Get perfect skin with Urban Veda Natural Skincare

Hey everyone! 

Happy Monday! Today’s post is all about a stunning package I recently received full of lots of different goodies from Urban Veda. 


All Urban Veda products are natural.The Urban Veda ranges are designed to be suited to different skin care types which in the principles of Ayurvedic medicine are associated with ‘doshas’. This is the Ayurvedic term to describe the physical and emotional tendencies in our mind and body. 

Here’s what I got from the Urban Veda Natural Skincare Range:

Soothing Body Lotion

For anyone suffering with uncomfortable, tight dry skin this fast-absorbing sandalwood-based Soothing Body Lotion is Really hydrating for the skin. This body moisturiser is specially formulated to calm, care for and protect dry skin. It is enriched with irritation-relieving myrrh, blemish-healing orange, hydration-preserving palmarosa and harmonising ylang ylang, meaning this Soothing Body Lotion is a treat to the skin and the senses. This body lotion helps to de-stress aggravated skin and helps to diminish the appearance of redness and inflammation. This gentle formulation helps to smooth and soften delicate and sensitive skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated.

Soothing Body Wash


The Sandalwood-infused Soothing Body Wash is formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH level, this luxurious shower gel is gentle and kind to sensitive skin. It’s a gentle formula which won’t strip your skin of its moisture. It is enriched with healing lavender, anti-inflammatory rosemary and hydrating palmarosa, meaning this Body Wash carefully cleanses and softens the skin with each use. It is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins, this cooling bath and shower gel de-stresses sensitivity and helps to diminish the appearance of redness (erythema).

Soothing Body Scrub


This body scrub gently exfoliates and buffs away dead skin cells. This microbead-free formulated scrub is the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin. It adds a touch of luxury to your bathing or shower routine. Packed with antioxidants to protect against environmental pollutants and supports healthy skin cell renewal, this body exfoliator leaves sensitive skin de-stressed, balanced and calm. Calming sandalwood, anti-inflammatory rosemary and harmonising ylang ylang work in synergy to refresh and nourish the skin.


These three products above can be bought individually or as part of a Soothing Body ritual set which in my opinion for starting off its better value to buy the complete ritual set then if products run low you can top up your set by buying what you need individually. The Soothing Body Ritual Set which includes the full range of Urban Veda Soothing bodycare products will help calm sensitive skin. The Soothing Body Ritual Set includes a full size Soothing Body Wash, Soothing Body Scrub and Soothing Body Lotion, held in a drawstring cotton bag and beautifully presented in a branded gift box.
Next what I received was:
Radiance Exfoliating Facial Polish

 

This product deeply cleanses pores and buffs away dead skin cells. With natural, mildly abrasive exfoliants of pumice and crushed walnut-shell powder it gently exfoliates the skin and leaves it feeling cleansed and looking brighter.Packed with revitalising botanicals, this gentle yet effective facial scrub is set to enhance vitality for dry, dehydrated and dull complexions, whilst helping those with hyperpigmentation by balancing skin tone.With anti-inflammatory turmeric extract, healing papaya, antioxidant-rich pomegranate and restorative liquorice, this luxurious exfoliator is a treat to both the skin and the senses.
Radiance Hydrating Toner


Enriched with anti-inflammatory turmeric, healing aloe vera and blemish-reducing papaya, this refreshing toner is packed with antioxidants to protect the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals.A complexion-enhancing formula, this Radiance Hydrating Toner removes all traces of makeup and remaining cleanser, balances the pH level of your skin and boosts hydration.This leaves your skin feeling clean, supple and hydrated and is particularly beneficial to dry, dehydrated and dull complexions. It’s also great for balancing skin tone, including those struggling with hyperpigmentation.

Combined these two products leave your skin feeling very soft and clean.

Day and night creams are very popular amongst many people these days. Personally I have tried Day and night creams before but could never get into a routine of using them properly. With these products I decided to stick to a routine and use them properly and I’m glad to say I’m so happy I stuck to a routine as my skin is looking and feeling amazing. After cleansing and toning my face in the mornings I then apply the reviving day cream 
Reviving Day Cream helpsto revive your complexion with this skin-softening and regenerating day cream. Rose damask locks in moisture, whilst Ayurvedic arjuna extract helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.Packed with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, this deeply hydrating day cream helps to counteract the damage caused by free radicals and support healthy skin renewal.Healing geranium, moisturising evening primrose and repairing rosehip work in harmony to hydrate dry skin and nourish the complexion. This rich yet fast-absorbing moisturiser leaves skin feeling more soft, smooth, firm and supple. This day cream also contains Ayurvedic arjuna extract which is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by deeply moisturising the skin.


In the evenings when I’ve taken off my makeup and have cleansed my face in my nightly routine I then apply the purifying night cream.

Purifying Night Cream helps to hydrate throughout the night, whilst mattifying shine, tightening pores, reducing excess sebum and keeping spots at bay.A hydrating yet fast-absorbing moisturiser, Purifying Night Cream is packed with omega-rich bio oils and antioxidants to protect and clarify the skin throughout the night, promoting a clear complexion. This lightweight, decongesting Night Cream is perfect for those with shiny, breakout-prone skin.


I also received the complete discovery set which is a cute little bag containing lots of mini products which are perfect for going to the gym, overnight stays and holidays. 


They are perfectly sized to even throw in your handbag to have with you all the time.
This is the perfect way to try the Purifying range, this gift set includes a miniature Daily Purifying Facial Wash, Purifying Exfoliating Facial Polish, Purifying Day Cream, Purifying Body Wash, Purifying Body Scrub and Purifying Body Lotion. Beautifully presented in a branded drawstring cotton bag, these six miniatures are the perfect travel size for accompanying you on your adventures.Bursting with natural, Ayurvedic ingredients of antibacterial neem, decongesting wild mint and healing tea tree, this gift set is perfect for those struggling with blemishes and with oily or acne-prone skin.
All of these products plus more can be found here on the Urban Veda website:

http://www.urbanveda.ie/store
Be sure to check out there website and any questions feel free to leave me some comments and I’ll get back to you!
I am really loving using the Urban Veda products. Until now I had never even heard of Urban Veda to be honest but I wish I had of know about these products before as in my opinion they are perfect for all skin types. As I’ve mentioned before I suffer with dry and sensitive skin so some products don’t agree with my skin but from using these I can say I’ve experienced no breakout, redness or reactions.
I hope you all enjoyed today’s post!
Much Love,

Ciara Xxx

How to unblock your pores with Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips 

Hey Everyone,
I’ve seen so many charcoal products out there from teeth whitening to black head removers we’ve all tried at least one of them. I’ve watched so many YouTube videos about charcoal products and read so many blog reviews but it was so hard to decided on what to try out. Recently I received the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips and I was so happy to see these in the post. 


Basically these strips work like magnets and draw out deep-down dirt & oil that can cause blackheads in the skin. I hate blackheads as I’m sure most of us do. 

As we all know excess oil from the skin can clog pores and lead to blackheads. There’s 6 strips in each pack and each strip is Infused with natural charcoal which draw out excess oil for the deepest clean. The best thing is they work In just 10 minutes. 

They’ll remove weeks’ worth of build-up in your skin and get your skin looking and feeling normal again. You can also get a charcoal paste from this brand that effectively will do the same thing but these strips are so handy they are shaped to fit all nose shapes and sizes and just stick onto the skin so easily. 

How to use:

1. Remove the strip from the pouch. Twist the strip to loosen and separate the premade slits prior to use

2. After washing your face, thoroughly wet your nose as the strip won’t stick on a dry nose it must be wet for the strip to stick to it and work properly.

3. Dry your hands. Peel strip off the plastic liner. Apply the strip to the nose area, smooth sides down, pressing down secularly to ensure good contact with skin.

4. Let the strip dry for about 10-15 minutes until it’s stiff to touch ( like papier-mâche.)

5. Slowly and carefully peel off the strip starting at the edges, pulling towards the centre. Any residue that may be left on the skin is easily removed with rinsing.

What not to do:
1. Use these strips only on the nose not any other parts of the face or body.

2. Avoid using on acne blemishes or swollen, sunburned, excessively dry skin, or skin prone to spider veins.

3. Consult a doctor before using on skin being treated with prescription acne medication.

4. Avoid using on skin which is sensitive to bandages or peel-off face masks.

5. Do not use more often than once every three days.

I’ve had these for about 3 weeks now and I’ve used them once a week. There are 6 strips in a packet so you can get 6 weeks out of these if your using them only once per week. I can’t really compare these strips to the paste as I haven’t tried the paste but for anyone who is looking for quick easy and non messy blackhead removers these I would definitely recommend. 
Even though it is quite gross when you’ve pulled the strip off and see the build up from your skin but it’s definitely worth it for the results. My pores felt clean, appeared smaller and my nose felt super soft after using Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips.

 


These can be bought in pharmacies nationwide such as boots for the price of €13.99 or you can buy them online here http://www.boots.ie/biore-deep-cleansing-charcoal-pore-strips-10191336

Hope you enjoyed today’s post!
Much Love,
Ciara Xxx
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Technic Makeup Review

Hey everyone!

I was kindly sent some products from Technic to test out and review which is amazing because I love testing out new new make up products.Their affordable makeup and cosmetics range includes an array of trendy makeup , nail polishes and makeup brushes. I have tried some technic products before such as their nail varnish range and I love it. They’re great for everyday nail looks. 


So what I recieved in my package was the technic colour max eyeshadow palette, the monster lash mascara, strobe fx cream, get gorgeous highlighting powder and the colour max lipstick.


Technic are a super affordable range with something for everyone. Here’s my thoughts on what I recieved:
Colour Max Eyeshadow Palette 


This palette is made up of some beautiful white, gray and navy colours. The pigment is fairly good for the price of the product but does need a little bit of building up and of course lets of blending. My favourite colour in this palette would be the white is so sparkly and is perfect for highlighting the inner tear duct. With this palette you could definitely create the perfect festival look. It’s available to buy for just under €4!! http://www.lovethymakeup.com/product/technic/colour-max-baked-eyeshadows-4/
The Monster Lash Mascara


This mascara is fab! I don’t tend to wear fake eyelashes much so I always look for a good mascara that will increase the length of my lashes and make them as full as possible. This mascara definitely gives that everyday fresh look and I could see myself making it part of my everyday routine. For around €2.50 it’s worth it 

http://www.lovethymakeup.com/product/technic/get-lashed-mascara/


Strobe fx Cream


This product is great if you want your highlight to last all day. Personally I wouldn’t use this as an everyday highlight I’d probably use it more for an occasion. It is very sticky and makes my skin quite dry but it looks great and gives a nice glow and dewy look. It retails around €2.50 http://www.lovethymakeup.com/product/face-makeup/highlights-primer/

Get Gorgeous Highlighting Powder

Who doesn’t love a good highlight? This highlight is perfect for the summer days. It gives a gorgeous glow with also a hint of pink sparkle which makes it look even nicer. It can be bought for €4 which is a great price for a highlighter. I wouldn’t use this all the time as I’m not a huge fan of pink blush as my cheeks are already red/pink enough but because it’s a highlight I just had to try it out http://www.lovethymakeup.com/product/face-makeup/get-gorgeous-highlighting-powder/
Colour Max Lipstick 


This is a really creamy Lipstick perfect for in your handbag. It’s a gorgeous colour (kiss catch) and smells great too. For €2 you can’t go wrong http://www.lovethymakeup.com/product/lip-makeup/technic-colourmax-lipstick-2/


I have no faults whatsoever with these products and they are super affordable. I would probably recommend them more for younger teens or those starting out in makeup as they are great and affordable to mess around with.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post

Much Love,

Ciara Xxx
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Travel Essential Haircare Pack

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of work. Summer is so close  now though I can almost smell the sea breeze already.

As summer is just around the corner all I can think about is holiday time and what to pack. I recently recieved this gorgeous travel pack from the Michael Van Clarke 3″ More Inches Range and I’m really loving it.


The 3″‘ More Inches Travel Pack includes a trio of products to keep hair looking amazing wherever you’re jetting off to. It includes a 100ml bottle of Pre-Wash Treatment which aids the healing of hair through the repairing and protecting amino-acid blend. A 75ml Shampoo to use after your pre wash treatment which helps to cleanse the hair and keep it supple, shiny and soft. Finally, a 75ml Conditioner is in the pack to use after your shampoo which it aids to provide a vital protective seal to every strand of your hair leaving your hair glossy and gorgeous.
This travel pack has become my new best friend over the past few weeks as it’s light and easy to carry anywhere making them the perfect shower products to bring with you wherever you are weather that’s even to the gym for a workout. Each product has an amazing aroma that reminds me of being on holiday which is why this travel kit is definitely one for your suitcase this year. It’s also airport friendly so even if you just have hand luggage it’s a perfect size to fit in your carry on bag. I’ll definitely be bringing this with me on my summer adventures this year.
How To Use:

This pack is designed to be used as a three-step system and guarantees longer-lasting, healthy hair. The intensive Pre-wash Treatment boosts hairs health from the inside out leaving it gorgeously soft and looking amazing. The Shampoo and Conditioner are to be used as part of a normal routine and combined with the Pre-wash Treatment, will give you the very best results and keep your hair looking it’s best all the time.
1. Use 3”’ more inches Pre-wash Treatment firstly and leave to soak into your hair.Use 3”’ more inches Pre-wash Treatment every other shampoo for best results. Soak dry hair with this product and leave on for at least one hour. 

2. Rinse well then shampoo once with 3”’ more inches Shampoo. Shampoo again only if hair is really dirty. 


3. Always follow with 3”’ more inches Conditioner and rinse well.

I would highly recommend this product especially for those going away on holiday as it keeps your hair at its best. My hair has been bleached so the ends aren’t always looking the best and can almost look like straw but from using this kit it’s really reduced the “straw like” appearance of my hair. I’ll definitely be packing this for my holidays as the sun can damage and dry out you hair but by using a combination of these 3 products your hair will be looking fabulous always.
You can buy this product online direct from the website for £24.50

http://vanclarke.com/shop/styling/32-travel-pack.html

Also the products come in a cute little zip up clear bag so you can keep them altogether at all times making it even easier to take with you wherever you go

Hope you all enjoyed this post

Have a lovely week!
Much Love,

Ciara Xxx
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How to get perfect white teeth for summer- WhiteGlo 

Hey Everyone

Hope your all enjoying this wonderful weather Dublin is having at the moment. I wish it could last all year!

Keeping your teeth healthy and looking the best is part of all our daily routines. Most of us (well I know I have) have tried teeth whiting products etc. But do they really work? The answer is no because their effects are not permanent and only last for a couple of weeks or even days.
Recently I was sent the new White Glo Deep stain remover activated charcoal whitening toothpaste. This toothpaste is a deep stain remover toothpaste formulated with activated Charcoal to remove stains, yellowing and discolouration on teeth as well as fighting germs and bad breath.


I thought it would be a great idea to give this toothpaste a go as I’m a big tea lover and I do love a nice cup of coffee now and then too but I drink way too much tea and also I used to have braces so my teeth aren’t so white anymore. So when the newest addition to the White Glo range arrived I was excited to try it as toothpaste has a longer lasting effect on teeth whitening (well so I’ve heard)

The actual toothpaste is a light gray, almost black in colour!!! Even though it may not look great it still has a really fresh minty taste and it froths up white like any other toothpaste when your brushing your teeth.


The toothpaste also comes with a special small black and orange White Glo X-Action toothbrush, which has bristles infused with charcoal and the criss-cross action bristles on the brush have been designed to work more effectively with the micro particles in the toothpaste for a better result. The pack also comes with a small bonus pack of dental flosser toothpicks designed to be used between the gap of the teeth to get rid of any materials that may get caught up between the teeth.

How to use

1. Use 1-2 times daily (or as recommended by your dentist)to replace your regular toothpaste.

2. Brush thoroughly with the bonus toothbrush which comes in the packet twice a day

3. Electric toothbrush users can also use this toothpaste by placing a pea sized amount to the brush. 

I have used White Glo products before and I found them really good. When I tried this out first I didn’t really notice much difference in the colouring of my teeth but they did feel really fresh and clean. After continuous daily use of this toothpaste I wouldn’t say my teeth are amazingly white but the yellowing and stains that are on my teeth from having braces and drinking too much tea have definitely reduced and I can see a noticeable difference myself in my teeth. This toothpaste is safe to use and has been designed to be used daily in replacement of your regular toothpaste so if you want to see some results and differences in your teeth then I would highly recommend using this product daily. I brush my teeth twice a day once in the mornings and once at night and for the past 2 weeks I’ve been using this in replacement to my regular toothpaste. 


What’s also great about this product is the price. For €5 you get your toothpaste, a toothbrush and dental flosser toothpicks. WhiteGlo products are available to buy nationwide in places such as Boots, Tesco or Superdrug 

Follow @whiteglouk on twitter and Instagram and also check out there website to have a look at the wide range of products available http://www.whiteglo.com/

Much Love,

Ciara Xxx
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BPerfect Cosmetics Semi Permanent Eyebrow Kit - Review

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday!

Recently I discovered a brand called BPerfect cosmetics. I honestly hadn’t heard of it too much until I came across it on Instagram. 


BPerfect Cosmetics are an Irish beauty Brand that started 2012 and is still based to this day in Belfast. All of the products from this beauty range are easy to use, versatile and created to change your cosmetic routine forever. BPerfect got in touch and sent me out one of their Semi Permanent Eyebrow Kits. I was so excited to try this out and haven’t stopped using it since I got it. My brows are far from perfect. They are uneven and are quite thick. 

Here’s a picture before using any brow products.

The shade I use is Chocolate, but there is a total of 4 shades available from the range which are 

  • Chocolate- For strong definition and a natural shape. Dark brown. Best suited for warm blonde, dark brown to black hair.
  • Charcoal- For a high definition brow. Best suited for sliver, ash blonde, darker and thicker brown/black hair or for those who are wanting a more striking look.
  • Irid Brown- Creates a defined shape. Medium brown with subtle red tones. Suitable for red, auburn and dark brown hair.
  • Brown- For a very subtle look. The brown shade creates an even brow shape for the barely there look. Best suited to those with very fair brows or fine brow hairs.

With a great selection of colours you should have no problem finding the perfect one to suit your brows. 

As you can see from the picture the brow on the left has not been touched. The one on the right I have used the BPerfect brow kit! LOOK AT THE DIFERENCE…

The powder is water-resistant, sweat proof and smudge proof!! It can last up to 24 hours or until you remove it with a makeup remover. I have worn it for about 12 or so hours (through work etc) and honestly it really does last. Once this product is on it’s staying on! I’ve tried many brow products gels, powders, pencils you name it. For me they smudge as soon as you hit off it and only last about 3 hours or so. I constantly have to change my brow routine but I’ve never tried anything as good as this product and it’s definitely one of my favourite brow kits.

The kit itself comes with 3 brow stencils and a double-ended brush.The 3 stencils will allow you to create 3 different types of looks Thin, Natural and Defined so if you are unsure of how to create a nice brow shape these will sure help you. I don’t and haven’t used these stencils as I know the look I’m going for and tend to just follow my natural shape but I know brow stencils can come in handy for a lot of people to give you the perfect brows in seconds so it’s great to have them come with this kit.

 
What I really liked about this eyebrow kit is that it is really pigment. Some brow powders can give a very fake look but this one looks very natural on.

Here is both brows filled in and looking on FLEEK!! 

A little bit goes a long way with this product, not much powder is needed on your brush which is great because it means it will last you a really long time.


 Its definitely a product worth buying retailing at €29.99 (£24.99) it’s a must have for any makeup kit rather you want to create a natural look or rock a nice glam going out look ITS PERFECT!!
These BPerfect Semi Permanent Eye brow kits are available to purchase online http://www.bperfectcosmetics.com/product/semi-permanent-brows/ or in local pharmacies such as McCabes.

Make sure to follow BPerfect on Instagram: @Bperfectcosmetics and Twitter: @Bperfectcosm

Hope you all enjoyed today’s post!

Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. Will you be purchasing a BPerfect product? 

Much Love,

Ciara Xxx
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