Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Bioderma Crealine H2O Solution Micellaire Review

We all know that the French have their skin care perfected down to a tee. The skincare that you find in their pharmacies are better than our High end skincare. Bioderma is a Micellaire solution/water. This product has become very hyped over the last few years in the beauty blogger world, so here's my opinion on it!

First of all with all skincare, some will love and some will hate. The most important thing about skincare is, it takes up to six weeks for you to notice a difference after introducing something new in your skincare routine. So don't expect any skincare product to work its magic straight away. Also with the process of it working its magic, some times the product can break you out because this is your skins way of getting used to something new, so its not always that the new product is bad & breaking you out.

So on to Bioderma, I personally LOVE this stuff! It's quick and easy which is just my style. In the past my skincare has been rubbish. I just used makeup remover wipes to clean my face which is so so bad for your skin. Its only in recent years I have started to take care of my skin, YOU ONLY GET ONE SKIN! Bioderma is as quick as makeup remover wipes but its also really good for your skin. I use this before my cleanser to take the first layer of my makeup off, not that I layer on the makeup but a second cleanse with my cleanser will get rid of the rest. Bioderma is also amazing at taking off eye makeup, some people just use this as an eye makeup remover because it takes off waterproof makeup really well & fast. Its also gentle on the eye area.

I use this on oval cotton pads and I just wipe my face all over, it takes off makeup effortlessly. If I come in late from a night out and I just want to jump straight to bed, I use this and I don't wake up with a pillow full of makeup and a head full of guilt & shame that I didn't clean my face before i went to bed! There is no real fragrance to this product, so its perfect for people who are sensitive to smells or fragranced products.

I really cant fault this product at all, other than that its a bit difficult to get your hands on in Ireland. I order it off Ebay, but you can also get it on Le Guide Sante. You get 500ml of product in the bottle, which is quite a lot but it does go fast if you use it regularly which I do anyway! So go try this for yourself and you will see how amazing it is. Hope this review helped some of you that are thinking about getting Bioderma!

Have you tried Bioderma?
What did you think?

Friday, 19 July 2013

L'Occitane Hand Creams Review

I confess I am a hand cream collector, I have tonnes of hand creams some of which are good and bad. Unfortunately I also have extremely bad eczema on my hands, so I have to be very careful what I put on them. I have heard so many good reviews about the L'Occitane brand in general but in particular there hand creams, so I decided to have a nosey in the store and see what caught my eye!

So surprise surprise, I bought 3 hand creams. When I went in they had an offer 3 for the price of 2, and they had them in cute packaging so I could not resist.

First up the Hand Cream in "Rose Petals"

The smell of this is just amazing, I could sniff my hands all day! This is a sweet smell but not a sickly sweet one. My other "Rose" scented things smell artificial, but this really does smell like real Rose Petals which is pretty darn good if you ask me. The hand cream itself is hands down just brilliant, It sinks in really fast which is a must for me as I am one of those people who hates waiting around for things to dry while you are sitting there very sticky. Its also not greasy on the hands which is an added bonus because some hand creams can have that awful greasy feeling ages after applying it. And the big factor to this hand cream is it doesn't irritate my ever so sensitive eczema!! Hooray A lovely hand cream that actually works and doesn't affect my hands in any way! I really cant say enough about this product, but with everything some will love it and some will hate it! And a big thing to remember about skin conditions especially eczema what works & doesn't irritate me might have the complete opposite affect with you!

The two other scents are  "Mango Flower' and "Date Bouquet" which work the exact same as the Rose Petals one and have amazing scents also, it really does what it says on the tin where the scent is involved!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Have you ever tried these hand creams?
What did you think?

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Beauty Haul

Hi Guys!

Have you ever just went to a shopping centre for just one thing that you actually needed and then end up coming home with a couple of bags of stuff? Well that happened for me..Oops! So I thought I'd do a haul for you! I limited myself to two shops... Boots & The Body Shop. 

So I'll Start with Boots...

First up is Soap & Glory "Glow All Out" Luminizing radiance face powder.

I have been on the hunt for a powder highlight for my cheeks, as I currently have Benefit's High-beam which is a liquid highlight. Although I love High-beam, I wanted to try a powder highlight and this looked perfect! 

 Next up is Maybelline's Rocket Volume Mascara 

This is the newest mascara Maybelline has brought out, and of coarse me being an avid lover of there mascaras I decided to give it a go! The thing that has me excited about this product is the wand, it has the plastic bristles which I think gets right into my lashes without clumping them, some people don't like the plastic wands but I love them!

Next we have A Revlon Colour-burst Lip Butter (Shade - Lollipop 075)

I love the Revlon Lip butters so I decided to add this lovely fushia toned one to my lippy collection! These are so moisturising on the lips and the colour pay off is amazing! Cant wait to start wearing this one. 


I also bought another item from Revlon, The Super Lustrous Lipstick (Shade - Cherry Blossom 028)

I really wanted some more bright colour lip products because I want to force myself to be a bit more brave when it comes to lipsticks as I tend to stick with my Nudes! Looking first glance at this lipstick you think its going to be a deep red but it swatches totally different, It comes out a bright pink! Its a lovely colour and I cant wait to start wearing this, such a good colour for Summer!

Last up from Boots is a nail item, Models Own Nail Beads (Black)

Nail art has become very big over the last few months! This product is designed to give your nails a 3D affect, you apply the beads onto wet nail polish and let it dry. On first glance I think this product is going to be a great dupe for the Ciate Caviar Limited Edition Manicure Set - Black Pearls which retails for €23.86 get it here on Asos ! This models own version retails for €6.10 which I think is amazing if you don't have the money for the Ciate one! Models Own does different colours in the beads, on the top of my head I think there is green, pink, gold and yellow as well as the black, so you could match the beads to whatever nail polish you have around the house!

Next on to the Body Shop buys-

First up is two Lip Balms (Mango & Sweet Lemon Flavour)

First up these smell FANTASTIC! You will have to stop yourself from eating them! I love lip balms and have never tried any from the body shop so I'm excited to see how these will turn out, the smell alone gets my vote already :)

Next is the Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel

I love keeping hand sanitizers in my bag at all times, I'm not a germaphobe but I just like to have it on me in case I feel the need to clean my hands and I cant get to a wash room! This stuff is amazing I opened it when I got home and when you apply it you cant smell anything, but when the sanitizer dries into your hands, this like most hand santizers dries very fast, It then smells like Coconuts! Its amazing, It leaves your hands so soft and smelling beautiful for ages. Very impressed with this product!

Last up is my favourite thing to have on a treat night, Some bath bombs!

Unfortunately these don't have names on them so I cant tell you which ones they are but they look pretty distinctive, So if you want to get your hands on some, just pop in to the store and I'm sure you will find them :) If you don't know what a bath bomb is, It's a round ball that when dropped into your bath filled with hot water it will "burst" open with cleansing agents, oils, colours and scents. These are super duper relaxing! Would really recommend for a chill night!

That's my haul! Hope you enjoyed & thanks for reading! If you would like me to review any of these items or have any questions just drop me a comment and I will have no bother doing that for you :)

Lip Products Collection & Review

Hi All

In the last few months I have started to love something that I previously hated which is... drum roll please, LIPSTICKS! I have always been an avid lover all things got to do with lips, in my handbag at all times you will find at least 5 lip products at the bottom of it!

I know I'm not the only girl who does this as I have seen many of my friends in the same position, I myself love reading posts about lip products so I decided I would do one, Hope you enjoy!

So first up I'll show you my Lipsticks...

From Left to Right is :
Viva Glam Nicki (Satin)
Politely Pink (Lustre)
Creme Cup (Cremesheen)
Angel (Frost)
Myth (Satin)

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(With Flash)

Some Swatches

These lipsticks in my opinion are amazing, I'm not the brave when it came to colours here I mainly stuck to nudes and nude pinks.  Crème Cup and Angel show up similar in the picture but they do look slightly different on the lips. The only one that I didn't get on with is the last colour which is Myth, This is a famous nude lippy from Mac but just did not suit my complexion so I would recommend swatching and trying them out at your Mac counter. I should also add these lipsticks smell AMAZING! They have a light Vanilla scent but its not over powering!


From Left to Right :

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These lipsticks were raved about for ages online, so I picked up two from the collection. These are semi-matte and are very long lasting. The swatch different though as they actual colours don't look like what you originally think they will look like. These are slightly drying on the lips so if you suffer from very dry lips I wouldn't go for these! My favourite colour out of these two is 08 its so nice for a casual lip with a subtle bit of colour on the lips. These lippy's are also scented, them smell perfumey, but not in a bad way!


From Left to Right :
48 Evasion
54 Boy

These lipsticks are by far my favourite! I got these as a present from my parents when they came through duty free in the airport so I was delighted when I finally owned one of the most luxurious beauty products out there. The Rouge Coco Shine collection is so so nice. They are sheer and this picture does not do them justice, they look lovely on the lips and you can see a lovely colour on the lips once applied. The best thing about these lipsticks is, they are so moisturising! They feel super soft on the lips and have fairly good lasting power, but do need to be re-applied after eating & drinking which is to be expected since they are 'Shine' lipsticks! I would recommend these for a treat to yourself, they are on the pricey side but when you want to have a little treat day and own a very gorgeous product these are for you!


Now on to the Lip Gloss & Balms

From Right to Left again:

Rimmel Vinyl Gloss 770
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker (Punch Bowl)
Fuschia Liquigloss (Red Rose)
YSL Lip Stain/Gloss (9)
Burts Bees Lip Balm (Pomegranate flavour)
No7 BB Lips (Belle Pink)
Revlon Lip Butter (Peach Parfait)
Vaseline Pink Bubbly Limited Edition

The only products not swatched above was Burt's Bees and the Vaseline as they have no colour!

There are some super pigmented products in those pictures! They all have a really nice affect on the lips!

That's all my lip products, Hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

June Favourites '13

So Its a few days late, but here are the products that I have been loving in June!

First up is a Moisturizer

Its the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat
This helps with anti-shine and anti-enlarged pores. Its also Paraben Free.

This moisturizer is amazing for people with oily to combo skin. It really does do what it says on the tin. I find that when it dries in your skin its so strange in a good way that it matafies your skin, but not so much that it dries your skin out. I found this looked amazing under my foundation and it kept shine down, no visable pores and its oil controlling power is amazing! Would highly recomend this to anyone who has oily skin and is looking for something to help with oil control and shine.

Next up is a blush by Benefit - Coralista

This is my favourite blush all the time but I found myself picking this up all this month. As the name suggests is a coral shade, once applied to the cheeks its give a lovely coral shade with a hint of a shimmer. it also give a lovely highlight when in flash camera pictures! I think this would suit most skin tones. It also smells so tropical its divine!

Next is Balmi (Strawberry)

When on one of my many stops in boots i was looking around my favourite aisle ~ The lip product aisle I spotted this little gem. Its a really good dupe for the EOS Balms but a quater of the price!
I got the strawberry flavour and you could really eat it, it smells that amazing! Not only does it smell nice and look super cute, its an excellent lip balm, super duper moisturising and a long laster! LOVE THIS!

Next up is Garnier Eye Roll On

I discovered this little beauty at the start of the month. I have never been in to eye care but i decided to give myself a kick and get into action. This is so soothing under the eyes! On the packaging its says that its for anti-bags and to stop the look of tiredness. It also helps with drainage because of the rolling motion. This is so simple to use, shake it and then just roll! the metal applicator at the top in the bit i personally love because its so cold, its soothes the eyes amazingly! From using this i have noticed a really big difference under the eyes, I'm really impressed with this product!

Sticking with the eye theme next is Estee Lauder Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator

This product is amazing for concealing under eyes! It hides bags and black circles while illuminating in the rights areas to make you look awake and heatlhy looking. I have got so many complimnets when wearing this!  Will definitely be sticking with the product.

Last but not least a haircare product, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle (Colour) Deep Treatment.

This is a deep treatmnet conditioner for the hair. I love using this when my hair is in a good need of a boost! I leave this in for 3 minutes before washing out and my hair once dried is so soft and so healthy looking. As this is for coloured hair it also helps with the up keep of your coloured hair because coloured hair needs that extra bit of nourishmnet which is a great help! They also do one for non coloured hair! As if I need another reason to love this product but the bottle is super handy in the shower as the product comes out from the bottom once squeezed!

 That's all for my June Favourites! Hope you enjoyed this post :)