Well I think this week is the week of the overdue review! On Monday I spoke about the fab Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant which I’ve had for yonks and today I bring you the Pixi Glow Tonic which I’ve had in my stash for aaages. Now if you’re a seasoned skincare pro you’ll have heard of this or probably own it. It’s a bit of a cult product thanks to Caroline Hirons skincare guru seal of approval.
I have had this product absolutely ages so I’m not sure why I haven’t reviewed it sooner. It might have to do with my large skincare stash, I forget what I own! I first discovered this when I had a Dermalogica facial many moons ago and the therapist recommended it as a good exfoliator for my sensitive skin.
Well if you’re going to buy me a present it will come as no shock that beauty products are probably the best choice. My friend Steph really hit the jackpot for my birthday as she bought me a selection of goodies from Makeup Revolution – yay! This palette is the one that got the most oohs and ahhhs from me when I opened it. I already own two Makeup Revolution palettes so I know how good they are. Here is a peek at the gorgeousness!
I was doing a bit of a clear out of my stash the other day and it made me realise how many products I own or have owned in the past from Elemis. It’s a brand that I really like and have had a lot of success with over the years. Elemis is a British Spa based brand. You will mainly find Elemis for sale in Spas although you can buy it in the likes of Debenhams and plenty of places online.
Oh it’s that time of year again when you snuggle up on the couch with the fire lit and some lovely candles burning. I don’t actually have a fire but I definitely do have candles! I’ve been a long time devotee of Yankee candles but I love to try out some home grown brands. I was at the Pro Beauty Show on Monday and came across the Celtic Candles stand. One sniff of the candles and I was hooked.
The Pro Beauty Show handily falls on the weekend of my birthday so it gives me a great excuse to treat myself a little bit! I got a bit carried away last year and bought a few too many nail polishes so I swore I wouldn’t buy as many this year. The show is held in the RDS and is mainly aimed at Beauty Salons and Therapists but I always gatecrash under the guise of blogging!
Happy Sunday everyone, hope you’re having a nice relaxing day! Raging I missed the Irish Blog Awards last night but hope anyone there had a great time. For a bit of light reading of a Sunday I’ll give you a quick run through of what I’ve been writing about, other blog posts I’ve enjoyed and any beauty bits I’ve bought!
I think Guinot is really under rated as a skincare brand. I think maybe because it’s been around so long that it’s gotten an old-fashioned vibe about it. It’s not hip or cool or down with the kids but it’s some really good skincare. It’s not a range I ever would have tried only my mam had some products knocking around that she hadn’t used so I “borrowed” them.
Well I’m probably the last person to the party on this product but I just couldn’t help but share my two cents on it. Ever since I discovered Caroline Hirons, my aim has been to seriously up my skincare game. I try to have a few cleansers on the go at once ranging from lotions to oils to balms. I picked this up on my holidays back in May after reading about its cult status.
Hi peeps Happy Sunday, hope you’re having a nice relaxing day! In this weekly post I’ll give you a quick run through of what I’ve been writing about, other blog posts I’ve enjoyed and any beauty bits I’ve bought!
What I’ve been writing about this week…
Well my brows are a little unruly and I heard friends rave about the Benefit Gimme Brow but I think it’s just a little too pricey. When I saw this similar product Brow This Way from Rimmel I knew I had to try it out. It does a great job but my only gripe is that the wand needs to be about half the size.
I’ve seen such great reviews of Ziaja Skincare that I knew I had to give the Sensitive range a try. I trialled the Sensitive Face and Body Cleanser which I think is a great dupe for the Cetaphil cleanser. I also tried the Enzyme Peeling Mask which is a very close contender for my favourite Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel. You can read my full review here.
Blog posts I’ve loved this week…
If you’re not familiar with the Irish company Nima Brush you should be! It’s a great range of brushes lovingly developed by owner Niamh Martin. Niamh is just about to release a brand new collection of beautiful brushes called The Artistic Collection. Lisa at Pink Sugar attended the launch of the collection this week and wrote a lovely post capturing the hard work Niamh has put into her beautiful new range.
I love having a snoop at what’s in other peoples makeup bags and this week Danielle over at LilliWhiteRose showed us what she brings in her travel makeup bag. I loved her picks and definitely agree on the Wet n Wild palette and the Rimmel concealer. I really want to try one of the MAC pro longwear blushes.
Makeup Monster herself wrote a great post about the current products she’s trialling. I can’t wait to hear how she’s getting on with the Neoastrata Pigment Controller as I’m constantly looking for a new product to tackle my pigmentation. I can second the love for the La Roche Posay Hydraphase Masque, it’s a great skin saviour!
What I didn’t buy this week…
I was very good and bought nothing this week, whoop! But it’s just a temporary break as I’m saving my money for the Pro Beauty Show which is happening on the 5th and 6th October in the RDS. I have no doubt I will be picking up a few bits at that!
Well that was another blogging and beauty week! Hope you had a good one xx