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LUNA by Lisa Jordan lip glosses are back in stock!


LUNA by Lisa Jordan lip glosses are back in stock! All orders placed today will be shipped before the 31st October.


These glosses are pigmented so make for a fab Christmas gift for any make up loving girlie in your life! 

I just love Lisa, her sense of humour, her Cork accent (I was born in Cork) her bargain fashion tips from Penneys to River Island and now these glosses! 

“I created these four lip glosses to suit everybody. With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, I chose each shade to complement the face. Pink Ruby and Sapphire are ultimate soft shades for day time or a special occasion while Peach opal and Amber finish off a perfect glam look. Our lips are our most beautiful feature and with a touch of shine and a layer of soft colour you will be selfie ready!” – Lisa x


The Blush Sets are €30 and are available Here at LUNA BY LISA

MAC NEXT TO NOTHING RANGE COMING SOON

Using cutting-edge technology to help you nail the whole dewy, fresh-faced look, M.A.C’s newest formulas are packed with nourishing ingredients and light-reflecting opalescent microspheres. Plus, they have hydrating properties that allow for the product to double as both a primer AND foundation. Think of it like a toning BB cream.


To round out the collection, M.A.C is also dropping Next to Nothing Pressed Powders that can be applied after the foundation for a lightweight, glowy finish–like your favorite Instagram filter.

Next to Nothing is launching this month so keep an eye out, I’ll be stocking up my kit with these beauties 🌟💋😘

Lipstick Heaven

It’s a very personal choice and one that many women & Brides struggle with. A lot of brides are not lipstick wearing lovers and prefer to wear gloss but for your wedding day it’s best to wear a lipstick as it lasts longer than gloss and you won’t need to reapply it so often.

Here I have just a small selection of lipsticks that have been popular with my brides and they range in colours and textures. 

Inglot Liquid Lipstick in Matte finish:

A creamy consistency which dries to a matte finish leaving lips looking perfect for hours, very little touch up needed and didn’t flake or make lips look dry or cracked when I tested them. 

Inglot Matte liquid lip tint #11 

A gorgeous pink/coral lip colour if you want to have a pop of colour on your lips but it’s not overwhelming. A pretty shade which will enhance your lipshape and give your make up extra definition.



Inglot liquid lip tint matte #12

A pretty pinky/red shade for those more daring brides. Perfect for a vintage look along with simple eye make up and a statement lip. 



The Balm, Ima Goodkisser: 

One of my popular coral/pink lipsticks. It’s moisturising and has lots of pigment so very easy to apply and great for lips which are prone to dryness.



The Balm,Mai Billsbepaid :

The perfect nude for Irish skin tones, pretty shade with moisturising properties and a creamy,satin finish.



Catrice,Luminous Lips,#170:

For the bride who wants more colour and is used to wearing a stronger lip colour. This is like a glaze lip colour so perfect for dry lips but will need to be reapplied more regularly compared to a matte lipstick.

Wet n Wild 912c:

One of my more popular deeper nudes with brides. Adding more depth and because of it’s consistency it will have more staying power. 

Mac, Angel:

A timeless bridal pink lipstick and is still very popular for a pretty yet understated lip for the classic bridal look. Because it is a frost finish it will give a sheen to the lips and also great for dry lips.

Mac, Velvet Teddy:

A cult lipstick associated with Kylie Jenner as this was her staple lipstick before she produced her own line of lipkits. It is a deeper nude lipstick with great staying power and pigment so won’t need as much touch ups compared to a gloss or a frosted finish.

Clinique,Blushing Nude:

A gorgeous classic creamy nude shade with a slight sheen to it for a more natural bride.

Mac,Creme Cup:

A classic nude favourite with Mac lovers gives your lips the nude look without being to orangey or overdone. This is complemented very well with a gloss applied over it. Perfect for someone who chooses a very dramatic eye look.

Mac,Hot Gossip:

A pretty pink which is a cremesheen finish. Lovely on the mother of the bride also. Because it’s a cremesheen it will not be drying on the lips.

Mac,Fabby:

A pinky brown lipstick. Very popular for the bride who wants a pinky/brown lipstick which isn’t too daring or bright. It has a frost finish so not drying on lips but has the appearance of a creamy lipstick.

YSL Rouge Voupté Shine:

A clear moisturising lipstick which treats and cares for your lips when you apply it. Great on its own to add moisture to dry lips or over a matte lipstick or lipliner to add shine and dimension to lips making them appear larger.

Mac,Pure Zen:

A gorgeous soft creamy peach nude lipstick for those who want a soft kissable lip without too much drama. This is a very easy to wear colour and is gorgeous teamed with a brown smoky eye and coral peach blusher.


Charlotte Tilbury, Nude Kate:

A gorgeous nude with orange/peachy undertones. Gorgeous on tanned/swallow skin and beautiful packaging when you pull it out of your bag to top up your lipstick.

Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution,Between the sheets:

This pink/coral is one of my new found favourites for brides who want a pink which is soft enough for their wedding day. It is matte so will last longer than a cream or frost lipstick.

Rimmel, Kate Moss #45:

I’m so happy I found this lipstick it has been a huge hit with my clients who hate lipstick but need a slight colour on their lips. It is a soft pinky brown and so easy to wear. It suits everyone and is even more gorgeous with a pop of gloss on top. 


CATRICE #440,

 A pretty pink which is the perfect choice for brides or anyone who likes a deeper pink. This would be best suited for people with fuller lips and quite a natural eye make up look. It’s a creamy consistency and although it won’t dry out your lips don’t expect it to be long lasting.



The Balm
, Meet Matt(e) Hughes, Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks:

Sincere, A fabulous mix of a nude with a Mauve/pink/brown hue which gives the lips definition without being too dark. Lasts approx 4hrs+ Gorgeous alone or with a dab of gloss in the centre of the lower lip.

Adoring, A deep,rich,luxurious red with wine/burgundy base. Not for the faint hearted. Would suit a darker skin tone perfectly and would be stunning with a nude lined eye make up look. Would best suit larger fuller lips and not for dry flaky lips as it dries to a matte finish. Again you can expect it to stay put and not transfer for at least 4hours.

Chivalrous, A bright Barbie pink. I’ve had a few brides who will opt for a statement lip and this would be just amazing for that look. It really is as bright and beautiful as you see it here. Not for the faint hearted. You need confidence and flawless make up to pull this off. It really is such a beautiful shade for a summer wedding or a girls night out. Will last 4hrs+ but will need to be reapplied after eating/drinking etc. 


And last but not least my budget favourites:

Penneys P.S. Liquid Lipsticks:

PS Liquid Lipstick #15 Nude:

€2.50 available from Penneys and this is very popular it’s mostly always sold out and impossible to get your hands on. It is a very wearable nude lipstick with quite a tacky,sticky finish so will not be drying and if you lose it you won’t be devastated.Ive used this on top of high end lipsticks to make the lipstick three dimensional and to add the illusion of volume to the lips. A must have for everyone.

PS Liquid Lipstick #02 Peach:

I’ve had many a bridesmaid fall in love with this and just in shock that this is from Penneys. It’s such a gorgeous peach and so pretty on the lips. And at only €2.50 it’s amaze value. 

CATRICE, Volumizing Lip Booster:

I stumbled upon this when I was waiting for my prescription and playing with the testers on the CATRICE stand and was drawn to it. I have used it on every make up application since and everyone has loved the smell,taste and slight tingling sensation it gives to plump your lips. It’s quite a subtle pink so it would go over any lipstick,liner or gorgeous on its own for kissable soft glossy lips. available nationwide and only €3.99.


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Here are some Stockists  :

CATRICE
The Balm Europe Also available from :Make Up For Ever Dublin & Debenhams
Penneys
Inglot
Wet n Wild
MAC
Clinique
YSL
Charlotte Tilbury
Rimmel

Highlighter Heaven 


I adore highlighter popped on the high points of the face as part of my make up applications. Some clients love the “see from space” highlighting whilst some go for the “gentle glow look” whatever the desired effect I have accumulated a lot of products to achieve any highlighting look. 


I have my all time favourite Mary Lou-Manizer from The Balm which I got in Make Up For Ever. This is just beautiful and so fine it can be used on mature skin as the particles are so fine it gives the skin a healthy glow without being too glittery and the packaging is so pretty.

MAC Soft N Gentle is my other favourite and has been for quite some time. I love this over eyelids to brighten up a dull eye or applied to inner corner of the eye to open eyes up. Gorgeous on cheekbones, down the nose or on Cupid’s bow to make lips appear fuller & it lasts ages too.(I’ve had this one a year & need to restock).


LULU from the Pippa Palette is just so pretty and applied with fingers will give you a subtle glow or built up with brush will give you a more defined effect.A gorgeous highlighter you can wear anywhere you want to draw attention to.

Glow from CATRICE is a brilliant budget buy and has sold out everywhere, stockists are finding it impossible to keep in stock as most highlighters are in big demand at the moment with everyone wanting to try it out themselves. 


Buff Sheer Glo Movie Star is a liquid highlighter which illuminates skin and when applied under foundation it gives the skin a glow. If applied over foundation the look is more striking and set with a loose powder to keep it in place and last for the day. 


Benefit Highbeam has been a staple in my kit since it was released and I still pull it out from time to time for a subtle look, it helps make dry/dull skin look luminous and glowing. I mix with foundation and apply with a brush.


MAC Shell cream eyeshadow is up there in my cream favourites as it has a gorgeous pinky hue and flattering shimmer. Gorgeous on cheekbones, down the nose and even on your décolletage. 


MAC Pearl cream eyeshadow is a whiter version and best suited to Ivory/paler complexions. Easy to blend and handy for travelling as it’s a cream, so it won’t shatter if you drop it. 


Golden Goddess Shimmering Dry Oil from Cocoa Brown is a gorgeous highlighter for tanned sallow skin types. It can be used anywhere on face or body to accentuate your best features be they your legs, collar bones, slim arms or shoulders. 


Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, instant soft focus beauty flash is a gorgeous light liquid highlighter with a yellow/golden tone. Lovely under foundation for a subtle glow or over foundation for a more dramatic effect. 

Vita Liberata capture the light skin perfecting illuminisor Latte is amazing on dark tanned skin, better than a BB cream it gives soft focus for lines and wrinkles,whilst creating an optical illusion as it’s subtle shimmering particles “capture the light”.

Catrice Blush Artist shading palette shade: 010 BronzÉclat the highlighter included in this nifty palette is more of a peachy tone and perfect for anyone with dull skin needing a lift as it’s so subtle and forgiving, perfect for a first timer to highlighting. 

Make Up Brush Care 

  
How you treat your make up brushes will determine their longevity. I have always been scrupulous about keeping my brushes clean since my days in Make Up For Ever when I was 16 and did my work experience there. Annie was always great at teaching me all her tricks and her attention to detail has had a lasting effect on me. 

My time with M.A.C. Also made me hygiene conscious as the cleaning routine we had at the end of our day always sticks with me. We used to clean each and every lipstick, eyeshadow, faoundation thoroughly with Alcohol,cotton buds,tissues and Kitchen roll it really was an incredible routine we had going. Brush washing was never any of our favourite thing to do but two of us were always put of brush washing duties and this was a job in itself. 

We used to wash the make up brushes with M.A.C. Shampoo and conditioner and these brushes always held their shape and quality. 

I still wash my brushes with Shampoo or Fairy Anti-Bacterial washing up liquid and once a month I will condition the natural haired brushes to keep them soft. 

This cute little “Brush Egg” was sent to me by the lovely girls in The Beauty Deli and it definitely does speed up the brush washing routine.   
 *My Top Tip*

Make sure you rinse the brushes thoroughly though as they wont dry properly and the residue will effect blending performance of the brushes.

Always lay the brushes flat to avoid the ferrule or handles getting wet as this can effect the glue holding your brushes together.

On-Spot-Brush-Cleaners:

 I have tried lots of brush cleaners and my favourite would be the brush cleaner from M.A.C. €15.50 As its fast drying, so I can use at weddings or shoots and don’t have to wait long for a brush to be dry. 

  
 A good budget buy would be the Penneys brush cleaner for €2.50 or Flormar brush cleanser €4.95  

Surgical spirits are great for lip and liner brushes as it removes the waxy build up from lipsticks or glosses and removes gel eye liner fully even Inglot #77 Gel Liner!! 

How often should you clean your brushes:

*Eyeshadow, blush and bronzer powder brushes should ideally be washed once every two weeks.

*Brushes that are used to apply liquid make-up like concealer, foundation, lipstick, or gel liner should be cleaned after each use, as when a brush gets wet, it can easily breed germs

*Cleaning brushes regularly also ensure that there is no product build up either which can makes it harder to apply your makeup flawlessly.
MAC Brush Cleaner

Flormar Brush Cleanser

Brush egg

Super Natural Home remedies for Skin & Hair

Super Natural, Home remedies for skin & Hair

1.Super exfoliating mask:

All you’ll need to do is add 1 teaspoon of honey to 3 tablespoons baking soda. Squeeze the oil out of 3 to 4 Vitamin E capsules to the mixture and add 3 to 4 teaspoons milk (or water if your prefer) and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Gently work the mixture into your skin in a circular motion, then allow to dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with water, again using a circular motion for more exfoliating action.

Are you tired of having dark eye circles? Try this DIY:

Chop and crush a sprig of mint leaves and apply to dark under eye circles for 20 mins. before rinsing. Mint can get rid of dark circles under the eyes, improve skin tone, and it feels refreshingly cool when it is applied. Just do this twice a week and you will see the difference!Home remedies for skin & Hair-01Home remedies for skin & Hair-02Home remedies for skin & Hair-03

 

2.Make sure your skin is fighting the dryness with this DIY Lavender Coconut Oil.

All you will need to do is mix 2 cups coconut oil, 1 cup Epsom salt, and 20 drops Lavender essential oil. Store it in a container with a tight-fitting lid until ready to use.

This will surely work wonders during your next bath!

3.Make your skin glow with an easy home remedy in 5 min.

Here’s the recipe: 3 TBSP baking soda 1 TBSP water mix together well.

Just apply to face in a circular motion and let sit for five minutes. Gently rinse off with warm water and say hello to healthy, glowing skin! Simply do this once a week!

4.Try a coconut, milk, & honey serum for hair growth and shine!

Just whisk the ingredients together and pour the mixture into an empty hand soap container for an easier distribution of the treatment.

Apply by massaging your scalp for at least 2 minutes, this will stimulate blood flow to the scalp and help nourish it. Leave it in for an hour, or if you’re in a rush, leave it on for no less than 30 min. Finally shampoo and final rise with cold water.

*Your hair will feel greasy at first, but after you let your hair dry it will look shiny, hydrated, and soft.

Do this once a month or once a week for people with really dry hair, and you will reap the rewards!

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5.Suffering from dead ends?

Don’t give up on them just yet! This is especially helpful for girls who bleach/ombre their hair.

1. Heat a cup of olive oil on the stove until its hot, but not hot enough that it will burn your skin.

2. Grab your hair in your hand like a pony tail, and lower it into the olive oil, allowing the oil to saturate your unhealthy ends

3. Carefully over a sink, slowly pour the rest of the olive oil on your scalp, and comb through your hair. Massage your hair and scalp to evenly distribute the oil

4. Clip your hair up out of the way and let it sit for 15 minutes.

5. Thoroughly shampoo and condition your hair to finish the process.

Repeat this process once a week for healthier, thicker, faster growing hair!

6.Try this protein hair mask to restore and nourish those locks!

All you will need is:

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Egg Yolk

1 Cup WARM Water

1. Make sure your hair is freshly washed & detangled. Also, pat hair with towel to soak up moisture.

2. Mix all ingredients together.

3. Apply to damp hair. {The best way to do this is to use a bottle with a small opening at the tip and distribute throughout hair.}

4. Once mask is applied, run a comb through your hair to be sure the mask is evenly distributed.

5. Let sit for 30 mins.

6. Rinse hair with warm water & shampoo & condition as normal.

This mask creates healthy, smooth & shiny hair that has more body than before as well as encourages hair growth!

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6.Want longer eyelashes? Try out this serum to help them grow.

Just mix 1/4 of aloe vera gel, 1/4 castor oil, and 1/2 vitamin E in an empty container and apply with an old, but clean mascara wand. Follow up by cleaning your lash line with a cotton bud. Repeat this every night before going to bed and you should see results in a month! Enjoy and good luck!

7.Treat yourself to a mid-week spa session at home with this DIY Healing Detox Bath!

Just mix 2 cups of Epsom salt, 1/2 cup of raw apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of baking soda and a few drops of lavender essential oil in a warm tub and soak your cares away.

8.Take coffee grinds with olive oil, and make into a paste.

Massage well into the area with stretch marks for about 5 minutes. Then take a hot towel, and wrap it around the area for about 20-25 minutes. Remove and wash off with warm water. Also, when you are finished, apply a moisturizer to the area. The olive oil with the caffeine in the grinds, will help stimulate the area to remove the stretch marks. If you do this 1-3 times a week, you will start to notice a difference within 2 weeks!

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Urban Decay’s New Range

Urban Decay are bringing out these goodies soon!

NAKED ULTRA NOURISHING LIPGLOSS:

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from left to right: lovechild, liar, walk of shame, nooner, rule34, beso, streak, naked, freestyle

9 neutral shades that Urban Decay is saying will make even make lipgloss lovers out of lipgloss loathers.

Just like NAKED eyeshadows, even the most subtle change in color makes a big difference.

What’s so special about it:

Hyaluronic Filling Spheres with vitamin E, avocado oil, shea butter to hydrate and condition. Rosehip seed oil for an extra punch of antioxidants, including A and C.

It’s supposed to be a mix of luxe gloss and rich balm to moisturize, fill in the lips and be beautiful!

NAKED SKIN BEAUTY BALM…

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2 new shades!!!

Naked Light and Naked Dark

What it’s got:

Pepha-Protection (from watermelons!) rich in amino acids like Citrulline that help guard the skin. Vitasource and dGlyage firm skin, improve elasticity and all kinds of anti-aging benefits. Plus sunscreen and stuff to blur lines and flaws and even out skin color.

URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN ULTRA DEFINITION LOOSE FINISHING POWDER

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5 Shades:

*Naked Light

*Naked Medium Light

*Naked Medium

*Naked Medium Dark

*Naked Dark

What’s so great:

micobeads of hydration that “burst” when you apply the powder to the skin, causing it to glide on weightlessly. Jet-milled, so incredibly fine.

FREE OF OIL, PARABENS, ALCOHOL AND FRAGRANCES!

Urban Decay is available from Debenhams and www.debenhams.ie

Teodora Sutra

Teodora Sutra is undoubtedly one of my favourite models and I just loved chatting with her about Make up, skin care & even a little fashion.

Teodora is represented by 1st Options and is one of their busiest models, with bookings here and abroad, so I was very excited when she agreed to an interview and here it is for you to get a glimpse inside her beautiful world.

Hi Teodora, What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?

Every morning I wash my face with cold water, then cleanse with Vichy Purete Thermale calming cleansing solution, then I use La Roche-Posay soothing toner for sensitive skin & finish off by moisturising my face with La Roche-posays toleriane ultra face cream, which Is made for allergy prone skin. In the evening I would do the same but instead of the face cream I would use Weleda’s skin food face cream. I like using skin care that is as natural as possible.

Do you use moisturise? If so what do you use? Weleda’s skin food & La Roche-Posay

Do you have a must have skin care item? Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream! Love it.

What is your favourite beauty treatment ? I love getting microdermabrasion treatments when I go to Latvia.

Favourite foundation? Mac face & body

Favourite make up brand? Mac

Can’t live without? 8 hour cream & Rimmel mascara.

Love product? Good face cream

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase? shu uemura cleansing skin care & face oils.

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?

It makes me feel more confident on days when I have a bad skin day I don’t like wearing a lot of make up but nice brows, mascara & a little concealer I like!

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look? Natural & glowy skin, Also low the bare eye & strong lip look!

Designer or high street clothes? I think a mixture of both! But I love high street.

Do you have a favourite Irish designer? I have a few!! I’m in love with Umit Kutluk pieces & gowns, so elegant!! & new young designer on the scene called Claire Lynam.

Favourite high street store? Zara.

Who inspires you in fashion? My work

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http://1stoption.ie/female-models/teo-sutra/

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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.

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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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Pink lips

Pink is my favourite colour and I love a pretty pink lip on Brides,Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Flowergirls, Models, Celebrities,Dancers & in fact there is rarely an occasion where I can’t chose a pink or mix one up for a client.

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I have been mixing two of my favourite M.A.C. Lipsticks Candy Yum Yum & Saint Germain for some time now and Love them together!

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