Posted in Beauty Products

Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer

I have been using this Clinique moisturizer for a while now and I am sad to say it ran out last weekend which is a nightmare as I don’t have the money to replace it at the moment this moisturizer suited my skin perfectly.

cream

click here to buy

Let’s start with the packaging and price, I love clique’s packaging it looks so clean and crisp which I like and I never had any issue with breakage or spillage which is so important. The price it is expensive it’s normally €52 but at the moment there is 10% of in Debenhams so it’s marked down to €46.50.

What it promises to do

Our most complete daily protection. All-day hydration for a healthy moisture barrier. There’s antioxidants and UVA/UVB protection. All in a formula that is light and silky. Apply in A.M. to face and neck after your regular 3-Step Skin Care regime. All-day hydration, antioxidants, UVA/UVB protection. Light, silky formula

What I think

The main selling point for me was the SPF 20 ok I know it’s not the highest SPF and if I was in a sunny climate I would have SPF 50 on my face at all times but this to me is perfect for a normal Irish weather the cream absorbs easily into my skin and my skin feels hydrated and soft.

 I have sensitive skin but it does change sometimes its oily and other times dry it really depends on the weather and hormones with me but I don’t suffer from spots but still get the odd one now and again so my main concern apart from an SPF is with any cream that it will suit my ever changing skin and I can honestly this cream really suited my skin.

Before buying any moisturizer remember everyone’s skins is different so if you are investing in an expensive moisturizer ask for a sample first as the moisturizer might not suit your skin.

Lots of Love

Posted in Beauty Products

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Review

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is one the more expensive products I swear by priced at £61.10 /€74.10 for 50ml.

Click here to buy in euro

Click here to buy in sterling

IMG_4773

I really believe any woman over the age of 25 should be using this product now I could lie and pretend I use it every night I don’t as sometimes I just take off my makeup and hop into bed but I always notice the difference in the morning when I do use it.

IMG_4777

What it says it does
Wake up to more beautiful looking skin, every day. Address the look of all key signs of ageing with exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology to help skin’s natural nightly renewal. Proven in consumer testing: Lines and wrinkles appear significantly reduced. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. Looks younger, radiant, more translucent and even toned. Proven effective for all ethnicities

IMG_4778

 When I do use the product I would cleanse and tone first than put the Estee Lauder Advanced Night repair on and then Clinique Super rescue Antioxidant Night Dry Skins (which I plan on doing a review on soon) and I always make sure to include my neck.
This bottle comes with dispensing pipette which I love and you really only need about three drops so it does last a long time.
There is no strong smell from the serum which I like and it rubs straight into my skin my skin can be slightly dry and can be sensitive also which I have had no issues with sensitivity with this serum.
The first thing I notice every night when using this is my skin feels  hydrated  straight away the next morning my skin always looks brighter and more nourished it just looks and feels more healthier I really believe this serum is a worthwhile investment for your skin I don’t have to many lines thank god but I am 29 so it is something I do worry about and check in the mirror most evenings I do feel this product has helped with this as I am a very smiley person which to me is a good thing but for smile lines on your face it is not I have been using this product for about three years and I  really feel it has helped with this also when I first used this product I had a few sun spots as i have used sunbeds when i was a lot younger and they have disappeared over time

Lots of Love

Carol

xx

Posted in Fashion

Coachella My Picks

image

I love looking at the fashion at Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival it has to be one of  the most fashionable music festivals in the world and anyone who has ever been to a music festival knows it’s not really that glam bearly any sleep oh and the toilet issues.

image

imageimage

So this weekend I pretended I had the money and I was a stone lighter and I was going to Coachella so these are what I would be packing.

Riverisland

http://www.riverisland.com

image
Top €22 shorts €35 bag €25 espadrilles €35

image

Top €35 shorts € 38 bag €25 sandles €50

Miss Guided

http://www.missguided.co.uk

image                                                  Dress & boots £30 bag £20 hat £15

image                                                               Jacket £40 waist coat £30

image                                             Dress £35.  Boots £30

 

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Beauty Products

Review Boots Ingredients Coconut and Almond Leave – in Conditioner 150ml

This has to be one of my favourite products at the moment Boots Ingredients Coconut and Almond Leave – in Conditioner 150ml priced at €2.49/£1.49 and it’s also a bargain at this price http://www.boots.ie/en/Boots-Ingredients-Coconut-Almond-Leave-In-Conditioner-150ml_863451/.    .

The package is simple and for this price what more could you really want.

IMG_4152

 

Product description

With extracts of coconut and almond, Boots Ingredients Coconut & Almond Leave-In Conditioner is specially formulated to moisturise and smooth, leaving hair soft and tangle free.

Directions For Use: After shampooing, towel dry hair.  Spray conditioner from root to tip and comb through.

 

I have natural curly hair and I wear my hair curly so on like straight haired girls I have never used dry shampoo and would never dream of using it as my hair needs moisture I used this product day and night I spray it when my hair is wet to detangle my hair and I also spray it at night before I go to bed to give my hair some moisture and first thing in the morning to refresh my curls I am no longer reaching for mouse or serum in the mornings oh and I love the smell its not to strong just a light smell.

Lots of Love

Carol

xx

Posted in Fashion, What I Wore

My Weekend Style

I always forget to take pictures of my outfits but this weekend I remembered so here is my outfits for the weekend.

First up Saturday I went to the hairdresser to get my hair done for Saturday night not gonna lie not very happy with my hair so I think I need to find a new hairdresser which is something I find very stressful.

imagePrimark/Penneys boots, Bag and handbag , Riverisland jeans, H&M blazer.

Saturday was my friends birthday and we headed into Dublin City into No Name bar on fade street it was a great night catching up with the girls but I ended up leaving early my feet wore killing me 😂.

image

Miss selfridge Black dress and New Look milkshake clutch the killer shoes which you can’t see are asos.

Today I just went for coffee with my Mam I added the scarf when I seen it was snowing but it didn’t stick.

image

Sorry about the messy room 😂 riverisland boots, jeans, jacket, and bag, primark/Penneys top, scarf asos.

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend it went way to fast.

Lots of love

Carol

xx

Posted in Beauty Products

No 7 Advent Calendar Day 25

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day and a relaxing Stephens day or Boxing Day.

image

The No 7 advent calendar was the only beauty calendar I had that went up to Christmas Day I forgot to open it yesterday and only opened it today.

I received nail duo polish I am not sure about these two colours together but I will try them out let you know.

image

image

Love

Carol

xx

Posted in Fashion

Small Primark/Penneys Haul

I picked these up on Friday again it’s random things I kinda forgot all about these as I have been a terrible shopper this Christmas I am only finished today present shopping have no clothes in for myself except pyjamas really didn’t see anything that I loved and as well I have been sick the  last month so I wasn’t very organised that’s why there has been bearly any clothes or Primark/Penneys hauls.

image

First up pyjamas  more pyjamas and there cocoa cola Christmas pyjamas I am a coke addict and I don’t mean diet which I don’t know how anybody drinks it, I mean full fat ice cold can of coke so I love these pyjamas these are now my Christmas Eve pyjamas and are priced at €14.

image

image

Wrap skirt it’s kind of a cheap very fake leather skirt I love the wrap in it as it hides just a little bit of your stomach and it’s €12

image

image

black tights I haven’t gotten tights in primark/Penneys in ages and these are €3.50.

image

macaroon lipgloss another great stocking filler and it’s also a nice lipgloss slightly pink and it’s only €1.50.

image

I have saved the best for last triple buckle lace boots these are kind of a platform I know I will end up falling I always do but these are amazing and I think I got the last size siz because I had to go seaching for these and they are €24.

image

image

image

hope you enjoyed

Lots of Love

Carol

Posted in Beauty Products

No 7 Advent Calendar Day 13

On 13th day of Christmas I received.

image

lip crayon it’s pink colour I happy with this as I love pink colours on my lips and it’s a great size.

image

image

image

benefit vs No7 I love the colour of the benefit lipgloss but the size of the no 7 crayon it’s huge so No 7 has to win today.

image

Love

carol