Missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Fear not, for Weronika has found places where you can still get that lipstick you always wanted or the watch you wanted to get your dad for Christmas.

I myself didn't buy much during either of those, because I'm so cautious when buying things online it takes me a small eternity to make up my mind, especially when it comes to buying Christmas presents online.
I've spent a while doing some research online to see which stores still have sales, and if you like many other people were stuck with a crazy number 'in line' to get to the sales, or you simply forgot, you can still do your shopping!

FASHION

If you're a fan of Missguided like I am, you'll be happy to know that they have 30% off selected items, AND if you're a student you can get 40% off the items in your shopping bag! How can you say no?! You can click HERE and get your stunning bargains! 

River Island, 40% off. Now, if you love their hand bags like I do, this will make you so happy! I got excited anyway! They have some seriously stunning jackets for winter too, make sure to check them out HERE !

You have to admit, ASOS is the best place to get your Christmas shopping done because 1. You can buy pretty much everything in there and 2. you don't have to go to a million different sites as nearly all brands can be found there! Well ASOS is giving you guys 30% off your shopping. So get clicking! HERE

Although I haven't shopped at Littlewoods before, it seems to have a pretty decent sale on right now. The only reason why I know of Littlewoods other than seeing the ads on the tv, is my co workers talking about their Black Friday sales. It's definitely a place where I'll do a bit of my Christmas shopping as they're having 50% off selected fashion! You can find Littlewoods HERE.

Now who doesn't love the good ol' Forever 21? And who isn't absolutely gutted that it's closing down in Jervis, Dublin? I'll definitely miss their blouses and their real sized mannequins! BUT! Do not forget they still have their online store! And now they are offering up to 75% off selected items! AND 21% off everything as they've decided to extend Cyber Monday! Shop HERE!

Last but not least Nasty Gal offer you 30% off all stock! Now, who doesn't love a bit of the high end Nasty Gal once in a while. Not gonna lie! I wouldn't shop there unless there was a sale on because I find their prices a bit too high.. But 30%, can't go wrong! Find them HERE.


BEAUTY

If you like or would like to try out brands like Kat Von D, Urban Decay, Too Faced or more, it's your lucky day! There is 10% off Debenhams beauty! You can get your KVD Lock It foundation for just that bit less HERE! I tried it out today as my sister got it and OH MY GOD it's amazing! I absolutely love it! Now that I'm thinking about it....

If you're in need of some new tools, Blank Canvas and giving you 30% off their fab brushes! Eye brushes, powder brushes and foundation brushes they have, I adore. They also have 30% off some of their sets so, ready, set, CLICK!

MAC have 25% off online and in stores! How fab is that! And before I get killed for MAC testing on animals, they don't. They are under Estee Lauder and they claim to indeed test on animals. But MAC is not. Only time they test on animals is if they want to sell their products in China which is absolute bullshit if you ask me. When I have my own makeup brand I will simply refuse to sell my products in China. Simple as. You can read up on this more online as my very brief explanation didn't clear things up completely. I want to actually do a separate post on animal testing, so you can wait for that. But enough of sad stuff, lets focus on the fun bits, and those bits can be found HERE.


This was all that I could find for now my loves, don't be afraid to put some in the comments if you find other stores doing some tempting deals!




Head Makeup Artist on a Film Set? Been there, done that!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Yes, I was doing makeup on a film set!

I was contacted by the makers of it, and told that they really liked my work and they would like to work with me if I was interested. Um, duh! Having my work seen on the big screen and have my name in the credits?! Are you kidding me?! Of course I'd be interested!

I got my copy of the script the very next day, along with some of the headshots of the actors, and I was given a free hand with how I wanted the actors to look! So that included normal corrective, camera friendly makeup as well as some Special Effects Makeup that was a fight wound, a gunshot wound and some ageing.

I was doing my research and preparing for it on the train when I was on my way to college, and let me tell you. The few weeks I worked on this film, I had to be up at 6 am, travel to Dublin, be on set for 9am and be back home at around 10pm. Madness!
It was an amazing experience though, everyone was so lovely! I will never forget the first day of shooting and me getting on the set with my big little yellow suitcase full of makeup. It was a small pub in the middle of Dublin. I met the entire crew there as well as the actors.

The actors were lovely! The stories of their careers were so interesting and I loved listening to them talk about the thing they love. Some really sacrificed a lot to be able to do acting. One of the actors, Gary, was so cool! We are both the all around the place people and have the same sense of humor so the weeks were filled with lots of jokes and messing around when we could.
I loved the progress of the makeup, I got to get my creativity flow and I think it looked great.
I didn't see it yet, the editing didn't start yet I don't think, but I'm sure when it's out it'll make me shed a proud tear ;)

The locations were awesome too, one day we were in the City Centre, and the next we were at a cold cold beach in Raheny. Really though, I loved every second of it.

The talent of the actors blew me away completely! Some of them worked on set of Game of Thrones, Vikings etc. I was awestruck when I watched them act out scene after scene, over and over again til they were happy with the outcome.
I got the photos off Gary, hope he doesn't mind! Here, I'll give him credit, you should definitely follow him! Find him on Instagram @garytbyrne1971

 
 
 
 
 






My work wasn't passed unnoticed and I got to work on another set! But I'll keep that for a different post! ;)

That's all for now huns, I will be back very soon.

W x

My College Progress..

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hi everyone,

I have been gone for quite some time and I honestly even forgot about this place because I have been so busy with my college and private life. But I will show you a few photos of my work before and my work now after a few months of being in VanityX in Dublin. I will also tell you about my experience in the Academy and all so this will be a bit of a catch up post, as probably a few of you wondered if I was even alive!

So before VanityX I thought I was like so good at makeup! Everyone at college would like 'oh your makeup is so nice today!' but then I went to VanityX...

Even the induction day had me like, I can't eyeliner. I just can't! 
Pictures are worth a thousand words so how about I just show you some photos from before VanityX..



Aaand now AFTER VanityX






Wee improvement don't you think? 

Before I started college my plan was to open up a bridal makeup studio and just have my little space, if you read my blog for a while then you know I', obsessed with anything bridal! I just love the atmosphere and the happiness that comes with weddings that I wanted to deal with it for the rest of my life! 
Now my goals and dreams flipped 180* and now Special Effects Makeup is my thing. 
I just love creating wounds and injuries, running around on set with buckets of fake blood and brushes. I love it so much that I even worked at two films as a main makeup artists, while still at college! It was really hard, up at 5 am every day, 7 days a week, going to college during the week just to travel to Dublin again for the weekends and work my butt off on set! 
But my SFX Makeup definitely was NOT big screen worthy! Here, just look at it! 


Make the pain stop! This is making me cringe so much! tissue, latex and blood.. Oh Weronica, how creative..

And now are some photos of my latest work along with some photos from set! 

WARNING, THEY ARE VERY REALISTIC. WOULD NOT ADVISE FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES AND SQUEAMISH PEOPLE!







Now some photos from set!





The film was definitely an amazing experience and I realised that this is what I want to do in life! Days on set were one of the happiest days of my life, I felt so happy and complete!.. 

I will throw in just a few more photos of my work because I'm quite damn proud of it!




I'm beyond happy in my progress, and that I got to grow and develop my skills and talents. I'm thankful for my VanityX tutor Olivia, she's such an amazing person! She pushed me because she knew what I am capable of doing and for that I will always be grateful. 

When I graduate I will write a full blog post about my days at VanityX, for now this will have to do.

I am back now though, I will regularly post on here as I've more free time since I'm done with college pretty much! 
Also, I have a job interview this week so we will see how it goes! It's for a major brand everyone knows about and owns their products! 

Much love,
W
xxx