Beauty

Lorna shares her favourite beauty products through reviews and videos as well as news of the latest beauty launches.

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE
Dublin

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE

My skincare routine has changed a bit lately to deal with a couple of things. I’m not outside as much at the moment and thanks to things like central heating, my rosacea is having so much fun with my face. I also find that being indoors is making my skin more dehydrated. It tends to get dry around my cheeks and forehead, but this is more profound right now. I’ve also run out of Retinol (I use products from the…

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BOTOX AND WHY I LOVE IT
Dublin

BOTOX AND WHY I LOVE IT

I turn 38 this year. Where did that time go? I still feel like I should be on my J1, spending my summers on a beach somewhere in the States drinking beer and eating shellfish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well that was how it was for me in 2003. Now I am grown up. I’m ageing, gracefully I hope and with that I spend a lot of time on my skincare routine. But honestly, I find I need some…

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TALK TO ME WITH NICOLAS TRAVIS, FOUNDER OF ALLIES OF SKIN
Dublin

TALK TO ME WITH NICOLAS TRAVIS, FOUNDER OF ALLIES OF …

One major work goal for me this year was to get back to the reason I got into blogging in the first place – to write. In a new addition to my blog, I am delighted to include chats with some of fashion and beauty’s key figures to learn more about them, their brands, their work ethos. In the first of such chats, I got to talk to Nicolas Travis, founder of cult skincare brand, Allies of Skin which is…

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GIFT GUIDES BEAUTY GIFT SETS I LOVE

GIFT GUIDES BEAUTY GIFT SETS I LOVE

It’s gift guide time, yay! I love writing these I have to tell you. I look at lots of aspects of gift sets on offer from some of the world’s best known beauty brands. I have some criteria when putting these together which I will outline and you can keep these in mind as you read all of my guides over the month of December. Number one and quite obvious; value for money. Beauty sets can be pricey and you…

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NEW PERFUMES 2019 SCENTS TO TRY THIS CHRISTMAS
Dublin

NEW PERFUMES 2019 SCENTS TO TRY THIS CHRISTMAS

YSL Beauty’s much anticipated fragrance has been a long time in the making. Master perfumers, Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaim turned a masculine scent structure into something undeniably feminine. Orange Blossom, Lavender create balance, but a spiciness comes from vanilla and amber. This has a lot of structure, kind of like a fine wine. I’m a fan. WHY YOU WILL LIKE: There is floral and spicy notes but none overwhelm the other. If you like a classic scent, this is…

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FIVE FOUNDATIONS UNDER €20
Dublin

FIVE FOUNDATIONS UNDER €20

We got through a lot of make up, and if you wear it every day it’s hard to justify spending a lot of money on a foundation – sure you’d be buying one every week. I’ve been researching foundations this month to identify my favourites that won’t break the bank. So here are my top five foundations under €20: MAYBELLINE DREAM URBAN COVER This landed on my desk last week and I have been wearing it ever since. It has…

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LORNA’S LIST JULY 26TH
Dublin

LORNA’S LIST JULY 26TH

Well aside from the usual business here at styleisle HQ, there has been some new additions to my life as well as some news! SWAROVSKI POWER I am so thrilled to be teaming up with Swarovksi to celebrate all things poweful with the launch of their latest piece the Power Bracelet. You might have seen this on my Instagram stories over the past few days BUT! I will be at the Swarovski store on Grafton Street, Dublin tomorrow, 27th July…

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LORNA’S LIST JULY 12TH 2019
Dublin

LORNA’S LIST JULY 12TH 2019

I have to apologise for the tardiness in getting this up! I had a bit of a hectic week and I ended up styling a shoot unexpectedly. Anyway here it is! From a fashion show in my college, to trying my hand at a new skill I’ve had quite the eclectic week of activities as well as discovering a few knew bits and bobs that I’ve become quite fond of. BROWN THOMAS AUTUMN WINTER 2019 It’s the highlight of our…

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LORNA’S LIST JULY 5th 2019
Dublin

LORNA’S LIST JULY 5th 2019

Hows’ the weather where you are? It’s super here! I’ve had some outdoor time with my laptop which has made me very happy. So what’s been happening since last week’s post? Right, here we go with this week’s Lorna’s List. JO MALONE LONDON & PIETA HOUSE I was kindly invited by Jo Malone London to a breakfast in Brown Thomas this week to celebrate the launch of their charity partnership with Pieta House. A beautiful Ivy of the The Garden…

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LORNA’S LIST 28th JUNE 2019
Dublin

LORNA’S LIST 28th JUNE 2019

You are probably wondering what on earth is this post about? Let me give you the back story. When I started the blog at the end of 2009, I changed the format so many times to try new things. I reported on news, trends and I still continue to do that, but what when I made my blog more of a business, my approach had to adapt. That’s logical considering the electricity bill needs to be paid and I need…

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I wanted to get back to diary entry blog posts so I am starting a weekly blog post on Friday's which shares some things I've loved, worked on, read, ate, developed an opinion on, tried out, tested, reviews and a lot more. It's called Lorna's List and I hope you like it.