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 »
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’m sure you’ve seen these babies about the blogosphere already, they’ve cropped up on various UK beauty blogs and my lust for them grew with every sighting! It was all I could do to stop myself from ordering them all the way from Selfridges across the water. “Kat, it’s only makeup!” as one Lorraine might say. Luckily I managed to pick up the much anticipated new cream blushes from Bourjois over the weekend and it made me very happy indeed. While I was at it I threw in the new Bronzing Primer (in for a penny, in for a pound), which looks suspiciously like a dupe for the much lauded Soleil Tan de Chanel. Read on »
Dainty Doll is the make-up line by Nicola Roberts; or as my fellar calls her “the ginger one from Girls Aloud”. Charming, huh?! 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 »
Whilst the majority of you will be enjoying the bank holiday Monday thats in it, I will be slaving away in the office for my sins! I’ve also had a bad dose of morning sickness all weekend (woe is me!) so to make myself feel a wee bit better I took advantage of all the bank holiday sales that are running at the minute. I picked up some new beauty bits which I will showcase at a later date but in the meantime being the trooper that I am I rounded up some of the online shops offering good beauty value at the minute. Check out the list below and let me know if you splashed the cash! Mwah x 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.
Shiseido is having its first National Gift with Purchase event in Pharmacies nationwide from Monday the 25th of April to Sunday the 12th of May. Read on »
For those of you wanting to prep your skin in time for summer clinical skincare producers Neostrata have just the products for you; that’s of course if your budget will allow for it. Neostrata products can be expensive but boy are they worth it. 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 »