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With air pollution on the rise, it's understandable that beauty lovers are concerned about the environmental impact of pollution on their skin.

Daily stress, a hectic lifestyle and outdoor grit can have a debilitating impact on your skin, and with a climate emergency in our midst, it's time to focus on protecting ourselves from the effects.

French skincare brand Nuxe have released their Crème Prodigieuse Boost line especially for those of us living through busy, urban lifestyles and it's perfect for brightening your face.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Boost range is designed to brighten and ‘boost’ skin, specifically a complexion that is often used to stress, tiredness or pollution.

It aims to combat these negative effects by using their key ingredient, Jasmine flower, to balance the skin and boost its natural mechanisms.

Each of the range's five products are enriched with an antioxidant complex for fresh, fuller-looking, brighter skin on the most stress-inducing of days.

5-in-1 Multi-Perfection Smoothing Primer, €24.90

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The gorgeous smoothing primer is created to blur out the first signs of ageing, suggesting a 'bare skin' effect by correcting imperfections and adding shine.

Made for all skin types, the newest beauty step has an instant perfecting effect. The non-tinted primer corrects the urban environment and busy lifestyle's markers on your skin.

Devotees of the “no make-up” trend or can be used as a primer as a base for foundation, for a refreshed complexion in minutes.

Energising Priming Concentrate,  €28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Designed for all skin types, the serum-lotion is the perfect starter to replump the skin and offer a moisturising and radiance boost before applying any other products.

The liquid booster care is formulated using natural origin Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Jasmine flower to work in harmony for energizing the skin.

Multi-Correction Gel-Cream Multi-Correction Silky Cream, €35

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The moisturiser enhances the skin's radiance and freshness every day, minimising the first signs of ageing. 

Apply after the Energising Priming Concentrate for optimum skin results. You can get the Multi-Correction Gel-Cream in two textures, for oily combination skin or dry combination skin.

Multi-Correction Eye Balm Gel, €27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This travel-friendly pump tube of youth-boosting formula is a convenient way to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with continued use.

The balm helps to conceal signs of insufficient nights sleep, which most of us need on Monday mornings or after a big night out so we can't recommend it enough.

Night Recovery Oil Balm,  €38

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This overnight miracle worker is a deeply nourishing formula that replenishes the skin with moisture and regenerates the complexion overnight.

Powered by Macadamia Oil, Jasmine Flower and Prickly Pear extract, your skin will look noticeably radiant and plump in the morning. 

The entire collection is available on the NUXE website here, in Arnotts and online at Cloud10 Beauty and LookFantastic. We can't recommend it enough for tired skin.

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If you haven't heard of Eminence Organics, you need to catch up on the revolutionary skincare brand loved by well-known celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lawrence and Meghan Markle.

Duchess of Sussex reveres the Eminence Citrus Exfoliating Wash as her must-have beauty product, so the brand literally has royal approval. 

Luckily for Irish beauty lovers, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links have announced the launch of the highly-anticipated Eminence Organics range in The SPA Portmarnock.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Guests of the spa will be offered an incredible organic treatment with biodynamic ingredients from a brand that have taken the beauty world by storm.

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has some breathtaking views for visitors of the spa to take in, as if receiving world-class skincare treatments isn't enough. 

The boutique SPA, led by Head Beauty Therapist Ashleigh O’Connor, embraces the tranquillity and serenity of the hotel’s natural coastline surroundings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Hungarian-based brand is well-known for its award-winning combination of natural ingredients, using a mix of fresh fruit pulps, plants and exotic spices to create the Eminence products

Their products contain potent healing and beautifying properties, with the SPA Portmarnock offers five luxurious treatments.

You can choose between the Yam and Pumpkin Facial, the Blueberry Detox firming & stimulating multi-acid peel, the Arctic berry peel & peptide illuminating skin peel, the Mangosteen Gentle Resurfacing Peel, and the Acne Advanced Treatment, which are all carried out by a team of beauty experts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The holistic approach to farming and production is part of what makes Eminence Organics Skincare so popular. The cruelty-free brand plants a tree for every purchase, and currently have over 7 million trees planted worldwide.

Three years of research and development go into every Eminence product before it hits the shelves, so they mean business when it comes to getting perfect results.

Speaking about the new line of treatments, Head Beauty Therapist Ashleigh O’Connor, said;

"Through the use of organic and wholesome ingredients, Eminence products leave long-lasting, positive effects on the skin."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"The Acne Advanced Treatment is the newest Eminence treatment we have available in The Spa Portmarnock. The popular facial treats acne naturally without using harsh chemicals, instead using botanical-rich, organic ingredients," Ashleigh adds.

A full range of Eminence Organic Skincare treatments available at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links can be found on their website here.

Why not treat yourself to the same skincare routine as the Duchess of Sussex?

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It's fair to say that Maura Higgins has completed the best 'hot girl summer' possibly since records began.

The Longford beauty stormed into the Love Island villa, ignored the haters, expressed her views and positive attitudes to sex and nabbed Curtis Pritchard without a single f*ck to give.

We have to applaud the woman, she truly is Maura D. Higgins: Queen of Ireland.

We spoke to the legend herself at the latest Bellamianta event, which showcased stunning tinted self tan mouse, skin perfecting illuminating bronzing powder and flawless filter body makeup. The reality star has been a brand ambassador with the beauty brand for a while now, and it's fitting that it's her first event since exiting the villa.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about life since leaving the show, Maura gushes about her professional dancing beau, saying that they've barely spent any time apart. The chaotic life of newfound fame must be difficult to navigate, but she's making time for Curtis;

“I’ve not really got time to process anything, it’s just been so overwhelming and it’s just been hectic since getting out. Curtis and I have only spent one night apart, we’ve been with each other non-stop”.

The 28-year-old has landed a slot on This Morning, with her own segment involving Maura as an agony aunt. The Thursday show went down a storm, with UK viewers adoring her no nonsense approach to dating.

The star was asked about Curtis' recent interview where his bisexuality was mentioned for the first time;

“You can’t believe everything you read in the papers. I don’t read the papers, he doesn’t read the papers. We’re not going to start reading the papers now just because we’re in them. People’s opinions do not matter to us. We’re very very happy.”

Despite the fact that Maura has been with a woman, she denied claims of her own bisexuality;

“I wouldn’t, I’m 100% into guys. It was a drunken, crazy night. A bit of fun. It was a work friend.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The grid girl's start in the Love Island villa wasn't easy, with Tommy eventually choosing Molly Mae Hague over Maura. The aftercare programme this year has escalated massively, and Maura said she was warned about the press;

"They told me at the beginning that there was a bit of hate for the way I went about things with Tommy. I don’t care what people think of me, I think everyone knows that by now. I wasn’t expecting the response I got.

“I’m so opinionated and I did expect to come out to a lot of hate. That’s the truth. I didn’t expect to last in there as long as I did. I thought I’d be out in the first three days. To get to the final, I just couldn’t believe it. And then coming out, the support has been amazing. I mean…Amy Schumer! I almost fell off my chair, that’s the truth. I still can’t believe it”.

Higgins was praised for her open and positive views on female sexuality in particular, and has become so infamous for her "fanny flutters" that even US comedian Amy Schumer professed her love. The incident with Tom Walker was what brought the entire UK's attention onto Maura, after she slammed his less than chivalrous behaviour. With the line; "Let's see if she's all mouth or not", Tom brought Storm Maura into the weather forecast and we LIVED for it.

“Just because a woman talks about sex, doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. I was never going to go into the hideaway and sleep with Tom. Making that horrible comment and assumption was out of order.”

She described her filter-free life growing up in Longford, where she could freely talk about sex with her family;

“I can talk to my mother about anything. I mean anything. I’d never be ashamed to talk about sex. When I’m talking about sex in the villa, I was so surprised with how people’s reactions were. They were so shocked, but it’s a natural thing. We all have sex. I had sex in my own house with the parents there. The way I was  brought up was that you could talk about anything. I didn’t have to filter anything growing up, with my family. It’s normal to me”.

She had some strong words to say about former Islander Belle Hassan describing Maura as 'demanding' for always 'needing a cigarette'. The Longford native said Belle was "talking sh*t," and we had to laugh.

When asked if there is any truth to the make-up artist's comments, Maura said: "Absolutely not.

"They would of never ever, ever heard me looking for cigarettes. So what you do, if you want to go for a smoke, you stand at the front door, and when the gallery see you on the camera, they speak through and say 'off you go', so it's not like you're in the villa with everyone else going 'I want a cigarette!' You don't say that. You just go to the front door where nobody is, so they never would of seen me. That's absolute rubbish."

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She also denied any claims of witnessing Anton and Molly-Mae's lack of communication in the villa.

The Scottish gym owner said himself and the influencer were never mates and didn't speak in the villa, and even unfollowed her on Instagram.

Maura says that everyone spoke in the villa, so we're calling his bullsh*t;

“I’m unsure, because he said that they didn’t speak in the villa. I never noticed it, everyone spoke in the villa. Him unfriending her, I don’t know what’s going on. I never saw any issue.”

Finally, we had to ask her about which Islander she'd unfollow, if she could; "Jordan. Absolutely Jordan" she said, without hesitation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We're torn between Michael, Danny and Jordan as the biggest villains to unfollow, but we agree with her choice.

Bellamianta's new luxury tanning products can be bought on their website here.

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Blank Canvas are one of the best brands around when it comes to makeup brushes. They've got it all; quality, a vegan-friendly range and affordability.

The company see your face as a blank canvas which holds endless possibilities. Founder Una Tynan was inspired by the concept of using tools to express your makeup creativity; 

“My vision was to create an affordable beauty brand without compromising on quality”. Their products are made and produced with innovative methods, and it's no wonder they've got such a loyal fanbase.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Having the right tools for your make up looks is half the battle. Every beauty lover knows the impact that each brush has on your look, and now Blank Canvas are releasing a Dimension Series Hamper as the perfect gift.

The hamper is just €90 and is the perfect present to gift to friends or family members who have an affinity for quality beauty products. It's got every brush necessary in one easy kit.

Filled with their most popular products, any makeup mogul (amateur or professional) would die to get their hands on the Dimension Series Hamper.

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The Dimension Series Hamper features;

BC Standee in Pink (worth €20 individually)

The BC Standee is a compact, upright standing brush pouch. Stylish and compact, it's ideal for your handbag or dresser, and can hold between 10 and 20 brushes (depending on size)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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F06 Bevelled Foundation Brush and F08 Dome Buffing Brush (worth €15 individually) 

The F06 and F08 are multi-purpose face brushes from the Dimensions series. They can easily be used to apply foundation, blush and contour by buffing products on first and then blending in a stippling motion.

The beautiful brushes are best used with cream, powder, mousse or gel products.

F06 Bevelled Foundation Brush

F11 Large Eyeshadow Brush (worth €8 individually)

The F11's multi-purpose design makes it the perfect tool for detail work to the eyes. This brush is best used with cream and powder products. 

F20 Buffer Brush (worth €15 individually)

F20 Buffer Brush

The F20 is a multi-purpose face brush specially designed to suit foundation application techniques for all skin types-stipple or buff your foundation on with the F20 for a HD base.

This brush can be used with liquids, creams and powders. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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F33 Extreme Contour Brush (worth €15 individually)

The F33 is a multi-purpose face brush specially designed to create super-sharp contouring.

Place product on with the flat edge and turn to the side for blending, and use with cream or powder products.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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F39 Dome Powder Brush (worth €15 individually)

The F39 is a multi-purpose face brush designed to sculpt/shape and add texture to the face through foundation application, contour and blush. Use with loose and pressed powder products.

F39 Dome Powder Brush

F41 Flat Tapered Cheek Brush (Colour/Style may vary)

The F41 is a multi-purpose face brush designed to sculpt/shape and add texture to the face through foundation application, contour and blush. Use with creams and powders.

F41 Flat Tapered Cheek Brush

A luxurious Blank Canvas gift candle is also included in the Dimension Series hamper, as if we needed any more goodies in our lives. It's an incredible present idea for any makeup fanatic.

Blank Canvas cosmetics can be bought on their website, online at Cloud10 Beauty and in pharmacies nationwide.

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Codex Beauty has been making waves across the beauty industry for it's bioscience-led initiative that sets a new standard for organic luxury skincare.

The company was founded in Silicon Valley by Barbara Paldus, a Stanford-University electrical engineer with a Ph.D and entrepreneur skills to burn. Codex Beauty is led by a team of scientists, botanists, dermatologists and cosmetic chemists who believe in utilising science to harness nature in it's purest form.

Recently Bia Beauty, the Irish company founded in Cork by herbal scientist Tracey Ryan, was bought by Codex Beauty and their latest collection has blown any expectations we had out of the water. 

Codex Beauty is a collective of global brands which are built on science, organic and vegan ingredients, plant-based preservatives, pharmaceutical-grade processes, safety and efficacy trials, innovative and sustainable packaging and third party certification.

"We are dedicated to telling you exactly why our products were created and how they will impact your health and skin," Paldus explains.

"Nothing at Codex Beauty is ever 'good enough'. We are always searching for the next discovery or technical breakthrough. We will never stop innovating and improving. That is engrained in our DNA." The name Codex comes from the ancient bound manuscripts that changed how knowledge was shared.

The company truly believe that education and information about skincare is imperative. Clean beauty and transparency is what they're all about, and we couldn't love them more. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tracey Ryan is the master alchemist behind the Bia Collection, which blends ancient Irish herbal knowledge with modern science. Bia is powered with bio-actives found in native Irish plants.

The local, organic ingredients are developed with sustainable, pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing practices. 

The Bia Collection is an essential unisex collection designed to cleanse, hydrate and protect the skin to achieve a healthy and radiant appearance.

1. Bia Exfoliating Wash, €50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Exfoliating Wash is a multi-purpose cleanser made to exfoliate, tone and polish skin. 

Suitable for all types of skin, the wash uses natural Jojoba grains and is infused with elderflower water, grapefruit, safflower and milk thistle oils for toning and cleansing benefits.

2. Bia Day Cream, €78

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Bia Day Cream is made with calendula and serrated wrack herbs, and works as a daily facial moisturiser which restores and hydrates the skin.

The moisturiser combines the revitalizing effects of calendula and the hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid to moisturise, provide intense nourishment and reduce irritation and redness. It's a facial staple, don't miss out on it.
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3. Bia Skin Superfood, €55

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The hydrating and nourishing treatment cream for your face, hands and body is getting rave reviews. It's a gorgeous fragranced skincare product which leaves your skin feeling healthier than ever.

It's made with the unique BiaComplex™ herbal formula, and treats dry, flaky or irritated skin and leaves it silky smooth.

4. Bia Eye Gel Cream, €72

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This lightweight, cooling and brightening eye gel helps to reduce undereye puffiness and dark circles, and offers instant hydration and soothing. 

The fragrance gives off a hint of immortelle and rose. Suitable for all skin types, with arnica oil, aloe vera, bladder wrack and cucumber as the key ingredients. You'll be immediately cooled and revitalised.

5. Bia Facial Oil, €100

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This product is quickly becoming a cult classic, and for a good reason. Once again, it works for all skin types and offers a delicately woody and herbaceous scent from rosemary and bog myrtle.

The light, dry oil helps to hydrate, seal in moisture, firm and smooth the skin using ingredients like rosehip, sea buckthorn, prickly pear, rosemary, kiwi seed and baobab oil. 

You can shop the full Bia Collection on Codex Beauty's website here. Try clean skincare products which harnesses the power of indigenous Irish botanicals and cutting-edge technology ASAP, trust us.

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Looks like this brilliant Irish beauty brand has yet another celebrity fan to add to it's list: None other than the legendary American rapper Cardi B.

Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter may only be less than a year old, but the burgeoning company has raised the bar when it comes to gaining noteworthy fans.

Their growing portfolio of friends in high places now includes Cardi B, who wore Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter’s €4.95 'On the Lash' false lashes in style 'Glamour' on stage at a sell out performance this week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All eyes were on one of the most successful rappers in the world as she donned the false lashes, which are a shockingly affordable price.

The lashes were expertly applied by Cardi’s go-to celebrity make-up artist Erika La Pearl who called the Irish brand her new obsession. Wow, the compliments just keep on flowing in.

Cardi B isn't the first famous face to be seen sporting Carter Beauty. Grammy-award winning singer Ariana Grande wore the brand's  €4.95 Supreme Gel liner in her music video this year.

Her make up artist, Rokael Beauty, took to Instagram to share all the behind the scenes secrets, writing,

"Still obsessed with this dazzling look from the #breakupwithyourgirlfriend music video."

"For all the #Arianators asking I used @carterbeautycosmetics @marissacarter Supreme Gel Liner so in love with the way the tip is super fine and its jet black and smudge-proof."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kourtney Kardashian's make-up artist also announced that their €9.95 Full Measure HD Foundation was his go-to for filming, and Love Island star Olivia Buckland emphasised her adoration for the entire collection of Carter Beauty products.

There's no stopping this brand. Team CB is officially Team Cardi B, we have it in writing. The ink is dry, gals.

For anyone wondering, the Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter 'On the Lash' false lashes come in six alternating styles from Natural up to Dramatic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 The Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter false lashes are innovative, 3D artificial lashes designed to add volume and depth whilst seamlessly blending with your own lashes for a natural look.

Grab your 'On the Lash' in style 'Glamour' before it's gone.

Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter is available in Irish pharmacies nationwide and in selected Penneys stores. You can also buy the goodies online on their website here.

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It’s time to #Popupyourmakeup! Vibrant and bold, Misslyn is on a beauty mission to bring you a kaleidoscope of colourful cosmetics.

Make the everyday a little brighter with new mesmerising make-up looks and guaranteed feel-good vibes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With products available from just €2.95, you won’t need to break the bank for high quality products with comfortable wear and intense colour pay off.

Did you know that Boots also offers Free Order & Collect on orders over €25? Place an order before 12pm – online, in store, over the phone or with the Boots app – and pick it up from 12pm the next day at one of their 87 stores.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Misslyn is also available in selected Penneys stores nationwide, selected private pharmacies, Beautybay.com and now Boots.ie.

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We never knew that our true crime obsession would find its way into our make up bag, but here we are. 

Makeup a Murder is the new cosmetics brand created by self-taught makeup artist Theresa Spencer, and it has us DEAD.

With cinema, literature, podcasts, audiobooks, documentaries and television shows dedicated to solving true crime mysteries, it's hardly surprising that morbid curiosity has been reborn through cosmetics.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The indie beauty brand has over 31,000 Instagram followers, and is building up a name for itself in the cosmetics industry.

The products reference grim topics such as poison, gore, crime scenes, murder and mass incarceration.

The caption on the brand's website is; "Slay faces with crime scene investigation makeup", so they certainly want to make a spooky statement. The capital letters are the final nail in the coffin…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The collection itself is relatively small, with some noteworthy product names. 

The colour-shifting eye shadow comes in shades such as Ricin and Radioactive Waste, packaged in scientific test tubes. 

Luxury Blood Chunk Glitter, Evidence Marker Lashes, Finger Print Setting Powder, the Bloody Blender Sponge (relax, it's just dyed red) and the Criminology Forensic Brush kit make up the collection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Instagram page is positively FULL of incredible make-up looks, with neon colours standing out from the crowd.

There's nothing inherently ghoulish or zombified about the actual looks except for the names and product packaging, so don't worry about resembling a particularly macabre Halloween.

We have to admit, the eyeshadow powders look matte as f*ck. Those colours bring some intense light to the darkness of the branding.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Makeup a Murder won't break your bloody bank balance either, with prices coming in at between €4.45 and €26 on their website.

The crime-investigation make up is also cruelty-free and vegan, so it's ethical despite it's links to crime.

We highly recommend the brand, even if it does fuel us to watch yet another Netflix murder documentary…

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Suzanne Jackson and Terrie McEvoy are once again wowing the nation with a gorgeous product, earning rave reviews for their latest entrepreneurial effort; Stunning self-tan line Bahama Body.

The Irish influencers are solving all of our tan-related summer worries in a budget-friendly way, and we couldn't appreciate them more right now.

Jackson is adding to her collection of beauty collaborations with her latest launch, which is a separate venture to her original tan label Dripping Gold and is in collaboration with McEvoy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We all want to glow like a tropical queen in the Bahamas, and the well-known influencers are renowned for their flawless tans all year round. Who else would we take tanning tips from?

Her self-tanning mousse, Bahama Body, is designed exclusively for Penneys stores nationwide by SoSu by Suzanne Jackson's and can be bought online by visiting the SOSU website.

The rich mousse is just €10 (we GASPED), and is available in shades Dark and Ultra Dark. The nourishing formula is enriched with a unique blend of tan enhancers and skin-loving ingredients.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The perks? It's streak-free, ready-to-wear, long-lasting colour which develops in four-to-eight hours, has a tropical scent and contains goodies like Vitamin E, goji berry and kiwi extracts.

Last-minute night outs have never been so easy, now that you have the ability to transform into the ultimate bronzed beach b*tch. 

Oh BTW, did we mention Bahama Body cruelty-free, paraben-free and vegan-friendly? The list of advantages seems pretty endless to us…Head down to Penneys or to the SOSU by Suzanne Jackson website before it sells out.

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Women have long been told to hide their natural body hair, even if it means beginning the expensive and often painful habit of shaving or waxing half your body all the time.

I became completely normalised to harbour the notion that you are only attractive to men without any body hair at all, like a naked mole rat. However, the times are a-changing.

Women across the world and celebrities alike are embracing body hair, with some even choosing to dye their armpit pair (Miley Cyrus, who else). The movement has now been pushed to the forefront by Billie razors.

The brand released their 'Project Body Hair' video one year ago, which was the first ever razor ad to show female body hair.

"We very much wanted to not only acknowledge that body hair exists, and to show it," Billie co-founder Georgina Gooley told Glamour. "But we also wanted to move the conversation around the message that razor brands have been sharing with women—and that shaving is a choice, not an expectation.”

They've now smashed even more taboos by becoming the first ad to show pubic hair. Ideas of what constitutes beauty are definitely changing, courtesy of women like Janelle Monae and Ashley Graham.

Billie wants to normalise pubic hair with its newest campaign, Red, White, and You Do You, to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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The video shows the pubic hair of models in various states, from a total clean shave to a full bush. It's a pioneering idea, with the campaign being inspired by the spirit of last year's video but with a summer vibe.

"If we’re not acknowledging body hair exists, it’s a form of body shaming,” says Gooley, who believes that grooming is another way to force women to be "beach body ready".

“There has been this shame around body hair, and a lot of that is the shaving category talking about the topic as a problem that needs to be fixed with the product they're trying to sell. We didn’t want to be part of that conversation.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The director and photographer of the ad campaign, Ashley Armitage, who also directed 'Project Body Hair', agrees with Gooley wholeheartedly:

"In our film we wanted to normalize pubic hair because it’s exactly that—normal,” she says. Authenticity is deeply lacking in the advertising and beauty industry,

“Body hair grows on people of all genders, and it doesn’t suddenly become 'gross' or 'unhygienic' when it is on a woman, trans woman, or nonbinary individual. We wanted to show that body hair is a choice; shave it, wax it, grow it, or do a bit of both. All are valid."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The razor brand chose not to showcase a single actual razor in the ad, but the female-focus feels beautifully candid and truthful. Breaking stigmas has never felt this good.

“I think for us it’s always been about putting our audience ahead of our product,” says Gooley. The brand have received huge support on social media, and sold out of razors after the video.

“With Project Body Hair we showed women with body hair and without body hair. We actually had the razor in that one, because we were making this statement and calling out the shaving category. But we were also saying that’s a choice, and with this new video, it's more of a celebration of that choice.”

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Pride is one of the biggest events of the colourful year, and the rainbows will be flying loud and proud in Dublin this weekend.

Make-up and fashion are two of the festival's most noteworthy aspects, since using beauty to express ourselves and our individuality is empowering.

Expect to see some swoon-worthy looks being served by queens far and wide for the parade, and nightlife events shortly after.

Though Pride was, and still is, a protest; Showing off your inner and outer beauty has become a staple part of the festival. The march is about never being afraid to stand out, in many ways.

To celebrate the amazing event, Urban Decay will be giving away complimentary mini-makeovers this Saturday, June 29 in their Grafton Street boutique and we're literally bursting with anticipation.

The rainbow-inspired makeovers will use the brand's new Sparkle Out Loud Glitter collection, made to turn heads and stay in it's place. Basically, it's ideal for a night on the dancefloor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Included in the range is the Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in eight glorious shades (including the limited-edition Stonewall), which contain water-based, superfine glitter.

The Heavy Metal Glitter Gel is featured in six new shades as the vibrant, hyper-sparkly, buildable formula for your eyes, body and face. Lasting up to nine hours with minimal fallout, the gel will fast become your cult product.

The award-winning 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil wows in the collection, coming in four more shades which are spreadable with a super-creamy and metallic finish. It's even waterproof, so those tears of Pride joy are protected.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Last but certainly not least, is the Hi-Fi Ultra Cushion Lipgloss in four brand new hues. The glitz and shine won't stop you from kissing your LGBTQ+ love interest on the night, don't worry.

Check out the full Urban Decay Sparkle Out Loud Glitter Collection in the boutique, 50-51 Grafton Street. Get yourself down there ASAP on Saturday for the makeover of your rainbow dreams.

Each makeover will take roughly 15 minutes and are subject to availability. We feel a physical connection to the glitter that's about to be spread all over our face this weekend…See you there.

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This week's beauty product which the entire Shemazing crew is LUSTING over is positively mind-blowing. Why? The Skin Nerd, that's why.

We all know and adore Jennifer Rock; CEO and founder of the iconic skincare company, award-winning dermal facialist, skin trainer and best-selling author. 

Their legendary Nerd Network online skin consultations have changed the lives of over 10,000 clients, leading Jennifer and the team to have a deep understanding of what people need from skincare.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Seeing as Jennifer Rock knows literally EVERYTHING in the whole entire world about skin, she's the perfect person to create her very own skincare product range; Skingredients®.

Now, we're always wary about believing the hype of new products on the market, but we've tried and tested the Skin Nerd's collection and it's phenomenal. Undoubtedly, it's set to become a cult brand.

Skingredients® is your skin's balanced diet, a range of goodies made up of the exact key ingredients that your skin needs: Nothing more, nothing less. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The highly-anticipated range has been created for people of all ages and skin types, and is customisable to your individual needs.

Skingredients® targets skin concerns instead of types, seeing as your skin is an ever-changing organ requiring alternating result-driven ingredients all the time.

The capsule collection features seven products: The Core 4 plus three mix-and-match products to tailor your Skingredients® recipe.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The range is totally fragrance-free, according to Jennifer's mantra that smells don't change cells.

The Core 4

These four products are your must-have ingredients which are integral to skin health, basically everyone needs them throughout their life as the basics.

1. PreProbiotic Cleanser, €25 (100ml)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The number one Skingredients® product is the biome-balancing, hydrating first step of the recipe.

PreProbiotic Cleanse is a nourishing cleanser with super-mild exfoliant polyhydroxy acid. PrePro is set to arrive in stock-lists near the end of June, so get yourself on the waiting list STAT.

It's 100 percent worth the wait. Good bacteria isn't just for your gut; the daily cleanser with a prebiotic-probiotic complex and PHA is designed to restore the skin's flora and keep your skin soft, plump and hydrated.

The featherweight lotion has enough muscle to remove eye makeup as well as everything else the day has put your face through. 

2. Skin Veg, €42.00 (30ml)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Skin Veg brings all the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant goodness of vegetables to your face, without you having to eat kale or superfood salad.

If your skin is an organ, the ingredients you put on it is essentially food for your face. It's important to know every ingredient and why it's necessary to be within the product.

Skin Veg is a hyaluronic acid and is part of your skin's 10-a-day, highlighter, no-fuss hydration prep for maximum results.

The pre-serum and penetrant enhancer works to prepare your skin to absorb the active ingredients in your other products, and packs goodness into your skin.

Featuring extracts from tomato, broccoli, cucumber, liquorice root, aloe vera, beta-glucan, beta carotene and a clinically-proven pro collagen peptide to brighten and exfoliate your skin, you don't want to miss this.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Skin Protein, €42.00 (30ml)

This flawless Vitamin A and C Serum brings the nutrients needed for your skin's proteins.

Formulated to protect and maintain heathy skin, this product is an all-rounder that  revamps, revitalises and restores for smoother, tighter, firmer and hydrated skin.

Packed with vitamins, a clinically proven pro-collagen peptide, essential fatty acid rich sunflower seed oil and super potent antioxidants, your skin will be protected from environmental damage.

Skin Protein is ideal for mixing with other serums, and the daily anti-ageing normalising product is suitable for everyone except pregnant people. It's basically results-driven strength-training for your skin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Skin Shield, €42.00 (100ml)

Every single person on earth needs Broad Spectrum Light Protection, that's a fact. New research has discovered that blue light from screens can damage our skin, as well as rays from the sun.

Your skin may protect your organs, but what actually protects your skin?

The Skin Shield is a broad spectrum physical SPF 50 (PA+++) perfect for protecting your skin against UVA and UVB rays, infrared and HEV light, the light emitted from computers and screens.

Even better: it's water-resistant and oil-free. The moisturising, mineral SPF base gives daily coverage with niacinamide to defend damage. It'll give you a dewy but not shiny finish, and we're sold.

Mix + Match Products

Target skin concerns only specific to you whenever you need to, with these mix-and-match treats. Add them to your Core 4 routine when your skin needs some TLC.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A-HA Cleanse, €25.00 (100ml) 

A-HA is named for that Eureka moment when all your skincare hopes and dreams come true to create a dewy, bright and hydrated face.

The exfoliating cleanser and resurfacing micro-mask contains lactic acid and PHA (polyhydroxy acid) for nightly-use.

The cleanse gently exfoliates, cleans and brightens your skin, working to boost your natural moisturising factor for extra-skin hydration too.

Perfect for those with normal, dehydrated or dry skin and pigmentation, or an uneven tone. Lactic acid is renowned for creating a brightened skin tone, sure Cleopatra bathed in it daily and look how fierce she looked.

Sally Cleanse, €25 (100ml)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Blackheads? Bye b*tch.

This cleanser, spot-zapper and micro-mask contains the most salicylic acid legally allowed in an EU product (two percent).

The Sally Cleanse works to dissolve debris within the pore to stop spots at the source while simultaneously reducing oil production. It's essentially Skincare Jesus,

If you're too oily to feel comfortable, suffering from blackheads or have under-the-skin bumps or keratosis pilaris, Sally is your main woman.

For spot-prone skin, use as a pore-clearing deep cleanse once every second night along with the PreProbiotic Cleanse.

Skin Good Fats, €42.00 (30ml)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Skin Good Fats isn't just a great moisturiser; it acts as ceramide barrier balm, feeding your skin's barrier with what it recognises.

The barrier balm provides your skin with a skin-native ceramide, essential fatty acids and a patented anti-irritation ingredient to replenish the good fats your skin already uses.

By doing this, your skin is happy, plump and hydrated. Make it your night cream and moisturiser if your skin is dry, itchy, irritated or annoyed.

The Skin Nerd has their sights set on global exportation of Skingredients® over the next 18 months, and they're ready to takeover the world of skincare. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The entire range is also cruelty-free, fragrance-free and free from animal-derived ingredients. A percentage of the products will be donated to an alternate charity each year.

Two years in the making, the Skingredients® range was aimed to simplify skincare for the masses while remaining affordable. Jennifer explained her goals when she dreamed up the glorious goodies;

“Results-driven skincare can be so expensive and unattainable. I wanted to make it simpler. My belief is that you need to mirror what you’re putting into your body with what you’re putting onto your skin."

It's all about empowerment and confidence. Do yourself a huge favour and try the range. Trust us, you'll never look back.

Skingredients® is available online, in pharmacies, department stores and selected salons nationwide.

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