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The Frightful Five: Day Four 1 year ago

The Frightful Five: Day Four

Halloween horrors are nearly upon us, and we have just over a week to plan our outfits.

Every year, the costumes become more and more about the makeup – giving …
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The Frightful Five: Day Three 1 year ago

The Frightful Five: Day Three

This week Donegal Woman put out a call to all local MUAs to share your spooktacular looks with us ahead of Halloween, and we were amazed (and terrified) by the …
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Peel to reveal brighter new skin 1 year ago

Peel to reveal brighter new skin

By  •  Beauty

Lorraine Quinn from Beauty at the Lodge Ballybofey explains the science behind chemical peels for an easy guide on choosing the right one for you.

Though the word “acid” may …
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The Frightful Five: Day Two 1 year ago

The Frightful Five: Day Two

From gory to gorgeous, here are today’s top five Halloween looks.

Use these images as inspiration for yourself, or if you want to inquire about booking the MUAs in future …
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The Frightful Five 1 year ago

The Frightful Five

This week Donegal Woman put a call out to local makeup artists to showcase their talents – and we were amazed (and terrified) by the quality of work sent in.


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What is dermaplaning? 1 year ago

What is dermaplaning?

By  •  Beauty

What is dermaplaning? Dermaplaning has existed in America for over 30 years, but has only come to Ireland in the last couple of years.

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation …
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What is your hair’s EnergyCode, and why is it important? 1 year ago

What is your hair’s EnergyCode, and why is it important?

It opened its doors to the public in 1994 with the aspiration to offer a unique personalised service to each and every customer and now over 23 years later what …
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What is Micro-needling and is it the key to looking younger? 1 year ago

What is Micro-needling and is it the key to looking younger?

By  •  Beauty

There’s always a new treatment that promises younger looking skin and more recently micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) has been heralded as a non-invasive way to achieve youthful, …
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An Irish woman has made the funniest complaint to Cocoa Brown 1 year ago

An Irish woman has made the funniest complaint to Cocoa Brown

If you’ve ever had your favourite cosmetics confiscated at airport security then you’re going to relate to this woman’s message to Cocoa Brown.

Dublin woman Rachel O’Connor Walsh this week …
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The ultimate in eyebrow perfection 2 years ago

The ultimate in eyebrow perfection

By  •  Beauty

I’m sure most women will relate to this…. We all want perfect eyebrows not necessarily over the top, but just nice brows to complete our look.

We’ve all at one …
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Events: The perfect way to discover BPerfect Cosmetics 2 years ago

Events: The perfect way to discover BPerfect Cosmetics

Brendan from Co. Down is the mastermind behind the cosmetics brand which has been gaining a lot of attention and popping up in more stores all across the country this …
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This spa celebration is a dream Donegal woman’s day out 2 years ago

This spa celebration is a dream Donegal woman’s day out

The Villa Rose V Spa & Hair Boutique in Ballybofey are hosting a lavish birthday party to celebrate 10 years in business.

Like the luxurious V Spa, this event is …
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How to prepare for the perfect wax 2 years ago

How to prepare for the perfect wax

By  •  Beauty

Ah Summertime, the season of swimsuits, suntans and having to get waxed! When the weather heats up, clothes come off and everyone starts showing some serious skin. Everyone knows that …
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Thirsty? There’s a new bar open at McElhinneys 2 years ago

Thirsty? There’s a new bar open at McElhinneys

Clinique have launched a new Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate to help all thirsty skin problems this summer. The long name sounds like a wonder product, so I went to Donegal’s …
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Keep Your Cool: Three top products for when you can’t cope with the heat 2 years ago

Keep Your Cool: Three top products for when you can’t cope with the heat

Summer comes and goes in a flash here in Donegal but we love to make the most of the weather when it does brighten up (for 72 hours or so!).


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Introducing columnist Lorraine Quinn: Here to answer all our cosmetic questions 2 years ago

Introducing columnist Lorraine Quinn: Here to answer all our cosmetic questions

By  •  Beauty

Lorraine Quinn of Beauty at the Lodge will be our go-to expert on all things in the cosmetic world.

Lorraine established the leading salon in Ballybofey in 2005, and has …
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Hair 101 | Natural Fabulous Curls 2 years ago

Hair 101 | Natural Fabulous Curls

By  •  Beauty

Yay!  It’s Summer time! Some lucky people are off on their holibags and thankfully for us staying put at home, we’ve had some pretty nice weather! One thing I’ve noticed …
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Skin 101| Fabulous Summer Feet 2 years ago

Skin 101| Fabulous Summer Feet

By  •  Beauty

Summertime! BBQ’s, weddings, long walks on the beach, and getting those feet out! We all love the thoughts of laying in the summer warmth, but what if you haven’t the …
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Skin 101 | Easy and fast hair removal 2 years ago

Skin 101 | Easy and fast hair removal

By  •  Beauty

Our Irish weather is so very unpredictable and if you’re like me, you’ll hate being caught on the hop minus a waxing appointment to tame those legs of yours into …
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Hay Fever Eyes | My two minute makeup trick 2 years ago

Hay Fever Eyes | My two minute makeup trick

By  •  Beauty

I don’t know about you, but if you catch me without any makeup on, especially this time of year (hay fever season) well it’s truly a sight for sore eyes! …
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Queen Bee Laura aims to rule ahead in blogger awards 2 years ago

Queen Bee Laura aims to rule ahead in blogger awards

Laura will be competing against Ireland’s biggest influencers in her categories – Best Newcomer and Best Beauty Blog.

Since setting up Queen Bee in June 2015, Laura has learned how …
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Skin 101 | Holiday makeup bag must-haves 2 years ago

Skin 101 | Holiday makeup bag must-haves

By  •  Beauty

It’s that time of year again! We’re getting an itch to book ourselves a trip away, sip cocktails on a golden sanded beach and literally leave all our cares and …
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Powder ‘n’ Pout founder Aisling announces meeting with a MAJOR celeb 2 years ago

Powder ‘n’ Pout founder Aisling announces meeting with a MAJOR celeb

The Carndonagh-based entrepreneur behind Powder ‘n’ Pout cosmetics has revealed she is going to be hitting the USA this summer for one of the most influential makeup artists in the …
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My top 5 DIY beauty hacks 2 years ago

My top 5 DIY beauty hacks

By  •  Beauty

This week, I want to share my Top 5 at home beauty hacks! I’ve come across these again and again when out on my bridal beauty travels, and you’re guaranteed …
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Benefit have three HOT new summer releases this weekend 2 years ago

Benefit have three HOT new summer releases this weekend

The sunshine is making women all over Ireland break out the bronzer to pretend we haven’t been deprived of Vitamin D for the past year, so these new additions to …
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Makeup 101 | Plum/Pewter Smokey Eye Makeup 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | Plum/Pewter Smokey Eye Makeup

By  •  Beauty

With festival season on the way, let’s amp things up with a step-by-step smokey makeup tutorial.  I created this specific gorgeous smokey eye for a shoot I did lately and wanted …
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Skin 101 | Summer Sun in a Bottle! 2 years ago

Skin 101 | Summer Sun in a Bottle!

By  •  Beauty

We’re all in the summer swing after those few stunning warm days of weather and although it’s broken, don’t let it break your tanning spirit!

We love a good suntan …
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Matte your mouth: Six must-haves that leave lips luscious 2 years ago

Matte your mouth: Six must-haves that leave lips luscious

By  •  Beauty

Matte lips have to be one of the most wearable trends to work for a pop of colour this summer. Whether you go nude, blush or bright, you can do …
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Tanning 101 | Prolong your summer glow 2 years ago

Tanning 101 | Prolong your summer glow

By  •  Beauty

The sunshine has us all in that summer mood, and hopefully, we’re all picking up a healthy glow safely! For those of you lucky olive toned skins, and even for …
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Events: Luxurious looks at Solis Lough Eske Beauty Masterclass 2 years ago

Events: Luxurious looks at Solis Lough Eske Beauty Masterclass

Hundreds of women brought their gal pals together for a fabulous Friday night out at Lough Eske Castle Hotel, a Solís Hotel & Spa. The hotel’s first ever Beauty Masterclass event …
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Top tanning tips for a safer sun tan 2 years ago

Top tanning tips for a safer sun tan

By  •  Beauty

Finally, a burst of fabulous much needed sunshine to get us in the mood for Summer.  It’s a delight to see shorts, dresses and some very milky white legs, …
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You won’t believe how much is in the goody bag of this Beauty Masterclass 2 years ago

You won’t believe how much is in the goody bag of this Beauty Masterclass

Lough Eske Castle Hotel, a Solís Hotel & Spa, have exclusively revealed the contents of a luxury gift bag they are giving to guests at next week’s Beauty Masterclass. If you …
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Makeup 101 | My top long-lasting foundations 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | My top long-lasting foundations

By  •  Beauty

Most women like to wear a little something to give the illusion of an evened skin tone, and working as a bridal makeup artist, I’ve certainly tried and tested many …
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Makeup 101 | What’s it like to have HD Brows? 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | What’s it like to have HD Brows?

By  •  Beauty

Big, bushy, skinny, straight, curved or arched, brows have taken over the world it seems! Brows add dimension, shape and also enhance your eyes and eye makeup look, whilst giving …
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Have some You-Time with Clinque at McElhinneys Ballybofey 2 years ago

Have some You-Time with Clinque at McElhinneys Ballybofey

By  •  Beauty

Experience Clinique at McElhinneys, Ballybofey where the skin and make-up experts are available offering free beauty and skin services. Plus this weekend you can get a seven piece free gift …
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Makeup 101 | Handbag SOS Handies! 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | Handbag SOS Handies!

By  •  Beauty

Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a wedding guest or an entrant at the lovely girls’ competition 2017 (I do love a bit of Fr Ted), we all like to get the …
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Top three tricks for a whiter smile 2 years ago

Top three tricks for a whiter smile

By  •  Beauty

So you have a big occasion coming up and you’re doing your best to shed a few pounds to fit into that dress!

You’re exfoliating and maintaining your skin for …
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Browsing for a new brow product? 2 years ago

Browsing for a new brow product?

Enhancing our brows has become a daily ritual for so many of us, and we couldn’t imagine leaving the house without filling them in these days.

It’s strange to think …
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Makeup 101 | My luscious LVL lash treatment 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | My luscious LVL lash treatment

By  •  Beauty

In my job as a makeup artist I hear about all the wonderful beauty treatments girls are trying out (and some boys too) especially with my bridal clients, so I …
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Skin 101 | Beautician in a Bottle? 2 years ago

Skin 101 | Beautician in a Bottle?

By  •  Beauty

So when you hear the statement ‘beautician in a bottle’ what do you think?  For me, this needed to be a real treat of a product, do what it …
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The beautiful and exclusive elements of Beauty at the Lodge 2 years ago

The beautiful and exclusive elements of Beauty at the Lodge

By  •  Beauty

Beauty at the Lodge has been established in Donegal since 2004 and is situated just a few miles outside Ballybofey, set in tranquil surroundings, overlooking the River Finn, comprising of …
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Makeup 101 | Beat dark circles in seconds 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | Beat dark circles in seconds

By  •  Beauty

Diminishing dark circles is easier than you think! Check out my quick and easy step-by-step tips on not only concealing your dark circles but lightening and brightening your look all …
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Accessorising occasionwear with a gorgeous glow
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2 years ago

Accessorising occasionwear with a gorgeous glow

Weddings, Confirmations, Communions and other events are all peeping up on the horizon and we’re looking for the best way to look like we haven’t been deprived of sun for half …
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Makeup 101 | Instant Fuller Lips 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | Instant Fuller Lips

By  •  Beauty

Would you love to create a fuller lip in an instant without invasive procedures?  Here are my top tips on how to achieve a fuller lip, naturally enhancing your perfect …
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Why Lancome fans will LOVE March 2017 2 years ago

Why Lancome fans will LOVE March 2017

Lancome are launching a free gift promo tomorrow, 9th March, which is perfect timing for the launch of their reinvented foundation – one that set to become an ally to …
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Makeup 101 | Dewy Natural Highlight 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | Dewy Natural Highlight

By  •  Beauty

I have looked at contouring with powder and how it can subtly sculpt certain areas of the face. This week I’m focusing on highlighting with powder to create a natural …
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Review: Putting StrongSexyHair through the endurance test
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2 years ago

Review: Putting StrongSexyHair through the endurance test

 The new Strong Sexy collection from SexyHair was launched this year to cater to the girls who want to bring strength back to every part of their image. We put the …
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Makeup 101 | You’re making me blush! 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | You’re making me blush!

By  •  Beauty

In my experience as a makeup artist, I’ve met many girls that are almost afraid to wear blush.

Girls with a rosy complexion or perhaps have rosacea (simply put – …
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MAKEUP 101 | Natural Contour 2 years ago

MAKEUP 101 | Natural Contour

By  •  Beauty

Contouring! The word alone scares some and no wonder! YouTube videos or indeed, Instagram makeup artists teach us how to use heavy cream contouring as it’s is all the rage …
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Makeup 101 | Natural Brows 2 years ago

Makeup 101 | Natural Brows

By  •  Beauty

It’s not that long ago I discovered my brows.  I had never EVER thought of popping a pencil, powder, wax, or gel near them! In 2009, my brows were officially …
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