Hygge in the sitting room

Now that you know what Hygge is I am going to tell what we have done in the house to make it more “Hygge”. As you know we have the two dogs and first and foremost I do not want the house to smell like them, which can be a challenge during the colder months…

Hygge

Hygge is a concept from Denmark that is hard to explain and harder to pronounce! Last year Oxford Dictionaries shortlisted the word Hygge for word of the year, so I think we are all going to be hearing about it very soon. Hygge – “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of…

I finally had a facial

As a makeup artist I truly believe that in order to get a great looking makeup you have to look after your skin. This does not necessarily involve spending huge amounts of money but you do have to invest time. This is what I have been telling my clients since I started doing makeup. Yet…

Essie

Essie goes retro once more. Essie nail polish is one of the best on the market for cool shades and many many of them. They have been around almost four decades and it goes from strength to strength. But when a brand becomes this big sometimes they loose what made them special in the first…

New from Liz Earle

Arriving this month is the brand spanking new lip treatment in the Superskin range from Liz Earle. Superlip Balm has some mighty ingredients to help hydrate, smooth and plump your lips this launch is perfect for worn out lips after a long winter. The ingredients really sound like something you would find in Hogwarts. Dragon’s blood…

Debenhams

There is something wonderful going on in Debenhams on Henry Street. Their beauty hall has just become one of the hottest places to shop for makeup in Dublin. With exclusive brands, and some of them are just impeccable available it is definitely worth a visit. Firstly they now have a Makeup Forever counter that is…

Flawless

The Irish brand Flawless has won two coveted Image Beauty Awards. The brainchild of Paul Mooney this brand has really made an impact in the past year, having many stockists throughout the country. The reason?? Well first and foremost is because of the great quality and secondly is the really good quality. They have won…

Les Beiges

Les Beiges from Chanel was launched a few years ago and it just keeps getting better and better. It all started with the now iconic healthy glow makeup, which has an SPF of 15 but most importantly it protects you against all forms of UV rays, although 15 is not quite high enough, there is…

L’Oreal Paris’ New ambassador

Maria Borges has been named as L’Oreal’s new ambassador. She is an incredible beauty who has the most wonderful story. Raised in Angola during the countries civil war and now having one of the most coveted gigs in the beauty industry, it really shows that you really do not have to be a TV star…

Clarins Ireland partner with Arthritis Ireland

Clarins Ireland have partnered with Arthritis Ireland and for every Tonic Body Treatment oil you buy they will make donation to the charity to fund research. In ireland one in five people are effected by arthritis, that’s almost one million people who are suffering. Eoghan O’Sullivan, General Manager Clarins, Ireland said: “We are delighted to…

Teint Idole Ultra Wear

The original formula of this iconic foundation is one of my favourites, when I teach in Beauty Bootcamp I get most of the clients to try it out as it perfect for people who like a fuller coverage but you can build it from sheer coverage to a more full coverage. But the best thing…

New from Sleek

If  you’re a fan of matte lipsticks these three new shades from Sleek are sure to be right up your alley. Personally I have not been a huge fan of matte lipsticks in the past because of how they tend to dry out your lips. If I wanted a matte lipstick I would tent to…