Haircare / Styling, Matrix

Get Stronger, Longer Hair | Matrix Oil Wonders

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I know I have been on the missing list! Life has been demanding of late. But today I found myself oohing and aahing over a much-loved hair product. Yesterday I was covering myself in a new foundation thinking I really need to get back online and have a rave about this. The day previous I almost electrocuted myself with a beauty appliance and my first thought was blog rant! In short, I am missing you guys something terrible. So I’m back. Back to ranting and raving and my usual waffle. Man I’ve missed it!

Let the raving begin…

Oh holy silky hair heaven! A hair product I have obsessed with lately  at the moment is the Matrix Oil Wonders Indian Amala Strengthening Oil. I needed to try it well because, well my hair was a mess of breakage and dryness. It is supposed to invigorate and renew weakened hair leaving it feel 4 times stronger and if anyone needs stronger hair it’s me *sobs into hands after removing giant wad of hair from brush*.

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I won’t beat around the bush today, holy shamazingness! This stuff is just made for my hair. I was using it before I had my extensions put in and have continued using it from mid-length down with my Gold Fevers. My own hair has been falling out due to hormone imbalance and stress over the past year, it was damaged and brittle but because it was so fine most hair oils were a little heavy. My hair would look great on the day I washed and styled but then it would look a holy show the following day.

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With this oil I use one tiny squirt and disperse from the mid lengths down and at the ends of the front layers, then I style my hair like normal. A lot of my hair loss was in the top and I will be following up with the products I used to disguise that thinness, by God I’ve tried mountains of them. If my hair was very parched of moisture of frizzy I might use a teeny tiny smidge after styling but just at the ends. As with any hair oil, a little goes a very long way.

It left my hair silky and soft, styling was a doddle. No greasiness, no heaviness, no limp hair. And it only  costs €12.50, which I have just looked up online and can’t believe. So if you want stronger, longer hair I would highly recommend it.

I have about 6 hair oils but if I ever do run out of this I will be straight out to buy another. As for the rest of them? Dead to me, ha ha!

10/10 Awesomeness.

General, Make-up, Mascara, Urban Decay

The Best Mascara Fix – Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection

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If like me you are a mascara addict you will be familiar with issues of dried lashes later in the day, clumping, flaking and then come tea time you want to apply another coat to freshen up or add drama but your lashes will not cooperate. Enter Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection Lash Refresher. It’s the best mascara fix, holy innovation Batman!

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This stuff literally does resurrect your lashes. I read the hype and thought yeah-yeah whatever, but holy moly this has already become a makeup bag staple. It’s essentially a serum that comes in a mascara-like tube and a curved wand. You apply to your lashes to soften the existing mascara and get them ready for the next coat.

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The brush coats each lash from root to tip, it separates every lash so its great if your mascara has clumped together. It’s also handy if you botched applying your mascara and need to undo the damage. What I use it for mostly it to add a fresh coat later in the day when my lashes need a wee lift.

Best Mascara Fix Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection

I don’t think its necessary to spend a lot of money on Mascara. I have favourites from various brands, everything from Bobbi Brown Smokey Lash to brands like NYC and Boots 17. But since I am always testing something new I never really know how my lashes will hold up on a given day. Will there be flaking, smudging, running all over my face? It’s mascara roulette. Since the addition of this beauty that is not an issue at all. It’s also a good way to get use out of mascaras that might not have been for you, I can think of about ten sitting up in my mascara drawer.

There’s no need to go on and on about this. Love it, love it, love it.

You’ll find Urban Decay online and in store at Debenhams and from House of Fraser. It comes in at €13 which makes it affordable and also means it will eternally be in my makeup bag!

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Aging, Benefit, Benefit, Eye Creams, Skin Care

Iron Away Puffy Eye Bags with Benefit Puff Off

An iron on the top of an eye gel? Obviously I have to know if it works. When I heard about the iron I first thought gimmick! I assumed it would be plastic and look tacky but actually its like a dainty little monopoly piece. It’s not the iron itself,  its that it stays cold, like applying the back of a cold spoon to your eye puffs. Although the shape of the tip works much better with the shape of your under eye area… Continue Reading

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Perfume / Fragrance, Previews/Launches

New Fragrances for Summer

DKNY’s new limited edition collection of fragrances ‘Delicious Delights‘ are inspired by sweet sorbets. I love the pacakging, these look absolutely adorable. They are  perfect for Summer. Here is a little breakdown…

Fruity Rooty Sweet and creamy. Opens with a cocktail of blackberry and juicy mandarin infused with blackcurrent . It has develops with candied apple, rose petals and violet flower. The base notes are orris, vanilla and musk. I would describe this as a sweet blackcurrant with gentle musk. Continue Reading

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Eye Creams, Murad, Reviews, Skin Care

Instant Results!
with Murad Eye Cream

Hi guys, I’m back! I have a mountain of products and treatments I want to blog about so be prepared to get sick of me. Hope you all are enjoying Christmas!

I’m at an age where I am a little concerned about eye crinkles. I have spent much of 2104 testing my way through eye creams (over-view to follow). I have found some good ones but generally a lot of duds. I haven’t found my holy grail eye product so I still get a little over-enthusiastic when a brand launches a new product that contains the latest magic powers.

The latest offering is from Murad. The Instant Radiance Eye Cream is said to instantly erase dark circles. I of course needed to try it. Murad is generally a brand I trust. I haven’t tried too many products of theirs but of those I have tried, I liked.

So what does this guy do and did it do the trick?

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Aging, Cleansers, OSKIA, Reviews, Skin Care

Oskia The Nutritional Skincare Angle

I have been keeping beauty secrets! I think it’s clear I love a bit of skincare but I don’t know if you guys know how interested I am in holistic nutrition. It has been something I have been reading up on for years and a big part of my life. So I was really excited when I heard about OSKIA skincare arrival to our shores. If you haven’t heard of the brand they create nutritional skincare, that has been proven to work. I have fallen hard. Continue Reading

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Eyeshadow, Make-up, Previews/Launches, Swatches, Urban Decay

Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Palette, Polish & Eyeliner

I’m not ashamed to admit that if Urban Decay release a new palette, I have to have it. I love the quality and pigmentation of the shadows, adore the packaging and well I honestly I get sucked in by the limited edition part. There is a par of me that also loves a gimmick. Their latest palette was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film Pulp Fiction. Continue Reading

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Lashes, Previews/Launches

Eylure Lash Collection

I love a good set of eyelashes. But I have to be honest,  I haven’t always been a fan of strip lashes.They were once reseverved for dramatic makeup looks, which isn’t really me. These days there are plenty of every-day type lashes that are comfortable to wear and don’t peel mid way through your day. Best of all, no one can tell. Well unless you want them to.

Eylure lashes are a favourite of mine. The main reason for this is quality but price is a close second. If you look after them you can wear them again and again. I have been trying out their new collection over the past few months. Continue Reading