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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s just typical that all my products have started to run out at the same time and I’m a bit brokey cokey to start splashing the cash! I’ll have to hold out for payday to replace some of my stash. But I thought I would share my rubbish with you basically. Here’s all the bits going into the bin …
Well I think I’ve said this before but one of my great missions in life is to find a gel like polish that lasts more than a day on me. I love my Shellac but can’t put up with the damage it does to my nails and the total pain in the behind that it is to remove. So far I have tried a few polishes with the gel colour and daylight curing top coat. I’ve had mixed results with the CND and Barry M versions. I wasn’t going to try the Sally Hansen version as I had heard very mixed reviews but one of the girls in work let me borrow hers to try it out before I made the investment.
Last week I shared my summer body skincare picks with you and I thought I’d show you what I’m turning to for my summer makeup. These is my day to day look that’s pretty simple and natural, nothing too fancy but perfect for the office.
I do like Palmers skincare and have been a long-time fan of their daily tanner. Recently I’ve been having problems with the skin on my body. My legs have been really dry and I tend to get small red bumps from using an epilator the odd time on my legs. I also have the dreaded little bumps on the back of my arms scientifically known as Keratosis Pilaris (KP). I was having a bit of a think about it and realised that the fruit and lactic acids do a great job at keeping my face exfoliated and clear so surely there must be similar formulas for body creams.
It’s safe to say I love a bit of a bargain. Dealz landed in Ireland about two years ago and we cannot get enough of it. There is a small Dealz near where I work and I tend to have a browse in it a few times a week. The great thing about Dealz is that everything costs €1.49, so you can easily spot a bargain. Dealz is ideal for a beauty fan as they often have great cosmetics from brands such as Rimmel, Maybelline, Revlon and Sally Hansen at greatly reduced prices. Here are just some of the products I’ve picked up there.