Clarins Promotion

ClarinsAugPromoAt Magees Pharmacy, we love, love, love the wonderful Clarin’s range of skin care products.

We love them so much that we want to share with you, our loyal customers, and a special promotional event featuring the Clarin’s luxury skin care range. Alongside our excellently priced Clarins products, we are offering a Free Gift with the purchase of 2 Clarins Products, (one to be skincare).

fidelma-kellyWe will also welcome Clarins beauty expert, the lovely Fidelma Kelly, for delightful and informative store demonstrations and one to one consultations. The unique opportunity for some lucky clients to enjoy a free one to one session will be greatly coveted and are strictly by prior appointment only. Fidelma will give lots of advice and lovely tips on looking after your particular skin type and on which makeup would suit you best! Sit back, relax and enjoy discreet professional advice to enhance your natural beauty. If you wish to enjoy an exclusive consultation, we strongly advise booking early. (Details below), 

ClarinsPromoVisual2This Clarins promotional event is very exciting for us, as the Clarins brand has been synonymous with excellence in skin care for many years. The French luxury cosmetic company earned its glowing reputation by offering the very best in plant based, opulent products that have stood the test of time. This prestigious range of skin care products combines leading edge technological advances and years of beautician’s experience in their uest for perfectly flawless skin and make up. The range continually introduces new and innovative products to please a loyal and discerning clientele. Their popularity amongst beauty guru’s, has made Clarins the number one skincare brand in Europe and as always, we are delighted to welcome them to Magees in Letterkenny.

The Clarins’ promotion is a wonderful event for all of us at Magees. We fully appreciate the high quality and effectiveness of the products and we are delighted to welcome Fidelma Kelly, from the Clarins Team, to bring us right up to date on the latest products and treatments. It is good to say thank you to our loyal customers.

ClarinsPromoVisual (1)Free Gift: Choose 3 Deluxe Sized Products when you Buy 2 Clarins Products, one to be skincare.

Drop in anytime during the Promotion  

Clarins Beauty Expert, Fidelma Kelly will conduct Demonstrations and Free one to one Consultations in store 16th -19th August

Booking Essential 074 9121409

Surviving the Festivals with Flair

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It’s Festival Season. Don’t leave home without some forward planning for your beauty essentials.  Savvy Rock-chicks bring their own survival kit.

Everyone wants to look their best while sleeping in an overgrown wet field and queuing for the overblown and wet portaloos. You have to look amazing for those inevitable Instagram pics of you rocking it out in a muddy mosh pit. Facebook will be lighting up with vids of your crowd surfing and body popping. It might be good to not look as if you were dragged through a hedge backwards (even if that was the most fun of the weekend!). With a little preparation and thought, you can continue to be your fabulous self, despite the continuous downpours from the sky and from that 2litre wine box. Here are some of our suggestions to help you remain on fleek at this year’s Festivals.

Bumper pack of wipes: For use in all kinds of situations. Removing makeup, wiping up spills, cleaning down surfaces, grime removal. A pack of wipes is crucial for life under canvas.

Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip BalmLuscious Lips: Keep your lips smooth and voluptuous by applying a good lip balm. Wind and sun (yes, sometimes there is sun!) can take a toll on your beautiful pout and as you don’t know when the opportunity to ‘pucker up’ might present itself, you should be lip ready. Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm is an extremely nourishing and repairing fragrance-free balm that contains no preservatives or artificial scents and best of all, has no sticky effect so it is perfect for job. You can also apply it to any dry patches on your body. Tasting of honey and grapefruit, this lip balm is a real lip smacking must for the kit.

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Tinted MoisturizerSunscreen: Nothing will age you faster than the sun and nothing will disgrace you faster than a farmer tan from an Irish Festival. Avoid both these scenarios with good sun protection. Wear sunscreen. Use a tinted moisturiser on your face, with a broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF) to keep an even colour and tone, with a sun barrier. A light make up will not feel too heavy and hinder your fun. Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Tinted Moisturizer

Clarins Double Fix Mascara

Waterproof mascara: Keep makeup simple. That means mascara is an essential. But, let’s face it, there is a likelihood of showers and a strong likelihood of a water fight. Your mascara should be waterproof. Choose on that is long lasting and delivers a strong colour. Clarins Double Fix Mascara


Deodorant: Ok, just because you are right in the thick of a sweaty bunch of festival goers does not mean you need go whiffy too. These days, the discerning rock chick does not spray a generic mist of something sharp and stinging under her oxters before heading out to rave. Oh No, the new deodorants are a much more sophisticated product. Deodorant sticks are the cool way to go for festival chic. Choose one with a classy scent to enhance the experience and remain chilled and fragrant in the melee

Lancome Hydra Zen Yeux

Eye Care:  The eyes can often show the first signs of fatigue.  Lift and enliven tired –looking eyes with a good gel or serum. This is most needed when packing up your tent and heading back to the office. That post festival look is a badge of honour, but you still want to look good until you can catch up on lost sleep. Lancome Hydra Zen Yeux


Dry Shampoo:  In the absence of an on-site hairdresser or usable showers, a good dry shampoo will absorb oil, give your hair more body and keep it festival fragrant.

Don’t forget the plasters, paracetamol, rehydration sachets, toothbrush, mouthwash, eye mask, ear plugs , hand sanitiser, tissues, toilet seat covers, toilet rolls…  the tent, the sleeping bag, the glow sticks and the festival wellies. Have fun. Keep safe and Look awesome!

Man Skin in the Grooming Boom

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How to Keep your Man’s Skin Glowing

Finally! Finally Irish men are taking care of their appearance and looking after themselves. This includes snappy dressing, sleek hair care and excellent skin-care routines. Chic barber shops are popping up everywhere and tending to the hipster coiffures and the edgy beards of today’s millennial male. Young Irish men are now pampering, treating themselves to facials and massages and generally buffing and preening. They are paying special attention to their complexions. Grooming is booming. There are many new products, moisturisers, cleansers, lotions and eye creams on the market, specifically targeted for man skin. It seems that guys are going for waxing, massages and facials. Some are looking for an ultra-shapely brow and other are getting an eyelash tint and wrinkle fillers. If there is a beauty treatment available for women, then it is now available for men. Gender equality in all things! This is all good news for the female of the species as a well groomed guy is much nicer to snuggle up to and the old spray of Lynx and a slick of Brylcreem just will not cut it anymore.

male modelOf course not all men are embracing the new manly pampering. Many are happy to slosh generic brand shower gel on their nether regions and spray something violently flammable and gaggingly potent deodorant on the underarms and call themselves ready. If your treasured male significant other needs to be led gently down the road of David Beckham style grooming, we have some very simple suggestions for you. Because, let’s face it ladies, you may just have to introduce your man to the best on the market to prevent him from using your own precious skin products. (Hide them-quickly!)

A gift of a manly looking all round skin care product is a very good place to begin. The Clarins Men’s weekend essential pack is a wonderful starter, as it has an exfoliating cleanser, moisturiser balm, smooth shave gel and anti-fatigue eye serum in a classy navy manly bag.  It is the perfect introduction to a skin care regime that he will thank you for in his soft and smooth, twilight years. Let him know that it is time to be man-kind. Why not treat him to a simple face pack once or twice a week?  Provided none of the lad’s calls to the door when you are in full mask, things should go pretty well. Joint pedicures could be a fun date. However, it may be a good idea to leave the tackling of thorny issues, like nose and ear hair and the uni-brow to a later date. Best not to rush things too much. Easy baby steps on the road to good male self-care.

mens skinGood shaving products are a great way to introduce skin protection and care. Once the lads see the improvement brought by your shared tender care, there will be no going back. Of course, exercise, good nutrition and hydration are the most important in everyone’s skin care routine and this is no different for the guys too. But, when break-outs and razor burn cause problems, gently introduce the Clarins Men’s Super Moisture Balm and the Smooth Shaving Foam Gel. The soothing after effects will far outweigh any reluctance on the part of your manly mate.

Ireland is not as advances as our European counterparts when it comes to the popularity and purchasing of male skin care and beauty products. Thankfully this is rapidly changing and is due in no small part to Ireland’s sexy sports stars like Tommy Bowe, Jamie Heaslip and Conor McGregor. These beacons of manhood are leading the way with super smooth grooming.  With a little gentle persuading the fathers, sons, brothers and lovers of Ireland will be soon embracing the manicures, pedicures and the cleanse, tone and moisturise regime of the super groomed. C’mon ladies, let them know they are worth it!



The hottest make up trends for summer 2017

make upThe hottest summer 2017 catwalk trends in makeup are brought to you with a breath of fresh air. Literally, a breath of fresh air. The natural glowing no makeup/makeup is the look of the season. Illuminated, non-contoured, glowing skin and an easing up on the thickness of the brow and a feather-light touch of blush.   It heralds a light, breezy return to nature.  Of course, it may not be so easy to achieve this minimal, natural look and many of us will have our Photo-ready airbrush effect make up prised from our clutching grasp. It’s time for a natural skin color, set off with the brave addition of bold neon eye-shadow and metallic lipstick.

Foundation- Is she wearing make-up? 

Yes, the no makeup make up is back. The runways of Spring/Summer 2017 saw super uber natural looks with the Stella McCartney, Michael Kors and Alexander McQueen collections.  Of course this is only good newsfor gorgeous flawless beauties of the catwalk. All other mortals will have to work harder than ever to achieve that ‘natural look’. Finding the right foundation is essential for this. According to a new American study, a whopping 73 percent of women surveyed, say that finding the right foundation is a real challenge. Despite the rows and rows of foundation shades that line shelves at stores, 54 percent of these women also complained that finding their colour match is their number one issue.  To make matters even more complicated, 62 percent have problems applying foundation correctly. If in doubt about which foundation to use, seek advice from your beauty consultant at point of purchase. Choose good makeup tools, blenders and brushes and spend some time on YouTube tutorials seeking the best ways to apply.
More tips for flawless foundation

Less Powder – More Glow

Vichy Ideal Body 3 Gold OilThis season, face powder usage is going down. Dewy, ‘good to glow’ skin is sought after for Spring Summer 2017. This means the departure of the super matte look which liberal use of powder achieved. If you really want to illuminate and glow, we recommend that highlighter be applied before foundation. A product like Vichy Slow age Corrective Care Fluid Moisturiser is perfection for this perfection look. Yes. Before the foundation!!  Foundation is inclined to look a little dull and matte as the day progresses, so top makeup artists are advising the application of concealer and highlighter first and lastly, the foundation. Good skin care is always important, but it becomes vital when we seek a flawless and pure look.  The Clarins, Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Elizabeth Arden skin care ranges are amongst the classic and most popular as there are products for every skin type. Vichy Ideal Body 3 Gold Oil

Soft Contours- Warm Blush

Clarins Bronzing & Blush Compact

Subtle is the watchword of the season.  This year Giogrio Armani and Guy Laroche collections saw a warm taupe colour contour, with a yellow brown bronzer blended with a peachy blush.  The overall effect leads to a style that is set to replace the Instagram contour trend.  This mean that application will not take up so much time but more importantly, it looks better in real life. Blushes in pinks and peaches are back and will lend a more youthful bloom to your summer makeup. Clarins Bronzing & Blush Compact

Bold Eyes

Clarins The Essentials Eye Make Up PaletteLavenders, baby blues, yellows and whites abound.  If you are bold enough to wear these bold shades, you will be right on fleek for this season.  Frosted shadows are also really popular on the catwalks as many of 2017’s trends are about texture rather than colour. Check out Clarins Essential range palette for a non clumping smooth effect. Leave the autumnal smudgy shades of autumn and embrace the bright summer shades. Mix it up with brave new palettes. Clarins The Essentials Eye Make Up Palette

Pucker Up for the summer -Lips:

Lancome Lip LoverLast year’s lips were matte and liquid matte. That is so Last year my dear! Lip gloss is back. Gloss it up with shades of pink, lilac and nudes. It brings a refreshing change, adding dimension, shine and youth.  Lips are metallic too! (If you have the nerve to wear them). Gold and silvers were puckering up all over the catwalk lips.  If you are a traditional lipstick fan and prefer the more classic approach, try the very pretty Lancome Le Lip liner and Lancome Lip Lover High Gloss Lipstick Balm, or  not go for a half way option and take a look at the Crayola Clinique set of vampy and youthful lip colours.


Lips and tips are metallic this summer.   Shades of copper, silver bronze and gold are shimmering in the heat.  Bring your metallic nails right up to date with ombré nails.  Fun and light colour on the top of the nail gradually blends into a darker polish toward the tip. Getting the perfect ombré effect can take time and a little practice.  A perfect activity for that girl’s night in.  All you need are two co-ordinating polishes, a make-up sponge and an online tutorial.

Things are heating up girls and it is time to revamp the makeup bag.  Throw out the makeup bag and get a brand new hot, shimmering, natural summer look.At Magee’s, we have all a range of brand names, a dizzyingly variety of products in all price ranges and a wealth of knowledge to revitalize your beauty routine and your overall look and shine as your beautiful self.

Selecting the right type of Fragrance

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The difference in Eau de Cologne and eau de parfum is not just the price you pay but refers to how you apply and lasting properties of your chosen fragrance. At Magees our dedicated staff can assist you in choosing a fragrance which suits your personality but also the way in which you wear your perfume.
Essential oils are the basis of any perfume and these include absolutes (jasmine, rose, neroli), animal extracts (musk, ambergris), sandlewood etc. and synthetic fragrances. This base perfume essence might not actually be enticing by itself and in some cases may be rather unpleasant. This is the concentrated perfume which must be diluted by alcohol and/or water.

Fragrances come in many forms and have many different names but generally the main four categories are as follows:

Perfume:si giorgio armaniThe most expensive version of any fragrance. This is due to the high concentrate of essences. Perfume is an art form of alchemy and the top brands release a heady mix of top notes, heart and base note which release over time. Perfume tends to be slightly oilier and will typically contain 15-40%, with an average content of 225% pure perfume extract. It has a slightly thicker, oilier consistency. It tends to be sold with ‘stopper bottles’ and not sprays. It is too strong to spray all over (and tooexpensive). Only a tiny amount is needed and it is longer lasting than any of the other forms of fragrances                               Giorgio Armani Si Le Parfum. 40ML Magees Price €125.00

Agent Provocator

Eau de Perfume/(Parfum): A more diluted perfume essence makes up eau de Parfum, with more alcohol and water. This means the smell is a bit lighter and usually doesn’t last quite as long, but as the top notes die away, the middle notes or heart notes of the perfume become more noticeable. Many women find Eau de Parfum preferable because it is more discreet and is suitable to spray on hair or clothing. (Delicate fabrics such as silk may stain so caution is advised). Typically there will be 10-20% perfume essence in Eau de Perfume. It is of course cheaper but it usually lasts well and is sold in small sizes which are perfect for handbags.  Agent Provocateur Eau De Parfum Magees Price €24.95

Eau de Toilette:CK one eau de toilette A lighter version still and usually sold in spray bottles, Eau de Toilette contains between as little as 4% and as much as 15% aromatic essence. The high alcohol content means it will not last very long but the economic price means that you can use liberally. Generally this version is the most advisable to use day to day as it is less intense and even if you do use too much it will lighten up fairly quickly. The top notes dominate making it refreshing when it is applied but evaporating quite quickly. Eau de toilette and cologne are the most popular forms in which
fragrance is sold, and are particularly appropriate for the summer.                               Calvin Klein CK One Fragrance Magees Price €15.95

Eau de Cologne: eau de cologneEau de Cologne’ is derived from French word for the city of Köln where a particular scent was first. It is the bottom of the range in terms of concentration, but this makes it perfect for the ‘splash’ kind of perfume which young people enjoy. There are specific blends of aromas used in the making of Cologne. Typically very light, fresh and fruity and containing the essential oils, lavender, lemon, bergamot, orange and also the absolute neroli. They usually contain about 7% essence dissolved in alcohol of 60º or 70º. Eau de Cologne is perfect for hot days and for those who like a light refreshing fragrance.
Given the thousands of fragrances available, fresh, floral and oriental, choosing one that is right for you can be daunting. Remember that the fragrance that works with your best friend might not work with your chemistry. Pop into your local friendly pharmacist and test a particular perfume. At Magees, we have an exhilarating range of top brands and a selection of price ranges where you are sure to find your signature fragrance.              4711 Eau De Cologne Splash Magees Price €4.95

And if by any chance your still unsure here is a short video that explains it all!

Video Credit: Kinis Korner

Celebrating Skin Health Month – Q&A with Skincare Expert

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1) What is National Skin Health Month and what is the goal of it?

Skin Health Month is a new initiative created by La Roche-Posay to create public awareness about the importance of good skin health and to encourage people to go to their local pharmacy to seek advice. We want to highlight that the Skincare Advisers in pharmacies are highly trained and, along with the pharmacists, are there to give expert advice for many skin concerns. The goal is to encourage more people to avail of a free skin consultation and find a skincare solution to meet their needs.

2) Why would you recommend La Roche Posay and what is your favourite product?

La Roche Posay are experts in sensitive skin for over 40 years. I know when recommending La Roche Posay I will find a solution for everybody. When advising people I have confidence in La Roche Posay’s efficacy – this is very important to me (minimal ingredients for maximum results). My favourite product is Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour. I often get touch dermatitis on my eyelids – they would get dry, itchy and scaly. They would feel tight and crave moisture. Nothing I used in the past would improve this until I discovered Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour.  Now when I feel a flare up coming on I get my Toleriane Ultra Eye’s and put it on and around my eye contour and directly on to my eyelids…it instantly soothes them and by the next day it is gone, like magic! It is definitely my hero product.

3) Now that the weather is starting to improve, what would your advice be to protect your skin coming into the warmer months?

UVA rays are the same intensity all year round therefore protecting the skin against them daily is always a good idea. In Ireland from March to September UVB rays are more prevalent so it is definitely worth while investing in a good moisturiser to protect against both UVA & UVB during the summer, or use a sunscreen every day suitable for your skin type.

Skin hydration is a very important factor in maintaining healthy looking skin, humid conditions during the summer months can dehydrate the skin so I always recommend a hydrating serum to be used throughout the warmer months to keep those hydration levels up. La Roche-Posay have a great serum called Hydraphase Intense, it’s like a glass of water for the skin!

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4) There is a lot of debate around what the best age is to start using anti-aging products. What would you recommend?

External aggressors account for up to 80% of our skin ageing! With the main culprit being UV rays! A well hydrated skin is necessary to ensure cellular turnover, and good cell turnover is necessary to ensuring health looking skin! (Cell turnover slows down as young as 25) Throughout your 20’s ensure to keep your hydration levels up and seek moisturisers to protect the skin against both UVA& UVB rays. From your 30’s onwards look for ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid to help keep lines at bay and skin firming ingredients such as Vitamin C or Retinols.

5) There are so many products on the market these days – how do I know where to start when choosing the right one for me?

I agree there are so many and most of them are brilliant. The best place to start is in your pharmacy, get advice and a skin consultation. An educated opinion is best before you start spending lots of money on products that may not be suitable.

6) How often do you recommend exfoliating?

I recommend exfoliation 1-2 times weekly. I recommend gentle exfoliation if you have sensitive skin and avoid the cheeks if they tend to be more reactive.

7) What does your own skincare routine involve?

My skin is generally sensitivity (slight stinging and burning sensations from time to time) with dehydration. I remove my make up with a Micellar water and a damp cotton pad every evening and morning, I exfoliate gently once a week and use a hydrating mask. I use Hydraphase Intense Serum (LOVE) with my moisturiser every morning and evening. I have recently started using the Anthelious SPF 50+ Ultra Light Invisible Face Mist as my SPF – it is a serious game changer! I top it up throughout the day if I am outside or driving it is so lightweight and doesn’t disturb my make-up.

8) If you had to choose one skincare product that you could not live without, what would it be and why?

Ahhh so difficult. It would have to be Hydraphase Serum – I love the cooling sensation and the instant plumping effect – My skin craves it after a long day in air-conditioning!

9) Any other tips for our readers?

My tip would be not to suffer in silence – no question is too silly – get expert advice in pharmacy and stick to a routine – it will pay off. Don’t cover imperfections or insecurities with make-up – go back to basics and get your skin to its optimum. You are never too old for Acne, you are never too young for fine lines so if they appear seek a second opinion. La Roche Posay definitely has the products to support you on your journey to healthy skin.

20% Off All Blank Canvas Cosmetics


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We are delighted to announce that from the 23rd February to 4th March 2017, we will be offering an amazing 20% off ALL Blank Canvas Cosmetics both in-store and online! Add in the fact that we always offer Free Delivery on orders over €50.00……sure it would be rude not to treat yourself!

Blank Canvas Cosmetics is an award-winning company and their products have been featured by a huge range of media:

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To celebrate our 20% off promotion, we are going to tell you a bit about why we truly LOVE Blank Canvas!

 1. Irish Company

The beauty industry is crowded with products from international companies. And while we love all of these products, we really believe in the importance of promoting Irish businesses. That is why we love hearing success stories from our own Emerald Isle, and Blank Canvas Cosmetics is truly a wonderful example of such a story. Founded in 2011, Irish woman Una Tynan always had aspirations to start her own business. She was inspired by the idea of making a professional beauty brand accessible to everyone by being affordable, yet not compromising on quality. Through Una’s own admission, setting up a company and becoming successful was no easy task. However, hard work and commitment paid off and Blank Canvas has become an international success.

“I’m so proud to be Irish and to have a company in Ireland….Blank Canvas is growing rapidly and everyday we’re so grateful to have such loyal customers…” (Una Tynan, interview by Nina’s Bargain Beauty, Feb 2013).

2. Affordable Brand

As mentioned, part of the inspiration for Blank Canvas came from wanting to make professional, high-quality beauty products affordable for everyone. Aside from the competitive prices, Blank Canvas offer zero customs charges for any customers living in an EU country. Blank Canvas products always offer incredible value for money. Their coveted makeup brush sets give you even further value for money and offer a variety of choice from those simply looking to expand their collection for personal use, to the top makeup professional looking for the best quality products and makeup tools.

3. A Favourite of Professionals

You would be forgiven for assuming that the makeup products used by top professionals are from the most expensive of brands and are only used by those who have made the art of makeup part of their career. Thanks to Blank Canvas, this is just a myth. Blank Canvas is a favourite of many beauty professionals out there such as Sinead Cady (Ireland’s top beauty YouTuber) and Pippa O’Connor (Ireland’s leading model, fashion and beauty blogger).

Some favourites of the Irish beauty bloggers include the Master Series Palette 1 which is the ultimate must-have for any lover of warm neutrals (who isn’t?).

Master Series Palette 1

At Magees Pharmacy we stock all of the Blank Canvas product range – from contour and eyeshadow palettes, to individual makeup brushes and brush sets, we have it all! Shop online and don’t forget our exclusive 20% off from 23rd Feb to 4th March!


Exclusive Clarins Skin Care Event at Magees Pharmacy

Did you have the post-Christmas blues this year? Well….we have nearly made it – January is nearly over! If you feel like treating yourself after January’s long-awaited payday, then we have just the thing for you! The  Exclusive Clarins Skin Care Event at Magees Pharmacy is back!

Magees Pharmacy is delighted to welcome back Clarins Consultant Fidelma Kelly, from the Clarins Team to our store in Letterkenny from the 9th until the 11th of February to give expert Make-Up as well as Skincare advice! We also have a promotion starting soon in store, so what are you waiting for?

One-to-One Consultations:
When: Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February
Time: All day during store opening hours
Booking Essential. Call 074 91 21409


Clarins Beauty expert Fidelma Kelly will give several demonstrations and consultations throughout each day. She will be with us on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February offering FREE one to one consultations. If you fancy a pampering make-over all you need to do is book your preferred day & time by calling us on 074 91 21409.


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As an added bonus, mention this Blog Post or quote “FACEBOOK” when booking & you will automatically be entered into a draw to WIN a free Clarins Product of Your Choice along with the complimentary Clarins Big Beauty Gift to celebrate the promotion!

You will get loads of lovely tips on how to apply your makeup and how to look after your skin. Fidelma will give you guidance to maximise your assets, which will leave you feeling vibrant and more beautiful than ever!

The Clarins team are huge advocates for healthy skincare, so if you have a question concerning your skin or make-up applying book a consultation today!

To book a place and have a free consultation with our Clarins MUA, give us a call now on 074 9121409. Fidelma will book up fast, so don’t wait on to contact us and make your appointment today!

We have a selection of lovely Clarins Skincare Products in store as well as online, including the brand new Contouring Perfection Skin Colour Collection, so don’t forget to take a look at these too!


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As if that wasn’t enough to make our days better, we also have a Clarins Promotion taking place in-store from the 2nd – 18th February! Purchase 2 or more Clarins products (one to be skincare) and receive your choice of 4 free beauty treats along with a gorgeous beauty bag. Don’t miss our Exclusive Clarins Skin Care Event at Magees Pharmacy.


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Top Tips for a New You in 2017- New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolution

Another year has begun and across the country people are knuckling down to their New Year Resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, getting fit, quitting smoking or doing “Dry January”, it’s rare that you find someone who is not trying to better themselves in some way at the start of the year.

But what about the less obvious resolutions? While the above resolutions are no doubt very important, I believe that spending a whole month resolving yourself to giving up everything all at once can sometimes just send you down the road to failure.

Here are my top tips for a New You in 2017:


1. Write down your resolutions

This is something I have done for the last 2 years and I find it helps to keep you motivated and on-track. Rather  than just having a vague notion in your head of what you are trying to achieve, seeing them written down on paper can help to keep you focused and keep them fresh in your mind. Hang the list up in your bedroom somewhere where it will catch your eye. Keep it safe. At the end of the year, having a list to look back at will make you feel great if you have achieved everything, and if there is anything you haven’t achieved maybe it will help to motivate you more for the next year!

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2. Start a journal

The trick to this I find is to keep a small journal in your handbag and jot things down as they happen. If you try to commit yourself to writing a full blown diary each night then it will inevitably end up falling by the way-side (who has time for that these days?!). However keep your journal to hand and make notes of things that make you smile, make you laugh….even things that make you sad. When you look back at it in a few months you will remember all the good times and see how you have overcome the bad times.

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3. Remove the negative

Remove the negative from your life. Easier said than done I know. Let’s face it, you’re never going to be able to get rid of all the negatives. But why not focus on the one that has the biggest impact on your life and work on eliminating this one. Whether it’s your job, a negative relationship or a bad habit, pick one thing that you can really work on and say goodbye to in 2017.








4. Try something new

For me, this is trying a new recipe at least once a week. But it can be anything, a new hobby, upskilling or even a change of career. It can be so easy to slip into routines of doing the familiar things day-in, day-out. However something different can give you new goals, a new purpose and can be a great source of enjoyment!







5. Treat Yourself

If your resolution is to go on a diet or to stop spending money on unnecessary things then this can be a good one! Personally I find that going cold turkey with anything can just end up in failure. You need to live your life too and have things to look forward to! So if you’re on a diet then have one allocated cheat day a week. Or if you’re trying to save money then allocate some money at the end of the month to buy something special for yourself. Looking forward to these things can help you stay focused throughout the weeks and months.







6. Refresh Your Makeup Collection

This one may be money dependent, so maybe not the best idea for January when everyone is recovering from spending so much over Christmas! Every so often I look at my makeup collection and think to myself how I would love some new additions, or a re-fresh of my current products. Maybe you could even try something new in your skincare regime – who knows, you might have been missing out on some essential pampering product that could do wonders for your complexion.

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7. Don’t Look Back

For me, this is one of the most important things. It can be so easy to look back at negative things that happened last year and dwell on them. In my case, I found myself looking back to the resolutions that I didn’t achieve in 2016 and wondering if there was a point in trying them again this year. No one needs that kind of negativity in their lives. 2017 is a brand new year, full of new possibilities. Start the year with a positive mental attitude and you will go far.






The Perfect List of Winter Fragrances

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet guys and girls? Yes it’s only the start of December but there are only 3 weekends left to go! If you need some gift inspiration, we are here to help :) Here is a list of some of our favourite winter fragrances for Christmas. A perfect gift for your loved one or if you simply feel like treating yourself!

1) Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria

Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria

Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria is surprising in its difference to the original and highly popular Euphoria. A bold mix of fruit and spice, it still maintains a mellow tone that makes it perfect for the winter season.

Get up to €12.00 off the recommended retail price when you buy Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria online at Magees Pharmacy.


2) Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence

Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence

Everyone wants some glamour and luxury in their lives at Christmas time. Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence delivers this. Luminous and sensual with a note of sparkling champagne, this fragrance will bring some glitz and glamour to the festive season.

Get up to €12.00 off the recommended retail price when you buy Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence online at Magees Pharmacy.


3) Viktor & Rolf Bonbon

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon

The unique shape of the bottle is enough to excite any girl on Christmas morning. Wrap yourself in the empowering caramel scents that characterise this perfume. With additional notes of orange, sandalwood and amber, this is truly a delectable scent for winter.

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon, from only €59.95 online at Magees Pharmacy.


4) Paco Rabanne Lady Million Prive

Paco Rabanne Lady Million PriveA seductive and flirtatious scent, Lady Million Privé is the perfect scent for Christmas, a time of romance and love. The cocoa and honey notes also add warmth and depth to this fragrance, a must-have for the cold winter months.

Get up to €10.00 off the recommended retail price when you buy Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé online at Magees Pharmacy.


5) Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

Its glitzy bottle is enough to get you in the Christmas mood this year, adding some festive sparkle to this mysterious fragrance. A feminine fragrance, dominated by notes of coffee, Black Opium will bring some adrenaline and sweetness to your life this winter.

Get up to €14.00 off the recommended retail price when you buy Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium online at Magees Pharmacy.


If you need some help with your Christmas shopping list, feel free to pop into us in store in Letterkenny where we will be happy to give you some advice. Or if you can’t make it in, call us up on 074 9121409.

Also check us out on Facebook for this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway where you can win a fantastic prize every day!