REVIEW: Tomitago Combi - Mask / Exfoliator, Skin Salve + Make Up Fairy Event

Friday, July 28, 2017

Hey guys and gals!

How are we all? Good? Great!

I can't believe July is nearly over! This year is going by so fast!

Anyway, I was at a Make Up Fairy makeup masterclass at the Waterford Health Park Pharmacy a few weeks ago where Joanne Larby, aka The Make Up Fairy told us all about her journey through blogging, including the ups and downs of building a successful blog and business! She's such a hard worker and so inspiring!

The gang at the Make Up Fairy Masterclass in Waterford Health Park Pharmacy.
L-R Sarah Dwan (Beauty and the Masseuse), Lisa Murphy (Cuddles and Contouring), Joanne Larby (The Make Up Fairy), Bláthnaid Prenter (Wildflower Diaries), Arlan ( cutie little baby), Me (Fairly Fabulous), Rachael Butler (Rachsbeautique).
She's developed a successful business using her own initiative and built it from the ground up.

She demoed a day to night look, using a lot of products from theBalm, which are all available to buy from Waterford Health Park Pharmacy.


She's so down to earth and she had these fab Minnie Mouse ear shoes on!

You can't see them very clearly, but they were gorgeous! I think she said that they were from Cari's Closet, and when I checked they're on sale from €99 to €45. You can have a look here.

Waterford Health Park Pharmacy really know how to put on an event! I've been to a few of their makeup masterclasses in the past while and I've picked up so many tips and tricks! They have amazing stock and they're always getting in new and exciting products.

As part of the event there were a couple of pop up shops, one being the natural skincare brand from the South East, Tomitago

L-R Louise, owner of Tomitago Cosmetics and Rachel, one of her triallers.
Tomitago is based in Piltown, Co.Kilkenny, right by the border with Waterford, where I'm from. According to their website they are a "100% chemical free cosmetic company". Love it!

I got to talking with Louise, the owner of Tomitago, after the event, as I wanted to let her know that I had tried their Beauty Elixir, and loved it. The smell is DIVINE!

A sample size of the magical Beauty Elixir.
I then went on to discuss my skin issues with her.

I have dehydrated skin, that sometimes gets oily, leading to a buildup of oil on my forehead, forming little bumps.

I'm very lucky that I don't often get spots, but these forehead bumps were really getting on my nerves!

Louise advised me to drink loads of water, which I am trying to do, and she also told me to exfoliate my skin at least once a week, to get rid of dead skin cells and allow the serums and moisturisers that I use to absorb properly.

She recommended that I cleanse my skin, exfoliate with the Tomitago Combi, leave the Combi on as a mask and then finish off with the Beauty Elixir.

Tomitago Cosmetics Combi - Exfoliator/Mask
Louise was kind enough to gift me the Combi to try out so I could tackle the forehead bumps. She explained all about the other products in the range, one of which, the Skin Salve really stood out to me as it can be used on psoriasis, so I bought it from the pharmacy on my way out! (More on that later)

*DISCLAIMER* I was kindly given the Tomitago Combi to try out. As with any product I've reviewed in the past, my views are honest and my own, and I haven't been told to write specific things. I have tested the product for a number of weeks to get a fair assessment of it. If I like something I'll review it. End of story.

The Combi is a dark brownish green. It has a gritty texture that's great for exfoliating.
I'm a big fan of this product. It has really improved the appearance of the skin on my forehead, which is what I wanted it to do, and what Louise said it would do. I'm very impressed.

Here's some pictures to illustrate the difference in my skin before and after using the Combi, followed by the Beauty Elixir.

Before - 21st of July - Bump City

My skin today - 28th of July - after starting using the Tomitago products again after a break.
As you can see, there's a big difference!

I actually stopped using the product for a few weeks, around the time I was on holiday. When I got home I was working up in Dublin for a month straight and I didn't have the Combi or the Elixir with me. Let me tell you, I noticed the difference!

The bumps came back! My forehead become very congested again. All because I wasn't looking after my skin properly, and treating the problem. 

But when I got home and got back into my routine, my skin recovered so fast as you can see above! There's only 7 days between those pictures!!!

I wish I had taken pictures of how smooth my forehead was when I had been using the Combi and the Elixir consistently, but you get the idea from these pictures.

As I have slightly sensitive skin I'd only exfoliate once a week. Straight after I took the first picture I gave myself my at home facial using my favourite Nía Cleansing Balm, massaging in the Tomitago Combi to exfoliate, leaving the Combi on as a mask, and then finishing up with the Tomitago Beauty Elixir.

To sum it all up, here's a list of the pros and cons of the Tomitago Combi - Exfoliator/Mask:


~ Helped to get rid of the bumps on my forehead.
~ Leaves my skin feeling amazing.
~ Improves the appearance of my skin overall.
~ Allows the Beauty Elixir and other, serums and moisturisers absorb properly into my skin.
~ Did what I wanted it to do.
~ A little goes a long way.
~ Doubles as a exfoliator AND a mask.


~ Stains towels. Make sure to use an old or cheap face cloth to remove it, or even a dark coloured one that won't show up the yellow.
~ Tingles a bit strangely/unpleasantly on the skin for a few minutes after you apply it, but that might just be my sensitive skin.
~Tastes bad. Don't ask. 😂
~The sugar that exfoliates falls off your face and goes everywhere!

As you can see, the Pros far outweigh the Cons!

This is definitely a must have product if you have congested skin!

The GLAM Life - Mid Combi Mask
Before I go I just want to briefly talk about another Tomitago product that I've been loving recently and that's the Skin Salve.

A little goes a long way with this!
I have psoriasis on my scalp which flares up when I'm stressed or anxious. It can be quite visable along my hairline, especially just above my ears, and where my hair meets the top of my forehead, making it look like I've got really bad flaky dandruff, when in actual fact, it's an auto immune disorder flare up.

The last few weeks I've had a really bad flare up and this Salve has been a Godsend! I massage a bit onto the affected area when I'm going to bed and when I wash it out in the morning you can't see the psoriasis anymore. It's as if the salve has dissolved it. Unfortunately, it does come back after a day or two, so at the moment this is only a quick fix, but I haven't been using the product long enough to pass proper judgement on it. Right now I'm loving it, and of course, it smells amazing!!

My Tomitago Family
L-R The Combi, The Beauty Elixir, The Skin Salve

*SIDENOTE* Louise, please bring out candles with these amazing scents! Pretty Please!!!

Thanks for reading!

*SIDENOTE* Louise, please bring out candles with these amazing scents! Pretty Please!!!
You can purchase the Combi here for €25.
The Beauty Elixir in 20ml here for €18 and 40ml here for €30.
See the full Tomitago range here.

The Tomitago range is available to purchase in the Waterford Health Park Pharmacy.

Starting from the 30th of July, you can get a professional Tomitago facial done by the lovely Sarah Dwan of Beauty and the Masseuse in her Re>Nu Treatment rooms in the Tower Hotel Waterford.
See her Facebook page for details here.

Let me know if you've tried out any Tomitago products and how you got on with them!

Until next time!

Aoife :) x

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Top 5 Summer Swimwear Picks

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hey guys!

Long time no blog! Never fear, inspiration has struck! I'm more active on my Snapchat if you want to follow me there. My snapname is @fairlyfabulousb.

It's summer!!!! I don't know about you guys, but I'm dying to get out of the country to somewhere warm for a week or two, to relax and soak up the sun!

I've trawled the web to find my top 5 swimwear picks from some of my favourite shops, so you don't have!

I have a mixture of bikinis and swimsuits for you guys to chose from, and they're all from site's with actual, physical shops, so you can try them on if you're not a fan of online shopping. I know I prefer going into the shop to try things on. :)

So here we go, in no particular order!

Floral Frills Swimsuit

Shop: H&M
Price: €29.99
Link: Here!

This is such a summery pair of swimming togs! Just looking at it, I want to be on the beach!

Bright florals are very 'on trend' at the moment. Add that to the frills, and you may as well be just stepping off the catwalk!

This paired with massive sunnies and a fab white, open cover-up would look amazing!

Here's what it looks like from the back:


Gorge! It looks like a bikini, so you'll be able to tan your back!

Pink Printed Bikini

Penneys / Primark
Shop: Penneys / Primark
Price: Top €5 Bottoms €3
Link: Top and Bottoms (You can't order online, only available instore)

All together, this is only €8. €8!!!! I love Penneys!!!

Next time I'm in town, I'm definitely getting this set!

It's so pretty and girly, and would look great with a tan!

This bikini accessorised with a straw hat would look gorgeous!

White Swimsuit with Bow Detail

Shop: Zara
Price: €25.95
Link: Here!

* I'm really not a fan of the way Zara photograph their clothes. I know they have a vibe going, but you're actually not able to see the clothes properly. It's annoying! *

Anyway, on to this swimsuit!

I love white swimming togs, whether it be a swimsuit or a bikini, and the white bow detail up the side is so cute.

One thing about white togs. A tan is essential, otherwise, you'll look washed out!

This suit will look amazing paired with black accessories!

Tropical Print Bikini

River Island
Shop: River Island
Price: Top €25 Bottoms €17
Link: Top and Bottoms

Personally, I wouldn't spend this much money on a bikini, but I loved it so much that I included it anyway!

I love the shape of it, and the pink and blue accents are great.

A bikini that you can take the straps off and it won't fall off you is essential for summer, especially if you like laying out for a tan, and don't want tan lines from the straps. I've actually stopped buying bikinis if they don't have this.

One of those neon see-through visors and a pair of sliders will look fab with this bikini!

Lilac Crisscross Swimsuit

Forever 21

Shop: Forever 21
Price: €25
Link: Here!


The colour.
The shape.
The detail.
The price.


I'm actually going to get this the next time I'm in Forever 21. It's soooo cuuuute!!!

Can you tell I like it or no?

This would look great with a black crochet cover-up and strappy black sandals!

So that's it for me this time! I really like doing these wish list types of posts, cause it gives me an excuse to trawl though online shops, all the while, stopping myself from splurging!

I hope you liked this post! Let me know what you think about these pieces! If you buy any of them; if you have any already; or if there's a gorgeous swimsuit out there that I've missed, make sure to get in touch! My social links are below!


Aoife :) x

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