Posted in Beauty Products, Fashion

Wednesdays Black Friday Deals

With the count down to black Friday most shops are doing new deals each day here are todays deals, I will keep updated this as the day goes on.

Pauls Boutique London

50% off selected bags click here to buy 

Boohoo

50% off, one day only click here to buy 

Oh My Love

30% off everything with code: BLKFRI30 click here to shop

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H&M

50% off shoes and handbags click here to shop 

House of Fraser 

50% of some of your favourite brands click here to buy

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Brown Thomas

Brown Thomas is an Irish version of selfridges where you go to buy designer they are offering 20% off almost everything online and in store click here to shop

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Karen Millen 

25% off everything online and instore perfect for your new years outfit click here to shop 

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River Island 

Todays daily deal is over the knee boots, these are amazing they wore €85/£75 now €50/£40 click here to buy  buy in pounds.

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Rare London 

30% off everything use code BLACK30 click here to shop

Miss Selfridges 

50% off coats and jackets click here to buy 

Happy Shopping

Lots of Love

Carol

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Posted in Beauty Products, My week

Life update

I’ve become so lazy with my blog lately, as I am loving instagram and the stories. I never got into snapchat but I still do use it, I think because I seem to have a lot of men following me on their. Which is strange and I get a lot of message from them informing me I shop way to much lol.

So gonna also use my life update as my bits and bobs shopping that I haven’t shown you yet, this weeks bit and bobs, is PJ’s and Slippers. I picked up a few weeks ago from you guessed it Penneys/Primark. I’m just loving the rabbit ear slipper, I even picked up a secound pair.img_5968-1

 I have been living in the bath latly after I paid a visit to lush, I just love bath bombs and they are so relaxing.

The first one I used was you’ve been mangoed bath oil, I have never used a bath oil from Lush before, first thing you notice is it is very small compared to the bath bombs and it smells amazing very citrus which maked me think of holidays. Now their is no bubbles with this one but the smell makes up for it, also left my skin feeling very soft only thing is it left the bath with a green making where the water was, I kinda thaught I was that dirty turned out it wasn’t me lol.

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Up next was Karma Bubble bar, I love bubbles so this was perfect again its citrus smell which I love and the glitter which I like. The day I used this Karma, I was wrecked and had the bath just before bed to help me relax and it worked a treat.

Next up is Sakura bath bomb  which is disapointing the smell isn’t that strong and didn’t change the bath water that much just to a pinkish colour so was very disapointed.

So last week in Ireland and again this week is a bus strike on Thursday and Friday, so I have been on the 6.15am train in the morning that explains my tiredness. On Friday I ended up going to work with no make up on, don’t worry it was still dark out and I done my make up when I arrived in so because I was so early I had loads of time to do it and take my time.

I’m loving No7 lipstick I’m going to do a proper review on it.

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Also I finally wore my new shirt from Penney/Primark and sleevless Camel jacket from River Island which I love and is perfect in this weather.

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On Sunday I headed out to Howth for a walk.

I ended up in the market, hich is held every weekend in Howth where I picked up these amaing mini cupcakes which are €1.70 each they wore yum

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Hope everyone had a great week

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Beauty Products

P.S Love Your Nails, Nail Polish Remover Pads

I keep these nail polish remover pads  from Pennys/ Primar in my drawer in work at all times as I hate when my nail polish peels or cracks.

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 So for €1.50 you get two packs of 35 pads, which do last. Also they don’t smell horrible its strange kinda raspberry smell.

Also they work, they have taken the brightest red nail polish of with out over drying my nails, these are perfect if your heading away and don’t want to carry a bottle of nail polish the fear it opens and spills on your clothes.

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Lots of Love

Carol

xx

Posted in Beauty Products, Life

Curly Look

I had heard amazing things about the Curly look Salon based in the Proud Salon in Glasnevin. I got in touch with them through Facebook on 26th May to make an appointment I was asked to send three pictures of my hair down and curly, one front picture, side and back which I done straight away.

I wanted my appointment for the 11th June, so I booked well in advance and I was told on the day of the appointment to wash my hair using conditioner only and leave abit in and style my hair with conditioner as well.  I was told to wear my hair curly which have never been told this before by a hairdresser, of course I was very excited and I informed my normal hairdresser I would be cheating on her, she took it well.

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hair styled with conditioner  only

My appointment was at 11am but of course I arrived 10 minutes early and couldn’t wait to get my hair done. Saulo my hair dresser was in the middle of cutting a lady with amazing curls and ten times curly than my hair so I kind of assumed he was nearly finished as my appointment was at 11, this was only the beginning of her treatment. As I was waiting another lady arrived again with amazing curls and she was in a hurry also both lady’s wore regular clients I was asked kindly would I mind if she skipped me, as there was a mix up booking. Now I had made my appointment back on 26th May so I felt like I had given enough notice for this not to happen. I of course smiled and said yes, after all this man is going to cut my hair I want him to love me. At no time was I offered a coffee/ tea or water thankfully I had a book and a bottle of water. About an hour and half later it was my turn.

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 Of course my hair has been straightened a lot so my natural curl is not as curly as what it used to be. Saulo told me I needed to stop straightening my hair and start using the curly method he informed me I needed a good bit cut off but he would only take a small bit of as he understood how hard it would be, I told him to take abit more but not as short as he would like. The cut itself was done with my hair dry and curly.

My hair was than washed I was handed a mirror to hold how I could see how he washes my hair, no shampoo was used instead a Cleanser was used.

There is a lot to take in and I do think it would be a good idea if he handed you out a leaflet at the end of your visit. So here goes and I may have gotten bits wrong lol.

I am to stop using shampoo straight away as it’s all about keeping my hair hydrated and shampoos contain sulfate and these chemicals are too harsh for curly hair and strip the hair of your natural moisture. I am now to Co-wash

Co washing is using only Conditioner to wash your hair. As moisture is very important to my hair I am to rinse water on my hair for at least two minutes.  A cleanser is than used on my hair this is massaged into my scalp, Cleansers are gentler and help hydrate your hair unlike Shampoos and contain no sulfates so this helps balance my hair without stripping the natural oils. The Cleanser is than rinsed from my hair.
Than I am to use conditioner on the bottom of my hair and with my hands I am to detangle my hair, this means no more using a hair brush madness I know. I am also not to rinse out all the conditioner I am to leave some in my hair. As you may have guessed this is a lot to take in as you are getting your hair washed.

After my hair was washed a micro fibre towel was used to squeeze out water but you can also use an old cotton t-shirt or a pyjama top. Than Saulo split my hair into four sections, sides, back and top and evenly applied silicone-free gel evenly to my hair and scrunched it.
Saulo added small clips to lift roots of my hair and put me under a dryer while he moved on to his next lady.

I’d say I was about 30 to 40 minutes under the dryer. I was told to sit back on the chair, at this stage I touched my hair and it felt kind of hard but when Saulo put his hands in my hair and shook it the hardness left, he then gave it another trim and my hair was ready to go.

This visit cost €50 he Saulo had no product left to sell me and told me to call back on Thursday but after a bit of research online, I have ordered what I want from Amazon as you can’t seem to get the products in Ireland. I will let you all know how I get on.

When I got home I wasn’t happy with my curl on the front of my hair at all it just didn’t look curly as I was going out that night I didn’t want to wash my hair so I quickly washed just the front bit and used my own product and it worked out well.

as you can see I am not happy as all

Below picture is how my hair normally looks.
There is a big differance and also as you can see in the picture above me hair looks hard which is something I hate

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I’m still not sold on the Curly look Salon for my type of curl but if you have a very tight curl you will love it, I picked up some great tips but you can find them all here Curly method. Saulo was very warm and talkative and seems like a lovely guy but at the end I just felt my hair didn’t look amazing and I would of liked if he done something with the front. I’m not sure I will be heading back but you never know.

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After I washed the front of my hair

Since my visit I have been only using conditioner and haven’t used a hairbrush and its been going good, I’m looking forward to using the cleanser but I know I am going to find it hard not to getting a blow dry as I love the sleek look.

Lots of Love

Carol

Posted in Beauty Products

La Roche Posay Make Up Remover Milk Review

I got this in a set for my Birthday all the way back in December and started using it over a month ago. I have to say I was excited when I seen this as I had heard amazing things but never tried it.

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La Roche Posy products are all  soap-free, no parabens, alcohol-free and colourant-free they also follow a strict formulations standards: 100% hypoallergenic skincare, Non-comedogenic ,High concentration of selected ingredients and with Thermal Spring Water, minimal ingredients and fragrance, tested on the most sensitive skin.
I love the sound of all this as my skin is somewhat sensitive me and toner do not get on and if there is alcohol in it, it will sting my skin.

The application is a little different to the way I normally cleanse my skin. I pump a small amount on to my hand a little does go along way with this product and start massaging it into my skin it feels amazing. Also it removes mascara and it doesn’t sting my eyes at all.  I than remove it with cotton wool and rinse my face.

My skin feels so soft afterword’s and is shining, I love this product and will be rebuying. My skin feels and looks healthier since I started using it and I feel it really helps with my dehydration.

Its Priced at €16.49/£12.00 from boots
Click here to buy 

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Beauty Products

Decadence By Marc Jacobs

I got Decadence by Marc Jacobs at Christmas so I have had it a while,it was my Christmas present to myself as soon as I seen the bottle design I had to have it.

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The bottle design, which is a “personal talisman” of the designer as a symbol of opulence and glamour, is in the shape of an emerald green handbag with python pattern, gold chain and black tasse.
It really is a pretty Perfume bottle.

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The perfume its self is not a day perfume more of an evening perfume and it’s a strong scent and I would say sexy to me its woody earty scent a little masculine but I like that in a perfume and you know its nice when your brother informs you, you smell nice.
Also this is now my go to perfume when I am going out it use to be  Chanel mademoiselle but this has taken its place.

For anyone who knows there perfume the top notes include Italian plum, saffron and iris. Bulgarian rose, Sambac jasmine and orris root form the heart of the perfume, while the base includes warm liquid amber, vetiver and papyrus wood.

This is a perfume I will be buying again, a little goes a long way with this scent. Which is a good thing as it is an expensive perfume the 30ml is €62, 50ml is €87 and 100ml is €121.
Click Here to Buy

Happy Shopping

Carol

xxx

Posted in Beauty Products

Review PS Love to Glow Face Mask

P.S Love to Glow range is from Penney’s/Primark its budget skin care they have three products in this range mask, a serum and a moisturiser.

I decided to pick up the mask priced at €3.50.

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Let’s start with the first thing you notice the packaging for €3.50 I was not expecting much but I have to say it looks expensive it comes in a box with all the details of the product and then inside you have a glass jar so I am very impressed by this.

This mask is a dupe of Glamglow YouthMud which I have never used so I can’t compare them.

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Opening the jar you see straight away it a grey muddy looking mask which I applied to freshly cleansed skin using my fingers, I did have to double layer the product which surprised me as looking at the mask in the jar you wouldn’t think it .

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My skin did tingle when it first went on but reading other people’s reviews they are saying it didn’t but again very important to note everyone’s skin is different.
I also liked that it had a cooling effect on my skin which I really liked, I’m not a lover of a facemask that has a heating effect on my skin so this is perfect for me.

I leave the mask on for 15 minutes it says 10 on the box but I feel it needs a little bit longer on my skin I than use lukewarm water to slowly massage and exfoliated my skin and it work you can feel the grit in the mask.

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My skin always looks amazing after using this mask it leaves my skin soft, hydrated and blemish free.  I have been using this mask twice a week for over a month I feel you should never rave/ or moan about a product till you have used it over a month how you can see the effect on your skin.

I will be buying this Mask again for €3.50 you can’t go wrong.

Lots of Love

Carol

 

Posted in Beauty Products

Coconut Oil for your skin

I decided to try using coconut oil to remove my make-up in the evening.

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First of all when I say the word oil its more of a hard oil that melts as soon as it touches your hands.

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I slowly begin to massage it into my skin which I have to say is a lovely feeling and you can also use it on your eyes,I than use some cotton wool to remove my make up afterwords my face is shinning and very soft. I wouldnt suggest using this in the morning as to me the shine on my skin is a bit much.

I decided to try this as coconut oil as its naturally antibacterial, antifungal and  moisturizing and its nice giving my skin a break from my normal cleanser and toner.

Also I don’t suffer with spots, I would be careful if you do as this might not help, I think its very important to know everyones skin is different just because it suits mine doesn’t mean it will suit yours.

Also I have read this is amazing as a hairmask but coconut oil goes hard when its in water. I did not know this and can cause issues with your drian so be careful a friend of mine was in big trouble fro her husband as she was using this in the shower all the time and her shower got blocked.

Lots of love

Carol

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Lush Lip Scrub

I have always had horrible dry lips from the  Irish weather and central heating and have always kept a toothbrush to lightly brush them, but over Christmas I was in lush and picked up a lip scrub for €6.95/£5.50 .
I went for the seasonal Santa’s Lip Scrub its a cola flavered lip scrub and comes in a glass jar.

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click here to buy

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Take a small amount using your fingers and apply to your lips, you can than use your fingers to gentle scrub or just rub your lips together. Oh and its also ediable so when finished you can either wipe away or lick it off, I went with wipe as its full off dead skin and just couldn’t do it.

The main thing did I notice a diffeance?
Yes I did a big one my lips wore soft and just perfect to apply my lipstick for a big night out.

I have started doing this twice a week to my lips before bed and just applying a bit of vasline afterwords or if I’m going out on a night out and want my lips looking kissable this is perfect to do before you clense and tone your skin.

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Beauty Products

Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick and Lip Pencil

This is gonna surprise anyone who knows me I have never owned a mac lipstick in my life I just always grabbed one in boots but two weeks ago I turned thirty and I decided to get my make up professional done in salon and a week before, I spoke to the girl who was going to do my make-up and asked her what colour she suggested straight away she said mac ruby woo lipstick and lip pencil.

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So I headed into Brown Thomas which is an Irish version of hervey Nichole’s but I think brown Thomas would prefer to be called Irish harrods but that’s really never gonna happen not gonna lie I’m not a big fan of Brown Thomas I’m not sure why.

I managed to pick up the lipstick €20 and lip pencil €17 with out to much hassle which was surprising as the place was so busy.

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Of course I did wear it before my party for a night out and I loved the colour it’s the perfect red but that night I was disappointed by the staying power now I did have food and drink so I’m not sure what I was expecting.

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So the night of party the girl who done my make-up put layers and layers on which I have since done and it has now got the staying power I wanted from a lipstick  I have to say I will be buying more mac.

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lots of love

Carol