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Best Of Beauty.. Week 1!



Right.. so regular readers looking for ProPoints and the like, look away now (unless you're a beauty junkie like me too!) For the next 8 weeks, there'll be a bit of glitter added to the place… I've signed up for the 'Best of Beauty Blog Challenge!' I KNOW! Anyone who knows me, knows I'm all about my lippy and nail polish… and have been known to regularly go to Boots for 1 (ONE!) thing and needed to buy a plastic bag to cart the stuff out of the place! I keep convincing myself that my Boots card is actually a saving device! My bank manager doesn't quite see it like that… I digress… so, it's beauty in this spot for the next 8 weeks and if you want to see all the other fabliss beauty blogger chicks and their take on it… head to the lovely Samanthas' blog - All The Buzz >>> HERE <<< or check out #BOBBlogChallenge on twitter, some of my fav bloggers are doing it. Plus, it's a fab chance to get a nose at what everyone else is using without having to buy anything!

So… week one … 

Best Of Beauty 'Skin Care Saviours'
Your ultimate skincare saviours - what skincare products can't you live without?


In no particular order… these are the magic lotions and potions that I love… I have that silly 'combination' type skin which means I'm still a teenager after all these years… so at this time of year, with this crappy weather, my skin is very dehydrated with the occasional spot thrown in for good measure on the greasy bits! (pretty huh?!) So it gets very spoiled in winter… if I didn't use these bad boys, you could just call me 'flakey face!' and I probably wouldn't even take offense! 



First up… Hydraphase Intense Masque… from La Roche-Posay (it's french dontchyaknow!) . I have worked on some of these high end brands in my day job but these products just work… all the fancy packaging in the world won't sell your product if it doesn't work… this stuff is science… and they know what they're doing! They can be a little pricey but if you use them right then they'll last and your skin will thank you for it!

This product is part of my 'Sunday-night-in-my-pjs-watching-crap-TV-not-going-to-answer-the-door-to-ANYONE' routine… 

It's a velvety gel, so it even feels silky going on, with anti oxidants, it really soothes irritated skin… Directions? Lash on a generous layer, feet up and your skin will be so soft and rehydrated it's not even funny! A little goes a long way and it's not something you would use all the time but when you feel like you need a little TLC this is fab! It retails in the pharmacy at €15.50 but with your Boots card *coughs* and the 3 for 2 deals.. it's one to add to the shopping list!  



Next … Clinique - Dramatically different moisturizing lotion … 

OK, so this probably doesn't need much explaining being a global favorite… and its always on my Christmas list as it's such a good moisturizer… the consistency is great and it absorbs nearly immediately without your skin feeling greasy…  

Only down side to this is no SPF… I'm a stickler for sun protection so when I'm using this I always make sure my foundation has an SPF in it… or I put suncream on after… Mr. Clinique if you're reading this… take note! 

Great for your neck and décolletage too… I always try to plan restocking mine when someone's coming through Duty Free but it's available for €24 in Boots… 



No. 7! Beautiful Skin - Hydration Mask This stuff is awesome… its like fluffy clouds of silky ice-cream in a tube! Again for us scaly types… you lash this on and leave it for 10 minutes whilst you're in the tub and just let it work its magic! Not a snake skin in sight I tell ya!

Personally I'm not a big fan of No.7 stuff, nothing has ever seemed to be worth the money for me. I love trying the individual face packs from SuperDrug and the Montagne Jeunesse ones for exfoliating and spots but I got this as a gift last year and I'm on my second tub so it lasts! Your skin will feel baby soft and moisturized after it… 
An small investment for super soft skin in my book for €16…  



This was an impulse buy in Duty Free recently, I had a pile of coins that I couldn't change into euros so I hit the Clarins counter to see what they had… The staff were SO helpful… you know the kind of gal that isn't trying to sell you every product… so I got lots of little samples and a delayed flight meant I got to try every thing before I purchased… 

Firstly the smell is… as they say in my neck of the woods… Totes Amazeballs! Blue Orchid and patchouli oil tone your skin add a bit of hazelnut oil to the mix and soft skin is a go! 

Rub a tiny drop rubbed between your hands to warm it up and onto the driest parts of your skin and like magic.. soft supple skin… and because you only use the smallest amount this will last ages! 


So there you go… now you all know the secrets to my youthful looks! *coughs* Normal service resumes tomorrow.. but c'mere… next Thursday its all things 'Hair!' *girlie squeal* 










17 comments

  1. Your blog is so cute!! I love the hydraphase mask as well, I forgot about the No7 mask, I used to have that it's fab

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    1. aw thanks… we share similar tastes! Looking forward to next weeks! x

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  2. i REALLY want to try the hydraphase mask. every time i see it i pick it up, put it down, pick it up, put it down, you know the cycle haha. but youve convinced me! your blog is adorable :)

    Stephanie's Look

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    1. I DO that ALL the time… I'm pretty sure security thinks I'm shop lifting with the 'will I? won't I?' carry on! LOL

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  3. Brilliant choices!! I'm just in from a La Roche Posay event actually, their stuff is just so amazing! Loved reading this, can't wait to see next week's post! xx

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    1. They've got the science bit of skincare right haven't they! x

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  4. ok I need that Clarins oil now. Sound amazing. Great post. We have similar taste

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    1. I spotted that too! There's 3 variations of that oil… all are fab but try em all out! x

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  5. Amazing choices! La Roche Posay keeps appearing in everyones post I must definitely look into their range :) The Clarins oil also sounds amazing! Looking foward to next weeks post :)

    Aisling x http://bl0ssombeauty.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Loved your post about the Pai oil! Def one to look out for! x

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  6. Yay for the Hydraphase mask, it’s so brilliant!

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    1. Its SO good! and VERY popular it seems! LOL

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  7. I'm a huge LRP fan too! Still haven't tried that masque even though it's been on my list for ages!! I've got the Clarins oil too which I love! X

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    1. Lovin the Origins mask you posted…. this could be a very expensive blog challenge! LOL x

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  8. Great post, good ideas for products to treat ourselves to when we lose 7lb/1 stone or like just at the weekend for no reason :)

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    1. EXACTLY! A new nail polish or a really fancy beauty treat is SO much better than a takeaway or a choccie feast! Lasts MUCH longer too! How have you been?! xxx

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