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Jun 2, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Zinc Hairdressing

Zinc Hairdressing

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a lady with long hair will be in fear of getting it cut.  I am this truth.  I generally loathe getting my hair cut, or at least the process of getting a haircut.  The first phase is contemplation of a cut followed by denial; my hair is fine, the split ends are grand, hardly noticeable.  Finally, acceptance takes over: it is time.  Acceptance for me is followed by the which salon do I choose question.  My last few cuts have been a disaster so I have stayed in the denial phase for quite a while and also haven’t had a regular hair salon to frequent.  My blogging bestie Emma from Mastering Your Makeup highly recommended Lisa in Zinc.  She is always fabulously styled by Lisa.

Last Saturday I made my way out to Kilmainham to Zinc.  I had been in contact with Lisa during the week so she was aware that I was a little nervous.  She honestly couldn’t have made me feel more welcome and more comfortable.  The same can be said for all of the staff in Zinc. They truly are a lovely bunch of people.

Feeling like a toad in the mirror

My hair was in a bad way.  I was nearly sitting on it and my split ends were horrendous.  I’m a lover of big hair and I’m constantly backcombing but as my hair was so long, lifeless and heavy, it was starting to look a little flat Read the rest

Nov 10, 2015 - Blog    Comments Off on Hair Brushes

Hair Brushes

I have very long hair.  It is so long that I’m almost sitting on it and it is also quite thick so can be a bit of a chore to wash and brush sometimes.  I backcomb all the time so there are quite a few knots in there.

I generally use a paddle brush from Penneys that cost about €3 and I have to say I’m very happy with it and don’t have much cause for complaint.  I have a few of them and leave one in work.  I highly recommend it.

paddle brush

Recently I heard a lot of hype and chatter about the Wet Brush.  This is meant to be the Rolls Royce of hair brushes and eases through knots and wet hair like a dream.  At the recent Professional Beauty Show in the RDS, two trusted blogger friends told me that they loved the Wet Brush and as it was on offer for €6.99 I decided to give it a go.  With my wet knotty mop I was expecting to be wowed but honestly I felt a bit meh about the brush.  It is fine but I don’t feel that it is a miracle product or that the hair brush has been revolutionised.  It didn’t do much for me that my Penneys paddle brush wasn’t doing.  In fact I bought a detangler on Dealz for €1.49 a while ago that I felt did a better job brushing through my wet hair.  It just didn’t really work for me and … Read the rest

Feb 12, 2015 - Blog    Comments Off on January Favourites

January Favourites

January seems like such a long month and I seem to have accumulated so many new products and items. This is largely due to the sales but January also saw a couple of amazing events that I attended. I have been really busy with the new house and moving so I’m a little behind in my blogging. As a result this favourites post will have a lot in it. I will post separate blogs with full reviews of some of these products in the coming weeks.

Pixy is the first brand on my list. During the sales I bought a couple of items (some for me and some for my blog bestie Emma from Mastering your Makeup). I fell particularly in love with two items. I’m a massive fan of both coconut and beeswax so having the two combined in a lip balm is perfect for me. The balm is great and soothes chapped and sore winter lips. The muscle salts are fantastic. I have an old shoulder injury which is currently rearing its ugly head and the salts help massively with easing it. They are a great buy.


Staying with lips for a moment, I bought the limited edition The Kiss lip scrub from Lush. It smells and tastes lovely and will exfoliate any dryness away. It contains hundreds and thousands. I have to say I’m not a fan of them but there are only a few and they don’t impact the scrub. I’m really pleased with the product.… Read the rest

Jun 25, 2014 - Blog    1 Comment

Chameleon Salon

I absolutely hate getting my hair cut.  I have an emotional connection with every strand.  I need to have it long.  I was almost sitting on it but part of me still thought that it wasn’t long enough.  Apart from loving long hair, I love big hair.  The more volume the better.  Unfortunately my long locks were becoming heavier by the day and as a result creating volume on top was impossible.  It was time to get the chop and by chop I mean cut off as little as possible. 

I last got my hair cut in February and it was horrible.  I had tears in my eyes as I left the hairdresser, but of course, I pretended I liked it and politely said thank you.  When I got back to my car, I rang my boyfriend, roared down the phone and cursed the hairdresser.  I like length but I also like layers.  My layers looked no different and as a result my hair was still flat.  I could have almost coped with this if it wasn’t for the disaster of a fringe I was left with.  I have an odd shaped face so I like my fringe thick and around cheek length.Read the rest

Apr 12, 2014 - Blog    1 Comment

Argan Oil Hair Mask

Those of you familiar with my blog and Facebook page will know that I absolutely love argan oil products.  I have used them for my hair and skin.  Some argan oil can be expensive but I tend to stay away from these and use cheaper products as they are just as good.


When in Skerries one day, I found an argan oil hair mask and thought I’d give it a try as it was only €1.99.  The mask smells really lovely and has a rich and creamy texture.  The instructions advise to use the mask after washing your hair, towel dry the hair and then rub the mask in for ten minutes.  The mask is then rinsed out.  I’m lazy so this seemed like a lot of work and who wants to leave the shower and then get back in? I used the mask on the pony tail length of my hair in the shower after rinsing out my conditioner.  I left it for four or five minutes during which I sang a melody of Beyoncé songs and pondered the meaning of life.  I then rinsed as normal.

When I went to dry my hair I was amazed at how easy it was to brush my hair.  I backcomb so there is usually an element of pain when it comes to brushing my hair after it has been washed.  My brush was able to glide through my hair with ease.   I have a lot of hair and it takes ages … Read the rest