Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Beauty Pro Collagen Face Masks

I was sent these face masks a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed. I had never tried the sheet type masks before so they were a first for me. I left them on for about 15-20 mins and really saw a difference.

I found these masks in particular to be really refreshing especially the one with green tea extract. My skin had been quite dry and these really helped hydrate the dry areas. They were really soothing and relaxing and I'd definitely try them again. I definitely noticed the difference in my skin but I also found them really relaxing which means they're the perfect mask for a pamper night. You can get them on the Beauty Belle website and are €5.88 each. They have lots of other types of masks too that I'm dying to try out.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Blogmas 2016

Hey everyone!

This is just a quick post to say that I will be doing (and hopefully finishing!) blogmas this year. I've done it the last couple of years and although last year was a bit of a fail, I'm hoping this year will be much better!

I've been writing down ideas and starting to put together blog posts so if you have some Christmassy blog post ideas then comment below or message me on snapchat (rfairydustblog).

Talk to you all on December 1st!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Black Friday / Cyber Weekend Discount Codes 2016

Hey everyone!

I know most of you (me included!) are interested in getting discounts online and with Black Friday and Cyber Weekend being the most discounted sales in the year, I thought I'd put together a post on the various discount codes that I've found so far.

Asos: 20% off with code GOGOGO (ends November 29th)

Brown Thomas: Up to 20% off in-store and online (no code required)

Arnotts: 20% off almost everything (no code required - ends November 27th)

River Island: 20% off with code BFRIDAY15

Public Desire: 20% off with code CYBERBAE / 30% off with code CYBER30 (limited time)

Office: 20% off with code WONDER (ends November 28th)

Lifestyle Sports: 15% off with code EARLYBIRD

Vavavoom: 20% off with code PARTY20 (includes sale items)

Look Fantastic: 15% off with code LF15

Freddy Jeans: 30% off with code VIP30

Cari's Closet: 20% off with code BLACK (ends November 28th)

Heatons: 20% off with code CYBER20

Pamela Scott: 20% off with code PSBLACK20

All Saints: 30% off with code CYBERBAE

iClothing: 25% off with code XPS25

New Look: Up to 50% off plus €1 Irish delivery (no code required)

Topshop: Up to 50% off in-store and online (no code required - ends November 28th)

Zara: 20% off (no code required)

Bershka: Up to 50% off (no code required)

Pretty Little Thing: Up to 50% off (no code required)

Schuh: Up to 40% off (no code required)

Cloud 10 Beauty: 20% off with code BLACK20 (ends November 27th)

Sosu: 20% off with code SOSU20

Make Up Forever: 15% off with code BF15

Biofresh Skincare: 20% off with code 2311

Crown Brush: 25% off with code Makeup25

Feel Unique: 15% off with code BLACKFRIDAY15

Debenhams: 15% off fragrance sets (no code required) (rumours are up to 50% off in all depts)

Blank Canvas Cosmetics: 30% off everything (discount automatically applied - ends Midnight November 25th)

Argos: 25% off when you spend €30 or more on homeware and up to 60% off toys

Smyths: Up to 50% off selected toys

Easons: 10% off with code BLACK16

Aer Lingus: €50 off North American Flights (travel January 1st - May 31st - no code required)

Amazon: Up to 50% off (no code required)

Harvey Norman: Up to 60% off (no code required)

Carphone Warehouse: Up to €100 off selected phones (no code required)

Currys: Up to 70% off (no code required)

Falcon Travel: €50 off holidays departing before October 31st 2017 with code BLACK50


Sunday, 20 November 2016

W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder

I had been looking for a loose powder for ages especially in a banana shade. I had heard a few people talk about the W7 one and I figured I'd give it a go.

This product has been my holy grail ever since I got it! I have been using it for almost a year I'd say and I have absolutely been loving it. I use it to set my under eye concealer and it works really well. It has great staying power and doesn't crease at all. The best part is it's only €5.99. A little goes a long way with this product so you don't need to be buying it too often. I use this every single day for brightening under my eyes and it's still mostly full. Just be careful not to use too much product as it does create a lot of fall out!

Let me know if you've used this or other loose powders, I'd love to try more.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Cork on Ice Launch Weekend

At the weekend, myself and Kevin were invited to Cork on Ice's launch weekend in Mahon Point Shopping Centre. We've gone the last couple of years and have always had a great time. This year, it didn't disappoint! We had such a fun day and we didn't fall once which was a success :P

Cork on Ice is a fab day out and fun for both kids and adults of all ages. They have a separate smaller kids rink that caters for children from the age of three. Here they have really cute penguin aides that children can hold onto for balance while skating. 

The main rink is quite busy and full of skaters with different levels of ability. You can skate around the edge of the rink closest to the barriers where you can hold on or you can freely skate through the centre of the rink and just show off! I'm more of a middle gal - confident enough to not need to hold on yet not brave enough to pretend like I'm a professional skater :P 

If you don't want to skate, you can watch your friends and family from around the sides and they also have a coffee and snack area on site too. Each session is 40 mins long and costs €12 per adult and €11 per child (peak times are €1 more) if you buy online, otherwise they're €17 per adult and €15 per child. Family and student tickets are also available. 

Cork on Ice is open now until January 29th and is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. You can find all the info you need on their website.

We also vlogged the day which you can watch here!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Urban Decay Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid

I received three of these Urban Decay colour correcting concealers* in the post a few weeks back and oh my God they have been amazing!!!!! As in I can't understand how I have been doing my make up without them :P the two I've been using most are the green and yellow.

I have been having a hard time with my skin for the past few months and I'm constantly breaking out and being left with scarring from spots. All around my chin area is quite red and often, concealer just isn't cutting it. I've been using the green shade of these colour correcting fluid on any red areas and red spots before applying my foundation. It has really helped in covering them and I don't even need to use as much concealer anymore.

I've also been loving the yellow shade to counteract any dull areas. Although I wouldn't say I suffer from dark circles, my under eye area is definitely quite dull. I apply the colour correcting fluid just underneath both eyes, again before applying foundation, and the difference it makes is just incredible. I look much more awake and my dullness is completely gone.

There are five colour correcting fluids in the range and they retail for €22 each. Here's a breakdown of what each colour does:

Green - counteracts redness including spots, blemishes and broken blood vessels.
Lavender - balances out sallowness and helps neutralise skin with yellow undertones.
Peach - use on dark circles, dark spots, veins and deep discolouration.
Pink - disguises dark circles particularly on fair skin tones.
Yellow - perfecting for disguising dark circles and brightening skin.

Have you tried them? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

*PR Sample

Monday, 7 November 2016

Yellow Mellow

Hey guys! Happy Monday!

I haven't done an outfit post in a while so I figured since so many of you seemed to like last weekend's outfit, I'd do a post on that. 

Mustard and yellow seem to be very popular colours this season. It's not the sort of colours I'd normally go for but it adds a very bright look to my predominantly black and grey wardrobe :P I have been absolutely living in this jumper recently. I've been wearing it with black skinnies mostly but decided to dress it up a little last weekend. It's a curved type jumper so it looks lovely on its own as it's shorter at the sides.

I absoulely love this grey suede dress as its so versatile. It's a perfect autumn/winter colour and can be dressed up or down - I can't wait to throw a polo neck on underneath it.

These boots speak for themselves. I adore the gold detailing on the heel and zip. They are so comfortable and so affordable. Black boots are a definite staple piece for winter.

The shirt, dress, jumper and boots are all Penneys. I got the shirt at the end of the summer but they have similar patterns in stock at the moment for only €9. The dress was reduced to €9 and is still in some shops. Both the jumper (€10) and boots (€21) are current stock.