Monday, 13 July 2015

Glitter Quicksand iPhone 6 Cases - Video

I mean.... LOVE! Absolutely in love with these iPhone 6 Liquid Glitter Star Cases.

Obsessed! I bought these on ebay a few weeks ago and they are so pretty. They cost almost nothing. I ordered them from a seller in China for about €2.50 each with free postage. haha Yes they took about 3 weeks to get here but that is okay.

What do you guys think? I may just have to order the other colours now.
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Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream - Review

I am absolutely in love with this BB Cream. Obsessed might even be the correct word. It is EVERYTHING.

Okay let me explain why i love it so much. I have some redness around my nose and my cheeks. I usually have to layer my foundation there or use a corrector to cover it. Yes that is a hassle to say the least.

This is where this BB Cream succeeds on all levels. It covers/corrects it with one very thin layer. I was shocked. It really evens out my skin tone unlike any other BB Cream i have tried.

I would describe the consistency as creamy, it does feel like a day cream when you get it out of the tube. I tend to apply this with my fingers, there is nothing wrong with that and it blends beautifully on the skin. Covers all the areas i need to cover and moisturizes the little dry patches i have without adding any moisture to my face. So there is no shiny face going on. If anything, it gives a nice, healthy and dewy finish. I set it with a tiny bit of powder but i don't think that it really needs it.

The only negative i have is, i wish it came in more shades. I have light and it seems very dark for the Irish skin. I can get away with it because i use a small amount and rub it in well but i think that very light skinned people might have a problem.

Over all, i love this and it has quickly turned into my go-to summer foundation. It is definitely a product i wouldn't want to miss.

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NIVEA MEN Senstive Cool Skincare - Review

Yes i made my boyfriend try it and give me his feedback. It was not easy and after a lot of 'i don't know' and a lot of questions on my part, i got to the bottom of it.

In short, he loves that Cooling Post Shave Balm. He loved it so much that he actually has not used anything else since. His skin is smooth, soft and smells amazing but not too strong and definitely not like NIVEA. It has a subtle hint of perfume to it, i do like it too. *blushes and winks*

According to him "It doesn't burn at all." Which, lets face it is a plus. We all know that feeling of having shaved under our arms and spraying deodorant.... yep, i do it all the time and am not a fan. I can't imaging it on my face. Needless to say, he loves that part too.

The Cooling Shaving Gel. The boyfriend said that you only need the tiniest amount and that is works very well with the balm. It seems to last him forever, which is a miracle as he tends to go through shaving foam like a mad man.

Over all, the boyfriend really likes these products and i will be picking up more as soon as his are finished. For the price of €3.71 for the gel and around €6.00 for the balm, it is definitely not expensive and it makes the boyfriend not as grumpy about shaving. So worth it.
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette


There’s more to the perfect smoky eye than a heap of dark shadow and a badass attitude. (Although the attitude certainly doesn’t hurt.) The key to nailing the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever? Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky—loaded with ALL the essentials for the perfect neutral smoky eye. We packed our newest Naked palette with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals—nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives. Experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional grays, rich browns, gorgeous taupes and deep black. From mattes and satins to shades with sparkle, Naked Smoky has it all. We painstakingly assembled everything you need in one palette: A true range of shades. The perfect brushes. We even included detailed tutorials!

Ever buy a beauty product and then realize you have no idea how to use it? Naked Smoky makes sultry, come-hither eyes totally doable. A detailed look book included with the palette breaks down four of our favorite ways to get Naked and smoky. Follow the step-by-step instructions to steal one of our looks (try the Iconic UD Smoky Eye, the Smoky Reality Star, the Smoky Cat or Everyday Smoky), or create your own. We even worked with top makeup artists to get their best tips and tricks for smoky-eye success. And since high-quality brushes are essential, we preloaded the palette with an exclusive double-ended brush. Use the Tapered Crease Brush to lay down shadow, define the crease or blend out color. To seamlessly fuse shadow and liner, use the Smoky Smudger Brush. Small enough for highlighting the brow bone or the corner of the eye, it’s also ideal for smoking out the lower lash line. (It’s also Wende’s favorite shape for perfect tight-lining.)

The case and the brush feature a cool floating smoke effect, with “Naked Smoky” in gunmetal foil. To add to the mysterious vibe, we set the shadow pans in a smoky transparent base. As mesmerizing as the case is, it’s also practical. A magnetic closure prevents shadow mishaps in your bag, and the full-size mirror makes it easy to get Naked whenever the urge strikes.

Shades included in the palette are: High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen

What do you guys think? I am not sure if i am excited about this. For me personally, these colours are nothing i don't already have. I might pass on this one.
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NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cool skincare range - Perfect for Father's Day

The official male skincare partner to the FAI makes the perfect gift for Father’s Day with the new additions to the Sensitive Cool range

NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cool skincare range offers the perfect gift solution for dads this Father’s Day. Take the “ouch” out of shaving with new NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling Shaving Foam €3.71 and NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling Moisturiser €8.12.

Part of the best-selling NIVEA MEN Sensitive range, this duo of shaving staples for sensitive skin is an extension of the Sensitive Cooling collection, which is formulated to bring immediate, yet long-lasting cooling skin relief as well as protection against irritation.

With 57% of men suffering from some form of sensitivity on their face, the alcohol-free Sensitive Cooling Moisturiser and Sensitive Cooling Shaving Foam help prevent unwanted burning, reddening and inflammation.  The formula works by combining chamomile to calm and heal post-shave skin, with innovative ingredient, Coolact 10, which reduces that burning feeling and leaves skin feeling instantly cool.

Dr Volker Kallmayer, Director of Research and Development for NIVEA MEN commented: “We know that men rely on their aftershave to make their face feel cool and refreshed after shaving.  The majority of classic aftershaves contain alcohol, which as a result of evaporation makes skin feel cool.  But the alcohol also leaves a burning sensation, especially on sensitive skin, and also dries the skin out.” 

“With our Sensitive Cooling collection, we wanted to build on the heritage of our Sensitive products and replicate this cooling sensation but without the ‘ouch’ factor. This is where Coolact 10 comes in - a fast-acting agent that stimulates the skin’s cooling sensors, signalling a cool effect on the skin. The brain will perceive this as cooling but the actual skin temperature does not change, making the refreshing feeling more tolerable for the skin.  Never again will men need to feel that burning sensation!”
NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cool range is available from pharmacies and grocery stores nationwide.

The complete NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling range includes:
·         NEW NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cool Moisturiser €8.12
·         NEW NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling Shaving Foam €3.71  RRP
·         NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling Shaving Gel €3.71  RRP
·         NIVEA MEN Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm €6.09 RRP

The Sensitive Skin range includes products for all needs from Sensitive Face Wash and Post Shave Balm, to Sensitive Shower Gel and 48-hour Sensitive Protect deodorant.
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Friday, 15 May 2015

NYX Dewy Setting Spray

I picked up this little gem the other day.

I love setting spray and have used many different brands over the years. I am usually loving my matte setting sprays and my favorite one has to be Model In A Bottle. I swear by it, it really keeps my makeup in place all day long.

I haven't given this NYX spray a try yet but i am excited. I heard many great things about it. I will give it a go over the coming days and report back.

Has anybody tried this? What are your favorite setting sprays?
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BLEACH London Hair Colours

We all know that "crazy" hair colour is the thing these days. And there are many, many products who do just that. But since i am not one for deciding on one thing, and to be fair... not one to want to have the colour for a long time... i figured i would give Bleach London a try.

My hair isn't the lightest as i have highlights and lowlights, so i don't expect the best result at all. But i figured why not have a little fun.

They promise that this washes out after a few washes, so i got nothing to loose, right.

I opted for their white toner to get my blonde a little... erm... blonder?! (yeah i am so clever haha) And then came the decision to decide for a colour and that was soooo hard. They offer a great colour range.

I opted for Violet Skies, Bruised Violet and Washed up Mermaid (who doesn't want to be a Mermaid)...  I don't think that i will be mixing these or anything.... so i will decide on the day. Should be fun.

These products are very inexpensive. I bought them in Boots and the White Toner was just under €10 and the colours itself were €6,69, if i remember that right.

I haven't tried them yet and as i said, my hair isn't the lightest so i am not expecting wonders here but it should be interesting for sure. I will report back with pictures.
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