Review: Alien by Thierry Mugler EDP

Alien by Thierry Mugler EDP - Sample

 

Alien by Thierry Mugler has top notes of mandarin orange and jasmine, middle notes of vanilla and cashmeran, while its base note is amber.

When first sprayed on the skin Alien is really citrusy, that’ll be the mandarin orange but it quickly disperses and is replaced by the light floral scent of jasmine. I don’t know if it’s just me but there’s something very calming about jasmine and I say that as someone who while recently exploring, and liking, floral fragrances is more used to the headiness of musk.

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Review: NYC Skin Matching Foundation in Fair (685)

NYC Skin Matching Foundation in Fair (685)

What NYC have to say:

‘A Breakthrough Tone to Tone shade adjusting technology blends seamlessly for a natural, flawless, & radiant looking complexion. Enriched with moisturisers, energizing complex, blend of minerals & nourishing vitamins A, C, & E. Lightweight & hydrating formula. For all skin types. Dermatologically tested.’

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Review: Skin Essentials by Mariga Nourishing Oil

Skin Essentials by Mariga Nourishing Oil

Last June the unthinkable happened, for a beauty junkie like me anyway, all my skincare products ran out on the same day and I had no back-ups. So, naturally, I did what anyone would do and tweeted about my dilemma. I knew other bloggers would enjoy a giggle at me being so unprepared.

What actually happened was that both Mariga from Skin Essentials and the lovely Dolly Rouge girls offered to send me some products so that I didn’t have the expense of replacing everything at once.

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Marriage equality

On Monday Kerry County Council became the 14th local authority, since July 2012, in Ireland (including Northern Ireland) to pass a motion in favour of marriage equality.

With the latest Millward Brown Lansdowne poll showing that 75% of people would vote yes in a referendum to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples it’s encouraging to see our local politicians back equality on this issue. Even if it is only a symbolic gesture.

Yes, there has been vocal opposition, by some councillors, to these motions but they have been shown time and time again to be within the minority.

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Savita Halappanavar – sadness, anger, fear and confusion

Needing to attend a hospital because you are in pain is a worrying time. Being pregnant, no doubt, makes it all the scarier as it’s not just your own life you are concerned for.

Being told that you are having a miscarriage is heart breaking beyond belief. Being left, for three days, in pain with a fully dilated cervix and leaking amniotic fluid is nothing short of barbaric.

That this happened to Savita Halappanavar and she died of septicaemia makes my blood run cold.

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Coming out…

Back in January I wrote about coming out to my family and mentioned that I didn’t have a big ah-ha moment when it came to realising that I was gay.

There were no questions. I didn’t struggle to figure myself out. I just was. Which was great until now.

Now, at the age of 28, the questions arise. With that comes the ups and downs, the what the fuck moments, the decision to either be the person I thought I was or the person I am now and the things, said and done, that have meant unnecessarily dragging others into my year of confusion.

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Review: Kylie Minogue Music Box EDP

I’ve amassed quite the perfume wardrobe, over the last few months, with the latest edition being Kylie Minugoe’s Music Box EDP*.

Music Box was created to commemorate Kylie’s 25 years in music. I’ll allow that number to sink in for a moment. It’s described as an ‘alluring floral fruity fragrance that captures all the happiness and wonder surrounding the singer, whilst reflecting her petite, almost doll-like irresistible femininity’.

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In the hole

The darkness has descended, again, and I don’t much like the person I am right now so I’ve gone and done the one thing you’re not supposed to do…I cut myself off from people. 

First it was Twitter, I said I was taking a break ‘cos I don’t do well there when I’m in this state. And that’s true, in so far, as I don’t like the person I come across as yet, I can’t seem to stop myself from tweeting on insomnia/darkness fuelled nights. 

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