Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Your Skin Problem FIXED!

Under Eye puffiness -
                           First thing in the morning, wet finger tips in cold water and dab softly over the puffiness. This will bring the "swelling" down.

The easiest way to hid redness on the face is to use yellow! A lot of people use green concealers or creams however the yellow works the best to counter act the redness. So if you suffer from high colouring or Rosacea try yellow primers or concealers. 

Acne/Spots/Blemishes -
This tricks works a treat and its HEAT well actually its steam, lightly steaming the face for 5 mins can bring the yucky horrible stuff in the skin to the surface and then all you have to do it to wash it away! Its that easy!!

Steaming also works on dry skin as it break down the flaky dead cells and make it easier to exfoliates.  

Dry Lips
This is a funny little tip that I was told about. To get rid of dry skin  lick your lips, then take some sugar and press it over the lips, rub your lips together, lick it off and viola smooth lips that taste yummy!  

(By the way licking your lips actually dries them out so try to avoid it!) 

Saturday, November 19, 2011



Here are some gift ideas for the women in your life or just treat yourself! 
Don't forget to use my coupon codes!

              Use code to get 20% off Brushes

Brush Set - 
Use Christmas Coupon - GTFW76948M3
Get  20% off the brush set  (-15.80€) 

Which includes: 
Free standard shipping to Ireland and UK
Free shipping to on international orders over €65
Flat rate shipping of €3.95 to Mainland Europe

(Code can be used on the run up to Christmas but there will be more special offers soon which I will let you know about.)

Hot Kandi Lashes -

Use the code 'Sinead' and get 20% Off discount 
on lashes.

These make great stocking fillers or mix and match with other make-up gifts!!

Palette+lipgloss+lashes = prefect girly gift!

Elf (Eyes Lips Face)
Elf have so awesome gift ideas 
Simply click on the gift tab to help you find some thing special!

Just some ideas:
100pc eye shadow collection
10pc brush set
6 in 1 beauty to go
48pc eyeshadow collection
beauty books (I high recommend these)
essential 32pc eye palette
gem tools - tool kit
beauty encyclopedia
makeup collections
french manicure sets
mineral starter kits


Sleek Palettes 

Sleek have palettes for type of girl, Here are just some of my favourites!

STORM I-DIVINE PALETTE - Great for everyone

OH SO SPECIAL -  Lovely neutral shades

ACID I-DIVINE PALETTE - Dramatic type of gal! 


Shop/Search around for best shipping 
or buy in bulk with a few friends from the sleek website


Newly added coupon code!
                                                  KmS Mineral Essentials Cosmetics
Great for the girls who love minerals product!
20% off Holiday Glam Collection with coupon code
Glam Through 12-10.

They offer free First Class International Shipping.  For guaranteed Holiday Delivery, International Orders
Must be placed by 12-10.

Pre- Holiday Sale:
Get 25% off Site-Wide now through November 23rd!
Use Coupon Code PHoliday at checkout for instant savings!
(Sale excludes sample packs, Mineral Kits, Gift Cards and Pressed Mineral Products.)

Here is a link to those collections:



If you have any problems with these code, or you have more codes please let me know!

                                                                                                              Sinead xx

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Contact Lenses Reviews

I finally got some contact lenses. I have never tried contacts lenses before and was super excited. I picked the most natural kind that I could find (you know me, I'm a natural kind of gal!)

I got them from http://www.pinkyparadise.com/ They have a huge collection of contacts lenses as well as lashes and BB cream. Their tag link is "your eye make-up one-stop online beauty store"

They also gave me a coupon code, Use the code - 
and receive a cute animal lens case and free gift.
What I received: Animal contact lenses case (little orange piggy) Cute free gift (velcro hair grips)  The contacts wrapped up.

I didn't get these as prescription lenses even though I wear glasses I would only get my prescription at my opticians. 
Caution Notes:
You are best advised to consult your eye doctor before wearing any contact lens. It is your responsibilities to minimize the risk of wearing lenses. Kindly please read the wear & care guide carefully to ensure proper handling of lenses (which is provided in the website). The rule of thumb for your eye safety is, if you experience any discomfort, please remove the lens immediately.

Here is the link to the wear and care guide - http://www.pinkyparadise.com/index.asp?p=/static/Wear-n-Care-Guide.html

Its important to use multi-purpose solution to clean the lens case and lenses for before use. 

I love how natural these look, Totally different! Sinead xx

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mascara Review!

Okay ladies I want you to pick which lashes look the best 1 or 2????

I am trying Maybelline - one by one mascara and Maybelline - the colossal cat eye mascara. 

Maybelline - one by one mascara - "Eye Catching volume in one clean sweep! The Lash Catcher Brush has 300 bristles - that's up to 3 bristles per lash. The Lash Catcher brush catches, coats and de-clumps your lashes." (Superdrug Website) No 2.

Maybelline - the colossal cat eye mascara -  "Full volume, flared corners, fiercely colossal lashes...in just one stroke! Discover Maybelline's new Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes mascara.
The new feline applicator stylises lashes to a full fan of wild volume – it’s savagely sexy! Fills out lashes up to 9x the volume, with fabulous cat-like corners instantly. Only our lush collagen-enriched formula creates Colossal feline volume in one stroke. The result? Our sexiest, most savage colossal look: The Feline Flares! It’s wild!" (Superdrug Website) No 1.

Personally I like the look of number 2. Its even and more define ;)
The funny thing is the colossal (yellow) is a volume mascara but it actually gives just way more length then anything else. However it clumpy and wet and I actually hate it, very annoyed because I love "One by One" and I am running low on it and I just wasted my money on the new colossal.
The one by one (red) defines the lashes with a totally natural look, its waterproof even in the shower (seriously) and I love using it!

To use it up I use the yellow and then the red to de-clump and volumize the lashes!

I would love to hear what you think though, so comment below with which one you like, 
                                                                                                                                  Sinead xx

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Please Vote!

 handbag.com Beauty Awards 2011

So if you watched my What's in my handbag + Awards! video then you will know what I am talking about! 

I would love if you would vote for me - "Themakeupchair" http://www.youtube.com/themakeupchair 
as your favourite beauty video blog.

Its on the second page, here is an example of how to vote, because I know some of you found it confusing.

Thank you so much if you have already voted! 

Don't forget you can vote as many times as you want, and for as many brand and products too!


Vote kindof looks like Love mixed around, Show some Love and Vote please :) - Sineadycady

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Hair!!

Dark to Light Brown at last! 

So for the longest time I have wanted lighter hair. I have tried lots of light brown shades but they have always made my hair even darker. (Home dying is a pain but I can't be bothered with salons) 
So I had no choice but to use a blonde hair dye to get the golden brown shade that I have always wanted. 

Nice&Easy Perfect 10

I am not denying it was a risk but luckily it worked out! Super happy with the way it turned out, I actually wouldn’t mind going even lighter one day (we’ll see)

What I used: Nice&Easy Perfect 10 Medium Golden Blonde 8G. 
(I had to use two boxes because I have too much hair!)

I was lucky is didn't turn orange but I picked the darkest of the blonde shades, I did this once before a few years ago and it went orange which totally washed me out, so be warned home dying is tricky! 



  Love from a slightly                                                                                                                                                                
     Blonder/Ginger Sinead xx


*Follow the instructions carefully.
*Word of warning home dying dark to light can make the hair turn orange so always do a strand test!  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sinead: Shade 03, Treena: Diva Red, Sinead: Shade 01                                                                                                

Kate Moss is celebrating her 10 years as a Rimmel Model by creating a line of long lasting lipstick. I only managed to get 3 of the 7 shades but I love the ones I got! These are highly pigmented shades. However I noticed the shades are similar to some of the moisture renew shades only better!

My favourite is the nude shade - 03 Its the perfect nude! I am in LOVE with it! 

Deep Red Shade, very similar to Diva Red.

Gorgeous Nude, Similar to Nude Delight. I LOVE this!

Wearable deep pink, Great for all ages.

I thought this shade would be similar to 05 but its much lighter.

You can compare this to 01 its less pigmented but very similar.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Time To Get Rid!

So I am asked a lot "How do I know a product has gone bad??" 

Well here are just a few tips and examples of when its time to let go....

1. Mascara. I can't stress enough how important it is to not keep your mascara longer then 6 months as it can gather a lot of bacteria and can irritate your eyes. For this reason don't waste your money on high end mascara go for cheaper drug store brand.

Top tip: Give the mascara a good sniff, if it smell like funky fish then it's best to let go.
Clean you mascara wands often to get the most out of your mascara.

2. Lipstick/Glosses/liners. Lip products need to be use in about a year, only if they are used and open.

Top tip: Check your make-up stash before opening new products to make sure you don't have some thing similar that needs to be used.

3. Foundations. Powder foundations (powders in general) can last for about two years where are liquid foundation last any where between one to two years. However if you haven't really been using and its been over a year you may consider throwing it away.

4. Eye-shadows. Cream shadows will last about a year or so.  Powder shadows last for about 2 years.

Top tip: If you have found a cream that you love or you spent a lot on, try sampling it in a pot and keeping the original container tightly closed to prevent it from going off or gathering bacteria.

Give your make-up a fighting chance

Keep it out of direct sunlight.

Keep it in a cool dry dark place, meaning out of bathrooms that steam up.

Always keep the lid tightly closed.

Clean your make-up brushes regularly.

Try not to use finger tips to scoop out products, use a clean plastic spatula.   

Friday, September 23, 2011

Spa Shower

How to make the more of your daily shower!

Showers are just a daily routine but here are just a few tips to get 
the most out of your shower.

1. Face First - Steam from the shower can do wonders for the skin, so make sure the steam is working on clean skin to get the best results.

2. Shampoo - Work shampoo into the hair for a few minutes, think Herbal Essences ads - all that massaging actually does some good by boosting circulation.

3. Condition - Apply conditioner from the ear length down, this will prevent it from weighing down the hair and adding excess oils to the roots which can contribute to greasy hair. (Wash out the conditioner at the end of your shower)

4. Exfoliate - The steam from the shower has had time to soften the skin this is a great time to exfoliate and get the best results. Use exfoliating wash/gloves/loofah. (Click here to see what I love to use)

5. Shaving - The best time to shave is after exfoliating not the other way around as it can irritate the skin. Exfoliating the skin first can give a closer longer lasting shave.

6. Switch to Cold - Sounds crazy but switch to a cooler temperature to finish off the shower, this will boost circulation and tighten the skin but it also adds shine to the hair as it "closes" the hair follicle.

Top Tip 

Spend more on the right shampoo as most conditioners are the same except treatments of course. 

On average it takes 5 minutes for hair products to be washed fully out of the hair which is why it should be one of the first things you do.

Moisturise right after showering, locks in moisture and is very important after shaving.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


BECAUSE I AM A GIRL On the 22 September 2011

I was recently flicking through my favourite Irish magazine “U Magazine” (100% Irish) and I came across an amazing article about the international day of the girl on the 22 September. (www.becauseiamagirl.ie)

"Because I am a Girl" is Plan’s campaign for fighting gender inequality, promoting girl’s rights and breaking the cycle of poverty. I was blown away with some of the facts that U magazine highlighted about the way girls are suffering at the very bottom of the social ladder. 
(all facts to be found on page 10/11 in the 25 September 2011 issue.)

In times of economic downturn and poverty girls are most likely to suffer. As a girl it breaks my heart that in 2011 when some of us have iPhone’s, Laptops, a warm bed, food to eat and a safe home to sleep in, there are girls all across the world suffering from malnutrition because their brothers are fed first, living on less than $1 per day, denied access to health services and education and face extremely high levels of violence and abuse.

Doesn't seem fair does it? So how can we help?

Follow the campaign on twitter (@PlanBIAAG) and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/planireland  

Follow and read the weekly updated Because I am a Girl Blog http://becauseiamagirl.wordpress.com/

And spread the word, on the 22 September why not set your status on your social network to “because I am a girl….) and add your own ending.

Some of the influential women in Ireland have already given their thoughts on being a girl, why not do the same on your blog and social network to spread the word? Here are my thoughts on being a girl.

Because I am a girl I ask….why can’t every girl in the world live happy healthy lives and be given the same chances in life to live the life they want.

Because I am a girl I hope….one day women won’t be forced to live a life chosen for them. They will be able to marry who they want, have the careers they want to have and earn the money they deserve for the work they do.

Because I am a girl I like…..that we are born with all the best skills, the ability to read others emotions, to be sympathetic, loving and compassionate. To read situations that our male counterparts can only dream of understanding.

Because I am a girl I dislike....how we can be our own worst enemies. We need to unite not pull each other apart. 

Because I am a girl I feel….grateful for the chances I have had to a loving home and family because I know it could be very different.

Because I am a girl I….am glad to be part of an extraordinary club, a huge worldwide club of females. We are awesome!   

Comment below with your own "because I am a girl" answer...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Best Foundation Ever!!

I found it!! I found it!!!

Okay so for the longest time I have been looking for foundation that works in Natural lighting, Evening lighting, Artificial lighting, and the dreaded dread FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY!!

At last, after years (hmm yeah!) of searching I have found it!!

             The best     
                     ever found is
                             Drum Roll please......

Rimmel 16 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation!

Yes you have heard me right! This super cheap drugstore foundation has beaten high end and low end foundation!


 As you can see, the foundation doesn't change, no moon face in flash, not washed out in natural day light!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Make-up for Beginners

Beginners Make-up

Step 1.
How to Prep the Skin -
The most thing I get asked it "Why doesn't my make-up turn out right?" It's all in the prep!
Its important to apply your make-up on fresh, clean skin. There is nothing worse then "adding" make-up the morning after the night before!

Start by cleansing the skin - Using a cleanser to remove any dirt or old make-up on the skin.

Use eye make-up remover - Its important to remove those "panda eyes" with a water base eye make-up
remover, Water bases is used as oil bases removes can leave a residue on the skin which will prevent the make-up being applied correctly.

Use toner on cotton wool - Toners remove any left over cleansers leaving the skin smooth and ready for make-up!

Apply Moisturizer - If you do nothing else, apply moisturizer to your skin. It's a must, so spend a little time on finding the right one for you.

Optional step - Primer - Applying primer is the final step in our prep. It's always the final step before foundation. A little tip on saving money with primers is to use a face primer on lid and lips. Primer really helps the make-up last so is it some thing worth investing in. For tips on different primers check out my reviews.

Full video here: Howto prep the Skin

Step 2.

Choosing the right foundation for you! 

Few thing to consider when picking the right foundation.

Shade - Which is the hardest to find, but what my video here to see my tips on getting the right shade.

Coverage - Whether you want full, medium or sheer coverage. Click here to see my foundation suggestions.

Finish - Matte finish (suited to oil skin) Dewy (suited to dryer skin) Satin (Suited to most skin types)

Top Tips:
Pick three shades - starting with a lightest shade then you think you are and work up from there. This will prevent you buying a shade that is too dark. (Which most people do)

Try the shades out on your jawline/neck where possible, otherwise your wrist or hand can help give a general guide.

Remember to stand in a doorway or outside to see if the colour matches, it’s also important to blend the foundation and let it set to see the TRUE shade.

A foundation with sunscreen is a safe bet, but you will still need to wear sunscreen under your foundation.

Foundation is totally optional, if you have blemishes or pimples, try strategically placed concealer instead. Or just wear the foundation on the parts that need it, around your nose, under the eyes and on the chin. Always make sure to blend properly.

Watch video here: Picking the Right Foundation

Step 3

Applying Foundation

So many different ways to apply foundation. Each foundation has a technique that works best with it. Also the technique you choice will give you a different effects. I have list of my foundation suggestions and the best way to apply them, Click here to view.

So lets go through the different tools you can use -

Finger Tips are the easiest and cheapest to use (because they are always there) They can give you the best finish as the heat can bring the foundation to skin temperature and help it to blend evenly. No matter what tool I use, I always finish off using my finger tips.

Sponges are my favorite to use for many reasons, they blend really well. They can give you full to sheer(light) coverage. Cheap and disposable or you can be super cheap and wash them. Click here to see how I do it.

There are a few foundation brushes, Stippling brushes can be used to apply liquid and mineral powder foundation. It can give you a great flawless look.
When applying liquid foundation using a dabbing and swirling motion works best and using a swirling motion works best with mineral foundation too.
This has been my chosen tool as of late, click here to see why. 

Flat foundation brushes were the most popular choice when I started making videos, They are still popular but being replaced with other tools nowadays. It can give you full coverage. I like using it to apply my primers.
Newer round top foundation can also give you a beautiful application.

Watch video here: Applying Foundation

Step 4.


For so many of us concealer is over use or forgotten. (I have to admit I used to totally over use it) Concealer is a concentrated form of pigment used to hide some thing (hence the name conceal)
A lot of us focus too much on full coverage foundation and instead need to use concealer to hide our imperfections.

Even though concealer comes in so many forms - Liquid, cream, stick...However there basically two types of concealer that you need for your make-up bag.
One for under the eyes and One to be used on imperfections.

Under eyes

Under the eyes is slightly drier so the concealer that you use need to be slightly moisturising.
It can also be pink/salmon tone to neutralising the blue/dark hues under the skin.
Some concealer can also have highlighters, theses are used for under the eye area to brighten and lift the eyes. Some used these on blemishes but they are not designed for any real covering anything, they are designed to brighten the area.

The most famous out of all the highlighter is a Touche Eclat which is a highlighter, not a concealer despite what everyone believes.


When it comes to spots/pimples you need to use a concealer that is matte and full coverage. Its important that a concealer for blemish has no shine as shine can draw attention to the area you want to hide.

No matter that you concealer only use a small amount, apply it to the blemishes or discolouration only and blend blend blend!!

Watch video here: Picking the Right Concealers - Under Eyes/Blemishes Step 4

Step 5.

How to Make Foundation/Concealer Last All Day

So here is a step that I think really might help a lot of you, its some thing I never did as a teen, mostly because I didn't know about it but its is to set your foundation with a powder or a setting spray.

Setting sprays can be used after a full face of make-up as been applied, its great if you use liquid or cream make-up and don't want to set it with a powder. Hold the spray back from your face and lightly mist the face, then allow is to dry. After that you should be all set!

Setting powders can be used after all cream and liquids have been applied. Loose or pressed powders can be used.

Watch full video here: Setting Foundation