The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons

Hi guys,

So, I was lucky enough to get my hands on The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons. First of all, if you don’t know about the Cult Beauty website you can find it here – http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/ . They have a range of products from make up to skincare. It’s a great site for finding some of the world’s best beauty products that you might not easily find elsewhere.

Secondly, if you don’t know who Caroline Hirons is… then where have you been?? You can find her blog here http://www.carolinehirons.com/ and her youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/dixierae25 . Caroline is a genius, look her up, listen to her… laugh with her. She’s just fab.

The box was £100 but was worth a total of £171.13 – full details below.

So I unboxed these goodies last night. See below for some pics and more info on the products inside ❤

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Bargain Buys This Christmas

With less then five weeks until Christmas, we are all feeling the pressure to get on top of our Christmas shopping before the shops get crazy and stocks get low. With that in mind, I’ve turned to Boots for all my beauty buys this year. They have some great gift set offers. I took a look at skincare, fragrance, makeup and nails to find you all some quick and easy buys to suit any budget.

Gifts under €100 at www.boots.ie

Gifts under €100 at http://www.boots.ie

For those of you looking to buy at a higher price range, I found some great luxury bargains for under €100.

From top right we have Clinique 3 Step Home & Away Set for €99.00. Granted this may seem a little expensive but you do get 3 full size products and a travel size, which we all know would come in handy. Included is:

  1. Liquid Facial Soap Mild, 200 ml; 30 ml
  2. Clarifying Lotion 2 with Pump, 487 ml; 60 ml
  3. Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ with Pump, 125 ml; 30 ml
  4. Zipper Bag

Then we have Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette 100ml for €75.00 – enough said? Great price for this 100ml high end perfume.

On the bottom is a great gift for any nail lover. The MICRO Pedi Gift Set with Nails Inc is down from €105 to €65 and comes with everything you need for fabulous feet.

Finally, Smashbox have come out with an amazing On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe palette for €60 which will easily set you up for all your 2015 looks.

Gifts for under €50 at www.boots.ie

Gifts for under €50 at http://www.boots.ie

Ok, so wanting to find something under €50? I got you covered. These bargains are even better!

Top right we have Philosophy Hope Favourites Skincare Gift Set for €38.50. Great value -this set includes

  1. Hope in a jar high-performance moisturizer for all skin types 15 ml
  2. Hope in a jar night intense retexturizing moisturiser 15m,
  3. Purity made simple one-step facial cleanser 90 ml
  4. The microdelivery daily exfoliating wash 120ml

To rival Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani has the perfect bargain for the men in your lives this Christmas. Armani Mania Homme Eau de Toilette is also 100ml but €28.60 – amazing.

If you haven’t heard of Sleek then you need to try this. Sleek MakeUp Christmas Gift Set is €25.99 and includes a blush, eye palette, two lipsticks and a zipper bag.

Finally, Ted Baker London Perfectly Polished Nail Varnish Gift is €18 includes 3 polishes and some great nail art.

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Find all these star buys at http://www.boots.ie / http://www.boots.co.uk and let me know if you try any of them out!

… Yes I did have Christmas music on in the background during research… 4.5 weeks!!!!

Happy shopping!! xx

Drink up! Water Benefits & Tips

Afternoon lovelies,

We all know we should be drinking more water throughout our day.. but lets take some time to remember why we should be drinking as much as we can. Below are some benefits we get from drinking water and I’ve also added in some tips for drinking more.

BENEFITS FROM DRINKING WATER

1. Energize  – FACT: Your brain consists mostly of water. So, drinking water will help you be more alert and you will be able to focus and concentrate more along with giving you more energy.

2. Excess Weight Be Gone: OH YES it will help with your weight loss. It helps in various ways such as reducing hunger, raising metabolism (raise the roof!) and has no calories… so drink drink drink.

3. Bye Bye Toxins – Urination and sweat means your body is getting rid of waste. Flush flush flush!

4. Hello glorious skin – It’s a great easy moisturizer which keeps your skin soft, glowing and smooth. It keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. It’s also the best free and easy anti-aging treatment around – goodbye fine lines!

5. Some toilet time – Prevents constipation by aiding digestion… you know what I mean…

6. Boost that immune system – Fights flu and all those icky sicky days.

7. Goodbye Mr headache – headaches can be a cause of dehydration. Drinking more water will help keep Mr.Headache at bay.

8. Loving Those Joints – Keeps those joints lubricated.

9. “because I’m haaappy” – With your body functioning at its best due to water intake you will feel at your best and “happpyyy”

10. Gotta love those freebies – Yes it’s free. With so many benefits and no cost.. DRINK UP!

Ok so enough bragging about how great water is. The hard part is actually drinking up during the day. So here are some tips to help you drink more: (you want to aim for 2 liters a day)

TIPS FOR DRINKING MORE WATER

1. Have a bottle of water with you for every meal time. Try your best to get into this habit. I try sip on my water after every bite or two. This also helps you spend longer at meal times instead of scoffing down the food. Sit back, enjoy and you will feel full sooner and most likely not overeat.

2. If you can’t stand the taste or lack of with water, try adding in some fresh fruit to give it a flavor while giving you extra vitamins for that day. I recommend having a jug in your fridge.. pop some fresh fruit of your choice into the jug and drink away.

3. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Place one into your handbag, briefcase, have one at your desk, in your car etc etc. Having a bottle around will encourage you to drink more.

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Let me know any of your tips for drinking water and being consistent!xxx

Sephora Haul!

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I recently put in an order with Sephora to restock on some of my favourite products. I got the Josie Maran Argan Oil, Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil in the colour chocolate and the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel. Sephora also send you free samples when you purchase products so I got the Make Up Forever Powder, Good Genes Treatment and Nude Eye Complex – all of which I can’t wait to try out.

I got the larger Josie Maran Argan Oil this time as I love it and use it for many things from my hair to my skin and I wanted to restock on my Anastasia products as I could not imagine my life without them anymore (that’s how good they are..)

Let me know if you’ve tried any of my favourites or have any recommendations xxx

PowderPocket Beauty Box Unboxing

This month I decided to sign up to an Irish beauty box company, PowderPocket. It is my first beauty box subscription to try out, plus it’s Irish. What not to love?

The May box was beautifully packaged. The products came in a sky blue box and were wrapped in yellow tissue paper sealed with a candy sticker and a pink ribbon to keep it all together. It was delivered straight to my door by a courier. The box contained 5 samples and a small packet of candy hearts to eat.. yum! Also included was a monthly magazine which explains the products inside.

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Product 1: Nimue Skin Technology Exfoliating Enzyme. It is said to improve the smoothness, radiance and texture of the skin with its combination of papaya and pineapple enzymes. It is a gel based cream which promotes younger looking skin. Full size would retail at €49 for a 60ml bottle.

Product 2: Hollywood Eye Magic Serum. This boasts ingredients such as sage, calendula, cucumber, lemon, lavender and willow bark which can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, under eye bags and dark circles. It is suitable for all skin types and is clinically proven to have shown immediate results. Full size would retail at €75for a 15ml bottle (300 applications)

Product 3: Mini Ciaté Nail Polish. Honestly, I was excited to see this in here as I have never tried this brand but I have seen it EVERYWHERE. I got the silver “fit for a queen” colour… I don’t have a silver polish in my collection and I could be a queen? I’m excited to try this. Full size would retail at €10.95

Product 4: Great Lengths Daily Moisture Shampoo. This is said to help dry ends and “balance the scalp environment” I have been looking to try out a new shampoo as I like to switch it up every month or so. Full size retails at €17.99 for 250ml bottle…. expensive for a shampoo? It must be good! Can’t wait to try this out.

Product 5: Kinvara Skincare Absolute Cleansing Oil: Gobbling up makeup, suitable for sensitive skin and keeps your skin healthy? HELLO! This looks like a great product to try. Although a little did leak in my box I still have 3/4 left and I cant wait to add this to my skincare regime.

Overall I am so impressed with my first box from PowderPocket. Not only that, I must say the customer care team were so kind and friendly to deal with. They really cared about my box getting to me and kept me updated the whole way.

I went for the 6 month deal which includes 1 free box for €60 (plus p&p).

Let me know if you have tried this company or any of the products listed. I will keep you updated on my twitter/instagram on how these products worked out for me.

http://www.powderpocket.com