Posted in Beauty Products, beautybox

March look fantastic beauty box

I know it’s April, I’ve no idea why I’m so late putting this up it was pure laziness.

The March beauty box contains 6 beauty items, I have to say I really liked this months box.

First up is Morphe mini high lighter in spark, very excited to try this as I love morphe eyeshadows.

Omorovicza cleansing foam 30ml. I am going to keep this up for my holidays as it’s a perfect size.

The ordinary, hyaluronic acid 2% +B5 hydration support formula 30ml. I’m a big fan of the ordinary, so was very happy to see this

Rituals hand balm 70ml. Good size product again I am keeping this up for my holidays. I was warned that on cruises you have to use hand sanitizers a lot and it drys your hands out.

Madara smart anti pollution charcoal and mud repair mask 12.5ml so it’s not a great size.

Last but not least and the product I was most excited about eos lip balm, I’m thinking about putting it away for my holidays but I really want to use it now

Look fantastic box is €17 for 6 month subscription click here to find out more.

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xx

Posted in Fashion

Penney’s/Primark Haul

I’ve been trying not to shop at the moment, but have been failing miserably as Penney’s just keeps getting better and better.

Everything is summer fashion as I’m very excited for my holiday.

First up khaki swimsuit, this is a small fit so I’d nearly size up €14

Okay I am slightly obsessed with polka dots so this dress had to be mine, it’s a linen blend and is €12

This is a matching set and it’s also a linen blend. The shorts are not to short which is perfect but haven’t said that I’m 5″1 so most things aren’t that short on me.

The blazer is €23

Shorts are €14

Last year on holidays, I suffered badly with pigmentation on my face. Yes I did have sun cream on factor 50 and regularly putting it on, I didn’t get burned just pigmentation. So this year I will be wearing a hat.

€5

€5

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion

River island sale

River island sale has started, I wish they wouldn’t start it at 12 at night.

So here are my top buys

You can never go wrong with black trousers they wore €47 now €20 Click here to buy

Brown leopard print skirt was €64 now €24 click here to buy

Black spot midi hurry as only few left was €65 now €24 Click here to buy

Black polka dot slip dress was €37 now €14 Click here to buy

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Beauty Products, beautybox

February’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box

As always the look fantastic beauty box, looks amazing it came in pretty pink box, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Look fantastic beauty box comes with 6 products, Elle magazine and beauty box magazine it’s priced at €17 month including delivery. Click here to buy

Sleek make up face foam pallet full size

I’m a fan of sleek make up, I have this contour palette already and would use it most days. The only thing if you have darker skin this product would not suit you at all sleek palette is priced at €13.99

Lord Berry Matte Lipstick full size

Matte lipstick, I haven’t worn it as of yet but looks nice and is priced at €18.00 and promises to last all day.

Philip Kingsley Maximiser 60ml

This is ideal for fine, limp and fly away hair which is not my hair type at all so I’ll be giving it to a friend. 60ml is priced at €8.55.

Doucca Punk Volumizer Mascara Mini

This promises to define lashes one by one, adding extreme volume and thickness all sounds amazing. Priced around €10

Emite Rose Gold Eyelash Curlers.

I don’t curl my eyelashes but I am going to start and it’s rose gold. The curlers are priced at €20.

Erno Laszlo Deep Sea Cleansing Bar Mini

This is a product I am excited to use, its blended with 26 minerals and is made using 97% natural ingredients it’s enriched with Dead Sea mud which detoxifies, hydrated and restores skins mineral level. Now I am thinking about putting this up for my holidays in September, these little minis are great for bringing on holidays. It’s priced at around €10

Overall, I didn’t love this months beauty box. I just wanted a bit more skin care than make up.

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion

Valentines Day Style

I’m single, yet again this year but I actually love Valentine’s Day. I work in the city centre and I love seeing people walking around with flower and even balloons, it always makes me smile.

On valentines days, I think it’s a nice to add something red into your outfit. Now it doesn’t have to be a red dress it could be a handbag or even a red lip.

Here are my Valentines inspired picks.

If you are brave enough to go with the red dress.

River island have an amazing wrap dress €80. Click here to buy

Zara also have a an amazing wrap dress with a sexy split €49.95 click here to buy

If you are not a dress fan perhaps a red top, Penney’s/Primark have an amazing animal print top for €8, just add black jeans, black over sized blazer and heels, you are sorted.

If animal print isn’t your thing, how about a Zara polka dot blouse €19.95 click here to buy.

If you are looking for a small splash of red, what about a handbag.

The bag I picked, it’s a little different but I love it, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day its from Penney’s/Primark €10.

A big trend this year, is a belt bag and this bag is also perfect for Valentine’s Day €19.95 Click here to buy

As for a red lip, I love Mac ruby woo lipstick and lip pencil. It’s perfect red for Valentine’s Day. The lip duo is €34.95 Click here to buy

Hope everyone has an amazing Valentine’s Day.

Lots of love

Carol

xxx

 

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

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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 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