Hi all!! 👋👋
It's week 18 at Mint Kilkenny and I had popped up for a full on glam package..... Wooooh!!!! 😁😁🙌🙌
Of course it needed to be done (any excuse 😉) I was going out on a girls night with my besties! Yaaay! 💗 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!!! 👭👭 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..... 😆😆
Nails, lashes, tan and makeup!
We started off with nails 💅
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! 😄
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 😄😙
This tan is fab!!!! No biscuity smell...👃❌ 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!!!! ✨✨✨✨✨😂😂😂😂😂
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 👌👌
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!! 💗💗
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 👀 and they were super light and comfortable 👍
I couldn't stop batting my lashes lol! 😂
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 😆
I didn't even peek once until the end 🙈
And boy was I delighted with the finished result!!!! When I looked in the mirror, immediately my eyes just popped!! 👀 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!! 😈😉 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 away💃, all the while feeling absolutely fabulous thanks to Mints amazing Glam Squad!!! 👭👭👭💗💗💗💗
Hope you enjoyed this week's blog and I'll see you all soon 😘😘😘
Bye for now 👋👋👋