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Acne Daily Essentials Skincare

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray || MagpieMagpieBlog

09/10/2018

Over the past year you’ll have noticed I’ve really gotten into my skincare! My focus is to start writing about it more and trying out more things too. I know a lot of people don’t see the point of toner, but I what they are on about. Toner for me is not just a mindless extra step. It’s a key part of my skincare routine. 

I’ve used a number of toners over the year, but none beat my beloved Serozinc. I had taken a break from it, but recently came back to it and I have to say I think I’m happy to stick with it for the foreseeable future. My skin just seems to love it. It’s so different to other toners as it’s a mist spray, which is so lovely, refreshing, and mild on the skin. The product is for people, like me, who suffer from oily skin, and is supposed to helps mattify. Which it does!

I’ve been on Minocycline (Ance Stuff) for a number of years now and my skin is still quite oily. I’m actually thinking of changing to something less permanent soon, so I’ll try keen you in the loop about that too.

There are a few other reasons, other than the obvious, why I love Serozinc so much. One of the main reasons is there is no need for cotton wool! I’m trying my hardest to cut down on unnecessary waste so this has been fantastic. I used to go through so much cotton wool a week. I thought it was going to be so hard to cut down on, but with this toner and my FaceHalo it’s been so easy.

I also found that the use of so much cotton wool on my skin would irritate it, so I’m seeing less redness when doing my skincare routine which is FAB!!! My usual skincare routine is as follows; remove make with my FaceHalo’s, cleanse with the Super Facialist Salicylic Acid wash, and tone as normal. Depending on what state my skin is in I might add a serum or oil or spot treatment. 

VIDEO of me spraying it on my face to follow

I’m sure there is lots of science behind why my skin loves it and why it works for me, but at the end of the day all I know is that it works and I feel so much more skin confident when I use it. It will definitely be a skincare staple of mine and I’ll definitely be buying multiples when they are on special in Boots. 

What toner have you been loving? And what skincare product could you not live without? Let me know in the comment section below.

Till next week,

Sarah xo

 

 
Basic Bitch Daily Essentials Hair Shampoo & Conditioner

Lee Stafford Sea Salt Shampoo & Conditioner || MagpieMagpie.ie

27/08/2018

We all need some basics in our cardinal and I’ve always said I’m keen to chat with you guys more about my “basic bitch” must haves, so here we go!

First off let me chat you through how I came across this brand. I was on the market for some new shampoo and had no idea where to start. After doing a bit of online research, I got totally overwhelmed by the info so off to Boots I went.

It wasn’t long after quickly scanning the shelves that I noticed chocolate, nothing else mind you, just the words chocolate. Sold!

Alas it was not meant to be as these products didn’t mix well with my hair and I have to say I was devo! So devo that I put it up on my insta stories.

A few hours later and the company got in touch offering to send me replacements, eh winning! I was shocked and so impressed by their genuine want to help me find the perfect products. After a few questions from the Lee Stafford team about my hair I was told a package would be on route.

It didn’t disappoint. My hair has oily roots and for some reason, hates cream products. I actually have a real thing about cream products in general, they just don’t do it for me. Obviously if they smell like chocolate I’ll be blinded by the want ha ha, but usually I steer clear.

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Daily Essentials Drugstore EyeLiner

L’Oreal Super Liner So Couture

05/06/2016

If someone was to ask me what beauty product I could not live without I think my answer would be eyeliner. My ride or die liner for the past couple of years has been the Wet n’ Wild Mega liner in dark brown, but times have changed and I’ve found a new love.

I know I can’t believe it either. If you know me I think you’ll be shocked by the type of eyeliner too. I’m all about the brush applicator, the liquid consistency and last but propably most importantly, it HAS to be quick and easy to use. The Wet ‘n Wild liner provides all 3 and to be honest has had no competition up until now… Enter L’Oreal So Couture liner.

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This little beauty is a now must have for me and I hate to say it but has now replaced my beloved Wet ‘n Wild. Lets talk why. First off I need to point out that the applicator is misleading. I thought it was a felt tip style but on closer inspection it is more brush like, box one ticked. Because of this brush style applicator the application of the liner comes out very freely and inky almost, box two ticked. As with all my ride or die products how easy it is to apply, rectify and usability of the product in a speedy manner is what I’m all about. Like I’m a busy girl… who likes sleeping so getting out that door on time looking put together is key.

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I find that because of this type of applicator there’s less mess. It holds just the right amount of product. I find some of the liquid liners hold a lot of product. The dip in ones like the wet n wild can be the worst, and the felt tip ones, in my opinion, are stiff, hard and hardly any product comes out. I literally feel like its like dragging a HB pencil over my lid.

This L’Oreal liner just has the perfect combination for me. Its tickes all the boxes. Like with everything in life nothing is perfect so I do have two complaints. It seemed to run out / dry up very quick in comparison to the wet n wild and the one i have isn’t brown. To be fair I’ve no idea if it come in brown or not, but at the moment I am only awear that it comes in black.

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I think this would be a really good liner for a beginner, not only because its easy to use but its very accessible and the price if rather keen too coming in at £££. (No ideal of the price)

So I just went to get it and it looks like its been taken off the market, of course coz i love it and need it in my life. ill email then and see what their response is. ill leave a comment down below. xo

Barry M Beauty Daily Essentials EyeLiner

Eye Define Waterproof Liquid Liner || Barry M

10/05/2016

Liner. Who can live without it? I for one can not. I’ve been trying any testing a number over the past few months, but first on the hit list is Barry M Eye Define Waterproof Liquid Liner. As we know I wear liner all day everyday, I recently ask my friends and family about my signature style and most mentioned a winged liner. As we know by now when I’m looking for makeup I need it to be quick and easy, no fuss, no mess, just lash it on and done!! Thats why for everyday wear I choose a gel liner.  Continue Reading

Basics Beauty Daily Essentials

Herbal Essences Tealicious Fresh Balance

28/08/2015

So another one for the basics. We all need shampoo right?! The last month I’ve been using Herbal Essences Tealicious Fresh Balance, I have been using this brand for year, and love it. I usually stick to the same type but as I’ve now decided to blog about basic cosmetics a bit, I’ve decided to try a few different things. Most considered same same but different.

Anyway as I was saying I’ve been using this new shampoo for the last month. I’m not sure how I feel about it. It technically has everything I want in a shampoo; it smells nice, it’s a gel type as opposed to a cream, it has good lather and it does what shampoo is meant to: it cleans my hair.

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Beauty Daily Essentials Vegan

Original Source Shower Gel

12/06/2015

 I’ve decided to get back to badics with this blog post. I’ve been thinking to myself recently that I really need to cut down on my wasteful buying and really build up my loyalty with brands.

A brand that I ADORE is Original Source! I have used there shower gels for years and have no idea why I have not done a blog post on it. 

I love all their scents but my all time fav is the raspberry and vanilla! MMMMMMM!!

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Beauty Daily Essentials Drugstore

Argan Oil Shower Cream

25/11/2014

I thought I’d start reviewing everyday things I use and love.

No better place to start then shower stuff! We all need it! I have used the Argan Oil shampoo and really like it so I said sure why not try out the shower cream.

The smell is kinda odd… not in a bad way but I usually go for things that a very strong fruity smelling and this is very mild and smells of… argan oil I suppose.

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