Sunday, 26 June 2011

Beauty - Vo5 Miracle Concentrate

So many bloggers were raving about this Vo5 Miracle Concentrate that I knew I had to try it, it cost me €6.50, I got my sister to get it for me in Liffey recently, and I was surprised at how small the bottle was, its only 50mls so its small, but a little of this goes a long long way. 

First of all it smells fab, I tried it on dry hair yesterday , just  a few drops in to the ends and it was lovely, it conditioned it straightaway.  So this morning when I washed my hair I was dying to try it on wet hair!  I towel dried my hair and put about 4 drops (using the little dropper that comes with it) through the ends of my hair, as its only here I need the conditioning.  i then dried my hair as normal and I must say it was so so soft and felt lovely! I think this is going to become a firm staple in my kit! Its full of Argan Oil and I noticed today when shopping that ALOT of brands have conditioners with Argan Oil, maybe I never noticed them before or maybe they are new out...........!!
Then I bought this little comb in Boots, they say that its better to "comb" wet hair rather than "brush" it so I thought I would now be good to my hair and comb it anymore :)

Saturday, 25 June 2011

This picture needs no explaining..........

Life - Sebaceous Cysts - Read at your own risk!!

*source - Google Images.
Recently I had Sebaceous Cysts removed, now I'm not going to go into detail with it, if you have one you will know it, if you don't your lucky!!  They are basically little lumps under the skin...they can become infected and irritated.......this is what happened to me! I had four, so one day when it was particularly sore and uncomfortable I decided to go to a Private Hospital and get them removed once and for all!!  So I made the appointment (on a referral letter from my GP) and waited for the day to arrive!!

I was given local anaesthetic to the four areas (this was quite painful but don't let that put you off) but it only lasted about 30 seconds and the areas were totally numb.  The operation was over and done within 15 minutes and I was stitched up and sent home...told to keep them covered and visit my GP in ten days for the stitches to be removed!  That was it. 

Once the local anaesthetic wore off I thought I would be in alot of pain, but I wasn't, I was very uncomfortable but otherwise I was fine.  Over the next ten days, I couldn't work or drive too far but now that the stitches are out I am delighted that its done!! 

Just thought I would do this little post to let you know that it is possible to have them removed, you don't have to suffer in silence!!

Do any of the rest of you suffer from these? I also suffer from skin tags as I have told you before - I don't know if they are connected or not!! How about the rest of you??

Monday, 20 June 2011

Beauty - Urban Decay NAKED and NOTD

Firstly of all a big thank you to my sister for the above present.....which I got today......was totally shocked.  I have wanted the UD Naked Palette ever since I laid eyes on it but it was so hard to get! I'm not going to bore you anymore about it as everyone is blogging about it....but just had to share this with you :)
Today I decided to treat myself to a nice Revlon Nail Polish....there is actually 3for2 in Boots at the moment on all Revlon I got 3 nail varnishes, I usually buy Catrice nail polishes as they are so cheap so it will be interesting to see if I prefer these more expensive ones!  I love the colour (375 PassionFruit) and the texture- so far so good!!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Beauty - Chanel Chance!!!!

CHANEL CHANCE - This is one of my all time favourite perfumes, particularly for day time use.  I find it to be nice and sweet without being sickly sweet! I don't find it to be over powering like I find other Chanel don't get me wrong I love all Chanel perfumes but I find them strong and prefer them for night-time use!! 

Thursday, 16 June 2011


I have been recovering from surgery over the last few days so I have been treating myself with the above delights!! They have healing properties you know..........!!
I also bought myself a lovely new bedspread as I knew I would be spending alot of time in it! I usually prefer vintage type bedspreads but I thought this stripey one was nice for a change!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Beauty - Bourjois Liner Feutre - My Favourite EyeLiner

This is my favourite eye liner - I just realised that I never took a pic of the top of it!! Doh!! Its actually like a felt tip top so it is really really easy to work with, that's what I really love about it. 

The colour is lovely and dark and it really lasts.  From memory it is about €9 but it lasts for ages so I don't know for sure the price!! I really really like it and for me who is not too good at eyeliner its so easy to work with!!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Things I like.............

I bought these beautiful....Sugar and Tea Cannisters over the wkend....they are sooo cute! These are completely my style :)

I also made these beautiful RiceCrispie buns for my nephews party!! These were the while chocolate ones I made....I also made milk chocolate ones but you have all seen them before.  These are so easily made and children love them!!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Beauty - Mini Haul.....

Yesterday I was away and had 1 hour to spare and flew around the shops....but it was too rushed and all I got was the above! I got Johnson's Baby Oil on sale for only €1.12, half price bargain.

I also got an NYC blush, which I am looking forward to was also a bargain (about €3 i think) and I also got an NYC colour wheel....I haven't tried it yet but I have swatched it and it looks fab, love the mix of colour and for the price - about €3 you cant go wrong!

The assistant also gave me a sample of Lancome's Primer Gel, and its lovely, it feels like silk on my skin, looking forward to trying that out!!!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Things I like.............

My sister emailed this pic to me so I can't credit the source ... sorry!
But its so cute and I love it, it would be lovely in a nice vintage frame :)

Beauty - Glamour Mag with Benefit Freebies - Out today :)

Hey everyone, just a little reminder that Glamour Mag is out today with free Benefit Goodies!!

Don't forget to get it :)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Life - Skin Tags (read at your own risk)

This post comes with a WARNING!!

If you have skin tags you will know what they are and you will be delighted to hear I found a solution.....If you don't - this post may put you off your food!!  I was trying to decide whether or not to post about this as I don't want to gross people out...but I spent a lot of time researching this topic when I needed relief so I decided that it would only be fair...!!

Firstly if you would like to see a picture of skin tags you can click HERE.  A skin tag is basically a little additional bit of looks similar to a rice krispie and usually never causes anyone any bother.  For as long as I can remember I had a few skin tags on my inner thighs, they were always there and never gave me too much trouble, that is until recent years.  I think what changed was that my fashion changed and I wore a lot of tights and leggings and the problem was that the tights and legging were rubbing against the skin tags and really aggravated them and sometimes caused them to bleed!

So this brought me on many trips to my local GP where I was placed on a waiting list for removal in my local HSE hospital.....(I'm still waiting!!).  Eventually a friend recommended a different GP in my locality with an interest in I made an appointment with him to see what he could do!

On meeting him, he told me that he would sort them out there and then! He got a solution (Liquid Nitrogen I think) and applied it with a cotton bud to the skin tags...I felt a slight tingle and heard a little "sizzle" and that was it....€40 later I left in the confidence that they would drop off a week or two later...which they did!

This was over one year ago and I am so happy with the results....I need not have suffered so long.

Do any of you suffer from these?....
What did you find worked for you??...

Monday, 6 June 2011

A lazy Bank Holiday Monday.....

I had one too many of these last night which lead to alot of the day in the bed and the pjs!!
Nice and snug :)

What did you all get up to for the Bank Holiday!?

*pics are google images.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

ASOS Bargains.....

I was surfing the net this morning trying to find a bargain...and look what I came across on the ASOS website...theres a beauty sale = BARGAINS!!

O.P.I Swiss Collection
Only €8
Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Anniversary Skin Protectant
Only €15.38 ( I was looking for this everywhere and finally got one last week but this is a bargain!)

Makebelieve Spa & Polish Body Exfoliator 350ml
This is only €14.42 - a nice present for someone perhaps!

Image 1 of Essie Autumn Winter Collection 2010 15ml
Theres two shades of ESSIE for only €8.33

Theres lots more little bargains you might like if you have a few euro to burn!!

All pics are from

Saturday, 4 June 2011

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

This is one of my all time favourite products......I use it as a highlighter...I mainly put in on the tops of my cheeks over my blusher, and I love it - it gives a lovely sheen...

I did swatch it but its so hard to see it in the photo but its lovely on the shoulders etc on a sunny day over tan etc - Love it!!  It really glistens when you move ...!

Lifes Little Essentials.....

These are products that I use every day but I haven't blogged about them before as they probably aren't the most exciting....but I thought I should write more about the boring every day products. 

First up is Baby Oil - I love this, I usually use it on my skin after a shower, I put it on to wet skin and it really absorbs the moisture and leaves a lovely little shine!! I know lots of people use this as eye make up remover...I don't I think it would be too messy for that! However I wouldn't be using this on my skin in the hot weather (where is it today) as the oil would make it BURN!!

Next up is Mitchum Roll-On ..... I also find this very good, Mitchum is on of the only products I really find works.  I also use the Mitchum Aerosol however my faith in them has been squashed in recent times as when they are half full they would just stop working!!! This happened many times!!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

I like - I WANT!!!

I was relaxing with a copy of U Magazines Annual 2011 - the Ultimate Guide to Everything.....and I spotted this gorgeous weekend back....its from Love Moschino and its €185 so I'm afraid at this price it will be staying on the wishlist for the moment!!!

But its sooo cute !!!