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

NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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