19 May 2015
Earlier this week I found myself apologising to my Facebook friends, who had been subjected to a blow by blow account of my recent pinning spree. I had no idea my Pinterest was connected to my Facebook account, because I rarely use the site…until I started the house buying process. Now, of course, I can’t pass a homewares shop without ‘just a quick look’, I'm binge watching Home of The Year on the RTE player and I find myself pinning to my House board till late into the night. I’m addicted to all things interiors.
18 May 2015
I was sent Lancôme’s Rénergie Multi-Lift Cream to trial as part of my work with The Loop in Dublin Airport. This little purple pot of pale pink, lightly fragranced cream has a fresh, gel-like texture that I have been greatly enjoying, especially in warmer weather.
14 May 2015
As regular readers will know I’m rather fond of the more high-end toiletries on the market… when someone else is paying of course! So to my life-long problem: what to do when you have champagne tastes on a lager budget?
Well, when it comes to cheap booze I can highly recommend Aldi, or perhaps Spain, but with skincare I’d previously found a solution far harder to come by. Until those lovely people at Bulldog sent me a few bits to test out, that is…
12 May 2015
I was lucky enough to spend a second evening in the sarcastic, sometimes sweary and ever delightful company of Isadora’s international makeup artist, Stephan Ulvund Øien. I’ve picked up so many insider tips from Stephan that they’re getting their own post shortly but, in the meantime, I had to tell you all about my latest lipstick love.
So I liked the brand’s twist-up matte lipsticks when I had a play with them in January - but the shade range, while pretty, was limited to three, all on the more natural side of the shade spectrum. How and ever, in their infinite wisdom, Isadora are launching three bold, vibrant shades for summer in a zingingly bright orange, pink and red – and this one, Orange Pop (bottom left, above) has totally stolen my heart. (Check out some of my other favourite takes on the juicy lip trend!)
11 May 2015
I am besotted with the summer offerings from Clarins, which regular readers will recognise as one of my favourite beauty brands. Which is why I’m so very excited that one of you will be trying them all soon. I promised an international giveaway and this one’s a doozy, with the following gorgeous makeup and skincare items up for grabs.
- UV+ SPF 50 which is such a fantastic product
- Summer Bronzing compact which you can see in action here
- 3 Ombre Pots shades in Aquatic Rose, Aquatic Green, Aquatic Granite (which I kinda want to keep all to myself)
- Truly Waterproof Mascara in Aquatic Green which I’m rocking here
- Crayon Khol in Aquatic Green which again, you can check out here.
To get your mitts on these you just need to head on over to my Facebook page where I’m celebrating passing the 10,000 likes milestone, and like and comment on the photo above. As always you don't need to share but I'd be delighted if you did - and if you leave a wee comment below. I’m so grateful and happy that you’re reading and sharing and liking, and here’s hoping we can obsess about makeup together forever!
08 May 2015
Emma Mac puts the latest haircare launch through its paces!
According to Dove “94% of women in the UK are unhappy with their hair”, but they have a solution…in fact, they actually have three. The brand has introduced a premium range (but don’t worry, it’s still affordable), called the Dove Advanced Hair Series, which is tailored for individual needs. This range is about the science, it’s about the ingredients and it’s about quality.
Across all Dove products the belief that beauty begins with confidence is fundamental – this range is no different (and I definitely agree). The Advanced Hair Series is made up of three categories: Oxygen Moisture, Pure Care Dry Oil, and my personal favourite, Youthful Vitality.
07 May 2015
You might have spotted a few sneaky pics on my Instagram recently (g’wan and give us a follow, don’t mind me, I’ll hang on till you’re back) of some upcoming MAC collections.
With today’s launch of the Wash & Dry collection, we can at least count on one thing to warm up the Irish summer. It’s chock full of bright and cheery shades, bronzey bits and fun splashes of colour and is exclusive to Brown Thomas, BT2 and online.
06 May 2015
Mermaid shades are big news this summer and Clarins are surfing the aquatic wave with their latest beauty collection. Aquatic Treasures is the name and effortless, beachy makeup is the game, with three iridescent single shadows, two new shades of bronzing primer, some gorgeously green waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and an absolute stunner of a bronzing palette … all on counter now.