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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My Go To Lashes



If you know me, you know the only time I would ever spend lots of €€€€ is when I'm buying a foundation. I was convinced once to spend €35 on a bloody primer but sure that's another story for another day. I prefer to spend less when it comes to beauty products such as fake lashes, mascara etc. I personally believe you don't have to go all out to look like queen B and to be quite honest, you don't even have to spend lots on your foundation, I just find it quite difficult to find my shade when it comes to foundations that are affordable *sigh*

Anyways, let’s back to the main reason for this post! I am sharing with you, my go to lashes that are so gorgeous  and most importantly inexpensive.



My sister actually ordered these lashes online for me and I am absolutely in love with them but I am more in love with the price it retails for. I got two lashes, one for an everyday look and the other is more dramatic for a night out.
*You can click the title of each lashes to find them at Ali-Express*

Dramatic lashes:

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                              Price : €2.77 but on a sale for €1.88




Features: 
100% Brand new 5 pairs long thick false eyelashes
.Make your eyes look bright and attractive
.For party and daily use
.Can be removed by eye makeup remover
.Simple to use and comfortable to wear
.Match your causal and party makeup

.Can be used many times if they are used and removed properly


I am so in love with these lashes like as it is so easy to apply! I struggle with applying lashes hence why I don't wear them often so when I tried these lashes, I was quite surprised at how easily I got them on. The lashes come in a pack which contains five pairs of lashes. This is a quite a bargain and you can re-use them if you keep them in a good condition of course.

To be quite honest, My main reason for picking these lashes was because of the packaging!
It’s so pink and cute. I find these lashes to be more difficult to apply but of course, you don't have to worry about this if you are a pro at applying lashes! I love it so much as it can be worn for an everyday look or even when you are going out! You do have to cut it in order fit your eye shape as it is quite long but other than that, the quality is really good especially for  the price you’re getting it at. This box also contains five pairs of lashes and as you can see from above, I used mine quite a lot! Silly me forgot to keep the used pair in a safe place.


The lashes do not come with a glue so you do have to purchase one. You can use any glue for these lashes, the glue I use is from E-Bay which I got a while ago. I must also warn you, if you are looking to grab your hands one of the lashes, it does take about 3-4 weeks to come! You’ll be very disappointed if you order them three days before your night out.



Thank you guys for reading this post! If you do order the lashes or you have experiences with shopping on Ali-express, do let me know!

Until next time,
Lola.

My Go To Lashes
Thursday, 24 March 2016

LIEBSTER AWARD


Hey beauties, I hope you all are enjoying your midterm break and using this opportunity to catch up on tv shows, party, sleep and most importantly STUDY! Thank you Alice for nominating me for this award! This award was created to show some love for small blogs like myself and I am so glad Alice nominated me! You can check out her blog here!

THE RULES

Thank the blog that nominated you and link back to them in your post.
Answer the questions asked by the blogger that nominated you.

Here are the question asked by Alice:

Top 3 Books?

We Are Liars (Review coming soon)
Looking For Alaska- Shout out to my friend Geanina for letting borrow this book.
How Many Miles to Babylon.

Where would your dream holiday be?

New York! God, please let me visit NYC before I am old and grey.

Whats the one make-up item you couldn't go without?

I can't just pick one! They are like my babies but since I have to, I'll have to pick my NYX eyebrow pencil, I can’t imagine life without it.

What is your favourite film?

ROOM! If you haven’t watched it, you need to!

If you could only wear one colour for the rest of your life what would it be?

Erm.. Black of course lol.

What is your favourite quote?

“Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”

Favourite era of fashion?

Honestly, I am not too sure.


What do you do to cheer yourself up after a bad day?

I eat (preferably spaghetti Bolognese) and listen to music.


What is the one item of clothing you will never wear?


WIDE LEG TROUSERS! I just can’t! It looks nice on some people but I know on me it would be a total disaster! If I ever wear them, then I don’t know what has gotten to me.

Who is your fashion icon?

Queen Riri!


What would your dream house look like?

Goals or what?


And that brings us to the end of this post!
Until next time,
Lola.
LIEBSTER AWARD
Saturday, 5 March 2016

COLLEGE X BLOG UPDATE




Hey dolls! I hope you're all surviving with studying and everything else that life is throwing at you. Today's blog post is non-beauty related but just a little chit chat about my blog and, of course, my date with my not so hot boyfriend – college work!

So first of all, I'm thinking of changing my blogs name! I absolutely love my blogs name due to the meaning behind it but I feel like its about time I change into something a little bit more simple as I feel like Where The Beauty Begins is way too long. Now this could be due to the fact that I'm going through this crazy phase of trying to change everything about myself so I am not 100% sure if I will change it. I am also thinking of adding new stuff to my blog  but every time I'm about to hit the publish button on a personal post, I freak out and literally delete it. Any suggestions on how to get over this fear will deeply be appreciated.

I am also thinking of creating a YouTube Channel but my main focus would not be on makeup. So basically this blog would be dedicated to beauty related topics and my YouTube channel would be about other stuff like dealing with insecurities, my religion and often reviews on products. I am not too sure when this will happen as I need to buy a camera and to be honest I feel quite nervous posting a video of myself on YouTube, that’s a big step for me!

I have many ideas of topics I want to discuss but with college and studying taking up my life, I am left with so little time to focus on my blog. I know this sounds like a lot of excuses but this semester is really stressful which I will explain the reason in a future post, that's if I make it out of this bleeding war with college alive. Pfft go to college they said!

And that brings up to end of this post, if you think I should my change my blog's name and if you have any suggestions, let me know! 

See you in my next post,
Lola.

COLLEGE X BLOG UPDATE
Saturday, 13 February 2016

NO LOVER, NO PROBLEM!

It's valentine’s Day? Pfft whatever! I have gathered a list of movies for you gals and guys like myself with no lover to take us to a fancy restaurant. We can spoil ourselves by eating all the junk food we want and watching all the movies we want! Who needs a valentine when you can Netflix and chill by yourself.

Dear John

Go on lie and tell me you don’t watch this movie every Valentine and cry your eyes out, you are not alone hun. I watch this movie so many times and it still hits the feel every single time and erm CHANNING TATUM is in it! Hello, perfect valentine date or what?

Movie description:
When soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meets an idealistic college student, Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), it's the beginning of a strong romance. Over the next seven tumultuous years and separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployment, the lovers stay in touch through their letters, meeting in person only rarely. However, their correspondence triggers consequence that neither could foresee.

How to be single


What a perfect movie to watch on Valentine’s Day but wouldn’t you know this movie wouldn’t be in the cinema in Ireland till the 17th of February! This is a movie I will definitely be watching once it is out, but then again do I really need to? I am already an expert on how to be single, where’s my award already? If you need help holla at your girl! I will teach the ropes on how to enjoy 19 years and counting of being the single girl in the squad.

Movie description:
After four years of college, young Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.


P.S I Love You:


Another heart-wrenching movie, so sad, so perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Movie description:
When Gerry (Gerard Butler), the husband of Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), dies from an illness, she loses the love of her life. Knowing how hard Holly will take his death, Gerry plans ahead. Beginning on her 30th birthday, she receives the first in a series of letters written by him, designed to ease her grief and encourage her to move forward to a new life.


Dirty Grandpa


Any movie with Zac Efron is the perfect movie to watch on Valentine’s Day! I’ll take Zac as my Valentine any day! Even though I am mad at him for not attending the HSM reunion, I am still going to gosh over him while watching this movie.

Movie description
Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss's controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.

ROOM:

I am putting this movie down because it is amazing! If you have not seen this movie, you have to, you will cry your eyes out and not because you don’t have a man, but because of how touching this movie is. I have never been a fan of sappy love movies and this movie is nothing like that! It’s simply about a mother and her son, how cute!

Movie Description:
ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical--they are trapped--confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space that Ma has euphemistically named Room. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack's curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma's resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.

And that brings us to the end of this post! I hope you've enjoyed read this post and I hope you all enjoy tomorrow!
Until next time,
Lola.



NO LOVER, NO PROBLEM!
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Co. Dublin, Ireland

BEAUTY BARGAIN - SLEEK MAKEUP


 Am I the only one looking forward to the weekend already?
 I just finished studying for a class assessment and I am so done with college life already! Can I be a housewife now?
Today's blog post is about a deal from boots website that I just cannot get over! I should probably have posted this blog up a while ago but sure what can you do now. Boots.ie were doing a special promotion on all of sleek makeup products and thinking about it now, I regret not taking advantage of this promotion! I bet you are excited to find out what this deal was so I might as well spill! For a limited amount of time Boots.ie were allowing you to purchase ANY two products from sleek for only €14! You probably hate me now for not posting this up sooner... I AM SORRY! 
After all my excitement and deciding on what to get, I decided to go for the contour palette and the highlighting palette.

S L E E K  C O N T O U R  P A L E T T E


If you have been reading my blog since day one, you know how much I have hyped about the Anastasia Beverly hills contour kit which I was originally planning on purchasing but I decided to settle for the sleek contour palette as there was no way I was going to let this bargain go to waste, and to be quite honest I don't have €42 to spend on a palette at the moment. I smashed my bleeding phone! 

I am not going to go into much details about the palette as I am sure everyone knows about it now, I swear I am so behind on life. The contour palette comes in the shade fair, light, medium and dark, I chose the dark palette because we all know I ain't a lighty. The contour palette contains a contour powder, highlighter and a bronzer. I honestly love using this contour kit! I usually mix the highlighter and the bronzer together to get the right look I want, I know someone is reading this now and thinking what the hell. I don’t know if that is right but it is what works for me and I plan on doing that for a long period of time. I would recommend this palette to anyone that is looking for a contour kit but is not looking to spend a lot of money, it cost €13.49
The only complaint I have is the contour palette in dark not being available to purchase in Store, What’s the deal Boots?!   

S L E E K  H I G H L I G H T I N G  P A L E T T E

This versatile face and body highlighting palette complements all skin tones and includes three luxurious velvet cream formulas and one powder. The iridescent, metallic finishes add a radiant glow and a luminous polish to the skin.
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To be quite honest, if it wasn’t for the special promotion, I probably would not have bought this highlighter. I have been trying this product for a while now and I feel like it’s just not right for my skin tone. I need my face to be popping and I feel like this highlighting palette does not give me the glow I want and I really need that glow. The usual price is €13.49 which I believe is not expensive at all. To be quite fair the palette is good for the price it is worth but I personally would not repurchase this palette.

And that is all for today, I hope you have enjoyed reading this post! If you have tried the products from Sleek let me know your opinion on them!

I might not post a lot due to college work but I am always active on Instagram @WTBeautybegins, you should totally follow me!
Until next time,
Lola.


Co. Dublin, Ireland
BEAUTY BARGAIN - SLEEK MAKEUP
Sunday, 31 January 2016

YAY OR MAYBE

Clean & Clear



About a month ago, I broke in crazy spots LIKE CRAZY! I couldn’t look myself in the morning and not shed a tear (no joke) I was heartbroken, I didn’t want to wear makeup, I wanted to die, My face looked that bad. I knew hiding from the world was no option as I was working in retail, my job was based on interacting with customers, what the hell was I supposed to do? Fast forward to week later, my spots were clearing, I was slaying again until..wait for it.. I tried a new product!
So after a day of work, I decided I wanted to try a new skin care product, I was not really looking for anything to clear my spot but I really wanted to tame my oily face, like I swear this is my year to stunt on people but I can’t stunt with my face looking like a frying pan now can I? Anyways, I ended up going into boots not knowing what the hell I was looking to buy. If you are looking for a skin care product I would honestly recommend you reading various reviews before going to buy the product! I knew I wanted something to control the oils but I had no idea what product or brand would be suitable for my skin. I don’t know how but I ended up at the Clean & Clear stand, I am pretty sure the reason for this was probably there was a special promotion going on. The first product that caught my eyes was the advantage oil control cream wash. I quickly glanced over the product description, which said it instantly washes 85% of excess oil and clear skins in 3 days! That automatically sold it to me, the thought going through my head was literally YAS killing two birds with one stone.. If only! I ended up buying the dual action moisturiser with it just in case.

Advantage Oil cream wash product description:

Introducing Clean & Clear® Advantage® Oil Control Cream Wash; a clinically proven formula that instantly washes away 85% of excess oil for fewer spots and to leave your skin looking shine-free for longer.
This dual-action wash combines oil-absorbing PowderParticles™ and our patented Advantage® spot-fighting technology to instantly remove up to 85% of excess oil* whilst helping to clear spots and blemishes.Oil-free.
Won't clog pores. Won't overdry skin. *sebum measurement, average value on 21 subjects immediately after application.
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I felt that the cream wash did help maintain the oil on my face, I hardly used my Urban Decay Oil control spray while using this cream wash, the only problem was the spots! It certainly did not clear my skin in 3 days! In fact, after getting rid of one spot another one was coming! I was so annoyed! 
Yes I wanted a product to help my oily face but I definitely did not want a face filed with spots! I would much rather beat my face every 3 hours than go around with crazy spots! There were days were my face would like perfectly fine and other days it was just a mess. To others my face looked fine but to me it didn’t. 
This product is definitely not a yay I would recommend, but it’s not a no either, it’s simply a maybe. I love the fact that I was able to go for a long period of time without having to worry about anything but I did not like waking up to new spots on my face.
 I have stopped using both the cream wash and moisturiser and I have switched to a new facial wash which I cannot wait to share with you, plus I have been drinking crazy amount of water!
Catch me in my next post,
Lola.




                                                                                                                                                                               
YAY OR MAYBE