July 11, 2011

Oxegen 2011: FOTDs and NOTD ( and some gratuitous Beyoncé pictures!)

Some of you may know that I was on a work placement as the final stage of getting my BA in Journalism. As part of that placement, I got to go to Oxegen this weekend (Friday and Sunday) and work/play in the VIP area. It was a really amazing experience to see one of the biggest European music festivals from the other side of the barriers! I took some pictures and some FOTDs for you all so, here they are! (Apologies for the quality of the FOTD shots-they were taken on my iPhone!)

End of Oxegen 2011


Face: Benefit Porefessional, NARS Sheer Glow, MAC MSFN, MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, MAC Blush in Prism, MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle

Lips: Avon Colourdisiac in Drawn to You

Eyes: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque, MAC All that Glitters (lid), MAC Texture (crease), MAC Embark (Outer V and lower lashline), MAC Vanilla (highlight), MAC Wedge (Brows), MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy and AVON SuperSHOCK MAX Mascara


Face: Benefit Porefessional, NARS Sheer Glow, MAC MSFN, MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, MAC Blush in Sunbasque, MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle

Lips: MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl

Eyes: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, MAC Vanilla (lid), MAC Quarry(crease), MAC Smut (Outer V and lower lashline), MAC Crystal Avalanche (highlight), MAC Wedge (Brows), MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy and AVON SuperSHOCK MAX Mascara

Nail varnish-wise, I wore Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic on my fingers and OPI Chapel of Love on my toes.

Oxegen 2011

Penneys Pop-Up Store (For anyone who follows on Twitter- this is where I witnessed the dirty, traumatic and scarring "incident"! It was just off-camera to the left in fact!)

The Artists Tent and Gardens 

The Script

The VIP Area

The Rubberbandits- one of the funniest acts I have ever seen!

One of the highlights of Oxegen for me was getting to see Beyoncé perform again. I wish Dee could have been there with me but, I got some pictures to try and make up for it! She did pretty much the same as her Glastonbury set but, bailed after an hour which was kind of odd considering she was on the bill for over two hours. I felt sorry for all the other acts who were on at the same time as literally everyone, all 80,000 people, were at Beyoncé! 

Because I had the passes pictured above, I was able to walk right up to the front. The Main Stage is genuinely so huge and it must be amazing to be up there and see thousands of people screaming and singing back at you! I have some clips of her set but, thought they'd be too boring for you but, if you want to see them, let me know and I'll edit them together!

Just in case we forgot!!

Part of the massive crowd


S x

P.S. Celeb sightings in the VIP area were pretty disappointing and were limited to members of the Irish Rugby Team, Glenda Gilson, Amy Huberman, Brendan O'Connor, The Script, The Coronas, Laura Whitmore, Royseven and The Original Rudeboys. All the mega megastars seemed to have been cooped up in the Artists Tent, their own buses or the Artists rooms. 


  1. Awesome post and love the Saturday FOTD especially. What a jammy work placement!

  2. Thanks Emma! yeah I got really lucky! x

  3. I agree Saturday makeup is gorgeous. Beyonce, I have to see her next time she's back in Ireland

  4. The VIP area looks dead where are all the people ?.. I am sure you had a ball, I had a great weekend watching the tv ..oh the glamour is just not the same

  5. @Rona: Thanks a million, was thinking of doing a tutorial on it? You definitely do, it's more than just a concert!!

    @Mags: That was first thing in the morning so the rich and famous hadn't even arisen from their beauty sleep!!

  6. Sounds like you had a fab time and I love, love, love your Saturday FOTD.


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