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I was gobsmacked when I received this gorgeous hamper from the lovely people at Mullingar Pharmacy

I had a great time going through it all as you can see and I will have fun trying it all out and let you know my verdicts. 

It’s always fun to receive goodies and this one was so thoughtfully put together 😍😘

CLARINS Tonic Body Treatment Oil  & Arthritis Ireland

In 2017, for every Tonic Body Treatment Oil sold, CLARINS will make a donation to Arthritis Ireland to fund research in Ireland. 

CLARINS, The Arthritis Foundation and Arthritis Ireland all have an important message to highlight in the fight against rheumatic diseases and with your help, we can raise awareness and in turn vital funds to support this research.

 Together, we can help research.
Join us in the ght against rheumatic diseases.
Clarins Ireland and Arthritis Ireland are proud to announce a joint initiative in the ght against rheumatic diseases.
For every Tonic Body Treatment Oil sold, Clarins
will make a donation to Arthritis Ireland to enable them to create a population who are taking control of their arthritis and also strive to raise awareness of this disease. This is part of a worldwide initiative by Clarins in association with The Arthritis Foundation whose aim is to raise more funds for research and nd e ective therapies to treat serious rheumatic diseases.

Did you know?
Arthritis affects 1 in 5 people in Ireland – nearly one million people nationwide. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and these can a affect people of all ages from babies and toddlers right through to those in their adult years.
About Arthritis Ireland
Little things can make a big difference to a person with arthritis. Difficulty with the little things like making a cup of tea, getting dressed or opening the front door can all add up to have a big impact on a person’s quality of life. Arthritis Ireland understand this. That is why they are Ireland’s only organisation working single-mindedly to transform the experience of people living with arthritis and those who care for them. 

Every day, they work
in communities across the country providing community-based education programmes to
help people effectively manage and control this devastating disease. They actively drive grassroots advocacy so that the voice of people with arthritis is heard and understood and work with the medical community to control and cure arthritis.
Eoghan O’Sullivan, General Manager Clarins, Ireland said: “We are delighted to be associated with Arthritis Ireland in bringing our global initiative to Ireland, an initiative which has deep roots in the fabric of the Clarins brand. The funds donated
to Arthritis Ireland will help contribute to vital research in the quest to find a cure, while helping to raise awareness and understanding of this disease. Clarins are very proud to be a part of this partnership with Arthritis Ireland.”
John Church, CEO Arthritis Ireland said: ‘‘We are thrilled to be working with such an iconic brand as Clarins, and I want to thank them for choosing to support Arthritis Ireland and help us in our work across Ireland. Thanks to great advancements
in medical treatment and complementary interventions like our Living Well with Arthritis self- management programme, the way people are living with arthritis is changing for the better. But there is still a huge amount of work to do before we achieve our vision of a world free from this hugely damaging disease.

 Arthritis Ireland is here to help people take control of their disease while we invest in research to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure. Our new partnership with Clarins will be instrumental in helping us achieve our vision.”

For further information on Arthritis Ireland please contact:
Edel Mc Cabe, Senior Communications Manager, Arthritis Ireland (+353 86 1857529) or email emccabe@arthritisireland.ie.

Such a great cause, well done Clarins ❤️

Christmas Gift Guide for her.

If like me you leave it to the very last minute to start your Christmas shopping I hope this post helps someone out. I’ve compiled a few gifts for the women in your life.

Pandora shimmering ocean ring €119.00 buy Here

ALEX AND ANI Claddagh II EWB Bangle Silver €36.00 get it Here

Clarins Sweet refresh collection €42.00

It is comprised of a shower gel 30ml, a body lotion 30ml and 50ml body spray all packaged beautifully with a good sized toiletry bag and gift boxed. 

Next are a few gift sets from theBalm. 

I have loved theBalm range for quite a few years. Ever since I purchased my first product which was Bahama Mama (bronzer) from Make Up For Ever on Clarendon Street. I fell in love with the packaging and once I used their products I knew they had to be part of my kit. 

TheBalm meet matt(e) Hughes mini’s €28.95. TheBalm is available from Make Up for ever Clarendon street Dublin 2, Cloud 10 Beauty and Debenhams 

Cocoa Brown The Goddess Collection by Marissa Carter €14.95 Get it here

TheBalm Manizer sisters €28.00

Bellapierre Starter Kit – MEDIUM Skin tones €87.50 available in store in Swords or Drogheda or online Here

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELAReplica Lazy SundayMorning 100ml €100.00 from Brown Thomas

“MY FACE AND EYE” PROFESSIONAL SET 12 Piece brush set with CUP HOLDER €99.99 from Here

JO MALONE LONDONPomegranate Noir Cologne 100ML Exclusive Bottle €114.00 at Brown Thomas

Nima brush THE STARTER SET: THE BASICS €45 from Nima Brush

Master Series, Palette one €34.99 from Blank Canvas Cosmetics

 I hope you enjoyed this post. 

My men’s & children’s gift guides will be posted soon.

Ann-Marie X 

My March Skin Care Favourites

My skin has been so dry and dehydrated lately and I have been exfoliating 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and replenish skin with oils and moisturisers. 

Here are a list of products I have loved this month :
Burts Bees Lemon Poppy Seed Facial Cleanser:  I’ve been using this for a couple of years now so I have to include it. It’s so good when your skin is feeling tired and dry as it cleans and gently exfoliates removing surface dead skin but it’s gentle enough to use daily. The lemon scent is great for mornings too and I keep it in my shower and just rinse it off with a facecloth (flannel) when I’m in the shower, time saving when I’m stuck for time. 

Clarins one step gentle exfoliating cleanser with orange extract:  I’ve had this ages and it’s definitely my favourite exfoliator. The tiny particles really get in to the skin and remove dry flaky skin. My skin is left fresh and shiny afterwards and I love the clean feeling it gives. 

No.7 Beautiful Skin, Hot Cloth Cleanser:  I have been using this for a few months now morning and night(it’s all gone now) I use just one pump and it removes all my make up including mascara. I apply it to my face using circular motions and then hop into the shower and use a facecloth(flannel) or muslin cloth with warm water to gently remove all my make up and it leaves my skin feeling really soft. (I boil wash all my face cloths then and dry in dryer to get them nice and soft and fluffy).

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water:  This is a great little cleanser which removed everything but not Inglot gel liner. (This took a bit of scrubbing) which is not great around the gentle eye area. I use this with cotton discs and gently rub in circular motion to remove my make up. 

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil:   This oil was sent to me by Clarins ages ago and as you can see by the bottle I just love it. I use 4-5 drops rubbed in my hands and apply to whole face (avoiding eyes) and neck and let it soak in before I sleep at night. The fragrance is gorgeous and the oil leaves my skin glowing and soft the next morning when I wake, what’s not to love.

Check out my next blog which will feature my March Make Up Favourites 💋

Clarins Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Have Just released an eyeshadow palette which will rival urban decay’s Naked Palette and I have to say I am so far very impressed.

Clarins Eyeshadow Palette - 01

I have used the Naked Palette so much I am on my 2nd one in my Kit.

Clarins description of the Palette “Beige, taupe and brown are featured in a harmony of 10 eye shadows which bring out the beauty of women’s eyes while supporting human rights and the environment.”

This palette was created as part of an initiative to minimise our environmental impact: it features carefully selected materials and reusable packaging.

In addition to beautifying eyes, Clarins has joined forces with Pur Projet and has committed to planting 10,000 trees for medical or cosmetic use, which will help revive the Kuntanawa culture (Amazon). – See more here

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Jane Swarbrigg (Inglot Ireland) tells me how she keeps her skin looking amazing

Jane Swarbrigg brand manager of Inglot Ireland tells me how she keeps her skin looking amazing and the products she loves.

Jane Swarbrigg (Inglot Ireland) talks to Ann-Marie Carey Makeup - 01 Jane Swarbrigg (Inglot Ireland) talks to Ann-Marie Carey Makeup - 02

What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?

Moisturise in morning and cleanse and moisturise in the evening, I also exfoliate regularly.

Do you use moisturise?

Yes twice daily body and face

If so what do you use?

I use e45 on my body and Clarins on my face with SPF.

Do you have a must have skin care item?

Body Moisturiser and Primer when wearing make up.

What is your favourite beauty treatment?

Full body massage

Favourite foundation?

Inglot YSM Foundation

Favourite make up brand?

Inglot…of course

Can’t live without?

Inglot False Lash Mascara

Love product?

Contour Powder for the cheekbones.

Leave product?

Red Lipstick, I don’t think it suits me personally.


If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?

Definitely some really good brushes, these are the tools you need to apply a flawless finish and good quality brushes will last a life time if you care for them, a great investment!

Jane Swarbrigg (Inglot Ireland) talks to Ann-Marie Carey Makeup - 03Jane Swarbrigg (Inglot Ireland) talks to Ann-Marie Carey Makeup - 04

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?

Yes definitely although I don’t plaster myself I do think it makes you feel more confident. The key to make up is wearing it in a way that accentuates your features not wearing to much that it hide what’s underneath.


And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?

Striking smokey eyes and strong gel liner flicks for a stunning evening look.



Roxanne Parker Fashion Stylist shares her make up & skin care tips

Roxanne Parker Fashion Stylist with editorials in Italian Vogue, Life magazine, Independent newspaper, Social and Personal,Rte Guide,Juno & Irish Country Magazine to name but a few. Roxanne is frequently seen on Xpose also showcasing her effortless style. Roxanne always exudes style and effortless beauty and here you will get a sneak peek into her beauty and make up secrets.

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What skin care regime do you use morning & evening? 
I use liz earls hot cloth face polish system, I only started using this product 3 months ago when I bought it at the Chelsea flower show but I love it! It’s an organic product and it smells amazing. I love the fact the muslin cloth system takes off all your make up and gently exfoliates your skin all in one go!
In the mornings I apply Olay regenerist 3 point super serum followed by Olay total effects 7 in one moisturiser with factor 15- it’s amazing!
I also use a Dermalogica anti aging eye cream.
In the evenings after cleansing I use Lumecin overnight Brightening Gluco treatment which helps with brown sun spots and the appearance of pore size.
Do you use moisturise? If so what do you use? 
Olay total Effects 7 in one moisturiser with factor 15
Do you have a must have skin care item?
I am a big fan of face masks so every week I do Dermalogica multivitamin power recovery masque
What is your favourite beauty treatment ?
Jessica geleration manicures and pedicures at Ken Boylan Make up play. They only cost €25 for the manicure and it lasts 3 weeks so its excellent value and it really cheers me up having pretty nails!
Favourite foundation?
I don’t wear foundation I wear Clarins beauty flash balm with Rimmel match perfect concealer
Favourite make up brand?
Ken Boylan Make Up Play
Can’t live without?
Ken Boylan lipstick in Bambi
Love product? 
Davines compact matifying primer- it’s a white powder compact that rids skin of shininess without any cakiness
Leave product?
Most of the high street BB creams- they are orange heavy and make skin way too shiny – they certainly don’t air brush skin as they promise!
If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?
Tom Ford make up I think the packaging is so luxe- it’s divine!
Does make up change how you feel about yourself?
Yes a strong red lip can totally transform the way you look and feel in an instant. If I feel rubbish and have no time to do my make up I will just apply red lippy and it always lifts my mood!
And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?
The natural look! I am big into eating healthily and that beauty comes from the inside out. you have to nourish your skin and body with wholesome natural foods if you want to have great skin. No amount of products can beat the effect of a “real” healthy glow!
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Roxanne’s website: www.roxanneparker.com