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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Look Out Bear, Lillie Lexie Gregg Has Entered The CBB House !!!
by Louise Keogh - 0

The country has watched on Stephen Bear cheated on his girlfriend Lillie Lexie Gregg with Chloe Khan. It looks as though her revenge will take place on national TV too as she enters the Celebrity Big Brother house to confront him. The blonde beauty was spotted with some designer suitcases outside her Birmingham home as she prepares to enter the CBB compound.

A spokesperson for CBB has told the press that Lillie will be one of many surprise guests to enter the house during this week's task. They said 'This week's two day shopping task will start on Wednesday - shown in Thursday night's episode. To win this week’s shopping task, all the housemates have to do is complete a series of seemingly simple tasks that require extreme concentration to master. However, Big Brother will throw in an array of distractions to tempt their eye off of the prize, which will include appearances and messages from family & friends and significant others.'

The official CBB Twitter account teased their fans with a glimpse of Lillie's entrance into the house. Her entrance has no doubt shocked the CBB house and especially shocked Bear who got very close to ex housemate Chloe Khan. 

Bear publically dumped Lillie on air after he got involved in lots of steamy sessions with Chloe. He told fellow housemates 'I need to be single! I thought I would be with [Lillie] forever, but after thinking in here, she's not the one.' 

Lillie spoke to OK! about her shock and Humiliation. She said 'I’m in shock. I’m gutted, embarrassed, humiliated, but the Bear I’m watching on the television is unrecognisable as my boyfriend. It never even entered my head that I couldn’t trust him. We’d even talked about getting engaged and moving in together, planning our future.’

No doubt CBB fans will be glued to the screen as the drama unfolds!

Louise xxx

Source: Daily Mail, Channel 5, OK!
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Khloe Kardashian wows in Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess!
by The Beauty Dial Edel Cox - 0

It seems like the Kardashians just can’t get enough of Cocoa Brown Tan! Just 48 hours ago, Khloe Kardashian was seen dripping in Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Oil on the Snapchat of her MUA and close family friend,Joyce Bonelli. 

One of the world’s most in demand makeup artist’s, Joyce Bonelli, was announced as the Cocoa Brown brand ambassador earlier this year. Joyce, a big fan of the cult beauty buy Golden Goddess, has been using the Irish beauty range on a number of her famous celebrity clientele.

Khloe posed for the camera, showing on the Cocoa Brown highlighter across her whole body as Joyce captioned the photo…


After the crazed success of the product since its release in September of last year, Marissa Carter Cocoa Brown creator and beauty expert, more recently launched a limited edition Rose Gold Goddess Oil just last week ( which by the way is like my favourite product ever!!!!!). The dry shimmering body oils are the easiest way to create an all over glow from head to toe!

The latest Cocoa Brown launch has been taking social media by storm, selling out across Penneys shelves around the country.  With the most influential celebrities of our generation rocking it, it’s no wonder Cocoa Brown has become a must-have beauty buy for women across the world.

Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Shimmering Dry Body Oil & Cocoa Brown Limited Edition Rose Gold Goddess Oil(€11.95), both available in Penneys stores nationwide.

Edel xxx

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Rob & Chyna Argue in Trailer for Upcoming Reality Show
by Louise Keogh - 0

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna certainly caused a stir among Kardashian fans this year between their relationship reveal, a proposal, a pregnancy and drama with his sisters. A new reality show Rob & Chyna is set to reveal all. E! released a trailer of the show showing the pair having some romantic moments and also some dramatic moments with plenty of screaming.

In one scene loving Rob is shown kissing the bare tatooted bump of Chyna as they lay in bed. Rob tells her 'I fell in love with you because I know how good you are and how loyal you are'. She asks him 'Are you ready to be a daddy?' and he lovingly replies 'that's what I always wanted.'

The romantic trailer is short lived as the trailer also reveals a less than perfect moment with Chyna throwing a big bunch of flowers into a pool. As she throws the flowers in the pool she shouts 'Are you still texting b***hes?'. We only get a glimpse of the argument though but it appears her husband to be may be texting other women and she isn't happy about it. 

Rob's sisters and other extended family are expected to make cameo appearances. Rumours have suggested that a large part of the show will focus on the couples arguments including issues they have surrounding Rob's weight, posts on social media, money and fame

The show airs on E! in the US from September 11. Will you be interested in seeing the show?

Louise xxx

Source: E!, Daily Mail

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Laura Whitmore confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing!
by The Beauty Dial Edel Cox - 0

Irish babe Laura Whitmore has just been confirmed for this years Strictly Come Dancing! The blonde bombshell confirmed the news on her social media accounts stating "Looking forward to joining the #BBCStrictly2016 family".

Laura is the first female star to be confirmed and will join Will Young and Ed Balls who are the confirmed male contestants.

No doubt she will do us proud!

Good Luck Laura :)

Edel xxx

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Monday, 1 August 2016

My Favourite Hair-care Products!
by The Beauty Dial Edel Cox - 0

With so many hair products out there it's almost impossible to know what ones are the best and which will suit your hair, so I've put together some of my top picks and what they are best used for :)


Pureology is one of my favorites and is perfect for those you who like me have extensions in as its sulphate free. The brand Pureology is recommended by hairdressers and used in many salons which proves it is one of the best around for luscious locks. The brand has many different products and ranges available depending on what hair type you have. At the moment I am using the 'Hydrate' range and love it, I am also a big fab of the 'Pure Volume', 'Curl Complete' and 'Super Smooth'.

One of the star products from the range is the Pureology Colour Fanatic Mask (€30.00), its a deep conditioning masks that provides 21 essential benefits to coloured hair. Available from selected salons nationwide.


Kérastase is one of the most famous and for me one of the best hair care brands around. A little expensive but totally worth it as there is not one of their products I dislike. Some of my faves at the moment are below:

The Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry (€25.00) is perfect for making your blowdry last longer. It is a reshapeable heat lotion that provides optimal shapeability and infinite options to reposition without reapplying, all with no stiffness. 

The Kérastase curl range helps unruley curly hair leaving controlled bouncy curls with no stickness. It also helps define and shape curls. I have naturally curly hair that could do with some help now and again and have found this range superb. 

Matrix’s Oil Wonders Volume Rose range (€12-€15)

All you ladies out there who have fine hair like me, you need to get your hands on these. The new Oil Wonders Volume Rose is the first oil range to target fine hair and offer lightweight volumising results for clients who may have shied away from oils in the past. Offering a unique backwash proposition, the Oil Wonders Volume Rose range includes a Pre-shampoo Oil which strengthens and prepares hair to help deliver volumising results that women with fine hair can seldom achieve, I have very fine hair so this range has been a life saver. Applied to wet hair before shampooing, this innovative self-emulsifying oil, attaches only to damaged areas of hair to ensure zero weight. It is non-greasy and rinses with ease, preparing the hair’s canvas for gentle cleansing with Oil Wonders Volume Rose Shampoo and finally, the lightweight nourishment of Oil Wonders Volume Rose Conditioner.

Sugar Shine from Biolage (€13-€18)

Traditionally the formula for shine products has relied on oil or silicone-based formulas which can add weight and lead to build-up. Inspired by skincare, this professional shine collection offers a new silicone-free approach that harnesses the power of sugar in a new and unique backwash format. Formulated with water-soluble sugar crystals that you can see and feel, the Biolage Sugarshine Polishing Hair Scrub is a pre-shampoo treatment that works directly on the hair to scrub away impurities and nourish with humectants to create natural shine. It draws upon the natural exfoliation properties of sugar to scrub, condition and polish the hair. This process gently removes impurities to create a smooth reflective surface on dull hair and is suitable for use on dry, damaged hair.

Redken Hair Volume ranges ( €17- €23)

Redken, have discovered that volume means different things to different women. For many women, big hair is all about root lift and extra height, while for others; the desire is thicker lengths with beachy texture therefore have created two new volume ranges, using unique professional blends, that will help women to finally achieve the type of volume they have always wanted. The ranges are High Rise Volume and Beach Envy Volume - love these ranges as for me the bigger the better when it come to hair and I am always looking for extra lift and height!

Mythic Oil Collection (€12-€22)

Following the successful launch of the original L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil in 2011, the lightweight, instantly absorbed formula has gone on to become a best seller with women world-wide gaining celebrity and renowned session stylist fans along the way. 

2016 saw the exciting launch of the full decadent Mythic Oil Collection incorporating innovative new ways to indulge your hair in one of beauties most luxurious haircare experiences. Using a variation of eleven natural oils, each one of the products is designed to leave hair beautifully nourished, smooth and illuminated with a satin shine finish. 

Mythic Oil reaches out to the needs of all hair types with an ultra-lightweight oil formula suitable for fine hair and velvety textured, rich oils for thicker hair, each created with the most premium oil combinations.

 The Mythic Oil phenomenon continues to evolve alongside the beauty needs of women all over the world. This exciting oil range now includes a first to market feather light Dry Touch Conditioner with Sunflower and Orange Oil for a daily moisture refresh alongside an assemble of sensorial haircare treatments that leave hair wrapped in pure luxury.

Milkshake Haircare

Milk Shake is a brand that I only recently discovered thanks to The Salon Shop

The range leaves hair looking and feeling incredibly soft and smooth and smelling delicious.

This brand has a huge collection of products and has won numerous awards. Perfect for distressed or damaged hair.

Give your hair some TLC :)

Edel xxx
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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Get bright eyes with Ziaja
by Donna-Marie Cullen - 0

Got tired eyes? Are they in need of a youthful boost? Reach for Ziaja Goat’s Milk Eye Cream. This is a NEW addition to the Ziaja Goat’s Milk range which I am already a fan of.

The eye area is the most wrinkle prone area and usually the first to show signs of aging. Because it is so delicate, normal face creams can only aid the aging process rather that help slow it down that’s why it is so important to choose an eye cream with a light consistence. Heavy creams tend to weight down the skin around the eye area causing unwanted puffiness too.

Ziaja Goats Milk Eye Cream (€6.49 / 50ml) is a multi-action treatment cream that has been specially formulated to revive the soft area of skin underneath and around the eye, diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles to firm, brighten and nourish. This is an everyday and very affordable anti-aging solution to protect and treat the signs of ageing around the eye area.  The eye cream delivers a surge of moisture and a nourishing boost of goat’s milk complex which is rich in proteins, organic acids, lipids, carbohydrates and vitamins A and D - to give eyes an immediate skin-smoothing pick-me-up.

But don’t expect miracles from the first go. As with all good cosmetics, give it a week or so of regular use both morning & night. But, I promise you will see the benefits that will continue to improve with regular use over time.

How to use:

Apply Ziaja Goats Milk Eye Cream along the brow and follow the eye socket under the eye. Work inwards using a gentle patting motion so as not to drag the delicate skin. Use your ring finer to pat as this will prohibit too much pressure on the delicate area. Allow the product to sink in for a burst of hydration.

Where to find:

You can purchase all Ziaja products online here, Sam McCauleys pharmacies and independent pharmacies nationwide.

Will you be opting for this eye brightening beauty?

Donna-Marie xx
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Emma Bunton Reveals She Didn't Speak To Geri Halliwell When She Quit The Spice Girls
by Louise Keogh - 0

When Geri Halliwell (now Horner) left the Spice Girls in 1998, Emma Bunton took the news worse than any of the other girls. Ema told Grazia magazine'I was so close to Geri - she was like my older sister. It took me a while to forgive her. We probably didn't speak for about a year.' She added: ''I didn't think anything other than "Oh, I'm going to miss my friend who looks after me"!'

She spoke to Grazia about her close relationship with Geri and her family. She said her eldest son is not into music but her youngest son Tate is a massive fan of the Spice Girls. She said: ''Music isn't my eldest's thing but my youngest Tate – who is five – is absolutely obsessed with the Spice Girls. I'm not his favourite though, he likes Geri.'

Wannabe was released 20 years ago and it was one of their biggest hits. Emma revealed that people were unsure it would be a hit but that she and Geri were certain it would be. She said: ''Geri mentioned the other day that, right at the beginning, Virgin were saying they weren't sure if Wannabe should be the first single. And Geri and me were like, 'it absolutely will.' 

Emma's interview was accompanied by a stunning photoshoot. 

Louise xxx

Source: Grazia, Daily Mail

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Monday, 4 July 2016

Fergie's MILF$ Music Video: Kim Kardashian Denies Claims Her Images Are Digitally Altered
by Louise Keogh - 0

Kim Kardashian has appeared in Fergie's new music video for a song called MILF$. The pictures from the video of the 35-year-old reality star sparked backlash on Twitter with users claiming her tiny waist was Photoshopped. Kim has angrily hit back at the claims and told her Snapchat followers that her slimline waist was a result of a strict workout program and a waist-training corset. Kim wrote 'F***YoPhotoshop #corsetlife'.

Kim joined Fergie in her music video along with other celebrity mothers which included Chrissy Teigan, Ciara and Alessandra Ambrosio. The video was released on Friday. Twitter followers have blasted the picture where Kim appears in blue shorts and a tshirt with the words 'Got milf?' printed on it. 

One Twitter user said 'Got photoshop? and another said Come on, I would be so pissed if I were you this picture is HORRIBLY photoshopped, it's so obvious,'

Her waist is exceptionally tiny but Kim has denied that Photoshop was used to alter the picture. Kim has also reminded her Snapchat followers of her strict training plan. On Snapchat on Sunday Kim shared some pictures of a Pilates reformer machine with caption 'No days off'.

Louise xxx

Source: Daily Mail

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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Laser Hair Removal...What to expect!
by The Beauty Dial Edel Cox - 0

When laser hair removal first came out, years and years ago I was one of the guinea pigs who tried it and O My God did it hurt....however nowadays its a completely different story.

I recently started laser hair removal treatments with Advanced Laser Light who have clinics in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Advanced Laser Light is Irelands leading laser and skincare clinic with  over 16 years experience.

I started my course of treatments just over two weeks ago with the lovely Amanda who explained the whole process to me and really put me at ease. She is a true expert in her field and answered all my questions.

At the first session I didn't know what to expect and had thought it would be quite sore but Amanda assured me a lot has changed since the last time I got laser hair removal and that although it may sting a little it would not be sore.

She was so right it was nothing like the last time, there is a bit of a pinch and the area does get a little hot but its not too bad at all, no where near as painful as waxing in my opinion. I am getting the bikini and full legs area done and although the bikini was a little uncomfortable the legs were completely painless, to the point where I barley felt at thing...amazing.

It is something I would 100% recommend to everyone if you are a candidate for it ( not everyone is suitable for it, i.e fair hair will not work with laser) as although it does seem a little expensive at first it will save you money in the long run when you think of all the money you spend on waxing, threading etc

Depending on the person, you will normally require a course of 8 treatments and Advanced Laser Light also offer free check ups in between to really make sure it is working and no areas are missed. After the 8 weeks ( some people may require slightly more or less sessions) all your hair should be gone and you will only have to have a top up once a year.

For anyone interested in getting laser hair removal I highly recommend Advanced Laser light, I have been nothing but impressed so far.

I have only completed my first session but as always I will keep you updated on the process :)

Advanced Laser Light are offering all Beauty Dial readers 20% off all laser hair removal in any of their clinics, all you have to do is mention that you are a Beauty Dial reader and voila you will get your 20% discount :)

See for further details and details on all the other treatments they offer including teeth whitening, tattoo removal, collagen treatments and much more.
Edel xxx

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Gold Fever Hair Extensions 3 months on!
by The Beauty Dial Edel Cox - 0

Three months on and I've only fallen deeper in love with Gold Fever Hair extensions. If you haven't heard I'm currently trying to sort out my hair before I get married next year so I decided to try Gold Fever hair extensions ( see first impressions here Gold Fever Hair Extensions Review ) as I had heard such great reviews about them.

Three months, they are still as perfect as they were in day one. None have fallen out and the shine is still amazing. I recently got them cut as my own hair had grown a good two inches in the last few months and low and behold they were as perfect as they were when I walked out of Origin Hair Design Cork in March. 

Although they are rather pricey they are well worth it as they look and feel so natural. You can colour your hair the same as normal with them in and once you follow all the recommendations from your hairdresser re aftercare, they can last up to 6 months.

For further details see
Youtube: GoldFeverHair
Twitter: @goldfeverhair
Instagram: @goldfeverhair

Edel xxx
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Penneys have done it again, say hello to PS....Bronze!
by The Beauty Dial Edel Cox - 0

I couldn't be more excited...Penneys has just launched its first PS…Bronze collection. The range, which consists of 6 products, delivers a fresh sun-kissed glow without the cost of a holiday. From the all-important skin preparation, to adding that final golden shimmer, the assortment of tanning products on offer will carry you through the summer months and beyond.
Those of us who are regular tanners will know that the secret to the perfect summer glow is in the preparation. The PS… Pre-Tan Exfoliator is only €3 and is a gentle, texturized scrub that removes dry and dead skin cells; this in turn helps with the easy application of the rest of the PS...Bronze tanning products. Through exfoliation you will get a longer-lasting tan.

After exfoliation the next step to achieve that all round summer glow is moisturising. The PS… Gradual Tan, €4/€5 for both face and body offers the best result as an on-going tanning lotion with in-built moisturiser. The gradual tan delivers a subtle healthy glow that develops further on every application to give you a beautiful bronzed appearance.
For those impromptu summer nights out when the sun makes an appearance, Primark PS…Bronze offers two shades of PS… Instant Tan, €4. This wash off tan, in shades of light and dark will instantaneously have your skin summer ready. The tinted gel allows for an easy, streak free application.  The below pic is of the dark instant tan, I love it :)

To finish the PS… Shimmer Oil, €4 is a lightweight oil that offers an all over bronzed look with a hint of a shimmer whilst softening and nourishing your skin. This product is a summer must have bringing and extra layer of glamour to any summer outfit. As soon as I get my hands on this one, as always, I'll let you know.
All of the above are in stores now and I would hurry if I were you as they are already flying off the shelves.

Edel xxx
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Lidl launch new Cien makeup range
by Donna-Marie Cullen - 0

LIDL are set to launch a new makeup range on 30th June and it's rather exciting. Over the past 5 years, we have seen many beauty products from LIDL's own brand Cien range ranking high in the beauty industry and even winning beauty awards, so this is an exciting launch. The range will contains, BB creams, eyeshadows, mascaras. lipsticks, lip glosses and nail polishes and I have loved putting these to the test!

Cien BB Cream 

This is available in two shades; light & medium - dark. The coverage is surprisingly good and the staying power was impressive. If you like a BB Cream with a bit of extra coverage then this is for you. Cien BB Cream comes with the added bonus of 24 hour moisture and an impressive SPF 15.  

Cien Eyeshadow

The summer Cien makeup range will consist of 4 shades; Vanilla Cream, Brilliant Brown, Rose Garden & Blue Sapphire. The shades give a soft pigment but are very easy to use. If you are looking for a dramatic look try using these with a damp brush. I think the Vanilla Cream will make for a great highlighter and Rose Garden is a lovely hint of pink on the apples of your cheeks.

Cien Mascara

Available in Volume Mascara and Waterproof Mascara, these are a great go-to mascara and just in time for summer holidays! While I am not a huge fan of waterproof mascara, only because it's so hard to remove, I do think the Volume Mascara is true to it's label and does offer volume to lashes. 

Cien Lipsticks

A good slick of colour to your lips can really enhance any look and I am addicted to lipsticks so, these beauts are a great new addition to my massive collection. The collection consists of 6 shades (I received 5 shades) and as you can see the colour range is brilliant. They add a great pop of color to the lips and leave a lovely sheen on the lips. While the lasting power might not be that of a matte lipstick, they do leave lips very hydrated and the colour play off is very impressive. Shade 15 'Nude Brown' is a colour dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy. If you can apply a matching lip liner all over the lips before applying these lipsticks, they will last much longer. With or without lipliner, I'm a fan of these.

 Cien Lip Glosse
Who doesn't love a good lip gloss? And these are great! The collection consists of 6 shades; 3 shimmers and 3 flat colours. My favourites are Glitter Pink over a matte lipstick or Sweet Toffee on it's own. The colour play off of the three flat colour shades are great, as you can see from the swatches and the sponge applicator gives a super easy application. Thankfully, these are not sticky or runny like a lot of lip glosses on the market and they smell so good too! Definitely a perfect handbag essential, especially this summer!

Cien Nail Polish

These are the perfect final touches to any look. Available in 4 shades (I received 3), this collection also includes a base coat (first in the image) and a glossy top coat (last in the image). The range includes nudes, eye-catching metallic and a warm berry shade. Warm Berry is my favourite and it's been on my nails 3 days now with no chips, what a result!

What do you think of the collection? Are you as impressed as I am with the collection? 

Donna-Marie x
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