Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Beauty Haul

My most recent haul is from my little trip up to Dublin, I made the most of it as there isn’t many big shops or department stores near me and end up most of the time buying beauty items online or making wish lists for whenever I get chance to visit the stores, so onto my haul...


Origins Clear improvement mask: I first saw this on courturegirl blog and after doing some more investigating and reading plenty good reviews I decided I definitely wanted to add this to my growing origins collection, my first impressions are pretty positive. Review hopefully coming soon.


Origins super spot remover: This is my second pot of this. I originally said I would not repurchase this mainly because of the price, but nothing has come close to this so I took the plunge and repurchased it. It is absolutely brilliant at helping to reduce spots.

 Maybelline Mint for life: Love this shade and after seeing it on countless blogs it was firmly on my wish list.

Mac studio fix fluid: This has been on my wish list for awhile. I struggle to find foundations that suit my skin type, So I’m hoping this will be as good as my Holy Grail foundation double wear!

The body shop tea tree pore minimiser and mattifying seaweed day cream: I always try and stock up on these when I’m near a body shop as I love love this stuff, the only things that help keep my foundation on my face and keep the oiliness away, will try get a review up soon.

St ives body exfoliator: I have been looking for a good exfoliator for a while after I finished my beloved soap & glory sugar crush exfoliator. It is very gentle on the skin and I’m loving it already!


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dry Shampoo Reviews

Hello guys,

Now its safe to say dry shampoo is one of the best beauty inventions around, and boy do I love them here's a few in my dry shampoo collection:

Batiste Big and Bouncy XXL Volume: This does exactly what it says, just a few sprays and gives instant volume to my hair, no need for any backcombing. Definitely will repurchase this again.

Batiste Light and blonde: I'm not completely sold on this. It does give my hair a little colour boost but also leaves it a horrible yellowish tinge which is hard to get rid of.

Batiste cherry- fruity and cheeky: Love this stuff, I picked this up while it was on offer in Tesco. This has to be my favourite out of all the dry shampoos I have tried, it smells divine and leaves my hair clean and fresh. Will repurchase this again!

Girlz only dry shampoo: Cheap and cheerful, this was my no1 dry shampoo but I find it very hard to get anywhere except Primark. I think this only cost 1.50euros and it is brilliant, will have to stock up next time I am in Primark.

VO5 Plump it up dry backcomb spray: Not quite like the other dry shampoos but close enough. I don't use this as often as I prefer the batiste version over this as it has a better texture. I would definitely recommend this to people with darker hair as it is clear on application and does not leave any residue. It does give instant volume and will keep using it up till its finished!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Burt's Bees Mini Head To Toe Kit

Hello guys,

At the beginning of this month I decided I would start a spending ban as my spending was getting a little out of control as all I was doing was buying rubbish that I didn’t really need or would use (story of my life) however the spending ban lasted 2 hours! Ha. Well I can’t say I was surprised but I have got a lot better with my spending habits and actually spending my hard earned money on stuff I actually would use, and I have to say I am a lot happier this month J.


On to my latest purchase, I got this little pack from Holland & Barrett. The town where I work in had just opened a new Holland & Barrett store, so I decided to have a little look in. After having a good browse I then came across a Burt bees stand, I have to say I was delighted and shocked as I had no idea that H&B stocked burt’s bees. The store was also having a buy one get one free offer as it had literally just opened the day before. I picked up this pack and when straight to the till!



The pack cost 17.99euro which I did not think was too bad seeing as what you got in it. The mini Head to Toe kit contains the following:


  • Soap bark & chamomile deep cleansing cream: This rich, cream cleanser with natural soap bark deeply cleans, removing dirt, make-up and excess oil while chamomile and Aloe moisturise for naturally soft, healthy-looking skin.

This is a gorgeous smelling cream, it removed all traces of my make up while making my skin soft and refreshed, I will definitely start using this in my skincare routine.

  • Fabulously fresh peppermint & rosemary body wash: A naturally invigorating lather leaves your body feeling clean and refreshed.

Love, love this stuff it smells amazing and does exactly what it says- leaves my body clean and refreshed! I Will definitely buy the full sized version when this runs out.

  • Naturally nourishing milk & honey body lotion: Enriched with skin softening Milk and naturally nourishing Honey, this body lotion is formulated with botanical moisturisers and clinically proven to moisturise skin for up to 24 hours.

I already own the full sized version of this stuff and I think it is pretty darn great, it’s suited for normal to dry skin and 100% natural. It also smells great, its definitely hands down my new favourite moisturiser.

  • Coconut foot cream: Our coconut foot cream is enriched with a softening blend of super-saturated coconut oil and other natural emollient ingredients with a hint of peppermint for smooth, pampered feet.

I only used this once as I'm not a fan of foot creams and very rarely use them, although it does smell lovely.

  • Hand Slave: Our all-purpose hand slave is made with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax, specially formulated to deeply nourish and soften dry hands and other areas that need extra moisturising.

I found this very hard to use as its in a small tin, and to apply onto hands it takes a bit of work but still it is pretty good would prefer it was in a tube.

  • Beeswax lip balm: Moisturise and condition lips with our refreshing peppermint lip balm.

A lovely lip balm which I now always carry in my bag, would happily repurchase this again.


Overall I think this is a great kit and would make a lovely present. It is a great kit for anyone who wants to try the burt’s bees brand for the first time and I would definitely recommend it for that!

Friday, 21 June 2013


Hello everyone just a little introduction, My name is Ashling I am a 20 year old graduate from Ireland. I have been reading blogs religiously now for just over a year. This blog will feature mostly beauty and fashion related pieces, it won't get much deeper than that ha. I have really wanted to set up a blog for a long time now, so here it goes.. :)

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