Tag Archives: Amazed

Mar. 05.

Possibly My Ultimate Red Lip… Shiseido Lacquer Gloss

shiseido-thGather round boys and girls and let me tell you a tale. A tale of lips, and red, and trying to find the right match between the two. Now obviously, I can’t really change my lips that much, but I can find the right red to go with my lips as they are. And by golly, I think I’ve done just that.

How? With the little beauty that is one of Shiseido’s recently released new Lacquer Gloss shades, in this case “Lust” (RD305) which they describe as a sultry blood red. Sultry is right. I defy anyone to not be entranced by this colour! It is really amazing. The applicator holds a huge amount of product, and glides across lips. My instant reaction when it first hit my lips was to stop what I was doing and exclaim WOW! It was the deepest, glossiest red I have ever used, and feels super smooth and velvety on the lips.

shiseido applicator

And now, for those of you who are still reading this, you get to see it actually on my lips.

shiseido lips

The new shades are now on Shiseido counters and cost €25.

So, what do you think of the colour? Have you found your ultimate red? Let me know in the comments!



A sample was provided for review.

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Mar. 24.

Lipstick Love: MAC Sheen Supreme in Quite The Thing

MAC LipstickI admit it. I do not really see the appeal of MAC. While they do some beautiful products, I think they are a little overpriced. That said, while out for lunch with Paula from Random Ramblings and Musings before Christmas, we found ourselves in the MAC Store on Henry St. ogling the lipstick selection. There was quite a bit of lust, and after some discussion, I was convinced to buy one (my first MAC product). And I have to tell you, I’m glad I did!


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Robyn 10
Jun. 02.

Confidence Building Photoshoot

About two years ago I went for a photoshoot, mainly as something fun to do, but also as a confidence booster.

Robyn 10I am not the most photogenic person ever, normally preferring to stay behind the camera, but was made to feel very welcome and comfortable by Melissa, the stylist and make up artist, while we discussed style influences and how we wanted to put the shoot together. By the time our photographer arrived I was comfortable, happy & ready to go, having decided that a vintage/femme fatale look would be fun to do.

A couple of hours later (which felt like minutes, we were having that much fun) it was all over, and all we had to do was wait for the finished images.

Receiving the finished images from the selection taken (about 500 originally, whittled down to 50) a couple of weeks after the shoot, I was amazed. Perhaps amazed isn’t the right word though. GOBSMACKED may be a better word. It took me two days to realise that it was actually me in the photos. I am a pretty plain person normally, yet the person looking back from the photos is beautiful. The make up artist (now a good friend of mine) worked wonders, though she keeps telling me that I was such a good canvas to work on.

It truly was a confidence booster. It gave me the confidence to come out and say publicly “Hey world, this is who I am. Live with it!” Something I would never have never done prior to it.

If you are looking for a pick me up, or special photos of yourself, or of a group, it is a must do. I can’t recommend it enough.

Make up and styling were done by Melissa Nelson of Honeytrap Boudoir, Dun Laoghaire (also the location for the shoot), and the photographer is Rick Taylor of First Focus Photography.

A selection of the best images are in the gallery in the post. Enjoy!



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