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Monday, 18 March 2019

Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum

Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum Review

If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you will know that I am a massive fan of Omorovicza. The products just fit perfectly with my dry and quite reactive skin.  I am always excited by their new releases but I was almost hesitant about their new Daily Vitamin C Serum. Why? Because, although I love the brightening effects of Vitamin C products on my skin, I find that using them any more than 1-2 times weekly can cause my skin to become inflamed but best results are achieved through consistent use. This serum is intended for daily use so I really did wonder how my skin would cope! 8 weeks later, I want to share my thoughts with you.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is fast approaching in the UK & Ireland (March 31st if you weren't aware!) and although some people think of it as another Hallmark day, I personally love spoiling my mother and making a fuss of her. When we were really young, my father used to buy individual cards for us all to write for my Mam and I remember the excitement of all five kids gathering in one of the bedrooms to write the cards and being so proud giving them to my Mam, so it has always been a special day. It, of course, includes some gifts so I thought I'd put together a gift guide to share with you all in case you need some inspiration! This post contains a mixture of products I have bought myself and products that were sent to me, the latter will be marked with * however this post is not sponsored. There is something for all budgets with prices starting at £12!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Recent additions to my makeup bag

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner,Review, By Terry Lip Expert Shine Review, Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Shadow Review, Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel Review

I definitely don't buy as much makeup as I used to because, let's face it, I have enough to last me the rest of my life and then some! I've been waiting for products to really catch my eye and I recently made a few purchases, one of which was a repurchase of an old favourite. 

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Erborian Magic Transformask - matte skin with a shimmer?

Erborian Magic Transformask Review

Over the last year or so, I've really enjoyed exploring Erborian, which is a brand that combines K-Beauty with French - the dream team, don't you think? Back in January, they kindly sent me their latest release, which is Magic Transformask and the cutest headband, which I use every time I apply my makeup or a face mask! When I first read the press release that accompanied the mask, I really wasn't sure it would suit my skin because it described as mattifying, but I was definitely intrigued by it because it is also described as having pearlisers, which illuminate the skin. I was unsure how it could offer both!

Monday, 11 March 2019

Pixi Rose Infused Range

Pixi Rose Infused Range Review

You will probably have seen on Instagram, that Pixi recently sent lots of bloggers a gorgeous parcel of products from their Rose Infused range. Everything was housed in a rose print wash bag, which I was delighted to receive because it's roomy enough to hold everything I need when I go on holiday. I had already tried four of the products so was excited to try everything else. It's worth noting that even if you aren't a fan of anything rose scented, you might still enjoy this range as it's quite subtle and a very natural, rather than artificial rose scent. What I really love about Pixi is that the products are high quality but with mid-range prices and they also have mini sizes of popular products, which are perfect for travelling but also if you want to try products without investing very much money.

Friday, 8 March 2019

The nude lip edit

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I have always preferred a nude lip to any other option. I do sometimes dabble with colours but my lip collection consists mainly of nudes and pinks. I just love how a nude will go with any eye look and can be worn day or night and easily topped up. Today I want to share 10 beautiful nude lip options in a variety of finishes.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift - limited edition size!

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Review

Something I wish that more brands would do, is release deluxe sample sizes of products. Investing in a full size product with an expensive price tag, without having tried it, is always a risk and an expensive one. Sachet samples are nice for travelling but there isn't enough product in them to accurately decide whether a product is actually doing anything for your skin. Fortunately, some brands are recognising this and one of those is Caudalie, who have released a limited edition 25ml pot of Resveratrol Lift

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The Hype Is Real #5 Natasha Denona Eyeshadows

Natasha Denona eyeshadow review, Are Natasha Denona eyeshadows worth the hype?

Welcome to part five of my 'The Hype Is Real' series and this time it's all about Natasha Denona eyeshadows. The rest of the Natasha Denona makeup line is priced similarly to Nars/MAC etc but when it comes to eyeshadows, the only similarly price brand that I know of is Pat McGrath. Initially, only the 28 pan palettes were released but with a price tag of over £200/€200, there was no way that I would invest in one without trying the formula, despite the rave reviews. Luckily, her 5 pan palettes were soon released, which were still pricey at £41, but more affordable so I decided to go for it. Since then, she has released mini palettes, priced at $25, which makes the brand much more accessible. I now have 10 Natasha Denona eyeshadow palettes (one was kindly sent to me when I somehow made it on to her PR list, which I am convinced was a mistake because it was a one-off!) and I want to tell you why I believe that the hype is real with these eyeshadows.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The best beauty deals online at the moment...

I love to shop but I also love a bargain and a freebie so I've been scouring the net for the best deals and offers that are out there at the moment and want to share them with you!

Monday, 4 March 2019

Ayurveda Beauty brand Samaya - balancing skin and mind

Samaya Ayurveda Skincare Review

Does alternative medicine interest you? I must admit that I was quite skeptical about it for years but my mind was changed when I went to a medical clinic in Germany, which practiced both traditional/western medicine and alternative medicine.  I actually want to write about those treatments in some upcoming posts as I want to incorporate my health journey into my blog. But back to today's post, which is all about Samaya - an Ayurvedic beauty brand and I also have a gift with purchase code to share with you! Ayurveda originated in India and the basic principle is that the mind and body are inseparable and that you must have balance in both in order to achieve optimum wellness. In order to do this, you must first work out your Dosha, which you can do here. Your Dosha is based on physical and emotional traits. Samaya have three ranges of products, based on Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. After taking the test, I found that I was Vata and I was kindly sent three products from the range, which I have been using and want to share my thoughts on with you today.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Brand Overview: Pixi Makeup

Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist, Pixi Eye Liner, Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights, Pixi Matte Last Liquid Lip, Pixi Pretties, Pixi Makeup Review

The very first Pixi makeup product that I ever bought was their Lash Line Ink. Back then, they didn't have a very big makeup range but that has definitely changed! Pixi now do collabs with youtubers and they release more and more makeup products every year. They are killing it with their releases and I love that everything is reasonably priced. Thanks to their very generous PR parcels, I have now amassed quite the collection (not everything is pictured above), which I want to share my thoughts on today. 
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