Thursday, 19 February 2015

New NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls

Fighting the signs of ageing seems to be an ongoing battle. Luckily there is always new products introduced to fight all signs of ageing. I am a huge fan of all the Nivea products. My mom has always loved Nivea products so I guess having the brand at home I eventually robbed/borrowed the products and started using them.

The Q10 Plus range is specially aimed at targeting the signs of ageing skin, it is proven to combat wrinkles and help maintain a youthful complexion. There is eight products in the range. I absolutely adore the Q10 Plus Anti Wrinkle Energising Day Cream. I have repurchased this product several times. It leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and soft but it still feels light and airy on my skin.

Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls* is a new product to the Q10 range. This new product includes ingredients such as Coenzyme Q10, Hyaluronic Acid and Creatine. Coenzyme Q10 is naturally found in the skin but levels decrease with age, Q10 protects the skin from antioxidants and helps to maintain skin cells energy production. The product contains Q10 enriched pearls and hydro gel, when you press the pump dispenser the pearls dissolve and blend with the hydro gel, this freshly activates the serum to revitalise the skin. 

The Verdict- I have used this product over the last two weeks and I am in love with it. The product is very light and glides across your skin. It smells absolutely gorgeous, it has a very refreshing scent. I especially love the packaging of this product, the pump dispenser is very handy and I adore the clear packaging so you can see the pretty golden pearls inside. I apply this product before I apply my makeup and my makeup definitely appears smoother and seamless. Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls is priced at €14.99. If you are looking for a quality serum product at a fraction of the cost of other serums on the market I would recommend giving this product a try.

Q10 Plus Price List-
NIVEA Anti Wrinkle Q10 Plus Day Cream SPF 15 €11.80
NIVEA Anti Wrinkle Q10 Plus Pore Refining Day Cream SPF 15 €11.80
NIVEA Anti Wrinkle Age Spot Day Cream SPF30 €12.99
NIVEA Q10 Energising Day Cream €11.80
NIVEA Anti Wrinkle Q10 Plus Eye Cream €11.79
NIVEA Anti Wrinkle Q10 Plus Night Cream €12.59
NIVEA Anti Wrinkle Q10 Plus CC Cream Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 €12.80

NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls is available nationwide from February 2015.  For more information visit the Nivea Facebook Page here, or

Has anyone given this product a try this month?

Monday, 9 February 2015

The Guinot Age Summum Treatment

Last week, I was invited for a complementary treatment at The Guinot Flagship Salon in Greystones. Guinot have recently launched a new anti ageing facial called The Guinot Age Summum Treatment. The facial includes 4 phases and is uniquely designed to target signs of ageing, with the use of pure Vitamin C and powerful pro-Collagen it helps to restore the skin. This facial also includes an anti-ageing massage which helps the ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin leaving your skin feeling, regenerated and radiant.

Now that my 20's are sadly ending and I'll soon be entering the 30 mark eeeek! I am trying my best to maintain a good daily facial routine and also use anti aging products, like night cream, especially under the eye area. As it is now something I think about and consider important I was excited for this facial to see how my skin would feel/look after the treatment.

I was welcomed to the beautiful Guinot Mary Cohr Flagship Salon by the lovely Fiona, I was offered tea/coffee while I waited at the reception area. At my appointment time Fiona took me down to the beauty room, The room was beautifully decorated and very cosy, I felt immediately at ease. While Fiona cleansed my skin she explained the new Guinot Summon in detail. As I said above the new Summon facial includes four steps...

Gommage Dermabrasion to Resurface the Skin
This gentle exfoliating phase deeply cleanses the skin and eliminates dead skin cells. Developed using Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Microbeads, the complexion is simultaneously nourished and left feeling soft. 

Anti-Ageing Regenerating Serum to Stimulate Cell Renewal
This phase centres around the unique combination of radiance-enhancing Pure Vitamin C and Guinot’s Cellular Life Complex with 56 active ingredients. Both ingredients in Serum Age Summum work to encourage cellular regeneration and collagen synthesis.

Anti-Ageing Massage to Firm the Skin
The exclusive, specially crafted massage using Modelage Age Summum formulated with Guinot’s Cellular Life Complex, gently improves the facial contours whilst helping the powerful actives to absorb further into the skin.

Anti-Ageing Radiance Mask to Restore Youthful Radiance to the Skin
The non-woven Masque Age Summum has been saturated in serum, promoting the penetration of the active ingredients: Stabilised Vitamin C and Pro-Collagen. This final step tightens the skin, fights against slackening and leaves a radiant, glowing complexion.

The Verdict-

At €92 The Guinot Summun facial is quite pricey but I think it is well worth it. The treatment is simply out of this world, very luxurious and the treatment lasted a great deal longer than other facials I have had. All the products are beautiful and I really enjoyed the facial massage, I was in heaven. My skin felt very healthy, plump and my wrinkles/smile lines were faded slightly after just one treatment. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone who has concerns about early signs of ageing or anyone in general who is looking for a luxurious facial experience, you will not be disappointed.

Once the treatment was completed Fiona left me a gorgeous mug of hot Lemon and Honey, I was actually feeling slightly under the weather on the day of the treatment so I thoroughly enjoyed this little treat and sat in the beauty room for quite some time enjoying the heated room and hot drink.

I really enjoyed my visit to The Guinot Mary Cohr Salon, from the moment I walked in the door I felt at ease, well looked after and very pampered. I will definitely be making another appointment.
For more information about Guinot Treatments and Products, you can visit The Guinot Mary Cohr Salon Facebook page here or contact The Guinot Mary Cohr Flagship Salon in Greystones, 01 2872699.

Has anyone visited The Guinot Mary Cohr Salon or had a Guinot Facial Treatment?

Monday, 2 February 2015

My Experience at Blink & Wink

Last week I was contacted by the lovely Ksenia at Blink & Wink, a new Eyelash and Eyebrow Salon based on Dawson's Street. Ksenia offered me a complementary visit to the new salon and I immediately obliged. Just from looking at the Price list menu I could tell it was going to be a luxurious experience.(Link to price list here).

I chose The Blink & Wink Look Treatment. This treatment includes an eyebrow tint, shape and a lash Tint. I have been very much lacking in looking after my eyebrows for the last few weeks, I tend to overpluck them when I do try to maintain them and then spend the next few weeks trying to grow them back, does anyone else do this? So I was very excited to have my eyebrows looked after by a professional, they definitely needed it!

From the minute I walked in I felt very welcomed. The  girls are lovely and the salon is beautifully decorated. I took a few snaps of the upstairs area, I noticed they sell the Millie Mackintosh lashes, I adore these lashes. Once I arrived, I was offered tea or coffee while I filled out the procedure form. From there Ramona took me downstairs to the treatment room. Here Ramona did a full consultation and we discussed colours and shades for my lashes and brows. Ramona was very friendly and I felt very relaxed during the treatment.

I could not believe the transformation, my brows were exactly how I wanted them. The shade matched my hair perfectly and they looked very full and healthy. I usually have to fill in my brows a lot but over the weekend I could leave the house without having to apply any brow makeup, this will be a real time saver in the morning. I was also very impressed with my lashes, I have quite light brown lashes so the Black tint really improved my lashes, they look more defined and voluminous.

(My brows are filled in the Before photos, After where taken straight after treatment with no brow or lash makeup)

Overall I was delighted with my trip to Blink & Wink, I will definitely be going back for another treatment. As the salon is based on Dawson street it is in a prime location and easily accessible. I think during my next visit I will try out one of the facial treatments.

For more details about Blink & Wink you can visit their website, Blink & Wink and Facebook page here.

Thank you very much to the ladies at Blink & Wink, I will see you soon.