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Friday, 28 October 2016

Skincare | Anatomicals Review


If you know me and my blog, you will know that I'm a little bit obsessed with skincare and am forever mixing up my routine, and trying new brands and products. I like to do this for a couple of reasons, the first being that there are just so many amazing brands out there that it seems a shame to stick to the same products all the time, and secondly because the skin can become too used to products, and you often see a decline is results if you use them for too long. 

Today's post features Anatomicals, who have have the tag line 'we only want you for your body.' This tongue in cheek statement definitely sums them up- quirky, colourful and fun, the brand claims to ‘manufacture the world’s funkiest toiletries,’ and say they have ‘single handedly banned boring beauty regimes across the nation.’ I’ve tried and tested 3 of their bestselling skincare products to see if they live up to those very bold statements…

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Skincare | BRYT Makeup Remover & Foaming Cleanser Review


For the past few weeks, I've added some new additions to my daily skincare routine, in the form of this eye and makeup remover and foaming facial cleanser by BRYT Skincare. I didn't know much about the brand before I'd tried the products, however I've since learnt that they pride themselves and their products on being not only cruelty free, but also all ingredients used are ethically sourced and in most cases, organic. In addition to this, all packaging is fully recyclable and the card used for the ultra colourful and eyecatching boxes is completely biodegradable. I love trying new products, and it's always a lovely feeling to know that what you are using will not only be kind to your skin, but also to the planet. Neither of these products, nor anything else from the range, contains sulphates, parabens or GM ingredients and are completely vegan. 

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Haircare | The new way to wash hair with 'Unwash'


I'm a simple kinda gal when it comes to my hair. I wash it every other day using any old shampoo and conditioner (usually whatever is on offer in Boots), then rough dry it, run the straighteners over the ends, and I'm good to go. I've never been particularly great at styling it either and tend to stick to a just couple of 'dos. Yep, I suppose you could say I'm quite lazy when it comes to my haircare habits, but I'm then the first to complain that my hair is lank and lifeless, or that it doesn't look like the amazing manes I see in magazines and on social media. 

In a bid to mix it up a bit, step out my comfort zone and try something different, I've been using a new haircare system by American company Unwash. It challenges the traditional shampoo, condition, repeat routine that we have become so used to, by replacing it with one main product that acts as both a shampoo and conditioner, and then additional products to use alongside it when your hair needs a bit of extra love. It also claims to be kinder to hair than regular shampoo and conditioners as it doesn't contain any parabens, or strip the hair of its natural oils.  
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Friday, 14 October 2016

Makeup | Pippa for Blank Canvas Palette Review



There's a new palette in my life, and I definitely love it a little bit. In fact, I'd go as far as saying I have been OBSESSED with it since I got it a few weeks ago- it's that good. The Pippa Palette was created by Blank Canvas Cosmetics, alongside Pippa O'Connor, one of Ireland's most successful fashion and beauty bloggers, and has been on my makeup wish list since it launched last year. The 9 shade eyeshadow and face palette reflects Pippa's love for natural, fresh, makeup, and each shade is named after someone special in Pippa's life which I think is such a lovely touch. 

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Makeup & Skincare | September Favourites


I say it every month but...how is it October already? It feels like this year has flown by, and each month seems to go by even quicker. Autumn for me means a lot more nights in (who wants to socialise when it's dark and cold outside anyway?) and in turn this means more pampering. There really is nothing better than lighting some candles, running a bath and trying out some new beauty products- in fact I think I probably spend more on products during the winter months. My favourites from September are a combination of skincare and makeup, most of which are new to me, and I adore them all so much that I wanted to share my thoughts with you all. 

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Skincare | Mirai Face Brush & Cleanser Review


For the past month I've had a new skincare gadget in my life- the mirai face cleansing brush from The True Companyand it's fast becoming a firm favourite of mine. If you are a regular visitor to My So Kohl'd Life, you'll know how much I love trying new skincare, particularly if it claims to be anti aging and prevent wrinkles, as this does, so I was really excited to try it and see if it would make me look 19 again!
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