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Brand Spotlight: Cailyn Ireland Cosmetics

This is a sponsored post with Cailyn cosmetics Ireland. Although this is a collaboration, my opinions are 100% my own and are in no way tainted Over the past few months, I have tried out a lot of Cailyn Ireland cosmetic products, to see what my stand out products where. While there were lots that I liked, including the blusher and small eyeshadow palette, I decided to write about my top 5 products in more detail for this collaboration. I have tried out all these products under a multitude of conditions. I have applied them all using different brushes and I really put them to the test to see how they wore. You can…

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Black Friday / Cyber weekend codes 2017

I don’t know about you but I am just not able to face the shopping centres. They are already busy with Christmas shoppers!! Thank god for cyber weekend!! Each image will take you to the relevant site. To make your shopping a little bit easier I have put together as many discount codes as I can find. I will add to this as the weekend progresses. This post contains some affiliate links. They don’t cost you anything extra but I make a very small amount from them xx Beauty Beauty Bay 30% off almost everything!!! Cloud 10 Beauty: 20% Off everything with Black20 The Body Shop: 30% off In Store Friday only…

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The Beautiful Truth Beauty and baby experience

I’m sure when people heard I was doing an event, there were a lot of eye rolls and people saying “not another workshop.” But there is a reason behind why I decide to put on my very own event. When you have children, there is a wealth of information about everything to do with them. But nobody tells you about what will happen to you! What happens to your hair, skin, body and how for so many, when you have a child, you lose a lot of yourself! For a lot, because we become extremely time poor when we have kids, many find it easier to give up the glam life…

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MAM baby products review

This is a sponsored post with MAM baby. Although this is sponsored all views are 100% my own and are in no way tainted.  A few months ago I received a range of products from MAM baby to try out with my little boy. Like most babies he knowns his own mind and is very quick to push something aside when he doesn’t like it. He is far more ruthless at reviewing products that I am!! Together we have really put these products through their paces. As we were already bottle feeding when the products arrived, most of the products we have tried out are gear towards that. However, Mam also…

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What to buy in Sephora!

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but there seems to be a whole heap of you going off to the States. Every single day I get scores of messages asking for recommendations on what people should buy in Sephora, Macys, Ulta and more! So I decided an updated USA shopping list was in order. Thankfully over the past few years there have been quite a number of brands arrive in Irish store, that were normally only available State side. However, there are still a few that elude us, so here are my must have items from Sephora and more! Anastasia Beverly Hills While we can…

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Brand Spotlight: L.O.V Cosmetics

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One of my favourite things as a beauty blogger is to find products that I really love but that seem to have gone under the radar.  I am very critical on beauty products, as I feel with so many on the market, we want to make sure that we are spending our hard-earned cash on products that deserve the spend. So when I find something good, that not only I like but that seem to have gone under the radar, it is like hitting blogger gold!! Over the past few weeks, I have been trailing a number of products from the brand L.O.V cosmetics. While I was trailing these products…

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Time Saving Products

It is a rare occasion that I have more than a few minutes to do my makeup in the morning. There are a number of reasons for this, with the main one being my love for an extra few minutes in bed! No matter if you’re a mother of 3 or someone just starting college. Everyone wants to shave a few minutes off their morning routine, so that they can have those extra few precious minutes in bed. To help you save time with your routine, I have picked out my favourite products to help you claw back a few minutes in your day! I will warn you. A lot…

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The Balm Even Steven Foundation

It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to foundations. I like a foundation to be long wearing, medium/full coverage and I want it to make my skin look as flawless as possible. In fact, if it could make me look 15 years younger, that would be an even bigger bonus!! You could say I have fairly high expectations from foundations. The latest release from The Balm, is the Even Steven whipped foundation. It is said to have a light airy texture. I am not going to lie, when I heard the word whipped, I had flashbacks of the horrific Maybelline Moose I wore while in college!! However, I…

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Travelling with a baby

When I booked my holidays I had visions of a laughing baby and daddy in the pool, while mammy sipped on a cocktail at the side of the pool reading her book. Family dinners where the baby would sleep peacefully in his buggy, while we chowed down on the local delicacies. Nothing could honestly have prepared me for what it is really like going on holidays with a baby! While away I had a number of messages from mammies asking me to give my insight into traveling with a baby. I am by no means an expert in the area, but if my tips of tricks can help even one…

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Mac Extra Dimension Blushers

When it comes to blushers, Mac is hands down my favourite brand. While I have other blushers that I like, I don’t think you can beat Mac when it comes to  longevity, colour payoff and shade section. The Extra Dimension blushers are the latest additions into the Mac blusher wardrobe. They had previously released this formula as part of limited edition collections before but finally they are no longer teasing us and they have given us 11 whopper shades to pick from. There are so many things to love about these blushers. Mac claim that their Extra Dimension blushers are a type of hybrid blusher. They say that the blend like…

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Blogger mail: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Ready for another round of blogger mail? I’ve tried quite a number of new bits over the past few weeks, some gems and some things that need to be left on the shelf. Pixi Vitamin wake up mist I absolutely love this stuff! In fact this is my second bottle, as once I was finished my press sample I went out and bought another bottle myself. I am obsessed! The Vitamin wake up mist is said to be a pick me up for your skin. It is supposed to act like a toner that hydrates your skin. It is quite scented so that might be for everyone  but I just…

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From one Mammy to another

Dear Mammy to be, Congratulations on your pregnancy! It really is such a special time for you and your family. It may not be the easiest time in your life, but every morning spent clinging to the toilet bowl, or night spent gulping Gaviscon is worth it for those little kicks that surprise you every single day. Your first pregnancy really is so special and at the same time, terrifying. Everything is so new. Everything is so unknown and yet every second should be savoured. I have tried to write this post about 20 times! Each time I get half way through, I end up pressing the delete button as…

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Hit, Miss and Maybe : Foundations

The hunt for the holy grail foundation is an on going battle for many women. With so many different foundations on the market it is hard knowing what will and won’t suit your skin. More so than with any other beauty product, what foundation works for one person, might be a nightmare for another. Which makes the hunt even harder, as recommendations don’t always work out! With that in mind, I think it is important to say that the misses that I have included in this post, while I really didn’t like them, they may be holy grail for others and vice versa for my hits.  I personally have combination…

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Oral-B 3D White Luxe 2-Step System

*sponsored post As a blogger I have to put my hands up and admit that I was partial to using a filter to whiten my teeth. While I look after my teeth, everyday life has left them stained and not looking very bright. The worst of the staining is around the cap on my top front tooth! The place where the old and new tooth joins is so obvious, as this is where most of the staining gathers. I feel that tooth in particular is like a neon flashing light! With my face being used so often to show products that I am trying out, I did use apps on…

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Current Favourites

It is a long time since I posted a favourites video! I am not sure why because they are my favourite types videos to watch!! The past few months have been a whirlwind of new products releases and different events in my own blog life. So I thought to go along side the favourites video, I would give you all a little up date on things that have gone on with the blog. March saw me head on an amazing trip to Barcelona with Flormar for the launch of their new extreme Matte lipsticks. These lipsticks are really beautiful. There are 8 shades to pick from and while they are…

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Cancer Wellness at The Ice House Ballina

In 2013, as many of you know, I was diagnosed with cancer. It isn’t something I mention all that often on the blog. The Beautiful Truth was started as a distraction from being sick. My blog has always been my escape. My cancer free space. It was and still is my place to talk about stuff that is frivolous and a bit of fun.  Yet, when the Ice House in Ballina contacted me to review their cancer wellness centre, my interest was pipped. This was something I could talk about on the blog and hopefully help someone! When you’ve cancer, it is a time in your life that your energy levels…

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Blogger mail: The good, the bad and the ugly

As a blogger, I am fortunate enough to try out a lot of new products every month. Somethings I love, some a bit meh and others are just not great at all. With so much product coming through the door, I don’t always find the time to write individual blog posts reviewing everything I get. In fact at the moment I am finding it hard to get more than one post a week up! So to try and tell you about as much new makeup bits as possible, I have decided to write a new monthly series. Each month, I am going to write a post telling you about a number…

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The Capsule Maternity Wardrobe

Finding clothes to wear while pregnant can be tough. Your body is constantly changing shape and size. Throw in the fact that in Ireland we can experience 4 seasons in one day, it is hard knowing what to actually buy. How much you want to spend on maternity clothes comes down to personal preference and budget. Personally, I bought a number of cheap and cheerful items, as I knew I would be sick of looking at them come the end of my pregnancy. With that in mind, I have picked out a number of items which I found useful and helped me through my pregnancy in comfort. Jeans There are…

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Pestle and Mortar Erase and Renew Double cleansing system

They say not all products are created equal and when it comes to cleaners this is definitely true. I have been through my fair share of cleansers since starting The Beautiful Truth, some were awful and some great. However, nothing has blown me away the way the Pestle and Mortar Erase and renew Double cleansing system has. I am very lazy when it comes to taking my makeup off and when I saw a double cleanse system coming through the door, I was doubtful if I would actually use it, as it seemed like a lot of effort. I honestly thought, who has the time for cleaning their face twice? However,…

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Nude Lipstick for every budget

I love a good nude lipstick. Something easy to wear, yet a lipstick that gives a wow finish. I have picked out my 10 most used nude lipsticks from the past few months for today’s post. One thing I will add is that for the most part I wear a lip liner with these lipstick. If you want a versatile lipliner, I can’t recommend Mac Whirl lipstick enough. It goes with almost every one of these lipsticks. Mac Faux There isn’t much lipstick left in my tube of Faux . I have worn this colour to death!!! Faux is a warm pink satin finish lipstick. This colour is so incredibly…

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Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette Tutorial and review

If you follow any of my social media, you will have heard me talk about this palette again and again. The Violet Voss Holy Grail palette, is one of those palettes that has taken the hearts of many a beauty lover. When you look at it, it is not hard to see why. The Violet Voss palette is a warm tone lovers dream palette. It has 20 warm toned shadows that are a mix of both matte and shimmers. Often with eyeshadow palettes, there are either too many of the same type of colour, or not enough shades to create several different looks. This is most certainly not the case…

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Brand Spotlight: Cocoa Brown

For this month’s brand spotlight, I decided to focus on a brand that almost everyone has heard of and one that I absolutely love. Cocoa Brown! Cocoa Brown have a considerable amount of products in their range, so I thought I would pick out a few of my favourites to feature in my brand spotlight series. 1 hour tan I suppose I should start with the obvious one. Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan is the original product from Marissa Carter. Originally launched in November 2012, Cocoa Brown now sells at a rate of 3 bottles a minute! No matter what line of business you’re in, that is seriously impressive. Before I…

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Current Makeup Favourites

It is a very long time since I have recorded a monthly favourites. In fact I would nearly go as far as to say it has been two years!! With life getting in the way, YouTube fell to the wayside. However, 2017 is the year I am getting back on the YouTube horse and bringing you more video. I’ve tried more new makeup than ever before and I have so many bits that I want to share with you. So expect even more favourites ! I have also grown a pair and started to record some makeup tutorials. I always felt my lack of makeup qualification held me back. I’ve…

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Spring time makeup

Chill Insurance asked me “Do you prefer to stay in or go out during the winter months?” During the winter I barely budge from the couch. My routine consists of pyjamas, fluffy slippers and face masks! However, as soon as March hits, I begin to get an itch to become somewhat of a social butterfly again. I don’t know if it is the new brighter clothes hitting the shops or the new makeup releases that have me dying for a night out. Spring time means a change in makeup, so for this collaboration I have picked out a few of my favourite item that are both new and old to…