Friday, 31 October 2014

Chic Treat Club October Unboxing

While playing on my phone Wednesday morning, I got the text I always enjoy seeing. The text was from Chic Treat Club's courier to let me know my October box was on the way. See this month I was especially excited because they teamed up with Beauty genius Triona Mc Carthy to support the Tricia Mc Carthy Foundation in association with NBCRI. Chic Treat Club are donating €2 from every box to the  National Beast Cancer Research Institute which I was delighted to hear. 

Here are some pics of the unboxing

There was lots of goodies inside......

Starting from the left we have:
  • Roger and Gallet Body Sorbet in Bois d'Orange in a deluxe sample. I adore the brand and have way too much of it but I love this sample, it will definitely come in handy. A full-size costs €15.
  • Pure Derm Botanical Choice Exfoliating Foot Mask (€3.99) I always had a stash of these in the house for giving my feet a treat but then I looked high and low to find them with little success. I'm not 100% sure if these are ok in pregnancy, I remember on another brand it said it wasn't. These won;t go to waste though, come February they'll get used quickly.
  • Yonka Lait Nettoyant Cleansing Milk (€30) was something that made me very happy. I have used this previously and loved it. I'm usually not one for a cleaning milk but love this one. 
  • NYX Powder Blush (€7.49) in Summer Peach. My love for NYX knows no bounds with pretty much my whole current makeup routine taken up with them. I already have two blushers and love them so there is no doubt this will be loved too.
  • Wet 'N' Wild Think Pink Mega Last Lipstick (€2.99). I hang my head in shame saying I haven't tried any of the Wet 'N' Wild Lippies before now but I have heard great things about them. On first swatch, I love the colour but also love the texture, they are super soft and apply beautifully. 

This month marks the last month of my Chic Treat Club subscription. I still am deciding whether to take out another subscription. I love the boxes arriving on my door step every month. It feels like a nice present to myself. 

Have you gotten this month's box or do you plan on subscribing?

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween Nails from Impress

 This year I'm taking Jack trick or treating and to get into the spirit I'm doing my nails and makeup. I love anything that makes my beauty life easier, especially for occasions like Halloween.With this in mind, I was delighted four options from Impress Nails Halloween collection came through my door. 

Left to Right: Supernatural, Rager, Hot Blooded and Daredevil

I've decided to go with Supernatural for my Halloween look. I think they will go well with my Witchy makeup look. Also I think Rager would be a great summer nail look and Daredevil great for winter. 

I am a big fan of Impress, having used them several times in the past. They are really easy to apply and last really wear. Previous tries I have gotten five/six days out of. I also love that I find them really light on my nails and don't annoy me unlike other false nails I have tried. 

If you find yourself in need of some nail art for tomorrow, pop over to your local Dunnes and Penneys and pick up a set at €4.99 (half price) Some pharmacies also stock the range. 

Have you tried Impress Nails before?

Monday, 27 October 2014

Beauty Advent Calenders

I tried holding off on posting anything relating to Christmas but chatting to some other bloggers last week got me far too excited so I decided to ease into the Christmas Series with my Beauty Advent Calendar picks

Beauty Advent Calendars are becoming more and more popular. Personally I love the idea of opening each day and finding a beauty treat.I've chosen calendars that have a decent gift for each of the 24 days. I'm aware of a few other brands doing calendars but for the price and what you get in them I don't feel they would be great value for money.

W7 Countdown To Christmas (€22.50) contains 10 x 5ml Nail Polishes, 3 x 1g Glitters, 3 x 3.5ml lip glosses, 1 x 5.2ml Foundation, 3 x 1g Lipsticks and 3 x 1.2g Eyeshadows. Available from Cara Pharmacy *Psst I have also seen it on a new Facebook shop called Beauty deals 2 U for €21
Yankee Candle Christmas Past (€39) includes Candy Cane Lane,Christmas Garland,
Snowflake Cookie,Sugared Apple,Christmas Cookie,Christmas Memories and Spiced Orange
Available from Littlewood's
*Ok this isn't a beauty calendar but who doesn't love Yankee Candles?*
Ciate Mini Mani Manor  (€55) contains 15 Mini Paint Pots:
Headliner, Sharp Tailoring, Members Only, Sloaney, Sweetie, Velvet Tuxedo, Big Yellow Taxi, Mineral Clarity, Strawberry Milkshake, Silhouette, Unrestricted Glam, Cupcake Queen, Amazing Gracie, Candy Cane, Sand Dune, Sherbet Fizz 
1 Full Size Paint Pot:
8 effects:
Girl With A Pearl, Runway Ribbon, Prima Ballerina, Let It Snow, Slumber Party, Tinsel Trail, Frozen Daydream, Fairisle Style

Available from

Lancome Beauty Christmas Crackers (contain six premium products including Hypnose Volume Mascara (black), Le Crayon Khol Eyeliner (black), Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Lip Lover, L'absolue lipstick and Bi-Facil Eye Make Up Remover €60) Not a beauty calendar but I just can't ignore the prettiness!!

The Body Shop 24 Days Of Joy (€85) contains Almond Hand and Nail Cream 30ml with Almond Nail File,Frosted Cranberry Heart Soap 25g with Frosted Cranberry Shower Gel 60ml,Frosted Cranberry Shimmer Lotion 60ml with Eye Definer Black 1g,Strawberry Heart Soap 25g with Strawberry Lip Butter 10ml,Strawberry Hand Cream 30ml,Colour Crush™ Nail Colour 6.8ml (Relish the Moment),Glazed Apple Heart Soap 25g with Glazed Apple Body Lotion 60ml,Vitamin E Moisture Cream 15ml with Vitamin E Moisture Mask 6ml,Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream 15ml, Moringa Shower Gel 60ml with Moringa Body Milk 60ml,Mini Crinkle Lily : Honeymania™ Lip Balm 10 ml, Wild Argan Oil Body Lotion 60ml, Eyeshadow Brush,Shea Shower Cream 60ml, Shea Body Butter 50ml,White Musk® Eau de Toilette 10ml

They're my picks for advent calendar this year. What do you think? Are there any others you would recommend checking out? I definitely would be very happy with all four but my heart is pulling towards The Body Shop