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As you can see I got some essentials, deodorant and dry shampoo but I also got a brush as the brush I was using was definitely more suited to my longer length hair than the shorter length I am rocking now.
I also got a 3 step system from Clinique to try as I wasn’t quite happy with my skin care anymore. I always use products for spot prone skin but the consultant said I should be using something more for oily skin which I am now trying. I will post a review on this in a number of weeks. I got a free gift of eye make up remover and mascara when I bought these.
I was starting to run out of concealer so I bought a Natural Collection green tinted concealer to try cancel out any redness in my skin and also a Revlon concealer in fair to conceal under my eyes and also to give a highlight effect.
I bought a Soap and Glory bronzer and highlighter in place of not being able to get a contour palette here. I am enjoying these as they give a very natural contour effect which is more suited to work. I also got a powder brush to apply my highlighter.
The final product I got was Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Browas I have been dying to try it out. I got a brush to us with it also. This is a product I have been lusting after for a long time and I will post on it during the week.
Have a great week guys!
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Merry Christmas EVERYONE.
So I’ve just decided I’m going to do a nice wee reflection post on the past year and that.
But first let me start by wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you all have a ball and are spoilt and got exactly what you wished for. I also hope 2014 brings everything you want and hope for and more.
2013 wasn’t a great year for me for the most part in a lot of aspects. Things went wrong and everything got a bit shit. Then it all started to get better and things turned around.
2014 may get off to a bad start because I will be finishing up in the best job I’ve ever had. But that’s okay. It can only go up from there.
I’ve had an amazing year and met some of my favourite people in this time. There are four girls who have been there for me during everything and kept me on the straight and narrow as well as figuring out what I wanted to do in life. When the people I thought were my friends weren’t there these girls were. They showed me nights out, good times in work, nice nights out at concerts and lovely motivational talks. They are my cousin, my class mate, my work mate and my goth gal. Without them 2013 wouldn’t have ended on such a high and I am so glad to have them in my life.
Next year is gonna be my year.
Lynn Jo xox
Last week was my unofficial work party, the big one is in January, and we went out for a lovely meal in Swords.
The ladies of the store chose to go to Indie Spice for dinner, an Indian restaurant in Swords Village. Now I have never, ever had Indian food before and you do hear stories of Indian food going straight through people so I was quite nervous. I was also kinda scared that I wouldn’t know what to get to eat. They had the menu in work a few days before hand so we could have a wee look at it so that wasn’t too bad. I’d been shopping with my mum the day before and she bought Tikka Masala for us to have during the week so I went with that.
When we got there it turned out we had a different menu in work than the one we were paying for. So we requested that menu and boy was there much more choice on it. I just went for Onion Bhajee as my started and then my Tikka Masala. It was actually so nice. Onion Bhajees in my opinion are nice crispy onions and they were so delish. As for the Tikka Massala, it was sooooo good but I just couldn’t finish it because I was so hungry when I got to the restaurant and filled up on poppadoms (which were so good). When we were served our meal we got some potatoes and spinach which were a nice addition as well as the basmati pilau rice. The dessert options were Baileys cheesecake or vanilla ice cream. I don’t like cheesecake so I went for the ice cream which was yummy. Why is it ice cream in a restaurant is always better than anything you buy in the shops? Our ice cream had a long stalk of brown spaghetti sticking out of it… now that I didn’t quite understand.
Some of the ladies got Baileys or Vodka after the meal. I kinda tuned out for that bit but I think it may have been complimentary.
But anyway all that was €29.95,
I also had a Long Island Iced Tea which cost me €7.95.
I must say it’s a long time since I’ve ever been at a restaurant where the staff were so polite and obliging AND the food being so good at the same time. I’m already looking forward to going back.
What restaurants have you been to that you suprisingly loved?
Let me know in the comments.
Let me know in the comments.
All my love,
Lynn Jo xox
So tonight I had the pleasure of seeing something I have always wanted to see, and that was Wicked the musical.
My mum and I got the tickets a long time ago and I have literally been counting down the days until today and all I can say is I was not disappointed.
First let me congratulate the stars of the show on an amazing opening night. I really don’t think it could have gone any better for them.
I have never seen Wicked before so I had no idea of the story or it’s plot line. Also as I had never seen it before I could not be disappointed.
I saw Phantom of the Opera before and always thought it was the best show I would see and that nothing would top it. Wicked definitely gives it serious competition.
The story of Wicked was so enjoyable, especially for a younger person, it is something that definitely appeals to a younger age group in a chick flick way. I was actually shocked by the number of kids there but you can’t deny the show was really a family show.
I thought the performances tonight where some of the strongest I’ve seen in a musical. Nikki Davis-Jones who played Elphaba, aka the Wicked Witch, was definitely one of the strongest performances I have ever seen in a musical. Her performance strengthened as the show progressed, whether that was part of the role or her getting more comfortable I am not sure but boy that girl has some voice and is definitely made for the stage. We also had some eye candy thanks to Liam Doyle who played dreamboat Fiyero.
The stage was SUBLIME. If you thought the Phantom of the Opera stage was good, then this is better. They had the bubble for the Good Witch. They had the Wizard’s robotic head, flying monkeys and the Emerald City, oh the Emerald City. The stage for that would make you think you were there for real.
The costumes for the Emerald City scenes were something you could only imagine in your dreams. How the ensemble danced in them I will never know.
Seriously I would recommend that everyone goes to see Wicked whilst it’s in Ireland. they are here until January and it is definitely worth seeing. It is a night you will never forget.
I now need to try get tickets to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. If anyone can hook me up with tickets please do.
All my love,
Lynn Jo xox
When I was in London I had one thing on my mind. I wanted to buy a Real Techniques brush. I’d heard everyone raving about them and they had actually been recommended to me. Bar my egg shaped blendy thingy, which I lost AGES ago, I had yet to find a brush that applied my foundation in a way I really liked. Flat foundation brushes just left stroke marks and the stippling brush I was using just wasn’t for me.
I didn’t actually find the brush in London, they were all sold out, but I did get one in the Boots beside work. I have been converted and I definitely think I will be expanding my collection. First of all the brushes are such good quality. Just looking at them you can tell they will last. They don’t seem as breakable as some of the wooden handled brushes. They are also really comfortable to hold, I’ve noticed now I take a lot more time doing my base since I got the brush because I don’t mind holding it and putting decent effort into it now. The brush is so soft but sturdy at the same time, even on my first use no bristles came out and I can see it lasting even after repeated use.
As for using the brush it really is a godsend. I know stippling brushes were always said to make you look like you were airbrushed or something but this brush really does. It makes my make up look quite natural. I like that I can properly buff my foundation into my skin rather than just laying it on top of my skin. It just gives it a better finish.
Verdict: Very satisfied.
I will have another post for you all on Friday but I haven’t quite decided what I want it to be yet as yet but stay tuned.
I went out last night with my best friends for Hallowe’en and Ciara did all our faces up. How awesome do we look? I think I make a brilliant cat don’t you? I don’t condone irresponsible alcohol use but I am very hungover now and need junk food. Bring me some please.
Finally, if you haven’t already seen it, check out Tom from McFly’s latest YouTube upload. How cute is that?
Congrats you guys!
Any suggestions for new YouTube videos?
All My Love,
Lynn Jo xox