04 December 2017

Three Fab Clay Face Masks for Oily/Blemish Prone Skin

Is your skin acting the maggot this weather? If you're dealing with congestion, blemishes or excess oil, then a good clay mask is your only man.

I find these three great for drawing out impurities, calming breakouts and leaving my skin both looking and feeling fresher and more balanced. With each, I exfoliate first, leave for about 10 minutes and remove with a flannel cloth, before finishing up with toner and moisturiser.

30 November 2017

Ultrapure Laboratories - Natural Irish Skincare Tried and Tested


We love a good Irish beauty brand so, when Ultrapure laboratories sent us some goodies, we were more than happy to put them through their paces. This small, natural skincare business is based in the West of Ireland and can be found exclusively in Irish pharmacies. While it's been around since 1998, it's new to us - offerings include mineral salts, toners, essential oils and you can check it all out on their website.

28 November 2017

Visiting The Rose Hotel, Tralee & Serenity Spa

Thinking about a wee winter staycation? The Rose Hotel, formerly Fels Point Hotel, has been home to the Rose of Tralee festival since 2007. And if it’s good enough for the Roses...

22 November 2017

The Christmas Collective at Kildare Village Gives Allsun The Festive Feels!

Christmas Collective at Kildare Village

Not only is Kildare Village one of my favourite festive venues over the Christmas period, it’s also one of the best places to get things ticked off your Christmas list. I headed out last Friday to experience the magic of their Christmas Collective, which is open from now until Christmas Eve.

This seasonal pop-up houses a plethora of gift ideas that celebrate Irish design. Excitingly, it offers a bespoke design station where you can get a range of gifts personalised for that special someone.

15 November 2017

5 Favourite (Affordable) Nude Lipsticks: Rimmel, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline...

With its associations with Pamela Anderson and old, old episodes of Friends, a nude lip used to feel a little bit dated - at least to me. But in beauty, as with fashion, what goes around comes around and the fungus effect has been inevitable: basically, it's grown on me again.

No, you wouldn't call it fun and it doesn't exactly make a statement - though neither does a trench coat or a flattering pair of jeans. And, just like those staples, I've gradually discovered how versatile and classic a good nude lip can be.