July 21, 2012

Recent Buys

So...I've been shopping. You'd think that with the amount of stuff that Sinéad and I get to try (no boasting intended here), we'd lay off the beauty shopping. Sadly, that is just not the case. I always have my eye out for stuff to try and review, plus I've a shopping list longer than my arm most of the time! 
I was in Terrisales recently picking up one of my favourite hair products, Revlon Nutri Colour Creme, and noticed that they'd got in these ''snooze rollers'', a cheaper take on those damn sleep-in rollers than everyone and their mother are talking about.
Now, I honestly don't get how so many people have given in to the sleep-in roller trend. They seem good, but they're ridiculously overpriced, and I would never be able to sleep in a full head of them! I wasn't really even considering these ones until I saw the price - €2.95 for six big ones! For that amount, I decided that I could afford to experiment, and picked up twelve. 

I've only used them once so far, and my feelings are mixed. I have a ton of hair that is already pretty wild and voluminous (don't hate me, it's actually a nightmare) so I guess there was only so much these could do for me anyhow. They're the usual sleep-in concept - foamy on the inside, but they're still annoying to lie on. Twelve was enough to do just the top half of my head (I have a lot of hair), which also aided my sleep that night. . What did I make of them? Good, but nothing mind-blowing. They gave plenty of volume and lift at the root but not much else, and my hair is too thick for the lift to last all day. I will try them again with damp hair and the hairdryer, though!

Next up, I got something that I had needed for an age - the infamous Tangle Teezer. My mam bought one a while back and I couldn't stop nicking it. It makes brushing my hair so much easier and less painful, plus it's much better for your hair. It's made my locks less frizzy and so much more manageable, plus mine's neon pink! I'm ridiculously pleased with it, and honestly, everyone should have one of these. It's a minimal investment at €15 for something you'll use every day!

One day last week on my travels down Henry Street, I noticed that The Body Shop were having a sale, and of course I nipped in for a look. Their sales are really good, and a great time to stock up on lotions and potions. This body lotion was a steal at €6 for 250ml, and it smells delicious. It's not for the faint-hearted as it is really, really sweet, but the scent does fade, and the lotion itself leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.

I also nipped into Topshop to check out the end of the sale. Nothing really appealed to me, so, inevitably, I ended up at the make-up stand. I picked up a cream blush in the shade Neon Rose - a beautiful pinky-coral. I've always been a little on the fence about cream blushers - because my skin is oily, they can look a bit patchy on me after a couple of hours. I really like this one, though, it gives an amazing glow, and the cream-to-powder formula suits my skin. I've been applying it with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, which works wonders with the product. Perfect for an everyday, summery look!

Have you bought anything nice recently?


  1. ahh ive been wanting that tangle brush for the longest time!

  2. I've tried those sleep-in rollers and was not impressed at all, plus I woke up with a horrible headache the next morning!


  3. Aww I've wanted a dangle teezer for so long and I know it's a good investment but never got around to it, I will soon :-)
    I love body shop sale, they have them so often that I never buy things full price as you know pretty soon they will be on sale or a brilliant offer.
    I've just got the same topshop blush and still unsure of the cream blush but I'm getting used to it xxx

  4. The teezer is so dear but I am dying to get one although I've heard mixed reviews about it. Some saying that the bristles start falling off making it pretty much useless :(

  5. I bought a Tangle Teezer a few weeks ago- absolutely love it!

    Emily x

  6. Had a cheapo tangle teezer and I hated it, but spotted a Tangle Teezer hairbrush yesterday, like a proper hairbrush with a handle, has anyone tried it? It was 10 euro I think. The cream blush looks like a gorgeous color, I never think to look at the makeup in Topshop x


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