Earlier in the week I spoke (well typed) about my experiences with GlamGlow YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT (you can find this here). I got on amazingly and really couldn't wait to try out GlamGlow SUPERMUD™ CLEARING TREATMENT. Naturally expectations where high and I was not prepared to be disappointed. 

Of course the packaging was utterly amazing, how can you not smile when you open the box and see 'Hello Sexy' staring you in the face? When I opened the jar I found some of the mask had dried around seal as you can see bellow. Other than that there where no real issues, this does however suggest that perhaps the jars are not sealed as tightly as they should be to prevent wastage of this precious wonder.

Out of the two GlamGlow products we where asked to try this has to be my favourite. There really is only one reason for this. It helps to smooth out any imperfections such as blackheads (a really big issue I have with my skin). Of course their are many more benefits than smoothing out imperfections and help with that glow we all crave. They have listed the full set of results on the official site:

"ACNECIDIC-6™ - 4.4% AHA & BHA 6-Acid Blend. PH Balanced.Glycolic Acid - Helps Restore Photo Damaged Skin & Improves Skin Texture.Salicylic Acid - Helps De-clog to Minimize Pores & New Skin Rejuvenation.Lactic Acid - Helps Pigmentation, Moisture, Stimulation & Skin Collagen.Mandelic Acid - Helps Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Aging Skin & Skin Elasticity.Pyruvic Acid - Helps the Effects of Scaring & Clearer Skin.Azelaic Acid - Helps fight Follicle Bacteria & Breakouts.TEAOXI™ - Delivers Fresh Natural Eucalyptol, Linalool Oil & Powerful Flavonoids.ACTIVATED-X - Xtreme Absorption Vacuum-Carbon Extracts Sebum Oils, Bacteria & Toxins.K-17 CLAY - Proprietary 17 Step Process to Better Encapsulate Sebum Oils, Bacteria & Toxins.LICORICE ROOT - Helps Regulate & Alleviate Problem Skin.PEPPERMINT PLANT - Helps Control Bacteria & Irritations.Eucalyptus Leaf - Helps Fight Toxic Skin Complications.ALOE VERA, CHAMOMILE, MARIGOLD, CUCUMBER, IVY, HERB - Helps Calm, Soothe & Heal."

So you can see in comparison to YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT there are far more benefits in the long term. One thing that has caught my eye is how it helps to restore photo damaged skin perfect for those over 40 who's sun damage over the past decades will start to show up on the skin. 

In Short Supermud is:
"The World's most Scientifically Advanced SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment. Clinically Developed by GLAMGLOW® Dermatological Chemist to help fight all common skin concerns. "

Personally for that reason alone I think everyone should have this jar on their bathroom shelf. You can get 17 full masks out of it or for spot treatments up to 1000.

All you need to do is apply the mask to a clean face and let it work its magic for up to 20 minuets but depending on how time poor you are 5 minuets is totally perfect. You will feel the mask tighten as it drys and little bumps will appear this is where any imperfections are being sucked out. Once you have let GlamGlow Supermud work its magic you simply wash off with cool/warm(ish) water and pat dry. You will find yourself staring at your mirror in pure amazement at how fab your skin is.

The results last just over a week, however, I think using GlamGlow is the perfect booster for any skin care routine. As it effectively targets blackheads unlike any other product I have used before.

This is in and around the same price range of GlamGlow YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT but it is worth every cent and I would highly recommend saving up for it! You can get almost 4 months use out of this bad boy which is pretty good going for a luxury product. The RRP is €49.95 for a 50ml jar. You can pick it up here beautyfeatures or at millies

 Now for that all important before and after:

 During (just before it dries)
 Once it has dried (you can see the bumps)


What do you think? Will you be converting to the GlamGlow ways? 


To Dublin Zoo

A trip to the Zoo for many is the start of longer days and hotter months ahead. Of course with our unpredictable Irish weather that trip might be a bit of a disappointment and that ritual for marking the beginning of summer is  dampened.

However when you plan a trip to the zoo and the weather gods are with you it's an amazing day! Two weeks ago I went along to Dublin Zoo and had the most wonderful time. I adore the zoo and everything that comes with it even if it's not the cheapest day out the experience/memories are worth it!

Do you have a ritual to mark the start of a new season?



I had never heard of GlamGlow before, I was whisked off to an excited event where what I knew about the beauty/skincare world was all about to change!

GlamGlow has a very exciting and unique story. It started off with makeup artist using this little pot of wonder to help brighten celebrities skin in as little as 10 minuets. Or as they say on the official glam glow site:
"Designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award industries, for immediate camera- ready glowing skin."

It helps to create a smooth and effortless base to work with helps and show off their fine makeup artistry skills as we all know a flawless base is best when working with makeup for top results.

Today I'm going to focus on the Tinglefoliate Treatement  as its a bit on the picture heavy side. You can pop on over to this link to see how i got on with the Supermud treatment. 

Side note: I am wearing xen tan and will have a review up shortly

What makes this mud mask so great is it works in 10 minuets! When i heard that my mind when straight to thinking about how amazing this would be to use just before those last minute nights out or for brides on the morning of their big day.

The results are amazing and do speak for themselves (see the end of this post for before (above is also a before), after and during). We where told at the event that that the radiant results would last up to 3 days but I find the benefits still linger for up to a week!

The big thing that comes across most face masks enthusiasts minds is that mud masks tend to dry out the skin. As the mud is sourced from the south of France the properties from this region don't dry out the skin so there is no fear of that!

So it's basically a mud mask? yes?
Well no there is one little extra special ingredient that makes this mask so wonderful it is the TEAOXI™ GREEN TEA LEAF 
"TEAOXI™ is GLAMGLOW’s proprietary continuous time-release technology, delivering daily fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG Super-Antioxidants & Polyphenols direct into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf contained in our mask. TEAOXI™ is the ‘magic’ behind our powerful anti-aging and anti wrinkle results."

The quote from the official site is what makes the mud mask sound so wonderful! I am all about the antioxidants and it is great for under 30's skin which I find a lot of anti aging treatment is focused on those over the age of 30 who have developed fine lines and so on.

They claim that the results you will gain form using the YOUTHMUD mask are:
  • Leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing.
  • Activates moisturizing collagen synthesis.
  • Provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation.
  • Helps to leave skin smoother, brighter and softer.
  • Provides tighter skin texture and tighter pores.
  • Helps to provide a more youthful appearance.
  • Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.
  • Helps to protect against free radical damage.

At this point my inner blogger would find that one of these results did not come to pass but every box besides the last one as we can't see that one (duh) was ticket. You will seriously see these results after one use it works that fast and is what makes this little small pot so wonderful!

Now on to one of my favourite parts, the packaging. I just adore it, when I first pealed back the plastic warping, opened up the box and lifted out the glass jar which was balanced on branded cardboard I squealed a little. I adore carefully planned packaging, like this. It is however a bit of a double edged sword as my expectations go through the roof.

Now with extremely high exceptions I had to try the mud mask, as soon as...and so I did. As I twisted the jar open, a heavenly sent of strong mint greeted me. I mixed the mask as is instructed and started to apply to a clean face. The mask will start to dry creating a tingling sensation (hens the name), form this you will know YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT is working. I found that my skin tightened which helps to reduce the size of those unruly pores. Once ten minuets have passed it's time to wash off the mask with circular motions which, helps to exfoliate the skin creating an even more radiant complexion and simply pat dry to complete the 10 minute GlamGlow experience. You will be left with "Super Sexy Super Radiant Skin" as it says on the jar.

Please do excuse my naked face but I wanted to share with you just how wonderful GlamGlow is.

Don't I look so happy!

Those clumps are in fact those "real pieces of tea leaf"

Just look at the difference! It's as if a zest of life has been put back into my skin!

And one more for the road 

Before on the left, after on the right

Now onto the tricky business of the RRP, it's by no means cheap for a 15ml jar. It retails at €59.95 (Ouch I know!). The results however are amazing to justify such a price and you will get your moneys worth out of it. Currently GlamGlow do not ship internationally from the official site but I have found two Irish companies that stock GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment. beautyfeatures and millies. Do keep an eye on both sites as I saw Millies was selling Youthmud for around €45.

Update: I had the wrong prices for the GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment it is €59.95 for a 50ml jar. You can purchase the 15ml jar for €30 from M&S
Do you think you will succumb to the charm of GlamGlow?  
What do think of the results?


Nima Brush "The Sunshine Collection" - 50% off!!!

Yup you read that right the amazing Nima Brushes are 50% off, that means €35 for you!! 

Seriously this is an amazing deal, I just got the The Elite Collection brushes there three days ago and I adore them, obvs too early for a review but its is an amazing opportunity!! 

Womans World Show 2013 (June Bank Holiday)

Hey guys, 

I normally don't pop up press releases on the aul blog but considering this one caught my eye and you can get your hands on free tickets I thought why now! This June bank holiday you will be able to go venture off to the RDS and have a ball of a time so read on for more details as to what this event is about

In short it's all things grily and its free!! (why not really?)

"Get your summer off to a great start with Womans World 2013. With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty, Women’s Health, Fitness, Wellbeing and the largest female event in Ireland, your favourite feel-good show just got even bigger.

Womans World marks its 16th birthday this year at Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin, from Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June. Over a decade of bringing Ireland the latest trends and technology in all things health, beauty and fitness has made us the largest event of its kind (not that we’re boasting). The experiences on offer reflect the varied and diverse lifestyle of our audience and this year is as epic as ever. Once again leading authorities and celebrity experts will grace the stages, giving advice to our guests on everything from this summer’s leading trend’s to how to dress for your shape, and the most indulgent pampering sessions in town at our pamper zone as well as exciting live Chef stages, a Health Check Area, Tan Experts, beauty Salons and of course our exciting fashion pavilion.

For the first time we have teamed up with to bring you this year’s exciting catwalk shows with 15 shows taking place over the weekend. Womans World will bring an arena full of Health check, sporting specialists, footwear and sports retailers to assist you with your women’s sporting wardrobe. Not forgetting our personal lives, we are also enrolling our guests in a Style academy, which features everything style, shape, fashion, what you wear and how to wear it, all you need to be a success in style with loads of advice from our style expert Julie Cobbe. We will also be conquering the Gourmet Goddess in us all with lessons and tips from a great line-up of top chefs on the Knorr Live Chef stages so you can cook up a storm this summer. All in a day’s work!

 You will be able to toast with the girls to a good summer ahead from the Ribena plus style bar whilst getting a manicure at Bushra’s Beauty Salon.

So grab your girlfriends, pick up a glass of Ribena Plus and book your places for the ultimate feel-good event, Womans World. You can download your tickets for free for a limited time at or download our womansworld app- so get on it!"

So like what you hear? do you think you will be going?


Penneys/Primark & Schuh Haul

So earlier this week I finished my college exams! Can I get a whoop whoop?? 

Anways I was holding off on going shopping till after the exams where out of the way and well I deiced to share with you my finds on the day!

Do you put shopping off till after exams like me?

Hit The Shops At Jervis This Summer

Ah summer is here.....well kinda.

I don't know about you but the change of season sets me into a panic! I just have to get on top off all the cool trends. As fun as a good shopping trip is its awful draining...well the way I shop it is! Believe me I could spend a good 8 hours shopping...if only I got paid to shop I would be sorted. Nonetheless there is one place in this here fair city that has everything that I need. 

When I say everything I do mean it! The Jervis Shopping Centre in the heart of the bustling city of Dublin is my number one place to hit the shops. It has everything! One of my most beloved stores is right there and that is of course Forever 21. You really can't go wrong. It even caters for my peculiar (questionable) style. 

How can I forget about the largest Newlook store in Europe which offer a generous student discount. For me its the ideal place to pick up some fab basic items and some fab shoes!!

If you need to pick up a pair of jeans Stradivarius and Bershka have never failed to disappoint!!


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