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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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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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2016 Budget favourites

2016 budget favourites

What a year 2016 was! For so many, 2016 will be chalked down as one to forget. It was the year that saw a multitude of celebrity deaths. World politics went a little of track and there seemed like there was a lot of personal heartache on my timeline.  However, for me, 2016 was one of the best yet. As 2016 was the year I became a mammy! I am sure you’ve heard it again and again, but there really is nothing that can prepare you for the love you feel for a tiny human. Even the sleepless nights are manageable, as you’re getting up to feed the tiny person you made and love!…

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation & Blush Subtil

  Don’t you just love when the beauty overlords shake things up and come out with new technology that sets our hearts all aflutter. Over the past few months, cushion foundations have begun to make an appearance on the makeup scene, with Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation the latest to hit the shelves. The Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation isn’t like any other cushion foundations, as Lancome have developed their own cushion polar technology. This is the next generation of technology for cushion foundations and it is completely unique to Lancome. What makes this foundation so different, is that it gives us exactly what so many want from a foundation . High…

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Mac must haves

Have you ever gone into a Mac store and wanted to make a purchase but been completely overwhelmed by all the products? With so many products to pick from, it is hard to know exactly what is worth parting with your cash for. To help you treat yourself to something special, I have picked out my top 5 products. I didn’t include any lipsticks or eyeshadows, as to be honest, they deserve a whole post to themselves, there are just so many good ones. I promise to get one of those up soon!! Mac Fix + As you can see from my almost empty bottle, Mac Fix + is a…

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Beauty products for pregnancy and beyond

Knowing what products you can and can’t use during pregnancy is a complete minefield. There are so many conflicting reports out there, that it is actually hard to find out what exactly you can and can’t use. I personally haven’t been OTT about watching what I used but as a rule of thumb, I went for as many paraben and sulphate free products as possible, while avoiding Salicylic acid, retinol, vitamin a, glycolic acid, hair removal products  and developing tans. While there is science behind avoiding the likes of the Salicylic acid, retinonals and vitamin a, the tanning products are up for debate as to whether you can use them or not…

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2015 Favourites

I can’t believe it is 2016!!! 2015 was hands down the fastest year of my life. So much happened!! Not only in my personal life but in my blog life too. 2015 saw The Beautiful Truth grow massively.  Thanks to you lovely lot, The Beautiful Truth has exceed 46,000 likes on Facebook and over 25,000 across other social media platforms. I actually can’t thank you enough for all your support throughout the year. It still blows me away that so many people read the blog!! Right so enough of the soppy stuff and onto the makeup. I have tried out so many wonderful products this year, that I found it…

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October Favourites

It’s that time of the month again. No not the time where I sit on the couch, cry and eat lots of chocolate, but my monthly favourites time. I’ve tried many new products this month, that I am just dying to tell you about. However, as usual, I forgot to include a product that I have absolultey adored in my video, so I thought I would tell you about it here before you watch my favourites below. Over the past few weeks there has been an awful lot of hype surrounding the Cocoa Brown instant tans. I would say at this point almost every single blogger has mentioned them or written…

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June Favourites and Giveaway

Ok seriously. Where did the month of June go? In fact where did the first half of this year go. For me this has been the fastest school year since I started teaching. I feel the year has just run away from me. June was a very busy month for me. Between wedding planning, blogging, school reports and correcting tests, I haven’t had a second to myself. I did however have time to find a few new products to stick into my favourite. In fact there is even something in this month’s favourites that has holy grail potential!! I am hoping that over the next few months, with regular updates…

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March Favourites

March has just been the most fantastic month, both in beauty terms and in my personal life. There is so much exciting stuff going on in my life right now, that has left me feeling happier than I have felt in a very long time and best of all, it is now only 3 months till my wedding!!!! In mid March my 3 bridesmaids planned the most fantastic hen party in Galway for me. The thought that went into the day completely blew me away. As part of the surprise, the girls rented the penthouse apartment in the Radisson hotel in Galway, for myself and my sister to stay in. Ladies it…

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January Favourites

January was a mix of shopping my stash and buying a few inexpensive new pieces. Saving for a wedding is killing the growth of my makeup collection!! This month was all about the nude lip, killing my dark circles and falling back in love with some old favourites. Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette This palette just fills me with happiness. From the minute I open it in the morning, I am filled with joy. Yes, that sounds corny, but the smell of this palette is to die for.I have loved this palette for a long time, but this month I completely fell in love with it all over again.  The Chocolate…

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October Favourites

My October favourites are a little late this month, but better late than never. This month I found myself stepping outside of my comfort zone of products, and trying lots of new products, as well as some old favourites. I was especially trying some new things when it came to base and lips. Wet N Wild Mega last lipsticks I am a massive fan of the Wet N Wild Mega last lipsticks. These lipsticks are a semi matte lipstick,yet they don’t wear like a matte. Instead they are creamy on the lips, long wearing, pigmented, and comfortable on the lips. I can’t say enough good things about these lipsticks. For the past…

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September Favourites

September has been a bit of a weird month. I am back in work, so late nights and early morning have played havoc on my skin. My skin is a little lack lustre and tired looking. This month I also had two horrendous allergic reactions, that left my skin covered in little blisters , my under eye area sore and dry, and my whole face was left with dry patches. My whole makeup routine had to change, as my usual products  just weren’t working for me and left me looking like horrendous. As a result there are lots of new products in my favourites this month. La Roche Posay –…

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August Favourites

I don’t know about you, but i really felt that August was a long month this year. However, in saying that I can’t believe we are into the September already. I mean this must seriously be the fastest year ever!!! August saw me back in work, for the first time in 11 months. To say it was a shock to the system would be an understatement. I really am not made to work at all. I think I would make a wonderful lady of leisure. A girl can dream I suppose. This month’s favourites video is chocker block full of amazing products. I have not only been trying new things,…

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June Favourites

I haven’t actually written and a monthly favourites post in a while. I know I say it every month, but I actually can’t believe June is over! This year is going ridiculously fast. I hate the fact that, the older I get, the faster the months speed by. This month I tried out a lot of new products, as well as falling in love it some old favourites. At the moment, my real focus is trying to get a flawless base. My skin has really decided to fight me with this. It got so bad with spots, allergic reactions and cold sores all at one time, that my sister asked…

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April’s Favourites

This month, I tried my best to keep to some sort of a spending ban. My makeup purchases were getting out of control and I thought I was going to have to attend some Beauty Addict Anonymous group. I decided instead of going out buying more new stuff, to delve into my makeup storage and use up what I already have. Hourglass Ambient Lighting blusher- Diffused heat I know I had this in my March favourites, but I have literally worn this everyday in April. It has not left my cheeks for one single day. I can not describe how much I love this blusher. It is hands down the…

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March Favourites

I can’t believe that it is nearly April. The time is literally flying by, but the good thing is that means we are getting closer and closer to the warm summer months. I literally can’t wait to feel the heat of the sun on my legs. While I have tried to change up my makeup look everyday this month, there have been a few staples that I have used over and over again. Nars Laguna Bronzer     This is my first ever Nars product to own and my god did I choose well. This is the perfect bronzer for a light natural powder contour. The Laguna bronzer gives a…

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January Favourites

Seriously, this has been the fastest January ever. I suppose the fact I spent 2 weeks in the Florida sun has helped speed it along, but I can’t believe we are about to head into February. My birthday month. Not gonna lie, not really feeling my birthday this year. I hate getting older. It was hard choosing my favourites this month, as there is so much I was loving. I have managed to narrow it down to 8 items, but only that I stopped myself there could have been a whole lot more. L’Oréal Studio line #TXT Volume super sizing spray My god the name is a bit of a…

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Beauty Favourites 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is over. It was such a fast year, it has flown by. It was such and eventful year for me but also a very enjoyable one too. 2013 saw my makeup collection grow so much I had to invest in new storage! I know I have a problem. Picking my favourite products of 2013 was hard as I had so many but the products above are my most used products of 2013. There would have been 10 only that photoshop was acting up on me and I couldn’t fit the 10th one in!!! 1. Rimmel Moisture renew – As you want it Victoria This lipstick featured…

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This Works Deep sleep pillow spray

So I had a lovely lipstick post all ready to go today but I decided that I couldn’t hold back this little gem anymore. As a politician once said, this stuff is amazeyballs. I first heard about This works Deep sleep pillow spray on Lovely Girlie Bits . I had been having trouble getting to sleep and would found myself tossing and turning till all hours of the night.I was beginning to lose my mind with the lack of sleep.  Karen had written about how This works had carried out tests on 217 men and women who had problems falling asleep and that basically 83% of them nodded off much faster,…

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November Favourites

Holy Lord how is November over already? This must have been the quickest month all year! I am however so excited that it is December. I love Christmas and the parities in the run up to Christmas week. I can’t wait to try out a few glittery eye looks. Anyway onto my favourites. Universal Bronzer Soleil Tan De Chanel Universal Bronzer Soleil Tan De Chanel I have had this in my makeup draw since the summer, but I have only really started using it this month. I previously found that I wasn’t putting it on correctly but after watching Tiffany D’s foundation routine on YouTube I gave it another go.…

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October Favourites

1) Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation in BD50 I bought this foundation a few months ago and I initially really regretted buying it. However, this month I decided that I wasn’t going to leave it sit in my makeup draw and tried it again and this time I have fallen a little in love with it. Since I started wearing it again so many people have commented on how well my skin looks with this foundation. It gives your skin the most beautiful dewy glow and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It has a light to medium buildable coverage, with ok lasting power. I find that to make it last…