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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mariah Carey's MAC Collection Is Finally Here

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So the wait is finally over for the launch of this Christmas must have corroboration……..

Remember the “All I Want Lipstick” “Champagne Shimmer ” MAC corroborated last year with Mariah Carey? Well their back this year with a breath-taking collection that will have you wanting to find nothing more but this collection under your three on Christmas morning.
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Friday, 2 December 2016

Bobbi’s Guide to Colour Correcting

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Colour correcting is a way for a woman to make her skin look flawless at any time of the year, any time of the day. A lot of beautiful women have different colour issues in their skin, like hyperpigmentation. By colour correcting, you can make your face look like you really do have even skin—a true “no-makeup makeup” look.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

BRYT Skincare A New Generation Botanical Beauty Review


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When you are introduced to a brand that has been created from pure passion and raw emotion, you just know that it will be a brand worth sitting up and paying attention to!

BRYT Skincare is a new generation botanical Skincare range for both women and men of all ages. The range is free from sulphates and any other nasty chemicals, BRYT Skincare is all about treating, conserving and preserving the skin whether it’s oily, combination or maturing skin. Packed full of natural antioxidants this new skincare promises to add the extra nourishment and protection your skin needs in the fight against the natural ageing process.
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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Thea Organic Enriched Skincare Review

I came across Thea Skincare on Twitter and boy am I glad I made the decision to contact them. The company was very kind in sending me some information and samples to try.

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But first let me tell you a little bit about Thea Skincare.........

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Nutrilite® Phyto2GO Immunity Drink

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Today I want to talk to you about Phyto2GO from Nutrilite®, which is a new refreshing drink with a
delicious taste of pomegranate and acai berries, filled with micronutrients that support the immune system and strengthen the body’s defences!

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Beauty in a Christmas Cracker 2016

Following my post The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar I started looking into the Beauty Crackers that are available as well this year and just like the advent calendars there is a ever increasing number out there to choose from.

So let have a look at what you can be cracking this Christmas.
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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar List

After my post A Christmas Beauty Countdown I had a strong feeling there could be a second post on this years Christmas Beauty Advent Calendars as there is countless amount available. I asked the question of maybe doing the ultimate list and quite a few of you liked the idea. Included in the list are some calendars from the UK and the States, so if you are lucky and use Parcel Motel or are part of the US Buyers Club you are in luck of getting some or even better if you have family and friends that are happy to allow you to use their postal address and repost to you even better.



So here it is, but be warned it's quite a long list...........

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet


Jump into a magical world this Christmas with the Nutcracker Sweet Collection from M.A.C cosmetics.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

New Aussie Body Wash Review

We all love the Aussie hair care range especially the 3 Minute Miracle Hair Maskso when I learned that Aussie had launched their new range of body washes I was excited to learn more.
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 There are four washes in the new range that can be used either in the bath or shower.

Fresh Mate Body Wash - with Eucalyptus for a super fresh feel.
Mega Watt Body Wash – with Australian Ginseng to energise.
No Rush Body Wash – with Jojoba Seed Oil to relax and pamper.
Shower Smoothie Body Wash – with Macadamia Nut Oil for super smooth skin.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Suddenly by Madame Glamour

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OK many of you already know about Suddenly by Madame Glamour Eau De Parfum, and there's not much more I can add about this that hasn't been said before, it certainly caused a large stir when it was launched by Lidl back in 2011.

Described as a "Timeless affordable and classic fragrance, with citrus and floral notes incorporating Jasmine and Bergamot", it is a perfect summer scent priced at €3.49
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

W7 Bronze Queen Review

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I picked this palette up on a weekend down home, when I forgot to bring some make-up with me and €5 I knew I couldn’t go wrong. The packaging on this palette is a heavy plastic which to me is a lot better than the usual tin packaging that’s on the “In the Nude/Buff “palettes. It also has a descent mirror believe it or not, a double ended brush and sponge tip applicator.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Top 5 Tips for Dry Skin

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     1.   Only cleanse your skin once daily preferably in the evening. This will remove dirt and grime
           but will also prevent further unnecessary drying of the skin. In the morning a splash of water
           and some moisturizer is all you need.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Top 5 Tips for Maturing Skin

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    1.   Rich moisturizers are great for maturing skin, but if you start to break out in spots, your
           moisturizer could be too rich. Alternate with a lighter formula.
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

W7 IN THE NIGHT SMOKEY SHADES Review

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Towards the end of last year, budget friendly brand W7 came up trumps with two new eye palettes after the huge success they had with In The Buff and In The Nude, which were dupes on the Urban Decay Naked palettes.
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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

W7 Lightly Toasted Eye Palette Review

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Ok I have had this Lightly Toasted eye palette along with Up in Smoke for some time and I do think they are long overdue a review. So we'll start today with the In the Buff: Lightly Toasted and tomorrow we'll do the In the Night: Up in Smoke.
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Fresh, Fun Flirty Flormar Nail Polishes

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As Flormar is one of the many brands that I have quickly fallen in love with, not only for their high quality, purse friendly prices, but also for their multi-usage of a single product.

So today I’m just going to talk to you about their Nail Polishes, because my collection of products from this brand keeps growing, you’ll be here till next week reading all about them.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A Christmas Beauty Countdown

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It’s that time of year yet again, where we see nothing but Christmas on every street corner. I swear it gets early and early each year and I’m a major lover of the festive season and believe in being organised early so you can enjoy the build-up, but September even August is way too early even for me.

As the weeks go by and the closer we get to Christmas there has been a massive increase in the amount of beauty advent calendars available, with every single beauty house cashing in on the for every growing market., and why not? We even see advent calendars for kids by toy companies, gone are the days of chocolate.....
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Essence Colour & Go Polishes Review

I go through a mad faze during the summer for nail polishes, why?
I haven’t a clue. It’s just something I do every summer, but then comes winter my nails are bare. Strange but’s that’s just me!

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

W7 IN THE BUFF / IN THE NUDE EYE COLOUR PALETTES Review

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Again here’s another brand that won’t break the bank. W7 offers a large range of makeup products from mascaras, foundations to nail polishes and eye shadow palettes, even down to brushes.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Sensitive Skin

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Characteristics of Sensitive Skin
Would you believe me if I said that 80% of us think we have sensitive skin, when in reality maybe only 10 to 20% do. True characteristic of sensitive skin is not only the itching, flaking or redness we get from using makeup or skin care products but if we have fair skin, red hair, prone to flushing, fine broken veins across the cheeks and or we suffer from hay fever or asthma then we truly have sensitive skin and it can be a right pain in the backside.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

It's all about MeMeMe

I was a very lucky girl this year for my birthday, when my sweet, caring mum gave me some money, telling me to go out and get some nice make-up that I could use and write about on my blog.
So a Big THANK YOU MUM.
When I got back home to Dublin, I just knew if I didn’t hit a cosmetic counter quickly. I would end up spending the money on something else, or worse putting it towards those dreaded utility bills. A trip to my local chemist who offer a great range of skin care and cosmetic brands, was where I headed as I knew I would just find what I was looking for and MeMeMe was what I was after.
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Friday, 30 September 2016

BRYT Skincare Beauty Range Launches in Ireland

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BRYT Skincare has come to Ireland and it’s time to introduce your skin to all things bright and beautiful – This breakthrough beauty range combines the ancient power of natural antioxidants with the latest science to deliver clean, high-tech skincare that packs a potent punch.

BRYT Skincare is the next generation of botanical beauty for women and men, treating, conserving and preserving all skin types from youthful complexions through to mature skin in need of extra nourishment and protection against the ageing process.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Combination Skin

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Characteristics of Combination Skin
Combination skin is a mix of oily skin in the centre of the face, commonly called the T-zone with dry or normal skin on the cheeks. Teens will find their forehead and nose the biggest problem areas for breakouts and this is due to their hormones going crazy in puberty. While older women will find the chin to be their problem area and this can too be due to hormones and sometimes increased stress levels.
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Monday, 26 September 2016

Oily Skin

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Characteristics of Oily Skin
Oily skin is generally caused by overactive sebaceous glands, resulting in too much sebum being secreted. This skin type is quite easily recognised by its shiny appearance, large open pores which become blocked with oil causing blackheads and dead skin sticking to form whiteheads mainly around the nose and chin area.
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Artistry Exact Fit Longwearing Foundation Review

I’ve been so lucky over the last year or so to be given the chance to experience some of the products from Amway’s Artistry Collection, from eyeliners and lipsticks to eye palettes and skincare ,even a little haircare. 

Artistry is a collection that I couldn’t find fault with except for the price tag that I felt was well over the top, but the more I use, the more I fall in love with this elegant, glamour’s collection the more I want and Exact Fit Longwearing Foundation is the latest product I’ve being sent to test and review.
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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Artistry Signature Colour and Signature Colour Sheer Lipsticks Review


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Today I’m going to quickly talk to you about two lipsticks from Artistry, the Signature Colour
and the Signature Colour Sheer.

So let’s begin with the packaging, the Signature Colour is in the gold top and black & gold funnel while the Signature Colour Sheer is the black top and gold funnel. They both have the bullet twist and click opening which I just love, they are lightweight, sleek, elegant, luxurious and expensive looking.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Artistry Signature Eyes Automatic Liquid Eyeliner Review

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Before I start to tell you about Signature Eyes Automatic Liquid Eyeliner, can I just remind you that liquid eyeliners and myself don't get on, for more than one reason other than the fact I always seem to make a mess of it. Well that was until now!

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Dry Skin

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Characteristics of Dry Skin
Dry skin can feel tight, look dull and grey, it's flakey mainly around the nose area and makes you feel older then we are with tiny fine lines. The cause for dry skin is the breakdown of oils in the skin's natural protective barrier allowing water to evaporate, allowing UV rays to penetrate deeper into the skin that is already dehydrated increasing sun damage that's causing the skin to naturally wrinkle. Cold weather and central heating are the main causes that can damage this protective barrier but also it can be down to genetics.
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Maturing Skin

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Characteristics of Maturing Skin
As part of the natural aging process, the skin becomes dryer, more deeply lined and starts to lack muscle tone. But..... yes there's a but, just because you are in your twenties or thirties don't be surprised to find you fall into this category, I know your thinking maturing means you've hit your forties well in this case not's not so true.
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Artistry Little Black Dress Eye Palette Review

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I love when I’m given the opportunity to try news products or brands that I would normally not go for or even heard off, so when this little beautie along with some lippie landed on the door mat I was eager to give it ago.
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What's your Skin Type?

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The first step and most important step you can take in caring for your skin properly is knowing your skin type. Now you may think you know your type already, but for many of us we have it wrong!

For starters skin types change with age, seasons, diet, hormonal changes, weather exposure and pollution let alone on top of that there's periods of illness and stress. All of these factors take their toll on our skin making it look dull, flaky, lifeless, oily and God forgive the development of wrinkles.  
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What are Subscription Boxes?

A subscription box is a recurring delivery of niche products. Subscription boxes are a marketing strategy and a method of product distribution. Subscription boxes are used by subscription based ecommerce businesses, referred to as "subcom" for short, which follow a subscription business model. They target a wide range of customers and cater to a variety of specific needs and interests. The subscription box industry is small, so there exists minimal data. It is estimated that there are 400 to 600 different kinds of subscription boxes in the United States alone and more overseas. Subscriptions vary in both cost and frequency, making them more accessible to a greater range of customers with different socioeconomic backgrounds. Subscription boxes tend to range from €10 to €100.

History of subscription boxes

One early subscription box available was called The Sampler. It offered samples of products from independendant web based artists, crafters, zines and shops. It first became available in 2004 at www.homeofthesampler.comGranny's Attic of Mobile based in Alabama began offering subscription services from its website, www.perfectpaintedponies.com in 2005 specifically for customers who collected various artistic painted ponies.
Various subscription commerce companies are growing rapidly. Since launching in 2011, Quarterly.co has doubled in size every six months. NatureBox, which launched in 2012, grows by 50-100 percent every month and BarkBox’s subscribers grew from 1,500 to 55,000 between 2012 and 2013. According to Forbes, Birchbox, which is arguably the most recognizable service and valued at a reported €392 million in April, 2014, led the subscription box trend with its 2010 launch. Birchbox's model of providing customers with samples of personal care products in order to up-sell customers into buying the standard sizes of the sample products they enjoyed has proven to be a successful marketing tool. Birchbox has reached nearly 400,000 monthly subscribers and has inspired many other companies to start utilizing subscription boxes.


Benefits for customers

Customers often receive discounts on products by buying them through subscription boxes. Many subscription boxes are offered in tiered levels of value as well as frequency of delivery. This allows subscription boxes to be affordable to a wider range of customers. Subscription boxes often have products in them that are of greater value than the subscription allowing customers to save money on products they already know they enjoy as well as try new products without having to risk spending as much on a product they may not enjoy. Choices are minimized for customers which prevents them from becoming paralyzed and makes decisions simpler to make. Because subscriptions are automated after activation, continuing to receive the product and maintain the subscription takes minimal effort for the customer. Customers are more satisfied when the purchasing process requires less work.

Discovery

Subscription boxes can be a fun experience for customers. Customers enjoy the surprise, and they discover products they might not have otherwise. This allows customers to try products and brands risk free. The increased exposure to new products helps customers discover optimal products for their preferences and needs. While only some subscription boxes have return options, there exist places such as blogs to exchange the unwanted items.

Convenience

Convenience subscription boxes provide customers with products they are already familiar with, automatically, and conveniently through reoccurring payment processing. This allows customers the ability to increase their amount of free time, because customers no longer need to take the time to travel to a physical store to make their purchases. Instead, customers place their initial order online, the products are delivered directly to them, and they do not need to repeat the ordering process, because products are delivered for the duration of the subscription they have agreed to.

Disadvantages for customers

Customers often do not like every item in every subscription box they receive, but this may help to increase excitement when they receive items they love and still enjoy discovering new items. This can become problematic when customers experience vendor lock-in. When a customer subscribes to a monthly service for a set time period, the customer is locked into their subscription until the time period has elapsed. Some subscription box companies make it a hassle to cancel a subscription. Companies may do this by not allowing a customer to cancel the subscription online and instead require the customer to cancel the subscription over the phone. Some companies charge early termination fees. This hassle can benefit subscription box providers, because for some customers, the hassle can be enough to keep them subscribed. Since subscriptions are often frustrating to cancel and sometimes require a minimal subscription period, subscription boxes are not suitable for single box purchases. Despite this, some customers still make purchase single boxes.


Environmental effects


Monthly subscriptions send packages every month to their subscribers. These packages range in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and contain numerous contents. Critics of subscription boxes have examined the environmental impact of subscription boxes. Shipping goods over long distances require energy, however the energy used to send subscription boxes is not always more than purchasing products locally. One example of this can be seen with streaming video versus hard copy DVDs. Videos and downloads can be part of monthly subscription boxes. While Netflix is a monthly subscription but not a monthly subscription box, it serves as a good example for the contrast. Netflix streams movies that require 78% of the energy needed to ship a DVD, but streaming the video accumulates a carbon footprint that is roughly 100% higher than the hard copy DVD and the impact of shipping it. The carbon footprint comes from the intensive energy use from the data centres that are in control of streaming the videos into people’s homes. Along with streaming, contents in subscription boxes may not always appeal to the subscriber. This leads to a waste of product, and transportation costs. This affects the environment in the form of energy needs to get product to the customer, the natural resources to make the product, and the disposal costs to get rid of the product. Especially because some of the products that are sent can be purchased.

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