Soap & Glory Haul and Speed Reviews

Soap and Glory Haul

I’ve always been a huge Soap & Glory fan. They’re one brand that has managed to produce equally great products across their bodycare, skincare and makeup ranges. Usually a brand can only do one category really well but Soap & Glory is a bit of an all rounder. Recently unkown to myself and my beauty shopaholic status I accumulated a good few new to me Soap & Glory products. So I thought I’d show you what I bought and take you through some speedy first impressions!

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Dry Skin Saviours!

Well if I haven’t mentioned it fifty times, I’m just back from my hols in Peru. I had a great time but my poor skin didn’t, a lot of my trip was spent in desert or at quite high altitude and unfortunately those conditions just equal very dry skin. Everybody on my trip was glued to their lip balm and my poor hair was a tangled mess. Luckily the face on my skin was in fairly good condition and I know that was down to the skincare I brought with me. Even though I had limited space in my rucksack I brought some quality minis with me. Here’s what I brought to keep the moisture in…

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La Roche Posay Lipikar Balm AP saved my legs!

I’m back! Sorry for the long break I swear I haven’t disappeared off the planet altogether, I was just on a long holiday in Peru! I really enjoyed my adventure, Peru is a gorgeous country and the people are so friendly, I highly recommend it if you haven’t visited. While I was on my trip I took a visit to the Peruvian jungle and I got bitten alive by mosquitos. I normally don’t get bitten but one found its way inside my mosquito net and bit me alive during the night. I woke to my legs covered in about 30 bites, not a happy camper! Continue reading

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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