Beauty Review

L’Oreal Sublime Radiance Sensational Cleansing Oil


We all know my love of the Una Brennan Super Facialist. I seriously couldn’t get enough of it. The cleansing power of an oil was completely lost on me before hand. How does an oil clean? Wouldn’t it do just the opposite? But no matter how strong my love of this amazing face oil ran, I couldn’t get over my hatred for the packaging. I constantly had a sticky film of oil stuck to my bathroom counter and the bottle just got nasty and dirty with oil stuck all over.

I even tried to find my own bottle to put it in but nothing quite worked. Alas, I started searching for a new face oil that was packaged as I’d like. I searched high and low and finally landed upon the L’Oreal Sublime Radiance Sensational Cleansing Oil which comes with a small pump attached to the bottle. So much better!!!!! It’s a thinner oil and comes to a lather more quickly than other oils I’ve used before. It’s travel friendly, which is a plus. No oils spilling in my bag!!

I think I’m still partial to the Superfacialist. So maybe I’ll keep this bottle and transfer a new Superfacialist into it when I’m done. SIGH packaging can really make or break an amazing product and I’m sorry to say I think Una Brennan got it wrong here. I’m still a huge fan though.

Which are your favourite cleansing oils?




Do A Full Beauty Treatment On A Dime

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Do you want to look stunning, truly stunning? Then you probably have your sights set on a lot of expensive beauty treatments that promise all fantastic results. The good news is that in most cases the luxury products will deliver. If you spend money on advanced anti ageing moisturiser, don’t believe the naysayers. It is going to make you look ten years younger. But is there another option for people who don’t have the money to spend on these beauty products. As it turns out there are a few ways you can improve your look without expert treatment.

Natural Oils

If you want thicker, fuller hair that looks radiant and glistens in the morning sun, you need to start using bamboo oil. Natural bamboo oil can be found on the market at low prices and it will do wonders for your hair. Research shows that the oils present in bamboo actually strengthens hair cuticles. This can make your hair healthier and even fix damaged hair that has been affected by either heat or dye. As such, it’s a great way to get your hair looking beautiful once more for a cost anyone can afford.

Those Pearly Whites

Are your teeth looking a little dull and maybe a shade too yellow? If they are, you might be thinking about using an expensive teeth whitening treatment. But why bother when there are home treatments that work just as well. If you want brighter whiter teeth check out Teeth Whitening At Home Tips or a similar help website. They have some great advice on the affordable DIY teeth whitening kits that you can use at home. Or alternatively, you can create a treatment yourself. You can add lemon juice to baking soda to form a paste. Once put over your teeth, it removes the plaque that has built up over them. After a few ‘treatments’ you will see noticeable differences with the shade of your teeth.


Do you have blotchy or greasy skin? If that’s the case, you might be considering going to a sauna. Many people are aware that the minerals in saunas cleanse and clear the skin leading to a more beautiful complexion. Of course, if you don’t have money to go to a sauna, you can get the same type of effect by using boiling water. With boiling water, it is possible to create the same effect as a sauna by putting a towel over your head to catch the hot air. You should spend ten minutes doing this and again within a few days, you’ll see a change. It can work wonders for people with skin problems like acne.

Make Your Own Face Mask

Rather than buy an expensive face mask you can make your own, using ingredients that are easy to find online. You can use oatmeal as a base and then add useful minerals and nutrients for the skin. Again, this can clear up the skin beautifully or make you look younger. The best part is that most of the ingredients that you need are probably already in the cupboards of your home.

I hope you see now that looking great doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can do it on a dime!


Laneige Balancing Emulsion


There comes a time of year where no amount of moisturizer seems to be enough. If I could swim in a pool of it I would, no lie. That time of year is now sadly. The constant tight skin feeling, the itchiness, and the scaly knees and elbows. I’ve been searching high and low to at least be able to smile without the fear of cracking my face in half. I needed to find something to accompany my daily moisturizer to help provide a long-lasting and soft face. I decided to give the brand Laneige a try.

Laneige is a Korean skin care line that is blowing up the Sephora shelves at the moment. Their idea is to harness the moisturizing power of water without the drying aspects. The Balancing Emulsion can be used on it’s own or in addition to your daily moisturizer. It’s meant to balance the natural oils in your skin while helping to remove impurities, leaving your face moisturized for a longer period of time. Even once the product wears off, it’s done it’s job to invigorate your natural moisturizer to balance a healthy glow in your face.

I use the Emulsion before my moisturizer so that it can really sink into my skin. On it’s own I find that my face still feels quite dry but together my face feels amazing. I find that colours have balanced themselves, and my dry cheeks but oily nose have evened themselves out a bit. I’ve also tried a night mask from Laneige that left me feeling ahhhh-mazing. So I’m really excited to try some more. I now know my the Korean Skincare lines are getting so much attention and praise.

Have you tried any amazing Korean skin-care products?