Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Introducing a new frilling website:

The 'Commander-in-Chief' is back, a.k.a. Kirstie McDermott for everyone else out there, co-founder of Ireland's biggest, most recognized beauty blog - Beaut.ieBeauty Editor with Confetti Magazine, freelance beauty writer, lecturer at the National College of Ireland  and all round social media wiz, she is now back with a kaboom over at the newly launched  Plus she writes like nobody's business, and I am a huge fan of her salt and pepper sprinkled beauty reviews.  

What's 'on offer' you ask? Think everything from accessories to life's fun frills like home decor, Pinterest boards (yes man, you can sign up and pin at your desire straight onto the website :)), and beauty of course, cause that's what tickles my fancy the most as you can imagine. Oh, oh, and you can win prizes on a regular basis :).

So here's a rundown of some articles I spotted there that I personally find interesting and eye-catching:

....And many, many more!

According to an online poll conducted by the website, 51% of women participating in the poll prefer buying accessories to clothes, for the simple fact that these always fit (I am totes in this category myself).  Also, "61% spend between €20 and €60 on finishing touches each month - mostly at Penneys, Topshop, River Island, H&M and Zara. Brown Thomas and Arnotts are firm favourites with 26% and 22% of Frillseeker readers who report regular accessories pitstops."  

ASOS comes on top in the online shopping department with 62% choosing it for their shopaholic adventures. Now that's no shocker me thinks! 

Plus, "a third of Irish women own more than 30 pairs of shoes, and of them, at least 15 are unworn" - well that's only natural now! I'm off to show my hubby these stats asap, just so that he can see for himself just how normal I am in this regard. Ahem!

So ladies (and why not, gents), if any of the above peaks your interest, then why not head over to and give Kirstie a big 'welcome back' and stick around as I'm sure you'll find something of interest there, if not everything!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bourjois 'Summer on The Riviera' Bronzing Range

The new 'Summer on The Riviera' bronzing range by Bourjois is in stores now and will be permanently part of the Bourjois family, and comprises of the following: Bronzing Primer, Maxi Delight Bronzing Powder, BB Bronzing Cream 8 in 1, and Fabulous Body Mousse Bronzer.

*Press Samples*

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Favourite Body Creams

I admit it, I am not one to lather on the body creams on my booday on a regular basis, but when I do, I kind of like to do it *in style*. And by that I mean I like to very much enjoy the process and pamper myself.  I have an insane collection of body creams and lotions for one tiny person like me who's not really that much into body creams. But amongst these body creams I do have four favourites. Oh yes I do! Today I'm talking only body creams and not lotions, which are very different in texture, plus one you squirt/pump out of a bottle and the other one you scoop out from a jar. Just in case you were confused about the difference :).

Saturday, June 8, 2013

PR Perspectives

I long  planned on a feature of this sort and when I finally decided to go ahead with it, I knew exactly who to turn to for help. I'm talking about the blogger-PR relationship per general, and today's post will feature some general questions and answers from two PR professionals, who kindly accepted the challenge. 

Have you ever wondered about what exactly PR's like in a blog, their dislikes and the highs and lows in a PR - Blogger relationship from their perspective? Yeah, me too, so we have two awesome ladies today answering my questions, and hope you enjoy reading them. On a side note, I respect their opinions because they're two of my favourite PR's to work with, and they're exceptional people who are kind, considerate, highly professional and most of all GOOD at what they do!

First, we have a highly regarded and well loved Beauty PR who represents her clients with originality and creativity, a PR professional to the very core, with over 10 years experience in the marketing/PR industry under her belt. We shall call her ‘Kirsten’ today because she chose to be anonymous in order to express her sincere opinions in this matter without the risk of affecting any of her clients or the brands that she represents, and I respect and fully understand her choice and kindly ask that you do the same. 

And then we have our one and only, Ms. Paula Hurley - Senior Account Manager at Market Match, who manages the PR for Vichy, LaRoche-Posay and Roger&Gallet in Ireland. If you're an Irish Beauty Blogger then you might already know who she is, she is funny, witty and a pure pleasure to interact with, Paula is by far one of the kindest professionals I have ever came in contact with. Always on spot with replying to emails and queries, always on top of her game and always with a cheeky smile on her face.

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