Keratosis Pilaris -otherwise know as those annoying little red bumps on the back's of your arms and thighs.
They say it can affect up to 50% of us and I know alot of my friends complain about it.
Keratosis Pilaris is a genetic skin disorder which cause little red bumps in patches on your upper arms or thighs and resembles chicken skin. No one has figured out what causes it but hopefully today I might have something to help get rid of it.
And with summer fast approaching (yes I know we live in Ireland but when that week of sunshine does arrive you want to be ready for it) its time to start prepping out skin.
You can reduce skin roughness and redness by taking lukewarm showers and using a mild, soap-free cleanser. Also applying moisturiser daily helps. These two products have been tried and tested and proven to help get rid of these nasty little spots.
Eucerin Intensive 10% Urea Treatment Cream/Lotion
Dermatologists often recommend a moisturizer that contains urea and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). AHA's help exfoliate rough, dry skin, and urea provides intensive moisture. This combination of exfoliation and hydration works to reduce KP bumps. Eucerin Intensive 10% Urea Treatment Lotion contains Lactic Acid (a form of AHA) to exfoliate and Urea to hydrate. It is available from any good pharmacy and costs approx €12.
NeoStrata Lotion Plus
This fab lotion is formulated with 20% AHA (glycolic acid), a chemical exfoliant which does all the scrubbing for you. It works to dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. NeoStrata claims that it “correct signs of aging, even and brighten skin tone, and improve skin texture”.
It is fantastic for keeping your skin smooth. Oh and for fake tan lovers this is an amazing product. Not only does it keep skin smooth and soft it helps your tan apply more easily and fade more evenly.
And it even works on ingrown hairs. So over all this is a fantastic product.
It is available in selected pharmacies nationwide RRP €23.
So I hope that helps a little. Has anyone tried either of these remedies before? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time...Be Happy!
I have seen this tag going around for the last while so have decided it could be fun to do! I hope ye enjoy it and let me know in the comments below if you like this sort of blog or would you prefer I just keep to makeup and beauty :)
TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!!
1: What are you wearing? The pajamas my sister got for me to wear for her wedding last August. I love them
2: Ever been in love? Yep sure have and still am thank god
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? No I don't think so. I only ever really had one serious boyfriend before my husband and that was like a 100 years ago.
4: How tall are you? 5"2 Good good's come in small packages :)
5: How much do you weigh? mmmmmhhhhhh not what I want to weigh
6: Any tattoos? Yep! The typical tramp stamp on my lower back - I blame my so called friends Lorraine & Teeda, a girly holiday in Ayia Napa and alot of drink :)
7: Any piercings? Just my ears - one piercing in each. Nothing mad!
8: OTP? One True Pairing - (what's your favorite fictional couple)?
I am a sucker for couples who can't be together or find it hard to be together like Olivia and Fitz from Scandal or Zoe & Wade from Hart of Dixie.
9: Favorite Show? Oh that would be Scandal...totally addicted to it and I do love Hart of Dixie for an easy to watch show.
10: Favorite bands? Snow Patrol, Kodaline. I'm not really into bands mainly solo artists like Pink, Beyonce, Paloma Faith and of course my all time favourite Bruno Mars
11: Something you miss? Being innocent, carefree and childish.
12: Favorite song? Locked out of Heaven by Bruno Mars and Latch by Kodaline
13: How old are you? 33, 34 in September.
14: Zodiac sign? Virgo
15: Quality you look for in a partner? Honesty, fun, a real Gentleman,
16: Favorite Quote? Be Happy! Simple :)
17: Favorite actor? Ryan Gosling - yummy!
18: Favorite color? Blue but a certain type of blue...like a deep sea blue
19: Loud music or soft? Loud..the louder the better
20: Where do you go when you’re sad? I go to my Mammy's house and sit in the kitchen and drink tea. The world always seems better with your mammy.
21: How long does it take you to shower? 10 or 15 mins depending on how long I can spare
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Ha well I can be out the door in 5 mins if I want but usually half an hour
23: Ever been in a physical fight? No
24: Turn on? Physically it usually eyes first...especially brown eyes and I'm a sucker for a man that smells gorgeous. Personality wise, I love someone who you can talk for hours with, but it still isn't awkward if you just sit in silence.
25: Turn off? I hate prejudice (homphobic, racist, sexist etc) and really loud people. Physically- if someone smells...Wash god-damn it and brush your teeth
26: The reason I started blogging? It's just a way for me to get my thoughts and opinions on stuff out there. Especially beauty products because people are always asking me about things so its just easier to type it out and anyone that wants to read it can.
27: Fears? I suppose failing at something I have set my heart on.
28: Last thing that made you cry? Oh god I cry sooooo easily. Actually I was at a function on Saturday night and a mother gave a speech about her 3 boys who are all suffering from a fatal disease called DMD. They probably won't see their early 20's . It was heartbreaking. You should go check out their website JoinOurBoys.org.
29: Last time you said you loved someone? Today to my husband...I say it everyday to him. He doesn't always say it back though the brat.
30: Meaning behind your Blogger Name? Well I have red hair and my name is Susan so Rubysue it was
31: Last book you read? Survivor by Lesley Pearse
32: The book you’re currently reading? Deep Blue Sea by Tasmina Perry
33: Last show you watched? Grey's Anatomy
34: Last person you talked to? My sister Breda. We had a good auld catchup
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? Husband, he text to say he was going to cook tonight
36: Favorite food? Pasta...Boring I know but I just love it
37: Place you want to visit? I would love to travel through America and see all the places that aren't on every tourist map. All the little towns and small cities. And maybe Canada
38: Last place you were? The g Hotel in Galway today at a NeoStrata information day.
39: Do you have a crush? Nope
40: Last time you kissed someone? My husband this morning before I left for Galway
41: Last time you were insulted? About two weeks ago's
42: Favourite flavour of sweet? Cola or Rhubarb and Custard
43: What instruments do you play? None...well I probably could belt something out on a tin whistle but thats about it
44: Favourite piece of jewellery? My engagement ring. It was the first ring I picked in the shop and fell in love with it straight away.
45: Last sport you played? Jesus I have no idea. I don't do sport
46: Last song you sang? Paloma Faith Only Love Can Hurt Like This coming home from Galway today with the radio blaring and me singing at the top of my voice :)
47: Favourite chat up line? Hate chat up lines....actually I have one I use for a friend of mine..."Hi this is my friend (insert name) and she carries her own condoms". Then run away really fast leaving your poor friend alone with a strange guy :)
48: Have you ever used it? Yes and I nearly had to be hospitalised from laughing so much
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? Last night... my house is usually full of visitors. My cousin came to visit and so did my brother's girlfriend.
50: Who should answer these questions next? Anna MUA and Deeva Makeup :)
So that's it...What do you think? Fun Blog?
Let me know below!
As always... Be Happy!
I posted the above photo a while back on Facebook and loads of you asked what lipstick I was wearing.
It's L'Oreal's latest offering and is a new hybrid liquid lipstick/lip gloss.
I bought the L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Lip Colour in 304 Ruby Opera.
The packaging is a beautiful gold with a colour display on side and bottom (very like the YSL Glossy Stain). However this isn't a look at the actual product inside but the colours look pretty true to the actual product inside. It has quiet a strong sweet scent but not something I mind. It has a soft doe-footed applicator which is the perfect shape and size for a quick, neat and easy lip. And with sixteen shades in total ranging from nude/pinks to darker reds and plums there is something for everyone.
These are an oil based product that has a super rich pigmented colour, is very comfortable to wear and glides on super smooth. It is really moisturising like a balm but is thick and opaque just like a lipstick but also has the shine of a gloss.
The Bad News:
Because I was off to a wedding for the day I really wanted my lipstick to last so I lined and filled in my entire lip with my MAC lip liner. I then applied my L'Oreal Extraordinaire Lip Colour. Before we had even left the house the lip colour had started to feather and bleed into the little fine lines around my mouth. This was a complete first for me. With all the lip products I own from balms to glosses to lipstick both drugstore and High End I have never experienced this problem. I took it off and started from scratch again but the same thing kept happening. By the time we arrived at the hotel I had to go straight to the bathroom to touch up and after every drink I nearly had to reapply. I got so annoyed in the end I just took it off and applied a balm I had in my bag.
I know it's terrible..here I am again bashing a L'Oreal product but I was just so disappointed. Maybe it was just the Ruby colour. I might try a different shade and see would I have better luck. But for now my Ruby Opera will be going in the bottom of my makeup drawer.
Have any of your tried it yet and had the same problem or did you totally love it? Let me know in the comments below.
As always..Be Happy...Until next time
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask (thats some mouthful to say)
If you have read my last haul blog you would have seen that I bought the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask.
Firstly a little about Una Brennan herself. Una is a native of Northern Ireland but now lives in London. She works from her home in Notting Hill (very posh) and her bespoke facials will set you back around €120. She is such an amazing facialist that her entire business has grown by word of mouth. She firmly believe that you should only use brands that come from a place of passion and not just skincare lines that are attached to big fashion houses. She launched her own range exclusive to Boots in 2013 and what from I have heard and read the products are simply brilliant. There are 4 catagories in the Super Facialist range: Vitamin C+ to Brighten, Tea Flower for Problematic Skin, Neroli for Younger Radiant skin and Rose to Hydrate. Anyhow back to my clay mask!
The Super Facialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask promises to "Clear you skin of dirt, excessive oils and toxins which lead to breakouts" . It contains Salicylic Acid which is proven to unclog pores, Dead Sea Mud which is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron all which absorb excess oils on the skin. It also has Avocado oil which is rich in Vitamins A, D and E with Acacia Honey to help skin rebalance itself leaving you with a clearer, refreshed-looking complexion.
But is it any good?
As you can see from the photo above I applied a nice even layer all over my face and left it for five minutes as directed by the bottle. I then used a warm damp facecloth to remove the mask (this actully took a little while as it dries quickly and I didn't was to pull at my skin).
And what was I left with?...
Well I think it done an excellent job of cleaning my pores. It also worked wonderfully on drying up my spots (thats the Salicylic acid working) and shrinking pores. It doesn't leave your skin tight afterwards like alot of clay masks and Im putting that down to the fact it contains Shea Butter and Avocado oil to hydrate the skin.
Will I repurchase?
Oh yes I should think so. I have only used it about three times so far but I really feel it is doing my skin some good. I am also using the Neroli Day Cream from the range so it might be a combination of both that my skin is behaving (touch wood!).
The Super Facialist Range can be bought only in Boots and the Clay Mask costs €10.99 for 125ml tube.
Have you tried anything from the Super Facialist range? Let me know in the comments below.
Until Next Time...As Always...Be Happy!
I know what you're probably thinking..."Not another CC cream". Yes most cosmetic companies have jumped on the bandwagon and have launched some form of BB or CC cream. However Bourjois have yet to disappoint me with any of their products so I just had to try their newest offering.
And I wasn't disappointed. The 123 Perfect CC Cream is a light, fluid, oil-free cream. It contains three colour correcting pigments: Green to disguise redness, white to conceal dark spots and apricot to brighten the skin and counteract any signs of fatigue. It is available in four shades (no. 31 is the lightest and obviously my colour).
As you can see from the above photo it gives great coverage for a CC cream and covered most of my redness, blemishes and left me with a lovely even complexion. I applied it with my fingers and really concentrated on the red areas around my nose and on my cheeks and of course the huge spot on my chin :). I powdered just the centre of my face and left the rest un-powdered so that my skin would look dewy and radiant all day.
The CC Eye Cream comes in a twist up tube with a silicone tip. It has a rich creamy texture and applied easily to the eye area without pulling the skin. However it did start to crease quite quickly so you would have to powder your eye area well to help prevent this.
So over all I am a huge fan of this CC Cream. Especially as we are coming into the Spring/Summer and I hate my skin covered in heavy foundation. I am off on hols in April and this will be the only makeup I will be bringing (It contains SPF 15 which is great). It lasts very well throughout the day, leaves your skin with a lovely glow about it and feels just like moisturiser on the skin. The eye concealer wouldn't be my favourite only because of how quickly it began to sit in my fine line, however if you are younger than me you will probably get away with it.
The 123 Perfect CC Cream retails at €13.99 (approx) and the CC eye cream retails at €10.49 (approx)
Do you change your makeup for Spring/Summer?
As always Be Happy!
This month's box is all about the glitz and glamour of award season. As with the last two boxes it comes packaged in a beautiful matt black box but with the Powder Pocket name embossed in Gold instead of the usual signature electric pink.
The Glossy magazine has a hair tutorial by Great Lenghts to show you how to achieve the perfect Hollywood locks and some beauty tips by Ireland's very own Miss World Rosanna Davison.
So what's actually in the box?
Shiseido - Benefiance Pure Retinol Eye Mask - Full Size RRP €63 for 12 masks (2patches €10.50)
This is a 15 minute express eye wrinkle mask which promises to instantly reduce the appearance of visible lines and wrinkles around the eye area using Pure Retinol Micro-Infusion technology. It is also highly moisturising and the Mukurossi Extract switches off the wrinkle promoting enzymes that cause wrinkles to appear. Sounds amazing...cannot wait to try them!
The Body Shop - Shea Shower Cream - Full Size €8.95 for 250ml
(Sample Size 60ml €2.20)
This is actually one of my all time favourite products mainly because of the DIVINE scent.
Its a moisturising soap free full body cleanser which lathers up to become a beautiful creamy skin softening wash with a classic scent. It is recommended for dry skin but I think it can be used by all skin types.
Herra - Herra Protect Hair Perfume - Full Size 50ml €29.50.
(Sample Size FOC)
Hair Perfume is huge at the moment with nearly every female celebrities in Tinsel Town using it during award season and the various fashion weeks. And this product from Herra is the ultimate finishing product for protecting and refreshing your hair. It contains sunflower, olive and glycerin extract and is designed to protect hair against UV, pollution and air conditioning whilst locking in moisture without leaving hair feeling weighed down. The bonus is the delicious hair perfume which was exclusively designed by Chanel's former house fragrance expert. The keynotes for this perfume are Italian Bergamot, Loquat Fruit, Midnight Orchid, Rose, White Jasmine Mimosa, Heliotrope, Lily, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood and Musk.
Don't know if I will be buying a bottle but I will say it does smell heavenly and if someone wants to give me one as a gift that would be delightful :) (Hint Hint to any of my friends or family reading this!!)
Jessica - Brilliance Top Coat - Full Size RRP €13.95 (Full Size received in box),
Jessica nail varnishes are worn by Hollywood celebrities including Rihanna and Julia Roberts. Brilliance is an advanced new formula that speeds up drying time and adds a high gloss finish to your polish. I wear Shellac on my nails all the time (It stops me from biting them) however one of my friends swears that you can use bog standard cheap nail varnish and if you use a good base and top coat it will last just as long as any expensive polish. So I will be passing this along to her to test for me.
Manicare - 4 Step File & Shine
This great nail buffer gives the ultimate high gloss shine to your nails. It has 4 sides - a Medium Grit to shape the nails, a Fine side to smooth and file the nail, the Green side to remove ridges and the White side to buff the nail to a fantastic high shine. A must have for your handbag
So thats it for another month. The total cost of the box if you were to buy all the products would be just under €30 so double the cost of the subscription which makes it great value.
My Standout Products!
I am excited to try the Shiseido Eye Mask and the Herra Protect Hair Perfume smells gorgeous but I don't think I will be investing in a bottle just because I know I won't use it.
Overall I think its a good box so I will stay subscribed for another month :)
Have any of you gotten this month's box? What did you think?
Until next time....As always.... Be Happy!
So I was in my version of heaven last week (Boots in Liffey Valley) but only had a quick half an hour to look around. I needed to get a new eye cream and day moisturiser
(that was my excuse for going in - like I would need one though).
So what did I buy?
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Neroli Firming Super Lift Day Cream SPF 15 RRP €19.49
What attracted me to this cream above all others in the store was the smell. I love Neroli (Bodyshop have a Neroli Jasmin Range and its smells amazing). But upon reading the info on the packaging I decided it would suit me just fine. It's an anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing day cream with Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps dry and aging skin. Now I know I'm only 33 but the dreaded little wrinkles and lines are starting to appear and I am a firm believer that prevention is better than cure. And did I mention that I LOVE the smell of it. I actually think I am going to buy the whole Neroli range just simply because of the smell :)
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask RRP €10.99
For those of you who read my blog on a regular basic you will know I have problematic skin. I suffer from hormonal breakouts ALOT so a good clay mask is essential. This is the first product I had heard about from the Super Facialist range so I couldn't wait to try it. And at €10.99 it's a bit of a bargain. The mask promises to unclog pores and restore skin balance. I will do a full review on it soon...Im actually wearing it as I type this :)
Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream RRP €13.49
I just finished the Clinique Repairwear eye cream and have to say I was a little disappointed. It didn't make any difference to my eye area and is pretty pricey for something that didn't work. So I had read great things about this eye cream from Botanics. It's a lovely light cream that applies smoothly and I love the tube (I hate sticking my fingers into pots). It says " This hydrating eye cream smoothes the appearance of fine lines and hydrates, with protective ginkgo. Anti-oxidant vitamins help protect for a younger looking eye contour". Well we will see....
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess Black Mascara RRP €16.49
I have a small obsession with mascara and have been very impressed with L'Oreal's mascara's in the past. So after reading a blog where this was mentioned I just had to buy it. It has a rubber brush and the brand's new anti-clump wiper which removes surplus mascara so no overload & no clumps.
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream RRP € 13.99 & Bourjois CC Eye Cream RRP €10.49
I am really getting into the swing of these CC creams. This is my second one in as many weeks. (Must stop buying makeup!). I love all the Bourjois Foundations so said I'd give the new CC cream a go. It is a light coverage cream which evens out your complexion using colour correction pigments. It contains green pigments to cover redness, apricot pigments to cover dark circles and white pigments to brighten. I really hope it works as CC creams are really quick and easy to apply and save me alot of time in the morning. So fingers crossed.
The CC Eye Cream comes in a little twist up applicator with a silicone tip. (Not too sure about it though). From just testing it on my hand it looks like a nice creamy concealer. I will do a review on both of them soon for you.
Soap and Glory Super-Colour Fabulipstic Collagen Boosting Lipstick in The Missing Pink & Red My Lips RRP €11.50
Firstly I just love the names that Soap and Glory give their products. They always make me smile (People must think I'm mad smiling away to myself whilst looking at makeup). Anyway I was looking for a pinkish nude basically a my lips but better shade and The Missing Pink is just that. Gorgeous everyday colour and really moisturising on. Red My Lips is a funny name for the second lipstick as its in no-way red in colour. It is a beautiful neutral plumish colour. (Check out the photo below as both lipsticks are swatched to give you a better idea of the colour). Both lipsticks apply like a dream, feel gorgeous on the lips and I will definitely be going back for more.
Rimmel Colour Rush Balm in Drive Me Nude RRP €7.95.
Rimmel are the latest to jump on the "Chubby Stick" lipstick/balm wagon. I think they are a great idea because they are so handy for your handbag, easy to apply and most have a stain quality to them meaning they last on your lips for hours. I have loads of them from Clinique, Bourjois, Revlon and Catrice but wanted to try the Rimmel ones after reading loads of great things about them. I actually didn't have a nude one so chose this beige nude stick. I think there are seven or eight shades in total. As you can see from the photo above it's a lovely creamy deep nude shade great for everyday wear. (It actually comes out a little deeper on the lips so be careful when picking colours). And at only €7.95 I will be stocking up on a few more of the shades.
So that's my latest haul.
If you have any questions you would like answered or use any of the products mentioned above and want to let me know what you think of them leave me a comment below.
Until next time...As always... Be Happy!
So if you have been following me on Facebook you would have seen that I bought both these two products over the last few weeks.
Micellar waters are the new "big" thing in the skincare world.
They have been a staple in most makeup artists kits with Bioderm been the most popular. However it isn't readily available in Ireland or the UK just yet.
So when L'Oreal and Garnier both released their own versions of this magical water there was great excitement (Well I was excited anyway!!!)
What is Micellar Cleansing Water?
This is a God send for those of you who are still using those demon facewipes (Wipes don't actually cleanse worth a damn and totally dehydrate your skin because they are full of alcohol)...
Or worse still you don't actual bother to remove your makeup at all!!!!!!!
tut tut tut.
Basically it's an non alcohol based cleanser that combines water and oil for quick and easy removal of daily dirt, grime and makeup.
You just apply it to a cotton pad and swipe it over your face.
If you are a REALLY good girl you would then use an oil or cream cleanser to give your skin the cleanse it really needs as the Micellar Solution is only a quick fix.
Anyhow back to the two I have been trying out.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water removes makeup, cleanses and soothes the skin. It is completely fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin. It can be used all over the face including your eyes (even though it doesn't really take off all your mascara or very heavy liner very well).
It comes in a huge 400m bottle and retails at €6.29.
I love how affordable it is and it can be bought in
The L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution DOES EXACTLY THE SAME THING -
There is literally NO DIFFERENCE
Why you may ask? Well because this is the EXACT SAME PRODUCT sold in different bottles.
As you can see from the picture above both product contain the exact same ingredients. And as it happens L'Oreal own Garnier!! So basically L'Oreal launched their product first and a few weeks later they stick the same product in a Garnier bottle and sell to the unsuspecting public.
So it really doesn't matter which one you buy. Both will remove your makeup quickly and easily, leaving your skin feeling clean and fresh.
They are great for when you feel too lazy to do a full cleanse or are too tired after a night out to take off your makeup before bed.
The Garnier is better value. You get 400mls for RRP €6.29 whilst the L'Oreal is a 200ml bottle and RRP is €6.69.
Have you every tried any of the Micellar Waters?
Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook
Until next time...As always...Be Happy!
So my sister pointed out that I never give a product a bad review on here. Generally I only blog about product I think deserve mentioning but sometimes I do come across products that are rubbish or just aren't worth the hype that they get.
So in the interest of keeping things fair (and of course it might potentially save one of you money ) I am going to do a regular blog on products I have been disappointed with.
Now bare in mind that just because I didn't like the products or that it didn't work for me personally, it doesn't necessarily mean that you won't like it either. I will explain why I didn't like the product so it might help you figure out wither it will work for you or not.
So here goes!!!
1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream - This has a very watery texture which provides very little coverage. It left a greasy sheen on my face after wearing it for only a short time despite it being oil free. It's just not all its cracked up to be. Didn't work for me at all....
2. L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation - I had great hopes for this makeup. It applied well and I loved it at first however after about 2 hours it left my skin looking very shiny and after 3 hours it had completely disappeared.
3. L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream- This just makes you look orange. It starts off a a white cream and is supposed to blend to match your skin tone. However unless you want to look tangoed I'd stay well clear. Oh and it applies like cement!
4. L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation - I done a full review on this when it first came out. It's very light coverage and its very watery and me and it just don't get on.
1. Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Mega Melon - Not great colour payoff, didn't last very long and I may aswell have bought a chapstick especially for the price.
2. Rimmel Apocalips Nude Eclispe - Blah is the only word that comes to mind. I love the Apocalips range but there isn't a huge colour selection and this is the only nude shade. Its not a great nude far too beige on the lips.
3. Bourjois Effect 3D Max Lip Gloss - I didn't mind the actual lipgloss. It was the applicator that makes this awful. It is shaped like a spatula therefore making it imposible to apply with any precision and either trowels it on or scrapes it off.
Benefit Erase Paste - I loved this at first as it covered my dark circles really well and brightened up my undereye area however like a huge amount of undereye concealers it just enhanced my fine lines and settled into creases. I was expecting perfection for the price but it just wasn't to be.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Mascara - I had read such great things about this mascara and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. However it flakes like crazy, the brush is too big to get smaller lashes and it dries out really quickly.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Petticoat- This is just too shiny on the skin. It is far to pink to use as a highlight and is too glittery to use as a blush. I do love the Mineralize Soft & Gentle though
L'Oreal Skin Perfection Serum -
This didn't improve my skin pigmentation or tone. I only bought it because the gorgeous Cheryl Cole was promoting it and I really should have known better than to let advertising influence me. It did sink straight into my skin and left it feeling soft but didn't make any difference to my pores or skin texture.
ROC Gentle Exfoliating Cream - Well I know it's for sensitive skin but jeeze you might aswell be rubbing cream into your skin. It didn't do anything for me and there are alot better exfoliators on the market
L'Oreal Luminize Moisturising Day Cream - This just didn't do anything for me. It is a beautiful cream which left my skin really soft and I was hoping for a dewy glow as promised by the packaging but I was left disappointed. I just think you can get better day moisturisers for the money.
St. Tropez Gradual Tan - At first the smell is bearable but after a few hours the dreaded fake tan odour kicks in. Then the colour payoff isn't great either. It remained very light even after 3 applications. It just wasn't worth the money.
So now Breda (that's my sister) there you go a whole load of bad reviews for you. I hope it makes you happy :)
After reading back over it poor old L'Oreal have got terrible abuse but I do love alot of L'Oreal products (just not the ones mentioned above).
I hope you found this somewhat helpful.
And if you have any questions about a product (even if I have never mentioned it in a blog) just message me or contact me on my
Until next time....As always.... Be Happy!!!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!