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October Favourites

Hi Everyone, hope everyone had a great October and please please be safe at Halloween there are dangers lurking! I have loved everything this month from the cosy weather to all the beautiful autumn makeup that has been coming out. So I thought I would bring you my favourite items for October!

Sleek Palette i-Divine in Vintage Romance The Vintage Romance Palette is the first item I have ever bought from Sleek, which I got from Cloud10Beauty earlier this month. The colours are out of my comfort zone but I have loved doing Autumn eye looks with it. The pigments is just beautiful and I have a feeling I might hit pan on the berry colours by the end of November!

Hask Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioners. Hask gave me an amazing opportunity to try out their new Argan Oil Shampoos and conditioners and I am loving them a lot and they are a bargain at €4.50 from Pennys. Review here.
Sleek Blush in Antique Another Sleek product that I have been loving is the Antique blush, also out of my comfort zone…

Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop

I'm not sure about you but Camomile always reminds me of my childhood. With all the rashes and allergies I had, my mum would dollop Camomile all over me and I would be instructed not to scratch or forever be scarred! Yes of course I scratched, and yes I have been scarred for life. Oh why didn't I listen! So when I saw Girl Friday's review of the collection I was brought right back to those memories and just needed to try out what The Body shop had to offer.

I decided to go with the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, as I have been wanting to try a cleansing butter for awhile now.

The Product:
A cleanser that effectively melts away makeup and impurities to leave your skin silky smooth and soft. It is suitable for all skin types. The texture is butter-like, but it reminds me of melted wax from a candle.

How to Use:
Apply to dry skin and massage in. This results in the butter melts into your skin. Either rinse away with warm water or use a wet muslin cloth for a deeper clean.

Review: Hask Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Imagine my joy when the lovely people of Hask sent me these beautiful goodies in September and now I get to bring you the first of my reviews on these products. These may have been sent to me but regardless of this, I will always give my honest opinion.

The Product: Hask now brought us Shampoo and Conditioner to their range of Argan Oil from Morocco, which claims to strengthen and restore your hair. I absolutely love how these are sulphate and paraben free, no artificial colours and also not tested on animals. It is meant to calm your frazzled hair and restore your damaged hair, leaving it silky soft, glossy and frizz-free. It smells gorgeously sweet and fruity but not overpowering. So that all sounds promising!

The Packaging: Both come in a brown 355ml plastic bottle with a sky blue cap, I like how it compliments the Argan Oil Vile and 2-minute conditioner sachet. I love the sky blue border framing the writing too.

Overall Verdict: This summer I was all about looking after my hair so I…

Glossybox October 2013: Dark Romance

I have to say I was in two minds about doing a review of this months Glossybox, but decided it would be unfair not to bring a review even if it is bad, good or indifferent. I am here to give my honest reviews to you.

This months theme is Dark Romance: I believed from sneak peeks on Twitter and Facebook that this box would have an autumnal feel to it, leaning more towards cosmetics. Alas I was very very wrong!

So what was in this months box you ask?! Well here we go.....

MeMeMe Cherub's Blush-Cheek & Lip Tint First off on opening this I got the smell of Turkish Delight. Yummy! The product reminds me of Benefit Benetint but this is a more affordable dupe. It blends nicely and gives a lovely rosy glow to my cheeks. It is lovely on the lips.

Vita Liberata Latte Illuminating Skin Finish This offers SPF 25 and a flawless medium bronzing to the skin. It also has subtle shimmery particles to capture the light. I have yet to use this as I'm keeping away from any sort of Tan in the Au…

Review: Tangle Teezer. Is it Worth the Hype?

After seeing so much hype over the Tangle Teezer earlier in the summer I took the plunge and decided to try it out myself. So read on to see if I think the rave reviews were warranted.

The Product:
The Tangle Teezer Original in hot pink claims to glide through your hair without pulling, tugging, or yanking. They come in a variety of colours. It can be used on all hair types. It works on wet hair to evenly distributed your conditioner or hair treatment, and used after for complete and utter smoothness. It is made of plastic and the bristles are of different lengths to help it run smoothly through your hair.

The Packaging:
It comes in a clear plastic box with details of how to care for it and how it works.

The Verdict:
I have fine, dry, damaged hair, that due to health problems I had lost some hair around my hairline early this year, it has thankfully started growing back in July. So this summer I decided I wanted to get my hair into shape and really take care of it and the Tangle Teezer s…

Benefit Rockateur Cheek Powder

The new addition to Benefit's Box o' Powder range is Rockateur!

The Product:
A blush which consists of Pink, Peach and Rose Gold with shimmer. The shimmer however is only a layer on top and after just 4 uses it disappeared to leave a semi-matte finish on the skin. The powder is baked to give a higher colour payoff which lasts all day, which I have to agree with. There is 5g of product which is a bone of contention among some me included, especially as it's the same price as other Box o' Powders, it does however state on the website it lasts as long, and I know some who have gotten this in June and haven't hit pan yet so that's a good sign.

The Packaging:
Black lace, gold crocodile skin, chains and studs, you can't miss it among the other Box o' Powders. It comes with a mirror in the lid which is very small and I have only used it once.

Overall Verdict:
On my pale white Irish skin I find this works too much like a bronzer and if I try and build it up it ca…

Benefit Brow Bar at Debenhams Waterford.

I was down in Waterford over a week ago and unexpectedly ended up going into the city centre so I decided to wander into Debenhams.

There was a girl from Benefit out on the shop floor asking if people were interested in getting their eyebrows done, the fact that she was so sweet and nice made me even more intrigued in what she had to say. Usually if someone wants to get at my eyebrows I run a mile.

She brought me up to the Benefit brow bar and gave me a consultation, she knew how nervous I was and made me feel at ease. Now it's not that I have never got my eyebrows done, but I find that some beauticians in the past have gone over board with my eyebrows and I end up very disappointed and upset. I explained this so it was decided she would colour in my eyebrows to show the shape she would give me and how much she was taking off. This really truly helped so I said "go ahead".

Roisin is the girl you need to go to. It's amazing that she could get me to say yes so that sho…