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August Makeup & Beauty Favorites

Here are the beauty faves I’ve been loving and using regularly in August 🙂

Orifluido Beauty Elixir Hair Oil


I picked this up in Salon Services ages ago but have only really started to use it now.  It’s a hair oil that you massage into your locks when wet and then blowdry as normal.  You can also use it on dry hair to tame frizzies.  I love the smell of this, it’s so nice and when you apply it, your hair doesn’t become oily or greasy at all.  Plus it leaves your hair looking super shiny.  You can also get this on

No7 Eyeshadow – Truffle


I got this in a goodie bag at the Cocoa Brown Lovely Ladies Afternon Tea a couple of weeks ago and I am really loving it.  It’s a gorgeous browny gold colour that blends really well and would suit all eye colours but is especially striking on blue eyed girls.  It’s been my go-to eyeshadow for work since and it just looks so nice swept all over the lid or just blended into your crease with a lighter beige colour on the lid.  No7 have had a bit of a revamp recently and I’m loving their slick new chrome packaging!  Available from all Boots Stores.

Soap & Glory skincare

Left to Right: The Ultimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser, The Fab Pore Daily Micro Smoothing Moisture Lotion; The Feel Good Factor Translucent BB Cream
Left to Right: The Ultimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser, The Fab Pore Daily Micro Smoothing Moisture Lotion; The Feel Good Factor Translucent BB Cream

I reviewed these skincare products from Soap & Glory here a few weeks ago (here) and my skin has been getting on great since using them, so definitely going to repurchase.  The Soap & Glory range is available in Boots.

MAC Nymphette Lipgloss


I’ve been using this on clients a lot lately.  It’s the most beautiful pink lipgloss shot through with little gold particles that shimmer in the light (so great for going out) and it looks so nice over a pale pink lipstick like MAC’s Angel or Crème Cup.  Gorgeous.  You can pick this up in any MAC store.

Cocoa Brown Tan & Tough Stuff Scrub by Marissa Carter


I reviewed this here and also the new Tough Stuff scrub here.  Both are fantastic products.  I really love the tan and find that once you prep your skin well it turns out with the same even results you‘d get from a spray tan.  Definitely the best tan I’ve used.  Also the scrub is amazing and does a great job of sloughing off the dead skin.  I reckon there’s more to it than just the little scrubby bits though, so I quizzed Marissa Carter about it at the Lovely Ladies Afternoon Tea that she put on for us bloggers recently, but unfortunately (& understandably!) she was giving nothing away 🙂  Anyway, whatever the secret ingredient is, it really works! Available from Penneys, Boots and large Pharmacies.

The Cosmetic Outlet


I had long been avoiding this place as I knew I’d spend a fortune if I went in!  If you like The Cosmetic Outlet on Facebook, you’ll know it’s full of bargains on top branded makeup and beauty products such as GOSH, IsaDora, MAC, Clarins and more, it really is a makeup & beauty lovers paradise!  Kinda like Irelands answer to Sephora, with all your beauty faves in one place – what’s not to love? 🙂 Plus €5 for Sally Hansen tan just can’t be beaten!  They also do “Fiver Friday” deals so pop in and have a look.  I am currently testing a line of cosmetics that they stock there called Flormar and I have to say I’m well impressed with them.  Watch out for a full review coming later!  You’ll find the Cosmetic Outlet in Meath Street , Dublin.


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