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THIRSTY THURSDAY: PORNSTAR MARTINI

Pornstar Martini

There's no denying that there is a little bit of pornstar in all of us; prudish or not we all have our devilicious side. Kick back and relax this Thirsty Thursday and enjoy what is definitely my favourite cocktail: the Pornstar Martini. Let your naughty side out. Ingredients: 50ml vanilla vodka 25ml passionfruit liqueur 10ml passionfruit puree 1tsp vanilla sugar fresh … [Read more...]

GIG NEWS: BEARDYMAN AT THE BUTTON FACTORY DUBLIN

Beardyman

You’ve probably seen beatboxing performed at some point in the last few years on one of the various ‘talent’ shows we’re subjected to on TV. If you thought that stuff was impressive you might want to get down to The Button Factory in Temple Bar on Thursday November 22nd to check out Beardyman, aka Darren Foreman. Unlike traditional beatboxers, who use just their voice and a microphone, … [Read more...]

THIRSTY THURSDAY: VANILLA COLIBRI COCKTAIL RECIPE

Vanilla Colibri

As a massive vanilla fan I have quite the soft spot for this week's cocktail; a yummy vanilla, coconut and pineapple rendition this is a last attempt at holding onto summer. With not much else to say, I say, "Bottoms up!". Ingredients 50ml Absolut Vanilla 20ml malibu coconut rum Pineapple juice 2 dashes of Fresh cream Method Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a … [Read more...]

MIDNIGHT MIRACLE

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If you haven't already come across Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate then take note ladies and gents; finally, there is a product on the market that does exactly what it says on the tin. Simply apply one or two drops at night and wake up with thoroughly replenished, revitalised and glowing skin. This product really did take me by surprise on a number of counts. Firstly, I am not a big fan of … [Read more...]

LUSCIOUS LILY

Diorissimo by Dior

Lily of the Valley has always been a loved fragrance of mine. Soft and sweet, I adore the way with certain movements I can catch the scent I am wearing. Diorissimo by Dior captures the true essence of Lily of the Valley but adds a grown up edge. A classic in the Dior fragrance line, Diorissimo was first launched in the 1950s and is still going strong. A light and clear fragrance with a powdery … [Read more...]

SKIN ACTIVE

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As I leave my mid-twenties behind and slowly approach the 30 mark I already notice some signs of degradation; my once youthful skin is not as youthful. A line here, a line there, I like to frown in my sleep, attractive or wha?! Moving on from the old line issues my skin is dull and I definitely look like I have more than my fair share of late nights. Being fairly far away from "my best before … [Read more...]

THIRSTY THURSDAY

Eclipse

The Eclipse "Hi ho, Hi ho, it's off to work we go,we work all day and we get no play hi ho, hi ho, hi ho!"   Believe it or not but it's that time of the week again and that can only mean one thing. Yes ladies and gents the boys at Barumba Cocktail Connoisseurs bring us our weekly fix; Thirsty Thursday is here so get you cocktail shakers out and get some practice in for the … [Read more...]

CREAMY CLEANSING INDULGENCE

Shiseido Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam

There is nothing I love more than the creamy, foamy goodness of Shiseido's Creamy Cleansing Foam, that is, until I tried their Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam. Yes, that's right, my favourite product is now jam packed with extra luxuriousness. Coming from the Benefiance range this product is, technically targeted at those over 40 and has been re-formulated, re-launched and re-named Benefiance … [Read more...]

SMILING BRIGHT

Whizzer

If you haven't already tried Whizzer Whitening Strips, €29.99, then you have been seriously missing out. What can only be described as one of the best over-the-counter tooth-whitening treatments available; Whizzer Strips consist of a thin plastic film impregnanted with a mild whitening solution that is placed over the teeth for 10 minutes a day. Claiming to achieve the same results as … [Read more...]

BRIGHT EYES

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Bright Eyes (€50), the reparative antioxidant-rich eye crème from luxe Spa brand VOYA conquers dark circles, reduces puffiness, and smooth’s fine lines and wrinkles, leaving eyes looking bright and radiant. The skin around the eyes is far thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the face. Heavier face creams are too thick for this delicate skin and can overload it causing puffiness, yet … [Read more...]