Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel Review

Hello beauties :) 
I am sure alot of you there have been itching to change your skincare routine since those cold wet day came creeping in on you.  I know I have and to be honest I have also noticed a huge change in the way my skin looks and feels :(  Sad to say my skin looks dull pasty and what more I have been prone to breakout alot lastly which I have never really experienced before.  Giving that I also noticed my poor pre-teen daughter who is 12 that she is not only suffering alot with breakouts but they are red and sore looking too. 

So Today I come to you with a brand new product that both me and my daughter has been trying out for the past couple of weeks.  I really wanted to test out this product properly so I can give you an indept review.  Not only that but I have asked my daughter for her take on this too as she has acne prone skin and sensitive skin 

Before I get down to the review let me tell you a little about the company Oskia which I have to say I found very very interesting.  Georgie Cleeve the founder of Oskia.  She had an skiing accident years ago that damaged a Cartilage in her knee and she was one of the first to witness what MSM (which is a chemical found in plants, animals, and humans or also known as as the "Beauty Mineral)  can do for her as it She experienced a phenomenal response to the MSM and her cartilage repaired more than any surgeon had thought possible. But what had been less expected was a major improvement in the symptoms of her rosacea and acne together with striking benefits to her complexion and the condition of her hair and nails.
 The concept based on one exceptional mineral soon evolved into a nutritional approach harnessing all the essential nutrients - minerals, vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids - that are critical to skin health and performance.
OSKIA’s formulations are designed by Georgie and a team of internationally - recognised nutritionists, doctors, dermatologists and skincare experts.
For more fascinating information on what MSM can actually do for us click here you will be amazed 

What I like about this company is that they are honest.  Even though they try to use at least 98% of natural ingredients they do state that they only use products that work for people.  Sometimes that might not all be natural but they do their best to have at lease the majority of natural ingredients.  They state they will only use ingredients that are scientifically proven to work and not for their natural and organic status.  
Ok I think That is enough information :) :) 
Now for the product itself 

First of let me cover who this Cleansing gel is suitable for :) 
  • Anyone who has Dull skin 
  • Dry, oily and Combination Skin  
  • Anyone who suffers with Pigmentation 
  • Anyone with Acne Scars 
  • Blemished skin 
It does of course recommend that if you suffer with oily skin that you use this product with a muslin cloth for better use and benefits :) :) 

What are the benefits of this product on your face?  
Well Oskia states :  The original gel-oil cleanser.
  • Deeply cleanses pores.
  • Removes makeup and daily grime.
  • Thoroughly removes dull and dead skin cells without irritation for a balanced complexion.
  • Improves the appearance of sun damaged, dry and mature skin to reveal soft, supple texture.
  • Fortifies and protects the skin against free radical & environmental damage.
  • Improves elasticity & firmness.
  • Enhances the lipid barrier to soften and nourish.

The packaging is fairly simple and plain which is brilliant as I like that in products that have good promises it means that they have concentrated more on the product rather than the packaging. 

What impressed me about this is the pump.  Its super thick and sturdy and pumps out just enough product to do the entire face.  

This is described as a cleansing gel which is true.  The rosey coloured gel is quite thick when first squirted from the bottle.  From the moment you squirt the gel out you can smell the Rose & Chamomile which is not strong but smells absolutely beautiful.  As mentioned above the consistency of the gel at first is thick but as you spread the gel around your face and neck it melts to a balm like substance.  As you continue to massage this into your skin the gel feel more like a light oily substances.  The directions say to apply this on dry skin, then wet your finger tips and continue to massage.  That exactly what I do and I notice the gel turn to a milky consistency.   The scent gets a little stronger and smells divine :) :) 
I do this for about a few minutes and then rinse with warm water I instantly feel my skin is clean soft and fresh.  Then I take a look at the water in the sink and I instantly see that it has taken whatever is left on my face (after taking off my makeup) right off leaving me squeaky clean.  I feel my skin is not stripped completely from its natural oils or feels extremely dehydrated like some cleansers do which is a plus from me.  

So have I noticed a difference in the last couple of weeks in my skin??
Yes I surely have my skin does feel very smooth and soft and feels spotless every time I use this.  I am sure some of you who follow me on face book remember I was complaining of having break outs quite a bit in the past few weeks?  Well I can safely say that my break outs have cleared out alot since using this :) 
For me this has been nothing but a pleasure to use but lets see what my daughter thinks shall we :) :) 

This is Becky's statement word for word:  
"Using This cleansing gel is so so easy for me.  I literally apply it to my dry skin massage it in making sure to massage it onto my forehead which is where I break out the most.  My forehead is covered in acne at the moment and its extremely embarrassing especially when the spots are very red and sore.  I wet my hand and continue to massage the cleanser into my skin.  What I do notice with this cleanser is that it does not sting my face which some cleansers or face washes do to my face especially when I have a big breakout.  I also find when I rinse this off and pat my skin dry that my spots are not irritated.  I feel my skin is soft and very clean.  I love the smell of this cleanser alot.  Sometimes I can be lazy when washing my face but since using this cleanser I have  been washing my face every morning and every night for they past 2 weeks without my mam telling me.  I really like it."  

Becky also has said to me that she noticed her spots are lessening in the two weeks she has been using the cleanser and I have to admit I have noticed an improvement too :) 

So there you have it thumbs up from the both of us :) I really hope you found this review informative.
Have you tried this cleanser yet?
This cleanser is available to buy from Space.NK , Oskia Website  , Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty Prices do vary between £24-£28/€30-€34 for 100 mls of product :)  which is something people do find hard to part with unless the product is actually good including myself but I can safely say its well worth the price if you want to treat yourself to a good effective cleanser that you are going to visibly see make a difference.  

Until Next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Monday, 24 November 2014

MeMeMe Cosmetics Beat the Blues in Oyster Gold

Hello Beauties :) :) 
I come to you with yet another MeMeMe Cosmetics product.  Again like the Arch Angel I have had this for at least a month and it has earned a place in my makeup kit :)  Good news? Yes as that means I am comfortable enough to use this on other people including myself.  
I know for a fact you lovely ladies are going to be very very interested in this too especially if you are ones who like highlighters this blog post will surely interest you xxx

A Healthy Glow is what I miss more from summer time :) I see it in myself the natural glow is gone I also notice it in my kiddies.  Sunshine gives us the natural balance of Vitamin D which makes our skin look healthy and glowing :) 
When the winter comes in we crave for that natural glow and now we can get it from beat the blues :) :) 

MeMeMe Cosmetics Beat the Blues in Oyster Gold is the answer to all our prayer :) 
I have tried many highlighter and have my favourites but most of my highlighters are in powder form.  I have to admit I have tried highend liquid highlighters than cost an arm and a leg and yes they are good but I cant bring myself to spend the money to buy them.  Well this little beauty has said to be a dupe of a certain highend brand and to be honest after trying it I can safely say there is no difference :) 

MeMeMe Cosmetics state:  Skin Illuminator & Complexion Highlighter. These are our best-selling hero products are ideal for creating a youthful dewy finish. Whether it’s a golden glow or pearly pink sheen you desire, simply dot along brow and cheek bones to highlight and accentuate or mix with foundation for an all over shimmer. 

I have to point out yet again the packaging on this little beauty.  This highlight comes in a glass bottle that looks like a nail polish.  There is 12mls of product in there which is more than enough to do you for at lease 6 - 12 months depending on how often you use it and guess how much it is ??  £5.50/€6.99
The highlight even comes with a brush thats exactly like a nail polish :) 
This is always handy when you are travelling when you dont want to bring brushes with you :) 

To be honest you would get away with not using any brushes with this product.  I like to place a pea sized amount on the back of my hand a dip my finger into it then dab in the areas I want to apply for example on my brow bone or on my cheek bones, anywhere I want to highlight.  Its as easy as that.  When applying on a client or anyone else I like to use my Blank Canvas Cosmetics F29 brush it leaves a beautiful flawless finish :) Another way I use this is to mix a tiny amount into my foundation which leave me with an all over illuminated and natural looking finish 

I absolutely love how subtle this highlight it.  Its gives this beautiful light golden shade but has a slight pinkish finish to it.  I also love how you can not over do highlighting with this.  There is alot of liquid highlighters out there that are very pigmented and 9 times out of 10 you find you cant help but over do it with them.  Whereas this highlight is build-able and you have more control over it.  
This highlight is perfect for anyone who suffers with acne scarring, enlarged pores, fines lines etc who doesn't want highlighter to highlight those problem areas.  It may seem shimmery but believe me it doesnt it in slightest look shimmer on your face.  The shimmers are that fine they only give you the perfect dewy finish we crave for.  Best of all because its liquid it does not settle into fine lines etc.  
I adore this so much I want to buy the other highlight in Pearl Pink :) 
Here is a picture of one of my clients wearing Oyster gold on her cheeks Doesnt it give her such a beautiful natural looking glow :) 

Beautiful isnt she :) 
I highly highly recommend this to you all :) I adore this product and think its one item everyone should have in their collection :)  especially in these dreary dark winter months :)   Have you tried this yet.  
 Check out their website MeMeMe Cosmetics or if you are from Ireland Check out their list of stockists :) 

Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

I love love love hearing from you all :) I make it my duty to read each and every one of you comments and every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

MeMeMe Arch Angel Review

Hellllloooooo Beauties :) 
I hope you are all well :) 
Todays review is on the MeMeMe Arch Angel :)  This is on one of those products that I started using and kept using every single day and suddenly realised "I havent reviewed this"  :)  Spoiler alert I absolutely ADORE this product :) :) 
Brows have always been a nightmare for me.  i was one of those teens who was never thought how to look after my brows and over plucked, shaved etc my brows.  One of those mistakes I will always regret as they have never been the same since.  My brows are a total embarrassment to me and still to this day I am struggling to get both brows looking as normal and as full as possible.  Up until 3 years ago I never really filled in my brows as I didnt know how but since then I have been playing away with pencils, powders and clear brow gels to give my brows some sort of a shape.  I have actually been more confident with the way I have been drawing in my brows and to be honest alot more confident in myself since having brows as brows are the thing and one of the most important features on your face.  Brows are huge in the beauty industry :)  They put a shape to our faces :) :) They put expression on our faces.   Different shapes of brows put different expressions on our faces even before we apply makeup.  I personally am obessed with brows.  I can walk out of the house into the public with no makeup on but on thing I will not do is walk out the door with my brows not filled in :) :)   As mentioned about I have tried eyebrow pencils, eye brow powders, clear brow gels etc but never tried tinted brow gels before.  That was until I tried MeMeMe Arch Angel :) :) 

Can I just begin with the packaging.... Normally Packaging does not matter to me once the prodict itself is good but I couldnt help but fall in love with the packaging.  The packaging looks expensive to be honest I think If you were looking at the packaging of this brand you would be thinking that this is going to cost the same as some High end products out there but let me tell you looks can be deceiving :) 
For only €10 I would not call this high end would you?  

So what we are actually getting is whats more important and I am going to show you now.
We are actually getting two products in one :) :) 

You are getting on one side a tinted brow gel with a teeny tiny brush :)  This is supposed to not only darken and define your brows but set them into place ready for the day ahead.  The gel is to set those flare aways we all hate and make your brows tidy and neat.  Just look at this brush :) 

The gel comes in a dark brown shade which is what we mostly go for to make our brows noticable.  The brush itself makes life so so easy for us girlies let me tell you.  I did of this and comb through the brows bang you instantly have that defined look.  The brush grabs onto every single hair you have on your brows so even if you havent many hairs and alot of light hairs this brush will find them.  For those of you who do not like very dark brows simply brush the gel on very lightly and you will never over do it.  If you are one who likes dark dark brows simply build the gel up :) 

I myself like to use a brow pencil to shape my brows as I am not luck enough to have full brows then I finish off with this gel for extra coverage and tidiness and I instantly have full looking brows :) LOVE IT !!!!!

Let me show you how well this works :) 
Here is a before of my brows (eekkkkk) 

 And here is an after :) 

Here is another before and after :) 

So now for the other side which is the highlight side :)  This was designed to give your brows that extra boost :) 

The highlight comes with a doe foot applicator which fits perfectly under the brow and boy oh boy this highlight is bright.  Literally one pea sized amount with do both brows :)  This helps give your brows that extra shape and also make them stand out more without look obvious.  I love this highlight so much I even use this on my cheek bones and on the top of my lip :) I love it :) 

Over all I think this product is absolutely brilliant I literally us this every single day without fail even on my no makeup days.  I have also used this on some clients and they too are amazed with it.  This is certainly going to be repurchased by me over and over :)  
Have you tried Arch Angel yet.  I cant wait to try more from this brand :)  Check out their website MeMeMe Cosmetics or if you are from Ireland Check out their list of stockists :) 

Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

I love love love hearing from you all :) I make it my duty to read each and every one of you comments and every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette Review

Hello my beauties :) 
I hope you are all well :) 
Todays review is on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette :) 
This is my first time trying out anything from Anastasia Beverly Hills and to be honest now that I got a taste of it I want to try more :)  I have to admit the price range of the brand is a little more than what I would usually spend but of course been a beauty blogger I have to venture up a little now and again.  Of course if the product is over priced I would surely tell you all :)  After all thats what blogging is all about isnt it :) 
Let me tell you now that this palette might seem over priced but I guarantee you ITS NOT !!!!! I have been loving it since I got my hands on it which is about 3 weeks ago now :) 
Tamanna Roashan (@dressyourface) teamed up with Anastasia Beverly Hills to create this amazing palette.  I am hoping you all know Tamanna if you dont why dont you ??? :) only kidding but seriousl this woman is one of my favourite makeup artists of all time.  She is amazingly talented and creative when it comes to makeup.  She is so inspiring I adore her work.  She is so beautiful and makes women feel beautiful.  I literally visit her instagram page every single day to see what new look she put up and I especially love her Indian makeup wow oh wow !!!!! She is one of the most talented makeup artist for ethnic makeup and everyone adores her.  She is so loved she has nearly 1 million followers on Instagram and now has a website where she gives online makeup and hair lessons 
I could talk about her forever really but I wont dont worry Simply check her out and I am sure if you are a makeup lover/blogger etc you will love her too :) 
Ok back to the palette :) 
The moment I seen Tamanna post about her palette and seen the shades she chose for the palette I knew this palette had to be mine and I got onto Cult Beauty and bought the palette straight away.  After all With a makeup artist like Tamanna Creating an eyeshadow palette of her own you would be crazy not to buy it.  

Oh my goodness I am so in love with the palette I actually dont know where to start talking about it :)  
Lets begin with the first thing that I noticed and that is the packaging.  Honestly I was in awww with the outter packaging never mind the inner lol 
Just look at that beautiful design.  I love it that much that every time I used this palette I put it straight back into the box its stunning :) :) 
The Palette itself is just a beautiful on the outside :) as it is on the inside :) Not only that but I noticed when I took out the palette out of its box 5 cards came along with it I mean shocked is not the word :) :) 

Tamanna created 5 different looks and included them with this palette with very detailed instructions on how to create these looks.  I couldn't help to screech with excitement :) :)  As this is the first time i had ever seen anything like this :) :)  Plus I could wait to try each of these looks out on myself aswell as create my own looks with this palette :) 

The moment I seen these shade I smiled as each and every shade as true to what Tamanna aimed at was suitable for me and for everyone with every skintone :)  
There in front of me was 10 stunning beautiful shades.  A mixture of mattes and satin shade and I instantly planned out looks I wanted to try just by looking at these shades :)  

I just had to spoil you with these photos before I got down to the shades :) :) Are you drooling yet :) 

So lets begin with the first row :) 

Fresh:  This is a lovely matte creamy shade.  The perfect matte highlight for under the brow and also the perfect shade for blending out harsh lines.  For the lightest shade in the palette it surely is very pigmented :) :) not only that but so smooth and creamy especially for a matte eyeshadow :) 
Blush:  I adore this shade for a wash of colour on the lid.  It instantly makes my eyes look wide awake and ready for the day ahead.  This shade is a shimmer pinky champagne shade and hugely pigmented :)  I did find it a little bit chalky but apart from that its amazing :) :) 
Venezia:  Wow oh wow Talk about the perfect pop of colour shade :) a stunning satin teal shade hugely pigmented and very smooth :) A little goes a long long way 
Glided:  One of my favourite shades.  A stunning satin copper, bronze gold shade.  I have to say a little goes a long way with this beauty.  The more you pack this baby on the more golden it looks I absolutely love how this shade brings out the green in my eyes even though i have hazel eyes when I wear this shade on my lid my eye look very green :) :) 
Custom:  This again has a satin finish and again I love this shade :)  It s medium taupe grey shade and very very pigmented :)  

Sangia:  Another of my Favourite :) :) I have been using this alot in the crease :) :) Its a brilliant pop of colour :)  A deep very pigmented berry shade with a satin finish.  This shade has a slight gold shimmer in it but not very noticeable once applied :)   Highly Highly pigmented.
Bengal:  The is a brilliant shade to use for blending out harsh lines.  A great transition shade.  A Lovely sandy medium matte brown :)  Hugely Pigmented again a little goes a long way :) :) 
Chocolate:  Another matte shade.  A lovely medium brown perfect to use in the crease or outter V.  I love using this for a daytime smokey eye look also use this as an eyeliner using a damp eyeliner brush.  This shade can be built up to a deeper shade of brown.  I love how soft and smooth this is its literally as soft as wool and so so easy to blend out :) 
China Rose:  I absolutely adore this shade :)  just look how amazing this shade is in the pan.  You can see the golden shimmer sparkle in the sunlight :) :)  This beautiful peachy shade is also perfect for a pop of colour or even a lid colour for an everyday look with chocolate in the crease just beautiful :)  
Noir.  I think every Beauty Blogger will agree when buying a palette we have to see just how intense the black is in the palette.  It was literally the first shade I swatches and I was amazed :)  This black is is super black.  :)  Its super creamy and super soft.  The only thing I did find with this shade was if you picked up alot of it on the brush first time you will find it hard to blend out .  

Take note that these swatches have no primer underneath :) Don't they look amazing :) 

Whats even more brilliant is the brush that comes with it.  Its a brilliant little double ended brush.  One side is the perfect eyeshadow brush for packing on the eyeshadows and on the other side is a perfect brush for blending or applying colour to the crease. 

Overall the quality of this palette speaks for itself in the photos :)  You are surely getting your moneys worth out of this.  The pigmentation of each of these shadows is out of this world and even without a primer they work amazingly together :)  They work even better with a primer of course and last all day and all night long.  This is surely one palette I will never let go of and has now been added to my long time favourite palettes.  
Here is some looks I did so far with this palette :) I must say I have been having great fun with this beauty 
A day time look using Flesh under the brow, Blush all over the lid, Custom on the outer 3rd on the lid and into the crease and lastly a little Chocolate into the crease and outer V :)  

Next up can be worn as a day time look also 

Gilded on the lid, Sangria in the crease and a little above the crease, chocolate on the outer 1/3 of the lid and into the crease and flesh for blending out any harsh lines.  
next up is this day time look turned into night time :) :) using a pigment ( in which I will be reviewing soon) on top of glided and to intensify the outer V I applied Noir 

So now that you have seen this palette is it on your wishlist ?? :) :) 
Well I have some good new and some bad.  The bad news is the Cult Beauty (where I got it from) does not sell this palette anymore :(  But you can still buy it from: 
Amazon  but its a little more pricey than what I paid 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Website which sells the palette for $29 plus shipping to Ireland will cost $17 but works out in euro at €36 which is not much more than what I paid for mine :) :) 
and of course there is ebay but when shopping at ebay make sure to only buy from someone who has good recommendations and also watch out for import charges :)  

I really hope you enjoyed this review :) 
Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

I love love love hearing from you all :) I make it my duty to read each and every one of you comments and every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 14 November 2014

NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil Review

Hello My beauties I hope you are all well 
Finding the right lip-liner can be a task in itself.  You want a lip liner that is going to take very little effort to apply.  One thats going to last all day.  One thats not going to drag along your lips making your lips feel dry and sore by the time you are finished applying it.  You are also looking for a lip liner thats pigmented and worth the money you part with.  I have tried many lip liners and can safely say not all of them have met my needs or wants.
Lip liners are very beneficial to have. 
Lip liners can act like a primer for your lips for those intensely pigmented lipstick that either can stain or bleed.  
Lining you lips can help keep you lipstick, glosses ect in place.  
Using Lip Liners can also help you lipsticks last alot longer  :) 
Lip liners can also create the illusion of fuller lips I know alot of us out there love the fuller lip look ;) 
I am a huge fan of NYX Cosmetics and I have often seen their lip liners reviewed and to be honest am shocked with myself that I never tried them before :) 
Well that was until NYX Cosmetics became available to us in Ireland and one day was stood infront of a NYX Cosmetics stand.  So one day I decided it was about time I tried their lip liners out :) 
So I walked away with 5 different shades :)  Well at €4.99 each it wasnt too pricey right?
Well Wait until I tell you the even better news !!!! Guess how many shades of these beauties are available ??? Have you guessed ??  60 different shades :) :) :) Crazy I know :) 

When choosing these shades I went for shades I wanted to put into my kit.  I wanted to go for shades suitable for every occasion and skintone.  
The first shade I picked was 

Nude Pink:  This shade is the perfect natural looking shade.  A perfect liner for all pinky nude lipsticks.  Everyone likes to have a nude lip especially on an everyday look or with a dark smokey eye and I absolutely adore this shade Its perfect for my skintone and anyone who is fair to medium skintone :) 

Natural:  The name speaks itself :)  Natural is more on the beige rose neutral side I love to wear this all over my lips with a little gloss over it.  Its a nice shade for a daytime and night time look.  This shade can be applied lightly for day time and layered for a more pigmented darker look :)  

Peekaboo Natural:  I love this shade.  This is a little like Nude Pink only a shade darker.  I also found this shade has a little shimmer in it  Even though the shimmers are not that noticable once applied to the lips :)  

Prune :  I must admit I have never tried a shade like this before but have seen so many people wearing purples on their lips alot this year so thought I would give it a go.  I am glad I did because this shade is stunning.  This is a lovely light blackcurrant shade and perfect for anyone who is fair to medium skin tone and wants to try out a purple lip :) 

Along with these shades I wanted to try out a red lip liner and there was about 4 to 5 different shades of red to choose.  You can imagine how long it took me to pick out a red as red is a more vibrant and more brighter shade alot of us are scared to try out 
So here is the one I chose 

Hot Red:  The reason I chose this shade was because I find blue toned reds suit my warm complextion better.  As you can tell this is a lovely medium blue toned red and a perfect red for anyone with fair to medium skin tone :) 

Here are the lip swatches in order :) 

I really like these lip liners and think they have amazing staying power.  They last all day on they lip especially if you apply all over the lip.  They are creamy and very easy to apply the only thing I will say about applying them is if they are in a cool area and you try to apply to the lips it will tend to be harder to apply.  I find if they are in a warmer area the nib is less solid and easier on the lips :)  Some people might find them drying as most of them go on like a matte lipstick but to be honest thats what makes them long lasting.  When I apply these all over the lips I tend to apply a tad of balm before hand and a little gloss on top.  Other times I leave the gloss and simply wear the lip liner on its own.  
 I highly recommend these and will surely be buying more shades to add to my collection.  Have you tried these Lip Liners Yet ?
I hope you enjoyed my review 
Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

I love love love hearing from you all :) I make it my duty to read each and every one of you comments and every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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