Sunday, April 27, 2014

Re-Moving' On Up - Nothing Can Stop Lidl's Nail Varnish Remover

Acetone Free and only €1.49 - there has to be a catch, right?
As the sister and I browsed the aisles for the ingredients for our Paul Flynn recipes I couldn't help but check out the Holy Grail section as I like to call it.

I'm already a big fan of Cien handcream, both classic and the super-nourishing anti-aging, as well as their antiperspirant, random - I know.

That's how this little beauty came into my life. Ladies and nailvarnish-wearing gentlemen, this is the bomb!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Brow-Wow - Benefit Gimme Brow Vs Maybelline Brow Drama

Brows are a big thing. Of that there is very little doubt. Thankfully the evolution of brows has only gone from over-plucked, pencilled-on, to over-drawn and over-dramatic to nice and natural.

Now mine, are invisible. They're there, but you just can't see them. Yes, I could get them tinted - but I'd be back in the chair every 2 weeks. Ain't nobody got time for that!

So I've been road-testing a couple of the newcomers to the brow scene that claim to help me transform my meek little caterpillars into blossoming butterflies - there's an odd image.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Let's Call a Dupe a Dupe - W7 In the Buff Pallette

€37 versus €7 ... which would you choose?
MUA were brazen with Undressed but w7 are being just plain bold. Imitation is supposed to be the highest form of flattery, and yes the popularity of the perfectly put-together Naked pallets have meant more beautiful more affordable neutral palettes on the open market, but there's taking inspiration and there's taking the biscuit.

So let's call a dupe a dupe and compare Naked 2 with its latest doppleganger - the w7 In The Buff palette.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tried & Tested - Paul Flynn's Family Food from Lidl

All this and change for a 20 ...
You just can't ignore Lidl, no matter how hard you try. What was originally the cold, lifeless foreign concept that people were skulked into hoping the neighbours didn't see - is now a bragging right and the dirty little secret at the same time. In the same breath we'll gloat at our latest Penney's purchase we're itching to spill about the great deal we got in Lidl. It's an addiction.

Now they've switched tactics from bargain basement to family favourite with their focus on Irish produce and value for money. This month they launched Family Food, in association with their spokesperson chef Paul Flynn.

So naturally when I got my hands on the book the sister and I figured we had to take a few of the recipes for a spin. And seeing as it's Sunday, it seemed fitting to talk family feasts.