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Urban Decay Dublin Boutique

Have you been to the Urban Decay Boutique on Grafton Street yet?  If you answered No, what are you waiting for! 

The hype was unreal, the queues were long and it was worth it. 

I was one of the few invited to an intimate masterclass with the very talented and beautiful Danielle Roberts and my daughter joined me as school is out for summer, she loved the tips and Urban Decay products and was star struck by Jenny Greene and Nicky Byrne from 2fm who were broadcasting live from the store. 

The staff are enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable with products and very approachable, a big plus when make up shopping. 

So the next time you are in town, pop up to the girls in #UDDUBLIN at 50 Grafton Street and check out the beautiful decor, amazing range and some store exclusives too! 

You won’t be disappointed I Promise 



(Images from Roisin Tierney Crowe, Snapchat and #UDDUBLIN Facebook) 


Make Up Favourites under €10 

The Ordinary High-Adherance Silicone Primer is the ideal skin mattifier, working to blur imperfections for a perfected finish and helping makeup last longer. Formulated with advanced, adaptive Silicones to give a perfected, matte finish to skin. Wear it on its own to mattify, hydrate and blur the look of imperfections like visible pores and fine lines. It also primes the skin for makeup, helping your foundation go on smoothly and wear longer for a fabulous HD look that lasts all day.

Free from:Oil-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Cruelty-free

€4.90 buy Here


A baked Highlighting Powder with minerals and ultra-fine, light-reflecting pigments for a radiant look. The delicate texture offers variable coverage, which can be intensified with repeated application. Can be applied as a subtle shimmer on the entire face for a fresh complexion or to accentuate the cheeks, temples and neckline. Glow look!

€5.50 available from CATRICE stockists Nationwide 



Dark circles, irregularities and redness are now a thing of the past – the Liquid Camouflage offers optimal coverage and care. The liquid concealer is highly-pigmented, waterproof and especially long-lasting. Easy to use with a practical flock applicator.
€3.95 available from CATRICE stockists Nationwide 


Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Liner Black gives up to 24hrs of rich, intense colour that doesn’t flake, smudge, smear or run. Waterproof formula. Comes with a professional brush for complete control to draw the lines you want.

€8.50 available from Rimmel stockists 

Penneys / Primark Lashes 


Cotton Candy Eyeshadow Palette €6

Available from Penneys & Primark 


So you love the whole ‘matte lip’ vibe but haven’t found your lipstick soulmate? Call off the search guys, our Cotton Candy Super Matte Lipstick may just be your lips’ new BFF. We’re talking gorgeous, high pigmented colour and a velvety smooth finish – the kind you see in the movies, only WAY more affordable and in much cuter packaging. It comes in three shades – nude for daytime, brown for nighttime and pink for everything in between –pick your fave and join the matte lip selfie #squad.

Confetti Cover Shoot 

How beautiful is the new Confetti wedding magazine cover?  Thalia Heffernan is such a natural beauty and a laugh too! And would you look at little Teddy, isn’t he just the cutest furry baby💗

Anita Sadowska captured the shot perfectly and Carmel Ann Daly styled everything beautifully. 

Joe Hayes, hair maestro gave Thalia’s hair a flawless finish. 

Michele Burke Nails applied gelish for Thalia.

And make up was by me 💋💗

Pretty Professional Make Up Brushes by Nima Brushes

This beautiful delivery arrived just in time for me to use on my cover shoot last week and to be honest I felt guilty using them. 

Have you ever possessed something so pretty and beautiful that you didn’t want to use it? Well, that’s exactly how I felt about my Nima Brushes. 

The colour of the handles is so distinctive and pretty, similar to the Tiffanys Jewellery pouches and boxes and the hair on the brushes are incredibly soft, even my model commented on how soft they are on her eyes & cheeks. A true testament as models especially this particular model has had her make up done hundreds of times for shoots & shows etc. And has felt a lot of different make up artists brushes, so her comments were like the holy grail. Most people are shocked and surprised to learn that I always give my new brushes a good wash before I use them on anyone. This helps remove any factory residue from the manufacturer where there could be particles from paint, fumes or dust etc. And I guess it’s just a habit with me now. ​​​​


I have since used my new make up brushes constantly and they have quickly replaced some of my old favourites in my kit. 

Nima Brushes is an Irish Owned company and you can order them Here at Nima Brush

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!