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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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Thrifty Tuesday: NYX Bronzer and Blusher combo

I’ve had this blusher and bronzer combo in my drawer for the last few months and it was only a few weeks ago, while shopping my stash, that I took it out to give it a go. Since my very first use, I was kicking myself that I hadn’t taken it out sooner to use as it is quite simply perfect. The bronzer and blusher are housed in a white plastic compact with a mirror inside. The compact is quite sturdy, as I have had it knocking about in my bag for the last two weeks and it’s still in perfect condition. The Bronzer and blusher combo comes in 5…

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Thrifty Tuesday: Max Factor Facefinity all day primer

How many of you use a primer? It is a step many people skip, but to me it is one of the most important, if not the most important step in your makeup routine. The key to beautiful looking skin is good preparation and a primer plays a key role in that. There are so many benefits to using a primer.  For example. no matter how small our pores are, liquid foundation seems to always makes them even more visible. Sometimes it is like pores have their own flashing lights to pull attention to them. Using a primer stops this, by sealing up the pores and allowing the foundation to glide on…

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Thrifty Tuesday: Top 5 Budget Summer Lip Products

Today I am absolutely delighted to introduce the first blogger to guest post on The Beautiful Truth.  Zoë is fast becoming a firm favourite of many the beauty addict and one look at her blog and it is not hard to see why. Her pictures and attention to detail and exactly what I love in a blog. So once you have finished reading her post below make sure to check out her blog here and follow her on both Twitter and Facebook. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Hi guys! I’m Zoë from and Sinead very kindly asked me to write a guest post for her! If you’ve never heard of my blog, I highly suggest that you…

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Thrifty Tuesday – eBay Necklace haul

A few weeks back I posted on The Beautiful Truth Facebook page, about a little bit of bargain hunting I had taken part in on eBay. Aisling from Total Makeup Addict had recently posted about some gorgeous necklaces that she had bought on eBay and with a glass of wine in hand, off I went on a little bit of a shopping spree on ebay.  Aisling really is one of my main enablers. I love Statement jewellery. I have 2 jewellery hangers from Pennys, hanging in the inside of my wardrobe with my copious amount of necklaces hanging from them. When I read Aisling’s post and saw the bargains she had gotten,…

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Thrifty Tuesday: Eye booster 2 in 1 eyeliner and serum

It seems every week I am coming to you with another eyeliner pen. I wear eyeliner every day so I go through eyeliner pens like wildfire and as a result I am constantly trying new ones. My latest eyeliner pen to try out is the Physicians Formula Eye booster 2 in 1 eyeliner and serum. Quite a mouth full if I do say so myself. There are two things I look for when using and eyeliner pen. Firstly the stiffness of the nip needs to be soft, so that it won’t hurt your eye when using it, but at the same time it needs to have a good level of…

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Thrifty Tuesday: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate, number 20

I know, I know another pink lipstick, but this one you really got to see, it is a real beauty. Perfect for a pop of colour on a summer night. I am a huge fan of Rimmel lipsticks, especially the Kate range. They have such a wide variety of colour ( even if I always buy pink) and they are budget friendly too.   Rimmel Long Lasting finish by Kate in number 20 is the most gorgeous Fuchsia pink lipstick. This lipstick is the coolest thing to Barbie pink I have ever tried and seriously, who doesn’t want Barbie pink lipstick? This bright pink lipstick, is such a gorgeous colour that…

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Wet N Wild MegaLast lipsticks

If you follow me on Facebook, you will already know of my love of these lipsticks and my hunt to find every single one in the collection.I have now managed to build my collection up to 4, not bad, but my quest for every colour is an on going one. Wet n Wild megalast lipsticks come in 26  shades in total, but only 13 shades are available to Ireland. These lipsticks are a semi matte cream formula, that promise to glide on easily, with no feathering, caking or bleeding.They are said to be long lasting, with up to 4 hours wear time without retouching. So are all of these claims made my…

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Thrifty Tuesday – Essence eyeliner pen

First up in our brand new feature ‘Thrifty Tuesday” , is a real favourite of mine, The Essence eyeliner pen. Who doesn’t love a perfectly applied winged liner? It can look so elegant, and stunning, especially when kept simple and themed with a simple red lip. I love winged liner, but unfortunately, I apply liner like a 5 year old that has snuck into their mothers makeup bag. Lately the Essence eyeliner pen has been my absolute saviour when it comes to perfecting the perfect winged look.   The Essence eyeliner pen, comes with a felt tip style nib. It has the perfect level of stiffness, so even when my…