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My 2 Cents!

So I know I’ve dissapeared for the last few months and havent had an recent posts lately but I’m back!

I’ve recently made the big move to LDN(London for those not in the know) and and dying to give my 2 cents(or pence for us in the Uk) on current make up trends, catwalk trends….. and fashion bloggers that suddenly decide to give make up tutorials?!

So whats got you all excited like a schoolgirl this season? Whats your must have for your make up bag? Whats your favourite cross over product from summer to autumn…. And whats your take on those pesky fashion bloggers trying to put their figers in other peoples pies!? Ill be blogging about some Autumn Winter Make Up collections launched exclusively at Harrods and filling you in and whats hot and whats not!

First up will of course be a look at the Givenchy Autumn/Winter Couture make up collection(And the new foundation Tient Couture which launched exclusively at Harrods today!) which will be make its way to stores soon!



IFTA’s Fashion… Or Lack of….

So one of the most glamorous events in the Irish film industry is upon us tonight and I’ve very politely taken the time to scowl through dresses & tuxes to find my BEST & WORST dressed! Although for me fashion is something that only you yourself can define….. Im going to totally contradict myself… The red carpet at the IFTAs was full of glamour, colour, sparkles & velvet…… Yes… I said Velvet…. I KNOW. Unfortunately I think a lot of our lovely faces of Ireland were given some boring, safe & downright BAD Advice tonight about their Red Carpet ensemble. However their must be a winner of WORST DRESSED & unfortunately for me…. That winner was……. Blathnaid ni Chofaigh! Sorry B but that wrap dress wrapped all the wrong areas!


And for my best dressed? It was a close call…..(Of not much) but I still couldn’t decide between 2? So my BEST DRESSED ladies of the IFTA’s are…….

ImageKathryn Thomas for this sophisticated take on a classic black dress! And also actress Annette Flynn ( I kept calling her Lynette! Aca- Awkward!)


Anette rocks a classic in this black & nude lace ensemble & for the the best dressed of the classic(Or safe) dresses! She’s also rocking Givenchy Couture on the lips! Le Rouge number 306 or Carmin Escarpin!

And last but certainly not least…. Best dressed Male!!! (There’s no point in having a worst dressed male section, because lets face it… Who cares!) And the BEST DRESSED MALE goes to……


BRESSIE! Because… Well lets face it….. He could’ve rocked up in trakkies & still won!

What did we think of the fashion at the IFTA’s disappointed like me? Or think Im off my rocker?



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Givenchy to Defy with Colour & Couture!

‘Le Rouge Givenchy, a magnetic rendez-vous between leather and pure color where fashion and beauty collide… 
For the first time, Givenchy focuses all its skill and expertise in high qu ality leather goods on designing a lipstick like a Couture accessory.

More than a lipstick…Givenchy creates an unprecedented Couture object of desire that envelops the lips with intense colour in one stroke for a sensuously mat finish.’

This is how Givenchy describes their latest creation, Le Rouge. It’s UK & Ireland collection consists of 12 colours, ranging from nude to a deep sensual red.

Le Rouge Swatches solo

In it’s usual way Givenchy has managed to seamlessly weave cosmetics & couture together to make something of a chic accessory. However, this time they have really outdone themselves….. The packaging is like a couture piece straight off Tisci’s catwalk. A salmac (a rare type of fused metal that Ricardo Tisci uses for his buckles, jewelery & handbag claps from) studded inspired piece wrapped in a luxurious soft lamb leather. Now I hear you just glazing over the leather statement, but this is definitely something to be sniffed at….. As in when you get your hands on yours, smell it!

Le Rouge Close Up

Not only does the packaging smell amazing, now smell the lipstick itself, rich in colour, & castor oil free, the lipstick smells of soft blueberry. And to front the campaign? Well the lovely Liv Tyler has been snubbed by Givenchy as the face, with them opting for a more couture choice, muse & friend of Tisci himself Mariacarla Broscono. Maricarla has been featured in many high fashion houses collections & catwalks and is most known for her hair, walk & eyes, and is more recently known for being the face of Givenchys Dahlia Noir fragrance, & also appearing in their SS13 campaign with her 4 month old baby! Oh to be a model!!!

Le Rouge Visual

And thats not all, Givenchy have discontinued their fabulous Vernis Please! nail polish range only to be replaced by a new more couture range… Le Vernis. And their will be a matching Lipstick in the Le Rouge range.

Givenchy-Le-Vernis-bottlesLe Vernis Visual Le Vernis Visual mariacarla

The New collection will go on preview at Debenhams from tomorrow & then have their exclusive launch at Debehams from Monday 21st, only to be rolled out in the rest of their stores from the 4th of February! Although I wouldn’t wait until then, these lippys have been on demand & have already had waiting lists across the UK & Ireland, so get yours soon!

Available at Givenchy Debenhams Henry Street Dublin & Patrick Street Cork.



Urban Decay Posher than It Sounds?

So the makeup world is abuzz again after another corporate sale of a well know cosmetics brand. Kevin James Bennett, Emmy award winning makeup artist to the stars revealed on Facebook today that makeup GIANTS L’Oreal Paris have bought Urban Decay Cosmetics. So what does that mean for one of our make up favs?

Who knows? When Estée Lauder bought Smashbox over 2 years ago there was nothing but hype for the brand, coming into a corporate company whom own the likes of MAC, however when Estée, finally took control of the brand earlier this year, it seemed all the hype for the future of the brand was just that…… Hype. Since then, in the UK & Ireland Smashbox has been pulled out of most retail & department stores, and in Ireland only now remain in Arnotts & some larger pharmacies.

This is not the first time Urban Decay has swapped hands of the corporate kind either….. Urban Decay is an American cosmetics company founded in 1996 by David Soward, Wende Zomnir, Patricia Holmes, and Sandy Lerner. Urban Decay was bought by Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH who own the likes of Givenchy, Dior, Benefit, Make Up Forever etc. being the biggest Luxury Brand in the world.) in 2000, & then sold again in 2002 to the Falic Group. In 2009 it was taken over by Castanea Partners, a private equity firm, to where it now stands to date with L’Oreal. So don’t go feeling sorry for the small time big hit company, because its been a long time since then.



Exclusive Giveaway!

L'argent Celeste & L'or Celeste

L’argent Celeste & L’or Celeste

Yes, it’s one of my favorites again…. Givenchy! These 2 are from the “Contes de Noel” Christmas collection. Another limited edition exclusive! These are a beautifully crafted fine loose powder with a gold(L’or) & silver(L’argent) sparkle so fine & lightly scented. Perfect for this Christmas season, for face, hair, body, clothes, anywhere your like! I’ll be giving one of each of these beauties away to celebrate my favorite time of year, the lead up to Christmas, & also the re-election of Obama for putting a but more sparkle in the world! 🙂 All you have to do is leave a comment on my DJsMakeUp facebook page and tell me why you need a little sparkle in your life! Keep it, funny, serious, stage or weird, but try and keep it PG… or at least 12’s! 😛

Check out the rest of the “Contes de Noel” collection below or for Real at any local Givenchy counter!

Contes de Noel


Out with the Old, In with the Cold!

So its definitely come to that time of year again ladies, put the sandals away,put away the string tops and break out the layers! For the past few weeks we’ve be seeing the new trends, which are notably different to what we’re wearing yet we refuse to give up our summer wardrobe, simply because…… Well… We didn’t have a summer?

But the time has come, Especially with the rain setting in, to make the change, to what I think is the best time of year for fashion! Get out the boots, the scarves, the woolies, the leather and pile it up! The leading winter buy this year? A good pair of boots! And leading the runway for the Autumn/winter trend was Givenchy’s Sleeved knee length boot, by Ricardo Tisci, which has seen a rake of Celebs wearing them! What will be your winter buy?

Dont forget to enter out competition for some Givenchy Freebies!:)



Competition Time…….

So todays competition see’s you in with a chance to win 2 items from Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter ‘Acoustics Collection’.

Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter eyeshadow Quad from their ‘Acoustics Collection’. This quad contains 70% more mother-of-pearl than their regular quads.

Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter Gelee Interdit from the Acoustics collection. Moisturizing Lip Balm.

These are limited edition from Givenchy, and there are less than 1o in Ireland, and are worth a combined €79.00. For your chance to win these pieces of couture make up, go to my facebook page…. ‘Like’ it & answer the question.

A winner will be chosen at random, and notified!