Monthly Archives: November 2012

We’ve got the inside scoop on the most popular 1D member right here!

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I’ll let you think about it for a second… Reeeeealllllly think about it! Who is your favourite member of One Direction?

I’ve always had a clear favourite, but then I am biased because I’m Irish… Ange is even more biased, because not only is she Irish but she’s from Mullingar…

The most popular One Direction member is OFFICIALLY……….

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Niall Horan, of course!

So we were right all along, the cheeky chap from Mullingar is indeed the most popular member of the most popular band in the world… So does that make him the most popular person in the world right now?! Probably!

How do I figure Niall is the most popular member of the band, I’m sure you are wondering! Well, it’s all about the sales of their dolls! Amazon have released official sales figures for 2012 and Niall Horan’s dolls make up 25.2% of the sales! He’s seen an increase of 7% since last year, whereas Harry Style’s dolls sales have decreased by 15% Personally, it’s no wonder because Harry’s doll creeps the bejeesus outta me!

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Niall Horan doll

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Harry Styles doll

The Sun newspaper quoted Ulrike Wingenter-Davey, from Amazon, as saying: “It’s no longer the foppish curls of Harry but the Irish charm of Niall that seems to be a hit with One Direction fans.” Hurrahhhhh!

Although I’m sure Harry Style’s isn’t exactly crying into the pillow in his million dollar mansion! In this month’s British Vogue, the band have a full spread in which they look very mature and sophisticated. Harry is clearly Vogue’s favourite member as his head-shot gets a whole page to himself while the other boys head-shots share a page! It’s a travesty! Check out their group pic here!

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Photograph by Patrick Demarchelier for British Vogue

For those of you interested in the sales figures for the One Direction dolls last year and this year, here they are:

One Direction dolls in order of popularity:

2012:

1. Niall Horan 25.2 per cent

2. Louis Tomlinson 21.3 per cent

3. Harry Styles 20.4 per cent

4. Zayn Malik 19.3 per cent

5. Liam Payne 13.7 per cent

2011:

1. Harry Styles 35.5 per cent

2. Niall Horan 17.9 per cent

3. Zayn Malik 16.2 per cent

4. Louis Tomlinson 15.7 per cent

5. Liam Payne 14.7 per cent

Oh, poor Liam! Please comment underneath with your favourite member of One Direction and let the public really speak! Of course, if it is your choice to comment and give out to me for posting about One Direction, also please do so! 😛 However, be aware that I am 100% unashamed in my love for One Direction!

Jazz.
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A little bit of Halloween fun!

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So this Halloween, we here at Angeallthatjazz went to the absolutely BRILLIANT Pumpkin Festival in Virginia, Co. Cavan! We had such an amazing night with SO many of our hilarious friends!

Here is a photo of us on the way to the festival, in all of our scariest glory!

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Ange – Jazz

Ange did an amazing job dressing up as the Lady Gaga “Born This Way” skeleton! Jazz dressed up as a scary doll and was truly terrifying! Especially when one of her eyelashes began to fall off towards the end of the night! (I blame it entirely on dancing vigorously to Thriller and Monster Mash – Jazz)Image

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Jazz, Niamh, Susan

Here’s a picture of the two other terrrrifying dolls that she did the makeup for on the night! Love you guys!

We here at Angeallthatjazz can not WAIT for Halloween next year and plan on having a fancy dress night again really soon! But first we will be dressing up as sexy santas for Christmas!

Bring on the Christmas season!

Ange and Jazz

I’m a rockabilly!

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As promised to the lovely Annette over at http://notquitecarrieb.wordpress.com/ <;;>; here is my first outfit of this Halloween!

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The background story to this is basically that we were having a house party and NONE of my friends wanted to dress up. I really wanted to dress up but didn’t want to look like an idiot so I decided to wear clothes that I’ve never put together before and do my hair and makeup Rockabilly style! My top is a bralet from Penneys and a polka dot pencil skirt from River Island and my blue shoes are also from Penneys!

 

Here is a close up of my makeup on the night and if you take a look at my most recent beauty post you can see everything that I used to achieve the look here >> https://angeallthatjazz.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/forgive-us-beautiful-bloggers-for-we-have-sinned/ <<

 

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The eyelashes are Cheryl Cole lashes by eyelure…

Basically I LOVED wearing this look and everybody told me how amazing I looked as a rockabilly so I might just start rocking the rockabilly more often!

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Moi and my lovely friend Grainne at the party… Who didn’t come as a leopard, funny enough!

Jazz.x

Matt Bomer > Channing Tatum… Not according to People Magazine!

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So People Magazine have issued their Sexiest Men Alive… 2012 list and it was not without a few surprises! As you may or may not know they tend to name their Number 1 but then have a brief list of runners up! And this year the winner is…. (Of COURSE) The swoonsome Channing Tatum!

Since the lovely people AT People don’t number the men in order of preference I will take it upon myself to do so here, so read on if you want to see my picks of the bunch and those who didn’t make the cut who really should have!

1.Channing Tatum

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Personally I’m wondering why People Magazine took so long to crown him the Sexiest Man in the world, Ange and I used to hang half naked pictures of Channing in our kitchen when we first discovered him in “She’s the Man” allll the way back in 2005! Although we always were ahead of the trends! 😀

2. Matt Bomer

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Well, DUUUUUUHHH this is a no brainer. The man is a God. AND he’s the only gay on the list, the man is always breaking boundaries and looking unbelievable while doing so! We love you Matt!

3. Chris Hemsworth

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Again, I hate to brag but Chris Hemsworth has been a “Sexiest Man Alive” in my eyes since I first laid eyes on him in my FAVOURITE soap “Home and Away”, in which he played Kim. The ultimate softie / dreamboat in the Bay!

…I’ll stop with the obligatory topless pictures now… Maybe!

4. Bradley Cooper

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Ok, so I lied but how could I NOT put in a picture of Bradley topless. This picture says it all really. He’s a handsome man with an amazing body AND he knows how to enjoy life and is probably GREAT craic to hang around with… And I know you can’t see into his eyes in this picture, but don’t forget they are as blue as the water he is standing in…

5. Max Greenfield

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I am SO glad Max made it onto this list! Too often funny men are looked over in the sexy stakes, but personally I find funny men the sexiest! He even looks well in a fat suit! Check out this HILARIOUS video of him as a young Schmidt! He made this video himself in an out-take! Love him! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hddsKBHKqm8

6. Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar is not only sexy but he is one determined man! Both of his legs were amputated at the knee at the mere age of 11 months old but he has never let this hold him back in displaying his sporting prowess. He played every sport he could in school and is known as “The Fastest Man on no Legs” but in People Magazine, he is merely known as “sexy”. Hear, hear!

7. Paul Rudd

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This photo epitomises why I love Paul Rudd. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and I don’t think he realises how gorrrrgeous he is! I first fell in love with him in “Clueless”, I ached to see him and Phoebe make things work in “Friends” and I snorted Fanta out of my nose laughing at him in “Role Models”. He is talented across the board and never ages. Paul Rudd we salute you!

8. Richard Gere

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Obviously there are SO many things I could say about Richard Gere but I will choose just one.

“Pretty Woman”, nuff said! That and I HOPE my husband looks THIS GOOD at 63! Holy Mary!

9. Denzel Washington

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The man needs no introduction. He’s always on the list, he will always be handsome and he will always be the only “Denzel”.

10. Ben Affleck

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I’m sure there is something sexy about Ben Affleck… I just don’t see it… I can’t see it after the whole “Bennifer” thing… Or maybe I don’t want to see it!? Either way, he’s low in my countdown at number 10! Sorry Ben!

11. Blake Shelton

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Ok… Bear with me, I’m Irish and I have NO idea who this man is… But I can see that he is kinda / sorta sexy… He wouldn’t be in my top 12 EVER though!

12. Damien Lewis

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WHAT?! Like… Just… WHAT!? Crazy Americans.

OMISSIONS THAT UPSET ME

1. Jason Momoa

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This man needs to be more famous. He is absolutely the most handsome man in dreads I have ever laid eyes on!

2. Dan Ewing

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My dream man. Actually the most beautiful man in the world… If Chris Hemsworth can make it to Hollywood from Home and Away I am praying to GOD that Dan does too!

3. Liam Neeson

Funny, charming, amazingly talented, adoring to his late wife, Irish… Oh Liam, let us count the ways in which we love you!

OMISSIONS I WAS SURPRISED BY (BUT NOT PARTICULARLY UPSET BY)

1. Ryan Gosling

What can I say about Ryan!? I just don’t see it. Sorry ladies!

2. Robert Pattinson

While I wouldn’t mind if my boyfriend looked like R-Patz (And I definitely would never cheat on a boyfriend who looks THAT good) the mass appeal of Robert leads to a lack of appeal to me! I must just be fickle like that!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Were any of you surprised by any omissions to the list!? Let me know who YOU think is the sexiest man alive!

 

Jazz.

Forgive us beautiful bloggers, for we have sinned…

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…It has been faaaaaarr too long since our last post! To make up for the lack of beauty reviews TODAY I am gonna show you everything I have in my personal make-up bag that I use on an every-day basis. These are the products that I believe are the BEST on the market (for my skin) and help me achieve flawless skin every day!

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My make-up bag contents in their entirety!

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MAC Strobe cream

Ok, so first up is my primer! Primer is something that a lot of ladies leave out of their makeup routine, but it is honestly something that your skin needs to give your foundation a smooth, flawless finish. There are many out there for all skin-types, but this is the primer I use on almost every client, except those with very oily skin. Mac Strobe Cream, also comes in a strobe liquid, but I get much more use from this, as it is slightly thicker and so I just use less product. A trick I like to use is to mix the strobe cream with my preferred foundation in the lid or on the back of my hand to provide an irredescent, fresh, vibrant foundation!

The reason I love this product is because the irridescent pigments (you can see a pinky blue tone in the light) produce a soft, radiant light on the skin, which reduces the appearance of skin imperfections by providing a natural-looking glow. It feels refreshing and it leaves the skin looking healthier and more radiant. Another tip I like to use is I rub it on my collarbone as a highlighter and up the middle of my shins to give a beautiful natural sheen to my legs on a night out. It really looks fabulous over a tan and on your collarbones as a highlighter too!
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MAC Studio-fix fluid
I love this foundation so much and I use it on basically every client that I make over! It suits combination skin (which most of us are) perfectly, but mixed with the right primer it can even suit dry skin. It is oil free and the coverage is medium – buildable. I find the coverage excellent and I very rarely use concealer, unless I have particularly bad bags or blemishes. It comes in a great range of shades, but always make sure you get a colour match done by someone you trust! DON’T forget (especially if you have oily or combination skin) you will still need a loose powder to set your foundation and ensure it lasts!

You all know from my very first post that my Laura Mercier Translucent Powder is the one I can NOT live without!
You can view that entry… >> https://angeallthatjazz.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/my-favourite-make-up-must-have/ << HERE!

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NARS “Orgasm” blusher
Well as you can see, I truly make sure I get the most out of my favourite blusher! When I started my make-up course in LA Make-Up Academy five years ago they gave us a list of the top ten make-up essentials for any make-up artist and of course, this blusher was on it. It is the one blusher that I can honestly say suits absolutely everybody, regardless of age, skin tone or skin type. It is a peachy pink with a SLIGHT golden shimmer that brightens up any complexion, providing you with a warm glow. The pigmentation is excellent and it is really easy to blend and lasts ages! Perfect!
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Urban Decay Baked Bronzer “Toasted”
I love this bronzer because it’s somewhere in between a shimmer and a matte. I have enough gold shimmer with my “Orgasm” blusher, so this “Toasted” shade by Urban Decay is great for me. I have fair skin and the pigmentation is good, but a light sweep warms my complexion perfect AND when I’m wearing fake tan the bronzer is buildable and provides me with a nice warmth either way! I usually use it to contour, and to prevent any dangerous double chin mishaps in photographs!
 

3 colour eyebrow palette
“www.eyeluvbrows.com”

I bought this BRILLIANT eyebrow kit at a Professional Beauty Show in the RDS recently. It includes tweezers, wax, razor, brushes, stencils and all the other tools you need to achieve perfect eyebrows! The colours in this kit work on basically everybody, my eyebrows are REALLY dark so I tend to mix the dark brown with a TIIIIINY bit of the brown, using my angled brush. The colours are also great for doing a bit of a smokey matte brown eye! http://www.eyeluvbrows.com

Next up, of course I mattify my eyelids with my other makeup essential, Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion! Read the review >> https://angeallthatjazz.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/another-make-up-must-have/ << HERE!

I have run out of it at the moment and I am back to using Laura Mercier’s eyeshadow primer, which I don’t really rate, but it is better than nothing! You can see it in the very first picture!
I carry around one little four shadow palette by MAC for all my eyeshadow and highlighting needs!
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Top left is Carbon by MAC, Top right is Shroom by MAC,
Bottom Left is Sweet Lust by MAC, Bottom right is Brun by MAC
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SWATCH:
Carbon
Shroom
Sweet Lust
Brun
These are all MAC, so you know the pigment is great! I love “Shroom” on the cheekbones and brow bone, whereas I love “Sweet Lust” on my cupids bow and on the inside of my eyes. They are both great highlighters! “Brun” and “Carbon” are my two favourite colours to use for my smokey eyes!
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Inglot eyeliner gel “77”
Ok, so I’ve tried out EVERY gel liner on the market and I don’t have a FAVOURITE, they all do the same job, whether it’s MAC, Bobbi Brown or Essence… I get 20% off in Inglot and I’m slowly buying more Inglot shadows than MAC shadows and I also love their lipliners. I decided I’d try their matte black gel liner and I love it. The consistency is perfect, it’s blackest black and it washes off my brush easier than some others. We’ll see how it goes as it begins to dry out. So far, so good.

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Mac eye-kohl “Smoulder”, Make-Up Forever Khol Pencil “white”, Inglot lip pencil “RED”, MAC lip pencil “Spice”
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These are the only four pencils I use in my own make-up bag!
I use “Smoulder” on my waterline and it melts perfectly, I also use it for an ultra-smokey eye all over the lid!
I love using the white eyeliner on my water line with a 50’s flick, it really opens up the eyes and helps you look bright-eyed and bushy tailed!
“Spice” is a gorgeous pink-brown shade which looks really deep on, it’s a very sophisticated look!
The red by Inglot is brilliant, it’s so creamy and the brush on the end is SUPER handy! I tend to colour in my whole lip with the liner and smooth is out with the brush for a red lip that lasts ALL day and is lovely and matte!
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Angled brush by CROWN,pencil brush by BEAUTY STROKES, blending brush by CROWN, eyeshadow brush by FACE2, foundation brush by MAC, blusher brush by FACE2
Obviously I have HUNDREDS of brushes but for every day on myself these are all I use! As with everything all brands have their star products, brushes are no different. However, my favourite brush brands are CROWN BRUSHES http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/ This brand is great for cheap brushes, brilliant for makeup artists or someone who just wants to get a really good set. I also love The Body Shop brushes, as they are synthetic and cruelty-free, but I use them on my clients more-so as they are easier to clean.
And there you have my very interesting make-up bag!
If you have any questions on any of the products or anything else, just leave me a message! Thanks for reading guys!

Jazz.