Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Modern 1920s Inspired Makeup... (Great Gatsby Fever!!)

Products used;

La Roche-Posay 'Nutritic Intense' Moisturiser
Tweezerman Eyelash Curlers
Bourjois 'Flower Perfection Smoothing Primer'
Illamasqua 'Skin Base' Foundation SB03 & SB02
(Applied with Coastal Scents Duo-fibre brush)
Maybelline 'Fit me' Concealer

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Smell like Summer..... with Roger & Gallet.

I'm pretty new to the Roger & Gallet brand, having recently blogged on my first of their products, the "Lait des bienfaits" which I was pleasantly surprised by. And a small update on the back of that post, poor ol' Mammy McDonnell (aka Bridie) didn't end up getting the body lotion in the end, I just couldn't bring myself to part with it!  So just as well I have more of the brands' scented goodies to share with ye as this means that Bridie will definitely luck out this time 'round!
As I mentioned in the aforementioned post, I rarely wear scents even though I do appreciate a nice smell. It's just that I'm not used to fragranced products, but boy does Mammy McD like her smellies, and yet again she has fallen in love with these newest R&G offerings.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Used-up Beauty Products.... Empties #2.

Products Mentioned;

MAC Brush Cleanser
MAC #33 lashes
MAC Prep & Prime Lip
Clean & Clear 'Oil-free Morning Energy Skin Brightening' Facial Scrub.
Vichy 'Purete Thermal' Micellar Solution
La Roche-Posay 'Micellar Solutio' for Sensitive Skin
Garnier 'Simply Essentials' 2 in 1 Makeup Remover
MAC 'Mineralize Charged Water' Spray
MAC 'Fix +'Spray

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vichy "Idéalia" BB Cream

'Tis the season to get BB'd, and particularly sun-screened while wearing your BB Cream. Most BB creams have some level of sun protection in them but often not enough for my pale Irish skin (& peace of mind) when it does meet a biteen of sunshine. 
Let me introduce to you Vichys' latest addition to their award winning 'Idéalia' range which comes in the shape of their new 'Idéalia BB Cream'.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Multi-taskin' with La Roche-Posay "Cicaplast Baume B5"

Who wouldn't want a does-it-all balm that soothes & treats everything skin-related from sunburn to chapped lips to eczema??..... Take from the fact that La Roche-Posays 'Cicaplast Balme B5' sold out within weeks of it's initial Irish launch and is the companys top selling product in Ireland, I think most people would and do! Think of it as a more sophisticated cousin of good ol' reliable 'Sudocream', it can be used anywhere on the body, including the face, and treats a multitude of irritations including;

Friday, May 10, 2013

Olay Regenerist "Advanced Age-Defying EYE Roller" Treatment

As ye probably all know by now if you follow my blog or videos, I am a sucker for anything to do with skincare for the eye area. Getting wrinkles around my eyes is one of my biggest nightmares. Now while I know the inevitable will happen, I will try my damnedest to fight off the dreaded crows-feet & creased lower-lid skin for as long as humanly possible!
One of the products I have been trying out over the past few months is this Olay Roller ball treatment.

It's a treatment for the eye area designed "to deliver younger looking eyes" with immediate results as well as "long term wrinkle reduction benefits". It reminds me of some eye serums that I've used recently, but there's no need for a further eye cream over top. The pen-like tube applicator contains 3 metal rollers in the head to massage the skin while applying the anti-aging ingredients. This rolling over the skin also helps to "increase lymphatic drainage" and as the little balls are metal, they cool the skins surface which will helps to reduce any puffiness by temporarily constricting capillaries beneath the skin.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sleek Makeup Lip Palettes; Lip4...... (That's supposed to read Lip*squared*) Fantastic!

Sleek Makeup have just yesterday launched their new lipstick palettes called Lip4 ..... (
I'm pretty impressed due to my being quite fond of palettes in general, especially when it comes to my professional kit, but these are much more affordable than most similar palettes. (usually by professional brands). They are retailing for £8.99 and the shade range seems to cover most of what any gal should need to prettify her lips!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Makeup & Beauty Favourites March/April '13.

Products Mentioned;

Max Factor 'Miracle Touch' Liquid Illusion Foundation #40 Creamy Ivory

Illamasqua 'Light Liquid Foundation

Clinique 'Invisible Blend Powder' #20

NEW! Cream Blushes by Bourjois.

The new cream to powder blushes by Bourjois;
01 'Nude Velvet', 02 'Healthy Glow', 03 'Rose Tender' & 04 'Sweet Cherry'
One of my all time favoutite 'drug store' or pharmacy (or chemist as we Irish mostly call it) brands is Bourjois. They produce two of my holy grail foundations in the guise of the Healthy Mix duo, along with their Intense shadows & my beloved "Ombre a Paupiere 08".... my all time favourite shadow highlighter.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Sunshine in a bottle".... or three :P Aussie "Miracle Shine" Hair Range.

"There's more to life than hair, but it's a good place to start" 
Love this quote which is the Aussie companies' philosophy, and says a lot about the brand which, for as long as I've know about them, markets itself as 'fun' & lighthearted. Aussie always writes descriptions of what their products do in lay-mans terms and often in a comical or slightly silly way. For this alone I like the brand.
I've been using their products on and off for years because they are some of the best products available in their price range! 
I was sent this trio, below in the picture, a couple of months ago and have been thoroughly enjoying the results since...

The Hair Treatment, Shampoo & Conditioner.
The new "Miracle Shine" range from the brand is designed to bring a look of "radiance" to your locks, leaving them glossy & shiny. The products contain Pearl Powder & Australian Ginseng Extract to make the shine-a-thon possible!