Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May Favourites in blog form lol.

Hey so these are some of my May Favourites in Blog form lol.

I have a youtube video for them as well you can check that out by clicking on the scary masked image of me on the the left hand side of the blog.

But on to the favourites.

Elf Essentials Quad in Brownstone, It doesn't look all neat anymore Ive hit pan on one of the shades.

Natural Collection Translucent Powder

Bourgois Volumizer Mascara

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Binge

Elf Studio Tinted Lip Conditioner in Mellow Melon

Elf Essentials Eye Quad in Day to Night (The top Right one)

Eyeko Fat Balm in Raspberry

Eyeko LipTastik in LoudMouth

Nyx Round LipStick in Pandora (far right one on the top right pic)

Eyeko Grafitti liners

Lush Shampoo Bar in Jumping Juniper

Fortune Cookie Soaps
I have a review of my favourite ones on my youtube channel.

Thanks guys.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Awesome Tribeca Grill and the Best Chocolate Cake Ever!

Hey guys, If you love Chocolate cake and DeNiro as much as I do, You will love this little story.

My boyfriend and I spent St Patricks Day 2009 in New York City.

It was an amazing trip and of course we watched the parade, (as long as it was) (and I mean loooooong)

One of days we were on the Subway heading back from Battery Park, We had just gone to see the Statue of Liberty. 

The subway broke down after the first stop! It was a nice day so we decided to walk. 

We walked from one stop after Battery Park to Tribeca.

There we found the Tribeca Grill, The restaurant Robert DeNiro owns with Restaurateur Drew Nieporent.

He had lunch there, Let me tell you guys it was amazing. The Food, The decor and the atmosphere.

The staff were super friendly and I got the best piece of chocolate cake I have ever tasted in my life.

Look how pretty it looked, I almost didn't want to eat it, it looked so good.

But I am so glad I did. Nommy doesn't even cover it.

If you get the chance I would totally check it out.

Here's a pic of the Cakey Awesomeness!!

Thanks guys!

MC Cat Fizzle

It occured to me that it has been ages since I did a Cyril post.
So he it is the Rapper MC Cat Fizzle!

 I envision Usher's Yeah playing in his little head!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Make Up First thing and like 10 hours later.

 Hey guys,

So the other day I conducted an experiment for you all.

I applied my make up before I went to work and took pics, Then took some more when  I got home 10 hours later. I will list the products below.

The only really issues I had was the eyeliner on the waterline had to be reapplied twice. Over the course of the day.

 Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeko Graffiti liner in Black
Elf Essential Brightening Eye Quad in Brownstone
Elf Essential Brightening Eye Quad in Day 2 Night
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Vaseline on my Eyelashes (I take a break from Mascara during the week if I can)

And that's it, As you can see it looks just as good 10 hours later as it did when I first applied it.
Super happy with these products. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thank you!

Just a quick note to say thank you to all my followers I have hit the 50 mark,

FOTD trying to make myself look a little less exhausted.

Hey guys, So I am on my lunch break at work and I thought I would show you the Make Up I have on today to try and Make myself look less exhausted.
 I took these pictures with my phone so they are kind of Crap lol.

As you can see from the pic of my whole face I have massive dark circles. I didn't want to cake make up on so I have no foundation or concealer on. Brave I know. I figure I'm only in work Hiding in a cubicle, I'' be fine.

It is realtively nuetral and I did this in the car this morning when my bf was driving me too work, Note to self wait until the car is stationary before applying Mascara!

Elf Essentials Brightening Eye Quad in Brownstone (My fav)
Elf Essentials Brightening Eye Quad in Day 2 Night (My 2nd fav)
Urban Decay 24/7 Guide on Liner in Zero (Black)
Mac Zoom Mascara in Black
Eyeko Fat Balm in Rapberry

and thats it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I got an award. Yay and My new Blog layout.

So I got an award today. Loevens from Loevens Makeup Rambles gave me the award below.
The Liebster Award is designed to bring well deserved additional recognition to those bloggers with less than 300 followers.  If you receive the award you link back to the blogger had nominated you and nominate 3 more blogs.

So here are my nominations:
Jacinta Geraghty You can check out her blog here
Hell Thirteen You can check out her blog here
Sarah Kirwan You can check out her blog here

Also I changed the look of my blog what do you guys think?

Elf Cosmetics Haul.

Hey lovelies, I got some Elf goodies lately so here they are and my thought on them.

I got a Studio Cream eye liner in Black, I am going to compare this with the Inglot Gel liner and Mac Blacktrak.

Studio Tinted Lip Balm in Mellow Melon.
The tinted lip balm is massive look at the difference between it and the cream liner.

Smells like Cocoa Butter, Lip Sun tan lotion.
This is it swatched on my hand and my lips.

Eye Brightening Eye liner in Black
Eye Widener in Pearl White

I really like the pearl white it is like a slim pearl version of NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk.

Essentials Radiance Blusher in Innocence.
This might be a little pale for my skin type.
Having said that I love the radiance blushers.

More Essentials Quads I love these.
I got Luxe, Day 2 Night and Rocker.
Day 2 Night is my fav of these 3 quads. But I love them all.

Studio Lip Stains.
Top: Fashionista
Bottom: Red Carpet

Fashionista with and without a flash 

Red Carpet With and without a flash

I like these too, However if your lips are anyway rough or chapped and you wanna wear this on a night out,
I would spend the whole day piling on the Conditioning Lip Balm. 

I got 5 of the All over cover sticks.
I had Pink Lemonade in the Facial Whip so that is why I didn't get that one.
Top Right Image (Left to Right) Toasted, Lilac Petal, Golden Peach, Spotlight and Persimmon.

Swatched on my arm (Left to Right) Lilac Petal, Golden Peach, Spotlight, Persimmon, Toasted.

I like this best when I am not wearing foundation.
I use Toasted on my Temples, Top of Forehead and to Contour my cheeks.
Persimmon as my Blush colour.
Spotlight as the Highlight. 

The essentials line is $1/£1.50/€1.70
Studio Line is $3/£3.50/€4 
Some Items are a bit more but mostly these prices are correct.

Avon Haul

I got a few things from Avon the other day and I thought I'd show yall.
Kajal Liner in black
It has a pretty design but it feels like it would be a bit harsh for the eyes.

Glimmer stick diamonds
Emerald glow
Black ice
Plum (something it isn't hand sorry guys)

These are quite nice, would add a nice bit of sparkle to a night out.

Eyeko Haul

Hey guys,

I got some stuff from Eyeko recently and I wanted to test it all out before I blogged about them.

Here they are.

Also I am an Eyeko ambassador so if you enter my code at the checkout when you order anything over £15/€18/$20 you get a free gift. The code is E15431.

Eyeko Tinted Cream, This leaves a lovely glow to your skin, I am quite pale and My friend is really tanned and it worked for both of us. It is also really moisturising.

Eyeko Fat Balm in Raspberry,
This smells amazing. Last a few hours before you need to re-apply, It is very hydrating.

Swatches with and without flash.

Eyeko Lip Gloss in Portobello,
I wasn't a massive fan of this just because it is a little sticky and I'm not a fan of sticky formulations.
It smells really good though.

Eyeko Graffiti Liners. I got Black, Purple and Blue.
I love these, I have used one like every other day since I got them.
So easy to apply.
(Excuse my eye brows, I couldn't find my regular brow powder so I improvised.

Shine and Line pencil. I like the colours, The black end is quite creamy and creases a bit.
If you packed eyeshadow over it I reckon it would last all day.

Liptastik in Loud Mouth
I love this, Super creamy just like a balm,
Great colour pay off.

Liptastik in Loud Mouth with and without flash

My newest Eyeko polishes, I don't have swatches of these.
If you follow me on twitter they pop up on Nails of the Day tweets.
From Left to Right- Saucy, Punk, Chi Chi, Cosmic, Rain, Lilac.

Some more pics of the polishes.

I totally recommend the eyeliners. 
My friend has a review of more of the fat balms you can find it here
You should follow her blog its great.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 23, 2011

My Review of Lime in the Coconut Bar Soap (6 oz)

Originally submitted at Fortune Cookie Soap

Refreshing, lime margarita scent with a splash of coconut ��? that is what you aregetting with this brand new bar from Fortune Cookie Soap!  Lime does not just go well with aCorona anymore!  Made with 100% Certified Organic soap, we�۪ve combined itwith coconut fragrance and cocon...

If you love Citrus, You'll love this!

By TheOPIJunkie from Ireland on 5/23/2011


4out of 5

Pros: Lathers Well, Pleasant Smell, Cleans Effectively, Moisturizing

Best Uses: Hand Soap, Showers

Describe Yourself: Budget Buyer

This soap smells like Lime syrup awesomeness,

Left my skin so soft and not dry at all, Colour me surprised as everything seems to dry out my skin.

It is practically luminous Green which I love.

Smells subtle on the skin afterwards not overpowering like some shower gels.


My Review of Kryptonite Bar Soap (6 oz)

Originally submitted at Fortune Cookie Soap

Kryptonitewas the only weakness that Superman had and we promise, this little glowing (inthe dark!) bar of soap will become your weakness too!  Sweetened up with the tart and crisp smell of green apples,this little bar soap will not only become an addiction for you but your skinwill love you t...

Smells Like Apple Sours!

By TheOPIJunkie from Ireland on 5/23/2011


4out of 5

Pros: Pleasant Smell, Lathers Well, Cleans Effectively

Best Uses: Showers

Describe Yourself: Budget Buyer

This smells like Apple sours or Apple schnapps. The minute I smelt it I new I was going to like it.

This one lathers up super well. Smells amazing on the skin.

Didn't dry out my skin which I am really surprised about. Especially since it is a soap.

Very happy with this.


My Review of Clearly Complexion Bar Soap (6 oz)

Originally submitted at Fortune Cookie Soap

Clear Skin, Clean ConscienceMade with 100% Certified Organic Soap, contains Activated Charcoal, Rhassoul, Neem, and French Green Clay, and lightly fragranced with Tea Tree essential oil. With the Neem's antibacterial and antifungal qualities, this bar really packs a breakout punch! The blen...

Love it.

By TheOPIJunkie from Ireland on 5/23/2011


4out of 5

Pros: Pleasant Smell

Best Uses: Facial Soap

Describe Yourself: Budget Buyer

I love this soap, Being a soap I expected it to dry out my skin, especially since I used it on my face. But no, My skin felt and super clean.

It make a nice lather not an overly soapy one which is good for your face, You don't want it in your eyes afterall.


May Mayhem

Hey Guys,

I just thought I'd do a post with all the May mayhem giveaways in one place. 

Don't worry your entries will all count from the other posts.

The first part of this giveaway is for Make Up.
5 Winners for this part.
Prizes are as follows:

One Gosh Trio

 Three Collection 2000 Caspian Trios (3 Winners)

 One Smashbox Toki Doki Quad

The second part of the giveaway is for Teapigs Tea. Which can be bought here
Three Samples to giveaway (1 tea temple each)
You choose which one you want from the following list:
English Breakfast
Organic Rooibos
Popcorn Tea
Licorice and Peppermint
Chai Tea
Camomile Tea
Lemon and Ginger
Super Fruit
and Mao Feng Green Tea

These are separate from the Make up giveaway so when you enter you could win both.

All entries will count towards both parts of the giveaway.
When I announce the winners you can email me with the type of tea you would like to try, First and second preference. I will give first preference to whoever emails me back first.

Good Luck everyone.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The A-Z of Me

Hey guys,

So I was reading some of the blogs I follow and I came across this a-z thing, I thought it would be fun to do.

So here goes.......

Age: 26
Bed Size: Double.
Chore you Hate: Laundry would be my least favourite.
Dogs: No dogs just four moggies.
Essential start of your day: a good big stretch.
Favourite Colour: Hot Pink, Royal Purple, Black, Grey and Jade Green
Gold or Silver: Silver jewelery I don't like gold.
Height: 5'4"
Instruments I play: A little of the following: Guitar, Base and Drums. 
Job Title: Sales Administrator
Kids: nope
Live: Ireland
Mum's name: Anne
Nickname: Twiglet
Pet Peeve: Fake People and children
Quote from a movie: I've gotta pay rent too, Oh don't you sleep in a van! I totally couldn't think of any and I watch movies all the time.
Right or left handed: Right handed.
Siblings: Sister
Time you wake up: between 7.15am and 8.15am (depends on how much I snooze the phone)
Underwear: Boy Pants, lol Yay for Boy Pants.
Vegetables you dislike: Peppers or Courgettes or Obergines.
What makes you run late: Waking up late, My phone lets me snooze, worst and best button ever invented.
X-rays you've had done: Leg, Shoulder and Back. (Car crash a few years ago)
Yummy food you make: I would say my Tom Yam or my Cookies, My bf would say my Taco Fries!
Zoo animal: Ring Tailed Lemurs, I love them they are super cute.

So I hope you guys enjoy reading this.

A Review, Teapigs Tea and Giveaway

Hey Guys, 

I ordered the Piglet Cheeky from Teapigs ->here

Which is 12 Sample packs of different teas (2 Tea temples of Each)

They are as follows:

Mao Feng Green Tea, This is a really strong green tea, if you like green tea you'll love this, it was just a bit strong for me.

Lemon and Ginger, This has a mild lemon taste, it was a little boring but is a nice refreshing drink.

Chai Tea, This one wasn't for me it is nice but I couldn't drink it all the time but the smell, my god the smell is amazing. Smell like indian food and Christmas, all cinnamon and cardamon. Yum!

Popcorn Tea, Yes! Popcorn although it tastes more like green tea with rice krispies in it, It is nice though.

Chocolate Flake Tea, This one is lovely strong black tea with a coco undertone, nice to drink.

Peppermint Leaves, This is so refreshing especially after a heavy dinner.

Licorice and peppermint, I wasn't brave to try this one, Will have to brave it.

Organic Rooibos, This is a really nice tea, I prefer this one with Milk instead of black but very nice.

Camomile Tea, I didn't like this one, But I don't like Camomile in general, My Mom loved this one, Said it tasted like Apple Charlotte.

Super Fruit, Again I don't like Fruit teas, This one was ok, it tastes like stewed cranberries and blueberries.

Darjeeling Earl Gray, This was a lovely earl gray, Really easy to drink.

English Breakfast, Really good quality black tea.

I also bought a sample pack of two others to try.

Creme Caramel Tea, This is lovely strong black to with an under current of caramel, sweet but not too sweet. I really like this one.

Jasmine Pearls, I love love love this one, Best Jasmine Tea I have ever tasted. It is gorgeous! 

I like that you can get the sample packs to try so you don't have a load of full packets of tea you don't really like. Sample packs are perfect.

They also come in 50g Loose tins and 15 Temple bags.

I am totally going to order a full packet of Jasmine Pearls and Creme Caramel.

As Part of Mayhem I am going to giveaway 1 Tea Temple to three people, You get to choose from the following:
English Breakfast
Organic Rooibos
Popcorn Tea
Licorice and Peppermint
Chai Tea
Camomile Tea
Lemon and Ginger
Super Fruit
and Mao Feng Green Tea

Winners will be announced at the end of the month with all other giveaways in Mayhem, These will be chosen seperately so you may win a tea and a make up item!!! 

Happy Drinking!!!

FOTD Minimal Make up

Hey guys!

I thought I'd share my Face of the Day.

It is pretty minimal, Took about five minutes just before I got into the car this morning for work.

I took these pics with my phone so they aren't great but you can see the idea.

I will list the products below.

Demalogica Intensive Moisturiser
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Elf Essentials Quad - Day 2 Night 
Elf Essentials Quad - Brownstone
Eyeko Graffitti Liner - Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner - Zero
Elf Studio Conditioning Lip Balm - Mellow Melon

And that's it. 

I try not to wear foundation in work because my skin can get quite dry in there and the foundation starts to look cakey.

Also follow me on twitter for random updates during the day. @TheOPIJunkie
Thanks for stopping by.

Ps. don't forget to enter May Mayhem