Free make over?!

Naaaah but (maybe??)?

So I was just in Boots looking at the make-ups that they had on sale (as you do when you’re a poor student, though I am no longer a student so I should probably stop using that, poor unemployed adult. Yes). I walked towards the No.7 counter and the lady asks if I need assistance, so I said “Nah I’m good thanks”. She proceeded to stick with me and tells me that they have this offer 3 for 2 and when you do buy any 3 No.7 brand stuff you get a free gift set (Not bad!) So I was like… “Ok, hit me with your best foundation..!!” (because my own one’s very old so I think it’s time I invest in a new one)

She asks if I was wearing any make-up. “No” I replied and she takes out this machine thing and puts it on my face and this machine was suppose to beep and tell her what colour foundation I’m best matched with. Pretty cool yea?! So she goes “Warm Ivory!”, goes to the stand, whips out the No7 Instant Radiance Foundation and says “this is the one for you!” with a big smile on her face. Don’t get me wrong, she’s super nice and sweet, not pushy in the slightest. So she asked if I wanted to try the colour on my skin and I don’t have to buy it if I don’t want, just for future references! When she put some on the back of her hand I was kinda like.. o_O… That’s RAAAATHER light for my skin? She said the machine is never wrong, so I went with it. After she applied the foundation, she used neutral powder to set it, a bit of the same colour concealer, and then finished with a bit of blusher.
She showed me the mirror….
Honestly… I looked like a ghost from the horror movie. My face was so light in colour and I could see the cracks of skin where it was dry (supposedly this is high moisture foundation great for dry skin).. SOOO.. I tried REALLY hard to be nice to her since she was trying to be helpful… I said “Oh it’s VERY light… I think it’ll just take time to get used to! I won’t get it today, just get used to it at home first, then I’ll decide! Thank you so much though! 🙂 ”
I was a lil paranoid for the rest of my time in town… I was thinking… what could have gone wrong with the foundation reader machine? Then it suddenly came to me…
I completely forgot to tell her I was wearing factor 50 suncream, the really thick one that layers onto your face, thus making it look whiter than the face colour actually is. *sigh*
So that explains why it read my skin colour to be lighter than it really is.

So when I got home I looked into the mirror.. it’s not AS bad as it looked when I was in Boots, probably the lighting the had in the store.


The foundation is definitely a little too pale for my skin, but not terrible terrible. It does cover up some blemishes I had so I’ll go back and get my skin matched for foundation again but next time I’ll make sure not to have suncream on! Don’t think it is my type of foundation though as it does look a lil cakey (but that’s in MY opinion. 🙂 ).

Also, if you have dry skin, even though it says it’s got moisture in it etc etc, I would say maybe moisturise your face well before you put a layer of this foundation on to make sure your skin don’t flake or crack?

This is with my old foundation… (Note the difference in skin colour!!!?)


A thing I found that works well is if you have coconut oil, apply a thin layer on your lips and then apply a layer of lipstick over it, it makes the lips look soft and silky! Hehehe


Photos are in natural light.


Shoot shoot shooot!

Today was a rather fun day! Met Gareth Byrd for a shoot today in Malahide and met some wonderful photographers! 😀 

Ahhh… this time tomorrow I will be on a plane to New Zealand! How exciting! 😀 


SO sweet!

I made this account aaaaages ago and wasn’t arsed making another one hence the name is a bit gay.. but oh well! I likes! 

Most up-to-date!!

So my last few days in Ireland has been probably the most fun and busy consecutive days I’ve had in a while! Fun times at Eva’s house for Sally’s leaving dinner, then filling in for Sals absence the day she left by spending the day at Kai’s with yummy KFCs and watching movie with Boe and Kai (AND sasuke the awesome cat!). Then had an awesome music making session with the wonderful Emily followed by a fun shoot in Bray with Maik! And today I met with my second mom Ciara for insomnia yumness and then had super walkies with Byrnie and my lovely doggies! I think I’ll miss my lovely friends.. Even though I don’t have much, just want to say before I forget, I will miss you. 🙂 ♥ Though the one I’ve missed the most will be waiting in New Zealand! Yay!

Leaving for New Zealand in two days!! So I’m super excited! Going to be amazing! Kieran is already there so that makes things a little easier! Not really looking forward to the flight though as it will be like… 38 hours of flying just to get to Auckland and then another 7 hours before I get to Christchurch! I’ll have an escort to pick me up from the airport (Kieran’s friend who I’ve never met before!) so all’s good I guess! Staying at his place for the night before another 7.5 hours bus journey up to Nelson!

Can’t wait!


PS. Kieran is no longer gluten intolerent so we no be on gluten free diet anymore! The good days of shitty food is back! 😛

Right now, I’m…

Right now, I’m attempting a gluten version of my “gluten free bread tasting bread!” bread, but its turning out a little more difficult to make than I had imagined…

I’m only doing this because its much cheaper to buy non-gf baking ingredients and my family are non-coeliacs so I’m just trying to reproduce the same bread with slightly different ingredients! Fingers crossed it’ll work!



Spelt bread is NOT gluten free!!!

So I was told by my boyfriends friend that when he thought he was coeliac, people said spelt bread is a good substition for mnormal bread because it tasted JUSt like bread! Well… So i did a bit of research and it turns out that it only tastes like real bread because it has gluten in it and is from the same family as wheat! (it is wheat free though!)

Therefore I decided to make a new bread… using GF self raising flour instead of the normal plain flour and all.

And I think I have come up with a perfect substitute for bread!!! I call it.. the GF bread tasting bread! 😛 Original huh?! 

So I gave a bit to my sister to try before telling her what bread it was and she said it tasted amazing!!  Super with soup! and when I told her I made it with GF flour she was so surprised because she said it tasted JUSt like bread!! I was super thrilled! So i went to my boyfriend’s place and surprised him with .. mORE bread! He was super pleased and said he can’t believe how good it tasted because he was pretty certain that it wasn’t going to ever be as good as normal bread, but he’s surprised and is delighted!! Said he’d eat it again!! Wooooooo!! so this is definately a successful recipe!! He told me that he actually didn’t REALLY like the previous experimental GF breads but didn’t want to hurt my feelings! haha.. well.. at least I made something he actually likes, so i’m proud!! 😀 woot woot!! I’ll post the recipe tomorrow because i’m making another one tomorrow so I’ll take a picture of it with the recipe!




So after sending them 3 emails of complaints, I still have gotten NO reply. I have purchased a 10e groupon deal for a leather bound photo book for my sister as a graduation gift. So she spends forever making her album to find that there is NO check out button.. yes, we have searched EVERYWHERE on the site.. the help section doesn’t even help at all! You’d think they’d have it in the frequently asked questions if the check out otpion is so hard to find!!

I feel cheated from this poor servece of printerpix AND groupon (as I have cc’d on the email I sent to printerpix to them as well with no reply!) and I will not give in to it. I am going to stand my ground and keep hassling them until I get some response!! Not going to let printerpix and groupon away with taking my 10e without getting the service I paied for. Seriously unproffessional. And the fact that the deal i bought expired on the 22nd of november, I did email them straight away when I found out the item was not “check-out”-able and still no reply. I am not going to phone them on their customer service number as i have read previously that people, who this have also happened to, had called their number but ended up being on hold or unable to reach anyone and getting charged a fortune for the call. I feel that email should be just as good a media to complain. There is no reason to have a “contact us” section with an email address on it for us to contact with problems if they aren’t going to read them! For all I can see, its all for show.

AND the fact that printerpix is doing ANOTHER deal with groupon, despite all the complaints regarding the leather bound photobook, I really can’t say how the outcome will be. I just hope people won’t have the same experience as I did with them, so I would advice you to reconsider buying from printerpix. Especially if it is for an important gift as chances are it might never arrive or you might not be able to check out your project, like what happened in my case.

If anyone is having or had the same experience, feel free to comment or just vent!!