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  • Sundari Spa (Killarney Plaza Hotel) - not your usual spa experience
    on Jun 8, 2015 in organic skincare spa
    I haven’t blogged for some time.  More regular readers (are there any left?  If so, thanks for sticking with me!) will be aware of my house-hunting woes;  without going into details or starting down a pity-me spiral, suffice it to sa...
  • Clarisonic Nautical Summer Collection - Promo & Giveaway!
    on Apr 27, 2015 in competition free giveaways skincare
    Clarisonic Mia 2 in pink!  Just in time for summer!So... some good news.  Combining things I like - the summer, the colour pink, freebies, giveaways, celebrations, limited edition things... I can promote the news that there's a fab new LE C...
  • Jurlique Citrus Hand Cream - review
    on Apr 20, 2015 in skincare
    For today's Monday with MontyC, I wanted to introduce you to one of my longstanding obsessions;  handcream, and a particular brand I'm loving.  I am somewhat besotted with handcream in general;  I have tubes of the stuff absolutely eve...
  • MontyC's Winter Skincare Saviours
    on Apr 13, 2015 in skincare
    For today's Mondays with MontyC, I want to tell you all about my absolute favourite winter-time skincare products.  It seems like it has been a long winter... our skin puts up with a lot during the dichotomy of the biting cold oudoors and piping...
  • NARSissist Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette - review
    on Mar 30, 2015 in launch makeup
    For Today's Mondays with MontyC, I'm sharing my love of a recent birthday gift... the NARSissist Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette,  When it comes to present buying my family, we make life easy and tell each other what it is we want!  S...
  • Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream - review
    on Mar 27, 2015 in skincare
    Although lately I try to stick to one range of products for my skincare routine, I feel I have a little more wiggle room with my cleanser.  I have a lot of cleansers.  Different types for different tricks, different moods.  One of my f...
  • Clarins Instant Concealer - review
    on Mar 23, 2015 in makeup skincare
    For today's Mondays with MontyC, I'm talking about what has fast become my go-to favourite concealer, Clarins Instant Concealer.le swatch...Concealer is one of those must-have products, especially as you age.  If you're having a good skin day, i...
  • Competition: 2 nights stay at Faithlegg House Hotel
    on Mar 13, 2015 in giveaways
    Quick one before I'm heading away for a much needed break...Calling all brides and grooms! Mrs2Be wedding site are offering the chance to win a competition for a 2 night stay at Faithlegg House Hotel (gorgeous place, my neck of the woods!) including...
  • Oskia London Renaissance Cleansing Gel - Review
    on Mar 9, 2015 in skincare
    My name is Catherine and I'm a cleansing nut.  Why?  Because cleaning your skin properly is one of the best things you can do for your skin.  To clean your face properly, all you need is a face cloth and a decent cleanser.  Cleans...
  • Giorgio Armani Privé Pivoine Suzhou - review
    on Mar 6, 2015 in launch perfume
    If you've been near Brown Thomas lately, then you won't have avoided getting a whiff of this gorgeousness before you've even reached the Beauty Hall; Giorgio Armani Privé's latest EdT.  Called Pivoine Suzhou (yes, I haven't the faintest idea ho...
  • Crème de la Mer The Treatment Lotion - review
    on Mar 4, 2015 in skincare
    Oh look, I know I'm a CDLM junkie, but seriously, this is the first thing since my Chanel Trio, which in turn was the first thing since my very first introduction to (Crème de) La Mer, all those year ago, that really made a huge, noticeable, tangibl...
  • Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil - Review
    on Mar 2, 2015 in launch makeup skincare
    MontyC here and I've got a right little gem for you this week here on Planet Make Up For Dolls!  Take a look at this - it's the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, the newest addition to the Instant Light range (I'm never without the ama...
  • Me 'n my Clarisonic Mia2
    on Feb 27, 2015 in skincare
    Hello everybody, and a very belated Happy New Year to you all!  (With apologies from The Ed;  I'm only after now getting around to posting this!)  I've been meaning to write a review of my Clarisonic Mia for quite a while now...
  • YSL Beauty, Google Glasses & Brown Thomas Dublin - weird but interesting collaboration!
    on Feb 25, 2015 in DIY makeover makeup tutorials
    Now here's something verrrrrry cool which appeals to both the Makeup Nut and the Geek in me.Although the Google Glass project has, as far as I'm aware, been cancelled, there are still prototypes lying around and this is a particularly clever collabor...
  • Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil - Review
    on Feb 23, 2015 in skincare
    And... we're back!MontyC returning here after MUFD took a little break... although things are not "normal" right now, they're a bit more stable, at least!  So - back to some blogging, finally, thank goodness!Today I'm looking at the wonderful Fr...
  • Current State Of The Nation
    on Jan 12, 2015 in blog life storage
    millions of boxes.. boxes for me...I am from a broken home.No, that's not right.  My home is broken.  Nope.  My hope is broken.  Nope, not that either.  So why the long silence?  Bless me father, it has been one month si...
  • Malin+Goetz cleanser, moisturiser, lip balm - review
    on Dec 12, 2014 in skincare
    I was thrilled when I saw this set of three products from Malin+Goetz coming free with a magazine during the summer because, you know, they’re fancy.  And I’m soooo fancy:-)  It’s only recently though that I got around to us...
  • Sisley Express Flower Gel Mask - review
    on Dec 8, 2014 in skincare
    For today's Mondays with MontyC, I'm revisiting my current favourite brand (Sisley) and talking face masks, and one in particular, their Express Flower Gel mask.  Masks are a quick, easy and faff-free way of giving your skin a much needed b...
  • Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil - review
    on Dec 1, 2014 in skincare
    For today's Mondays with MontyC, a recent "in lieu of a winter coat" purchase (see below!) is this one, the Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil.  Let's get the price out of the way now upfront, because as most of ye will know, Sisley ain't...
  • Lancôme Gel Éclat Clarifying Cleanser - review
    on Nov 28, 2014 in skincare
    This Friday I'm in love with the Lancôme Gel Éclat Clarifying Cleanser.  The is the best cleanser I've ever had the pleasure of using.  I'm sitting here trying to think of adjectives worthy enough, let's just say I'm impressed.Let's start...