swatched my one.**

I love this over the dark base!!!

Good luck.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Favourite Tinted Lip Balms at the moment

  Hey guys,

As requested here is a picture of my favourite tinted lip balms.

  1. Mac Petting Pink -This was around €17.00 which is quite expensive for lip balm but it has a massive amount of product in it, Think metal tin of Vaseline. It was crazy when I opened it and saw the sheer amount of it, I think I have it for ages.
  2. Mac Strobe Current -This was in a lip stick type application, I love this one, You can't see it here but it has a little bit of shimmer to it. It is discontinued now, (boo!) but I still love it. Can remember the price, I think it was around €12.00 a few years back.
  3. Stila tinted lip stain in Plum - This is nicer for night time if you don't want to wear lipstick as it is a bit darker however I still like it, I got it for about a tenner, it was discounted though. Isn't as moisturising as the others but still good.
  4. Gosh Tinted Lip balm Soft Touch - If you follow me on twitter you'll know that of late I have been obsessed with this lip balm. These are usually around €11/€12 but I got it half price from my local drugstore. It is super creamy and last a decent amount of time.
I tend to have these all around the place for easy application for instance Petting Pink is on My sitting room table beside the remote for the TV. Strobe Current is in my car, Soft touch is in my purse and I have a clear lip balm from Inglot on my keyboard in work. This Inglot one is also very good it just isn't tinted so that is why it isn't above.

On to the pictures.......

Love Love Love these.

Thanks for stopping by.

I Like Adele's Rolling in the Deep, It was stuck in my head this morning.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Review, Gosh Intense Lip Colour in 303

Hey guys, Thought I'd do a quick review on this baby,

You'll have to excuse the pictures I took them with my htc and the light above my desk just makes pictures awful.

This lip gloss is so cool because of many things but here are the top reasons.

It has a mirror on the side
There is a good amount of product in the tube
It has a light in the cap
The colour is quite opaque
It is super creamy doesn't feel anything like most glosses
Price is reasonable €11.99

Verdict: This was actually my friends that I tried, So I am definitely going to purchase it. The colour is just lovely.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Destructive Cat

Another picture of Cyril, Again this is a while back he is a lot bigger now.

"I did not shred that carpet over there, Clearly I have been over here playing with this bead I may have broken off my human's favourite necklace, Maybe."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Review Inglot Eyeshadows and the Freedom Palette

Hey Ladies, I thought I'd put up some swatches of the Inglot Freedom Palette Shadows.
First of all a word or too on the Freedom Palette themselves, They are Awesome, There are different sizes and shapes. You can get the pans in Circular (Similar to MAC) of Square (Larger amount of product)

You can check out there website here for Ireland and here the United States.

The shadows are really pigmented, I mean it is ridiculous they are similar to the Stila pans I got just after Christmas.

They have a range of different finishes too. 

When I made my trip to Inglot I made the mistake of having money with me, Wallet not impressed.
I got 2 5pan circular palettes at €22.00 each pretty reasonable based on their quality being amazing.

So here are the pictures........

I prefer matte shadows for during the day when I'm at work when I'm not at work anything goes lol. Shimmer, Sparkle, Ridiculously bright colours I don't care for work I mute them quite a bit.

The palette is quite slimline and can fit into my bag with ease.

If you are wondering why there are only 7 swatches, it is because Inglot is so awesome you can get other things for the palette as well.

So I also got an Eyebrow powder to match my eyebrows, I usually wear MAC Show stopper but I find it is a bit dark for during the day. This Inglot one is perfect.

A concealer, Now they have cool toned and warm toned ones which is great. I am warm toned an NW15, so I got the lightest warm toned one it is quite creamy.

And a Warm light pink lipstick . 

It is so cool that you can have these different items in the one palette. They also blend really well.

I love these. Love Love Love.

Thank for stopping by.

A Review. Gosh Eyeshadow Trio in Purple Dream

So I got this trio on my lunch break yesterday. Thought I'd try this out and see what it was like.

So on to the pictures......

From Left to Right Swatches no flash, Swatches with Flash, How the trio looks.

Top Left Light swatch no Base, Swatches with Flash on Neutral Base, Top Right Swatch with no Flash,
Bottom Left Swatch with Flash on a Dark Base, Bottom Right Swatch no Flash on a Dark Base.

Dark Base used Elf Studio Cream Eyeliner in Gunmetal
Neutral Base used Urban Decays Primer Potion

Thoughts: I like these, In the trio they look really chunky sparkle wise but they are definitely more shimmery than anything else, They are really complimentary to Green Eyes.

The dark purple is more blue than purple but is still very nice.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Facebook Fail

Something happened to my facebook in a nut shell I can't gain access to it anymore. boo.
you can add me as a friend on the new page here

Thanks for the support.


I just set up a twitter account for updates and whatnot. Follow me @TheOPIJunkie.

Chat to you guys later.

I've been spending.....

Just picked up a Gosh trio on my lunch break, I will review it later, It looks pretty though, but we'll see.

Have any of you tried the Gosh Eyeshadows? What are your thought on them?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Review. Eyeko's Nail Polishes.

Hey Guys,

I thought I would do a review on my Eyeko polishes. I really like these polishes! I love how the bottles are tall and narrow so the brush goes right to the bottom. The colours are pretty opaque!

On to the pictures.......

Tea Rose Polish For Country Nails

Nude Polish For Perfect Nails

Coral Polish For Resort Nails

Vintage Polish For Elegant Nails

Vampira Polish For Gothic Nails

Indigo Polish For Sultry Nails

Posh Polish For Ladylike Nails

Petite Polish For French Nails

I love Indigo and Petite. These are really good polishes and Cheap too. 
Check out the Eyeko website here Enter my code to get a free gift when you spend over £15/€18/$20.

The code is E15431.

Happy Shopping!!!

Attention Twilight and Vampire fans!

Hey guys,

If you like anything Vampirey and Twilighty you should check out this blog.

It is Awesome.

Free Gift from Eyeko when you spend over £15/€18/$20!!!

Hey Guys,

I just became an ambassador for Eyeko.

You get a free gift if you spend over £15/€18/$20 Just enter the following code.

Check out the Eyeko website here.

My review on the Eyeko Nail polishes will be up soon!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Review, Elf Studio Cream Eyeliner in Gunmetal.

Hey guys, Just a quick review on this cream eye liner by Elf.
I love anything that is Gunmetal colour. This eyeliner is really creamy and as you can see from the picture is nice but not a very dark eyeliner colour. Great for eyeliner for the daytime. 

I actually prefer this as a dark base instead especially for really shimmery shadows they stay put for ages.
If I ever manage to use the whole tub of this because there is a lot for gel eyeliner, I will repurchase.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Review. Elf Essentials Natural Radiance Blushers

I got these in my most recent Elf order, I've tried them a few times and I have to say I quite like them and they are super cheap.

From Left to Right Shy and Glow.

From Left to Right Shy and Glow.

I always tend to lend more to Glow it just seems to suit my skin tone, I am NW15 from Mac. Very pale Irish skin. They also blend really well. The packaging can be a little fiddley but I don't mind that. 
It is very sleek so you can fit it pretty much anywhere.
 I can definitely see myself getting another one of these when this runs out.
@€1.70/£1.50/$1.00 you can't go wrong.

Air Guitar Cat!

Cyril rocking out to some Thunderstuck. Clever Cat, Not sure why he is in the window though.

The only thing keeping me awake right now.

Hey ladies,
I was at "A Feast for your Eyes 2011 Show" last night, I was great. My boyfriends sister was one of the amazing artists, They showcased a great talent despite only doing the course a year!

I do however wish someone warned me it was body art!! I was shocked when the first model walked out, Confidently unashamed of what god gave her. More power to them, I know I couldn't have done it.

Despite the awesome night I am exhausted between work and rushing for buses and trains and not getting to bed until around 2. Also getting up for work this morning! I'll be mainlining Caffeine by lunch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Hey Guys,

As a thank you for the support there will be little giveaways for when I reach 50 followers, 100, 150, 200 and so on!

To be in with a chance all you have to do is Follow the blog and add me on Facebook here and Like the blog here

You can follow me on twitter @TheOPIJunkie

Don't forget to tell your friends!

Thanks Everyone!

The New Hair!

Well guys here it is! The picture of the finished hair, after hours of destroying the bathroom in Blackcurranty goodness and well just about getting the stains off everything here it is.
What do you think?

Contortionist Cat!

Cyril doing his best to tie himself in a knot.

A recipe! Tom Yam soup.

Hey Guys!

I thought I'd put up a post on one of my other loves besides Make up and things, It's food.

This recipe is a variation on a soup I had a lot of when I was in Malaysia, I just fell in love with it. I find it is especially good if you are feeling run down or have a touch of the flu, Spicy food is always good when you have a cold because it helps clear out the sinuses, Plus this has the added advantage of not being heavy.

Another reason I love this soup is you can pretty much put whatever you want in it. Whatever you have in the fridge or freezer.

For a full list of ingredients see the bottom of the post.
On to the pictures......
Chop up your ingredients into bite size chunks with the exception of the coriander and the parsley. For this chop them up small.
Into a large pot pit a tablespoon of Olive oil and add your Red Onion and the Carrots. Stir until the onion is cooked and carrot has just a bit of a bite to it.

Add your thinly sliced chicken, Stir until Chicken is white on the outside but still a little pink on the inside.

Add 2 pints or a litre of water. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the cauliflower and simmer until the cauliflower is almost cooked.

Add the salt, pepper, tomato paste, Chili paste or hot pepper sauce, tom yam paste and the parsley and stir well.

Add the asparagus, the coriander, the lime juice and the limes.(Don't worry we take these out afterwards) Stir until asparagus is cooked about 2 minutes.

My camera didn't take the picture of the noodles for some reason, You just put the noodles in and leave simmering for about 3-5 minutes until the noodles are cooked.

At the very end before you serve throw in a handful of Little gem lettuce leaves for extra crunch. Don't forget to take out the limes! Serve in a bowl with chopsticks and a spoon.


Disclaimer: If you're not a lover of spicy food this isn't for you as it has quite a kick to it.

1 cup of Chopped Carrots.
1 cup of Sliced Red Onion.
2 cups of Bite size chunks of Cauliflower.
1 cup of Asparagus cut into 2" lengths.
1 cup of Chopped Coriander.
3 cups of Thinly sliced Chicken Breast.
1 head of Little Gem Lettuce (or any crunchy lettuce).
2tbsp of Tomato Paste.
1tbsp of Chili Paste (Hot Pepper Sauce).
1tbsp of Tom Yam Paste.
1tbsp of Salt.
1/2 tbsp of Cracked Black Pepper.
1tbsp of Chopped Parsley.
1 litre of Water.
4 Medium Noodle Nests.
The juice of 2 Limes.