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New Irish beauty brand, Powder ‘n’ Pout Cosmetics, has recently received the ultimate compliment by being accepted as sponsors for major makeup master class ‘The Masterclass’ in Toronto, Canada

Taught by the ‘king of contour’ himself, Mario Dedivanovic, this achievement marks a major milestone in the Powder 'n' Pout story.

Highly influential and massively in demand, Mario is a world-famous makeup artist whose skills are renowned the world over, with clients including but not limited to Kim Kardashian-West, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Eva Longoria.

Commenting on the impact Mario has had on her approach to cosmetics, Kim recently said: “Mario has created my signature glam look and my love for makeup is inspired by him!"

"Mario has taught me every makeup trick I know and use until this day," she added.

With brands handpicked by Mario himself, Powder ‘n’ Pout's inclusion this year has sparked off some seriously exciting Stateside jaunts for the brand, with founder and designer of Powder ‘n’ Pout makeup brushes, Aisling Cunningham, having just returned from an exciting trip to Toronto.

Aisling joined Mario at his world-famous, sell-out makeup Masterclass where her makeup brushes featured in the exclusive gift bags as chosen by the man himself, with Aisling admitting she was bowled over by Mario’s work, describing him as an inspiration.

Aisling will be venturing off again in August, this time to New York, where Mario will be joining forces with Kim Kardashian-West for his New York Masterclass.

If you happen to be Stateside this summer and fancy schooling yourself with the best in the business, you can pick up a ticket for the New York event range from between  $499.99 – $1,499.99 right here.

Keep an eye on the Powder ‘n’ Pout social channels for all the New York happenings next month by checking out Powder 'n' Pout's Instagram along with Mario’s Instagram channels where you will see Powder ‘n’ Pout’s luxury makeup brushes.

Ladies, we want in.



Choosing a tattoo can be a deeply personal moment for some, and an off-the-cuff decision for others.

But no matter how much or how little time and energy you put into your inking, you are guaranteed to divide opinion no matter what choice you make.

Take Chris Zylka, for example.

The boyfriend of reality star-turned-DJ Paris Hilton, Chris decided to add to his collection of body art with an inking dedicated to the woman in his life – a decision she couldn't wait to share on Instagram in recent days.

Uploading a snap of Chris' arm, Paris gushed: "Such a lucky girl! My love surprised me & got my name tattooed in #Disney font. And said cause I’m his most magical place on Earth & he finally found his fairytale princess."

She finished the caption with '#BoyfriendGoals #ParisForever', and while some gushed over the tat, others couldn't help but pour scorn.

With that in mind, we decided to have a good mooch on Instagram for some of our favourite designs, so if you're in the market for a new inking, check out some contenders below.

1. We adore.

2. So pretty 


Fun feminine foot today! #tattoo #colortattoo #lineworktattoo #floraltattoo #advancedtattoo

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3. So delicate 


Cute little side back tattoo@graffittoo

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4. Yaaas Kween. 


So beautiful@crafttattooyasin

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5. BackGoals.


Back goals Who agrees?? @kaelintaichee

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6. Oh and then there's this


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7. And this. 

8. That font though…



Let's be honest; a whole lot of thought goes into your festival look each year.

Even if your image is as pared down as it gets, there's a high chance you spent a good few hours curating it, right?

And whether you're all about the laidback look or go extra AF in time for festival season, the vast majority of us appreciate having a good mani to wrap around our plastic beakers of booze.

But if you're in need of a little inspiration, check out our current favourites on Instagram.



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2. Yaas Queen


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3.  So intricate.

4. The dedication! 

5. Amazing 


Turns out it was just a reflektor

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6. This is what we're talking about… 


#nails #festivalnails #pink #butterflynails @manuela_nails_for_me_

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For a while now, US makeup brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills has been a big player on the beauty game.

Their Pro Series Contour Kit and Dipbrow Pomade have become cult favourites among makeup nerds all over the world, and now the brand are stepping up their glow game with the release of a brand new liquid illuminator.


Liquid Glow July 25th #liquidglow

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The brand already stock a number of fan-favourite powder highlight kits, so the announcement that they're releasing a new liquid glow has got everyone (us included) super excited.

Whether it's a light-catching strobe or a subtle cheek shimmer, highlighter is the must have beauty product of 2017, so naturally, we have to have it.


Liquid Glow 4 shades Launch Details ABH US & UK website 7-25 (Sephora, ULTA, Macy's, Dillard's) In Store launch 8-15 #liquidglow

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The brand teased the product on their Instagram last week, and it looks like shimmering liquid gold. Which, let's be honest, is pretty much exactly what we want out highlighters to look like.


Liquid Glow  4 shades Launch Details  $25ABH US & UK website 7-25 (Sephora, ULTA, Macy's, Dillard's) In Store launch 8-15

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The product will be available in four shades to suit all skin tones and 

Liquid Glow  is set to be releases on July 25, so there's still time to get your glow on before summer ends.



Just when you thought the fidget spinner craze could not possibly get more ridiculous – BOOM, lip gloss. 

That's right ladies, there are fidget spinner lip glosses now available to purchase.

Introducing the Glamspin – a collaboration between Buzzfeed Product Labs and Taste Beauty.

The colourful product is simply a fidget spinner with three built-in lip gloss compacts that all smell divine, we might add. 

Each of the three sections contains a different flavour of lip gloss: Peach Whirl, Strawberry Cyclone, and Grape Twist (all names with the fidget spinner in mind!)

The Glamspin costs a tenner, and while they currently don't ship to Europe, it is definitely on the cards, so there is hope.

The Glamspin will begin shipping to the U.S in mid-July, so hopefully we should see this bizarre invention on our shores before the end of the summer. 

This isn't the first time we've seen the fidget spinner affect the world of beauty (obviously!), remember when Beauty vlogger James Charles tried to contour with a fidget spinner?

Oh and let's not forget that majestic nail art that Natasha Lee created, that included a a real miniature spinner.

And if you fancy something a little bit more high tech Google dropped a fidget spinner app on its website recently – so get spinning!



One 18-year-old beauty vlogger is teaching us not to judge a book by its cover.

Michaela Davert has a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which is a condition that makes her bones very fragile and fracture easily.

As a result of this, she is just over two feet tall and uses a wheelchair to get around and has an assistance dog named Chloe.

However, Michaela's size hasn't stopped her achieving her dreams of pursuing a career in beauty

With her Instagram page and her YouTube channel, she is breaking the stigma in the beauty industry for women with disabilities. She shares her make- up tutorials and reviews with her 30,000 YouTube followers.

She is also very open to talking about her condition and has several videos discussing it. She keeps her followers up to date with her surgeries and how she is recovering from them. 

In a recent interview, Michaela discussed being different and how she doesn't let it define her.

"I find it strange that people say that we look different, and it's because we are different, in reality we're all different," she surmises.

She says that she has had people call her ugly but that she doesn't care because she is now happy and comfortable in herself and how she naturally looks.

She wants to share her message with girls around the world and inspire them to see themselves as beautiful.

Michaela proves that when it comes to achieving your goals, size really doesn't matter!



If there's one thing we could do for hours on end, it's watch beauty tutorials online.

And while we generally never manage to imitate the precision on display in these videos – so many intricate flicks – we find the whole process infinitely soothing.

And that is why we're probably one of the few people who haven't openly mocked an upload which has been doing the rounds recently.

Shared by makeupmeri, the video shows the effort that goes into the process of… leg contouring.

Yes, it's ridiculous and yes, we wonder who would ever devote time to such a process, but there's no denying the mesmorising quality of the upload.

Check this out…


Inspired by the Anatomy of the Human body book of my son Press Using key products: @esteelauder bronzer @anastasiabeverlyhills cream kit @morphebrushes & @opvlashes brushes @maccosmetics fix + prep&prime #makeup #amazing #lipstick #beauty #contour #opvlashes #abhilluminator #promakeup #sexylegs #instamakeup #makeupMeri #Hudabeauty #makeupjunkie #Legs #beauty #happy #instagood #love #sexy #hot @maquiagemx @hudabeauty @hairmakeupdiary @makeupfanatic1 @styles.video @melformakeup @allmodernmakeup @liveglam.co @howto.makeup @dressyourface @blendwithtrend @universodamaquiagem_oficial @glamvids @videosfashions @brian_champagne @wakeupandmakeup @girlzart @makeupvideosonly @makeupcoach @maquillaje.paramujeres @laurag_143 @omghairmakeup @makeuptutorialsx0x @fashionarttut @fashionclimaxx2 @813fashion @hair.makeup.allure @makeup @makeupvideoss @makeup.val @styleartists @fashion_daily_uae @makeup_clips @1minutemakeup @mazarin_design @tutoriaisinspirations @tutoriaisinspirations @videosbeauty @diytop @womensbestbeauty @worthyofwomen.videos @body.artistry @mystical.makeovers @abs_at_home @home.abs @atualidadefeminina @thestylechick @fashion_lalo @itutorialguide @glamour_guide_ @lovetutorialsx @idiyguide @videosbeauty @makegirlz @ideiasparameninas @tutorialguides_ @diyvideosx @dailymakeup @alyakattan @monakattan

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Remember a few months back, when Instagram was going mad for marbled nail art? Well, we have reached the next level. 

A U.S based hair stylist has taken inspiration from the marble nail trend, and has turned it into her signature technique.

Over the past few years, Ash Fortis has perfected the art of hair marbling, and it is proving to be popular with Instagram users.


When you step outside of your comfort zone your stepping into your greatness. Tag someone who inspires you!!! #hairmarbling

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Ash spoke to the gorgeous ladies at Allure, explaining that "nail art is a huge influence of mine, so I thought, How can I bring it to hair?" 

A swirly technique is used to achieve a multicoloured marble-like finish that looks completely different from the other rainbow-hair looks all over social media.

According to Allure, Ash "applies a layer of shaving cream onto foam mesh strips called Embee Meche. Then she drops different complementary colours of vibrant hair dye on top.

"Next, she wields the back of her colour brush to trace figure-eight shapes into the the shaving cream with the dyes. This creates the swirled design. After that, she presses the design onto a small section of platinum-blonde hair and places a clear Embee Meche on top."

Not something we could attempt at home, so. 

Anyway, we've done a round up of some of the coolest marble-hair looks online, so get ready to feel inspired. 





Another style on my #hairmarbling model . What do you guys think?

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Get excited, beauty lovers!

Urban Decay's Naked Palette is a cult makeup item, and the nude selection and its sequels the Naked 2 and Naked 3 have become makeup bag must-haves. 


 Now, Urban Decay is releasing a brand new Naked Palette, and this one is hotter than the rest. 

The Naked Heat palette is coming for those of us who live for a warm, cranberry eye. 

The palette has a few traditional (albeit warm-toned) nudes in the mix, but it is unique to the rest thanks to the reds, pinks, peaches and cranberry shades it features on its spectrum. 

The 12 'amber-hued neutrals' are ideal for a sexy summer eye look, and we can even see some of the mid tones working as gorgeous blushers. 

The amazing new palette launches officially on June 30, so we'll be saving our pennies up for the end of the month!



From its AW collection, to Cosmo freaking out that Penneys is Irish; the high street chain has been killing it in the world of fashion and beauty lately.

And to add more awe to its items, the clothing giant has announced that it's releasing a Cotton Candy beauty line.


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It's new PS… Eye Candy and Cotton Candy lines will hit shops this week, and we couldn't be more delighted.

The range will include a collection of lipsticks, eyeshadows and eye pigment palates, including a Cotton Candy kit (which we're very intrigued by).

And as always with Penneys, it won't break the bank. The new products cost between €2.50 and €6.

We're sorted, lads.



Some people are blessed with enviable hair, and while good genes definitely play a role, it's important to remember that the women whose tresses you want to reach out and touch on your morning commute likely invest time and effort into caring for their locks.

And loathe and all as we are to admit it, the friends, colleagues and family members who boast stunning styles act as constant reminders of the importance of hair care at its most primary level.

From choosing a shampoo that properly reflects your hair type (and not because it’s on special offer) to investing in tools which will protect your hair (as opposed to damaging it), this is all about making the best of your barnet.

And here are just six things those women do on the regular.

Remain loyal

Most of us have been guilty of choosing products based on their price tag rather than their USPs which means we often chop and change when it comes to the products we apply to our hair.

Experts recommend you do your research, find a shampoo and conditioner that works for you, and then stick with it.

Simply put, the moment you land on a combination that works for you, guard it with your life.

Blot hair when wet

Our hair is at its most vulnerable when it's wet, so you'd never find a woman with enviable tresses pulling on wet hair with a rough towel and bristle brush moments after hopping out of the shower.

Gently blotting your hair with a soft towel is the way to go if you want to protect against damage while using a wide-tooth comb for de-tangling is paramount.

Oh, and this woman knows better than to force her hair under piping hot water, and instead opts for warm water while lathering and a cool spray for rinsing out conditioner.

Apply treatments

If you only apply a hair mask once a year and find yourself wondering why your hair isn't in the same condition as other people's, you might just have your answer.

Taking time to apply treatments to their hair is as an essential a haircare step for hair-savvy women as regular brushing.

Get regular trims

Not only do they schedule regular trims, but they take their stylist's advice on board every time they attend an appointment.

And just like product use, it's important to stay loyal to a stylist as long as you're happy with the service they provide.

By sticking with a stylist, you can be assured that they will be able to spot a potential problem before it becomes an issue as they'll know your hair almost as well as you do.

Invest in tools

When it comes to the haircare tools, there is a distinct hierarchy, and you can be certain that women with amazing hair know this all too well.

Take the Dyson Supersonic, for example. Entering the world of haircare with a groundbreaking new addition, Dyson's technology allows for faster, more precise drying, while producing minimum noise due to acoustic silencers.

By measuring the air temperature 20 times every second, it controls heat distribution to reduce damage and protect your hair, with company founder, James Dyson, saying: "Hair dryers can be heavy, inefficient and make a racket. By looking at them further we realised that they can also cause extreme heat damage to hair."

Give it a break

And while treatments and tools do work wonders when it comes to proper haircare, it's also important to remember that everyone's hair can do with a break from time to time.

Being able to strike that balance is how you go from mediocre to mesmorising in six easy steps.

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While others can get too hot, the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer works differently. It measures air temperature 20 times a second, preventing extreme heat damage to help protect natural shine.



We were told our oily skin would go away once we were out of the teenage years, then 19 turned to 20, 20 turned into 25 and we still can't eat a packet of crisps without our skin harking back to our teenage years.

We are told it would benefit us in the long run, that oily skin has better elasticity so is less prone to wrinkles. While this may be true, it doesn’t stop us getting annoyed when we have to carry blotting paper in our purses.

While avoiding alcohol or abstaining from dairy may seem a bit unrealistic (umm hello? Cheese?), there are some more doable things that can help improve your skin.

1. Water, water, water

You’ve heard it time and time again, but it can’t be said enough.

Drink as much water as possible. It may seem like a chore, but once you get into a habit of it, it’ll be second nature.

A handy tip to trick yourself into drinking more water is to get a reusable water bottle with a straw. You drink more without noticing and it’ll save you money. It’s a win-win.

2. Find the right moisturiser

You may think your skin is bad enough without putting more greasy stuff on it, but even oily skin gets dry, flaky bits. It’s a vicious circle, we don't moisturise and get dry skin then we moisturise it and we get spots.

Finding the right moisturiser is key to stopping this. Skin is a temperamental thing so it’s really trial and error when it comes to finding the perfect one for you. 

An oil- free, matifying moisturiser is the best way to go. It’ll cost more than your mam’s Nivea, but you’ll only need to use a small amount so it lasts ages. 

3. Don’t overdo it      

With oily skin, it can feel dirty so there's an urge to clean it every possible chance you get. This isn’t a good idea, your skin needs oil, even if you don’t like it.

Removing the oil too often will just make your skin produce even more and the problem will only get worse.

Keep exfoliating and using deep cleansing face washes or masks every second day and use a light cleanser daily.

4. Timing is everything

Timing is just as important as the product you use.

Try not to moisturise just before bed. Your body temperature rises when you sleep and moisturiser mixed with sweat will clog your pores.

Moisturising in the morning makes it more effective. The same goes for using greasy lip balms. They stay in place during the day, but at night they will spread and clog the pores around your lips.

5. Don’t get disheartened

Finally, don’t get disheartened if you improve your skin care routine, but seem to be getting more spots.

It takes time for your skin to rid itself of deep impurities, so they may have to come to the surface before they can be eradicated.

It also takes time to perfect a skin care routine that suits your skin, so be patient and you will find the perfect balance.