The last time I visited Ireland, in May 2014, I used my trip home to basically give my debit card a workout in Urban Decay and Penneys. Unfortunately, neither really got a good look in over Christmas. This trip, I focused on skin and hair care.
I’ve wanted to try Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanser for quite a while so this found its way into my suitcase. It was only about 17euro in Boots Liffey Valley. I haven’t tried it yet but I am looking forward to using this!
I also picked up V05’s Hot Oil hair treatment. I figured my hair would need a bit of extra TLC and boy did I fall in love with this one. It’s so quick to use and my hair has been so soft afterwards. I was a little worried that with some home oil treatments, the oil can be a little bit difficult to wash out but I didn’t find that at all. It also came with 4 tubes so that’s least 8 weeks of hair treatments for this mop of hair! I can’t remember what I paid for it but it honestly wasn’t much – less than 10 euro.
My absolute FIND on my trip home for the holidays though has definitely been Garniers Micellar Cleansing Water. I came across this by chance as when I travel home to Ireland, I don’t bring toiletries as it’s just a waste of weight which can be better used for presents and clothes!
My first trip with my Mum was down to the local Dunnes Stores to buy deoderant, make up remover, body wash etc. You get the picture!
I wasn’t actually looking for a cleansing water per se but rather a cream which I could then rinse off. Once I had read the back of the bottle, I was sold. It removes make-up, cleanses and soothes with no rinsing needed. A 400ml bottle also last 200 or so times. I used this morning and evening while I was home for 3 weeks and there was still over half the bottle left so I’d well believe it lasts quite a while. I didn’t actually bring the bottle I bought in Ireland back with me, but it did make enough of an impression that I sought it out in Priceline here in Australia when I came back. In the past, I have been quite the fan of Nuxe’s Cleansing Milk but this may well be the product which has turned me!
I find the Micellar Water easier to use and use way less product, not to mention this is cheaper and my skin appears to love it. My skin isn’t breaking out at all, which is unusual when I start using a new product.
I also picked up Ciate’s Caviar Manicure in TKMaxx for only 10 euro, which is nothing. I wore the blue colour across Christmas and New Year. I haven’t tried the caviar yet as it looked a little messy and wanted to wait til I arrived back in Oz to give it a proper go, so I will have a full review of that on www.lovethis.ie soon!