Brush it Off

Brush it Off

I got my first set of makeup brushes as a Christmas gift from my sisters when I was 15. They were from Topshop and I remember thinking they were the coolest thing ever because they were all black and came in this edgy sleeve. That’s when my appreciation for good brushes began. Someone once told [...]

The Bronze Goddess

The Bronze Goddess

Picture the scene, you’ve lounged by the pool all day, dipping in the water, sipping a margarita and shamelessly workin’ on that tan. The sun is now setting, the crickets are rustling in the background, you’ve showered and feel like a new woman so it’s time to hit the town. You’ve moisturised every inch of [...]

Come Fly With Me

Come Fly With Me

In an ideal world, when travelling, we’d all be flying BA, sip champagne in the exclusive lounge to avoid mingling with the commoners and book a bag in order to bring all the liquids our hearts desire. In reality we brave it with Ryanair, can barely find a seat in departures, refuse to pay £2.50 [...]

Drippin’ in Gold

Drippin’ in Gold

I was once told by a Dermatologist that I have “good celtic skin”, a really polite way of saying damn Gina you’re pale. With said Celtic skin, coupled with the fact I live in Scotland, sunlight is a rarity so my chances of catching a natural healthy glow is slim. In my situation, fake tan [...]

You make me breakout

You make me breakout

“You know you make me breakout…I don't wanna look like that…you know you make me breakout” Somehow I don’t think Dave Grohl was talking about acne breakouts with this smasher but as I was washing my face last night, inspecting the pesty red bumps that have sprouted all over my face I couldn’t help but [...]

Hella Wavy

Hella Wavy

We’re switching things up this week because I like to keep you on your toes. If you’ve been visiting me on Instagram lately you’ll see a number of pictures with me and my curly hair. I had a few people get in touch asking me how I style my hair like this, you asked, and [...]

¡Viva la Revolucion!

¡Viva la Revolucion!

Every so often a makeup brand rises from the ashes and blasts the other high-end brands with their outstanding quality and insane prices. In today’s case, that brand is Makeup Revolution. Every time I try a new product from them I am absolutely blown away! Their quality is incredible and the products feel beautiful to [...]

Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty

The Summer months are fast approaching and if, like me, you’ve been hiding under the safety of oversized jumpers and stretchy jeans you may find that your good old friends love handles have come back with a vengeance. Those b*tches. There’s only one thing for it, well, technically two, aka stop eating like a wildebeest [...]

Take it Off!

Take it Off!

Ah makeup removal. It’s a battle. We all know the struggle of having a long day, coming home and the desire to crawl into bed sometimes overcomes the need to remove the day’s face. Don’t. Do. It. It ruins your sheets, you wake up looking like the Joker and it’s just plain nasty. Don’t see [...]

Workin’ 9 2 5

Workin’ 9 2 5

“…Yawn and stretch and try to come to life…” Ahh Dolly, she speaks to me on an emotional level with this tune. We all know the struggle of mustering the strength to get out of bed when the alarm blasts on a Monday morning. Evaluating if we actually need to wash our hair or if [...]

I Need the Dolla

I Need the Dolla

Don’t we all? I’ve always been told I have champagne taste on a lemonade budget. I love luxury brands, especially when it comes to beauty and skincare. When I was younger I never slummed it, but I also worked for a major beauty brand and got that sweet, sweet employee discount… As I’ve gotten older [...]

Hung up on Huda

Hung up on Huda

Ok I have a confession, I might as well lay it all out now, I have an addiction…to foundation. Let’s think of it this way though, the more foundation I try and share my thoughts with you, the more informed your decision will be, should you choose to buy it or not. So really, I’m [...]

A Wing and a Prayer

A Wing and a Prayer

The winged liner is a cruel mistress. When she’s on point (literally) she’s unstoppable, and when she’s not, we question why bad things happen to good people. Although it works out for me most of the time, I still have scenarios where one side looks like it could cut concrete and the other doesn’t know [...]

“Love is in the air. Wrong. Nitrogen, Argon and Carbon Dioxide are in the air.”

“Love is in the air. Wrong. Nitrogen, Argon and Carbon Dioxide are in the air.”

Sheldon Cooper tells it like it is. Ah Valentine’s day, the Justin Beiber of commercial holidays. To me, Valentine’s day doesn’t mean a time spent with the person of my dreams looking lovingly into each other’s eyes over a candlelight dinner. It means being plagued by tiny white teddy bears holding hearts in Sainsbury’s and [...]

All about that base

All about that base

The secret to long wearing makeup, it’s what we all want to know isn’t it? If you ask any beauty professional they’ll tell you good makeup starts with a good skincare routine. The better you prepare your base, the better your makeup will apply and the better (yeah I said it 3 times) it will [...]

Hello…it’s me…

Hello…it’s me…

Hello and welcome my fellow makeup lovers. You have stumbled upon my very first blog post (exciting times!) so it would probably be good to start off with a bit of an introduction. I’m Eve, I’m an Irish 20 something living in Edinburgh dividing my time between working that corporate life and as a freelance [...]