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Oriflame Royal Velvet

Remember when local ladies would sell beauty products door to door? No? Maybe it’s just me – old bag that I am. Anyhoo…my mother and aunt used to heart Royal Velvet – an Oriflame skin cream that was big back in the ’70s. You could imagine the giddy nostalgia when I got my hands on […]

Tribal trend alert

It’s all about the gals for the June/July issue. Thank the style gods for small favours. Boho is dead. This season is trumps the tribal vibe so think fierce instead of flouncy. Ditch the peasant skirts and gypsy tops – if you’re going to engage in true fashion warfare it must be in an on-trend […]

The wonders of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is one of those cult products featuring regularly in magazines as something that no girl should be without, says Priscilla Dinan. While it’s been 70 years since the cream was created, I personally came across Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream just two years ago, while doing a course in make-up […]

Osis Dust It

Laziness gets a bad rap. Some of my niftiest ideas come from my armchair/remote control combo or when suffocating my alarm clock at 7am. My most recent ruse for snooze has to be Osis Dust It. This lightweight mattifying powder is the biz for late mornings when your less-than-fresh barnet needs that extra day. Alternatively, […]

V Day fashion with a twist

It’s V-day – the holiday that makes some singletons feel that little bit worse about themselves. If you’ve managed to ignore the commercial pressure to couple up, shag or be shagged, then well done! If not, here are a few helpful fashion hints to help you score. Hey, the devil’s in the detail, writes Solo Style editor and fashion writer (www.iblogfashion.blogspot.com) Annmarie O’Connor.

‘Tis now the season to log on!

If the thought of facing the mass hysteria of the sales fills you with dread, why not indulge in some online shopping? Turn on the laptop, jazz up the kettle and snuggle up to some sartorial succour. We love Asos.com – a haven for highstreet, designer and boutique gems. No screaming children, no sweaty changing rooms, no queues for the cash register; just the lastest in up-to-the-minute cutting edge fashion. After all, sales are soooo last season, writes Solo Style editor and fashion writer (www.iblogfashion.blogspot.com) Annmarie O’Connor.

Eye-Condy

Seasonal backlash is an awful bitch. For every moment of festive cheer there’s a blurred memory, sore head and enough under eye bags to make Ryanair leap with joy. And to think, it’s not even February. Fear not. If there’s one product that will fool people into thinking you’ve had eight hours uninterrupted kip, it’s […]

Elemis Moisture Melt

In times of global downturn, it’s reassuring to know there are some beauty products that are made to multitask, writes Solo Beauty editor Annmarie O’Connor. Forget your Boots ‘3-for-2’ deals or Lancome ‘one to be skincare if you want these poxy travel samples’. Elemis has introduced Moisture Melt – an intense hydrating oil made from […]

Prim and proper

Celebrity rehab? Knickerless PR stunts? Diva strops at House of Fraser? Puh-lease. Every A-lister knows ‘prim and proper’ is the new black. If you want to work those fashion creds like a pro, best practise that stiff upper lip. Thank you ever so kindly, writes Solo Style editor and fashion writer (www.iblogfashion.blogspot.com) Annmarie O’Connor.

My daily fix

Solo Beauty editor Annmarie O’Connor (www.iblogfashion.blogspot.com) is a fan of a new product from Clarins….never mind the weather. Despite the ongoing deluge, the wellingtons, the canoe stationed outside my front door, I’m loving Fix Make-Up – a new product from Clarins designed to do..er…exactly that. It”s a bit like Ronseal, save for the fact that […]