Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Selling my items on Ebay

Well hello there. 
I'm selling some of my unwanted clothes, shoes & bags on Ebay.
Take a look if you get the chance.
I am currently only shipping within the UK but you are from outside here then let me know if you would like something and I can see what I can do.
Happy shopping x

My Ebay shop: Click Here

Thursday, 24 October 2013

My Travelling Tips

Halo Dudes & Dudettes. - Long time no blogging! 

I recently returned from a lovely trip visiting family and friends in Brisbane, Australia. Whilst I was packing, on route and while I was there I came to think of some useful travel tips that I used and proved to be quite helpful to me.
At the beginning of the year I wrote a blog post about my Travel Toiletries & Make Up  essentials which sometimes I look to when travelling to make sure I have all the important things with me.
 I hope this post is as useful to me in my future travels and also helps you.
...Of course I must first share some pictures from my adventure :)

 In no particular order..
    • Vacuum pack bags. I saved so much space in my suitcase but do rememeber not to over pack and be wary of the weight limit. click here
    • Use shower caps to individually and neatly hold your shoes. This will prevent the shoes from dirtying your clothes. click here
    • Even if you're bringing your toiletries in your main suitcase I still suggest bringing travel size bottles. Bringing full size products may be a waste of space depending on how long you are travelling for.You will most likely use all the product in a travel size bottle during your holiday/trip meaning you can chuck it out/recycle, making more space in your suitcase to bring holiday purchases back ;)
    • While travelling my wisdom teeth were coming through which was very painful. Having a first aid kit with all the essentials meant I had Bonjela and pain killers at my fingertips. 
    • If you're a nail polish junky like I am then trying to decide what polish to take on holiday can be a bit tricky. It can also take up a lot of space in your cosmetic bag. Getting gel nail polish before you leave is a great alternative to carrying nail polish, base coat and top coat as it can last up to 4 weeks. This is what I use. So simply and easy to use. click here
    • Using Sun protection lip balm is really important if you're heading somewhere hot. This is my preferred lip balm click here
    • If you're travelling a long distance then plan out your sleeping pattern. This may prevent you from getting jet lag.
    • No need to panic if you have no space for towels or bikini's in your suitcase. If you're heading for a sun holiday you're bound to pick up something very cheap when you arrive at your destination. 
    • I use an eyemask for sleeping every night but using one while travelling is a life saver. There is nothing more annoying than trying to sleep on a long flight and the person next to you has their reading light on.
    • If you're an anxious person or not too good at travelling/flying then I suggest Bach rescue remedy chewy sweets. They taste nice and very convenient to throw a packet into your handbag. click here

    Living in London means for me I travel back home to Ireland a lot so if you have any tips that you find helpful feel free to leave them in the comments my amigos.
    Chloë x

    Monday, 27 May 2013

    Cath Kidston - Mini Haul

    Hello Lovely.
    Late last week I had a cheeky little look on the Cath Kidston website, with no intention of buying anything, just have a sneaky scoop, but when does that ever happen - going onto a pretty website with all their pretty little items and pretty colours and not buying something? It's quite rare for me anyway.
    I decided I wouldn't let myself look at the fashion or bag section of the site due to these being my serious weaknesses and potentially costing my purse a lot of monies. Bold Chloë. 
    So I limited myself to looking at the accessories and sale section.
    These are the great finds that I bought.  
    Oooh so pretty

    Little Rose Pocket Purse £4.50 - I've attached this little coin purse to my keys and threw some change in for those emergencies situations or if I need to top up my Oyster Card (Underground tube/Bus Pass) 
    Polka Dot Case On-sale from £8 to £4 - I have a slight habit of throwing my phone into my bag along with everything else which is not great for the phone or the screen so I thought this cute case would be great at protecting my phone from unwanted scratches and cracks
    Flower Key Ring  On-sale from £4 to £3 - I may have a tad obsession with floral print and even though I didn't need anymore key rings to add to my growing collection, soon I won't be able to find my keys, This was my calling my name so basically I had to buy it.

    What websites do you get glued to? Which ones makes you go oooooooh?

    Chloë x

    Thursday, 23 May 2013

    Nica Handbag - Alicia Acrossbody

    If there is one thing that I, Chloë have a weakness for, it's most certainly handbags, I go on the Nica website to 'ooooh' and 'aaaahh' all over the bags all day.
    I think I have about 8 to my collection at this moment in time and each and everyone one of them are very much loved by yours truly.
     Nica bags can be a bit on the expensive side, although when they have a sale or items are in the outlet you can always find a great deal with bags being 50% off. Which is where I came across this beautiful Coral Alicia Acrossbody reduced from £29 to £15, if I could, I would have my whole life in Coral colours, especially for the summer time creeping up it's nice to have something with a nice pop of colour.
    You can buy Nica bags from a lot of different places but here are some of the places where I find mine.

    P.s apologies in advance if you get hooked on these bags.. they're addictive ;) 

    Chloë x

    Monday, 20 May 2013

    20 Tips For Selling At A Car Boot Sale

    I thought that considering I really like going to car boot sales and I've also sold my items at them before I would give you some tips if you're thinking of selling at one. 
    I'm no expert at this subject but I can give my experience and things that I found helpful to know or have learned since going.

    Tips I have found helpful:
    Not in any particularly order
    1.  Organize everything the night before so you're not rushing around early the next morning
    2. Have an early night. Car boot sales will usually open very early, in my case I was at the gates Queuing at 6.20am which is why Tip. 1 is very useful.  
    3. Have a a mixture of coins and notes - I have noticed that a lot of buyers will have £20 notes and want to purchase something for £3 so having a mixture of each is good. 
    4. Pack a lunch - If you're going alone then you will most likely not be able to leave your car/area during the day to get a snack so pack a sandwich and water to keep you going.
    5. Wrap up! If you're in Ireland or the UK remember to bring your hat and scarf along. I know it's almost summer time but especially very early in the mornings it can be quite cold and standing outside all day can get a bit chilly. 
    6. Bring a small handbag with you and do not bring valuables in your bag. Use this bag mainly for your coins and notes - If it's possible put this bag under your jacket for extra security
    7. Bring little containers or boxes to separate items into different categories  ie. jewelry, make up, nail polish. This makes it easier for a buyer to see what items you have for sale.
    8. If you're selling clothes, bring hangers, you might not always have an area to hang your clothes, you may just have to fold them, but having hangers again is a great way for buyers to see your clothes and it makes it more visible and appealing. 
    9. Bring plastic bags - This may be an obvious one but the first time I sold at a car boot sale I forgot to bring plastic bags and I had nothing to put the items for the buyers in..Oops!
    10. If you want to be super organised you can also pick up little zip lock bags in different sizes at the pound shop, the usually come in packs of 36, this is a great alternative to plastic bags if you're selling small items like rings, necklaces, or small items that do not need the use of a big plastic bag.
    11. If you're not taking a car and plan on using any available space in the area i.e the ground, I suggest bring an old sheet or a rug to down first.
    12. If your boot sale is outside I suggest you bring an umbrella due to the tendency of the UK weather to rain. If you have any expensive items then bring a water proof sheet to throw over your items if it starts to rain suddenly minimizing damage and value of your item.
    13. You don't need to settle on the first price that someone offers you. Believe me they will try to haggle with you as much as they can. If you do not think your item is worth less than a certain price do not feel the need to sell for less just because somebody may be nagging you. 
    14. If you're selling an item with the original price tag make the tag clearly visible to buyers.
    15. Some people may not like to ask the price of something so make sure to be upfront and go over and start a conversation about the price and brand to make them even more interested in the item.
    16. Mark a price of an item a bit higher than you actually expect to receive, ie. If you want to sell a coat and don't mind receiving £5 then offer the coat for £8, it's great if they take it for this price but for the majority of people they will try get the price down. Never expect to ask for a certain price and receive it for that price. 
    17. If you have never sold at a car boot sale before I suggest you visit one beforehand to scoop out what prices everyone else are selling their items for.
    18. If a buyer is looking for a specific item and you don't have it on display but you remember you have something similar at home, then be sure to let them know that you will be at the car boot sale the following week, or swap numbers and something can be arranged.
    19. Make friends with other sellers in the line, this means if you're on your own you can nip off to the toilet and have them keep an eye on your space. 
    20. Don't feel like if you haven't sold as much as you had hoped that it was a fail, you always have the following weekend to sell again and different people with different tastes will always be there. ie. I have a brand new dress from Pull & Bear with tags and just because I didn't sell it one week doesn't mean the right person won't be there the following time. 
    And that Dudes & Dudettes are the things I've learned/found helpful for selling at car boot sales. 
    I hope they've helped you also. 
    If you have any more do please let me know in the comments, I'm still learning and would love to know more tips.

    Chloë x

    Monday, 13 May 2013

    Clothing And Drugstore Haul

    As I'm sure many people know, I have slight addiction to Soap & Glory and Aussie products, I just can't seem to get enough. I trotted on into Boots & Superdrug, not needing to buy anything, and came out with these lovely little goodies.

    Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed - Deep Pore Detox Mask - here
    Around 2 years ago I bought this face mask, I really enjoyed using it and the results it gave, I then completely forgot about it and found it again when I was moving to the UK. I used up the last of the tube and I thought it was about time I repurchased this mask. I will give a complete review once I've refreshed my mind of the wonders of this detoxifying mask.
    Soap & Glory Foam Call - Bath and Shower washhere
    These body washes are also not something new to me, I've used 'Clean on me' for so long and I thought it was about time I gave a different shower cream a chance. - Pepperminty goodness, It smells deeeelish!
    Soap & Glory Dr Spot - Invisible spot fighting gel -here
    I think I'm going to be buying Spot treatment gels/creams until I've bought every single one in the world, I just can't seem to find 'THE ONE'. So.. here I go with another product that claims it has 'magical powers to clear my skin of every blemish and leave it looking marvelous'. 
    Aussie Mega Shampoohere
    My first impression of this bottle was 'Bog standard shampoo' 'nothing too exciting' and my guesses were right. This shampoo is just your everyday basic cleaning hair shampoo, which at the moment I think my hair needs a rest from all these products and build up. My hair just needs a nice cleansing.

    Aussie 3 Minute Miracle - Luscious Long Deep Treatmenthere
    I've just finished up my Luscious Long Shampoo by Aussie which I've loved using, Although I'd never seen this conditioner before and thought I might as well give it a whirl. I like the shampoo so much I hope this conditioner matches up!

    For many months I've been eyeing up this Miss Selfridge Peplum Mac, at first I didn't want to spend so much money on a coat but after so long of thinking about it I caved in and spend the £65.00 and my gosh I'm so happy with it! - here 
    I trotted into Gilly Hicks.. my favouite place to buy underwear.. TMI?.. and although I didn't find any underwear I did find this beautiful turquoise polka dot shirt on-sale from £40 to £13.99! - here

    I love seeing what other people have bought, a tad nosey? Yes! Let me know if you have done any hauls so I can check them out.
    Chloë x

    Friday, 10 May 2013

    Taylor Swift Perfume & Free Gift

    Boots have a great offer on at the moment. 
    Buy any Taylor Swift perfume and you receive this beautiful floral print tote bag FREE. 
    I've been eyeing her perfume up for a while and whenever i'm in boots i have a cheeky spray, but I just never purchased a bottle. That was until today when I seen this beautiful spring/summer bag was free when purchasing the perfume. I bought the 30ml perfume on sale for £13.33 (original price £20.00). Super deal! 
    The bag feels like great quality. No pockets on the inside but big enough to fit your kitchen sink..if you're into that sort of thing...I'm really happy with the bargain I got today.
    If you're interested in this deal you better get to your local boots asap as I'm sure these bags will be snatched up quickly!

    Chloë x 

    Friday, 3 May 2013

    Making The Most Of The Sun

    As people who live in the UK & Ireland will know, the weather is a bit unpredictable a lot of the time, 4 seasons in one day. This week has been super nice weather and although most days after work I'm too tired to do much, On Wednesday myself and my friend Debora decided to make the most of this lovely weather and  headed to Hyde Park for the day. Debora rented a Barclay's bike and I wore my Rollerblades. We had such a lovely day, relaxing and good vibes. Maybe this is the start of the summer weather! Here's to hoping :)

    What do you like to do on sunny days? Let me know in the comments!

    Chloë x

    Sunday, 28 April 2013

    Favourite's Of The Week

    From Top Left:
    Quote: Stay Positive! - Smile. It looks great on you!
    Made Me Smile: My Best Friend and her boyfriend had a Baby Girl on Monday 22nd April, Meet my God-Daughter Alexa Jean.
    Picture: I love roadtrips & adventures which was when this picture was taken of my friend and I on our travels around and outside London on the weekend. 
    Song: I love every song that Bri Bry writes but this week I've been really loving Adventure Time & Child, Not only does he write and sing , he also has a YouTube series called 'Things to do before you die'. 100% of the revenue made from his videos will go to the charity he runs called #CutCakeNotWrists 
    Nail Polish: Rimmel London 60 Second Nail Polish - 315 Ready, Aim, paint!
    Food: Pasta bake & Salad - Story of my life.

    You can check out my favourite's from last week, week #1: here
    Got any questions? Let me know in the comments :)

    Adios Amigos 
    Chloë x

    Friday, 26 April 2013

    My Most Used Nail Products

    From back left:

    Elegant Touch Rapid Dry Sprayhere - I've used this Quick Dry spray for a few years. It claims to dry nails in 60 seconds,  if you touch your nail after this time you will notice that you will leave a finger print mark in the nail due to it not being fully dry underneath. I don't think it's ever dried my nails in 60 seconds but it does work very quickly to dry the top layer of the polish.
    How to use: Apply polish as normal, Spray approx 10cm from nails, leave to dry naturally.

    Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover: here - This polish remover claims to remove nail polish in 1 second per nail, slight exaggeration, maybe 5 seconds, but this remover works amazingly, I wish I had found this sooner than a few months ago. No need for cotton wool and no mess!
    How to use: Dip one finger at a time into the sponge, twist a few times and remove.

    Cutex Nourishing Polish Remover For Weak Nails: here - If I'm not in a rush to remove my nail polish I will use this one because I like to give my nails a break from the Bourjois Nail Polish Remover and I feel it's very strong for my nails, this polish remover is deigned for weak nails which I defiantly have, I feel  my nails are a bit more healthy and strong after using it.

    Sally Hansen Hard As Nails:  - I bought mine from a local store in Ireland 2 years ago but you can check it out: here - I bought this because my nails have a habit of breaking very easily when I was working in a hostel doing housekeeping so using the chemicals and bleach made my nails really weak. This Nail Hardener works so well, I was very impressed even after the first use my nails felt stronger and healthier looking than before. My bottle is nearly out but I'll defiantly be purchasing a new one!
    How I use it: Using on clean nails I apply 1 coat to my nail, around the edges and even under the tips, letting this dry I will then apply a second coat doing the same.

    Barry M All In One: here - As it says this polish is an All In One meaning its a Base Coat, Top Coat and Nail Hardener. I use this mainly as a finishing top coat for my nails, I feel that this keeps my polish from chipping and peeling off. I haven't noticed this being effective as a nail hardener so I cannot comment about that.  
    How I use it: Using this polish as base coat to protect my nails from staining or becoming damaged by the colour polish I may use, I let it to dry, apply my main colour, and then apply 1-2 coats as a top coat.

    Seche Vite Fast Dry: here - Being a really impatient person when it comes to my nails drying I have always been all about trying products that will dry my nails fast, just like the Elegant Touch Spray. It most defiantly works but this fast drying polish is slowly becoming my BFF. I feel this bottle is quite pricey but if it works then it's worth it, and it will last me for about 2 years then I don't mind the price.
    How to use it: After applying my main polish colour I apply 1-2 coats of this and leave it to dry for approx 30 seconds. Great if you're in a hurry or just really impatient like me!

    Sally Hansen Nail Growth: here - As I've said my nails are very weak and break easily. Since I started using this polish 1 1/2 months ago my nails have not broken or cracked. I use my nail growth polish every day along with my nail hardener and my nails have never felt as strong before. 
    How I use this: Every day on bare nails I apply 2 coats of the nail growth polish and leave to dry naturally.
    (Some people may think that having to take off your polish every day to use this nail growth might be a bit of an annoyance but believe  me once you see the results you will think it's worth it)

    Do you use any of these I mentioned? What's your opinion of them ? 
    What products do you use for your nails? Let me know in the comments!

    Adios Dudes & Dudettes x

    Tuesday, 23 April 2013

    My Most Used Hair Products

    Aussie Luscious Long Shampoo: here
    Aussie 3 minute Miracle Frizz remedy: here
    Aussie Anti Frizz & Conditioning Milk Leave In Cream: here
    Aussie Heat Protection: here
    Schwarzkopf Got2b Big Volume Hairspray: here
    TRESemmé Argan Oil: here I also done a separate post: here
    Batiste Floral Dry Shampoo: here

    Considering I have super long hair I tend to use a lot of hair products to try to keep it tamed and as  'normal' looking as possible.
     I don't use these products all the time together, but they are the products I use on a regular basis.
     I've never dyed my hair and for that reason I do consider my hair to be in quite good condition. I don't straighten my hair too often, and I try to give my hair a break from the hair dryer when I can, and let it dry naturally.
    I've never been to a hair salon to get my hair cut before, my mother is a hairdresser and has always done my hair. From when I had the slightest bit of hair up until the time I moved to London in early 2012.
    Now that I live in a different country to her I obviously can't get my hair cut as frequent as I use to so that's left me being terrified to go to a hair dressers.. I can't even imagine what I'd ask for if I went in..silly Chloë! My mother gave me her old scissors a couple of years ago because I've always been into chopping into my  hair, even though I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing or how to even hold a hair scissors properly, I use to have a tendency to give myself a full fringe (bangs) and then hate it after 10 minutes, but it didn't stop me from doing it on multiple occasions!
    So until I go on my visits home I guess I'm in charge of my hair and how it turns out.
    So far so good.. I guess!
    Here are some pictures of my hair at the moment :)

    Adios Dudes & Dudettes x

    Sunday, 21 April 2013

    Favourite's Of The Week

    I may make this type of post into a weekly thing. I love sharing what my current favourite's are and doing the 'Monthly Favourite's' posts are ones I really enjoy to do. I think I'm going to try and keep these weekly posts more of a 'Random'/'Non Beauty' type and leave the more beauty side to the monthly posts. 

    From top left -
    Quote: I think it really explains itself. I really like this quote!
    Made me smile: My Best Friend moved to Greece on Monday, I met her in Heathrow Airport for her 2 hour layover and I gave her the phone cases I bought for us both.
    Picture:  I went out for my flatmates birthday on Thursday. They were playing Charades and I just think its such a happy picture.
    Song: I've always loved Paramore but their new song 'Still into you' is pretty awesome!
    Nail Polish: Maybelline Colour Show Ocean Blue 661, such a beautiful colour.
    Food: I think in the past week I've had pizza & salad about 4 times..slight addiction, maybe?

    Got any questions? Let me know in the comments :)

    Adios Amgios
    Chloë x

    Saturday, 20 April 2013

    Small E.L.F Haul

    Firstly I apologise for the bad quality of the photos, they captured fine but seemed to loose quality once I uploaded them to this post.

    I quite enjoy buying from the ELF website, it's easy, convenient, reasonably priced and there is so much to choose from. There has never been anything I've bought from here that I've been really disappointed with. To be honest I don't have the highest expectation for some products due to the pricing but usually I'm fairly surprised. by the quality.

    What I bought:
    Fan Brush - £3.75 here
    *Translucent High Definition Powder - £6.00 here
    Baked Eyeshadow - Enchanted - £3.75 here
    *Clear Eyebrow & Lash Mascara here
    Eyebrow Kit - £3.75 here

    * Ive used the High definition powder before which I mentioned in my Empties post here & also the Clear Eyebrow & lash mascara which I have used for a couple years, I've never used the lash mascara because I'm not quite sure why you would use it but I use the eyebrow gel almost every day.

    Do you like to buy from ELF? Do you like the quality?
    If you have anything you would recommend me to buy then let me know.

    Adios Amigos x

    Wednesday, 17 April 2013

    What It Means To Me

    The top picture I took in Northern Ireland, summer 2011
    I know a lot of people have quotes that they live by or just really love and I am no exception. I could sit and read quotes all day long and be quite content. I have a few quotes that stick out to me as being my 'favourite' or that mean something to me in some way. I wrote a post about some of my favourite quotes a while back, you can check that out here if you like. 
    I chose this quote above mainly because it's very true. 'We cannot control the wind, but we can direct the sail'. I'm sure many people have different ideas as to what this quote means to them as most quotes do but for me this is what it means.
    • Surround yourself with people who will point you in the right direction as sometimes life may have its ups and downs.
    • You may experience some bumps along the way to your destination but keep your eye on the goal you will eventually get there.
    • If you have something worth achieving then go for it, people or life may get in the way sometimes but keep your eye on the finish line and strive to get there.
    • Although you may not think what others are doing is right you can control your own actions.

    Share some of your favourite quotes. I'd love to hear them.

    Adios amigos x

    Monday, 15 April 2013

    Mini Haul

    I went to Superdrug & Boots recently and I thought I would share some of the things I had bought.

    Revlon Photoready Foundation - Vanilla here
    Revlon Photoready Primer - here
    Sally Hansen Maximum Nail Growth polish - here
    Cutex Nail polish remover - here
    Soap and Glory Flake Away here
    No 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick - Coral Rose here
    Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat - here
    Real Techniques Stippling Brush - here

    Have you tried any of the things mentioned? Did you like them? 
    Let me know x

    Saturday, 13 April 2013

    25 Facts About Me

    1. I hate the sound of somebody brushing their teeth.

    2. You will never see me without my tub of Vaseline being very close by.

    3. I moved out of home when I was 17 to go to college to study photography.

    4. I have 7 tattoos and a few piercngs.

    5. I went to an all Irish speaking school..yes Irish is a language.

    6. I've been vegetarian for 10 years.

    7. When I was younger I went to Disneyland Hong Kong & Paris..both are equally awesome!

    8. My favourite food is Macaroni & Cheese.

    9. When I was 16 I was in Intensive care with double pneumonia..
    not fun!

    10. I have a really bad memory which means 'What was I going to say' seems to be something I say a heck of a lot!

    11. I am from Ireland and I was born in Dublin City on the 8th November 1991

    12. I bruise really easily but then again I'm just clumby and walk into random objects.

    13. I LOVE to travel and going on adventures!

    14. I only started liking anything to do with Orange food or drinks last year..

    15. Concerts and gigs are things I love to go to.

    16. Discovering new or local bands is something I really enjoy.

    17. Onions and mushrooms are absolutely gross.

    18. I've never been to a hair salon to get my hair cut before.

    19. I don't like the ocean, if I can't see to the bottom I am not getting in.

    20. Having my room organised is a must.

    21. If my parents didn't call me Chloë they were going to name me Phoebe.

    22. I take a lot of photographs!

    23. Making 'To do lists' keep me sane and very happy

    24. I eat way too much junk food.

    25. Family camping holidays in France were my favourite.

    So whether it was useful or useless information you now know a little bit more about me.

    Adios Amigos x

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013

    No.7 Cleansing Face Brush

    No.7 Cleansing face brush - HERE

    I've been looking for a good cleansing face brush for a few months and it seemed that every one I found would have cost an arm and a leg.. so expensive! I really enjoy using a lot of No.7 products and since this brush was not on the extremely expensive side I thought I would give it a whirl. This Brush retails at £24.95 but I had a £5 off voucher for No.7 so this product only cost me £19.95..hurray! It comes with 1 cleansing brush head and includes batteries. You can buy the cleansing brush heads separately for £8 but again I had a £5 off voucher so it only cost me £3.
     It is recommended that you change the brush after 3-4 months but me personally I would change after 1 1/2-2 months due to using it on a regular basis. If you shop in boots frequently you will know that a lot of the time they will give you a voucher for No.7 products at the till when you're paying and honestly last year I use to throw them away with my receipts thinking I would never ever use them but my gosh I would have saved so much money using them.

    How I use it: 2-3 times a week
    I take my eye make up off using Nivea Visage cleansing wipes for sensitive skin
    Dampen my face 
    I use my No 7 Foaming Cleanser concentrating on my forehead, cheeks and chin - avoiding your eyes and mouth at all costs.. it doesn't taste too good!
    Then using my Cleansing face brush I will use the first of 2 speeds and gently massage the cleanser into my face for 1 minute and then using the second speed I will cleanse for 30 seconds.
    I then wash away the cleanser using my face cloth and warm water in a patting motion.

    Results - I feel this removes all the dirt and make up off my face leaving it feeling cleansed, smooth, clean and fresh. 
    It doesn't leave my face feeling dry or irritated, it unblocks my pores and doesn't leave my face looking shiny (which is something I really dislike).
    What cleansing brushes have you used? Where they worth the money?

    Adios Amigos x


    Monday, 8 April 2013

    Bio Oil

    I bought this bottle about 8 months ago

    Bio Oil is something I only discovered in the past year and half. Since finding this amazing creation I have been using it weekly as a 'deep moisturizer'  and also daily on my scars, to calm redness and also uneven skin tones around my nose and cheeks. I advise using this oil when you have a spare few hours to let it sink into your skin.

    Over the past 8 years I have gotten many different piercings, including 7 lip piercings, eyebrow, belly button and hips.. yes hips! As much as I loved/love all of these piercings and never have I regretted any of them I have now been left with some nasty little scars that I wish were not there. Since using bio oil I have noticed how drastically my scars have faded, mostly my eyebrow, hips and 2 lip piercings. 
    For a big change to be noticeable you need to use this oil twice a day for at least 3 months. I know that sounds like a heck of a long time to apply oil everyday but honestly it's worth it when you start to see the results. Depending on the size of scaring you may be able to see results after 2 weeks which was the case for me and my hip piercings. 
    My eyebrow scar and also 1 lip piercing have completely faded to the point where I can barely see it anymore and 1 other lip piercing has faded a huge amount. 

    I use this oil twice a day to help with redness and uneven skin tone around my nose and cheeks, again this has been a huge help in keeping the redness down particularly around my nose as this is the worst spot for me and I have seen a definite improvement in my cheeks also. 

    Usually once a week I will 'deep moisturize' my face by using a face cloth to dampen my face, take a small amount of bio oil in my hand, rub together to slightly heat it up and while my face is still damp I will evenly spread the oil all over my face. You may not look too appealing and you may look kinda sweaty but if it's doing your skin wonders well then who cares.. :) & relax while this sinks into your skin.

    I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a moisturizing, uneven skin tone, scar-fighting oil.

    Have you tried this oil, what did you think? Or have you tried any other oils or creams you would recommend?  Let me know, I'd love to hear x


    Sunday, 7 April 2013

    Musical Sundays

    Howdy Dudes & Dudettes 

    This is a new weekly series on my blog where I post some of my favourite songs of the moment.
    They could be new songs or old songs, from known artists and unknown artists. Everything goes here.

    You can check out the first Musical Sunday: HERE
    Enjoy x

    Leave me any music you're loving at the moment. I'd love to hear it.
    Adios Amigos x

    Saturday, 30 March 2013

    March Favourites

     Howdy Dudes &  Dudettes 

    Maybelline Define a lash mascara - HERE
    I got this mascara a while ago but only the past couple of weeks I've really enjoyed using it. I know some people don't like plastic applicators but I really like them. This mascara lengthens your lashes without leaving clumps, very lightweight mascara so you don't feel as if you have a bunch of false lashes on but sill gives that long defined look. 
    Revlon Candy Apple Lip Butter - HERE
    No.7 Stay Perfect Tranquil Rose - HERE
    Both of these lipsticks have been in my bag with me wherever I'm going.
    Beautiful colours, moisturizing & long lasting.
    I just love love love them!

    Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation 100 Ivory - HERE
    Revlon Nearly Naked 120 Vanilla - HERE
    I couldn't choose between both these foundations .
    The Wake Me Up foundation does exactly what it says on the bottle, It gives you that lovely 'I'm awake' kind of shine, as if you've had that perfect nights sleep that you wished you actually had. Good coverage and long wear. Big thumbs up from Chloë.
    The Nearly Naked Foundation is defiantly a spring/summer kind of foundation for those days when it's hot outside (if the UK ever gets past this darn phase of rain, snow and cold weather) and want some coverage but don't want anything heavy on your face. It has light coverage and blends well. I feel this foundation applies best for me either using my fingers or the Real Techniques expert face brush

    TRESemmé No Frizz Argan Oil -
    I have wrote a separate post about this product
    CLICK HERE to see this post

    Arm & Hammer Advance White Toothpaste and Max Booster -  HERE &   HERE
    Since using this toothpaste and max booster I have seen an improvement in my teeth. Coffee, Tea & Fizzy drinks are all things I stopped drinking/cut down on for so long but I've noticed lately I'm drinking a lot more of these drinks which I know is really not good my teeth. But using this advance white toothpaste has helped with teeth staining from my bad caffeine drinking habit's.. Naughty Chloë!

    Garnier Moisture Match Combination to Oily Skin - HERE
    I must start off by saying the texture of this creme felt quite weird the first couple times using this but I quite like it now. I don't use this creme all over my face like a regular moisturizer I generally target the places on my face that are more oily than others like my forehead, around my nose and chin due to these being the places that I need the most mattifiying effect. So far in the short space of time this product has been out I am really enjoying it. 

    Impulse Loving Words Body Spray -  HERE
    Oh my. I could sit and smell this sent all day. I'm not too sure how to describe this smell except it's florally goodness. I bought this some time last year and it got lost in the back of the cupboard and forgotten about but I'm so glad I came across it again. If you're in Boots or Superdrug you must smell this fragrance. Truly Delish!

    Non Beauty Favourites - 

    Malteasters - These just had to be added as
    a favourite this month. I've been stocking
    up before they stop selling these after
    Easter. Honestly, they're AMAZING!

    Infinity Bracelet - HERE
    Claddagh Bracelet (Irish traditional symbol meaning love, friendship
    & loyalty) - HERE

                  What beauty/non beauty products do you have for March?
    Let me know!
    Adios Amigos x


    TRESemmé Argan Oil

    I feel like I've tried hundreds of hair styling products in my hair over the years  and I  never usually stick to something too long. I guess Curiosity over comes me when I see a new product that comes out that says it can do 'magical and wonderful' things to my hair that NO OTHER product can do. Me being Me of course I fall for this and think 'Oh great, a new toy to play with'. Buuuuut they never seem to live up to my expectation and although this Tresemmé Argan Oil isn't this greatest hair product I've come across it does do a pretty darn good job.

    I have very long hair, approx 24 inches and even thought my hair is in pretty good condition due to the fact I've never dyed my hair..(unless you count the hair mascara's you used when you were a child.. if you're a 90's child you'll know what i'm talking about.. Tres Cool..! See what I did there ;))
    My hair is naturally quite thin and breaks easily at the ends, my roots become greasy quite fast but the ends of my hair are dry and just seem to always be having a bad day..booo! It may also have something to do with the act I've been cutting my own hair for over a year now and I can't bring myself to go to a hairdressers. I know this may be weird but I've never been to a hair salon to get my hair cut so the thought of having to go in and ask for a specific cut just plainly scares me. My mother is a hairdresser and shes always cut & styled my hair since..forever. Obviously now I'm living in London and my family live in Ireland I can't just casually get my hair cut like I use to so I guess it's going to be Myself  and my mothers old OLD scissors for now. But until I get a proper hair cut from my mother again I think I'm going to stick with this Tresemmé Argan Oil, it leaves my ends feeling moisturized and nourished, it keeps frizz at bay and those annoying little flyaway's from flying away but the bonus about this oil is that it doesn't leave your hair feeling oiled or greasy like a lot of Oil products do. 

    Applying this product -

    I apply my regular shampoo and conditioner in the shower
     Towel dry my hair
    Brush my hair through using a comb
    Apply a generous amount of the Argan oil to my hand
    Rub together.. I do this step as it heats the oil in my hand
    I distribute the oil in my hair mainly concentrating on the ends and frizz 
    Brush my hair throughly with a comb
    I then use my heat protecting creams or sprays and style my hair as normal

    Do you use oil in your hair? What products would you recommend? 

    Adios amigos x


    Sunday, 24 March 2013

    Musical Sundays

    Howdy Dudes & Dudettes

    As I was a in search for a song on Youtube I got to thinking about a post I could do, maybe make it into a regular post. I was snooping through my Youtube history and I came across some awesome songs I haven't listened to in a while from famous bands and also unknown/unsigned bands. As a lover of music I've been to see many concerts and live gigs over the years and my music varies from Rock, Dance, Country, Pop & Irish music. I would generally listen to almost everything.

    Listed below are some of the songs I am currently listening a lot, some old some new.

    Leave me some songs that you're listening to at the moment. I LOVE to hear new music.. or discover some classic oldies too! :)

    My Links:
    Twiter: HERE
    Facebook: HERE
    Pinterest: HERE

    Adios Amigos x