Thursday, 16 August 2012

HYFR

Hola

I am SUPER excited atm packing and organising my four month trip to Chicago USA!! Decided to make a lil NastyGal wishlist seeing as
postage will be mega fast and so much cheaper than
sending stuff to Ireland (yay!) AND I friggin love everything on there lately particularly their fringed bags and spiked shorts!

Hope you like it & thanks for checking in :)




Have been wanting one of these Moto leather jackets for so long cant wait to get my hands on one and spike it up myself. The Sam Edelmans are also pretty awesome.
My next post will hopefully be showing you all of my first purchases of my Chicago shopping experience! Mega excited for that!!

Byeeeeee


Jennifer



Friday, 10 August 2012

Holy Grail Yo



Hi there!
These are my all time favourite basic beauty products that I always reach for and could not live without! They are quite well known products which I'm sure a lot of you will have already tried out and have a personal opinion on, but I thought I'd share my views
on them as I cannot rate each of them highly enough and I know I will always re-purchase!

Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub
I had not heard about this product until after I bought it in Tesco more than a year ago now simply because of the inexpensive
price of €4.50. After a few days of using it I spotted it in numerous beauty blogs like Beautycrush (my idol!)
I always keep double of this scrub because I know I will use it again & again!
I use this every night as I find it very gentle on the skin and sometimes because of this I use it in the mornings to as it is a great way to freshen the skin before going out for the day. It lasts weeks and is particularly amazing when I suffer from stress breakouts on my face(ugh). Favourite product EVER nuff said.


Tresemme 24 hour sky high plumping powder
This is a relatively new product of mine that I purchased when I decided I needed to stop teasing my hair after I got it stripped, which made my hair quite dry. To avoid further breakage and unneccesary damage to my hair but still have that ooommph (oh yes i went there) of volume I found this powder extremely effective.
The volumising results are immediate on my hair which is great as I no longer have to backcomb my hair for days to make it stay high!
I would not recommend this product for everyday use however as it can be quite drying and needs to be washed out
alomost the next day. I tend to only use it when I am heading out clubbing so this has been my experience of it!

Nivea Radiance Boosting Moisturiser
Also a new product, I started using this when I noticed my friend Diane was using it and tried it out a couple of times. As I did  not wear any make-up while working in Spain during the week, I found this moisturiser really great for enhancing my darkening skin tone aswell as adding a nice glow to my face.
 At €10 it is more expensive than other daily moisturisers. In a way I regret buying it as I do not use it everyday as I find, as a make-up primer, it is not the best due to its creamy texture & shiny finish. But, I still rate it as a top beauty buy
for those days when I do not feel like weighing my skin down with make-up.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle
Has to be said, Favourite. Highlighter. Ever.
I have been through a number of highlighters with different finishes such as Urban Decay Naked Palette in Virgin, and Benefit High Beam. High Beam I feel can be quite watery and looks too glossy for me personally. I adore Virgin as a brow higlighter, but to accentuate my cheekbones and give my face that perfect finishing touch I have to say MAC soft & gentle is the best.
Well worth the investment as I use it everyday and still havent noticed it running out as a little goes a long way. Use with a soft angled contouring brush and your away!

Alfaparf Milano Absolute Oil
Before I jetted off to Spain for four months, I went to my hairdresser for a trim and treatment. I knew I would not be able to maintain the condition of my hair as well as I do at home as my job had me out at sea a few times a week and in the pool every other day. She recommended this hair oil to me as I had previously been using John Frieda's Frizz Eaze heat protectant oil which is €6 and would last me no more than a month. This oil I have since February and I still have a quarter of it left. I use it EVERY time I wash my hair on my ends and sometimes fully through to heat protect my hair and keep it oh so glossy :) Love it!
It is €19 a bottle which is mega affordable considering it lasts months and is used in hairdressers.

I think its really interesting to see what effect certain products have on different people, would love to hear what you guys think!
Gonna be blogging a lot more now that I'm moving to Chicago! AAHHHHHH :) superly duperly excited to share stuff on
here! 

Peace and love ☮


Jennifer