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With the huge array of brilliant make-up palettes currently blessing our lives, it can be tricky to choose the best and brightest of the bunch.

Lifestyle guru Rosie Connolly and SOSU by Suzanne Jackson have collaborated on Connolly's first beauty product, and it's absolutely gorgeous if we do say so ourselves.

'Radiant Magic' includes six summer shades with both matte and shimmer options, as well as blush, highlighter and contour.


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SOSU by SJ have teamed up with one of Ireland's leading beauty influencers to bring us the magical palette, to enhance every skin tone and bring your makeup to life.

Radiant Magic features two sun-kissed bronzers, two silky-soft blush shades and two ultra-reflective highlighters to make your face stand out from the crowd.

The shades are colour-rich and totally buildable, as well as highly pigmented. You can use the palette on both your face and body, bringing your highlight and contour to perfection all over.


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Speaking on the release, Rosie Connolly said: “I’m so, so proud of this. What a response! It’s just been mad. I’m so happy that it’s finally out and I can talk about it. I’m thrilled.”

The tones include 'Cinnamon' (warm contour), 'Espresso' (dark contour), 'Sundown' (peach blush), 'Morning' (pink blush), 'Afterglow' (champagne highlight) and 'Radiance' (rose gold highlight).

The beautiful palette is the perfect addition to your make-up bag, and is available now on SOSU by Suzanne Jackson's website for just €29.95. It's an absolute steal, nab it before it sells out.

Feature image: Instagram/@rosieconxxx/@sosu_bysuzannejackson 


Most of us don't get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night – and as we all know, there can be major repercussions on the way we look as a result.

We wish we could wake up bright-eyed, with dewy skin every morning, but that's never going to happen… unless you follow these quick fixes that will have you looking fresh in a shorter amount of time than you spend in the line for Starbucks. 

Moisturise it

When you don't get enough sleep, you body – mostly your skin –  misses out on its nightly repairing.

By not allowing it to rejuvenate, you'll be more prone to breakouts, redness, patchy skin and dehydration. Thankfully, the latter can be solved by doing what we should be doing anyway: moisturising. 

It'll help you achieve that radiant glow we all sought after, but as well as that it will help fight long term symptoms of not getting enough sleep, like enlarged pores, wrinkles and under-eye circles. 


Massage it 

Now we're not talking about a full-on massage here, just a quick face one. If you're to be ready in under five minutes, you're going to need a good multi-tasker – and this one is perfect. While using your finger to moisturise, give yourself a small face massage. 

It will help boost circulation and brighten the complexion. Not only does it feel amazing with cold moisturiser, but if you practise the right routine, you will give your face an instant boost in a minute flat. 


Highlight it

In the morning, especially on days where you've gotten little sleep, a good highlighter is like saviour in a tube. When you've found the right one for your skin tone, it'll be your go-to for brightening and defining your features in a flash.

The best places to apply this is the inner corners of your eye, under the brow bones, and across your cheekbone to fake that eight-hour sleep look. 


Cool it

When it comes to the dreaded puffy morning face, rely on one thing – cold temperatures. Cold temperatures shrink capillaries and stimulate drainage (in other words, de-puffs).

Whether you press your face with a cold cloth or store your moisturiser in the fridge, take every opportunity to give your face a zap of coolness. Pro tip: Place two spoons in the freezer for a couple of minutes and place them over your eyes (curved sides inward) for 10 – 15 secs to get rid of puffiness in that area.

The best part is, it will not only make you look more awake, but you'll feel more awake too. 



We’re sure you’ve experienced the absolutely BALTIC weather we’ve been having lately and would love nothing more than the perfect excuse to stay inside!

Well, fear not, we’re here to help with our TV highlights for the long week ahead…

OCD and Me
RTÉ One, 21:35

This eye-opening documentary follows artist Jacob who suffers from the debilitating anxiety-related condition Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD is something that a lot of Irish people suffer from, yet it is one of the least talked-about mental health conditions out there. Hopefully all that will change – starting with this documentary.

Deirdre and Me
UTV Ireland, 19:30

Filmed back in 2012, this documentary sees the recently deceased Anne Kirkbride talk about her famous role as Deirdre Barlow on Coronation Street which she held for over forty years before her untimely death last month.

The Restaurant
TV3, 21:00

Rozanna Purcell takes on the tough critics Tom Doorley, Paolo Tullio and Simon Lamont. If her appearance on Come Dine With Me is anything to go by, then we are certainly excited!

Norah’s Traveller Academy
RTÉ 2, 21:00

If you haven’t had a chance to watch this show then you need to catch up now. Business mogul and former Dragon on Dragon’s Den, Norah Caseymentors four women from the Travelling community in the world of business.

The Graham Norton Show
BBC One, 22:35

Always a classic and never to be missed, this week Graham’s couch is brimming with stars. Julianne Moore and Cuba Gooding Jr. appear with more to be announced.



Unfortunately not everyone is born with big beautiful eyes. Luckily, this look can be created with a few beauty tricks.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Line your lower lids with a white or shimmery liner. This will open your eyes up and make them stand out. Avoid using black because dark colors usually have an opposite effect.
  • Curl your lashes, no matter how short they are – this step is key to making your eyes look bigger.
  • Keep your eyebrows nice and neat. This will ensure that everyone’s focus is on your eyes instead of your not-so-groomed brows.
  • Get arty and line the top lash from the midpoint of your eye to the outer edge. With a flick you will draw attention to the outer parts of your eyes and make the rest appear bigger.
  • Highlight  your inner corners. This is a timeless way to give you bigger and brighter eyes.