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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…

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Babyliss Heated Smoothing brush first impressions

When it comes to hair straightening it is a long way from an iron and a towel we have come! I remember the very first time I saw a hair straighteners. I couldn’t understand what my friend was doing! When she told me she was straightening her hair, I  was so confused and asked “why are you not using an iron?” Since then I have tried every single tool you can think of in search of pin straight hair! The latest tool to land on my desk to try out, is the Babyliss heated smoothing brush. I had seen these all over social media for the for a while now…

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Sometimes we need to be told things we don’t want to hear

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM Are you the person who wants the results but are not prepared to do the work? Perhaps you have a friend or family member who talks about getting in shape but spends all their time living the good life. I mentioned last week the ‘put it off’ brigade. I should know, I am one of them, not necessarily in terms of exercise or nutrition but as a man I will put off cleaning, in terms of business I will put off doing the taxes etc. So while it is ok to appear all high and mighty when it comes to being in shape, almost all of us have…

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The first time parent starter kit

Knowing what to buy for a new baby is an absolute minefield. It constantly seems that you’re chasing your tail and missing out on an “essential”. Everyone has an opinion on what you need and what you can and can’t live without. Sometimes it seems unless you have the right highchair, stylish nursery set or kit yourself out with the latest gadgets , you’re really depriving your baby!! Before our baby was due, a good friend of mine sat me down and told me exactly what I needed to buy for the baby, without buying any extra frilly little bits. Of all the advice I received before Conor arrived, this…

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Is your weekend ruining your diet?

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM You may have noticed my absence from the blog last weekend! Maybe you didn’t. So why no blog post Noel? I am not going to lie, I was on a stag and it destroyed me, for a few days at least. Not just physically but also my thoughts and my actions. Many of you may realise that food and drink has a massive influence on our minds, thoughts and actions. I am writing this today (Sunday Afternoon) a few hours away from the stage where people get the dreaded ‘Sunday Night Fear’ but one wonders what is it that causes this ‘fear’?  Perhaps it was the things we put…

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Victoria Beckham makeup x Estee Lauder at The Loop

If you follow my snapchat, @thebeauttruth, you will have seen my pure and utter joy when these beauties dropped through my letter box from The Loop Duty free. I had been eagerly awaiting the release of this collection. With Beckham’s clothing line being not only out of my price range but out of my waist range too, Beckham makeup, was right up my street. The 15 piece limited edition collection, is quite literally the stuff of a beauty lovers dream. The collection is said to be based on Victoria’s 4 favourite cities, London, New York, Paris and LA. Each city represents a different look with London of course being having an edgy…

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Ok, I know what you’re all thinking. Here she goes again, with another liquid lipstick. Over the past 18 months or so, there just seems to be one liquid lipstick release after another and for the most part, people are getting tired of the never ending launches. However, I had to tell you about the Too Faced Melted Mattes because they are honestly just beautiful to wear. There are 16 shades in the range with every thing from your everyday nude, right up to violets and navy!! Over the past few months I have been wearing 3 shades from the range quite a lot. Cool Girl, Queen B and Miso…

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Exercise, diet and a million excuses

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM It’s 2.25pm on Sunday and I am only sitting down to write tonight’s blog post that is due to go live this evening. I usually write these posts on a Friday morning, so why am I late? This week I had a mental week. It was mental in a good way, as my gym is getting a lot busier, which means I have spent my time  plotting ways to make upgrades to how we deliver our programmes, systems and nutrition advice. So even though it was mental, it is a great thing to be busy with. The other reason I was so late with today’s post…

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Hit, Miss or Maybe : Concealers

As someone who has quite dark circles, I am incredibly hard and picky on the concealers I use. My concealer needs to not only cover my dark circles, but they must be comfortable, long wearing and above all they must not settle in my fine lines! Often with a concealer you can get a feel for how good it is on first use. However, some concealers need a little TLC on application, as not all concealer apply and work the same way. For todays post I am going to put some much loved concealers to the test. Some concealers that I love, will be ones others hate. While I know…

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Nima Brush Elite Face Detail Set

Hot on the heels of the new Artist collection releases, Nima Brush have come out with the brand new brush collection for makeup brush lovers like myself. The Elite face detail set is a five piece face set that covers all your brush needs for your face. All the brushes are made with Taklon, non porous synthetic fibres, which means that they can all be used for both liquid and powder products. While some of the brushes in this set can be bought individually, the complete set of 5 brushes will set you back €65, but if you keep an eye out, Nima brush often offer discount codes on their…

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The Secret to achieving your health and fitness goals

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM As I write this post it is Thursday afternoon and I am currently sitting on a flight from Dublin to London. Earlier today, I got quite emotional over a message that I received from one of my clients and I felt compelled to share this message with you. I really think that the story behind the message  could really help many men or women that read it. Recently I completed a course that was delivered by a world-famous strength and condition coach called Mike Boyle. While taking part in this course he said something to me that really hit home with me.  “You will…

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Blank Canvas Master series palette

Last year saw the release of the Blank Canvas Master series palette and if I am to be completely honest, although everyone was raving about this palette, I personally didn’t hold out much hope for it, as I didn’t love the Pippa palette the way everyone else did. Yet every so often a product comes along that takes you completely by surprise and over the past few months, the Master Series palette has wormed it’s way into the deepest corners of my heart! For me, this is love! This palette was quite literally made for my eyes!! At this stage, the readers of The Beautiful Truth, know my love of…

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Operation Transformation Versus Joe Wicks: The Body Coach – Who will win?

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM For today’s post I wanted to write about something that has played on my mind the last couple of years and with the recent launch of Celebrity Operation Transformation and Joe Wicks – The Bodycoach on TV, I think now is finally time to dissect these types of shows and use my own corner of the internet to have a little rant, if of course a rant is needed! The last week or so saw, not only the launch of the Celebrity Operation Transformation, but also a new show to hit the fitness space, Joe Wicks – The Bodycoach, who is famous for his lean in 15…

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Star buys from the new releases from Wet n Wild

A few weeks ago I was sent a number of products to try out from the Wet n Wild new releases. Long time readers of the blog will know that I am a big Wet n Wild fan and many of their products are in my regular makeup rotation. Like with any makeup brand, there will be products that suit you and some that don’t. For today’s post I have picked out my star buys from the new releases that not only hold their own with other affordable brands, but in some cases rival that of their higher end counterparts. Megaliner Liquid eyeliner When it comes to eyeliner, I am pretty…

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Could this be a reason why you’ve stopped losing weight?

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM Well guys are you keeping it simple? Are you implementing things you already know? Have you blamed anyone else for your health or fitness results this week?  Perhaps you have blamed your circumstances. We often find ourselves blaming other people from preventing us from completing our health and fitness goals during the week and instead something look for a divine inspiration to give ourselves the kick we need. It time to finally stop blaming circumstances and other people from achieving our goals and instead realises that you are in fact your biggest obstacle. So what do I actually mean by that? Often we place ourselves in a…

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New Autumn releases from Mac

The Autumn is by far my favourite time of the year. As a teacher, I see September as the start of a new year, rather than January. For me, September is all about fresh starts, new clothes and of course the Autumn beauty releases. At this time of year I am ready to leave behind the pink lips and barely there makeup and instead I am ready to embrace bold plum toned lips and a slightly more intense makeup look. This September Mac have really ramped up their new collection releases with both permanent and Limited Edition releases. As Mac collections have a tendency to fly off the shelves quickly,…

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Not another blog post, by a fitness writer trying to motivate the masses

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM As I sit down to write this blog post it is now 1.39pm on Friday afternoon and I have sat over the laptop for the last hour.I met Sinead the other day and we had so many discussions around so many different topics. I was so excited and so pumped up for this series, that I thought I would never have a problem with picking topics to write about. Yet even as I sit down and write my opening paragraph,  I am still unsure what the topic of this blog post will be. And here is the problem, I am not heeding my own advice. In my…

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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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Cocoa Brown Rose Gold and Golden Goddess

Is there really any stopping Marissa Carter? Hot on the heels of her hugely successful  Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess shimmery dry body oil release late last year, comes the Limited Edition Rose Gold Goddess . I mean the words limited edition and rose gold are enough to make any girls heart skip a beat. Both the Original Golden Goddess and the new limited edition Rose Gold Goddess are shimmering dry oils that offer both  a highlight and natural glow to our skin depending on how it is applied. The only difference between the original Golden Goddess and the new Rose Gold goddess being the colour and tone that they offer your…

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

STOP!!!! If you’re broke, or your willpower is weak, then you need to click out of this post right now! It is very rare that I write a post like this, but be warned, I am about to gush a serious amount of love over this palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The  Modern Renaissance palette is the latest premade palette release from Anastasia Beverly Hills and it really is something unbelievably special. The palette consists of 14 predominately warm toned shades that are mainly matte! Music to my ears, Warm toned and matte, could I ask for anything more? What makes this palette so different with the shade selection is…

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Look Good, Feel Better: The Bigger Picture to Health, Fitness and Nutrition

Guest Contributor: Noel Flynn from ABC GYM This is going to be a hard read for some. Why? Because it might not give the answers you want to hear or even care about. Your health, your fitness are one thing but your relationship with food is almost a mirror of how you are coping in your personal life. But first the bigger picture. I want it to be clear, I am a Strength and Conditioning coach where my primary training is based around athletic performance, injury and pain reduction while building strength and fitness. I am not a dietician, I am not even going to give myself the label of nutrition coach which along…

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Paese Long cover fluid foundation

What has become of me? Those of you following the blog for a while will know that I am a foundation junkie. All you have to do is go back through my foundation reviews to know that a serious amount of my money has been spent trying out the latest must have foundations. Yet, when you look back through my reviews, you will see that my foundation love is usually reserved for those foundations that are a little more taxing on the bank balance. However, over the past few months, more and more I have found myself reaching for the more budget friendly foundations!! I have finally come to terms with…