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The Make Up Fairy- Joanne Larby on plastic surgery

Joanne Larby, one of Ireland’s most successful bloggers has opened up to Stellar.ie and says she regrets her lip fillers but she may consider a boob job, reconstruction in the future if she needs it. 

I think she looks incredible the way she is and love that she’s embracing a more natural look X 

You can read the full interview Here

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 

Kiehls is coming to Cork

Amazing news for Cork and Kiehls lovers! 

Kiehls is opening its first store in Cork, opening on 18th November 2016 at Debenhams Department Store, Patrick Street, Cork.

I have been a lover of Kiehls since I worked in Blu Eriu many years ago. 


The Make Up Fairy has just unveiled her first product! 

If you are looking for a special gift to give someone for Christmas this year maybe consider this make up brush set from Joanne Larby but I reckon they’ll be a sell out so better be quick off the mark! 

Well done Joanne xxx

They look so pretty and girly and the bag that accompanies them is just so original and unique too! 

Here’s what Joanne said on unveiling her product 

THE WAIT IS OVER!!! The first product from my new line is…A set of 12 make up brushes that I poured my heart and soul into for the past year. The name? Fairy Wands. The packaging? A rose bronze star complete with strap that functions as a handbag, brush holder, cushion and free standing display that looks luxurious. The brushes? Handmade, cruelty free, vegan friendly, and even kind to trees. The bristles? The softest hair you’ll ever touch, virtually shed free, that wash like a dream and retain their shape. The brush shapes? A collation of my all time favourite shapes compiled over the years as an MUA. The hair colour? White fading into peach so your brushes already look dipped in blusher instead of looking dirty when used. The handle? Tiffany turquoise to be that little bit different in every way. The price? €90 for the bag and full set. The PERFECT Christmas gift. Available for pre-sale tomorrow from my website at 8pm #enchantbyjl

Get yours Here


Penneys skin care review 

Penneys have brought out a gorgeous range of skin care and the packaging is cute and girly.

I have been using the range since I received it and it’s safe to say that it’s worth way more than it’s price. 

The Micellar water €2.50 is brilliant for a bed table, quick cleanse after a night out or if you use a cleanser first use this after on cotton pads to give yourself a double cleanse. 

This is amazing! I am weary of foaming face washes being drying on my skin but this leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth because of the Rose extract and Vitamin E. Only €2.75

Such a great eye make up remover to have in your make up bag! And for only €2.00 gives other more expensive brands a run for their money! 

This oil free moisturiser €2.50 is suitable for my combination skin and the witch hazel extract keeps my oily tzone under control and the cucumber gives a cool and calming feeling to the skin. 

I gave this to my Momma to try out as it would be too rich for my skin. I’m sure she will love the Vitamin E and Rose Extract to rehydrate her skin which can be prone to some dryness. I will let you know her verdict…. Also only €2.50 

All skincare is available in Penneys/Primark from €2 

Sass & Boho Candle Review

A couple of months ago the beautiful people from Sass & Boho sent me a beautiful candle called “Sweet Tart” and I could smell the candle even before I opened the packaging. 

The scent of the candle is Rhubarb & Damson Plum, so warm,lighly sweet and comforting and anyone who came into the house when I was burning it, commented on how gorgeous the house smelt. 

I’ve been saving it for when we have guests or if I’ve had a long day and I need to feel homely and snugly I’ll light the candle. It does definitely burn slower than most other candles I’ve had including Yankee and Jo Malone and I’m getting near the end of it now and that saddens me. 

Maybe Santa will bring me one for Christmas or maybe I’ll get one for my birthday. 

Sass & Boho candles are available to buy online Here

And are £25.00

What they say: Sass & Boho is a Luxury Range of Hand Poured Scented Candles made using the finest premium essential oils, fragrance oils and a unique blend of sustainably sourced, eco-friendly soy, palm and vegetable waxes. No paraffin is used in our candles. Our wicks are 100% cotton with no nasty lead, resulting in a very beautiful, clean, toxic free burn.

It’s our premium ingredients and skilled craftsmanship that has produced such a clean burning candle with no compromise to the amazing, long-lasting, strong; but not overpowering aromas that fill the home and leave you still smelling the scent long after the candle has been blown out.

Each candle is individually hand poured, tended to and monitored for 24hrs before being left to cure for a minimum of 3 weeks. It is then given one final inspection, labelled, boxed and ready for its new home.

The Scents

Each scent has been uniquely developed by blending fragrance and essential oils to not only fill your home with the most beautiful aromas but to also give calming or uplifting effects and to elevate and enhance your mood.