Sunday, February 28, 2010


Hi guys,

Today I going to talk about the haircare products I use from the Aussie range. To condition I use the 3 minute miracle conditioner.
I think this is by far the best conditioner I have ever tried. I love the smell and it leaves my hair soft and shiny. My only complaint is that I am not mad on the container as it is often quite hard to squeeze the conditioner out. Also it does not have a lid. Just a sticker to cover the opening which can get a bit messy.
I also use the miracle hair insurance leave in condioner as my hair can be very dry at times.
To protect my hair from the heat of drying and straigtening I use the dual personality heat protection spray.
I find when I use all these products together my hair is at its best. Plus I cannot forget to mention that these products all smell amazing and leave the hair smelling great.
Thanks for reading. Have you tried anything from the Aussie range or are there any haircare products you recommend?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sakura Bath Ballistic

Hi guys,

Today I am going to review the Sakura bath ballistic from Lush. I had a very relaxing bath today using this product.

The sakura looks so pretty-mainly light pink with little blue and dark pink sprinkes.It also smells very nice. It is scented with mimosa, jasmine and orange blossom & it is supposed to 'encapsulate the feeling of cherry blossom falling softly in a gentle breeze'.

When I put it in the bath it fizzed up pretty well and turned the bath water pink.I enjoyed the bath. I thought the scent was nice and not overpowering at all. I closed my eyes and imagined I was among the cherry blossoms in Japan!!

When I came out of the bath I was really happy with how the bath left my skin so soft and sweet smelling. I was even happier when the water drained and I saw that it left no stains on the bath or any remnants on the bottom.

This is my favourite bath ballistic from Lush that I have tried so far. My only complaint is that it is quite expensive. €5.05 is not cheap for a bath bomb. When I see that it is only £3.20 in the UK I think I will be stocking up on Lush products next I make the trip north of the border.I really wish Lush would use a better exchange rate for us Irish gals.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lacura Concealer Pen

Hi guys,

I recently purchased the Lacura concealer pen from my local Aldi. It cost just €4.49.
I actually went to Aldi especially to buy this because I heard that it was excellent.

I am very pleased with this product. The underye concelear pens I have used in the past are YSL and Revlon. I think this product works just as well as the YSL one (at a fraction of the price) and much better than the Revlon one.

It works quite like the YSL one and is quite similar in appearance. I actually prefer the packaging to both YSL and Revlon. It comes in a number of different shades so I would recommend for anyone to give it a try.

Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Saoirse Ronan

Hi Guys,

I am really loving Saoirse Ronans look at both the IFTAs and the BAFTAs.

Both outfits are custom made Burberry I believe.

Whose style do you like?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

L'oreal Studio Secrets Primer

Hi there,
Today I am reviewing the L’oreal studio secrets professional smoothing resurfacing primer. This is a departure from my usual ‘natural product’ reviews but I heard so much good stuff about this primer that I had to give it a go.
My skin is combination & sometimes my foundation does not last very long in the oilier areas (especially around my nose) so I have been meaning to buy a primer for a long time. However the good ones are very expensive & there is always something I would prefer to spend my money on. Anyway I heard the L’oreal one was just as good as the more expensive brands so when I saw it on special offer in Boots for €14.95 I decided it was time for me to purchase a primer.

I was really excited when I bought it but unfortunately for me this was €14.95 wasted. I really wanted to like it so I experimented a lot and used it in a few different ways:

Day 1: I applied my moisturiser & waited 15 minutes, then I applied a small amount of the primer all over my face & waited 10 minutes, then I applied my Maybelline liquid minerals foundation.
Results: The foundation went on very patchy & skin was very dry in certain areas

Day 2: I applied my moisturiser & waited 15 minutes, then I applied a small amount of the primer just on my t-zone & waited 10 minutes, then I applied my Maybelline liquid minerals foundation.
Results: Once again foundation looked very patchy

Day 3: I applied my moisturiser & waited 15 minutes, then I applied a small amount of the primer on my t-zone & waited 10 minutes, then I applied my Estee Lauder foundation
Results: This was an absolute disaster, the foundation was so uneven, so patchy & I had to take it all off and start again (without primer)

The product claims to reduce the appearance of pores & undereye circles but I did not feel it really did this. Also I noticed that I developed little whiteheads around my nose after using it which I was not happy about.

I will not be using this product again & I think it has turned me off using primer for a long time.

What is your opinion about primers?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Star Candle Co Soy Candle

Happy Valentines Day & Happy Chinese New Year!

In keeping with the spirit of romance today I am going to review a candle which I bought recently. As I discussed in a previous review of Max Benjamin candles I have been on a quest to find some nice soy candles in Ireland. I really love the Max Benjamin candles but I find them a little expensive( €18).

Before Christmas I was in 'Home Store and More' where I spotted the 'Star Candle' range of soy candles. They come in a glass jar with lid (similar to 'Yankee Candle' style). I was delighted to see that they were priced at around €8.00 so I thought I would definately give them a try. There is a wide range of scents and to be honest I found a lot of them very overpowering and sickly. In the end I went for the 'fresh linen' candle which has the lightest/freshest scent in the range.

So how do they compare to the Max Benjamin candles? 'Star Candle' are cheaper and bigger so they last longer. I am torn as to which I prefer the appearance of most so I will say they are equal on this front. However the Max Benjamin candles win on the nice and wide range of scents plus the fact that they are made in Ireland.

I think I will continue buying the Star Candles for everyday use and keep the Max Benjamin for special occasions. Infact a lovely Max Benjamin candle would make a fantastic Valentines gift. I wonder is my boyfriend reading?!