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The origin of the name Shiseido

Arinobu Fukuhara was working as chief pharmacist in a naval hospital at the meager age of 23 years old when he and his colleagues, also in their early 20’s, founded the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan.

Their motivation came from displeasure with medicine available on the market at the time, while their inspiration was “to take everything and anything good in this world and use it to create new things”.

The name “Shiseido” was chosen by the young pharmacist, with the words taken from a passage in I Ching meaning, Do (堂): “house of”, Shi Sei (資生): “where everything is born.” The whole passage reads “Praise the virtues of the earth, that is where anything and everything is born from”. Text taken from Shiseido.ie

I was so delighted to attend the presntation launch party for Shiseido Spring/Summer 19 last week in The Royal Hibernian Academy.

The Friends Room was decorated like we had just walked into Tokyo and we were sureounded by the latest make up and skin care innovations and collections.

Here are some pics I took on the night.

INNOVATION: SHISEIDO invented a weightless, Triple Gel Technology featuring a revolutionary combo of agar, clay, and copolymer gels that allow high levels of pigment to converge with water for a cushion-y, comfortable feel that stays put for hours. “It’s a whole new way of looking at lipstick,” explains GailBoyé,

SVP of Global Product Development for SHISEIDO Makeup. “These elements are normally incompatible, so this balance of pigment, water, and unparalleled glide is a true breakthrough.” In addition to the Triple Gel Technology, this formula is made of 15% water to provide a cooling burst upon coming into contact with lips and intense, lasting hydration. The result: vivid, high-coverage pigment. To keep this revolutionary lipstick as fresh as possible, the tube comes sealed in an air- tight silver wrapper to preserve its longevity and integrity.

BEAUTY MADE WITH SOUL: Designers and developers looked to theSHISEIDO archives when devising this this slender bullet that provides the ultimate level of precision straight from the tube. They were inspired by Inouï, a sleek collection created for the Japanese “career woman” in 1977.

COLOUR INSPIRATION: The shade names in the VisionAiry Gel Lipstick range are based on the bustling urban metropolis that is modern Tokyo.

J-BEAUTY TIP: Ginza Red (222) was inspired by the upscale, fashionable neighborhood in Tokyo, where, in 1916, SHISEIDO opened its first cosmetics shop. “It’s a timeless, universal colour that flatters every skin tone,” says James Boehmer, Global Director of Artistry for SHISEIDO Makeup.

INNOVATION: This flexible formula boasts a superior refractive index that boosts colour vibrancy when worn as a top coat and creates the illusion of fuller lips. Unlike most glosses, this crystalline fluid is infused with high-shine polymers that provide a Lucite-like finish that looks wet. In addition to high shine, lips are also wrapped with moisture. Free of shimmer that can compromise clarity, this crystal-clear varnish is contained in a sleek tube with an integrated applicator that helps prevent contamination after the gloss is layered over pigmented products.

J-BEAUTY TIP: Apply directly to bare lips or use as a top coat to add instant sheen to any product underneath. Pat this ultra-smooth gloss across the tops of cheekbones for a dewy effect, or layer it over Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush for a radiant flush. Mix directly with Aura Dew Face, Eyes, Lip for multi-dimensional sparkle. Or, lend lips major shine and create the illusion of volume by swathing

it across VisionAiry Gel Lipstick or ModernMatte Powder Lipstick.

INNOVATION: Developed exclusively for SHISEIDO, these weightless powder shadows are made using a breakthrough Cream Powder Matrix Technology comprised of an emollient blend of oils and esters. A transparent base eliminates any chalkiness and lends lids pure colour that lasts 12hours without creasing, while spherical powders offer a smooth, rollerball effect with zero drag. The four coordinating colours—available in satin, matte, and shimmer finishes to create a multitude of looks—come contained in a super sleek compact developed by the brand’s premiere packaging design architect.

BEAUTY MADE WITH SOUL: Known for its vibrant, inventive, and often quirky street style, these palettes draw inspiration from Tokyo’s bustling neighborhoods. Named after iconic streets— like Hanatsubaki Street—a historic neighborhood known for

its mamasan bars and jazz clubs—offers up a sultry range of smoky purples. these ultra-sleek compacts contain colours that convey the unique energy of each district.

1.Miyuki Street Nudes (matte ivory, matte taupe, matte sand, shimmer copper)

2.Platinum Street Metals (shimmer white gold, shimmer silver, shimmer pewter, shimmer bronze) 03 Namiki Street Nature (shimmer gold, shimmer antique gold, shimmer moss green, matte brown) 04 Kaigan Street Waters (shimmer white, shimmer gunmetal, matte navy, matte black)

05 Kotto Street Vintage (matte beige, matte ash brown, shimmer neutral brown, shimmer graphite) 06 Hanatsubaki Street Nightlife (matte mauve, shimmer taupe, matte plum, chocolate brown with red pearl)

07 Cat Street Pops (shimmer baby pink, shimmer lilac, matte magenta, grape with gold pearl)

08 Jizoh Street Reds (shimmer rose gold, shimmer copper, matte muted red, matte espresso)

Professional and contemporary, the Shiseido beauty tools aim to recreate multiple beauty experiences at home and delight your senses. “The brush is easy to control. You can pick up as much product as you want with it and vary the coverage, whether you’re going for a more opaque finish or a sheer look. I think this brush will enable the costumer to achieve her ideal foundation.” Dick Page, Shiseido Makeup Artistic Director


Always an innovator and pioneer in the powder category, SHISEIDO created 7 Colours Powder in 1917, a groundbreaking product Jill Scalamandre, President of SHISEIDO Global Makeup Center of Excellence, describes as the world’s first “non-digital filters.” Developed specifically for geishas, these tinted powders were designed to play off different lighting conditions. Now, the brand is breaking

new ground via unexpected textures and unconventional forms that feel weightless but provide intense colour payoff.

INNOVATION: Thanks to breakthrough AirFusion Technology, this fluffy, meringue-esque blush blends effortlessly across skin like a mousse, but transforms into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder with a soft matte finish that lasts eight hours. These vivid shades never feel dense or dry and can be washed across skin for a natural flush or layered for more intensity.

BEAUTY MADE WITH SOUL: Whether you desire a kabuki-style cheek draped with dramatic colour or a subtle glow, this blush delivers and melds seamlessly with the complexion much like SHISEIDO’s world-renowned skincare. The colour palette isinspired by the brand’s many muses throughout the years.

COLOUR INSPIRATION: Shades are named after SHISEIDO’s brand muses and collaborators from the company’s inception to the current day.

J-BEAUTY TIP: Apply with fingertips or stipple into cheeks using the silicone side of the DAIYA FUDE Face Duo brush. For a lit- from-within effect, layer a light veil of Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation overtop.

INNOVATION: This blush and highlighter hybrid is the future of cheek colour thanks to a Cream Powder Matrix Technology that helps this texture stay put for eight hours. Refined mica provides a lit-from-within glow, a transparent base allows for true colour payoff, and a blend of spherical powders, silicone oils, and emollient esters offers superior glide. Use the various shades to lend the face an instant, illuminating flush or sculpt cheekbones for a subtle contour.

BEAUTY MADE WITH SOUL: Similar to a delicate silk kimonothat skims effortlessly across the body, this innovative formula floats over cheekbones for a naturally radiant flush.

COLOUR INSPIRATION: Ethereal shade names play on the ideaof lightness and the diaphanous nature of the cheek colour itself.

BENEFIANCE WrinkleResist24 intensively addresses lines and wrinkles before they become more serious. Offers visible reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, and helps promote silky smooth skin condition.

BENEFIANCE NutriPerfect fortifies skin affected by hormonal changes, prompts skin to recall its youthful ways. Fragile, fatigued skin finds new energy to fight dullness, roughness, wrinkles, and decreased density. Ultimate age-defying solutions in privileged care for mature skin, with unique, high-tech formulas.

Ultimune is a product that embodies Shiseido skincare. It strengthens the skin’s natural powers of defense, enabling it to build its own beauty.
It enhances the benefits of skincare routines that follow. Smooth, supple, and with less fine lines – skin radiates with a healthy look.

Ultimune Complex– Comprising of superior, originally-developed and naturally occurring ingredients, Ultimune Complex nourishes and shields your skin, and defends against the harmful effects and external hazards.

French make up artist Amelie Moutia giving me the low down on the blush she applied and the beautiful brush she used, it was honestly the softest brush I have ever felt. The Shiseido make up brushes are absolutely beautiful and scream of quality ❤️

Shiseido is available from

Sam Mc Cauley



Last year I was privileged to be invited to so many product launches and one stands out because it was a new brand to me!

It Cosmetics!

I had read about their CC cream foundation and had been meaning to try it when bam I got an invitation to preview their products and see their Christmas Collection.

This It Girl Beauty Book Vol.2 is in the Arnotts winter sale reduced from €56 to €37.52 on Arnotts.ie

Your exclusive must-have super palette is back and better than ever in this new version! The IT Girl Beauty Book Vol. 2 Your Life-Changing Super Palette All-in-One Essential For Complexion, Eyes and Lips includes all your IT Girl makeup must-haves for the holidays—and beyond. Available for a limited time only, it truly has everything you need to look and feel your most beautiful. Developed with plastic surgeons, each product is created with high-performance anti-aging ingredients to deliver your most youthful, flawless-looking results. You’re an IT Girl the moment you try IT!

Sitting in a boardroom setting surrounded by beauty bloggers and journalists I was like a magpie drawn to the sparkly new make up range and listened intently to the fabulous voices of Caolan Kelly and Mixed Gem Beauty AKA Rose Gallagher demos and play time with the products! I couldn’t wait until I got to try the foundation and I have been wearing it everyday since.

The bye bye under eye full coverage anti-aging waterproof concealer is also a revelation. And the consistency is thick to you only need a tiny amount to cover those dark circles.

Basically the brand is a women’s dream as it makes make up quicker as you are treating as well as applying make up in one step. Here’s the product information for the CC + Cream I have been using in shade Medium.

Discover your #1 best-selling,* award-winning beauty miracle—now oil-free with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts! Developed with plastic surgeons, CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF40 Poreless Finish Full Coverage Cream is your color-correcting Full-coverage, anti-aging skincare and SPF 40 UVA/UVBbroad-spectrum physical sunscreen—in one simple step.

Created to improve the look of skin texture, this complexion-perfecting breakthroughs provides long-wear coverage and camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots and discoloration without creasing or cracking. It’s also infused with charcoal, tea tree extract, colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay—plus, oil-absorbing, pore-minimizing technology and an advanced anti-aging serum. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time. Finally, a full-coverage CC cream that airbrushes the look of your pores while providing natural-looking matte complexion perfection that lasts!

The CC+ Cream is €39 Shop at Arnotts.ie

I’ve been applying mine with the Heavenly Luxe™ Complexion Perfection Brush #7 €39 available at Arnotts.ie it gives a flawless base without make up brush stroke marks being left behind and the small end is perfect for blending around nose and eyes ❤️

Here’s the official product description

Discover your most flawless complexion with this #1 bestselling,2-in-1 foundation and concealer brush. Featuringultra-plush, award-winning Heavenly Luxe™ cruelty-free hair,a soft-touch handle and precision-cut brush heads, it givesyou all-over, streak-free coverage and a perfectly poreless,optical-blurring finish. While the large, fluffy end allowseffortlessly flawless application of your favourite foundationsand concealers, the micro-end easily blends awayimperfections in hard-to-reach areas around your eyes andnose. A makeup bag must-have, this dual-ended tool trulydoes the work for you to deliver your most natural-looking,airbrushed results every time!

The Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara €25 Buy has made my lashes appear thicker and longer and the brush is designed to cling to even the shortest of lashes making the most of the lashes you have without the need for fake lashes which again saves time and money.

New to it Cosmetics comes Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream €32. At Arnotts.ie

Say “bye bye” to redness and hello to your most flawless complexion in just one step! Developed with plastic surgeons, Bye Bye Redness™ is your color-infused skincare that starts its life as a hydrating, skin-calming cream and cancels redness from view—all while delivering long-wearing, color-correcting full coverage. Rich in anti-aging peptides, colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, aloe and avocado, it helps camouflage any red-toned skin discolorations including rosacea, broken capillaries, blemishes, skin irritations, sun damage, scars, age spots and more. This soothing, cutting-edge, super-blendable, hydrating cream truly provides perfect coverage that won’t crease or crack, and makes your skin appear supple, even and youthfully radiant!

Images courtesy of it Cosmetics and Arnotts.ie all products available in Arnotts and online at Arnotts.ie

Kisses 😘


Arnotts will welcome top influencer Pippa O’Connor to the newly opened Arnotts Shoe Gallery this September to host a stylish shoe and fashion workshop and show for customers.

To celebrate the recent opening of the new Shoe Gallery, Ireland’s largest women’s footwear department, Arnotts has teamed up with Pippa to host a styling segment on Saturday, 2nd September 2017 at 12pm.

Speaking about the event, Pippa said: “I’m delighted to be hosting a shoe and fashion styling segment in the newly opened Shoe Gallery on First Level in Arnotts! Everyone knows I have a weakness for shoes so I’ll be spoilt for choice in the biggest shoe department in Ireland! And now that it’s right beside the womenswear department, I don’t have too far to go to pair up my shoes with the new AW17 collections!”


The styling segment will take place in the Shoe Gallery on First Level where Pippa will be showcasing her “must have” shoes for the AW season, and styling them using pieces from her favourite brands from the AW17 womenswear collections in her own, signature Pippa style. Brands from the Shoe Gallery will include some of the newest additions by Jonak and Michael Kors, while Pippa will also be choosing from some of the newest brands in the womenswear department, including SET, Samsoe & Samsoe, Millie Mackintosh, Suncoo and Max & Co. 


Throughout the styling segment, Pippa will be talking through each of her chosen looks and sharing what she loves about the upcoming AW17 season. 


To register for this free event, customers need to sign up at Arnotts.ie to register their interest.

Kiehl’s apothecary preparations review 

Here it is! The big review of a special product with big promises.

I was hoping for a miracle in a bottle to minimise my pores and smooth out my wrinkles.

After using this product every night religiously for the last 4 weeks I have come to my verdict.

My skin feels softer and make up application is smoother. My open pores on my cheeks do seem less noticeable but not totally cured. My wrinkles(Furrows) haven’t diminished but my skin does seem somewhat healthier. 

I did also up my water intake to help the process and this did help hydrate my skin.

Overall, it’s a beautiful product to have and to use. 

Would I recommend it? 

Yes! Yes,I would. 


Because it’s a luxury everyone should witness and because of it’s pharmaceutical background and appearance along with the effect it has on your skin, it definitely does improve your skins texture and appearance although it doesn’t work miracles. 

I guess I’ll have to just keep saving for Botox and fillers and I’ll continue using my Kiehl’s apothecary preparation until a miracle in a bottle comes my way in the endless search for youth. 

Kiehls is available world wide Here

and online in Ireland Arnotts.ie and Debenhams.ie

Kiehl’s Apothecary 

Today I received my very own personalised skin care miracle in the post. The beautiful people from Kiehl’s asked me what my two skin concerns were. 

1. Lines and wrinkles 

2. Open pores

And this morning I received my prescribed by Kiehl’s remedy. 

I will be starting this tonight and will report back in a few weeks and let you know what I think. To be honest though, I’ve always loved Kiehl’s since working with it in Blue Eriu back in the day so I don’t think I’ll be disappointed. 


Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil from Kiehl’s

There’s a new cleanser in the Kiehl’s family!

Meet Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, our first lightweight essential oil facial cleanser.
How does it work? This all-in-one, non-comedogenic cleansing formula emulsifies with water to become a cleansing milk. This gently, yet effectively helps dissolve difficult-to-remove makeup and impurities – without over-drying. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil not only leaves skin fresh and clean, but also balanced, soothed and prepared for optimal night-time replenishment.

Bye-bye panda eyes, hello beauty sleep!
What’s more, the facial cleanser is made from an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils: Squalane, a planted-derived lipid with a natural affinity for skin; evening primrose oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids; and lavender essential oil.
It’s soap-free, sulphate-free and mineral oil-free, so for your one-stop cleanser look no further than Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. 


  • Gently massage a few pumps’ worth of product in a circular motion into your skin
  • Then add water to gently melt and dissolve all traces of dirt, oil, sunscreen, and face and eye makeup; then gently rinse away.
  • Use as the first step to your night-time skincare routine, as it leaves skin feeling soft, supple and prepped for optimal night time replenishment.
  • Don’t forget that you can use this to remove eye-make-up remover too, as it’s ophthalmologist tested for sensitive eye area.


Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil is €35.00 and is available from:

35 Wicklow Street,Dublin,

Dundrum Town Centre,

at Arnotts Department Store

 or online at http://www.arnotts.ie or Debenhams Patrick Street Cork or online at www. Debenhams.ie


I can’t wait to try this 😍🌟❤️



New moisture treatment is suitable for use twice daily, even for sensitive skin

Kiehl’s Since 1851 introduces Clearly CorrectiveTM Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment – an ultra-lightweight, innovative hydrator featuring dermatologist-trusted Glycolic Acid in concert with the company’s signature skin clarity ingredient, Activated C (a high-performance Vitamin C derivative). 
 In 2011, utilizing Activated C, Kiehl’s chemists first established leadership in skin clarity with the launch of Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (CCDS). To date, this formula is one of the most trusted serums for skin clarity, winning 19 global beauty awards and selling over 4 million bottles worldwide. 

 14 months ago, Kiehl’s chemists began formulating a new type of hydrator—an innovative moisture-treatment—to target 3 key causes of loss of clarity: rough texture, dehydration, and discoloration. 

 “CCDS remains one of the most effective targeted treatments for clarity on the market, but treatment serums are only one component of a complete skincare regimen,” shares Helen Sung, AVP Kiehl’s Product Innovation. “We asked ourselves, how could we address the key causes of loss of clarity? Naturally we could introduce additional doses of our skin clarity ingredients into a moisturizer, a central step in a regimen. But the true innovation would be in helping skin to better reflect light, and to be more receptive to the formula’s ingredients. This is where glycolic acid offered an important enhancement to the equation.”

 While highly effective, Glycolic Acid can be irritating and dehydrating to skin. “Widely used as an agent in peels, it is a less popular ingredient in hydrators,” explains Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatologist. “When used in moisturizers, many formulate with glycolic acid at such a high level that it requires very specific usage and rarely allows for the moisturizer to be easily incorporated into a standard skincare regimen. And these formulas are generally unsuitable for those with sensitive skin.”  

 Always focused on the needs of even its most sensitive skincare customers, Kiehl’s chemists utilized precise concentrations of the ingredient to retain its exfoliation benefits, while remaining tolerable and appropriate for sensitive skin types.

 “We intentionally used a lower level of Glycolic Acid in our formula to help soften surface skin rather than to aggressively peel it. This complements the Activated C in the formula by helping skin to be more receptive to the skin clarifying ingredients,” stated Dr. Geoff Genesky, Kiehl’s Head Chemist. “Within the formula, we also offer moisturizing benefits by tapping into the nourishing and protecting properties of Peony and White Birch. This careful balance is our true formulation achievement. This moisture treatment not only offers 24 hour hydration to balance the keratolytic properties of glycolic acid, but our formula is so tolerable that it can be used twice a day or even applied with a thicker layer as an overnight masque.”

 Actively brightening, smoothing, and refining skin for a smoother texture, Clearly CorrectiveTM Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment is clinically demonstrated to target the key factors of loss of clarity. After just 1 week, 86% of women agreed their skin had a luminous and translucent glow and felt soothed, while 94% agreed their skin felt moisturized. 


Clearly CorrectiveTM Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment leverages the efficacy of Glycolic Acid in a gentle and hydrating formula, which when combined with the complementary ingredients in the formula, targets the 3 key causes of loss of clarity. 

1. Glycolic Acid supports desquamation to help improve skin texture: Between the ages of 30 and 80, skin’s epidermal turnover rate can slow by 30–50%[1], causing dull and rough texture. Texture changes cause uneven light reflection, diminishing skin’s brightness and luminosity. Glycolic Acid helps to gently exfoliate the top layers of the skin allowing light to better reflect off of skin for a more luminous appearance. Proper exfoliation also allows for better penetration of subsequent ingredients or serums.  

2. White Birch & Peony address dehydration: As skin ages, moisture binding molecules within skin begin to deplete. Essential moisture escapes through the skin’s surface, which contributes to dull, tired looking skin, coarse texture, and more visible fine lines and wrinkles. To address this, White Birch Extract and a blend of moisture-binding humectants in the formula draw moisture from the air to help offer 24 hour hydration in the skin’s layers. Peony Extract helps neutralize free radicals, helping to maintain skin health so that it more readily receives and maintains moisture.

3. Activated C decreases discoloration: With age, skin is exposed to environmental aggressors, leading to oxidation and resulting in discoloration on the skin’s surface. In the formula, Activated C, a completely stable, fast-acting Vitamin C molecule, helps brighten skin while helping to reduce the appearance of new spots and discolorations.1



o Skin’s tactile smoothness/texture improved by 71.9%

o Skin visual smoothness/texture improved by 51%

After 8 weeks (on bare skin):

o Skin tactile smoothness/texture improved by 29.4%

o Skin visual smoothness/texture improved by 19.1%

o Skin radiance improved by 11.8%



o 86% agreed their skin felt smoother, softer and more refreshed

o 92% agreed their skin felt more comfortable

o 96% agreed their skin felt moisturized 

After 1 week:

o 86% agreed their skin had a radiant and luminous glow

o 88% agree their skin felt smoother and appeared more supple

o 90% agreed their skin felt refreshed, and that its quality was improved

o 96% agreed their skin felt softer

After 8 weeks:

o 90% agreed their skin tone appeared more even

o 92% agreed their skin felt soothed and comfortable

o 94% agreed their skin appeared smoother, felt moisturized and that the overall appearance of their skin was improved 

o 96% agreed their skin felt softer and appeared more supple 

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment will be available from January 14th 2017 at Kiehl’s 35 Wicklow Street, Dundrum Town Centre, and Arnott’s Department Store or online at http://www.arnotts.ie
Kiehls Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment RRP €53.00

[1] Dermal Institute “Structural Changes Associated with Aging Skin”

[2] Female, 30-60 yrs. of age, All skin types, 50% multi-ethnic, 50% Asian

[3] Female, 30-60 yrs. of age, All skin types, 50% multi-ethnic, 50% Asian

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Christmas Gift Guide for Children 

Irish Fairy Door Company, Paint your own set €24.95 buy Here

Merry Christmas personalised jigsaw €18.95 from Gifts.ie

Interactive worry plaque €34.95 available in toy stores and online Here at Irish Fairy Door Company

Christmas Pippa Bows €8.00 from Little Bow Pip

3D Toadstool night light €29.95 in toy stores and online Here at Irish Fairy Door Company

Worry Monster €5 from Euro Giant

A personalised Plate for Christmas Eve to leave out for Santa €20 from Andrina’s Personalised Plates

Thanks for visiting my blog. 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas 💋🎄🎅🏻❤️

Christmas gifts for him 

Kiehls men’s facial fuel set €35.50

Step One: Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, an efficient and refreshing face wash with caffeine, menthol and invigorating citrus extracts.

• Step Two: Facial Fuel Energizing Face Scrub, a “refueling facial buffer” that re-energizes and smoothes skin.

• Step Three: Facial Fuel Moisture Treatment for Men, a vitamin-enriched and energizing non-oily facial moisturizer.

• Complete with a complimentary deluxe sample of our Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, a cult classic maximum-strength moisturizer for dry, active hands.

Available from Kiehls stores and from Arnotts.ie

Baby it’s cold outside, so get the men in your lives a onesie to keep them cosy and cuddly. Penneys from €18 

Biofresh Men’s skin care gift set €35.00 Available in Swords or Drogheda stores or online here:  Biofresh

Penneys knitwear for men from €18 

Biofresh Men’s Perfume €20 buy Here

Daniel Wellington Sheffield Black Leather Strap Watch €150.00 buy Here

Men’s grooming range starts from €2.50 in Penneys now.

Thanks for reading my blog. 

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Christmas Gift Guide for her.

If like me you leave it to the very last minute to start your Christmas shopping I hope this post helps someone out. I’ve compiled a few gifts for the women in your life.

Pandora shimmering ocean ring €119.00 buy Here

ALEX AND ANI Claddagh II EWB Bangle Silver €36.00 get it Here

Clarins Sweet refresh collection €42.00

It is comprised of a shower gel 30ml, a body lotion 30ml and 50ml body spray all packaged beautifully with a good sized toiletry bag and gift boxed. 

Next are a few gift sets from theBalm. 

I have loved theBalm range for quite a few years. Ever since I purchased my first product which was Bahama Mama (bronzer) from Make Up For Ever on Clarendon Street. I fell in love with the packaging and once I used their products I knew they had to be part of my kit. 

TheBalm meet matt(e) Hughes mini’s €28.95. TheBalm is available from Make Up for ever Clarendon street Dublin 2, Cloud 10 Beauty and Debenhams 

Cocoa Brown The Goddess Collection by Marissa Carter €14.95 Get it here

TheBalm Manizer sisters €28.00

Bellapierre Starter Kit – MEDIUM Skin tones €87.50 available in store in Swords or Drogheda or online Here

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELAReplica Lazy SundayMorning 100ml €100.00 from Brown Thomas

“MY FACE AND EYE” PROFESSIONAL SET 12 Piece brush set with CUP HOLDER €99.99 from Here

JO MALONE LONDONPomegranate Noir Cologne 100ML Exclusive Bottle €114.00 at Brown Thomas

Nima brush THE STARTER SET: THE BASICS €45 from Nima Brush

Master Series, Palette one €34.99 from Blank Canvas Cosmetics

 I hope you enjoyed this post. 

My men’s & children’s gift guides will be posted soon.

Ann-Marie X