I got published!

In a college newspaper. And I’m actually a bit proud of myself for it. Here is my little article for the UCD College Tribune, published on the 10th of September 2013.

The Top Five College Beauty Products

So you’re settling into UCD fresher life; now you’ve got to look the part. These five beauty products will help you at least appear bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, even if you feel like you’ve been steamrollered after a week of finding your feet and, well, partying. And we’ve got every budget covered.

Foundation Primer
Every fresher needs a great base for her foundation. Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer, €31.50, will take you from a 9am lecture to the SU Bar to the dancefloor with minimum touching up needed. The holy grail of foundation primers.GOSH’s Velvet Touch Foundation Primer performs similarly for €19.99.

Under-Eye Concealer
Benefit’s Erase Paste, €27.50, has become a favourite for concealing under-eye shadows. And by the end of Fresher’s Week, you’ll have plenty of those. Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer, at just €9.99, is also a dab hand at banishing tired peepers.

Dry Shampoo
Some mornings, despite best intentions, there simply is no time for hair-washing. There really is only one product to be recommended; Batiste Dry Shampoo, €3 in most pharmacies. Available in brown shades for brunettes and possibly redheads, while the original Batiste is great for blondes.

Self-Tan
Saint Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Gel, €27, is a fresher’s best bet for a golden, even tan, as befitting a UCD girl-about-town, especially if she’s going to the Fresher’s Ball. Penneys’ Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan at €7 delivers fantastic results in an instant formulation.

Skin Repair Product
Finally, the frivolity of semester one can leave one’s skin feeling a little neglected. Cult classic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, €32, is your man. However, Lidl’s Lacura Beauty Oil at €5 will also leave you replenished and moisturised.

Here’s hoping that there’ll be more to follow soon!

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