22 August 2016

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 15 Year Collection: Lipstick Review, Pics, Swatches

t  Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate 15 Year Collection: Lipstick Review, Pics, Swatches

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Kate Moss for Rimmel than with a special edition lip and nail launch? And of the six new lipstick shades in the collection, three red and three nude, I was sent four to play with and to show to you today.

19 August 2016

Forget Multi-Masking, Allsun's Mono-Mud-Masking with her new skincare fave...


I have been lucky enough to have indulged in two lovely recent facials, from two great therapists.  On both occasions, I was told I should add a mask into my skincare routine, which is something I just never seem to get around to.  Luckily, Emma had this Glacial Marine Mud mask from Epoch in her testing pile, which I kindly took off her hands to lighten her load…

It came from www.nuskin.com where it’s described as a revitalising clay mask with sea botanicals, to draw out dirt and impurities from the skin.  It’s suitable for all skin types, can be used on the face and body, and contains extremely fine mud particles to leave the skin feeling fresh, renewed and healthy-looking. 

17 August 2016

Chanel's Autumn Makeup Launch, Le Rouge Collection No 1, is just...WOW (Review, Pics, Swatches!)

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 Autumn Fall Makeup Collection

If you only treat yourself to one makeup buy this autumn, make it something from Chanel's Le Rouge Collection No 1. It's the debut collection from make-up artist Lucia Pica - and it’s worth every second of the two-year wait, since she took over from Peter Philips as head of makeup at Chanel.

16 August 2016

Emily bags us all a discount at the Benefit Fleet Street Brow Boutique!

New Benefit Boutique Fleet Street Dublin

Benefit have opened a shiny new Dublin boutique - and it's gorgeous! Emily has all the deets...

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Benefit is the packaging; it’s always gorgeous, isn’t it? Well, their new boutique on Fleet Street is packaged just as prettily as any of their products. The space is colourful and fun and suits the energy of the staff perfectly. The massive windows that look like they belong on a doll’s house give so much daylight that it’s the perfect spot for testing make-up and ya know, taking a selfie or two.

Pop in to get your brows waxed, tinted, or just plain sorted out in my case (that's the after shot, above left). You can also pop in for a spray tan or a wax – as Mr Benefit himself, Mark said, they take it all the way to Hollywood now!

So, what are you waiting for? Oh, a discount? Alrighty then! Use the code Bloggers Boutique and get 20% off their products and services until the end of August. 

Check out what we're loving from the new Benefit brows collection. 

15 August 2016

Kicking Back at The K-Club Golf & Spa Hotel, Kildare: Review

Fluff and Fripperies at the K-Club Golf and Spa Hotel Kildare

Although I’d never set foot in the K-Club until our recent visit, I grew up in Kildare – which means that I basically grew up in its shadow. This five-star golf and spa hotel is world-famous (thanks, in part, to hosting the Ryder Cup on one of its two championship golf courses), and its name was a by-word for everything that was sophisticated and luxe.

10 August 2016

Passing the Mammy Test: Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa, Co. Meath

Seoid Spa Dunboyne Castle

It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I love an aul’ spa treatment - but I’m definitely a creature of habit. Nine times out of ten I will opt for a massage or a facial, and when I do choose something different, it’s often because it’s bundled up in a package that’s too good value to ignore.

Seoid Spa at Dunboyne Castle does a great job with their seasonal specials and I was delighted when they invited me in to try out their Summer Goddess package. There is something really special about this spa:  the refreshment room is stocked with fruit and my favourite Voya Chamomile Calm tea, the hydrotherapy pool is an excellent size and the outdoor hot-tub is the cherry on the cake.

08 August 2016

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad: get it before it’s gone!

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad Summer 2016

We are all going to be obsessed this autumn with Lucia Pica’s debut makeup collection for Chanel, but before we commence (quite rightly) rhapsodising over that, I want to pay a fitting tribute to this little gem from the summer collection. I’ve already written about the collection as a whole but promised a stand-alone post for my favourite, standout piece – and here we have it.

04 August 2016

Playing Favourites with the New Benefit Brow Collex (Before/After Pix)

Benefit Ka Brow Gel Cream

Benefit has been big on brows since the 70s - when its first store opened in San Francisco - and sculpts literally millions of arches every year. The brand's South William Street boutique gave me my best brows ever, and Gimme Brow is a staple in my makeup bag.  But now they’ve really raised the bar, with a comprehensive collection that caters for just about everyone, no matter what brow look you favour or what you already have to work with.

Existing brow faves have been upgraded or overhauled – the brilliant Gimme Brow, for example, gets new packaging and a new shade – but most excitingly, they’re joined by a host of shiny new products on counter.