Last week, the Pamper and Style Evening 2017 was held in The Tower Hotel, Waterford. The ballroom in The Tower is the perfect venue for such an event and the staff couldn’t have done enough. It was organised by Mary Morgan of MorganMPR (morganmpr.com) and a few weeks back Mary had got in touch with me, as she knew my blog, and asked me to come on board in helping her promote the event. It was a fantastic, fun and girly night out packed full of make up, skincare, nail care, health, fashion and of course bubbly!!!!
Businesses from around Ireland showcased what they had to offer and I was blown away by the selection as well as the quality of all the stands. There were lots of prizes on the night and all the raffle money raised was going directly to Focus Ireland who run Beloved Boutiques around Ireland. Find them on Facebook here => Focus Ireland A little over €1000 was raised which will provide vital funds for the charity.
Focus Ireland is a charity for homelessness. They are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society as a whole and because it can be prevented. Such a worthy charity and I was delighted to be a part of an event that helped it on it’s journey.
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you’ll know I just adore Niamh Cleary from Inglot Waterford, and the work she does. She is one of the bubbliest girls I’ve ever met and her make up skills are out of this world. I featured Niamh in a series I run on the blog called, “Make Up Artist Focus”- it’s where I ask some of my favourite make up artists questions we all want to know as well as showcase their work. If you’d like to have a little nose you’ll find it here => MUA Focus – Niamh Cleary Niamh demoed a beautiful summer look, she is such a natural on stage it was a joy to watch. Niamh’s Facebook Page – NCmakeup Inglot Waterford’s Facebook Page – Inglot Waterford
Georgie Kneisel spoke about what was trending in jewellery at the moment, from layering necklaces to creating your own style by mixing and matching different metals and jewels. Georgie is 3rd generation Kneisel and has recently taken over the business from her mother who is retiring shortly. At the end of this year Kneisel Jewellers will be celebrating 65 years in business, an incredible achievement!!! Find them on Facebook here => Kneisel Jewellers Here in Waterford, they are exclusive stockists of the new Irish design, Cleo Roze, a stunning range pictured above. I will have a full blog post on Kneisel Jewellers coming in the next few weeks so keep an eye on my blog for that.
Evolve Physiotherapy and Wellness
Dr. Ryan Foley runs his own treatment facility with a multifaceted approach to help people feel better, live better and move better. He is a physiotherapist based in Waterford but also incorporates other holistic therapies to improve his clients overall sense of well being. Find him on Facebook here => Evolve Physio and Wellness. I thoroughly enjoyed his talk!!! It was all about the importance of looking after your mind AS WELL AS your body. He spoke of the importance of mental health and encouraged people to open up more and reach out to others in time of need.
Essie May spoke on the benefits and uses of essential oils and how you can use them at home to relieve many ailments from stress, inability to relax to improving your sleep patterns and reducing aches and pains. They had a beautiful stand packed full of essential oils and Epsom Salts. Essie may also does yoga classes and you can find her on Facebook here => Tessa May Yoga and Fitness Epsom salts make a wonderful addition to your bath in helping to ease stiff, sore muscles and joints. The benefits of Epsom Salts are numerous and if you would like to read more on them you will find that here on a blog post I wrote => The Power of Epsom Salt
Re>Nu Treatment Rooms
As some of you may know blogging is my hobby and I do it outside my full time career as a body and beauty therapist in Re>Nu Treatment Rooms in the Tower Hotel, Waterford. We offer a wide range from treatments from massage and facials to makeup and nails. We cater for hen parties too and offer special discounts for large bookings. I was there on the night doing mini head, neck and shoulder massages and it was a great success. Massage and helping people feel themselves better about themselves is my passion, i am very lucky to love what I do. Find Re>Nu Treatment Rooms on Facebook here => Re>Nu Treatment Rooms I really enjoyed meeting everyone and appreciated everyone who came to my stand.
Gallagher’s Pharmacy, located on Barronstrand Street, were offering Neo Strata Hand Peels. People often forget about looking after the skin on their hands and it’s vital that we don’t because they are ALWAYS exposed to the elements. The sun’s rays can be so damaging when we don’t wear SPF, and this is why our hands are often the first to show signs of aging. Gallagher’s stock some fantastic brands including Neo Strata and Thalgo. Find Gallagher’s on Facebook here => Gallagher’s Pharmacy
Michalina’s Nail Bar and Beauty
Michalina’s is located on the quay in Waterford. They offer a wide range of beauty treatments including Lycon Waxing, Nail Extensions and Lash Extensions. Find them on Facebook here => Michalina’s Nail Bar & Beauty . On the night they were doing shellac nail applications at their stand. I went to Michalina before, she is amazing at what she does! They have won awards for their nails and many people have recommended them to me for lash extensions as well.
Tomitago was there offering 30% off their skincare range. It’s a brand I fell in love with last year because all their products are completely natural and are 100% chemical free. Their best seller is the Elixir. A miracle product that can be used as a day cream, night cream, serum, eye cream and primer! I love multi-use products like this because it eliminates the need to buy lots of different products and saves you time and money. Find Tomitago on Facebook here => Tomitago You can buy Tomitago online here =>tomitago.com If you would like to read more on this incredible brand I covered the whole range in a blog post here => Tomitago Cosmetics – Home of the 5-in-1 Miracle Elixir
Some of the Mulligan’s Pharmacy team were there on the night with their special offers and showcasing some of their brands. Mulligan’s is a family run business that prides themselves on exceptional customer service and providing the best skincare and beauty products on the market. They stock everything from Clarins, Lancome, Shiseido, Vichy to The Balm, Cailyn, Tan Organic and lots lots more. Mulligan’s have a fantastic online presence and are always sharing their special offers, running competitions and keeping us all in the loop of new products coming to market. Find them on Facebook here => Mulligan’s Pharmacy
Sue Power from Brush Beauty was there with her daughter. Sue is the independent retailer for the much sought after Nima Brushes. The brushes are Irish, designed using the highest quality materials and are every make up artists dream to work with. One of my favourite fluffy blending brushes to use ever is Nima’s “Nichola” Brush. It’s the perfect shape and size to get right into the crease to blend our transition colours or to give that really blown out smokey eye effect. I want the whole range and they are definitely on my list. Find Sue’s page on Facebook here => Brush Beauty
Copper Coast Natural Skincare
Another gorgeous natural skincare brand is Copper Coast Skincare. Victoria has created a beautiful range of cosmetics with natural ingredients handmade right here in Dunhill, Waterford. They have everything from body butters, washes, lotions to lip balms and soy wax candles. I have never tried them before but given how much I love natural products I have my eye on a few of them. You can buy the range here => coppercoastnaturalskincare.ie Find them on facebook here => Copper Coast Natural Skincare
Sam from Bathtime Patisserie was showcasing her amazing range of bath products. My God I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like them!!!! They look good enough to eat and would make gorgeous gifts for any occasions like weddings, birthdays, Christmas etc. You just have to see what see has…here’s her Facebook => Bathtime Patisserie These are handmade here in Waterford and are packed full of natural ingredients including cocoa butter and Epsom Salts. Epsom salt detoxifies the body and soothes muscular tension, while cocoa butter deeply nourishes the skin.
Button and Co. Goldsmiths Ltd.
Button and Co Ltd. are located right in the historical heart of Waterford City in The Viking Triangle. They have a unique collection of jewellery, a lot of it handmade in Ireland. They have a Button Tin inspired Memory bracelet which is completely different to any other, which has an iconic style making it instantly recognisable. It begins with one button on it and using the “needle and thread” patent clasp you can easily slide on more buttons for different special occasions in your life. Find them on Facebook here => Button & Co. Goldsmiths Ltd.
Caroline from Healing Prana was their with her son, who made me smile when he said “Of course I want to be in the picture, I’m 75% of the business.” The mother and son duo were selling healing jewellery and crystals and sharing what treatments Caroline does. She carries out Reflexology, Reiki, Angel Card Readings and meditation classes in Ferrybank. You can find her on Facebook here => Healing Prana
Boobalicious is a brand new lingerie shop after opening in the city centre across from H. Samuel Jewellers. They offer a wide range of sexy lingerie for all shapes and sizes. She has a beautiful collection and I can see her shop doing very well, because since La Senza closed Waterford has been crying out for a lingerie shop. I can’t wait to go down and have a browse. Find Boobalicious on Facebook here => Boobalicious
Sinead O’Sullivan Make Up
The lovely and very talented make up artist, Sinead O’Sullivan is based out in Tramore, Waterford. She is ITEC and CIBTAC qualified and does makeup for all occasions – weddings, events, debs or any night out. She can travel to you for your wedding and accommodate groups. A lovely lovely woman who is very passionate about what she does. If you would like to see her work you can find Sinead on Facebook here => Sinead O’Sullivan Makeup
Anne Marie Cahill Byrne is the brains behind Cherub Couture, based in Dunmore East but no matter where she goes showing her cakes, people are always amazed. The quality and detail she goes into is second to none, and EVERYONE wants her to do the cake for their wedding. She of course accommodates a lot more than weddings – christenings, confirmations, communions, confirmations, birthdays etc. She is unbelievable at what she does and has such a friendly and bubbly personaility to go along with it. If I ever get married, I hope she’s free to do my wedding cake!!! Just have a look at the work she does, she’s on Facebook here => Cherub Couture Cakes
Aiste Beauty Rooms
Aiste runs her own beauty room in Lisduggan Shopping Centre in Waterford. She has a passion for brows, nails and waxing. She also offers Guinot facials and certified organic body sugaring. Body Sugaring is a form of hair removal and it’s something that has always intrigued me. I don’t know of anywhere else in Waterford that does it, so i was delighted when Aiste asked me to come out some day to try it for myself. I will keep you all posted on that. Sugaring is a hair removal method that has been around for years and years but recently has become more and more in demand by women looking to rid themselves of unwanted body hair. Claims to be less painful than waxing, now that is music to my ears! Find Aiste on facebook here => Aiste Beauty Room Waterford
Salon an Oir
Salon an Oir is a beauty salon located in the very beautiful and peaceful Kilfarrasy, Tramore. Services include makeup, facials, massage, Vita Liberata Spray Tan and nails. They do wedding packages and hen parties and you will find them on Facebook here => Salon an Oir They use doTerra products in all their massage. doTerra is a brand that has a range of certified pure essential oils for use in all different types of massage from Swedish to Deep tissue.
Exility are a tailoring company located on Patrick in Waterford’s City Centre. They offer a wide range of services to ensure all your needs are covered. They do unisex tailoring and mending, alterations, as well as designing their own dresses. They offer product styling with Swarovski Crystals and can easily work with leather and fur. Find them on Facebook here => Exility
Valley of Roses
Valley of the Roses is a very unique service where you can create your very own signature scent. This just sounds amazing to me and I think it would be a beautiful thing to do for your wedding day! They hold workshops which would be perfect for creative and design sensitive people. They help you in discovering your very own scent that will suit you and evoke emotions that will stay with you forever. Based in Kilkenny you can find them on Facebook here => Valley of Roses
Lavender Cottage Wedding Stationary
Lavender Cottage Wedding Stationary is a deign and print company that specialises in wedding stationary and gives you that extra special touch when it comes to inviting people to your big day. They help you create the perfect look so that your stationary is as unique and beautiful as your own love story. They have everything covered – day and night invitations, response cards, save the date cards, mass booklets, menus, table planners, place cards, thank you cards and labels for party favours. You can find them on Facebook here => Lavender Cottage Wedding Stationary
Julie Phelan Stylist
Julie Phelan is a stylist and was there on the night sharing her style tips and what is trending in fashion at the moment. She believes that a great outfit can make you feel fabulous. She was dressed beautifully on the night and I wasn’t surprised in the slightest when I discovered she was a stylist. Find Julie on Facebook here => Julie’s StyleEye
Ciara Kennedy from Forever Living had a stand there on the night showcasing her products. You won’t find Forever Living in the shops or stores as they can only be bought from a rep. The products are aloe vera based and they have a huge range from beauty and body products to nutritional supplements and deodorants. Last year I did one of their programmes called the C9, a cleanse you do for 9 days. It was the stepping stone for me that helped me improve my health as well as losing weight. Over 8 months I lost 2 stone. You can read all about my C9 experience here => How I lost 2 stone in 8 months
Colour Me Beautiful
Aileen Kennedy is a Colour Me Beautiful Consultant, and she was also there on the night. A Colour Me Beautiful consultant is someone who helps you make the most of your personal and professional image by providing a range of services including style consultations, colour analysis, make up lessons and much more. They can show you how to wear certain colours to make you look younger and feel better about yourself, giving your confidence a great boost. Contact Aileen on 0869786542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene from Mighty Tweezers, based here in Waterford, specialises in Eye Lash Extensions. If you’re looking for longer, fuller looking lashes without using mascara Mighty Tweezers could be for you. Find Irene on Facebook here => Mighty Tweezers
Everyone who came received a goody bag and the sponsors were –
Copper Coast Natural Skincare
Trish’s Honey Products
Trends Beauty Distribution
Human & Kind
Repair my Window Key Rings
There were some incredible raffle prizes on the night too and the sponsors for these were –
Castle Martyr Resort – Spa Vouchers
Carter’s Cafe Waterford – Box of Chocolates
Supervalu Kilbarry – Wine
Tesco Ardkeen – Wine and Chocolate hamper
The Vintage Factory – Voucher
Rivercourt Hotel – Afternoon Tea for 2
Valley of Roses – Perfume basket
Peter mark’s City Square – Voucher and Product Bag
Kneisel Jeweller’s – Rosefield Watch
Odeon Cinema Waterford – 4 tickets
Arch Cafe – Coffee and cakes for 2
Tomitago – Skincare Hamper
Gallagher’s Pharmacy – Beauty Hamper
Ciara Kennedy, Forever Living – Hamper
Charlotte Pilates – 6 classes
Brush Beauty – Nima Brush Gift pack
Flanagan’s Fish Shop – Voucher
Bottle of Muldoon’s Whiskey
Bottle Thin Gin
Bathtime Patisserie – Hamper
Atheneum House Hotel – Afternoon Tea for 4
Huge thank you to Mary Morgan for organising this event where over 120 people attended. I had a fantastic night and I was delighted Mary had asked me to come on board and help her promote this event where all proceeds of the raffle went to a very worth charity, Beloved Focus Ireland. Mary runs her own marketing agency where she helps brands and consumers connect and you can find her Facebook page here => MorganMPR
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