Friday, 11 May 2012

Interviewed by an American Beauty Blogger

Last week the lovely Taylor from interviewed me about beauty products in Ireland. I may have only started blogging but I am loving meeting so many fellow Beauty Bloggers.

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Here are my answers...

Where can you buy high end makeup? Sephora, Ulta, Department stores?
As you may already know Sephora and Ulta are Amercian stores so they not here in Ireland. When Irish Beauty lovers want to purchase high products we have different options. Many high end brands are available in department stores, retail stores and independent pharmacies. Dublin is the capital of Ireland, this huge city is home to some most beauty department stores such as Brown Thomas, House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols which stock some of the highest of high end brands. Many high end brands are only available in the larger towns and citys. For instance the nearest MAC counter to me is situated 2 hours away! :-(

What are the top 5 low end makeup brands?
There are many low end makeup brands available in Ireland. 
Natural collection, Catrice, MUA, Essence and NYC.

What is the top beauty magazine(s)?
There are three main Irish beauty Magazines that I know of , 'Irish Tatler' (my fav) 'Stellar' and 'Social and Personal'. All the British magazines are also available in Ireland such Cosmopolitan and Vogue.

Are there any beauty products you can't get in Ireland you wish you could?
Cover Girl, but we do have there sister company Max Factor here. No Sephora. :-(

Have you noticed by looking at other blogs or what not that some cosmetic brands don't sell the same items in Ireland as they do in the US or other countries?
Yes I have noticed that American Lancome products are very different to Irish or European products.

Are the beauty trends the same as in the US?
I am pretty sure, that the current 2012 beauty trends such as bold coral colours and full browns are pretty similar in both countries.

Is tanning popular?
As you can probably image false tanning is very popular here in Ireland as we get no sunshine :-( 

Are acrylic nails popular?
In my opinion Acrylic nails are not very popular in Ireland. They may be slight more common in larger cities but not to a huge extent.

Thanks again Taylor I really enjoyed this.Don't forget to check out her Blog!

Rachel xx


  1. I love learning about other countries esp what beauty products & trends they have/dont have thats different from where I live (canada)xx

  2. Hi Rachel,

    interesting interview and a great blog.
    Following you now.

    XOXO and have a great day,
    My Bathroom Is My Castle – Beauty Blog