Posts in Michael O’Rourke

The final day of Cosmoprof North America fast approached and I awoke that morning with stress on my mind. After Day 1 and Day 2, I had only managed to see a quarter of the exhibition floor. ONE QUARTER. I had 5 hours left and approximately 500 stands to see. Ok, 100 stands per hour, that sounds easy, right? WRONG.

My feet were blistered, I was tired and my shoulders couldn’t possibly carry another branded bag. But, this was the new career path I have chosen and by god I was going to do it. This was the day I wanted to cram as much in as possible, and the more I moved through the isles, passing dozens of stands, I noticed the trends really starting to emerge.

Hair Feathers and Hair Tinsel

The biggest and by far most ‘outrageous’ trend on show was the hair feathers craze. There were plenty of exhibitors who purely sold Hair Feathers, and many others who also were selling Hair Tinsel. I briefly mentioned this in my Day 1 post, when I came across Hair Flairs. After seeing how many stands were flogging the stuff, I decided to return to the Hair Flairs stand and ask them more about it.

 

Every where I looked, people wore hair feathers

Hair feathers

The result was this …. Continue Reading

Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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