The sun couldn’t have chosen a better weekend to make its long awaited appearance. On Sunday I made the trip over to the beautiful surrounds of Marlfield House Hotel in Gorey, Co. Wexford. I had been invited to an afternoon of ‘Tea and Tulips’, as it was called, with IsaDora Ireland. A select number of Irish beauty bloggers, press and make up artists were invited along for a sneak peek of products the brand are launching over the coming weeks.
IsaDora ‘Bare & Beautiful’ Collection
This limited edition collection will launch on IsaDora stands from next week, ideal timing for the transition from spring in to summer. The collection centres around minimalistic nails and lips and the shades are nude with both warm and cool tones to suit absolutely every complexion.
Wonder Nail Polish
The Wonder Nail polish is an iconic IsaDora product but the new edit introduces 9 brand new shades to the family. These polishes have an extra wide brush to cover the nail in one stroke. They are said to be long-lasting and quick drying which is ideal for us Irish gals. You know yourselves, the sun can decide to shine here without much notice so when you want to swap your boots for sandals and flip-flops, it’s nice to have your toe nails painted and ready for the sunshine. The shades include Belle Beige, Graphic Grey, Hazelnut, Rose Petal, Pearl Girl, Lavender Lush, Bare ‘n Beautiful and Milkshake and retail for just €8.95.
This wonder-product is actually a new permanent addition to the IsaDora collection and when you hear the benefits of it, you’ll agree why! This is a nail hardener and ridge filler, ideal for strengthening your natural nails and for using in-between shellac/gel/acrylic nail sets. It can be used as a base coat, top coat or as both, leaving nails looking glossy and smooth. It includes an active ingredient of Neonyca which helps to thicken nails and improve the overall health of your talons. Retailing for €11.95, Rock Base is definitely one you’ll want to pick up.
Twist Up Matt Lips
Finding a nourishing matt lipstick can be a mean feat but these Matt Lip crayons promise to provide a satin soft feel with a long lasting formula. Launching with 5 shades Bare Beauty, Bare ‘n Beautiful, Bohemian, Rose Rebel and Haute Chocolate, the twist-up functionality makes them a handbag essential. Infused with moisturising Papaya fruit extract and regenerating Orchid flower extract, they are comfortable to wear and shouldn’t make your lips feel dry, cakey or cracked. They retail for €12.95 each.
Twist Up Gloss Sticks
Given the choice between matt and gloss, personally I’m a gloss girl at heart! Especially for the summer time, I just think gloss look luscious and makes your lips look fuller. So I was all ears when Lisa, IsaDora’s marketing manager in Ireland, was introducing us to these limited edition beauties. The Gloss Sticks also come in 5 shades, Clear Nude, Toffee Pop, Milk ‘n Chocolate, Bare Belle and Boho Beige. The soft texture contains hydrating properties and collagen pre-peptides so as you apply, you can feel your lips plumping for a fuller effect. I’ve been using these throughout the day actually and they’re long lasting, really hydrating and not sticky like some traditional glosses. They also retail for €12.95 and I already know they will be my go-to this summer!
As always, IsaDora’s products are clinically tested, and not tested on animals. They are available at Shaws Department Stores and leading pharmacies nationwide.
We were all treated to the most fabulous afternoon tea and bubbles in Marlfield House. I have to say, the venue was just stunning and the food was divine – it’s definitely worth booking if you’re looking for something lovely to do in Wexford this summer. Lisa also gave us a sneak peek at some other new release to IsaDora including their Face Glow Bronzing Wheel. I can’t wait for this release as it includes 5 shades in their iconic wheel shaped palette; 1 matte shade and 4 shimmers, so it will be ideal for bronzing and contouring.
They are also set to release the Precise Roll-On Eyeliner. This waterproof liner is a God-send for anyone like me, who can’t seem to master their flick! The roller wheel applicator couldn’t make it easier, just roll on and viola! It is a waterproof, long-lasting, quick drying eye liner and the swatches I still have on my hand are testament to that! This will retail for €12.95 on IsaDora stands.
My First Vlog
I also brought my camera along with me and tried my hand at vlogging for the first time. If you’d like to see BTS at the event, click here and watch my vlog. I hope you enjoy it and would love to know what you think of it. I’m only learning, so it’s all very rough and ready but I’m looking forward to getting in more practice at filming and editing over the next few months ☺️ Massive thanks to IsaDora Ireland for inviting me along to the event yesterday. My outfit details are listed below and I’ll chat to you guys in my next blog.