Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sunkissed launches Bronze Professional NEW luxury tan collection- Once-A-Week Self Tan Review

I absolutely love Sunkissed tan and when I heard they had launched new products in a range called  Bronze Professional I could not wait to give them a try. This range includes two new tans in two shades, Bronze Professional Moisturiser Spray Tan and Bronze Professional Once-A-Week Self Tan Mousse. I have written several reviews on Sunkissed products, it is by far my favourite tan, the colour is beautiful and it lasts well. It smells amazing and is very easy to apply, the mousse glides across the skin and dries in seconds.

Tanning can be an effort so if there is a tan out there that will last a little longer I would be first in line to purchase it. This new Sunkissed product, *Bronze Professional Once-A-Week Self Tan Mousse promises to achieve just that. This tan is made with a new advanced formula which combines active ingredients to help penetrate the skin’s deeper layers for a longer lasting tan. The tan contains a vitamin VitaTone which works to visibly smooth the appearance of the skin, whilst offering intense nourishment and protection against free radicals. Bronze Professional Once-A-Week Self Tan Mousse is available in both Medium and Dark shades. The mouse is tinted and can therefor can  also be worn as an instant tan.

The verdict-
I prepped my skin as I usually do before applying tan. I exfoliated my skin and applied moisturiser on the drier parts of my skin, knees, elbows etc. The tan was very easy to apply just like the other Sunkissed products I have tried. It smells gorgeous, no usual false tan scent. I applied the medium shade as I think it is both natural and dark enough for me. The instant colour was beautiful and looked very even and smooth on my skin.

I washed it off the next day and was surprised with the results, the tan had great staying power. Usually when I shower off other tanning products the colour fades a lot but this did not happen with this tan. The colour was just as dark as it was when I first applied it.
The tan lasted me about four days before it started to really fade, so unfortunately it did not last a week for me. I have quite dry skin so this could have contributed to it fading faster.

Although I was disappointed it didn't last as long as I'd hoped I was still very happy with this tan. It did last longer on my skin then other false tans I have tried. It also faded gradually and did not look scaly or patchy on my skin. I think I will continue to keep up my daily moisturising routine and hopefully I will get a few more days glow the next time I give it a try.

The new Sunkissed Bronze Professional range is available from Penney's, Superdrug and pharmacies nationwide.

Has anyone else tried this product?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

InVogue launch new range of Brushes and Beauty Implements- Brush Works

Beauty Industry experts InVogue recently launched a new range of brushes and implements- *Brush Works. These brushes are very reasonably priced and are said to create a salon like finish. The range includes everyday essentials, including manicure scissors, tweezers, pencil sharpeners and nail files. The range also includes several makeup brushes. I could not wait for these little beauties to arrive in the post.

I received three items from the range to review, The EyeDuo Brush, The Emery Board and The Nail Clippers.

The First product I tried out was The EyeDuo Brush. I often go on weekends away, so this duo brush is ideal for me.... I would bring half my makeup collection if I could fit it all! I try to keep my travel makeup bag as minimal as possible. I usually take 4 or 5 brushes with me. This brush is perfect as it combines two brushes and has multiple uses. I used the angle brush to fill in my brows, the bristles are super soft and the handle is very sturdy. I used the flat shader brush to apply my eyeshadow, I usually apply one shadow for my day look so again this was perfect. I was very happy with the Duo brush, I think it will be a stable in my travel bag.

I used The Nail Clippers and Emery Board last week when I did my weekly mani and pedi. There isn't a lot to say about nail clippers, they either work or they don't, The Brush Works Nail clippers worked really well, it is small and again handy for travel. The Emery Board was great, it is a nice decent size, so I will get plenty of use out of it.

All in all I was very happy with these products, I think I may have to invest in more of the Brush Works collection.

The Brush Works Range is available online from several online stores, including The Collection ranges from £1.49-£6.99.

Has anyone else given this collection a try?

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Ziaja's Nourising & Protective Argan Range

With winter time fast approaching its time to get out the intense moisturizing products and protect your skin from the harsh cold weather. I tend to have dry skin all year round so I have to pay special attention to my skin during the winter months.

Ziaja have recently introduced a new range, The Nourishing and Protective Argan Range*. This range is specially aimed to protect the skin from the harsh elements of winter. These products contain Aragan oil, this oil has been used for centuries to transform the skin, thanks to its high content of omega fatty acids and antioxidants. These ingredients improve the skin's barrier function, protects against ageing  and improves elasticity. As I said I suffer with dry skin, champed lips and cracked hands all year round so I could not wait to give this range a try.

Ziaja Protective Argan Oil Body Butter
I was expecting body butter to be quite heavy but it was surprising light on my skin and dried very quickly. It left my skin feeling hydrated and super soft to touch. This cream contains nutrient rich extracts which not only hydrate and protect the skin but also improve firmness and vitality. I found this body butter especially effective on my knees, ankles and legs, which all become very dry during the winter months. The only negative comment I can make refers to the packaging, it is quite plain and your eye wouldn't be immediately drawn to the product on a shelf, that said I absolutely love the Ziaja products, I have tried several of their ranges and each one is full of innovative and high quality products.

Ziaja Soothing Argan Oil Hand Cream
This product has become a stable in my handbag. I always carry a hand cream with me and love to mix them up and try new products and fragrances. This is a gorgeous hand cream, it dries very quickly and leaves your hands feeling soft and smelling delish. I do wish the bottle was slightly smaller, It is a bit large if you carry a small handbag. Also as above, I am not over-gone on the packaging, but I guess its on the inside that counts!

Find out more and The Ziaja Nourising & Protective Argan Range and Ziaja products online at Original Beauty.

The Ziaja Nourising & Protective Argan Range is available online at Orinigal Beauty, Shaws department stores and from independent pharmacies nationwide.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Wet Brush Review

Most of my friends know that I have had the same hair brush for a long time, I cant even remember where I purchased it but it has always been a staple in my handbag where ever I'm going. My friends are always telling me to invest in a new hair brush so when I was sent The Wet Brush I thought I'd give it a try.

I heard about The Wet brush* a few years ago when my friend purchased one. The brush bristles are specially designed to be ultra thin and flexible to easily remove tangles. The bristles also have a rapid recovery method to instantly bounce back to original shape eliminating all the hair breakage and pain that used to be associated with brushing your hair. They are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. 

As I dye my hair a lot and use heat products on my hair often, my hair is very dry and can get very tangled when I wash it. I could not wait to give this brush a try to see did it make the brush out process any easier.

This brush reminds me a lot of the Tangle Teezer, basically the same concept with a different shape. I was very impressed with this brush, I think it might be replacing my old brush. The bristles are super soft on the scalp but still brush out knots without causing hair breakage. The rubberized handle is soft but provides a firm grip which makes styling a doddle.
I have also used this brush when I'm back combing my hair and found it very useful, it creates a nice lift again without breaking the hair or causing too much tangles.

The Wet Brush is available online on The Wet Brush website. The brush retails for approx. €10.50.

To find more about the Wet Brush visit the Wet Brush website here.

Has anyone else given this brush a try?

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Blog Awards Ireland 2015- Please vote!

I am sooooo excited to announce my blog has made it onto the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 - Shortlist. This is the furthest I have ever gotten and I am absolutely delighted to have gotten this far.

This year 30% of the score is based on public vote. It would mean so much to me if you have a second to vote for my blog.

Thank you to everyone who has followed and enjoyed reading All the little things over the last few years. I love writing my little blog.

Link here to vote for All the little things in the Best Beauty Blog category,

Thank you so much,