Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sober Sister!

Hi guys wanted to share something a little personal today. About five months ago I decided to give up drinking alcohol for no real reason but my diet at the time advised very little intake of alcohol wanting my diet to work I stayed off,  it really never bothered me I was never someone that needed a drink to have a good time and the last few times I was drinking I skipped drunk and went straight to hangover!:( I always hated dying of a hangover and not being able to drive so I'm quiet happy not drinking I don't have any problem with others drinking and having a good time each to their own!!:)
However I did come across an article the other showing some of the areas of damage on the body for instance
skin  Alcohol depletes vital skin nutrients, leaving your face looking dull and dry .
Repeated overindulgence can cause the blood vessels in your face to dilate permanently, red spidery veins.

Heart Binge drinking can cause rapid, irregular heartbeat.As a result the heart's less effective at pumping blood, which can lead to high blood pressure and other problem later in life.

Liver Breaking down alcohol releases toxic acetaldehyde, which can lead to liver cirrhosis

Brain Alcohol's a neurotoxin that damages brain cells and makes them swell.As its a depressant it can trigger episodes of depression and anxiety.

These are just a few  of  the problems overindulging on alcohol can cause. I don't mean this post to preach to not drink but just give the info and share with you.
C-Ya soon xx

Friday, 27 July 2012

last minute bikini body!

Hi guys I always like to think that I'm prepare for any holiday but usually what I  tend to do  is go on a diet months before my holiday and normally get to that fed up stage a month before I have to go on holiday and start plying back on the pounds at the exact wrong time!
Luckily 3 steps and a quick exercise  can sort things out

STEP 1 Ditch the salt the more salt you eat, the more water your body holds on to, making your tum look bloated.

 All you need to do is drink more water to flush out the sodium and cut down on the salt intake.

STEP 2 Ditch the caffeine its thought that it make you more hungry and stops nutrients getting to cells which could lead to the dreaded cellulite

STEP 3 Exercise no pain no gain in the last few weeks as my guilt from missing the gym I have done the Jillian Micheal's 30 Day shred which in my opinion is like three days worth of work outs in one!

hope you guys enjoyed that
C-Ya soon xxx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Tip Thursday

Hi Guys today is Tip Thursday and today I want to give you a really simple tip well for me anyway and something I do every time I blow dry my hair.
I always us a narrow nozzle on my hair dryer and always direct the heat down my hair this help my hair stay straight and without frizz!
Another tip is always make sure  all your hair is dry before leaving the house this is very important because if it is even a bit damp, moisture in the air will make it frizz up in no time >:(
I try to always finish with a serum lately I use L'oreal Extraordinary Oil

Hope you guys enjoyed that
C-ya soon xxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Beauty Haul! :)

Hi Guys oops! I did it again nope not a bad Britney Spears Impression but a make up haul!!

The first thing I got was the real techniques stippling brush I was so happy when I seen this I have heard so much about them from numerous "beauty gurus" so I cant wait to start using it. I got it in boots for around €12.95

While I was in boots I also picked up two lipsticks from Collection 2000 in the colour Ruby Red they had a offer 2 for €7.50  on any Item that cost  €4.59 and I have wanted a red lipstick for the longest time so I picked this up

The last thing I picked in boots was a little Benefit sample pack called Tan about town which included Some Kind of Gorgeous, Hoola and Bad Gal Lash
I have always wanted to try out Benefit product but I want to make sure I would really like it first before I buy them because their product are very expensive in Ireland so this mini sample pack is great was to test things out. It cost €12.50

Then because I have an obsession  with make up I had to make a trip into Super drug where I picked up some MUA products love them they are so affordable I got a lipstick, lip gloss and an eyeshadow they only cost €1.35 each the shadow is amazing it a blue/purple it has amazing pigment.
The lipstick also has great pigment unfortunately the lip gloss isn't the best for such a great colour it blends out ever sheer but on a good note its not sticky at all.

The last thing I grabbed in Super drug was the collection 2000 concealer in 2 light  I wanted this for ages and it was only €5, It is cheaper than any where else I seen so I picked it up

Lastly in TK Ma xx I picked  up 4 nail polishes  three Essie nail polishes and one Sally Hansen

the names of two of the Essie's weren't on them when I got them so I'm not too sure the names the pink Essie polish is called tea and crumpets
the Sally Hansen polish is a base coat I didn't have a base coat in my collection and figured with the new red polish that I got it would be handy to stop the colour from staining

That's all folks!
Hope you Guys enjoyed that
C-Ya soon xxx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Star Style

Hey Guys I want to share my absolute favourite style star today's starlet has to be Kim Kardashian
I always love her style I think she always looks flawless and love that she is a little bit more curvy rather than Hollywood's stick thin Stars

her is a few of my favourite looks on her :

Amazing from head to toe who is your style crush at the moment??

Monday, 23 July 2012

Top Ten Flat-Tummy Foods

Hi Guys over the year from dieting I have learned a lot from exercise to the right foods to eat and I want to share it with all my lovely followers the following foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer, stop cravings and wont bloat you
1) Oats    these are slow release energy food that's easy to digest and packed with soluble fibre.

2) Berries  This is a low - GI, low-calorie, nutrient-packed easy snack for the sweet - toothed

3) Cucumber  This is a diuretic that helps flush out water retention

4 ) Natural Yogurt  Help for weight loss promoting calcium, filling protein and lots of gut-friendly probiotics to banish bloating

5) Quinoa  These are a great alternative to potatoes, rice and pasta and are rich with essential amino acids.

6) Melon  this is great for the skin very hydrating and the potassium in it is great to reduce bloating

7) Oily Fish  I know the thought of oily fish may turn a few stomachs but its great for your omega-3 essential fatty acids which are linked to fat burning .

8) Dark-Green Leafy Veg   I was always thought that that green is good and the more colourful the more sugar so I always try to pack a sandwich  or salads with spinach leafs

9) Monounsaturated Fatty Acids   Theses can be found in Nuts,Olives, Avocados etc theses are very filling and are suppose to brake down tummy fat

10 Pineapple  Pineapple are great  to ease with digestion and tastes yummy too

hope that was helpful
C-ya soon xx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

star buy sunday!

Hi Guys today when I was looking around Heatons I found this foundation its the Revlon age defying Spa it was only €5 amazing value.
I purchased it to try it out and I really like it so far I got it in the colour 003 light pale there were other colours but they looked more orange based colours.
It also has an SPF of 18 which I always like to have in my Foundation/BB Creams it has a built in brush which I thought was very handy especially for you to use if travelling etc.
On the bad side It doesn't have the greatest scent it kinda remind me of rich tea biscuits and when you squeeze the foundation out a lot comes out more than you would properly need with that said even with the bad points I really like the finish of it very natural I would say it is a light foundation but it could be built up to a medium coverage.

Revlon has discontinued this now so you wont be able to find it in your local drugstore or Revlon distributor however I found a link for it on eBay if your interested Click Here

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Beauty Tag!


-How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) Normal to combination
-What is your current facial wash? Nivea gel face wash
-Do you exfoliate? Yes
-What brand do you use? Soap and Glory
-What moisturiser do you use? Liz Earl
-Do you have freckles? Yes :(
-Do you use eye cream? Not yet
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? No Never
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? No
-What foundation do you use? Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua
-How about concealer? collection 2000
-Do you know your undertone colour? Nope
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? Not a fan of them
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yes but I never do it
-What brand of mascara do you use? M.A.C
-Sephora or MAC? Seen as there is no Sephora over here MAC
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? No
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Brushes
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? I do sometimes
-For the face? I do when I think to use it
-What is your favourite eyeshadow? Satin taupe from MAC
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Pencil at the moment
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Not that often theses days
-What do you think of pigment eye shadows? Too much effort!
-Do you use mineral makeup? No
-What is your favourite lipstick? L'oreal Rouge Caresse in Sweet Berry
-How about lip gloss? Rimmel stay glossy
-What is your favourite blush to use? MAC Well Dressed
-Do you buy your makeup on eBay? No
-Do you like drugstore makeup? Yes
-Do you go to CCO's? No
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Yes
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? If I'm in a hurry I can be
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? not blending make up into your neck
-Do you like colourful shades of makeup or neutral ones? Neutral
-Which celebrity always has great make up? Kim Kardashian
-If you could leave the house using just one make up item,what would you use? Mascara
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yes
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?Yes
-In your opinion, what is the best makeup line? MAC
-What do you think of Makeup? Its fun and help with self confidence

Hope you guys enjoyed that  I tag all my beautiful followers xx
C-Ya soon xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Would You Rather Tag!

The questions:
1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or Nice hair and no make-up?
A : Nice hair and No make up

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?
A : Shave my eyebrows cause I could always draw on eye brows even though I hate that look

3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?

4.Would you rather wear lip gloss/lip liner look or 80's perm?
A: Lip gloss

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
A: Overdone Blush I absolutely hate a visible foundation line

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?
A: MC Hammer pants at least they would hide my thighs!

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered?
A: The weird tan line It sounds odd but I hate that orange-y tan look!

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair colour?
A: Bad Colour nothing worse than a bad haircut

9.Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?
A: Twitter. I <3 YouTube

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?
A: Make up brushes you can always use your fingers

Hope you guys enjoyed that I tag all my beautiful followers to do this tag! xx
C-Ya soon xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Get to know me Tag!

 Hi Guys I guess I should have done this ages ago but her is the get to know me tag!

The Questions:

Name    Martina Curran
Nicknames  Maz, Mart, Marzipan, Boo Boo
Birthday      19/10/1984
Place of Birth  Kilkenny City, Ireland
Star Sign      Libra
Occupation   Health and Beauty Sales assistant

Hair colour Dark brown hair but I'm a natural blonde
Hair length  Shoulder length
Eye colour Blue eyes
Braces  None
Piercings Just my ears
Tattoos  None
Righty of Lefty  Righty

Best friend My neighbour Noreen
Award Cant remember what its called but it was for playing the violin
Sport Soccer with my brother all the time
Real Holiday Grand Canaria with three of my friends
Concert  David Gray

Film  Grease
TV Show Revenge
Colour Purple
Song  Need you now
Restaurant Italian Connection
Store New look
Book Nemesis
Magazine More
Shoes Wedge shoes

Feeling Sick
Single or Taken Taken
Eating Nothing
Listening to Friends
Thinking about going to town
Watching Friends
Wearing My P.J's

Want Children Yes
Want to be married Yes
Careers in mind Anything to do with beauty
Where do you want to live America

Do you believe in:
God Yes
Miracles Yes
Love at first sight Yes
Ghosts No
Aliens No
Soul Mates Yes
Heaven Yes
Hell No
Kissing on the first date Yes if it feels right
Yourself  Sometimes

Hope you guys enjoyed that  I tag all my beautiful followers to do the same xx
C-ya soon xx