Eye Öf HÖRUS Makeup

eye of horus makeup

These are the first products I have tried from Australian brand Eye öf Hörus, I have wanted to try their makeup for some time now especially because one of my favourite bloggers Jessica enjoys using their products. I think the first thing you notice about this brand is their beautiful sleek black and gold embossed packaging it looks luxurious and it features Ancient Egyptian symbols and images which I think is really different and interesting. The brand is focused on providing cruelty free, non irritating, long lasting and nourishing products. So I have been trying two products from their range the first being their,

Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara*

Which is probably the product they’re best known for. It comes in a jet black tube with gold lettering, which I really like. This mascara has a plastic wand which is quite flexible and easy to use, the wand feels like it really grips the lashes which separates them and coats each lash with a layer of mascara making them look thick and defined.

Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara

I found the mascara to be have quite a thin formula but buildable on the lashes. You don’t over apply the product because the top of the tube is fantastic for removing excess product from the brush, this means it doesn’t go clumpy on your lashes and you get a good even distribution of product. This mascara contains authentic Moringa Oil which is nourishing and renowned for its restorative and protective benefits.

This is a great everyday mascara and I had it on my lashes for almost 8 hours with out any fall down or smudging. It also holds a curl really well, so if like me your lashes are poker straight this will be ideal for you. So in short I have been loving this mascara and it is jet black which is a must for me. I hate mascaras that promise to be black but are really grey

Eye of Horus isis sun goddess palette

Isis Sun Goddess Palette*  £22.50

This trio of golden bakes shadows are so beautiful, I just love these kinds of colours and I think they are so easy to wear. These feel so buttery and blend like a dream. You get three shades that are perfect for creating a bronzed smoking eye or these can all be worn alone and they look great either way. Oh & these can be used wet or dry which seems to be more of a thing these days, as you would assume if you use them wet the colours are more intense and they last longer so that would be great for an evening look.

Eye of Horus-swatches

Enigma Mist is a light champagne shade which I like to use as a base all over the lid and also on the inner corner just to add some brightness.

Chalice Bronze is a beautiful intense bronze shade with a metallic finish, this looks so good on the lid and it wears well throughout the day too.

Sacred Husk is a golden brown and it really reminds me of Mac Amber Lights but the colour is richer and the texture is so buttery. This is my favourite shade in the trio.

Three very wearable colours and they look effortless and pretty on the lid.

Isis Sun Goddess Trio

This is such a beautiful palette and the quality is up there with Inglot, which are my all time favourite shadows. They wear really well and the colours are beautiful and easy to work with. The packaging is sleek and slim and is the perfect size to have in your makeup bag or for travel.

Eye of Horus products are wax and oil based, paraben-free, great for sensitive eyes and not tested on animals and certified Vegan friendly.

Let me know if you have tried any products from this brand I would love to hear your recommendations.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.



OLAY Regenerist Age Defy Skincare

Olay Regenerist Age Defy Skincare

Olay is such an iconic brand and over the years I have tried quite a few of their products and they’ve always been pretty good. I have been using 2 products from their new Regenerist Age Defy 3 Point range and they have been a welcomed addition to my skincare routine. Up first is the:-

Regenerist 3-Point Super Serum*

This serum is fast absorbing and non-greasy the formula is lovely and feels lightweight on the skin. It contains a highly concentrated amino-peptide complex which is specially designed to help give you dramatically firmer-feeling skin on your face, neck and décolletage, all the places which seem to show the first signs of ageing. I like the way this smooths my skin and instantly makes it feel hydrated and plumper, its great as my morning serum because it helps my skin look hydrated all day and stops it looking fatigued and dull.

A couple of pumps is more than enough for your face & neck, I found it very easy to massage in and it feels very comfortable on the skin. As I said this serum contains Olay’s complex amino peptide formula which will really help combat those early signs of ageing – like sagging skin and fine lines. Its gives the skin a boost of hydration which lasts all day. Both this Olay serum and the moisturiser have Niacinamide which is also known as vitamin B3,

‘Niacinamide can improve skin’s elasticity, dramatically enhance its barrier function, help erase discolorations, and revive skin’s healthy tone and texture’

So its a wonderful ingredient to have in an affordable skincare range and it has quite a few fantastic skin care benefits. I think this serum is a gem of a product, I love using a serum and this one instantly makes my skin feel and look smoother and after a couple of weeks my skin feels more supple and looks fresh and healthy. Like the moisturiser I’m excited to continue to use these and let you know how my skin looks after using them both for a couple of months.

OLAY Skincare

OLAY Regenerist 3 Point Treatment Cream*

This contains Olay’s most advanced, concentrated and powerful amino-peptide formula to date. Its designed to target those areas that are prone to premature ageing, eyes, jawline and neck. It claims to provide deep down / long lasting hydration as well as giving the skin a more lifted and firmer feel. This cream has a very lightweight texture and once you have applied it to your skin it leaves it feeling velvety soft and nourished.

So I have been smoothing this on my face as well as down my neck over the past few weeks and I really like the visual results. I think it instantly makes fatigued skin look brighter and plumper and my skin does feel firmer and more hydrated. I noticed that my concealer doesn’t sink in to the fine lines around my eyes and my skin doesn’t look as tired. I think I need to use it a little longer to see if the skin around my jaw line looks tighter but I will keep you posted on that.

New Olay Skincare

I have enjoyed revisiting OLAY skincare and I have been recommending this 3 point treatment line to my Mum & Auntie, I think they would love them too. I have to say despite it being a very affordable brand these products feels so luxurious and the results have so far surpassed my expectations which is wonderful. I think these products would be ideal if you suffer from dull, tired skin in need of a hydration boost and if you’re concerned about the first signs of ageing. Both products I have tried are gentle and not at all greasy so I will continue to use them and let you know if I see any further changes in my skins appearance.

If I had to pick one product from the two I would say my favourite it the serum, I love serums anyway but its just so lightweight and my skin feels and looks healthy after I have applied it!

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Cornwall Week #1

So I moved to Cornwall last week, it seemed the weather came out to greet us and make us feel very welcome. Amongst the unpacking, unpacking and even more unpacking we have managed to venture out in the glorious sunshine and make the most of our new beautiful surroundings. I thought I would share with you a few photos from a few of our walks.

Cornish Cottage With a Blue Door

Beautiful White Cottage and Retro Car

Beautiful Sea View

View from the beer garden

Tall Ships

White Cornish Cottages

Cliff Walk

Road Sign

Hope you all had a lovely Sunny week, it has been so warm that it doesn’t feel like October. Oh & if you have any suggestions of places I should visit, eat or shop in Cornwall I would love to hear them.

Catching Some Zzzz’s

Welcomin Sleep

Before I moved house I was having real trouble getting off to sleep & it was starting to get that I was still awake in to the wee small hours & thats not good for being productive or my state of mind. I was finding it difficult to switch off and I was waking up still feeling exhausted which had such a knock on effect to my day. I was making mistakes and generally feeling run down. So I thought I would share with you what I have found helps me most nights to nod off quicker.

  • This is such a simple one but I was so guilty of always being glued to my laptop. So I have banished all forms of technology from my bedroom – so no watching YouTube in bed, online shopping or scrolling through twitter. I found having screen time late at night meant my brain wasn’t switching off & the light from the screen was often too bright and stopped me feeling sleepy. So having no devices in bed has meant my brain feels less stimulated and I am able to feel more restful.
  • Instead of using my laptop in bed I have got back into reading in a big way, I used to be the biggest book worm until other areas of my life took up my more of my time so its been so good to get back on the reading wagon. Reading always makes me sleepy, and I love reading actual books, I do have a kindle that I use more if I am out of the house but reading books just feels so much better & its a great way to wind down and take time away from computer screens. If you have any book recommendations let me know in the comments.
  • Clipper Sleep Easy Infusion, I’m a complete tea addict and my friend Hayley & I always swap tea discoveries (rock & roll). I don’t have many drinks with caffeine in as I don’t enjoy coffee & a lot of my teas are caffeine free. I have found that drinking a specific night time tea really helps me feel calm and sleepy. This tea smells soothing and doesn’t taste too strong or bitter. It contains Cinnamon, Chamomile (25%), Honeybush, Lemon balm (5%), Valerian root (5%), Natural orange flavour. I think this tea tastes like Christmas & so is perfect for those cold Autumn / Winter nights & its become part of my nighttime routine to have a cup of this whilst reading my book in bed, it seems to be doing the trick.  
  • I have had so many people recommend the This Works Can’t Sleep range so to try it out I bought this little Can’t Sleep Kit from Feel Unique for less than £10 and I’m so glad I did. It comes with a mini pillow spray & a roller ball for your pulse points & I have been using them both for almost 2 weeks and what a difference they have made. It contains essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Camomile which all smell calming and I instantly associate with a relaxing good nights sleep. I think they do a great job of helping you drift off & are very soothing. I know want to try the candle from this Can’t Sleep range. I have heard people say they use the roller ball in stressful situations like on airplanes and when they feel a little overwhelmed, I think it does have a very calming, restful scent so I am going to pack it in my carry on next time I fly
  • I’ve also been using an energy saving bulb in my bedroom lamp so it isn’t as bright and feels more relaxing, I also like to have my fairy lights on my bed because they are also a nice light and make me feel calm and relaxed. So I have been making small changes and it has been helping. My husband likes to go for a walk an hour or so before bed so I might go along with him and see if that helps too.

Let me know if you have any tips for getting a good nights sleep. Or if you do any of the things I have mentioned.