09 November 2013

06 November 2013

Edit: This has just released in Ireland  but is not out in the UK yet. Get it while it's hot!!

Dia daoibh!

So there I was, browsing around my local Lidl store taking advantage of its 50% off Fruit and vegetables (feeling the urge to get back to my juicing/shed a few pounds before Christmas!) when I spotted something in the personal care section that stopped me in my tracks!

07 October 2013

Dia daoibh!

After a few problems trying to order online from the UK, I found success with good ole Brown Thomas who posted my chosen items from the Riri Hearts MAC Fall 2013 collection to me. I now want to share with you what I was lucky enough to get my mitts on! I say lucky because, as you may well know, this rose gold collection is limited edition. Ooooohhh... ahhhhh!! Here we go.

For up close pics of RiRi Woo Lipstick click >HERE<
For up close pics of the Cream Colour Base in Diamonds click >HERE<


Shop the RiRi Collection (if there's anything left!)

Shop Online US:

Shop Online UK:
>House of Fraser< 

Shop Online Ireland
NEW! Shop online at >Brown Thomas< 


03 October 2013

Dia daoibh!

Today I bring you my September favourites. As I mention in the video, Autumn is my favourite time of the year. I love the clean, crisp, chilly air. The crispy falling golden orange, red and green leaves. Listening to the birds tweeting as I search amongst trees and bushes with ripe berries for conkers with my son. The change of fashion season to warm jumpers and cardigans, snuggley scarves and boots, not to mention deepening the colour of my lips to cherry, mahogany plum colours. I just love it. Hope you enjoy the video :)


12 September 2013

Dia daoibh!

Today I'm going to review Wow Brown's latest edition 'Ready to Glo' in the shade Dark. Irish ladies Frances Brennan and Donna Ledwidge developed this liquid tanning formula for those who "want the darkest shade of WOW" (light/medium & medium/dark shades also available). As I mentioned, it's a liquid; don't worry it has very handy spray nozzle so you don't have to worry about knocking the bottle over or faffing around with pouring!

The application process is a breeze. Simply spray onto a tanning mitt and apply all over your body in circular movements. What I noticed immediately about it was it's smell. Not your typical tanning smell, on first whiff it's a fresh almost sweet perfume! Great! It does however being to transform into your typical tan smell whilst developing but after showering the smell is almost undetectable!

I applied one light layer (the word "dark" scared me!) The liquid has an instant colour - so much so that you can apply it and you look golden instantly and can head straight out the door if needs be. Application is super fast, probably the fastest I've ever come across. It dries instantly and is not sticky.... at all, so I was able to go about my business straight away!

One thing I did notice however, was that it did not say on the bottle or outer packaging whether this is an instant or developing tan that you need to wash off. After contacting Wow Brown on >TWITTER< and spotting on the website, it is to be showered off after 5 hours (or 8 for a more intense tan).

I'll admit I was slightly scared when I saw how dark it was pre-shower, but once I washed off the excess in the shower it looked beautiful. I'm happy to report back that I was also streak free! Yay!

As I mentioned, this is after just one light layer! It claims to last for between 3-10 days so I will update this post to let you all know how it goes. Wow Brown uses high quality ingredients and is 100% Paraben free.

 It's priced at €21.99 direct from their website >HERE<
I've also found the Medium Dark Version priced at €18.99 >HERE<
or the Light/Medium version for €20.28 >HERE< 

The above product was sent to me from the brands PR Team for reviewing purposes. All opinions above are completely my own, 100% honest thoughts on the product. 

07 September 2013

Dia daoibh!

Today I have something quite exciting in the form of a foundation. It's Rimmel London's newest edition Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation.

A Feather-light, liquid mousse that blends flawlessly for natural-looking skin and all day shine control. Silky smooth formula for a perfectly matte, baby-soft finish Lightweight texture won’t feel heavy or greasy Minimises the appearance of pores

It comes in 6 shades:
010 Light Porcelain 
100 Ivory  
103 True Ivory  
200 Soft Beige  
201  Classic Beige 
400  Natural Beige 

Considering it is called  "liquid mousse" I was very surprised to see how solid and thick the foundation was when squeezed out of the tube! Nevertheless, it applied seamlessly and felt quite airy and soft on the face. It has a medium coverage which covered my slight redness around my nose and cheeks.

After 5 hours of wear I noticed some shine coming though by my nose and chin. I then decided to apply a powder on top and this made a huge difference so I would highly recommend to still use your powder to achieve maximum matte-ness!

Over all I like the foundation. It's not my favourite offering from Rimmel but if you're on the hunt for a low budget matte Foundation, this is the one for you!

It's priced at €7.95 from Boots >HERE< and £5.99 >HERE< and available in-stores now.

Pssssst!!! Current offer in Boots for Rimmel Cosmetics as of 07/0913 ➜ Buy 1 get 2nd half price on selected cosmetics ;)


20 August 2013

22 July 2013

03 June 2013

Click >HERE< to see my previous Viviscal posts.

Dia daoibh

So here we are. 3 months later and I have finished my Viviscal Trial. I have summed up my whole experience in the video below which includes some clips throughout the time I used the tablets, shampoo and conditioner. Here are the pictures of the growth of my hair.

27 May 2013

Dia daoibh!

Here's the most recent update of my hair. The below pictures were taken on the 22nd May, which makes it almost 12 weeks of taking Viviscal tablets and using the Viviscal shampoo and conditioner. It's a shame that the growth is not as apparent in the photos as it is in real life. The first pic is prob the one to go by. As you can see I've lost the red colour to my hair.

26 May 2013

Click >HERE< to see my previous Viviscal posts to catch up on my journey.

Dia daoibh!

Here's another (late-apologies. A more updated post is coming this week also) update for those of you following my Viviscal journey. Below are some photo's from last month, Friday 12th April ie. 6 weeks using Viviscal tablets, shampoo and conditioner.

Hair Health
First of all, my hair continues to be mega mega shiney. I've received so many compliments on how health and shiney it looks which is really great.

Hair Loss Update.
My hair loss has reduced significantly since I started. The below picture shows how much now typically falls out after a shower.

24 May 2013

Dia daoibh!

Today I'm going to share with you my video review of some Vichy products I have been trying out for the past month. I purchased the round box gift set in a local chemist and I think it was ideal as it was my first time trying out Vichy as a brand. I also bought the eye make-up remover separately. 

The Set
Included in the set which I bought on sale for €24 was the micellar lotion, face mist and moisturiser which came in this very sturdy round giftbox (which I now use to store all my skincare samples)

17 April 2013

Dia daoibh!

If you're a bath or body care fan, you're sure to have heard of Lush, the ethical, fresh & organic using, unbelievably gorgeous smelling brand with shops located in Cork and Dublin in Ireland and numerous locations around the UK. They handmake and sell items such as soaps, shower gels,  bath bombs, bubble bars, hand and body lotions, skincare, hair care and most recently make up.

Today I bring to you the Lush Spa Gift Box. The package contains 4 different items which is a great place to start

08 April 2013

Dia daoibh!

Today's post is another giveway! Today MyDental Clinic in Dublin have given me the opportunity to offer one of my readers a prize worth approx €450!! I was invited to go along to the Dublin Dental Clinic located at 11 Bath Ave, Dublin 4 a while back but due to other commitments and me being located all the way down here in Cork I was unable to attend so they have offered the service to one of my readers! Fancy whiter teeth, shur who doesn't!!?

The Grand prize!! 
Up for grabs is Full In-Surgery Teeth Whitening together with Home Teeth Whitening Kit and Full Oral Examination.If you're the lucky winner you can make an appointment for whenever you want as there will be no expiry date on it. 

2nd, 3rd & 4th Prize!
Fret not if you're not the grand prize winner though as I'm also giving away  3 x 75 euro vouchers redeemable against any treatment. 

I am currently trying out the at home teeth whitening kit myself and will keep you updated

Before you enter, here are some details and pictures of the clinic in Dublin itself.

"MyDental is a full-spectrum dental practice that offers the most modern and advanced treatments in general and aesthetic dentistry. We have invested in state-of-the art technology to create a caring, modern and relaxing environment MyDental Clinic has brought together a handpicked team of dentists and oral surgeons with vast experience in Crown, Veneer, Bridge and Implant placements."

For more info feel free to visit their Facebook page >HERE< or follow them on twitter >HERE<

Now on to the giveaway  To enter just fill in the details below! Only requirement is that you are a follower of my blog via GFC/Bloglovin. You can also gain some extra entries by tweeting or sharing the giveaway on facebook and liking MyDental Facebook page The giveaway will stay open for 2 weeks until Monday 22nd April and all 4 winners will be contacted then. You must be over 18 to enter for this one.

Best of luck!

07 April 2013

Click >HERE< to see my previous Viviscal posts to catch up on my journey.

Dia daoibh!

So here's my 1 month Viviscal update..... I lie, I lie, it's actually 5 weeks but here we go! So I am one third of the way and I am starting to notice some benefits. My hair has grown slightly, although looking at the pictures it doesn't seem as obvious due to my lack of face/camera distance accuracy when taking the photos and also the way it was styled; but I assure you it has!! And it feels the healthiest it has in years! Here are the photo's

(I will use week 2 photos as my "before photos" as after my 1st photo I had my front layers shortened slightly)

05 April 2013

Dia daoibh!

Today I'm here with a giveaway for you all kindly donated by Avène. One of my readers or You Tube subscribers will win €50 worth of Avène products.

 Micellar Lotion worth over €16
 Water Spray worth over €9 
Hydrance Optimale UV Rich worth over €25
All which will come in a vanity case!

 So there you go. For your chance to win a full cleanse, tone, moisturise regime enter our details below! Only requirements are that you are a blog follower (via GFC or Bloglovin ) or YouTube subscriber of mine and you like the Avène UK & Ireland facebook page

Giveaway prizes donated by Avène. Open to Irish & UK residents only. If you under the age of 16, please seek parental permission to enter. Giveaway open from Friday 5th April 2013 for 1 week until Friday 12th April 2013. Good luck.

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15 March 2013

Click >HERE< to read my first post of this hair growth/health journey.

Dia doibh!

So I have been taking Viviscal tablets and using the shampoo and conditioner now for two weeks. So far I haven't missed one tablet and fingers crossed it stays that way! I have been using the Viviscal shampoo and conditioner every time I wash my hair.

A week after I had my hair cut/my first post I had my front layers trimmed and bit shorter and thinned slightly. It was  bit front heavy so I asked the hairdresser to shorten it.

11 March 2013

Dia daoibh!

 Avon. I've spoken about them before and I'm a huge fan of some of their items including their SuperShock Mascara. Speaking of Supershock, Avon have launched 4 new limited edition shades to their gel eyeliner range for Spring Summer 2013. I have been using the Supershock gel eyeliners for the past couple of years and they are genuinely gorg. Really long lasting, mega smooth when applying and really pigmented. The new colours are

06 March 2013

Dia daoibh!

This morning I bring you something a little different. A few months ago I was on a bit of a health kick. I lost some weight and told you all I would share with you my story. I have a lot of various bits and pieces to speak about so I'm going to break it up into a few different posts. Today I want to show you something that I spotted on the Debenhams website which I used and is now on sale.

This is the Playtex Objective 1 Size Down Thigh Slimmer. Normally I'm not one for "fads" like this but as I was just starting my journey of health and fitness and agreed to give it a go! Here are the claims:

01 March 2013

Dia daoibh!

I'm about to partake in an exciting hair journey. You might have heard me speak of Viviscal in the past. Well today I will start a solid 3 month trial of the scientifically proven hair supplement along with the specialised shampoo and conditioner. I will be tracking my progress along the way and will be keep you updated here on my blog. This May, Viviscal will be presenting the findings and conclusions from their clinical trials (ie. my results) at the 7th global world congress for hair research and on the back of that we want to make May "Viviscal's hair aware month."

To give this trial a fair run I have literally just had my hair cut and coloured today! As you can see in the picture below it is at shoulder length and I have zero roots!

26 February 2013

18 February 2013

Dia daoibh!

 A little before Christmas I discovered one of the newest Irish beauty brands. Vanity Professional Make Up is brought to us by The Beauty Boutique Academy who offer premium quality products at affordable prices and also bring innovative and exciting NEW beauty treatments to Ireland. 

I was kindly sent some goodies to try and had to make this separate post especially for my FAVOURITE product from the bunch and current fav coral matte blush in general. 

It's their powder blush in the shade #4 Pink Coral. This has absolutely, honestly quickly become one of my favourite matte, coral/pink shaded cheek colour.... 

13 February 2013

Dia daoibh!

Here are some up close looks at my newest YSL & Korres goodies! As promised, I will be doing full individual review soon including pictures of the lip products on the lips. For now, enjoy the up closers!!

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain - Shade 26 Violine Surrealiste - Vintage Collection - €29.25 .......

11 February 2013

Dia daoibh!

Here's an up close look at all the products I used to create the below Valentine's Day look.

What I used:

Face products:

Benefit That Gal Brightening Primer
Chanel Pro Lumiere - 10 Limpide Nude
MAC Studio Sculpt Concelaer - NW20
Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme - Iced Gold 

Eye Products:

08 February 2013

Dia daoibh!

Ok MEGA impulse post here but I quickly just want to let you know that Sell-out success Limited Edition MAC Lipstick Candy Yum-Yum has JUST been added the >>House of Fraser website<< (about 40 minutes ago!!) 12 were added to the website, I got the first one! 

Back in March of 2012 MAC fans (not sure if this was just Canadian/American voters) voted for their favourite shades of lipsticks, lipglasses and eye shadows. 18 of each were selected from past collections and MAC said they would bring back the three shades with the most votes from each category as an online exclusive, limited edition collection called..... wait for it.... MAC By Request Collection
Candy Yum Yum, described as "The Lipstick dreams were made of" was one of the lipstick shades selected. It was originally part of the Quite Cute collection (April 2011 -USA). MAC noted the huge success of sales on Candy Yum-Yum and decided to add it to their permanent line. It has been available in the US since December but us internationalers have had to wait until ....well..... tonight (if you're in the UK or Ireland!)
Of course, this lippie won't be to everyone's taste as it is a super pigmented, neon pink with a matte finish, but if that's your thing head on over to the >House of Fraser< website to see if you will be lucky enough to grab one!


11/02/13 UPDATE: The new MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 lipstick and lipgloss have also just been added >HERE< 

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