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Blogger mail: The good, the bad and the ugly

As a blogger, I am fortunate enough to try out a lot of new products every month. Somethings I love, some a bit meh and others are just not great at all. With so much product coming through the door, I don’t always find the time to write individual blog posts reviewing everything I get. In fact at the moment I am finding it hard to get more than one post a week up! So to try and tell you about as much new makeup bits as possible, I have decided to write a new monthly series. Each month, I am going to write a post telling you about a number…

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Beauty products for pregnancy and beyond

Knowing what products you can and can’t use during pregnancy is a complete minefield. There are so many conflicting reports out there, that it is actually hard to find out what exactly you can and can’t use. I personally haven’t been OTT about watching what I used but as a rule of thumb, I went for as many paraben and sulphate free products as possible, while avoiding Salicylic acid, retinol, vitamin a, glycolic acid, hair removal products  and developing tans. While there is science behind avoiding the likes of the Salicylic acid, retinonals and vitamin a, the tanning products are up for debate as to whether you can use them or not…

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Summer Makeup essentials: Part 1, flawless looking skin

Don’t you just love a little bit of sunshine and heat on your bones. It isn’t often we bask in beautiful weather, so when we do, we want our makeup to look nice and light, fresh and summery, rather than a melting mess. To help you look summer ready, I have put together a post with my summer makeup essentials to give you flawless and long lasting skin. To help keep the costs as low as possible, I have included some high end and budget alternatives where I can. SPF While most skincare products contain SPF unfortunately this is not enough to protect our skin from the suns harmful rays.…

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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…

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Tailored skincare with Jeanne Brophy

Since starting the blog, I have lost count of the amount of skin care products I have tried out. Some I have loved and some I have absolutely hated ( Im looking at you Glam Glow). In recent months, I really feel that I have gotten my skin care routine right and my skin is in better condition than it has been in a very long time. In saying that, you will have heard me say time and time again, that no matter how good my skin feels on any one day, it can change and become a nightmare over night. I always felt that this is down to in…

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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…

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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…