I’m off to Peru!


Lovely image of Machu Pichu found here

This is just a quick post to let you know that I’m taking a four week blogging break as tomorrow I’m off on the trip of a lifetime to Peru with my sister! I’m so excited  to visit South America and I haven’t seen my sister for four months! I’ve been mad busy packing this week and getting sorted.

I was going to schedule a few posts for when I’m away but I decided I’m going to use the trip to totally switch off and take an extended break from the t’interwebs, so I won’t be checking in on the blog. I think a break will be really good but I’ll be back soon, full of beans, working on re-designing the blog and plenty of new posts!

Anyway just wanted to let you know in case you check in while I’m away and wonder why so quiet. Thanks as always for reading :-)

Sarah xxx

Mine Tan Express Tan Review


I was sent an invitation to trial this tan recently and I was a little bit nervous as all the descriptions of the tan make it sound quite dark. I told the MineTan peeps that I am super pale so if they could send me the lightest they have. I was sent this Exotic European Violet 1 Hour Tan Mousse to try out.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips

I had a heavy weekend last weekend with one of my close friends wedding so there was plenty of makeup that needed removing. Day to day I rarely wear very heavy eye makeup. I have naturally black lashes and watery eyes so I usually only wear mascara for nights out. But for an event like a wedding I will go all out. So I definitely needed a more heavy duty eye makeup remover.

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More Empties!

empties August

Turns out empties are like buses you have none for ages and then about 50 come along at once. I only wrote an empties post a few weeks ago here but suddenly I have another box of empties. I suppose like most people I fly through skincare much more quickly than makeup so my skincare stash is quickly running out. Let’s take a look at my latest beauty buys heading for the bin.

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My First NYX Butter Glosses!

NYX butter glosses

Ah I know everybody has seen these a million times by now but I just wanted to share my thoughts. I had been trying to get to a NYX counter for ages as there wasn’t one near where I work or live but lately they’re being stocked in a few more places. They’re now in the Hickeys pharmacy on O’Connell Street which is really handy for me. And by the looks of things the counters are pretty popular because most I saw were out of or low on some products.

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Kiehls Klout Perk Surprise

Kiehls Klout Perk

This one was a bit of a surprise and I just want to give a heads up to my fellow bloggers who might not know about this. Klout is a network that gives you a score for your social media influence and the amount of interaction you get on your social media networks for certain categories. I signed up for it about a year ago just out of curiosity as somebody in work had been talking about it.

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Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Blush Palette

Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Palette

Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Palette

I was at the Flormar launch event last week and makeup artist Leonard Daly had me in stitches talking about the new beauty buzz word strobing. Strobing is basically just highlighting to you and me and sure us beauty junkies have been doing it for years! I love a bit of highlighting especially in summer as it keeps skin looking so fresh and glowy. So I could not resist when I was in Surperdrug in Tallaght recently and I saw this Golden Sugar palette from Makeup Revolution.

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Flormar – Landing soon in Ireland!

Flormar Launch

Last week I was lucky to be invited to the launch for new makeup brand on the block Flormar in Residence on Stephens Green (Fancy Pants!). The brand itself is not new and had previously had a small presence in Ireland but now it is back with a big bang. The brand originated in Italy and is a range aimed at women age 18-35 but having seen the brand myself this is one for all women who love their affordable but quality makeup.

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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

FAB Facial Radiance Pads

The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance pads get a lot of love from the blogging world so they caught my eye when I saw the Feel Unique Radiant Skin Box. I rarely let a scrub near my skin so I like to use acid based exfoliators which are a lot more gentle than they sound. I got a pot of 30 pads with the Feel Unique box so I gave them a test.

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