Mother of the bride advice

The best advice I can give the Mother of the Bride is to relax! You have employed a whole team of professionals to do a job and you get the best results when you allow us to do just that. As a makeup artist that has worked on countless weddings in the past there are…

Hello Ryan!!

Well ladies I am really spoiling you this week! Just announced this morning Ryan Reynolds is becoming L’Oreal’s Men Expert’s new Spokesperson. “I feel honoured and excited to join Men Expert, a brand that represents the essence of modernity, edginess and technology. I love the driving force that leads it to constantly provide the best products for men like me…

Tom Ford Spring Collection

    “BEAUTIFUL AND GLOWING SKIN TOUCHED WITH A BIT OF HOT COLOR IS A RAVISHING SPRING LOOK—IT IS ALLURING AND SEXY” Tom Ford I really could not of said it better myself Mr. Ford! Spring has (almost) sprung and I am sure like me you are all ready for a little less rain and a little…

A little something to get you through the rest of the day

“Chris perfectly embodies the brand’s spirit with his strong charisma and natural elegance. Besides revealing great talent, high versatility and the right amount of irony on set, his magnetic charm makes him the ideal match for this fragrance” said Armani. Or as I would put it, here’s a blue eyed hottie for a cold Wednesday!! Chris…

Chic Treat Club

Last month saw the launch of Chic Treat Club, which is basically an Irish version of Glossy Box. What is great about Chic Treat Club is that it is 100% Irish owned and operated and hopefully it will feature a lot of Irish brands. This has got to be great for the Irish beauty market,…

The Best of Sunscreen’s

I get it, we live in dull grey Ireland and the sun only comes out every 30 years or so. So when you hear that we should be using an SPF all year round it sounds ridiculous!  But there are different types of UV Rays and it does not have to be hot and sunny…

Lennon Courtney

I know that this blog is about beauty and baking but I had to share this with you. Lennon Courtney is the beautiful clothing brand from two of Irelands most well know fashion insiders Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney. Originally it was exclusive to Arnotts but it is now available in Harvey Nichols in Dundrum…

Derek Lam Fall/Winter 2014 Makeup look by Tom Pecheux for Esteé Lauder

It’s that time of year again when all of the worlds fashion lovers are constantly checking Style.com and Vogue.co.uk for the latest shows. For me, I always look at the makeup looks first, then the hair, then the shoes and finally the clothes and accessories. I am sure that it is different for everyone, depending…

White Nail Polish, like or love???

I am totally in love with white nail polish. It reminds me of days gone past sitting in a class that I had absolutely no interest in painting my nails with Tipp-Ex. But aside from the nostalgia of the past I am totally in love with this trend in nail polish. I love the simplicity…

The Best of Moisturisers

I totally understand that not everyone is willing to spend a small fortune on their moisturiser, and sometimes I am one of those people. There are times that I just can’t justify spending loads of cash on a moisturiser.  As I explained in The best of Cleansers/Exfoliators they are the key to more youthful skin and…

Gluten Free Cinabon with Blueberries

Originally posted on samuel homan:
Sweet dough for cinnabon, doughnuts and sweet bread 1 cup warm milk 2 eggs (room temp) 1/3 cup butter (melted) 4 ½ cups Gluten Free self raising flour 1 tsp salt 1-2 tsp xanthan gum ½ cup caster sugar 2 ½ tsp (1 sachet dry yeast) 1. Heat milk but…