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Time Saving Products

It is a rare occasion that I have more than a few minutes to do my makeup in the morning. There are a number of reasons for this, with the main one being my love for an extra few minutes in bed! No matter if you’re a mother of 3 or someone just starting college. Everyone wants to shave a few minutes off their morning routine, so that they can have those extra few precious minutes in bed. To help you save time with your routine, I have picked out my favourite products to help you claw back a few minutes in your day! I will warn you. A lot…

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Blogger mail: The good, the bad and the ugly

As a blogger, I am fortunate enough to try out a lot of new products every month. Somethings I love, some a bit meh and others are just not great at all. With so much product coming through the door, I don’t always find the time to write individual blog posts reviewing everything I get. In fact at the moment I am finding it hard to get more than one post a week up! So to try and tell you about as much new makeup bits as possible, I have decided to write a new monthly series. Each month, I am going to write a post telling you about a number…

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My Favourite Hair Tools

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Without a shadow of a doubt, your hair is your crowning glory. On the days that our hair cooperates, we tend to feel good about ourselves. However, on days that our hair just won’t do what we want, those are usually the days that start off with a bad mood! How you hair works out in the morning, can really make or break your day! With so many  tools on the market, it is hard knowing what is worth splashing your cash on. For so long, we stuck to the tried and tested GHD for most of our hair needs. In recent times, a number of new tools have hit the market, that…

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Babyliss Heated Smoothing brush first impressions

When it comes to hair straightening it is a long way from an iron and a towel we have come! I remember the very first time I saw a hair straighteners. I couldn’t understand what my friend was doing! When she told me she was straightening her hair, I  was so confused and asked “why are you not using an iron?” Since then I have tried every single tool you can think of in search of pin straight hair! The latest tool to land on my desk to try out, is the Babyliss heated smoothing brush. I had seen these all over social media for the for a while now…

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Cocoa Brown Kind Shampoo and Conditioner

When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I am very picky about what I use on my hair. As far as I am concerned, your hair is your crowing glory, so you need to be kind to it and use products that aren’t going to strip it of it’s own natural goodness. Normally I tend to buy salon based products to use on my hair, but every so often I come across an affordable alternative that does everything you want it to do and more, to have your locks looking their very best without breaking the bank. The past few weeks has seen the roll out of a new branch…

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What’s the deal with sulfate free shampoo

Over the past few years, the term “Sulphate free” has been popping up more and more on our shampoo bottles. It seems every week there is a new report stating that this, that or the other ingredient are the latest to avoid. I’ve lost track of what ingredients I can and can’t use. Throw a pregnancy into the mix and you will begin to feel like you should live in a bubble!!! While sulphates have not been proven to cause big problems such as cancer ( this claim has been thrown around but there is no grounding), sulphates have been know to be irritants for our scalp and skin. So…

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How to get big, bouncy, curly hair

If there is one thing I love, it is big massive bouncy and curly hair. My hair is my absolute pride and joy.  I really am like some sort of modern day Samson, as a lot of my confidence lies in how my hair looks. When my hair is on point, my confidence soars. Most of you will already know that I have worn hair extensions for a long time now. For the past 5 and a half months I have been wearing Gold Fever Hair extensions and my god I love them. While I have worn other extensions before, the real difference with Gold Fever is in the quality of…

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Halo Hair extensions from Zinc hair and beauty

Those of you that read the blog will know that I am a massive fan of big luscious hair. The bigger and thicker the hair the better. So last February when I got my Great Lengths hair extensions removed, I was beyond devastated. I knew it would be at least 3 months before I could get another set of extensions in, as I wanted to wait until closer to the wedding to make sure my new extensions were lovely and fresh. However, here’s the thing, I couldn’t be without a thick mane. I felt bald!!! While my hair was in excellent condition after the removal of my Great Lengths, in a…

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GHD Air Hairdryer review

If I won the euro millions, one of the first things I would do, is hire my own personal hairdresser to come to my house every morning and do my hair. I absolutely hate blow drying my hair. Not only does it normally take an eternity, but I rarely get it to dry into the style that I want. Could you imagine that hassle being taken out of your life, if you didn’t have to blow-dry your own hair every day. Well a girl can dream. Before Christmas, my old hairdryer gave up and died. It had been a long drawn out death, with a gradual loss of heat, until…

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Bridal Hair with Zinc Hair and beauty

It’s a rare thing, when you find a hairdresser that does exactly what you want, but that is what I found when I went to Lisa Sheppard in Zinc a few weeks ago. As most of you will already know, I am getting married next July. I have recently taken part in a number of trials, to see exactly what look I want for my wedding. Picking the dress has honestly been easier than picking the hair and makeup look that I want and if I’m honest I still haven’t fully decided. It’s breaking my heart. Why do I have to be so indecisive? With the dress I bought, I…

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The Selfie Brush review

Do you know someone who is always taking selfies? Do you find it hard to get a good angle for you own selfies?  In case you didn’t know already, I am a fan of a selfie or two. I mean who isn’t?  When you are having a good hair or makeup day, you want to document that as quickly as possible and publish it to every social media account you know. If it’s good enough for Kim K and Beyonce to snap themselves in a multitude of poses, then it’s good enough for me.Sure even the pope loves a selfie. However, angling my phone into the perfect position to make…

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Bridal series: Everything you need to know about Bridal hair

Along with makeup and the dress, hair plays a vital role in your big day. We all know if we are having a bad hair day, it can completely dictate our mood. On your wedding day you want to be having the greatest hair day of your life. Recently I met with Leona O’Neill to have a bridal trial. I showed her a picture of my dress, and she came up with a style that she thought would work well my dress. Leona did this style in no time at all. It was so comfortable to wear and didn’t feel like I had a million clips sticking into my head.…

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Great Lengths pros and cons

I have previously written about Great Lengths before, and now that I am onto my second set of extensions, I thought I would up date you on how I have found Great Lengths hair extension. While there are so many good things about Great Lengths, it is important to give you the downside of these extensions too. There are many extensions out there on the market, but what makes Great Lengths stand out above all others is the bonds. Great lengths extensions use keratin bonds to apply the hair. Keratin is the same substance that is found naturally in our hair. It is applied to the hair using hot and cold…

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My top hair care products

Who doesn’t love a mane of thick, silky, shiny hair? For those of use that weren’t born with hair like that, it takes work, but luckily I have a few products to help you achieve luscious locks. Below are my absolute favourite products for styling my hair from start to finish. I would love to know what your favourites are. So leave a comment down below letting me know. I love finding new products to try. Tony & Guy Glamour Hairspray I seriously love this hairspray. I first came across it in a latest in Beauty box, when I received a travel size can. Since then I haven’t been parted…

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Diva Pro Styling Jumbo Wand

I actually don’t know how many hair tools I have at this stage!! I would give most hair dressers a run for their money, and in fact probably have more then a lot. I had never heard of Diva pro styling before, but I saw a few of their tools, when getting my extensions in. How was there new toys that I had never heard of? I was intrigued and like most things, when I get an idea into my head, I have to have it. The Diva pro Styling Jumbo wand, has the largest barrel of any hot wand I have come across. At its thickest point it is 45mm,…

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Instyler rotating Iron Review

  A number of months ago, I searched Dublin high and low for what was considered to be the must have tool in hair styling. The Instyler was everywhere. Everyone seemed to have one, and everyone seemed to be raving about it. I had to have it. I didn’t want to be missing out on fabulous hair. When Boots had a half price offer on, I thought to myself, it must be a sign and spent the day driving around all the Boots in Dublin looking for one. I was delighted with myself when I tracked down what I was told, was the last Instyler in Dublin and quickly set off…

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Great Lengths hair extensions

For years I have been nothing short of obsessed with Great Lengths hair extensions. I remember the first time I heard about them on the E channel and how they were described as the Bentley of hair extensions. I fell in love, with the volume and bouncy hair that you get from these extensions. There are so many celebrity fans of Great lengths, including Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria, Cheryl Cole and Heidi Klum. While I have always had good hair, I lacked volume and when I was sick last year, I made the decision that once I got the all clear, these extensions would be mine. Great lengths celebrities The…

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Revlon professional Nutri colour creme

I love the feeling when you just come out of the hairdressers with your tresses freshly coloured. Your hair shines like it has it’s own personal lighting studio and the colour just looks fresh and vibrant. Fast forward 3-4 weeks later, when the shine is gone and half the colour has washed down the drain. The last thing you want to be doing every 2 months is forking out €80+ to get your hair coloured. The Revlon colour creme or colour bomb/balls as it is also known, is perfect for giving your hair new life between hairdresser visits. This is not as such a home colouring product and it contains…

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Perfect party hair – How to get big hair

I don’t know about you, but I believe there is no such thing as hair that is too big. I love wearing my hair high with a loose curl at the end. Follow this step by step guide to getting big wavy hair and you won’t got wrong. Step 1 Wash your hair and dry it until it is almost dry. Leave your hair a little bit damp. Step 2 Section your hair off and put your rollers in. You don’t have to use sleep in rollers . Sometimes I use heated rollers but I prefer the bounce from the sleep in rollers. Step 3 Blast your hair with the hair…

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Yee-Haw. Giddy up!

    I have always been blessed with good hair. Thank god. I have never had a problem with dry ends or snapping hair. That is until I got a bad colour 2 years ago. I went to a local salon up beside my mothers house, which I had been going to for a while, to get an all over colour. I had decided, that as it was winter I would go slightly darker. I picked the colour out and it was going to be gorgeous. That was until the hairdresser left the colour on for too long and when she washed it and dried it, my hair was Morticia…