27 November 2012

Dia daoibh.

This morning I received a package. I love receiving a package before I head to work. It get's my day off to a good start!

This mornings package was quite interesting. From the dead giveaway cheesy photo above, you might have worked out that I received a Joliebox. Now hold on Irish ladies, don't get too excited yet. Here's the lowdown of what's going on if you haven't already heard.

26 November 2012

Dia daoibh!

For the past while I have been trying out a new lip product. When it comes to the Autumn Winter months Lip care is very near the the top of my beauty regime! My lips become very dry and crack quite easily so I constantly have various products on the go. 
Recently I have been trying out a lip balm from You Organic, an Irish organic cosmetic and skincare company. The Natural Cosmetic range was founded by Ursula Elmes - a Dublin based practicing Acupuncturist and Holistic Skin Therapist after she suffered a severe dermatological reaction to a well known brand. All of her products are gentle on skin, sourced from fair trade suppliers, contains no nasty chemicals and against animal testing plus she uses her own blend of essential oils and herbs. For sale on her website and selected stockists are body lotions, face cream, candles and of course the following lipbalm.

19 November 2012

Morning All.

This morning I was greeted by my November 2012 Glossybox. The theme for this months box is "Stocking Fillers". This seems appropriate because believe it or not, Christmas Morning is only 35 days away!!  For anyone considering signing up, this might be of help to you to decide whether or not you think it's worth it. Here's a quick look over what I received. 

09 November 2012

Dia daoibh!

When it comes to body washes I usually use two when I shower! As odd as that sounds, I have a reason for it! The skin on my arms is sensitive. If I use a very chemically or perfumed product I'm left with red patches all over my arms, and they tend to dry out too. Therefore I use sensitive, non scented products on my arms. But I like smelling nice after a shower, what's the point in a shower otherwise; hence the second product which I use on the rest of my body so I leave the shower smelling luuuvlay!!

I was recently sent the brand new Dove Crème Mousse Deeply Nourishing Body Wash to try out and here are my thoughts.

07 November 2012

Dia Daoibh!

Last night I attended the >INGLOT< Blogger event in Limerick that was taking place to give us a sneak peek  into some of the new products coming out. I was delighted to receive a complementary goodie bag and of course being the INGLOT fangirl that I am, I also purchased some products on the night!
I took some snaps to share with you all so here we go!

01 November 2012

Dia daoibh!

I have new hair!!! Well; not new hair, but a new colour!! Have a read of >THIS POST< to see lots of before and after pics! I visited Peter Mark Salon in the Crescent Shopping Centre where Marcella revamped my hair. She was wonderfully helpful and thorough whilst doing my hair so I highly recommend her to anyone. Here's how I went from A to D!

My hair is naturally very dark brown. I have been visiting salons and dying my own hair for years.... I'm talking about 10 years so as you can image  there was A LOT of colour build up so there were different bands of stubborn colour in my hair. I also had roots as I was purposely leaving it grow out. Although not very obvious in photos, in person I had 4 different bands of colour in my hair so obviously this was gong to cause a problem if I wanted to go lighter. It all needed to be evened out before dying so I had my hair "stripped" or "cleansed" as it's known professionally.
Marcella used a water cleanse on me. There is also a full on cleanse which can be quite damaging so she wanted to avoid this if at all possible....
Dia daoibh!

As some of you may know if you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, yesterday, I went to get my hair done. I had an idea in my head that I wanted to go lighter to a light copper auburn shade. Have a read of >THIS POST< to get a step by step journey! I visited Peter Mark Salon in the Crescent Shopping Centre after being lucky enough to capture a "bubble" from the new INOA App that L'Oreal released to promote their new hair colouring system. My colourist and stylist on the day was Marcella who really done a wonderful job. To be honest I have heard both positive and negative reviews about Peter Mark Salons, but my experience was a great one. I was welcomed and Marcella went through what I wanted, she gave me her opinions and bit by bit my new hair came together. Here are some (lots of pics).

I started off with dark brown which had a reddish plum tint to it and it gradually fell down to an ombre'd copper kind of colour. Here is the before and after!!
And some more up close pics...

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