Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving guest post from Emma of Fluff and Fripperies!

This Thanksgiving post is from Emma of Fluff and Fripperies!  I like to call Emma Wonder Woman because she does a million things effortlessly.  She writes for her own blog, for, for and has a full time job!  Andddddd she deservedly won Best Irish Beauty Blog at this year's Blog Awards Ireland!  All she's missing is the costume and bullet dodging bracelets!  So, what's Emma thankful for?  Read on...

Hmm, what am I most thankful for, beauty-stylee? I guess it's the way that technology keeps marching on, and the clever beauty boffins keep coming up with solutions to age-old beauty problems. Here's a few examples:

ONE: Huzzah! Rejoice! We have finally won the fight against frizz! Having spent my teens with a halo of fuzzaround my head, I can't tell you how grateful I am for the new generation of hair oils. Now we have products thatcan make even the driest and frizziest of barnetts look silky and sleek; the younger me never thought she would see the day. My favourite? Shu Uemura's Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil, but I also love L'Oreal's Elvive Extraordinary and Mythic Oils, Moroccanoil and Ojon's Rare Blend Oil.

TWO: Even though reapplying lipstick isn't exactly the most arduous chore, I spent most of the 90s hunting for the perfect longwear lip colour - but in vain. Fast forward a few years and we're spoiled with a vast array of products that really do hang about all day. I like the NYC lipstains and Stila Long Wear Lip Colour, but with their SuperStay range, Maybelline are really leading the way. Their 10 Hour Tint Glosses are a great dupe for YSL's Glossy Stains, and the SuperStay 14 Hour Lipstick in Infinitely Fuchsia is a current fave.

THREE: DIY treatments are almost unrecognisable from the messy, time-consuming, sometimes painful and always smelly home treatments of the past. I coloured my hair throughout my teens - along with the bathroom and half of my mum's best towels - and the experience scarred me for life. But the recession drove me back to home colouring last year; I tried the Clairol Perfect 10 kit and was delighted with how painless the process has become. Looking for a change? Try the L'Oreal Préférence Wild Ombré dip dye kit - it's absolutely brilliant. Self tanning and waxing are also much improved. I've had no disasters with Rockstar Tan's 'Fame' and the Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit was another revelation.

What beauty innovations have really changed YOUR life? Share them in the comments!


  1. I've bee n following your blog for some time now, and it's fun to run into a blog post from you here too :-D

  2. Thanks lady, it was fun to write for here too! xo

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