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See the haul video here!!!

Reviews coming soon!!!!!

Product list:

Cure Bathtime – Natural Rock Salt (bath) (not sold on yesstyle)

Cure Natural Aqua Gel (exfoliator)

Shu Uemura – Intense Whitening Essence (whitening serum?)

Shu Uemura – Cleansing Beauty Oil (cleanser)

Cosme Decorte – Lacouture Brightening Base (brightens skin)(not sold on yesstyle)

Cosme Decorte – Moisture Liposome (improves moisture absorption)

Laneige – Aritaum Travel Kit – Multicleanser (face wash), Water Sleeping Pack (overnight moisturising face mask), Multiberry Yogurt Pack (face mask)

Laneige – Water Bank Essence (serum?)

Etude House – Green Tea Nose Pack (pore strips)

Etude House – Nymph Aura Volumer (complexion booster to add to bb cream)

Etude House – Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit (BB cream)

Etude House – Collagen Moistfull Cream (anti-ageing moisturiser)

SkinFood – Argan Oil Silk Hair Mask Pack (deep conditioner treatment)

SkinFood – Black Egg Pore Gel Base (primer)

SkinFood – Fresh Aloe Pack (face mask)

Missha – BB Boomer (BB Cream Primer)

Shiseido – White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion (whitening moisturiser)

Innisfree – Olive Real Skin (moisturiser)

Innisfree – Olive Real Lotion (skin treatment?)

Ettusais – Skin Version Up Extra (toner)(not sold on yesstyle)

Canmake – Four Shiney Eyes no.7 (green eyeshadows)

Yves Saint Laurent – Forever Youth Liberator Night Cream

Kiehl’s – Clearly Corrective White Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream (for discolouration)

Chanel – Complete Daily UV Protection Anti Pollution SPF 50

Dior – Multi-perfection Cream (face cream)

Dior – The New Nude Foundation no. 020 light Beige

Giorgio Armani – Fluid Master Primer

Giorgio Armani – mineral Cleansing Balm (cream to oil cleanser)

Clinique – Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Mango-thon


Hey guys!!

Today I’ll be sharing my favourite lip balms with you (and one that I really hated!!)

First up is Vaseline. All of the vaseline lip products are great but my favourite is the rosy lips one. It has a slight pink tint so it looks really pretty and moisturises really well. It also smells really nice but if you don’t like rose scents it isn’t for you!! This is my everyday, go-to lip balm. The only downside is the fact that it comes in a big tin. You get your fingers messy and it can be hard to find room for it if you have a small bag!

Next up is Labello. Cherry Kiss is the only one I’ve tried but I’ve loved it for years. It has a dark pink tint so it’s like a low fuss lipstick. The smell is amasing but again, if you don’t like cherry… I really like the stick format and it glides on really well. It’s also ridiculously cheap!

Next is MAC Tendertones. I did a review previously on these (at least I think i did!!) They are only available in some of the summer collections so they can be hard to get. They also cost quite a lot. They are really smooth and the colours are very pretty but sheer. Nice for everyday wear.

Next up is Carmex. I bought this when I had really dry chapped lips. It’s not hugely expensive and it is really effective. I usually use this at night as the formula is quite waxy feeling. I’ve only tried the original flavour. It has a hint of menthol so it feels quite cooling when you apply it. The smell is really sweet but has no specific scent. Definitely good for a chapped lip emergency.

Lastly we come to the Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick. I absolutely hated this!! I could taste the chemicals in it (yuck), the colour stuck to my chapped lips and emphasised them and it wasn’t moisturising at all. I had to apply it every 10 mins for my lips to be relieved. I was really disappointed as I had heard a lot of good things about this company and I was expecting a great product. I just could not recommend these to anybody!!! The colour selection was ok but they were a little pricy.

These are my favourite (and least favourite) lip balms. Let me know what your favourites are as I’m always looking for new ones!!!!

Talk to you again soon!!!

Nel


Hey guys!!! I’m finally back. Life got in the way for quite a while!!! I had to study to get back into college (which I succeeded in), then I had so much college work to do that I had very little time to do anything. Plus I got a boyfriend and he takes up a lot of my time. Anyway, I have a little break before I go on work experience so I have time to do some more blogging and hopefully vlogging!

On to the review!!!

This is the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief gel cream. It can be used as a moisturiser or as a face mask.

Texture: Thick gel formula

Smell: Unscented but has a light natural fragrance that is barely noticable

Price: Very expensive – currently €43.50 in Debenhams for 50ml.

Skin type: Any

My Opinion It works really well. When I first put it on my skin didn’t feel moisturised at all (it actually felt a little dry) but after about half an hour my skin was soft, smooth and felt really fresh. It took a few minutes to absorb so it shouldn’t be used if you’re in a hurry. I used it after a clay mask so my skin was rather dry when I applied it. I didn’t wash my face before bed and my skin still felt moisturised the following morning (and I had slept for about 10 hours so it was quite a while). Definitely long lasting. I would also like to add that I normally have an oily T-zone and even the next morning my skin was still matt! Also you only need a really small amount to cover the entire face so the tub should last quite a long time. It didn’t cause me any breakouts and didn’t irritate my sensitive skin.

Recommended: Definitely if you can afford it. (I got it as a trial size when I bought a few other things from the company)

Final Thoughts: It’s not a product I would use on an everyday basis purely because it is so expensive. I would use this weekly as a moisture boost after a long week or a night out and your skin needs a pick me up. My skin looked and felt really healthy after using it. A really nice treat for your skin!!

Alternative Products: The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask – costs about €17. Not quite as good but a good alternative for a significantly cheaper price.

 



Being as clumsy as I am can be very hazardous. In typical clumsy fashion, I managed to stand on a piece of glass in my shower!

You may be thinking “Huh? Why would there be glass in your shower?”
Well a few days ago, the lampshade in the bathroom fell and broke. We cleaned everything up and there was no problems. Two days later (ie. today), I had a shower and stood on glass. Now I wouldn’t mind this much as it was a small injury but my dad had a shower only a couple of hours before me. My mum also had one yeaterday. So why am I the only one to stand on glass????????? It’s just typical!! A few years ago I stood on an earring and spent 20 minutes with my sister trying to get it out! I’m surprised I don’t have a hole in my foot!!

I won’t put up a picture since that would be kinda gross..


I came home from Germany last week but I was really busy so I couldn’t do a blog post on it yet.

Anyway, I noticed that my cactus was a bit brown and soft so I looked it up and it said overwatering was the problem. The solution was to let the cactus dry out of the pot so I went to take it out and the head came off completely and the inside was completely rotten. I never overwatered my plant; I only watered it once a month but it was only small and my room is quite humid so it might have been that I didn’t take that into account. I’m really sad now. He was so cute!!!

RIP Cactus!!!

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(This is not my cactus but it is quite similar.)

Picture taken from MrBrownThumb.blogspot.ie


So, as you can probably guess from the title, I’m going to Germany tomorrow!! I haven’t been on a plane for over 4 years so I’m really nervous!! But I’m really excited to be going!! I’m going to an ordination so I’ll be spending one of my days in a monastery and the next day we will go to his first mass and then drink the day away!! The next day we will be going to a lodge in the middle of the woods for lunch (a bit random, I know) and then we have a free day so we might go to visit the nearby city of Aschaffenburg which is said to be small but has an epic shopping centre!!

Weather is supposed to be good (above 20 C everyday) so I’ve packed lots of light clothes and two dresses from my collection of never-worn dresses!!

I hope to take tonnes of pictures for you all to see!!!

Out of curiosity, is it really weird that I’m most excited about the monastery???