REN RADIANCE RANGE

So the lovely gircleanserls from Bella Beauty sent me a REN Micro Polish Cleanser to try and see what I thought.

To be honest I am a little rusty on skincare as I am not practising as a beauty therapist for quiet some time and I had never heard of the range.

I began to try the Cleanser, as I love being introduced to new products.

On damp skin I applied some cleanser and worked it in with circular motions.

Avoiding the eye area as the Cleanser has little microbeads. These microbeads gently exfoliate and transform dull & tired skin to give youthful radiance. It contains a two in one formula designed to give you a deep cleanse while gently exfoliates the skin. Containing also bio extracts which help to reduce any inflamation of the skin while radiance is boosted with the omega 7 ingredient.

I removed this a warm face cloth and then applied my serum and moisturiser. Recommended to use 2-3 times a week as daily might be a bit too much.

Retailing at €24 it is not overly priced for the brilliance of this product.

While in Dublin this week I visit a shop called Space.NK which stocks a lot of luxury beauty brands and I spotted the REN Skincare range.

Curious I made my merry way over and browsed some of the other products in the range.

I spotted the REN Radiance serum and sampled it on the back of my hand and instantly it was more radiant and softer.

I got a sample and have been trying it out for the last few days after I cleansed and my skin looks and feels more energised.

The multi active serum contains some powerful bio extracts including Hyaluronic Acid which intensively hydrates the skin and Glycogen and Magnesium to boost the skins radiance and energy.

The range is free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colours, TEA, DEA, glycols, silicones, and PEGs.

I am putting this on my list and for sure buying it in the next few days. Retailing at €40 which is great value for a serum as they can be pricy.

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Bella Beauty have a coupon code for all of my readers which will give you 10% discount on the REN RADIANCE RANGE at the checkout. Just type in HAYLEY.

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C9 Detox the finished result.

 

So you guys I have been a little tied up the last week and didn’t get around to finishing my blog about the C9 detox.

After the 9 days I was 6lbs down with a total loss of 6inches.

I am not going to lie I found the last few days a struggle and I probably could have done a little better as I didn’t get much exercise on Day 8 and 9 but nevertheless I was delighted with the results and especially the way I felt.

I was more energised,healthy and the sluggish feeling had diminished.

And yes I have put a few pounds back on because I had a wedding and my birthday but I don’t care.

I didn’t do this detox to just lose weight, I did it to get back into a routine that had slowly crept away from me over the years.

I most definitely recommend this Detox to anyone that wants to feel better and more energised and to get control back into your eating habits.

I am just out of the Aloe Vera and will continue to take it(never thought I would say that) because the benefits outweigh the taste.

Again I want to thank Deirdre McDonnell for introducing it to me and you might be getting another phone call before my summer hols..

For more info check out http://www.foreverliving.com or drop me a mail.

Thanks for reading xx

C9 Detox

So I am writing this on Day 4 of my C9 detox and I can honestly say I never ever thought I would have lasted this long. Maybe because I am blogging about it I have the will power but I really I think once you get your head around it you find it easy.

I am doing it to put myself back on track of healthy eating and be a new healthier me.

DAY 1 and 2.

So waking up Sunday morning I rolled out of bed and it was breakfast and the first day of my C9. A step by step guild is provided and will help you follow the plan.

I love my porridge or cornflakes in the morning so I must say Sunday I found hard.

I had my tablets as instructed then it was to the Aloe Vera gel and two shots of it.

I found it extremely hard to take but I kept thinking of all the good it was doing for me and knocked it back.

Same continues for lunch and dinner with a forever light protein shake.

I mixed my shake with heated almond milk and it was just like a hot chocolate.

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Free foods can be nibbled at throughout the day like apples,oranges,sugarsnap peas etc to carb any hunger cravings.

Drink plenty of water.

Day 3

You are allowed a meal and I enjoyed every minute if it. A 600 meal is easily done once you think about. I cooked turkey mince mixed up with loads of veggies and light soya.

Super healthy and yummy.

DAY 4

I am 3 pounds down and feel great. No chocolate,bread or milk in four days I never ever thought I would say that.

Now on day 4 I actually don’t mind the Aloe Vera one bit (never thought that would be the case) and I am going to continue taking it after my C9 is finished.

People might say sure you will put it back on after and so what if I do I just am glad it has showed me to look at food differently and change my bad eating habits.

Four down and five to go.

Thank you to Deirdre McDonnell for introducing me to the C9 and catching up with me and my progress.

For more info drop me a mail and I will give you more details.

Hayley x

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Inside The Pack:

2 x 1 Litre bottles of Forever Aloe Vera Gel

1 x Forever Lite Ultra

Forever Garcinia Plus (54 softgel capsules)

Forever Therm (18 tablets)

Forever Fiber (9 sticks)

1 x Shaker

1 x Tape Measure

1 x Measuring cup

+ Instruction booklet

GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD Exfoliating treatment

This little product is a big hit with me and I am looking forward to using it again. Designed as an anti-aging facial in a jar that gives you immediate glowing skin. YOUTHMUD is from the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France and its natural collagen boosts the skin with a tingle sensation once applied to the skin..

Ingredients such as:

Volcanic Rock which exfoliates and revitalizes dull skin.

French Sea Clay which draws out any impurities without removing natural oils and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Green Tea Leaf  which penetrates into the skin to hydrate and balance oil production.

I left it on for about 20 minutes.Once I was removing it I dampened my skin with a warm face cloth and used my fingers in a circular motion to give me that double exfoliation. I then placed a warm cloth over my skin and removed the mask.

I can honestly say your skin is left glowing,so silky and soft and you can see the visible results.

Retailing at about the €55-60 mark its is worth the spend.

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Smashbox Christmas Collection..

So I got my hands on some Smashbox On The Rocks Holiday Collection and it is ideal for that Christmas gift.

I used this 12 shadow palette to create my look and the shadows are highly pigmented and super blendable with a soft velvety texture.
Retailing at €37 it is affordable for the quality and perfect for your makeup bag with that super handy built in mirror.

Or for €60 you can purchase the 28 shadow palette which will take you from natural to glam with the selection of colours.

on the rocks 28on the rocks palette.

To experiment a little with colour I used colours nutmeg(gold),Sapphires(blue) and Vanilla to highlight.

Especially this party season you can be a little more daring and add that little bit more colour but still play it safe with colours like nutmeg and vanilla.

So if its for a stocking filler or for a treat to yourself they are well worth a thought.

Available at some leading pharmacy’s and retailing in Boots now.

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Thanks for reading

Hayley x

Covering and camouflaging a tattoo.

I have decided to blog about camouflage and covering tattoos. A lot of brides ask me to camouflage there tattoo for there big day as they don’t want to remove it permanently.

So here is what I like to do.

I like to take a full coverage concealer like MAC Studio finish and apply to the area. If your tattoo has a blue undertone use something with warmth in it to cancel it out like an NW shade from MAC. If it has a pink or red undertone use something cool like an NC shade from MAC to neutralise. MAC also have conceal and correct palettes which are ideal for camouflage as they have all the tones you need. They aren’t available in every MAC store just pro stores so get your hands on them if you get near a pro store.

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Using a sponge or flat synthetic brush dab the concealer onto the tattoo, do not rub it in as you want to build up the coverage to cover the area. Once your happy with it leave for about a minute to dry and then apply a full coverage powder. Studio fix powder by MAC is a foundation powder that has an all matte finish and will not only set the concealer but give you the extra coverage you need. Again dab and press the powder onto the concealer and continue until you can no longer see the tattoo.

Give a light spritz of hair spray if you like for extra hold and prevent it rubbing off onto clothes.

Here is a picture of my recent camouflage of a red rose and blue tattoo outlined by a white pencil as it was a demo.

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Thanks for reading,
Hayley x

 

Turquoise and brown smokey eye x

Hi everyone,
So I posted a picture earlier on of a turquoise and brown smokey eye. So here is a little run down of what I used. Image

 

For those of you that would love to introduce a pop of colour but still can’t part from your browns this is perfect for you. Firstly my foundation I use is Giorgio Armani luminous silk in shade 3.5.It’s lightweight texture is build-able and gives this radiant glow to your skin that’s just fab..

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For my eyes I used a combination of shadows starting with MAC Soft brown in my crease/socket then using a matte brown over that. Once I had the outer corner done I pressed on Inglot’s teal green pigment in #70.I also added a small bit of MAC glitter in refects turquatic to add a little sparkly on top of this pigment.ImageImage

I blended all the shadows together then by taking my Inglot brush in #6ss.After I applied this pigment I then took a MAC gel liner in blacktrax to complete this eye and by winging the liner it gives it a more dramatic look.

My favourite brush for liner is MAC #263 the synthetic hair holds onto the colour of the gel and distributes it evenly and smooth aiding your application.

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On my cheeks is MAC Dainty blush and on my lips I used Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial.Image