Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Nivea Q10 In Shower Firming Body Moisturiser

Hello my beauties How are you all :) 
Skincare Skincare Skincare is all Thats important to me lately!!!  Been 29 weeks pregnant my skin is going through the mill literally!! 
I am suffering with severe dry skin alot and to be honest its been getting me down alot.  My hands are looking like a 60 year old womans hands (but I am trying out a product for them for the past 2 week in which I will be reviewing very very soon)  My legs , underarms and neck especially my collar bone area is very dry and also making me look older than I am :(  I have been playing around alot with products I have already been using some are working and some are not.  My skin is very mixed up part of my body is normal and parts are to the extreme dryness.  There is one area I do not need to worry so much about and that is surprisingly my stretching tummy at the moment.  I have never really had to worry alot about that area and never suffered with stretch marks after having all 5 of my children.  I got 3 stretch marks after the twins and that is it :)  I never used anything to stop that I just have been lucky enough to get away with it.  
This pregnancy is a little different though.  I have been noticing some white stretch marks forming on my sides where stretching is happening I do not want to go to the extent of using oils as I cant stand my skin been damp while wearing clothing but I have found something that has been helping my skin keep moist and also helping firm up that area preventing anymore stretch marks forming.  
Believe me it works as I have been using this for well over a month now and not one more stretch mark has appeared :) 
The product I have been using is the Nivea Q10 In Shower Firming Body Moisturiser which is the newest edition the the Nivea Q10 range since April 
You may reconise the word Q10 and that is because I have been recently using the Nivea Q10 range on my face and have been loving it :)  the reason I am loving it is because of its main ingredient !!! 
Q10 Coenzymes :  
Well Q10 is a natural Coenzyme present in all cells of the body.  As the outermost layer, the skin has a constant need for Q10 to work as an antioxident to battle against everyday harms that causes our skin to age aka Sun rays, toxins in the air etc.  As we get older the natural Q10 that is in our skin begins to lessen leaving that natural defence to lessen which causes every day harms to take effect on our skin.  This is why its so important for us to replace the loss of Q10 to keep that strong defence up :)  and thats why I love the Nivea Q10 range as it contains the main ingredient which is very important to us. 

Nivea State:  
We have invested a lot of research into the development of this unique formula. NIVEA has been able to find a way to combine convenient moisturising with firming. We took NIVEA body firming to the next level by bringing it into the shower.
Combining one of the skin's own substances – Coenzyme Q10 – with refreshing menthol, the unique firming formulation penetrates deep into the skin. The lotion contains unique Q10 massage beads that literally melt into the skin when applied under hot water, making skin feel tightened with a slight cooling sensation.
Q10 is an essential part of the metabolic process for energy production, helping protect skin from oxidative damage. As the skin ages, the level of Q10 decreases, leaving skin susceptible to increased stress and damage, which ultimately leads to sagging. NIVEA In-Shower Q10 Firming Body Moisturiser helps replenish Q10 levels, supporting surface skin cell renewal and improving the appearance of skin

You are getting 250mls per bottle which is a huge bottle and will last for at least a month if used everyday :)  At the moment boots is doing a deal on this for only €2.34 which is almost half of the price it normally sells for :)  The price of this may range from €4 - 6 depending on where you get it from but Boots sell this full price at only €4.69 even at that full price its worth every cent 

The consistency of the lotion is quite thick so you will not need alot of this to do you entire body :)  I especially love that this one squirt spreads out evenly and most of all alot :)  You will also notice from each squirt that you will get little beads which is not there to ex foliate your skin but there to help you firm up your skin :)  The beads infact dissolve slowly while you are rubbing into your skin :) 

As the directions say you should shower with your normal shower gel or whatever you normally use to wash and after rinsing and before you are ready to hope out of the shower apply this all over and rinse.  When you step out of the shower simple make the most of the product by dabbing dry your skin.  
I like to take my time using this product :)  I shower like normal and step out of the shower, while my skin is still wet I rub this into my skin concentrating on the areas I want to firm up the most which is my thighs, legs, tummy hips and chest area.  I wait until the beads dissolve fully and then rinse.  The scent of this product is amazing and I have found that while rubbing this in I feel a sort of cooling sensation all over which I love as I shower in the morning and feel it helps to wake me up more :)  I must state that while rubbing this beautiful product in you do not feel the beads they are so so gentle on the skin.  My skin feels smooth soft and amazing.  I find my skin is moisturised full and looks amazing when I hope out of the shower :)  I even feel that moisturised that I can afford to pass afford to pass on applying more moisturiser before getting dressed :)  
Now the subject about either my skin looking firmer or not is another story :)  I cant really tell if my skin is firmer but I can safely say after using this for almost 2 months I have not gained any more stretch marks nor does my tummy look in anyway saggy near the bottom like it normally does while been pregnant.  My chest area is not looking as dry either.  I can also say that my neck and collar bone area is looking more healthier and moisturised :) and not so old looking :)  
I absolutely love using this in the shower and feel most days I do not need to further moisturise my skin :)  I skin feels smooth and soft even on my none shower days and if I do feel I need a little more moisture I simply apply my normal body lotion :) 
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for that healthy glowing looking skin you desire for the summer and you are simply going to love the scent its amazing is so refreshing and really makes you feel more wide awake when used in the morning :)   There is also another thing I love about this product is that even though its a cream it doesnt feel oily one bit and doesnt make your shower area slippery :)  Safe showering all the way :)  
Thumbs up from me :) 

Thank you so much for coming by :)  
I really hope you enjoyed this review :)  Have you tried 
this product yet ?  Do you think its something you would 
use in your daily shower routine :)  
Until Next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Mondss Underarm Wear Review

Hello Beauties I hope you are all well :) 
Sorry for been a little absent for the past week but I have a good excuse. 
My son had to go for another operation and needed TLC and of course he always comes first like all my kiddies so he had to have my full attention :)  The blog of course had to wait and now that he is on the mend and as good as new again I can get back to blogging :) 
So todays review is on a product I have had for quite some time and never really had to use until lately.  Been pregnant has surely change me both inside and out and with all these hormones this has created a little problem for me in the underarm area :(  I know I am not the only one who has this problem as I have often heard friends talking about this.

Every suffer with high perspiration.  The whole sweating and not been able to stop it.  You get that sweating you need to dry yourself with tissue :( Sorry about the TMI but its completely natural.  I also find on my news feed alot that women are asking that ultimate Question "How can I stop my sweat marks coming onto my clothes"  or "How can my wear my dress if I am going to sweat like a pig and it showing the moment I lift my arms"  We have all bee there and been absolutely mortified at the sight when going into the ladies !!!!! 

Well I have been especially suffering this due to hormones which is very new to me because I am not normally a sweater :(  This is also for my daughter who is 13 as I have noticed alot lately all her school shirts have these big yellow stains developing in the under arm area and that is also down to sweating 
So I thought oh my goodness MONDSS !!!!!
Let me tell you now that MONDSS is the answer to all our questions and prayers :)  

What is MONDSS ??? 

Let me give you the low down before I tell you how I found them :) 
MONDSS is a special pad that adheres to your skin to prevent any odour or perspiration marks from getting through and transferring to your clothes :)  
The pad itself feels very soft and very lightweight.  This can be worn by both men and women.  

Each box you buy contains 10 pads and costs €9.99 per box :) 

I must admit when I seen these pads at first I thought that they were going to feel uncomfortable and that the sticky part was going to be too stick for my sensitive underarm area but I took the plunged and stuck this baby right on :) 

I know alot of people would be thinking (especially the lovely men out there)  " That this would remind you too much of an STD for women"  To be honest I wouldn't blame you I was thinking the same thing when placing this under my arm but when I wore this for the first day and seen the results I was quite happy to wear this under my arms every day after :) 

The results of course when wearing the tightest tshirts, tops and dresses I see no sweat marks whatsoever :)  I found I didnt sweat all day to be honest and as for smelling like a sweat box well that was non existent.  I did find that taking this sticky pad off was a little hard.  The best way to take these off is when you jump into the shower or simply dampen with a cloth.  If you do rip this off using nothing you are going to create a rash as the under arm area is very sensitive.  I would also advise not to have any hair it the area you are sticking this as I am sure you will know that it would be very uncomfortable to stick this on a hairy area lol :) 

To be very very honest I think these are a great idea especially for those who have serious problems in that area and who are sick of destroying their clothes but buying them on a regular basis will set you back !!  I think €9.99 is a little steep.  I would love it if MONDSS would create a more see through pad for the under arm area because you literally can only wear these when you are completely covering up the underarm area :)   

As far as doing what the product tell you its going to do THEY HAVE ACHIEVED THAT GOAL.  

So do you think that MONDSS Underarm Wear would do the job for you?  Would your try them? 
You can get you hands on these from the MONDSS Website :)   

I hope you all enjoyed this review 
Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Soap & Glory Fast & Thick Super Volume Mascara Review

Hello my beauties :) 
I hope you are all well :) 
Todays post is on a mascara I have had for a couple of months now and have been really enjoying alot lately :) 
Its the Soap & Glory Fast & Thick Super Volume Mascara :) 

I have to admit I havent seen too many reviews about this mascara or have heard too many things about it which is one thing I thought would be a bad thing.  I know Soap & Glory is very popular for their skincare products but for makeup I have not seen as many reviews :)  but that has never stopped me trying anything new before and it certainly will not in the future :) 

Soap & Glory state that This super volume mascara creates amazingly, longer, fuller, fabulous lashes. Featuring Superfill False Lash Fillers, Shine Amplifiers, No flake 24  technology and super-fine no-clumps natural wax film formers. *While we don’t feel it’s ladylike to brag, we’re feeling particularly bullish about our mascara. (And hope after trying it you’ll agree that it’s absolutely marvelous.)

This Mascara costs €13.50 for 10mls of product :) 

The packaging for the price is actually quite plain (not that its important).  I like the packaging to be honest as its simple but girlie all at the same time.  The nice big pink bold writing makes the tube look more fun.  What's more important to me is A) the Wand and B) the performance of the mascara :)  Which I am sure all of you are the same :) 

Now for the wand part 

The brush is a nicely sized brush.  Its not too big or its not too small :)  I like the shape of it too as the smaller end is great for reach the inner and outer corner lashes perfectly without making a mess :) :) 
The bristles are small enough to catch every lash aswell as cover them with a nice amount of product :) 

The one thing I have to say I noticed when I first bought this is that I actually didnt like the mascara at first !!!!!  The formula was too wet for me and the crush was picking up way too much product.  I would end up applying way too much to my lashes and waited what seemed like forever for my lashes to dry without transferring.  I would definately say that I waited a good 3 weeks before using this again.  When I did I was amazed with how different my lashes looked from the first time I used this :)   The formula of the mascara had a chance to dry out a little and it was a dream to apply to my lashes :) 

I lashes looked longer instantly.  They did look fuller but not as full as I like them which is a person preference of mine of course :) 
As for blackness of the formula........ Well my lashes looked super black even from the first coat :)  Take a look :) (click on the photo for a closer look :) 

Lasting power is brilliant also.  My lashes didnt drop once throughout the day nor did I experience flakiness which is one thing we all dread when it comes to trying out new mascaras.  

Overall this mascara is definaelty worth trying out but if you are like me and like your formula in between dry and wet you will have to use this a few time before seeing its potential :)  Also if you are like me and like very full looking lashes this is not for you.  In the picture above i have 3 coats of the  mascara on me but I think if you applied more coats you will end up with very clumpy spider legged lashes.   I do think after 2 coats its perfect for everyday wear.   It doesnt state that this mascara is waterproof but I can safely say its went through my tears and I have also been caught in rain while wearing this and I experienced no smudging 

Is it worth €13 ???
No in my opinion its not worth the full price but if there is an offer going on it grab it as its not the worst mascara I have tried and it is great for everyday wear :) 
Have you tried this mascara yet?
Whats your thoughts on it ?? 
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you are thinking about buying this you can purchase from any Boots/Superdrug store 

Until Next time 
Lots Of Love Luck and Laughter :)  

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Friday, 5 June 2015

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Review Part 2

Hello Beauties I hope you are all well today :) 
 Its a long long time since I reviewed my first post on the Jumbo Eye Pencils by NYX I have been using them for about 3 years now on and off 
I have always been meaning to get more of them but of course never got round to it as I was trying out so many eye-shadow bases throughout the years :) 
Until on day I was in a pharmacy in Dublin and seen them on the stand.  There wasn't many left to choose from as they seemed to be a hit where I got them and they were not been restocked for a few days so I grabbed what ever was left which was only these 3 shades :)  

There are about 28 shades of Jumbo Eye Pencils to choose from and they cost on €4.99 each :) 

NYX State:  That these pencils A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Some call her chubby. We say voluptuous.

There is alot of mixed reviews about these Jumbo Eye Pencils 
Either they crease too easily 
Some of them haven't alot of colour pay off 
They make your eye-shadow move 
They are not long lasting 
But to be honest I think they are amazing for an eyeshadow base :) 
They work brilliantly if you use them right !!!!!!
I also think that the pigmentation is brilliant from them :)  Some of them are lighter in pigmentation but each shade I own are all very build-able.  They are very long lasting and very smooth to work with.  They are so so creamy that blending them out is a dream.  
As I stated before  They crease without a doubt so if you are applying these i would recommend using a primer first please don't plan on wearing these on their own because within an hour you will notice them creasing this is why i have been telling you they work better as bases because you will be setting a cream with powder aka eye-shadow.  
If you suffer with very oily lids you will find these will crease even with a primer But you can work at this you can apply these very lightly and then you will find they will last longer 

Let me go ahead and show you my new shades close up 

I have been dying to get this shade since I started using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils and to be honest I am so so glad I got it now.  This shade is so so adorable and perfect for summer and spring time looks :)  Its a super light strawberry pink with little golden shimmers in it :)   It does give a frosty finish but if using with a matte pink eyeshadow it looks amazing the texture and payoff it beautiful :)  This looks especially stunning on green/hazel eyes.  On first swatch it may appear very light but it can be build able.  

This is another favourite of mine.  A Beautiful rusty gold with tiny gold shimmers :)  This pencil is hugely pigmented even one stroke is enough to do the entire lid.  Need I say more honestly just look at the swatch itself :) 

I love love love this shade and using this alot lately.  Its a pure gold eye pencil.  This is the perfect base for all your bright gold eyeshadows and really intensifies the gold in any eyeshadow.  Gold is stunning on blue eyed people especially and I found the more your bring out the gold the more your blue eyes pop :) 
Definitely one to get !!!! 

I totally love the shades I was left with :)  They are perfect for the looks I like to go for it was like faith that they were they only shades left there :) 

I will be going back for more shades and will probably end up with the full collection :) 
Have you tried these yet?  You can also use these as a liner if you set them with a powder.  I also love using the Black in these to create a smokey eye as its so easy to blend all over the lid.  If you use these on the lid and do not of over the crease you will find they will not crease at all :) 

I definitely thing these are worth trying out :)  Let me know what your thoughts are on them :) 
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

Monday, 1 June 2015

Coastal Scents Hot Pot Eyeshadows Review :)

Hello My beauties :)  I hope you are all well :) 
As you all know I am no stranger to the website Coastal Scents :)  I have all 3 of their reveal palettes which I adore and use alot and I have also tried some other items especially some of their hot pot eyeshadows :)  You can view all of my reviews here on them :) 
Well I had to go back and order more of their Hot Pot Pressed Eyeshadows to fill up my empty Coast Scents Palette :)  
Coastal Scents has 97 shades of these eyeshadows to choose from and retail at $1.95 each :)  So affordable right?!  Well at the moment they are having a sale of them where you can get them for $.99 each :) :) :) 

So I decided to go for shades that are more on the neutral side.  I plan on filling my 28 piece empty palette with all neutrals and then fill another with more funking fun filled shades :) 

So With 13 shades in my collection so far I decided to review them and tell you what I think of the shades I have chosen.  I find it very hard to depend on the shades on the website as they have no swatches on their and have notices by previous purchases that the shades look a little different to the pictures they supply.  I really think its important that you search for swatches as you may be disappointed with the shade otherwise.  

So when I got my order I got my eyeshadows in a light mesh bag :)  Very pretty and very girlie.  The eyeshadows come in separate plastic covers that you can open and close at you convenience so if you do not have a palette to place them you can still store them in the containers you got them in :)  Behind each plastic container there is a sticker label with the names of each eyeshadow on them.  Fear not there is also a sticker on the magnetic part of the eyeshadow too :) :) 

So what does Coastal Scents say about these :) 
A 1-inch metal pan that contains a highly pigmented eye shadow for multiple applications. Each Coastal Scents Hot Pot™ fits snugly into one of the Go Pod4 Piece12 Piece, and 28 Piece Interchangeable Palettes. These custom palettes contain magnets in a soft foam padding which attract the metal pan of the Hot Pot. This allows you to completely customize your palette to create any look by simply adding interchangeable Hot Pots from the vast collection of shades, hues, and finishes. 

Now I am going to show you the shades up close :) 

PUMPKIN PIE:   One the website you will see that this shade looks completely different to its picture.  Its a light tan shade with a little orange undertone to it.    Its a matte and is nicely pigmented :)  Its the perfect transition shade you could look for especially if you are pale skinned :)  Its also very buildable :)  Soft creamy and easy to blend what more could you as for :) 

OATMEAL TAN:  This is another amazing transition shade and a little like Pumpkin Pie :)  This again is a light tan shade but a little more of the brown side rather than the orange side.  Again this shade is also matte very creamy and easy to blend :)  Its another perfect transition shade.  The fact that there is not a whole lot of difference between Pumpkin Pie and Oatmeal Tan you could easily do with only one or the other :)  as they turn out the same way when blended :) 

COPPER POT:  This is one of my favourites :)  Look how stunning it looks in the pan isnt it beautiful :)  You can imagine just looking at it how pigmented it is :)  Believe me its hard to get this shade as it always seems to be out of stick so make sure to keep an eye out and get your hands on it as soon as it comes in as you will love it :)  This copper gold will look absolutely stunning on you blue and green eyed girls especially its the perfect eye popping eyeshadow :) :)  So so creamy so pigmented and so easy to apply :) I love it 

SUNSET GOLD:  A Ray of sunshine :) :) This is a little like Copper Gold only a little lighter :)  Again if you have Copper Gold you will not need Sunset Gold or visa versa.  This again is very pigmented creamy and easy to work with :)  There is alot more of a golden finish to this shade so if you prefer gold this is ther one for you :) 

18 KARAT GOLD:  This shade is outstanding and another very popular shade on the site :)  This looks AMAZING on blue eyes and really makes those bright blue eyes pop.  I adore this shade and is a great pop of golden goddess colour :)  Its hugely pigmented creamy and very soft.  A little goes a long way :)   

Here is a picture of all the shades so far against each other :) :) 

LIGHT BRONZE:  A lovely medium bronze brown this again is shimmery and very pigmented :)  The perfect shade for working with when creating a daytime smokey eye :)  Another creamy soft and pigmented shade :)  

AMBER BRONZE:  Wow isnt this looking fantastic in the pan.  Just look at that shimmer :)   This shade is a little darker than bright bronze and I actually prefer this over it :)  Its a deeper brown with golden and copper shimmer :)  The rustic finish you desire :)  This is hugely pigmented and a little goes a long way :)  So easy to work with and very buildable.  Another of my favourites :) 

BOCA MOCHA:  Now doesnt this look very familiar to Amber Bronze :)   But fear not this not exactly the same shade in fact this is a shade or two darker :)  Its a dark brown with an amazing bronzed hue to it :)  Its amazingly pigmented and perfect for a deep smokey daytime look :)  love it :)  I think this may be the most favourite of mine between Amber Bronze and Boca Mocha :)  

AMARETTO:    Another stunning shade and especially perfect for anyone with green/hazel eyes :) :)  This shade is to die for and again another of my favourites :) :)  This shade is a deep reddish brown with red and golden shimmer :)  Its amazing and very pigmented :)  

CANYON CORAL:  I have to laugh at the shade it shows for this on the website !!! Check it out.  
This shade is not the best shade I have picked as in pigmentation.  Its a satin burgundy brown.  This shade is stunning do not get me wrong but it needs a little more work than the others.  You have to build the intensity of the shade to see the beauty it is :)  Against my hazel eyes this really makes them pop :)   I wouldnt say to not buy this shade but prepare to work with it :) 

DEEP ROAST:  This is a simple medium brown :)  perfect for brows, daytime liner outer corner lid shade :)  A very pigmented matte shade.  Very easy to work with too which is surprising because its matte but I love it :) 

RAISIN BERRY:  I am deeply madly in love with this shade seriously how amazing does it look :)   A deep and stunning Maroon Hue eyeshadow with a shimmery finish :) :)  awww girlies need I say more than I adore it and love everything about it :)  The swatches will show you why :) 

BLACK BERRY:  It explains on the site that this is a mauve navy shade but I dont really see navy in this shade its more like a mauve grey shade :)  Its a satin finish and again not as pigmented as some of the other shades.  You have to pack on the shade to make this work and blending it isnt as easy either.  I was a little disappointed with this shade to be honest and wouldnt repurchase it again 

INCOGNITO:  This is down as a matte black shade but its not the blackest eyeshadow I have in my collection.  I would say that this is more of a deep dark charcoal black and to get more intensity we need to build the shade up :)  It is a great shade to work with and blends beautifully :)  I love using it as a daytime eyeliner and on the out corner for a deep smokey eye in the day time :) 

I have to admit these eyeshadows surprised me :)  I was expecting the matte eyeshadows to be the hardest to work with when infact the Satin eyeshadows were the hardest.  The mattes worked like a dream and of course the shimmery eyeshadows are amazing :)  They are definately worth the money you pay for them.  The first eyeshadows I have tried were bought about 2 years ago and they still work brilliantly :)  
I really want to get more but I think I will stay away from the satin shades :)  
All the swatches above were made with no primer on top :)  They eyeshadows last all day and night long if worn over a primer.  
I highly recommend these to you all to try :) :) 
Here is an easy day time smokey look I created using "Sunset gold" on the lid darkening it a little on the outer third with "Canyon Coral"  I used "Deep Roast" on the outer corner and into the crease.  I also used "Pumpkin Pie" to blend out the harsh lines and as a transition shade :) I wasnt happy with the darkness of the outer corner so I deepened it a little with "Incognito" 
I used all shades on the lower lash line too :) 
I used a very small amount of "18 Karat Gold in the inner corner" 

I really hope you enjoyed this review :)  What shades would you choose :)  
Have you tried these eyeshadows yet 
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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