Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Vichy Idealia Serum Review

Whenever I get the chance to review a beauty product, especially one that's been popular throughout the beauty world. When I got the chance to test out the Vichy Idealia Life Serum I jumped at the chance. Like I said before I want to keep my blog a positive space, and don't write negative reviews or even "so-so" ones. If I don't like it, I don't review it. I might change my mind in the future if I was to ever go down to the more Beauty Blogger route and want to consistently bring you gals the hottest products from the beauty world. Right now I'll leave all the positive and negative reviews to the real beauty bloggers ;)  Anyway, when I read a couple of reviews of this product, I was really excited to give it a go. It claims to change your skin in only EIGHT days! I'm incredibly impatient in terms of results, so this products is perfect for me, and I was eager to give it a trial run....
Vichy Idealia Life Serum* is designed for skin exposed to stress, sun, pollution and an unbalance diet to help transform the appearance of skin quality, tightens pores, adds radiance and evens out skin tone. Phew that's an awful lot of pressure for a teeny, tiny bottle! So I started off using this products twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night to trial the product as best as I could. My skin wasn't in great condition at the start of the week, and to be honest looked rather unhealthy, so I anxiously waited for the end results. First things first though, on first glance the product is a lovely pink bottle. It definitely feeds into my girly side. Like most serums it comes with a pump, that administers enough product to use on your entire face. Serums can be quite heavy, but this one was nice and light and sunk into my skin with minimal effort. The scent is lovely and fresh, and smells nice and clean, without getting a chemical scent. Definitely lovely to apply to your face, and what I love as well, is the scent lingers slightly. Now don't get me wrong, if you're someone who doesn't like heavily scented products, you'll still like this. It's not overbearing in the slightest.
Vichy Life Idealia Serum* €38.50
The consistency of this product, like I said is light and silky and sinks into my skin instantly. What I hate about some serums is how long it takes for it to sink in, but with this you're ready to go in a minute, and your skin isn't left with a greasy residue. I was pleasantly surprised with how nice and hydrated my skin felt. This is by far the most hydrating serum I've ever used. As a suffer of dry skin, this is fantastic news! As you can see, the serum itself is a lovely pearly pink colour which is an added bonus. As you can see it leaves a lovely pearly shine on your skin, and really gives you a gorgeous glow! It's like a subtle highlighter, that's good for your skin! I would definitely consider just wearing this out on it's own without makeup when I'm running errands of going for lunch with the girls, and that's saying something! Being honest, I didn't think I'd love this serum as much as I do! After the eight days, I was really pleased with how well and healthy my skin looked! Now it's obviously not a miracle worker, but my skin looked a lot more healthier and my skin definitely felt less dry
. The formula features a unique combination of ingredients, 27 patents and skin correcting molecules.There's a whole amazing science behind it, and it's fascinating learning about it! But the proof is in the pudding, and I'm can vouch for this product and will 100% be purchasing this when it runs out! 

Sian xxx
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Monday, 2 December 2013

Asos Curve "Red Leopard Print" Swing Dress

Another Day, another Asos swing dress review. This dress has made the rounds all around the blogosphere, and seeing how nice it looked on a few bloggers, I decided to give it a go! Normally it's something I would of never of gone for, as a red leopard print dress, doesn't go with a lot of my floral and colourful wardrobe, but the second I tried this on, I loved it, and ever wore it out that night! I love the versatility of the dress. It's a really flattering shape to everyone, even me with big boobs! Normally these dresses make me look like I've an even bigger chest, but this one skims my boobs, and curves nicely and I feel extra confident wearing it. I'm also looking out for dresses I can get the wear out of and with this one is more versatile than I imagined. It's a really nice cotton dress, that is multi-seasonal and would look just as nice with tights and a jacket, as it would with gold sandals and a tanned leg during the Summer!

For today's look I paired it with my trusty Pleather Jacket from Forever21. It's really easy to throw on and funk up an outfit. The metal studs on the shoulder, were a selling point for me. It's really edgy, and can instantly transform an outfit. I also added a dramatic statement necklace, which I picked up in New Look a few years ago. To finish everything off I added a vibrant red lip to compliment the red in the dress. For my shoes I went with my new favourite shoes from Penney's! I love these Creepers, they're so comfortable and I'm surprised with how much I actually like them. Last year, I wasn't really loving this trend, as I felt they were quite bulky, and to be honest I didn't know if I had much to go with them. When I was in Glasgow last month I spotted them in Primark for £12 so decided to bite the bullet and give them a go, and I've worn them to death! They're incredibly comfortable and go with a lot of my dresses and look cool with my Chloe Ankle Grazer skinny jeans from Simply Be!I got this dress for my Birthday, and I've been wearing it at least twice a week, and have paired it differently each time. It's got short sleeves which are the perfect length in my opinion, I'm not a huge fan of 3/4 length sleeves, and long sleeves are really restrictive to the colder months. Over all I can see why this dress is so popular, and I am 100% happy I picked it up!

Sian xxx
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas Tag

Hi Lovelies,
Apologies again for the lack of posting, I've been up to my eyes most days, and even when I have had a moment to breathe, blogging took a back seat. I'm however back in full swing, and can't wait to jumper back into it. This is the longest I've ever gone without posting, and although I haven't posted I'm on my blog everyday, and reading all my favourites! It's nice to take a  break every now and again, but being honest, it's harder to get back into the swing of things than I expected. This post was really enjoyable, and I'm happy  I eased into things with a Christmas Tag! I really enjoy doing these, and you guys get to know me a little bit more on a personal level! I can't believe it's the first of December! This year has flown by at lightning speed, which is terrifying! 
What's your favourite Christmas Movie?
I'm a bit of a film buff, and love pretty much all Christmas Movies! On the top of my list would have to be The Muppet Christmas Carol, Jack Frost, A Nightmare before Christmas,Love Actually,Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and New Years Eve, to name a few! Also Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Yes, technically not Christmas movies, but you're guaranteed to catch them on Telly at some point! 

Do you stay in your PJ's or get dressed on Christmas?
First of all I make sure to buy new PJ's a few weeks before Christmas, so I get the one's I want. I make sure they're extra baggy and extra snuggly. I'll stay in my PJ's (Festive inspired and ever,so fluffy) until my Parents and Grandparent's get up. We all come down in our Jammies, and have some breakfast, and I eagerly await present exchanges! I stay in them until about 1pm when the family come over. After dinner, I get straight back into them and lay on the couch like a slug, stuffed to brim full of turkey and somehow managing to munch on Cadbury's Roses.

Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Jaysus, I'd never have the guts to ask to open them on Christmas Eve. My Mother would have the wooden spoon out, ready to bate me! We open them about midday on Christmas Day, when I get up. Unfortunately long gone are they days where I get up at 6am! These day's I'm likely to be far too hungover from the previous night, and no amount of shiny new present's would make me want to leave the comfort of my cosy bed! I'm beginning to show my age here...
Favourite Christmas smell?
It has to be any of the Yankee Candle Candles. They all smell so yummy! I always make a point of getting one and last year, we had a collection of three miniature ones, that smelt divine! My favourite was "Christmas Cookie" I'm also extremely fond of the smell of my Christmas Tree! Funny enough as it sounds, I also love the "Christmas Air" I love wrapping up warm, and going on a walk and really taking it all in! 

What is your favourite Christmas Song?
Without a doubt "Fairytale of New York" I'm not ashamed to admit that I've been listening to it for well over two weeks. It's a great song and the atmosphere when you're out and it's playing in whatever Bar you're in, you can be sure that there will be a big over the top sing-song! All I Want for Christmas would be another favourite, and I love to sing it like I'm Mariah Carey on a night out. Shame I sound more like Mariah Scary..

What is your Favourite Christmas Drink?
I'm quite boring, and this isn't your typical Christmas Drink but I love a bit of Malibu. It was something I'd only really drink on Christmas, but that slowly became my go to drink! I don't drink it as much any more, so I really look forward to have a sneaky bottle over the Christmas Period! However I'm not a fan of their Limited Edition Snow Flake Bottle, with shaved Coconut, it's not too appetising. It's just harder to drink! In terms of a hot drink, nothing beats a Butler's Hot Chocolate! 
Favourite Christmas Meal?
A Big slap up lunch, with all the trimmings, hold the ham! I love nothing more than tucking in to a big roast dinner, with lashing of gravy! I love to drown all my potatoes in thick gravy, it's my favourite meal of the whole year! I'm even partial to the odd Brussel Sprout or two (My cousins are still baffled by this!). My Mum always get's a lovely desert too, so I look forward to that! Last year it was a Toblerone Cheesecake! No matter how much turkey I munch on, I always make sure I've a little bit of room left for some! 

Wrapping Presents-Love or Loathe?
LOVE, LOVE,LOVE! I've recently bought loads of cool and quirky gift wrapping from Penney's/Primark, and I can't wait to wrap all the presents! If you're looking for inexpensive wrapping paper, head there! Wrapping paper is such a waste of money, but if you only spend a couple of quid on it, it's not too much of a travesty! Last year, I made the rookie mistake of leaving everything to the last minute! NEVER AGAIN! I spend a fortune, a mistake I'm not willing to make again!  

Whats your favourite thing about Christmas?
Absolutely everything! I love spending time with my friends and family. I love relaxing in my fluffy PJ's and watching movie after movie while chomping on a selection box! I also love Ice Skating with my pals, spending time with my Grandparents and I love going out in Dublin a couple of nights before Christmas, as the atmosphere it electric! I also love decorating the tree, and dressing my Doggy up in cute outfits (He loves it!)
Christmas Tree Real or Fake?
Well I've never had a fake tree, so I'm going to be biased on this one, and go for real. Like I mentioned above, I love the smell of Christmas Tree's and wouldn't swap it for the world. I know those little pine needles can be irritating but it would never stop be from getting a real tree! Fake trees although they're a lot easier to maintain, I feel they're not as festive! 

Handmade Cards or Shop Bought ones? 
I'm awful, and only give cards to a few people! I would rather spend the extra bit of money getting them their present! When I'm older, I will definitely send out more Christmas Cards, as I do think it's a lovely idea. However I will probably buy Charity ones, rather than making them myself! Although I like to think I'm artistic, I don't think I'm that artistic!However I use to make them when I was a child for all the family, if that counts at all! 

What do you do on Christmas Eve?
In the last 6 years, I've been working! I don't mind it, as the latest I've been off is 4 o'clock. I then rush home, quick change of clothes and go down to my local pub with my Grandparents,my Cousin's and Uncle. It's a lovely family tradition, that we all thoroughly enjoy! We get some bar food, copious amounts of drink and we come home and relax or in my case pass out from the combination of working in retail and a weeks worth of drinking! 
Favourite Holiday Memory?
I've been extremely lucky in life, and have always had a wonderful Christmas, filled with love and laughter. I've a lot of fantastic holiday memories, that I couldn't possibly pick! However getting my very first bike when I was a tot, was pretty epic and I was absolutely thrilled! It was of course pink, and I felt like the coolest kid on the block! A Kids first bike is probably everyone's favourite Christmas, no? I remember my Neighbour coming in to see it and to see how happy I was. I later Learnt that aSanta had left it in her house for the night for safe keeping ;)

When, and how did you learn the truth about Santa? 
I was 10, when I was in London with my Parents. I was acting up as usual, so my dad played a game with me while my Mum was off shopping in Duty Fee. The game was  to stare at this poster for 10 minutes without speaking and he'd buy me a magazine. The poster had a promotion on it , stating you got a free Teddy Bear with a purchase over £30. Low and behold the Teddy Bear ended up in my stocking and being the genius I am, I figured it out, Great thinking Dad! However I still believe there's a little magic around Christmas time, and every year, I eagerly await the sound Rudolph's hooves on my roof! 

Snow, Love it or Hate it? 
Bit of both! I absolutely love it when I've nothing to do, and no where to go. However when you're trying to get to work on time and the snow is coming down heavy, it's not exactly fun! I don't usually condone Ugg boots, but when it's snowing ,they're my go to boots, and along with fluffy socks keep your feet nice and warm! If I'm off for the day, I love nothing more than to have snowball fights and building snowmen! One year, I even built a "Snow Sian" completely with boobs and a bra!
Phew that was a lot of questions! I tag all you lovely ladies! If you do this tag, leave a link below! I'd love to check it out :) Hope you enjoyed reading! 

Sian xxx
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