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Pestle and Mortar Erase and Renew Double cleansing system

They say not all products are created equal and when it comes to cleaners this is definitely true. I have been through my fair share of cleansers since starting The Beautiful Truth, some were awful and some great. However, nothing has blown me away the way the Pestle and Mortar Erase and renew Double cleansing system has. I am very lazy when it comes to taking my makeup off and when I saw a double cleanse system coming through the door, I was doubtful if I would actually use it, as it seemed like a lot of effort. I honestly thought, who has the time for cleaning their face twice? However,…

Skin Care

How to get your makeup to sit better

Ever find your makeup just isn’t sitting right? Is it a case that you haven’t changed your routine up, but all of a sudden your makeup has a mind of it’s own and just looks funny? I often get emails from readers asking for advice on this very problem and while I am the furtherest thing from a skincare expert, I always have two recommendations on how to get your makeup to sit better and more often than not, it seems to solve the problem. First things first, is tackling the dreaded dehydration. Dehydrated skin , is skin that lacks water, but can still produce oil. So you can have oily…

Skin Care

Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimising Serum from The Loop

Are your pores causing you an issue? Do they always seem like a shining light on your face that no amount of makeup will cover? Does you makeup sink into your pores making them looking like gaping holes for the world to see? Have you tried the Estee Lauder Idealist Pore minimising serum yet? When it comes to skin care, in my opinion Estee lauder have hit the nail on the head so many times. Both the Advanced night repair for face and eyes are two of my favourite skin care products, and ones that I have repurchased time and time again. In fact, I honestly don’t think that there…

Skin Care

Asian Skincare heroes for dehydrated skin

I feel like I have finally cracked the secret to good skin care. My skin is in seriously the best condition it has ever been in. Long time readers of the blog will know that since I have no thyroid, my skin can act up from time to time. One of the main issues with my skin is dehydration and thanks to the two products below, I have finally found exactly what I need to keep my skin on track. I have many favourites when it comes to skin care, including the Pink Cow moisturiser and The Body shop Vitamin C moisturiser and I can now add the Bio Essence Aqua Droplet…

guest posts Skin Care

Top 5 Face Serums for Dry Skin

Ready for another guest blogger? Today’s blogger is Leanne from the Oh So brilliant Blather and Beauty. If you’re looking for a gorgeous looking blog, then look no further. Leanne not only has fabulous looking pictures, but her reviews are top notch. One of my favourite things about Blather and Beauty is that Leanne doesn’t review the same old things as many other blogs. This keeps me coming back over and over again. Please don’t forget toe give Leanne a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and check our her blog here. Anyone with dry or dehydrated skin will know that proper skin care is vital, especially when it comes to…

Skin Care

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser

One of my favourite things about blogging, is when a product comes into my life, that I have heard very little about and yet I fall head over heels in love with it. That is what has happened to me with The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser. This little baby is my new love.This Vitamin C moisturizer is said to give tired, dull and grumpy skin a little nudge back in the direction of the much lusted after glow, while at the same time hydrating the skin. The Vitamin C moisturiser has a light weight gel formula that instantly sinks into the skin offering instant hydration. What I really like…

Skin Care

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator

When it comes to skin care, many people consider Dermalogica to be one of the best brands you can use to get beautiful looking skin. However, for whatever reason, it has been a brand that I have completely overlooked. The daily microfoliant exfoliator is the first product I have used from the Dermalogica range. Shock Horror, I know!! I am a huge fan of daily exfoliators, but the daily microfoliant exfoliator is a little different from any daily exfoliator I have used before. It is a Rice-based powder that you mix with water to make a paste to exfoliate your skin. It is recommended that you dispense a half tea spoon of…

guest posts Skin Care

Spring Cleaning Your Skin: Everything You Need To Know About Chemical Exfoliants

I am absolutely delighted to welcome Kat from Sophistikat.ie as a guest blogger today. For those of you that don’t know, Kat is is previously from the award winning blog Dolly Rouge. When it comes to skin care, there really is nobody else in the Irish blogging world with Kat’s knowledge. Every Irish beauty blogger knows that when you have a skin care related question, Kat is the person to go for. Once you have read her post below, don’t forget to follow her on Facebook and twitter and check out her blog here. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been hiding under a big pile of anything you could bury yourself under all winter:…

Skin Care

Banish away dull looking skin with The Pink Cow Brand

Thankfully due to good genes and regular facials, I am blessed with fairly good skin. I am lucky, as my skin cooperates most of the time, but having no Thyroid and being on different medications can throw a few spanners in the works every so often. My skin can go from being dry  to oily skin in the space of a few days!! For the most part it is normal / combination. However, over the last few weeks the amount of people who have commented on how well my skin looks is unreal. Even my mother said something, and she never notices anything like that!  So what is the wonder product that has…

Skin Care treatments

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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La Roche Posay Cicaplast pro recovery

Everybody should have a break in case of emergency skin care product, and for me it is the la Roche Posay Cicaplast for the face. This stuff really is a wonder product. While I don’t have extremely sensitive skin, I am an extremely allergic person. I am allergic to so much stuff, medication, seafood, AHAs, PHPs and so much more. The list is endless. I normally don’t mind, as I have learned to stay away from the products, and foods I am allergic to. Howver, as I am constantly trying out new products on my face, being the allergic person that I am, I am bound to have a reaction…

Skin Care

Thalgo Collagen Eye roll on

A few months back, I noticed by dark circles had gotten out of control and my eye area was looking puffy and tired a lot of the time. Sadly this goes hand in hand with thyroid problems, but as I am not one to take things lying down, I decided that I needed to take action and reduce the tired look around my eyes as much as possible. When contacted by Thalgo to see if I would like to try some of their products, I jumped at the chance as I had read a review by So Sue Me last year about the Collagen eye roll and I had considered buying…

Skin Care

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +

I am very late to the La Roche Posay wagon, but now that I have jumped on, I am seriously enjoying the trip. While I have a good skin care routine, recently my skin decided it wanted to have a little hissy fit. I am talking, join the dots on my face for weeks on end. No matter what I did, once I got rid of one spot a few another 2 or 3 would pop up. Gorgeous!! In my absolute desperation, I turned to my trusted advisors. The Irish Beauty bloggers, and the product that kept coming up again and again to help me solve my problem, was the La…

Skin Care

Philosophy MicroDelivery vitamin C peptide peel

  Every so often a product comes into my life that just blows everything out of the water and makes me  get up, dance and sing sing songs of praise to the beauty gods who make these wonderfully amazing products. From the very first time I tried the Philosophy Microdelivery peel, I knew that I had found something truly wonderful.  Ladies and Gentlefolk, let me introduce to you the wonder product that is, The Philopophy Microdelivery vitamin C peptide peel.   For the last number of months I have been working on my skin care routine. While I am very happy with my day to day skin care, sometimes my…

Skin Care treatments

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.…

Skin Care

The Body Shop Vitamin E overnight Serum in oil

Do you know the moment when you use a new product and from the very first minute it goes on your face, you know that you will never be without that product again? Well that happened to me the first time I used The Body Shop Vitamin E overnight serum in oil. It was absolutely love at first use.  Over the last few months I have really been working on my skin care regime, but I hadn’t found a night time product to suit both my skin and my budget. Since I was a teenager, The Body Shop has always been a staple in my house, be it shower gels…

Skin Care

Clarisonic Mia 2

I have been using my Clarisonic for over a month now and thought it was time enough to give you a full review on what it is, how it works and is it worth the hype that surrounds it. There are 3 different Clarisonic cleansers for sales at the moment, The Mia 1, Mia 2 and the Aria. The Mia 1 was the first main stream launch for this brand. It has one speed, is slightly chunkier than later models and comes with a sensitive head. The Mia 2 is more of less the same as the Mia 1, except lighter, has 2 different speeds, universal voltage and can be…

blogger challenges Skin Care

Skin Care Saviours

Over the next 8th weeks, every Thursday I will be posting as part of the Best of Beauty Blog challenge. Samantha from All The Buzz put a call out on her twitter and Facebook page  a few weeks ago, to find a gaggle of Beauty Bloggers to take part in this challenge. Sure how could I resist her Scottish charm. I’m in. ( could I actually be anymore corny and GO Team!!!) Skin care to me has been a massive focus over the last few months. Over the last year or so my skin was looking tired, dull and really unloved. I was getting breakouts to end all breakouts and I…

Skin Care

Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating face wash

For me skin care needs to be quick, but effective. A very important part of any skin care regime is exfoliating. It is said that regular exfoliating helps to buffer out fine lines and give an even skin tone.  When it comes to exfoliating, the last thing I want to be doing is standing over a sink splashing water over my face and with squited eyes trying to find my towel to dry my face off. Bring in the Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash. The Microdelivery exfoliating face wash, is a mild facial cleanser that is said to “effectively cleanse the skin, while providing resurfacing benefits. ” I am not an…

Skin Care

Ren Jojoba Microbead Purifying Facial Polish

Facial exfoliators are the latest addition to my skin care regime. I had never really used anything but the simple face wash before and I knew that wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore. My skin while it wasn’t bad was in desperate need of a good exfoliator. I had heard a few things about Ren so I trotted off into Arnotts to have a look. If you haven’t browsed around the skin care section in Arnotts you really are missing out. It has so many different brands and they girls are always very helpful, but don’t blame me when you walk out with full bags and an empty wallet. I had…

Skin Care

Super Facialist by Úna Brennan – Deep Clean clay mask

For the last few months I have been on a real skin care drive. I had heard a few things about the Super Facialist by Úna Brennan and I thought as a little treat for my skin I would try the Deep clean pore purifying mask. I bought it in Boots for €10.99, so it wasn’t going to break the bank. Super facialist promises that the mask will clear excess dirt, oil and toxins which lead to breakouts. It contains ingredients like Avocado Oil, Acacia Honey, Salicylic Acid  and Dead Sea Mud. It is a light grey colour and smells lovely when you put it on your face. So did it…

Skin Care

Hydraluron Moisture Booster

I have only been using this product a few days but I just had to tell you about it. Hydraluron is absolutely amazing. It has made my combination skin really soft and full of moisture. My makeup is just sitting beautifully. If your skin is any way dehydrated ( lacking moisture, not dry which is lacking oil) then this is the product for you. This stuff is so hard to get your hands on and there is a reason for that. Hyrdaluron is full of hydralonic acid. What is that? Well basically this is the stuff that helps your skin retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, as…