Alfaparf Milano Semi Di Lino Moisture Collection ~ For Dry, Tangled & Frizzy Hair.

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.

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Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette ~ Smokey Obsessions.

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 🙂

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Favourites of 2017!!

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 🙂

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Christmas Dinner for under €30!

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 🙂

christmas dinner

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A Christmas Night Out!

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 🙂

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Dressing the little ones for Christmas!

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 🙂

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Review – Beauty Pro Lifting 3D Clay Mask

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.

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Girls Night Out Look!

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.

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Beauty Stocking Fillers :)

 

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 🙂

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Timeless Truth Giveaway :)

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 🙂

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