Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sunday Evening Routine

I love nothing more than a Sunday night in.

Relax, pamper, watch some good Sunday night TV and eat some munchies! These are the kind of things I like to get up to on a Sunday evening in.

Below are some of the essentials to my PERFECT evening in!

  • Cosy PJ's 
  • Makeup off
  • Give my skin a thorough cleansing and a nice treatment and moisturiser before bed.
  • Nail treatment 
  • X-Factor on the TV
  • And some munchies!

I just love to relax and unwind and spend some quality time with family and friends.

Then sleep!


Let me know your Sunday evening routine!!!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Inglot's Birthday Weekend

This weekend, it is someone's birthday!!........

This weekend INGLOT are celebrating their first birthday in their Blanchardstown and Limerick stores.

There are so many fabulous offers in store on the day:

  • 10% off ALL STOCK on Saturday
  • Buy 2 Nail Enamels, Get the 3rd FREE
  • 50% off round eyeshadow palettes

"INGLOT’s fourth and fifth stores in Ireland, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and Crescent Shopping Centre Limerick will celebrate one year in business this Saturday, 20th October.  As a result, they are celebrating with lots of special offers for their customers such 10% off all day; 3 for 2 on nail enamels; 50% off round eye shadow palettes and lots more.  Why not drop in and wish the girls a happy birthday, with bargains galore on offer, it’ll feel like your birthday!" Inglot, 2012.

I remember being at the opening of the store in Blanchardstown in October last year, and it was a really fun-filled day with so many goodies on the day. So be sure to check it out, if you can. 

Their store in Blanchardstown is in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre (087-6226392) and the Limerick store is in The Crescent Shopping Centre (087-1952355), so be sure to give them a buzz if you have any queries.

It will be any beauty girls dream, with makeovers etc. and a really enjoyable atmosphere so be sure to head along!!


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Disappointing Products

Usually I'm quite lucky with products. By that I mean, I usually get along with most beauty products, as I have done the research prior to purchase. I spent quite a considerable amount of time reading reviews from my fellow Beauty Bloggers, and trust what they say. I try and make sure, that a product is suitable for my skin, is what I'm looking for, and does its' job, before purchasing, so hence I am happy with most beauty purchases!

But there is always one! (in this case two!!)

  • Simple's Eye Makeup Remover

I bought this makeup remover, as it claims to be 'kind to eyes', has 'no perfume/colour' and is suitable for sensitive eyes. I have very sensitive skin and any vigorous rubbing or friction, results in a red face! My eyes are no exception. I had tried the Simple skincare range before, i.e. the face wash etc. and it worked for me as a gentle wash, so I decided to purchase the Eye Makeup Remover. But unfortunately the experience I had was not what I had expected.
                Upon use I had a bad reaction with this product. I did as I was meant to, applied it to a cotton pad, and placed it on my eye and gently rubbed it in. But immediately it didn't feel right. I felt a burning in my eye. Some of the excess product had gotten into my eye and was burning and stinging my eyes :-( . My eyes went  slightly red and began welling up!
                After wiping my eyes clean with water, the stinging persisted. At this stage, perhaps 5 minutes later, they began streaming with water! After trying to clean my eyes with water and refreshing eye drops, the burning did stop.

I was so disappointed  in this product, as it had many things going for it- easy application etc. , but it didn't work for me. I'm not sure is it just my 'extra' sensitive eyes, or this particular bottle, but it's not for me.

After asking for some advice from my fellow bbloggers (beauty bloggers) on Twitter, Elaine from Bespoke Beauty recommended Toleriane from La Roche-Posay, so that has been a purchase I have made in the last few days. Hopefully I have more luck with that product!

  • 'The Wave' Neutrogena 

I purchased this some months back, as a cleanser, but unfortunately this product has not produced results for  me. I found the small cotton pad didn't foam up, when I wet it. While rubbing it on my face, I didn't find it did anything for my skin, and didn't foam up on my skin. After wetting my skin and the pad again, and trying to get the pad to foam up, but nothing worked. I didn't find it gave my skin a thorough clean. I was won over by the TV commercial, but when I bought it, it didn't do the job. I have tried this many times with the pads that were included in the pack, but it has never produced results for me. Such a shame as I had high expectations for this!

Have you had an experience similar to mine, with either of these products? Please share your experiences!


Monday, 1 October 2012

Face Of The Day #1

This is my first FOTD. Here are the contents:

Origins Mega Mushroon Moisturiser
MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15~ Medium
YSL Touche Éclat
Collection 2000~ Clear Brow Gel
Avon Eyeshadow Palette~ Little Red Dress (Dark brown for eyebrows, and other 3 all over my lid)
No7 Eyelash Curler
E.L.F Gel Eyeliner~ Black
No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara
MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder~ Belightful
NYX Blush~ Taupe
17 Blush & Glow~ Peaches and Cream
Lush Lip Scrub~ Bubblegum
MAC 217
Avon~ Flat Eyeshadow Brush
Angled Eye Brush

I hope you all enjoyed my autumnal inspired neutral makeup look. 

Let me know if you would like to see more of these type of posts!


M.I.A... Where have you been?!

If any of you have noticed I have been Missing in Action on my blog for a short while and I am very sorry! 

Since my last post was my Holiday Post, I have got back and had a busy busy few weeks. I got back and I'm sure you all know how hectic it is when you come home from holidays! Washing..Tidying..Unpacking..More washing.. you get the jist!

So along with all the post-holiday blues I then had to prepare for my return to University after the summer. That has been a stressful process choosing subjects etc., so honestly I just have had no time to blog, which I really did miss. :( 

But here I am now, typing my new post, so this is a good sign! I hope to blog as often as I can, and juggle my studies aswell! But I am looking forward to all the excitement in the blogging world leading up to Christmas! I do love Christmas!

Tell me what your most looking forward to this Christmas and this Autumn/Winter.
I love all the Christmas inspired products and all the gift sets in some of my favourite shops like The Body Shop and Boots! *Que the upcoming Hauls*!!!