Needs its own boutique. I'll cut straight to the chase: Ireland's Beauty Boutique set up by good friend and mom-trepreneur Ciara Ui Mhurchu nee Lawless, has literally been like a god-send. Fast approaching its first birthday this online beauty destination is making waves as big as those seen here on the west coast of the Algarve, and I had the pleasure of receiving my first (and most definitely not my last) order this week. Yes, beauties shipping has gone international! And Christmas has come early.
No longer does ANYONE who knows me need ponder in fear about what to get me for my Crimbo stocking ever again...or indeed where to go to get it........the answer is at the end of a www.beautyboutique.ie click!
Dedicated to continually sourcing 'the best of the best' beauty products (so people like me do not have to), BeautyBoutique is doing what it does best by carefully chosing the niche beauty 'must-haves', familiar favorites and on-trend beauty products. And with over 15 years in the business of beauty, BB knows what it is talking about. The growing fan base and I are in good (manicured) hands.
So, for those of you who have not already rushed off to check out the website, 'what beauty brands can we expect to see?' I hear you cry..... (in no particular order)....Essie, REN Skincare, Mama Mio, Kerstin Florian, Decleor, Korres, Carita, Bloom & Blossom, PAYOT and the list goes on.............
REN & Essie
First to be tried and tested:
To coin a phrase, it really 'does exactly what it says on the 'tin', and all you need is one pump dispense per use. REN Skincare Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel gets a 10 out of 10 from me. No distracting fragrance, in fact its almost fragrance-free, the gel works into a lather quickly and easily, has great coverage and washes off to leave.....and I cannot stress this enough.....skin that is squeaky clean. It says it 'removes dirt and dissolves excess sebum' and after the first 'go'...I can honestly say it actually does. If you are prone to oiliness and outbreaks in the T-Zone...this is the product for you too. And its antimicrobial and antibacterial to boot!
Suitable for combination to oily skin types (150ml, €20)
To compliment and complete the regime apply the REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask (50ml €20) to clean dry skin. Allow to dry and remove by gently rubbing the skin with the fingertips. Rinse with warm water, e voila! You will not be disappointed!
Nice minimal packaging too with instructions in French, German, Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese.
Don't forget to check out the website for all the beauty products in this REN Skincare range - there is a product to suit each and every skin type.