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Wednesday 30 November 2016

November favourites featuring Tangle Teezer, John Frieda, Oskia, Janina, Essie & more!

So it's the end of another month and it is hard to believe that there are only a few weeks left in the year - I cannot believe how quickly 2016 has flown by! November is always an exciting month because I try to get the bulk of my Christmas shopping and prep done so that I can enjoy the build up and pace myself (#sickgirlproblems) in the run up to the big day! This month I have quite a variety of favourites - mainly makeup & haircare and surprisingly, for me, only one skincare product! It's a long one, so let's get started....

Monday 28 November 2016

REVIEW: Tatcha Bestsellers Set

Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a big lover of Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, which I first encountered around this time last year. It gives life to my skin by blurring and softening the visibility of fine lines and pores and generally makes my skin look like it has had an instagram filter applied. Naturally, I wanted to try some more products from the brand but they are unavailable to buy in stores in Ireland. When I was in the U.S. in June, the Sephora that I was in only had two products stocked (one being the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, which I repurchased) so I was unable to buy the products that I wanted to try. When my friend was in the U.S. last month, she offered to bring back some products for me (post here) so I asked her to get the Tatcha Bestsellers Set, as it would give me the chance to try a few products without breaking the bank and taking up too much space in my friend's case. There are 4 products in the set and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today.

Saturday 26 November 2016

The palette of dreams: Anastasia Beverly Hills The Master Palette by Mario & swatches

I feel a little bad sharing my thoughts on this palette with you today because I know that it isn't currently available but I am hoping that Anastasia Beverly Hills will re-release it. I think that it's crazy to only release a limited number of a product that was obviously going to be a best seller and the fact that it wasn't sold on U.K. sites only added to the frustration! I am, of course, talking about The Master Palette by Mario from Anastasia Beverly Hills, which is a collaboration between Kim Kardashian-West's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic and Anastasia Beverly Hills. I was very lucky that my friend was able to snap one of these up when she was in the U.S. last month.

Monday 21 November 2016

The Autumn/Winter Glow Edit Part Two: Make-up featuring Natasha Denona, BECCA, Anastasia Beverly Hills & more!

Last week, I shared with you my favourite skincare products to achieve glowing skin in Autumn/Winter (here) but sometimes we all need some extra help because no matter how much water we drink or how well we take care of our skin, it can look dull. I find that if I don't get enough sleep or am just generally very run down, it shows in my face, so today I want to share with you some of the products that I reach for to add some life and glow to my skin!

Friday 18 November 2016

Christmas gift idea #1 Benecos Sea Buckthorn and Orange Christmas Gift Set & discount code

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share some Christmas gift ideas with you and, where possible, will also share a discount code so that you can buy the product if you like it! You may have seen my Benecos introductory post (with Charlotte Tilbury dupe) a few weeks ago (here) and I was so impressed by the quality of those products that when they offered to send me one of their Christmas Gift Sets, I jumped at the chance to try it. Benecos is an organic, cruelty free brand with a range of skincare, bodycare and makeup products at very affordable prices. This Sea Buckthorn and Orange Christmas Gift Set is priced at only £10.95 and I have a 15% discount code to share with you so it would be perfect for most KK Christmas budgets.

Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Autumn/Winter Glow Edit Part One: Skincare featuring Oskia, Korres, Estée Lauder, Omorovicza & more!

Healthy, glowing skin is something that I think we all aspire to - I'm not talking about a dewy finish, just radiant, glowing skin, which can be quite difficult to achieve in Autumn/Winter. Today, I want to share the products that I use in my skincare routine to achieve that sought after glow and later this week, I will share my favourite glow-giving makeup products because sometimes my skin needs that extra help! Some of the products were sent to me and have been previously reviewed but most I bought myself - opinion on all of them is completely honest. I am on long term antibiotics, which has really affected my hair, nails and, most definitely, my skin so I work really hard at trying to combat dryness, dullness and fatigued skin. I also have an open fire and the central heating sucks the moisture out of my skin. If you suffer with the same issues, I hope that you will find some inspiration here today!

Monday 14 November 2016

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Get Christmas Party ready with the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette & Razor Sharp Liquid Liner!

Regular readers will know that I am an eyeshadow palette addict, so you can imagine my delight when the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette popped through my letter box, not only that but I also received 3 Urban Decay 'Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear' liquid eyeliners in the shades Retrograde, Bump and Revolver. What's even better is that I also received a palette and 3 liquid liners to give away to one of you lovely readers! Thank you, Debenhams! Today, I want to share my thoughts on the palette and liners with you, how I think they will work perfectly for the Christmas party season and then I will tell you how you can win these goodies for yourself!

Saturday 12 November 2016

Empties & speedy reviews #29 featuring Jo Malone, Sunday Riley, Oskia, Omorovicza & more!

If you're a regular reader, you know the drill but if you're new to these parts then let me explain - I show what products I have finished using in the last month & do a speedy review and then tell you whether I would repurchase! As always, I have a lot of skincare products! Let's get started.

Thursday 10 November 2016

My thoughts on Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Allison & Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Lolita

I know that liquid lipsticks are very much having their moment this year but I am not the biggest fan of them and have only tried a small number of brands because, like my skin and hair, my lips are dry so they don't always suit me. That being said, I really loved the colour of the new liquid lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills in the shade Allison, which is part of their Holiday Kiss Collection so I thought I would give it a go and today I want to share my thoughts on it with you and compare it with Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Lolita.

Monday 7 November 2016

Some recent purchases featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills, Lorac, Tatcha & more!

You may have noticed a lack of haul posts here on the blog recently (especially compared to last year!) but the truth is there was nothing new that really excited me last month. Also, I have quite a large collection of makeup at this stage so I don't want to buy products if they don't really grab my attention. That being said, when my best friend went to the U.S. recently, she kindly offered to pick up a few things for me so I stuck to products that are unavailable to buy this side if the Atlantic! I also picked up some more Essie gel nail polishes because I love how long-lasting they are. Let's get started!

Friday 4 November 2016

REVIEW: Dr. Botanicals Super Concentrate Radiance Boosting Serum & Advanced 8-Hour Overnight Renewal Cream

Dr Botanicals is a brand that I have seen featured on a lot of my favourite blogs over the last few months so when they got in touch and offered to send me some products to try, I jumped at the chance. They are a London based brand who are cruelty free and use only natural ingredients - no parabens here! I was kindly sent their Super Concentrate Radiance Boosting Serum and Advanced 8-Hour Overnight Renewal Cream and today I want to share my thoughts with you on both of these products. For reference, I have dry, sensitive skin and am always on the lookout for products that will plump my skin and add radiance.

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Introducing Benecos - a Natural Beauty Company with an affordable dupe for Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick palette

Benecos Mono Eyeshadow, Benecos Quattro eyeshadow, Benecos Lipstick

Organic beauty is on the rise, both is terms of skincare and makeup and whilst we all want to use the best products for our skin, organic beauty can often be pretty expensive. Benecos natural beauty is a brand that is cruelty free, uses 100% organic ingredients and has a huge range of products at very affordable prices. I was lucky enough to be sent some products from the range and I think one of them is a pretty affordable alternative to a Charlotte Tilbury product! 
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