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Friday 29 July 2016

July favourites featuring The White Company, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, Essie, Boscia & more!

July has been a mixed month for me - I was very ill for most of it with vertigo, pneumonia and then tonsillitis but on the upside, we have had some truly amazing weather which is always welcome! I'm looking forward to August because it is my birthday month and also our wedding anniversary and I am also hoping for a better month health-wise! I have a mixture of favourites to share with you this month; some skincare, perfume, nail polish & more so let's get started!

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Worth the price? Viseart Neutral Matte Palette

I first heard of Viseart palettes around 2 years ago but they weren't available to buy in Ireland but also because they are so expensive, I put them out of my head. Fast forward to May this year and I was in Sephora in Orlando and I think that the combination of my excitement at being in a Sephora for the first time coupled with just being in holiday mode, made me buy the Viseart Neutral Matte Palette without too much hesitation. Well I did hesitate a little because of the $80 price tag but I was at the "in for a penny, in for a pound" stage and my basket was rapidly filling up so I just thought "why not?!" Today I am going share my thoughts on this palette with you & whether or not I think it is worth the price.

Saturday 23 July 2016

My summer make-up picks featuring Urban Decay, Hourglass, Clinique, Marc Jacobs & more!

Summer has finally arrived here in Ireland and it gave me the kick up the bum that I needed to finally sort out my make-up and put my summer-appropriate products in my Muji drawers that sit on top of my storage so they are close to hand. I'm into glowing skin, coral cheeks, bronze/brown eyes and bright lips for summer so if that is you sort of thing, keep reading!

Thursday 21 July 2016

Firming masks compared: Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask Vs GLAMGLOW Gravity Mud

So you want firmer skin? Look no further! I am not anti-ageing, in fact I see ageing as a privilege but that doesn't mean that I don't want my skin to look good, no matter what my age. In your 20s, firmer skin isn't a primary concern but once you turn 30, I find that you look for products that will brighten and tighten the skin. Obviously a good daily skincare regime is very important but I find the inclusion of masks really ups the ante. Some masks give immediate results, others do more over time. The two masks in today's post fall into the former category so they would be brilliant to use before a special event/night out/or when you just want to look good & feel better in yourself. They are Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask and GLAMGLOW Gravitymud

Monday 18 July 2016

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Abercrombie & Fitch 'First Instinct' Eau De Toilette for men

I am very excited about today's post where I am reviewing a new Eau De Toilette for men and also giving you the chance to win a 100ml bottle of the fragrance for the man in your life or for yourself if you are one of my male readers! Debenhams kindly sent me two bottles of the fragrance, which is a new launch for them in their men's grooming range

Friday 15 July 2016

Luxury hair care products reviewed : Oribe, Show Beauty and Kérastase

When it comes to haircare, I tend to use a mix of high end and budget brands. There are some real gems to be found in the supermarket/drugstore but today I am going to share my thoughts on the high end products that I have in my collection. For reference, I have dry/damaged coloured long hair and I use products that aim to repair, add volume & shine.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Sick day/week essentials featuring Tatcha, Soap & Glory, Eucerin, Colab & more!

You might have noticed a lack of posts on here recently and that is because I've been very unwell with pneumonia, vertigo and a very bad sinus infection. I was sure I would have a six pack from all of my coughing, but no such luck! Today I thought I'd share some products with you that were essential to me over the last 10 days and I think can make getting through a sick day (or week-fortnight in my case!) more bearable. Don't get me wrong, these products can't make you look like Kim K-W fresh out of hair & make-up but when you're in the midst of a snotfest, surrounded by tissues, they will help you make you feel a little more human and look a little less Rudolph-like! To be honest, when I am extremely ill, looking good isn't exactly a top priority but these products helped to calm and soothe my skin and made me feel a little more comfortable.

Monday 4 July 2016

Recent purchases #29 featuring BECCA, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Natasha Denona, Clinique & more!

After my (rather large) Sephora haul last month, I thought that I was done with shopping for a while but there some new releases that tempted me and in the words of Oscar Wilde "I can resist everything except temptation" so today I am going to share my recent purchases from the last few weeks with you!
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