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,

Emma

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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.

Application:

– 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,

Emma

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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,

Emma

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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,

Emma

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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,

Emma

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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,

Emma

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Retail Therapy – January’s Top 10 Must Haves | Magees Pharmacy

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all well and settled into January at this stage. Christmas just seems like a flash in the pan and belated Happy New Year to each and every one of you! January can be a grim month to say the least so what better way to cheer ourselves up than with a little retail therapy – well, that’s what I do anyway and I find it helps a lot! For this month’s blog post, I have rounded up 10 of my top picks that I think should help the January blues so I hope you enjoy and treat yourself to something 🙂

The B-perfect Stacey Marie Palette was like gold dust when it was released because everyone wanted to get their hands on it and I have heard nothing but amazing reviews. If you want to get really creative with your eye make-up or even experiment with some new colours that you haven’t tried before then this is for you. I would even purchase it for the darker shades as they look beautiful – I am very boring and stick to the same smokey eye all the time so I really admire people who are very adventurous with their creations!

If you have been a long term follower or even just know me in general, then you will be very aware of the fact that I LOVE TAN!! I am very rarely non bronzed and feel so much better in what I am wearing when I have a little colour. I tried the SOSU dripping gold mousse a couple of weeks ago and really liked it. There are a couple of shades to choose from and it also wore off really well which is a big bonus!

It was through my mum that I discovered the Clarins one step facial cleanser as she uses it every night and I have to say that it is brilliant for removing all types of make-up. Not to mention the smell is also amazing! Granted it will be a little more expensive to your high street brands but in my opinion anyway, it is definitely worth it.

Blank Canvas is a brilliant brand for make-up brushes and the F20 pictured above is particularly good for applying foundation. I must pick up another one now that we are on the topic of it and the best part is that they are pretty reasonably priced and long lasting. If you are a newbie to make-up brushes the starter face set would be perfect to get kick started.

We all have a particular scent when it comes to perfume and I think I may have mentioned the Guess seductive in a previous blog post but in case you missed it, I have included it here too. Your perfume is the finishing touch to your outfit and this is one of my favourites if you haven’t smelled it before.

I have included the Aimee Connolly essential brush set as it looks great for your day to day make-up and could also be handy if you are just new to starting out with brushes. Not to mention the packaging is beautiful!

Another perfume favourite of mine is the Marc Jacobs decadence and not only for the smell but just look at the packaging! It looks so chic sitting on a dressing table.

This is the Clarins extra comfort toning lotion – another product that I discovered through my mum! I hope she doesn’t read this and realises that I have been using them from time to time haha! Again, the smell of this is amazing – very spa like and it removed every last bit of make-up without leaving my skin feel really tight which can be the case with some toners.

Another sell out product from B-perfect is their mmmmitchell sub zero palette. If you want to be spotted from mars with your highlighter then this is for you! The packaging is also really cool and it fits perfectly into your handbag if you want to have it on the go for top ups, although it is very pigmented so you probably won’t even need to!

One of thee palettes of 2018 was the SOSU x Keilidh Urban Bible Palette and I can’t see it disappearing in 2019 either – look at those colours! I love that you have a mixture of dark, smokey colours along with vibrant, bright rainbow style shades so you can be as daring as you wish!

See you all next month for a Valentines post!

Until then,

Emma

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Christmas Wishlist

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe this is my last blog post before Christmas! How are you all getting on with your shopping? I will be honest and say that I haven’t even started mine yet – I keep buying everything for myself so #treatyoself might have to stop very soon haha.

Below I have created my Christmas Wishlist and you’ll find everything from technology to make-up brushes. Magees have some amazing offers across the range, particularly for perfume and gift sets which is why I won’t go anywhere else. Don’t forget there is free ROI delivery on orders over €40 and also next day delivery for orders placed by 12 noon.

The Ellie Kelly lipkits would make a great stocking filler and the red shade which is called “cheeky” is an amazing colour – definitely my favourite out of the 3! There is a high shine gloss that comes with the lipstick and I like to wear it on its’ own for days when I have minimal make-up on.

If you know someone who is a perfume fanatic like myself, I highly recommend the Giorgio Armani Si Passione! The smell is just incredible and it lingers on your clothes which is great as it means a little will go a long way. I remember my mum bought me Armani Code one year for Christmas and it’s still one of my favourites!

I really want to up my photography game this year for my blog and Instagram and think it’s time to just bite the bullet and buy the Olympus Pen because I have been looking at it for so long now (I’m talking approx 2 years!) I have heard so many people rant and rave about the brand and it’s nice and compact too which is very handy for travelling or popping in your handbag.

Hands down one of my favourite perfumes that I never get sick of wearing is La Vie Est Belle. Although, I spray that much I tend to make those around me feel sick haha. I actually received a set like this one Christmas and it was brilliant because you have your full sized perfume, a miniature one to pop in your handbag and then the fragranced body lotion which is amazing after a shower or bath.

This Clarins weekend essentials gift set caught my eye as I loved the look of all the contents. It is an exclusive gift set that contains all of your essentials to hydrate, protect and boost radiance. There’s the Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 100ml, Beauty Flash Balm 50ml, Moisture Rich Body Lotion 30ml, Hydra Essentiel Moisturiser 15ml, Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 30ml, Eye Contour Gel 3ml and Instant Light Lip Perfector. I also love when gift sets come in beautiful wash bags as you can re-use them time and time again.

Nuxe is a brand that I have heard so much about and also spotted so many people using on Instagram. Not only do you get 3 products, but there is also a candle in the set aswell! The set is designed to give an at home spa experience which sounds as though it would be amazing after a long day!

Another great stocking filler is the Blank Canvas f20 kabuki brush. This is amazing for applying foundation and it has been named as one of the best foundation brushes on the market. It is very reasonably priced and any time I have bought one, I always got a lot of usage out of it.

If you still have a few people to tick off your list, I hope this provided some inspiration and if all else fails when shopping and you can’t make up your mind who to buy for – do what I do and buy for you! 😉

Wishing you all a magical Christmas filled with fun, food, sips, health and happiness!

Until January,

Emma

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Elf Cosmetics

Hi everyone!

Today I am back with a skincare post. Some of you may have already heard of the brand Elf Cosmetics and if you haven’t, then hopefully you will try a few of the products after this post. The one thing I love is that it’s SO affordable and there’s a great variety to choose from.

I had first come across the brand online and was delighted to see that Magees are stockists of it. I tend to stick to the same products over and over, especially if I get on well with them and that’s what happened with Elf. You may think that because of the low price point, the quality of the products is jeopardised but I did not find that the case whatsoever. I’ll be introducing you to the Illuminating eye cream, Exfoliating Scrub, Daily Face Cleanser and Hydrating Bubble Mask.

A cleanser is part of nearly every skincare routine and this one was brilliant. It took off all my make-up and left my skin feeling really clean and fresh. Also a brilliant price point – between €4 & €5 as far as I can remember.

Now that I’m 26, I know that an eye cream needs to be part and parcel of my everyday/night routine. I wasn’t prepared (just yet) to fork out a lot of money on a product in case it didn’t work so I said that I would start off small and go from there. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the Illuminating Eye Cream. It claims to get rid of dark circles and although I don’t suffer with them, I definitely noticed my eye area to be a lot brighter and hydrated. Jojoba, vitamin E, and cucumber are some of the ingredients in the cream and all products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.

I have combination skin that tends to get quite dry from time to time so I was looking forward to trying something hydrating and hoping that it worked – thankfully it did. It is a gel like texture that turns into little bubbles when you massage it into the skin and I left it to sit for approx 10 mins. After this I took it off with my face cloth and my skin felt really soft, clean and hydrated. It also smelled really nice – would definitely recommend.

Being honest, the one part of my skincare that I have neglected over the last few months is using a scrub and it is so important for getting rid of any dead skin cells. I have tried to get into habit of using it once a week and I am slowly but surely getting back into routine again! This gentle exfoliating scrub helps polish away dead skin cells for healthy, glowing looking skin. I definitely felt that my skin was a lot smoother, brighter and thankfully not tight as some scrubs have a tendency to make your skin feel like that.

All in all I have to say that I really like the brand and will continue to use it for the foreseeable future. All products are available in store at Magees and make sure to let me know if you decide to try any of the products!

Until next time,

Emma

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Top 5 handbag beauty essentials!

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it has been a month since my blog post. Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. It looks like the good weather is back which is amazing! Doesn’t it make such a difference to everyone’s mood?! Long may it last ☺

I looked at the list of potential posts we could do for this blog and decided to go with top 5 handbag beauty essentials as I think it is something that all ladies can relate to. Personally, I know that I cannot leave the house without my make-up bag. When I am out and about, it tends to be long days and I like to know that I have a few go to items in my make-up, should I need them. Everyone will be different in terms of what they like to use on a daily basis so I have included the products I can’t live without and hopefully you find something new!

It might seem a bit obvious starting with this but the one thing I definitely cannot leave the house without is deodorant! I normally use either Dove or the Nuxe body stick pictured above. What I like is the fact it doesn’t leave any white marks on your clothes and it also smells lovely.

As I wear tan all year round, my hands tend to get quite dry and that is why I always carry a little hand cream in my bag. I also like to apply it every night before I go to bed. This cream from Nuxe smells AMAZING! Once any product smells nice, I am sold! 😍 It’s non greasy and always leaves my hands feeling really soft so that’s why I love it.

I’m sure many of you have heard of the Clarins Instant Light lip balms before, but if you haven’t, they are brilliant. A little bit more expensive compared to your normal lip balm but I find Clarins to be a great brand and that’s why I don’t mind spending a little extra – they also last a long time so you are getting value for money. I like the fact they also add a little colour/high shine to your lips and there is a wide selection of colours available as you can see above.

I am a huge fan of perfume. I go through it like no tomorrow and that is probably due to the fact that I also spray it like no tomorrow! The GUESS Seductive is one of my favourites as I like quite a sweet scent.

Have any of you tried the Lancôme Matte Shaker Liquid lipsticks? They are brilliant! Normally I like to go for a little bit of a shine on my lips but when it comes to lipstick, I always go for a matte look. A few matte lippie’s can be quite drying on the lips but I found these to be perfect throughout the day and thankfully my lips didn’t have that chapped look! Really handy for throwing in your bag as they are so tiny.

It’s said that you’re never fully dressed without a smile and although I do believe that to be true, I also say that a slick of lippie never a goes a miss either 😉 Enjoy the weekend!

Until next time,

Emma

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