24 September 2011

Tangle Teezer Review

Morning all.

So I'm going to review the Tangle Teezer. If you'd like the know the scienc-ey bit for the unusual looking hairbrush click HERE to visit the website. 

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Here are the claims

"Tangle Teezer is excellent for detangling both wet and dry hair.
 Tangle Teezer gives a blissful, relaxing head massage even for the most sensitive scalps.
Excellent results are achieved on even the tightest curls and afro hair
Daily brushing refreshes hair for a sleek style and helps to smooth the cuticle for increased shine.
Tangle Teezer minimises hair breakage, so over a period of time you will notice your hair feels thicker and looks healthier"

I don't believe it gives you a nice head massage! If anything the bristles are a tad scrapey on the scalp.
Increased shine!? Nope! Maybe the claim is more of a general one ie. that brushing in general helps with shine, but the Tangle Teezer itself does not miraculously add shine! I would agree that it minimises hair breakage though - especially at the ends of your hair.

I bought the pink Tangle Teezer from Cloud10Beauty for €11.50.




  It comes in several other colours and also in other sizes and forms.

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I have some things I like and some things I don't.

It's all a bit exaggerated on the website and in the video if you ask me. At the end of the day, it is just a funny looking brush and it's not going to make an absolutely outstanding difference to your hair! But what I do really like about it, is when I use it on wet hair. Now I know you're not supposed to brush wet hair, but this is a beauty rule I break! With a normal brush I was noticing a lot of my hair falling out when brushing and my hair (which is reasonably long) would be quite knotty at the ends. The Tangle Teezer is ideal for this, the best I have found. It combs through the knots much easier than a regular brush and I have definitely noticed less hair shed. 

As for using it on dry hair; I'm not fussed at all. I don't think it makes it much easier than any other brush. To be honest I rarely brush my hair when it's dry anyway, I usually just finger comb it in the mornings so this is why I am so pleased to have found a great hairbrush for wet hair! 

Also, when using it on wet hair, if I apply product (heat protectant, creams etc) I love to brush it through to spread it out throughout my hair.

Overall I am really happy to have found a brush that is great for using on wet hair (even though it's bold!) But if I'm doing it, I might as well do it as gently as possible, so Tangle Teezer - thumbs up for that! Otherwise as a "normal" hair brush on dry hait......meh!


Slán!


21 September 2011

INGLOT opening in Blanchardstown

Hello again Ladies.

You may have heard the news I blogged about HERE and Tweeted about HERE. If you haven't, just click the links. I have further news to add about INGLOT.

They are opening in  Blanchardstown, Dublin on Saturday 8th October at 11am!! To celebrate, they will be giving away goodie bags to the first 50 customers in store! Little Kiva (You Tube HERE) will be there on the day and will be giving "make up masterclasses" .


Here are some of their social media sites WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK & FACEBOOK

Yay, Inglot for all!! Well not quite "all" but they're slowly but surely expanding!! Who's excited!!?




Slán!

INGLOT opening in Limerick!

Morning Ladies!

I have just heard some very very exciting news!! (it's mega exciting for me anyway!!) INGLOT is opening a store in Limerick!! I'm absolutley ecstatic about this. I'm sure many of you (and Inglot themselves) know that I was desperate for Inglot to open a store in Ireland somewhere other than Dublin. I was sickened to find out that they opened a third store in Dublin - rage!! But finally they are opening one in Munster!!
 It will be in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle and will be opening in a few weeks.
By the way, if you live in Limerick or nearby, they will be looking for qualified Make Up Artists so if your interested you can email careers@inglotireland.com


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Here are some of their social media sites WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK & FACEBOOK

This has absolutely made my morning!!!




UPDATE 25/10/11 The store will be opening this Thirsday the 27th October! It is located beside Arts & Hobby over by the escalators from the underground carpark!


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Slán!

14 September 2011

Sleek Pout Paints Review

Morning Ladies.

So I'm sure a lot of you have already heard about the Sleek Pout Paints. In case you haven't, here is a quick explanation. They basically have a similar consistency to a lip-gloss but they dry to more of a finish of a lipstick. The one major thing about these is the amazing pigmentation. The tiniest drop really will saturate your lips with colour. You can apply with your finger tip but they may slightly stain your finger so I recommend using a lip brush as more product gets to your lips and you can be more precise.
They have a fruity scent - a kind of mix between orange/pineapple? There are 11 colours available and here they are:

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Top Row L-R:     Cloud 9, Minx, Milkshake, Peachy Keen, Lava, Pin Up,
Bottom Row L-R:     Peek-A-Bloo, Mauve Over, Rosette, Pinkini, Port

These 11 shades aren't just stand alone shades. They can all be mixed with which ever other colour you want, to come up with your very own unique colour.

Cloud 9 (white) can be used to lighten or make a colour less intense and "Peek-A-Bloo" (blue) can be mixed in intensify a colour.

I have 3 colours which I bought from Beauty Emporium and Cloud10Beauty and are €5.70 from each. Here are the colours I chose (btw, I'm looking a bit washed out in the photos as I have very little/no make up on! Hope it doesn't put you off, but I wanted to give an idea of what they look like including my face as well as an up close of my lips!)

Minx - Mauve Over - Milkshake

Mauve Over
Mauve Over
Mauve Over
Milkshake
Milkshake

Milkshake
Minx
Minx

Minx
The tube itself is quite small, much smaller than your average ligloss. Although don't let this put you off in case you think you are only getting a tiny amount of product (8g by the way!) As I said, the tiniest amount goes a long way. Here are some comparisons to other lipglosses and a 1c coin so you have an idea.



The tubes have a nozzle type tip so again, this is why I think it's best to use a lip brush so that product is not wasted. Also this is quite hygienic, so you can use on others if desired.


The staying power of the Pout Paints is indeed quite good. I have heard people saying that they stay on all day and even through eating and drink.......Am, no! They don't, unless you're being very wary. When I eat...... I EAT!! I don't mind re-applying to my lips afterwards so this is not an issue for me! Of course if you blot your lips on some tissue after application this, I find, does help with longevity. Even after blotting, I did not find the product to dry my lips over time which is good. 

 I don't think it particularly "stains" the lips either as I have heard others saying. When it's off, it's off. It stains your fingertips more than your lips if you ask me!! (as in it's harder to get off your skin than your lips) I would like to point out though, these are the only 3 colours I have tried out, so perhaps other colours stain a bit more.

Over all I am indeed impressed with these. I love the idea that we can all come up with our very own shades and it will bring out a bit of an artist in all of us (kinda!!)

What colours have you tried? Let me know below as I am thinking of buying a few more colours and would love to see your pics :)

Slán!

PS: Notice anything a little different about my blog??? Let me know below in the comments if you do!!? ;)

12 September 2011

My First Cloud10Beauty Order

Evening all.

Doorbell rang this morning.... BAM!! My order from Cloud10Beauty had arrived. This is an online beauty store that I recently discovered. They stock familiar and not so familiar (to me anyway) brands on their website for which you can pay by many cards such as Visa, Mastercard.... and guess what!!? Laser!! Yes, finally another cosmetics site that accepts our good aul poor mans Laser/Maestro card!

They sell the Beaut.ie Guide To Gorgeous Book, a book I have myself and highly recommend any beauty lovers to have; brands such as Essie, OPI, Handmade Soap Co. St. Tropez and excitingly enough for us Irish gals they sell Sigma Brushes and Sleek Cosmetics!! 

The company is based in Co. Monaghan. Shipping is charged at €3 within Ireland and £2.50 for the UK/NI or free delivery if your order is over €50. Orders are delivered within 3 working days (although I ordered mine late Friday night and it arrived this morning - Monday, so it may even take less!) I just want to point out that my order came packaged very well....in a box! Yay! With some protective Styrofoam nuggets! :) 

Also worth pointing out, they allow you to chose 3 free samples when you place your order. Currently on offer are some DuWop, Mama Mio, Jack Black and Nuxe Goodies - All sample sizes of course it's a lovely little extra to be given. Here's my order!


Order
Tangle Teezer - €11.50
Sleek Pout Paint - Mauve Over - €5.70
Sleek Pout Paint - Minx - €5.70
Free Samples
DuWop Venom Gloss - Lantana (5ml)
DuWop Lash Venom (2.4g)
Mama Mio Boob Tube - 3g

I have one Pout Paint already which I received from Beauty Emporium - another online Irish beauty site, for €7, but from Cloud10Beauty it was €1.30 cheaper at just €5.70. Nothing like a bit of competition eh!?

Click on the links if you'd like to take a look at the online store, They are on twitter HERE and also on Facebook HERE. I'm looking forward to trying all my bits! Had you heard of Cloud10Beauty before?

Slán!

UPDATE 13/09/11:         Beauty Emporium now offer the Sleek Pout Paints at the lower price of €5.70 due to an error in communication. I will update again to re-confirm. Looks like Sleek are making money if your purchase directly from their website (not to mention the expensive shipping!!) All hail Beauty Emporium and Cloud10Beauty!! :)



11 September 2011

Hello Mrs Brown... & absolute HOTTIE!

Evening Ladies.

Here's what I wore today. I went to a fashion and beauty event but really didn't feel like dressing up too much myself. The weather was so miserable I just felt kind of half arsed about everything and this is how I ended up - fairly brown and comfortable!!



                 Top - Penneys (€14 I think & is still instore)           Boots - New Look (Yonkers ago!)

                                      I done my hair in a bun and simply sleeked back at the front

 Silver Claddagh Ring, Oval Ring from Ebay, Bracelets from a local shop, Large silver vine ring from Topshop (about €14 I think)

 Gold rope style bow earring from a local shop, orange studs part of set from H&M, Small Black studs part of a set from Claires.

MAKE UP




WHAT I USED


FACE
Gosh Velvet Primer
Chanel Pro Lumiere - 10 Nude
MAX Studio Finish Concealer - NW20
Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder - 021 Transparent

Rimmel Natural Bronzer - 025 Sun Glow
Sleeks Glisten Me Liquid Highlighter - Empress

EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
'Virgin' - Urban Decay Naked Palette
3rd colour from each row on the outer lis and crease

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil - Whiskey
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil - 004 Black Brown
Lancome Hypnose Macara - 01 Noir Hypnotic (Black)

LIPS

At the event, guess who I met!..... Only Breffny Morgan from last years Apprentice! He's so fecking dotey.

 As the picture was being taken he said "comere I must tell you something"..... I was like, ha ah ok! And he introduced me to this FINE strapping specimen of a man. 

He's in this years Apprentice Breffy told me so keep an eye out for him. He's was very nice and mannerly and boy is he hot! Do you agree!!?

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm off now to have a Chinese some vino and some XFactor/Big Brother!? Are you up to anything nice this evening!? 

Slán

Rimmel London Lipstick Collection By Kate Moss

Hi Ladies.

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So you might have heard that Kate Moss has teamed forces again with Rimmel but this time to launch her very own line of lipsticks. 

There are 7 shades to chose from, which I hear have been hand chosen by herself, and here they are
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L-R:  02, 08, 04, 05, 03, 01, 12 

All colours are available exclusively from Boots now and are retailing at €6.95 each, but if you buy now there is a 3 for 2 offer on!!!

I love the packaging of these. Simple yet edgy. Instantly they reminded me of the MAC Lady Gaga Lipsticks being black and red and having the signature.
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Here is a closer look at 5 shades that I bought.


L-R: 03, 04, 05, 08, 12

L-R: 03, 04, 05, 08, 12


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03
04 
04 
05
05
08
08
12
12

As you can see, even out of these five there are some nudes, brights, daytime wearable and fun night time colours (even though I have no problem wearing brights/darks during the day) but basically, I would say there is something for everyone which is great to see. The formulation of the lipsticks themselves is staying on track with most of the rest of Rimmels lipsticks. They are very easy to apply and blend and they are nicely moisturing with a touch of shine.I hope these swatches can help you make up your mind if you're thinking of treating yourself! What colours are your favourites?

Slán!