Friday, 18 March 2016

Beauty Wishlist | Pale and Interesting

Hello!

My favourite pastime has become discussing with my friend all of the makeup I really want but cannot afford. It had become a popular topic among bloggers at the moment to write about their beauty wish list. That is why I've decided to hop on the band wagon and add my own contribution.




In this post, I will share a few of the many makeup products I've been listing after recently.

Morphe Palette
This beautiful collection of oranges and other warm shades makes me weak at the knees. Especially since I declared burnt orange to be my new favourite colour. These shades would look so good on blue eyes. Pity it's always sold out!




NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
From photos I've seen, this foundation is my soulmate. I need it ASAP (of only for the hefty price tag. The shade names are  beautiful, as is the packaging.




INGLOT Pigments
Inglot is a new brand to me but is already a favourite. I've decided that I'm finished with regular bog-standard shimmery eyeshadows - I'm ready to upgrade to pigments. Having weighed up the possibilities I have decided that Inglot pigments are the way to go about things.



Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders
For months I've envied anyone in possession of an hourglass Powder. I'm sure anyone who has seen the swatches would. They are so beautiful but oh so expensive! If I won the lotto these would be at the top of my list!



Now that you've seen my high-end wishlist, feel free to let me know what's at the top of your list!

Thanks for reading!
Clare

You can find me on social media here:
Twitter: paleninterestin
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Email (business related only): clarehanniganmb@gmail.com

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

TMI Tag | Pale and Interesting

Hello!

A while back, Frances from Royally Rouge tagged me to do the TMI Tag. After looking at the questions, I wanted to start writing right away! These questions really intrigued me and I had a good few laughs out of them!


1. What are you wearing?
At the time of this post I am in my pjs (I usually write posts in my pjs)

2. Have you ever been in love?
Not really. I've had gazillions of crushes but I've never been in love.

3. Have you ever had a terrible break up?
Haha no.

4. How tall are you?
Really short.

5. How much do you weigh?
Last time I checked, I was almost 7 stone.

6. Any tattoos?
Nope.

7. Any piercings?
No, I've never had a piercing.

8. OTP?
Kimye

9. What is your favorite show?
KUWTK

10. Who are your favorite bands?
Two Door Cinema Club, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Cage the Elephant

11. Something you miss?
The freedom of summer

12. Favorite song?
It changes all the time, but at the moment my favourite is All My Friends by Snakehips

13. How old are you?
14

14. Zodiac sign?
Pieces

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Funny but understanding and loyal.

16. What is your favorite quote?
"Turn your wounds into wisdom" ~ Oprah

17. Who is your favorite actor?
Jennifer Lawrence

18. Favorite color?
Burnt orange

19. Loud music or soft?
It really depends on the situation. Sometimes loud, sometimes soft.

20. Where do you go when you’re sad?
When I'm sad, I like to bury my nose as far into a book as possible.

21. How long does it take you to shower?
I shower before school so I have to be quick. I usually take 10 minutes.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
For school, it takes me about half an hour but at the weekend it takes about two hours.

23. Have you ever been in a physical fight?
I have two little brothers and I will admit that I have thrown a few punches at them in the past. I don't physically hurt them anymore

24. Turn on’s?
A boy with a good vocabulary.

25. Turn off’s?
Narcissism, lack of personal hygiene and a bad sense of humour.

26. The reason I joined youtube?
I've always loved makeup and I wanted to connect with people with similar interests to me.

27. What are your fears?
Unlike a lot of people, I don't mind spiders but any organism that is slimey makes me want to get sick.

28. Last thing that made you cry?
The Office. That show is so funny!

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
Last night I told my aunt I love Adele.

30. Meaning behind your blog name?
I'm a pale individual so when I used to ask my mum if I could wear fake tan she would tell me that I was "Pale and interesting". I don't really understand the meaning of the phrase but I like the sound of it!

31. Last book you read?
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

32. The book you’re currently reading?
Skippy Dies

33. Last show you watched?
Malcolm in the Middle

34. Last person you talked to?
The person I refer to in Question 35...

35. The relationship between you and the last person you texted?
I'm working on it... ;)

36. What is your favorite food?
Rashers 

37. Place you want to visit?
New York. I couldn't be more excited because I'm going this summer!!!

38. Last place you were?
School 💕

39. Do you have a crush?
Dunno if it counts because we're basically married.

40. Last time you kissed someone?
Private!

41. Last time you were insulted?
My friendship with Emma mainly consists of insults so she was probably the last person to insult me (love ya girlo x).

42. Favourite flavor of sweet?
Sour apple flavour

43. What instruments do you play?
Viola and ukulele

44. Favorite piece of jewelry?
A fox bracelet that I got with my friend, Maeve

45. Last sport you played?
Bucket ball... My PE teacher invented it on the spot. It consists of two teams trying to throw a ball into a bucket on the opposite side of the court while the other team defend the bucket. It's awful.

46. Last song you sang? 
Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys. Getting psyched for NYC already!

47. Favorite pick up line?
Are you well, 'cause her lookin' well"

48. Have you ever used it?
No.

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
I've been hanging out with my granny a lot lately since I'm living with her.

50. who should answer these questions next?
My blogger friends, Ailish, Rhia and Lizz.


You can find me on social media here:

Twitter: paleninterestin
Bloglovin': paleandinteresting
Email (business related only): clarehanniganmb@gmail.com

Friday, 4 March 2016

Three Product Makeup Look | Collab with Signed With A Smile

Hello!

I'm the kinda girl that likes to go all in for her makeup. I mean contour, blush, highlight... the whole works each day. That's why I was really intrigued by Rhia's suggestion for a collaboration post.

If you don't read Signed With A Smile (Rhia's blog) I strongly urge you to head over and have a gander! You can find Rhia's post here.

She suggested that we would challenge each other to create a full makeup look using only three products. So, I sat down with a cup of tea and a notepad and deliberated which three products I would use.

In the end I was very pleased with outcome!





Foundation
I decided to choose foundation as one of my three products as, although I don't have spots that I need to cover up, I do have a heck of a lot of redness.

Using a RealTechniques Expert Face Sponge, I applied this to my face and neck. I used my finger to concentrate a small amount under my eyes to conceal dark circles.

Blush
Here's where things got creative. I needed a product that I could use for three or four purposes and I'm glad to say I found one!

Using MAC's ProLongwear Blush in the shade Breath of Plum, I filled in my eyebrows with an small angled brush. It may sound crazy but, filling them in lightly, it looked very natural. If you have blonde hair or sparse eyebrows this step might not be for you but I only needed something to thicken them up and it looked great.

I then used the same blush for, the obvious use of, warming up my cheeks by applying it to the apples.

I decided then to take Breath of Plum through my crease with an Essence Eye Brush. I blended it out and then concentrated it on the outer V of my eye with a denser, domed brush. It created a simple but pretty effect.

Then, picking up some blush on my ring finger I applied it to my lips in dabbing motions. This just gave a tint to the lips that lasted surprisingly long.

Mascara
My third and final choice was Soap & Glory's Thick and Fast mascara. I couldn't bare the thought of finishing the look without mascara as it would make my eyes look like beady little marbles.

I took another angled eye brush and collected some of the mascara on it. I used it to line my upper lash line. This step turned out a lot better than I was expecting and I got comments on my Instagram post saying "What eyeliner are you wearing?".

I finally curled my lashes and applied a thick layer of mascara.


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I really enjoyed creating and writing this post as it was a real challenge! I encourage all of my blogging friends to attempt this as it was great craic! It goes to show that you don't need a huge makeup collection to create a day-to-day look.

Thanks for reading and make sure to check out Rhia's post!
Clare x