Current beauty product reviews

It takes me quite a while to get around to giving beauty products a good review at the moment so I thought I’d do a short post to give you all an insight into what I’m playing around with now. These are products that are for the most part new on the shelves so think of this as a visual press release into the latest beauty products. I won’t pass comment on them just yet as I like to give products a good trial before I recommend them here. Some of these products aren’t new but they’re new to me so I’ll include them all the same. Continue reading

How do you wash your face?

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It’s not often I would pass comment on skincare products mere weeks are buying them online but I’m so blown away by the three products I bought from Nip + Fab (or Nip and Fab) I feel compelled to comment. The change in weather temperatures coupled with the fact that I basically sit between a burning radiator and a drafty window my skin has gone so weird the past couple of weeks. Throw in some typically female hormones and a bit of ‘finishing up work’ stress and you’ve got a recipe for skincare disaster. Continue reading

Creating beachy waves

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I flit between weeks where I actually bother to style my hair with these beachy waves and weeks where it spends a good few days tied up in a bun where it receives little to no attention. So here’s the low down on what I do when I actually bother to put some effort into my hair because quite frankly a post on my hair when I don’t do anything with it would be finished by now! Continue reading

Budget beauty buys under €10

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I did two of these budget beauty buys previously, one under €10 and one under €5 and it was a great success. Perhaps this could work as a ‘stocking filler’ style post also with the season that’s in it! There is literally nothing I love more than a bargain when it comes to beauty especially when there are so many fantastic brands and products out there that don’t cost the world. So without further ado, here’s the list.

Cocoa Brown Instant Tan (€6.99) – First up is a product that the world and it’s mother has been talking/blogging/tweeting/hashtagging the life out of it BUT there is a reason they are! These are the latest release from the powerhouse that is Marissa Carter Continue reading

Skincare Routine

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I’ve come to realise that the fundamentals of engineering can be applied to the basics of your beauty routine. Like paint on a well plastered wall, foundation only looks good if your skin is glowing. My skin hasn’t been having the best of times lately so I’m really focusing on a skincare routine that suits my skin. This is sort of like an introductory post as some of the items I’m currently using are rather new to the regime. As you will see though there are a LOT of products in this routine so I thought it best to do an overview before delving into the particulars at a later date. Continue reading

Beauty tips: Add cream eyeshadow to your arsenal

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This weeks Tips and Tricks is all about cream eyeshadow. These are just fabulous for their lasting power and the strength of the colour. Dare I say the perfect shadow for the season ahead when drinks after work will become increasingly commonplace. These eyeshaows will last the day and night. To read the full article over at The Irish Times click the picture below.  Continue reading

Beauty Tips: The product for curly hair

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It is not often that a hair-styling product comes into my possession and leaves me gasping at its sheer brilliance. Usually the claims made by hair products, suggesting it will “de-frizz this” or “volumise that” leave me feeling flat, both metaphorically and physically. To read the full article at The Irish Times click here.  Continue reading

How to clean your makeup brushes

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Sunday night is a great night to get into a routine of washing your makeup brushes, sure what else would you be doing on a Sunday night?! Anyway, if like me it’s usually thoughts of work that dominate Sunday nights and not thoughts on how to get the bartenders attention then listen up, here’s a quick way to get your makeup brushes shiny and clean. It’s an important thing to do, keeping your brushes clean, especially if you use them most days, keeps the spread of infection from spots etc to a minimum. Plus they pick up product much better than brushes laden down with weeks of foundation or powders, yuck!


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