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Did Birchbox Shine Bright Like A Diamond?! February Review

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On the 1st of February beauty lovers in Ireland finally got to subscribe to Birchbox. A subscription box founded by two friends in 2010, that brings a surprise to our door each month. The theme this month is to "shine bright like a diamond", to remind us how brilliant we are. 

I subscribed on the 1st of February with great excitement signing up for the recurring monthly charge of £12.95 (including p&p) which worked out at €17.60. I knew from the beginning that the Spectrum Collection Tapered brush was going to be in the box so that was a winner straight off, it's something I've been eyeing up for awhile and dying to try. Also the first 500 Irish subscribers received Benefit They're Real Tinted Primer. Unfortunately for everyone involved shipping did not go smoothly and boxes were only received Wednesday 24th of February in Ireland (some did receive a little earlier and some are still currently waiting). With a lot of Twitter conversations happening with Birc…

REN Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil

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Well over a month ago I came across Beauty Boutique on Instagram; a new(ish) online beauty store. Through conversation, the lovely Ciara sent me the REN Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil (€28) to try out. For the last 5 weeks I've been putting this oil through its paces as part of my skincare routine.

I've never tried anything from the REN range so I was excited to get stuck in and introduce this new oil into my routine. First off I love the packaging. We all know if you are a long time reader, I love simple packaging, no frills but pretty and does the job. This has a pump action top which produces just the right amount that you need. I usually go for 1 pump in the morning, and 2 at night. It has a lovely light citrus smell to it, but nothing overpowering and disappears once on the face.

The oil feels great on the skin, with quick absorption and no greasy feeling to it. I don't have to wait around too long before putting on my moisturiser so it hasn't really added…

Lush Haul and Review

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It has been a long time since I've had a little Lush Haul here on the blog!! I have two Shower Gels, a bath bomb and a bubble bar to tell you about.......

I'll start with Brightside Bubble bar, a beautiful swirl of orange and yellow (looks just like the perfect sunset). I broke this in half as it was so big so I'll also get two baths out of this. Crumble under the hot water for frothy bubbles that just keep on coming. This smells absolutely wonderful with its Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils. It smells uplifting and transports you to summer holidays that we are probably all wishing for in this Irish weather. This also as a bonus didn't stain my bath or me. I mention this as the last bubble bar I got left my bath stained really badly as well as my skin. I definitely would pick this one up again.

This big blue bomb is my now my all time favourite out of all the bath bombs I have tried. Meet Lush Frozen Bath Bomb! A shimmering bath is awaiting for you with …

Ciaté London - Olivia Palermo Review

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We may all know and love Ciate for their amazing nail polishes but this is my first time to try any of the makeup from Ciaté London. I'm going to first put my hand up to say I had to google Olivia Palermo (the shame)!

Olivia Palermo x Ciate London The Cheekbone Cheat Blusher Bronzer Duo (€28): I picked this up in the shade Bluff-Point. First off the packaging is amazing with a perfect size mirror for on the go touch ups, and has a gold finish with textured leather lid. Top points for the packaging because I think it's super cute. The powder is so finely milled and it feels like silk to touch. When I first swatched it though I wasn't too impressed as it came out very patchy but of course I had to see if this was the case when applying to my face!



The duo is infused with bamboo extract to give oil control and to give a smooth fine finish. The bronzer I found to be a little muddy on my skin tone and had to take my time to really work this on to my skin. The dusky pink blush we…