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Post-lockdown hair – time for new tones with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 3 weeks ago

Post-lockdown hair – time for new tones with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

It’s so good to get back to the hair salon, and it feels amazing to have my hair done again!

After a long five months I was so excited to …
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Looking good, feeling good and staying safe at the salon 4 weeks ago

Looking good, feeling good and staying safe at the salon

After a long break away from the beauty salon, many of us are looking forward to being preened and pampered again. 

It’s important that we feel safe on our next …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Life after lockdown 1 month ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Life after lockdown

By  •  Beauty

It is so good to be getting back to some normality.  I am re-opening my salon in Kerrykeel on Wednesday 1st July and as happy as I am in returning …
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Good hair days ahead as salons reopen this week 1 month ago

Good hair days ahead as salons reopen this week

Donegal’s hairdressers are sharpening their scissors for a busy week as they open their doors to guests tomorrow.

After three months of box dyes, root touch-ups and home cuts, a …
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Watch: Donegal woman shares top advice after amazing acne transformation 1 month ago

Watch: Donegal woman shares top advice after amazing acne transformation

A former Donegal beauty therapist has launched a new video series to share her tried and tested tips on all things beauty and skincare.

Claire McDermott from Carndonagh was affected …
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Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown 2 months ago

Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown

While hairdressers around the country are preparing to reopen, one Donegal woman is getting ready to replace her laptop and screen with scissors and masks. 

Breda Doherty, who runs Hairdos …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Launching Love Lynda Gift Sets! 2 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Launching Love Lynda Gift Sets!

By  •  Beauty

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new gift sets on Donegal Woman.  We have 16 fabulous sets to choose from variety is the spice of life …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Talented teen tutorial 2 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Talented teen tutorial

By  •  Beauty

Make-up magnifies the beauty that already exists

Introducing my beautiful God-Daughter Erin. 

 Erin is only 15 and believe me when I say she is a pro at makeup.  From …
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Refreshing my hair colour at home with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 3 months ago

Refreshing my hair colour at home with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

The date is in sight – 20th July is when hairdressers will reopen – but yet it’s so far away!

In the meantime, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny are looking …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: ‘Makeup’ your mind and go for it 3 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: ‘Makeup’ your mind and go for it

By  •  Beauty

I am delighted to be featuring another close friend of mine from the world of makeup. Caolann is not only amazingly talented he is quirky; fun loving and will let …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: 4 minutes, four products 3 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: 4 minutes, four products

By  •  Beauty

4 Minute Makeup Look using 4 Products by April McManus

This is a look that we will all love, a quick and easy makeup look with a beautiful flawless …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Soft smoky eyes and dewy skin 3 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Soft smoky eyes and dewy skin

By  •  Beauty

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring other amazingly talented Makeup Artists and Beauty Therapists who will share some wonderful advice for the readers of Donegal Woman. 

I …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Girl Power! 3 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Girl Power!

By  •  Beauty

There are so many wonderful Beauty Therapists & Makeup Artists with different skills and knowledge throughout the country and I am so excited to be teaming up with some of …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Be bright and bold this Easter 4 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Be bright and bold this Easter

By  •  Beauty

I hope that everyone is keeping well and adhering to the stay at home rule. 

We are experiencing difficult times, some more than others. I want to thank personally …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: How to give your skin spa therapy at home 4 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: How to give your skin spa therapy at home

By  •  Beauty

Silky Skin

Treat yourself to a homestyle facial. This will help improve skin quality, leaving your skin looking brighter and full of vitality. Not to mention how wonderful you will …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot! 4 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot!

By  •  Beauty

I would like to share some of the looks we created on our most recent photo-shoot. 

I am hoping that I can add a little glamour to your day …
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Donegal woman’s incredible body art brings Covid-19 message home 4 months ago

Donegal woman’s incredible body art brings Covid-19 message home

By  •  Beauty

Alanna Gormley, from Donegal Town, is well-known for her Halloween horror art.

But this time she is highlighting the frightening realities faced by Ireland’s health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Lynda Loves Makeup: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day 5 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day

By  •  Beauty

To the people who inspire us and give so much to our lives.

I want to let you all know about one very special young lady in my life …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: The barefaced truth about bacteria and makeup 5 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: The barefaced truth about bacteria and makeup

By  •  Beauty

We have all been well informed to wash our hands, social distancing, avoid contact with your face etc which is easy to remember and will certainly help us protect ourselves …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: An equal world is an enabled world 5 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: An equal world is an enabled world

By  •  Beauty

Happy International Women’s Day 

Love Lynda x

Celebrate the power of every woman!

There are two women who helped shape and mould me to be who I am and for …
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Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman 5 months ago

Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman

Donegal’s first BE YOU event is taking place this March and is set to be a wonderful day out with a difference.

This health, wellness, fashion and beauty event places …
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How to get a free ‘Dyson Experience’ when you treat mum this Mother’s Day 5 months ago

How to get a free ‘Dyson Experience’ when you treat mum this Mother’s Day

Here’s how you can get a free Mother’s Day “Dyson Blow Dry” from Patrick Gildea Hairdressing courtesy of Irwin Expert Electrical:

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year on March 22nd, …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: How to shine like country star Susan McCann 5 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: How to shine like country star Susan McCann

By  •  Beauty

I have covered a lot of different topics in my Makeup Blogs over the last few months. So today I want to make it a little different and dedicate it …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: What’s hot and what’s not this spring? 6 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: What’s hot and what’s not this spring?

By  •  Beauty

Every year, every decade makeup looks evolve.  We take inspiration from the leading fashion houses, top makeup brands and makeup artists and recreate these looks. So now a certain colour, …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Give your lashes some love 6 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Give your lashes some love

By  •  Beauty

Natural lashes

Some lucky people are blessed with thick long eyelashes and some of us are not. So we look for alternatives to make our lashes darker, fuller and more …
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Review: The super deluxe treatment at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 6 months ago

Review: The super deluxe treatment at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

If your hair has had its own dry January, a cut and a hydrating treatment is the only way to rescue and refresh.

And there’s no better feeling than a …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Happy Galentines, Happy Valentines! 6 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Happy Galentines, Happy Valentines!

By  •  Beauty

We have two days coming up dedicated to express our love for the people closest to us. We might celebrate with our female friends for Galentines or with our significant …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Get the looks from the Golden Globes 6 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Get the looks from the Golden Globes

By  •  Beauty

Creativity is intelligence having fun and therefore I love being a Makeup Artist.  I can be as creative as I want but I also need inspiration from time to time, …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: SOS – help is on the way! 6 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: SOS – help is on the way!

By  •  Beauty

I want to share my passion and knowledge of all things makeup to each of you by offering my Teen Queen, Tips & Tricks and Look Good Feel Good workshops …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: What to wear in the winter sun 7 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: What to wear in the winter sun

By  •  Beauty

The old myth that make up is bad for your skin is just that A MYTH! As I have stated before if you wear makeup, have a good skin care …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: The best accessory a girl can own? Lipstick 7 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: The best accessory a girl can own? Lipstick

By  •  Beauty

There is nothing quite like a new lipstick to make you look good and feel fabulous.

Lipstick can transform your look, take you from day to night, glamorous to bold, …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin 7 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin

By  •  Beauty

When skin is cared for it allows your makeup routine to become a whole lot easier as your skin will be silky smooth and foundation will glide on and skin …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: New Year, New Look 7 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: New Year, New Look

By  •  Beauty

Would you like to achieve that totally timeless and distinctive Hollywood Glamour makeup look this New Year?

Well then you should follow my previous column’s “Simply Smokey” and “Long-lasting Lippy” …
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’20s glamour for ringing in 2020 – at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 7 months ago

’20s glamour for ringing in 2020 – at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

It’s hard to believe that it’s a hundred years since the roaring ’20s. The extravagant style of that era is one of my favourites, and there’s no better time to …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Party Proof Makeup this Christmas 8 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Party Proof Makeup this Christmas

By  •  Beauty

Late nights, less sleep, food and alcohol can all play a major part in how we feel, how our skin looks and most importantly how we retain longevity out of …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Simply Smokey 8 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Simply Smokey

By  •  Beauty

Giveaway – Lynda is launching two new limited-edition eye palettes this week, and you can enter to win one on her Facebook page here!

Lynda Strain

1. Prime – To …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: The secret to longlasting lippy 8 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: The secret to longlasting lippy

By  •  Beauty

International makeup artist and educator Lynda Strain’s products are all about classic Hollywood glamour, so what better way to start her column series on DW than with a guide to …
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A shiny new start for Lynda Strain 8 months ago

A shiny new start for Lynda Strain

By  •  Beauty

Top makeup artist Lynda Strain has made the move to Donegal.And she’s teaming up with DonegalWoman.ie to share her expert tips and tricks!

Lynda Strain’s love for all things makeup …
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Why the new BPerfect palette is everything we need for autumn 10 months ago

Why the new BPerfect palette is everything we need for autumn

BPerfect have done it again – they’ve created a frenzy for a dream eye palette.

And it’s for all the right reasons again too.

This month’s launch is the Clientele Collection in …
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Review: New season shades at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 11 months ago

Review: New season shades at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

I visited Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny this week to find out what’s hot in hair colour in Autumn 2019. Things are heating up too – as it turns out …
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There’s a lot of buzz about this new Urban Decay Naked palette 11 months ago

There’s a lot of buzz about this new Urban Decay Naked palette

By  •  Beauty

Urban Decay has announced the Irish release date of their brand new Naked eyeshadow palette.

It’s called ‘Honey’ and it’s creating a lot of buzz ahead of its release on …
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We’re crazy a-pout Brenda Doherty’s new lipsticks! 11 months ago

We’re crazy a-pout Brenda Doherty’s new lipsticks!

Donegal makeup artist Brenda Doherty is celebrating another successful product launch with her new lipsticks.

And they’re the word on everyone’s lips.

Brenda, who owns her own salon in Ballybofey, …
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Donegal MUA making her mark in the Middle East 12 months ago

Donegal MUA making her mark in the Middle East

By  •  Beauty

A Donegal woman is sculpting her career in the beauty world of Bahrain.

And she’s loving the luxury and vibrancy of the kingdom.

Christina McBarron from Donegal Town has been …
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Review: Summer occasion style at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 year ago

Review: Summer occasion style at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Tis the season for summer weddings, events and the races. You’ve got the invite, you’ve got the dress, but we know that getting the hair and makeup right can be …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing is officially Ireland’s Best Hair Salon! 1 year ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing is officially Ireland’s Best Hair Salon!

This amazing achievement comes after great success in many other awards this year including RSVP’s Best Salon in Ulster and The Irish Hairdressing Federation’s Best Hairdresser in Ulster.

The …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing win Best Salon in Ulster 1 year ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing win Best Salon in Ulster

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, Centre of Excellence in Letterkenny have picked up yet another prestigious award – Best Salon In Ulster by RSVP Magazine.

This is the fifth time that the …
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Rachel Ferguson crowned Ulster Hairdresser Of The Year 1 year ago

Rachel Ferguson crowned Ulster Hairdresser Of The Year

The creative Donegal hairdresser took home the trophy from The Irish Hairdressers Federation Championships in Dublin on Sunday.

The crème de la crème of hair styling gathered to compete for the …
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Events: Shannon Dolan and team toast to 10 years of hair and beauty 1 year ago

Events: Shannon Dolan and team toast to 10 years of hair and beauty

A large crowd of family, friends and clients gathered at the award-winning Lifford salon from evening til late to toast to the success of Shannon Dolan and her team.

It …
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Review: Patrick Gildea do massages now – and they’re bliss 1 year ago

Review: Patrick Gildea do massages now – and they’re bliss

‘I really regret getting that massage’ – said no one ever!

Who doesn’t love that floaty, happy feeling you get when leaving a treatment?

We all love a …
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Shannon Dolan celebrating 10 years with big birthday bash! 1 year ago

Shannon Dolan celebrating 10 years with big birthday bash!

Shannon Dolan Hairdressing has come a long way in the past 10 years – growing from a small start-up with just two staff to a bustling hair and beauty …
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