Monday, 29 August 2016

KIKO MILANO

The rumours were confirmed by the signs and store front going up on William Street South in Belfast recently, KIKO MILANO are opening their first Northern Ireland store! Beauty buffs rejoice!

I was very kindly given the chance to have a look over some top KIKO products before the store opens on Wednesday 31st August and this way I can tell you what to look out for so get the notebooks ready for there are definitely some fantastic products that will be sure to have your little makeup heart fluttering.

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First impressions, and I do mean first as these are the products I popped my Kiko cherry with, are that the focus is all on the product quality. Fuss free, sleek packaging gives the impression that Kiko needs no pomp or frills. With the exception of the lipstick which I'll chat about in a bit...

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Copper Home Accessories

Even though it's almost a year now since we moved (again), we're just getting around to making this house a home and it was only when I'd decided the colour scheme for our bathroom (greys, copper & greenery) that I realised how deep my love of copper home accessories had grown.

I've always been a fan of metallics for accessories in the home, favouring gold and rose gold usually however I've found with the recent copper boom there are some beautiful ways of incorporating this luscious deep metal shade into your home decor.

Copper Alarm Clock / Copper Pineapple Ice Bucket / Copper Geometric Tealight Holder / Copper Light Up & Sign / Copper Lantern / Copper and Marble Candle / Copper Hammered Bowl / Copper Cushion / Copper Mugs / Copper Chaser Plate / Copper Planter Bags / Copper Wall Clock / Copper Industrial Style Lightshade

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Natural Beauty with Holland & Barrett

My experience with mineral makeup has been minimal to date so when Holland & Barrett got in touch to tell me about their Natural Beauty range that had just launched in Ireland, I was intrigued. Boasting paraben, SLS and microplastic free mineral makeup, I was excited to see just how well natural makeup would cope on my skin.

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My main concern with Natural makeup (chemical free) is longevity and so I set about trialing the products that had landed with me. I focused on the makeup I would tend to reach for day to day because that's what I would use the most so if I'm trying to eliminate chemicals, this would be a good place to start. Well, aside from the Diet Coke Addiction...

This may seem a small point for others during makeup consideration BUT I have to draw attention to the shade names... Is it just me or is anyone else fed up of all the overly suggestive shade names of certain brands? I liked how Holland & Barrett kept it simple. In particular I loved how the eyeshadow shade, Mississippi Mud was part of a collection called The Earthy Princess Collection - now, that's branding I can get on board with! 

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