Saturday, 17 September 2011

Nail polish bargains

A while back when my laptop was being repaired I wandered into my local pharmacy and found they had a clearance on some essence nail polishes so of course I had to pick some up, here's what I got:

Essence "Chacalaca" from Whoom! Boom Collection
A lovely inky blue colour

Essence "You've got the Art" from the Whoom! Boom Collection  
Sort of a yellow green colour
Essence "Andy you're a Star" from the Whoom! Boom collection
A really bright orange
Essence's Colour and Go regular polishes in "Movie Star"
This looks so handy, can't wait to try it out will be good for doing polka dots too :)

Here are some swatches of these beauties:

So that's it, A lovely few nail polishes to add to my collection for half price, they certainly softened the blow of losing all my files off my laptop,
RubySkullrose xx

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Brush Cleaning Time!

So this is a job that can be a bit tedious but trust me it is truly worth it and hygienic! Dirty face brushes can contain oil buildup which can block your pores and cause breakouts and dirty eyeshadow brushes will cause your eyeshadow application to turn muddy especially if there is dark eyeshadow on them.
So cleaning your brushes is essential for flawless application. I would recommend cleaning your brushes at least once a month or twice if you have oily skin. In between these deep cleans you can wipe off your brushes on clean cloth after use.
Okay so on to what we will need:
  • Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
  • A sink
  • Yourself
  • A clean old towel to set out your clean brushes on
Step 1

Pour a small amount of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo into the palm of your hand.

Step 2

Swirl the brush around in the palm of your hand, you will notice the product starting to come off.

Step 3

Rinse of your brush until the water runs clear and you have a lovely clean brush! (while rinsing hold the brush downwards and only wet the brush part do not let water go into the ferule i.e. the bit where the metal and wood meet)
Step 4
Gently squeeze off the excess water with a clean dry towel, and reshape your brushes before finally setting them out on a clean dry folded towel with the brush end hanging off the edge of the towel.
Once they’re fully dry you can gently swirl the fluffy brushes on the palm of a clean hand to fan them back out a bit. I hope that was useful for you, happy cleaning.

Till next time,
 RubySkullrose xx

Green and Purple FOTD

Today I used my 120 palette to create a green and purple eyeshadow look, I wasn’t going anywhere in particular but the day looked nice and I felt colourful.

For the highlight I used Bourjois “Blanc Diaphane”, Its a pretty shimmer white

The lipstick I put on at first was Rimmel Londons “Be Bold” a fab coral shade, I decided to use Gosh lipstick in “Darling” to tone down the colour for going out during the day and the result was very pretty:

Until next time,
RubySkullrose xx


Hey everyone on the 23rd of July I participated in the Dublin Zombie Walk. It was so much fun and was to raise money for the RNLI and Irish Cancer Society. Apparently there were over 400 zombies in the walk and we raised around 5000 for the charities. No official recorder showed up so the numbers were not recorded officially so hopefully next year we will have one. It was so much fun that next year I surely will be heading to it again. Here are some photos from the day,

Me as a Zombie, Makeup done my yours truly

Cool zombie

Zombie Bride and Priest

Zombie Jesus

Some fake blood on the path

Until next time,
RubySkullrose xx


So I’ve bit the bullet, took the bull by the horns and decided to do something I’ve been thinking about for quite some time, and that is write a blog. Mostly I’ll do makeup looks (FOTD aka Face of the day) or nail looks (NOTD aka Nails of the day), makeup reviews and I’m sure there will be a bit of personal life threw in the mix also. So sit tight and watch this space,
Ruby Skullrose xx