Monthly Archives: January 2018

Siskyn Grapefruit & Sweet Fennel Toning Body Oil.

Hello Beauties,

Siskyn was created by two sisters Emma & Sarah who had a host of different skin conditions ranging from very dry, combination, to oily, and sensitive!

After trying so many ‘good’ products to help themselves, they found a lot of products lacking in quality and plus found they were full of silicone’s & parabens & preservatives.

So they decided to learn about skincare and about quality ingredients and how that mattered, they decided to start their own range of 100% organic, pure vegan oils of the highest quality there is .. and so Siskyn was born, an ‘eco luxe’ brand bringing you the finest blends of high potency oils from across the world!

As I get older I look more and more to organic products, clean, green beauty that really hydrates my dry skin. Quality of ingredients matter so much more to me now, it has to work.

Ok so back to my Grapefruit & Sweet Fennel toning body oil! I got this in my Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box and It smells so good you could eat it. The sweet fennel – that light aniseed cutting across the citrus of the grapefruit is just a heavenly mix and I am hooked.
I am going to have to get a full size.
For me I know something is good when I pick it up time and time again and I do that with this oil … as my mother always said ‘Where the heart lies the feet wander’. So true!

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It is delicious, my skin loves it and drinks it up, it is a blend of 14 organic botanical oils to stimulate, redefine, tone and hydrate your skin. It has black cumin oil & carrot seed oil, well known for their deeply hydrating qualities and as you massage it on with the lovely scent of the sweet fennel & grapefruit you just feel so good using it. This has to be the best body oil product I have picked up and been crazy about in years.

Absolutely mad about this oil and have my eye on a few others too. Currently trying the Frankincense & Jasmine nite oil and I have the Camelia & Safflower hot cloth cleansing oil on the go too, enjoying using a lot of high quality oils at the moment. But right now this body oil is my favourite!

If you love good quality ingredients, organic, vegan or are just learning about how important it is that good quality ingredients make good quality skincare then take a look at Siskyn Oils .. they are winning awards everywhere and it is not hard to see of feel why, they are stunning and they work …

You can find out more about these stunning oils by Siskyn here – Syskin

That is it for now folks

January Empties, Empties, Empties 11 -25

Hello fellow Beauties,

As some of you know I am making a really conscious effort to use things up before I open any more (mostly lol).

So lets get into it … Ooh! organic Argan face oil was ok, I wouldn’t rush out and buy I think there is better out there (sorry).

Aurelia Cell Repair night oil
, smells incredible and it is a beautiful oil but at the moment there is so many great face oils out there I just want to try new ones. I can’t imagine what it is like to have to battle for your place in the beauty world but Aurelia do beautiful things and I love their deodorant too.

Aurelia Firm and Revitalise dry body oil
, beautiful and the Neroli is heavenly in these products, they smell incredible but this is a bit on the pricey side! ( I love things I can’t afford lol)

Aurelia Miracle Cleanser love taking my makeup off with this on the evening and inhaling the beautiful organic oils in this to relax and take the day off. It is a beautiful cleanser that leaves your skin nourished and glowing!

Alpha H Rose Essential Cleansing Balm a wonderful first cleanse full of soothing rose for the skin and the soul, works really well over the skin and comes off easily .. I would repurchase this.

Sisley Neck Cream Enriched Formula, I get the Sisley beauty box every month, I plan on blogging about it but I wanted to gather up a few bits that match together first. This leaves my neck very smooth, plumped & hydrated.

Goldfaden MD brightening Elixir this super lightweight serum brightens and smooths skin. I have used a few things from this brand now and I really like it and hope at some point to try more.

Strivectin eye concentrate for wrinkles I loved this, easy absorbed it plumped and smoothed my under and upper eye really well. Would I buy it? Yes I probably would.

Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Eye loved the fragrance of this and it left eye area really silky soft and firmed, brightened. It really does do a fabulous job but it is super expensive but I can see why.

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Stemm Shampoo & Conditioner most people know I love this. It is a product that has no sls in it so it doesn’t foam as much as a regular shampoo but it cleanses my hair brilliantly and the scent of the oils does not linger on your hair.
Conditioner I find very nourishing, it took a few uses before I could really feel it start to nourish the ends of my hair but my results are now fabulous and I have already repurchased and it is on its way! My hair is brighter, shinier, in better condition and shiner and all over much, much healthier!

Nubo White Diamond Ice-Glow Mask, this is an OMG mask! It is not a mask you use before bed, it is a mask you use when you are going places or are going to be photographed.
It gives you an icy cool blast that really kick starts the skin, you look and feel younger after this as it relaxes your facial muscles (we carry so much tension in out faces)softening how we look, it exfoliates, brightens, plumps up the skin. This to date is the most incredible mask I have ever used, it does so many things and you do really look more relaxed and have less tension in your face after . Diamond by name & diamond by nature!

Beatitude Peace Bath Oil, Beatitude so some really beautiful oils that smell and feel really luxurious so I love them.

Erno Lazlo Phelityl Cleansing Oil, first thing it smells so good! I had a lovely white soap I used with this and it was amazing too,left my skin feeling so nourished and soft it was unreal, skin looked and felt so hydrated, brightened and calm and happy. It was a shame tho how the soap broke down with this but that aside this is a great duo particularly if you have sensitive or very dry skin.

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And that is it phew! As you can see I am making a real effort t o use up and get rid of the older bits I have had for a while. I call it making space for 2018 lol ..

I feel good I got to the bottom of all of these and I have more to come before I allow myself to open any more!

That’s it for now folks, take care

Nicola x

Kiss The Moon After Dark Bath Oil LOVE Rejuvenate with Rose & Frankincense.

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

Kiss the moon are a lifestyle brand and sleep experts and they put all their knowledge into their products to help people be able to switch off, relax and get a better nights sleep. To look after body and soul.
They recognize that everyone is different, has different needs in todays never ending stressful world. For some like me it is pain & anxiety that affects my sleep, for others it is stress, jet lagged or you just cannot switch off.

I can’t get enough of this bath oil from Kiss The Moon, the fragrance of LOVE Rose & Frankincense is utterly heavenly and I can think of no better way to take the day off bathing in a beautiful oil like this it really does help me relax and the scent is so mood lifting, it really is from first smell.

The Rose, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang fill my bathroom & flat with the soothing essential oils that are so mellow & soothing while coconut oil & Jojoba nourish & hydrate my skin skin.

What I love about this is it is a light oil formula, it does nourish your skin but it doesn’t leave your bath like an oil slick and I much prefer that to a heavier oil.

I also have this in a hand cream which is coming to an end (sob) and will need to get some more because it is the most fabulous night treatment for hands. Super nourishing but again very easily absorbed into the skin and the wonderful scent relaxes and calms the mind to help me get off to sleep.

These products are treatments to help aid sleep and I love them, they are high grade quality oils and all natural too.
All Kiss The Moon’s products are vegan, cruelty free,paraben free, natural,Leaping bunny accredited!
The products feel and are Feel & smell beautiful and luxurious and it feels like you are doing something good for yourself when you use them .. a lovely luxurious treat to help you sleep!

If you check their website on a Friday they usually have a good offer on,you can check it out here – Kiss The Moon
At the moment there is a free LOVE hand cream with every offer, I highly recommend it, truly beautiful and so hydrating & soothing.

This is a Luxe brand doing some really beautiful blends and if you struggle with sleep then their products are definitely worth checking out!

That’s it for now folks

Nicola x

The Ordinary Colours Collection on QVC

Hello everyone,

Deciem have put together a crazy priced The Colours Collection which will go live on the 23rd of January.
It is crazy value at £21.40 postage inc.P&P .. that is under £5 a product!!

So the set contains –
1 Coverage foundation
1 Serum foundation (I love this)
1 high adherence silicone primer
1 hyaluronic acid 2% + B5 a skin hydrating solution with vitamin B5 which enhances skin surface hydration.

The shades are limited and are as follows below –

Cov 1.0N
Cov 1.2N
Cov 1.2Y
Cov 2.0N
Cov 2.0P
Cov 3.0Y
Ser 1.2N
Ser 2.0N
Ser 2.0P
Ser 3.0Y
Ser 3.2N

What a bargain! This is a mad crazy priced set for The Ordinary lovers to grab, the value is unreal I don’t know how the hell they do it!

Will pop the link in here when it goes live The Ordinary 4 piece colours collection on QVC

Bye for now folks

Nicola xx

DECIEM’s 5 Piece Heroes Collection, First Ever TSV on QVC!

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

Well it has finally happened!! Deciem are doing their first ever TSV on QVC on the 23rd of January (pre-sale at 10am) .. Yikes! So they are calling this a beauty box and it show cases some of their best products across the vast umbrella of products that they now do.

So whats in the box you say!

Well the first product is the AHA30% & BHA2% Peeling solution 30ml. Oh this is the most fabulous beetroot red shade, definitely very unique and it is a really good product for exfoliating the skin and it is also really good for clearing out and dissolving the dirt in pores too. I have found this mask leaves my skin incredibly smooth, brightened and conditioned. It is different to anything else I have used due to the colour but that is a part of the fun of the mask, skincare should be fun at times.. Grab a glass of vino and go for it .. your skin will thank you in the morning!(even if your head is sore).

Next up is NIOD MMHC2 – Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 2, 30ml, this is the updated version of MMHC and it has 15 different Hyaluronic compounds, precursors all in a highly charged peptide delivery system.
This product hydrates the skin on a multi dimensional level – in other words it doesn’t just hydrate the top layer of skin it goes down & hydrates the skin on many different levels and layers plumping it up and keeping it hydrated all day. I have been using this since it came out.
I was caught in the stampede and I didn’t care I wanted some!
I am waiting on the CIAS 2 as well…
Particularly good if you are stuck on the North West Coast of Ireland and it is baltic and the heating is on full blast, a product as good as this is a must!

The Chemistry Brand Hand Chemistry – Hand Cream this is skincare usually reserved for your face in a hand cream. It is completely anti-ageing and the results are fantastic! If your hands are dry and you can see them starting to age.. get this on and put some gloves on top at night and you will have hands that look 10 years younger by the morning, brighter, more youthful and silky soft .. Oh yes please!

Hylamide HA BLUR – Oh wow! I have just tried this product and I am amazed at how my face looks and feels, it looks younger, smoother and velvety smooth. I tried some on my hand too to really see if I could see what it does and I can! Results are immediate and my hand looks smoother and younger. No wonder this has won awards it is a really remarkable product .. why did I not pick up on this before? I have a new love for sure .I do know of others in my beauty group who have tried this and swear by it but I had never gotten round to trying it as well .. so many products Deciem now sells!
Ha Blur is a prismatic blurring surface finisher, you can use it under your makeup as a primer, mix it in with your foundation to give flawless finishes. and you can also take a little and tap it on gently to areas of concern that you want to Blur like your number 11’s, corners of mouth and really you just dab a very small amount where you need it. You can also just wear it on bare skin to give you a ‘softer focus’ complexion.
It also has Hyaluronic Acid in to keep skin glowing, the results are truly amazing.

Last up but by no means least is Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid from the Fountain range , 240ml – I LOVE these vitamin drink suppliments and I have 3 on the go right now including this one (God bless Black Friday lol) Again this is an award winning product it tastes lightly of ginger and it is packed full of Hyaluronic acid. 2 teaspoons a day in juice or water ect .. i just take mine off the spoon and have a glass of water after. I really do feel my skin is in better condition all over for taking this.
What I love about this is it not only benefits your skin but your whole well being, joints, bones, skin the lot so I love that is is multi purpose and vegan.

All of Deciem’s products are cruelty free & lots of them are vegan,some are organic, they are carving their own path in the beauty world and are not afraid if they don’t like something not to do it.
Their aim is to bring the consumer the best and most innovative products that they can, I like clean beauty but I also like some good science behind a product too and Deciem offers me this by the bag full.

This is a fabulous TSV the value combined of products is £110 and on the 27th of January it will be just £39.96 which is exceptional value!
I will put the link here when it goes live and that’s it for now ..Deciem 5 Piece Hero’s Collection!

Will you be treating yourself to this cracking TSV?

Bye for now

Nicola x

Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box.

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

It is that time of the month where I get super excited when my Skin Organics Box lands at my door! This box gives me a real buzz and I avoid all spoilers (mostly). Back in the day when beauty boxes first started you used to get such a rush opening some like the Feel Unique Box, it was fab.
Then after a while you started to get lots of repeats and the thrill was lost! Well I have found that lovely rush of excitement with this Skin Organics Box .. Organic, Clean, Niche, Artisan smaller brands that are working very hard to get noticed and I have had some really stunning, beautiful products in this box, it makes me happy!

So lets get down to whats in the box! The theme of this box is Restore, Soothe & Repair.

Siskyn 100% organic – Frankincense & Jasmine Overnight Skin Boosting Facial oil – and it is full sized 30ml. This brand was new to me before I started getting this box and oh boy what a gem to find, their oils are stunning and award winning. I have used their Camellia & Safflower cleansing oil and the stunning Grapefruit & Sweet Fennel toning body oil. These oils have won a lot of awards and it is so easy to see why.
Blended with 18 plant & flower oils the Frankincense & Jasmine night oil Has powerful healing & regenerating qualities, including organic rosehip, calendula, baobab to increase collagen production, sooth and keep skin healthy. This is a really well thought out beauty night boost and it smells incredible too.

Nadarra Organic Lavender, Chamomile & Oat Bath Bag – A blend of organic lavender, chamomile and oats you just pop this bag into your bath or foot bath and let the ingredients sooth body and mind. Oats are fantastic at skin softening while the Lavender & Chamomile relaxes and soothes mind & soul.
You can use this bag twice but use it within 2 days of first use.

Gingerstone Soothing Face Mask Shot – (I wish I had the eye sight to read the back of the card lol) Anyhoo this is interesting! It contains only 3 products Rhassoul Moroccan soap clay – which is super rich in silica, iron, magnesium, potassium, lithium to help nourish skin.
Raspberry powder – Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, Iron, phosphorus & calcium, it has skin stimulating properties and is very good on red skin and can reduce sebum levels.
Gingerstone Soothing Face Mask Shot that protects skin and holds in moisture.
So what I thought was a simple mask is actually a very clever mask indeed and the 3 ingredients form a very powerful balancing synergy on your skin – WOW!

Pinks Boutique, Organic Cuticle Oil – This is a lovely silky oil and a little goes a long way! I get very dry cuticles and feeling this on my skin it has instantly hydrated all the dry bits that were really annoying me.
Full of essential fatty acids, carrot oil, Vitamin E & Rose mosqueta which is full of fatty acids for the skin and helps skin regeneration. I really like this oil and I will have to get myself some more of this because I have been using a lot of oils on my cuticles and very little sunk in or nourished, this one really has made an instant difference, 5 hours later my cuticles still feel like they are hydrated and softer.

Ezapenaturals Rosemary Body Butter – LOVE!! I love Rosemary for so many reasons other than just cooking with it, i’l often throw some into my bath too as it revives frazzled mind and peps you up again, it also helps repair and protect your skin. It melts deliciously onto the skin turning into a fragrant, nourishing skin moisturiser, it is feels so luxurious on my skin and super hydrating.

Pink & Green skincare Relax & Restore Bath oil – a lovely blend of Bergamont & Lavender, this blend of oils is a recharge for the body & mind, perfect! I get a lot of mental and physical fatigue so products like this are perfect for me.

Well once again I got that wonderful rush of excitement with my Skin Organics box! There is lots of new, niche, Artisan brands to learn about and some real loves like the Syskin oils.
I truly love this box for the new products it brings to my door and for the quality of the products too!
There is a card inside with discounts off all of the companies in the box and it is just hard to beat for freshness and well I think it has become my all time favourite beauty box ever, I just love it!

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What do you think of the Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box?
There is also a card with some lovely discounts from the brands in the box which is good.

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This box not surprisingly was sold out over a week before it shipped so if you want to sign up for next month you can find it here & NICOLA10 will get you a further 10% off – Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box

That’s it for now everyone

Nicola x

The Natural Beauty Box

Hello fellow Beauty addicts and stashers,

Hope you have had a good new year, but I am not sorry to see January half over as it is a long boring old month. Well at least we have made it past Blue Monday (the most miserable day of the year). There is a blizzard blowing outside and I am glad I am inside & warm and toasty oh and that a have a beauty box to check over and review.

So the Natural Beauty Box has been running for about a year now, it is a vegan & cruelty free, it costs £24.95 a month and you get 5 products Organic/Clean/ in the box.
The theme for this box was Hygge Moments which in Ireland means – getting, comfy, warm and toasty, we been doing it for years!

The first item is Coopers Calm Atmosphere Room Mist – a blend of 5 essential oils – Lavender, Bergamont, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary & Frankincense. I really love the scent of this and keep it by my laptop for times of stress .. lol!
This is my first time trying this brand and will be taking a look at their other products.

Made By Coopers Vanilla Rose Bath Salts – these smelled fantastic and looked pretty too but the elephant in the room for me was the rose petals or flower petals in the packet. I just think they go slimy and clog the plughole up.
But they have Pink Himalayan salts, Dead Sea Salts, Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang there is lots there to love but lose the bits that linger after please x

MONO Rose Cucumber cleansing oil & Cloth – this is a new brand to me, well not quite as I found I have a face oil as well I had overlooked. It smells amazing and is lovely and light on the skin and left my face feeling refreshed and super clean! So will be nice to try both together to get a real feel of the brand, there is a fab story behind the brand and the products.
Very interested to see that their formulas are infused with the high vibrational energy of crystals and jewels! They use in their products to work in synergy with the natural sometimes raw ingredients. I adore this sort of thing and I am definitely working on being a more spiritual better person this year, so this is a brand I will want to know a lot more about. Also comes with a big soft bamboo cloth. I could go on about this brand a lot more but I feel it needs its own blog post and more!

Guiltless Skin Clarity Organic oil (full size) – I have one of these oils on the go at the moment and have tried a few times, they aim to restore skin harmony and nourish with this oil. Luckily I am not someone who gets a lot of spots but I do sometimes get some redness and this oil is lovely and soothing.
This product is full of cold pressed organic virgin oils so these are the finest quality of oils you can put on your face really, they don’t come much purer than that! With Prickly Pear, Moringa, Nigella Sativia & Camelia this oil works for troubles skin to kill spots, take down redness and restore skin back to good health.

Spacemask – Interstellar Relaxation! I have already bought a box of these after first reading about them in the Victoria Health Newsletter, I bought them instantly and omggg!! They are a real turn everything off lie down and just enjoy the ride!
They slowly warm when you put them on and as they warm you just find yourself completely relaxing and transported to planet chill. A fabulous thing to use at bedtime to switch the day off. Honestly I love them and I will be buying more!
Take me to your leader!!

There was also a couple of extra Mono free samples in this box, there is no date on when this box was out but you can find out more about this box here – NM10 gets you 10% off as well.

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There is a lot to talk about in these natural boxes and a lot more I want to find out about certain products too!

That’s it for now folks!

Nicola x