And here’s yet another haul post from me in which I think I’ll let the pics do the talking. I recently got my paws on the latest collections from Model’s Own: Ice Neon and Fruit Pastel. To get around the delivery restrictions, I used Parcel Motel. If you have any questions about that let me know in the comments. Click through for eye candy! Read on »
On counters now and just in time for Summer (I use the word “summer” lightly) Maybelline have 39 runway (known as a catwalk over this side of the Atlantic) inspired nail polishes on shelves nationwide. Aptly named the Color Show collection you can be guaranteed to find a favorite or two quickly amongst the on trend colours. Read on »
I definitely take an anything they can do I can DIY (maybe not better) approach when it comes to nails. Whether it’s frankening, foiling or gel-ing I’m game. Recently, the pretty hard to get in Ireland, Illamasqua released an interesting range of “mottled” nail polishes as part of their limited edition l’Imperfection collection. These babies are definitely on my lust-have list should I come across them in real life. But until then, I’ll just have to make do with channeling the look in my DIY style.
I’m a total magpie. The minute I spot something shiny, I swoop down on it with my talons and hoard it in my nest. Because of my love of the shiny (and my inability to sit still for two seconds) I always use a quick dry high-shine topcoat (Seche Vite or Sally Hansen Insta-Dry if you’d like to know). So it was with interest my beady eye regarded the new range of Glossfinity Nail Polishes from Max Factor, which promise 7 days of glossy nails. Read on »
We’ve had a little bunny emergency in Dolly HQ. My lovely Einstein fell ill which necessitated a rushed trip to the vet (Baribre O’Malley in Bray, best rabbit vet in Ireland), syringe feeding and minding. In all the madness I haven’t had the wits about me to think of an original post topic, so I’m shamelessly ripping-off taking inspiration from Lynnie of Beaut.ie. Ein is doing well now and on the road to recovery thankfully!
My name is Kat, and I’m a polish-aholic. It’s been two days since my last polish purchase. 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 »
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.
Feeling a little hard done by having to splash your hard earned cash on everyone but yourself this Christmas? Get yourself some guilt-free treats free with this month’s glossy mags!
Our favourite Irish mag Prudence are giving away a yummy Lindt Chocolate bar exclusively with Tesco this month. Chocolate is a scientifically proven mood-booster, which we all need a bit of during these dark, wintry days. That’s my excuse anyway. And free calories don’t count, right? Read on »
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!