Woman’s World Show 2013 – Free Tickets

 

 

 

 

Just thought some of you may be interested in going to the Woman’s World Show, I’ve been before and it’s a great girls day out.

You can get free tickets for the show here  :))

It starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday.
woman world show dublin info and free tickets

 

Let me know if you go and what you thought?

Yaz x

Irish Beauty Show 2013 – My Buys

Bia Beauty Orange & Grapefruit Exfoliant & Cleanser

Yet another Irish skin care brand, Bia Beauty. I’m telling ye I can’t keep up with all these great Irish businesses popping up :) It’s great!!

A little about Bia Beauty: Founded by Herbal Scientist Tracey Ryan in Cork all Bia Beauty products are 100% natural and any emulsifiers and preservatives used are plant-based. Tracey does not test anything on animals either.
The tagline for Bia Beauty is ”Feed your skin” isn’t that beautiful? Your skin absorbs a whopping 60% of what you put on your skin so it really is best that the ingredients are natural!

I was lucky enough to get to try out her Orange & Grapefruit Cleanser & Exfoliator.
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Neal’s Yard Remedies come to Ireland & some product reviews

I’m going to tell you about Neal’s Yard Remedies today as they have only launched last month here in Ireland and I was very new to them.
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Neal’s Yard Remedies have been around for a little over 30 years and choose to support sustainable, organic harvesting and FairTrade programmes. They are very eco-friendly in everything they do. From how they grow their ingredients to how the bottle/jar them. Continue reading

Human + Kind All in one Body Oil

Another Irish brand for ye today,  Human + Kind.  I have to say the Irish skin care industry are coming out with some amazing brands/products these days!

Anyway I love body oils, I find them more moisturizing for my skin as they absorb really easily into the skin.

Human + Kind’s Body oil is an all in one meaning it’s a multitasker you can use it everywhere even for your hair to keep  the ends healthy and conditioned.

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GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment – Review

Have you all  heard of GlamGlow yet? I have been hearing a lot of rave reviews about this face mask for months now. Believe it or not this mud mask was first used all over backstage Hollywood so actors they would be camera ready instantly! Then in 2011 it was available for retail. Fans of GlamGlow include Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and most recently even Michael Bublé loves this mask

Glam Glow Packaging

                            I love the packaging, it said I was looking sexy hehe!

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My Mothers Day Gift from L’Occitane En Provence, Lavender Set

Sorry I know I’m very very late posting this. Mothers day was ages ago here in Ireland but it’s coming up in America so I thought better late than never ;)

L'Occitane En Provence lavender gift set

I got this gorgeous L’Occitane En Provence Lavender Collection gift set for Mothers Day from the kids!

I just had to blog about it because the packaging is so pretty and I was new to their products…..so far I’m really loving them. A bit pricey for me but they are on my radar next time I’m looking for a pretty gift for someone or want to treat myself ;)

L'Occitane lavender gift set

The lavender in all the products is really fragrant too and the hand cream smell lingers for ages afterwards! I can’t even pick a fave out of the set, just trust me they are all beautiful products if you ever want to treat yourself or a friend. And I’m still thinking of what to use the pretty box for…..makeup most likely though!

Yaz x

Irish Beauty Show 2013! – My Buys

The Irish Beauty Show is held every year in the RDS Dublin and boy do I  love this show so much!! It’s  every beauty lovers dream place to shop ;) Lots of great brands and businesses and of corse discounts/bargains and pampering  to be had too! I also love finding new brands to try out at this show too.
I met some other lovely Irish beauty bloggers there too, Karen & Joanne from LovelyGirlieBits, Sue from CherrySueDointheDo & Nina from NinasBeautyBargains. So it was nice to have a catch up with them over a coffee.

Well I just wanted to show you what I bought and I’ll be doing reviews on them all which I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks :D

Irish Beauty Show 2013 Bargains & Buys
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Beauty Tip-Cotton Pad dispenser

OK hands up if you didn’t know this either?! Did everyone know this was the was your meant to take out cotton pads? I used to just take them out from the top where the draw string was. It was only when I was sitting down taking nail polish off that I seen the dotted lines to cut the pack at the bottom that it then clicked with me haha, and then I hung it up by the string……..and TA-DA you have your own cotton pad dispenser!! Very handy instead of struggling to get just one out of the pack and then they all come out!

cotton pad dispenser beauty tip
 I’m so amazed by this……easily amused me! lol! ;)

x

Salcura Dermaspray Intensive for eczema – Review

As some of you may know my daughter (6) suffers from eczema, it tends to flare up really bad more so in the cold winter months., mainly on her arms, and sometimes a bit on her forehead and mouth area.

Over winter just gone, she got a bad dose of it after it had been gone for a few moths. It was so red on her arms and started getting blood spots too from her scratching :(

I’ve tried everything in the past like silcocks base, E45 etc but nothing really worked and she would complain that the creams would sting her and she didn’t like the sticky/oily  film the would leave on her skin 

Salcura spray review

I got a sample pack to try you can get one here you just have to pay £2 for the postage. A big bottle is €18.95

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Collection Concealer for tired mama’s eyes-Review

To be honest I used to rarely use concealer. I do now though, with 2 kids I have dark rings under my eyes most days lol and blemishes from not looking after my skin as much as I used to! I’m making much more of an effort this year though ;)

I always swore by Benefit’s Boi-ing concealer and still do but find this Collection (they dropped the 2000?!) Lasting Perfection one quicker and easier for me to use when rushing off for the school run in the morning. I picked it up concealer after reading so many rave reviews from beauty bloggers especially Leanne Woodfull, she always raves about this ;) It certainly hasn’t disappointed me.

Before and after collection concealerI think that’s a big difference don’t you?! I put it on my eyelids, under my eyes, bit on my nose, cheeks and forehead. It definitely reduced the redness and my skin looks more even. This is before foundation o a you can see this is handy for a quick fix

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Have you tried Collection Lasting Perfection concealer? What’s your most used concealer?

February Valentines Edition Glossybox

I was very jealous of everyone who got lat month Glossybox so I treated myself this month to one :) Actually I’m waiting on another one as I used a special paypal code to get a glosybox from another month free, yippeee! :D

Here’s what I got:

valentines feb '13 glosybox

Dr.Renaud moisturiser smells of raspberries and it’s sickly sweet, also it doesn’t have an SPF so I will only use this at night.

Glossybox Dr.Renaud Raspberry face cream
Anatomicals body wash
…..meh….like a 300ml bottle is £2.99 so a bit cheap for Glossybox and nothing special about it

Modelco eyeshadow duo, I thought this would be a good product but the highlighting/shimmer colour is cheap feeling, it’s quite gritty and very hard to blend without there being some colour as you can see in the pic. The brown is nice though, sort of a gold shade to it.
model co swatch eyeshadow
Micabella Cometics Mineral Powder Blush in Terra Cotta I haven’t had a chance to try this yet but it does look nice, not something I would probably buy though as it says it’s £34.95 for 9g

Helen É Liptick in Raspberry is my favourite product from the box, I’d never heard of this brand before. The colour is gorgeous and thank god IT doesn’t smell like raspberries too lol! Feel really moisturising too :)
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and a very tasty lollypop which I’m having right now as I type :)

All in all I’m not too impressed but hey at least I’m getting another one free which should be here in a few day and I do always use the boxes for something too ;)

Tell me what you got in your Glossybox this month and did you like them? x

Valentine gifts from Pixy Natural

Weather you’re into Valentines Day or not every girl loves pampering lotions and potions. Pixy do just that and are an Irish company too :)
I was kindly given these  products from Pixy to try as part of their new Valentine’s gifts, aren’t they just so pretty!

valentines gifts pixy
The Bath Oil contains  Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E so it’s incredibly moisturising and my skin felt silky smooth after my bath. I was worried I would feel really oily as I don’t think I’ve tried a bath oil before but as I say my skin just felt so conditioned. 

It also has glitter, my favourite :) so this is a lovely touch too, make sure to shake it before you put some in your bath.
You only need 2 tea-spoons of this and wow, the smell (water lillies) when you come back into the bathroom after leaving the bath to run is so beautiful, very relaxing. The water will also have a hue of blue to it, cool huh!!?

pixy sensual bath oil

This is €9.95 and well worth it, a little goes a long way and when it’s all gone the love heart-shaped bottle will be going into my craft room to be jazzed up and make a pretty decoration!

The Soap is also nice, I just love the 3-D design on it. This contains cocoa butter which is a favourite of mine as it’s so moiturising. This soap is fine to use on all skin types, even people with eczema and dermatitis believe it or not.

It also has Macadamia Nut Oil packed in their too which contains fatty acids and B vitamins (learn something new everyday) to keep skin soft and hydrated and protects skin cells from deterioration………..me likey!! See it’s not just a pretty soap ;)

Pixy Honeysuckle soap

The soap costs €5.49

I also love this massage bar with aduki beans, gonna get this for my bf give him a nice Valentine’s back massage as he has bad muscle pain, so I think this would be nice for a massage to knead sore muscles, I may get one in return too lol ;)

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You can buy these products and more from Pixy Natural’s website, there are loads of other beautiful gifts and gift sets.
They have free delivery on all orders over €10 to celebrate their new Valentine’s collection

pixy valentines gifts

Hint for you girls: Send this post on to you other half  haha! ;)

x

Garnier Hand Cream for mama’s dry hands

I go through so many hand creams, like all mothers know your hands get so dry from washing bottles, cleaning and detergents all drying out your hands, nails and cuticles!! So I have loads of hand creams lying around. I recently lost my jar of hand cream from the handmade soap companynever mind I found it in the car lol! Anyway I went to Boots and saw this new Garnier Intensive 7 days one reduced to just €3 something  ;)

Garnier Intensive 7 day hand cream

Garnier Intensive 7 day hand cream

So this is my new favourite, it’s really rich and thick. I hate ones that are watery, they do nothing! This one is very moisturising and absorbs quickly too.  It’s not sticky either which is another dislike of mine with any sort of cream. It contains L-Bifidus*, an anti-evaporating hydraing ingredient and Mango Oil to intensely nourish and soften hands. This smells so lovely too. It’s only after looking on their site that I realise they do other creams in this range, one for normal skin and very dry skin. I got the dry skin one, but I’m gonna pick up the very dry one next time!

Dry hands and cuticles

My poor dry hands and cuticles……a work in progress!

This is my 1st time trying a Garnier hand cream and I’m impressed. Tell me, have you tried this before or what’s your all time best hand moisturizer?

Glitter Mama x

My prize thanks to Shali, frombeauty2fashion.wordpress.com

The lovely Shali (frombeauty2fashion.wordpresss.com)  had a giveaway recently. I was delighted to have won. The prize was make up to create a christmas party look.

Barry M make up prize, lipstick in 121, Metallic liner in #1 and exclusive to boots xmas polish in gold

lipstick in #121, Metallic liner in #1 and exclusive to boots xmas polish in gold

She had packaged it so nice with confetti and and a little heart coz she knows I love crafting, isn’t that just so sweet! :)) I was excited to try the nail polish and eyeliner especially, but was a bit nervous of the red haha! In fairness though I tried it on and suited me a lot better than I thought!!

Here I  used my Sleek I-Divine Storm palette to create a grey/blue smokey eye. I think it goes well with the Barry M Metallic liner.

eye make up grey blue

eye make up blue grey

Sorry the pics are so bad, my camera is so old, didnt realise 8 mega pixels was bad compared to what they have out now they are like double that lol! So I’m getting a new one for Christmas yayay!!

And here’s the lipstick!

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And the nails! Really love this gold, it’s hard to describe but it almost looks like a suede effect when it’s on and very shiny too, this is with 2 coats and no topcoat! Beautiful!

Barry M gold polish

Thanks again Shali, I love all the bits!

Glitter Mama x

 

 

Cocoa Brown The 1 hour Tan by Marissa Carter

The fabulous Marissa Carter (she’s Irish too by the way;) ) owner of Carter Beauty in Blackrock is now also the proud owner and developer of the new 1 Hour Tan Cocoa Brown. Out only a month I can see this tan being HUGE next year!

Cocoa Brown Tan Pink Bottle

I met Marissa at the Christmas Beauty Bloggers Event last Saturday, she was so sweet and gave a speech on her tan and how she developed it. I was very impressed by her hands on approach throughout the development of Cocoa Brown Tan, like she said ‘‘I wanted a tan that I would be proud to stand over”  And that she can!

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Marissa Carter with her tan on, lovely!

Marissa also explained how she has Psorisosis so she wanted a tan that would be gentle which is why it has half the alcohol (needed for drying so your not standing there freezing your butt off waiting for it to dry!) that most other tans use.  Therefore, Cocoa Brown is more gentle than other tans :)

The reason why Cocoa Brown  has no dog biscuit smell (yes really, not eve a hint!!) and develops so quick is because of a special ingredient Marissa chose. This special ingredient pulls the DHA (this is what makes the melanin in your skin activate) down into the layers of the skin quickly leaving it no chance to oxidize (this causes that horrible smell) and gets to work faster on those lovely melanin cells to make us golden brown. Now there is a smell…….but it’s lovely fresh floral scent Tahitian Gardenia to be exact. I can’t tell you how gorgeous it smells, I couldn’t stop sniffing it haha, I wish you could get a perfume with this scent…next product in the Carter Beauty Range maybe!?? ;)

Cocoa Brown Mouse and Tan Mitt

OK so my verdict….I love this stuff! Especially for busy mums this is a life saver for when your rushing to go somehwere or want a quick fix to feel good! I usually have my shower in the evening so when I’ve used this I’ve put it on in the afternoon and then it’s ready to wash off in the evening, how handy is that!
You can leave it on for 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for medium and 3 hours for a deep bronzed glow. I go with the 3 hours ;) I’m quite tanned already but deffo need a top up in the winter as I tend to look quite pale and pasty without the sun! I also applied this to my face, and I looked less pale without any make up on :)
It’s also a mouse so is very easy to apply and it glides on like silk. Cocoa brown has a mitt too and I’D always recommend a mitt with tanning, it just means your less likely to get streaks and it goes on even too

The final result of my tan was a very natural sun kissed tan so I’m very pleased. Best part is that Cocoa Brown is only €7.99 and is in most pharmacies, believe it or not but this has only been on shelves the past 3 weeks and it’s doing very well from what I hear. I will definitely be buying this tan again because it’s quick, suits me and certainly won’t make you feel guilty at such a great price.

Cocoa Brown Tan Pic

It’s even better in real life, can never get my camera to show the true colour of things! But I love the natural holiday looking tan it gave me. Great confidence booster :)

Have you tried this new 1 Hour Tan yet? Or will you try it? Let me know if you do, would love to hear what other people think

Also want to know why the tan is in a pink bottle? Well, Marissa didn’t go for the mainstream brown bottle commonly associated with tan, she wanted something different and pretty for a womans dresser. Marissa told us she would line up all her mothers empty cosmetic bottle and jars on her dresses. And even as we all get older I think girls love to have their room nice so why not have a cool pink bottle of tan on your dresses! Here’s mine hehe!

dresser with cocoa brown

Find Cocoa Brown Tan on Twitter and Facebook

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Glitter Mama x