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Friday, 29 June 2018

Two products that will help you get a good night's sleep on these hot summer nights!

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Review, Absolute Aromas Relax Bath Salts Review, How to get a good nights sleep, how to sleep on hot nights

Hands up if you've been finding it difficult to sleep during the heatwave! I absolutely love summer and sunny days but I do find that the warm weather can sometimes mess with my sleep! On holiday, it isn't a problem as the air conditioning keeps the room cool but unfortunately I don't have air conditioning at home so I have to work with what I have! I have two products to share with you today that have been helping me to get a full night's sleep over these past few weeks of hot and sticky nights!

Thursday, 28 June 2018

5 products I'm currently loving!

Erborian Bamboo Glow Review, Escentric Molecules 01 Review, Favourties, Lancaster Tan Maximiser Review, VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment Review, Youth Lab Cleansing Water Review,

It's time for an update on the products that I am currently loving and have been reaching for most often over the past few weeks!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene

Marc Jacobs Fantascene Palette Review & Swatches

Every summer, Marc Jacobs Beauty release a set of limited edition makeup products (the Coconut Fantasy Collection). It sells out really quickly and this year was no exception - I wanted the bronzer but missed out so settle for the Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene. I'm a huge fan of Marc Jacobs eyeshadows (see Brand Focus post here) so I knew there was a good chance this wouldn't disappoint.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Cult Beauty is 10! My favourite picks from the site!

Cult Beauty is 10!

One of my favourite beauty sites recently celebrated its 10th Birthday! I was very sad to have missed Cult Beauty's party but they kindly sent me a box of goodies to celebrate their birthday - I must admit that I let out a squeal when I received it! Packed with lots of my favourite products, sweets and a biscuit - it really felt like it was my birthday! I have discovered so many amazing brands via Cult Beauty over the years and there are some of their bestsellers in the box.

Monday, 25 June 2018

3 treats for 3 budgets

It's that time of the month again where I share 3 products for 3 budgets with you in case you're in the mood for treating yourself!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

My holiday hair and makeup picks!

I'm off on holiday to Majorca tomorrow for some much needed sun in the bones and R&R with my lovely Hubby! Today I want to share the hair, body and makeup products that I'm bringing. I'm not one of those people who doesn't wear makeup on holiday - during the day, I don't wear any but I love to take my time getting ready in the evening. I think I've done well not to over pack but maybe I'm delusional - you let me know!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Products to de-frizz and make your hairstyle last

American English, Ouai, Kerastase, Kérastase L'incroyable, Texturizing Hair Spray, Seaberry Dry Oil, Smooth Spray, Haircare, Review

Haircare can be a tricky thing in summer - my hair is naturally prone to frizz and the humidity of the summer months doesn't help! I have four products that I use on repeat that help to tame the frizz, hold my style and that don't weigh my hair down.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Azzaro Chrome - the perfect Father's Day gift!

Azzaro Chrome Review

With Father's Day fast approaching, I'm sure, like me, you are wracking your brains to try to find the perfect gift. I find the women in my life a lot easier to buy for than men but I think you can never go wrong with a fragrance! Today, I want to tell you about Azzaro Chrome, which is the perfect summer scent for men!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Five foundation samples - will I purchase the full size of any?

Back in March when I was in New York, I received a bag of foundation samples with one of my purchases in Sephora. I was delighted with this 'perk' of being a Sephora VIB because foundation buying can be a tricky and expensive thing. Each sample had 3-5 shades and I tried all of them (even if they were the wrong colour, in order to get a good idea of whether I liked them and how they lasted on the skin etc). I don't necessarily 'need' a new foundation but if a new one ticks all of my boxes then I probably would add it to my collection. For reference, I have dry skin and generally prefer a dewy or glowy finish as I find it more flattering and youthful.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Five Favourites from Stila: The Brand That Deserves More Hype!

There are some brands that get so much hype in the beauty world that the products just sell themselves and then there are others that really deserve a lot more hype than they get. I don't know if this is down to fewer PR mailings (and in turn, less hype from big beauty 'influencers') but there are some brands that I feel deserve more hype so I am going to spread the love! I also really want to hear from you about what brands you feel are under-rated! I'm starting today with Stila. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that people don't rave about this brand but I see a lot more hype out there for other brands and I think that Stila is up there with Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Too Faced and other hyped brands in terms of the quality of the products. I'm going to share my top five products from the brand with you and would love to hear if you have tried them or if there are other products from the brand that you think I should try?

Thursday, 7 June 2018

My favourite discoveries of the year so far!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter, Antipodes Aura Mask, Favourites, Maybelline Fit Me, Sunday Riley Juno Oil, theBalm Furrowcious, theBalm Mary-Dew Manizer, Touch In Sol, Verso Turmeric Booster,

I cannot believe that it is June already - this year really is flying by! I like to do a mid-year check in with my beauty products and see what has really stood out to me over the past six months. As you can imagine, I try a lot of products so any that make it on to the list really have to be impressive! Surprisingly, I have more makeup than skincare products in this list but I guess that's because I have a good number of staples in my skincare routine so it takes a lot for something to overtake those.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Why every makeup addict needs some Catrice in their life!

Brow Powder, Budget, Budget Beauty, Catrice, cruelty free, Giveaway, Highlighter, lip pencil, Vegan,

A brand that I have really enjoyed getting to know this year is Catrice. Everything is priced at under €10, with the majority being under €5 and if ever there was a brand that proves that you don't need to spend a fortune to get quality, it's this one. See my reviews here and here. I've found that some products are dupes for Laura Geller products - the blurring stick and liquid highlighter, for example. I was recently sent some more products from the brand and I wanted to share my thoughts but also do a giveaway because I have doubles of some products and so many of you comment saying you'd love to try the brand, so keep reading until the end for that.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Why you should add some Vitamin C to your routine

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Vitamin C has many benefits for the skin, from evening out skin tone to protecting against pollution but for me, the main benefit is that it brightens my skin and banishes any signs of dullness, which my dry skin is prone to. Brighter skin also looks more youthful so Vitamin C is something that all skin types can benefit from. I personally don't use Vitamin C products on a daily basis but I have three in my collection that I reach for when my skin is looking particularly dull and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today!

Monday, 4 June 2018

Sunkissed skin with Clarins

Bronzer, Bronzing & Blush Compact, clarins, Limited Edition, Primer, review, SOS Primer, Sunkissed Skin,

We all know that I'm a fan of Clarins skincare (post here) but I hadn't tried very much of their makeup until recently but I am now fangirling over their Summer Makeup Collection. Every year, they release a range of products that will give sunkissed skin and bring some colour into our lives and this year, they've gone one step further by adding a new primer to their range and it's a goodie!

Friday, 1 June 2018

My top 5 cleansing balms for all skin types!

Alpha-H Essential Cleansing Balm, cleansing balm, Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm, Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, Oskia Perfect Cleanser, Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse, skincare,

Regular readers will know that I have dry skin and my favourite type of cleanser is a balm - they just suit my skin so well, leaving it soft, deeply cleansed but not stripped. I also find them nourishing and just an all round pleasure to use - I enjoy taking the time to massage them into my skin. I have tried so many over the years but have five favourites that I want to tell you about! All are available from Cult Beauty but this post is not sponsored.

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