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Our Essentials for Glamping this Wedding Season

By | Brands, Clarins, MAC Cosmetics, Orlaith Shore, Physicians Formula, The Team, Uncatagorized, Weddings | No Comments

Glamping tent image

With wedding season in full swing and my fair share to attend I have started to put some very quick checklists together to ensure that nothing gets left behind on my way out the door. These days weddings are no longer made to fit a mold nor as traditional as they used to be. People’s personalities are allowed to break through and create a day that is individual to them, this means that for many the comfort of a hotel is no longer always part of the picture. From glamping to self catering houses on a country estate here’s a checklist for those things you might not necessarily think of when grabbing your deodorant as you make sure the straighteners is turned off and switch on the alarm!

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Demystifying Bronzers: A How to Guide

By | Beauty Lowdown, Emma Farrell, Physicians Formula | No Comments

bronzersSummer is here in full force, so it is time to use your bronzers to lighten the load in your makeup bag and ensure that you accentuate your newly acquired tan the correct way, without looking orange!

So first thing is first, you need to know that there are a few types of bronzers, which do very different things, so here is your complete guide to getting it  right.

shimmery bronzers1. ) Shimmery Bronzers:

These products are great for use on the beach when you don’t want to use foundation, but you want to even out your skin tone and give yourself a glow all over. Use this lightly all over the face, to give a soft airbrushed finish. Shimmery bronzers are best avoided if you have large pores, so stick to the matte if that is you.

Using a large powder brush swirl it into the product. Tap the excess off, by lightly tapping the brush against your arm. Top tip: Don’t bang it on a table or hard surface as you can damage the coating of your brush and decrease its lifespan. Gently brush all over your face concentrating on the areas that the sun would naturally hit, as you want a natural sun kissed glow. You are ready to go! It is that easy 🙂

matte bronzers

2. ) Matte Bronzers:

Would you like to have that contoured look? Matter bronzers will help to slim the face, make the most of your good features and help to disguise some bad features!

Using a contour brush or small powder brush, swirl the brush in the product and tap off excess as before. Apply the product just under the cheek bones, then blend upwards onto the cheeks, ensuring you blend well. Then apply bronzer along the temple, so essentially this creates a C-Shape on the side of the face. Then contour the nose to slim it down, especially good if you are going to be photographed. Then run the brush under the jawline to define your jaw, you can skip this if you have a strong jaw.

Body Bronzers

3.) Body Bronzers: 

The liquid type are similar to instant tanners, they give you colour, coverage, but with the added bonus of a light shimmer, which boosts your tan and gives a golden glow. The Shimmer Balls are more of a highlighter, which will give you shimmer, but with less bronzing.

Liquid – Ensure you moisturise well before hand. Where a glove and apply all over the body, blend in quickly and in circular motions. Allow to dry then you can put your clothes on. Great for legs on summer days when you don’t want to wear tan.
Powder – Use a large brush and apply all over body, especially down the centre of legs and on decolletage.
Enjoy being a bronzed goddess! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

All the best

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Madonna – The Early Days

By | Artist Spotlight, Brands, Celebrity, Lisa Redmond, MAC Cosmetics, Music, Singers, Uncatagorized | 2 Comments

Madonna self titled album

My first album was Madonna’s self titled album.  I had it on tape, a black tape!
That was the beginning of my obsession with all things Madonna, she completely fascinated me, she was the master of her image and she’s has had many. Her intelligence and musicality, abilities as an artist have sometimes been forgotten, not recognised or appreciated because of that same image. Except to those who have worked with her or been a fan of her art.

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Review :QOD 16 Week Organic Blow Dry Treatment

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QOD hair treatment


First there was the 12 week blowdry , now QOD introduce the next quest for taming the frizz – the organic 16 week blow dry (QOD –stands for Quailty Organic De-Frizzer). The celebrity favored treatment tames to softenen and smooth even the frizziest of locks giving you salon like hair with minimum effort and here in Ireland the lovely Leanne Woodfull has agreed to be the face of the brand. Read More

Review: Tan Organic

By | Beauty Lowdown, Behind the Brand, Orlaith Shore, Review, The Team | No Comments

Tan Organic Self Tanning Oil

So far this summer we’ve been pretty lucky with weather. With sunny days appearing from nowhere we have to be prepared for weather appropriate clothing and what better way to be prepared than incorporating a quick and easy tanning regime. I hate fuss and am probably the laziest tanner in the world so anything that is minimum effort with maximum affect makes me a very happy girl. So when trying out Tan Organic’s self tanning oil I was excited about a few things, firstly the fact that they are an Irish brand, how simple it was to use and the organic nature of the product!

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By | Orlaith Shore, The Team, Uncatagorized | No Comments

Dublin Pride

With Pride celebrated tomorrow and the whole month packed with so many events, it’s easy to forget that it hasn’t always been such an anticipated occasion. Not only has Irish Pride grown so much in the past 6 years, but it has been remarkable to observe the sea change in how Pride has been viewed in Irish Society. It is very real proof that being proud of the person you are and owning “You” with pride can change how you are perceived, in doing so demanding the respect that every human being deserves.

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Barry McCall Introduction to Photography

By | Course Spotlight, Emma Farrell, Photographers, The Team | No Comments
Barry McCall Photography

Barry McCall Photography


Hello ladies, Emma here! Apologies as I haven’t posted here in a while. I have been mad busy with television shows, ads, photoshoots and of course wedding season is in full swing! Of course Lisa and Orlaith ensured your beauty taste buds were satisfied with some fantastic posts, from reviews, news and in depth beauty tutorials! I have really enjoyed reading their posts and I am sure that you have too, I wouldn’t be able to keep up the blog without them, so it is fantastic to have them on board.  Read More