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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

X Factor RANT

Hey Everyone :)


Well for those of you outside the UK and Ireland you probably can't see the X Factor unless you watch it on YouTube.
Have you seen these twins perform?
There 17 year old identical twins from Dublin, Ireland.
I know it's bad but I would recommend you to go look at the state of there audition.
When they first came out they tried to address the audience, get the crowd interested, but Simon (Cowell) was having none of it! Being from Ireland and having them as the only Irish entry it is such a disgrace... Ireland has talent under every rock and around every corner... Alot of places do, so to have these talentless twins go out there trying to represent Ireland is embarrassing. I think they would be good motivational speekers or actors but not singers. And just because Louis Walsh is Irish doesn't mean he should favor them. Well heck if he's going to favour Irish contestants i should go for it next year (despite what my friends say...they tell me go for it for 2010).
The X factor team decided to pull out of doing the dublin auditions but as far as I know they still allow people from Ireland to go over and audition. But rumour has it that Ruth Lorenzo from the 2008 X Factor finals was voted out because she travelled from Spain to do the auditions! But there was one from Jamaica this year too. So who knows... Air ah.

So chatting on... Do you recognise this girl? She's around 11 here but she's 19 now.
This is Stacey McClean. She was a member of the kids band S club Juniors/ S Club 8. She auditioned for the X Factor 2009. She won her spot on the kids band for auditioning for the band S Club 7. After the band split, Stacey finished off her schooling and did some modelling. With a passion for music still running through her veins she auditioned for the X Factor.

This is Stacey at her first X Factor audition. She is stunning and a really talented singer. I think she deserves to be on the final show or at least make it to the judges houses.
Two of her S club 8 bandmates, Rochelle and Frankie, are now both in a successful girlband The Saturdays. So I think it would be good for Stacey to also get back to music.
Well done to her for having the guts to try and get back to the music industry and going out onto that stage and performing in front of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Danni Minogue and Cheryl Cole. I don't think I'd have the guts to do it.
Just a bit of personal jabber... feel free to continue reading to know a bit more about me... :)
All my friends and family tell me I should go for it and go audition for the X Factor next year (2010) but I don't know if I'd have the confidence to do it. I love singing. it helps me to relax and I just love doing it. I entered "teen idol", a singing competition for 13-17 yr olds, and I sang Christina Aguileras Fighter. At the time it was a popular song for many of the other entrants to sing. I was so nervous and screwed up, Well I sang it but blanked myself out so I could've gone all wrong. But ya, so my confidence got knocked back in terms of my singing. And my weight is also a confidence knocker... I get called fat at least once every night I go out by men and it hurts, and then some 14 year old shouted fatty at me in the street and wanted to know my weight! I mean like do people have no respect or curtisy any more? Anyone had there confidence knocked before? Leave me a comment below and let me know.
Lots of Love xoxo
Update, twins made it onto the live shows and are part of the final 3 groups that got onto the show. Also, Stacey McClean didn't make it past the judges homes.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm loving.... Urban Decay

Hey Everyone :)


If you know someone that may be interested in reading my blog please pass on my blog address!

So this blog is about Urban Decay products...

Short story to explain what happened...


Ok, so i was walking around town waiting for my class to start at 12 but had to wait around for an hour so I decided to go into debenhams and have a look around. So i tested some perfumes and swatched some products and then headed over to the Urban Decay section. There was a woman working there and all summer there hadn't been so she asked to show me the new palette, So I said go ahead... and I LOVED it! It has 16 colours which 8 are exclusive to the palette and its limited edition! And then she told me she was new and wanted something to do so she did make-up on my face using surreal skin mineral foundation, baked bronzer in bronze shimmer, gold and brown shimmer eyeshadows on my eyes and the new ink for eyes cream eyeliner in brown. And I loved the finished look. She did a really great job for her 2nd day on the job. She was friendly and complementary (she said I had flawless skin, lovely eyelashes and lovely eyes). So I told her I'd be back to buy some of these next week. When i get them I will do swatches on my blog for youto see for yourself.

All colours mentioned here suit blue eyes amazingly! I got lots of compliments from friends that day on how my make-up looked!




The inside detailis of peacock feathers and has a book of different looks in the open section.





The colours are gorgeous and comes with two 24/7 eyeliners (black and brown) and a mini potion primer. Its is available for €36.



I think Urban Decay products are well worth the money. The products are of good quality and the packaging is so nice.


Lot of Love xoxo

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

If you think boyband dancings funny check this out!

Hey everyone :)
These videos have been uploaded and made by my good friend Ashleigh. She doesn't have many videos up but the ones up are funny spur of the moment ideas!


If you think boy band dancing funny check this outout her mike filth video!

check out her YouTube channel:




Lots of love xoxo

Friday, September 18, 2009

Freshman at College...Just started today!

Hey Everyone :)

I just started college today. I am doing secretary and customer care in Cork. I'm looking forward to it. It should be a good year. I finished early so I decided to go to a stationary shop (easons) and get myself some new stuff for school. I got a cute pink polka dot pencil case, heart sweet A4 pad and some highlighters. Check out my pics below.



Got this for €4 in Heatons


My polka dot pencil case


My cute and colourful highlighters


Also my sister is in the same college as me this year doing a PLC course like me and she bought me a stapler, hole punch and desk sharpener from Tesco. :) (Thanks sis)




My new stapler and hole punch


This is the cool desk sharpener

Benefit Peace Love & Glossiness lipgloss set/ 17 solo eyeshadow

Hey everyone :)


I was just looking at my make-up collection earlier today and realised I'd love to share with everyone my 17 solo eyeshadows.







They are available from boots in the UK or Ireland. (don't know anywhere else)









I have two, punky purple and pink. These eyeshadows are highly pigmented and the colours available are gorgeous. I love them.

Also, I love Benefit's "Peace Love & Glossiness" lipgloss set.











The colours are:

*My people, your people

*Who does your work?

*Talk to my agent

*Magic
*Kiss you

*24K






I have no idea which ones which! But I love the names too. Haha.



The packaging is so cute too. Cute and girly :)










Lots of Love xoxo

Benefit creaseless cream shadow/liner

Hey Everyone :)


<----------------These are swatches of my three benefit creaseless cream shadow/liner. Top is recess, middle is birthday suit and bottom is skinny jeans. I love love love birthday suit.Its a bronze shimmery colour.







The packaging is so so cute. Its very different to other make-up brands.

The jar of product looks quite small but theres a good bit of product there.

This is birthday suit. It is a golden bronze colour and it is so gorgeous.

I'm sorry about the bad pictures but I had to use a webcam because mine and my sisters camera broke :( After christmas I'll have way better pictures, hang in there :)

Btw I LOVE the colour RSVP and Tattle Tale. I saw a swatch of RSVP on Liparazzi's blog. Its such a gorgeous colour. I love the colour tattle tale as a daywear natural looking shade! I must go on a benefit shop soon and collect all the new things I really want to try for some time now!


If you've tried any benefit product that you find good please let me know :)

Lots of Love xoxo

Benefit Cosmetics

Hey everyone :)






This blog is about Benefit cosmetics. :) I really like there products. The packaging is so cute and girly and they have all products that help make your complection look better i.e. "you're bluffing". For those who don't know it is a redness concealing wand :) It really does work.

Ok, so the reason I'm writing this blog is because I really like the idea of these few products... Eyecon, Matterial Girl and Lemon Aid. (pictures below)





Eyecon is an eye brightening cream. I know a lot of people would think these products are justb gimmicks. Maybe they are but it's up to me to find that out. I sleep late and am up early and have long days at college so an eye brightening cream would really freshen up my face and make me look more fresh and awake!! :P










Next up is a new product... Matterial Girl... its a matte finish setting powder. I look really shiny with foundation and need as much help as possible setting my foundation because I'm quite a sweaty person... gross and too much info I know, just trying to be honest!!... so if you have tried this or know of a review post it below :)











Last but not least is Lemon Aid. I have only recently discovered eye primer. I got Urban Decays Primer Potion in a sample size and it worked really well but I'm not happy about the bad packaging and having to de-pot it myself so I would rather by something easier to use.... I'm lazy!! :D Its yellow too, so thats good for me because my eyelids are kind of redish pigmented!








Thanks for reading :) Comment below!


Lots of Love,


Kathy xoxo

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Collage - my blog banner

Hey Everyone :)

This is my blog banner. I made it myself on www.photovisi.com. It was so so easy to make. And its really cool for other pictures and there are many other designs. I really like the website. It is really easy to follow.



I'm so going to make more of these :)

Thanks for reading
xoxo

Gosh Light'n Shine Lip Glaze

Hey Everyone :)



This is just a quick blog to let everyone in on my secret weapon on nights out ;) I am so so so loving Gosh's light'n shine lip glaze!! I always wear it when I go out on the town.




Reasons why I love it so much:
* Its applicator is a brush, not sponge.
* It has a shimmery glittery look.
* There are many different colours (as seen in the pictures) and I own the 3rd one from the left. Its a sutble pink colour. I love all the colours and they all spread on really nicely.

OmG... my favourite part of this lipgloss and what really makes it stand out to me is the mirror on the side and the light in the top!! WOW how cool is that! I loce it so much! All my friends were fascinated by it too. Its so handy when applying lipgloss in dodgy lighting!! Check out the pictures below.

Love it, Love it, Love it.








Lots of Love xoxo
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kanye West: WTF!!

Hey everyone :)

Just a rant about STUPID Kanye West and AMAZINg Taylor Swift and Beyonce!!

F*ck You Kanye Stinking West!!

Kanye West is the most selfish, racist, dispicable, full of sh*t, mean, heartless load I have ever seen. What he did to Taylor Swift was totally uncalled for! Beyonce had nothing to do with that and Kanye is all for black power. I am in no way racist. He is spouting off about how black people should win awards and how black people haven't won awards in 2 years. SPEAK FOR YOURSELF! No-one wants anything to do with him. (except his questionable looking girlfriend)He is worthless. He is so mean and heartless. He is just plain a*s crazy! If it was anyone else accepting that award he wouldn't have had the balls to get up there but because it was young 19 year old Taylor Swift. Judging from the YouTube video I saw of the horrible event she was speechless over the a*sholes action.

And other artists back up Taylor Swift... Pink tweeted "My heart goes out to taylor swift. She is a sweet and talented girl and deserved her moment" and "Kanye west is the biggest piece of shit on earth", Perez Hilton says "Next time Kanye West wins some award, everyone should bum rush the stage!" (true haha), Ryan Seacrest tweeted "Vma's- I feel like taylor is my little sister. I just called her to say was proud of her and she was so brave to crush it right after! Love".

And also on Ryan Seacrests twitter this was posted "New Kanye- "I feel like Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents. That was Taylor's moment. I had no right to take from her. Im truly sorry."‬‪ kw" To be honest no amount of apology would make up for what experience was taken from Taylor.


Koodose to Beyonce for bringing Taylor Swift back on stage to have her time to shine. I think Taylors performance was outstanding especially after what happened. That would've knocked me back. She is a strong person. I think it was very kind of Beyonce to give up her time. It was Taylors first VMA moonman award and to have that experience ruined by a heartless jerk was just cruel!
Both Taylor Swift and Beyonce are both extremely talented artists and I think they both deserved to win an award. They are both stunning women and they both have amazing singing voices, different to each other.

Well done to everyone who won an award and also all who performed. Amazing creativity. (Lady Gaga)!! :P

Thanks for stopping by :) xoxo

Comment... :D

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Monday, September 14, 2009

TAG!: products that I'm loving atm

Hey everyone :)

Was reading a tag blog posted Liparrazi and decided to post this tag in my Blog :D

Products I'm using and loving at the moment that work for me:

*Shampoo: "Yes to... Tomatoes" Daily Volumizing Shampoo
*Conditioner: "Yes to... Tomatoes" Daily Volumizing Conditioner, 3 minute miracle reconstructor deep conditioner
*Styling products: L'Oréal Elnett hairspray,
*Shower Gel: Imperial Leather in Japanese Spa Foamburst
*Body moisturiser:
*Deodorant: Dove Go Fresh lemon deodrant
*Fake Tan: L'oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer Self-tanning Lotion
*Cleanser: Neutrogena Wave Cleanser
*Exfoliator: Lush sugar scrub
*Primer: Benefit 'That Gal' face brightening primer, Gosh velvet touch foundation primer.
*Foundation brush: Cheap brush from pharmacy.
*Concealer: Benefit erase paste
*Powder: Maybeline Dream Matte Powder
*Blusher: Benefit Dandelion Blush
*Bronzer: Benefit 10 Blush with bronzer
*Highlighter: Benefit High Beam
*Eyeshadow base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
*Eyeshadows: Rimmel quid or coastal scents shimmer pallette
*Eyeliner: Rimmel Kohl liner
*Curler: cheap from pharmacy
*Mascara: Maybeline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara (Best mascara)
*Lipstick: Barry M lip paint in Marshmallow
*Lipgloss: Gosh lipgloss in 0068 (light pink)
*Nail Colour: NyC in madison avenue (red)

I tag anyone reading this who hasn't done this already.

Thanks for watching... :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kandee Johnson... anything I say here wont do justice!!

Hey Everyone :)

Ok, so for those of you who managed to escape the clutches of YouTube Kandee Johnson is a guru.


She does videos on everything from hair, make-up, advice and her life!! She is absolutely my NO. 1 guru on YouTube! She is funny, kind, happy, lovely, stunning and open. She just doesn't hold back. She has fun in everything... she dresses outrageous (in a good way!) and she doesn't care what people think! I would definitely recommend for everyone reading this to go watch her videos! She is an amazing person, so bubbly and wacky!





She has these beauty seminars, aka Kandee Johnsons Glaminars, that she shows people different make-up looks in front of groups of people and she talks to them all in person.

She is such an open person. She does a whole video on the struggles she had to face a teen becoming a young adult. She is a mom-of-three gorgeous children.


Kandee is so talented. She does videos on how to make your complexion clearer looking with foundation. Also how to make your lips look bigger or your eyes brighter. She really is "Dr. Kandee" as she said in a blog!





Her blog is: http://www.kandeethemakeupartist.blogspot.com/



Her YouTube is: www.youtube.com/kandeejohnson



Lots of Love xoxo
Check her out and leave a comment and let me know what ye think :)

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Random night out + FOTN

Hey Everyone :)

Some snaps of a night out in Cork city on Thursday 10th Sept. Fun Fun...

me and Ashleigh posing...
After a few drinks at her house...
Me whipping Sinead with a belt... thats how we do :P
Some of the gang in the Brog...
Me doing a drunken fool pose in front of friends car...
It was an extremely fun night... drunk some vodka and raspberry squash at Ashleighs house with AnnMarie and Sinead. Then we went to The Brog in the city and me and Sinead did tequila shots, put on some sunglasses and played fooseball and then grabbed all our friends out dancing the night away :P
Just a random blog :)
Lots of Love x

YouTube Guru's :)

Hey everyone :)


Just a quick blog to let people know a bit about my YouTube obsession!! :D

I was preparing to go to OXEGEN in July and wanted to do some research on dry shampoo. I came across a video by allthatglitters21 aka Elle. Then I had a look at some of her other videos and came across her sister juicystar07 and so I subscribed to both there channels. They are both guru's on YouTube and do tutorials, make-up looks, hair care and styles and also product reviews.



From watching these girls I also came across other guru's such as xsparkage, euchanté, lollipop26 but to name a few of my favourite :D



Another guru I really like is Queenbeeuty aka Kalel. She is such a genuine nice girl, she does her videos in front of a cool collage background, she does really cool videos and also, my favourite shes a hooters girl :D I've never been to hooters but it looks like such a fun place to work!





Check out there guru's on YouTube, there videos are really interesting and are just a "quick" video... hehe. Most guru's say it's only going to be a a quick video but they go on for about 10 minutes hehe :P

I love Kandee Johnson's videos so much I'm gonna do a blog about her separately!! :D

Bye xoxo

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Khloe Kardashian poses naked for Charity
(revealed: 21st March 2009)
Poses with (l-r) Kris Jenner, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney with her Peta campaign poster.

I absolutely love this woman... Seriously (not in a weird way) but she has such a powerful voice and I think her PETA campaign was amazing...

I saw the episode of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" where PETA showed her the video... I was seriously shocked and I think if she did more charity work she'd be amazing at it!



AND also I think shes amazing, shes such a lovely person and shouldn't be afraid of what others think because honestly, there's always one person in a group or family that's picked on, in this case its Khloe and its not fair... shes such a nice person and is always there for her family looking after Kiely and Kendall and shes not afraid to speak her mind!! Which I think is good, it builds up a skin on people, ya the truth hurts but get over it!!! Well I think shes great... leave me a comment and let me know what you think....


Thanks, Bye xoxo

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Review: New The Max Volume Flash Mascara by Rimmel London

Disclaimer: I in no way work for any make-up companies and this review is based solely on my own personal opinion and do not have any personal grudges against Rimmel or any other make-up brands.

Hey Everyone,

Please read the disclaimer (in red) before continuing.

This review is based on the new mascara by Rimmel London known as "The Max volumising mascara".


Packaging: The packaging is very cute and girly. I love the pink and gold combo and the chunky container is good to match the idea of volumising.


Brush: The brush is thick and large, as you can see in the picture. When I opened the mascara after purchasing it I noticed a lot of product build-up on the brush and I thought maybe that was just to do with the fact it hadn't been open yet and all that, but my other new mascara wasn't like that when opened so I wasn't going to make up an excuse for product build-up.


Result: I personally don't like this product. I cleaned my eyelashes totally of product and then added The Max mascara to my top lashes first and immediately I noticed they clumped and I used a lash brush also but it didn't help. Product built-up on my lashes and made them look awful... This is a picture I found that resembles what I am talking about. It is NOT a picture of my lashes and I do not claim that it does but it is just an idea of what I am talking about.


I hope this doesn't stop you trying the product out for yourself or going out buying other Rimmel London products because I love there other products.


Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and leave a comment and let me know what you think of the product...

Bye, xoxo


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Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to my first blog :)

I hope to update my blog at least once a week... I will do hair, make-up and organisation stuff on my blog... any other requests please leave a comment below :)

My name is Kathy and this is my lushblush21 Make-up is a Girls Best Friend blog. I love make-up and doing my hair. I also love organisation (make-up and rooms). I love heading out with my friends and clubbing. I know that is a lot of things I love but I love them all! [post recently edited - 2011!]

I'm just about to start a secretarial course in College and am so excited to be starting. Also I'm re-organising my room and will hopefully put up a video on YouTube with it all done :)

Watch this space ;)

Love you,
Kathy xoxo


Me... princess diva as usual :)