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 »
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 »
Well do we have a treat for you today! In conjunction with the amazing Urban Decay, we’re delighted to offer a free foundation match of the new “Naked Skin” foundation at your local Urban Decay counter. Myself and Rachelle popped down to our local at Debenhams Newbridge to test the service, and had a lovely consultation with Aoife who gave us a fab makeover absolutely free. We promise you won’t regret it, as Naked Skin foundation is a winner – providing weightless medium buildable coverage which feels and looks like your best skin day EVER. Why not bring mum along too for a Mother’s Day treat! Be sure to check out the limited edition Glinda and Theodora palettes while you’re at it, they’re stunning.
ON TOP of that, we have a Naked Basics eyeshadow palette to giveaway to one lucky reader! Check out Kat’s review of this very handy workhorse product here.
What’s the catch you say? Well you just need to like and share below! Read on »
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 »
Today’s Cute Corner is less of a picture show more of a “you need to watch this documentary” post.
Kangaroo Dundee was a two part documentary recently featured on BBC2 as part of their Natural World series of programmes, and I’m full sure you can watch it online on the BBC player (or Google it). Read on »
Ladies, I admit it, I have the attention span of a gnat. Is it any wonder when we live in this information age with phones, sms, email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Foursquare, never mind just plain ol’ websites and forums. Not two minutes goes by between notifications on my phone, tablet or computer and my focus is constantly darting about. It’s hard enough for me to concentrate enough on actually executing a manicure with precision (not touching the cuticles is like the grown woman’s version of not colouring outside the lines…) and I have to wait for it to dry too?! You could give me all the speed dry topcoat in China and I’d still manage to smudge it somehow. It doesn’t help that I like to paint my nails in the wee hours, in the dark, just before bed. That’s how I roll. The day Ciate release a “Duvet Imprint Effect” manicure I’ll be laughing. Read on »