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 »
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.
I have been growing my hair the last few years with notions of putting in fabulous plaits, doing classy up-dos and curling my locks ala The Only Way i Essex but, as usual my notions haven’t really translated to real life. I much prefer rising from my pit at the last possible minute of a morning and scraping the much longed for hair into yet another top knot. I’m lazy and I know it and this is why sleep in rollers appealed to me. Read on »
Anyone else feeling a bit flat after “the Christmas”? Yeah me too. But it’s time to squeeze your feets into the party shoes once more. I gotta feeling (woo hoo)…. Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s yo’ birthday (or 1999, depending which generation yer from). No matter how dehydrated and deflated yer feeling, let’s give 2012 a good ol’ sending off.
Speaking of deflated, that’s how my hair is pretty much ALL THE TIME. Seriously. Flat as a pancake. Take a look at our “About Us” pic over in the right sidebar to see what I mean. Velcro rollers, sleep in rollers, heated rollers, BaByliss Big Hair… you name it, I’ve tried it. Eventually my hair always falls flat. Woe. First world problems eh?
The last few years has seen an explosion of on-line Irish stores and I for one am glad. Gone are the days of ordering from StrawberryNet and dreading the postman coming with my goodies and a bill for the VAT! Hello to the days were the Irish have finally copped on and started selling their wares on-line. Nowadays there are a plethora of on-line Irish Beauty Stores so there is definitely bargains to be had as competition is FIERCE! I know a lot of our readers shop on-line so I thought I would do a quick post on our favourite five on-line Irish stores. If you have a favourite too let me know in the comments; sure I love nothing more than a bit of enabling! Read on »
Feeling a little hard done by having to splash your hard earned cash on everyone but yourself this Christmas? Get yourself some guilt-free treats free with this month’s glossy mags!
Our favourite Irish mag Prudence are giving away a yummy Lindt Chocolate bar exclusively with Tesco this month. Chocolate is a scientifically proven mood-booster, which we all need a bit of during these dark, wintry days. That’s my excuse anyway. And free calories don’t count, right? Read on »
The fabulous folk over at renowned hairdressers Dylan Bradshaw have kindly offered a brilliant prize for one of our lucky readers. One of you ladies will be treated to a Wash, Luxury Hair Treatment and blow-dry in the gorgeous surrounds of their hairdressing academy and all you have to do to enter is complete a few simple steps: