I’m just back from Tenerife where the family were celebrating my amazing Nans 90th birthday. She’s a real inspiration that having a positive attitude towards life is the key to enjoying it! I’ve been to Tenerife a few times and one thing I really like is the cosmetics bargains! Skincare and perfume tends to be a lot cheaper than at home and there are so many outlets they’re all competing on price. You can also scope out some nice makeup and I came across massive Flormar and Kiko stores. I couldn’t resist picking up a few bits so I thought I’d show you what I bought!
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.
I’ve been looking back over the year 2015 and I’ve been thinking about some of my beauty highlights. Over the next week or so I’ll bring you my favourites in bodycare, skincare and makeup. I was mostly skincare obsessed in 2015 so I’m going to start there. Here are my favourite products that were new to me in 2015.
Christmas is going to be here in just a few weeks, it’s hard to believe. I am drastically under prepared, I have not bought one single present yet, starting to panic! A week or so ago I brought you my gift guide for around the €50 mark here. Today I’ve had more fun with virtual window shopping and am bringing you my gift guide for under €30. Maybe this will actually inspire me to start shopping!
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…
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.
I’m definitely having a skincare hoarding problem at the moment. Last week I told you about my latest Clinique haul. I was tempted by bonus time and needed to replace my Take the Day Off Balm. As my second product I bought the Moisture Surge Face Spray on the back of Caroline Hirons recent approval of it.
Ah I need help, skincare seems to be my addiction at the moment. I can’t stop buying new products. I recently realised I had €56 left on a gift card and of course I hotfooted it to a Clinique counter as I had run out of my beloved Clinique Take the Day Off Balm. I landed on the counter in Debenhams on Henry Street and realised there was a Bonus Time on and a very attractive Bonus Time gift at that. As I was already buying one skincare product I’d have been mad not to buy another.
I’ve been doing a bit of a look back at my year in blogging so I thought I would pick out some of my favourite products from 2014. In this post I’m looking at the skincare products that really impressed me, not all of them are new products but they were all new to me in 2014. Here we go!
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.