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Holy Grail Products

STOP!!! If your will power is not strong, then this is not the post for you because for today’s post I am going to fill you in on all of my absolute favourite products. While I am constantly trying out new products, I have a number of products that I fall back on again and again. Products that I have repurchased a number of times and I know that they will always work out for me, especially when I just don’t have the time to worry about how my makeup is going to look. While I have included a whole pile of products in this video, there were so many…

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Become a bronzed goddess for summer

I actually blame JLo for my unrealistic expectations of what you can do with bronzer and a bronzing brush.  Seriously how does that woman look so well for 45!!! In my search for that JLo glow, I have gone through quite a number of bronzers in the hope of looking like a bronzed goddess. To help you guys narrow down your search,  I have picked out 4 of my favourite bronzers to share with you. Nars Laguna When you ask people about Holy Grail products, the Nars Laguna bronzer pops up again and again. People can’t get enough of this product and as you can see from the picture, I am…

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Save or Splurge: The Battle of the cult brow pencils

Brows. Love them or hate them, it is hard to deny that a good brow can make a face. Like many I have had my brow problems, starting with the barely there brow, right up to the dread scouse brow. Yes I know!! I had a run in with an the Anastasia brow genius and I didn’t win that battle. I’ve picked up two of the much raved about brow pencils and put them to the test against each other. The cult favourite Anastasia brow wiz and the Soap and Glory Archery pencil. Many have hailed the Soap and Glory Archery pencil to be a dupe for the brow wiz…

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Some Exciting News

OMG ladies, I have such exciting news. Lately I have found, after writing my blog posts, taking photos, reviewing products, attending events, replying to emails and comments, working a fulltime job and organising a wedding, that I have far too much time on my hands. With that in mind, along with the unprecedented success of my braces… I have decided to launch a brand new blog, in conjunction my existing one, called The Beautiful Tooth! Having experienced success with my braces first hand, I have decided that I want to branch out into reviewing dental products. I cannot wait to try out the latest dental floss, tell you which toothpaste…

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How to cover dark circles

For many people, dark circles are the bain of their life. No matter what way they do their makeup, the dark circles always seem to shine through and ruin everything, by making them look tired. I am one of these people. Everyday I battle with my dark circles. Some days are worse then others. It seems that no matter how much sleep I get, they are still there making me look exhausted. There are many tricks and techniques in the makeup world to help you cover dark circles. While some techniques might work for one person, another will do the job for another person. For me the key to covering dark…

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Best of Beauty 2014

2014 was the year that my makeup collection explode. I went from having a few small bags of makeup, to needing a whole new storage set up and I regret nothing. With a growth in my collection, I have tried a huge amount of products. I found some gems, and also some duds too. While I am a little late with this, I have finally sat down and recorded my Best of Beauty products for 2014. Ever the makeup junkie, I would love to know your favourite makeup products that you used this year. Leave a comment down below and let me know what I need to have on my…

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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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Bridal makeup series : Nicole Pringle makeup artist. Vintage makeup

For the final part of the bridal makeup series, I went with something a little more different. Vintage makeup is very popular for brides, as it is a classic look that never dates. Nicole Pringle,as well as being a regular Makeup artist, specialises in the Vintage look.Nicole has been working the the makeup industry for many years now, and her artist background shows in her creativity with makeup. Also, not only does Nicole do makeup, but Nicole does hair too, which you can see in the pictures below. Don’t you just love the Victory roll? Having had three trials now, I have a very clear idea of what I want. I am…

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Diary of a Crossfit newbie

It is a bit of an oddity, that I am writing a fitness post. I am most certainly not a gym bunny, nor do I regularly take part in any form of exercise. In fact the height of my exercise for almost 2 years, has been the odd stroll around the Phoenix park to try and help shift a few pounds. Exercise is honestly just not my thing. Makeup and lounging on the couch with the laptop are my thing. I most certainly never thought that I would find myself back in a gym, never mind a Crossfit gym. To me Crossfit is a massively scary gym, full of  muscly men…

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Kohl Cosmetics series: Top 10 Skincare tips

I hate taking my makeup off. If I had money like the Kardashians, I would pay someone to come to my house every night before bedtime and take my makeup off. They would be my official makeup taker offer. Yes I am just that lazy. So when it comes to skin care, I want something quick and easy. Sadly I have had to come to terms with the fact that there is nothing really quick and easy about skin care. No ladies. Good skin takes time and effort and just taking the makeup off itself is sadly not enough. Recently I took part in a Kohl Cosmetics intensive makeup course…

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Kohl Professional Makeup course

For a long time I have wanted to take my love of makeup to another level, and begin training to become a makeup artist. I have researched almost every course out there, but found it hard to differentiate between the good and the bad. So when I won a competition to take part in the Kohl intensive professional makeup course, I was literally over the moon. This was exactly what I needed. For those of you that might not have heard of Kohl makeup, Kohl Cosmetics is Brown Sugars own premium range of Irish cosmetics and beauty products, that can only be found in Brown sugar or Sugar Cubed salons. This…

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Win a Voucher to spend on Youngblood Ireland Direct

Youngblood mineral cosmetics is a firm favourite of many celebrities including Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston and with much excitement it launched in Ireland last October. It is no surprise that it has become a firm favourite of many MUAs in Ireland, for many reasons including  quality and longevity.My favourite product from Youngblood, is their eyeshadows. Honestly the Youngblood eyeshadows are to die for. They blend and wear like a dream and the Moulin Rouge eyeshadow palette has hardly left my eyes all summer. Many times you guys have asked what eyeshadows I was wearing and most of the time it was the Moulin Rouge palette. There are loads of products…

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I need my beauty sleep

So this blog is half interiors/half beauty. For a long time now I have been seeing silk pillowcases on show at trade fairs, in suppliers showrooms at expos etc. To a large extent I have ignored them as they kind of freaked me out a little. The thoughts that go through my head when thinking of sleeping on silk ranged from ‘will my head simply slip or slide off the pillow’ to ‘ what if I drool in the middle of the night and wake up with stains on my pillowcase morto…’ . On a recent trip out and about I came across silk pillowcases in Homestore and More, these…

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Roger & Gallet Fleur De Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil

Over the last few days my friends and family have thought I lost my mind on a number of occasions, as they have found me sniffing myself. Sounds completely gross, but if you could smell how good the latest offering from Roger & Gallet is, you would understand why I just can’t get enough of this smell. It is seriously gorgeous. The Ultra nourishing oil is the latest addition to the Fleur De Figuier range. It has a beautiful summery, fresh, fruity floral smell. The smell is so girly and subtle and the smell lasts all day. It can be a little strong when you first apply it, but within…

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My top hair care products

Who doesn’t love a mane of thick, silky, shiny hair? For those of use that weren’t born with hair like that, it takes work, but luckily I have a few products to help you achieve luscious locks. Below are my absolute favourite products for styling my hair from start to finish. I would love to know what your favourites are. So leave a comment down below letting me know. I love finding new products to try. Tony & Guy Glamour Hairspray I seriously love this hairspray. I first came across it in a latest in Beauty box, when I received a travel size can. Since then I haven’t been parted…

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Thrifty Tuesday: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate, number 20

I know, I know another pink lipstick, but this one you really got to see, it is a real beauty. Perfect for a pop of colour on a summer night. I am a huge fan of Rimmel lipsticks, especially the Kate range. They have such a wide variety of colour ( even if I always buy pink) and they are budget friendly too.   Rimmel Long Lasting finish by Kate in number 20 is the most gorgeous Fuchsia pink lipstick. This lipstick is the coolest thing to Barbie pink I have ever tried and seriously, who doesn’t want Barbie pink lipstick? This bright pink lipstick, is such a gorgeous colour that…

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Best of Beauty Challenge: Beauty Bloggers

I actually can’t believe it is the last week of the Best of beauty blog challenge. I have really enjoyed taking part in this challenge, as it gave me something new to write about every week. A huge congratulations to Samantha from All The Buzz for organising such a successful challenge. You need to go and check out her blog straight away. This weeks topics is the Best of Beauty Bloggers. I have been reading beauty blogs for a long time now. I actually very rarely buy a new makeup product without checking if some of my favourite bloggers have already reviewed it. One of the main things I look…

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Competition: It works Natural Beauty Evolution

The Beautiful Truth has teamed up with the lovely Amy from It Works to give you a competition to help get your body into tip top shape for the up coming Bikini season. This prize is one that is going to intrigue many people. The winner of this competition, which will run until  March 31st , will get to pick any one of the products below and have it delivered to their house. Good luck. a Rafflecopter giveaway  The Wrap pack contains 4 body applicator wraps and mini defining gel. The gel promises to minimise cellulite, varicose veins and improve the skins texture and tightness. While the body wrap tightens,…

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Michael Kors Lip and Nails Giveaway

To Celebrate getting over 1000 likes on Facebook The Beautiful Truth is giving away this fab Michael Kors lip and nail set. To be in with a chance of winning you can enter in a few different ways below. This competition is only open to people living in the UK and Ireland Good Luck everyone x a Rafflecopter…

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Christmas gift guide part 2 -Gifts under €100

We all have people in our lives that we spend that little bit extra on. For me these people are sometimes the hardest to buy for. Well look no further. Below are gifts that will suit every lady in your life. Enjoy x 1. Paralux 3000 hairdryer  €95 Every woman needs a good hairdryer. This professional hairdryer is the business. It has 2 heat settings, 2 speed settings and a cold shot button. It can be bought in Terrisales or any salon supplies shop for €95. 2. Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette  €67.50 I have lusted after this since it’s release a few weeks ago. This is the most…

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There’s something about YouTubers

I love nothing more than lying in bed at night and watching YouTube videos. I always have Pinterest handy so I can favourite items that I have seen and “need” to buy. In fact this little hobby of mine is slowly bankrupting me. This time 18 months ago my makeup fit in a  smallish makeup bag, now its a chest of drawers!! While I like to experiment with makeup myself I love watching YouTube tutorials for inspiration. Below are some of the YouTubers who have inspired me and contributed to my bankruptcy. Pixiwoo Ok so you must be living under a rock in Timbuktu if you haven’t heard of Pixiwoo.…

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Michael Kors launch new store in Dundrum

Ah Lads this is seriously dangerous. Michael Kors have launched a store in Dundrum. How am I ever going to save? While Michael Kors handbags has been sold in Brown Thomas for a few years now, this is the first Michael Kors store in Ireland. The store will contain a selection of accessories, footwear, watches, jewellery, women’s ready-to-wear, eyewear and a full line of fragrance products. Oh be still my beating heart. With such beautiful bags like the Selma tote, i’m sure this store won’t have any problem with sales on the run up to…

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Smashbox Photo finish light foundation primer

I was never much of a foundation primer kinda girl. I just didn’t see the point. It was just an extra step in my makeup regime every morning and frankly every extra minute in bed counts. Yet in recent months my makeup just wasn’t sitting right. I found that my fine lines were becoming a little bit more prevalent and this was stressing me out. When talking to my mother about this problem, she told me she had just the thing. The Smashbox Photo finish light foundation primer. I was more than a little bit dubious. This primer can be worn alone or over moisturised skin to help reduce the…