Benefit’s Puff Off A Review

Benefit Puff Off

When Benefit bring a new product out, they always do it so well. Their marketing department are amazing. One of their new launches, “Puff Off” is no different. The packaging is so cool, the applicator is an iron for god’s sake ๐Ÿ™‚

Benefit Puff Off“Puff Off” is an eye gel to help wake up your eyes and help get rid of any puffiness and I think it does a pretty good job of this. The iron applicator may be whimsical but it does a really good job and fitting into the contour of your orbital bone and helps to massage the product in as well as helping to drain any fluid you might have built up. It is metal too which is nice and cooling on the skin.

The product itself comes out of the middle of the applicator. Be careful when dispensing it, as alot can come out of the squeezy tube.

IMG_4915Benefit suggest you put three small splodges around your eye and then blend in with the applicator.

The gel soaks into the skin really quickly, so it’s perfect for the morning time when you don’t have time to mess around. Benefit claims you can use Puff Off over makeup too, so I suppose if you are having an extra long day you could pop some on to get rid of some of the signs of over tiredness and lack of sleep.

This is a lovely product and it does do what it says on the tin. However if you need alot of hydration under your eyes, I don’t know if it will be for you, as it is a gel formula so it not super emollient.

I would recommend it if you are looking for a product to perk you up in the morning and make you physically seem more awake.

Puff Off is available at Benefit stockists now and costs โ‚ฌ30.50




Image Skincare Gift Ideas

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I know I know it’s October and we are talking about Christmas yet again, but it’s time to get those thinking caps on!!

I am a huge fan of Image Skincare, and it is such a popular brand now, alot of salons are opting to use it for their treatments. Lets face it though, it is not cheap. So Christmas is the perfect time to splurge on it. Also, the Luxury Gift Collection is giving you money off for buying the products together…score!

If someone you love is a fan of Image Skincare or is just into their skincare in general, the brand have some lovely gift sets for the up and coming season. I was lucky enough to preview them, so thought I would share their loveliness with you ๐Ÿ™‚

There are three to choose from that are put together for the specific skin type the person receiving it might have. This takes the guess work out of it which is handy.

Image Christmas

We have the Image Selection, Vita C Celebration and Ageless Illumination to choose from and there is a saving of at least 32euro when you purchase a set!

Whether it is yourself availing of these offers (the money off is pretty impressive so why wouldn’t you) or you are buying for someone else, be sure to have a chat with the professional selling you them to find out the specifics on which set will suit which skin type and person. Image is a clinical skincare company so their products are very powerful and do what they say on the tin. Don’t waste your money on the wrong ones.

You can find a full list of stockists here and the Christmas Collections all come in a lovely cosmetics bag which is big and useful unlike some I have received through the years that you couldn’t even use as a coin purse.

Are you a fan of Image Skincare like me?

Happy October ๐Ÿ˜›





Breakfast with Liz Earle And Boodles

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We were so fortunate to be invited to the very swanky Merrion Hotel for a breakfast preview of the Liz Earle Christmas launch, but also the unveiling of the Liz Earle Rose Pelargonium Necklace created by Boodles.

I have been a fan for a long time now.ย  I think Iย  have gone through all of the skincare products in the brand over the years, and although we switch and change we still come back to Liz Earle one way or another.

So firstly, in the beautiful surroundings of The Merrion Hotel we got to see what Liz Earle has in store for Christmas 2014. The room was filled with flowers and white rose petals adorned the tables presenting their Christmas treats.

Botanicals in the snow

The theme this Christmas is “Botanicals In The Snow”, very fitting indeed.

Every year they bring out a slightly different formulated version of their Cleanse and Polish.

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This year it is infused with Sweet Orange and Mint (it smells amazing) and how beautiful is the packaging? This is priced at 23.50euro.

They also do the normal Cleanse & Polish in a gorgeous drum so if you are buying it for a loved one…it is already presented perfectly for gifting ๐Ÿ™‚ This 50 ml is 10.75euro.

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They have these really cute “Christmas Star Beauty Treats”, one contains a nail polish (9.00euro)

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And the other a signature Lip Colour (priced at 16.75euro)

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Really cute stocking fillers in really pretty packaging ๐Ÿ™‚

On a side note, the room smelled amazing when we walked in the Merrion and it was all thanks to their candle in Eucalyptus and Rosemary, I think this will be on both of our Christmas lists this year, the scent is just so warm and welcoming.

Liz Earle Candle


They also have gift sets to suit everyone and all budgets too. You can get Liz Earle in Boots, Liffey Valley and in Wilde and Green in Milltown.

This event as already mentioned was also to unveil the “Liz Earle Rose Pelargonium Necklace by Boodles”. Boodles is a fine jewellery brand. The Director Jody Wainwright,


collaborated with the gorgeous Liz Earle herself,

Liz Earle

for the charity “Shining Faces” an orphanage in India. It is a cause close to both of their hearts. This necklace will be released in Boodles and Liz Earle stores on the 17th of November with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity.

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When your purchase the necklace, the Liz Earle beauty company also gift you with a beautiful botanical hamper full of goodies.

Liz Earle Pelargonium Necklace by Boodles

The necklace is priced at 1,950euro. It is definitely a splurge item, made of ethically sourced sapphires, rose and white gold. If you are in the market for an investment piece of jewellery, be sure to check it out though. It is for such a lovely cause.


We had a really lovely time at the event and got a little star struck at meeting Liz herself ๐Ÿ™‚

Chatterbox and Liz Earle


As always thanks for reading,






Oily Skin Moisturisers

Just because you have oily skin does not mean you do not need to moisturise. Your skin still needs to be looked after and nourished. Here are some of the products I have been reaching for and enjoying of late to moisturise my face.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo

For daily use the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo has been my go to cream. I got this after reading many blogposts and reviews about it. It’s a paraben free facial moisturiser that aids with unclogging pores and helps with imperfections, specifically formulated for oily, spot prone skin.

La Roche Posay

It also claims to help control oil. I cannot say it does that but if definitely does not add more to your skin, so for me that’s a plus. It’s nice and light aswell, so I don’t feel like I am putting layers of product onto my skin and if you have oily skin you know that’s a good thing.

I would use an eye cream with this too as this would not be suitable for around the eye area.

In the evening time is when I really think about moisturising and replenishing my skin.

Iluma Lightening Serum

After cleansing, I will use a serum. The two I have been loving at the minute are the Image Skincare Iluma Intense Lightening Serum and the Neostrata Illuminating Serum. Both of these products are full of lovely ingredients to help lighten discolouration and to help cool and calm as well as protect from any more discolouration. I use these serums around my eyes also.

Nimue Purifier

If my skin is particularly acting up I will just add some of the Nimue Purifier on any breakouts I might have. This helps ease spots, helps with infection and help prevent spreading a breakout…awesome. But it also does not dry out your skin like other spot treatments can. I love it!

Chantecaille Flower Harmonising Cream

Sometimes, I want to treat my skin and use a hydrating luxurious cream.ย  I use the night time for this as no one has to look at my shiny, scary makeup less face ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been loving the very posh Chantecaille Flower Harmonising Cream for this.


This is a lovely heavy cream full of essential oils. It is 87% botanicals including a base of rosewater (so it smells of roses). This feels lovely on the skin and is meant to boost collagen too which I’m all for…I’m nearly 30 after all ๐Ÿ™‚

The revered Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a must for everyone. It works simple as that.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

This stuff gets slathered onto my lips, lashes and eyebrows at night. It’s not the most appealing product in the world but my god does it work! It’s leaves your lips lovely and soft aswell as anywhere else you need extra moisture.

Elizabeth Arden



I am fickle and I change my skincare (and makeup) like the weather, but I think there’s a couple of lovelies in here that I will keep for a long time to come.


Thanks loads for letting me offload my thoughts on you. If you use any particular products that are great for oily, spot prone skin, be sure to let me know.






Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

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I love Lush, there I said it! I cannot walk past the shop without going in and sniffing treats until I feel faint. I see the bath-bombs as an necessityย  to get through the working week, even at their ridiculous prices. On my last trip to Lush I picked up the Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Lush tells you to use this product just as you would hair conditioner. You put it on wet, already cleansed skin, massage it in and then rinse off. It has a similar consistency to hair conditioner and similar ingredients so I suppose the comparison make sense.

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Ro’s Argan was apparently invented by Rowena the creator of Lush because she wanted to have the same soft feeling on her skin as she got from using conditioner on her hair.

If you dislike the scent of Rose, you will probably not want to use this product as it smells strongly of the scent. It’s not my favourite of smells but I overcome it because I love the stuff so much and it doesn’t linger for too long on the skin afterwards once you’re finished throwing on deodorant, body spray and perfume ๐Ÿ˜›

This body conditioner is filled with lots of lovely, natural (as Lush products always are) ingredients that are great and feel lovely. Cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oil are among the list.

I have gone through different brands that have similar in shower moisturisers, which were lovely, and I enjoyed using them, but this is the only one so far that I can honestly say leaves my skin soft and hydrated until I shower next and I don’t need to top it up with a normal moisturiser if I don’t want too.

You are left with an oily residue after using this product so again if this is something you dislike, steer clear ๐Ÿ™‚

Ro’s Argan does not come cheap, this 225g pot will set you back 19.95, I think your skin is worth it though, and you can always just keep it for those lazy days when you don’t want to get out of the shower and THEN moisturise!


If you are in the market for a new way to keep your skin supple and soft, you don’t mind the smell of roses and you are ok with the slight oily residue it leaves behind, then I truly recommend this product.

Lush are a natural, vegan brand and are against animal testing which helps too!

Have any of you used Ro’s Argan or anything similiar? Be sure to let me know.


Thanks loads,