Had enough chocolate to last you a year already? Need your cruelty free bathtime fun fix? As always, Lush have got you covered with their limited edition Henata (pronounced “hen-ya-ta” think, pinata in hen form!) bath bomb and The Carrot reusable bubble bar. Read on »
She ruined her body to bring you into the world, the least you can do is put a bit of thought into a gift for her Luckily Lush have you covered with gorgeous ready wrapped gifts bursting with treats, never mind their always awesomely ethical practices. Being a vegetarian mummy to two adorable bunnies, I was only delighted to receive these goodies which contain no animal-derived ingredients and are cruelty free. Read on »
Is anyone in the mood for lurve? Or are we all a bit bah humbug about the Hallmark holiday? To be honest, even though it is a totally commercial day, Valentine’s does have its uses – it can make you look at your relationship with appreciation, or identify the flaws and cracks within. So I for one welcome the phoney celebration as sort of a relationship NCT/MOT if you will. If nothing else, having the above goodies land on my desk it made me realise it’s been far too long since me and my other half indulged in some massage therapy. So last night, after a lovely meal, we went at it with gusto. Hush you dirtburds! Read on »
This is a post for all you last minute Larrys out there. Be it the fellas that do ALL their gift shopping on Christmas Eve, the uber-organised who have all the big gifts but who can’t resist a few extra stocking stuffers, or for that person who unexpectedly arrived home, or who got you a gift you weren’t expecting (there’s always one). There’s only two shops I’d even consider approaching this Christmas Eve.
Fragrance is always a safe enough bet if you are unsure what to get a loved one, friend or special person for Christmas. I love getting fragrance gifts as it’s something I rarely ever treat myself to! To help narrow down the selection available we have put together a selection to suit all budgets, hopefully taking the hassle out of Christmas shopping for you! We are so good really!
No matter what Lush do, be it creating a fragrance, campaigning against animal testing, or gifting for Christmas, they sure as hell do it with feeling. Nothing less can be said of their recently launched makeup range, Emotional Brilliance, the concept for which is intriguing.
This range – consisting of lip colors, eyeliners and eyeshadows – is less about wearing make-up that’s in-season or on-trend and more about wearing colors that shape your mood. Emotional Brilliance is a way to wear color that’s designed for you. Choose colors, each with a corresponding word such as Confident, Take Control or Glamorous, and they will be significant to your needs at that time – wear those colors and you truly wear the word. It’s the power of suggestion – if one believes enough in something, there will likely be a change in behaviour.
The brand invites you to take their colour wheel for a spin to discover your own emotional brilliance which I did not too long ago in the Grafton Street branch. See what I came up with below!
I don’t know about you but the cold weather that has set in has already started reeking havoc with my skin, especially my poor ‘oul lips.
My lips are something that I suppose I tend to overlook when it comes to my beauty routine but I have set about changing this thanks to the discovery of one wonder product and some yummy new lip balms. Read on »
Twihards everywhere are counting down the sleeps until the release of the highly anticipated THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 movie which is set to hit screens on 16th November. In anticipation of the release I have put together a little guide to the best of Twilight beauty on the market! Enjoy x
First up in our Twilight Saga beauty special we have a very special release from Essence due to hit counters this November. They have joined forces with Summit Entertainment to launch a limited edition Breaking Dawn inspired make-up collection . Prices will start from a pocket money friendly €1.99 and this is a collection sure to fly off the shelves! My favourites include the Shimmer Powder (I love Essence Powders), the Gold Lipstick and a gorgeous Blood red lip gloss and the best part? I can buy all three for nearly a tenner! Bargain.
Next up is the aptly named Twilight Shower Gel from Lush, which I had the pleasure of trying recently. Its a lavender laden limited edition Christmas release from Lush so make sure stock up before it disappears off the shelves again. I have to admit I am totally won over by it; it contains Lavender essential Oil, Tonka Absolute (gives it a Vanilla edge) and Ylang Ylang. I cant really describe it any better than Lush themselves:
The period between sundown and nightfall is often called the blue hour, because of its distinctive ambient light. Our blue purple shower gel tries to capture this, with a twinkling of stars added too.
Finally Kiss have a treat for all nail art enthusiasts and Twilight fans alike; imPress on Nails. They have launched some limited edition manicures just in time for Halloween but I could definitely see Bella from Twilight going for the Spider Web manicure. These press on manicure kits will set you back around the €8.00 mark and are available in Pennys and stockists nationwide. I love these nails because they can literally transform even the most raggedy of nails with minimum time and fuss! Result! XFactor judge du jour Nicole Scherzinger is also said to be a huge fan!
Hubble bubble toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bath bubble! With the lashing rain and the roaring wind comes the timely return of our Blissful Bathing series, and what better way to start than with one of Lush‘s limited editions for Hallowe’en. Let The Enchanter cast its spell…
…coz you’re mine! Or at least you will be once you slip into this frothy broth. Read on »
I’ve tried and liked the Yes to Carrots range but the Yes to Blueberries is a new launch and I can’t wait to get a sniff of some of the products! I will be hotfooting it to Shaws asap to look for this stuff. The Yes to Blueberries range includes an Intensive Skin Repair Serum price €25.49, a Daily Repairing Moisturiser price €20.38 and an Eye Firming Treatment price €23.45. Read on »