It’s all new. It’s all Naked. Yes, this is it in the flesh, Urban Decay Naked 3. The eyeshadow palette that’s ignited quite a frenzy. Apparently one has been sold every 30 seconds since its limited online release. That is of course if you could grab one before it sold out. I consider myself very lucky to have been invited to preview this rose-gold-dust palette ahead of its release on our fair isle. Prepare for pictures, retail information, my first impressions and A GIVEAWAY! Read on »
The sparkly season has landed, the time of year where we bedeck everything not nailed down with twinkle and sparkle – including ourselves! I’m not one to go for top to toe tinsel, however with a number of little black dresses in my party wardrobe, I can go to TOWN on the accessories and not look too much like a two euro store bauble. So you’d better believe I’ll be blinging up my nails. As if I need an excuse. Here’s my top 10 talon tinsel toppers to suit every budget. Read on »
With less than a month to go, I think it’s finally ok to lift my self-imposed ban on using the C(hristmas) word in polite conversation. The family adhered strictly to the “church” dates for putting up and taking down the decorations – December 8th and January 6th – so the fact that it’s still November makes me twitch a bit. But I just can’t keep it under my (Santa) hat any longer! To open the season of festive posting, I’ve chosen two products you NEED to get your pucker ready for mistletoe kisses… Lush’s Santa’s Lip Scrub, and Santa Baby lip tint.
I don’t know about you, but my lips have the constitution of a pair of shrivelled prunes stacked together. And that’s at the best of times. So you can imagine how I curse under my breath as the winter wind whips at my poor pout. If I could go around with a scarf wrapped around the lower half of my face without looking like a poorly disguised ninja, I would. Alas I must make do with an extensive lip care regime and not touching any remotely drying/long-wearing lip products until spring has sprung. On my bad days, I can’t wear lippie at all, I slather on the lanolin until I look like I got amorous with some Cookeen. So to say this festive pair of lip scrub and lip tint have changed all that, is really saying something! Read on »
I am a huge fan of Essence at the best of times but I’m not sure how I feel about this collaboration to be honest. That said I can’t imagine I am their target market on this one….. Read on »
When ghd contacted me recently to ask if I was interested in trying their V amethyst styler I jumped at the chance. My old ghd iron was given to me as a gift for my 21s; I’m now 30, so to say I was due for a replacement was a bit of an understatement! Read on »
If I had a tenner for every White Musk body spray I went through as a tween/teen, I’d be a bajillionaire. For many of us it was the scent of our youth, and we were the height of sophistication with our scent layering – White Musk shower gel, body lotion, the aforementioned body spray, and the eau de toilette if we were flush/saved our pocket money/got it as a gift. I think I may have had White Musk incense at some point too. How cool was I.
So it was with fond nostalgia (and a touch of revulsion) that I regarded the new Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose range. Thankfully it’s a far different beast from its parent scent, and the obsession has been reignited.
Would I make a cyber goth/Rastafarian? Belle Morte seems to think the above shows promise! What are these odd looking neon dreads? They’re Curlformers, and I’m rocking them to try to achieve barrel curls/ soft waves with little or no heat. A frustrating, futile task? Read on for my review and video tutorial! Read on »
I have a confession to make: I’m not a lipstick person. Despite owning a sizeable collection, me and lippies just don’t get on. Ya see, my lips are chronically dry, so most lippies either look awful on my lips (unless I exfoliate and moisturise the bejaysus out of them), or end up drying my lips to shrivelled prunes. Not a good look. Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butters are my saving grace, being moisturising and having a decent colour punch. I’d be hard pushed to part with them for daily wear. That is, until I tried these babies. Behold, Urban Decay’s new Revolution Lipsticks. Read on »
Is it just me, or did it turn awful cold and dark all of a sudden? It seems the clocks going back an hour has ushered in the winter season with gusto. Or just gusts. The sun will set at quarter to five today and we had a low of -3.6 at 8am yesterday according to Carlow Weather! Mad Ted. All my thoughts turn to creature comforts in this weather – from the chunkiest of woolly tights to anything in deep shades of burgundy, brown and aubergine – that make the season so much more bearable. As a polish addict, typically my nail attire has followed suit! Keep reading for three comforting colours to try on your talons, to suit all pockets and schedules! Read on »
Let’s just say I was absolutely bowled over by the response to my last post, where I got into the science behind effective beauty product layering. Thanks for all your comments! Spurred on by this, I’ve finally decided to start a series I’ve been meaning to do for a while – Cosmetic ingredients’ spotlight: demystifying the gobbledygook.