Full Face of Lidl Makeup!

A little while ago Lidl released a makeup range called Cien. I was really excited to try it as I've had heard great things. So I popped down to my local Lidl and picked up the few bits that they had to offer. I bought their mascara, a lipstick, a lip gloss, nail polish and two of their eye shadows. I already had their BB Cream which I made a full video on. Here's how I got on....

Mascara - I like the mascara wand, it's very easy to apply. The formula is nice and wet but not so wet that it's messy. It is a lovely mascara for a natural makeup look. It doesn't give great volume or length. It's almost like it tints your lashes, as I said, very natural. 

Eye Shadows - I was really quite impressed with the eye shadows. They feel almost velvety to the touch. They blend easily and aren't patchy. I bought two of the four shades currently available, vanilla cream and brilliant brown. Vanilla Cream is a very light cream shade, almost translucent. I use this for setting my eye shadow primer. Brilliant Brown in the pan looks like it has some shimmer to it but when applied to the eyes it's actually matte and it's beautiful. Pigmentation wise, it takes a little bit of work to build up. I really like both of these colours and hope they add more shades to the range. 

BB Cream - I really like the BB Cream, it has a lovely fresh scent and feels cool to the skin when applied. My favourite thing about it is that it colour corrects my skin really well. It gives decent coverage without having a heavy feeling.  One layer would give you a lovely natural finish, I apply too as I need that extra bit of coverage. 

Nail Polish - This was a major surprise for me. I really really like it. The brush applies the polish really well, it's similiar to the Essence brushes. The polish itself is a lovely formula, applied really evenly and dried pretty quickly too. I was also impressed by how long they lasted without chipping! I didn't use a base coat or top coat and they didn't chip for about 3 or 4 days!! I also really love the colour, at first I wasn't sure about it but the more I've worn it the more it's grown on me. It's called 'Nude Brown' and is a gorgeous pinky brown. 

Lipstick - There was only one shade available in my Lidl and that was 'Fushia Pink' a shade I wouldn't necessarily of picked up. The colour just doesn't suit my skin tone and makes my teeth look a little yellow. Having said that again I was surprisingly impressed. It applied well, quite creamy. It was well pigmented and lasted on my lips for quite a while. 

Lipgloss - I have to be completely honest here,as I always am,  I hate lip glosses, I have never come across one that I like. I've tried both High end and High Street and I've yet to find one that I like. Unfortunately the Cien lip gloss was no different. It felt quite oily on my lips, the colour I felt wasn't really true to the colour represented on the tube. And it just felt uncomfortable on the lips. As I said I feel this way about most if not all lip glosses so if you're into lip glosses then maybe just try it yourself?

Overall I'm really impressed with the range that currently available and I'm excited to see what they bring out next! I did a full video trying all the makeup on for the first time over on my YouTube channel, I'd love if you gave it a watch and subscribed to my channel too! 

Erin X 

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Nenagh Enterprise Town & An Announcement!

This day last week was a big day for me. I stood on a stage in front of a very large group of people, all from my locality and told them all about what I did as a blogger, how I use social media and explaining what Tipperary Hour was. To say I was nervous would be an understatement, I was absolutely terrified. But I was also really grateful that Bank of Ireland thought of me and asked me to speak. I was so excited to see what opportunities it brought.

About 20 minutes after Gavin Duffy finished up, It was my turn. Strangely the minute I started talking I realised that actually I wasn't terrified, I was just really excited. All my nerves disappeared, I was speaking about something that I was passionate about, something that had become a part of my everyday life and something that has shaped me as a person. I was delighted with the reaction. SO many small businesses came up to me afterwards, it was a great feeling.

With that being said, as a result of taking part in the Nenagh Enterprise Town I am launching my own social media workshops. There will be three this year and I'll be doing some next year too. I am so excited to get started!  There will be three different workshops, one on Video & YouTube for beginners, one on Twitter Basics for beginners and lastly one on How to Start A Blog.

All three courses will be on in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh and they are €25 each.

Video & YouTube for Beginners - November 3rd - Book your place now!

Twitter Basics for Beginners - November 10th - Book your place now!

How to Start A Blog - December 1st - Book your place now!

I am so happy and excited for the upcoming weeks! If you have any questions about the workshops please do let me know and I'd really appreciate it if you could share the workshops or this post with anyone who you might think is interested! 

Erin X
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Chasing Ruby Chat Turns 2

I can't believe that this day two years ago, I set up this little blog! I had no idea that it would grow into the amazing adventure that it has! I'm so happy that I set up the blog and I'm so thankful for every single person who clicks in and has a little read! As a thank you, I'm going to run a giveaway!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is leave me a comment under this post & tell me what blog posts you'd like to see from me in the future!

One lucky winner will win...

Blank Canvas F30 brush 
Primark sleeping mask
Rimmel bronzer
Conefreys hair skin &nail supplements
The body shop black musk parfum
Sally Hansen nail varnish
Cocoa brown shampoo & conditioner 
Kiss lashes 
BDB eyebrow powder
Rimmel sun shimmer tan
La Roche posay lipkar x2

For an extra chance at winning you can enter over on my Facebook & Instagram! Thank you so much for all your continued support! 

Erin X
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Getting My Groove Back!

Well hello there,

It's been a while! I am so glad I took a break from blogging  and all thing social media. I really needed it. I just read my Life Lately blog post again and I can safely say I am no longer stuck in a rut. It's funny reading it back, I feel so differently now and it feels like I wrote that post ages ago, when in reality it was only about 6 weeks.

SO what's new? Well I moved back to Limerick and decorated my new room. I'm hoping to do a Uni Room Tour soon. It was really important for me to spend time decorating my room and make it a really happy space, as it's where I spend a good 70- 80% of my time. I'll go into more detail on that in the video.

I feel inspired again! I've a list as long as my arm for blog posts and videos I want to do. I'm so excited to get those up. I already started back on YouTube in September and I have three or four new videos up. I got a new phone FINALLY so I'm back on snapchat and Instagram and all things social!

In more exciting news I've been asked to speak at an event! It's for Enterprise Town and it's on the 14th of October, which is actually my second blogiversary! I also have more exciting news following that event but I'll keep quiet about that for the moment. But just know that I'm super happy and finally all my hard work seems to be paying off,

I'm still working for my Mam's company. It's been great, I really love working with my mam, we have such a great relationship. I'm going to a lot of work events this month, so if you're interested, follow me on snapchat & I'll bring you along. I'll be working with my mam until January and I'm  super excited as there's lots of cool things happening at the moment.

During my break I also changed up this blog a little, very small changes, but ones that have made me very happy. I changed the about & contact pages, I added a few more widgets, the home page now has 9 featured posts instead of 6. As I said very small changes but ones that make me super happy.

All in all, I feel really good. Things are looking up. Taking a digital detox was just what the doctor ordered. I am really happy to be back doing what I love, creating content. Long may it last!

Erin X
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