I love these type of blogs mainly because I'm really nosy!!! I love knowing what people carry around in their bags so I though maybe you would like to know what I have in mine .
My handbag is filled with all the knickknacks that I need on a daily basis and I just couldn't manage without it.
Also, I think the contents of someones bag says alot about them!!!! And looking at mine....
I think it says I'm a little bit of a makeup addict - but then again you all knew that anyway!!!
So my bag of choice is a Michael Kors Jet Set Top Zip Saffiano Leather Tote.
(A massive thanks to my gorgeous husband for buying it for me).
So Ya I carry alot of stuff around with me but I just wanna be prepared for any situation that may arise. I'm a little bit of a freak like that but I hate being out and about and needing a hair bobbin or safety pin and not having it so I pack EVERYTHING into my handbag (hense why it's so fricken heavy!!!)
My purse - it's a simple black Michael Kors. Perfect size. Has a zip compartment for change, large slot for notes and plenty of little slots for cards etc.
Car Keys, iPhone & Charger - Yes my iPhone has sellotape on it...I keep dropping it and the screen has completely detached itself from the rest of the phone. I'm due an upgrade soon so I just have to wait a few more weeks!!!! I always carry a charger because any of you who own an iPhone know the battery life is just terrible. If you use it for any length of time at all it will just die. And that is not good news especially for a blogger (and self confessed phone addict).
Tampons, Pads, Hand Sanitizer & Wet Wipes - a must have in every girls handbag.
I love the Soap & Glory Hand Sanitizer cause it smells lovely and doesn't leave your hands sticky.
I go through packets and packets of wet wipes because I'm always swatching makeup on the back of my hands so I need to have something to remove it. Otherwise I manage to get it all over my clothes (especially when I am wearing white!!!).
Hair Bobbins, Gum, Breath Spray, Nail File & Safety Pins - more must haves that don't take up much room and are easy to carry around. How cute is the breath spray. It's by a brand called Hello and I just loved the packaging.
Diary, Pens, Business Cards & Beutifi.com Voucher - My diary was a Christmas present & I love it. It has a weekly planner on one side and a notes section on the other. Pens are just a random selection mostly from work.
My business card holder was a gift from my lovely friend Lorraine and I think it's super cute.
The Beutifi.com voucher I got at our last ITWBN meetup but haven't had a chance to use it yet. I love the idea behind this website - it lets you "search, browse & book 1000's of salons & freelance beauty professional near you" all with the click of a button. Brilliant if you are travelling to a strange town for a wedding or event and don't know the local salons. Saves alot of time and hassle.
Roscommon Rose of Tralee Gala Ball Tickets - Cannot wait for this event in April. I am chairperson of our local festival here in Castlerea and every year we put forward a young lady for the Roscommon Rose of Tralee Selection. We get all dressed up and enjoy a fabulous night out.
La Roche Posay Badge - This I received a few weeks ago after completing my LRP General Training. I just have to put it on my uniform.
Supplements/Tablets - I am currently taking CoQ30 for energy and Chromium which is supposed to reduce sugar craving. I always carry some form of painkiller (ibuprofen/paracetamol), Motilium for an upset tummy and I have Otrivine Nasal spray for a blocked nose. So nothing really exciting on the drugs front.
Random selection of lip products - God I really am addicted to lip products. How many lipsticks/glosses/balms can one girl need in her handbag? Anyway from left to right are L'Oreal Nude Collection Privee by Julianne (lovely peachy nude), NYX Lipstick in Tea Rose, Clarins Balm Perfector in Coral, Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Stoned Rose, NYX Butter Gloss in Truffle and finally Clarins Lip Comfort Oil in Honey.
My Makeup Bag - More lip products!!!! Hahahaha I'm very bad but I do have other essential items in here aswell. The bag itself is just a little IsaDora bag I received as a gift. It's the perfect size for my handbag and is easily wipe clean. It's contents are as follows:
Dove Deodorant - Hate being sweaty!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Pressed Powder - This is a great compact as it is really slim and has a big mirror.
Nivea Lip Butter - Blueberry (I actually have all the flavours but keep losing them)
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in NW20 - Great coverage without looking too heavy.
IsaDora All Day Long Last Mascara* - Black (sample size)
The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cream - This just smells AMAZING
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Liner in Pillow Talk - Perfect Nude shade
IsaDora Powder Brush*
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lip Balm
Dior Lip Glow & Dior Lip Balm - There is nothing worse than having chapped sore lips so that's why I always carry at least 3 different lip balms with me.
Perfume - I decant into this handy Travalo which is the perfect handbag/travel size.Currently inside is one of my all time favourite perfumes Chanel Chance.
Jeez I can fit quite alot into a small bag!!!!!!
And that's it. Do you think I am mad for hauling all of this stuff around?
Or what else do you think I should add?
Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.
As always....Be Happy
My skin is so white I glow in the dark!!!
However I'm not a massive fan of fake tan but when I do need to add a little colour to my pasty body I always use Cocoa Brown 1hr tan as it's foolproof.
But my beloved Cocoa Brown has some competition in the form of TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil !!!!!
Firstly I love the smell of this tan. It has a lovely orangey scent upon application and to be honest I noticed
no nasty fake tan smell after it developed.
Secondly as the name suggests it is an oil. It contains a blend of oils such as Borage Seed, Argan Oil, Orange Peel Oil all of which are 100% natural & certified organic as are all the ingredients in this tan. It contains no perfumes,no chemical dyes & no artificial colours either which is another bonus. It was very easy to rub into my skin, absorbed quickly and because of the oils it is super moisturising even on my knees, ankles & feet.
Thirdly this is actually a 100% Irish and is the world's only Eco Certified tan. It is also 100% cruelty free. So not only will you look great but you can also feel great knowing you are supporting Irish, the environment & cute fluffy animals.
It comes out as a clear liquid and absorbs quickly into the skin. And then its a waiting game. After about 6-8 hours it starts to develop so if you are in a hurry I would advise you stick with the Cocoa Brown 1hr tan or something similar.
But when it did develop it turned into a gorgeous subtle golden tan.
It is the perfect hint of colour to make your skin look healthy & sunkissed. No Orange in sight.
As you can see from the picture it is a light tan so if you are looking for something a little darker you will
need to reapply until you get your desired shade.
After about 5 days it started to fade slightly but there is absolutely no patchiness even on my knees and ankles.
This is the perfect product for those wanting a natural glow and it is one I will be using all summer.
I received this in our Goodie Bag at our last ITWBN meetup back in February so I'm not 100% sure of it's price ( I think it's 24.99). However I do know you can buy it on the Cara Pharmacy website for €14.99. (https://www.carapharmacy.com/p/tan_organic_self_tanning_oil_)
Have you tried it yet?
Hope you enjoyed this review. I just bought the new Rimmel Self Tan Mousse so keep an eye out for that review in the coming weeks.
Until next time.... Be Happy!
Just a quick review today on my current eye care routine. I'm 35 this September and have started to notice the fine lines and dark circles creeping in around my eyes. So in my efforts to combat these issues I use an eye cream every morning & night.
In the morning I use Vichy Idealia Eyes and at night I am applying the La Roche Posay Redermic R Eyes. I love both Vichy & La Roche Posay because they are so easily available and are within most people's budgets. Both brands are suitable for sensitive skin and have a great range of products for all skin types.
But you are here to read about the eye products so here goes!
I have been using the Vichy Idealia Eye for about 3 months now so feel I can give you an honest full review on it.
After the success of the Idealia Life Serum Vichy decided to add an eye cream to the range. It promises to "brightens the appearance of dark circles and reduces the look of fine lines to re-awaken your natural radiance".
The tube has a silicone tip applicator and I'm still not sure if I love it or not. I apply it from the tube but use my ring finger to pat it into the skin. The cream itself has a beautiful soft texture that sinks straight into the skin. It has a gorgeous illuminating sheen which instantly brightens the eye area making it perfect for under makeup. Personally I think it makes me look a little more awake in the mornings especially on the "no makeup days".
For my night time eye care I bring out the big guns. The La Roche Posay Redermic R Eyes contains Pure Retinol which is one of the most effective ingredients used in fighting the ageing process. This eye cream has a lovely light texture which melts into the skin and is easily absorbed. I haven't noticed a massive difference in my fine lines but overall my eye area feels smoother, appears brighter and at least I am preventing further wrinkles developing.
I only use it at night because as with all Retinol products you should not expose your skin to UV light and apply a daily SPF of a least 15 (you should be using SPF anyway and shame on you if you aren't).
Just a little advice for you all - When applying eye creams just apply it to the orbital bone. Most eye products are migratory meaning they will travel to where they are needed. If you apply the cream too close to the actual eye you will cause irritation and puffiness. The skin around the eye is so delicate and thin you really have to be very careful with it. And only a tiny amount of product is needed. We all do it - lash it on thinking we are doing great but all you are actually doing is wasting product. Your skin will only use what it needs and then the rest is left sitting there clogging up your pores.
I don't think I have found "The One" yet when it comes to eye creams but I do really like both of these products and will definitely be repurchasing. They keep my eye area well hydrated and plumped and are so far helping to prevent deep wrinkles and crows feet. The Vichy Idealia Eye Cream is €27.99 for 15mls and the LRP Redermic R Eye is €29.50 for 15mls. Most stockist will give you a sample if you want to try them out before buying.
What eye creams are you using?
Let me know in the comments below and I might give then a try.
Hope you enjoyed this!
Until next time....Be Happy!!!!
So if you are a regular reader of my blog and had a look through my "What I Got for Christmas" Blog (http://makeupbyrubysue.weebly.com/blog/what-i-got-for-christma s-2014) then you will know I got tickets to go and see the Coronas in the 3 Arena from my brother.
Well we (myself & my sister Breda) decided to make a night of it and so we booked ourselves into the Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street (http://deanhoteldublin.ie/) after hearing great things about it our cousin.
This is a newly opened 4 star boutique hotel right in the heart of Dublin city. And it is spectacular.
Because I don't usually do this type of review I didn't get many photos of the public areas but I have loads of our room so keep scrolling down to check them out.
It is like no hotel I have ever stayed in and from the minute we walked through the front door I knew it was going to be something special. The receptionist was so nice and friendly and had us checked in and on the way up to our room in a matter of minutes.
There are 6 types of rooms from Mod Pads to Penthouse Suites and each room is decorated and kitted out with everything you could need . I had book a SupeRoom which was €140 (room only) for the night.
They have thought of everything from snacks to Berroca Boost for the morning after, condoms (which are free) to iphone chargers. Brilliant
Things I loved about this hotel:
Things I didn't like about this hotel:
This is a seriously cool hotel perfect for people watching or for a weekend away with your better half. I am only sorry we didn't get a chance to eat in the gorgeous rooftop restaurant Sophie's. But we will be back and I am only trying to find an excuse to go to Dublin again soon.
Let me know in the comments below if you liked this type of review!
Until next time....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!