Sunday, 6 March 2016

My Top 3 Favourite Brands





Number one favourite brand…of course, Cocoa Brown. It is the only fake tan I will ever use. It gives the most perfect colour for Irish skin tones, it applies beautifully and basically is fool proof. Also Cocoa Brown have the best tanning prep products and I have been enjoying playing around with the Golden Goddess oil (can't wait to use this in the summer). 


Number two favourite brand is MAC… they just have got it all, haven't they! Their lipsticks are amazing, their eyeshadows are brilliant and I use the foundation and concealer every day. Also love fun products like their glitters and limited edition things (I just love looking at the Cinderella powder pictured - it's so stylised Disney looking!). They are also not the most expensive brand out there I don't think and are really accessible to all. 


My final favourite brand is of course Clarins. You have heard me rave about Clarins on this blog many a time before so I won't bore you with more of that. I just love the elegance of their products. Their bases are amazing (if you haven't tried the concealer yet you must!) and they also make lip products like no other brand. Also for Summer they always bring out the most amazing collections! 


Honorable mention goes to Lancome and Too Faced, I love those brands as well but I just haven't tried enough of their products to say that they are my favourite "brands".

Thursday, 3 March 2016

New Skincare Favourites - Bioderma, MooGoo, Bia Beauty


Aaaah Bioderma why did I not discover you long ago. I thought I was scarred for life of water cleansers after using the Clarins One Step cleanser which literally eroded my face. But I was forking out £20 a go for a 125ml bottle of Clarins eye make up remover (which is amazing even though it's expensive) and I just happened to move to Bioderma, because I thought well I can get a 500ml bottle for £12, I could use this for my eye make up remover instead!

Turns out this stuff is absolutely amazing and I use it to initially remove all my make up now. As you can see I have it in various sizes too…the baby one is 100ml so you can take it in your hand luggage. My fave is the 500ml bottle though because it's the best value and lasts me a good 4 or 5 months!



Now you may have heard me chatting about Bia Beauty in an earlier post. I love this stuff! It's good, it's natural, it's fresh and beautiful and gives my skin life. The exfoliator/cleanser is the only product gentle enough to tackle yet aid my dry skin patches. The moisturiser is just so lightweight and glorious to apply. I am using the eye gel as well though I am not sure how I feel about it yet. It feels very nice and cooling on the eyes (and a little tightening too!). The Feed Your Skin set has all you need for your facial cleansing/moisturising routine. And it costs €45, not bad! 


This is a new addition (using it about 3 weeks) but already I have to include it. After hearing so many bloggers talk about MooGoo I really wanted to give it a go myself. I saw my local chemist had some of their products so out of curiosity I picked these two. Now confession time… I did not read the package properly and thought I was buying a cleanser and a moisturiser. In actual fact, I bought the Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser, which I guess is designed for blemish prone skin (which I do not have), however when I used it, I thought it actually performed like a cleanser, in that I was massaging it into my face like nobody's business but it wasn't absorbing into my skin at all, the product was still on the surface of my skin. So I have been using it in that fashion and then wiping off the excess with a wash cloth. It smells so amazing and almost edible…like lovely vanilla ice cream. I have also used it on any body acne and I have to say it did clear that up.
Now the Full Cream moisturiser….oh my god. It looks and smells like real double cream. Delicious! This is a nice thick but not sticky moisturiser and it is so satisfying putting this on. it has that lovely dairy cream smell and it's just so nice I find it hard not to want to eat it! ha!