Have you tried Couleur Caramel Khôl Kajal?

I received a wee while ago the new Couleur Caramel Khôl Kajal…  I have it in Black and Brown.

I have to say, I’m very impressed with it.  It’s so easy to apply – in fact much easier than an eye pencil – and stays all day.  Khôl Kajal is traditionally used by Indian women to protect the sensitive area of the eye, while intensifying their look.  It’s makeup and skincare 🙂  Knowing that Couleur Caramel is natural makeup that’s certified organic, you are guaranteed a top quality and gentle product, even for the most sensitive eyes…

The main ingredients of Couleur Caramel Khôl Kajal are:

  • Organic Bees Wax
  • Organic Shea Butter
  • Organic Sesame Oil

Let me show you how it can be applied (10 min max):

First, I applied some Perle Touche no 5 (a beige shimmering powder) as a base.  Then I use my Khôl Kajal on the inner rim of the eye. You could also apply it under the eye lashes instead.

Then, I use a small flat brush to apply it as an eye liner.  Very easy and quick.

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Et voila – both eyes are done – I love it!

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Note that you could also apply a thicker line and blend it with a brush, just like you would do with an eye shadow…

Now I add some black mascara and lipstick no  234 – et voilà!  Ready to go out…

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If you would like to try or buy this brilliant Couleur Caramel Khôl Kajal (€19), please book your free flash makeup at the clinic by texting 086 3836295 or email nurturingtouch@live.ie

A bientôt!


8 of the main toxic ingredients found in our cosmetics

Many cosmetics today still use chemicals within their production because it’s so cheap to acquire these components. It’s claimed there are over 85,000 chemicals used in the cosmetics industry. However, as many discover, it’s not worth a few euro less when you realise what these chemicals are & what they can do to our skin & body.

Petroleum Distillates (Petroleum Jelly)

Found in hair relaxers, hair dyes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturisers, anti-ageing products, make-up, lip balms
– Derived from crude oil and are used in a variety of beauty products, particularly those which claim to moisturise and protect injured skin.

– Slows down the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on its surface.
– It has no nutrient value

– Encourages the skin to stop producing its own natural moisturising oils, leading to dryness and chapping. It therefore may exacerbate the very conditions you are trying to relieve.

Propylene Glycol (PEG or PPG)

Found in skin lotion, shampoo, conditioner, baby wipes, soap, make-up.
– Main ingredient in anti-freeze (keeps temps in radiators from freezing or boiling) and is usually listed on cosmetic labels as PEG or PPG.
– Claim to hydrate skin, leaving it smooth and soft. However, both are considered toxins that cause skin rashes and persistent dry, flaky skin and eye irritation.

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)

Found in shampoo, bubble bath, shower gel, cleansers.
– Used to produce foaming, removing oil from hair and skin.
– Despite being portrayed as the baddies of the beauty world by many non-chemical cosmetic companies, both SLS and SLES are proven to be safe cleansers – provided any contact with skin is brief and rinsing is thorough.


– Chemical preservatives

– Primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, makeup, and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives.

– Low cost

– Found in extremely low concentrations in breast cancer tumors.

– Slightly mimic estrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer). No effective direct links between parabens and cancer have been established, however.


  • Fragrance is considered a trade secret, so companies don’t have to tell us what’s in it – often dozens or even hundreds of synthetic chemical compounds.
  • Even “unscented” products may contain masking fragrances, which are chemicals used to cover up the odor of other chemicals.

Colour Pigments

  • Synthetic colours made from coal tar.
  • Contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic.


  • Biochemically engineered plant extracts which allows for certain traits to be added to an ingredient that would not naturally be attainable, eg. a specific protein.
  • As much as these are enhanced to add benefits to cosmetics & results, these components are not processed & broken down as they should be in the body & will have negative effects on the organs & systems.


Other than Toxic Chemicals, it’s important to be aware about the common practice of testing products on animals

Every year, cosmetics companies kill millions of animals to test their products. These companies claim they test on animals to establish the safety of their products and ingredients for consumers. Product testing is commonly performed on animals to measure the levels of skin irritancy, eye tissue damage, and toxicity caused by various substances used in the manufacture of cosmetics.

Natural cosmetic companies test directly onto skin due to the guaranteed purity of products. Animal testing does still occur in 100s of well known brands; it will be a constant battle to eradicate it.


Knowing that – would you like to try Natural Cosmetics that are efficient, affordable and absolutely Divine? That offer premium quality products with premium quality treatments?

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Phyt’s Naturo-Esthetique and Couleur Caramel Makeup both offer skincare treatments and cosmetics, certified organic and of 100% natural origin. Both companies have been founded on strong values and convictions:

  • Beauty and health go hand in hand
  • Vital need to reduce the impact of chemistry in our environment

They use Plant extract minerals, essential oils, marine and fruit extracts. All the ingredients are used at their purest form and all our products are labeled 100% natural and organic, to offer you the gift of using the greatest quality skincare where your skin keeps pace with inner balance and health.


If you wish to find out more about Phyt’s & Couleur Caramel, call or text Tissy on 086 3836295 or email nurturingtouch@live.ie to book your free consultation.


3 steps to make your pimples disappear

Our dear spots always appear at the worse time – the day we are going to a party, a wedding, an interview, or worse… a date !!! Just when we would love perfect skin and here they come – I had a lovely one the day I did my driving licence picture, now it’s on it for ever…

Thankfully, there are ways to hide them, just follow these 3 simple steps :

1) Cleansing

NaturodermAs soon as you see a new spot coming up, using a cotton disk or ear bud, purify the area with a an antiseptic lotion such as Phyt’s Naturoderm. With 100% pure and natural plant macerations and essential oils such as cloves (antibacterial) and sage (heals), Naturoderm is a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal lotion for any infections and open sores. I personally carry it in my bag and also use it as hand sanitiser – it smells lovely and contains no ethanol – so it’s all good.





2) Camouflage 

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Time to take out your Concealer, also called Corrective Cream – depending on the colour of the affected area, you will choose a colour to tone it down – for example, if it’s red, you can use a green concealer.  Couleur Caramel offers a wide choice of Corrective Creams, which are ideal to erase imperfections, dark circles, puffiness and redness.  The shad used must be lighter than the foundation to create contrast.  With ingredients such as Organic Shea Butter and FT Baobab Oil, Couleur Caramel Concealers moisturise, nourish and purify the skin.

Apply a small quantity with your finger or a brush by gently dabbing it onto the affected area, until the colour is neutralized.

3) Foundation

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Apply your foundation as normal but being extra gentle when you apply it over the concealer, in order to not remove it.  Then set your make up with a powder et voilà, you’re ready to go!






A general rule when a spot appear is to always cleanse your skin properly, avoid touching the spot(s) during the day (I know, it’s tempting), especially if you haven’t washed your hands…  Also, always remove your makeup prior to exercising.

I recommend that you choose natural products which are ideally organic in order to not irritate your skin further, just like the saying : « nature doesn’t need chemicals to be beautiful, why would you ? »  If you want to know more about some of the nasty common ingredients that are in our cosmetics, please read the following post.

Finally, watch your diet: eat wholefoods, fresh fruits & vegetables, homecooked foods preferrably (80% of the time) and avoid sweets, junk food, fast food, sodas, alcohol and caffeine – remember the 80/20 rule…

If you would like to try any of our products, please contact me on 0863836295 or by email nurturingtouch@live.ie to make an appointment for your free consultation.

To you healthy skin!


Tissy x

Couleur Caramel – How to put on my Eyeliner and Lipstick

Products Used:

Eye Liner:

  • Black Eyeshadow 023 – with Organic Soybean Oil and Rooibois with anti ageing and anti oxydant properties – used with Angled Eye Shadow Brush No 10.
  • Organic Eye Liner Black with Organic Aloe Vera Juice and Organic Rosewater to moisturise, regenerate, soften and protect.


  • Lip Pencil no 107 Red, with Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter and Bisabolol to nourish, protect and regenerate.
  • Lipstick no 223 True Red, with Organic Jojoba Oil and Apricot Wax to protect and nourish the lips.
  • Gloss no 805 Perly Rasberry Red, with Rooibos and Apricot Wax to protect and plump the lips.

All products are available on the Boutique or by email nurturingtouch@live.ie

Day into evening Look

Happy New Year everyone!  I was very lucky as last Christmas, Santa brought me a new camera to do my Videos, so I can have more fun!  I still have to look at the lighting, it’s not the best, but one step at the time.  Editing the Video with IMovie was also great fun, adding music and my voice (it’s like when I watch an English movie with a french voice – the lips don’t move as the same time as the voice!!!) – next time I won’t talk – I’ll get there!


Anyway, to start the year, I just wanted to do a simple look to transform a Day Time makeup into evening makeup.  I forgot to put some liner – I would usually frame the eye – evening like that it looks lovely – well I hope you like it.

I’ll do my next Video on Eye Liner and perfect lips.

All my Makeup Videos will be with Couleur Caramel, to be honest, I love it so much – and knowing it’s such great quality and so healthy – I don’t use anything else.  I’ve made the choice to avoid toxic ingredients as much as possible on my skin.  So for me, it’s Phyt’s and Couleur Caramel, et c’est tout!

So here’s the Video:

Products used (all available from the shop) or send me an email nurturingtouch@live.ie  if you can’t find it (as my boutique is not finished yet):

  • BB Cream 12 – rich in Natural Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Argan Oil, it regenerates, hydrates, protects, illuminates, refines and unifies the skin.
  • Sun Powder 22 – with Organic Soy bean Oil and Organic Shea Butter, it mattifies and unifies the complexion while infusing it with a touch of light.
  • Blush 52 – with Olive-derived Oil and Organic Shea Butter, it creates a healthy glow effect, naturally.::

Daytime Look :

  • Eyeshadows 101/044  – rich in Organic Soy Bean Oil and Rooibos, it’s anti-ageing and moisturising.
  • Mascara 02 (Plum) – with Acacia Resin and Shea Butter on set the product on the lash while moisturising and revitalising.  It’s one of my favourite products!!!  The colour looks gorgeous…

Evening Look:

  • Eyeshadows 025/147
  • Mascara 61 (Black) – all Organic, it contains Aloe Vera Juice and Argan Oil to nourish and protect the eyelashes.


  • Eyebrow Pencil 121– just like the Eye & Lip pencils, they contain Organic Beeswax & Shea Butter as well as Bisabolol and offer nourishing and protective properties.
  • Lipstick 257 (Ancient Rose) – with Vitamin E and Organic Macademia Oil to combat free radicals and protect the lips against UV rays while nourishing and softening them.
  • Lipgloss 815 (Sparkling Foam) – with Rooibos and Apricot Wax for shiny, plump and luminous lips.  Also protective and moisturising.

So as you can see, all these products have healing properties, like I said, they are truly lovely but also very affordable.

All available to buy from this website, just send me nurturingtouch@live.ie or browse the Boutique.

You are also welcome to make an appointment by calling / texting 086 3836295 to get a free flash makeup and try them!

Talk to you next week for another Video!


My first Couleur Caramel Makeup Video!

Today I’ve done my first Makeup Video, ok its not perfect but it’s perfectly me! It lasts about 20min but it wouldn’t take me so much time normally 🙂 It’s only because I was discovering the products with you and I had not planned what I was going to do, it was completely spontaneous!!! The eye makeup style I was thinking about is “smokey eye”, I couldn’t remember the name during the Video…Have a look and tell me what you think 🙂

Because I rarely wear makeup – although I love it – my girls had a shock when they came back from school and saw me after the Video, but they loved it, I hope you will too 🙂 Océane (my 10 year old, nearly 15!) told me my eyes were a bit dark for a daytime look!  Really? I like it!

And here’s the list of the products I used:

Makeup Base, BB Cream 12, Silk Powder, Eyeshadow 008 Yellow Beige and 81 Intense Brown, Mascara 02 Plum, Lip Pencil 107 Red, Lipstick 243 Hibiscus – all available to order here or at the Clinic – Nurturing Touch by Tissy, Spiddal, Co Galway 

Click here to watch my Video

Why I LOVE Couleur Caramel Makeup

The first time I discovered Couleur Caramel was in France, I was going to a wedding and went to a Beauty Salon to get some makeup. I loved Couleur Caramel straight away!

Not only it’s 100% natural makeup, it lasts really well, it’s easy to remove, doesn’t damage my skin, looks & feels lovely, has an eco-friendly packaging, is not tested on animals and is affordable. You can’t go wrong with Couleur Caramel!

When I started Beauty Therapy, I wanted to get it but it wasn’t available in Ireland yet, so a big THANK YOU to Virginie Claire for bringing Couleur Caramel to Ireland. With Phyt’s Natural Skincare, its a perfect match!

Reasons why I love Couleur Caramel:

  • 100% natural, organic and certified
  • Treats the skin
  • The choice (oh the colours!)
  • Ease of application (so soft, they melt into the skin and last all day)
  • Amateur friendly (you don’t need to be a makeup artist)
  • Artist friendly (if you are a makeup artist, you will be spoiled)
  • The prices are extremely appealing
  • Packaging – eco chic and très jolie!

If you would like to try it, come up to the clinic (by appointment 086 3836295)