Review: Cocoa Brown Tan by Marissa Carter

I have never been big into my tan, infact before useing coca brown I had used fake tan on my legs three times about five or even six years ago. So yeah I like to embrase my pale skin. At the Christams blogger meet up, Marissa herself was there to give us a talk about her new product. Frankly it was a dam good talk. She told us that the prodcut would not cause a reaction for even the most senstive of skin type and it would daw out your natural tan colour so no looking like an umpal loompa.

You can let the tan develop from one hour all the way to three, three being the darkets.

The product itself is a moose, and is easy to apply. Its smooth but remember a little goes a long way! The smell is not really my cup of tea. When I used the tan for the first time it was christmass eve before a party (yeah I dont really think things through) I was impressed. I had a lovely glow and my lovely green eyes did pop. Now I had let the tan do its magic for an hour before I washed it off. The second time was for NYE so my lovely outfit would look....well more sexy with a tan (in all fairness it was an all black ensambel) I left the tan on for almost two hours and yes I was darker again and I did look well less dead and more like a noraml human being for once.

Top is my arm before the tan and bellow is my arm after just a one hour application

I rember after the second application it took about a week for the tan to come off, something wich I didnt really like as it started to blothc in places and it all didn't come off gradually, I may have applied it wrong for all I know. As I said before I am no expert in the tan department.

For a total nueb I thought the tan did what it said on the tin, but its not for me. As much as I would love to have a tan just to let my eyes pop for once It's too messy. What makes Coca Brown Tan even more fantastic is the price! Yes even me the broke ass student cant afford it! €7.99 - for that 8 quid you will get about 3 full body goes out of it maybe even more!

Have you used it before? Are you like me and do you avoid fake tan? Do you think you will try it? 


Dark Doo Wop

So two weeks ago I was invited to the amazing Butter London event. As I was waiting at the bus stop I decided to whip out the aul camera. 

As always I went for very boring neutral eyes and liner. I did however go a bit crazy on the blush, I have been doing this a lot as of late and I love it. If I didn't, I would look almost ghost like which is a look I love but it's nice to look heathy from time to time. 

The products used are the same as in my last FOTD which you can check out here

Have you changed you daily makeup look as of late?

Instagram #4

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1, New Boots! 2, My New Foundation 3, Pancake Tuesday! 4, Candy And Mr Selfridge's 5, Decisions Decisions 6, Hot Choc On A Cold Irish Day 7, Pancakes!! 8, My Nails For Valentine's Day 9, Ah Wine!

Review: Nima Mitt

How much do you hate removing your makeup? A bit? A lot? So much that you sometimes don't? Applying makeup is always fun, but the removing part not so much.

The Nima Mitt makes it child's play. The mitt is basically well a mitt that you pop on your hand, pop the mitt under the tap to let it get nice and damp...then well rub it all over your face and look in amazement at all of your makeup on this lil baby pink mitt. Now look at how clean and radiant your face is.

The fabric of the mitt is micro fibre, this has a duel purpose, when the water hits the mitt the fibbers tighten up making it the perfect tool to remove your makeup and they grab on to any trace of makeup. What the fibbers also do is help to exfoliate your skin and get hold of any dead skin cells leaving you with radiant skin.

This mitt is my No. 1 beauty tool of 2013, I know such a bold statement but for someone who falls into the last category it has changed my life. Never mind how much time it saves. Now I still use my eye makeup remover but only to speed up the process. I have tried it a number of times on its own and it has removed ever speck of back eyeliner even better than my eye makeup remover!

I received the mitt from Niamh well over a moth ago and have used it every night (well i usually have a full face on 7 days a week) I love being able to go to bed knowing that all my make up has been removed. Knowing that I only needed to use my cleaner once instead of double cleansing (yay more cleanser for me)

I would highly recommend that everyone get there hands on this wonder mitt! Who doesn't want to go to bed knowing their face is fully makeup free, and they saved a few minutes on their night time routine.

It's so simple to clean the mitt and there are easy to follow instructions that accompany the mitt. From the photo's you can see that the packaging is girly and fresh. I would love to see the mitt come in other colours such a purple (the best colour ever!) 

You can get your paws on this mitt online but a little birdie has told me that It will be in stores soon!
For now you can pick up your very own here for €12.95 or buy 3 and get 1 free!

Have you heard of the mitt before? What do you think of it? Are you going to be placing an ordering any time soon?


Being Single On Valentines Day

As a blogger you get bombarded with PR emails that are all related to valentines day. Being single it's like rubbing salt into the wound. I have been receiving these valentines day emails since jan so it has gotten to me a bit. Usually valentines day is just another day, yes it would be nice to receive flowers from an admire and have breakfast in bed. But as a single gall that is not going to happen.  On that day realistically you are going to be giving evils to everyone that looks remotely happy. What makes it worse is that every business out there jumps on the valentines day band waggon and make it out to be a lot more than what it is.  I'm sorry but you don't need one day to show that you love someone. If you really care about someone you are going to be doing the usual valentines day crap on a regular basis.

 Feb is not the month to be single.Women flock to the local watering hole to help find them a man that will take them out on the 14th. For men it must be a nightmare, I'm sure as the 14th day of the month draws near they must think is she only dating me because of valentines day. of course that would be a new romance.

If you are happy being single then just let the day pass like any other day. Don't get caught up into the whole hype. That's all it is. nothing more.
If you are not happy being single or are ready for something more make sure you are seeing that guy for the right reasons.

Thankfully valentines day falls on Thursday this year and well most of us will be working so a movie night in with the girls is perfect. Of course you can do that movie night by yourself and have the two best men in your life join you, Ben and Jerry's (I just had to put that in there).

For loads of us girls its going to be a bit of a nightmare day. Whats going to get me through it is knowing that it is all hype. I have never had an amazing valentines day and realistically never will. Even being in a relationship its hard to live up the hype.

On a side note: I hate how people view it as a holiday, how is it a holiday? we don't get a day off its just another day of the week. We don't need a day to show people that we love them! pifft talk about a load off bull shit.

If you are single on valentines day don't get yourself down, its such an overrated day. View it as a me day. Go out and buy yourself that pair of shoes that you have been dreaming about for the past two weeks. If you are in a relationship don't build the day up otherwise you will just end up being disappointed.

Remember: Valentines day is overrated, a day that businesses thrive on get a few extra bob in. It's not worth getting yourself down over one day.

Do you have any plans for Valentines day? What are they?


Lets Keep it Irish and Get Free Delivery

Being active in the beauty world you tend to notice quite a bit. Looking at Ireland first glance you would think there is dam all happening. That is very very wrong. 
There is so much happening in the beauty industry in ireland. Pixy just happens to be one of the many fantastic beauty brands that are coming out of Ireland.
All of these beauty brands need our suport and Pixy have made it even easier. 
As a Valentines special (Urg I know I am so sick of it already and its only the 1st) they are giving free delivery for all orders over €10 in Ireland. 
It is so easy to make it up to the €10 mark as they have amazing sets for just about €10 so why not add in a lip-balm. 
If you are into all that Valentines day stuff (As I clearly am not) they have a full range exclusively for the 14th, so why not get ahead of the crowed and treat you and your man this Valentines day. 

If this trial goes well it means they will keep the free delivery for orders over €10 permanently. The only way this can be done is if you support them. 

Remember it's these Irish business that are creating jobs and the only way they can grow is if we support them.  

So why not enjoy some Pixy dust and have a gawk at the site here


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