Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The simple things



Lately I've been weaning myself off my beloved shellac in favour of a more natural approach to nails. With a baby in tow it's really hard to fit in time for beauty treats and so I've had to go back to the old fashioned nail polish. What this does mean is that I can buy lots of lovely new colours ( always an upside). These two colours from Essie, ballet slippers and spin the bottle have been my go to colours as of late. Ballet slippers is the perfect milky white/pinky natural colour, while spin the bottle is a more browny neutral. Both colours are really flattering and are helping my talons look super chic. They last really well without chipping, over five days, which for me is a record, and can be worn separately or to mix it up a bit, I paint one coat of each for a more customized colour. Either way these shades are easy to wear and have the lasting factor seal of approval.

C x


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Neutrogena oil-free moisturiser




I stumbled across this little gem in Boots recently when I was looking for a moisturiser that didn't cost the earth and that would do a decent job. Neutrogena is a brand I associated with dry hands and problematic skin, and while I sometimes suffer with the latter, I had never given the brand that much thought.

I tend to not spend a fortune on a moisturiser as it's there to add moisture and tackle dry skin, something that I don't suffer with too much, but with Autumn approaching I thought it was time to find something that would get me out of a dry skin pickle. I personally benefit much more from the use of oils and serums and would rather spend  money in these two areas, so this Neutrogena find was a welcomed one. I opted for the oil-free option as my skin has a tendency to break out but there is also an option for normal/dry skin. It promises to hydrate and smooth the skin and I was surprised at just how quick I started to notice the results. After one use my skin was super soft and any dryness or tightness I had was gone. The consistency of this stuff is lovely. It has a rich, creamy texture but isn't heavy or greasy whatsoever. It's a steal at under €7, an amazing budget buy to have on the bathroom shelf.

C x