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Friday, 30 January 2015

I'm having a little bit of a clear out, as my stash is beginning to look like it could rival the shelves in Space NK...

NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Dione | usage as shown | €15 incl. postage.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square | usage as shown | €15 incl. postage.

MAC Eye Shadows | usage as shown | €12 each incl. postage.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in #457 Idylle| usage as shown | €15 incl. postage.

Makeup Forever Camouflage Cream | usage as shown | €6 incl. postage.

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Space NK Haul

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Gotta love loyalty points!  Those pesky N.dulge reward points got me again.  If they are not an incentive to shop, then I don't know what is.  

The first thing I bought was the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil I picked up the shade Blonde, which is a light warm taupe colour. I've been loyal to the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor for two years now but that ran out and I wanted to try something new. What I am not lucky enough to have are naturally full bushy Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows. Those fun times just me and my Tweezerman when I over-plucked... This is a great colour choice for me with its warm hue. With a wax/powder/pencil hybrid this is one brow product that I won't be without. The formula means it offers great staying power. Also, because you don't have to be as heavy handed, it lasts longer than a pencil. The angled tip makes for precise application. Defining shape and shading in one.

The next is a slightly less exciting purchase but the Dr. Perricone Omega 3 Supplements are something that I can't be without. I'm sure it's part placebo effect but bad things happen to my skin when I stop taking these. I've tried other brands but for me personally, these work the best! Although I weep a little when paying for them!!!

The last product I bought was something I couldn't wait to buy the Living Proof Prime Style Extender. I had a generous sample from an old Space NK GWP promotion but when that ran out, I knew that my hair and I needed the full size! It smells incredible. Priorities. It's light weight so I can use it with other products and it doesn't weigh my hair down or leave any residue behind. It's supposed to work to well, extend your hair style so that your hair doesn't need washing that often. My hair never really gets greasy but I found that this just makes my hair more manageable and less prone to frizz. My hair practically blow dried and straightened itself this morning...

Omorovicza Instant Plumping Cream

Monday, 26 January 2015

Omorovcza Instant Plumping Cream

Omorovcza Instant Plumping Cream Review

While I haven't really come to terms with how old I am, officially in my 30s ugh!  What I have to accept is that the cold weather, air con, too many late nights and a festive period during which I told myself things like why yes, chocolate is an appropriate breakfast choice have taken their toll on my skin.  While I'm not ready to fully embrace all things anti ageing just yet, I mean I'm still fighting acne god damn it I realise I do need to start thinking of these things and so recently I purchased the Omorovicza Instant Plumping Cream.

Dry, stressed, parched Winter skin is saved with this.  It injects some much needed moisture and is soothing and calming.  The skin on my cheeks no longer feel tight and makeup no longer has any dry patches to cling to.  The cream itself is white and has a rich, thick, almost balm like texture.  As it's a rich ultra nourishing cream, I use this sparingly and save it for night time use.   This gives visible glowing results.  Come morning my skin looks fresher and well, plumped up.  After using this it feels soft and supple.  This takes my complexion from dull to dewy.  

A luxurious treat, if your skin is in desperate need of some TLC, then this is definitely one to try.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

It's no secret that the Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is Holy Grail for me.  I panic when my stash runs low and can't imagine this not being a staple of my skincare routine.  I honestly rave about this at every opportunity to everyone; colleagues, friends, family, strangers on the bus...  

I've used the original P50 for over two years now but recently picked up the P50V version which is more for normal/combinations skins.  Usually people start of with the P50V I think and then move onto using the P50 but as my skin has been better behaved and less oily, I thought I'd try this one.  I apply this morning and evening after cleansing.  It gently exfoliates and keeps oil under control.  The magic doesn't end there it has significantly improved the texture of my skin, it is now smoother and with less congestion. Definitely the best toner or chemical exfoliant that I have used and the reason I now rarely us manual scrubs.  The formula has changed and it no longer contains phenol which is what I think particularly worked for me but I still love, love love this product. While I have quite collection of toners/lotions and use different ones depending on my skin that day, I will always have this exfoliating saviour in my skincare stash.

Not the easiest of brands to get hold of in Dublin.  I buy mine from Vedas Beauty.  And not the cheapest either but all in the name of beauty eh?