Instant Tan is a must have for me and I will admit it's always Sally Hansen Airbrush legs I reach for when I'm in a mad panic and need to get rid of the pasty white look. I bought the Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs when it was first launched thinking it would be a good match for my beloved Sally but was left disappointed with both the colour (which was a horrid shade of orange) and texture (which was very powdery/heavy). So it was thrown into the bottom of my tanning drawer never to be seen again....
That is until now!!!!
I had seen on social media that Ms Carter had relaunched the Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs Spray with a new improved colour so whilst in Galway one day I picked up a bottle. How do you know the difference I hear you ask....Well the new improved formula has a sticker on the lid telling you so!!!
So I dug out my old bottle to compare it with the new!
And as you can see there is a dramatic difference.
The new colour is a gorgeous golden brown shade and applies evenly all over the skin. The formula itself is much more fluid like and blends well onto the skin. You can easily build it up to a shade that suits and then at the end of the night it washes off easily in the shower.
I have been loving this new formula and it is now my go to instant tan. Well done to Marissa & the Cocoa Brown Team for seeing the fault and fixing it.
The Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs Spray can be bought in Penny's & pharmacies nationwide for €7.99 or Cloud 10 Beauty (http://www.cloud10beauty.com/cocoa-brown-lovely-legs.html).
Now I'm off to get myself ready for a Halloween parade. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Until next time....Stay Happy!!!!
So it was my birthday last month and I got lots of vouchers!!!! I never used to like vouchers....Always thought they were kind of a "lazy" present however of late I have been loving them. Letting a few build up, making a shopping list and then hitting off for the day!!!!! Oh the excitement.....
So this is what I got last weekend in Galway...Apart from 2 pairs of tights, a portable phone charger and a pair of slipper socks everything else was skincare or makeup....
Oh and this is goin' to be a very picture heavy post :)
YSL Luxurious Mascara for Instant False Lash Effect €32.50. This came as a gift set with a mini Top Secret Eye Makeup Remover and Instant Moisture Glow (no extra cost).
MAC 217 Blending Brush €26 (My all time favourite blending brush)
MAC Brush Cleaner €15.50
MAC Lipsticks in Brave & Diva II €20 each
MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer NW20 €23
MAC Eyeshadow (pans) Sketch, Handwritten, Trax, Quarry, Jest, Embark €10 each
Then I popped into Cara Pharmacy
Cocoa Brown Deluxe Double Sided Pink Velvet Tanning Mitt €5.95
Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs €7.99
Ardell Natural Demi Wispies €4.95
And finally a mix of Penny's, Boots & McSharry's Pharmacy.
Penny's, Boots & McSharry's Pharmacy
Slipper Socks €3.95
Tights €3.00 each
Mega Power Bank €9.00
Lip Pencils €1.50 each
Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara Waterproof €3.49
Essence Make Me Brow €3.00 (I think!!!!)
Indeed Hydraluron Moisture Booster €21.99
I'm off to the Professional Beauty Show in Dublin's RDS this Sunday. I was lucky enough to be invited to a champagne reception by TanOrganic and I hope to catch up with a few of my blogger peeps - Erin from Chasing Ruby Chats (http://chasingrubieschasingpearl.blogspot.ie/), Jen from Too Dolly (http://toodollymakeup.blogspot.ie/) and Charlene from Charlene Flanagan Makeup (http://www.charleneflanaganmakeup.com/)
I will be snapping as much as I can so make sure to follow me @makeupbyrubysue to see what I get up too.
Hope you enjoy this...
Until next time....Be Happy!
Firstly apologies about the lack of blogging lately but life has been hectic. I am chairperson of our local 5 day festival, The Rose of Castlerea and it takes a huge amount of time to organise. This was my first year in charge so I really put my heart and soul into planning and I am delighted to say it was a huge success.
Anyway on to my summer skincare routine. We have been blessed with lovely weather lately so the "pins" have been out on show more than usual. And because I am sooooo pale I have to tan regularly otherwise people would think I was ghost!!!!!
So to keep my skin in tiptop condition for tanning I have been using the following products.
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow - €46
I am a massive fan of Elemis products and anytime I treat myself to a spa day I try to ensure I go to an Elemis Spa (My favouite Spa is the Ciuin Spa @ The Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan - "Heaven"). However I don't get to go too often so I love the Elemis spa@home range of products. I recently got my hands on the Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow Body Scrub. This scrub is like a holiday in a jar.
This scrub works by using mineral rich salts and frangipani particles which melt into the skin and buff away your dead skin cells. It exfoliates, removes any traces of old tan and leaves the skin cleansed & brightened. The Monoi & Coconut oils seals in moisture leaving your skin with an amazing delicate fragrance which lasts for hours.
It is such a lovely product and I really do think that it leaves my skin silky smooth, soft to the touch and glowing. I know it is a little on the expensive side but it's my little bit of luxury at home.
Eucerin Intensive Lotion 10% Urea - €12
I still suffer from Keatosis Pilaris otherwise known as those annoying little red bumps on the backs of your arms and thighs. I love the Eucerin Intensive Lotion 10% Urea. It is meant for people with very dry skin but it is also brilliant at helping get rid of KP. The urea acts as a chemical exfoliator working from underneath the skin. It isn't by any means a luxury cream, it doesn't have a smell and it can leave the skin quite tacky but it REALLY does work to smooth out your skin.
I apply it at night before bed and simply hop into the shower
the following morning to wash off any residue.
After only a few uses you can really see the difference.
It is also brilliant at helping fake tan fade evenly.
Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan - €7.99
I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you about this next product. It has taken the tanning world by storm and rightly so. I am not hugely into tanning but in summer I have to do something to remove the "blue tinge" from my milk bottle white skin!!! And Cocoa Brown gives the perfect golden glow without a trace of orange in sight. It is a mousse which makes it super easy to apply, looks really natural and dries quickly without any stickiness. You can get a light glow after just one hour or leave it on for longer for a deep bronze colour. Oh and I think my favourite part is that once it does start to fade it scrubs off easily and evenly.
Garnier Oil Beauty Nourishing Lotion - €
So my skin is exfoliated inside and out and has a beautiful bronze glow from my Cocoa Brown tan. To finish off I use the Garnier Oil Beauty Nourishing Lotion.
The first thing I love about this Garnier product is the pump...It makes life so much easier when you can simply pump the lotion onto your hands instead of having to squeeze a bottle with sticky hands. And one pump will cover about one limb...
The second thing I love about it is the smell...It contains Argan, Macadamia, Almond and Rose Oil and leaves a beautiful light summery fragrance on your skin throughout the day. I actually don't wear perfume on the morning's I apply this.
Overall this moisturiser absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky greasy feeling on the skin, it works great on dry skin and leaves your skin looking glowing and radiant. A perfect finish to my skin care routine.
And that's it...It's quite a lazy routine but works perfectly for me.
I have loads of new additions to my makeup bag so stay tuned for loads of product reviews coming soon.
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!