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International makeup artist and educator Lynda Strain has a new salon in Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal. With her own expansive product line and over 20 years experience in makeup artistry, Lynda loves nothing more than to help people look and feel their best. Send her a message on the social media links below for bookings or for any advice which she will answer in this column. www.lyndastrainmakeup.com

Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot! 7 hours ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot!

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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 3 days 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 1 week ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day

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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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

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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? 1 month 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 1 month ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Give your lashes some love

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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 2 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! 2 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 2 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! 2 months ago

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

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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 2 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: What to wear in the winter sun

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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 3 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 3 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin

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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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Party Proof Makeup this Christmas

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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 4 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Simply Smokey

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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 4 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: The secret to longlasting lippy

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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 4 months ago

A shiny new start for Lynda Strain

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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 5 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 6 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 7 months ago

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

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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! 7 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 7 months ago

Donegal MUA making her mark in the Middle East

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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 10 months 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! 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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! 11 months 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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Self-belief and passion leads Sculpt founder Siobhan to success 11 months ago

Self-belief and passion leads Sculpt founder Siobhan to success

As the founder of Sculpt, Siobhan Boyle MUA runs her own Letterkenny store, online shop and the region’s only private VTCT academy.

And it was her enterprising spirit and determination …
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Brenda’s luxury lashes set an eye-catching trend 12 months ago

Brenda’s luxury lashes set an eye-catching trend

Brenda Doherty’s showstopping falsies are fast becoming favourites of Irish MUAs and makeup fans. With five styles and unrivalled quality, B|D Lashes are selling in their thousands.

They’re stocked in …
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Events: Beauty fans take ‘note’ at LMD Masterclass 12 months ago

Events: Beauty fans take ‘note’ at LMD Masterclass

Louise ‘LMD’ McDonnell gave an expert masterclass at a sold out event hosted by Magees Pharmacy on 10th April.

Over 200 beauty fans flocked to McGettigan’s Hotel to hear Louise’s …
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Review: Nailed it! at Patrick Gildea 1 year ago

Review: Nailed it! at Patrick Gildea

Few things compare to the feeling of fresh nails. It’s one of the best treatments a woman can get for herself – because they’re so easy to show off!

The …
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Review: Springing into the weekend with Patrick Gildea 1 year ago

Review: Springing into the weekend with Patrick Gildea

If you could only use one makeup product, what would it be?

Mascara would be top of my list, and if it’s a night out then lashes are a …
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How to curl your hair… and make it last! 1 year ago

How to curl your hair… and make it last!

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We all love beautiful, bouncy, flawless curls! But do you know what is even better? Beautiful, flawless curled hair that lasts all day!

Irish Hairdressing Federation Icon Patrick Gildea …
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Review: Pro facial and pampering in Allure @ Patrick Gildea 1 year ago

Review: Pro facial and pampering in Allure @ Patrick Gildea

There are so many reasons to treat yourself and your skin in January. It’s a new start, your skin is constantly battling the cold, central heating and exercise regimes, and …
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Christmas Party Hair: This year’s must-have styles 1 year ago

Christmas Party Hair: This year’s must-have styles

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to sparkle, with party season well underway, we have your hair dilemmas covered. 

Florrie, New Generation Stylist from Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in …
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Review: Vintage makeover at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and Allure 1 year ago

Review: Vintage makeover at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and Allure

Party season is well and truly in full swing at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny!

Our Donegal Daily Christmas night was last weekend, so it was the perfect excuse to …
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Review: Party prep tanning in Allure at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 year ago

Review: Party prep tanning in Allure at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Tucked in the back of Patrick Gildea’s Hairdressing salon lies a real hidden gem – the boutique beauty room Allure.

Allure is perfect for Christmas party prep when you want your …
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Review: Experiencing colour excellence at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 year ago

Review: Experiencing colour excellence at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Patrick Gildea Hairdressers in Letterkenny is known as a house of excellence. It’s a premier experience for any guest, so I was more than delighted to visit this week for …
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Dermaplaning: Celebrities’ best kept beauty secret 1 year ago

Dermaplaning: Celebrities’ best kept beauty secret

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Dermaplaning is the top ‘Buzz Word’ in the skincare industry at the moment and is one of the most popular facial treatments here at Beauty at the Lodge.

It’s …
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This Donegal woman’s body art skills will blow your mind 1 year ago

This Donegal woman’s body art skills will blow your mind

A talented makeup artist from Crolly is making waves on Instagram with her amazing body art.

Cassie Gillespie puts her own twist on special effects makeup and uses her body …
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Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash 2 years ago

Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash

Pink bubbly, sweet treats and discounts galore were shared with guests for the Sculpt Birthday Bash tonight to mark a special birthday for the store. There was a great party …
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The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene 2 years ago

The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene

Sculpt Cosmetics in Letterkenny are preparing to mark a special occasion with a beauty party in Letterkenny this Thursday 6th September – and everyone is invited.

The team is celebrating …
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