Mother’s Day gift ideas

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well during what can only be described as something like a film. It is very overwhelming to try and take in all that is happening and my heart goes out to those who have had to shut business until this is all over. All we can hope is that it will pass sooner rather than later and I think I speak for everyone when I say that we won’t take anything for granted ever again.

Mother’s Day is of course approaching on Sunday and we decided to dedicate this month’s blog post to that so hopefully it will provide you with some inspiration.

For Mother’s Day, gift the special woman in your life an Alien Eau de Parfum set, a sun-drenched fragrance charged with positive energy promising many revelations. Alien’s luminous, mysterious, and enveloping accords come together in an Eau de Parfum, a Body Lotion and a Perfuming Brush to radiate all day long. The perfect gift idea, the Alien Eau de Parfum set combines all the essentials to enjoy each note of this mysterious and fascinating fragrance.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is an addictive floral gourmand fragrance. This exciting intense feminine fragrance will set pulses racing from the first spritz. Its energetic composition is addictive and electrifying, with dominant notes of coffee which are present in abundance, giving the scent a dark and mysterious aura. Additional accords featured are pink pepper, orange blossom, jasmine, vanilla, patchouli and cedar. This thrilling scent is the perfect accompaniment to a woman that is always searching for adventure, its’ unforgettable scent an addiction that she cannot kick. This set comes beautifully presented in a Black Patent Yves Saint Laurent Pouch.

Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum is a classic contemporary fragrance bursting with feminity, class and style. This scent is unique with its luminous green top notes and the exotic aura of tiger orchid and the combination of the base notes of sweet toffee and indonesian patchouli. The aura of fruity chypre with rich woody depths enhances the scents mysterious and seductive undertones. The perfect gift this Mother’s Day.

Clarins Eau des Jardin Mother’s Day Collection Gift Set uplifts, refreshes and captivates the senses. A surprising combination of essential oils and plant extracts with aroma and phyto-therapy benefits. The sparkling freshness of fruity zests, a captivating note of wild rose and the scent of comforting wood. All the charm of a dream-like garden combined with the skin care benefits of beech, sorbier and blackcurrant bud extracts. Moisturizes, soothes and ensures beautifully soft glowing skin.

Add Volume! Thicker, stronger lashes and soft, plumped and tinted lips with the Clarins Mascara Supra Volume Set. Your glam squad perfect daily routine for volumised lashes and velvety lips.

The perfect pamper set for Mother’s day with the Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream – a nourishing formula that hydrates & protects the hands right to the tips of the fingers and the Foot Beauty Treatment Cream – a nourishing and softening cream that smoothes away roughness and beautifies nails.

Lancome Idole Eau de Parfum Spray is a modern chypre-floral feminine fragrance, in the world’s thinnest bottle to date. Lancome Idole marks a new generation of fragrance. It has modernised the classic rose note and revolutionised the perfume bottle; all the while delivering a message of strong and powerful feminity. Made for those who dream big, Idole has future icon written all over it.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Limited Edition Happiness Design is a floral fruity feminine fragrance. Launched in 2018, this collectable bottle is designed in collaboration with a world-renowned artist, Lady Pink, a living legend of New York street art, nicknamed “The first Lady of Graffiti”. La Vie Est Belle has become a statement repeated, written by Lady Pink in the graphic, urban lettering that has always peppered her work. The bottle is adorned with fuchsia pink graffiti, which is echoed for the first time in the wings of freedom tied around the neck. The fragrance composition features sweet notes of blackcurrant, pear, iris, tonka bean, vanilla, praline, jasmine, patchouli and orange blossom.

Lancome’s Renergie Set features the Multi-Lift Ultra Day and Night Cream, a superior duo that boots radiance, plumpness and firmness. Formulated with anti-aging properties, the addition of the Advanced Genifique Serum and Eye Pearl redefines the skin for a youthful-looking appearance. This set is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

This set contains: 50ml Advanced Genifique Serum
5ml Genifique Eye Cream
15ml Genifique Cream
30ml Bi-Facil Instant Cleanser

Lancome’s Limited Edition Genifique Mother’s Day Gift Set is the perfect pamper gift for your mum. This beautifully packaged Gift Set contains all the essentials.

It is also Skin Health Month in association with La Roche Posay so I have included a few items from their range in case you have a mammy (like mine) that is skincare mad!

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Water Ultra gently cleanses the skin thanks to cleansing agents selected to respect sensitive skin. It eliminates impurities and excess sebum while leaving the skin clean and fresh. With soothing, anti-irritant La Roche-Posay thermal spring water. The skin is cleansed of impurities and excess sebum for a fresh feeling of clean skin.

La Roche-Posay Physiological Eye Make-Up Remover gently removes make-up from sensitive eyes. The non-comedogenic and physiological formulation are the cleansing agents selected for optimal tolerance and high make-up removing power. It is a perfect make-up removal for sensitive eyes, with respect for their physiological balance. It purifies, soothes & protects the skin.

La Roche-Posay Nutritic Intense Rich is a generous and ultra-nourishing cream that intensely reconstitute superior layers of the epidermis. A new generation of lipids with proven efficacy on the synthesis of moisturizing factors, lipids and proteins essential to skin’s comfort and protection. The face feels suppler, its freedom of expression restored. Comforted and soothed, skin is relieved of painful sensations: tightness, tingling, stinging.

Take care of each other and I hope that when I speak to you again next month, it will be on happier terms. Wishing you all a happy Mother’s Day!



Valentine’s at Magees!

Hi everyone!

Hope all is well. As I didn’t get a chance to in January, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you everyone a Happy New Year (better late than never eh!) It’s hard to believe we are in the middle of February already but I hope you had a great start to the year, I have a very good feeling about 2020!

Valentine’s Day is only around the corner and I thought it would be fit to do a little post with some gift ideas. I have included everything from skincare to make-up and perfume and if you are like me with no one to buy you anything (violins please), then go out and treat yourself to something nice because I certainly intend to!

First up we have skincare and I have included a few Clarins products due to the fantastic offers you will see above in the poster.

Clarins Daily Energizer Cream February Promotion

RRP €24.50 Magees Price 22.05

Daily Energizer Cream delivers soft, smooth skin – minor imperfections disappear and your complexion is left healthy looking and radiant. Skin is soft and supple but does not shine. With no oily effect, it is also an excellent base for make-up. Skin is perfectly hydrated and your complexion is even, fresh-looking and bright. It is recommended for women in their 20’s.

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion February Promotion

RRP €38 Magees Price 34.20

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion is an intensive moisturising lotion with shea butter that helps smooth dry, rough patches and improve skin tone for a youthful all over glow. This quick absorbing soothing comfort lotion minimises the signs of ageing caused by sun, cold, heating and air conditioning.

Clarins One Step Facial Cleanser February Promotion

RRP €29.95 Magees Price 23.40

Clarins One Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract is a cleanser and toner in one. This dual-action, anti-pollution formula with gentle orange and moringa seed extracts, removes every last trace of make-up, impurities and skin-dulling dry cells, while reviving skin’s natural radiance. So pure and refreshing, there’s no need to rinse. Suitable for all skin types.

The hottest new launch on the market and from what I have seen, the collection looks fab! Definitely a must have for anyone who is either make-up mad or a fan of Aideen Kate!

SOSU Aideen Kate Eyeliner Duo 14.95

Kohl Black Eyeliner : 
This intense black kohl pencil creates fierce definition and blends effortlessly for smouldering eyes in an instant! The creamy formula melts like butter onto the skin and precisely lines and defines the lash and water line. Rock sexy, sultry, smoked-up eyes in an instant!

Liquid Eyeliner Pen : 
This super fine, precision brush tip pen delivers professional, laser-sharp, smudge proof lines. Accentuate the lash line and achieve the ultimate cat-eye effect with this fast drying liquid eyeliner. The fine brush tip glides onto the skin and can be easily controlled by applying more pressure, helping to create uber chic lines that last all day long!

SOSU Aideen Kate Set & Refresh Perfecting Mist 14.95

SOSU Aideen Kate Set & Refresh Perfecting Mist will give you that essential glow you’ve been missing! It’s a multi-use product that can be used before and after makeup application. Infused with Acai Extract to instantly transform your skin to give it a fresh look and add some glow. It’s also packed with Aloe Vera, Vitiman B3 and B5 for an instant boost of hydration. This is amazing to use with shimmer eyshadows to add an extra bit of sparkle!

SOSU Aideen Kate Face & Eye Palette 29.95

SOSU Aideen Kate Face & Eye Palette is your all-in-one mirrored palette with an amazing 14 buttery soft, highly pigmented eyeshadows plus highlighter and blush. It might just be the perfect makeup palette. It’s crammed with an amazing range of eyeshadow shades, with every essential neutral and high impact brights. They’re amazingly pigmented and blend like a dream. The universally flattering champagne gold highlighter and peachy blush are the ideal complexion enhancers. You can create a multitude of fabulous looks wherever you are!
– 14 Matte & Shimmer Shadows
– Shimmery Peach toned Blush & Champagne Gold Highlight
– Next level colour payoff & major staying power
– Effortlessly blendable for a seamless finish
– Travel friendly palette with mirror for on-the-go looks
– Cruelty Free and Vegan

Of course we can’t forget about the fragrances and below are a few suggestions for both men and women. Personally, I don’t go anywhere else to buy my perfume other than Magees because they really are where the best costs less! 🙂

Christian Dior Miss Dior Rose N’Roses 69.95

Miss Dior Rose N’Roses is a profusion of fresh vibrant florality, vivified by citrusy dew. This sparkling composition and sensation of fresh and colourful Grasse Rose petals immediately sweeps you away to an endless field of blooming roses. Absolutes and essences of vibrant Grasse and Damascus Rose colour the composition while the fruity and juicy notes of Bergamot and Mandarin, aide the citrusy, minty and incisive essence of Geranium, which gives this scent its vibrancy. White musk featured in the base brightens the scent and accentuates the heart of roses.

Yves Saint Laurent Libre 59.95

Yves Saint Laurent Libre is floral feminine fragrance with an unambiguous twist. Launched in 2019, this statement fragrance is a celebration of freedom and represents those who live by their own rules. The composition combines lavendar essence from France with the sensuality of Moroccan orange blossom to create a distinct floral fusion complemented by the addition of a bold musk accord. A strong, daring unforgettable scent.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million Empire 49.95

Paco Rabanne Lady Million Empire is an ultra-cheeky floral fruity feminine chypre that blends sophisticated fruity sweetness with a smooth cognac accord. The fragrance composition brings two opposite accords to intertwine in unison, the ultra bright magnolia blossom accord infused with cognac, which creates a highly addictive and sexy composition. Other featured accords are creamy notes of patchouli, orange blossom, candied currants, sweet orange, osmanthus and mirabelle plum which all lend in creating a moreish, slightly heady and intoxicating feel. The outcome is a syrupy floral perfume that promises to turn heads. A truely deliciously seductive luxurious insolent fragrance.

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy 59.95

Caroline Herrera Bad Boy is the new masculine fragrance for 2020. This powerful and sophisticated scent is an ode to the rebel man who fights for his principles and is secure in his own identity. An oriental aromatic fragrance in which opposites are drawn into each other, featuring the luminosity of sage, green bergamot and pepper, blended with the sensual darkness and obscurity of tonka beans, cocoa and amber wood. The seductive aroma of Bad Boy is collected in an extremely distinctive flacon which is shaped as a lightning bolt, which is a symbol of heroism and strength in many cultures, is a true object of desire. A rebelliousness and seductive scent that will give you a jolt!

Dolce & Gabbana K 59.95

Dolce & Gabbana K is a woody aromatic masculine scent. Launched in 2019, the scent captures the essence of a man who is effortlessly charming and not afraid to show his vitality, he remains true to his roots, respecting tradition while embracing modernity. The fragrance featured notes include sparkling blood orange, pressed Sicilian lemon and juniper berries. The heart reveals the pimento essence combined with clary sage, geranium and lavandin, while the base is woody and masculine combining the cedarwood, vetiver and patchouli accords.

Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Homme 29.95

Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Homme is a citrus woody aromatic masculine scent. Launched in 2019 this fresh scent with a modern twist is intended for the man who is adventurous and unique. The scents composition features authentic accords of refreshing grapefruit, bergamot, black pepper, spicy ginger oil, clary sage, smooth suede and vibrant clearwood. Together, these ingredients compose a fragrance that is original, exciting and raw.

What I have included above is of course only a small selection as to what’s available in store at Magee’s, so make sure to pop in for a little nosy to see what’s on offer.

Whatever way you spend your day, I hope you enjoy it and are spoiled rotten!

Chat next month,



Inglot has landed in store!

Hello everyone!

How are we all? I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away. For the first time ever, I am actually pretty organised with my shopping but no doubt, I will still be running around on Christmas eve getting the last few bits and bobs.

It was quite an exciting few weeks for Magees with the launch of Inglot into the store and I will cover a few of their products in this post to give you an idea of what they have to offer. Now, this will only be a fraction of what is available so make sure to pop in store and have a little look, the stand looks amazing!

What I love about the brand is that everything is so reasonably priced and you can now pick up all of your favourite products under the one roof.

We had the official launch night last Wednesday and Inglot MUA Eimhear O’ Kane was on hand to do a stunning make-up demo and also answer any questions in relation to the products.

I had lots of fun covering the social media end of things and there was nibbles, special offers, goodie bags and tips and tricks for everyone on the night.

With all that being said, lets now get into the nitty gritty & see some products!

I’m sure you have all heard of the holy grail product that a lot of people swear by and that is the Inglot Duraline. Mix with pigmentslipsticks and eyeliner gels for lasting, more vibrant looks. It will revive dried up gel products or mascaras and can also be applied to matte lipsticks giving them a more smooth texture.

This hypoallergenic foundation provides long lasting coverage and conceals discolouration or any other imperfections. It ensures a natural, flawless finish adjusting to each skin tone whilst preventing excess shine. Enriched with white truffle extract, it keeps the skin moisture balanced and is also suitable for those with sensitive skin.

A creamy, transfer resistant concealer that blends perfectly without clogging pores. Superior mattifying agents ensure a long lasting matte finish, leaving the skin protected and textural differences smoothed.

We all love a little sparkle at Christmas and this product is bursting with colours and shimmering particles for your face, eyes and body. Full of glow, it becomes the ‘final touch’ for your day to day or special occasion makeup and you can try it out with Duraline to enjoy a flawless glow for hours.


– to highlight particular parts of the face, apply with Makeup Brush 38SS, 3P or 24SS
– to highlight particular parts of the body, use Makeup Brush 51S or 1SS
– if used as eye shadows, use suitable eye shadow brushes or applicators

Stay beautiful whilst on the go in subtle nude shades or go for bold with reds, pink or purple hues. This creamy, soft formula, provides the perfect coverage and softens your lips leaving them nourished. Rich in emollients and special pigments, LipSatin focuses on a satin-velvet finish and makes your lips look fuller with a clear contour.

This waterproof brow liner in a gel like formula is the perfect product to fill in eyebrows, emphasise their colour and give a distinct contour. The formula, enriched with nourishing ceramides, ensures long lasting, full and defined brows. Moreover, it smoothes and shapes the eyebrows. This product has a high payoff allowing you to achieve either naturally filled or dramatically accentuated eyebrows and a wide colour range is available.

Last but by no means least, you have the option to create your own palette which is fantastic. There are lots of different sizes to choose from and this is a great idea if you would like to mix and match eyeshadows, face powders, highlighters and lipsticks.

It’s not too late to ask Santa for some Inglot goodies but don’t forget there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself either!

Until next time,



Lancome masterclass with Fortunato!

Hi everyone!

Happy October – it is SO hard to believe that we are at this stage of the year already. Is anyone a Halloween fan? Personally, I’m not too into the hype. All I can think about is Christmas if I am being completely honest and yes, I have even started my shopping!

On the last Wednesday in September, the wonderful Fortunato from Lancome cosmetics was in store to do a masterclass as part of his Elite tour. He was back to back with 1-1 consultations all day and following this was the Lancome Luxury Facial inspired masterclass which a lot of ladies were looking forward to!

The girls set out a great display for those that were in attendance and there was everything from delicious nibbles to prosecco!

Every attendee got a little goodie bag and were also provided with a face outline so they could take as many detailed notes as they like!

A Wednesday night with prosecco and strawberries is a Wednesday night that is hard to beat! (I can also confirm that it tasted delicious)

There was lots of ladies looking forward to a night full of beauty and skincare.

Working hard or hardly working Mary?!

The first part of the masterclass was based on skincare. Fortunato shared his valuable tips and expertise with everyone and it was very interactive which was great. Below you will see him testing out one of the Lancome products – I don’t think anyone got away without a spritz of this (which smelled amazing) and it is designed to keep your make-up in place all day.

After the skincare, Fortunato moved on to make-up and the focus was less is more. The finished look was beautiful and he has a very good way of making you want every single product!

Yes Mary, we all look at Fortunato like that too!

There was also a fun questions section and those who guessed correctly won a little spot prize. This lovely lady won my favourite cleanser from Lancome. It is the Miel En Mousse and when you use it, the make-up just slides off your face. I have no need to use eye make-up remover with this cleanser and not to mention it also smells beautiful!

There wasn’t a question that Fortunato couldn’t answer and everyone left with lots of tips and tricks they can use for their skincare and make-up routines.

Fortunato with our beautiful model for the night – the finished look was fresh and radiant and she also won a hamper filled with Lancome goodies so I hope you enjoy them!

I had a great time covering the social media for the event and I hope you enjoyed tuning into the live videos and stories if you were viewing from the comfort of your home. Well done to the girls for such a fantastic night – when’s the next one?!

Don’t forget that you get a free gift when you purchase 2 Lancome products, one of them to be skincare.

Until next time,



SoSu Eye Voltage Eyeliner

Hi everyone!

How are we all? It is SO hard to believe that we are entering into September now on Sunday. That basically means it’s nearly time to put up the Christmas tree, yes?! I think my favourite part of a new month is a new start and not to mention, out with the summer clothes and in with the autumn woolies!

For this month’s post, I’m showing you the SoSu Eye Voltage Eyeliner which is another new stellar product that they have released. Now, I am no expert when it comes to applying liquid eyeliner – I can do just about the basics but I know that so many are ahmazing and their wings/flicks are as sharp as a knife so, kudos to you! I need something that makes application as seamless as possible & this eyeliner pen made life a lot easier thanks be to heavens!

I know it’s difficult in a blog post to get across how it applies etc so keep an eye on my social channels this week as my sister has offered to apply it on me and I can video the process so that you’ll get a better idea. In a nutshell, what I did love was how easy it is to apply and also how intense the colour was. I’ll pop some info on the liner below so that you can read a little more on it.

This Liquid Eyeliner Pen delivers a solid, jet black, intense look for high drama eyes. With it’s smudge proof, quick drying and easy to use formula, Eye Voltage Liquid Eyeliner Pen ensures a smooth and controlled application resulting in the perfect wing with minimal effort and maximum effect.

Create timeless and classic flicks and lines that beautifully define and enhance your eyes.

* Super fine, flexible precision tip
* Smudge proof
* Easy to use
* Smooth formula
* Fast drying
* Intense black colour
* Long lasting results
* Matte grip for controlled application

The eyeliner is available to buy online & in store at Magees so if you try it, let me know how you get on!

Until next time,



Top 5 holiday essentials

Hi everyone!

Hope all is well. If you are lucky enough to be heading away on holidays this year, no doubt you will be thinking about the essentials to pack in your suitcase. I have selected my top 5 from Magees website and perhaps it will help take the pressure off trying to remember everything!

One thing that is very handy to have in your makeup bag, whether it be for your holidays or not is a waterproof eye pencil. The Clarins Waterproof Pencil is a waterproof, extreme-wear gel eye pencil that lines and defines in 6 high-intensity hues that stay vivid and transfer-proof for 8 full hours. It is available in 7 colours.

If there’s one product I couldn’t live without this summer, it’s the Dripping Gold Wonder Mist. An absolute God send for whenever you are tanning to make sure that your face is the same colour as your neck – something I always struggled with. It gives you an amazing glow too and is so real looking that a lady asked me one day what country I was from haha.

The Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water is a New high UV protective sunscreen Spf30 in an ultra light solar water spray format for face and body. The radical lightweight solar water formula refreshes, hydrates and protects while feeling comfortable on the skin. It comes in 3 variations: Hydrating, Enhanced Tan an Antioxidant.

My favourite perfume in a body lotion, Flowerbomb! Trust me when I say that a little goes a long way with this product and the smell lingers throughout the day and night so it is definitely value for money – not to mention anything with pink packaging and I’m sold!

Hands down my favourite cleanser to date. If you want something that is literally going to melt the makeup off your face (eye makeup included) then the Lancôme Miel En Mousse is for you – just brilliant and smells ahhmazingg!

Don’t forget to bring some of the sun back to Donegal!

Until next time,



Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude foundation

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all well and enjoyed the unreal weather we had over the last few days – long may it last and hopefully that isn’t it the end of our summer just yet!

I am excited to be telling you about a Lancôme foundation for this months’ post. I was actually in search of a new one, particularly for day time and have been using the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude for the past 2 months now. I think with any kind of make-up but in particular foundation, that you need to be using the product for a few weeks to get a  good feel for how it sits on your skin & how it wears throughout the day etc.

Every foundation is going to sit differently depending on your skin type and if anyone has combination skin, then you are in the same boat as me – oily around the t-zone and sometimes dryer around the cheek area.

So, what did I like about it? I wasn’t looking for anything too heavy as I prefer to keep that kind of coverage for a night time look and the best way to describe the foundation is a no make-up, make-up look if that makes sense! A little went a long way (found that out when I first applied it and poured wayyyy too much out of the bottle) & it definitely lasted throughout the day. I did wear it the odd weekend and it also powered through hours of dancing, there was just a tiny little bit to touch up on my forehead but that was to be expected as I only applied a light layer.

It also contains SPF19 and the overall finish is matte so perfect if you have oily skin. There are 40 shades available and I am wearing no 045 which was a great match for my tan. It’s priced at €39.95 and would I buy it again when I run out? Most definitely.

Until next time,



Top 10 festival essentials!

Hi everyone!

Hope all is well.

There are lots of festivals on the rise for the summer season and it can be quite a stressful time trying to organise everything from outfits to hair, make-up etc. Below I have covered my top 10 essentials that I think we all need at any festival and hopefully it will help with ticking a few of the boxes.

Everything is available and linked below should you want to purchase anything online or of course if you live local, you can also pop in store.

It is always handy to have a lil spray of perfume and Beyoncé heat will keep you smelling fresh as a daisy. It is also very reasonably priced and you will also have it for your handbag (if there’s any left!)

The perfect duo & quite possibly two of the handiest items you could have in your make-up bag for heading to a festival and also the perfect size! The Airbrush Blender you can use for applying your concealer and the F20 is hands down one of the best foundation brushes I have used! Even if you aren’t heading to a festival, Blank Canvas is a brilliant brand to check out in terms of brush quality.

You would need to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about SoSueMe’s latest product – the Wonder Water. I think it is a genius idea because every girl struggles with matching the shade of their face to their tan and this is basically the solution to the problem! Really handy if you don’t want to apply make-up throughout the festival and you will still have a bronzed colour at the same time, win win! Available in light to medium and medium to dark.

If you really want to up the ante with your photographs, then the Olympus Pen is the way to go! It has a 4-42 mm lens, 12x megapixel, 3″ LCD full HD, 3D photo option and a vari angle screen.

The ‌Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24hr is their first 24 hour liquid foundation that gives you an even, flawless looking complexion. No need for touch ups which is perfect for a festival! With a blendable fresh texture and a smooth finish, this long-lasting foundation provides the perfect coverage. 18 shades available.

The Glam Fam illuminating drops are a high gloss illuminator that refresh and enhance your natural complexion so they are perfect for that extra glow under your make-up. Available in gleam, glisten and glow so you can decide which one you are!

 This isn’t just any normal shower gel because it also has a shimmer which is IDEAL for a festival! Between Nuxe and the Glam Fam illuminating drops, you will be glowing and picture perfect ready all of the time!

If there’s one palette that everyone needs going to a festival, it’s the Stacey Marie palette – just look at those colours! No matter which festival you are going to, it’s a great excuse to experiment with your make-up and you will be able to create anything from a smoky, sultry look to a full on rainbow!We always want that little bit of a golden glow during the summer and especially when heading to a festival as everything just looks better with a tan doesn’t it?! Personally I am a huge fan of the B-perfect tan in terms of colour payoff, how it wears and smells! It is ideal for your festival bag too considering it dries in 10 seconds as there won’t be much time to hang around and wait for it to soak in haha!

This long-lasting deodorant from Nuxe is the first deodorant with mineral effectiveness. It is alcohol-free and provides long-lasting protection without leaving any white marks meaning no festival outfits shall be ruined in the process. The deodorant is effective for 8 hours after application so you can dance away into the night without having to worry!

I hope you found this helpful and if you are going to any festivals this month or perhaps in the coming weeks, have thee best of fun!

Until next time,




LMD & Note Cosmetics Masterclass

Hi everyone,

Hope all is well.

I’m very excited to be bringing you this blog post all about the LMD masterclass with Note Cosmetics that Magees held in Gallaghers hotel last week. The night was a resounding success from start to finish and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves which is the main thing!

I’m sure that many of you know already, but LMD (otherwise known as Louise Mc Donnell) is a make-up artist and influencer with a staggering 91k followers on Instagram so the girl is definitely doing something right! 😉 Tickets for the masterclass sold within minutes and Louise created a beautiful look on her sister / model Victoria.

There was also goodie bags for everyone in the audience and that was a total of 200 to be exact! The beautiful Aoibheann from G&G salon was the MC on the night (one of the toughest jobs to do in my opinion) & she worked the room fantabulously.

After Louise had recommended a few products it was only a matter of time before the Note Cosmetics pop up shop was flooded with people looking to get their hands on the holy grails!

All in all it was a fantastic event and I really enjoyed covering the social media on the night. Below you will see a few more highlights from the night captured by Declan Devlin photography.

Until next time,



Mother’s Day 2019

Hi everyone,

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and as always, Magees have something to cover everyone! If you are unsure of what to buy, these bundle sets should make life a little easier and there is a great mix from tan to skincare to hair products – I might even purchase one or two myself!

The SoSu products are the hottest on the market at the minute and included in this bundle is the lip kit, Dripping Gold tan and also a tanning mitt. I have tried the tan myself and have to say that it is brilliant – definitely one of the best I’ve used. The colour and fade off is excellent so I would recommend it highly.

Note Cosmetics is a brand that is becoming more and more popular and although I haven’t tried it myself (yet) I have heard nothing but good reports. It is also quite reasonably priced and there is a large selection of products to choose from. Included in this little bundle is the BB Cream, BB lip corrector and also a concealer/highlighter pen – perfect for the mum who loves her cosmetics!

Elf cosmetics is a brilliant, affordable range and it was Magees who introduced me to it a couple of months ago. I particularly love the exfoliating scrub and my skin felt amazing after using it as there aren’t too many harsh ingredients included. If you wanted to do a complete skincare hamper you could also choose a few other products from the range and include them (for brownie points of course!)

If you would like to buy your mum a brilliant, affordable hair care range this is the one! Argan Oil is one of the best ingredients you could use on your hair and included in this bundle is a conditioner, shampoo and hair mask so there is no reason for her not to have shiny, silky hair come Monday!

A lovely little pamper package that would be amazing after a hot bath so if she isn’t into hair, tan or make-up products then this would be ideal. Her body and face will be glowing!

Call into Magees at any stage throughout the week or weekend and the girls will be more than happy to help. You can also create your own bundle with any of the products in store if you want to mix and match with different price points.

Until next time,