Penneys PS Moisturising Skin Oil

I love an oul’ body oil. I have quite dry skin and love to get out of the shower and apply a body oil straight away allowing it to sink in. I’ve used loads of different types over the years and love The Body Shop body oil in particular but it’s a bit spendy. I was pottering around Penneys and spied this oil right next to the Bio Oil, wink wink ;) If you’re familiar with Bio Oil this stuff looks the exact same colour but in a taller bottle.

This ingredients are below but this contains a mix of peach, sweet almond and evening primrose oil. It also contains vitamin E. This mix is quite different to Bio Oil which contains Calendula and Lavender Oil as well as Vitamins A and E. So despite appearances the ingredients are a little different.

I’ve been using this daily for a few weeks now and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. I’ve particularly noticed it at the tops of my thighs. I normally find skin there a bit bumpy and I’ve a few small stretch marks and my skin there is definitely looking a lot smoother. So as well as the moisturising effects this is definitely helping the texture of my skin.

This product doesn’t claim to do the same thing as Bio Oil but I’ve definitely seen a reduction in some small stretch marks and an overall improvement in my skins texture. I’ve never used Bio Oil myself so I can’t do a direct comparison but I’d say if you can’t afford to splash out and your skin needs a bit of TLC this is well worth trying out. It costs just €4.50 for 150ml so I don’t feel too bad using it as liberally as I do! This product just reminds me how Penneys have really upped their skincare and makeup game. Are there any Penneys beauty bargains you’d recommend?

L’Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub


Usually I’m the source of cool beauty finds in the family but I was in my Mams bathroom recently and this little pot from L’Occitane (never pronounce that correctly!) was sitting on the ledge. Not one to resist a new beauty product I had to try it out. I’m a big fan of L’Occitane hand creams so was expecting good things!

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Current Makeup Favourites

It’s been a while since I’ve brought you some of my latest favourite products. Some of these are brand new to me and some have been knocking around in my stash to be discovered again.The one benefit of moving recently was I found many products I had completely forgotten about!

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Beauty Blender Review

Beauty BlenderI have wanted to try this for aaagggees. I had tried a few cheaper Beauty Blender dupes and wasn’t massively impressed but I couldn’t ignore the glowing reviews of my fellow beauty bloggers. My mam kindly brought me this back from her hols and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. Apologies that it doesn’t look the best above I broke the blogger cardinal rule and didn’t take photos of it before I used it and you can read about my cleansing woes below!

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Alpha H Liquid Gold Review

Alpha H Liquid Gold Review

I’d like to start by apologising for my lack of posts over the last few weeks. I had to move out of my lovely apartment :-( and things have been a bit all over the place. Moving is definitely not a fun experience!  I find it very hard to blog when I’m stressed but fortunately things have calmed down a bit and my blogging mojo is slowly arriving back. So I thought I’d start back by giving you a review of the famous Alpha H Liquid Gold…

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Latest Empties – Show me the rubbish!

empties cover

I’ve been writing more empties posts than ever over the last year, I’m not sure what this says about my cosmetic use but it’s clearly on the rise. The only good thing about empties is it can be an excuse to shop for replacements but that doesn’t help when you’re stoney broke! Here are the latest lot of products that are headed for my bin…

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Collection #BlushAndGlow Palette

Collection Blush and Glow

It’s been a few years since I bought a product from Collection (or Collection 2000 as it will be forever known to me!) but their current Pro Palette range is looking pretty good. It’s a new range of eye and face palettes at bargain prices. I was spending the last of a voucher and picked up this little blush palette to get as close to my voucher total as possible!

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My Cleanser Collection!

Cleanser Collection

In 2015 I became truly obsessed with skincare and with cleansers in particular! I’ve now about 10 regularly on the go so I thought I’d share these with you and some speedy reviews. I have three main types of cleanser on the go, balms, creams and gels. I did have one pure oil cleanser in the mix but sadly that is all gone and I’m on the hunt for a new one – am eyeing up the new Elemis one. I’ve divided the speed reviews by the type of cleanser below. Where I’ve done a full review of the cleanser the link is in the name.

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My Favourite Makeup Products of 2015!

Makeup 15

Over the last few weeks I’ve brought you my favourite bodycare, skincare and products I didn’t rate in 2015. I’m going to wrap up my look back at 2015 with my favourite makeup products. None were new products in 2015 but they were all new to me!

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Products I didn’t love in 2015

products didn't love

I tend not to go on too much about products I don’t like as I can’t really recommend them and what doesn’t work for me may well work for someone else. But I’ve been posting my favourite products of 2015 so I thought it only fair that I balance this a bit with a few products that I didn’t love or just didn’t work for me in 2015!

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