It occurred to me that I have had the Naked 2 palette in my collection for over a year and I have never blogged about it! How did this happen you ask? I remember recording a video where I compared this one to the original Naked palette. What happened to Read more…
You have probably heard me going on about Neom Luxury Organics before but they have swiftly become one of my favourite brands so I though I would spend some time rekindling my love of the products I have tried so far. Read more…
I received an email from a lovely YouTube subscriber who wanted to know where the rest of my Holy Grail Product Series was. Good question. I got a little side-tracked :) I promised to finish the series. Here is product number three, few more to go after this one. I have listed Holy Grail Product #1 and #2 below also. Hope you enjoy!
Holy Grail Product 3
Holy Grail Product 1
Holy Grail Product 2
I would love to know what your holy grail products are!
La Roche Posay is one of those brands that is constantly raved about by beauty bloggers. I have tried a few of their products and their quality cannot be denied – the spf 50 for face in particular is fantastic. But I have recently come across their piece de resistance!
Cicaplast Baume B5… what a beautiful name :)
This has been a huge success in France, the home of the brand, where 6 months worth of product sold within 60 days. The most amazing thing about this is that they didn’t even have to advertise. That’s surely the mark of a good product. I was intrigued.
I picked up a tube for €12.50 in my local pharmacy – I couldn’t believe how cheap it was. After hearing such acclaim I was expecting a fairly hefty price tag. Now I actually bought it for baby Eve who had dry skin on her face, nappy rash and a touch of eczema on the back of her elbows (I tried all the usuals but to no avail). It cleared both up in 24 hours. My intrigue turned to delight. I proceeded to smear some all over the bumps at the backs of my arms, my knees and elbows and a dry patch on my forehead. All gone in a day or two. Result!
The product claims to sooth and repairs all everyday skin irritations, cuts and minor wounds. According to dermatologists the results of tests back them up. I have since read so many testimonials from Mammy’s online raving about this stuff. Ok, so its great for baba’s but it’s also great for us :)
I plan to use it on stretch-marks, scars (hopefully no c-section scars this time round), dry skin and irritation.
Cicaplast Baume B5, I’m so happy you’re in my life! Have you tried anything from La Roche Posay?
I love Spring! I love the return of brighter evenings, pretty colours. It always inspire me to change my make-up. I decided to make a video on my top products for Spring. Some are old favourites and others are new. Read more…
It’s that time again, monthly favourites and disappointments! I haven’t made a favourites video in a while so this is really a January/February Favourites. I’m off to record a Spring make-up tutorial. Thanks for watching!
Products I mentioned:(links provided as per your previous request :) )
Rimmel Lasting Finish http://tinyurl.com/65uhglq
Isa Dora Big Bold Mascara http://tinyurl.com/87qrgew
Essence Lip Gloss
Kohl Lipstick Goddess http://www.brownsugar.ie/kohl/
MAC Stripdown Lip Liner (also spice) http://tinyurl.com/79gpesv
MUFE Smoky Palette http://www.tinyurl.ie/83g
Olay 3 Point Super Serum http://tinyurl.com/7mt4cbd
Origins Plantscriptions eye cream http://tinyurl.com/7lpz46h
Origins Youthtopia Lift Cream http://tinyurl.com/7lpz46h
Thanks for watching!
Ok, stating that something is the best product ever is a tall order. I thought I better qualify.
First of all, here is the beaut in question…
Olay 3 Point Serum is the best product for me for the following reasons:
1. It cleared all of my spots. Yes, all. This is a happy side affect of this product. I know this is an anti-ageing product but this is not why I use it at all.
2. It makes my pores look normal, rather than irregular and swollen. It also reduces blackheads
3. It calms my red areas.
4. It doesn’t dry my skin out
5. It firms my skin and leaves it feeling taught.
4. It’s amazing when used in conjunction with Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash. I highly recommend using these together.
5. It’s cheap – at least when you buy it on ebay, like I do. (The seller I used – Link!) I also bought a little set to try it out which contained a full cleanser (which is amazing – review to follow) and a few other samples (from this seller here Link!)It was a good way to try out 5 Olay products, two of which are firm favourites.
I LOVE IT!!
As I mentioned on Facebook, I ran out of my sample bottle last week and ordered some more on ebay. In the meantime my skin started to misbehave. The new serum arrived yesterday and my skin already looks less spotty today.
My skin issues are…
- Clogged pores
- Enlarged pores – irregular shape
- Early signs of ageing (Doubt it matters if you have this issue or not)
- Combination skin
If you have similar issues I highly recommend you give this a whirl! Like all skin care it’s not for everyone but I am delighted with the results.
October favourites time! There are quite a few this month. I also came across quite a few products that I didn’t rate at all, maybe I should make a disappointments video too. I find those useful, let me know if you do. For now, here are my current favourite make-up and beauty products…
Links mentioned in video:
Benefit Cha Cha Tint Review & Application http://tinyurl.com/5ufmw6h
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation & Application http://tinyurl.com/6hol2st
Sugarpill Palette swatches and review http://tinyurl.com/6gdxghr
My nails today http://tinyurl.com/64rppnh
Products I mentioned:
Mi-Oils Raw Argan Oil €8.50 http://mi-oils.com/product
Origins MegaMushroom Relief Serum http://tinyurl.com/65cb8rq
Argan457 Long Lasting Eye Contour €76 http://tinyurl.com/63ahmx5
Lush Dirty shower gel £4.95 http://tinyurl.com/3ape2vz
Neal Wolfe Glow Supershine Spray €14.40 http://tinyurl.com/6d2phxx
Redken Outshine Anti-Frizz Serum €15.69 buy online – http://tinyurl.com/5wcbdg6 (I get mine from Beauty Matters Clontarf)
Leighton Denny Babydoll €12.20 http://tinyurl.com/62wpofn
No7 Nail polish in Cheeky Chops €9 http://tinyurl.com/6aalq8e
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzer Powder 51 £6.99 http://tinyurl.com/6dwd7u6
Rimmel Soft Coral Lipstick £6.29 http://tinyurl.com/y9rjkje
Gosh Light n’ Shine Lipgloss €9 http://tinyurl.com/6xko6hm
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation €7-€9 http://tinyurl.com/65uhglq
Sigma Tapered Kabuki F86 http://tinyurl.com/6f5pwby
Mary Kay Cheek Glaze Tangerine $16 http://tinyurl.com/6co3k8m
Benefit Cha Cha Tint £24.50 http://tinyurl.com/6hjlo53
Collection 2000 Concealer €6 http://tinyurl.com/45zsgcp
Elf Shimmer Liner Bronze £1.50 http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk/
NYX Pink Dolly Lip Liner $2.49 http://tinyurl.com/629a8q2
Estee Lauder Electric Ginger £16.50 http://tinyurl.com/6by77o7
MUFE Smokey Lash Mascara $22 http://tinyurl.com/5usmwhp
Sugarpill Palette http://tinyurl.com/6gdxghr
Sigma P82 $14(for my primer) http://tinyurl.com/5v5qq9p
Sigma P80 $14(for my concealer) http://tinyurl.com/6hnzk65
(or mini kabuki kit $49- http://tinyurl.com/5tf3okv)
What I’m wearing:
Face – Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, Bourjois bronzer, MAC Dame blush, MAC All that Glitters & Satin Taupe Eyeshadows, MAC Fluidline, Collection 2000 Collagen Curl Mascara, MAC Angel lipstick, Collection 2000 concealer wand.
All of the opinions expressed in this video are entirely my own. I have not been sponsored by any of the brands mentioned in this video. (less info)
Thanks for watching!
What products are you loving right now?
It’s no secret that I’m as fickle about hair care as I am about skin care. But I have found a little system that really works for me lately. It’s a little bit of a pick n’ mix brand wise.
Products that have made it into my favourites list
- John Frieda Go Blonder
- John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Days Straight
- Redken Clear Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
- Wella Brilliance Mask for Fine hair
I’m absolutely in love with Redken Clear Moisture. I have worked my way through all of their shampoos over the years and have finally found one that’s not too heavy for my fine hair. I love the fresh scent of the products too. My hair is like silk after using these but I still get to keep what little volume I have.
I picked Clear Moisture up from Hair Matters in Clontarf (they have a buy one shampoo get a conditioner free offer).
The Wella Brilliance mask is for fine hair too. I have never found a hair mask that’s light enough for my hair. It conditions the hair very well without leaving a residue or making hair greasy. Love.
Go Blonder – I recorded a video review on this one. It’s excellent for root blending. I’m going a little longer between highlights now.
3 Day Straight - Great stuff and easy to use. Spray it on and dry your hair. I get three days free from the dreaded ‘humidity hair’. Video review will be up on this one later this week.
What are you current hair care favourites?
I finally uploaded my April Favourites video. I know it’s already well into May but better late than never?
I didn’t record a favourites video in March so here are the products I have been using and loving for the past two months.
On another note, I’ll be uploading another video in the next 2-3 days. I’ll also be returning to regular video posting now that I have my recording situation sorted.
What are your current favourites?