Showing posts from May, 2013

Love Blogging

Well I am just over a week at this and love blogging, can't believe it has taken a year for my husband to convince me!  I am really enjoying talking to all the other beauty bloggers,business' and mums out there and havein the auld chats.

I am still learning and hope you all bear with me as I make mistakes and hopefully learn from them. I hope you enjoy the posts as I have enjoyed yours x

Lilliwhiterose x

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo

Welcome to my world of fine, damaged hair. I stopped dying my hair about 8 months ago and still growing out the old dye (why oh why do we do these things to ourselves?). So my hair isn't looking very well is what I am trying to say, and no shampoo I have tried has done anything for me..... until now!

What It Does:

It's all about the Queensland Macadamia's, it's the nut oil from these that condition and nourish your hair.

Hair Wash:

I absolutely love the smell of this shampoo it just reminds me of a summers day :-) I didn't need to use a lot to get it to lather up in my hair and easily washed away and my hair actually squeaked it was so clean after one round, which is always a good thing when you have fine hair.

I didn't blow-dry my hair as I don't during the week, I like to let it dry naturally so this really put this shampoo to the test as I end up a frizz ball and tie my hair back. Well let me tell you, there will be no more pulling back my hair, I was left…

Sanctuary Illuminating Moisture Lotion SPF15

I was in Boots the other day and saw they had 3 for 2 on travel size products, I find this brilliant when I happen on something I never tried before which means I don't have to splurge.

I have dry sensitive skin and always use moisturiser and SPF is always a must, so decided to give this a try, especially after experiencing some of Sanctuary's body care range and loving it. So let's get on with the show and let you know what I thought of this product.

"Antioxident red bush tea protects the skin against damaging free radicals, while moisturising algae and papaya extracts balance hydration levels within the skin. 

Radiance-boosting particles even and illuminate skin for a dewy finish."

Face Time:
So I have the face cleansed and off I go with putting on my new moisturiser, first thing to hit me was the refreshing smell which was lovely.  That is about it after that I was disappointed, the moisturiser didn't soak in very well on my skin, and as for the dewy look it …

Catrice: Photo Finish 18hr Liquid Foundation

I have only recently come across the make-up brand Catrice and I have to say I really like it at the affordable price. When it comes to foundation I usually spent €25 upwards but found that I didn't want to spend that much at the moment. I am totally obsessed now with Catrice now and really impressed with their quality.

What It Does:

The Photo Finish Liquid Foundation has a "Soft Focus Effect" because of it's light-reflecting pigments it makes your complexion look smooth and radiant for up to 18 hours.  It is oil free which is feels light on the skin. It is available in four shades (sand beige, rosy beige, caramel beige and deep bronze).

Let's Face Facts:

For a liquid I didn't find this runny like others I have used before so didn't feel greasy which I am putting down to being oil-free. A little goes a long way I didn't need to use much and still got complete coverage from it. I found it very easy to apply and blended in very well. I was very happy using…

The Pram Doctor Wexford

I discovered the amazing concept of "The Pram Doctor" about three months ago on Facebook. So today I made a trip........

What is it?

The Pram Doctor specializes in fixing/cleaning/maintaining wanted and unwanted prams/buggies and lots more and sells them through their shop "pram garage" which is based at their home. To me I think this is a wonderful idea especially as we are now living in a recession and every bit helps when trying to save. It can be an expensive time with your first baby when you are trying to get everything for the first time and then maybe buy a little extra for grandma and granddads house so this concept is ideal. They also help sell your unwanted items.

Customer Service.

I have to praise Nina for her exceptional customer service skills, she is always quick to reply to e-mails and comments on Facebook, and is so nice to chat to that the time flew away with us when we finally met.

I initially got in touch through Facebook, I e-mailed about a strol…

Disney The Rewards I Missed Out On!

I have been a Disney fanatic since I got my fist VHS of Lady and the Tramp back in the 80's (thanks Dad) and I have never looked back since. I went from the dark side of collecting on VHS to DVD, well now that's not good enough because now we have Blu-Ray and so it began..........
Myself and the little one got our first Disney Blu-ray last Christmas from my dad as it is tradition that he buys them (notice how it not just me anymore, happy days!). I opened up our brand new Disney Blu-ray and for the first time looked at the leaflets on the left of the inside cover.... What's this?....Well lo and behold Disney Reward Points and a magic code. Well I booted to the lap top and typed in the website

How it Works:
I went through every Disney movie in the house and ended up with a table full of passwords and altogether I got over 2000 points. So now I have earned all those points it is now time to redeem them. Woohoo!
I picked a blu-ra…

CHICCO Twist Chair

Well our little tester had a brilliant time checking out the Chicco Twist Chair. We have been looking for a chair since Christmas for her and couldn't find anything suitable, we had the problem of the inflatable chairs which I had a big problem with because I was petrified it was going to burst if she plonked herself into it and then the other problem was we didn't like the quality of the foam armchairs. Then my mum came across Chicco Twist!

The Low Down:

The Chicco twist is a versatile little padded chair that transforms into 3 different modes:

1. Armchair
2. Chaise Lounger
3. Relaxer

It is for toddlers 1 to 5 years of age.

The cover is removable for washing which is great because our little one loves to eat her snacks in her chair.
She reads her books and loves when you sit beside her for it. She shares it with as many teddies as she can fit on it. The one thing she does not like is if any of us touch it!

It has been great to see our little girl with her own little space and …

Sanctuary Foaming Shower Mousse

WOW heaven in a bottle for me!

Shower time is always a rush job here in the mornings because I try to have it before my little one wakes so it's not an enjoyable task for me (see how I use the word task) and would end up using her Johnson's product's for sheer handiness (not anymore I tell you). Well now I have discovered Sanctuary Foaming Shower Mousse, and it's now heaven and can't wait for my next shower, that is how much I loved it. I actually got this as a present and there is still plenty in the bottle after a couple of weeks, so it does go a long way and I would shower everyday using this.

Light-as-air lather to cleanse, soothe & soften, that's what it says on the product and it does what it says.

Shower Time:

The bottle has a pump action which is brill because it saves time on trying to squeeze a bottle with wet hands so that was a bonus. The next thing to hit me was the most fabulous smell, oh here we go I feel like i'm somewhere else.

The mouss…

Benefit Fine-One-One

I have been raving about this to all my friends, what a brilliant product. I do not leave the house without this EVER!


It is a sheer brightening colour for cheeks and lips and is so easy to apply just one sweep along the cheek or two sweeps which I like for going out at night :-) It also has staying power all day which I never get with any blusher I have tried. The other thing to note is that it didn't dry out my skin at all. I have really dry skin so looking for anything that doesn't cake or dry out my skin even further is a bonus, and this product actually made it feel nourished.

It has 3 colours in it pink champagne, sheer watermelon and soft coral to give your look an instant lift shape and pop, once you have glided on just blend with fingertips and you are ready to face the world.

I don't usually wear anything on my lips besides a bit of vaseline, but i do love this, for my own personal taste I only use one end of the applicator which has the coral on it w…

Afraid of the Dreaded Bath

Well lo and behold our little one has decided to take a fear of the bath! Our little girl used to love taking a dip in the bath, so much so that it was hard to get her out of it without her kicking up stink.

Now we have tried new toys for the bath, and my own fave which was the puppets made out of socks. After all that we still had screaming and shaking so we don't push it anymore.

We tried using a bucket in the middle of floor and I washed all her ducky's in it and gave them all the attention, and still nothing she just kept running in and out to see if I had put the water away (smart girl).

My husband then tried to wash her in the kitchen basin (just her feet) Nope! more screaming.....

So it has come down to this...... damp face cloths to keep her clean and that involves me running around the house after her because she won't stand near the sink for me to do it.

The one thing I was surprised at was her Grandaddy brought her swimming and after 15 mins he had her swimming…

NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder

NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder (in pink cheek glow)

Well where to begin.... I absolutely love blusher I think it gives that young glow to any skin.

I found this to be very light and had to be a little heavy handed to get it the blush on the brush (hey that rhymes).

I did like the end result and for the price it's definitely one to have on hand (or in the handbag).

It retails at €3.49 which I think is great, would I buy this again? I would if I was in between pay cheques.

RATE: 3/5

Share a Coke

I discovered today that Coca Cola are inviting us to "Share a Coke" Um intriguing until I discovered that my name was no where to be seen on the new Coke bottles. Their bottles have swapped the iconic label for the top 150 Irish names (of course that's why mine isn't there, nor is my daughters name)

Now supposedly if i get to either Dublin, Cork or Galway they will have special vending machines so YAY I get to put my chosen name on the bottle. So I will have to get my sister-in-law to keep an eye out in Galway to get it done for me (I love you sis x)
Well I hope whoever you may be can get your name on the Coca Cola bottle and enjoy either to relish drinking it or to display for years to come on your mantle piece :-)

Happy 2nd Birthday Glossybox (May '13)

I discovered Glossybox back in February and i am so delighted my hubby actually listened and subscribed me!
My May box arrived and this one is my favorite so far. This months Glossybox was to celebrate their 2nd birthday so I feel some real effort was applied.

In my box I got Caudalie Divine Oil, I have never heard of the brand but went ahead and tried it out. You can use it on your body, face, nails, use as a massage oil or even pop it in the bath. I used it on my nails first and I was delighted with the results. My cuticles looked healthier and my nails looked smooth and healthy. I tried it in my hair and loved the results too and it smells divine. You only need to use a little as it goes a long way.

Next up Bellapierre Super Lip Gloss. I'm not a fan of lip gloss never have been, but this has turned me! I got the Raspberry lip gloss in my box, saw the colour and thought no way, but doesn't go on as dark as it looks. The gloss is so silky and smooth and lasts for a long time…