Friday, 24 May 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013
So, without further ado, here are just some of my favourite people on YouTube. Let me know if you watch these people too, or if you've any suggestions for more to watch!
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
I am really fond of the Body Shop as a brand and usually have a couple of their products on the go. Most often, it's their body butters - Sinéad and I are both massive fans and have raved about them on numerous occasions! What I really enjoy about the brand is that their range of products are so huge that there is always something else to try, and they are forever expanding as well! I'd previously bought and loved the Brazil Nut body butter, so I was really happy to hear that they'd expanded the scent into a series of products.
On a side note, brazil nuts are an ingredient that The Body Shop have put a huge amount of work into sorcing in an ethical manner. Last year, we met Gaston Vizcarra, a genuninely lovely guy from Peru who has been helping to supply TBS with Community Fair Trade brazil nut oil since 1989. I know that some of you have been a little disheartened with The Body Shop since their association with L'Oreal, but suffice to say that after meeting Gaston last year and hearing in detail about how The Body Shop has helped a lot of people in rural South America, I am satisfied that they are a very ethical company. Now, on to the products!
Monday, 20 May 2013
It's been a while since we've done a joint review so, we thought we'd jump right back in with our thoughts on Benefit's latest big release, Fake Up concealer*. We both have different skintypes and different requirements from a concealer so, we feel like we are well-placed to give you the lowdown on what it promises and how it works.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
I know that some people hate it and find it really boring, but I bloody love going to the hairdresser and have done since I was small! I've never been one for the beautician or spa (namely because I can't afford it), but I've always found going to get my hair done to be really relaxing and enjoyable - I think this is probably because, hand on heart, I have never had a bad hairdresser. I have never had a bad experience, and any damage my hair has encountered has been wholly self-inflicted! For years I went to a local Kris Morton salon and had absolutely no complaints. At about 18 I got a bit bored so switched to Peter Mark in on Mary St in Dublin city centre. I went there for ages and simply got bored again so, when Style Club opened near my bus stop in town, my interest was piqued and I found myself switching hairdresser once again.
Friday, 17 May 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Quite often, it will take me a while to make up my mind about a product. Even if something is very good, I end up mulling it over for at least a few days before making up my mind. The fact is that a lot of the products coming on to the market these days are of a high standard, meaning that I have become even more discerning when it comes to reviewing them. As soon as I used these cream blushes, though, I was certain that I would love them, and I know that a lot of you will, too!
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Skin Perfection is an edit of nine innovative cleansing products that are formulated to remove make-up and impurities while also improving the appearance and texture of the skin. The range is broken down into three categories; Dry and Sensitive Skin, Normal to Combination Skin and Dull Skin, each containing products specifically targeted at the issues associated with each skin type. In this post, I'll be taking you through the Dry and Sensitive Skin line-up and, later this week, the products for Dull Skin.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Seeing as this is a beauty blog, I picked a recent day where a lot of what I did was blog-centric, just to give you an idea of what it's like to blog as a hobby and do normal things too! You'll probably notice that my day is really regimented. I plan everything and feel antsy about my routine changing...I'm a bit weird like that! I hope you find it a little bit interesting and if you have done one on your own blog, please leave a link in the comments as I love reading them!
7:25 My first alarm goes off. I set around 8 alarms because I have an innate fear of oversleeping and being late to work! Despite having back up alarms, I ALWAYS wake up fully at the first one and have never hit a snooze button in my life; I think I have managed to convince myself that it is a bad omen for the day to hear my second alarm. Yes, I am weird!
7:25-7:30 I give myself 5 minutes to relax and wake up properly while I check in with Facebook, Instagram and email.
7:30-7:35 I head to the bathroom and blitz through my morning routine.
7:35-7:50 I'm back in my room. Even though I don't wear much during the week, I give myself around 15 minutes to do my make-up, purely because it's the last chance I will have to relax until the evening and because I truly enjoy doing it. I have usually laid out my clothes the night before so, I just take 5 minutes or so to get dressed.