Hot Pink Gelish & a visit to her 'Brow Genius' - Julie's Diary - Week 22

Hey all!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It's week 22!! ....( I know...😱 Where is the time going at all!!??) 😊

It's just a quick stop this week for nails and brows with the lovely Marie, who is Mints head therapist and all round gorgeous, super sweet, super gas lady! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜„β€

I just LOVE my treatments with Maire! I'm always guaranteed to walk out with a smile and its all down to her professionalism, dedication to perfection and lovely personality 😊

We started off with gelish removal. Then, nail prep, cuticle work, filing and buffing.

Because it was such a dreary rainy day outside, we needed some cheering up, so we thought it would be a nice idea to go for a bright colour to brighten the day...... Until the lovely sunshine decides to come back! 🌞🌞 (fingers crossed lol)

The Gelish colour that I chose was a SUPER bright and girly pink called "Tokyo A Go Go" and I absolutely LOVE it!!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’…πŸ’…

Next on the agenda were brows!!!

Of course I'm in great hands with my #browgenius 😁

Marie applied a nice warm brown coloured tint to suit my complexion. Once that was removed, it was onto shaping.

Marie used the threading technique which is my favourite!!
There are such great benefits to threading...
It causes less pull than waxing βœ…
It removes hairs at follicle level βœ…
It removes multiple hairs at a time βœ…
It allows more precision in shaping βœ…
It's great for people with sensitive skin βœ…
It can be used for hair removal on the brows, sides of face, chin, lip etc βœ…

When Marie was finished with shaping, she lightly shaded my brows to add even more definition and that was it.... I was done and I was back to having #browsonfleek yaaaaaaaaas!!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Before I left, I had a little catch up with Mints Manager Sarah (aka superwoman gorgeous girl boss πŸ‘Š) lol 😊😊

Sarah gave me some top secret insider scoop on the most freaking exciting news!!!! πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

#newtreatmentalert 🚨🚨🚨

And boy oh boy is it gonna be a good one!!
Eeek!!! πŸ™ŠπŸ™Š I'm so excited!!!!!!! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
I even got a sneak peak 😁  sssshhh!

Keep those eyes peeled πŸ‘€
And stay tuned to Mints social media in the coming week to find out more....
Trust me, you won't be disappointed πŸ˜‰

That's all for this time,
Short but sweet πŸ˜„ lol 😘

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
Julie ❀❀❀

Germaine de Capuccini Time Expert Rides Advanced Facial & Laser Hair Removal - Week 21 - Julie's Diary

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Hey all!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It's week 21 and I'm back at Mint Kilkenny for some serious pampering in the form of the amazing Germaine de Capuccini Timexpert Rides facial.... Yaaaaaaaaaaassss!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I was super excited for this as it is Mints most popular facial and I was looking forward to seeing what all the fuss was about 😁😁

They key feature in this facial are that it is praised for "Strengthening the skins architecture"

Hmmmm..... Ok, sounds great so far!! πŸ‘

Germaine are known for their innovation in anti-ageing treatments and this one doesn't disappoint. It contains an exclusive blend of peptides with a specific anti-wrinkle effect that regenerates, fills in and inhibits facial expression lines and wrinkles.

Wowzers!! All of this amazingness, wrapped up in a super relaxing facial πŸ’†πŸ’« 

To start of my facial, I got myself nice and cosy on my heated treatment bed and the lovely Maighread explained what she was going to do. Then I just switched off and.... Relaaaaaaxed!! 😊😊

Maighread started off with a double cleanse and then onto a facial exfoliation. I really loved this part as you could really feel that it was getting rid of the rough/dead skin cells. It was a lovely granulated scrub that smelled of peppermint and left my skin feeling really clean and fresh. ... Even "Minty" if you will lol! 🌿 

After my skin prep was done, it was onto the peptide gel which was spread over my face, neck and chest.
This is the stuff that contains all of those super powerful anti-aging ingredients πŸ‘Œ
Once this was on my skin, Maighread then began to massage it in using Germaines facial machine.

To give you an idea as to what this is like, your therapist uses the hand held machine that has a small, rounded metal disc on the end which produces heat. When this is moved across the skin, it creates the most warming, relaxing sensation!! 😊 And of course the heat helps all of those amazing ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin....
Win win βœ…βœ…

After this, it was on to the hydrating mask and my gosh was it hydrating!! It was left to sit and soak into the skin for a good 10-15mins and you could literally feel how luxurious it was. It was PACKED with moisture!! πŸ’¦πŸ’¦
While the mask worked its magic, Maighread treated me to a lovely little head massage... I literally nearly fell asleep πŸ’€πŸ’€

When I was all done, my skin felt amazing and it actually looked like it was more plumped and hydrated.
I have to say... It was really really great and I can see now why it is Mints most popular facial and it's one I will definitely be trying again πŸ‘Œ

While I was up in Mint, I also had my Laser treatment for my underarms with Sheila. I'm getting on really great with the laser.... Even though my hair is quite fair, I am noticing a difference in the amount of regrowth and I am having to shave much much less often than before so we will see how things go with the rest of my course and I will keep you guys posted on the results.

Mint use the Candela Gentle Max Pro which is the most state of the art machine in laser hair removal. It also can be used to treat Pigmentation, thread veins, redness and fungal nail issues.

I find the laser hair removal treatment itself is easy peasy.
Sheila is super professional and will always put you at ease.
The treatment area is sanitized first and marked out. Then the laser is used on the area, which does give a warm tingly sensation, but each pulse is followed by a little puff of cold air to cool the area and it's all over before you know it 😊

If you are curious about laser hair removal, or any of the other options, you can have a consultation with Sheila where she may carry out a patch test on the area and she will be able to determine if the treatment will be suitable for you and you will know what kind of results you might expect.
Something well worth doing for yourself! πŸ‘

Ok guys, that's all for this week 😊
Hope you enjoyed the blog and you got some insight into some of the lovely treatments available at Mint.

I'll see you all next week!!
Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
Julie πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Brows, Callus Peels & Gelish - Julie's Diary - Week 20

Hey all πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It's the big Two Zero 😱
Yup, it's week 20 as Face of Mint!! πŸ’š

Time flies when you're having fun, and I can honestly say that every visit I've had up here has been just that and more!! πŸ’–

Sarah and the team in Mint have been so welcoming from day 1 and I can't thank them enough for this amazing journey that I'm on. I'm learning soooo much and experiencing amazing new treatments and everything in between. Even doing this little personal blog on my #mintjourney is something completely new to me and something that I didn't know I was capable of, but I have to say, I'm enjoying it so so much!!! πŸ“

I really hope that my experiences on different treatments have given you guys a better little insight into them, from a regular girl's perspective 😊 That's what it's all about at the end of the day.... So thanks to you all for coming along on my journey with me ❀❀❀

And so onto this weeks treatments we go.... 😁😁😁
With the hints of sunshine trying to break through the clouds and the odd "warm" day lol.... I decided it's time I start getting my footsies ready for Summer πŸ‘£πŸŒž

Mint do a fantastic "Foot Callous Peel" that is great for softening and getting rid of the worn hard skin that can build on the soles of our feet over time.

We can all be guilty of not giving our feet the same attention in the colder months because they're never on show and usually wrapped up in nice cosy socks 😊 

So , when the good weather starts to come around, they deserve a little TLC and that's where the callous peel is great!
The lovely Laura was looking after me for this treatment today πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
As I relaxed on the treatment bed, Laura applied the peel to my feet. Layers of gauze were placed on the hard skin areas. And then my feet were covered in little bags and left for about 15-20 mins. In this time, you can catch up on some πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€, snoop through social media, or like me.... Have a read through Social & Personal.... I LOVE that magazine!!! Definitely one of my faves!!! πŸ’›

Anyhoooo, after my time was up, Laura returned and removed the peel. She then finished by buffing my feet and when she was done, they were like a new babies!!! Sooooo soft!!!! 😍 They really felt great and it gave me a little confidence boost for when I'm wearing my sandals 😊 Bubyeeee winter feet πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘£

To top it all off we went with a gorgeous natural pink colour in Gelish on the toes..... #toetastic !!! πŸ™Œ lol πŸ˜‚

For my next treatment, I was having a brow tint and thread with the lovely Marie 😊
Marie is Mints head therapist and in my opinion a #browgenius!! Yaaaaas!! πŸ‘πŸ‘
And girls... We all need a brow genius in our lives, am I right?? πŸ‘

My brows are so fair naturally, so it's super important that I have them tinted and shaped as they really do define your face and make such a difference.

My favourite way of having them shaped is by threading. As I've said in my previous blogs.... Threading is great as it can remove multiple hairs at one time, it's less pull on the skin than waxing or plucking and it gives much more precise definition and shape... You can't go wrong! πŸ‘πŸ‘

When Marie was finished with the tint and shape I was thrilled with how they turned out.... I now have #browsonfleek for another while lol πŸ˜„

That's it for this weeks blog,
I hope you guys found it helpful 😊

See you all next week,
Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
Julie πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment, Nouveau Lash LVL & Gelish - Julie's Diary - Week 19

Hey all πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It's week 19 at Mint Kilkenny and what a beautiful sunny day it is in the marble city! 🌞

The first of today's treatment was with the lovely Iza for removal and application of gelish. After getting my nails into a nice shape and doing all the necessary cuticle work, We picked out a gorgeous light blue colour and Iza accented it with a thin glitter strip going down the centre of the nail..... FAB!!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
And perfect for Easter too 🐣🐣

(Easter hint: don't buy your chocolate eggs for family too far in advance... Because you WILL end up eating them yourself πŸ˜±πŸ«πŸ˜‹πŸ™ˆ #ihavenowillpowerwhenitcomestochocolate πŸ˜‚)

Right, onto the next treatment!
Off I go with Iza, downstairs to my cosy treatment room and I get myself ready for my DERMALOGICA Ion Active Power Facial. I had this amazing facial once before at the beginning of my #mintjourney and I loved it!
What's so good about it you say??

Well for a start, it's a treatment that's designed personally to you and your skin needs πŸ‘Œ
A thorough face mapping and skin analysis is carried out by your dermalogica expert therapist. Wether it's skin conditions such as premature aging, acne or dehydration that you suffer from, your therapist will be able to determine which key "active concentrates" will be applied to your skin to get the best results 😊

(Now... Here comes the big fancy word sciencey bit πŸ’πŸ˜‚)

Some of the different active concentrates that can be used are:

Retinol: This firms and reduces visible signs of skin aging.

Niacinamide: This controls and prevents adult acne breakouts.

Hyaluronic Acid: This relieves dehydrated sensitive skin.

Oligopeptide: This brightens hyperpigmentation/age spots for a more balanced skin tone.

Because my skin was a little sensitive and dry, Iza used mostly used "hyaluronic acid" all over my face, which is jam packed full of hydrating ingredients, but she also used a little "niacinamide" around my nose and chin where I had a little congestion and pesky blocked pores! This made the treatment really tailor made for my skin 😊

After these "actives" are applied, they become supercharged when massaged into skin. You can feel warmth or cooling on the skin, depending on products used... It's a lovely sensation! 😌
Iza then used the ion active machine which literally resembled an iPhone for all the world πŸ˜„ ...As Iza moved this across my chest, neck and face, it gave off little soothing vibrations as it worked it's magic πŸ’†

The scientific technology in this little magic machine really helps the super ingredients to penetrate faster and deeper into the skin than a regular facial would...... Fanfreakintastic!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

After the treatment, my skin felt really soft and refreshed and looked brighter ✨
I'm looking forward to seeing even more progress over the next few treatments 😊

Right, onto the next treatment we go lol!!
I'm a busy bee lol 🐝🐝
For this treatment, I was with the lovely Nadine for my Nouveau Lashes LVL Lash Lift..... Yaaaaaaas!!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
This revolutionary treatment is taking the lash industry by storm and definitely something worth trying!

I've had this done at Mint once before and I was seriously gobsmacked by the difference it made to my eyes and lashes πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€
I love this treatment because it enhances your natural lashes without the need for extensions or even mascara!

The LVL treatment is different from eyelash perms as it straightens from the root of the lashes and uses gentle products that don't cause damage βœ”
When done, it gives the effect of longer fuller lashes and brighter eyes βœ”
Aaaaand, there's also an eyelash tint included in it which leaves your lashes with the effect of having mascara on βœ”

The whole treatment takes about 45 minutes and can last upto 6-8 weeks. And it's all carried out while the eyes are closed so you can just lie back and relax πŸ˜ŠπŸ’€
As always, Nadine is such a perfectionist and I was delighted with how they turned out! 😍

If any of these treatments float your boat, be sure to give the girls in Mint a call for more info πŸ’š

Hope you guys enjoyed this weeks blog...
See you all next week.

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
Julie πŸ’—

Event Prep - Gelish Nails, Vita Liberata Tan, Nouveau Cluster Lashes & Buff Make Up Application - Julie's Diary - Week 18

Hi all!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It's week 18 at Mint Kilkenny and I had popped up for a full on glam package..... Wooooh!!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Of course it needed to be done (any excuse πŸ˜‰) I was going out on a girls night with my besties! Yaaay! πŸ’— It was really more like a reunion because it's been soooo long since I've been out on the town with these lovely ladies!!! πŸ‘­πŸ‘­ You know yourselves, between work, kids and a busy life in general, it's sometimes difficult to get everyone together, so it was a special occasion which deserved a full glam squad session at Mint Kilkenny lol!! 😊😊

Right, let's begin..... πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
Nails, lashes, tan and makeup!

We started off with nails πŸ’…
After the lovely Laura had removed my old colour, sorted out my cuticles and buffed and filed my nails to perfection....
Mairead then took over to do the paint. I went for a nude coloured base in the GELISH range and a little golden sparkle on top. My finger tips were like little pots of gold at the end of the rainbow lol ✨✨ I love a bit of glitter so I do! πŸ˜„

Then it was on to tan with Nadine. At Mint they use VITA LIBERATA spray tan which is definitely my favourite out of spray tans I've used before. You can choose to go light, medium or dark.
I asked for one layer of the dark just because it was for a night out. I would normally go for a medium for a natural sun kissed glow πŸ˜„πŸ˜™

This tan is fab!!!! No biscuity smell...πŸ‘ƒβŒ No orangey undertones 🍊❌

To prep for it, I exfoliated and moisturised everyday for a few days beforehand to give a clean fresh canvas for the tan to go on. This helps to prolong the life of you tan and helps it to fade naturally.
Do any shaving the night before so that your pores/follicles aren't open and just a quick rinse the next morning, using no moisturizer after as this can act as a barrier and stops the tan from sticking.

For the aftercare, just rinse it off lightly with water the next morning and voila!!!!
You're a golden goddess!!!! βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I like to use a nice scented moisturizer after my shower too 🌸
What's great too is the "at home range" from vita liberata which contains the "body blur" tan.
This can be used on its own or along with your spray tan too. It's great for the legs to give a real airbrushed look... Perfection!!
Even the lovely Pippa O Connor/Ormond raved about this stuff and its available at Mint Kilkenny πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Next it was onto the lashes with Nadine.
Now, Nadine it the resident lash expert at Mint and is an absolute perfectionist when it comes to them!
Mint use the NOUVEAU LASH range and offer semi permanent individual lash extensions, cluster weekend lashes, strip lashes and the wonderful LVL lash lift... I've tried all of the above and loved them!! πŸ’—πŸ’—

Because it was just for a night out, I went for the weekend cluster lashes. They added length and volume and really defined my eyes πŸ‘€ and they were super light and comfortable πŸ‘
I couldn't stop batting my lashes lol! πŸ˜‚

The following day, I returned to mint to get my make-up done.
Mints head therapist Marie was on the job for this one and after we chatted about the (full glam) look I was going for, I gave her free reign of my face πŸ˜†
I didn't even peek once until the end πŸ™ˆ
And boy was I delighted with the finished result!!!! When I looked in the mirror, immediately my eyes just popped!! πŸ‘€ All I could say was WOW.... over and over! When she said she was taking me to the "dark side" she meant it and I'm never going back lol!! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‰ Marie used all BUFF MAKEUP which is a fab Irish brand that's quickly gaining a cult following.
She went for luscious Smokey Brown's and charcoals on my eyes, a dewy finish for the foundation and done subtle contouring, finishing with a dark lip... Something I'm not used to but I LOVED it!! 😍😍😍

Of course, it's absolutely up to you, whatever look you want to go for, wether it be natural or full glam or somewhere in between. The girls in Mint are so great at what they do, they will find the perfect balance for you 😊😊
You can see the full Buff Makeup range retailing at Mint Kilkenny.

So that was it for me for week 18 😊😊

I hit the tiles that night with my girlies, sipped Prosecco 🍸and danced and laughed the night awayπŸ’ƒ, all the while feeling absolutely fabulous thanks to Mints amazing Glam Squad!!! πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Hope you enjoyed this week's blog and I'll see you all soon 😘😘😘

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Germaine de Capuccini SRNS Global Anti-Aging Facial - Julie's Diary - Week 17

Hey all!! xx

It's week 17 and I'm back at Mint to try out their renowned Germaine De Cappucinni SNRS Facial..... Yaaaaaaaaasssss!!!! :) :) :)

Mint Kilkenny were one of the very first salons in all of Ireland to Launch this Facial which is an Anti-Aging face and eye treatment based on "epigenetics".

Now.... What the heck are Epigenetics you say???

Well.... here's the science bit! (I always wanted to say that lol)

Right! So every day, thousands of our little skin cells are damaged by lifestyle and environmental aggressions like central heating, pollution and lots of other nasty stuff and over time, the gene structure within these cells becomes unable to repair itself and stops producing essential proteins that naturally slow down the ageing process. 

Well the great thing about this facial is that it is scientifically tested and proven to reactivate these dormant/sleepy genes and boosts cellular regeneration and skin renewal using β€œEpigenol” and β€œZinc-Glycine Complex”. (very scientific altogether!)

So in a nutshell, this facial is a SUPER powerful all-round anti-ageing treatment that provides firming, wrinkle reduction, revitalisation, improved pigmentation and hydration.

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!

I've heard so much about it and i've been dying to try it out!!

My therapist today was Iza. I love Iza as she is always a wealth of information and knows her products and all of their properties inside out. She is so passionate about what she does and carries out her treatments with such precision and care!

As always, i was cosied up in my lovely warm treatment bed and the facial started off with your normal double cleanse and exfoliation, followed by relaxing face and decolletage massage with very different twist! Iza used specially shaped metal spoons that were chilled in iced water, along with the heat of her hands to carry out the massage all across the decolletage, neck and face. The chilled spoons were especially soothing around the eye area which can often be tired and puffy. This treatment gives great relief from this!

After the massage was finished, it was onto the mask which is what I was most excited about! Iza applied it to my neck and all over my face, covering my mouth and my closed eyes. This was so so different from any face mask i'd had before. I could breath easily through my nose, And because my mouth and eyes were closed, I felt I was just able to completely disconnect from the busyness of the outside world and I just completely relaxed whilst all the amazing ingredients worked their magic.

And work their magic is exactly what they did!! 

When Iza peeled the mask off, my skin felt so nice and cool and revived. I know it sounds a bit corny but its absolutely true! 

I couldn't get over how fresh and dewy it looked and it was lovely and soft to touch. It literally felt like it was packed with hydration and I was floating on air after it. 

I really took it as a little "time out", which we all deserve from time to time. I felt like i was really able to switch off during the treatment. 

I will definitely be having this facial again and i cant rave enough about it!

It's definitely worth trying out, mostly for the great benefits it has on your skin and how you feel after it but also for the actual entire experience of the whole treatment.

It would make the perfect treat for yourself, for a loved one or even for our lovely Mammy's for Mothers Day this weekend.

I cant wait to bring my own mammy up to Mint to try it out, I Know she's going to love it!

That's all from me for week 17,

I hope you guys enjoyed this weeks diary entry,

See you all next time,

Bye for now,

Julie xxx


Buff Make Up Masterclass with Maighread - Julie's Diary - Week 16

Hey all πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Its week 16 yipeeeeeeeee!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

I’m up in Mint again, I know... I may as well move in at this stage lol πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

Anyhoooo.... this weeks appointment was gonna be FUN!!! πŸ˜„ I was booked in for a Mint Make-up Masterclass with Maighread (yes that’s a Mouthful of MMMMM’s πŸ˜‚)

I decided to do the masterclass as I was looking for some hints and tips on how to do my own makeup and wanted to get up to date on the most recent trends.

As I settled myself in to Mints fabulous makeup bar, My jaw was literally on the floor with the huge selection of products that Maighread had laid out for us to play with.... serious excitement!! 😱

Mint is a stockist of Buff professional Makeup range. Buff is a fantastic multi award winning Irish company which is fastlygathering a cult following having picked up an IMAGE beauty award, Irish Tatler award, RSVP magazine beauty award and the Social and Personal best buys..... Fab!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

After I had finished drooling over all of the amazing colours πŸ‘…, we got started on an everyday daytime look. Maighread explained in detail as she applied the amazing Buff products to my face, stopping from time to time to allow me to do it myself, under her guidance. This way, I really get a feel for what to do and by practicing it myself, I was able to remember all the tips so much easier for when I went to do it at home myself. πŸ‘πŸ‘

For the daytime look we used the Buff HD foundation to suit my skin tone with a little β€œSheer Glo” liquid highlighter (which is aaaaaamazeballs by the way!) to give a natural dewy look, we filled in my brows a little and then smudged just a little black pencil on the upper lash line and used a GORGEOUS brown shadow called β€œHefner” (this is literally my new favourite!!!) on the lid and a little on the lower lashline. We finished with a little bronzer on the cheeks, a swish of mascara and some subtle lippie and we were done. This look will be a super easy one for me to re-create myself. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

Next it was on to the night time look and we really amped it up for this one!! Maighread started by building up the colours on my eyelids and blending it out. She loves colour, so we went for a twist on the smokey eye and used a fab cranberry coloured red in the crease and wow did it make my eyes pop immediately!!! πŸ‘€

I then chanced my arm at the gel eyeliner... now this normally scares the bejaysus out of me 😨 You know yourselves... when you’ve spent aaages trying to perfect your eyeshadow and then it’s time for the β€œdreaded eyeliner” and you end up with your line nearly up as far as your eyebrows by the time you finally get both eyes to look remotely similar lol!!! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

But, with maighreads help I actually managed to get a half decent line! Yay!!! 😊

 She then done some contouring, a little blush and finished by lining my lips and giving them a slick of a gorgeous red lipstick called β€œLip Love” (another one of my favourites from the day!!) And that was it, I was all glammed up and ready to go!! πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

All of the Buff Makeup that Maighread used is listed below:

Highlighter: Sheer Glo

Foundation: HD N25

Concealer: C2

Brows: Bark

Eyelid: Hefner / Rice, Minx, Carbon

Crease: Red Revolution

Liner: Gel liner Black

Mascara: Black

Blush: Orgasmic

Powder: N2

Bronzer: Golden Goddess

Lip Pencil: Glacier Pink

Lipstick: Lip Love

My top 3 picks from the day are: Sheer Glo Liquid Highlighter, Hefner eyshadow in brown and the Lip Love lipstick in red..... I seriously need them in my life from now on! #beautystaples βœ…βœ…βœ…

I have to say, the masterclass is a brilliant idea and I really really enjoyed it! 😊 It’s a fun, one on one makeup tutorial that gives you a step by step guide on make-up looks and at the end of it all you are left with your make up done and you go home with lots of tips and a bit more confidence in doing it yourself. Whether you’re already a pro at it or if you’re just learning, you will definitely come away with something from it! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Ask the girls in Mint about it and they will be happy to help.

You can also book in as a group. Perfect for a girls day out!! πŸ‘­πŸ‘­

That’s all from me for this week,

Hope you guys enjoyed reading and I’ll see you all soon 😊😊😊

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie ❀❀❀


Anti Wrinkle Injections with Dr Niamh Gormley - Julie's Diary - Week 15

Hey all πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

I’m back at Mint Kilkenny for week 15 yaaaaaayyy!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

And what a week this is.... it’s my very first consultation and BOTOX treatment!!!!!! 😱😱😁😁

I’m so frickin excited!!!!!!

I’ve always been curious about Botox and have been open to its advantages. I’ve always said it would be something I’d like to try out.
Especially now having passed the 30 mark (I swear my wrinkles appeared over night! I went to bed with nare a wrinkle and then looking in the mirror the next morning and there they were.... almost talking to me, saying.... oh hey Julie! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ Your an adult now and we’re just gonna sit here on your face and keep you company.... although?? that could be something to do with the amount of whisky sours I consumed and all the laughing I did at my party the night before lol πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‰πŸ˜†πŸŽ‚πŸΈπŸŽ‰)

All that being said.... those dreaded little lines were there and they weren’t going anywhere fast, uuuugh..... πŸ˜–πŸ˜– And two years on from that they have gained even more β€œcharacter” shall we say 😩

Now I know, by no means do I have deep furrows on my forehead or around my eyes... they’re more like fine lines or little crows feet wrinkles or β€œcrinkles” as I like to call them 😊 And certainly some of them can be endearing, like the little laughter lines but at the same time, I’ve been a little conscious of them and personally, I don’t see the harm in doing something for yourself that makes you happy πŸ‘πŸ‘

 When some people hear the word Botox you think β€œfrozen face” or β€œplastic”....gone are those days!

That is such a misconception.... The idea now is: β€œless is more”.
You can always go little by little to get the perfect result and if done in the correct way, with the right amount, by the right qualified practitioner/doctor, people will be wondering to themselves.... β€œJaysus, Mary down the road is looking so well!!” But they won’t be able to put their finger on it as to why lol.... πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ because subtlety is key.
If done in the correct way, you will still have movement but those pesky crows feet will be gone!

Its 2 weeks since I’ve had my Botox treatment at Mint with the wonderful Dr. Gormley and the difference is huge!
In the days after the treatment, every morning I would wake up my lines would appear less and less noticeable.
I definitely feel my face looks much fresher and younger and less tired 🌞🌞

It doesn’t feel tight or frozen like I thought it might. I still have my expressions.... just, minus the crinkles.  I’m pretty blown away with the results to be honest πŸ‘πŸ‘

For my consultation with Dr Gormley, she greeted me with a big warm smile and made me feel so comfortable straight away.
We talked about my areas of concern and what I wanted to achieve with the treatment.
I wanted to still have movement and look natural but at the same time, reduce my frown lines on my forehead and crows feet around my eyes.
After she explained everything in detail and I filled out my consent forms we got started.

I have to say, I’m not a big fan of needles but thankfully, the excitement took over and it didn’t seem to faze me. I cleansed the makeup from the treatment area and Dr. Gormley started out by very thoroughly assessing my face muscles and their different reactions when I smiled or frowned or when my face was at rest, in order to gauge precisely where the Botox would be most beneficial πŸ‘Œ

She then marked out the treatment areas on my face and prepared the needles with the correct amounts for each area. Everything she used was new and sterilized in packaging βœ…βœ…

She then began the treatment and being 100% honest she had a couple of injections done without me even realising!!?? I literally did not feel a thing!! I was expecting a very sore pinch or stinging sensation like you would with most injections but nope!! It was a piece of cake 🍰 and over before I knew it. It literally could be done on your lunch break, it was that easy!

Dr. Gormley gave me my aftercare advice and I headed straight back to work after my treatment as there’s no real β€œdowntime” after it.

My skin wasn’t red or sensitive, it was great! 😊

During the couple of days after it you need to be sure to cleanse upwards on your forehead and outwards on the eyes until it settles and then that’s it..... You get to enjoy the new fresher looking you!! After about 2 weeks, you really start to see the difference #wowzers 😍😍😍

It’s especially great if you have a big event or even a wedding coming up where you know that you will be in photos and like me, maybe you are feeling a little bit conscious of your β€œcrinkles” 😊

While it might not be a treatment for everyone’s taste... and that’s ok.
It’s definitely something worth educating yourself on. It’s not β€œtaboo” and it’s not something to be scared of, so never say never. It’s a temporary procedure so it will wear of naturally, usually after about 6 months depending. So if it's something that you feel would give you a confidence boost for yourself then, get your information and why not give it a go 😊

Of course, while there are amazing spa and medi treatments available that are wonderful and can most certainly minimise the appearances of lines etc, some of them are just a little too stubborn and don’t want to budge so that’s where the magic of Botox comes in to save the day 😎😎✨✨

If you are interested or want to learn a bit more as to what’s involved, it is definitely worthwhile chatting to the girls in Mint about it or booking a consultation with Dr. Gormley to find out how it might benefit you. Dr. Gormley also administers Dermal Fillers which can be used for a number of things like, adding volume to your lips, filling in lines around the mouth, minimising a bump on the bridge of your nose or contouring cheekbones etc 😊

That’s all for this week,

Hope my little insight into Botox was helpful for you πŸ’–πŸ’–

See you all next time,
Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’–


Threading & Germaine de Capuccini Leg Massage - Julie's Diary - Week 14

Hey all!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It’s week 14 as #faceofmint πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Aaaaaaand another β€œsnapchat takeover” was underway at Mints salon in Kilkenny.

We have soooo much fun with snapchat during my treatments. It’s great for you guys too as you get to come along and join in on the fun while getting a better insight into treatments available in the salon 😊

Be sure to add Mint on Snapchat to keep up to date with all the news, new products and treatments, promotions and of course the snapchat takeover shenanigans!!

This week I was back with my #browgenius Marie, yay! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ πŸ’—πŸ’—

Marie started off with a nice warm brown coloured tint that suited my complexion and colouring. Then she carefully measured my natural brow arch and worked out the best shape to suit my face. She then began the threading technique. I LOVE threading!!! 😍😍

Basically, your trained therapist takes a thin cotton/polyester thread, doubles and twists it and its then, very skilfully rolled over the areas of unwanted hair with absolute precision,plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time. Threading can remove short rows of hair making it way more efficient too. It originated in India over 6000 years ago and then spread through Asia, the middle east and then on to Europe.... so, being around this long and still going strong, it shows us that its tried and tested and it works! πŸ‘πŸ‘

The great thing about threading is that it can be used all over the face, be it your eyebrows, lip, chin, sides of face or neck and it’s a great option for someone who might be sensitive to hair removal creams or waxing.

As always, I was super happy with the finished result. My brows were really defined with a lovely, natural shape and the framed my face perfectly. It made such a difference to my whole face....πŸ˜™

Thanks Marie!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ’—     

My next treatment was with the fantastic Iza for my Soothing Foot and Leg Massage..... I just love Iza. She’s so nice and she’s an absolute fountain of knowledge!! β›²Win win!! πŸ‘

I was REALLY looking forward to this treatment as it wasn’t long after Valentines day and being a florist 🌹, you could just imagine how busy it was and I was on my feet for long hours at a time, so I was looking forward to a bit of pampering after it at Mint.

Iza brought me down to my cosy treatment room with a lovely heated bed, relaxing lighting and music and a gorgeous Neom Organics candle burning in the corner that smelled divine!! πŸ‘ƒπŸ‘ƒ

Something else that smelled divine was the oil that she used.... it was the Germaine De Capuccini firming body oil with Baobab oil. "Baobab oil" being the super ingredient in this. It has firming and tightening properties which are particularly good for use on the leg area, especially the thighs, as let’s face it...unfortunately I’m no super toned β€œbeyonce”  😜 although I wish I was! (dance moves and all πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ lol!!)  So, I’ll take all the help I can get on my jiggly bits, which alot of us are prone to.

Leg massage is often overlooked, with many of us opting for maybe a back, neck and shoulder massage, but alot of the time back pain can actually stem from stiff or tight leg muscles, so we should really be working from our toes up! πŸ‘£πŸ‘£

Plus many of us (myself included) suffer from the dreaded cellulite/Orange peel!! πŸŠπŸŠπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

Especially on the backs of my upper thighs, so regular massage on this area can help to get rid of any fluid retention, helping to disperse those nasty toxins and help to improve the overall appearance of your skin.

I’ll definitely be booking back in for another foot and leg massage in the future. Iza really did work out the tightness in my muscles and I felt alot better after it πŸ‘

So that’s all for week 14 guys....

Something SUPER exciting is coming for the next diary blog entry πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Sooooo........STAY TUNED!!!!  Xxxx

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—


Beauty & Medispa Treatments - All in One Visit - Julie's Diary - Week 13

Hey all!!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

I'm back at my favourite place in Kilkenny for week 13 as #faceofmint πŸ’š

I honestly have to pinch myself everytime I call into Mints salon... (Which, by the way always smells DIVINE!! Must be all those lovely Neom Organics products they have in their reception area πŸ’› I can't stop myself from sniffing them all every time I go there πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ƒ) 

I'm so lucky and so grateful to be on this amazing journey! πŸ™Œ

This week at Mint was a seriously fun one because I got to do my first "SNAPCHAT TAKEOVER" πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

It's safe to say there were plenty of bloopers and waaaaay too much laughing πŸ˜‚

So much laughing in fact, that I definitely gained a few extra laughter lines πŸ™ˆ

The first of my appointments was with Marie to get my lashes tinted πŸ‘€

With them being so fair and barely visible  naturally, I like to get a nice dark colour on them. I went for "blue/black" which leaves them with a nice dark gloss finish 😊 

It's so handy to have them tinted!! If you're ever rushing and don't have time for make-up... or if you're going to the gym or for a swim, its ideal as your eyes still look defined even without mascara πŸ‘Œ

My next appointment was with Iza at the nail bar! πŸ’…πŸ’…

Iza started out by removing my old colour and making sure to do any necessary cuticle work, buffing and filing. It's important to do this as it keeps your nails healthy and helps to prolong the life of your gelish or shellac.

Iza is such a perfectionist when it comes to her work, no matter what treatments she is doing, she always makes sure to give 110% and she took time to make sure that my nails were perfect! πŸ‘Œ  

I went with a GORGEOUS pinky/red gelish colour called "rendezvous" .....mainly because I liked the name and it sounded romantic, being Valentine's week! lol πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆβ€ 

Next stop was with Sheila for one of my on-going milk face peels 😊 

I've had a few of these peels now and I really can't rave enough about them... I honestly think they are the best thing since sliced bread! 🍞 πŸ˜‚

The difference in my skin since my first peel is actually amazing!

No more roughness, no more dry flaky patches and my pores... especially around my nose have definitely reduced. My make-up goes on sooo much better and I can honestly say it's given me more confidence to go make-up free which would have been a very big no no for me before..... Oh no no no.... no!! πŸ™ˆ lol πŸ˜‚

This is what I love about Mint!! πŸ’š

Along with your general beauty treatments and of course, Mints signature luxury spa facials and body treatments, they provide fantastic medi treatments like my favourite Dermaceutic face peels..... ❀

They also provide:

Micro needling/Rejuvapen, which helps to re-awaken collagen that gets "sleepyπŸ’€" as we get older. This helps to bring  the collagen back to the upper layers of your skin, which in turn reduces the visibility of wrinkles and lines making the skin more plump and much fresher looking.

Candela Gentle Max Pro is a state of the art machine that not only is the most advanced in laser hair removal. It can also be used in the reduction in the visibility of stretch marks and treats fungal nail problems too... fantastic!! πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

And of course, Botox.... For, well the obvious! 😁 Botox is the perfect answer to those pesky wrinkles that just don't want to budge! πŸ‘Ž

(I may be taking advantage of this after all the laughing from my snapchat takeover lol!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) 

Dr. Niamh Gormley is medically trained and certified to administer this, along with dermal fillers which have a number of advantages too... from giving a little extra volume to your lips πŸ’ to adding some fullness to your cheeks, or even reducing the look of a bump on the bridge of your nose πŸ‘ƒ There are so many options and its well worth booking a consultation if you're curious about anything 😊😊

With all these amazing "MediSpa" treatments and more on your doorstep, you won't be short of things to #treatyoself to πŸ˜†

Hope you enjoyed my little mint diary this week πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Make sure to follow mint on snapchat to keep up with all the fun salon antics and updates on New treatments, products and promotions πŸ‘

Until next time,

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie 😊❀ xxx


An Interview on KCLR & a Germaine de Capuccini Body Treatment - Julie's Diary - Week 12

Hey all!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

I'm back in Mint for week 12!! 

Woohoo!! πŸ™Œ

Had loads of fun this week!! πŸ˜„

First on the list was a trip to KCLR96fm radio station with Mints gorgeous manager Sarah, for a live.... Yes LIVE interview πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ  

But luckily, we were chatting to the very funny and very lovely John Masterson who made us feel at ease 😊 

We chatted (a little bit about Sarahs favourite band "take that" πŸ˜‚) and of course, about all things Mint... my Mint journey so far and all the great things we've been getting upto! πŸ’š

John asked me, how did I get chosen as the face of Mint and I explained to him, not in great detail (through my nervousness lol πŸ™ˆ) 

But I'll write a little about it below...

The whole meaning and purpose behind the search for Mints brand ambassador was to find a regular, everyday person with an interest and openness to beauty therapy and trying new things 😊

That's me in a nutshell really and I felt like I clicked with the girls in Mint straight away, but to be fair, it would be hard not to as they're all so lovely! ❀

When I first started my Mint journey, I was amazed at what I had available to me right on my doorstep!! πŸ™Œ

Not only do Mint cater for all your essentials and relaxing spa treatments like massage, advanced facials, body treatments, brow treatments, waxing, make-up, lashes, nails and much much more....

They also offer the skin clinic side which includes, state of the art laser hair removal, skin peels, Micro needling and rejuvapen etc.... 

PLUS, the wonderful Dr. Niamh Gormley who is certified to professionally administer those magical facial injections that are botox and dermal fillers, is also available by appointment to give advice, personal consultations and treatments in salon.

How amazing!!!!βœ¨βœ¨πŸ‘πŸ‘

Now of course it's normal for some of us to find some of these treatments a little daunting and you're probably thinking... What would be most suitable for you? 

Well, that's where I come in....

My aim is to make it all more relatable for everyone and to give my own honest thoughts and reviews on treatments that I have 😊 

I'm lucky enough to be able to try out loads more over the next coming months so I'll keep you all posted as to how I get on as #faceofmint so keep an eye out for treatments that you might be curious about πŸ’š xx

Who knows, from reading my little diary, you could find something that would interest you....

Wether you feel like you need a full skin overhaul or maybe just a pamper day, 

all of the girls in the salon are so so lovely and they are always more than happy to have a chat with you and help you create your very own #mintjourney that's personal to you and caters to your own needs 😊 xxx

Okay.... back to this weeks treatments!! 

Yaaaaas!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

After we had finished in KCLR it was back to Mint for some serious pampering 😍😍😍

My first appointment was with the lovely Nadine. I made my way down to my cosy treatment room and I got settled in 😊

This week, I got to try out Mints amazing "Crystal Body Elixir"... Sounds unreal you say???

Well it was!!! lol πŸ˜„

This is a Germaine de Capuccini body treatment which consisted of a full body exfoliation and massage using extracts of precious stones and minerals helping to bring harmony, balance and energy to the 7 chakra points on your body.... BLISS!! πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›

Now, I don't want to give too much away on this one as there are some really lovely little treats in it!! 

BUT... I will say that my skin was super soft after it and I was left with a gorgeous subtle shimmer on my skin from the extracts of the precious stones 🌌🌌  I really did feel great after this treatment! 🌌🌌 #glowing

This is definitely something you should consider treating yourself to πŸ‘

Or, seeing as its Valentines... possibly drop some "subtle" hints to your other half lol! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰β€β€

Next, it was on to see the lovely maighread at the nail bar where she carefully removed my old colour, and gave my nails and cuticles a little TLC  by pushing back the cuticles and filing my nails to the shape I liked 😊😊

Then we chose a new gelish colour in a lovely subtle lavender/mauve called "I orch-kid you not" and they turned out fab!! Swit swoo!! πŸ’…

That's all for week 12! 🌟

Thanks to Sarah and the girls in Mint once again for looking after me so well! Xxx

Hope you guys enjoyed this weeks little diary 😊

Until next week,

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie ❀❀❀ xxx

Mint by Pembroke Kilkenny - Medispa - Clinic, Spa & Beauty Treatments

Mint by Pembroke Kilkenny is a Medispa in the heart of Kilkenny City specialising in Results Driven Clinic treatments alongside Spa Facials, Body Treatments, Massages and Beauty services. 

What is a Medispa?

A Medispa (Medical Spa) is a centre which offers both Medical and Clinical treatments along with Spa treatments such as Facials and Massage. That is exactly what Mint does with Beauty as an extra department to create a one stop destination in Kilkenny. 

There are so many treatment options at Mint so we wanted to explain all about them. We divide our treatments in to different departments. Our three departments are Clinic, Spa and Beauty.

Our Clinic Treatments

Mint is home to the Candela GentleMax Pro Laser which is a state of the art Medical Grade Laser offering: the gold standard in Laser Hair Removal for Men and Women, Laser Thread Vein Removal, Laser Pigmentation Removal and Laser treatment for Fungal Nail. For all of our Laser treatments we offer courses, payment plans and flexible payment options. 

Another of our Clinic treatments are Dermaceutic Peels. This French company are experts in aesthetic dermatology field and we offer the peels and the home care at Mint. There are three types of Peels: Milk Peel for fine lines and dull complexion | Mask Peel for oily skin, dilated pores and to regulate sebum | Mela Peel for pigment spots and melasma. 

Our new Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment is part of our Clinic offering. We were able to introduce this treatment as a result of Marie and Laura becoming Dermalogica Experts last year and happily since then Iza and Emma have become Experts too. This treatment is problem focused and the Ions used are chosen by your therapist to help your concern. The concerns this treatment can target are: Acne | Dehydration | Hyperpigmentation | Skin Ageing. 

Rejuvapen is a very popular clinic treatment at Mint. It is a Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System and is an advanced form of Microneedling. The skins natural repair response is activated and accelerated and starts producing collagen and elastin as a response. There are many benefits to Rejuvapen including: Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates | Reduces fine lines and wrinkles | minimizes pore size. 

With all of our Clinic Treatments we recommend a consultation prior to treatments. For the best results, we would also recommend courses. All of these treatments can be built in to a tailored package which we call the Mint Journey for you. 

Our clinic also offers Medical treatments with our consultant Dr Niamh Gormley of Wrinkle Free Me who holds regular clinics with us. Dr Gormley specialises in Anti Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers. For more information, please see: 

Our Spa Treatments

Our Spa treatments are based around our Flagship Spa Skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini. Germaine de Capuccini is one of the world's leading Spa brands and is available exclusively in Mint in Kilkenny. This luxurious and innovative Spanish brand's products and treatment protocols are stunning for both Face and Body. 

Alongside our Signature Facial using the Royal Jelly range and containing a Mint twist we also offer Germaine de Capuccini Advanced Facials including our number one best seller Timexpert Rides, the brand new Timexpert SRNS Global Anti-Aging, Timexpert Lift In and Timexpert Vitamin C AGE + Facials. 

Our Germaine de Capuccini Body Treatments include a Mediterranean Inspired Harmonising Renewal Treatment, a balancing and energising Crystal Body Elixir along with our signature Mint & Spice Ritual.

We offer a variety of Massage treatments including: Swedish | Hot Stone | Deep Tissue and Indian Head Massage. 

Our Beauty Treatments

Mint offer a full complement of Beauty treatments including: Lycon Waxing, Threading, Nails, Buff Make Up Make Up and Vita Liberata Spray Tan. 

Our team are highly skilled, trained and professional. We can tailor all of our treatments to suit individuals or groups. For more information about any of our treatments, please get in touch: or call 056 7712579.

Team Mint. 

Deep Tissue Massage & Eyebrow Threading - Julie's Diary - Week 11

Mint Diary,

Week 11

Hey all!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

This week at Mint was amaaaazing!! But then again, that's nothing new lol 😍 

My first appointment was to get my eyebrows done with the absolutely lovely Marie who is a head therapist at Mint (and in-salon #browgenius πŸ™Œ) 

Now... I hadn't gotten around to getting my brows done for a while and with them being very fair naturally, they were basically non existent on my face πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ #nareaneyebrow

I couldn't wait to get them sorted because they really are such an important feature on your face (and in your selfies!! lol πŸ˜™)

Marie asked me how dark I would like to go with them and then mixed and applied the tint to my brows.

After the tint was done, she then began to thread those pesky unwanted hairs and created a beautiful shape that suited my natural brow.

I'm always amazed at how threading is done! It's so unique in that there's no wax... no's litteraly just a piece of thread! And in the good hands of a trained therapist, it can work wonders! Unlike tweezing, which only allows you to pluck one hair at a time, threading plucks the hair at the follicle level and can remove short rows of hair at a time. And opposed to waxing, it gives a much more precise control in shaping your brows and it has much less pull and is gentler on the skin which is brilliant in the long run! 😊 πŸ‘

When Marie was done and happy with the finished result she showed me in the mirror and to say I was delighted would be an understatement!!!!!! πŸ‘€

The colour, the shape... EVERYTHING was just perfect! I was so happy to actually have eyebrows again! πŸ˜‚

And I've been getting lovely compliments on them since 😊 

Next up was my appointment with the lovely Laura for deep tissue massage... I was really looking forward to this, as like all of us... the everyday wear and tear and sometimes lifes stresses can take its toll on us πŸ‘Ž All of this can cause a build up of tension in our muscles leading to stiffness and pains. This tension build up is also known as "lactic acid" which are like little crystals in your muscles that need to be broken down through massage.... and boy did Laura do that! πŸ’ͺ 

I just LOVE deep tissue massage!! The stronger the better for me. I love getting all those knots worked out bacause you really feel the massage has benefited you and done you good! 

Although, everyone is different and you can always tell your therapist your preference 😊

During my massage, Laura used the Daily Boost Oil from the Neom Organics London Range who h is available to buy at Mint. This oil has safflower, jojoba, spearmint, peppermint, mandarin and 5 other lovely essential oils, all chosen for their ability to boost energy and nourish the skin πŸ’›

The best thing about this oil is that it can be used as a facial cleanser, face oil, body oil and a hair treatment oil too which makes it soooo versatile!!! 

There's 3 yummy scents to choose from too, depending on your needs.

Laura finished the last part of my massage with lovely relaxing movements, so I got the best of both worlds and left the treatment room feeling refreshed and walking on air! ☁☁✨✨

That's all for this week.

Lots of exciting stuff lined up for next week!! 😁😁

Hope you enjoyed my little diary 😊

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie ❀ xxx

Mint Clinic - Laser Hair Removal & Dermaceutic Milk Peel - Julie's Diary - Week 10

Hey all!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

It's been a great week getting back into the swing of things in Mint after a little break!

First off, I was due to get my third laser hair removal treatment on my underarms. I'm finding this surprisingly effective considering my hair isn't very dark to begin with. 

As always, the lovely Sheila took care of me. She is an expert in using the Candela Gentle Max Pro Laser machine at Mint.

This machine is the most modern in its technology and has different settings for different skin types making it adaptable to everyone, so I would say to everyone that it's worth having a consultation at least and Sheila will be able to tell you if she feels that the treatment might be beneficial for you! 😊 πŸ˜„πŸ‘

As usual, the laser treatment was quick and easy... those who have read my blog on it before will know that Sheila firstly marks out the treatment area and then begins using the laser which is like concentrated mini bursts of tingly warmth followed each time by a cool puff of air which is super soothing. Then she finished with a cooling gel on the area, gave me my aftercare and I was done! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ 

Next on the list with the lovely Sheila was my 3rd Dermaceutic Milk Skin Peel.

I honestly can't rave about these enough!!! πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ It's like I've found my holy grail! 

Yep!! ....Since starting my course of peels, my fine lines seem a little less noticeable and my pores especially have definitely gotten a little tighter! But the biggest difference overall is the brightness in my skin 🌞🌞

It's like starting again with a lovely smooth clean canvas and 0I just LOVE doing my make up now because it goes on so smoothly.... that's if I decide to wear makeup at all because the peels have honestly given me more confidence to (dare I say it πŸ™ŠπŸ™Š) go make up free a lot more's win win!! βœ…βœ…

Sheila started out by cleansing my skin and then applying the dermaceutic Milk peel to my face and left it to work for approximately 2-3 minutes... then off it came as quick as a flash πŸŒ Sheila was super thorough through the whole process and to finish, she put an amazing balm called KCeutic cream on my face which has a high facter sun protection in it and creates a barrier for the skin while nourishing and healing it πŸ’—

Next stop was the nail bar with Nadine!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’…πŸ’… I couldn't wait to get my new gelish colour done... and as much as I loved my festive sparkly red, it was definitely time for a change!!  So, out with the old and in with the new ✨✨✨

After removal of my old colour, Nadine buffed and shaped my nails while I sipped on a yummy coffee and I chose a lovely soft pinky nude gelish colour which goes perfect with everything and looks so tidy and clean 😊 I'm soooo happy with them πŸ’œ

That's all for this week but my next appointments are booked and i'll be updating you guys again soon.

I still can't believe how lucky I am to be on this amazing mint journey and will be forever grateful to Sarah and the amazing girls at Mint Kilkenny! πŸ’šπŸ’š

Until next time... Go #teammint πŸ˜„

Bye for now! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸ’— xxx

Laser Hair Removal & LVL Lash Lift - Julie's Diary - Week 8 & 9

Julie's Diary Blog

Week 8 & 9

Hey again everyone! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Years πŸŽ…πŸŒŒ

I had a really lovely one myself spent with family πŸ’—

As a florist, work was super busy and I had loads of fun arranging gorgeous bouquets and arrangements for our lovely customersπŸ’ but I was lucky enough to pop into Mint to get my Pre-Christmas prep sorted... yay!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

My first appointment was with Sheila for my on going laser hair removal treatment on my underarms. Mint use the Candela Gentle Max Pro which is the most up to date machine used in the country. 

My hair isn't very dark on my under arms but even after my first treatment a few weeks back, I have definitely noticed a difference already on the amount that has grown back. It's much much lighter!

When Sheila carried out this treatment, it was super quick and easy. She marked out my treatment area and then began using the laser which felt like little mini bursts of warmth that were a little tingly but they were followed each time by a cooling puff of air so that was really soothing πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

She finished with some cooling gel on the area, gave me my aftercare advice and then I was done!! πŸ‘

It's important to get the timing right between treatments as there are different phases of hair growth so sessions are done normally every 4weeks or so in order to be most beneficial.

If you have any queeries on any areas of concern for you, feel free to contact Mint and ask for Sheila. She is so lovely and so passionate in what she does that you will be in the best hands!! πŸ’—πŸ’—


My next appointment was with the fab Maighread for gelish removal and New colour application. I went for a fab glittery red of course, given the festive week that was in it! πŸŽ… 


Then I popped downstairs with the lovely Nadine for a brow thread and tint. It makes such a difference when I get my brows done as they are naturally very fair and when the are shaped and tinted they really frame my face. Nadine done a fab job on them. I was so happy!! 😊


Next it was on to the New LVL LASH LIFT by Nouveau Lashes with Nadine also. I wasn't sure what this would be like or what kind of difference it would make to my lashes but all I could literally say afterwards was "WOW".... like honestly.... WOW!!!!! πŸ˜„ 

This treatment is making headlines across the beauty industry! 

It works by adding length, volume and lift to your own natural lashes without the use of extensions. it's honestly like magic πŸ’–

Nadine was so precise during the treatment, ensuring every lash was done perfectly πŸ‘Œ

When we were finished my lashes were lovely and dark, the looked so much longer and my eyes looked bigger and brighter! βœ…βœ…βœ… 

Bubye eyelash curlers!! lol

As with most treatments like this, a patch test is needed prior.

Take a look for yourselves on Mints Facebook or Instagram to see some before and after pics of the LVL LASH LIFT and if you have a any queries, give the girls a call.

Trust me, you won't be disappointed 😊 

I can't stop fluttering mine lol!! 


After all this amazingness, I topped it off by trying out Neom's "Science of scent" therapy range in Mint with the salons manager Sarah 😊 

It was great fun smelling all the amazing scents and seeing which one I was drawn to the most. I picked "tranquillity" from the scent to sleep range. They say that whatever one you are most drawn to is the one you need most at the time so I must be lacking rest with being so busy in work lol πŸ˜„

Sarah sent me home with a beautiful hand balm from the range which I've been using every night before bed since! I warm a little amount of it in my hands and massage it in, then I cup my hands around my nose and mouth and take a deep breath in through my nose for 7 seconds and out through my mouth slowly for 11 seconds, taking in all the wonderful natural essential oils like lavender, sweet basil and Jasmine.... it's just amazing πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

I can honestly say, I'm sleeping like a baby since. It has such a relaxing effect on the mind and body 😊 

There's loads of amazing products to choose from in the Neom Organics range. Pop into Mint and treat yourself xxx

Hope you enjoyed my little insight...

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie πŸ’— xxx

Dermaceutic Milk Peel - Julie's Diary - Week 7

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Hey everyone!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It's week 7 as #faceofmint and its time for my second milk skin peel in my course of Dermaceutic peels.
You get brilliant results from them and they are so quick and easy!!

There are different peels available at Mint to suit different skin types, but the milk peel is the one best suited to mine and my needs.

My skin was dehydrated with fine lines and patches of dryness and almost rough in parts. No matter how long I spent on my make up, it just didn't look right as my skin was so patchy underneath..... Nightmare! πŸ™ˆ

The milk peels are the mildest available and effectively help with deep exfoliation that works by breaking down the bonds that attach skin cells to each other. It can be really helpful in tackling textural issues like roughness or dry patches or even superficial pigmentation like light sun spots.

As I said, this was my second peel so I knew exactly what to expect.
The lovely Sheila in Mint is an expert in the Dermaceutics range and she done the peel process with me. First she cleansed my skin with the foamer15 cleanser from the Dermaceutic range and she then applied the milk peel solution which was left on the skin for no more than 2 minutes. Like before, it felt like a warm tingling sensation and Sheila gave me a little cooling fan to use during it. Then it was removed before I knew it.... Some super nourishing KCeutic repair cream was applied to my skin and I was done!! πŸ’«
Super quick, super easy and super results!!! βœ…βœ…βœ…

After my first peel, I had a bit of peeling/shedding in the first couple of days after on parts of my forehead and chin, which were my problem areas.
After my second peel there wasn't as much at all but I can feel my skin smoother, more taught and my pores, around my nose especially have definitely gotten tighter! .....hallelujah!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘

For best results, it's good to stay makeup free for the rest of the day after it. Then do a gentle cleanse the next morning. Then after that it's back to your normal routine and of course, not forgetting a good high factor Sun protection for your face EVERYDAY!! This is so important and should be part of everyone's skincare regime anyway. Its the biggest form of anti-aging when you think about it as it helps to block the suns harmful rays from damaging our skin. I'm using a fantastic one in factor 50 from the Dermalogica range 😊

If you do feel your skin is a little dry post peel, the Kceutic cream is brilliant to keep it hydrated... It's really only after 2weeks that you really start to notice the benefits and difference in your skin and I honestly notice a difference in mine. It's like it's been given an overhaul and I now have this lovely smooth canvas to work with... Even my makeup goes on better now! πŸ’„I'm delighted!πŸ‘Œ

It's definitely worth looking into, if like me... You just need a bit of an overhaul.... Which we all do from time to time!!! πŸ˜‰
Ask any of the girls in Mint for a little information on the skin peels and other treatments available and start your own little #mintjourney 😊😊

Hope this has been a helpful little insight! Xx

That's all for now,
See you again next time πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
Julie xxx πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Party Prep - Spray Tan, Make Up & Gelish Nails - Julie's Diary - Week 6

Hey everyone!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

It's week 6 as #faceofmint and its "glam squad" time πŸ’„πŸ’… woohoo!
Every year, all the ladies in my family head to Cork for the weekend for our traditional annual shopping trip (and general divilment πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰). Of course I wanted to look and feel my best so the lovely girls in Mint were on hand to help me out!

On Thursday last, I popped into Mint to see the lovely Nadine to get a new colour on my nails. I was looking for something with a little sparkle so I chose "let's get frosty" from the new Gelish Christmas collection... It's a gorgeous silvery gold shimmer and glitter and will go perfectly with any outfit!! πŸ‘—πŸ‘ 
There are some other fab sparkly colours in this range too so have a look and see what you might like 😊

It was onto spray tanning next and Mint use Vita Liberata....
Vita Liberata is the world’s first completely non-toxic tanning brand, free from parabens, perfume, alcohol, sulphates and all other chemicals of concern. Its choice of organic and natural skincare extracts are key to its formulas so its more than just a tan treatment!!

Having had this done before, it is definitely my favourite brand, wether it be in the form of a professional salon spray tan or a self tan that I would use at home... I just couldn't go past it!
And with celeb fans like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Sofia Vergara raving about it, if it's good enough for them... It's good enough for us! 😊🌟

I had prepped my skin the week leading up to my spray tan by exfoliating all over and moisturizing dry areas especially. On the day, I had my shower as normal but didn't moisturize as this can sometimes cause a barrier for your tan.
During the treatment, Nadine was so thorough and made sure she covered every part perfectly! I went for the full body spray tan. You are given your "gorgeous" disposable undies to wear πŸ˜‚
It may feel a little daunting standing there getting it done but its not like the girls at Mint havnt seen it all before! I was so comfortable with Nadine and she was so professional! 🌟 so there's absolutely nothing to be worried about ladies 😊 treat yourselves!! I personally feel so much better and confident in myself and in my clothes with a little tan. The Vita Liberata turned out perfect... A really nice warm natural glow.... No dreaded orange in sight!! πŸ‘ŒπŸŠπŸš«
Mint have fab little gift packs in salon too, they would be perfect to pick up for a little Christmas Pressie or stocking filler! πŸŽ…

On the Friday morning before heading to Cork I had my appointment made with the very talented Maighread who is Mints Makeup Artist... This girl is amazing 😍
We went full glam with with a gorgeous Smokey eye with a few extra individual lashes and finished with a red lip πŸ’‹
She kept my foundation really beautiful and dewy but with a nice coverage and went for subtle contouring. Well......I only LOVED IT!! I was beaming walking out of Mint!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ It literally lasted me all through a day's shopping and into the night with only needing to re-apply my lippie 😘🍷 Maighread used Buff Make up which is an Irish brand and its also sold in salon too. Buff have so many beautiful products in their range... I can't wait to have it done again!!

So that's all for week 6,
Thanks again for reading guys πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸ’—
If you have any queries on the products or treatments I've had, feel free to get in touch with Mint where Sarah and the girls will be more than happy to help πŸ’š
Stay tuned to see what I get up to next week....

Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
Julie xxxx

Interested in our massage treatments? Find out in Julie's Diary - Week 5

Hey everyone!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

It's week 5 as face of mint... Yay!! 😁
I swear this salon is the busiest most fun salon in Ireland lol πŸ˜‚
There's always something fun and exciting going on!
On Black Friday... Or should I say,  #mintfriday πŸ’š it was Mints official 1st Birthday πŸŽ‰ ...the launch of their brand new SNRS Germaine de Capuccini facial. This facial is brand new and exclusive to Mint in Kilkenny, Mint are the first salon in Ireland to be lucky enough to have it! It's said to be like a liquid facelift πŸ’†
There were also some very lucky ladies who won Mints "sex in the city' style competition who got to be the first to try it out and were there getting pampered and spoiled for the day πŸ‘­πŸ‘­
....Aaaaaand KCLR 96fm were broadcasting live in the salon and reporting on all of the excitement!!! 🎧🎀
There's not much more that could be squeezed in lol! 😊

It was such a brilliant morning... There were representatives from Germaine De Capuccini and Dermalogica there and each Mint therapist and Mints manager Sarah were interviewed live and gave a little insight into what they specialise in, whether it be facials, laser, microneedling, massage, peels, makeup, spray tanning, threading, waxing, lash extensions and brow treatments and loads more about the all the amazing products they have available in salon. They all sounded absolutely great!! πŸ‘πŸ‘
The presenters on KCLR were having so much fun and there was hilarious banter back and forth between them, John even got his eyebrows threaded live on air by the lovely Nadine and he looked fab after it lol! πŸ˜‚
After the lucky winners of the competition had all finished their SRNS Germaine de Capuccini facials they all looked amazing! They were raving about it and the difference it made to their skin and how relaxing it was. (I really can't wait to try this out myself πŸ’—) after all that pampering, its easy to work up an appetite so a beautiful breakfast which had loads of yummy smoothies, sambos, pastries, cakes and other tasty treats like poached eggs and caviar no less, was laid out for them πŸ˜‹ they then sat down to get their nails done πŸ’…  with "pembrokepolitan" cosmopolitans.... What more can you ask for!!! 🍸🍸🍸🍸 that's doing it in style 😍 After all this, they popped in next door to Stathams bar and restaurant for some yummy lunch πŸ˜‹ what a day they had! Well done ladies xx

It was my turn then to be interviewed and I got to talk about my experience as #faceofmint and what I'm getting up to.
It's such a hard job trying out all these amazing treatments... But someone has to do it! lol πŸ˜‰

The whole salon was buzzing and it was such a great atmosphere up there πŸ’— Between bookings, treatments and #mintfriday special offers.

I have to say, all the girls in Mint are just soooo nice and are like a little #mintfamily. They say that "teamwork makes the dream work" and Sarah and these girls are the definition of this quote!! πŸ’—

After all the fun of the day, it was time for me to wind down and I was lucky enough to have booked a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage with the lovely Nadine D. I was brought downstairs to a super cosy room and heated bed 😍 Nadine used Germaine De Capuccini Phytocare massage oil and it smelled DIVINE!!! It contains lots of nourishing ingredients including Baobab oil which is derived from the seeds of the Baobab tree from the East and South Africa and has been part of the skin care in Africa for centuries... Yep, CENTURIES! so it's definitely doing something right! πŸ‘Œ It has firming and toning properties and nourishes the skin and helps to bring back suppleness and softness to the skin..... I literally almost fell asleep during it πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€ This was exactly what I needed after a busy day and I'll definitely be back for another πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

My next treatments are before my annual girls weekend away to Cork.. I'm really looking forward to this as I'm doing full glam! Spray tan, nails and make-up. I can't wait 😁😁😁

Stay tuned to see what I get up to on my #mintjourney πŸ’š

Thanks for reading,
Bye for now,
Julie xxx

What exactly is a skin peel? Find out in Julie's Diary - Week 4

Hey everyone!!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Its week 4 as face of Mint and what a week it's been!!
Mint had a fantastic open evening on the Thursday and it was brilliant πŸ˜„ From dermaceutic face peels to rejuvapen/microneedling treatments, to anti-wrinkle injections!! Very exciting stuff altogether!! πŸ™Œ

Before it all kicked off, I had booked in for an appointment to get my nail colour redone. Marie, one of Mints head therapists was looking after me and we had loads of different shellac and gelish colours to choose from!!! Seriously... It was so hard to make a decision πŸ™ˆ but we finally decided on a new colour called onyx. It's a gorgeous dark shiny charcoal colour. The name of this colour caught my attention as I have an onyx stone at home, which has a meaning to it, in that its supposed to give you strength πŸ’ͺ I often gave the stone to my dad when he was unwell and he was convinced that it worked lol! At least we'd like to think it did 😊 so for that reason, I was delighted with my colour choice.... My nails turned out so fab! We put some white speckles on my ring finger too just for a little bit of fun... I absolutely love them!! πŸ’…

After this I popped in for a little bite to eat in Stathams bar & restaurant in the Pembroke Hotel next door... The Cesar salad wrap was unreal by the way!!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹

Mints manager Sarah and some of the other girls were busy bees getting the salon ready for the open evening 🐝
It was a really fun atmosphere up there!  As people were arriving, they were greeted by the lovely mint girls and treated to glasses of bubbly and yummy macarons... πŸ˜‹ Very fancy! lol πŸ˜„

The night started off with a demonstration ofa Dermaceutic peel which I happily modeled for 😊 The lovely Carly is a dermaceutic specialist and before we started the treatment, we went through my history and previous homecare routine. I had been using the dermaceutic "Foamer15" cleanser every 3days with the last 2-3weeks to prep my face for the peel. This is really important to do as it works as an exfoliant, so when you do the right prep, then you get much better results as the peel can penetrate deeper into the skin πŸ‘Œ We decided that the best treatment for me would be the Milk peel which helps with fine lines, dehydration, enlarged pores and problem oily areas.

As everyone at the open evening took their seats around the treatment bed, Carly began by first cleansing my face and explained what I would feel when she would apply the peel. When she began to apply it, I started to feel a tingling sensation and a little warmth in my face but nothing too intense. I gave the feeling a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. I was given a little fan to use while the peel was on which gave a nice cooling effect and Carrie was always reassuring and asking how it felt and if I was comfortable. It's a very quick process andonly lasted less than 2minutes. The second that it was removed, the tingling stopped and she put a lovely cooling moisturizer on my face which felt lovely and almost like a balm. It was called K Ceutic cream and its great as it has a little tint in it helps reduce the pinky colour and soothes and hydrates my skin after the peel. And that was it... I was done! 😊 And my skin was glowing after it and I can honestly say I even noticed a slight difference in the fine lines on my forehead straight away. For a day or two after it, there were some dry patches that eventually shed but that's all part of it and you honestly won't mind once you see the difference it makes to your complexion. As I'm writing this, it's the fifth day after the peel and my skin is waaaaay brighter and smoother, I actually feel confident not even wearing make-up!!..... Yes that right... You read it right lol!!! and that's a big deal for me πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Apparently you see the best results after 2 weeks so it could even get better... Whaaaat??!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
To get the best out of the treatments I'll be doing a course of 4-5 peels altogether and I'll keep you guys posted on how I get on. It's definitely worth looking into and its suitable for all ages really. The girls in Mint will be happy to do a consultation with you and see what suits best 😊

One of the other demos on the night was microneedling/rejuvapen. This is something I really can't wait to try!! This little "gem of a pen" uses microneedling to stimulate the collagen in your skin and literally "wakes up πŸ‘€" all those deeper lying skin cells that tend to get a bit lazy & fall asleep and stop working as we get older lol! πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€  It's the future of younger looking skin!!! Eh... Yes please!! πŸ‘πŸ‘
It has a range of benefits like:
Minimises pore size
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates skin
Improves appearance of stretch marks
Improves the appearance of scars
Improves the appearance of acne scarring
Seriously!! What's not to love about that... It does so much!!

First of all, numbing cream was applied to the lovely Iza's face and then removed and the rejuvapen was used over her areas of concern which were around her mouth. Because of the numbing cream, Iza didn't feel any stinging from the treatment, she just described it as being like an electric toothbrush brushing over your skin. Easy Peasy! 😊 Take a look on Mints Facebook page for a little video clip from the night of this being done!

Next on the agenda were anti-wrinkle injections from the wonderful Dr. Niamh Gormley 😁😁😁  Before the demonstration, Niamh explained everything you would ever need to know about it and I really learned soooo so much. I never really looked into anti wrinkle injections before and had a preconceived idea of it in my head. She explained it all so well. And showed its many benefits and how subtle and effective it can be 😊 The lovely Lucy was modelling for this and had a consultation with Niamh beforehand and went though what areas she would like to improve on. Dr. Gormley then assessed her face and decided on what amount to use in each area to give the most effective yet subtle effect. All in all, there were 15 small injections in total and Lucy said herself that she didn't even feel that many and it was over so quickly. There's a little video on Mints Facebook of this too so take a little look and see it being done on the night 😊

All in all it was such a brilliant night!!! One lady was even lucky enough to win a course of face peels πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ
Everyone learned loads and some even started their very own #mintjourney

See you next week,
Bye for now!!!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
Julie xxx

Christmas Gifts @ Mint

We'd like to provide you with a little bit of Christmas Shopping Inspiration by giving you an insight of the lovely Christmas sets we have at Mint. We are going to go through them brand by brand and you can see if any of them take your fancy as gifts or indeed a little to me from me present!

Firstly, we have the beautiful Spanish Spa brand Germaine de Capuccini which is exclusive to us in Kilkenny. There are so many gorgeous ranges in this brand that have advanced formulations and give great results. Their Christmas sets are exceptional value. For the price of the moisturiser, you receive a Free Full Size Eye Cream. These sets start at €60. 

Secondly, we have the amazing gift sets from the well know skin care powerhouse that is Dermalogica. These gift sets are exceptional value with the Body Buffing Set priced at only €19.90. The Skin Brightening Duo includes the Dermalogica Heroes Pre Cleanse and Daily Microfoliant and is priced at €68, saving you €30 on the regular products. There is also a gorgeous Skin Health Trio Gift with Purchase for all clients spending over €50 on Dermalogica. 

The Christmas sets from Neom Organics are simply fabulous. They start at €18 with the beautiful 3 Nights of Peace Set which would make a fantastic teacher's gift or stocking filler.  

The Vita Liberata Gift Sets are just beautiful. They start at €28 with either the lotion or mousse along side a complimentary wash off body bronzer. Then there is the Fabulous Glow Rose Gold Bag containing the lotion and the hero product body blur for only €37.50, this bag contains a saving of €44.50. 

Buff Make Up is exclusive to Mint in Kilkenny and they have the most beautiful blush, shadows, lip glosses and so many more gorgeous products. Buff Make Up have a beautiful Christmas Offer called Sheer Ho Glow where you will receive a complimentary bottle of their cult Sheer Glow worth €32 with a purchase of two or more Buff products.

Call in to us for some more gift inspiration!


First up we have our Flagship brand, Germaine de Capuccini. This brand is a beautful