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29 Nov 2013

Roger & Gallet l’Homme - don't forget the men-folk this Christmas!

yummieeeeeeeeee :-)

Roger & Gallet's Christmas gift line up (info here) is for boys n gals alike, but this one is just for the men-folk.

28 Nov 2013

Chanel Christmas 2013 Eye Makeup Palette & Mascara

Chanel's Christmas display in Brown Thomas Dublin

Chanel’s Christmas makeup collection for 2013, Nuit Infinie de Chanel is a beautifully simple and understated Chanel-glamorous collection, and features, unusually enough, entirely LE products.  I’ve already posted about the two LE Illusion d’Ombre shades (look here) - this post is about the mascara and the eye palette.

27 Nov 2013

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum - preview


Fancy a new serum for all skin types from a trusted French skincare company at a very decent price?

26 Nov 2013

Bumble & Bumble Spray Chalk - review

Bumble & Bumble SprayChalk - cobalt, mint, lavender, blush

This was released in late September I believe - I got all four to try out, as I just love messing around with hair colours.  This is actually great stuff - it's a spray-in-wash-out hair colour, it's dead easy to use, you literally just spray it and go, simples!

25 Nov 2013

Inglot Sparkle Collection for Christmas '13

Inglot's new Christmas sparkle bar... ooooooooooooh!  Sparkles!  Wheeeeeeee!

Inglot's stunning Sparkle Collection for Christmas features new face, nail and body products, all glittery and sparkly, just in time for the festive season.  Who doesn't love love the glam of glitter at Christmas-time!  I don't care how young or old you are, we all love to sparkle a little or a lot.

22 Nov 2013

My winter red lippie: Rouge Dior #813 - 5th avenue

Rouge Dior in 813 - 5th Avenue

More red, more red, more red!!!  I really am red lipstick obsessed :-)  This time, it's the turn of a darker red for Winter time.

21 Nov 2013

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Hydrating Creme Cleanser - review


I have previously reviewed some of the Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv range (moisturiser and serum) and was remarkably non-plussed with these, especially considering the price point for these products (they're at the Chanel Sublimage and CDLM price range).  I've had the cleanser from the range to try out for a while... so here goes...

20 Nov 2013

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Initiation & Fatal

L -> R: Initiation, Fatal

Chanel's Christmas/holiday 2013 makeup collection (Nuit Infinie de Chanel) has part-launched since 15th of November.  I say part launched, because the gorgeous eyeshadow palette hasn't hit the stores just yet (apparently it was delayed and will be out on the 21st, if anyone's interested).

Anyhow, I'd probably split the post out in either way, as I'd like to talk about the Illusion d'Ombre shades on their own... there are two released with this collection, both are LE and both are gorgeous.


19 Nov 2013

MAC Divine Night Purchases - Private Party & Raven

MAC Divine Night campaign visual

I had migraine the evening of the MAC Divine Night launch, grrrr, however rest assured I got there a couple of days later :-)  MAC's Holiday 2013 makeup collection is every bit as nutsily extensive (and irritatingly LE) as ever... after a quick gander, I came away with the only two things I'd figured I might want... how's that for discipline!


18 Nov 2013

My first ever tag post :-)


My very first tag post... For anyone who doesn't know what this is, it is a post with predefined questions that you have to answer, sent to you by another blogger who has also answered the self-same questions on his/her blog.  The idea being to increase awareness of each others' blogs, to network a little, to have some fun, to let people know about you a bit more with questions you don't pose yourself.  I like the idea of this, so here goes (this is a nice short one, just four, makeup-related, questions :-))

15 Nov 2013

Shu Uemura IR115 - Pinky gold for Christmas time :-)

Shu Uemura IR115 Pink

On a recent trip to BT, this little beaut caught my eye...

14 Nov 2013

Winter-time Skincare Regime

My current skincare regime

I personally love these posts - I love to know what everyone is using on their face.  So, here is my current winter-time skincare regime...

13 Nov 2013

Christmas 2013 Gifts from La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Christmas gifts 2013 - Cicaplast hamper

Sensitive skin experts La Roche-Posay have brought out their Christmas offers - featuring their Cicaplast and Hydraphase ranges of skincare products especially formulated for even the most sensitive skin.

Christmas 2013 Gifts from Vichy

Vichy Idealia Christmas '13 Hamper - €38

French skincare stalwart Vichy have nicely launched not just one but three different gift hampers for Christmas 2013, tailored to your age, lifestyle and specific skin requirements.   These hampers start at €25 and each purchase entitles you to a free GWP of Vichy sample sizes (great for overnighting and travelling!)


12 Nov 2013

Catrice Arts Collection - preview

Catrice LE Arts Collection - campaign visual

Catrice's new LE Arts Collection takes its impression from the opulence of the three eras of art nouveau, baroque and art deco:  the spirit of each period is reflected in the corresponding make-up palette.

11 Nov 2013

Balance Me Rose Otto Hand Cream

balance Me body Rose Otto cream & hand cream

On a recent trip to a lovely Pro store in Belfast, I chanced upon this stuff.  I'd heard about the balance Me range of products before but hadn't ever used it or found it anywhere to try it out in store.

So there was a tempting sample tube of this stuff out and I tried it.... ooooooooh it's so beyond yummy.

8 Nov 2013

Christmas 2013 from Roger & Gallet - preview

Roger & Gallet have released their Christmas gift collections.

As a quick background - renowned expert Perfumer - Apothocary since 1862, Roger & Gallet believe in the promotion of well-being through fragrance, through the study of Aromachology, a science that studies the influence of scents on our behaviours and moods.

Personally, I've always had a thing for their soaps :-)  The collections are priced between €19.50 and €39.75, so there's a price for everyone.

7 Nov 2013

Chanel's Christmas '13 Collection: Nuit Infinie de Chanel - preview

Chanel's Christmas '13 - Collection Nuit Infinie de Chanel - Campaign Visual

Wheeeeeeeee it's that time of the year again - I've already posted a couple of Christmas campaigns and here's another one (the one I usually am phoning ahead about on the day to make sure it's in-store!) Campaign visual aside (I think the eyes are just creepy) I love the simplicity of this Christmas collection which features soft muted browns offset by strong lips and nails (in either crimson or burgundy reds), and a hint of a sparkle on the face and the eyes (via sparkledy loose powder and liner/mascara topcoats).

6 Nov 2013

Ireland's Only Pro Makeup Store


Situated on Royal Avenue in Belfast, this is Ireland's only real Pro makeup store, stocking a huge range of products.  Me = overly excited kid in happy little candy store for the half hour I allowed myself to browse.

This place stocks a huge range of products... huuuuuuuge.  The more I looked, the more bits and pieces I saw buried beside, underneath, behind things... skincare... cult products... face lace... amazingly stunning eyelashes... straight makeup... theatrical makeup... special effects makeup... great brushes...

5 Nov 2013

YSL Touche Éclat is 21 years old - but how should we use it?


First off, apologies to all, it has been a bit of a berserk couple of weeks, and I didn't manage to stockpile some posts or even get any prep work done.  I will be catching up over the next couple of days.

Onwards.  This post is about that cult favourite, YSL's Touche Éclat, which for years has been somewhat of a bugbear of mine - but now I know how to use it properly, I'm an absolute convert.


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