Posted in Beauty Products

Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Diamond Crystalli Liquidi Review

Alfaparf is an Italian brand and my hair dressers Introduced me to there products, this is my first time ever purchasing an Alfaparf product.

My hair dresser had always used this oil on my hair and the smell is amazing, it’s the reason I bought it.

So let’s get down to the benefits, gives your hair instant gloss, protects against humidity and harsh external agents that leave the hair dull and brittle. Hair looks, feels and smells amazing. It also reduces blow dry time.

After washing your hair you apply a small amount to your hair before brushing, this also helps to reduce knots.

Now I haven’t got a clue of it helps reduce blow dry time, as I don’t blow dry my hair. I have naturally curly hair, I wear it curly well except when the hair dresser straightens it. Curly hair needs hydration, I find using an oil after washing gives it an extra boost. I did notice a difference in my hair when using this, my hair was more glossy and silkier also did I mention the smell.

I’ve also used it between washes, to give my hair a bit of shine, help with frizz and to freshen up my curls.

The main question will I buy again, yes I will be buying it next time I’m in the hairdressers.

Price point for 50ml, its priced at €19.95 and it lasts ages Click here to buy.

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Posted in Beauty Products

The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Scrub Body Scrub

I have been on the look out for a good body scrub, that would remove stubborn fake tan and also prepare my skin for tanning.

At the start of December, I went to Kildare village (outlet) for the day. I knew there was a Rituals there and I had never used there products, but had heard good things. Now one annoying thing about buying it in Kildare Village, you have to buy a minimum of two products per purchase.

All Ritual products our parabens free and they do not test on animals, more importantly this body scrub is 100% free of plastic scrub microbeads. Which means it doesn’t cause a risk to marine life.

When buying, I went for the packaging I liked the most. As they have different collections, I went for the dark red, which is the The Ritual of Ayurveda this is an ancient wisdom from India that helps you to improve health and well-being.

The body scrub contains ancient crystal salt from the Himalayas, which is what you want when you are trying to remove two layers of fake tan. Also salt is a natural anti bacterial, so when buying a body scrub make sure it has salt in it. I also find when I use a body scrub, my skin is always left feeling dry and tight but after using this my skin felt hydrated, which is thanks to the sweet almond oil which also great for unblocking pores. Even after showering you can still feel the oil on your skin.

The scent, which for me is important in a product. I like a strong scent and this didn’t disappoint but it wasn’t over powering and even a few hours later I could still smell it on my skin.

Now the main question did it remove the tan, yes it did.

Price point, €19.50 so let’s be honest for a body scrub it is expensive. I got it in the outlet and it was very reasonable, of course I lost the receipt. As I said before it was a minimum of two purchases, I also got a shampoo and conditioner which I will do a review on soon and that came to €26.95 which works out just under €9.00 which is a great price. So when I run out, I will definitely be heading back to Kildare village.

Lots of love

Carol

Xxxx

Posted in Beauty Products, beautybox

Look Fantastic January Beauty Box

This month, I was really looking forward to getting the look fantastic beauty box.

It arrived at the perfect time, as it was my second day back to work after Christmas, so I was a bit little depressed but this really cheered me up.

Dr Paw Paw, original clear balm, 25ml pried at €8.45. This balm has been designed to nourish and sooth and contains Paw Paw, an ingredient that contains natural healing properties.

Popband active hair ties priced at €6.95 they are designed to leave your hair kink free.

Swell, ultimate protect and renew serum, 30ml priced at £13.50. This is a hair serum that helps control frizz, reduce the appearance of split ends and creates a glossy look.

Vitamasques, gold dust sheet mask priced at €8.95. It enhances moisture levels to deeply nourish and soothe the skin.

Bellapierre banana setting powder 4g, priced at €25. Colour correcting setting powder, it’s sets foundation and concealer I place.

First Aid beauty, coconut skin smoothie priming moisturiser, 0.75 oz priced at €7.50. Complexion enhancer that brightens skin.

Look Fantastic beauty box you receive 6 make up and skin care products for €17 this includes postage. I really look forward to getting this beauty box each month.

Click here to find out more about look fantastic beauty box.

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxxx

Posted in Fashion, My week, What I Wore

My Christmas

I hope everyone had a Happy Christmas. Christmas is all about traditions, in my house you always got one present Christmas Eve and of course Christmas Eve pyjamas.

This year I went for the grinch pyjamas and I just love my Christmas Eve box

It alway has things for a relaxing Christmas Eve, face mask, nail polish, shower gel, grinch sock and my favourite jelly’s.

Christmas Day, I have to say I was spoiled rotten this year, with all my favourites.

On Christmas Day, I wore my Warehouse sale outfit. That just arrived on Christmas Eve and I love a co-ordinate.

On Christmas night, I always have new pyjama. I’m a little bit obsessed, with pyjamas.

St Stephen’s day, is always a fun day. It’s is nearly like a second Christmas Day, as we alway have another big turkey dinner.

I wore a suit, I picked up in Penney’s/Primark, a few months ago. This suit had to be taken up the joys of been 5’1. I also picked up a white knit jumper also from Penney’s/primark.

I did pick up a few bits in the sales and I cannot wait to show you, it’s abit annoying as it all has to be taken up first.

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Advent Calender, Beauty Products

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar Day 16 to 25

Day 16 Doucce, liquid eyeliner

Day 17 Caudalie Paris, Radiance Serum

Day 18 Fab First Aid Beauty, repair body cream

Day 19 ESPA, over night mask

Day 20 Thisworks, stress check roll on

Day 21 Mane ‘n Tail, shampoo and conditioner, it’s a shame they are not sulfate free

Day 22 look fantastic contour brush

Day 23 Aromatherapy Associates, bath and shower oil

Day 24 Erno Laszlo, eye serum mask

Day 25 Illamasqua, highlighter

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Advent Calender, Beauty Products

Glossy box advent calendar day 16 to 25

Day 16 Pop beauty pure pigment, metallic copper

Day 17 Luxie beauty, highlighter brush

Day 18 Lollipops Paris, liquid highlighter

Day 19 Crabtree & Evelyn London, rose water and pink peppercorn hand cream

Day 20 Steve Lagrant lip gloss

Day 21 Pixi by Petra, blush

Day 22 Zelens dr Marko Lens, face mask

Day 23 Eyeko London, Fat eye stick satin

Day 24 Mitchell and Peach, face oil

Day 25 Huda Beauty, winter highlighter palette

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion

New look shoe sale

The main sale in New Look, hasn’t started yet but the shoe sale has started. I’m a big fan of New Look shoes, always find them great quality and a great price.

Rust faux Croc boot was €54.99 now €28 Click here to shop

Mustard faux snakeskin ankle boot was €39.99 now €18 Click here to shop

Red patient boots was €39.99 now €18 Click here to buy

Monochrome block heel was €27.99 now €10 Click here to buy

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion

River island sale

River island is always one of my favourite sales. It always starts online first which I much prefer and let’s be honest online shopping is so handy.

Dark red wrap dress was €60 now €24 Click here to buy

Brown knit was €55 now €24 Click here to buy

Cream collarless coat was €100 now €42 click here to buy

Varsity cardi was €50 now €20 click here to shop matching trousers was €54 now €24Click here to buy

Green belted kimono blouse was €50 now €20 Click here to buy

White spot print shirt was €40 now €18 Click here to buy

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Beauty Products

Look Fantastic December Beauty Box

I’ve been getting the Look Fantastic beauty box, for the last 5 months and I have been really enjoying it.

Each month you receive 6 make up and skin care products for €17 this includes postage, of course it’s a beauty box so some of the products our mini sizes which doesn’t bother me as they last ages.

Illamaqua Hydra Veil – Mini 7ml, primer and perfect for party season, it’s priced at £6.80 for a 7ml and small amount goes along way.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 10ml lavender, chamomile and vetiver infused pillow spray it helps you to get a relaxing sleep. Lightly spray on pillow and relax it’s priced at £7 for 10ml

Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox 50ml, this detox’s and exfoliates your scalp and helps stop product build up. I’ve used this before and it felt a little strange at the start but I liked it and it also has cooling effect on your scalp which feels lovely. Priced at £6.49 for 50ml.

Karl Lagerfeld -ModelCO Brow Pencil full-size product, I’m lucky as this is a dark shade as my brows our dark but of you have light brows this would be annoying it’s priced at €22.

Exclusive lookfantastic Beauty Sponge, I was happy to see this as I needed a new makeup sponge. I’m not sure of the price as they only seem to include them in beauty boxes.

Dr Botanicals Apothecary Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum 15ml, again this is a full size product and something I needed. It helps with puffy tires eyes. Its infused with Pomegranate Extract, the serum delivers a potent dose of antioxidant activity to the delicate tissue surrounding the eyes, smoothing and brightening for radiant-looking skin. This all sounds perfect to me. It’s priced at €21.95

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion, Sale buys

River island foot wear sale

River island have started there foot wear sale, I’ve a few pair of river island shoes and find the quality amazing.

Here our my picks.

I’m not brave enough to wear these boots but I do love them and they wore €90 now €35 click here to buy

Cream leather block heel knee high boots, these are just stunning they wore €127 now €45 click here to buy

Trainer they wore €55 now €24 Click here to shop

Black loafers they wore €47 now €18 Click here to buy

Killer heels and animal print isn’t going anywhere next season so these snake heels are the perfect buy they wore €55 now €20 click to buy

These heels are definitely New Years ball glamorous they wore €80 now €30 Click here to shop

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxxx