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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Khloe Pictured Wearing Diamond Band on Wedding Finger
by Louise Keogh - 0

Khloe Kardashian went public with her relationship with Tristan Thompson in the last few weeks and now the 32 year old reality star has been seen flashing a diamond band on her wedding ring finger. Could the rumours be true? Has Khloe gotten engaged?

The blonde beauty was spotted wearing the ring on Tuesday morning in New York City. This comes days after she was pictured cuddling her NBA star toyboy in Miami. 

Khloe is still technically married to Lamar Odom but she has filed for divorce a second time. She has been dating 25 year old Tristan Thomspon for several months. Khloe's mom Kris was asked what she thought of the new couple and she's quoted to have said 'They're really cute. You, know she's having a good time, he seems like a really nice guy.'

The ring appears to be be a wide diamond encrusted band. Khloe isn't the only Kardashian girl to be seen sporting a diamond ring on their wedding ring finger. Kylie has also been flashing diamonds on her wedding ring finger despite no engagement announcements. Is this a commitment or a trend?

Louise xxx

Source: Daily Mail

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Gaz and Lillie Lexie Kiss!
by Louise Keogh - 0

Tonight's episode of Ex On The Beach is set to  be an emotional one. Lillie Lexie Gregg is still angry that her friend Jemma Lucy slept with her ex boyfriend Gary Beadle. Lillie puts her relationship dramas firmly to rest as she clears the air with her ex. 

The former couple are sent on a date and Lillie uses the time to get the answers and closure she needs. The emotional sit down ends with Gary in tears.  He said: 'That is one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make in my whole entire life Lill.

Gary told the cameras: 'Picking our relationship or work the only job I've had in my life that I am any f***ing half good at. I just had to pick what I thought was best for me. She is the only one that I have ever made my girlfriend and that's why that choice was so hard.'

Gary then apologised to Lillie and they made amends. Lillie said: 'Seeing Gary so upset confirms that it was as hard for him as it was for me.'

The friendly relationship is later tested when Stephen Bear dares Lillie and Gary to kis for a few seconds. The pair end up locking lips for quite a bit loner but the drama doesn't stop there. Tension continues as Gary ends up kissing Olivia too!

Can't wait for Ex On The Beach tonight! It's on at 10pm on MTV.

Louise xxx

Source: MTV, Daily Mail
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Rihanna Holds Hands With Drake As Source Claims They Are A Couple
by Louise Keogh - 0

That awkward moment between Drake and Rihanna at the VMAs has been spoken about all week. Drake professed his love for Rihanna on stage at MTVs event on Sunday and it appeared as though Rihanna wasn't quite feeling the same. However sources have said that the pair have been officially a couple for quite some time and the pair were spotted holding hands on Tuesday night.

The 28-year-old Barbadian beauty seemed to be unusually shy as she nestled up to Drake in a car. The pair were pictured together at Drake's concert after party in Miami. They partied together in style in a stylish VIP venue and RIhanna held hands with Drake as they left the venue. 

A source told Entertainment Tonight that Drake nd Rihanna have been on and off for years but that they are 'definitely a couple' at the moment.  They said 'No one really knows how long they have been "official," they just decided to let it become a thing instead of hiding it from everyone. They're happy'.

Drake presented Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMA show on SUnday. As he presented the award he said 'She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22-years-old,' Drake admitted as he delivered a lengthy and glowing speech in honour of Rihanna immediately following her fourth performance during the MTV Video Music Awards. She's one of my best friends in the world. 'All my adult life, I've looked up to her, even though she's younger than me. She's a living, breathing legend in our industry, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna.'

As Rihanna gave him a peck on the cheek, Drake continued to lean in to kiss her on the neck. But the kiss didn't last very long, as he pulled away after several seconds. 

Louise xxx

Source: Entertainment Tonight, Daily Mail 
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Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Oil Vs Rose Gold Goddess Oil!
by The Beauty Dial Edel Cox - 0

So  at this stage everyone knows I am a HUGE Cocoa Brown fan. Marissa Carter keeps surpassing herself when it comes to new high quality products that take hold of beauty lovers everywhere.

For me one of her star products is the Cocoa Brown Dry Body Oil. When she released Golden Goddess the Gold shimmer body oil, we instantly fell in love and thought there is no way she could top this...that was of course until she introduced us to the limited edition Rose Gold Goddess Oil!

So whats the difference? Well for me its hard to decide which one I like better, it's simply a matter of taste whether you prefer a rose gold or a golden gold when it comes to shimmer.

For me, even though its a tough choice I am leaning toward the Rose Gold Goddess Dry Oil. It is fantastic and perfect to use as a highlighter on your face, add shimmer to your legs or use across your collar bones to highlight them and make them glisten in the light.

Once rubbed in, the shimmer in both products becomes more subtle and leaves skin feeling soft and looking radiant ( hard to tell just on my hands when in a photo, but it really does leave a subtle glow)

Depending on your skin tone, one may suit you more than the other, though for me both are definitely worth having in your make up collection, and at just €11.95, there's no excuse not too ;)

Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Oil and Rose Gold Goddess OIl is available from Penneys, Boots, Dunnes, Tesco, Heatons, 97% of Irish pharmacies nationwide and online via & The Cocoa Brown range starts at €4.99

Edel xxx

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

by Donna-Marie Cullen - 0

Eye's are the window's to our soul, so they say! If someone is truly happy, their smile reaches their eyes so for that reason I like to help keep my eyes bright. We really should be taking care of them as they are the first place to age. But, we can all have a bad nights sleep or even a few too many on a night out and need some extra help to give eyes a bit of a glowing pop. So, here's my favourite eye trio to do just that...

Like a lot of women I suffer with dark circles under my eyes. But because I have deep set eyes, I get a shadow too which makes dark circles look darker. So first thing to remember is to avoid white concealer as it will only make dark circles look grey. Instead I opt for a concealer with an orange undertone as this will combat the dark circles. I've been using Physicians Formula CC Concealer Cream in the Light/Medium shade  for a few months now and I will definitely be repurchasing. I find it's light, super hydrating but gives good coverage.  It's long lasting but doesn't dry out the eyes, nor does it sit in the creases of the eye, which can make you look older. It instantly brightens the eye and gives a lovely dewy look. If you've got dehydrated eyes and dark circles are a concern, I highly recommend this. Oh and did I mention, it's SPF 30 too. Now there's a superb unique selling point for a concealer!

Let's be honest, that "flick on fleek" is not the easiest thing to achieve so a good product & brush is vital. I've used tonnes of liquid eye liners over the years and I still go back to The Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner. I cannot rave about this product enough, it's by far my favourite. It's lasts all day, doesn't budge or smudge but is removed easily without leving panda eyes. In just one swoop it gives full on colour. The sponge/brush is like no other! It's a tapered sponge that gives a perfect line and a perfect flick. I highly recommend this if you're a liquid eyeliner fan.

Now to finish the look and no better way than with fluttering lashes! I'll be honest, I'm lucky to have long curly lashes but they're blonde and very fine so I need a good mascara to emphasise them. I've got one word to say about Too Faced "Better That Sex" mascara... WOW!! This gives lashes a full on high impact look. I found it didn't clump on my lashes of you wipe any excess mascara off.

All three have been stable makeup items for a long time.

How do you combat dark circles? Share your tips.

Donna-Marie xx
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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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