In the last year and a bit everyone has heard of the hype for sulfate & paraben free shampoo’s and conditioners. How they are so amazing but a bit more expensive than we’re used to paying! So what is the big deal with them?? Why are sulfates & parabens not ideal for the hair??
I found my hair colour was starting to look lifeless, the shine and gloss was gone in a mere 2/3 weeks and my hair was not in great condition. Not terrible but slightly dry and frizzy!
So I had been in my local salon (Leah Kelly Hair Design Gort) getting my hair done a few weeks before Christmas and I was explaining problems I had with my hair, the colour etc… and Leah started telling me instantly that it was mainly sulfates that are not helping one bit and are a massive culprit in affecting coloured hair.
So first post of the year and I’m talking all about one of the hottest palettes of 2017!
When Huda Beauty announced they were releasing a miniature version of their cult status palettes everybody needed and wanted one (including me).
There are 4 palettes in the collection: Electric Obsessions, Mauve Obsessions, Smokey Obsessions and Warm Brown Obsessions.
Each palette has 9 highly pigmented mattes and striking shimmers with foil like effect.
The palette I have is the Smokey Obsessions and it contains 4 mattes and 5 metallic shimmers.
So if you want to have a look and see if these palettes are worth the hype then please keep on reading 🙂
So what a year it’s been!! Lot’s and I mean lot’s of new beauty releases and I’m quite proud to say I did not buy into half of them lol BUT there have been a few and so so so worth the hype!!
So without rambling here are my favourite products of 2017 🙂
And yes I am posting this before Christmas so none of my new make up has any influence over this 🙂
Every year we do dinner with my mum and stepfather a few weeks before Christmas as we all don’t see each other and/or spend actual Christmas dinner with each other. It’s becoming a bit of a tradition.
I am very conscious about not spending too much on food shopping in general and it’s the same for this dinner but in no way would I compromise on quality.
The majority of products listed below are Aldi but there’s a few bits from Lidl & Supervalu also. I just want to state I am in no way affiliated with these supermarkets or sponsored. I do my shopping all the time in these supermarkets.
So let’s start off with the important stuff! This is a Christmas dinner that should serve 5-6 people, possibly more if you bulked up the plate with vegetables 🙂
Saturday was the first of I’d say many Christmas nights out and I couldn’t wait! I was so excited!!
Being a mum we don’t get out too much so when this was all planned I knew I had to make it and really wanted to make an effort and get all dolled up.
Got the hair done, a new dress and new shoes!! 🙂 And I tanned more than just my arms and chest which is a very rare occurrence lol
So keep on reading for all the details 🙂
I love love love Christmas and one of my favourite things to do in the build up is shopping for Kayleigh. Without a doubt kids Christmas clothes are just the cutest!!
One of my favourite shops to shop in for Christmas clothes would have to be Next, I don’t shop there too regularly but I like to get a few special pieces for Christmas as their stuff is just so adorable, great quality and they have pieces for every budget.
So continue reading to see what caught my eye 🙂
Clay masks are fantastic for drawing impurities out of the skin but they can get very messy.
I have been regularly using sheet face masks the last few months and my skin has improved greatly but it has to be continued to maintain.
I was very intrigued by this mask as generally you just get a clay mask in a tub or tube but this was a sheet mask, I wasn’t sure how this would work but couldn’t wait to try.
Beauty Pro have released 2 mess free sheet clay masks aimed to deep cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
I tried the Lifting mask with calamine so please continue reading to find out how I got on.
I love getting ready for a night out, I take my time doing my make up. I look foreword to it! Not so much what I’m going to wear lol but what I’m going to put on my face haha
I keep it quite simple with staple favourites.
It’s always nice to give (and receive) little gifts whether it’s a stocking filler or just a kind gesture. And not spending a fortune is a bonus 🙂
Continue reading to see what I would recommend 🙂
I am so excited for whoever wins this giveaway! Beautybelle.ie kindly sent me out 5 Timeless Truth Masks to giveaway to one lucky duck! As we all know I am a massive fan of the Timeless Truth range and can’t wait for you to try them! To enter and be in with a chance of winning you must go over to my facebook (link at the bottom of the page).
I have tried some of the masks but not all of them so I will detail what each mask claims to do and will let you know my thoughts on the ones I have tried.
This couldn’t have come at a better time as whoever wins their skin will be glowing for Christmas 🙂