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So as all of us beauty lovers know, Bioderma recently made their way onto Irish shores. Bioderma were really the pioneers of micellar water, and also do lots of other lovely skincare products.

For Christmas, they’ve released a pouch containing 4 products.

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I happened to see this while I was scrolling through twitter (I’m @beautynookie over there, shameless plug :). Then I saw the lovely Jen from Matte To Metallic chatting about getting one over on Snapchat. She had gotten it in McCabes Pharmacy in the Pavillion in Swords, so I high tailed it over to the Northside and grabbed me one too 🙂

bioderma christmas pouch

If you have been wanting to try the Bioderma range (or you know someone who has), this is really a great buy.

In the Christmas Pouch you get:

A 15m of their Atoderm Crème.

bioderma atoderm creme

This is a fragrance free and paraben free moisturiser for dry to very dry skin.

You get a 100ml of the Bioderma Atoderm Gentle Shower Gel.

bioderma shower gel

This is a soap free gel for sensitive skin. So really great for any of us.

 

There’s also a full 40ml of the Anti Redness BB Cream.

bioderma anti redness bb cream

This on it’s own costs €16. It’s made for Sensitive Skin that’s prone to Rosacea. I’ve yet to use this yet, so I hope it works on my oily skin and the anti redness would be great for any blemishes. It also contains SPF 30 which is brilliant.

This is in the shade Light. When you first apply it, it looks really dark on the skin, but it blends in really well.

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The last product in the pouch is of course the Bioderma cult classic.

bioderma micellar water

You get a 100ml of their Micellar Water. This is hypo allergenic, so great for sensitive skin. I love using Micellar Water on cotton pads to remove the bulk of my makeup before full on cleansing. This means you are doing a double cleanse and are sure to be squeaky clean 🙂  Cannot wait to give this a go. Everyone has such good things to say about it.

 

I am going to sunny Lanzarote for Christmas this year, so I bought this to bring with me.

The Bioderma Christmas Pouch will cost you €17.50, and is a great way to try some of the products without committing fully.

Have you tried any Bioderma? Let me know what you would recommend?

xxx

 

La Roche Posay Serozinc

La Roche Posay Serozinc has finally hit Irish shores! Thank the lord! I have been waiting very patiently to get my mitts on this stuff. When I saw McCabes pharmacy say they had stock in their store in Swords, I trekked out and got it no questions asked 🙂 I’m a southsider!!! 🙂

Serozinc is a zinc sulphate solution for oily, blemish prone skin. Its also suitable for acne prone skin too. You use it just like you would a toner. Spray it onto your skin after you cleanse,  leave it to soak in and you can pat any excess off, then moisturise as normal. These are the directions La Roche Posay give you.

I suffer with my skin. It goes into hormonal breakout every month and I already have oily skin to begin with. I find alot of products you can get for oily blemish prone skin can be great but really dry your skin out at the same time, which means you have to be careful with using them. I don’t find this with the Serozinc at all. I’ve been using it twice a day since I bought it and it has never dried my skin out. It has however calmed my spots and brought down their inflammation. I feel it has also helped with the texture of my skin. I have really seen a difference in the amount of comedones I suffer with i.e. whiteheads and blackheads…another lovely aspect of oily skin. I personally use it after I use the Pixi Glow Tonic in the evening which is an exfoliating toner, I adore this stuff too. I think the Serozinc adds a little moisture to my skin after using the more abrasive toner and they work really well together.

Serozinc Pixi Glow Tonic

The spray itself applies really easily, it has a nice steady flow that you can control when you spray, it doesn’t scare you in the morning when you apply it…that has happened me with some similarly packaged products :p

La Roche Posay Serozinc Picture

In conclusion, I love the La Roche Posay Serozinc. It’s not going to save you from breakouts completely, but it will make them alot easier to handle. La Roche Posay really make fantastic skin care products. And the good news too is Serozinc will only set you back a tenner here in Ireland! It’s so worth it!!

Have you tried it? What do you use with it? I would love to know?

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Sleek iDivine Snapshots Palette

This Sleek’s iDivine Snaphot Eyeshadow Palette looks scary and amazing all at the same time doesn’t it?

I know everyone is not a fan of bright coloured shadows, neutral girls I’m a-talkin’ to you 🙂

I love a brown smokey eye don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit, and this little beauty from Sleek lets you do this, afford-ably and beautifully.

I love Sleek, it is such a well put together brand. It’s so handy to get your hands on in Ireland now with places like Boots and McCabes Pharmacy stocking it in store.

The Snapshot Palette has a beautiful mixture of colours in it, mostly shimmery but there are a couple of  brown shades including a matte one to help you blend out your colour combinations too which I think is brilliant. Alot of times when you buy a brightly coloured palette you just get all bright colours and no transitional colours at all.

So onto to the swatches…

The top line of colours looks a little bit like this:

Snapshot swatches

The first shade on the top left of the palette is a matte duck egg blue colour, I will probably never get any use out of it if I am honest, it has the least colour pay off out of all the shadows and is a bit wishy washy, but other than that I have tried and tested all of  the other shades here and I love them, how bright is that orange?

The second line of colours looks a bit like this:

idivine snapshot swatches

As you can see the first matte taupe shade nearly blends into my pale skin, it’s a great blending colour, and comes in very handy. The copper and turqoise metallic shades in the middle I think are my favourite and most used shadows out of the whole palette. They are really pigmented and easy to work with.

Overall, The Snapshot iDivine Palette from Sleek is a little gem to have in your collection. I know you will probably not get use out of every shade in it, but there are some great bright and fun colours to play with and jazz up your looks with. It’s great to have fun with colour even just to smudge some under your lash line for that added pop of interest 🙂

The Snapshot Palette is limited edition. You can find it for €9.99 on Cloud 10 Beauty.

 

What do you think? Would you buy it? Let me know.

Gemma

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