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COMPETITION: Our Top Five Celebrity Fragrances – Win the Lot!

Perfume

Here at The Daily Update we love a good celeb fragrance, but there are so many on the market right now it’s hard to know which ones to pick. Here are five of our current must-have scents from some of our favourite A-Listers. Katy Perry Killer Queen A regal kick-ass fragrance. Wear it when you feel in-control, domineering and self-confident. €33.95 for 50ml.   Celine Dion … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Sugar Cubed Dublin Launch Party

Sugar Cubed Launch Party is a Sweet Success

Sugar Cubed on Dublin’s Clarendon Street celebrated its official launch with a special invite-only party last week. The hair and make-up salon’s urban design provided the perfect backdrop as guests enjoyed champagne, cocktails and canapés, as well as retro sips from Soda Stream. Josh Gordan provided the music, street artist Sek2 created artwork for the night and gorgeous models … [Read more...]

WTF! The World’s Most Bizarre Beauty Treatments Revealed

Close-up of a young woman holding a glass of water and gargling

For hundreds of years, women have been willing to try anything in the quest for eternal beauty. From the conventional to the downright crazy, there aren’t many lengths some women will go to in order to slow down the ageing process and feel more beautiful. We founds some of the craziest and most disgusting beauty treatments and products from around the world. Bird poo facials - … [Read more...]

BEAUTY NEWS: Inglot Make-Up Opens Stand-Alone Boutique in Dublin City Centre

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We’ve been big fans of make-up brand Inglot ever since it launched in Ireland a few years ago. Their products are incredibly pocket friendly and yet have a quality that belies their price. Make-up artist friends of mine have raved about them and I have never tried a product from their range that I didn’t love. Formed over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working the R&D … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Nude Make-Up – Product Reviews

Nude Makeup

Autumn leaves are falling once again which means it’s time to update your make up look. One very wearable trend that never really goes away is the nude look. Of course this doesn’t mean going bare faced (heaven forbid!), but rather it involves using neutral shades cleverly to create a barely there look that can easily be adapted to a night time look and which is suitable for pretty much every … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Best Eyeliners – Review

Eyeliner

Make-up trends come and go but black eyeliner on the top eyelid doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. It seems we women can’t get enough of that dramatic flicked feline type look. Whether your preference is for a full-on Amy Winehouse dramatic sweep or a more subtle look a la Keira Knightly there are plenty of products out there to help make it easier for you. This is an area that is very … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer – Review

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

When it comes to my skincare, I usually avoid men-specific product ranges (unless they’re really great) as I’m all about scent and find that most men’s ranges are often fragranced with what brands presume men want their skincare products to smell like. A pretty scent is all part of the overall skin pampering experience and in some cases essential oils and other ingredients can provide … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream – Review

Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream

Ever since my obsession with beauty and grooming took hold, I’ve been a huge fan of Dr. Hauschka’s skincare range. Not only do the products feel great on the skin and smell divine, but they are packed with natural ingredients that, quite simply, get results. For no particular reason, Dr. Hauschka went off my beauty radar for a couple of years but I reconnected with the brand recently and … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: MedColl Natural Collagen Boosting Supplement – Review

Medcoll

The supplement market has enjoyed a huge surge in recent years. With several over-the-counter pills claiming to improve the condition of your hair, nails and skin all competing for your attention it can be difficult to decide which one to take. Many of these contain collagen, which as everyone knows is an essential component in maintaining youthful looking skin. Although the EFSA (European Food … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher – Review

Shiseido Men Anti Shine Refresher

Skin fact: men’s skin produces more sebum than women’s. This often means our skin ages slower, but it also leads to shine. My T-zone (forehead, nose and chin area) gets pretty shiny so I’ve tried lots of anti-shine products over the years, but the one I always go back to is Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher. This wonder product looks and feels like a moisturising gel so it’s great for a … [Read more...]