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Posted on November 24, 2014

Top 6 concealers under €10

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The festive season is upon us, so in my world – and in many other people’s worlds – the annual pre-Christmas splurge has already begun. It is time to start digging into our savings and start shopping for gifts. Unfortunately, that means we can’t really spend as much on ourselves as we would like to – especially when it comes to beauty products!

Luckily, not all beauty products are out of reach and some inexpensive ones can give us similar results to the high end products.

Here are six concealers that won’t break the bank:

SEVENTEEN Phwoarr Paint

This under eye concealer can hide a multitude of sins. It has a smooth and creamy texture and is more than just a little forgiving to dark circles. It can be a little drying for some people so be sure to use it with a primer.

seventeen phwoarr paint

PRICE: €6.99

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

The Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer has been praised by a lot of Youtubbers. It seems to be the ultimate concealer for many beauty gurus and for good reason: it’s super easy to apply, has a beautiful finish and it actually lives up to the ‘lasting perfection’ name.


PRICE: €5.49

No7 Match Made Concealer

This award-winning concealer has an easy-to-apply formula that provides coverage for all sorts of flaws and imperfections. It evens out the skin tone and is also shine-free. The one thing I like about this product is that it’s available in up to 17 different shades – we can’t really fault it, can we?


PRICE: €9.75

Witch Concealer

The Witch Concealer is great for hiding the odd spot and blemishes. This cosmetic stick has an extract of Witch Hazel which means it’s treating your skin at the same time! It works well for those who have a pale complexion or oily skin.

witch concealer

PRICE: €5.69

Sleek Corrector and Concealer palette

This little palette consists of a corrector, a concealer and a setting powder. The three combined help create a fresh and awakened look when applied under the eyes. It is available in 5 shades to suit all skin tones and here’s the best part: it has an SPF of 15 -you really can’t go wrong!

sleek concealer

PRICE: €9.99

Revlon PhotoReady Concealer

Revlon’s PhotoReady Concealer is a lightweight concealer that camouflages imperfections around the eye area.  It is oil-free and gives the illusion of an airbrushed appearance – perfect for the selfie junkie!

revlon photo

PRICE: €9.69

 Are you using any of these concealers? If so, I’d love some feedback! 🙂

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Posted on November 16, 2014

Top tips for moisturising the skin

Beauty/ Skincare


Moisturisers do more than simply keep your skin hydrated; they are the true foundation of youth. The right one will enhance your skin by making it look brighter, smoother and healthier.  As well as that, they keep your skin protected from the weather and all the nasty chemicals polluting the air.

Whether you have dry skin, normal skin, combination skin or oily skin, it will benefit from you using some sort of moisturiser.

Here are some pro tips for moisturising the skin:

  1. Wash hands thoroughly and dry them properly before applying moisturiser.
  2. Use a  nickel-size amount on the face.
  3. Warm the moisturiser between your hands before usage.
  4. Always apply moisturiser while the skin is slightly damped.
  5. Use firm upward strokes during application.
  6. Gently press the product on the skin until it’s been completely absorbed.
  7. Use an oil control around our T-zone if you have oily skin.
  8. Use a balm with ingredients such as shea butter or glycerine, if you have dry skin.
  9. Always use a separate balm formulated specifically for lips.
  10. Mix a few different textures of moisturisers to get the best results i.e cream with natural oils.
  11. A fast-absorbing eye cream under concealer will help the skin under the eyes look smooth.
  12. Always use an SPF.

Hope you found these tips useful, if you have anything to add, then feel free to share!

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Posted on January 7, 2014

D.I.Y almond face masks


home-made almond milk

Every now and then, it’s a good idea to use natural products to make face masks. For starters, it’s can work out a lot cheaper and on top of that, you have full control over what you use, so you don’t have to be fooled into thinking you’re getting something else (believe me, it happens!)

As I mentioned before, almonds are packed with vitamin E which are very good for the skin, it has anti-aging properties and can help promote glowing skin. When used topically, it gently exfoliates the skin as well as keeping it hydrated.

So here are a few masks you could use for to tackle different skin problems:

Dull skin/Sensitive skin: Use an almond and honey mask

This will give your skin a special glow making it look more alive. Mix two spoonfuls of almond powder with one spoon of honey. Apply to face after cleansing and leave for no more than 20 minutes before rinsing out- watch your skin glow.

Dry skin: Use an almond, oats and lemon mask

Oats will soothe dry and itchy skin, while the lemon makes for a great skin toner.  Take one tablespoon of almond powder and oats and then mix with two tablespoons of lemon. Make a paste and apply on the skin after cleansing.

Oily skin: Use an almond, honey and lemon mask

As in the other masks, the almond will gently exfoliate your skin , while the honey and lemon will help tighten and brighten your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of  each and apply to the skin after cleansing. Leave on for about 20 minutes before cleaning face.

There you have it, a few different ways you can use almonds in a face mask! If you know any other variations of these masks, feel free to throw them my way!

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Posted on April 8, 2013

All-natural beauty product: The beauty benefits of drinking water

Natural beauty/ Skincare


For those of you who were kind enough to read my about page, I’m sure you have a bit of an idea as to what kind of topics I plan to include in my blog, so it should be no surprise to you that my post includes a picture my number one beauty product: Water.  Don’t look so baffled! It mightn’t be a topical cream that could easily be identified as a  ‘beauty product’ It truly is an all-natural product that keeps your body well hydrated and prevents your skin cells from becoming dry and looking flaky. The beauty benefits of drinking water are more than you would think so let me walk you through this short article.

The reason why I consider this as my number one beauty product is because every time I include more water in my diet, my skin clears up significantly.  Unfortunately for me, I happen to be one of the  unlucky ones in the family who has oily skin so extra maintenance is a must!! To be completely honest with you I find that the auld  ”8 glasses of water” actually does indeed work and at the end of the day, the health of your skin really does start with a healthy nutrition so if you could get your 8 glasses in every day, you wouldn’t be too far from consuming a healthy diet not to mention getting all the beauty benefits that comes with it.

I’d imagine that 8 glasses of water a day would require a good bit of effort for some people, so I discovered that having a glass before and after every meal would probably be the easiest way to go about in doing so! Lets say you have 3 meals a day,  if you apply this theory you will have already gone through 6 glasses!  The other two can be taken if you feel guilty after having too many sweets or too much dessert like cheesecake  (I’m a recovering cheesecake addict!)

It really isn’t that difficult. Give it a try tomorrow and see how you get on, the first day is usually the hardest, but eventually you’ll get used to it! Think of it as your natural beauty source, after all it’s inexpensive, natural and with some ice it can be very refreshing!


Do you think there are beauty benefits to drinking water? If so, I would love to get your feedback! 

Feel free to comment below!!!

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