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Blank Canvas Master Series One Palette Tutorial

I am not normally one for tutorials. In fact, I tend to avoid them like the plague. I often feel that my lack of qualifications in makeup, makes me hold back in showing how I apply my makeup. However, I’ve come to the realisation, that qualifications are not a big deal for things like youtube. So I have decided to give tutorials another go. As I tend to flash the other products that I use quite quickly, I thought I would tell you a little about them here. Push Rudy Nudy You may have heard me talk about this product before, but this is honestly one of the best, if not…

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L’Oreal Infallible 24hour Matte foundation review

The L’Oreal Infallible Matte 24 hour foundation has been on my radar for quite a while now and if I am honest. I actually avoided buying it. I think the fact that the word matte was in the name turned me off, as I was afraid it was going to be very drying on my skin. It was Lustre Lux 2016 favourites that gave me the kick to buy this foundation. Since buying it, each time I use it I fall more and more in love with it! Shade Range: The shade range from the Infallible Matte 24 hour foundation, is nothing short of dismal. There are 6 shades available in…

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Under the radar products

The beauty world is a fickle place. Often there are products that receive a lot of attention and hype. Sometimes this attention and hype is justified and other times not so much. Then you have products, that perform like a dream and yet get little to no attention from the online beauty gurus and makeup fans. Under the radar products! Under the radar products, does not mean under the radar brands. Very often there are popular brands that have hidden gems that people just don’t know about. For todays post, I have picked out a number of my favourite products that I use on a regular basis, that tend to go under…

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Jane Iredale So Bronze Bronzing powder 01

As a beauty blogger, there are a lot of products that land on my makeup table to try. Some I love, some  are ok and some I wouldn’t be overly fond of. However, it is very rare that a product that I have heard absolutely nothing about before, comes and completely blows me away. Yet that is exactly what happened with the Jane Iredale So bronze bronzer. Over the years, I have come across many bronzers that I have really loved. They were perfect colours,  blended well into my skin and overall worked very well for me. I thought I had my bronzer stash worked out. That was until I…

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Cocoa Brown Tanning wipes

As a beauty lover, it pains me to admit, that when it comes to developing tan, I am an absolute disaster. No matter how careful I am, I always make an absolute mess of it. It is either patchy, too dark, streaky and don’t even get me started on the hands! I know I have a tendency to over exaggerate in my life, but trust me, I don’t get on well with developing tan. This probably explains why I go through bottles and bottle of the Cocoa brown tanning gels!!! Early last summer, Marissa Carter announced, that due to popular demand, she was bringing out the much loved Cocoa brown tan…

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Brand Spotlight : Benefit Cosmetics

I’ve decided that it is about time I started a new blog series on The Beautiful Truth. For the next few weeks/months, I am going to focus on my favourite products from different brands. I will also throw in a clanger or two if there are items I am not overly fond of by a particular brand. For my first brand spotlight, I have decided to take a look at some products from Benefit cosmetics. Benefit is a brand that I have actually never featured on the blog. If I am honest, for a very long time, I thought Benefit was extremely over priced for what it was. I think this sentiment…

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The Thyroid, The Cervix and The Lovely Baby

It has taken me a long time to sit down and try to put this story into words. There are so many reason why I have avoided writing this post. Firstly I have absolutely zero medical experience just my own journey.Which made me a little nervous about sharing medical information. Secondly this story, while a part of my life and something the made me stronger, I kinda want to forget some of it. Finally, I actually didn’t know how I was going to document this story. How was I going to detail what happened and not over complicate things? There is just so much to tell! However, overtime even though…

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Hit, Miss, Maybe : Highlighters

It seems that every week there is a new highlighter hitting the market. A new must have the product to achieve the glow you’ve longed for. A highlighter that will give you enough glow to be seen from space. If you’re like me and a little obsessed with highlighters, then it is very easy to get caught up in the hype that surrounds every new release. To make your decision a little easier when it comes to picking a new highlighter, I have put together my hits, misses and maybes. I know there are some obvious choices included, but there are a few controversial ones too!! Hits Becca Champagne Pop…

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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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My Favourite Hair Tools

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Without a shadow of a doubt, your hair is your crowning glory. On the days that our hair cooperates, we tend to feel good about ourselves. However, on days that our hair just won’t do what we want, those are usually the days that start off with a bad mood! How you hair works out in the morning, can really make or break your day! With so many  tools on the market, it is hard knowing what is worth splashing your cash on. For so long, we stuck to the tried and tested GHD for most of our hair needs. In recent times, a number of new tools have hit the market, that…

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Gifts for the men ( or women) in your life

In our family, when it comes to buying gifts , the men in our lives are the hardest to by for. The reason for this being, they have either bought the things they want, or they keep telling us to not waste our money because they don’t need anything!!! To help you narrow down your search for gifts for your men, I have put together a small gift guide. It is worth noting that the majority of these gifts can be bought for women too and the only reason I didn’t include gadgets like these in my other gift guides,  is because this is a beauty blog, I felt it was appropriate…

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Stocking Filler gift guide

Ready for your shopping to get a whole lot easier? I have put together a stocking filler guide to help you pick out a few more of those “little bits” that end up causing us heart ache!!! It is actually harder picking out little bits for people, than it is buying the bigger gifts. I have used almost all of the products in this gift guide, so they 100% get my seal of approval and will go down a storm on christmas morning. Little Miss and Mr Men merchandise Last week I spotted these mugs in Arnotts and thought they were a fantastic idea. For €20 you can get someones…

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Luxury Christmas Gift guide

I don’t know about you, but I often find it difficult to pick a gift for somebody or even myself when the value goes over €50. To help you with your Christmas shopping or indeed to help you pick something that you can put on your list, I have put together some of my favourite luxury gifts. Steampod If you have hair and don’t already have a steampod, this 100% needs to be top of your Christmas list. This is honestly the best hair tool I own. I bought this over a year ago in Shush Hair and have used it more or less non stop since. Basically it is…

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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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The Trapped Mindset

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM Remember the Cranberries’ song ‘Zombie’? The one line I always remember is “It’s in your head, it’s in your head…..Zombie, zombie, zombie”! And it is a line that really resonates with me in so many ways. What goes on in your head every second, every minute, every hour, everyday is pure mental…… We are all bonkers in our heads but we might come across at least human at times Have you ever seen the film ‘Inside Out’ it is brilliant. I am not messing, it is one of the best films I’ve ever watched. It really does give a humorous but accurate portrayal of human thoughts.It is with this movie…

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Black Friday / Cyber weekend 2016 discounts

With Christmas fast approaching our finances begin to take a serious hit at this time of year. To help you get a kick start on your shopping, I have listed below all the discounts I can find for the Black Friday / Cyber weekend sales. I will continue to add to this list over the next few days as more codes become available .To make things even easier for you, if you click on the name of each shop below, it will direct you towards the relevant pages. If you know of any codes that i haven’t included, please leave a comment so I can add them in. Now I…

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What’s inside The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar?

Beauty advent calendars are a big deal! Forget opening a door everyday to reveal a little square of chocolate, as for most people this no longer cuts it when it comes to advent! We have now upped our game,  wanting all sorts of luxurious beauty goodies behind our advent calendar doors instead. There is no arguing the fact that beauty calendars are not cheap. With promises of a large beauty bounty, luxurious samples and full size products, there is an ever growing amount of beauty calendars hitting the market each christmas. Unfortunately not all of these calendars are created equal and they don’t always live up to the hype that…

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Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette review

Ok, so there is no denying, each time Urban Decay announces the release of a new palette, the internet, or at least the beauty addicts online, lose their minds! When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, for the most part, Urban Decay know what they are at and it is not surprising we get our knickers in a twist at the sniff of a new release. When UD announced the release of their Naked Ultimate basics palette, I honestly was so excited. A warm toned, all matte palette. This could not be anymore perfect for me. So when I got my hands on it, did it live up to my expectations? Yes…

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Stylpro makeup brush cleaner Pros and Cons

A few months ago, the StylPro brush cleaner hit the beauty world and caused an absolutely massive amount of interest and a rush from beauty lovers to buy the latest gadget. The StylPro was hailed as a game changer for makeup lovers, as it was  going to take the hassle out of cleaning your makeup brushes. Not only would it clean them in seconds, but it promised to dry them too. It sounded too good to be true and with all the positive reviews surrounding it, I was more than a little sceptical. When my very own Style Pro landed in my post box from Meaghers pharmacy, I was more than ready…

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Portion control and meal plan guide

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM If you have not seen it yet, I can go off on complete tangents, like it is funny, I can lose track of my thoughts and what I am talking about when I am having a conversation with people and if you know me and are reading this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you are in the Look Good, Feel Better Facebook Group you will have gradually started to realise that too, as I can totally go off point sometimes, and it got me thinking,yes it hurt a little, there are areas in all of our lives, that we can go…

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YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation Review

I am a recent convert to the world of cushion foundations, but to say I am a fan would be an understatement. Yes there are down sides to these new methods of dispensing foundation, with the amount of product you receive being the biggest issue, however, the finish they give the skin, is enough to make any beauty lovers heart skip a beat. Over then past few weeks, when I wear the YSL cushion foundation on snapchat (@thebeauttruth) I got a good few messages from readers asking what is on my skin, as it looks flawless! So I thought it was about time I sat down a wrote a review…

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Looking for support with your diet and exercise ?

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM Am I being selfish? One of the main reasons for setting up the ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ group is, I probably need it myself. I am getting married in April, so as I am sure many of you can understand, I want to look good for the wedding. Here is the thing, in my experience looking good is always a by-product of feeling better. Again from experience this time of year is extremely busy for me and like a lot of us when I get busy I can be likely to eat on the go without any preparation and that generally means eating less quality foods. Have you…

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My Ride or Die products

With so many products coming through the door  everyday both from generous companies and from my secret online shopping escapades, I tend to switch up the products I use quite a bit. I always make sure to give products thorough testing before I review them, but I often find that once the blog post is written, it is onto the next product that needs reviewing. However, even though I change my products quicker than the Irish weather on a summers day, I always have my die hard products that I fall back on. My ride or die products. Ride of die products are those items of makeup that you continually repurchase…

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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…