Thursday, 16 April 2015

Ziaja Olive Leaf Line

I am a massive, fan of Ziaja, I love the quality and affordability of the products. A few months back, they kindly sent me some products from the new Olive Leaf line. I have given them a good road test and today want to share how I got on with you

Regenerating Mask with Hyaluronic Acid (69c)

I love a good face mask and have tried a good few of the Ziaja ones.  I really liked this one so much that I repurchased it in my nearest stockist. I bought a few, each sachet you get three, maybe even four uses from it so it's really good value. I would love this in a tube! During pregnancy and even now my skin is a bit dehydrated.If I am having a paricularly bad skin day I pop this on and let it soak in. Straight away, my skin feels instantly hydrated and my skin is left with a lovely glow. 

Concentrated Cream (€5.99) 

This has become my go to day cream. The formula is really light and doesn't sit on my skin and the fact it has an SPF20. It give great hydration too. I've had it for a little over three months and with everyday use, it still has a decent amount of product left. 

Duo Phase Eye Makeup Remover (€4.49)

I usually skip an eye makeup remover, finding some too harsh for my overly sensitive eyes and other just far too oily. I approached this lovely with caution because of these two factor. Have to say though I really like it, you don't need al to and because it is duo phase, your not left with oil on your face. It really good for light eye makeup and does a great job on heavier eye makeup too. 

There are lots more in the Olive Leaf line and I have my eye on
 the Cleansing Oil. They can all be picked up in Ziaja stockists and

Have you tried this line or anything you rate from Ziaja?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Day Out In Tayto Park

On Saturday, I went somewhere I have wanted to go for an age - Tayto Park. The weather was pretty decent so we thought why not go. We really enjoyed ourselves, there is so much to see and do.

My favourite part was the animals, especially the big cats. They have a much better selection than Dublin Zoo.

Myself and hubby did the Sky Walk which is like a suspended obstacle course. You have three levels. Being brave we choose the middle, hubby actually wanted to do the highest but it was closed because of the wind. I have to say thank god it was because for all my brave talk I was petrified! Scary doesn't even cover it. Once your up there though you have no choice but to go forward because it's a one way system. Once I'd finished I was shaking like a leaf but proud of myself for doing it.

What else you can do
  • Tayto Factory Tour - quite interesting seeing all the old flavours and recalling when a pack of Tayto was only 18p
  • Vortex Tunnel - a tunnel you walk through that makes you feel like your turning upside down. Freaky but Fun
  • Wall Climbing - me and wall climbing don't get on but it looked like good fun
Here are a few more pics from the day - excuse the comfy clothes

I have a few bug bears. Firstly is the price for children between 3 and 14. It's the same price as an adult €14 and to be honest I felt ripped off paying that amount for Jack.

On entry you then have to queue up at a separate booth to get a wristband (€15) or tokens (€1 each) Most things take either two or four tokens. The price for both is the same whether you are an adult or child. We got three bands and instantly regretted it. Because it was fairly windy a good few things were closed. And the one thing I really wanted to do - the zip line had a weight restriction because of the wind. So me and my post baby weight ruled it out.My adorable 2 year old nephew joined us with his parents and he was free in but when it came to him going on anything suitable for him and Jack, he needed tokens. Next time we won't bother with the bands and just get tokens. From speaking to a few other visitors, it was clear most would prefer paying say €25 for entry and to go on attractions.

Gosh! I sound like such a moan and I don't mean to be because it was a great day out.There is lots to do and to be honest there is value for money as you easily spend 5 hours there especially with how the park is growing. Including a pretty epic rollercoaster. I just feel for kids under a certain age, it could be for cheaper.

*Photos courtesy of my brother in law*

Have to been to Tayto Park?