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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

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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

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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 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

Day 5 to 15 Glossybox Advent Calendar

Day 5

MDM flow mascara

Day 6

3ina lip primer

Day 7

Patisserie De Bain, bath and shower creme

Day 8

Real techniques, foundation brush

Day 9

Charles worthington, hair mousse

Day 10

BareMinerals, vital power infusion

Day 11

Bellapierre kiss proof lip finish

Day 12

Make up academy, eye shadow palette

Day 13

Karmameju, charcoal sponge

Day 14

Refibra haircare, mask

Day 15

Inc.redible, jelly shot lip quencher

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

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Aurora Band Rate or Slate 

I think everyone has seen Aurora band by now, I ordered mine after seeing it online and everyone’s hair just looked amazing after wearing it overnight so I had big hopes for this and it is priced at €13.99 and postage of €2 which isn’t even the price of one curly blow dry.

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I have naturally curly hair so of course I blow dried my hair somewhat straight but still a little damp and also watched the video a few times on how to do it.
I began the process of splitting my hair in two section like pig tails at the back I started wrapping my hair around the band and it kind a sticks to the velcro and then I pulled it through and then added it to the next section till I reached the middle of the band and then started on the other side leaving a gap at the back between the two sides when I was finished. The process got easier as you do it and you would need to be sitting in front of a mirror the most important thing for this part is to leave the gap at the back.

That night I slept in it took me a while to get comfortable and the next morning I was very excited to take it out till I began doing it, it was a nightmare I even got the stress sweats. There was also a few tears from pulling the head of myself and worrying what damage I was doing. My hair looked horrible and frizzy not a curl in it.

I assumed it looked this way because I got stressed so a few weeks later I said I’ll give it a go again. The process of putting it in was so easy this time and taking it out was easier as well I didn’t get stressed and took my time, I was still pulling the head of myself. The Velcro just kept making my hair frizzy so maybe if you have perfect straight hair it may work, well at least I hope it might. My hair looked fizzy and not a curl I just looked like I woke up and didn’t brush my hair. After looking more into and speaking to a few people turns out I was lucky and didn’t have to cut it out, even my hair dresser told me a horror story.

I’m sorry to say I’m slating the Aurora Band.

 I did take pictures but I delated them as I felt I shouldn’t write a bad review, as I read an interview with a blogger I use to follow saying if she doesn’t like a product she just doesn’t write about it. I decided to listen to this advice which was as silly of me as you should always do your own thing.

I was going to do it again to show everyone but I just couldn’t do it to my hair.

Lots of Love

 Carol

xxx

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PS Dark Circle Reducer

Thid is from PS beauty range from Penneys/Primark its priced at €1.50 and you get four disks in one packet so this means two uses which for this price its great value.

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You have the choice of leaving them on all night or for 30 minutes.

The first time I used them, I left them on all night. It was a little uncomfortable at the start but I did manage to fall asleep but one came off and the other disk had moved down my cheek. So next time I just used them with a face mask and left them on a bit longer.

The first thing you notice is the cooling effect and you can also pop them in the fridge for a few minutes if you feel  like your eyes need a bit extra TLC.

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Did I notice big differance, nope not really.I enjoyed using them my eyes felt refreshed and these would be perfect after a long week or with party season just kicking off these would be perfect before putting on your make-up.

Lets be honest for €1.50 you can’t go wrong.

Happy Shopping

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

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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

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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