Another year has gone by and it's time to start fresh again. 2013 had a rough start but ended really well. A lot of things happened, I graduated from school, I got a big operation, I moved to a different country alone and I did a makeup course. As far of resolutions go, I just want to continue growing and learning, and since I got my kindle for christmas I want to read a lot more. I'm excited for this new year ...... :). Also, I'm very grateful to end this year with 624 followers, thank you so much :).
So I went to topshop yesterday which I never do because I find it so expensive. Somehow I found myself looking through the gorgeous clothes and accessories and bought this lovely hat and this lovely set of rings. It's not much but I'm very happy with both of them and it's always nice to know that you do own a few items from topshop :)
I'm not feeling well at all, I think I've got the flu :(, so I've been watching Christmas movies in my bed .. Anyway, the coat I'm wearing in this picture is from Zara and it's my favorite clothing item at the moment. It was expensive (125€) but totally worth it, it keeps me sooo warm and I just love it !
Since I moved to Dublin, my dry skin and eczema have come back at full force; so a few weeks ago I decided to take a trip to Lush to pick up products with natural ingredients in the hope that it would clear my skin. Previously, every time I had gone to Lush I felt a bit overwhelmed and lost because there were so much products and I didn't know what half of them were used for, but this time I knew what I wanted so it was a lot easier and clearer to shop. The shop assistant did a little trial on my hand using these 3 products which are excellent for dry skin.
♥ Dreamwash : The first product is Dreamwash and it's basically a body wash but it makes your skin feel amazing. It's also great for sunburns because it has calamine in it which soothes the skin :)
♥ BodyButter : Now this is my favorite product of all three. It's basically a skin conditionner; after you use Dreamwash you apply the bodybutter on wet skin while your still in the shower and then rinse off. Now it does leave a oily texture on the skin but I don't mind it at all because my skin is so dry. I love the way when you come out of the shower you don't feel "squeaky clean" but nice and moisturised. I am definitely repurchasing this again.
♥ Dreamcream : This product is the best seller at lush and it's a body moisturizer. It is very good but for me it's too light. I like thick creams and this is more of a fluid. I think it would be amazing on normal skin. I do like the product but as I said it's not thick enough so I won't be buying this again.
♥ I'm soo excited because the christmas lights are finally lit in Dublin, spotify have their christmas playlist set up and it's starting to get a lot colder here. All of this calls for hot chocolate's in nice cafe's or at home and feeling all snuggly and cosy :). This is my favorite time of year by far and I can't wait for christmas ! It's in these times that I feel so grateful for having a family to spend christmas with, this year I'll be going to Cardiff and I can't wait. What are your plans for christmas this year ?
Here's some outfit pictures Declan Murphy took. We shot in a beautiful park in Dublin and it was just a lovely way to spend a sunday afternoon :). I am wearing a forever 21 top and skirt, my new bag is from Pull & Bear and my hat is from H&M. Hope you like it :)
It had been ages since I bought myself a handbag and after my previous one "broke" I decided to treat myself to this Pull&bear handbag. It cost me 29€ and I love it. Perfect size, great quality and just overall a purchase I'm very happy with :).
I'm sooo sorry I haven't been posting regularly here the last few months but so much has happened and I didn't feel settled and ready to get on a schedule. As most of you may know I moved to Dublin alone to do a makeup course and to be honest it's the best decision I have ever made in my life, moving away. I feel I've grown so much in these past 3 months, I have met amazing people, I've had great and bad moments but overall the experience has been amazing ! I finished my makeup course about 2 weeks ago so I have had time to settle down and to think where I want to go next and what I'd like to do with my career. I've decided that blogging is what I want to do basically, I don't know where it will take me but I want to start posting a lot more regularly and be more active on social media. So yeah, that's my plan, I hope you all are well and I will write here very soon ...
Since I moved to Dublin I have been looking for a good makeup remover that would be as good as my Bioderma which is setting a pretty high standard ! After doing a lot of research, I stumbled across Elle's video which you can find here about her bedtime routine. I know we both have the same type of skin which is dry/sensitive so that's why I often reach for the products she uses and the MAC Cleanse off oil was no exception. I treated myself to this product last week and I absolutely love it.
It contains a lot of natural oils that dissolves the heaviest of makeup, and trust me I wear about 5 layers of mascara so I would know. It also cuts your makeup removing time in half because you gently work it into your eyes and skin for a few seconds, rinse with water and you're done !
It cost me 28€, and I think the packaging is simple but nice. I like the fact that there's a pump so you can control how much product you want.
Overall, this is the best makeup remover I have used along with Bioderma. I also had a few spots on my cheeks and they all disappeared since using this so that's another plus. I would definitely recommended this product to any skin type & I will repurchase this again.
So it's been a few weeks since I wrote a post but I was really busy moving to Dublin !! So much has passed in the last month, it has been really amazing. I feel I was thrown in the deep end with so many things to handle at once, things that I had never dealt with before like budgeting, taking care of yourself, not being dependent on your parents .. I feel I've grown so much in these last weeks but I know I still have a lot to learn :). Anyway, on to the outfit, I bought this cardigan and these leather pants from a local store here in Dublin but I got this hat I'm obsessed with in H&M. Oh ! I also have instagram now, so follow me @shannentinney :).
A couple of weeks ago, I picked up the BareMinerals foundation while I was in Sephora. I heard a lot of great things about this product and I had never tried a mineral foundation before so I decided to give it a go :).
As some of you may or may not know I have very dry and sensitive skin so I usually stay away from powder on my face but this foundation does not leave a powdery finish at all. It leaves a healthy looking glow to the skin which just looks gorgeous. I was pleasantly surprised by this product :). I think it would look very nice on people who don't have much blemishes and I would say it gives a light to medium coverage but you can build it to the coverage that you desire.
On the BareMinerals website, it claims to be an " award-winning mineral foundation that gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. Our groundbreaking formula is clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin." I totally agree with the description but the only "con" I would have to say is that I chose the wrong color so it's a bit dark looking on me :/. If you are wondering, I use it with the Sigma F50.
So yes, that's my review. If any of you tried it, tell me what were your thoughts on it ? I hope you all had an amazing day :)
I hope all of you are well :). As I said in my previous post, I'm doing an update on my life today. So first of all, I was planning on doing a 9 month makeup course in Dublin but I didn't get the loan from the bank :( .. but I am actually going to do the 8 week professional makeup course in the same school which I am super excited about :). It's starting on the 2nd of September .. I'm quite nervous but excited at the same time haha ! I'm moving to Dublin on the 16th of August, it's quite scary leaving home for the first time especially to a different country (I currently live in France) but I guess that's part of life and as my mum said "Think of it as an adventure" :). It's true, nothing better than moving to a big city at 18 y.o and being single. I feel it's the start of a new life ! I was also wondering if I was making the right choice, should've I gone to college ? But to be honest the only reason I would've liked to have gone there would have been for the "College life" and not really for the studying so I guess there's no point. Anyways, I'm going to do what I love and that is Makeup and I am very grateful that I know exactly what I want to do :). If you have any tips on moving, or budgeting please leave a comment :)
"Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life" - Confucius
Here's one of my go to outfits in summer. I love this top so much, I got from Primark a couple of months ago and the crochet shorts are from H&M :). I usually wear this outfit with white converses or my ankle black boots. I paired it with a flower headband from Primark and these stud triangle earrings from a shop in France.
So that's about it, I'll do an update on my life in a future post :).
There's nothing I love more than wearing a bright red lipstick in the summer. The YSL rouge volupt is one of my favorite's for that. I have it in shade 17, it's a very intense red when applied directly but you can also play with it and make it softer by applying a tiny bit in the center of your lips and then spreading it out with your finger so it gives a soft pink stain.
I must say that the texture of this lipstick is lovely and creamy. It glides on really well when applied and it is very moisturizing. It also contains SPF which is always a plus.
It is not only a very good product but the packaging is also amazing. It's very chic and elegant and looks very luxurious. There is also a little mirror at the top of the lipstick, I never really use it but it is a cute thing to add.
Price wise, I got mine for 31,90€ at Sephora which is quite expensive for a lipstick. But I would definitely buy the other shades because the formulation and the packaging are just really good.
On that note, hope you are having an amazing summer.