Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Birthday Beauty Wishlist

Hello Beauties..  
Today's post is a birthday wishlist. It is my birthday in 2 weeks time and I hope to treat myself or maybe someone will treat me to a few of these coveted items...

First up
Dior Shimmer Powders
Either pink diamond or amber diamonds both look very pretty.

Essie Fiji
There is so much hype around nail varnish I just have to try it.

Kerastase Cristalliste shampoo and conditioner
I can be quiet a bargain hunter so I don't usually treat myself to expensive hair care products but maybe I will just this once.

Black Flo Atomiser Refillable Fragrance
I tend to buy the larger size of perfumes.I would love this atomiser so I can decant my perfumes and pop them in my handbag.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Now this has been on my wishlist for a long time. My birthday is on the 14th of September so I might just treat myself to the limited edition coming out on the 6th.

Muji storage
Having an obsession with make-up using means you also have an obsession with storing it.I'm always swapping and changing my make-up storage. Something inside me tells this might just solve the problem.


There are so many other items I could add to this post, maybe I should do a "wishlist part 2" hehe.

Fingers crossed.

Rachel xxx

Thursday, 30 August 2012

How many cleanser does ones face need?

Here's a post about my current cleansers. Yes its plural. I have 6 different cleansers on the go at the moment.

They all function differently, some are similar consistencies and some are not.
The reason behind having 6 cleansers mainly is because I admit I am obsessed with skincare and
I prefer to use different ones at different times.

As you can see from the picture above I love French skincare. Clarins and Lancome are my favourite skincare brands.

Cleanser #1
No 7 Melting Gel Cleanser
I use when I have extra time to cleanse my face or when I feel my skin is slightly dehydrated.
It is basically a balm cleanser that transforms into a oil as you massage it into dry skin. When you add water to remove it becomes a milky cleanser. A luxurious cleanser perfect for when you want treat your skin.

Cleanser #2
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser
As I can be prone to dry skin I would never usually use foaming cleansers as they tend to further dry out skin as they are more suitable for oily skin. This cleanser is specifically for dry or sensitive skin. Its super gentle foaming cleaner perfect for removing heavy make-up.

Cleanser #3
Clarins One-step Facial Cleanser
A brilliant water based cleanser. It contains orange extract which immediately wakes up your skin in the morning. Perfect for a quick cleanse in the morning.

Cleanser #4
Lancome Eau Micellaire Douceur
Another water cleanser. This is an amazing water cleanser that can remove face, lips and even eye make-up. I like to use this in the evening to remove most of my make-up before I use a milky cleanser with a muslin cloth.

Cleanser #5
Lancome Galateis Douceur
My 2nd favourite cleanser. I use this nearly every evening and every morning. It is a rich milky cleanser that I use to remove  make-up and dirt. In the evening I cleanse twice, in the morning only once. I like to use a muslin or cotton pads with this cleanser.

Cleanser #6
Lancome Huile Eclat
Last but certainly not least. I love love love this cleanser. Its a deep cleansing oil that smells absolutely amazing. I use this every time I'm in shower. To apply you massage into dry skin and then use warm water to emulsify and remove. This is actually my third purchase of this particular cleanser. My favourite, a real treat if I do say so.

Have you used any of these cleansers?
Are there any cleansers you would recommend?


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Most Worn Things Tag: Summer Edition

Summer Time Most Worn Things

Most worn Nail Varnish:
 No7 Tangy Nail Polish. Coral has been my favourite colour by far this summer.

Most worn Hair Product 
Argan Oil. I have been away on holiday this summer and will be heading away again very soon. When in the sun I like to use a rich oil in my hair and this is perfect to keep my ends silky smooth.

Most worn Bag:
River Island leopard print bag.

Most worn Shoes:
River Island Coral/Red Flatforms

Most worn Accessory
My new rose gold watch

Most worn Item of clothing
This beautifully bright coral cotton shrit from Penneys/Primark

Most worn Foundation
Lancome Photogenic Lumessence

Most worn Blush or Bronzer
Another Lancome product. Mineral Mat Star Bronzer shade 01

Most worn Lip product
These lipstick/ lipbalm hybrids have been around a while but I'm still loving them. The bright corals and pinks are perfect for summer.

Most worn Eye shadow
MUA pastel palette. I have been using the top 3 colours on the right which are brown, peach and a nude iridescent. The very last colour on the bottom right a grey purple colour is also a favourite of mine.

Most worn Mascara
Lancome Hypnose Mascara, love this mascara its my all time favourite.

Any fellow Beauty Bloggers reading this??
Why dont you give this tag a shot.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Shopping Haul

Hello there beauties :-)

Last week I decided I was in need of a little retail therapy. 
No clothing or jewellery purchases just beauty and toiletries.
I visited Boots and Superdrug and along the way I picked up a few items.

Have a look at my purchases :-)

First up a very exciting product ;-) Oral-B 3D White Toothpaste. I am such a sucker for whiting toothpastes I'm always trying something new. On offer in Superdrug for only €2, well worth trying out.

Next up, is the new L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil. I purchased the one for coloured hair as I have Ombre hairstyle at the moment. The tips and ends of my hair are blonder than the roots and top which means of course that they are dryer. I usually use pure Argan Oil but I saw this was on offer in Boots and heard good reviews about it.

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo was on offer in Superdrug for only €1.50. I have used this twice since I bought it and I can safely say its brilliant. I'm actually going to back to purchase the whole range today. The Shampoo left my hair feeling
 light weight and silky. I'm looking forward to trying the conditioner and treatment.

This may sound strange but one of my pet hates in putting on eye cream. Its such a chore having to be extra gentle around the eye area. I like to just slap on my moisturiser and go. This is a perfect product for a lazy girl. Simple revitalising eye roll-on, just roll and go.

I have repurchased my favourite day cream. Nivea Daily Essentials rich day cream. I think this might actually be my 6th repurchase. I just love this day cream its perfect for my sensitive skin and its not too rich. I actually bought two, there's an offer in Boots at the moment 2 for €6.  Bargain!

Lastly, is a product I have been considering purchasing for a long time. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. Since coming across the beauty blogging community I have seen this top coat featured in many reviews, blogpost and tutorials. On offer in Superdrug for only €5, I couldn't say no.

Thats all for now my prettys.

Would you like to see reviews on any of these products?
Have you reviewed any of these products?
Rachel xx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Rose Gold Purchase

I finally done it, I've purchased a Rose Gold watch!

Those of you that follow my blog may know that I love love Rose Gold and I have wanted a Rose Gold Watch for a long time. I have purchased Rose Gold bracelets and earrings in the past few months, blogpost here.

As you can probably tell this beautiful watch is from Next. 

I have been considering purchasing one of the many Rose Gold watches available on the high street. I have actually done a blogpost on the River Island Rose Gold watches have a look here.

After much consideration decided not to purchases any of the watches from River Island and I couldn't decide. Boy was I glad I waited because two days later I bumped into this pretty piece of arm candy. I fell in love straight away and knew this was the Rose Gold watch for me.

ohh Yummy! Do you like it?
Rachel xx

Monday, 13 August 2012

Quote #4

“If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.” 

- Marilyn Monroe

This one of my favourite images of Images of Marilyn Monroe.
A picture perfect face caught in the moment.
Rachel xx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Next Rings

Do you shop at Next?

The reason I ask is because I rarely do but recently I have found myself purchasing a few different pieces there including jewellery clothing and home-ware.

I bought this set of rings to wear along with my Rose Gold bracelets which you can see in a previous post here

Although the rings are not actually rose gold the stone matches perfectly with the beaded stones on my new bracelets.

Ohhhh, matchy matchy :-)

What do you guys think?
Rachel xx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Matchy Matchy

Do you ever match you eye make-up look with your nail varnish/nail art? 

Sometimes I can act a little OCD about matching and coordinating things. When choosing outfits I like to make sure I have everything coordinated from head to toe. Make-up, clothes, accessories, nails, handbag and shoes.

This is make-up and nail combo I recently wore on a night out. As I was wearing an all black outfit I wanted to introduce a little bit of colour by using this dark emerald green nail polish and khaki green and emerald black eye make-up.

The four main beauty products I used to create this look.

I decided on a sultry smoky eye using khaki greens 
and emerald black.

No 7 Stay Perfect eye-shadow shade Khaki 40,
No7 Metallic eyes pencil shade Green both available here.
Bourjois little round pot shade 07 Noir Emeraude available here


H&M Moody Model available here

 Are you guys a little bit like me? 
Do you like to coordinate your beauty products with your outfit?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Rachel xx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Things I am currently loving

A bit of a random post for you today. A couple of things I am currently loving this month.

How cliché.  
With everyone reading it and everyone talking about it I just had to. And I have to say I'm definitely enjoying it. So much so I going pick up the rest of the trilogy before enforcing a spending ban.

This shower cream is amazing!! I mean it, it smells exactly like vanilla and raspberry. A beautiful combo for the waking up anyone in the morning or for indulging in the evening.

I love love love this muesli. 
Its available from Aldi in three different flavours; exotic, berry and nutty. So yummy and yet so healthy.

Magazines. I have been travelling a lot this month so I have picked up a couple of magazines along the way. I enjoy chilling out catching up on the latest beauty and fashions trends, and of course a little bit of gossip thrown in.

That's all for now.
Anything you are currently loving?

Rachel xx