Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sally Hansen Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment

The new 'IT' product nail care wise comes again from Sally Hansen, but this time they brought to the market a 4-in-1 nail treatment, rightfully named 'Complete Care Extra Moisturising 4-in-1 Nail Treatment'.

Arnotts 'Glam Prix' Event

Starting today until the 3rd of June (during Bavaria City Racing Festival weekend) Arnotts - the Festival's official Fashion Partner, will host a 'Glam Prix' event to cellebrate the arrival of Formula 1 to the streets of Dublin.  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May Favourites

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I last wrote to you *inserts puppy eyes image*. I really hope you're all keeping well and healthy, and beautiful ;).

I shall start my 'May Favourites' post with a huge 'thank you' to my beloveds Sile & Mags of EmeraldEyeliner , who were kind enough (and fast enough) to get me the Estee Lauder 'Bronze Goddess Soleil'-2011 Limited Edition perfume I've long wished for. If you don't follow their blog already, then I will defo advise that you do, they run a fabulous beauty blog that I've been following for ages now.  

...And here is the perfume in question:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beautiful Summer Scents

Ahhh, summer scents... Don't you just love them? 

Here is a little run-down of what's in stores right now perfume wise, little wonder bottles containing different brands' interpretations of what 'summer in a bottle' means to each and one of them. Ready? Here we go folks!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Body Shop Lily Cole M.U. Swatches

Ok, so we talked a bit about 'Beauty with Heart' movement by The Body Shop the other day, and now it's time to inspect the Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Make-Up range a little closely.

This comprises of two shades of Lip & Cheek Domes, a Face Illuminator, a Violet Liquid Eyeliner and four new shades for their Shimmer Cubes.


Lip & Cheek Dome in 'Pinch Me Pink' - RRP: €15

Please excuse my missbehaving chapped lips :(

Monday, May 21, 2012

Benefit Sun Beam & Win A Complimentary Brow Treatment

High Beam and Moon Beam step aside!... there's a new 'Beam' in town! 

Actually, it's just 'Moon Beam' that has to move over because 'Sun Beam' is the new highlighter that launched on our shores today, a product that is soon set to replace Moon Beam on the 'bene-counter'.

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In stores now and priced at 26.50 Euro , this golden bronze highlighter comes in a 13 ml container (that is a lot of product, trust me!), and it's set to make a beautiful couple with the adorable Cha Cha Tint this summer. That sounds just divine, don't you think? 


Want to win a complimentary brow wax & tint at the Benefit Brow Bar in Arnotts Dublin? Then all you have to do is 'like' both Benefit Ireland and 'ArtDonatella' Facebook pages, and leave a comment below when you're finished. That is all! Winner will be selected in exactly one week from today, on Monday 28th of May, so get liking peeps (peeps over 18 years of age that is)!

Please note:
* Voucher only valid in Arnotts Dublin, one use only, non refundable. 
* Voucher valid until 30.06.2012. 

Yours, ArtDonatella


Yves Saint Laurent 'Swimming Pool'

It's that time of the year again! A new collection created by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director for Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics, will land in stores on June 21st and boy this looks exciting! And how could *this* not be exciting? I mean, the name of the collection only, plus just take a look at this beautiful visual:

Man I need a holiday, asap!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Body Shop 'Beauty With Heart' Campaign

It's no secret anymore that 'Beauty with Heart' is The Body Shop's new beauty movement, that launched on May 15th:

'We make our products with love and care. We source some of the finest raw ingredients from the four corners of the globe. We harness the skills of artisan farmers and add our expertise to create effective products that are wonderful to use. We trade fairly so communities benefit as well as you. We never test on animals, and all our products are 100% vegetarian. We campaign with passion on issues close to our heart, because activism is in our blood.'

Quote from The Body Shop's International Press Release, Beauty With Heart Issue 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wax in The City :)

'Wax in the City' is one of the leading international waxing-only studio chains, which now opened its first Irish studio on South William Street in Dublin 2. The concept was first founded in Berlin in 2005 and the chain now has 17 studios across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland, which specialize in hair removal treatments to both men and women, on a 'walk-in' basis.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Camilla Belle's Met Gala M.U. Look

Hands down my favourite celebrity look from this year's Met Gala event was Camilla Belle's, her Ralph Lauren dress was stunning and her make-up and overall glow were perfection. I also loved how she brought brown lipstick back onto the red carpet and made it look so trendy and modern.

Her make-up was done entirely with CK One Color Cosmetics products, and the end result we can all agree, was just fantastic!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just for the craic...keywords

Ok, so there's no secret that people google the most outrageous stuff all the time (me included), but when you search for 'make experiment free' and you end up on my blog, there's something officially wrong. So here are a few keywords that have led to my blog over time, keywords that actually make me howl at the moon and laugh my ass off (yes, if you now google 'laugh my ass off', you will most probably end up on my page, so welcome my old friend, you have come to the right place ;)). I've been collecting these for some time now, so here are the most unique ones for your entertainment only.

What happened to Essence makeup?
I won’t cut off my super long hair
Big and clumpy mascara by the body shop
Make experiment free
Indifference greatest weapon
Math games
Girl cuts hair then cries
I only own a few perfumes
Chanel poison
Untitled ass
Sweet marmalade French touch
She’s human but looks like a doll
Normal eye in baby
Hair liner

And last but not least, the creme de la creme, the keyword of the year: 'Prostitute mug shots' - waheeeeeeee!

I love reading these words so if you have a good one, do make sure you write it in a comment below, sharing is caring people!!!! Good night y'all!

Yours, ArtDonatella


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quick Tip: Cream Blushers

Ever struggled with applying cream/liquid/mousse consistency blushers? Yeah, me too...What I  want to advise is: always use a flat foundation brush to apply them. It's the best way in my opinion, and after applying it, just pat the foundation brush on the pillows of your cheeks to avoid any nasty streaks and to give an overall flawless finish to your cheeks.

I'm actually raging every time someone says 'pat it on with your fingertips',! The warmth of your fingers will not give you a great result because it melts the product, therefore leaving 'nice' blusher patches behind (not a great look to sport).  And I'm not a fan of buffing in the cream blusher either, I personally much prefer patting it on and finishing the look with a dust of face powder on top once the cream settles on the skin.

Pretty much same goes for liquid/cream highlighters too, the flat foundation brush is the 'bomb' for achieving fabulous results with all these products.

What method of application do you prefer? Agree or disagree?

Yours, ArtDonatella


Sunday, May 6, 2012

NYC Blushable Creme Stick

I absolutely adore this blusher in 'Big Apple Blush', it's the most perfect creme blusher ever, goes beautifully on top of any foundation and blends in effortlessly.

It's also my ultimate multi-purpose product because my friends, this has been my go-to neutral lip colour lately.  

Friday, May 4, 2012

R&G Fleur D'Osmanthus Beauty Oil

Ladies, there's a new beauty oil in town. Fleur D'Osmanthus Huile Embellissante by Roger & Gallet is a multi purpose dry oil that's suitable for both skin and hair, and will be available in selected pharmacies nationwide this month at a RRP of €26.50/100ml. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

'Viva' by Fergie & Avon Giveaway

The month of May *may* bring us summer, but it also launches a new fragrance on the market from Fergie in collaboration with Avon, her third perfume for the brand since 2009.

Following the 2011 FIFI awarded 'New Celebrity Perfume of the Year' - Outspoken Intense,  'Viva' by Fergie is described by the singer herself as 'a fresh and unexpected fragrance that brings out the duality of a woman. Powerful, yet seductive and living life by her own rules'. I don't know about power, seduction and all that jazz, but this eau de parfum is indeed a fresh one, in a chunky, simple, clean cut bottle.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Luminizer Review

I am going to keep this short and sweet... this mascara is awesome, it rules and it rocks, and it's quite possibly the best mascara I have ever tried!

I bought this a while back and didn't give it enough love or attention for that matter, since at the time I was rocking other mascaras from my collection. The one I have is for green eyes and it's in shade 'Black Emerald', a green-ish black colour if that makes any sense.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Y.S.L. 'L'Homme' Perfume Collection

I am extremely picky about my scents and this goes the same when it comes to my man and his perfumes. So as it is, I always pick and buy him his perfumes while he in turn, buys  my perfumes (usually the ones I picked out beforehand, but still ;)).

There is a particular range of perfumes that I absolutely adore for him and that is the Yves Saint Laurent 'L'Homme' collection. He has four from the range at the moment,  and I plan on repurchasing the original bottle for him soon, which ran out on 'us' recently :(.     

Oh glorious bunch!!!!

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