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MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle

Jo Malone

Midweek Indulgence is all about you, and more importantly, treating yourself to little luxuries that can help make your journey through the working week a little easier. When I’ve had a long day, I like nothing better than to light a scented candle, put on a midweek movie and kick back with some delicious M&S chocolate treats. If the funds allow, turn your living space in to a relaxing … [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...]

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...]

A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY: New Lindt Chocolate, Cadbury’s New Wrappers and Tayto’s New Flavours


Here at The Daily Update we believe a little of what you fancy does you good. Willpower isn’t always at its strongest at this time of year but if you can enjoy your sweet and savoury favourites in moderation then there’s no reason to ban entirely them from your diet. A recent new addition to the Lindt Chocolate family is the Hello, Nice to Sweet You range of four deliciously tempting … [Read more...]

PAMPERING: The Lancôme DreamTone Facial at Arnotts Dublin

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After a busy few weeks, coupled with lots of summer sun exposure, it was time to book in for a pampering facial to treat my skin to an extra hit of anti-ageing care in the hands of a professional. With this in mind I popped along to the Beauty Rooms at Arnotts Dublin to try the new Lancôme DreamTone facial. Billed as a skincare product that could offer the skin tone of your dreams, even … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Giorgio Armani Sì – Review

Armani Si Cate Blanchett

For most women, even if they can’t actually afford a designer piece for their wardrobe a designer perfume becomes a staple, and every single fashion house has dipped their toes into the fragrance market at some point with varying degrees of acclaim. One brand that has enjoyed huge success with their scent range is Armani, whose collection boasts dozens of successful scents across both its … [Read more...]

BEACH GETAWAY: Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa Rosslare, Wexford – Review

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I’ve visited Kelly’s several times and it’s always so hard to leave. Bill Kelly and family have worked strenuously to create a luxury, yet laid-back and relaxing spa resort that boasts gorgeous rooms, stunning views, an award-winning spa and a first class location by the sea. On the pampering front, SeaSpa’s Thermal Suite relaxation facilities are enough to keep me happy; from the … [Read more...]

BEAUTY TREATMENT: Meso Vytal Vitamin Boosting Facial at Akina Dublin – Review

Meso Vytal Vitamin Boosting Facial

I’m always up for trying out the latest beauty treatments, so I jumped at the chance of trialling the new Meso Vytal Vitamin Boosting Facial at Akina Beauty & Laser Clinic in Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Meso Vytal is billed as an alternative to some of the more invasive anti-ageing, wrinkle reducing treatments. It promises to awaken your skin and boost it full of vitamins and hydration. Yes … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: National Biscuit Day 2013

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For us Irish, sure what’s a cuppa without a biscuit or two on the side to dunk away to our heart’s content? And if you’re following the ‘no pizza before Ibiza’ or ‘no carbs before Marbs’ thinspiration, fear not, as we have the perfect excuse for a slight indulgence! Wednesday May 27th marks National Biscuit Day and to celebrate this momentous occasion, the people at 11850 National … [Read more...]

Midweek Indulgence: CACI Ultimate Anti-Ageing Facial

CACI Facial

CACI facials have been around for 25 years now, which is a definite testament to their effectiveness. With ever-youthful fans such as Madonna and Cliff Richard, the results are available for all to see. This is a result driven facial so don’t go in expecting to chill out for the duration of your treatment. The point behind this is to re-educate the muscles of the face to give you a non … [Read more...]