Monday, 6 October 2014

INGLOT Duraline

INGLOT Duraline | Review & Tutorial

Hey everyone!
So today's review and tutorial combo is on an amazing little dark horse product, INGLOT Duraline. Wouldn't it be an amazing world if you could have a liquid eyeliner in every colour?? Imagine even having a liquid eyeliner in all the same colours as your eyeshadows... INGLOT Duraline can make that happen!! INGLOT 

Duraline is basically a transforming liquid that will turn any eyeshadow or eye pigment into a liquid formation. It's so amazing and soooo easy to do. I chose a selection of colours so you could all see various results. Check them out below! :)

Artdeco 88 Black Diamond

Artdeco 09 Medium Brown

Barry M Cosmetics Dazzle Dust 44

INGLOT Pigment 33
Amazing right? I think my favourite ones are the gold and purple although the photos really don't do that Artdeco Black Diamond justice. It is soooo sparkly. It is my go to pigment during the festive period! I love the metallic vibe off the purple. I have green eyes so this really compliments it really well. 

How To Use INGLOT Duraline

1. Chose your favourite pigment or else scrape out some of your favourite eyeshadow onto your hand or makeup palette. I like to use mini waxing spatulas to take it out. It's a little less messy!!

2. Add a few drops of your INGLOT Duraline to the pigment and mix it together using a cotton bud or makeup brush. The amount of Duraline you need will totally depend on how much pigment you have. Just like with baking add small amounts at a time until you get a nice smooth consistency.

3. Now you're pretty much ready to go and ready to take on the world with your new custom made liquid eyeliner! 

These poor cotton buds are the aftermath of this blog post. You will have so much fun playing around with this. What I plan on doing someday soon is stocking up on lots of different coloured pigments from an affordable brand like Essence and going wild with my duraline. 

As always thank you for reading.
Love Mel xx


REVIEW | Catrice Eyebrow Filler

Catrice Cosmetics Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel

So for the past few days I have ditched my Benefit Browzings and opted for a more affordable option, the Catrice Eyebrow Filler. I picked it up in my local pharmacy in Mallow purely out of curiosity! I spend so long doing my eyebrows it's actually shameful so I was on the look out for something not only more affordable but quicker to use. 

My brows were atrocious!! They are still far from perfect but they are a damn sight better than what they were. For the past few months I have been allowing them grow because it's so much easier to fill in and darken what it already there rather than draw on and create something totally new. The Catrice Eyebrow Filler as you can see from below pretty much looks like a mascara but it has a more gel like consistency. 

When I am using it I start with my inner brow and brush upwards and then sweep across the rest of my eyebrow. I then use a disposable mascara wand to brush it through evenly and that is literally it. It's so easy!! If I wanted a more intense or darker brow I would allow this to dry (which takes seconds) and then reapply more in the same manner. The only thing you need to be careful of is when you remove your brush there may be a gathering of product at the top just like mascara so blot that off. Also sometimes I get a little on my brow bone but never panic because I always wipe this away with a cotton bud or else just with my concealer when I'm highlighting. Never ever pump the brush in and out of the product as this introduces air to the product which will dry it out and also encourage bacteria...nobody wants that!!

Great product, great value and great results!! BIG thumbs up from me...and my eyebrows! :) 

Thanks for reading you guys!!
Melissa xx


Thursday, 2 October 2014

NAIL ART HOW TO | Freaky Frankenstein

NAIL ART HOW TO | Freaky Frankenstein

1. Apply a layer of base coat followed by two layers of your favourite shade of green. The one I used was from Penneys/Primark. Allow the colour to dry fully!!

2. Using a super small paintbrush which you can get from any arts and crafts shop, it doesn't need to be an expensive one draw on your black details. I broke this down into two sections so you guys could see exactly what I was doing.

3. Again using your small paintbrush finish your black detailing. I added some creepy eyebrows and lip stitches in picture three. The eyes are something you can have fun with. You can make him look extra spooky by using larger white dots or else make him a little goofy by drawing them on in opposite corners.

4. Once all these details are 100% completely dry apply your favourite top coat. I used Sally Hansen's Diamond Shine. 

Please note girls and guys that the reason I done this on a plastic tip was because I couldn't bring myself to remove the baby pink shade I was wearing. I'm sure all you manicure addicts will understand. These nails can be purchased in Boots. You get like 200 in a pack. I think they are great for anyone who loves nail art but suffers from a shaky hand. By using these tips you can decorate to your hearts content and then glue them on! It couldn't be easier. 

I hope you guys enjoyed my ''Freaky Frankenstein'' nail art tutorial. There will be lots more to follow!! Feel free to email me your ideas and suggestions to I would LOVE to see your Frankenstein nails if you give it a try also. 

Thanks for reading!
Love Melissa xx

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REVIEW | Forever Bright Sparkling Aloe Vera Toothgel

REVIEW | Forever Bright Sparkling Aloe Vera Toothgel

So early last month I held a very successful Forever Living Aloe Vera Party in my house in Cork. I had heard and read so much about aloe Vera products on social media sites lately that I was really excited an curious to see the demonstrations and to get the information first hand. 

So who are Forever Living Products? 

Forever Living Products are a huge, worldwide company with over 8.5 million distributors. They operate in over 145 countries and are generating more than 2 billion dollars in sales annually. Forever Living Products and it's affiliates are the largest growers, distributors and manufacturers of aloe vera in the world. They own over 90% of the world's supply of aloe vera. They have an amazing range of products that covers beauty, skincare, nutrition, weight management, personal care and cosmetics. 

The Aloe Vera Party

I really really enjoyed the party, as did everyone! What I loved about the products is that they are totally natural and in most cases multi use. The majority of them are so gentle that they can be used on all family members, even newborns!!! I purchased a few bits but what I am reviewing today is the forever living aloe tooth gel. 

My Review 

Spoiler alert: I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! My teeth are something I have never loved. If I ever had to have surgery or change something about myself it would be my teeth! However the aloe Toothgel has changed this in a major way for me. I use it twice a day, morning and night. You only need a pea sized amount so it will last you ages. Sometimes during the day if I feel my mouth or my breath needs a little freshening up I pop a little on my tongue, swish it around with water and spit it out again. You feel 100 times fresher instantly. It's so natural you can even swallow it and it wouldn't do you any harm whatsoever! 

I have noticed my teeth whiten in a major way but also my gums have gone from a painful inflamed red to a healthy glowing pink. It has literally given me the confidence to smile again! In addition to that if you are pregnant, particularly in the very early or very late stages where you may be nauseous you need this!!! The aloe tooth gel is the only toothpaste I have been able to tolerate throughout my pregnancy. It's refreshing and minty but without being too overpowering and sickening. 

I know what you are thinking. You're thinking it can't be THAT good but it really really honestly is. Anyone who follows my blog religiously knows that I don't sugarcoat or lie when it comes to reviewing products. I am always 100% honest and straight in my opinions. 

Some other benefits of Forever Bright Sparkling Aloe Vera Toothgel 

~ Fights plaque
~ Whitens Teeth
~ Helps to naturally heal mouth ulcers or blisters
~ Can be used to freshen up even your pets breath
~ Suitable for vegetarians 
~ 100% natural peppermint and spearmint flavour
~ Contains no fluoride

Where can I buy aloe tooth gel? 

Forever Living Aloe Vera products can be purchased directly from the companies distributors or from their online stores. If you want more information on this product or any other aloe vera products you can email me at or check out this website . Purchases can also be made on this website so why not treat yourself!! You can follow Aloeshopdirect on facebook HERE! Seriously you won't regret it!!!

As always thanks for reading!!
Love Melissa x

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