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Mini Haul in The Loop Duty Free

Buying makeup in the duty-free doesn’t count as spending! Or at least that is what I always tell myself. I tend to buy my makeup either online, or when someone is travelling through the duty-free, as it makes sense because it is cheaper. When going on holidays recently, I had planned on having a leisurely browse around duty-free and pick myself up a few items that I didn’t already have. I actually love doing this and genuinely look forward to getting to the airport so I can have a mooch.  However, I had a two-year old with me! Conor decided that Dublin Airport Duty Free was where he would become the next…

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Products for glowing skin

At this time of year, I tend to shy away from the heavier matte foundations and try to embrace my inner glow. Since that natural inner glow is a little lacking at the moment, I have to fake it! It has taken me a long time to find products that will give a beautiful “natural” glow but while away recently, I realised that I had hit on what I believe to be the perfect combination. Or at least the perfect combination for now! Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Myself and the flawless filter didn’t always get on. Originally I bought the Flawless filter in shade two and if I am honest,…

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC cream

With IT Cosmetics launching in Boots UK, it is only a matter of time before it reaches Irish shores. With that in mind, I thought I would tell you about It Cosmetic’s cult product, the Your Skin But Better CC cream. The Your Skin But Better CC cream has been raved about by bloggers for a number of years now. It is a colour correcting product. CC creams are said to help even out discolouration in your skin. It will help with redness, dullness and sallowness and will help neutralise any discolouration while letting the natural look of your skin come through! Shade Range: The shade range in the CC cream…

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5 new eyeshadow palettes

                                             This post has some but not all, PR samples and affiliate links.  I used to feel guilty about buying eyeshadow palettes as I really have so many.Now I realise life is too short and why should I deprive myself of the things I love? Over the past few weeks / months a several new palettes have come into my life. I have put them through their paces and there have been surprises, both good and bad! Bperfect LMD palette There was a lot of hype surrounding this palette when it first launched…

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My current favourite hair care products

                                             This post contains some but not all affiliate links and press samples. Good hair doesn’t just happen. It can take time, a little bit fo effort but above all it takes good products! I have very picky when it comes to hair care products. I like my products to do an amazing job with very little effort from me! With that in mind I have picked out my favourite product for luscious locks! Pureology shampoo  I have harped on about this shampoo for coming on two years now.…

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Urban Decay Drop Shot Mix In Oil

I have spoken about this product a lot on my social media over the past few weeks. As a lot of my social media disappears after 24 hours, I thought the Urban Decay Drop shot Mix in Oil deserves a blog post of its own. Ladies and gentlemen ( yes there are a few gentlemen ) let me introduce you to what I consider to be my game changing product. The Urban Decay Drop shot mix in facial oil, is an oil that you mix in with your foundation to help add give your skin a dewy, radiant glow without leaving it feeling oily. Sounds too good to be true right?…

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Disappointing Products

As a beauty blogger, I try a lot of products every year. There are of course going to be some I love and some that miss the mark. Not every single new release can be amazing and wonderful. However, it is worth noting that sometimes, things that don’t work for me, might be holy grail for another and vice versa. With that in mind, I have gone through all of the products I tried and tested this year and I have picked out my most disappointing products. Victoria Beckham Highlighter I had such high hopes for this highlighter. I lusted after it from the moment I saw it and was…

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Best Beauty Products 2017

Ready for my top picks for 2017? Apart from two products, I have only included items that I tried for the first time in 2017. There were lots that came close to making the cut but the products below were 100% my top picks from last year.a                                                   Shampoo Winner: L’oreal Pureology. There are so many things I love about this shampoo. First off it is sulphate free which is a must for me. As I wear Gold Fever hair extensions, I must use a sulphate…

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The Ugly Truth

Opinion: a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter * To the reader, blogging looks like a glamour whirlwind of events, photo opportunities and press drops. Yes, bloggers get products for consideration, attend events and are even jetted away on press trips. I have been lucky to do all three and this year in particular, I have been very fortunate to experience some really once in a lifetime opportunities. For some, what was once a hobby, has fast become a career and for the most part, blogging has changed how we source our information on cosmetics, food, fashion and so much more. However, there is one…

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Brand Spotlight: Cailyn Ireland Cosmetics

This is a sponsored post with Cailyn cosmetics Ireland. Although this is a collaboration, my opinions are 100% my own and are in no way tainted Over the past few months, I have tried out a lot of Cailyn Ireland cosmetic products, to see what my stand out products where. While there were lots that I liked, including the blusher and small eyeshadow palette, I decided to write about my top 5 products in more detail for this collaboration. I have tried out all these products under a multitude of conditions. I have applied them all using different brushes and I really put them to the test to see how they wore. You can…

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Black Friday / Cyber weekend codes 2017

I don’t know about you but I am just not able to face the shopping centres. They are already busy with Christmas shoppers!! Thank god for cyber weekend!! Each image will take you to the relevant site. To make your shopping a little bit easier I have put together as many discount codes as I can find. I will add to this as the weekend progresses. This post contains some affiliate links. They don’t cost you anything extra but I make a very small amount from them xx Beauty Beauty Bay 30% off almost everything!!! Cloud 10 Beauty: 20% Off everything with Black20 The Body Shop: 30% off In Store Friday only…

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The Beautiful Truth Beauty and baby experience

I’m sure when people heard I was doing an event, there were a lot of eye rolls and people saying “not another workshop.” But there is a reason behind why I decide to put on my very own event. When you have children, there is a wealth of information about everything to do with them. But nobody tells you about what will happen to you! What happens to your hair, skin, body and how for so many, when you have a child, you lose a lot of yourself! For a lot, because we become extremely time poor when we have kids, many find it easier to give up the glam life…

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What to buy in Sephora!

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but there seems to be a whole heap of you going off to the States. Every single day I get scores of messages asking for recommendations on what people should buy in Sephora, Macys, Ulta and more! So I decided an updated USA shopping list was in order. Thankfully over the past few years there have been quite a number of brands arrive in Irish store, that were normally only available State side. However, there are still a few that elude us, so here are my must have items from Sephora and more! Anastasia Beverly Hills While we can…

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Time Saving Products

It is a rare occasion that I have more than a few minutes to do my makeup in the morning. There are a number of reasons for this, with the main one being my love for an extra few minutes in bed! No matter if you’re a mother of 3 or someone just starting college. Everyone wants to shave a few minutes off their morning routine, so that they can have those extra few precious minutes in bed. To help you save time with your routine, I have picked out my favourite products to help you claw back a few minutes in your day! I will warn you. A lot…

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The Balm Even Steven Foundation

It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to foundations. I like a foundation to be long wearing, medium/full coverage and I want it to make my skin look as flawless as possible. In fact, if it could make me look 15 years younger, that would be an even bigger bonus!! You could say I have fairly high expectations from foundations. The latest release from The Balm, is the Even Steven whipped foundation. It is said to have a light airy texture. I am not going to lie, when I heard the word whipped, I had flashbacks of the horrific Maybelline Moose I wore while in college!! However, I…

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Mac Extra Dimension Blushers

When it comes to blushers, Mac is hands down my favourite brand. While I have other blushers that I like, I don’t think you can beat Mac when it comes to  longevity, colour payoff and shade section. The Extra Dimension blushers are the latest additions into the Mac blusher wardrobe. They had previously released this formula as part of limited edition collections before but finally they are no longer teasing us and they have given us 11 whopper shades to pick from. There are so many things to love about these blushers. Mac claim that their Extra Dimension blushers are a type of hybrid blusher. They say that the blend like…

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Blogger mail: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Ready for another round of blogger mail? I’ve tried quite a number of new bits over the past few weeks, some gems and some things that need to be left on the shelf. Pixi Vitamin wake up mist I absolutely love this stuff! In fact this is my second bottle, as once I was finished my press sample I went out and bought another bottle myself. I am obsessed! The Vitamin wake up mist is said to be a pick me up for your skin. It is supposed to act like a toner that hydrates your skin. It is quite scented so that might be for everyone  but I just…

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Hit, Miss and Maybe : Foundations

The hunt for the holy grail foundation is an on going battle for many women. With so many different foundations on the market it is hard knowing what will and won’t suit your skin. More so than with any other beauty product, what foundation works for one person, might be a nightmare for another. Which makes the hunt even harder, as recommendations don’t always work out! With that in mind, I think it is important to say that the misses that I have included in this post, while I really didn’t like them, they may be holy grail for others and vice versa for my hits.  I personally have combination…

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Oral-B 3D White Luxe 2-Step System

*sponsored post As a blogger I have to put my hands up and admit that I was partial to using a filter to whiten my teeth. While I look after my teeth, everyday life has left them stained and not looking very bright. The worst of the staining is around the cap on my top front tooth! The place where the old and new tooth joins is so obvious, as this is where most of the staining gathers. I feel that tooth in particular is like a neon flashing light! With my face being used so often to show products that I am trying out, I did use apps on…

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Current Favourites

It is a long time since I posted a favourites video! I am not sure why because they are my favourite types videos to watch!! The past few months have been a whirlwind of new products releases and different events in my own blog life. So I thought to go along side the favourites video, I would give you all a little up date on things that have gone on with the blog. March saw me head on an amazing trip to Barcelona with Flormar for the launch of their new extreme Matte lipsticks. These lipsticks are really beautiful. There are 8 shades to pick from and while they are…

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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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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,…

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Nude Lipstick for every budget

I love a good nude lipstick. Something easy to wear, yet a lipstick that gives a wow finish. I have picked out my 10 most used nude lipsticks from the past few months for today’s post. One thing I will add is that for the most part I wear a lip liner with these lipstick. If you want a versatile lipliner, I can’t recommend Mac Whirl lipstick enough. It goes with almost every one of these lipsticks. Mac Faux There isn’t much lipstick left in my tube of Faux . I have worn this colour to death!!! Faux is a warm pink satin finish lipstick. This colour is so incredibly…

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Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette Tutorial and review

If you follow any of my social media, you will have heard me talk about this palette again and again. The Violet Voss Holy Grail palette, is one of those palettes that has taken the hearts of many a beauty lover. When you look at it, it is not hard to see why. The Violet Voss palette is a warm tone lovers dream palette. It has 20 warm toned shadows that are a mix of both matte and shimmers. Often with eyeshadow palettes, there are either too many of the same type of colour, or not enough shades to create several different looks. This is most certainly not the case…