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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...]

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: Argan Oil Haircare Range from Lidl – Review

lidl argan oil

Argan Oil has been one of the biggest revolutions in hair care in recent years, however some brands are a bit pricy. If you want to try out this wonder product but are a bit financially embarrassed then fear not, for the next few days your local Lidl store has the Argan Oil hair care range on special offer. The shampoo is a mere €2.49 and the conditioner and hair treatment oil are €2.99 … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: The Nupo Diet – Review


Don’t hate me when I say I have never been on a diet in my life. Like most women, depending on the time of the month I go up and down but not by much. I love my food but I don’t have a sweet tooth and therefore tend to eat quite healthily and I lead an active lifestyle so my weight has never been unmanageable. That was until earlier this year when a knee injury put somewhat of a stop to my … [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...]

TRIED & TESTED: Best Eye Make-Up Removers – Reviews

Сleaning woman face with cotton pads. Cosmetic treatment.

The one area where we tend to indulge our love of colour is our eyes. This also means that we can have far more make-up on this tiny area than we do on the rest of our face! Obviously this needs to be removed at the end of the day or night in order to allow our skin to breathe. However, this area is also incredibly delicate and using the wrong products and dragging the skin can lead to wrinkles … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes – Review

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 eyes and lashes

An eye serum that also enhances your lashes, surely this can’t be! Yet apparently it is, as Vichy present their latest offering. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you can’t have failed to notice that lashes and brows are big news right now, with brow and lash bars popping up everywhere. This in turn has created a market for serums to help enhance the growth of the hair in these … [Read more...]

SUGAR FREE: Our Michelle Takes on the Six-Week Sugar Detox


My name is Michelle and I’m a sugar addict! Don’t they say admitting the problem is half the battle? Hardly! Everywhere I turn these days there’s a new brand of chocolate bar or handy pouch in which to indulge your cravings, and for those of us that wish to abstain from the devil’s grain, it can prove near impossible! Recently, Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh took to Twitter to … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: VelaShape II Tried and Tested – Review

Velashape thumb

Over the years I have witnessed the introduction of dozens of toning and slimming salon treatments. Some of them literally eliminate excess fluid meaning that almost as soon as you have a glass of water you fill out again, while the ones that promise to tone are usually only effective when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. That is why I was very surprised when my therapist at Pink Beauty … [Read more...]

DIARY OF A HAIRY BLOKE: Laser Hair Removal Tried & Tested

Hairy Bloke Gaston

We sent our (hairy and anonymous) guinea pig off to try some laser hair removal at Therapie Clinic in Dublin. I am man, hear me roar! The latter part being the key word during the numerous painful waxing sessions I've endured over the past few years. Reminiscing back to my early secondary school days I remember the lads boasting about how they were shaving and were sprouting a couple … [Read more...]