I love a good body cream, even more so now that I am pregnant and doing my bit to keep pesky stretch marks at bay.Whilst stretch marks are in the genes of course I do think that keeping my skin supple and well moisturised can only be a good thing. 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 »
It’s with joyous disbelief (with added “about flupping time”) that I write these words… Spring has sprung! It looked like it was never going to come, what with snow and freezing temperatures punctuating much of March, but it’s definitely here. We’ve cut the grass, opened all the windows to give the house a good airing, and *gasp* cracked out the sunglasses. And I’m telling you it’s not a moment too soon. I was starting to suffocate under my Aran knits and microfleece cozy opaque tights.
There’s nothing quite so evocative of spring and summer than a light, fruity, floral scent. Think cherry blossoms shaking in the breeze, the sweet magnolia scent of a summer’s eve, oranges, lemons and limes almost bursting with juice. Nom. I’ve packed away the dense, musky, albeit comforting Winter scents and am embracing the spritzes of the season. Here’s hoping I haven’t jinxed it for all of us! Read on »
Valentines Day is fast approaching and whilst it’s not really my thing my teenage sister and her cousin are already plotting, planning and giddy-goating about the place! I can’t judge; I’ve been there, done that and sent the “love from Guess Who” card! Read on »
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!
I am sure regular readers will know all about my love for all things Lidl so I was delighted to receive their newest beauty product in the post on Monday. X-Bolt is Lidl’s very own fragrance for men, and if it was anything like the quality of last years Madame Glamour then I knew Lidl were onto another winner. (On a side note Madame Glamour gift packs are now available in stores nationwide; perfect stocking filler for ladies of any age). Read on »
I have been an ardent fan of Roger & Gallet since I first spotted the brand in Sam McCauley’s last year. Their range of unique scents, combined with their reasonable price point make their products a firm favourite on my dresser. Today I thought I would share with you how I layer two of my favourite Roger & Gallet scents, Bois D’Orange and my new favourite Thè Vert (Green Tea). Read on »
I am a total sucker for cult beauty buys and products such as Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, Clarins Flash Balm and Lancome Flash Bronzer have all graced my dresser in its hayday. I surprised myself by resisting Weleda Skin Food for years, that was until a recent trip to a local health food store where I spotted it. I tried a small bit in the shop and instantly fell in love with its tangy fragrance and I duly handed over 10.50 of my Euro bucks to take it home with me. 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 »
It’s amazing how smells can be so evocative. Catching a whiff of a roast in the oven, or a certain aftershave can transport you right back to Sunday dinners with family, or a love long lost. Some are comforting like the former, and some not so (perhaps the latter?)! The old-world scents of Oil of Olay (or Ulay as it was back then, in the pink bottle) and Max Factor Crème Puff teleport me back to my nan’s house as she “put on her face” in the mornings.
Needless to say, I’m rather olfactorily biased and I just ADORE a product with a divine scent. While my head can totally appreciate a product with a non-descript scent that works wonders, my heart is won by the fragrance. Since I post from my head far too much, this post is devoted to those gorgeous smellies which have a place in my heart. Read on »