Friday, 7 September 2018

L'oréal - Smooth Sugars


Hi all,

If you have been following my blog for awhile or evening just dipping in and out you should know I am a MASSIVE (humungous) fan of L'oréals pure clay range, from their masks to their face washes, I find them so affordable and really great products. So when I saw they had launched a new smooth sugars range.....obvviiiooouuuussssllllly I had to try them! Now I am only working my way through them at the minute so I'll update as I go.

The first one I tried was the glow scrub, this appealed to me most during the summer months, I don't tend to wear much makeup so I am all about that glowing skin.


The mask contains 3 fine sugars, brown, golden and white for exfoliation, along with grapeseed oil which is packed with vitamin E and perfect for illuminating the skin. It also contains Monoli oil which is a natural moisturiser, used to prevent dullness and Acai powder which is blended into a polishing formula.

The minute you open the jar you are in sugar heaven!! But once you get over that, you apply a small amount to your face, this can also be used on your lips too which is extra points from me. Add warm water to your face and gently massage in circular movements until all the sugar is dissolved, and just rinse off whats left. Immediately you can feel how soft your skin is just after a couple of seconds. The oil in the scrub leaves almost like a moisture layer on your skin, I love this because I find some scrubs do too much and strip my skin of every bit of oil and moisture in it, which isn't a nice feeling at all!


It is recommended not to use this scrub everyday. Use it 3 times a week and after one week it will have your complexion glowing. If you are looking for a good face scrub I recommend trying these. If any of you have tried the others please let me know what you thought. I'm also on the hunt for a good body scrub so would love recommendations for that too.

Buy the scrub here for €12.99

Thanks for reading,


Lynda x

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Cosy Knits

Photo Credit-zara.com
Hi all,

I adore Summer, the tan, the clothes, the sunshine but I have to say I'm a sucker for dark cosy nights and open fires. I especially love the excuse of needing a whole new wardrobe to keep me warm. So I thought I would put together a collection of some of my favourite knits that I have spotted along my online shopping adventure.

First up is this fabulous knit from zara. Zara seems to be my go to for winter clothes, everything from jackets to boots, I just love their items.


Photo Credit-zara.com

You can purchase it here for €49.95.

Next up is another beautiful piece from Zara, a cream coloured knit is a staple piece in my opinion, so easy to style and super on trend.

Photo Credit-zara.com

Photo Credit-zara.com
This beauty can be purchased here for €39.95.

This next piece just screams cosy by the fire, I am obsessed!! Its a long knitted cardigan from H&M.

Photo Credit-hm.ie

Photo Credit-hm.ie

It can be purchased here for €22.99, cheap as chips!

Mildly obsessed would be an understatement about how I feel about this next piece from River Island, teamed with leather leggings and trainers, its a perfect day time outfit or throw on a pair of heals and it can carry you right through the night also.

Photo Credit-riverisland.ie

This can be purchased here for €45.00

I am loving the off the shoulder look and I think this is a perfect look for Autumn, when its getting colder but not yet freezing. This next piece is from www.missguided.eu and comes in a range of fabulous colours.

Photo Credit-missguided.eu


You can purchase here for €18.00

These next few bits are from prettylittlething.com and I could honestly have one of everything off their site, I adore all their bits but the few I have chosen are a bit more casual than the rest, I love these pieces because for such little effort you will look stylish while you fall out of bed into college or the sleepy school run (thats me!!)

Photo Credit-prettylittlething.com

Purchase it here for €35.00

This next one is just as fab.....I want them all!

Photo Credit-prettylittlething.com
This one can be purchased here for €40.50


These are just a few of the pieces that caught my eye recently, I could have added way more but then this blog post would have gotten a teeny bit out of hand! lol. So whatever your look or whatever your style, you can find beautiful knitwear pieces to get you right through these upcoming colder months. My bank card will never forgive me but happy shopping.

Thanks for reading,


Lynda x

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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Maybelline - Fit Me Matte Foundation

Photo Credit - Maybelline.com (Mine has seen better days)
Hi all,

Now that I am back in college and spending a lot of time in my car I was on the lookout for a foundation that would last the journey with the heaters on early in the morning but would also last all day so I wouldn't have to worry about topping it up or going patchy. I have combination skin which means along my nose and centre of my forehead can get quite oily and most of the time foundations don't last in that area. I apply my make up at 6.30 / 7 am and after the hour drive to college already my face would be patchy, the heat in car would make my foundation disappear on my forehead, nose and chin.

I don't like caking my face in powder because to be honest half my face looks too powdery and the other half still fades to patches so matte foundations are really the best choice for oily skin but they have some downfalls too. If you use concealer or contour creams or powders blending them can be almost impossible, the matte foundation dries so fast you are just left with lighter patches and dirty dark lines all over your face. I cannot be without my contour anymore so I avoided matte ones lately until I came across a different kind of matte foundation.

Going to college or work I always wear budget friendly / drugstore brands and keep my more pricey products for the weekends. So I raided Boots recently determined to find something that would suit what I wanted and luckily I found it in one go. Fit Me from Maybelline is an oily skinned God sent!! I don't really like the full matte finish anymore, I used love it because I never really knew how to cover my oily patches but now I like my skin to have a healthy glow to it and that's exactly what this foundation does, it's matte but not flat! It is a liquid foundation too as opposed to a more creamy texture that a lot of the other ones are and this is why they are so hard to blend. Not this one though, it goes on like any other foundation. It also doesn't set straight away giving you time to blend your contour and highlight your fab areas! Powder products do seem to work better with this foundation but for day time use I think powder is all you need because you add as little or as much as you want, I tend to keep the heavier cream contours for darker foundation and nights out!


And I can report it lasts the dreaded hour drive to college while I have the heaters full belt pointing in my face (I'm a perisher!) If you are looking for a good budget friendly matte foundation give this one a try, as always what works for me might not work for somebody else, thats why I am always on the lookout for cheaper products because if it is recommended and it doesn't work for me I don't cry half as much as I would over the more expensive products I have falling victim to "needing in my life"!


You can purchase Fit Me Matte Foundation here for €8.99


Thank you so much for reading!



Lynda x


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