Sunday, June 29, 2014
When I was initially approached to
Review this product I was a little skeptical. I would never and will never use a face wipe to clean my face. They are so full of alcohol, parabens and other nasty ingredients which are doing your skin a lot more harm than good. So I put my concerns forward to the lovely Eavann from Envy Organica and she assured me that these Bamboo wipes are 100% natural and only contains natural and skin friendly ingredients. She also assured me that while it states a type of alcohol as an ingredient that is a derivative of essential oils, so further proving it is natural.
Even having been told all of this I was still a little worried about using this on my face, as I only ever use Caudalie or Avene on my face. I was VERY pleasantly suprised! The cloth felt so soft, like washing my face with soft cotton, and it had a very subtle smell, not perfume like at all. I had quite alot of make up on that day and it all came off very quickly and with one wipe.
After, my skin felt SO fresh, and very soft & moisturised. I was suprised at how hydrated my skin felt!
My sister Romy has SUPER sensitive skin so I knew that would be a good test for the wipes, she used them and found them so gentle, and left her skin feeling so soft. For someone who can use very little on her skin it shoes just how skin friendly these wipes are.
It's not something I'd use every night simply because I love using my products at night before bed. But I will always have a box at my bedside locker for nights out, it lazy nights because they are so excellent for cleaning! A box will keep fresh for 12 months so one box could last for months! They will be super handy for upcoming festivals and even on weekends away.
They retail at €19.99 for a box of 30 which I know sounds a bit pricey, but like I said, you wouldn't use them every night, one will take off all your make up & they're so handy. You can also pick them up in single sachets to try them out! We will be stocking them in Foody's Pharmacy so you can pick them up there!
I also received the most delectable hand cream & body balm EVER. It glides on like butter, dries in very fast and leaves your skin feign unbelievably soft without a greasy feeling.
I would Definitely recommend these products if you're looking for a little pick me up. :) thank you so much to Envy Organica in Kiltimagh for sending me these products to try out!
Til Debt do us part...
Elisha :) xo
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I know this post comes a little later than expected (so unlike me, right? Naat..)
But I wanted to wait until we had official launch day of the product in work, which was yesterday!
Anyone who knows me, or who has been following my blog for a while will know how utterly OBSESSED I am with Caudalie. I love Caudalie. I know I'm throwing that word around a lot, but I'm currently not in love with any person so there's room for me to be in love with a Skincare range!
I had never heard of Caudalie before I started working in Foody's Pharmacy 3 years ago, and to think of what I used to use on my skin makes me shudder to my core. Here's a little background info on this range for those of you who havent heard of it.(If you have met me, you can probably skim past this part as I never shut up about this range.)
Caudalie is a French range, it is 100% natural and made from organic ingredients, with the modest grape being the most important ingredient. The grape contains many parts,and each part has a function for the skin, fighting against wrinkles and correcting damage already done. Caudalie split the grape in to 3 Parts and Patented these three parts, they are as follows:
Polyphenols- the juice of the grape
Vinifrene- The sap of the grapevine
Resveratrol- the Stalk of the grapevine
In another blog I will delve further in to each patent, but for now I will be concentrating on Polyphenols, and C15 to be more precise.
I am lucky enough to work in a pharmacy that sells my favourite Skincare product because it means I have the luxury of being trained to know all about the range, and also it means I can try out everything in the range, therefore being able to give real advice about it.
Caudalie recently sent me an amazing pack with the entire Polyphenol C15 range for me to try, and review on my blog- Thank you guys!! I was so excited bringing home my new treats to try! There is nothing in Caudalie that I don't like, so I knew I would love this range, but I wasn't prepared for the sheer volume of love I now have for it.
Caudalie have developed this revolutionary range which is changing the skin of women and men around the world. Did you know that you can prevent 4/5 wrinkles? Did you know that FREE RADICALS are the first and main cause of ageing in the skin? Did you know that the first thing Free Radicals will attack is Hyaluronic Acid? Did you also know that by using this new range in Caudalie that you can correct and prevent all of this?
Caudalie have added and stabilised Vitamin C to their patented ingredient Polyphenol. The combination of the two ingredients has produced incredible results. This powerful duo will BLOCK the skin from Free Radicals 100% and will also CORRECT damage that has been done to the skin. Read on to see how I found the products....
I can safely say that it is my favourite range so far. Here's a line up of the products:
First off my favourite piece- The Overnight Detox Oil-
If I could drink this oil I would. This is a night oil, applied to the face after cleansing and before your night time moisturiser. I have been using it for 2 weeks now and the change in my skin is incredible. My skin is so clear, so glowing when I wake up in the morning, it has never looked better. For the first time in a while I can actually SEE my skin. I use this oil every night and on alternate nights I'll use it before my Serum. This oil, like the entire range is 100% natural. Which means no parabens, no alcohol and no perfume among some of the nasty additives present in so many Skincare ranges. Over night this oil helps tired skin regenerate and rejuvenate leaving you with detoxed and glowing skin when you wake. This has totally changed my skin. Every morning I wake up and my skin feels so soft and looks so fresh. So much so that last week I didn't wear foundation to work! Being a girl, you will know how big that is..And I didn't wear it because I didn't want to cover up my new found skin.
Me and my favourite Vinotherapist in the entire world and the woman who introduced me and trained me in Caudalie- Krissy!
The difference I have seen in my skin in two week is amazing, you NEED to try this oil.
Next up: the Fluid:
Next up- The Anti-Wrinkle Serum-
As well as the two powerful ingredients, this serum also contains Hyaluronic Acid which moisturises and plumps the skin giving it back it's youth after it's attack by the free radicals. This is very high in antioxidants, and will correct and defend the skin from further damage. I use this either on it's own day or night before my cream or oil. This serum feels amazing on my skin, it clears my skin of any dullness and makes it look incredibly youthful and radiant. This is my favouorte serum in the Caudalie Range with the Radiance serum coming a very close second.
Next up- Eye and Lip Cream
So that's the range in a nutshell. As you can tell I LOVE it. It gets a big thumbs up from me and in terms of what it has done for my skin, I am giving this a 10/10.. If you don't use Caudalie you NEED to start. I cannot stress enough how much I love this entire range, I can honestly say I will NEVER change. The difference in my skin is incredible since I began using this three years ago, and I've seen even more of an improvement since starting the C15 range. If you're ever around Ballina then call in and I can give you some samples to try the range yourself- your skin will thank you!
Here are some pictures of our Launch at work we had such a great day ! Huge thanks to Hannah Ferguson of Crimson Threads who popped in and got some samples!
Til debt do us part,
Firstly I apologise for my lack of self respect for BEGGING you to do this me....
Secondly, I know it's really bloody annoying all of these blogs on your home feed asking 'please nominate me for this by clicking'. I know, you would much rather keep scrolling/stalking and the thoughts of clicking in to another link and filling out another tedious application are the last thing you want to be doing. However, I am begging you, actually begging you to click on this link and nominate me in these awards.
I have been blogging since last September, I never thought my blog would grow so much in these last few months. I also never thought it would become such a huge part of my life, and something that I have become very proud of. It would be so incredible to be nominated in these awards as it would just give me the reassurance that my blog is something that people enjoy reading and that I'm going in the right direction.
If you like my blog, or if you like me, (I realise I'm quite annoying so you may not like me) but if you like my blog, then please take a few minutes to enter in some details...I am sorry because it's super annoying but when it's done, it's done and then you can have comfort in the knowing that you are helping me to achieve my dreams in some way...
Plus, if I'm nominated and go to the awards can you imagine how excited I'll be outfit planning??
So, here's the link, you can nominate me in one, or as many categories as possible, but if you just want to do the one, choose the Best Newcomer please, as there are only a few months left that I'll be considered one of these!
Also, if you like you nominate me in:
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Just enter YOUR name & YOUR email address at the start,
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For those of you who have done this, I really cannot thank you enough. If I am nominated just thank you. Thank you so so much. If not, then I'm shutting the blog down.
Thanks again, and thank you for being such a backbone of support for my blog, it literally wouldn't be possible if you weren't reading my posts. THANK YOU.
Til Debt do us part,
Elisha :) xo
Friday, June 06, 2014
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Hello! I know that this post is coming a little a little late but I really wanted to post it regrardless. I attended the Irish Pharmacy Awards a couple of weeks ago because we reached the finals (go us) in three categories where I work in Foody's Pharmacy! To say we were excited is an understatement. I didn't sleep for a week beforehand, and people who know me will know that that is not an exaggeration. The ball was Black Tie which meant two things- hot pharmacists in tuxes AND we got to wear floor length gowns and get super glammed up. I'll get to the dress in a while- but first- the prep.
My prep for this event started about two weeks before hand, (cue men rolling their eyes and women nodding their heads in unison). I was getting a spray tan done so my skin had to be in tip top shape. To make sure it was, and to scrub off about 10years of tan build up I used three products, the Holy Grail if you will.
Firstly, an oily salt scrub. The one I used was a new range we have at work called SeeSee which is made from minerals in the Dead Sea. This product is amazing, it lifted off all remaining tan very gently and exfoliated my skin without feeling like id been dipped in a frying pan. After you wash it off it leaves a layer of gorgeous oils on the skin and it smells incredible!
The second essential is the modest exfoliating glove. Even though the scrub was pretty heavy duty the gloves were needed also, I literally haven't been my natural Casper-like colour in about ten years! :D
And lastly, is the Avene Cold Cream Body Lotion. This stuff is so brilliant. It envelopes the skin a rich, non greasy cocoon of moisture which lasts all day, it was perfect for giving my skin the best base before the spray tan.
I got my Tan done in Ruby Brown's I went with the recommendation from Andie Murray in their who suggested I try He-Shi Medium and I absolutely loved it. It looked so natural and lasted for about a week. I can't say enough about the girls in Ruby Brown's, they are so nice, helpful and professional, I have never come out of there less than 100% happy! Thanks a mil Andie and girls, I'll def be back again soon!
So the next day I woke up a few shades darker with my fake tan, fake nails, and fake hair all curled and I was ready for the off! I didn't want to wear too much make up going because I knew I'd be caking it on for the awards later that night so I let my outfit do the talking. The top I'm wearing is a favourite of mine from Topshop which I love wearing so so much, it's unfortunately sold out now sorry :( , I managed to snap it up in black last week before that sold out also! It's a soft chiffon material which comes down a lot lower at the back, it goes with everything in my wardrobe. I paired this with my new Oasis Jeans my new favourites, the Isabella. I saw these on Mollie King and myself and my sister bought them straight away. I love how they are mid waisted so you don't spend the entire day a
Doing the sexy squat and yank of the trousers- hate that- and they are cropped just above the ankle. They Are super comfy and I know I'll wear them to absolute death. Here's the link:
The shoes are metallic Topshop Courts which I bought at Christmas and I have worn to death. I actually bought two pairs and they are both worn to pieces, but they're so comfy!
The bag is my new pride and joy which I bought in my fave- Gerry McGuire's in Ballina it's blue DKNY cross body or short handle bag and I love it so much!
The necklace is one I picked up from our amazing jewellery collection at work -Nour London- I just love the diamonds and pastel colours.
Here's what the jeans look like on Mollie the big ride:
So when we arrived at the Burlingon myself and Mary had a quick glass of wine and went off to our rooms to start getting ready- excitement levels were at an all time HIGH at this stage.
So, the dress. We had a bit of a disaster regarding the dress a few days beforehand which meant I only had a few days to find a suitable dress online that would go with existing shoes/bags/earrings and which also wouldn't cost me a fortune. So after a few hours of trawling the internet I picked up this beauty on ASOS on sale for €60 - (love it when that happens.) It was a full length black kimono style dress with a leg slit and a plunge neck. It was a velvet like stretchy material with embossed floral designs on it. I was so comfortable in it all night! I'm pretty sure it's sold out now but here's the link incase it comes back in stock!
Also I know that that is coming up as US ASOS and I have no idea why but i assume it still works?!
Here are a few fun snaps of the night! Myself and Mary met Miriam O'Callaghan who we made get in for a snapchat selfie, and yes, she is really really nice in real life, and yes, she does look even better in real life.
So that's all, if you've made it down this far at 9pm on a Thursday night I commend you.
Thanks for reading as always :) Feel free to comment or give your opinions I'd love to hear from you!
Til debt do us part,
Elisha :) xo