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If your an oily skin “type”

Hiiii ladies…


How to get the best products for oily skin better late …..the much awaited recommendations for oily skin.

How to achieve the perfect base on oily skin can be very difficult, on the one hand skin can be excessively oily & on the other hand skin can get easily clogged and prone to breakouts. When looking for products for oily skin you need to find a cleanser initially to clear away all the oil effectively without stripping the skin of its natural radiance.

Oily types are the type of skin that would benefit significantly from the use of the Clarisonic cleanser: just to note that there a few types of deep brush cleansers for skin available at the moment but this is still my absolute favourite option when it comes to deep cleaning on the skin (I will do a special on this deep cleanser soon) apres the skin recommendations) the skin can always benefit from super deep cleaning & intensive care.

The clarisonic retails at in Brown Thomas or it is also available online @ Watch out for special offers or promotion that can make all the difference when you are saving for your special day.
Oily skin types can often forget about eye area care especially when they are concerned about excessive facial oiliness on the skin itself. The Channel eye le lift concentrate your is a lightweight eye serum easily used around the eye area, fantastically this is lightweight easily absorbed without leaving an excessively oily residue on the skin. Reports indicate that clients can see at least 20 percemt visible reduction under the eye area.


Extract from exulis morning glory is used here and and intensifitied to hydrate the skin and reverse the signs of ageing . The Compound is around 50 times stronger than the original molecules so multiply the healing capabilities, also marine extract helps keep any fine lines super hydrated and smooth.
Found that this lightweight version kept the under eye area hydrated all day long especially after lunch when my eyes can feel dry & tired. Also really like the fact that my makeup sits really well on top of this product as some creams can cause sagging if they are too rich.
Really feel that massaging a little amount of cream is hugely beneficial,  boosting currculation using the minimal amount of cream.


Then a fantastic preference for oily skin types is  the  Clarins toning lotion with Iris, amazing this is alcohol free, floral scented and in cute apple green colour, keeps the skin oil free for a few hours also a great option to refresh skin in the morning. Also like any other toner removes the last traces of makeup from the skin.  I really love the see through packaging which I feel is hygienic and you can keep an eye on how much product is left. The scent is strong and for sensitive oily types you might want to consider a sample before purchasing.


The Estée Lauder advance cleansing foam is a super soft foam that gently removes and exfoliates the skin, the algae extract will purify oily areas while the caffeine will tighten any enlarged pores. Really enjoyed using this product it left the skin surface very soft and refined, one that i regularly use as its so gentle on the skin. *** fav***

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the most important they say ….. the hydrated part …. This is a great option for oily types the Chanel Blue serum ….they say continued use can create up to a “35 % percent reduction” in the appearance of the dreaded wrinkles. The theory is they have adapted anti aging incrediants in the diet from areas in the world where people live longer : green coffee, boson olives and lentisk. A combination of this ingredients gives the skin an incredible complexion boost, really liked the softness of the skin after the week and my skin did not breakout or feel clogged.



If you wanted additional moisture then the Chanel “le lift cream” is superbbbb really brightened my complexion, I firmly believe your moisturiser should start to work for you within a few days & this was terrific!!!!! It contains the Edulis morning glory specific to Chanel skin care it hones in on jaded skin and boosts skin from the inside out.




see see you soon.


Rachelle x

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a paler shade of mint & cream….

Paler shades are often said to be the most interesting ones, sometimes we struggle with pale varieties. With pastels, burnt oranges and rose pinks to the colours of the summer we need to get our wardrobes topped up.

If your skin is on the Jane Austin side of argumentative & interesting then opt for pale pinks and lemon yellows. If you a little on the more yellow olive side which us Irish ladies pretend to be consistently topping up those tans…….
This Ivory and cream dress from Ted Baker has us dreaming of summer. A dress resplendent of an era in style that we still seek to replicate the much loved 1950s, very much like a dress Princess Grace would have worn herself.

High round neck with soft extended cape sleeves. The black floral embroidery is exquisitely hand sewn throughout the dress. A miniature box bow ribbon detail sits at the neck and is linked to the same detail at the waist by a line of ribbon. The skirt is in a soft 50s silhouette with hand sewn floral embroidery throughout .

A hemline is a detail in itself …..a line of ribbon sewn around the circumference of the gown approx 3 inches from the edge accentuates the sheer edge of the gown, creating the illusion of Incredible longer legs. Pair with a black sandal or black patent court, incredible options seen last at the bottom of your wardrobe or if you feel like getting shopping check out, amazing and they also ship to Ireland.

The Iivy dress is Currently available at Brown Thomas &


Feeling mint to saw the least, then this Ted Baker gown echoes that sentimental entirely….. a high halter neck, with the quirkiest of details. Box pleating all around the collar framing the peep through hands bordered lace detailing along the bustline, enhancing the bodice shape of the dress.


The waist is very accentuated here with box pleats sewn downward falling flatly down over the waist and full skirt. The skirt is full and falls softly down from the waist with exquisite peep through detailing at the edging.

“Zaffron” now available 190E at Brown Thomas or

A simple sandal would be exquisite with this dress a huge selection now available on an exquisite pair would be the Dune rose heel in blush @120E.



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Jyst like Cinderella

Hi ladies

Want to feel like Cinderella all day on your big day  then get these heels in your sights


Kurt Geiger has a huge amount to offer this season for the bold and glamorous bride.
These sharp stilletos from Kurt Geiger are just divine, a sequin rose gold toe and silver sparkle heel would be equisite paired with a vintage gown in cream ivory or in a deep cream or rose gold. So comfy made with the softest tan interior, made for dancing your night away, priced just @ 110E. The details on these heels ate timeless for your wedding day but also for another occasion ….. a post wedding party or a glam girls day out……

These gold gems are what little girls dream of …   a contemporary version of the round toe court. The gold faux snakesskin texture is crafted throughout the shoe. The beautiful coffee cream box bow is the much favoured detail on this shoe, ideal if your dress is a little on the short side & you want the bows to peep out. Stunning accompaniment to a deep cream or cofee coloured gown.

Both options above are currently available in Brown Thomas, Limerick.


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Fur Bites

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Its the frost biting time of the year, the time for fur is nigh and one thing for sure is we haven’t held back. Faux fur has seen a revamping in the biggest of ways….. trumped up in volume, bolder than ever in colour and in a dazzling array of textures…… think beaver, school girl stripes and even as far as a the tie die effect. Any shade or texture that you could only dream of now its here and ready to ship!…. the combination of lush real fur alongside the newer much improved faux fur makes it difficult to tell them apart…..




The faux fur is a very dominant accessory this season with ladies wearing full fur coats, full length and collar stoles and one of the accessories of the season is the fur bag.Check out this wee version …… From asos in one of my favourite shades….. ohhhhhh the dusty pink, super fluffy and with a gold chain. The ultimate Brazen accessory it vamps up this casual outfit. Or if you prefer to just wear one fur piece then wear a fluffy jacket and team it up with a metallic bag, this gorgeous version is from Zara






Shorts: Vintage


Envelope Bag:



Can’t lift that black mood out of your wardrobe then just add some fluffy fur to give you a tickle…. This old vintage jacket is from a vintage shop a long time ago. The leather trimming just caught my eye, ticking all of my favourite boxes – quirky and electric. Don’t underestimate the power of a vampy coat or jacket this month it’s a key piece of your wardrobe this time of year.The black dress the Irish lady’s favourite every Winter -the LBD otherwise known as the little black dress. This little version looks like two separates, a pleated skirt on the skirt. The bodice creates the impression of a blouse with a frill detail to the front with horizontal design lines on either side to compliment the frill to the front. This Dress from a selection at Penneys. Add a pop of colour if your feeling bold….. Red is the classic lifelong love of black …. Always puuuurfect together. Adore,well actually in love with my Olga Berg clutch This invest,eat piece will last forever . It’s electric detailing will render it a conversation starter … A gold snap opening emblazoned with the designers name and with distorted panelling what’s not to love?


Jacket: Vintage with similar alternative from

Dress: from selection at Penneys with similar alternative from



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Yours in Makeup & Style


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Let the “coat’ do the talking


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First impressions on always count and in Winter why not let your coat do all the talking . ………..Think of your coat as something that compliments your outfit rather than something you take off as you enter the room. Opt for eye catching prints with contrasting colours like this midi length tweed version from River Island. The soft tweed print is really old school but the contemporary design will make you stand out from the crowd. The soft pink underside speaks volumes, wear it hidden or let the reverse side pop out like below. Who can argue with that, two coats in one. Let oversize pockets and lapels make an entrance and keep all the accessories simple.



































Dress: River Island

Coat: River Island

Heels: Ted Baker

Hat: Rachelle Guiry Designs

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Thinking of something more classic with confidant tailoring  …. Look at the “trench coat”.  The trench is a perennial staple since it debuted in 1981 with Max Mara. With haute couture and high street reinventing the design your sure to find your personal favourite. The traditional colour  of camel has always been the universal fashionable  colour for every skin colour and to complement any outfit. Then sometimes it’s just the tailoring were after….. This cream version was found in a vintage shop and a bargain to boot at 25 euro with a stunning high street version from Balenziaga “Swing Coat”  or this Ted Baker “deconstructed trench coat”. This the season of the collar , this funnel neck is classy and cozy, two phrases we love to hear. Some versions have an oversize shape or nipped in waist, drop waist with designers also playing around pockets and belts like those seen at .


































Coat: vintage

Heels: Ted Baker

Hat: Rachelle Guiry Designs




Or if a coat isn’t an option for you… Why not try a coat dress.  Whether it’s printed, plaid, 3D appliqué or animal skin the dress coat is getting a makeover this season. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and 50s heroine with this version from Ted Baker. Why let your dress do all of the work and pair with “timeless heels”  these white kitten heels from Penneys are a must have or the classic Lk Bennett in the “Fern Napa Leather Heel” in “Taupe” will have your eternal love.

on always count and in winter let your coat do all the talking . Think of your coat as something that compliments your outfit rather than something you take off as you enter the room.


Dress: Ted Baker

Heels: Penneys

Hat: Rachelle Guiry Designs



Can’t wait to chat to you soon

yours in makeup and style


Rachelle Guiry



Photography @ Shauna Kennedy



It’s all in the Mini detail….

                   style ideas for dressing down at the after party for your wedding…..


Revel in the end of the summer season with these ideas to keep those tanned pins on display for another few weeks at least ….

First up, a lightweight tweed dress in a 70s shift shape ( plenty of this dress shape knocking around as we go full throttle into the Autumn season ). This dress is everything in one accessories, embellishment, stylish and functional with its hidden pockets. It does fit into the 70s approach to length so your only getting the max nine inches here so some of you might want tights with this number. As for the heels I opted for the “wedges” a girls must have if the “car to club” option isn’t applicable.


Dress: Kimono Boutique; Limerick
Shoes: Aldo, Grafton Street Dublin

For the day outing the result was a printed mini in black and white Leopard print mini and staying in that retro decade the white kitten heels were “must haves”.
Think cool and casual, and wear a t-shirt over your skirt, this loose, floaty t-shirt with horizontal stripe was from “all Saints”. Plenty of stripey versions just like this one available from all Saints, House of Frazer and the unstoppable Penneys. With the focus all on the detail, little cutzy Cardigans just like this vintage option are essential, we might start needing those layers again for this Season. If your a sassy vintage shopper you will pick up a few of these gems. Some of these embroidered beauties have been spotted in Miss Selfridges in the form of the jacket of choice for this autumn the “Bomber Jacket”.


Skirt: Penneys
T-shirt: All Saints
Cardigan: Vintage

Staying on the topic of jackets, this crop one is often seen going from day to night …. the nautical stripe is seen every summer season in vertical or horizontal options. The crop is a super lightweight option.
One of the largest trends we say this season was the off the shoulder option on everything. This white off the shoulder top in crepe is a great buy for all shapes, the large floaty frill gives it an sassy feminine touch.

The mini (culottes shorts) can be slightly confusing, but this can create a very stylish shape. Great if your not 100% on the legs, the cullotes shorts can really elongate the legs. Patterned & plain versions seen this summer, with great options in New Look and Topshop.



Crop Jacket: H&M
Cullottes: NewlLook
Top: Penneys

Then if you want get some mileage out of your mini and maximize it’s versatility- just check out this tangerine version, with oversized gold buckles. Team it with a jumper or cardigan for a cozier nighttime look. This wrap around Cardigan has just the right amount of glam, wear tucked into your skirt to cinch in the waist on this one.
Then when paired with a statement clutch and platform sandals it will pull your look together. Check out Lulu G and Jimmy Choo for some statement clutch inspiration.



Skirt: Penneys
Cardigan: All Saints
Clutch: Vintage


See you next week,
Yours in Makeup and Style