With the despicable demise of Avon in Ireland a gap has been left in the market that a brand such as Mary Kay may just be able to fill; with a force of 33,000 regular women across the world now part of the Mary Kay Sales Directors team I see huge potential for them in the Irish market. When I was approached by the brand recently I was delighted to be given the opportunity to test some of their wares. Rather than lump everything in together I’ve decided to do individual reviews purely based on the fact that I have been super impressed with each product that I have tried. Read on »
I am a lady full of contradictions; anything with the word natural appeals to me but likewise I have been known to part with an awful lot of money for the latest in cosmeceutical products. It’s a beauty bloggers prerogative,right?! Since becoming pregnant though I do have to tread more carefully through the world of beauty products, as both many natural and manufactured ingredients can cause issues. Read on »
After a brief hiatus from tanning I have returned to the bronze with aplomb; pregnancy is taking its toll on me and the only way to get myself looking semi-normal is to apply a bit of sunshine weekly. I am a dab hand at applying fake tan these days so I love to try products I haven’t used before and when Tan Organics Self Tanning Oil arrived last week I decided to put it through its paces this weekend. Check out how I got on below! Read on »
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 »
Barry M have jumped on the textured nail bandwagon, with this suspiciously similar range to Nails Inc’s “Concrete” offering, right down to the British street names. Though we do love a good budget dupe round these parts, especially with fad/trend items, so who am I to complain! I picked these up in Superdrug across the border on special offer 2 for £6.00, so they were especially bargainous compared to Nails Inc’s £12.00 per bottle (yeowch!). 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 »
“The Angels for Barnardos Fashion Show is being held in the Ballsbridge Hotel on Friday 22nd of March at 7:30pm with tickets priced at €35 each. Singer Mary Byrne has kindly give her time to come and entertain guests on the night. TV presenter Noel Cunningham & Stylist Cathy O Connor will be the MC’s for the evening. Some of the cast members of Fair City will also be taking to the catwalk along with Ireland’s top fashion models. Louis Copland will be modelling on the night to show his support and will be supplying all the menswear. Diageo Ireland will be supplying a free drinks reception on the night”
Sounds like a great night out which will benefit a very worthy charity to boot!
Did you know that yesterday saw the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, 25th February to 10th March? If you’re anything like me (a normal person then yeah?) when you think of Fairtrade, you think (rightly or wrongly) of higher prices on the shelves next to “regular” goods, and that well off guy who drives a Prius; he probably buys Fairtrade EVERYTHING to go with his zen garden and sense of smugness. It’s far from the Celtic Tiger we are now, and it’s hard enough to get food in our own children’s mouths never mind having to feed the black babies too, eh? Well missus, I’m here to show you can totally incorporate Fairtrade into your daily life, and then you can swan around just as smug as that Prius driving gombeen. First up in our “Ethical Beauty” feature line up, I present to you Oriflame’s Smoothing Day Cream and Eye Cream.
In case we haven’t wittered on about them enough, let me tell you now we LOVE Irish beauty brand Pixy. All of their products are pure and simple, with nothing but the best effective, natural ingredients. So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spread the Pixy love and tell you about their February free delivery offer when you spend €10. Go on, support Irish products and love your skin while you’re at it! In case you’re wondering what to get, we’ve got two ingredients for a pampering night in below, and be sure to check out our other Pixy reviews. 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 »