Gay Gardens

Sorry for the ‘radio’ silence this week, I have been busy getting Gay Gardens ready for its summer debut! I think it’s finally done, there was lots of painting, planting, sweating, cleaning and hanging. I love it and hopefully we will more days like today so we can enjoy it! Here’s some photos, hope you…

L’ÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL, Summer Collection from Chanel

Nothing fills me with joy as much as makeup well maybe chocolate does. When I recieved the details and some samples of the new summer collection from Chanel I fell in love. Peter Philips Chanel’s creative director of makeup has designed this years summer collection with the most vibrant colours. Inspired by butterfly wings the…

Soleil de la Mer, by Crème de la Mer

This is the first time that Crème de la Mer have brought out products that are designed for use in the sun. There are three products in the collection, two of which I have tried and will be purchasing when I am going on holidays. As with all Crème de la Mer products at the…

The Bristle Brush

The Bristle Brush Company has just been launched by stylist and blow-dry devotee Sophie Wiltshire. Her capsule range of all-natural, hand crafted brushes is the result of two decades of searching for the perfect brush. Then Sophie found this amazing family owned and run artisan business based in a coastal village near Barcelona. Three generations…

Competition

I think it’s about time for another BeautyBaked.com competition. As usual all you have to do is comment on this post. The prize is a good one this time! Worth well over €400! Winner announced at the end of the month. Good luck! Leonard xx

Garnier, 5 Sec Perfect Blur

New from the brand that started the BB Cream trend outside of Asia is this new kinda magic product. As anyone who has ever chatted to me about primers knows, I am not a huge fan. This little tube of magic is a great multi-tasker. Garnier introduces a new skin finishing product, 5 Sec perfect Blur. What this…

Summer’s Coming! Part 2

Sisley launched this beauty last year, there are three fragrances in the range which are simply named 1, 2 and 3. My favourite is number 3, which has a top note of bergamont, mandarin, grapefruit and lemon. At the heart of the fragrance is red ginger and osmanthus and the base notes include musk, patchouli…

Miracle Worker, lactic acid cleanser & mask

As you all know I love me a product that has AHA’s in it. This great multitasking product from Philosophy is mega! It gently exfoliates with lactic acid as it completely brightens and conditions for more radiant, youthful-looking skin. The creamy lactic exfoliator brightens and evens skin tone, it exfoliates which in turn will diminish fine…

Summer’s coming!! Part 1

One thing that I love about being Irish is our eternal optimism when it comes to the weather. The weekend before last, remember our summer, both myself and Glenn spent three days in the garden creating what we call Gay Gardens. We foolishly imagined that we would be sitting in the garden for the next…

CHANEL Cruise Show

              The Chanel Cruise Show was held last Thursday, the setting was an old nutmeg plantation in Singapore. The colonial-style black-and-white bungalow was the perfect setting for the show. The clothes were all black, white, and beige. The only pop of colour was the amazing makeup! The makeup as…

THE N°5 CULTURE CHANEL EXHIBITION

Not that you need an excuse to go to Paris, but if you are looking for one there is an amazing exhibition on in The Palais De Tokyo from May 5th through to June 5th. The exhibition has been curated by Jean-Louis Froment, who has curated exhibitions for Chanel in Moscow, Beijing and most recently…