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Red Cherry Lashes 

The fabulous people at TRND Beauty have added Red Cherry lashes to their online store.

I love these lashes. I was introduced to them by Catherine Morgan from Biofresh skincare and loved the quality of them. So I was delighted to see TRND Beauty have them on sale in Ireland and online for overseas orders too. 

They are €5.20 and can be ordered Here

Flutter those lashes girls & guys 💋

Primark/Penneys got their Glow 

This beautiful box of shimmery wonderfulness arrived a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been positively glowing ever since! 

Here’s the spiel from Penney’s PR about the gorgeous products I have fallen in love with: 

My favourite products from this magical box so far have been The metallic nail polishes and the Bronze Body Stick which I used on a models arms, shoulders and decollatage recently for a magazine cover shoot, she looked incredible anyway but this body bronze product gave me the shimmery glow I wanted to achieve almost instantly and quickly which is essential when working within a limited time frame. And the incredible news is, it’s only €6! 

PS Penneys/Primark Bath & Body Collection review 

Strawberry, Pink Grapefruit and Coconut sound good? They smell even better than you can imagine and I’ve been enjoying these latest treats from Penneys ever since I got them in the post. 

My daughter Zara-Zöe just loves the Strawberry shower gel, especially after swimming and has been loving using the body scrub on her little knees. The hand cream is gorgeous too, and it doesn’t leave your hands too greasy afterwards which is a pet hate of mine, so I can get on with things. 

I’m loving the Coconut products too much, the scrub is perfect for gently removing any unwanted remnants of fake tan and it effectively removes and softens any dry/dead skin, leaving your skin nice and soft. The body spray is gorgeous and the fresh scent of coconut gives you a holiday lift in this dreary grey weather we have at the moment. It dries quickly so is perfect after the shower before dressing. 

I gave my Mum the Pink Grapefruit products to try and she is loving them, she’s particularly loving the scent and the hand cream is perfect for her as it’s not too overwhelming. 

The PS Love Rose perfume is so light and hints of floral and citrus make it perfect for daytime.

The PS Love Noir Perfume is a heavier scent with accents of musk and is a gorgeous perfume for evening. 

Penneys also very kindly sent me a backpack also pictured and it’s lined so can be used for the gym. We are currently loving it for swimming and it’s just €12 The Bath and Body range is available in Penneys now and prices range from €2

Win an ACNE OUT KIT from BioFresh Skin care

Our ACNE OUT kit contains three tested products needed for daily cleansing, active care and gentle moisturizing of oily and acne-prone skin with amazing results.The unique formula of active ingredients destroys acne causing bacteria,leaving a clearer complexion in no time.ACNE OUT is gentle on your skin,contains no harsh chemicals and no side effects.Proven products created by leading Dermatologists.
(Suitable for all age groups)

The best skin of your life starts here!
 ACNE OUT ACTIVE LOTION for oily skin and acne
 ACNE OUT SOAP with lactic and salicylic acid to gently wash oily and acne-prone skin
 ACNE OUT HYDRO ACTIVE CREAM for daily hydrating care.
The combined action of these 3 products act fast with visible results within weeks!
Cleaning of pores

Regulate oiliness

Fast soothing skin

Remove buds

Destruction of bacteria causing acne

Wash skin with acne soap out.

Apply Acne out active lotion morning and evening only on the buds.

Apply Hydro Active Cream once or twice daily to entire face and neck.

Leave an interval of 15-20 minutes between each application. 

Morning and Night wash affected areas – face, back, neck with acne soap.

Apply Acne out Active lotion morning and night, and if necessary more often across the entire face.

Apply Hydro Active cream once or twice daily to the entire face and neck. 

Leave an interval of 15-20 minutes between each application. 

Wash hands thoroughly after each application.

We are dedicated to Dermatology and innovative research, which leads to superb results in the generation of new promising compounds and formulas for the treatment of different dermatological conditions.Our dermo cosmetic products contain precisely selected active ingredients that guarantee the optimal efficacy and the minimum risk of side effects of the unique formulations.Our product range is PABA free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic as well as meeting all European quality requirements and standards. Products are clinically tested for their efficacy and safety.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize make sure to like both Facebook pages, Comment below post and tag your friends or someone who needs this amazing kit. Good luck 💋

Ann-Marie Carey Make Up

Acne Out

CATRICE Back to Black for Autumn with Noir Noir!

Back to Black for Autumn with Noir Noir!This season, nails go back to black with the stunning new Noir Noir Lacquers collection by Catrice Cosmetics!

Dark nails are a must for the winter months and are a central focus of Catrice’s new nail collection. As we embrace the darker evenings, so too do we embrace the rich and luxurious shades of winter beauty – from deep maroon to dark green.

The new Noir Noir collection offers 6 autumnal shades in tonal black nuances – 01 Marron, 020 Rouge, 030 Cassis, 040 Bleu, 050 Gris and 060 Vert. Each shade delivers a long-lasting, high-shine texture for a shiny smooth finish. The polish is enhanced with just a touch of colour, offering optimal coverage with just one stroke of the brush. Think of Noir Noir as the little black dress for nails!

Available in 10ml, RRP €3.30.

The Catrice AW16 collection is available in Penneys stores and pharmacies nationwide now!

Pestle and Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum review

This beautiful package arrived a few months ago and I am now ready to write up an honest informative review. To be honest I didn’t know what to expect from a Hyaluronic serum but after cleansing each night before bed I applied 2 drops under my moisturiser and again in the morning. 

My skin started to show a difference after about a week. It seemed plumper and less dehydrated looking. It was the softness of my skins texture that made me most impressed and this encouraged me to keep using it. 

I usually hate the feeling of anything oily or sticky on my face at night time as my hair tends to stick to it or it feels awful against my pillow, so this was the first product I actually wanted to apply it before bed.

The other major plus point for me is the fact I can apply this before make up and it doesn’t interfere with my foundation or staying power. 

I still have quite a lot left and will definitely replenish it when it’s finished as it has become part of my beauty routine and I LOVE IT! 

I did also get a few samples of the Hydrate moisturiser and squeezed enough for a few days worth out of it. It seemed to almost refresh my dehydrated skin on first impression but I would liked to have tried more to give a proper review.

Pestle and Mortar Hyaluronic serum is €43.00

is available to order Here

Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum is 100% free of animal derived raw materials and organic solvent remnants, paraben free, propylene glycol free, fragrance free and not tested on animals. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum contains hyaluronic acid which is proven to hydrate and soothe even the most sensitive skin while also smoothing fine lines and restoring youthful elasticity. The lightweight formula can also be used as a velvety smooth makeup primer. This Serum comes in a 30ml glass bottle with dropper applicator and sits in a chic cylindrical box.

PS Pro Make Up From Penneys/Primark 

It was like Christmas had come early to our home when the postman arrived with this box of PS.Pro make up from Penneys/Primark and I was so excited to try out all of my new goodies! 

Here are the lipsticks I received which have been integrated nicely into my kit and have been used on clients ever since I received them and to glowing reviews I might add. The lipstick consistency is creamy and gives a satin finish, they are moisturising and leave lips feeling kissable and soft. The pigments are amazing and it’s quite easy to forget that these are a budget brand, they are comparable to a high end beauty brand and are definitely worth every cent. 

The Primers are fantastic and I was shocked by the quality for such a reasonable price point. They are easy to apply and blend right in to the skin, can be worn alone or under foundation. I love to mix the illuminating primer with foundation and apply it all over the face to give a gorgeous glow. 

The Mattifying primer is amazing on oily or combination skin types and does effectively keep shine at bay. 

Next is the Miracle primer which smoothes out fine lines and does prep older skin for make up perfectly and gives a flawless base. 

The Liners are like felt tip pens and are like stains for the skin, they are build able so you can decide what intensity you prefer and they are long lasting and coordinate with Lip colours. 

The Rose Gold Foundation Brush is a favourite piece of kit for me. I like to use it to buff out any cream contouring to make sure it’s fully blended into the skin and removes any harsh lines. 

The Transluscent powder really surprised me. I wasn’t expecting the quality to be so good. I have tried it out and I love the lightness of it, it’s quite fine and it does what you’d expect a powder to do and that is to set your foundation making it stay put for the day and keep shine at bay on oily areas like your T zone and over oily eye lids. It’s definitely one for the make up bag!  

Felt tip eye liner was interesting to me as it is angled and quite thick. So, best for more dramatic liner, you can angle it to achieve a thinner line above your lashes but creating a delicate feline flick wouldn’t be advisable. Works well after you’ve applied false lashes to deepen and darken your liner though and this is where I have found it useful. The correction pen is like a retro magic marker I used to have when I was little and it does work well. I have used it with the lip liners from the PS PRO range to clean up lip lines after a model has eaten lunch and it saves so much time and is a gr8 piece of kit. I always give it a wipe with alcohol afterwards to keep it sterile.

The mascara was another thing I was pleasantly impressed with. I found it worked well when you want to layer up mascara to give length to lashes and didn’t seem to clump lashes either, so a thumbs up again from me. 

This green toned colour corrector is gr8 for high colouring on cheeks and perfect to take down any redness if a client has red spots. Applying a tiny amount and blending well before foundation is applied it will give a gentle camouflage of the red tone in the skin and leave skin more balanced and even. 

The range is so affordable with prices ranging from €3.00 

It’s exclusively available to the following stores in Dublin:

Mary Street

O’Connell Street



Penneys have done it again

Penneys have come up with the make up goods yet again!

This morning I received this cute delivery of their new gorgeous rose gold foundation brush and very sturdy make up brush holder. This holder is so well made and I think it would be perfect to protect your personal make up brushes when going on holidays.

The black brush holder will be available in July and the rose gold one in August for €6

The Foundation brush it feels so soft and silky, almost velvety, it’s great to give a light to medium coverage of foundation and is also excellent for blending cream contouring. It is available in July for only €4 and would be an amazing dupe for the more expensive ones available.

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