Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Coco FOr Coconut Oil

I'm always open to trying new beauty items. I  like products that multitask and if they are cheap and cheerful, all the better. One product I really like lately is coconut oil. Its about €6 in your local chemist. I am not a fan of coconut, I really dislike the smell and the taste and I thought Coconut oil would smell yuk but thankfully there is no traditional coconut smell.

I bought coconut oil in work to try for moisturising both my dry skin and the little man's dry skin but then after a quick google, I discovered some other beauty uses.

  • An alternative to shaving creams, coconut oil makes shaving easier and moisturises at the same time. 
  • A deep conditioner for hair. I have frizzy naturally wavy hair that can be dry so I was thrilled to hear how it can be used as a deep conditioning hair mask to rehydrate hair. For best results you can leave it in over night with the help of a shower cap.
  • Eye Makeup Remover?? I thought surely not! But I can confirm it removed my makeup including heavy eye makeup perfectly. All I did was use a little on a cotton wool pad for my eyes and my eye makeup was gone.
There is lots of other ways you can use coconut oil. It's definitely worth trying the above with it.

Would you or have you ever used coconut oil?


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Have An Irish Christmas

This Christmas,  I've decided to buy as much Irish gifts as possible.
Facebook and Twitter were a great help to me especially Facebook, There are 100s of small businesses flying the Irish flag, here are just two businesses I am loving lately .
Charming Gifts By Leanne have a great range of jewellery aswell as other crafts. I've ordered something special off her for my little man to give his granny but here is an example of what she does.
Pixi Pots design indoor plant pots. I think they are a great storage idea for Makeup Brushes. I'm ordering one for myself so will share it with you when it arrives

These are just some small businesses rocking it. If you're on the hunt for Irish made gifts check out Hike Those Likes Ireland on Facebook where there's some great businesses and on twitter search using #irishbiz and #irishbizparty.

Will you be buying Irish this year?

Monday, 25 November 2013

N.O.T.D Jessica Nails Velvet and Pearls

Its no secret that Im a bit of a nail polish fan especially with the launch of my own indie line

I love trying new nail polish brands and Jessica Nails is definitely new to me so I was thrilled to receive two of their polishes.First up is Velvet and Pearls, a gorgeous rich black polish. I've had varying experiences with black polish ranging from wishy washy blacks to super pigmented blacks. Going by this scale, Velvet and Pearls is super pigmented. 

Wear time was four days before chipping,  I think I could have helped wear time with a more decent top coat, My Essence one isn't great so if you have a recommendation,  please share it with me.

Have you ever tried Jessica Nails?