Beauty

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

A trip to the Vanity Rooms

A trip to the Vanity Rooms

January blues huh? Yes, we all get them. For some reason the days seem duller in January, the sun doesn’t shine as much, it’s rainy and it gets dark at like 3pm. We have to do something to get us out of the January funk. So no better reason to save for a little treat this month. And I can highly recommend a visit to the Vanity Rooms in the picturesque village of Stepaside, Dublin 18. I’ve long heard about…

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Beauty Watch! Aveda Botanical Kenetics

Beauty Watch! Aveda Botanical Kenetics

We seriously need to to watch our skin at the moment, with this changing weather. One minute we are wrapped up to our eyeballs with scarves and the next we are de-layering as we overheat. And you see your skin is doing the same. I’ve had to keep my skin really hydrated this month, with a busy schedule as well as being outdoors a lot. So, I’ve been trying out some new products, and Aveda’s new Botanical Kenetics range has…

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Philosophy Skin Care!

Philosophy Skin Care!

Cristina Carlino, philosophy founder, first pioneered the now internationally renowned lunchtime peel that has become a celebrity favourite since it first hit the beauty scene over a decade ago. And it’s not just her amazing peels that have me raving about the brand, it’s the dramatic effects of the whole Philosophy skin care routine that have made my tired skin look glowing again. And it really is simple: cleanse, peel, treat. And here is how to do it. 1) Cleanse…

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Charlotte Tilbury Make up

Charlotte Tilbury Make up

Oh I was just thrilled to have my face painted by the fabulous team at Charlotte Tilbury in Brown Thomas this week for the Image Businesswoman of the Year awards! Getting your make up done is always a treat, but having been  a fan of the brand for so long, this was extra special. When you are at the counter, you can choose from lot’s of looks for which Charlotte is famous. I went for Dolce Vita with it’s demure…

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Working out with Pilates Plus Dublin

Working out with Pilates Plus Dublin

I have become allergic to the gym. I get bored, there’s no one to motivate you except for the overly buff looking guys who are lifting weights and look like they are in extreme agony while doing so. No it’s not for me. Over the last year I have battled to find a way of working out that motivates me and wants me to keep it up. So when I discovered Pilates Plus Dublin about a month ago, I didn’t…

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Urban Decay Naked on the Run (how great is the name!)

Urban Decay Naked on the Run (how great is the …

I love the new Urban Decay Naked on the Run palette which will launch on December 4th. Why? Well as a seasoned traveller it’s the best thing to be invented since the wheelie suitcase. You need to make the most of every inch of that case, as well as watch the amount of liquids you bring on board. So the clever people at Urban Decay are bringing the best of the brand to a travel friendly palette. So what’s in…

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Max Factor transforms Gwyneth Paltrow into a modern Marilyn Monroe

Max Factor transforms Gwyneth Paltrow into a modern Marilyn Monroe

This is such a great tutorial from those amazing people at Max Factor who are celebrating ‘100 Years of Glamour’ by recreating influential beauty looks of the past on creative inspiration, Gwyneth Paltrow; and this is the final look to be revealed. To celebrate everything we love about the 1940’s and to continue its Hollywood legacy, Max Factor reveals a modern interpretation of Marilyn Monroe as its recent glamour statement for the campaign. Featuring the 40’s statement lip and volumised lashes, it’s an…

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Get the Look! The perfect smokey eye!

Get the Look! The perfect smokey eye!

I love smokey eye make up. Even if the rest of my make up is all wrong, or just not on my face (which happens regularly; such as now on the plane), even if I have some mascara on and my brows are right, I feel like my face will do. But for evening time, I cannot get enough of some drama, and sultry ways of wearing my eye make up without looking like a panda. My posed the question…

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New Beauty Vlog! It’s all about Halloween!

New Beauty Vlog! It’s all about Halloween!

Yep, you read it right, I have started to beauty vlog again! With thanks to Canon who are my device partner, I’ve been filming these on the amazing Canon Legria mini which is perfect for this kind of filming! So this one is all about make up tools for Halloween (and even Christmas) from Urban Decay! They just opened a brand new counter at Debenhams Henry Street which I visited this morning! The products here are all new launches with…

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Best Beauty Buys for the Bank Holiday Weekend

Best Beauty Buys for the Bank Holiday Weekend

Fancy a beauty treat? Well here are my best beauty buys for the bank holiday weekend to get you ready for some chill out time, or party time! In no particular order, other than that this is how they are currently lined up on my desk! 1. Loubi Under Red So this is rather clever! CL recently launched their first range of nail colour and now this little gem of a product has made it’s way to Ireland. Loubi Under Red lets…

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