My Makeup Mule takes a trip to Sephora.

I like to spend my evenings unwinding by browsing on Instagram or watching YouTube videos on the latest makeup trends and products. As I said on my Facebook page earlier, it aches my heart watching YouTubers rave on about products I cannot purchase locally 💔 but I am lucky in a sense that my baby sis Laura lives right next to Sephora in Spain, so if I see a product I need or want, Laura goes on the hunt 😂
I really wanted Kat Von D’s shade and light contour palette and eyeshadow palette, I also saw a Youtuber use a Kiko lip liner in 504 (Laura also lives very close to Kiko) so I WhatsApped her earlier this week and asked her if she could take a look for me when she had the chance.
Last year I did an interview for a local paper about a makeup challenge I was doing on my makeup page while raising money for a cancer research charity, during the interview I spoke about Laura and how if I couldn’t find a lipstick shade or a product I just had to have, poor Laura would go on a mission to find it for me and I was asked “so your poor sister is your makeup mule?” I laughed and replied “yes basically” since then my unfortunate little sister has been nicknamed ‘my makeup mule’ 😅
So I woke up this morning pretty late (I like to have a lie in on a Saturday 😜) and I had text messages from Laura asking me to get in touch with her, so I rang, we had our little chat and catch up on life, then she went on the search for the goodies. She told me when she went into Sephora the sales assistant politely asked her in Spanish “what is she looking for now?” When Laura told me this, I laughed so hard. Laura showed the sales assistant the pictures I had sent her and the sales assistant showed her the products and held them up so that Laura could take pictures to send onto me.

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I told Laura which one to get and with that off she went to the till to make the purchase. I just wanna say respect and thanks to that lovely sales assistant ✌
Once Laura was done in Sephora off she went on her merry way to Kiko to pick up the lip liner I wanted. Once she was finished her shopping spree she came home and took some pictures to show me

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The shade and light palettes above and below the Kiko lip liner.

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When sharing the pictures she captioned them “the makeup mule strikes again” 😂
I am very blessed and grateful to have an amazing family. They support, love and encourage me on everything I do. I am very close to my siblings, they’re my best friends and how many sisters out there would spend their Saturday afternoon searching and hunting down makeup products?? Laura is home in June so I will wait until then to get the purchases she made today, I’d rather wait than them arriving by mail broken. In the meantime I am sure I will have her out looking for other products so when she comes home I will have a big Sephora and Kiko makeup haul. We joked on the phone saying I won’t even hug her like I usually do when she comes home, instead I will be like…. “welcome back, now where is my makeup?” 😂
Big shout out and love to my makeup mule Laura. Love you Xxx

Peace and love..  K 💛 Xx

Blogging… What was I afraid of?

I started this blog back in September last year and gave a half attempt at posting here and there because I was just dipping my toes into the pond and getting a feel of things. I didn’t think people would have much interest in what I was about and what I had to say. At the end of last year I made some new years resolutions and one of them was to commit to blogging. For me personally I put down one of the hardest winters, I was trying to redecorate my entire house so that I could convert one of my rooms into a beauty/makeup room. I was suffering in a lot of pain with a neck problem I have, was struck down with every illness and had a few personal issues going on, everything happened at once, I thought I’d never get through it but had no intention of throwing in the towel. When I put my mind to something I am totally dedicated. Blogging was put on the long finger (any excuse to hold off) I thought “right, once I sort my life out, then I will definitely commit” and had that in the back of mind always.
Well my life isn’t 100% sorted, my makeup room is done, some personal issues are resolved and I am not sick or in pain but I have starting committing to this blog now, now I know what I am doing 😂
Since I started my Facebook makeup page, I put so much work into it and enjoy it so much. I have a few true followers that I feel I have a special bond with who have been with me from the very beginning and I hope the same will come of this. I don’t know why I was afraid of blogging but I knew deep down it was something I really wanted to do and so far it is going great and something I genuinely am enjoying and want to keep at.

Will definitely be back again soon. Love K x

The making of a makeup artist.

I love how on Facebook they have brought in the feature of “memories, on this day… how ever many years ago” I find myself looking back, remembering special occasions, happy memories I might have forgotten and, AND… how awful my makeup was or how my makeup skills have improved 😂
I only started contouring, filling in my eyebrows and using more than two colours for eyeshadow, two years ago this summer. I hadn’t a clue how to do makeup. It was simple foundation smeared on with my fingers, lipstick slapped on and if not one eyeshadow colour then possibly two finished with a lashing of mascara. I had to go to a beauticians to have my false eyelashes applied. This was me doing my own makeup, way, waaaay back in the day

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That picture was taken back in 2008. Sunbed tan, frazzled over bleached locks, cleavage over exposed, not a mind the makeup, the most offensive thing are those skinny brows 🙈
I only discovered I had a talent for makeup back in summer 2014 and I can’t really say it was a talent but more of a curiosity and obsession with SFX (as a child up until i finished school, i always wanted to be an art teacher, so i guess I’ve always had an artistic and creative flair) well I watched a YouTube tutorial, gave it a go and really the rest is history. I applied for a college course and two months later I was accepted and finished with two qualifications.
What satisfies me more than anything is seeing my progression and learning new abilities and techniques. I’m so glad I finally found my calling because I truly believe we can all find a job that you wouldn’t call a job, something you can wake up to each day and look forward to. So here is an improvement picture of not just my makeup also my hair, non sunbed skin and style 😂

Love K Xx

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Fashion, what fashion?!

From when I was a teenager I knew what kinda clothes and style I wanted to wear. I have never followed fashion or what styles were in, if I liked something, plain and simple… I liked it! As per usual, I am a woman and even though I have three wardrobes and two dressers full of clothes, on a night out or an event “I have nothing to wear” but if I dig deep I have some golden oldies to wear.

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This golden oldie is at least 7 years old. I clear out my wardrobes at least 6 times a year but I definitely know how to reuse! The amount of compliments I got on this dress was in insane and I hadn’t worn it in at the very least… five years!

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I hate how many people are influencing people to keep up with trends. What about just keeping up with you and what makes you happy? I have clothes that are so ancient but will never hand over to a charity shop just because I was seen wearing it once or twice! Once it’s clean, I will wear it everyday if I please! I have so many clothing items that you couldn’t find today so keeping them and pairing them with other clothing items is more treasurable than keeping up with fashion trends. That’s just my opinion but remember to do what makes you happy. If keeping up with trends is your thing, go for it! If not, don’t be pressured into it either 😘

Sweet dreams my lovelies, love K Xx

Very affordable primer that’s also good for your skin.

I was shopping in my local Lidl yesterday and I spotted a product called Cien anti-wrinkle facecream.

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I picked it up because I was intrigued by the ingredients listed on the front. When I looked at the back it stated it would be ideal to use it as a base before applying makeup, so I looked at the ingredients. Primers contain an ingredient called Glycerin. Who saw Nikkitutorials post about Nivea post shave balm? That product works well as a primer because it has Glycerin in it, well so does this anti-wrinkle cream, so for €2.99 I said I would give it a try. Here is a picture of today’s mug.

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I did my makeup at roughly 2pm today, I got home and removed my makeup at 10.30pm. On inspection, my makeup was still perfect, foundation, powder, contour, highlight… everything bar the lips of course 😅
I’m very pleased with this product so I am definitely adding it to my makeup kit plus… who doesn’t want the extra benefit of vitamin E & UV filters 😉

Night, Much love…. K Xx

AWOL

When I began this blog a few months ago I knew I couldn’t totally commit until the new year, the new year arrived and I became very ill in the midst of trying to redecorate my home for my new makeup room.

Since I began my makeup page on Facebook I always kept up with challenges but couldn’t keep up with latest which was the Valentines challenge I put together. I have every intention in finishing it and won’t be doing another challenge again until the summer. I think now I need to get my priorities straight and focus on what matters most. Lots of exciting things happening in the pipeline.

Need to chill a Lil bit for now and let be what will be, hopefully I will chill a bit and be myself a little bit more on here and on my FB page. I seem to find it easier to be more myself on Snapchat for some reason :/

Night and much love… K ❤

(Music post) New radio show

For the last year and two months I have had my show called the Electronic Dance Session on CRY104FM but I grew tired of EDM and it no longer was what it used to be. I never knew what kind of genre DJ I was until I went to Tomorrowland in 2012, after that unbelievable amazing experience I learned what EDM was and I was able to label myself as an EDM DJ and went on to play on a popular pirate radio station in Cork.
Up until recent months I had amazing gigs and radio shows playing only EDM but since the summer I stopped listening to EDM, it wasn’t for me anymore, all I listened to all summer was electronic house music (and some Lana Del Rey) I didn’t like the recent EDM tracks that were being released and found myself playing all the older stuff over and over until I hated it, so…. I made the decision to change my show!
Tonight I called into the station early to join my fellow DJ, DJ Kodexx for a catch up while he was doing his show but like always he gets me on air and we chat and also abuse the life out of one another  (yes, on air. Lol) he also asked me “when are you gonna mention me on your blog?” To which I replied “when I have more content and more readers” and in his response it was he, not I that said “expect to lose them all then” so now that he has been mentioned…. bye my fellow readers 😭
We had a great craic on his show called the weekend launchpad, we had such a good craic he has suggested me joining as his co-host, I agreed out of pity cause his show must be doing so bad that he needs my help (I joke 😂) we really do bounce off one another and he too suffers from Peter Pan syndrome like myself but I do have one major issue with Kodexx… while kicking off my brand new show and trying to sound very professional in my first link he threw a ball of paper in my face…. C’mon who does that? Emmm… during a live outside broadcast during the summer he threw a burger in my face while speaking on air!! Anyway he ruined my entire show and I am gonna pay him back next week!
This has been my first music blog post, hope you enjoyed it and maybe made you giggle a bit.

Lots and lots of love…. K 💜 x