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With Kylie Jenner selling out lipkits like there’s no tomorrow, it’s pretty obvious lips are the one facial feature which still dominates all others.

And while a perfectly natural-looking pout is still viewed as something to aspire to, there is a new wave of Instagram makeup gurus who are taking the application of lipstick to a whole new level.

A quick “#lipart” search on Insta produces thousands of results, so to save you trolling through an endless stream of mouths, we’ve selected some of our favourite interpretations of this growing trend and channelled them into this easy list.


This sunset style is perfect for anyone who's left their heart in NYC.


The Evil Villain:

For lips that look like something straight out of a comic book, check out this venomous style.


Ice Queen:

According to the sharer of this design, looking like an Ice Queen involves multiple liquid lipsticks, a pot of Vaseline and even some lube!


Golden Gift:


Day 13: Rose Gold  #30DaysofLipArt

A photo posted by Grace Beras (@graceberas) on

This piece of lip art takes the meaning of “golden goddess” to a whole new level.


Swirl Girl:

How cute is this kaleidoscope of pink shades?


Razzle Dazzle:


 OBSESSED Such amazing talent by @theminaficent lip creativity !!! How artistic is this ??

A photo posted by Tania Hair & Makeup Studios (@taniastudios) on

There’s pink, there’s hearts, there’s stick-ons and there’s glitter.  What’s not to love?


Baby Bear:

Do your lips smile at the sight of gummy bears?  Then why not turn them into one by recreating this adorable blue and pink look?

Feat image: themakeuphoneyblog.com



The Power of Make-Up trend, which tries to combat the stigma of girls wearing make-up started last year and it still continues on social media today.

The trend saw girls only applying make-up to half of their face, to try stop the shaming of women who like to wear lipstick, mascara and blusher.

One woman, Kelsie Swygart, wanted to combat the issue but also had another reason for posting the selfie.


I DON'T WEAR THIS MUCH MAKEUP EVER. I just did this for the sake of the challenge. Most days I don't wear any makeup at all unless I'm at work and even then it's just brows, liner & mascara. For everyone saying "Too much" or "Too dramatic" etc. can suck eggs. Even if I did this full glam look every day, it would be nobody's concern but my own. I do feel beautiful with or without makeup. This challenge was so freaking fun and I will be doing it again sometime soon! Thank you everyone for your kind and supporting comments! FOR EVERYONE ASKING WHAT MAKEUP I USE: FemmeCoture concealer, foundation and powders. #thepowerofmakeup #makeupofinstagram #mua #brows #lips #contour #highlight #anastasiabeverlyhills #mac #nyx #jeffreestarcosmetics #beauty #gorgeous #fullcoverage #nakedface #beforeandafter #bluehair #hairofinstagram #cutcrease #matte #motd #hotd #nailtech #makeup #freckles #thepowerofmakeupchallenge @nikkietutorials @thepowerofmakeupchallenge #femmecoture

A photo posted by Kelsie Swygart (@kelsieswygartnails) on

She captioned her picture: "I DON'T WEAR THIS MUCH MAKEUP EVER. I just did this for the sake of the challenge. Most days I don't wear any makeup at all unless I'm at work and even then it's just brows, liner & mascara.

"For everyone saying "Too much" or "Too dramatic" etc. can suck eggs. Even if I did this full glam look every day, it would be nobody's concern but my own," she continued.

"I do feel beautiful with or without makeup. This challenge was so freaking fun and I will be doing it again sometime soon! Thank you everyone for your kind and supporting comments!"

Fair play, we think that every woman has the right to wear and do what she wants to.


God be with the days we used to think we were cool rocking an Abercrombie tee, denim skirt and Ugg boots with streaky fake tan and ironed (literally) hair.

We never thought any of those things would ever come back into fashion, but alas, we were wrong and the denim skirt is living on.

But before you turn your nose up at the recent comeback, just take a look at Bella Hadid rocking it with with a simple black cami and suave patent black boots.

The model was heading out for a spot of shopping in NYC and now we can't wait to slip back into our old denims.

All we need now is the Givenchy bag and model pins.


Modern Family star Ariel Winter celebrated graduating from high school this weekend with a private party and a touching Instagram post.

The 18-year-old actress – who plans to study Social Justice at UCLA in the upcoming college year– thanked her family and friends for all their love and support in the post's lengthily caption.

But it’s not the post’s sweet message that’s got people talking – it’s the picture.


Couldn't be more grateful to @shanelle_gray & @davidbarrygray for throwing me the most amazing graduation party ever last night…the amount of love and support they've shown me for the past four years has been life changing. My sister is my absolute best friend and my everything… Thank you so much. I couldn't be luckier or more grateful. I was in awe last night and I still am that you guys love me that much to do all of that for me…I never would be where I am today without you two…you guys saved me and taught me to be the person I am today. Dad…I love you!!! Thank you for always being there to support and love me as well and always put a smile on my face no matter what :). I'm so grateful for the bond we now share. Alenah the song you put together with Shanelle and recorded for me was one of the most special gifts I've ever received. I'm still tearing up thinking about it. Thank you for that and for your beautiful, special performance. Also a big thank you so much to Geraldine for putting it all together and to @contemporarycatering @robpauerful for the most amazing food! A special thank you as well to Sharon who is probably the biggest reason I was able to get through high school and accepted into college…you pushed me to always do my best and encouraged me…not to mention you were always there for my 1am freak outs about late projects 🙂 Anddddd thank you SO MUCH to all of my amazing family members and friends that flew in to celebrate with us- you guys are the absolute best. Thank you also to the ones who didn't have to fly in…so much love was felt all around last night. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! Class of 2016… #uclabound

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

She wrote: “Couldn't be more grateful to@shanelle_gray & @davidbarrygray for throwing me the most amazing graduation party ever last night…the amount of love and support they've shown me for the past four years has been life changing.”

“My sister is my absolute best friend and my everything.”

“I never would be where I am today without you two…you guys saved me and taught me to be the person I am today.”


Hello UCLA, 4s up  #graduation

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

The attached image shows the teen star standing by a decorated table wearing a nude bandage dress with a pretty major cut out beneath her boobs.

Seemingly following the new underboob trend – which was recently spotted on reality star Kylie Jenner – the petite performer posed confidently, clearly unphased with the level of cleavage on show.

Last year Ariel had her breasts reduced from an F-cup to a D.

At the time she told Glamour magazine: “I have felt more happy with myself than I ever have.”

“Now I can wear all styles of dresses and all styles of things! I don't always have to pick the tightest, most formfitting dress I can find.”


Only a little crazy, baby

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

Ariel's wardrobe choice has generated a mixed reaction online, with some fans suggesting she's too young for her outfit, while others are asking her where it's from.

Centre Image: Flash News



It has been known for centuries that Japanese women have been washing their hair with rice water – yes, actual water they boiled their rice in – to stimulate growth and keep it strong and conditioned.

Many bloggers and hair stylists have made the DIY treatment, hailed the 'hair water' trend – but if you're lazy (like us) then a new brand has just made a version of it called Rice Water Hair Milk.

The all-natural skin and hair care brand Ash & Nectar, (which is sold on Etsy) came up with the formula which includes real rice water, rosemary for penetrating hair strands, lavender for conditioning and argan oil for treating split-ends.

Confused by how it works though? No worries, we'll lay it out for you.

First, wash and shampoo your hair as normal, then massage the rice water into your scalp and work your way down to the roots until it's fully covered.

Sit back and relax for 5 minutes to let the milk do its magic, and then rinse it out. Simple!



Honestly, who looks at the back of your neck? Most of the time it's either covered with your hair, a scarf (because Ireland is cold) or a jacket; so, do we really need to add ten minutes onto our already daunting beauty routine?

Well, some people think you do. A new trend covering Instagram lately is NECK contouring. 

Beauty vlogger Makeup Wearables created this quick IG video to show you how to contour your neck.. if you want to bother.

She claims the beauty hack will work wonders if you're opting for an up-do hairstyle, but we rather have people looking at our hairstyle rather than our necks.

It looks a little messy for us, considering you can't actually SEE what you're doing, but hey ladies, whatever floats your boat. 



Chanel debuted it's SS 16 Haute Couture collection in Paris earlier this week and it involved Star Wars galactic style ensembles, intense liquid liner and one adorable front row pooch. 

While Cara Delevingne's doggy was everything (literally everything), the beauty talking point of the show was most definitely the accurately named 'croissant bun' which was sported by all the models in the show including Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. 

A cross between Princess Leia quirkiness and up-do chic, this hairstyle is unique, wearable and most importantly easy to achieve. 

As coined by top hair stylist Sam McKnight who would not stop tweeting about his '#chanelcroissant', the look was achieved using foam wires twisted into the desired pastry-inspired shape. 

"The inspiration was a Picasso sculpture which Karl showed me, with shaped hair in the back," Sam explained to Vogue.

"My team spent three days making 80 large croissant shapes from wired foam covered in human hair, to match the hair colour of each model. We then spent two days at Chanel before the show, fitting the pieces on each of the 65 models."

While croissant shaped foam buns do not seem to be readily available in shops just yet, we reckon a pretty similar look can be achieved using a DIY rolled up sock! (Bear with us). 

Make like most of the internet and instead of rolling the sock into a donut shape like so many before us, roll it up so that it is thicker in the middle and skinnier at the ends. Secure the shape with elastic bands. 

Next, part the hair down the middle and pull straight hair into a low pony-tail. Then add your croissant shaped bun to the nape of the neck and roll the hair in the ponytail around it. Secure with bobby pins. 

We will most definitely be giving this elegant, edgy look a whirl. 



If you do not already have a fabulous array of knitwear, you seriously need to get on that. 

And if you do have a wondrous wardrobe full of jumpers, you probably need more because this may be the one benefit we have of living in the horrendously cold Irish climate. 

So let us get you all wrapped up for the festive season by getting styling tips from our fave celebs. 

1. Layer up 

We know it's cold, so don't be afraid to layer up your knits and coats until you are completely weather proof.

Layering is super stylish so pair a large knit roll neck jumper which a suede or sheepskin coat and even top it off with a scarf and hat. 

You will look cosy AND stylish. It's a win win! 

2. Keep it casual 

A nice oversized jumper looks great over a pair of distressed jeans and chelsea boots. 

This look is super casual but still fashionable. Throw on a pair of cat eye sunnies à la Alexa for added cool. 

3. Dress it up 

Jumpers and knits don't necessarily mean casual and slouchy. 

Pair a thinner knit or cropped jumper with high waisted palazzo pants or a pencil skirt for office chic. Throw on a pair of court shoes or pointed pumps to finish the look. 

Designer clutch bag: optional. 

4. Do it slouchy

We love that a jumper can look both super casual and put together. Make like the Olsen twins and go up a few sizes when purchasing your next jumper. 

Add a pair of skinny cropped trousers and throw your hair up into a bun for that off duty chic look. 

5. Cover up that neck 

Ward off any unwanted throat infections with a turtle neck or roll neck piece. 

Very popular this season, you will be grateful for this trend come the end of winter. 

6. Get festive 

Too cool for a Christmas jumper? Well, you shouldn't be. 

Christmas jumpers don't have to be covered in snowmen or reindeer with protruding bobbles. 

Keep an eye out for more tasteful patterns for a cute and kitsch take on the festive season. 

7. Go for the cardi  

Got too many nice tops to hide under a big jumper? Try find the perfect cardigan instead. 

Waterfall shapes are very much on trend and add elegance to any casual outfit. 



Forget going for red this Christmas because it is all about green.

Now we do not mean Kermit the Frog green, we mean really deep, earthy, forest greens. 

Gorgeous with all skin tones, this is the fashion shade you need to incorporate into your wardrobe. 

1. River Island Khaki Dress, €60
2. Monki Lou Dress, €100, monki.com
3. Wallis Khaki Jumpsuit, €54
4. Debenhams Radley Wing Bag, €43.50
5. Debenhams Nine by Savannah Miller Satchel, €73.50
6. Cuckooland Aight 1AM Slap On Watch in Khaki, €69.01, cuckooland.com


It's just a box shaped bag but it is taking fashionistas around the world by storm. 

Not only have they been commonplace on the catwalks from spring/summer right through to winter but Alexa Chung has a Dolce & Gabbana one that she literally wears to death.

These quirky little accessories can add a vintage and eclectic vibe to any look and the real bonus is that they translate easily from day to night. 

For a grown up night-time outfit, pair your box bag with a tailored silhouette or any throwback piece for that matter. For added cuteness, make like Suki Waterhouse and match that lippie to your box bag.

For a more formal casual look, try a softer shaped box bag with a strap and pair with a fitted blazer. Taylor Swift knows what's up. 

Or make like Alexa and opt for the ultimate in casual cool.

Wear your box bag with distressed denim, a slouchy jumper or printed T-shirt and finish with a pair of trainers. Perfecto.  

Think INSIDE the box, with these bad boys:

New Look Croc Mini Box Bag, €19.99
JD Williams Box Clutch, €49.99, jdwilliams.co.uk
Penneys PU Mono Body Bag, €11
River Island Slogan Box Bag, €45




It's perhaps the most divisive fashion trend of the season – the slip dress.

Wearing lingerie as outerwear has definitely emerged in fashion as a totally appropriate way to dress yourself (and we have all definitely been tempted by a lace bralet or two), but the satin slip dress leaves very little to the imagination. 

So how do you strike the perfect balance between night time chic and a good night's sleep?

Here's how to get it right. 

1. Find the perfect fit 

We all know that the slip dress is supposed to be slinky, but you want it to skim your curves, not cling to them in the wrong places.

Focus on finding a slip that fits well around the bust and that you feel comfortable in. Too big and you will be swamped, too small and you will definitely be susceptible to a nip slip. 

2. Choose the right outerwear

Did we mention that Rihanna lives for a slip dress? From backless gold numbers to slinky floor length pieces, she can't get enough. 

Amp up the glamour by adding a boyfriend blazer, a sequined crop jacket or if you are feeling particularly brave, throw on your best fur coat. 

3. All about the shine 

 Play up the satin quality of your slip dress by choosing a metallic gold, silver or bronze tone.

4. Accessorise 

If you feel a slip dress would make you look tent like rather than the goddess that you are, try out a belt to cinch the waist. 

Team your dress with a pair of strappy stilettos and some decadent jewellery to really add a touch of glamour.

5. Confidence, confidence, confidence

If you are pulling off that slip dress like it's no ones business, then we commend you because this is definitely not the easiest trend of the season. Hold your head high and work it, girl.


Find the perfect slip dress for you… 

H&M Metallic Finish Dress, €39.99
Weekday Slip Dress, €55, weekday.com
Abercrombie & Fitch Sequined Fringe Slip Dress. €150
Chi Chi London Stella Dress, €84.92, chichiclothing.co.uk
Motel Iridescent Slip Dress, €60. Topshop
 Lamé Slip Dress, €170, Topshop



We've seen celebrities wear t-shirts featuring famous supermodels, and other stars even wear clothes that show off their significant others, but it takes a real star to wear herself on her clothes.

That's what Taylor Swift did in her latest outfit choice. Yep, the singer wore an ensemble that spelled out her own name. 

The one-piece (which actually looks like a three-piece) consisted of the aforementioned top, a waist-tied shirt and a skirt – and it's from her own collection for Heritage66. 

But Ms Swift is no stranger to promoting herself on her clothes and here are five times that prove it: 

The Taylor Swift x 13 ring


The Swift necklace


The Tay Tay hoodie


The Swift jersey


And even a jumper with her face knitted on it