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Monthly Archives: September 2011

I was delighted to be asked to do a guest review and post on Johnson’s Bodycare Dreamy Skin Relaxing Body Cream for Cornflakegirl’s Musings – check it out here and let me know what you think.

I love to read Paula’s blog as she always give a frank, honest review of products and includes lots of images.

A huge thanks to Paula 🙂


The latest book in the Beauty Bible series “The Anti Ageing Beauty Bible” which was launched in March of this year by authors Sarah Stacey and Jo Fairley is available today on Eason Offers for the bargain price of €7.99, a saving of €17.00 apparently.

Here’s some of what Eason’s have to say about it:

 This title contains chapters that include guidance on skin, hair, make-up, hands, feet and nails, sleep, exercise and much more. There are top tips for taking off ten years in minutes as well as the secrets of inspirational older women. And of course Jo and Sarah’s trademark ‘tried and tested’ reports on scores of health and beauty products – reliably tested by over 2,400 women. Packed with insider info from the world’s leading experts, this is the bible for the older woman, showing you how to look, feel and be fabulous forever.

Hurray, there are only 100 copies available at this price – click here to read more and pick up your copy.

I’ve made one purchase from Eason Offers a few weeks ago, a Disney book for my godson which was delivered by DHL less than a week later. I’ll definitely be picking up this one too.

On Friday, I was delighted to receive my Sleek Nude Collection from new Irish company, Cloud10Beauty as I’d only placed my order the day before  – now that’s service for you!

I gave the Au Naturel i-Divine eye shadow palette and the pout polish a go over the weekend and was delighted with both.

The eyeshadow palette consists of 12 colours and a double ended sponge applicator – I’m not a fan of those applicators so usually throw them away as soon as I’ve opened a palette! The majority of the shades, 8 out of 12 are matt while the remaining 4 are shimmer. The shadows are powdery in their formula however, I did not find fallout a problem and the pigmentation is pretty good too. What I really like about this palette is that the softer colours are very suitable for day wear but this look can then easily be transformed into a smokey eye by adding another darker shade from the second row of the palette.

Top Row L-R: Nougat, Nubuck, Cappucino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe
Bottom Row L-R: Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir

As you can see, some of the shades are quite soft and sheer

Some have compared this palette to Urban Decay’s Naked palette and yes, most certainly there are similarities but Sleek Au Naturel i-Divine contains more soft, subtle matt shades and at a fraction of the price (€9.00), Sleek Au Naturel i-Divine is certainly a welcome addition to any makeup bag!

The other two items that make up this permanent collection are the Suede blush and Bare Minimum pout polish. I’ve yet to try out the blush but love the pout polish – it is quite sheer so gives a nice shine to bare lips and can also be used over lipstick as a gloss.

The Au Naturel i-Divine palette is currently sold out on Cloud10Beauty but should be back in stock by the end of the week, the pout polish and blusher are both in stock however.

This month Sleek launched it’s Nude Collection and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It consists of a palette of 12 nude eye shadows, a blush and a lip polish to compliment.

Yesterday morning I came across a new Irish site, Cloud10Beauty and was thrilled to discover that not only do they stock Sleek but they had the Nude Collection in stock. I bought all 3 items for €20 which was a saving of €3 on purchasing them individually. I arrived at work this morning to find my order waiting for me – amazing service, delivery less than 24 hours later for only €3 (delivery is free on orders over €50).
Cloud10Beauty also stock Sigma brushes, Seche Vite, Essie, OPI, REN, ProActiv and many other brands so check them out!
Looking forward to trying out the whole collection and will of course post some swatches along with my thoughts on the products.