We have a little treat for our readers today! We have some gorgeous bits from the Limited Edition Essence Vintage District collection to giveaway- everything you need to get arty with your nails and eyes! Get entering below to win the whole caboodle! Read on »
There’s something lovely about waking up to find the world sleeping under a frosting of glitter. That is until you realise the car is frozen solid and you should have left for work 10 minutes ago. Ah the joys of Winter in Ireland. There is one place however where a frosting of glitter is always welcome (though not always appropriate!) – on my nails.
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!
Essence are a brand that holds a special place in our hearts here at Dolly Rouge HQ; they have a huge range of cheap as chips yet stellar quality products that are perfect for a payday pick me up without breaking the bank. Today I bring you some of their new release products for Autumn/Winter and as usual Essence have not failed to deliver! Let me know in the comments if you have picked anything up!
So whilst hotfooting it to Paul Simon in Dublin last week (stop sniggering, I feckin love Paul Simon, right?!) I stopped by at the Essence blogger event which was held in aid of their new perfume line. Essence is one of both mine and Kat’s favourite beauty budget brands. I favor them over Rimmel any day and I am only raging I didn’t have this sort of choice when I was a teenager. Rimmel and Collection 2000 were all we had available back in the day; those and Pan Stick. Enough said really. Read on »
I don’t really use cream eyeshadows much, I’m more of an Urban Decay Primer Potion + powder shadow kinda girl. Even so, when I did a spring clean of my stash recently I was horrified to find that my “just in case” stockpile of Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows had completely dried out. They were like rocks: unusable, unsalvageable. I was even more horrified when I remembered how much those babies had cost me: 20 quid each x 5 = one sad Kat! In the bin they went, and I resolved to that I would no longer buy stuff that I wouldn’t use, especially not expensive stuff that doesn’t keep. Read on »
It’s that time of the year again, and our resident Easter Bunnies, Einstein and Eva, are in a very generous mood! Look at all these goodies they have up for grabs – The new WAH Nails Nail Art book, Essence nail art bits, Lush goodies and all you need from Avon for smokey eyes! As a bonus, we promise you yummy chocolate with every prize, ’tis the season! Read on »
Essence have once again come up trumps in the nail polish department. Given that Love Day was this week I decided to do a simple and quick red manicure with a bit of a glitter top coat thrown on for good measure. I used Fateful Desire (a lovely Ruby Red colour) as the base coat with a layer of the glitter-tastic Time for Romance as the top coat. Read on »
This one is… interesting. You have to hand it to Essence, their range of shades is all inclusive. I was puzzling over whether or not to add #68 High Spirits to my basket in Dunnes one day, and as my other half came over to see what I was up to I asked him if he thought I should get it.
“Sure,” he said, “If you want to look like you dipped your fingers in a medieval sewer”.
The girl stacking shelves next to us burst out laughing. Read on »
Here we go with our second installment of Dolly Rouge’s 2011 favourites. If you missed it, check out part 1.
La Roche-Posay Teint Mineral is a powder compact. It can be used on its own with a sponge for medium-full coverage (oily or combo-skinned ladies), dusted with a powder brush to set foundation, or provide more coverage over sheer foundations (combo-normal skins). It covers redness/imperfections, doesn’t look powdery, doesn’t oxidise, doesn’t budge when faced with oil, doesn’t clog pores and has SPF 25. Consider that all boxes ticked for me! Read on »