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Amazing Hair, Nails & Skin

IMG_8555The benefits that omega 3 and 6 has on your skin, hair and nails are well known. I thought I would share two products I have been using simultaneously, one that I take in capsule form and the other I smear all over myself : )


I have been using Mama Mio Omega Body Oil which is said to be superfood for your skin. I read somewhere ‘say goodbye to lizard skin’ and was sold. The skin on my legs is so dry at the moment. I also have post-pregnancy skin recovery going on so moisturising is very important. I should point out that you obviously don’t need to be pregnant to use this, just have crispy skin like myself : ) omega-body-oil_29Nov11_rgb__89055_zoom This oil slides on your skin so it’s much quicker to apply that a cream. The best bit about it for me is that it is a dry oil, I hate feeling sticky. It’s smells of sweet almond and jojoba, which is really just soft and natural if you have no idea what I’m talking about. It is recommended that you use it once a day on damp skin after your shower. I pay extra attention to my tummy since my skin is in the process of firming up there. I also make sure to apply it to my bum, hip and thighs for the lovely stretchmarks. It’s available from Debenhams, pharmacies and online and costs €27.


I have always taken an Omega supplement, even as a child. Over the years I’ve learned that the quality of the oil is of vital importance. Now I’m a firm believer in buying within your means so I have tried all different kinds of oils over the years. When I was expecting I raved about Mor EPA, it ended the dreaded ‘pregnancy brain’. I have since switched to Udo’s Choice (which is also suitable for pregnancy). P070026_L Omega 3 and 6 help combat  wrinkles, acne and inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, cracked heels, dandruff, and even balances oily skin.For me it’s all about strong glossy hair, strong nails that don’t split and flake and radiant skin. When I forget to take my supplement for a week or so I notice a change in my all three, get grumpy and go pick up some more. Udo’s have a 6 Week Glow Challenge on their website, where you can log your results and get €4 off your next bottle. I will be doing just that. It’s available in oil and capsule form. The oil can be drizzled over salads of added to soups and smoothies. I tried this before with Viridian Beauty Oil (€13.45), which I also love. It’s a balance of 3:6:9 fatty acids and helps plump the skin amongst all of the other benefits for skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. 500 Ultimate Beauty Oil 200ml I have only tried the Udo’s choice capsules not the oil but it sounds just as good. The capsules are oils start at €14.99 which is a pretty good price for good quality supplements. Does anyone supplement? 

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My Favourite Matte Shadows

One of my lovely subscribers recently asked me to recommend some good matte shadows. I decided to dedicate a post to matte shadows since they are often left out.

Matte shadows are an integral part of your makeup collection. I like to incorporate a matte shade into each look as to many shimmery, sheeny shadows can look a bit much together.

My favourites are:

  • MAC Embark; Intense reddish brown
  • MAC Wedge; Soft muted golden beige
  • MAC Swiss Chocolate; Mutted reddish brown
  • MAC Omega ; Soft Muted beige taupe
  • MAC Charcoal Brown; Mutted taupe brown

Here are some neutral palettes that I have in my collection and are well loved.

  • Face 2 Neutral Palette ( Professional quality. They are amongst the most pigmented shadows I have ever tried.
  • Coastal Scents Neutral Palette is also fantastic (cheaper alternative to the Face 2 palette, not the same quality but still good)

I also really like Revlon Matte shadows, they are great quality!


5 Favourite Neutral Shadows

Here are my 5 favourite Neutral MAC eyeshadow shades

swatch_PhloofPhloof: A frosted off white. This is my absolute favourite base shadow and highlight. It brightens up my face without being over-shiney. It’s a frost finish with a sheen, no shimmer or glitter. Works well on cool and warm skin tones.




swatch_antiquedAntiqued: Ash brown with bronze cast (Veluxe Pearl)This could possibly be my favourite shadow of all time (out of every brand!) It makes me look wide awake and brings out my blue eyes. This is a great shade for people with warm undertones.




swatch_platinaPatina: Muted taupe brown with golden shimmer (Frost) Cool toned, which makes it different. I love warm browns but it’s good to have a more neutral shade of brown in your collection. I use it to balance out a very warm shade (like Antiqued) or as an all over lid colour. Works well on cool and warm skin tones.



swatch_OmegaOmega: Soft muted beige-taupe (Matte) A great matte shade for blending out a smokey eye. It’s similar to my natural skin tone sop it’s perfect for blending out stronger colours.Works well on cool and warm skin tones.




swatch_woodwinkedWoodwinked: Warm antique gold (Veluxe Pearl) This shadow looks great on most skin tones and with every eye colour. It’s smooth and easy to blend. It also draws quite a bit of attention as it stands out. One of my all time favourites.




What are your favourite neutrals?