Review: Madison Makeup Berry Bold Palette

Another day, another review! Today’s beauty review is all about the latest beauty product that has recently entered my life which is the Berry Bold palette from Madison Makeup.

About two weeks ago I attended the launch of Madison Makeup in Dublin. Madison Makeup is an Irish brand founded by Paul Mooney.  It was such a great night as I got to network among other bloggers and enjoy the complimentary drink. Not only this but I was also gifted with a goodie bag on leaving the party. In the goodie bag I received a contour palette and the berry bold palette. The Berry Bold Palette contains 10 eyeshadows with shades such as pink champagne, rich berry, neutral browns and four highlighters. The Contour Palette has six contour shades in it from light, medium and dark and to finish with the Palette has a luminous highlighter and beautiful blusher. Once I seen the berry bold palette I knew I was going to love it!

So the other day I figured why not try out the palette considering I have the time to mess around with the colours to create a makeup look with it. I knew by looking at it that I wanted to go for a berry tone look. The shades I used to achieve my eye look were BURNT, BLUSH, SCARLET and DO. I was so surprised as to how pigmented the eyeshadows were! They blended so well and I didn’t need much on my brush at all when applying them. I had this makeup on all day and the eyeshadows didn’t crease once so I was very impressed. For my highlighter I used the DAISY shade which is such a beautiful soft pink highlighter that went on so nicely. To finish off my makeup look I applied Mac WHIRL lipliner and lipstick.


Overall, I was very impressed with the pigmentation of the eyeshadows and highlighters. This was the first look I tried out using the palette and I was so happy with how it turned out. This palette retails at €19.95, an absolute bargain if you ask me for the quality of it. It would be such a perfect gift for either a friend or girlfriend because they would get so much use out of it! Down below are some close up shots of the look I created.











Hope you enjoyed today’s review and happy shopping!



Birthday Makeup


Hey guys!

Just a quick little blog post about my birthday makeup from last weekend. Last Saturday I turned 20 which was scary at first because I realised l’m a year away from actually having to be an adult and act responsible lol but now I’ve kind of settled into this fact of no longer being a teenager.

For my birthday I headed home to Wexford from Maynooth with my boyfriend and had such a lovely weekend spent at home with my friends and family. With work and college I rarely get to see my friends and family anymore so it was great catching up with everyone.

In the midst of planning my birthday I had to worry about how I’d have time to do my makeup as I knew I would be in a rush all day getting everything prepared for my birthday dinner. Luckily Roisin Leacy from Airbase Ireland saved the day by getting in contact with me to offer me a makeup application from one of her head makeup artists. I was delighted about this offer because it would mean i would no longer have to worry about my birthday makeup and I have always wanted to try out airbase makeup as I’ve heard so many good things about it.

My makeup was applied by Shay Wakerley(@shaywakerley) and it only took 45 minutes which was perfect. She used many products I have never used before such as Airbase makeup using an airbrush applicator. The airbrush was so soft on my skin and literally felt like a mini fan blowing air onto my face which felt so nice and relaxing. I asked Shay for a smokey eye look and I was delighted with how it turned out at the end! The airbase makeup lasted for most of the night which was about 5 hours. This for me would be less than normal in relation to how long my makeup lasts as usually my makeup would last for 8 hours or more before it starts to wear off or get patchy. I loved how Shay used various types of products from different brands instead of most makeup artists who stick to using the one brand when doing my makeup.

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Overall I would recommend the airbase makeup as it looks flawless on and feels very light on the skin but I would only wear this makeup for events instead of an all day type makeup. The girls are based in Gorey Institute of Beauty in Wexford and they were kind enough to have their makeup artist come to my house to do my makeup which made things so much easier for me! Gorey Institute of beauty is an ITEC beauty training college which is known for being one of the best in beauty training so if anyone is interested in becoming a beauty specialist there are loads of different courses available there.



BROWS- anastasia beverly hills dip brow pomade in shade chocolate

CONCEALER UNDER BROWS- Mac select cover up NC15

EYES- Blank canvas master palette series one, Inglot sculpt powder No.506, Fuschia makeup eye shadows

LINER- Maybelline black gel liner

LASHES- Amazing shine lashes in style 43

FOUNDATION- Airbase foundation 03 and 04

CONCEALER- LA girl pro concealer in shade porcelain

POWDER- Airbase HD matte powder

BRONZER- Mac bronzer in shade dark tan

HIGHLIGHTER- Airbase HD glow powder

LIPS- Art deco gloss in shade 25, Makeup studio lipstick in shade 4


Much Love,POSS3888[1]


Black Friday Discount Codes

With Black Friday only a day away many online stores have been providing us with some amazing discounts on all of their products which is great for people like us who want a bargain.

So I’ve decided to list out discount codes from some of my fave online stores so hopefully yous can all get some fab bits for an affordable price!



50% off everything: CYBER50


20% off everything: WIN20


30% off everything: BOOM


30% off everything: No code needed

Pretty Little Thing:

50% off everything


40% off everything: BLACK40

River Island:

20% off everything


30% off everything

Beauty Bay:

Up to 30% off everything.

Public Desire:

30% off everything: 30CYBER

In the style:

40% off everything: CYBER


20% off everything: THANKSHUN


25% off everything

Iconic London:
30% off everything
20% off everything: BLACK20
TRND Beauty: 
20% off everything: BLACKFRIDAY 
Beauty Bay:
Up to 30% off everything
Happy Shopping!
Much love,

Travel Diary: Nerja Spain

Hey Guys,

I decided to start a little travel diary as I do love to travel and would love to share my experiences and some information about the places I visit to you.

So as you all know from my Instagram I went to Nerja Spain with my family for a couple of days in August. I’ve been to so many places all over Spain but Nerja has definitely topped it for me, from the cute main streets to the picturesque views from the town square. The best part about this relaxed town is the fact that it isn’t full of tourists like most places in Spain so you get a real sense of the Spanish culture which I feel is very important.


Nerja is a resort town along southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. It’s seafront promenade, Balcón de Europa, tops a promontory with views of the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains. Below it lie sandy beaches and cliff side coves. Cueva de Nerja, a nearby cavern with unusual stalactites and stalagmites, hosts popular summertime concerts. It’s also known for its paleolithic paintings, viewable by guided tour.

How did we get there from Ireland?

We flew with Aer Lingus  from Dublin to Malaga (2-3 hours). So for me it was a quick flight as I slept most of the way which is always the case with me because I love my sleep lol!

Where we stayed?

We rented out a two bed apartment in an area called Oasis de Capistrano. The gorgeous white washed apartments over looked the ocean so the views every morning that I woke up to were beautiful! Also we were only a 10 minute walk from the town square and the beach which was so handy.

Where we ate?

  • Pinocchio Restaurant-  My family and I are serious pasta lovers so we know good Italian food when we see it and my god did we love their pasta!  The first night I had the lasagne and the second night I had the spaghetti bolonese, both tasted amazing. This place was so good that we eat there twice!
  • Little Italy- A family friend recommended this place to us saying the pizzas were divine and she was definitely right. Such great quality food at such a low price, 10/10.
  • La Taberna- We actually stumbled across this restaurant by accident and we were so glad we did because the Spanish cuisine here was excellent. We all ordered the same thing which was the seafood pasta. I never actually tried this dish before but I loved it so much and it was also great value for money as the portion size was huge!
  • Cafeteria Calabella- Great place for a coffee and some lunch. The only thing better than the coffee was the sea view as this cafe is situated on the cliff which over looks the ocean. Such stunning views.

I hope this little bit of info was useful for any of you who may consider a trip to Nerja, Spain in the future. Such a gorgeous little town!

Grace x


July Favorites

Is it me or did just July fly by?! I cannot believe it’s August already! I’m kind of upset that summer is almost over but in a way I’m happy it’s August because there’s so much going on for me this month including doing extra work on the “Little Women” movie and then I’m heading off on holiday as well.

I realised I have never done a monthly favorites blog post so today I have decided to share with you some products I have been loving this month. Just click on the images below to shop the products.


1. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation

I have been on the search for a full coverage foundation for weeks now and FINALLY I have found one. This foundation is so lightweight but literally stays on all day, love it so much! My shade is desert Y356.


2. KOKO Lashes style “Queen B”Any time I go full glam I always wear these lashes they are so gorgeous on and they go on so easily because the band isn’t too thick.

3. NYX Matte Setting Spray

Only recently started using this setting spray mainly because I ran out of my MAC Fix+ but for half the price of the MAC setting spray the NYX setting spray does a pretty good job at keeping my makeup in place.

4. Glamglow Hydrating Face Mask 

Always loved the glamglow masks but lately my skin has been feeling dry just from wearing makeup all of the time so I have been using the hydrating glamglow mask more so than the others. I usually put this on my skin once a week and it always leaves my skin feeling so fresh and hydrated.

5. Clarins Hydraquench Cream

As I mentioned my skin has been quite dry lately so I was advised to use a more hydrating moisturiser and even though it’s on the more expensive side I am in love with it, by far the best moisturiser I’ve ever used.

6.  Alfaparf Milano Diamond Hair Oil

This product was actually included in the goodie bag from the beauty blog awards. I’ve been putting it into my hair before I blow dry it after every wash. It makes my hair feel soo soft and not to mention smells amazing!

7. Kevin Murphy Angel Wash and Rinse 

Purchased these a couple of weeks ago and have been using them ever since. The smell is probably the best thing about these products but they also leave my hair feeling really soft!

8. Human + Kind Body Oil

This product was also included in the beauty blog awards goodie bag. I would rub this all over my body after every wash and it leaves my skin feeling so moisturised the next day. The best part is you don’t even need to use a lot as it spreads so easily!