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Skin Care

La Roche Posay Cicaplast pro recovery

Everybody should have a break in case of emergency skin care product, and for me it is the la Roche Posay Cicaplast for the face. This stuff really is a wonder product. While I don’t have extremely sensitive skin, I am an extremely allergic person. I am allergic to so much stuff, medication, seafood, AHAs, PHPs and so much more. The list is endless. I normally don’t mind, as I have learned to stay away from the products, and foods I am allergic to. Howver, as I am constantly trying out new products on my face, being the allergic person that I am, I am bound to have a reaction…

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Kohl Cosmetics series: Top 10 Skincare tips

I hate taking my makeup off. If I had money like the Kardashians, I would pay someone to come to my house every night before bedtime and take my makeup off. They would be my official makeup taker offer. Yes I am just that lazy. So when it comes to skin care, I want something quick and easy. Sadly I have had to come to terms with the fact that there is nothing really quick and easy about skin care. No ladies. Good skin takes time and effort and just taking the makeup off itself is sadly not enough. Recently I took part in a Kohl Cosmetics intensive makeup course…

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Thalgo Collagen Eye roll on

A few months back, I noticed by dark circles had gotten out of control and my eye area was looking puffy and tired a lot of the time. Sadly this goes hand in hand with thyroid problems, but as I am not one to take things lying down, I decided that I needed to take action and reduce the tired look around my eyes as much as possible. When contacted by Thalgo to see if I would like to try some of their products, I jumped at the chance as I had read a review by So Sue Me last year about the Collagen eye roll and I had considered buying…

Skin Care

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +

I am very late to the La Roche Posay wagon, but now that I have jumped on, I am seriously enjoying the trip. While I have a good skin care routine, recently my skin decided it wanted to have a little hissy fit. I am talking, join the dots on my face for weeks on end. No matter what I did, once I got rid of one spot a few another 2 or 3 would pop up. Gorgeous!! In my absolute desperation, I turned to my trusted advisors. The Irish Beauty bloggers, and the product that kept coming up again and again to help me solve my problem, was the La…

Skin Care

Philosophy MicroDelivery vitamin C peptide peel

  Every so often a product comes into my life that just blows everything out of the water and makes me  get up, dance and sing sing songs of praise to the beauty gods who make these wonderfully amazing products. From the very first time I tried the Philosophy Microdelivery peel, I knew that I had found something truly wonderful.  Ladies and Gentlefolk, let me introduce to you the wonder product that is, The Philopophy Microdelivery vitamin C peptide peel.   For the last number of months I have been working on my skin care routine. While I am very happy with my day to day skin care, sometimes my…

Skin Care treatments

The Image Skincare O2 facial at Iconic Beauty Rathgar

Many of you that know me or  are regular readers of the blog, know I am a fan of the finer things in life. I like to treat myself to little luxuries every so often and indulge in real treats. Last Thursday I was invited to Iconic Beauty salon, for a treatment that I can only describe as out of this world. It was literally like nothing I had experienced before.. Iconic Beauty, is located in Rathgar village in Dublin. It is a quick drive, or bus trip from the city centre and has parking outside. From the moment you walk through the door, this salon screams opulence and luxury.…

Skin Care

The Body Shop Vitamin E overnight Serum in oil

Do you know the moment when you use a new product and from the very first minute it goes on your face, you know that you will never be without that product again? Well that happened to me the first time I used The Body Shop Vitamin E overnight serum in oil. It was absolutely love at first use.  Over the last few months I have really been working on my skin care regime, but I hadn’t found a night time product to suit both my skin and my budget. Since I was a teenager, The Body Shop has always been a staple in my house, be it shower gels…

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Clarisonic Mia 2

I have been using my Clarisonic for over a month now and thought it was time enough to give you a full review on what it is, how it works and is it worth the hype that surrounds it. There are 3 different Clarisonic cleansers for sales at the moment, The Mia 1, Mia 2 and the Aria. The Mia 1 was the first main stream launch for this brand. It has one speed, is slightly chunkier than later models and comes with a sensitive head. The Mia 2 is more of less the same as the Mia 1, except lighter, has 2 different speeds, universal voltage and can be…

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Skin Care Saviours

Over the next 8th weeks, every Thursday I will be posting as part of the Best of Beauty Blog challenge. Samantha from All The Buzz put a call out on her twitter and Facebook page  a few weeks ago, to find a gaggle of Beauty Bloggers to take part in this challenge. Sure how could I resist her Scottish charm. I’m in. ( could I actually be anymore corny and GO Team!!!) Skin care to me has been a massive focus over the last few months. Over the last year or so my skin was looking tired, dull and really unloved. I was getting breakouts to end all breakouts and I…

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Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating face wash

For me skin care needs to be quick, but effective. A very important part of any skin care regime is exfoliating. It is said that regular exfoliating helps to buffer out fine lines and give an even skin tone.  When it comes to exfoliating, the last thing I want to be doing is standing over a sink splashing water over my face and with squited eyes trying to find my towel to dry my face off. Bring in the Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash. The Microdelivery exfoliating face wash, is a mild facial cleanser that is said to “effectively cleanse the skin, while providing resurfacing benefits. ” I am not an…

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The Final USA Haul

When I look back on my haul posts I realise I bought a serious amount of beauty products when I was away. This is the final haul of everything I bought and I did think long and hard before I bought almost all of these items. Clinique Dramatically different moisturising lotion I used to use this years ago and actually don’t know why I stopped. To me this is a good solid moisturising lotion that does exactly what it says on the skin. A little goes a long way and this will last me for months. I really like this moisturiser.  I have got one little gripe with this moisturiser and that…

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Banish makeup wipes forever with the Cleanse off mitt

Last week I put up a picture of the Cleanse off mitt on The Beautiful Truth Facebook page. There was a lot of interest in this post and people were dying to know what it was and how they could get their hands on it. So what is it? The mitt is designed to take off every scrap of makeup by using just water and the mitt itself. There is no need for cleanser, just water and the mitt. It is designed with speed in mind. I mean we all know that we have to take our makeup off  at night but the effort of it is a right pain.…

Skin Care

Ren Jojoba Microbead Purifying Facial Polish

Facial exfoliators are the latest addition to my skin care regime. I had never really used anything but the simple face wash before and I knew that wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore. My skin while it wasn’t bad was in desperate need of a good exfoliator. I had heard a few things about Ren so I trotted off into Arnotts to have a look. If you haven’t browsed around the skin care section in Arnotts you really are missing out. It has so many different brands and they girls are always very helpful, but don’t blame me when you walk out with full bags and an empty wallet. I had…

Skin Care

Super Facialist by Úna Brennan – Deep Clean clay mask

For the last few months I have been on a real skin care drive. I had heard a few things about the Super Facialist by Úna Brennan and I thought as a little treat for my skin I would try the Deep clean pore purifying mask. I bought it in Boots for €10.99, so it wasn’t going to break the bank. Super facialist promises that the mask will clear excess dirt, oil and toxins which lead to breakouts. It contains ingredients like Avocado Oil, Acacia Honey, Salicylic Acid  and Dead Sea Mud. It is a light grey colour and smells lovely when you put it on your face. So did it…

Skin Care

Hydraluron Moisture Booster

I have only been using this product a few days but I just had to tell you about it. Hydraluron is absolutely amazing. It has made my combination skin really soft and full of moisture. My makeup is just sitting beautifully. If your skin is any way dehydrated ( lacking moisture, not dry which is lacking oil) then this is the product for you. This stuff is so hard to get your hands on and there is a reason for that. Hyrdaluron is full of hydralonic acid. What is that? Well basically this is the stuff that helps your skin retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, as…

Skin Care

Liz Earle Cleanse, tone and moisturise

Since I began wearing makeup in my teens, skincare has been the bane of my life. While I adore wearing makeup I hate, hate, hate taking it off. Throughout my teens I didn’t give a second thought to sleeping in my makeup. While during my 20s I thought I was great for even using makeup wipes to clean off the excesses of the day. But lately I knew I needed to up my game. My skin was really feeling the effects of late nights, long days and changing weather. Bring in Liz Earle. A friend of mine suggested I try the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, as it had…