Sam McCauleys ‘Big Beauty Bash’ ~ The Event 


Hello everyone! 

As you have may have seen recently, I was honoured to attend the Sam McCauleys ‘Big Beauty Bash’ which was held on Friday 17th April. WOW is all I can say!! It was the most fabulous, beauty filled day and I enjoyed every single minute of it!!  


I had the honour of meeting the guys and gals which were on hand doing hair demonstrations and skin analysis, make up tutorials at the top make up counters, perfume testing and lots more on the day.

During this post I will tell you about the services, new products and the existing products that are available at Sam McCauleys pharmacy, and which I had the amazing chance of seeing at the event. 

Coming up – 

  • Viviscal – Micro nail, Micro pedi and Micro pedi man
  • Imedeen skin care
  • Vichy skin analysis 
  • Stila
  • Benefit
  • Benefit brow bar
  • Bare minerals
  • Thierry Mugler Fragrance – refillable counter
  • Sam McCauleys beauty salon – Lazer hair removal consultation
  • Remington ‘Curl Revolution’ 
  • Cannon

Viviscal – Micro nail, Micro pedi and Micro pedi man

The first stop on my little journey around the beautiful Sam McCauleys store was with Shane who was representing the Micro nail, Micro pedi and Micro pedi man from Viviscal which is an Irish owned company.

⭐️The Micro nail and pedi range has been seen on the Today Show⭐️

Micro nail ~ These products are fantastic! Shane firstly demonstrated the Micro nail which is an electric nail polisher that buffs and shines the nail in just seconds, which he explained lasts up to two amazing weeks and helps with the application of nail polish. 

Micro pedi ~ Perfect for the holiday season, the Micro pedi safely removes the roughest of skin in just seconds. This product has had 5 star customer ratings and has had multiple beauty industry awards. This is a fabulous 11 piece gift set which contains everything you need for fab feet. Including everything from the Micro pedi foot smoothing device, ultra finishing foot cream, toe separators, nail clippers and scissors along with a great sized nail brush. 

Micro pedi man ~ Can I just say how amazing I think this is! I was blown away by the fact that there is a ‘Micro pedi man’ available. Shane explained to me how the brand hopes to expand to the sports industry, in helping with athletes foot care, which I think is a very important area to hit as we all know the strain that can be put on the feet while training. 

Replacement rollers are also available in three different variations.

Coming soon ~ The Micro nano is launching at the end of April beginning of May. This amazing little device which has a flexi roller has been seen on the Today Show, and is an excellent alternative to the bigger devices. It is a smaller version, which enables you to easily carry it while travelling. It will be available in three different colours – blue, pink and orange. 


Imedeen skin care ~ skin analysis 

Speaking with the Imedeen expert, I found out all there is to know on the Imedeen supplement which helps the body from within to stay younger for longer. 

Imedeen supplements are designed for all different skincare needs but for different ages also which takes your regular beauty routine to higher level. 

Imedeen skincare tablets work specifically from within the body to help you look younger for longer whatever your age. With the tablets working from the dermis the whole way out, this will allow for a stronger result in your beauty routine as usual products only help the top layer of your skin. 

Imedeen supplements are 100% natural, with their main ingredient including a marine protein, and work on the whole body not just the face. 

The Imedeen skin analysis ~ When having a skin analysis done for the Imedeen skin supplements, your collagen levels are measured along with your hydration levels. This scan is then printed off and you are prescribed the supplement. You are then brought back over a short period of time to be re-scanned and prescribed improvement tablets. 

Vichy skin care – skin analysis 

Speaking with the leading Vichy expert who has been a finalist in the Skin Awards for 2011/2013, I learned all there is to know about the new and leading Vichy products. 

– The Vichy Aqualia serum-night spa

This product is stunning on the skin! I was given a sample on the day and it is just devine. This soothing and fortifying serum applies to the skin so beautifully, leaving a light mask like texture which you can wash off after application or the morning after you apply. It has been described as leaving the skin just like you have had a facial done at salon standards.  

– Vichy Liftactiv supreme (anti-age)

This product is like silk on the skin! It was applied to my hand to give me an idea of the texture and look of the cream. It contains two ingredients which are released during the day, caffeine and adenosine which fill out wrinkles and also fight dark circles and puffiness along with rhamnose which helps in thickening the dermis. There are also tiny iridescent beads which gives a fabulous glow on the skin but which isn’t too prominent. The cream is available in a day and night cream, with either normal or dry skin to choose from.

– Vichy Liftactive supreme serum 10 – Eyes and Lashes

This product is suitable for all skin types and is specifically designed for ageing of the eye contour, loss of radiance and weakened lashes. This product is fantastic for people who wear false eyelashes and need that extra boost.

I also had a skin analysis done on the day which I was quite surprised with! The  quick and simple test determined wheather I had an dry or oily T-zone and a hydrated or de-hydrated U-zone. 


Stila –

As the first Stila counter to arrive in not only Carlow but in Sam McCauleys, it has taken off with a bang, offering an array of fabulous make up products. I caught up with the Stila expert to find out all there is to know on the make up brand and the new and most popular products for you all to get your hands on! 

– Contouring kits

Stila are the first brand to produce a contouring kit. They are creme based with two colours in each pallet – dark and light, and is available in three different shade pallets to suit your skin tone. These are available in light, medium and dark. After application (which is easy to blend) you are left with a beautiful dry to matte finish. Instructions are available to show you where to place the product depending on your face shape.

– Contour brush

Stila have created the perfect contouring brush which is double ended and contains a big and small side, one for application and the other for blending.

– Brow gel

This new brow gel is fantastic, it stays on the brow all day, creates volume and definition to the brow and is super easy to use! It also comes with a double ended brush for maximum application. This gel is available in 5 amazing colours to suit your tone.

– Stay all day foundation

This has medium buildable coverage, and is oil free and hydrating. This foundation is suitable for all skin types and for the best bit – it also contains a concealer in the lid, with a mini foundation brush! 


Benefit –

Oh where to start with this beautiful Benefit counter!! I am a huge fan of Benefit make-up and the products they carry, but to find out some very valuable information about new and existing products was fantastic. 

Benefit carry everything from;

  • Blisters
  • Bronzes
  • Tints
  • Highlighters
  • Lipsticks
  • Benefit sets
  • Eye shadow kits etc. in the range

Speaking with the beautiful Benefit ladies on the day, they explained all there is to know about these exciting new and popular products down below.

– Benefit ‘roller lash’ mascara

This new mascara had been described as giving the most natural looking lash to date and comes from the makers of the UK and Ireland’s no.1 mascara. Below I will share with you the benefits of this mascara.

  • Curls and holds lashes for 12 hours
  • Natural looking lashes 
  • Curl volume and length
  • Brush lifts, separates and curls lashes

– ‘The POREfessional’

This silky smooth product is known for its translucent and oil free contents. It reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections which leaves the skin feeling super soft and silky. POREfessional can also be used as a primer under foundation or can be worn alone.

– ‘Hello flawless’ foundation (oxygen wow)

This foundation is known for its brightening properties and flawless look. It has a buildable light to medium coverage and can be used for all skin types. It also gives a beautiful glow to the skin which cannot be achieved with other heavy foundations. Hello flawless is available in 10 different shades which is great as you are sure to find the perfect match to your skin tone. The range also includes a matching 2-in-1 cover up powder which is available in 9 shades.

– ‘Puff off’ 

This new eye gel reduces puffiness around the eye area, dark circles and fine lines but also aids any dehydrated area around the eye. This product is great as it can be left in the fridge to give that extra refreshing feel that leaves the eye area feeling fabulously smooth. 94% of people have said it leaves the eye area looking smoother after use.

– ‘Be right’ skincare range

Ranging from hydrating and brightening products, the Benefit skincare range is simply stunning! Known for bringing hydration back into the skin, the range is available for all skin types and all ages which I find brilliant. I have recently began using the Beniefit ‘It’s potent!’ eye cream and I love it! The formula smells gorgeous and is smooth in texture which glides onto the area beautifully. 

The skincare range includes products such as; ‘It’s Potent!’ eye cream, ‘Total Moisture’ facial cream, ‘Dream Screen’ sun lotion (SPF 45, anti-ageing), ‘Instant Comback’ facial serum and the ‘Triple Performing’ facial emulsion (SPF 15).

– ‘They’re Real’ range

The ‘They’re real’ range is just fantastic! It consists of the very poplar mascara, the recently released liner and the remover. I have used all of these products and can honestly say they are my favourite! I have been using the mascara for as long as I can remember as it gives such dramatic volume to the lashes and wears fantastically. I was then introduced to the liner, which glides onto the eye with great precision, but which also lasts on the eye and doesn’t move during the day/night. The ‘They’re real’ remover is a very powerful formula which removes long wearing and even waterproof mascara immediately.


Benefit brow bar – 

🎉Month of May offer🎉 – 

When you book in to get your brows done at the Sam McCauleys Benefit brow bar, you get a 🌟FREE🌟 ‘Gimme brow’ brow mascara

Let’s face it, the Benefit brow bars are gorgeous! At the ‘Big Beauty Bash’ at Sam McCauleys I seen first hand the girls working their magic on brows, and all I can say is WOW!! It will most certainly be my go to brow bar in the future. 

  • Wax, tint, HD effect – €27
  • Lip and chin wax service – €21.50

– Brow products 

  • Brow pencil
  • Brow kit
  • ‘Gimme brow’ brow mascara


Bare Minerals – 

Created to enhance the skin from the outside in, and the leaders in the mineral makeup world, I chatted with the Bare Minerals expert on all there is to know about the popular and best selling products. 

– Complexion Rescue – tinted hydration gel

This product is a combination of the very popular BB and CC creams but in one! It has SPF 30 present and has been proven to give 200% hydration to the skin after one week. It can be worn as a light foundation or under your everyday foundation. 

– Bare skin-Fluid foundation 

This is a fabulous foundation as it brightens the skin and complexion, is oil free and helps repair the skin. It contains vitamin C and also carries SPF 20.

– Foundation brush

Bare Minerals carry a beautiful micro fibre foundation brush. What I found most special about this brush is that it has a small well in the middle to hold the product and will ensure no loss of foundation with application.

– Volumising mascara

This mascara has a 360 degree brush which coats both sides of the lashes while applying. The ingredients present also help to strengthen and nourish the lashes.

– Lipsticks

All of the Bare Minerals lipsticks contain Shea butter which is divine! Completely hydrating and smoothing, these lipsticks don’t just give colour to the lip, but helps in the nourishment too. Your lips will be beautiful after use!

– Lipglosses 

The Bare Minerals range of lipglosses are both moisturising but also have plumping properties, so you will achieve beautiful plumped moisturised lips after use! 

Bare Minerals skincare range – 

This skincare range is beautiful! It consists of many gorgeous products with these down below being most popular;

  • Cleanser
  • Eye balm
  • Treatment oil (anti-age, five oil blends)


Thierry Mugler Alien fragrance – refillable counter

As the newest arrival to the perfumery in Sam McCauleys chemist Fairgreen shopping centre, this refillable counter has all of your perfume problems solved! When your bottle of ‘Alien’ or ‘Angel’ perfume runs out, you no longer have to buy a brand new bottle, you can simply refill it for a reduced price at the refillable counter. For example, when you buy a 60ml bottle for €94 you can refill it for €70 which I think is fantastic for such a beautiful perfume. It is also a highly concentrated perfume which means you only need a small sprits. As recommended, you are better to spray the perfume and walk through the mist instead of spraying it directly onto the skin as it could overpower you. 

🌟With two Thierry Mugler purchases you will receive a beautiful gift of  a toiletry bag including shower gel and body lotion. 

The Thierry Mugler range consists of 

  • Perfumes
  • Hand creams 
  • Body lotions 
  • Shower gel
  • Body creams 


Sam McCauleys – Beuty Salon~ {Lazor hair removal consultation}

The most beautiful salon with a superb range of treatments and excellent beauty specialists. 

Being treated at this gorgeous salon will leave no disappointment. They specialise in an array of treatments including;

  • Body treatments
  • Eye treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Hair removal
  • Permanent hair removal
  • Hand and nail
  • Make up
  • Tanning
  • Massage
  • Skin treatments
  • HD brows


At the ‘Big Beauty Bash’ there was a lazor hair removal consultation available, and is available any other day which is completely free to have done. So if you are thinking about having permanent hair removal done, pop into Sam McCauleys and have your consultation completed by one of the beauty specialists.


Remington – ‘Curl Revolution’ 

Described as giving the hair a ‘Curly Blowdry’ look, I have to say, this was literally the best product I seen all day! To see the full effects, I sat down and had my hair curled, and I am not joking you, it was done in under 5 minutes and the result was stunning! 

This curler can reach anywhere from 160 – 230 degrees depending on the heat you would like.

– How it works

Simply place a small section of hair in at the root of the barl, or half way down depending on the curl you want to achieve, twist the silver band into the middle and the barl will rotate itself, curling the hair with it. The hair will move through the barl whilst rotating and falls out at the end. You can twist it in either direction, giving you a different curl each time. You literally don’t have to do a thing only twist the silver band and let it do its magic!! Amazing!

(My hair after using the ‘Curl Revolution’ in the bottom right picture)


The photo centre – Cannon

Meeting with the representative for Cannon in Ireland, Cannon were demonstrating to customers the advantages of the Cannon range and the different qualitys that each camera carries. Sam McCauleys carry a great range of cameras, and have had a great response from customers and the local camera club.


So guys and gals I hope you have enjoyed this post on the products and services available at Sam McCauleys in the Fairgreen shopping centre Carlow.  If you have any questions on the products I have mentioned here don’t hesitate to ask me! 

I just want to say a huge thank you to Sam McCauleys for inviting me in on the day, to Bridget, and to everyone for making me feel so welcome!  


Stay fabulous guys and gals,

The Style Shaper x 

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