Beauty essentials for summer holidays

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We travel most often lately by car and boat so this isn’t going to be a post about how to pack all your necessary bits into a small suitcase. I don’t do travelling light anymore but I’d like to think I pack more cleverly. I don’t get much, if any, time to put any sort of a face on when I’m away and I like that, it gives my skin a well needed break to heal and repair. So here are my must haves on top of all the other sh*te I pile into my makeup bag on a routine basis. Continue reading

What do you know about Sulphates?

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My article in The Irish Times this week features a brilliant Irish company called Elave. I thought I would add a follow up post to my article because there is literally only so much I can fit into 250 words and some topics warrant more details.

You know those conversations that spark a Eureka moment? Well I had one of those moments while chatting with Joanna Gardner, MD of Elave. She was firstly, extremely generous with her time in talking to me and secondly, very informative. Elave is a really interesting company that does a huge amount of research into making their products really effective yet extremely kind and gentle on skin. Continue reading

Creating beachy waves

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I flit between weeks where I actually bother to style my hair with these beachy waves and weeks where it spends a good few days tied up in a bun where it receives little to no attention. So here’s the low down on what I do when I actually bother to put some effort into my hair because quite frankly a post on my hair when I don’t do anything with it would be finished by now! Continue reading

Beauty Tips: The product for curly hair

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It is not often that a hair-styling product comes into my possession and leaves me gasping at its sheer brilliance. Usually the claims made by hair products, suggesting it will “de-frizz this” or “volumise that” leave me feeling flat, both metaphorically and physically. To read the full article at The Irish Times click here.  Continue reading