Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Press on Manicure

Impress Nails are my Buy of Week giving you show stopping nails for the party season ahead. They’re so quick and easy to apply and last a full week - tried and tested by myself.

Impress Nails have a range of gorgeous designs and prints. You simply peel the cover sheet off each nail, lay it on your own clean and dry nails and press down. It’s that simple to do and the results look AMAZING. An instant manicure, no drying time, with the shine of polish but longer lasting finish and they are easy to remove. I love them and you will too.

Impress Nails are available in pharmacies nationwide and priced at €9.99

Shauna xx

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

NeoStrata Beauty Regime

Hi ladies, I’ve been trying out two skincare products by NeoStrata. A facial cleanser and daytime protection cream with SPF 15. First let me start off by telling you a bit about NeoStrata - they are a fantastic skincare range that hail from the United States. The products have been developed by dermatologists in a bid to help combat the everyday harsh conditions our skin has to endure. Their products are clinically proven and are highly recommended and regarded by skincare experts around the globe.

NeoStrata Facial Cleanser €23

The cleanser is oil, alkaline and soap free which means it is gentle on the skin. The main aim of the cleanser is to gently cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural essential oils. This cleanser makes light work of lifting off your makeup and any impurities. Massage into the skin and leave for a few seconds to dissolve the impurities, then rinse off with water. The water will help soothe and hydrate your skin. Cleansing is so important if you want your skin to look and feel great. Nothing beats that freshly washed feeling. The cleanser will leave your skin supple and fresh without any clogged pores. Try using it with a facial cleansing brush this will allow you to exfoliate and cleanse all in one go.

NeoStrata Daytime Protection Cream SPF 15 €40

The moisturiser is lightweight, anti-ageing, antioxidant moisturiser designed to prevent and correct signs of ageing while providing sun protection. This moisturiser comes in a squeezable bottle so its perfect because repeatedly sticking you fingers into a tub of moisturiser can cause bacteria to grow in it. This is far more hygienic. With the moisturiser just simply massage into the skin twice daily, massaging it into your face will increase circulation and make your skin more receptive to the product. No beauty cabinet is complete without a good moisturiser and this is excellent. It evens out your skin tone and contains SPF 15 to protect against harmful rays. It’s easily absorbed into the skin and it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling. Your skin just feels velvety smooth and deeply nourished. You’ll have a clear, glowing healthy complexion.

I found using both these products together, my skin was in better condition, it was brighter and energised and I had fewer blemishes. These products tick all the boxes for me. The formulations are enriched with antioxidants, AHA’s and UVA and UVB protection what’s not to love and when my skin looks fab that’s exactly how I feel.

It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. The earlier you start the better your skin will be in the long run. You need to have a beauty regime and look after your skin everyday and with NeoStrata products they can help you on your way to great looking skin. Everyone wants luminous and gorgeously fresh skin and that’s what you’ll get with NeoStrata products. So now there’s nothing stopping you looking your best.

Their products are available in pharmacies nationwide, to learn more or for a full range of  their products go to: http://www.neostrata.ie/

Shauna xx

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Styling in the Rain

What a totally miserable day, I absolutely detest rain, particularly when coupled with stormy gusts of wind - impossible to stay dry - my hair is a mess aarg. Thankfully I'm now home in the dry indoors and thought it appropriate to have another drool over my favourite rain mac of this season. It's the amazing cape detail that I love the most, coming a close second is the rich forest green hue. I'm not one for being prepared for the weather and don't own a sensible hooded raincoat, but if I did this is the one:

DRESSMONSTER Sherlock cape mac in forest green, WAS €234.81 - NOW €117.41, ASOS.com

You are more likely to see me wearing something similar to this mac from Littlewoods. The skirt detail on this coat is perfect for adding curves to a straight up and down figure. It would look equally fab on a top heavy shape as the volumn on the lower half balances broad shoulders or busty figures.

South DB Mac with full skirt, €72, Littlewoods Ireland (also available in black)

Look what I've found, just the thing for giving your dreary weather loving wellies or boots a touch of stylish fun, check these out;

Faux Fur Boot Cuffs €4 Penneys

Brown cable knit feather boot cuff sock, stg£13, River Island

And while broosing RI's site I stumbled upon these absolutely adorable gloves, what a fabulous way to add a touch of glamour to a cosy winter look. Multi textures are a big catwalk trend this season particulary when it comes to outerwear; mixing wool, leather, tweed, fur etc.

Black ribbed gloves, stg£28, River Island

It's too wild out at the moment to protect your hair with an umbrella but I do love this one from http://www.asos.com/ it says it all......

HIT Christoper Shannon Umbrella, €52.18, ASOS.com

Don't let the weather put a stop on your style!

Elaine xx

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