Wednesday, 11 December 2013
When it comes to hair and haircare, I am such a noob. I really have no concept of what's good or bad and often shy away from finding new products because of this. However, one hair "thing" I know I do like are products that give my normally straight, flat hair texture and height. So, when this nifty duo arrived from L'Oréal I was super excited as they tick both of those boxes.
#TXT is a new line of products for men and women from L'Oréal featuring putties, clays, pastes, waxes and sprays. The purpose of the line is to bring trends to your tresses with easy-to-apply, flexible, mega-hold products. The two products I was sent to try are the Volume Supersizing Spray* (RRP €5.99) and the Wave Creating Spray* (RRP €5.99); perfect for big, beachy, full hair.
It's easy to get a bit carried away shopping for gifts at this time of year without thinking twice about where the money you're spending is actually going. Where possible, I do like to support Irish brands and businesses as much as I can, especially when our economy is still crap. What follows is a little edit of Irish gifts I'd love to receive!
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
I go through phases with my shampoos and quite often just rely on whatever is in the house as long as it's not going to strip colour out of my hair. I prefer shampoos and conditioners for dry or coloured hair, and usually stick to Dove, L'Oréal and Herbal Essences, or Kérastase or Redken if I'm lucky! I'm really happy with what I've been using on my hair recently, and seeing as most of it is pretty affordable, I thought it'd be a good time to do a quick run-down.
Monday, 9 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
From talking to friends and family, €30 seems to be about the average spend on a Christmas present these days. Of course, there are those who spend a bit less and those who spend that bit more but, €30 seems to be somewhere in the middle and it would seem that this is where the market is placing itself this holiday season too. Pretty much everything I included in this Under €30 gift guide is something I would love to receive myself (hint hint!) and I think they are all high quality, really decent looking gifts that would suit a wide variety of people.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
At the risk of sounding rather dramatic, I think that the Real Techniques brushes were a total game-changer when they were first released and have made affordable, good quality make-up brushes much more of a reality than previously. I own pretty much all of the Real Techniques brushes at this stage, including the limited edition Duo-Fibre set, and use many of them daily - I'd say there are definitely more Real Techniques than MAC brushes involved in my daily routine but I still rely on mostly MAC for the purpose of blending eyeshadow.
The Sam's Picks Set* is a new release for Christmas; Cloud10Beauty have the Irish exclusive on this so, as far as I know, you won't be able to get this in Boots. It consists of a fairly solid line-up or 'best of' collection of brushes for applying powder, foundation, eyeshadow, concealer and eyeliner. I'm going to run through all of the brushes in the set but I won't go any further before telling you that this is a great deal for €34.99 - had I not been sent it, I most likely would have purchased it at some stage to bulk up my collection of brushes!
Monday, 2 December 2013
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Posted by Sinead at 12:00
Welcome to December folks, what a lovely month to be in! I don't know about you but, I find that, when Christmas is coming, I have a wishlist as long as my arm and most of it is entirely unattainable! However, I think I have whittled it down to a gorgeous little selection, any of which I would be delighted to get this Christmas!
1. Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask // 2. African Botanics Pure Marula Oil // 3. Estée Lauder Zodiac Compact // 4. Juice Cube // 5. Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Mini Moto
Saturday, 30 November 2013
If you didn't win this time round, fear not! We have another amazing Christmas giveaway with Maybelline coming up next week and plan to run frequent giveaways in 2014!
1. Tamara Seerkissoon
2. Patrick Ellard
GUESS: Debbie Cleary-Sewell
Katy Perry: Cint Dunne
Calvin Klein: Anna NicAmhlaigh
1. Ellen Sheehan
2. Saranne Murray
Blathin De Paor
Amy Ní Bhriain
Natural Olive: Karen Ní Aodha
Cocoa Butter: Lorraine Brady
Posted by Sinead at 16:39