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 »
Myself and Kat love Roger & Gallet long-time and we both let out a mahoosive SQUEEE when we arrived into work yesterday morning to find a selection of their new travel sized fragrances! Between the two of us we own every fragrance in the collection already; Kat has a penchant for Gingembre whilst I find it hard to choose between Bois D’Orange and Rose Imaginaire. 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!
Long-time readers will know myself and Kat are huge fans of Roger & Gallet; their scents are like no others on the market. Bold, beautiful and very very creative. Check out some of our previous reviews if in doubt. In the second of our Christmas gift guides we bring you the pick of this French brands Yuletide offerings. Enjoy, and let me know what you will be picking up from the range!
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’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 »
When the lovely folk over at So fragrances got in touch and asked us to review their wares we were only too happy to help out! The original So fragrance had seen me through my first kiss, my first disco, and god knows what other firsts during my teenage years! The scent invokes so many fun memories it’s hard to count ‘em!
For this review I decided to let our two teenage dolls do the guinea pigging; Henna and Inara. They wanted to remain “anonymous” hence my lovely photo-shopping skills below! Read on »
It’s that time of year again folks; the event all of us have been waiting for, second only to the near hysteria the Eurovision and Jedward brought us. Yes, it’s Rose of Tralee time again; more commonly known as the Lovely Girls competition by many of us reared on Father Ted. This will be Daithi’s first year presenting as a married man and I wonder what gaieties he has in store this time around? I can barely contain my excitement Read on »