Ever since the Caviar manicure, Ciate have been challenging us to take on textured talons. Most of their trends have required special kits, implements and ingredients to achieve the desired effect, sold at a considerable price for what’s essentially a fad. That is, until now. Ladies, I propose that you have everything you need to take on the latest trend right in your own polish stash. Let me present, Blackboard Nails, a Chalkboard Manicure on the cheap! Read on »
I read about the L’oreal Feria Pastels home dye kits well before last Christmas and try as I might I couldn’t find out when they were launching in Ireland. I made do with jumping on the pastel haired bandwagon by having several run ins with Crazy Hair Colour but never did really achieve the subtle pastel look I was after; check out my purple hair that’s no so pastel below. Read on »
Some of you may be horrified to read this but…. I only wash my hair once a week and now thanks to Joico dry shampoo I am getting nearly 8-9 days out of it! Now please don’t confuse washing the hair with washing oneself; I am not a total stinkbag and do wash myself every day. I swear! Read on »
If I had a euro for every time I heard of the next new “innovation” in beauty, I’d be a billionaire by now. It’s one of those industries which is constantly innovating for the sake of it, to 1up in the arms race of personal perfection. There are some beauty items which lend themselves to new technology, and others which have remained pretty much unadulterated since they hit the shelves. Hair colour is very much the latter, sticking to the tried and trusted “mix the colour and the developer bottles and shake” ever since I can remember anyway. There’s no denying that it’s a messy, smelly, unpleasant process, however there are very few women out there who wouldn’t consider the bi-monthly colour top-up a part of their necessary regime. So an innovation to make this process easier and tidier is sure to be a winner, right?
Enter L’Oreal’s new Preference Mousse Absolue, needing no mixing, producing a foam which can be applied directly to hair as required. Is this the droid we’re looking for? Read on »
Whilst the majority of you will be enjoying the bank holiday Monday thats in it, I will be slaving away in the office for my sins! I’ve also had a bad dose of morning sickness all weekend (woe is me!) so to make myself feel a wee bit better I took advantage of all the bank holiday sales that are running at the minute. I picked up some new beauty bits which I will showcase at a later date but in the meantime being the trooper that I am I rounded up some of the online shops offering good beauty value at the minute. Check out the list below and let me know if you splashed the cash! Mwah x Read on »
We work hard. We play hard. And at the weekend we like to chill TO THE MAX. For example, yesterday I spent entertaining the parents with afternoon tea, having dinner at Eddie Rockets (SWEET POTATO FRIES!) and seeing Iron Man 3 at the cinema (it’s awesome). We’re just #nable for our usual comprehensive, analytical (lol, anal) blogging at the weekends, so a new feature is born – Lazy Weekend Blogging! Expect this to contain lots of cute animals, funnies and general rambles about life the universe and everything. I kinda kicked it off last weekend admitting my trash TV guilty pleasure.
I’ve seen a few of these memes floating around about beauty blogging. I couldn’t decide which one was more true, so here’s both! Read on »
Each year approximately 30,000 people in Ireland will be told they have cancer. Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries, does not distinguish between sex, race or class, and has or will affect us all either directly or indirectly during our lifetime.
The good news is that more people are surviving cancer than ever before and this is thanks to increased awareness of signs and symptoms, early detection of the disease and better treatments. Survival rates in breast cancer for example have risen from 73% (1994 -1997) to 85% in 2007 – 2009. Prostate cancer survival has increased from 65% (1994 – 1997) to 93% in 2007 – 2009. These are two of many examples where survival rates have increased.
There are approximately 100,000 people living with cancer in Ireland. (This figure comes from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland is up to date as of 31/12/2009 and covers people diagnosed in the 16 year period 1994 – 2009.)
If you are concerned about cancer, please call the Irish Cancer Society’s National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 and speak to a specialist cancer nurse in confidence or go to www.cancer.ie.