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Christmas Gift Guide

Stocking Fillers For Under £16 || MagpieMagpie Blog

08/12/2018

Hi Lovelies, 

I hope you are all have a fantastic lead up to Christmas. I’m back again with another stocking filler gift guide.

If you’ve read Sundays post, you’ll know that I’m really trying to up my stocking game! This post is very similar to the previous one but, the main difference is that I’ve upped the price and just given you one gift idea. I think as the years go on this type of post will evolve, so I’d love your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Also just to mention again, I’m based in Jersey CI so all my prices are based on the prices available to me here.

Lime Crime is a brand I’ve always wanted to try, but am never sure about it. That being said, if I was to receive one in my stocking I’d be pleased. I love me a winter berry colour so when i saw this one I knew it had to be in the post. Unicorns are really big right now too so even if it’s just for the package, you know you’ve bought something just for the packing, we’ve all done it, it’ll go down a treat. This little beauty comes in at £14.45

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Beauty Ireland Lifestyle

Collins’ Beach Cafe And Seaweed Baths || MagpieMagpie.ie

24/10/2018

Hi Lovelies,

Well I can tell you I’m glad that couple of weeks is over, and that this one is nearly over!! Sorry I missed you guys last week, and this Sunday, but I just couldn’t. It was just a couple of those weeks, ye know! 

I think I’ve finally gotten back in the swing of Jersey life, well as much as someone like me can, and I’m ready to get back to blogging! 

While I was home I had the pleasure of visiting the seaweed baths in Ballybunion. They are opens from the end of May till the mid September.  My mother is an avid visiter in the summer so I was quite excited. 

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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

 

 
Beauty Mascara Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast HD Mascara High Definition Collagen Coat || MagpieMagpie Blog

03/10/2018

I’ve been on the hunt for a new drugstore mascara, of course, didn’t know where to start. At the time it was just after Christmas and there were a few Christmas sets on sale. I’d been thinking of trying a few things from Soap & Glory so when I saw the set was on sale and there was a mascara and an eyeliner in it I was sold!

I ended up not trying the mascara for a few months because I’ve been trying to use up a product before moving onto the next. I’m still going strong with this! I hadn’t heard anything about the Soap & Glory mascara so didn’t know what to expect. As it was a gift set I couldn’t actually see what the wand would be like or the eyeliner, which was funny coz I can be SUPER fuzzy about them. I realise now I could have just gone down to the stand. 

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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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Beauty Festival Vibes Glitter Tribe Jersey CI

Reasons UK – Festival MakeUp Inspo || MagpieMagpie.ie

22/07/2018

Hello lovelies, so this weeks post is a bit different. It’s that time of year again so of course Reasons is on the agenda! This year is no different! As always the excitement is brewing with-in me and of course Pinterest is my go to and with the new changes they’ve put into place, I’ve fallen back in love.

Here’s a quick look at my top festival MakeUp Looks from Pinterest and why!

 

  1. The Sheer Glitter Under Eye:

This is actually tricker to replicate then I thought so bare in mind if you wanna try replicate this you will need time, and a few small makeup brushes. This look has definitely inspired this years Reasons UK MakeUp Look.


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Beauty Lipstick Mac Cosmetics Minis

New MAC Mini Lipsticks

10/05/2018

Ok… Round two on writing this blog post! I need to stop blindly relying on the internet connection, So annoying.

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now, I’m obsessed with minis! I’m not really sure why to be honest, but it’s something that I’ve always gravitated to. I just think they are so cute, and of course so convenient.

Make-up wise I think it’s such a great way to try new products without the commitment! So when I saw on instagram that MAC would be bringing out minis lipsticks, I was rather excited! Purhaps a bit too excited! 

My local MAC stockist is Voisons Department store, their MAC counter has their own instagram account so I pretty much spent a week checking it at every spare moment. Once they popped up I ran down on my break to get myself FAUX. 

Unfortunately I hadn’t really thought about the fact that they probably would do EVERY single mac lippie in a mini, but I was quite confident that FAUX would be one of the chosen ones. Well… I was wrong!

I can’t lie, I was a bit miffed and I’m sure my face showed it! But I had the pleasure of being helped by the lovely Sandra (her Instagram is @vintagebellavitta). She’s always great and super helpful! So of course I walked out with two new mini lippies.

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