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  • Best anti-aging skin creams

    Wearing a sunscreen every day regardless of where you live is the single most important thing you can do to help prevent the signs of aging. Ask any dermatologist. 

    Over time, repeated exposure to UVA and UVB rays breaks down the elastin in your skin (the stuff that keeps it plump) so you age prematurely because your skin can’t help but succumb to wrinkles and fine lines.

    I won't bore you with all the science but trust me, I can write a more detailed blog if you like, let me know. At the moment in Ireland, we are enjoying beautiful weather and many people are planning their summer holidays. So if you don't usually wear sunscreen especially on your face now is a great time to get into the habit.

     I use sunscreen instead of moisturiser in the morning. It's a good idea to put it on first thing in the morning and again before putting on your makeup, don't be mean with the sunscreen, the more the better.

    I don't want to scare you but skin cancer is the number one cancer in Ireland and the world (www.cancer.ie) 

    Some of my sunscreens

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    Here's just a few of my sunscreens

    Cien 50 SPF Sun Cream for kids, 100 ml. Lidl €3.99 approx

    M&S SunSmart 30 SPF, 50 ml, €7.00

    Boots Soltan Protect and Go, 50 ml, €4.50

    Ultrasun Face 30 SPF, 25 ml, €6.00 approx

    Clarins Golden Glow Booster, 30 ml, €34.00 approx, I mix a couple of drops into my sunscreen to give a subtle tan.

    I'd recommend any of these sunblocks. Let me know if you've any questions.

  • Creamy Yellow Concealer Foundation

    Possible new creamy yellow concealer/foundation, full coverage and stays on all day.

  • M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

     The Calendar contains 25 products, it costs €40/£35 but you also have to spend €40/£35 on beauty, home or clothing. I do think its good value but make sure that you would use a lot of the products first. Hopefully this review will help you decide. The value is approximately €300/£250!!!!

    • Look Good Feel Better Mini Powder Brush. Nice brush
    • Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner Black 1.2g. Like this, works well.
    • Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm 30ml. For your hair haven't tried it yet but know my hair really needs it. 
    • Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml. Ditto with this for the hair.
    • Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Natural Spray Fragrance 10ml. Small but lovely.
    • Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil 28ml. More hair TLC, feels nice.
    • Ultrasun Face 30 SPF 25ml. Love this. So NB to wear SPF every day.
    • Alpha-H Liquid Gold 50ml. Have heard good things about this, its similar to the Rodial as they both contain glycolic acid. Warning don't use both at the same time.
    • Rodial Super Acid X-treme Acid Rush Peel 20ml. See above.
    • Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish – Piccadilly Court 10ml. Gorgeous xmas shade.
    • Rosie for Autograph Lip glossy – Supermodel Smile. Love this, kind of nude with a lovely shimmer. Perfect for someone who doesn't wear much lipstick.
    • Rituals – The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 70ml. Very large, smells good.
    • Autograph All-in-one Nail Colour – Cranberry 11ml. Nice youthful colour.
    • Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml. Small but popular product apparently.
    • REN Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream 15ml. Smells lovely and is supposed to help sensitive skin, we'll see!
    • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® 30ml. I have a few of these put never seem to use them.
    • Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream 5ml/0.169oz. Tiny but feels lovely.
    • Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream 15ml
    • Studio 10 Miracle Effect Priming Serum 5ml
    • Rituals – The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 70ml
    • Autograph All-in-one Nail Colour – Cranberry 11ml
    • Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml
    • REN Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream 15ml
    • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® 30ml
    • Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream 5ml/0.169oz
    • Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream 15ml
    • Studio 10 Miracle Effect Priming Serum 5ml
    • Leighton Denny Expert Nails Mini Crystal Nail File. 
    • Pür Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect 10ml. Love this, shame its so small.
    • Filorga Time-Filler 15ml. Haven't noticed any fewer wrinkles yet but hopefully.
    • Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E Peppermint 4.25g. Love this, very strong tingly sensation due to the large amount of peppermint. Wakes you up.x
    • Pixi Brow Tamer 4.5ml. Fine does what it says.
    • Neal’s Yard Remedies Be Lovely Hand Cream 50ml. Large size, not mad about the honey smell, but that's probably just me.
    • To recap there are lots of nice products here and good value. Recommended

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