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Tuesday 28 February 2023

What I loved in February


I honestly don't know where this month has gone! I know that February is the shortest month of the year but it seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye - probably because I was on bed rest and then in isolation for more than half of it! It wasn't all bad though - my husband & I celebrated 23 years together early in the month and had a nice date. It's so hard to believe that it's been that long because. it feels so fresh in some ways and also like we've always known each other at the same time! Anyway, on to what I've loved this month....


Friday 17 February 2023

Five foundations that are currently on rotation....

The foundations that are currently on rotation (dry skin)

Despite decluttering regularly, I still have a pretty vast makeup collection. However, I find myself reaching for the same foundations on repeat in the past few months. Maybe I need to a mega declutter again, but the thing is I love the makeup that I have, especially eyeshadows, but I know that if I got rid of all of my other foundations, I would be happy with the five in this post (and yes, I know that's excessive). For reference, I have dry skin so if you do too, you may find this post helpful.


Wednesday 15 February 2023

Why you need a Victoria Beckham Lid Lustre in your life......

Why you need a Victoria Beckham Lid Lustre in your life

When Victoria Beckham Beauty first launched, I was a little overwhelmed and didn't know what to buy. the products are expensive, so I didn't want to make a (pricey) mistake! I now know that the quality explains the price tag and it's a brand that I gradually want to add more products from to my collection. If, like me, you often toy with the idea of buying something but are overwhelmed, I would suggest starting with the Lid Lustres


Tuesday 14 February 2023

Nourish skincare is now available in Ireland....


Nourish skincare is now available in Ireland,
These products were kindly sent to me, without obligation.

Nourish skincare is a brand that I have often seen reviewed on blogs over the years and I've often added products to my never-ending wishlist, however the brand wasn't easily accessible to those of us in Ireland. That's no longer a problem thanks to Brilliance.ie which is a new site that sells hair and beauty brands, Nourish London being one of them. This is a certified organic and vegan skincare range, which includes facial skincare, SPF, hand cream and a pillow mist. I was kindly sent some products to try and want to share my thoughts on them with you today!


Monday 13 February 2023

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate products overview

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate products overview

Since Olaplex first burst onto the scene, there have been a number of haircare ranges released, all with the aim of strengthening and repairing the hair, rather than just making it look good temporarily. When the hair is strong and elasticized, it looks good in terms of colour and bounce. My hairdresser used the new Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate products on my hair last year and I immediately purchased. I loved how soft and lightweight my hair felt, but it also looked as though my hair had been cut because it was so bouncy. I bought the 4 step bundle, which includes a pre-wash treatment, shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment, all of which are full size. They are currently reduced on Look Fantastic and using my code BEAUTYLYMIN will save you some more money. 


Thursday 9 February 2023

L'Occitane's new Lavender & CBD range will give you a brilliant night's sleep (plus other new releases)

L'Occitane Lavender & CBD range review
These products were kindly gifted to me, without any obligation.

You all know how much I love L'Occitane products - for bath/body/face/hair etc, so when their latest range of Lavender & CBD range was released, I knew that I would be ordering some products. Fortunately for me, I was kindly sent some products from the range and they really couldn't have come at  a better time for me because I had Covid, was feeling rotten and my sleep was very disturbed. I mentioned in this post how well the massage oil has been working for me (my sleep was so deep that I thought I'd woken the next day, rather than a few hours after falling asleep during the day!), so I want to share my thoughts on their other products and new releases today.


Tuesday 7 February 2023

Drunk Elephant Body care product overview....


Drunk Elephant Body care product overview

I've raved about Drunk Elephant skincare on the blog previously, but I've never done a dedicated post to their body care range. To be honest, I don't always spend a lot on body products, however I noticed in recent times, after having the flu and then Covid again, that my skin was looking lacklustre and was dry and just showed signs of how run down I was, so I decided to invest in my body care, instead of just spending on my facial skincare products. I guess I just wanted a treat, and to use some products that I had previously (the glycolic body lotion and almond milk scrub), but also some other products that were new to me. If you want to try any of the products mentioned, it's worth keeping an eye on Look Fantastic, as they sometimes have 3 for 2 on this brand (not sponsored, I bought everything myself!).

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