The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

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I Can’t Stop Drinking The Coffee

“I can’t stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and the walking and the words putting into the sentence doing.” – Lorelai Gilmore It’s not hard to find a coffee spot in Ballymena. It is just a teensy bit harder to find somewhere that’s up to par. You see, being caffeine fiends, we are practically experts when it comes to knowing what’s good and

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Face Off: Battle of the Brushes

If, like us, you are obsessed with Into the Gloss and in particular, The Top Shelf (where celebrities spill their beauty secrets and sometimes, we get a creepy sneak peek into their bathroom cabinet) you will have noticed that the so-called ‘game changer’ Clarisonic features beaucoup. For those of you who have been living under a rock, the Clarisonic is a fancy face brush. It cleanses, exfoliates, polishes and tightens

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The Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Clarins and I are pretty tight. It would take a lot to break us up. Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is the best thing next to a toastie. Catherine doesn’t like Clarins. Too heavy. Margaret loves Chanel like Kanye loves Kanye. Smashbox had never entered the Harrison scene… until now. I discovered – courtesy of Maggie – the wonders of Smashbox L.A Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color and so, after

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Lancôme Absolu Voyage Make Up Palette Review

“… Flying makes me nervous. I get uneasy seeing the National Guard go through my makeup case.” – Carrie Bradshaw Tell me about it. Squeezing my lotions and potions into a teeny little bag (a freezer bag no less!) for a globe trotting fashionista like me is so not chic. Once upon a time I scoffed at make-up palettes, but now, what with a shared bathroom with nada space and

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Perfect Radiance Treatment Facial Oil Review

My skin care regime is pretty basic. Cleanse, moisturize, and hit the hay. Pretty simple. Turns out, I was missing a trick; facial oil. Now, some of you readers may remember me simply raving about the NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil and its true – I can’t get enough of that stuff, but I have yet to use it on my face… Why? My oily t-zone, that’s why. It’s a nightmare.

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The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver Review

A friend recently asked me what beauty product I just couldn’t live without and straightaway my response was this little lifesaver: The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver. This can be found in my handbag, on my desk and on my dressing table. I simply cannot get enough of it. Packed full of natural goodness, this will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and beautifully radiant. The secret is the Amazonian camu

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NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Review

It’s no wonder that this little gem is loved by models and beauty insiders all over the world and can be found in just about everyone who’s anyone’s handbag or salle de bain. It’s just that good. Well, it is French après tout! At this time of year, our skin needs a little extra TLC. Central heating, biting cold winds and (my arch enemy) humidity are just some of the problems we face

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish Review

Gel nails have been both a blessing and a curse in my life. Sure, the long lasting colour and chip resistant polish is a bonus, as are the blissful few minutes spent getting pampered by the lovely ladies at Flamingo (my go-to beauty salon du choix) but it is an expensive habit. Particularly if like me, you want to change your nail colour often.  I may not stray too far

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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

It’s no secret that it’s simply a must to remove all traces of make-up before hitting the hay – lest you end up looking like a gremlin – and vital to this routine is the cleanser you use. Finding a cleanser that works is a lot like finding the perfect foundation. It’s a tricky business dogged with plenty of trial and error and expense! The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot

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A Hop, Skip and a Lunch.

Belfast may be many things, infamous and notorious spring to mind, but it’s our little corner of the world. Although we will never admit to there being any part of the city better than the Lisburn Rd. (shameless plugging), we have been known to venture occasionally to the hubbub of the city centre. For those ladies who love to lunch, there is no better starting off point than the delightful

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