Friday, 23 March 2012

January/February Empties

Ive seen these alot lately and I love reading them so decided to some myself these are a few thing I have used up over January and February.

Matrix Biolage Full-Lift Volumising Shampoo
I love trying new shampoos I tend to go for volumising shampoos and this was the first time I tried this one,  its ok I did find my hair was quite greasy by the next day but if you like organic shampoos or paraben free shampoos if your into things like that then I would say give this a try I would like to try this Shampoo agian but for oily hair maybe.

Avon Naturals Shower Gel Sugarplum and Vanilla
This stuff smells UNREAL so so so nice it smells christmassy I did get this just befor christmas time.  Love it   I would defo buy this again these are quite cheap usually always on some sort of offer.


Lush So White Bath Ballistic
I bought this online before christmas this was limited edition just before christmas.  This smells really nice if you dont like strong smelling things this one isn't too bad its quite a light smell.  It smells of apples really nice.

Bomb Cosmetics Snow Man Bath Bomb got in pack of 3 for €10 in The Body Shop
This had a very light fragrance if you don't like strong smells such as the Lush bath bombs then this would be perfect i can;t really describe the smell but it is a clean smell if that makes sense also if anyone here is with the mobile phone company Meteor in Ireland you can get 20% off in The Body Shop all the time they have a print off voucher and smart phone scan thing on Meteor Goodies

Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner €3.00 bought part of 2 for €6.00 offer I don't know the price on its own
This was good nothing special the simple range is for all skin types but more so sensitive types I would probably buy this again as it does the job and is not expensive.  This is fragrance free as well so suitable for those who don'y like strong smelling products.
Buy from BootsSuperdrug etc..

Wella SP Repair Conditioner got this for free when I finished  a hairdressing course last year but it is €15.94 from Feel Unique Link Here
I did like this but I don't think its worth the price there are definitely cheaper good conditioners around that are like this I have used better conditioners that are in this price range so I would probably not purchase this.


Avon Senses Winter Delight Shower Gel I think I paid €1.50 for this they are always usually on some sort of offer
This smell like Christmas simple as it is so  nice I love the Avon Senses Shower Gels they are really good price and smell so so nice I've yet to find one that doesn't and I've tried nearly all of them! :)

Marks and Spencers Bath Bombs €4.00 for 3 I think
This one is orange smells like orange duh haha but it is really nice this came in a pack of 3 with a Lemon one and a Lime one.  This wrapped in pretty packaging with Oranges all over it I would buy this again but unfortunately I don't have a M&S near me so next time I'm near one I will defo be looking at more of their bath products.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner For Damaged Hair €1.50 aprox for sachet 20mls
Why have I not used this sooner this stuff is amazing if your hair is blonde and dry damaged you need to try this!!  I bought the sachet cos I think its a good idea just incase I didn't like it but I 'd say I got maybe 5 goes out of this i think.  The smell is so so nice I will defo be purchasing this in full size it just makes your hair so soft and just so lovely thumps up fot this one! :)

Benefit Moisture Prep Toner Sample size came in Skincare set €12
This is a really nice toner its a thick consistency and I find you need to use quite a bit so I would be worried bout using it up quite fast as it is quite expensive for the full size but I did really like this really soft and gentle on your skin lovely smell prob won't repurchase but this is only due to the price.

Penneys Home Lime Zest Candle €1.00
When I picked this up it smelt so good to smell nice and citrusy but when its lit I just can't smell it :(  This is such a shame as the packaging is nice and they do smell nice and have a good few choices this is my 3rd one i have tried and I have had the same problem everytime I saw recently they now come in a large size for €4.00 like the big Yankee Candle sized ones so I might try one of these see if there is any difference.  I have since bought one in Dunnes same size for €1.50 think it was orange and sandalwood and oh these are so so good smell unreal so if your looking for a nice cheap candle Dunnes is the way to go they also burn alot slower then the Penneys ones anyone else have this problem?

Avon Foot Works Foot Cream
I love love love this foot cream it smells so nice it actually really reminds of Lush Lil Lush Pud that was out at christmas time.  Its so moisturising on your feet I usually put this on when I go to bed I don;t know the price as i got this in a christmas gift set.

Candy Floss Shower Cream and Body Lotion
These came in a gift set from Boots I got for Christmas I loved these they really do smell of Candy Floss!! Unfortunately I have not seen this available to buy in full size but I do think these come out every christmas in a set in Boots but the packaging changes I think I will be looking out for these at christmas!

Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub got in a set but i think its around €10 im not too sure
This is my favourite Scrub it smells like Maple Syrup like you could eat it so so nice its a good decent scrub especially for trying to get tough tans off I will defo be repurchasing this in the future.

John Freida Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Mask aprox €1.50 
I love this it works a treat you can see a difference in your hair doesn't look as dry and damaged after using also I think you only had to leave this in for 3-5 mins something like that which is really quick for the results you get I will defo be purchasing this in full size i think its 3 for 2 across all hair and make up mix and match in boots at the moment so I think I will have to avail of this offer!


Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque Mini this came in  a set too I bought ages ago for acne
This is especially for acne I do not really suffer from acne anymore like I used to but recently I was breaking out a bit and I found this and started using this is really good for acne but I would not go near this if u have dry or sensitive skin as it is really really drying.



Do you like seeing these posts if you do let me know as I already have quite a few emptys from this month to post! :)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day



Just wanted to say a quick Happy St. Patricks Day to everyone!! Hope you all have a great day!! :D

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Debehams get a €20 voucher for €10!!

I ment to post this yesterday but Living Social are doing a brilliant offer you can buy  a €20 voucher for €10!!! Of course I did buy one, this is only Irish Stores and is valid until next year so plenty of time!! Here is my link for anyone who want to buy let me know if you do!! :)

Living Social Debenhams Voucher

Friday, 2 March 2012

Natural Collection Lipstick in Coral Shimmer

I have been trying out a lot of new lipsticks lately as I realised I don't have that many and the ones I do have are pretty similar so I really wanted to try Apple Blossom from Natural Collection but unfortunately none of the Boots near me seem to stock it so I had a look and decided to get Coral Shimmer.








Pros
  • Cheap this cost me €3.06 i think but I had enough Boots Advantage Points so it cost me nothing!  Boots also often do 3 for €7.50 (3 for £5 I think it is for UK readers correct me if I'm wrong) on Natural Collection 
  • Moisturising doesn't cling to to chaps in your lips as much as some lipsticks do.
  • Nice Packaging, its pretty basic but I like the white plain packaging.
  • This would be good for people who are a bit wary of wearing lipstick as it is quite sheer with a slight coral colour.


Cons
  • It broke the first day I had it, luckily from the bottom rather than halfway down so I was able to slot it back in but have to careful.
  • Hard to apply, its not shaped like most lipsticks the nib bit is right in the middle so I had to kinda press o=it on from the side which led to it getting broke.
  • This was really well pigmented when I swatched on my hand but it was more sheer when i applied to my lips but it is buildable.
  • This can only be bought from Boots as Natural Collection is a Boots brand, however I have seen some on Ebay but its much dearer.


I know it look like there is more cons than pros but I am growing to like this you do pretty much get what you pay for so can't really complain, I am going to get Rose Petal next this looks really nice in pics of seen of it on.  Anyone tried this lipstick before or any other shades?


Steph :)  X

Carmine Box January 2012

Hello apologies for the lack of posts recently my internet was on the blink for bout 3 weeks its finally fixed now and I dunno I was never really in a blogging mood does this ever happen anyone else or is it just me?? Also my camera was annoying me its not focusing properly when I try to take pics have to take a pic bout 5 times before its right. :(  Anyways I signed up for the Carmine Beauty Box in January I saw a discount code and I got it for half price.  I'm a bit late posting this I received the box at the end of January, thats one thing I hate about beauty boxes I am subscribed to Carmine and Glossybox they are the only 2 I know if that delivery to Ireland but we don't get them until the end of the month, I think it would be better to get them at the start of the month e.g post March's box at the end of Feb so we get it early March and so we have the March box to enjoy for the Month of March because it is the March box anyone agree?? Beauty box companies take note!  Anyways here is my January box.




Westlab Himalayan Bath Salts 100g - 1kg £4.75
So these are a pack of bath salts I have used these, I'm not sure about them there wasn't really any smell and the bath salts didn't dissolve.  These are detoxifying salts apparently and they are ment to be an equivalent to a 3 day fast, hmm I dunno bout this.  Its not for me anyways but some people might like this especially if you like fragrance free things but i love my smelly bath stuff. :)   Also got a code for 30% off the Detox Kit but this expired today.

 Korres Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturising and Brightening Cream Sample Size - Gift Set £20
I have bot used this yet I'm waiting till I finish up my current moisturiser which should be soon! This smells really nice it is like roses as it says not too overpowering just a nice rosy smell, the texture of this is quite light not too heavy.  This is meant to brighten and repair your complexion and also pump up the hydration for 24 hours.  I am really looking forward to using this.  As you can see I also received a voucher for £5 off if I spend over £25 on the House of Fraser website on Korres.
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in Old Gold Full Size 4g £10/€11/$15
I was really excited to see this as I have heard of Eyeko and always wanted to try something from them.  This is basically a fat chubby eye stick you could use this as a liner or a shadow I use this as a shadow as i find it too big to use as a liner.  This is really well pigmented I had taken a photo of the stick but it has dissapeared from my camera but I have a swatch at the side for you.  The top is it just drawn on and the bottom is it blended out.


Balance Me Radiance Face Oil 5ml (I think) 10ml £15 or 30ml £30
This is a 100% natural face oil on a roller ball stick that you use before putting on moisturiser in the day and night.  I have not used this yet it smells really nice it smells of something I have used before but I just don't know what it was.  I also got a 10% off code for a full size of this product but it expired today.



Eldora False Eyelashes B142 Natural Dense Lashes £4.25
I was really excited to see these because I have never worn fake lashes! I know I have 1 pair I haven't tried yet but these are more for going out as these are quite full and long i can't wait to use these!  These are handmade high quality lashes.  I also got a discount code for 50% off when i spend £15 or more but it expired yesterday.



So overall i did like this box 2 full size products the Eyeko Fat Stick and the Eldora lashes.  I have my February box which I will post up sometime this week.  The box is £10 per month plus £2.75 for postage so this works out aprox €15-16 a month depending on the exchange rate at the time you can cancel your subscription at any time.  Postage is pretty quick I got my Feb box on Monday but according to there site it wasn't meant to be shipped till Monday oh well i don't mind!  Here is my link to the Carmine site:
http://www.carmine.co.uk/0pQ3l



Some Links:
https://www.balanceme.co.uk/face/product-family/extra-care/extra-care-radiance-face-oil/
http://www.westlabshop.co.uk/
http://www.eldorashop.co.uk/
http://www.eyeko.com/eyeko-products-shadow-c-21_39.html
http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Korres+Addicted+To+Rose+Set/159376661,default,pd.html