Mar 31, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Urban Decay

Urban Decay

Urban Decay is a brand that I adore and have often written about it.  I love the brand because firstly it is cruelty free which is important to me and secondly the quality is amazing.  I was very lucky to receive some new offerings from the brand a few weeks ago and I have been using them almost every day since.

The first of the products that I have been using is the Flushed palette.  The Flushed palette contains contour, highlighter and blush.  The products are gorgeously pigmented and long lasting.  They are easy to apply and blend and give a gorgeous glow and finish.  I really like this palette because it works well with my pale skin.  I apply my make-up at 6am most mornings and by the evening the powders are perfectly in place. The palette costs €31.

The second item which I have been using every day since I received it is the Brow Box.  I’m using shade Brunette Betty and it comes in six different shades.  The box is a full brow kit hosting two layers; one of which is a tweezers and two brushes as well as a magnifying mirror.  The top layer contains brow wax and two brow powders.  The brow powders are warm toned, particularly the lighter shade as it has a reddish hue.   I mix the two together to get the right match for my brow colour.  Mixing the powders gives a more natural look to the brows and I’m delighted with … Read the rest

Feb 15, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Skin

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Skin

Having a good skin routine is something that is really important to me.  I have mostly dry and sometimes dehydrated skin apart from my chin which is marvelous for producing spots.  My chin is something that often features in my posts as it has only been in the last two years or so that I have started to get spots.  One would think I’m old enough for this not to have happened but unfortunately I now find myself in the world of adult (chin) acne.  There are a couple of fantastic products that I use and will continue to use as the wedding approaches.  Today I’m sharing these with you and creating wedding skin heroes.

A lot of the products that I use are natural and the first of these is Liz Earle.  I’m relatively new to Liz Earle but I’m a convert.  The hot cloth cleanser is an absolute must in my bag of hero products.  Trust me, after using this product you will never use anything else to clean your face.  It is amazing.

Sticking with Liz Earle, the Superskin eye cream is made from an actual miracle.  I bought a set over Christmas and I can’t recommend it enough.   It is perfect for sensitive eyes.  The eye cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles and feels fantastic when applied.  The eye lotion soothes and eases tired and swollen eyes.  I like to place some on cotton pads and leave them on my eyes for 5 … Read the rest

Jan 27, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Winter Skin

Winter Skin

Winter is here and that means that our skin can suffer.  Being out in the cold mixed with indoor heating play havoc with our skin.  Today I’m talking to you about some products that are great for winter skin.

The first thing I want to highlight is the Bee Venom mask from Beauty Belle.  This is a tissue mask that is left on the skin for about 30 minutes.  It feels very luxurious and nourishing.  The bee venom mask is a bio-cellulose jelly and will hydrate your skin.  Bee venom is used in some of the best anti-aging products as it plumps the skin.  The mask does just that and stimulates the production of collagen.  This really is a great product.

Our lips tend to suffer and chap badly in winter so an old classic is the way to go.  Labello lip balms will see your through the colder months and keep your lips perfectly smooth and in good condition.

Hands are another thing to suffer and can dry out and chap.  The apple hand  cream from the Body Shop has a gorgeous scent and also nourishes your hands keeping them perfectly soft.

The best form of hydration for my arms and legs is without doubt Waxpert’s oil.  I tend to get very dry and this luxurious lavendar oil sorts me out in seconds.  It is an absolute skin saviour.

I hope these skin heroes see you through the next few months.… Read the rest

Jan 15, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Beauty Bargains Under €5

Beauty Bargains Under €5

January is not a splurge friendly month so today I’m bringing you a list of some amazing beauty bargains for under €5.

Wet n Wild lipsticks, my current favourite is Raven Red and it cost €2.99.

If a matte lipstick isn’t for you then the tinted lip balms are a great choice.  These are under €4.

This gorgeous scented marshmallow shower gel available in Dealz for €1.49.

Make-up removing cloths and gloves from Penneys for €4 and €3.50 respectively.

The best eyeliner I have ever used from Catrice for €4.99.

The PS Bath and Body range is gorgeous but my favourite is the coconut scented spray for €1.50.

The absolute best concealer ever made is from Catrice and is under €4.

Shaving gel from Lidl for €1.99.

Wet n Wild nail varnishes are fantastic and start off at €1.99.

Spring bobbins for €1.50 from Penneys.

Garnier’s Micellar water available from Dealz at €1.49.

Banana powder from Penneys for €4.

This make-up mixing palette and spatula from Penneys for €4.

Nail polish remover from Lidl for €1.50.

This gorgeous hydrating tissue mask from Garnier.  This is under €3.

The new PS Workout lip balm from Penneys is €1.50.

Finally this make-up storage unit from Penneys is €2 at the moment.  There are two separate parts, each of which costs €1.

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Jan 8, 2017 - Blog    Comments Off on Talk Disney to Me: January Bargains

Talk Disney to Me: January Bargains

Happy New Year everyone!  Today as part of my Talk Disney to Me series I’m bringing you some great Disney bargains that I found in the January sales.  For most of us January is not the richest of months so it is great to find some budget friendly pieces that will put a smile on your face.

This Bambi bomber jacket is currently reduced to €5 in Penneys.  It is so pretty.  The front is plain black and the back is a masterpiece.  I’m not really one for jackets as I’m always roasting (I don’t actually own a proper coat) but this is so cute that I had to get it for my next  Disney Land adventure.

This Snow White dress apron is €10 down from €20 in Debenhams,  It is lots of fun and if you’re like me and absolutely hate cooking then it will make the awful chore a lot more fun.  They are Disney Princess pj sets on sale but I foolishly didn’t get a photo of them.  The rest of the items featured are also from Debenhams.

Movie books are half price at €6.99.

This Jedi robe lounger is amazing.  It is great for sitting on the couch and I feel like I have the force when I wear it.  It is €10.

How adorable is the BB-8 egg cup?  It will cheer you up when having your breakfast before rushing out the door to work.  This is €7.

A great addition to any kitchen counter … Read the rest