Archive | March 2016

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day falling this Sunday 6th March, you’re probably trying to decide what to get your Mammy (or even as a hint to your other half!) to show her how much you care.  You can’t really go wrong with cosmetics and what Mammy doesn’t love a bit of pampering or some nice new Makeup?

I’ve listed a few things here to make life a bit easier when trying to pick the perfect present!

Spa Day – Rainforest Spa, Summerhill House Hotel, Co. Wicklow

Range of prices, check their website www.rainforest.ie

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I can’t recommend The Rainforest Spa in The Summerhill House Hotel enough. Set in the Wicklow mountains, you can take in the beautiful scenery as you get pampered and when you’re done with your treatment, you can even order afternoon tea as a special treat! Of course you can’t send your Mam there on her own, you just have to go with her and make a girls day out of it, sure you both deserve it!

 

REN Skincare

Create the spa effect at home by buying your Mam some good quality skincare as a treat and for this, you can’t go wrong with REN products.  I think their anti-ageing line is particularly good and I know I would appreciate getting that as a gift!  I’ve been trying out their Instant Firming Beauty Shot (€48, below) which is a gel-serum that instantly firms, lifts and plumps the skin to leave it looking dramatically smoother, tighter and more youthful and I have to say it is fab.

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Another great product to use with this for a firmer looking skin is the Instant Brightening Beauty Shot for eyes (€40, below) This gel-serum dramatically reduces dark circles, puffiness and the appearance of fine lines around the eye. When you apply it, you can instantly feel its firming effects. You can apply it under or over makeup too which is great. These are definitely products your Mam would love!

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Boots No7 Protect and Perfect intense Advanced Collection

€64 http://www.boots.ie

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Introducing the Protect and Perfect intense ADVANCED Collection. This  gift set contains a complete anti-ageing skincare regime to visibly improve deep lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin and is less than half the normal price.  In the set you get 4 skincare products:  No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum and No7 Youthful Eye Serum.  So it’s an absolute bargain!

 

Clarins Essentials Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Essentials Palette

I love a good eyeshadow Palette, particularly when it’s made up of colours you would actually use! For that reason I have to include the Clarins Essentials Palette (€43) which includes 10 gorgeous, wearable eye colours with a perfect mix of matte and satin finishes. It’s ideal for a light daytime look and then you can smoke it out using the darker colours for a more dramatic smoky eye.  It also comes with a handy little double ended brush to apply the shadows. This palette has you covered from day to night, for all occasions.

 

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

www.brownthomas.com

Nothing screams “luxury treat” like something from Charlotte Tilbury. The packaging on all her products is just devine and more importantly, the products are just fab.  I love her Wonderglow base (€49, below) which gives the most beautiful glowing base to your makeup. You can apply this on its own for a youthful glow or mix it with your foundation to give a beautiful dewy finish to the skin.

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I also love her lipsticks and again, the packaging is aaaamazing!! “Bitch Perfect’ is a gorgeous peachy nude colour which would suit most people and it’s €30

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Jo Malone Candle

(€28 – €52)

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www.brownthomas.com

I love the smell of these candles and they are a real luxury, something you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself but that you would appreciate getting as a gift!  Of course they are pricey and candles are not for everyone, but if you know it’s something your Mam would love then why not treat her!

Makeup Lesson with Kandigloss Makeup

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Last but not least I have to mention that as a Makeup Artist I often get people asking me to show them how to apply makeup or master a smoky eye and I have to say that a private makeup lesson is the best way to do this.  So why not treat your Mam or even yourself?! (if you get your other half to buy one for you!)

I can:

  • Show you what foundation suits you and how to apply your base for lasting results
  • Show you what colours suit your eyes or how to master a specific look, e.g. smoky eyes, makeup for an interview/work, going out makeup, Lashes etc.
  • Show you what essential brushes you need to have to create a professional look
  • Lesson is completely hands on as I do one side of your face and guide you as you do the other yourself
  • I will go though your makeup bag and show you how to use products or recommend which ones suit or don’t suit you.
  • I give you a written guide with all products used and recommended for you and step by step instructions so you can feel confident doing it at home.
  • I can also recommend products for you to buy for yourself that will suit you specifically

You will feel 100% confident doing your own makeup and I will let you in on all my little tips and tricks to help you look and feel amazing 🙂

For more information email me at kandigloss@gmail.com or send me a message on Facebook www.facebook.com/KanidglossMU