20 July 2017

Dia daoibh!

Primark, or Penneys as it's known here in Ireland, recently launched their PS Pro Lip Kit Matte Collection.  This is basically a dupe for the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit which is available for a substantially larger amount of money.
In the review video below, I tried out the shade Chocolate Brownie. It also comes in a lighter nude shade called Cookie Dough.  They're priced at €4 and available in store now (if you're lucky enough to get your hands on one).  They've also since come out with a matte metallic range.


22 May 2017

21 May 2017

Dia daoibh!

Hope you all had a lovely week. Today I'm here with a non-beauty related post.  Anyone who follows me on snapchat will know that I'm currently on a healthy kick. Also, I love my hot drinks; be it coffee, herbal tea or my newest addiction... Matcha.  After watching >Tar Mar's video< on how to make the perfect Iced Matcha Latte, I whipped out my own green tea powder and made a Matcha Latte that very night.  Today I'm here to introduce to you to an Irish (Cork based) supplier of Matcha powder - >Matcha Ireland<.

23 April 2017

Dia daoibh!
Today I'm here with my two absolute favourite skincare items of the month.  Kinvara is an Irish, oil based skincare brand - amazing for anyone looking for a bit of moisturisation and hydration for their skin.  I've been trying out two award winning products; the Kinvara Absolute Cleansing Oil and their 24HR Rosehip Face Serum. I'm obsessed.  As with all of my skincare reviews, I have been trying these products for about a month and have had no bad reactions.... at all,; only positive. 

04 April 2017

Dia daoibh!
Today I'm here to fill you in on the reinvigorated and iconic Teint Idole Ultra Wear by Lancôme; formally known as Teint Idole Ultra 24h.  In celebration of its 20 years, the brand have given the popular foundation a facelift in the form of a new bottle and additional shades, now totalling 40! I tried out one of the lightest shades, 005 Beige Ivoire. Here's how I got on.

14 March 2017

Dia daoibh!
Today I'm here with a nail post and it's on falsies by Elegant Touch. This 'Totally Bare Mixed Nails' bumper set, in particular, caught my eye as it includes three different shapes - Stilletto, Oval and Square.  As I'm not a regular false nail wearer, I thought this would be an ideal set to try out to decide which shape I prefer.  If you do know what shape is your fav, then these sets also come individually with each shape too.  

06 March 2017

Dia daoibh.
Today I'm here with more of a lifestyle post.  I've been trying out the Nutrilite Vitamin B Plus supplements for the past month and wanted to let you know about them in case you're on the hunt for a good B Vitamin supplement. First off, why do we need B vitamins in our diet you might ask. There are many benefits, but the main ones include energy production, a healthy nervous system, good digestion and healthy skin, hair and nails. Without the B-group vitamins, the body lacks energy, so by taking a supplement such as the Nutrilite Vitamin B Plus, it will help the body to use carbohydrates, fats and protein for fuel.

27 February 2017

Dia daoibh!
Last year, L'Oreal launched the Pure Clay range of facemasks. The range went down a storm with skincare fans.  Just recently, they have launched 3 matching face washes.  I introduce to you,the L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Purity Wash, Glow Scrub and Detox Wash.
First off, the packaging. Each face wash comes in a 150ml, pastel army green squeezy tube. The Pure Clay Purity and Pure Clay Detox are both face washes. The green Purity version is more of a cream wash and the blue Detox version is more of a gel wash.  They are both soap-free so your skin won't be left with that tight feeling after washing. The Pure Clay Detox is a a scrub containing little microbeads.

Each of the three face washes contain the following 3 clays:
 Kaolin- a highly effective natural clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum 
Montmorillonite- rich in minerals, a clay recognised for helping to eliminate imperfections 
Ghassoul- a pure clay highly concentrated in minerals, renowned to help clarify complexion 

Purity Wash - for a purified deep clean

This one contains Eucalyptus extract, which known for its purifying properties. It aims to give you clearer, fresher skin, without shine. Its non-drying gel texture transforms into a light foam, eliminating impurities and excess oil, and visibly reducing shine. 

Benefits - skin is deeply cleansed and purified, with excess oil reduced.

Glow Scrub - for a healthy glow

This scrub contains Red Algae extract and exfoliating micro-beads for brighter, smoother and fresher skin.. Its non-drying texture transforms into a light foam and releases the micro-beads, which exfoliate impurities and dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother and brighter. 
Red Algae- known for its brightening properties and will leave your skin with a healthy glow.

Benefits - skin feels deeply cleansed, purified and refined. Pores feel tighter. With continued use, skin is visibly transformed, smoother and has an even, healthy glow.

Detox Wash - to draw out impurities for a skin detox

This gel wash contains Charcoal for clearer, fresher skin.. The dark tinted blue gel transforms into a light foam once in contact with water, which detoxifies the skin's surface by capturing impurities, including excess oil and make-up residue. Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out impurities from the skin

Benefits - skin is deeply cleansed and purified


Each of the Purity Clay washes are priced at €7.99 in Boots but I found them for €6.85 from Inish Pharmacy >HERE< plus use promo code FITZNBITZ for an 10% off that!


21 February 2017

Dia daoibh!
Today I'm here with an amazing dupe for you.  Some of you may have heard about the controversy surrounding ZPalette at the moment. (They recently launched a new product which received some critiqueing feedback from their customers which is when the brand lashed out by attacking their customers personal appearance, financial circumstances etc). A quick rundown is in this video >HERE< and >HERE<  Taking all of that into consideration, I'm happy to share a dupe of the ZPalette so that you don't need to give an unprofessional, rude company your support. I introduce to you, Molee Beauty.

31 January 2017

Dia daoibh!
Today's post is one that was requested by lots of you on my >SNAPCHAT< and one that I myself am very excited about! I introduce to you..... The Happiness Planner.
The Happiness Planner is a diary/journal that embraces the power of positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude, and self-development.  Basically, the concept of the planner is to simply focus on what makes you happy. 
To me, writing things down on paper is quite therapeutic and by filling in a page of the journal each day, it will become a habit of focusing and embracing happiness.  Each day there are sections for goal setting and organisation, self reflection and gratitude journalling.  
The blue Happiness Planner I chose - Serenity & Rose Quartz - came beautifully presented in a sturdy, matching gift box together with a divine rose gold pen and clips to keep your sections organised.  
It was also joined by separate goal setting lists, resolutions, vision board template and more.  These can also be printed for free from the website >HERE< and >HERE<
As a huge stationery fan, this stood out to me in a big way.  The Happiness Planner is aesthetically pleasing while also being hugely beneficial for organising your day to day life and encouraging a positive outlook. 
As you can see, the planer is spiral bound - ideal for desk writing.  As the planner is quite hefty, it's not one to carry with with you on a day to day basis; more so one to be filled out each morning and evening at home.  
Throughout the planner, you will find positive life quotes on the top of each page.  There is an overview section  at the beginning of each month and also a review/reflection section at the end of the month (and year).  
Where to buy and how much
The Happiness Planner comes in different varieties and colours.  This particular version (January to December) is the biggest of the planners (as it is to be filled out daily),  There are also smaller, weekly and 100 day versions available for cheaper.  
I bought mine direct from The Happiness Planner website >HERE< and used promo/discount code POSITIVETHINKING for 5% off. Ive since found out that code POSITIVEATTITUDE or BRANDMENTALIST will get you 10% off so your planner will come down to around €40/£34!! It worked out at being the cheapest place to by from despite it being posted from the UK (super fast delivery) The planner came to and €53/£46 including shipping but you can get yours using the BRANDMENTALIST code for €51/£44 including shipping!

  It's also available within Ireland (Excluding shipping) from:
 The Dotty Lemon for €55 >HERE<
Moss Cottage for €50 >HERE<
Meaghers Pharmacy have the smaller, 52 Week Planner (€39) and 100 Day Planner (€27)  >HERE<
I'm super excited about starting my Happiness Planner journey! Any questions, just >TWEET ME< or message me on >FACEBOOK< or >SNAPCHAT< (FitznBitz).


23 January 2017

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