Shopping in Sephora - what I bought for me, and what I bought for you (with international giveaway!) [Now Closed]
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Vision and Epatant, Chanel Delight Le Vernis: Photos, Swatches, Review and FOTD
Here are my most recent acquisitions - bought in airports, all three, over the past month.
Ok, so this isn't, strictly speaking, everything I brought with me. But it's everything I actually used. Maybe, next time, I'll look back on this post and refrain from using at least half of my baggage allowance on toiletries and cosmetics. Maybe...
Read on to see what products actually deserved their place in my case!
Win! 5 Pairs of Tickets to Bridget Jones’s Diary, thanks to Defining Beauty @ Dundrum Town Centre [Now Closed]
This week, something very, very big is happening in the world of beauty.
On June 28th, as part of a worldwide exclusive, YSL counters at Brown Thomas in
This is the most significant foundation launch in living memory. Twenty years on from Le Touche Eclat, and after 10 years in development, YSL have harnessed the illuminating power of their iconic radiance pen in a foundation.
The world and its mother are set to go absolutely bonkers for this product - and here are just five of the reasons why:
It's €30 - which is mad for a nail polish, yes, but actually quite good for Tom Ford - the lippies are closer to €50. You'll find it in Brown Thomas.
I think I've found it - the perfect tinted lip balm! Korres Lip Butters are a favourite of beauty editors and bloggers alike - and now I know why. These two arrived just in time for my
Six Summer Shades: Great Nail Polish Colours from Chanel, Essence, Artdeco, Sally Hansen, Avon and Max Factor
These little stunners have the most wonderful texture - check out my review of Mirifique - and they wear beautifully. Initially released in six shades, a further two are coming our way as part of the Expressions De Chanel edit. This small collection focuses on the eyes and will launch next month.
Pictured are Illusion D'Ombre in Vision, a gorgeous looking gold, and the chic neutral eyeshadow pallette, Les 4 Ombres in Intuition. A second shade of Illusion D'Ombre will also be launched - called Abstraction, this is billed as a natural rosy peach.
Come payday, either Vision or Abstraction will be mine (they're €29, so I'm limiting myself to one!). I'm leaning towards Vision - what about you?
But enough of me showing off my extensive knowledge of 90’s hits because this blog is fresher than the Prince of Bel Air, the reason being, today I’m reviewing man smells for the summer!
All of the model looks were creative and inspiring, but there were only four winners on the night. So who scooped the coveted awards?
Drumroll, please, for the 2012 winners of the L'Oreal Professional Colour Trophy Awards:
I'll be checking this out as I pass through Dublin airport next week - that's apparently the only place stocking this line in Ireland, though you can of course get it online.
Anything tickling your fancy?
Victoria's Way is the creation of owner Victor Langheld, whose vision has been brought to life by a team of Indian sculptors. This 22 acre park now houses more than 20 colossal sculptures, including a host of giant granite elephants, an emaciated Buddha, a capsized ferryman and a gigantic finger, to name but a few. They're all created in India and shipped to Ireland at the owner's personal expense.
The park is open from to every day, from the end of April to mid September. Admission is €2.50 and works, like the on-site craft shop, on an honour system. Drop the coins in the allotted slot, and proceed on your merry way. It takes at least an hour to wander round.
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We were delighted to receive this very fragrant parcel of Lush lovelies at
Holidays are covered with a wide selection of sarongs, kaftans and sundresses on offer. I really liked the maxis, which come in a variety of colours and prints in the €10 - €25 range. Cute little cut-off shorts, €11.50, and piles of colourful sandals and flip flops, from just €3, are also on offer.
Released mid May as part of the Roses Ultimes de Chanel Collection, this very pretty polish is a bright but creamy pink toned coral. There's also a subtle pink shimmer in the bottle that doesn't show up on the nail. The colour is fantastic - it looks great against a tan and I don't have anything quite like it in my collection. I also found the formula easy to work with: it's streak free and is fully opaque in two coats. I'm on day 3 with no chips, so it's two beautifully bright thumbs up, from me!
Chanel Le Vernis are priced at €21.90; this one was courtesy of the brand.