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PRODUCT FOCUS: Anian's Antioxidant Skincare

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As we step further in to winter, and our skin starts to take a battering it’s time to look at adapting our beauty routines to accommodate the harsh elements. Antioxidants have long been lauded for their anti-ageing properties as they combat the oxidative processes that are the basis of all skin ageing. Goji Berries and pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants (scroll down for a list … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream & 1st Wrinkles Smoothing Eye Contour Cream

Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream

With an array of creams on the market it can often be confusing knowing which one actually suits your demographic, so beauty brand Nuxe has very kindly helped out consumers by telling you who this is aimed at in the name of the product. This range is specifically for those with “1st wrinkles” or expression lines, which usually begin to occur from around age 25+. I generally like Nuxe … [Read more...]

WINTER SKIN: Top Tips and Products for Caring for Your Skin

Winter skincare

It can’t have escaped your notice that winter is well and truly upon us and the weather is slowly but surely getting colder and a bit more miserable. The central heating is on full blast and if you haven’t found yourself caught in one of the numerous recent rain showers then consider yourself lucky. While this shift in the elements is an annual occurrence, few of us adapt our skincare … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Lift Perfecting Serum – Review

Clarins Extra-firming Eye Lifting Perfecting Serum product

This product is making some big promises just in its title alone. This eye serum claims not just to be firming but EXTRA firming. It also claims to be perfecting! These are huge promises to make and colour your perception of the product before you’ve even tried it. I am a bit of an eye cream junkie and have been using it since I was a teenager and even I, who have tried pretty much every … [Read more...]

STYLE NEWS: The Vivienne Westwood Limited Edition Scarf for Lush

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In a bid to reduce the hundreds of thousands of miles of wrapping paper thrown away each year, Lush have been using scarves to wrap some of their products since 2005. For Christmas 2013, Vivienne Westwood has designed a limited edition Knot-Wrap scarf for Lush as an alternative to gift wrap. Available in camel and light pink, the scarf hits stores on November 18th and will cost €17.95, with … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick – Review

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy

Even if you can’t afford designer threads you can still have some designer style in your life in the form of make-up. One of our favourite designer cosmetic ranges is Giorgio Armani. The packaging is super sleek and stylish and unlike many designer brands, where you pay for the packaging but the products leave a lot to be desired, Armani products are of a very high quality as the set of make up … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Microdermabrasion at Menina Bonita Beauty Salon Dublin 2

Microdermabrasion Facial

Microdermabrasion @ Menina Bonita Beauty Salon, 6-7 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 (above The Tanning Shop) 40 minutes - €40 This salon isn’t long open and if you didn’t notice their sign on the street you may well walk past them, given that they are on the top floor of the building that contains The Tanning Store. However, this would be a shame as it is a lovely little boutique salon … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm – Review

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

As a fan of rinse-off cleanser that you can “wash” your face with I had never actually tried a cleanser like this before. Although many of my friends swear by various brands that require you to massage in the product before removing it with a warm flannel cloth I always thought it sounded like too much faffing about when I am in a hurry in the mornings. However, I decided to bite the bullet to … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Pearlys Express Teeth Brightening at Harvey Nichols Dundrum – Review

Teeth Whitening

Although I don’t smoke or drink coffee – two of the main culprits for teeth discolouration – like most people day to day eating and drinking had varied the natural shade of my teeth slightly. Not so that it was hugely noticeable but I could definitely see it, so when I was invited to test the Pearlys Express Teeth Brightening service I was seriously interested in checking it out. I’ve … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: The New Benefit Boutique in Dublin

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We were beyond excited when we learned that beauty giants Benefit were getting set to bring their own brand of kitsch glam to their very own store. However, the finished result, which only recently opened its doors, has exceeded even our wildest expectations. This is more than just a cosmetic store – this is a one stop shop full of fabulousness. The décor is pure girly with lots of pink yet … [Read more...]