Beauty on Board, Holiday essentials
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Admin
It is, dare I say it officially summer season, which means one thing for us Irish folk; heading off to the airport to hop on a plane to catch some guaranteed actual sunshine, that we just are not likely to get here in Ireland. I personally love getting away but I hate being without all my beauty treats, which for me is make up, body lotions, perfumes, hair products, body mists, tan, mitts an the list goes on and on. Now, I definitely have a few favourites that I go back to always, but I love trying out new products, from new ranges we stock in Sculpt Studio, Letterkenny and also from items I get sent from brilliant brands. I do have a few holiday key products that I brought away with me recently that I just, couldn't be without. On own recent honeymoon these are the key pieces that I packed!
Paese Long Cover Fluid Foundation
For me, foundation is all about staying power while I am on holidays. It needs to sit tight with minimal fuss in applications for mr to be happy. I have found just that with this Paese Long Cover Fluid foundation. This has a medium coverage, which can be made heavier with a second application. The liquid foundation glides on and contains some powder that allows the shine to stay away and the foundation to last with minimal shine or movement.
Top Tip; I aways apply with a brush and powder it with Sculpt Powder for last ability.
Pease Long Cover Fluid €13.99 (packaging is slightly different now)
Powder is the key to setting your foundation and is especially need in a hot and sweaty climate. I use a translucent powder which has no colour and matched my skin, whether I am tanned or milk white. This Sculpt Cosmetics, Loose Powder in 001 is my go to for setting my foundation and keeping it there.
Top Tip; Always apply with a brush in a gentle motions to avoid moving your underneath foundation.
Sculpt Cosmetics Loose Powder €13.50
L'Oreal Absolute Repair Lipidium Masque
I used to be blonde, and when I say blonde I mean really blonde, a total bleach up, white blonde hair that needed done every 4 weeks or else it looked terrible black at my roots. I loved it at the time but the maintainance was hard work and the condition was, well absolutely atrocious. It would snap, break and fall out at the beep beep of my GHDs heating up! I am not a brunette but still have some blonde through the ends to bright my hair and I learned a few things along the way about treating damaged hair. My personal saviour was masques/ masks, that I left in, sometimes overnight to try to repair and soften my hair. This masque from L'Oreal Professional was the best that I found and I now use it once a month on my blonde/ damaged hair and it is my go to for holidays. The sun is so damaging and your hair need to be protected when it is exposed, much like you skin it will burn and get dried out, so it needs something to shield it. I wear this mask to do just that. When I am by the pool I wet my hair at apply this L'Oreal Absolute Repair Lipidium Masque to nourish and protect me hair from chlorine, it also can be worn for 10- 20 mins for a rapid blast of nourishment.
Top Tip; If I am in a rush I sometime use it as a conditioner and I really notice if I have not used it, my hair is more dry, coarse and knots easier! If I has to pack one thing then this would be it.
L'Oreal Professional Absolute Repair Lipidium Masque €14.00 (before VAT of 23%)
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
This is my saviour to fill out my brow while I'm in the heat. The kit has both brow powder and wax, alongside brushes and tweezers to allow youth go for either a heavy or less defined brow. While I am away I usually want to spend minimal time getting ready and more time doing things, even if that is just relaxing, so the was is my go to for last ability, the wax just did not budge until I cleansed. I am not usually into make up by the pool as I want to give my skin a break but who doesn't like a full brow while catching some rays!
Top Tip; Use the powder & wax at night for a fuller brow and wax during the day for lasting fullness and brow fill!
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark €10.49 (also available in light)
Sculpt Personal 7 Piece Brush Set
I usually apply my make up using 12-15 brushes, but when I am away I just don't have time for that many brushes and I always lose them, so that many brushes just don't make it onto my holiday list. So when I am away I use the Sculpt Cosmetics personal brush set, which contains 7 pro full sized brushes. Here I have everything that I need to create perfect looks- foundation, powder, blushes/highlight/contour, flat shadow, blender shadow, lip and small dome brush. Available in store or online at Sculpt Cosmetics or Sculpt Studio, 5 Oliver Plunkett Rd., Letterkenny.
Top Tip; wash brushes in lukewarm water and baby shampoo, then let air dry.
Sculpt Personal 7 Piece Brush Set €55
Flawless Deluxe Brush Set - 6 piece 7 pro fun Need budget brushes that are also amazing quality? Well this Flawless Deluxe Brush Set, with 6 piece is amazing! for just €25 yogurt 6qiality, soft and durable brushes. The gorgeous white handled brushes come with a white glittery bag that keep your brushes in tow. The set comprises of 3 face brush sand 3 eye brushes, just enough for travelling! Flawless brushes are of an amazing standard for quality and price.
Top Tip; wash foundation and cream out of the brushes 2-3 times each wash to keep them whiter than white.
Flawless Deluxe 6 Piece Brush Set €25
L'Oreal Mythic Oil
Another L'Oreal Professional treat, this leave in L'Oreal Mythic Oil acts as a softener and protector for tired, damaged hair. I rub it from mid to ends as my hair is damaged all that way, but you can rub it in just at the end if needed. The oil makes my hair feel a lot less damaged and looks healthier when styled. Especially need after a day in the pool.Ensure to really run the oil in as that way it works more effectively and make hair softer.
Top Tip; Always start with a small amount, €1 size work, and rub it in before adding more other wise too much can make hair look really greasy! Not a good holiday look!
L'Oreal Mythic Oil €12.99 (before 23% VAT)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, SIOBHAN XXX
Monday, 8 August 2016 | Admin
Here at SCULPT we need your talent! We are seeking an Intern as part of Intreos First Steps Programme.
The candidates should ideally have the following;
A huge LOVE for all things, make up, beauty and hair.
Interest in learning about new industry trends
An interest in customer service & dealing with clients.
Interested in online social media, beauty and make up bloggers.
The desire to learn new skills, work with people and excel at your roel.
We will train you in make up, beauty, retail, customer service, social media, online marketing and customise training dependent on the type of candidate.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | Admin
Chanel, Nars, Clarins and Benefit – these are just a few of the international cosmetic brands that every Irish woman stockpiles into her beauty bag. Last week, I interviewed Suzie O’Neill, creator of AYU Make Up who illustrated to us that home grown, Irish beauty tools could be manufactured to equally as high a standard as their foreign counterparts so, what about make up itself?
Monday, 13 June 2016 | Admin
Bellamianta is the newest and most exciting brand which is based and manufactured right here in Ireland. With Bellamianta taking Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook by storm with bloggers and celebs like Suzanne Jackson of sosueme.ie, Tara O' Farrell of tara-makeup.com, Nicola Hughes of Made in Chelsea and Michell Regazolli Stone of MRS Make Up all swooning about it we knew it was the perfect addition to Sculpt Cosmetics offering!
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 | Admin
Here at Sculpt Cosmetics we strive to bring you the ultimate in current make up trends and what is hot right now! We all know that beauty blogger are fast on the trends and what is better than Ireland Beuaty Blogger Suzanne Jackson of the beauty bible blog sosueme.ie actually creating products?!!
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Admin
Here at Sculpt I love watching trends, especially make up and beauty trends. I think I have some highlight and strobe running through my veins, I am just attracted to pretty beauty things! You know how it is though, one day something is red hot and you can't get you hands on it then in a flash they aren't quite so hot. Remember sleep in rollers anyone?
Saturday, 7 May 2016 | Admin
Stye influencers of Ireland brewed up a storm as they assembled onto the red carpet at The Marker Hotel, Dublin last night for the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards. Vogue Williams picked up Most Stylish Woman on the night but here is a round up of our favourites from the night.
ROSANNA DAVIDSON (PICTURED LEFT) Never one to scrimp on the style factor, Rosanna Davidson put her best foot and leg forward in this stunning red, caped gown with a double thigh split from Caris Closet.
Looking simply radiant, Rosanna always gets it right with her make up, a smokey eye, flicked liner and nude, glossed lips never fail! This is one dress to go for if you want to make a style impact at an event. Shop here at www.cariscloset.ie
Friday, 6 May 2016 | Admin
Lilly Lashes - The Ultra Glam lash range has arrived in Ireland, exclusively with Sculpt Cosmetics and Sculpt Studio. We are very proud to be the official Irish stockist of this amazing range of mink, glam, re-wearable and re-usable lashes.This lash range has featured on every celeb that you can think of, the Kardashians have all donned them and whats more then even Instagram to tell us what they wear, now that is impressive. The 3D Mink Collection is the ultimate in glamour with its double stacked lashes and are priced at €29.95, the Lurury Collection form Lilly Lashes is a little sister of sorts and is a more natural laid back yet still gorgeous option and is priced at €21.95.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Admin
Irish Beauty Blogger Suzanne Jackson of the SoSuMe Blog fame has launched another product and it sold out already!!
Suzanne is turning into quite the product development guru and admirable entrepreneur these days. Hot off the success of her nail polish collection which launched last year and we have them on sale at www.sculptcosmetics.com and Sculpt Studio, Letterkenny, the beauty blogger has launched a brand new product; her very own contouring kit. Suzanne launched it on Tuesday and it’s pre sale stock has already sold out!
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Admin
Here at Sculpt Cosmetics we love skin care, not just skincare but really good skin care. We love a lot of ranges here at Sculpt Studio but I especially have a little soft spot for Dermalogica. I have used this range since I started out in make up 12 years ago, so I know it pretty well and I know what works for me, but I have lots of clients who have not used it and are a bit scared by the price tag of indulging on yet another skincare range that promises to fix their skin. Dermalogica have the perfect answer - a Skin Kit that contains minis of the best of Dermalogica according to your skin types, for a much more affordable price tag of €33.20!
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Admin
Here at Sculpt we have seen loads of recent blogging and make up articles that focus on more purse friendly brands and we wanted to bring you a brief overview of the ever growing and popular brand W7 that we have recently started to stock in Sculpt Cosmetics! Let’s face it, being purse friendly is really good as it allows us to buy more, more and more!W7 is one of these brands that we love and have recently gotten into Sculpt Studio after road testing some of the range in store recently for our clients and during our classes! W7 was created in 2002, the original aim –‘That every woman should have access to an extensive range of high quality cosmetics at an affordable price’.