First beauty samples of 2018

Taking the advice of a friend who worked as a makeup artist in L.A, I decided to buy myself a monthly beauty box subscription.

The particular box she recommended doesn’t ship to Ireland unfortunately so looking into it further I discovered I’m pretty limited for choice.

Out of probably only four options, I decided to go with Birch Box. I have just received the January subscription. I must say it’s alright but only that. I’ve decided I will subscribe for another couple of months and see how it goes (I’ll post future boxes here).

There is a way to bypass restrictions and have US and UK suppliers products to Ireland called AddressPal.  The box my friend recommended was Ipsy so I might try that next.

The box is overall cute, girly yet basic but it’s got some fun diary sticky. The products are average range. The pencils are easy to apply and are not bad. Texture hairspray is always good and the primer has a nice sheen. Overall I would give it 3/5.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions please comment below.




Here are six trends that are stated to be “all the rage” for 2015. These have been taken form The Guardian’s Fashion Statement. Some I agree with, some I don’t. What is your opinion?  Will you be popping these trends or will you be drumming to your own beat?

6. The Ponytail Lift: This is a cheep trick to make yourself look younger. The fact its become a”trend” means we will have lots of people walking around looking like Mrs. Stretch. The idea is that you pull the ponytail back so tightly that it pulls your face with it. Fast way to hair loss and looking like an alien if you ask me.

5. Negative Space Nail Art: This is neither here nor there, literally. The idea is that half the nail is painted and the other half is left blank. Its whatever you make it.

4.The Brazilian Butt Lift: I am not into fat butts nor do I see them as any bit attractive, but (pun intended) if that’s what you want, go get it girl! Since the Paper Magazine cover, butt augmentation procedures have risen. I think this is the craziest trend. It might be in today gone tomorrow and you will be left thousands of dollars/pounds/euros in dept and with a dreadful derrière.

3. The Power Brow: OMG. How can people think that wearing caterpillars on their face is a good look!? Wear what you have naturally I say, and just define it elegantly with an eyebrow pencil. Don’t pluck to much or dye them black if you are mousy or fair and don’t follow trends unless they suit you. Do what is best for your face not what looks good on catwalk models or because a magazine says so. Be you. It is far more individual.

2. Twighy Lashes: The 60s was an era full of inspiration, funky futuristic styles, psychedelic music and Twiggy. I think Twiggy’s look was chic for the time. Any comeback form the 60’s gets the thumbs up form me 🙂

1. The Cat Eye Swoop: This I love! I have always been into black eye liner that shapes and adds a sexiness to the eyes. Cleopatra and Bridget Bardot were the trail blazers of this ultra sophisticated and sexy look. The bigger the better 😉

So these are seemingly the trends for 2015. Its all about going BIG! Big butts, brows, lashes, hair and nails. I can see whats going to happen here. This time next year it will be exactly the opposite so don’t follow trends. Set them!

Antonia K. Moore

Face, Hair & Body

How are you all? I have been a bit slack of late. Its been a little while since I posted, apologies my little fashion followers. Anyway to keep our fingers sticky I have a few very simple and affordable products I d like to share. Sometimes you dont have to blow the bank to get the full effect.

Here I have Victoria’s Secret body moisturizer in Forever Pink with pink tuberose and pear. This is such a lush lotion that hydrates the skin and is fast absorbing and contains a nourishing formula of Aloe Vera, Oat and Grapeseed extracts plus vitamin C and E. It feels smooth and replenishing on the skin.

For the face a very obtainable Nivea cream Q10 SPF 30. Feels like Cashmere on the face and works well under make-up. This can be bought anywhere and is a reliable day cream. I am so glad the companies are coping onto the fact that an SPF 30 is needed to protect the skin rather  than a lame unuseful SPF 15 that’s has little or no barrier protection.

Also on my list, for the hair Argan Oil with Moroccan Argan Oil extract really hydrates and revitalises the hair. I find sometimes the water in cities can be hard, therefore leaving your hair dry and breakable. A few drops of this oil once a week, combed through the hair really works!!

So there you have the basic summer essentials to keep your Face, Hair and Body hydrated from the outside, looking and smelling great.


A really cheap and highly beneficial beauty buy is Almond OIl! Almond oil can be used for a multitude of things such as being a great all over body moisturiser, massage it onto the scalp it can help hair to grown and become thicker, it helps with dark circles under the eye, it is 100% natural,  is so cheap at only £1.59… Seriously… I tried it and found it helped to brighten my skin. Its also great over salads as a dressing  😉 I recommend you try it out and see for yourself. Its a great item to have at hand. Apply on face and/or body to give the skin some natural moisture that it needs. Its a total winner!



I have tried many facial scrubs but I went for the less likely last. After trying many high end exfoliators I found they just don’t do it for me with their micro beads and minimising pore promises. I never enjoyed using products with micro beads as you have to work 3 times as hard to exfoliate and they seem to just get lost or sucked into your skin. Not particularly enjoyable and give little result.

Looking for something cheap and temporary while I was on holiday I picked up St Ives. I found it to be just what I was looking for.

St Ives does exactly what it says on the tin. It has the old fashioned larger exfoliant beads, is 100% natural, smells great for the first time it really leaves my skin soft and smooth. This is a product that I will stick to. Its affordable and I love the fact that its 100% natural. You can buy it in any Boots, Superdrug, Tescos or anywhere what sell beauty regime products. A great buy.


Seems as I was reading recently that new stem cell technology is the way forward with anti ageing skin care, I thought Id share an affordable option. This lil pot from Origins (with SPF 25, very important) is only £46 in comparison to Dr Levy £280 and 3Lab £189.

The stem cells of all living things help to regenerate organs and skin etc. The skin care laboratories have decided to add plant stem cells to help regenerate skin and fight the ageing process. So far it has been the most successful of most experiments due to the natural qualities, effects and sustainability in production for one cell can generate millions.

I’m going to try this out and see how I get on and if it makes a difference. Lets find out if this stem cell renewal is really what it’s cracked up to be or if it’s another one trick pony 😉




This is where I got my nails done on Harlesden High Street. Hollywood Nails. It’s not the most glamorous  and not exactly the friendliest but at £10 a manicure who can go wrong!? Must be the cheapest in London. What suits you suits me as one might say 😉 I love this electric blue nail colour. Cheap as chips 🙂

Blue Blue Electric Blue

Blue Blue Electric Blue

(Mmm Chips. Not a bad name for a nail store… 😉