Shiseido Simple cleansing…

Is it just me or has cleansing become very complicated? 

As a teen I had three bottles of Simple, the cleanser, toner and moisturiser. The routine was simple – day and night! With a half dozen cotton pads it was very easy. In recent times my cleansing routine includes Micellar waters, cloths, foams, gels and the latest in the long list is…

 The Shiseido Creamy Cleansing emulsion* is probably the simplest cleansing system I have used in a long time. I am still using my Micellar water, to clean off the day. I then squirt (sorry If you hate that word too)… I pump, out the creamy cleanser onto some dry cotton rounds. I was also a complete rebel and used wet cotton pads… If you used to your face being cool and wet after your cleanse… The Shiseido takes a little getting used to… But here’s why I like it; 

1. It’s a simple step that can be done at a dressing table without the aid of a sink.

2. It’s silky smooth and glides on the skin.

3. It’s fantastic at taking off eye makeup.

4. The pump dispenses the perfect amount in a double click. 

5. Most importantly this cleanser doesn’t dry out the skin. In fact the skin feels so soft and clean. 

6. You can buy Shiseido in Boots and get points to spend on goodies…

I was such a big fan of Shiseido back in my twenties. It then disappeared out of beauty halls but I’m delighted to be rediscovering it again now. Have you tried any Shiseido products? What should I try next? 

❤️ Siobhan.

Favourites on Friday… #3.33!

What an amazing week… I mean it’s Saturday night… Late…and I’m only getting to my Favourites! Keith and I had decided last week that we were going to milk the last two weeks of our Summer holidays. This week was full of slacking off boring old housework. The three of us enjoyed our time together.(I’m so grateful the house work is waiting for me)  We attended the preview of “Don’t Breath” on Tuesday, I was given four tickets and all four of us loved it. I attended the #KindBloggerBoss breakfast in Penneys HQ on Thursday and had a great catch up. We spent today in Belfast, munching Five Guys and mooching about the shops. Next week we have lots planned and as always I will try and Snap (Daisy13179) the best bits.

 The sky during the week was spectacular. I stopped to take it in and then took my phone out.

 We are almost finished Tom’s room for toy storage. These IKEA units are perfect for housing his ten million Imagine XT figures.

 The mixed olive starter in Nandos is everything I want in a starter…

 I finished my first full size Kind Shampoo and Kind Conditioner. These are fantastic and the price point is excellent. 

 Ah we made it to the Primark Snapstory, look at the crazy happy head on me. 

 The obsession with the colour Grey continues. I popped this photo on Instagram from my snapchat. What are your thoughts on Instastories? Let me know? I haven’t invested any time in it… Still deciding how I feel about it. Have a great weekend… Let’s hope McGregor beats Diaz tonight at UFC 202! 

❤️ Siobhan. 

SPOTLIGHT #1: Cocoa Brown Conquers all…

“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up.” – Marissa Carter. 

So this is a new series I’m starting here on Dreaming in Sequins! The Spotlight Series shares a few similarities with my Accessory Du Jour posts. The main difference is it might includes brands, shops, restaurants, hotels or even just everyday necessities. First up is the Cocoa Brown brand. 

I recently attended Marissa Carter’s Masterclass at The Intercontinental Hotel. It was such a fun, uplifting girlie day. The Goodie bags were unreal! I will be going through the bag tomorrow on snapchat…daisy13179. 

 My sister-in-law and I settled into our girlie day with a glass of bubbles. 

 We, the attendees, were spoiled with gifts at our place settings and with spot prizes. 

The beauty talk was inspiring and interesting. At the break we were served Afternoon Tea, these cakes were delicious. 

 We collected our Swag bags! I was delighted to see both Kind Shampoo and Conditioner in full sizes. I had bought the travel set and they’re really good. The fragrance is nice, the formula makes the hair really soft and I’ve noticed my hair has far more volume. The day was really enjoyable and I felt for the hundred euro ticket price I got my (Serious) value for money. I highly recommend the masterclass and I will attend the next one. 

It’s no surprise at this stage of this post, that I’m a fan of Marissa Carter. I think she’s an incredible buisness woman and an amazing role model for all Irish woman, particularly the younger set. But let’s me honest for a minute… She could be all those things, all day long, but if her products weren’t good; you wouldn’t know who she is! I want to share with you my fave Cocoa B products. 

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So you’re not surprised I love Tough Stuff, this beauty got its own post here. This scrub will remove even my most stubborn tan. Leaves the skin feeling awesome.

 The Ton-Turing (tonturing) craze pushed me over the edge and I bought this Gentle Bronze about… It was over a month ago! Wait for it… I’m tanning my face! I now wake up in the morning and don’t get the same kind of fright as before. (I highly recommend you try it… I’ve used the brushes but I think I apply it better with my fingers)

 I always have an unopened bottle of Cocoa Brown One- hour tan. I mean don’t we all. But this bottle I picked up in a rush. I think it’s harder to apply. It’s so fast drying. But when you shower the next day, the glow it gives the skin is amazing. 

 Speaking of glow; I mean… Let’s just take a minute to look at it. The general chorus from cheekbones everywhere is loud and proud. The Rose Gold Goddess Oil is amazing in the high points of the cheek. I have worn it maybe four times and I’ve been at least four times… What is your highlight? 

My favourite product just might be the Instant Tan Bronzing Gel Matte. It is the best instant tan ever. EVER. I also love the double sided mitt. Really I love them. If I won the Irish Lotto I would use a new mitt everytime. 

Tell me, what are your thoughts on Cocoa Brown? 

❤️Siobhan.