Posted in Fashion

H&M Valentine’s Day discount

Don’t you just love a shop that shares the love and H&M our definitely sharing the love, with 14% off everything just use discount code: LOVE.

Here are some of my top picks:

Khaki green jumpsuit add heels to dress up or trainers to dress it down. This is a perfect outfit for a weekend away as it can be worn both ways it’s priced at €34.99 with the discount it’s €30.09 click here to shop

Snakeskin dress, I love animal print and this trend is not going anywhere it’s €89.99 with the discount code it’s €77.39 click here to shop. Be warned not many sizes left.

Blazers are always a good buy and this light blue blazer is just stunning. Wear with a white t-shirt again heels or trainers and you have the perfect outfit for nearly any occasion. It’s priced at €39.99 with discount it’s €34.95 click here to buy.

White wrap over blouse, again this is another great buy, as it can be worn to work and you could go straight to a date night after all it is Valentine’s Day. It’s priced at €34.99 with discount it’s €30.09 click here to shop. I’d say it would look amazing with the blue blazer.

I am a big fan of H&M jewellery and layering chains, this necklace is perfect it’s priced at €9.99 with the discount it’s €8.59 click here to shop.

Happy Valentine’s Day,

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

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 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 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

Posted in Fashion, Sale buys

Warehouse sale

Sales our already starting in some shops and you should get it in time for Christmas.

Here are some of my favourite items from warehouse sale.

Midi tea dress was €75 now €35 Click here to buy

This is perfect work shirt it was €45 now €24 Click here to buy

Check knitted pencil skirt was €61 now €30 Click here to buy check jumper was €61 now €35 Click here to buy

The perfect New Years dress was €156 now €90 Click here to buy

Black sequin halter was €129 now €72 Click here to shop

Christmas is the time to eat and drink so a wrap dress is always a good idea it was €156 now €78 Click here to shop

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx