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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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Eyelash extensions at Araya Beauty Salon

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For the past few months, each time I look in the mirror tired eyes stared back at me. There really is nothing like a few sleepless nights to make you feel the need to pile on makeup to make you feel a little more human! Yet, like a lot of people, getting makeup on everyday isn’t always an option, so when I was invited out to Araya Beauty in Leopardstown for eyelash extensions, I absolutely jumped at the chance! For me, lash extensions mean my eyes would look more awake and I would get away without having to put on makeup a little more. Araya Beauty Salon is located just…

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Reflexology at Bella and Me Maynooth

You always know that a treatment is good, when you wake yourself up with your own snoring!! That is exactly what happened to me when I went for reflexology in Bella and Me Beauty salon Maynooth. Thankfully, I was only asleep for a handful of minutes because I really was quite blown away with the reflexology treatment. When I was invited into Bella and Me for a session of reflexology, I really had no idea what I was letting myself in for. I knew that reflexology had something to do with the feet but after that, I was completely at sea about what I should expect. Basically reflexology is a treatment where…

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Babymoon in Galway with The Beauty Quarters

It is such a treat to escape from Dublin for a short break and if you follow me on snapchat (@thebeauttruth) you will have seen that I recently was given a chance to have a little babymoon down in Galway with a pamper session in The Beauty Quarters in Oranmore and to say it was exactly what I needed would be an understatement. Previously, if you had’ve mentioned the word babymoon to me, I would’ve laughed at such a preposterous idea. A babymoon! What sort of new aged fandangled stuff was this now? It is very far from a babymoons we were raised.  However, after the time I spent in Galway on…

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Bridal Beauty Preparation

Over the past several weeks, quite a number of you have sent me messages asking could I detail what beauty preparation I did in the run up to the wedding. So many people find that the world of beauty throws so much at them in the run up to their big day, that they don’t know what treatments would actually benefit them the most. There is so many treatments out there, and to be fair while there are many wonderful treatments, there are many that are just looking to capitalise on the bridal market. Every woman wants to look her best at all times, but when it comes to your…

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Marste Spa Candle Rituals at the Dawson Spa

While planning a wedding is very enjoyable, it is also unbelievably stressful. There is constantly something that needs to be done, or remembered. It consumes your every waking moment and for me, I am now dreaming about things that can go wrong!  It is important that when times in our lives are stressful, be it weddings, work or children, that we take time out for ourselves and my favourite place to do this is in The Dawson Spa on Dame street. Ladies this is a little piece of heaven tucked away in the centre of the city. I was invited into The Dawson Spa to try the Marste Spa Candle…

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The nervous waxer at Brazilia

Waxing is one of those things most people do, but rarely talk about. I am personally not a waxer, i can count on one hand the amount I’ve had due to the fact I have the most pathetic pain threshold. Add to that, the fact that a few years back I had the most horrendous waxing experience imaginable and you will understand why I tend to be an at home kinda girl. A few years back, I took a notion to start waxing. I bought a Group On voucher and was proud as punch heading off to visit the salon to cash my voucher in. It was not a pleasant experience to…

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Micro Needling at Biofresh Swords

When you hear the words Micro Needling, thoughts of a medieval torture device springs to mind. Micro Needling sounds like the most horrendous kind of torutre you could put yourself through for good skin. When I told people I was undergoing a course of Micro needling in Biofresh Swords, people questioned my sanity. Why in God’s name would you let anyone roll needles over your face? Surely it hurts?  The questions were endless. However, since I have am now two treatments down, there is only one comment lately. Sinéad, your skin looks fantastic! While my skin is in good condition thanks to the introduction of The Cream Face from The Pink…

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Banish ugly feet with Simon & Tom’s Callus removing gel

It is a rare occasion that you will catch me blogging about feet, but the Simon & Tom Callus removing gel is something that needed to be shared. This Callus removing gel is an at home pedicure kit, which is said to remove the hard skin and callus from your feet, while at the same the nourishing and hydrating them. So does it actually work? Many of you will know that I am personally not a fan of feet at all and I even sometimes find it hard doing my own toe nails. So when this popped through my door, I was a little nervous to give it a try and it sat…

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Six Month clear braces at My Dental

  If you follow The Beautiful Truth on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve gotten a ixet of braces on my nashers. I have finally taken the plunge to get my teeth sorted just in time for my walk up the aisle in July. For the last few years I’ve toyed around with the idea of getting braces, as I didn’t want to be paranoid about how my teeth looked in my wedding photos. It is a rare occasion that you will catch me smiling in a picture and the last thing I wanted was to have a pout in my wedding pictures. The Bridal duck face…

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Neelu’s Beauty Service, Arnotts

As a beauty blogger I am lucky enough to try out different treatments and salons. While there are many  that I have throughly enjoyed and raved about, a recent visit to Neelu at Arnotts completely took my breathe away and blew everything I have ever tried out of the water! Neelu’s Beauty Services is nestled away beside the Pandora counter on the ground floor in Arnotts. Neelu offers a range of treatments, including nails, threading, massages, and semi permanent makeup, but it is Neelu’s knowledge and talent when it comes to skin care that makes her truly amazing. I am lucky to have fairly good skin. For the most part I…

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GlamGlow Youth Mud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment

There has been a serious amount of hype surrounding the Glam Glow range. There are 5 products available in the Glaw Glow range. Glam Glow Supermud, which is said to help combat breakouts, black and white heads and draw out any dirt or congestions. Thirsty mud, which is said to deliver instant hydration to the skin. Power mud, which is a deep cleaning treatment to clear out the build up of oil, dirt and makeup. Bright mud which promises to minimize puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines while brightening and hydrating the eyes.Finally the original and the one I tried, The Glam Glow Super Mud. The Glam Glow youth Mud is…

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Microdermabrasion at Top to Toe

Tucked away in the back streets of Stoneybatter is my absolute favourite Salon to visit, Top to Toe. This is possibly one of the friendliest most relaxing salons you will find. All the girls in the salon, take their time to get to know their clients, and the chat flows freely in the salon. When I was invited in to try out their Microdermabrasion treatment, I jumped at the chance, as I had heard so many good things about this treatment. Micodermabrasion, has a big, long, scary looking name, but if you have dull skin, acne marks, or fine lines and wrinkles, this is one treatment that you are going to…

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The Dawson Spa

Since returning to work at the beginning of September, my life has been hectic to say the least. It seems like I am constantly chasing my tail and running from one appointment to the next. Thankfully, I am enjoying everything I am doing, but it is very rare that I take a moment to myself and relax. When offered the chance to review one of The Dawson Spa’s new treatments for the up coming Christmas season, I jumped at the chance. This was exactly what I needed. The Dawson Spa is located, in the Dawson hotel on Dawson Street. The Spa itself is located on the top floors of the…

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CACI Non Surgical Facelift at Cedars Beauty Clinic

Who wants to grow old gracefully? I ask myself that question quite regularly. Do I want to be the someone who lets it all go in the direction nature intends it? Or do I want to be someone, that pushes back on natures steady advances? Recently while out in Cedars Beauty Clinic in Dundrum, getting the IBX treatment on my nails, myself and Suzanne, the salon owner, were discussing this very thing. Suzanne asked me had I ever tried the CACI non surgical Facelift?It was something I had never heard of, but seriously a non surgical Facelift !!! My interest levels were seriously high. For a very long time CACI…

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It works body wrap and defining gel

First things first. There is no quick way of getting rid of fat. There is no over night miracle product for getting skinny. I have had to come to terms with the fact that, I didn’t put on weight over night and I know I’m not gonna loose it overnight. The only thing that will help me get to a body shape I am happier with, is diet and exercise. However in saying that, there are little things that can help us out along the way to give us a little boost when we need it. A few months back I was sent a number of products by Amy, from natural beauty…

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iNailz

While all things beauty and makeup are a great passion of mine, one of my other loves is technology. I am an absolute gadget geek. So when technology and beauty are combined, my mind is blown. I am a big fan of nail art, but it can be hard to find a salon that does it, as it takes a lot of skill and time. Wendy and Colin from iNailz have now brought a new technology to Ireland that can take the time and the hassle out of nail art for salons, while at the same time allowing the client to get any image they like on their nails. iNailz…

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Embrowdery, 18-24 month brows

When I was in school it was the fashion to shave off your eyebrows and then pencil them back in. I remember the horror as a first year, looking at the 6th years with their terrifying eyebrows. I mean 6th years were scary enough, but their eyebrows wouldn’t be out of place on a Disney villain. Thank god I was far too afraid of my mother to take part in this trend, but I did still get far too carried away with a tweezers on more than one occasion. Due to years of over plucking I was left with little or no brow and when the trend for bigger brows…

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IBX Nail Treatment at Cedars Beauty Clinic

If you are looking for a sanctuary of relaxation, luxury and complete and utter girliness, than look no further than Cedars beauty clinic on the main street in Dundrum. Located a mere 5 minute stroll from the Harvey Nicholas entrance of Dundrum shopping centre, Cedars beauty clinic offers a range of fabulous treatments, that will leave you feeling relaxed and pampered in no time. The minute I walked through the door, I was taken with the gorgeous decor. With a pink and silver decor, Suzanne, the own of Cedars beauty Clinic, clearly had a fine eye for detail. This was the type of salon I love to go to. I…

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Volume Eyelash extensions

  For a very long time I have lusted after long, fluttery, full lashes. I always thought they would cost an arm and a leg, so never really looked into it. For years I have been wearing strip lashes, but it had gotten to the point that they were beginning to damage my natural lashes. I began to research different types of lashes and decided that while the Mink and silk lashes looked amazing, I would start with the more understated, but seriously glam volume lashes.   I was nervous about getting lashes applied, as I didn’t want to damage my natural lash. I took to  twitter to do some research  and…

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Whitening at the Square

Whitening at the Square Tallaght I am a nervous wreck writing this post. The thoughts of flashing my nashers online has my nerves absolutely rattled. My teeth are the absolute bain of my life. They are a great source of embarrassment and something you will rarely catch me flashing. My problems with my teeth began when I was in 4th class. A friend and I decided to go play “golf” in the local park. To spice up our afternoon we decided to have a competition to see who could hit the ball through the railings that surrounded  the park. This little Einstein decided to stand on the other side of…

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Best of Beauty Blog Challenge “Beauty Treatments”

I actually can’t believe this is the second last week of The Best of Beauty bog Challenge. Although I have missed one or two, I have really enjoyed taking part. This weeks topic is the best of Beauty Treatments and as you know I am a big fan of getting pampered. Regular readers of the blog will know how I have a penchant for treating my self to treatments in the beauticians. Earlier in the week I blogged about the most gorgeous facial in Iconic Beauty, Rathgar and previously in one of the other weeks of the challenge, I blogged about my fortnightly visit  to my local beauticians, Top To…

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The Image Skincare O2 facial at Iconic Beauty Rathgar

Many of you that know me or  are regular readers of the blog, know I am a fan of the finer things in life. I like to treat myself to little luxuries every so often and indulge in real treats. Last Thursday I was invited to Iconic Beauty salon, for a treatment that I can only describe as out of this world. It was literally like nothing I had experienced before.. Iconic Beauty, is located in Rathgar village in Dublin. It is a quick drive, or bus trip from the city centre and has parking outside. From the moment you walk through the door, this salon screams opulence and luxury.…

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The pamper session

Shellac at Top To Toe Another week, another best of beauty blog challenge post. This weeks topic is favourite pamper products and yet again I was left scratching my head, wondering what I  should include. I am not one of these girls that sets aside a night once a week, or once a month to have a little pamper session, I am far too lazy for that. If I am honest, I would rather sit on the couch with a bottle of wine watching Corrie, than sit flicking through magazines waiting for hair masks and face masks to develop . If I had a bath in my house maybe it…