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Gym Style – All Black Everything

Gym Style – All Black Everything

Not that I need an excuse to wear any more black than I already do, but I heard a great saying “I wear black to the gym because it’s like a funeral for my fat”. As I train 5 days a week with Sophie Kavanagh of No.17 Merrion Square, I go through a lot of gym gear! When I look good I feel good, and that applies in the gym also. Last week I got a pair of “New Balance 574 Black... »

5 minute wow – with Benefit

5 minute wow – with Benefit

After a long day our make-up can look like it has been through war and back. It can wear off from eating, drinking, talking on the phone, rubbing our eyes, crying (it happens!) Don’t let patchy make-up prevent you from heading off somewhere nice after work if you get an offer off the girls or a PNB (potential new boyfriend)! By keeping these 3 Benefit products in your handbag you’ll be... »

The Beauty Parlour – Review

The Beauty Parlour – Review

Everyone in Dublin blossoms into social butterflies the minute the sun is out – I love it! For me it’s important to do whatever I can to reduce how long it takes me to get ready. I recently went to The Beauty Parlour in Terenure for a pamper session. I got eyelash extensions, a manicure and I bought my new must have skin care product Glamglow face mud. I get my nails done by Pamela Lai... »

The Balm ‘Shady Lady’ Special Edition Eye Shadow Palette and ‘Schwing’ Liquid Liner

The Balm ‘Shady Lady’ Special Edition Eye Shadow Palette and ‘Schwing’ Liquid Liner

I’ve been so excited to try out some make-up products from ‘the Balm’ ever since I came across their twitter (@thebalmEU). If you’ve ever seen one of my (many) selfies you’ll know that I’m a big fan of a smokey eye and a liner flick! I’m lucky enough to be going to a charity golf event in The K Club tonight in aid of The Marie Keating Foundation and I thou... »

Momma Jane’s Hummus

Momma Jane’s Hummus

I can’t take the credit for this tasty hummus or momma Jane would not be impressed… This quick & easy recipe is the perfect little bit on the side if you’re having a BBQ or just looking for a snack! xIngredients: 410g chickpeas 2 garlic cloves handful of parsley 2 table spoons of oil 3 tablespoons of water sprinkle of salt Just blend all of the ingredients and enjoy! 🙂   »

Sophie says… How to stay motivated

Sophie says… How to stay motivated

I often get asked how I stay motivated and what I do to keep focused. The first thing I ask people is what is your goal? if there is no goal in mind and we are constantly winging it, how do we know when to push and when to back off? A After that I ask, have you made the DECISION to make that goal? as a decision is not merely a wish or desire it is something that cuts off all other paths of eventua... »

Home made Moisturizing Almond face mask

Home made Moisturizing Almond face mask

  After the weekend you’re skin may feel in need of some TLC. Face masks that dry hard on your face are great for drawing out any spots you may have creeping under your skin, but this mask is different. With all natural ingredients, this almond flour face mask is great for moisturizing and hydrating your skin. If you enjoyed a few drinks over the weekend your skin may feel dry & deh... »

Steal My Style – Friday Night Girls night out

Steal My Style – Friday Night Girls night out

On Friday I went out for dinner and drinks with my besty Kate. Here’s my outfit of the night and my product list from my make-up look: Tan: Tantastic Mist on my body & Hi-Shi face & body tanning gel on my face. Foundation: Light layer of MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC30 Under eye concealer: ‘Fake up’ by Benefit Bronzer: ‘Hoola’ by Benefit Blush: ‘Rockateur&#... »

Fab Festival Face paint

Fab Festival Face paint

With Longitude this weekend I thought I’d do a post on some fab festival face paint worn by some of the hottest celebs! I’m obsessed with anything to do with fancy dress (Halloween is my favourite holiday) There’s no dress code for music festivals, anything goes! You can wear flowers in your hair, glitter on your face and bright yellow wellies and no one will think you’re i... »

Where to apply your make-up

Where to apply your make-up

It doesn’t matter how expensive or high end your make-up products are, if they’re not applied correctly it can look all wrong! Here’s where I apply my concealer, bronzer, blush & highlighter: Most people think drawing a semi circle under your eyes is the best way to conceal bags. You are actually better off dotting on an upside down triangle of concealer and then blending it ... »

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