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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: Launching Love Lynda Gift Sets! 1 month 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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Lynda Loves Makeup: 4 minutes, four products 2 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 2 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: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day 4 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: Give your lashes some love 5 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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A shiny new start for Lynda Strain 7 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 9 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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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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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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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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Brenda’s luxury lashes set an eye-catching trend 1 year 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 1 year 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: 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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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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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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Events: Letterkenny goes glam for the G&G Summit 2 years ago

Events: Letterkenny goes glam for the G&G Summit

The women of Letterkenny pulled out all the stops to get glammed up for the G&G Summit on Friday 17th August – making it one of the most stylish events …
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Summer Lovin’ – Our new beauty favourites 2 years ago

Summer Lovin’ – Our new beauty favourites

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette €43

This is the ultimate travel palette for anyone who doesn’t want to limit their choice of colour.

The very cost-effective palette has launched in …
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Get Body Beautiful this Summer 2 years ago

Get Body Beautiful this Summer

By  •  Beauty

It’s getting warmer out there, which means you’re probably thinking about shedding the sweaters and even (gasp!) going sleeveless! But then you may look at your skin and think, hm, …
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Lisa’s makeup looks are All-Ireland winners 2 years ago

Lisa’s makeup looks are All-Ireland winners

Letterkenny-based Hair and Makeup artist Lisa Geraghty was this week crowned as the All-Ireland Makeup Champion 2018 at the All Ireland Hairdressing Championships.

The popular MUA created two showstopping …
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It’s all about the eyes! 2 years ago

It’s all about the eyes!

By  •  Beauty

Your eyes are the window to your soul, so shouldn’t we give them the most beautiful frames we can?

Eyelash Extensions enhance the beauty of the natural eye in different …
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Anjali’s beauty school dream comes true 2 years ago

Anjali’s beauty school dream comes true

Motivated pupils are now being invited to enrol at Donegal’s first fully-private Beauty College, which opened this month in Letterkenny.

The Saffron College of Hair and Beauty  opened at Tobins …
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Beauty with Noeleen: The six fresh trends of Spring/Summer 2018 2 years ago

Beauty with Noeleen: The six fresh trends of Spring/Summer 2018

By  •  Beauty

Hi Ladies,

Before I get into what’s new for Spring Summer 2018, we are so excited here in McElhinneys to announce the official opening of our new Beauty Hall, with …
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Be an Individual: All you need to know about the star-studded McElhinneys weekend 2 years ago

Be an Individual: All you need to know about the star-studded McElhinneys weekend

By  •  Beauty

As Spring Summer 2018 launches us into another fashion season, McElhinneys have paved out their plan for the year to embrace individuality, originality and staying true to yourself.

The new ‘Be …
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How Lancôme’s latest launch solves foundation vs tan matching battles 2 years ago

How Lancôme’s latest launch solves foundation vs tan matching battles

Matching foundation colour to our decolletage can be easy one day and a chore the next. It’s all down to our complexion as we tan during the seasons and wear …
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Revealed: We got our hands on Benefit’s top secret product 2 years ago

Revealed: We got our hands on Benefit’s top secret product

If you saw the hashtag #OutOfThisWorld on social media recently, you’ll have been wondering what star product Benefit were coming out with.

The build-up was huge, the curiosity rose by …
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Why this Ballybofey Beauty Bash will be a little something different 2 years ago

Why this Ballybofey Beauty Bash will be a little something different

LOCO Media, established by Donegal woman April McManus, presents the LOCO Beauty Bash this February, and we have an exclusive competition for Donegal Woman readers to win free tickets! Check …
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Events: Getting glam makeup inspo from KeilidhMUA at G&G 3 years ago

Events: Getting glam makeup inspo from KeilidhMUA at G&G

There were makeup tips galore when Inglot Pro Team member and star MUA Keilidh Cashell visited G&G salon for an intimate masterclass on Monday, 8th January. Aoibheann Walsh and her team …
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How McElhinneys are taking personalised shopping to a whole new level 3 years ago

How McElhinneys are taking personalised shopping to a whole new level

McElhinneys of Ballybofey have launched a new Personal Styling service for customers to get an extra-personal and tailored shopping experience.

Two experienced stylists – Breid McDaid (Clothing) and AnnMarie Carolan …
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EVENTS: Lola makeup lands in Letterkenny 3 years ago

EVENTS: Lola makeup lands in Letterkenny

A big beauty event was held on Thursday to celebrate the store becoming the county’s exclusive stockist, with special guests and makeup demos running throughout the afternoon.

LOLA brand manager …
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How to deal with adult acne 3 years ago

How to deal with adult acne

By  •  Beauty

‘Adult Acne’ is the term used to describe the growing phenomenon of people in their late 20s, 30s and even 40’s and 50’s getting spots.

80% of those with …
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What is dermaplaning? 3 years 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 Micro-needling and is it the key to looking younger? 3 years 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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Events: The perfect way to discover BPerfect Cosmetics 3 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 3 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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Queen Bee Laura aims to rule ahead in blogger awards 3 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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Beauty blogger Danielle’s big dreams to be crowned the best 3 years ago

Beauty blogger Danielle’s big dreams to be crowned the best

By  •  Life

Danielle’s Stardustbelle blog has been nominated for three awards in the 2017 Irish Beauty Blog Awards.

She will be competing against Ireland’s biggest influencers in her categories – Best Design …
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Matte your mouth: Six must-haves that leave lips luscious 3 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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Events: Luxurious looks at Solis Lough Eske Beauty Masterclass 3 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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Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful 3 years ago

Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful

By  •  Life

Anne Harkin is a local woman who has adopted a new nickname for a new project – MsAmazebald. She has been living with alopecia for more than 20 years, and …
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You won’t believe how much is in the goody bag of this Beauty Masterclass 3 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 | What’s it like to have HD Brows? 3 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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Makeup 101 | Handbag SOS Handies! 3 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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Natural goodness for our skin direct from Donegal 3 years ago

Natural goodness for our skin direct from Donegal

When you take something back from a holiday destination or important place, there is always something more special about it.

Shivon Soap was created around that idea, and with natural …
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How you can help brave women Look Good and Feel Better 3 years ago

How you can help brave women Look Good and Feel Better

By  •  News

The charity project held a hugely successful campaign to call on makeup artists, beauticians and massage therapists in Donegal to donate just a few hours a year to give special …
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Makeup 101 | My luscious LVL lash treatment 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A Letter to my Girls 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A Letter to my Girls

By  •  Mammy

My Darling Mini-Me..

You stopped me in my tracks this morning. I walked past your bedroom door. You were standing in front of your mirror, brushing your hair, with your …
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The beautiful reward we get from helping others 3 years ago

The beautiful reward we get from helping others

By  •  Life

The Look Good Feel Better programme is a volunteering opportunity for people in the beauty industry and a chance for women to get support to deal with the visible side …
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