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No7 has just unveiled their latest skincare product and we cannot wait to try it. The No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate is set to become a beauty favourite. It is clinically proven to be kinder to your skin. It consists of a 0.3% retinol, within a 1.5% complex designed to give maximum results and minimum irritation.

In new research, No7 and Boots found that the top of women’s beauty wish list are products that tackle fine lines and wrinkles.

Retinol has a broad range of skin benefits including tackling wrinkles and improving skin texture.

78 percent of women say they are taking skincare more seriously as they get older, with 19 percent believing the best time to start using a skincare product with retinol is when a woman hits her thirties. In fact, even if there’s no visible signs of photo-ageing yet, the boost to skin renewal and surface skin cell turnover that retinol produces can benefit most women from their twenties. 

While retinol has been available since the 1960’s, interest in the ingredient has increased in recent years. It has historically been very hard to deliver in an effective format, often breaking down before it can take effect on the skin and, when delivered in a high potency, it can cause irritation and skin inflammation, known as retinoid dermatitis. For these reasons, No7 has held off on bringing a retinol formula to market until now…

Although lots has been written about the ingredient in recent years, the survey found there is an opportunity to help women better understand how to incorporate retinol into their regimes and to experience the many benefits it can bring.

No7's top tips on how to incorporate retinol into your regime are:

  1. Keep up your regime: Incorporating a retinol into your regime can have lots of benefits on your skin but it’s important that this is in addition your night cream and not instead of it!

  2. Ramp up usage slowly to give your skin a chance to build tolerance:  One in five (21 percent) of women surveyed said their skin found retinol difficult to tolerate at first. You can avoid this by limiting initial use to once or twice a week (on non-consecutive nights) and then ramping up to every night after about 4 weeks.

  3.  Use product sparingly: Almost half the women (52 percent) surveyed who have experienced some irritation believe they used too much product (we recommend two pumps of the No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate).

  4. More is not always best: 30 percent have used a product with a higher percentage of retinol than their skin could tolerate, which can lead to women not wanting to use the product regularly.

  5. Use an SPF: As retinol can leave your skin more prone to damage from the sun, always wear at least SPF15 during the day.

No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate 30ml is available from Boots.ie priced at the introductory offer of €25 from May 28th, 2020. Normally €36.



I have struggled with acne and skin problems since my teenage years. And it was never just the odd pimple here and there.

My bad skin stole my confidence and left me feeling like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. It’s something that has really bothered me for most of my adult life.

I tried all the lotions and potions, tips and tricks but no matter what my doctor prescribed or how many facemasks I used, the acne always returned.

My skin looked dull, tired and in dire need of some TLC. It was ridden with spots and acne scars and my complexion looked so sickly.

I was so envious of people with clear and glowing skin. I always felt less worthy than others and felt as glamorous as a garden snail.

Once I turned 25 I decided that this needed to change. I wanted to feel beautiful for once and I knew that clearing my skin would help.

I’m not saying that people with acne aren’t beautiful. I have such a deep admiration for the women on Instagram who are part of the acne positivity movement. They have helped me feel less alone and are breaking the stigma surrounding acne and other skin problems.

However, acne made me feel so low and miserable at times. Éminence reached out to me and sent in some of their skincare range to try.

I’ll admit I was hesitant at first because of the vast amount of products I’ve already tried. I had very low expectations and I couldn’t have been more wrong.

I’ve been using four of their products for a little over a month and my skin feels and looks like I always hoped it would.

It isn’t perfectly clear, mainly because I have developed an addiction to chocolate, but it is supple and smooth thanks to the refreshing Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser. This is one of the best cleansers I’ve ever used. It leaves my skin feeling as fine as silk but doesn’t strip it of its natural oils. It is also free from parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate and propylene glycol which is good news if you’ve got sensitive skin like me.

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Another Éminence product that I’ve used every day has been the Sweet Red Rose Tonique. One thing that was really messing my skin up was the air conditioning in our office. It managed to turn my skin into an oily and dry, spotty wreck and nothing could help, until now. The sweet red rose petal extract regenerates the skin while hydrating and soothing dry, sensitive skin. I honestly felt like I had just gotten a facial after spritizing this on my skin. 

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The other two Éminence products that swiftly became staples of mine are the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant and the Lilikoi Light Defense Face Primer.

The first time I used the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant I honestly felt like I had new skin. It felt as good as new, I couldn’t believe it. The mild exfoliant is so gentle on your skin but manages to work wonders without feeling too harsh. I tend to use this product two or three times a week and it has seriously helped clear my acne up. It removes dead skin and helps heal damaged skin too, which is exactly what I need in a product.

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I have to be honest and say I rarely ever use primer, which is probably why my concealer seems to vanish by lunchtime. I made more of an effort with the  Lilikoi Light Defense Face Primer and I’m so glad I did.

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Not only does it protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, an essential for pasty pale ladies like me, but it gives you a glow that I’ve only ever had after running after the 46a on Nassau Street.

These Éminence products have helped my skin, but most importantly they’ve given me a much needed confidence boost that I’ve been yearning for for years.

And one final perk- they are natural, cruelty-free and completely against animal testing. I know they’re a little more expensive than other brands, but they are worth every single penny.

To find out more about these wonderful products and to try Éminence, visit eminence.ie and thewicklowstreetclinic.ie 



We are always on the lookout for vegan skincare and Aldi have answered our prayers. Enjoying your Vegan lifestyle is no longer just about the contents of your fridge or pantry, it’s now also about what is in your makeup bag or on your bathroom shelf too!

Aldi’s latest range from Lacura means that now you can enjoy a quality beauty regime that contains 100% naturally derived ingredients, making it vegan friendly and kind to even the most sensitive skin types.

The range includes a face wash, eye cream, face scrub and even sheet masks. We love the packaging of the Matcha sheet mask, it is far too cute! 

Speaking about the rage, Sinead Kavanagh of The Beautiful Truth said: “I am so excited to try these out! Aldi’s Vegan beauty products contain 100% natural ingredients and there has been no animal testing involved in their manufacture, really excited with this upcoming launch, I’m popping into store early on 23rd to get my hands on these." 

  • Lacura Natural Sheet Masks €2.99 per 2 pack – Detoxify, moisturise and refresh the natural way. Choose from Ginseng Root, Matcha Green Tea, Watermelon or Avocado.
  • Laura Natural Face Wash/Face Scrub €3.99/100ml – Choose from hydrating daily Face Wash with sweet almond oil and sacha inchi oil or gently exfoliating weekly Face Scrub with enriched coconut oil and sacha inchi oil.
  • Lacura Natural Hand & Nail Cream €3.99/50ml – Ideal for everyday use to leave dry hands feeling soft and smooth. Includes shea butter and sweet almond oil.
  • Lacura Natural Eye Cream €4.99/25ml – The natural way to nourish and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes. Includes shea butter and coconut oil.
  • Lacura Natural Day Cream €6.99/50ml – Enriched with natural ingredients to support your natural skin balance and ensure rich, lasting moisturisation. 

Did you know? Aldi’s Lacura range is Leaping Bunny certified. One of the few supermarkets in Ireland to guarantee its beauty ranges are not tested on animals, Aldi’s Leaping Bunny certification from Cruelty Free International confirms that no own brand Lacura beauty products are tested on animals. 

The above products are on sale in 140 Aldi stores nationwide from Thursday, January 23 while stocks last.

 For more information see www.aldi.ie


One of the nation’s favourite TV presenters Anna Daly today launched La Roche-Posay’s Save Your Skin campaign in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society in a bid to drive awareness of skin cancer prevention through Sun Smart behaviour.

Unveiling this year’s campaign with Averil Power, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, La Roche-Posay revealed new research findings that show almost 3 out of 4 people (72%) in Ireland are concerned about the risk of developing skin cancer when exposing their skin to the sun, yet, alarmingly 1 in 2 people (49%) admit to forgetting to carry SPF with them in Ireland.

Showing the real need to turn awareness into action, the research found that eight out of ten (87%) people always reach for their sun glasses when the sun comes out while just 2 in 10 people (21%) reach for sun protection factor (SPF) when it is sunny in Ireland.

The research also found that more than one third of adults (34%) admit to experiencing sunburn during last year’s heatwave as a result of not wearing any, or enough, SPF. Alarmingly, of the 34% who experienced sunburn last year, almost 6 in 10 of those were aged between 18-24 which suggests a greater emphasis is needed on encouraging young people to be Sun Smart.

We know that the sun emits harmful UVA and UVB rays which causes damage to and premature ageing of unprotected skin. UVA rays, in particular, are present all year round while UVB rays are most prevalent during the summer months. According to the Irish Cancer Society, once UVA or UVB damage occurs, it cannot be reversed.

Elsewhere in the survey, almost three quarters of adults (72%) claim that they worry about the risks of skin cancer when exposing their skin to the sun while half (47%) are worried about sun damage or skin ageing. While 75% of those surveyed associate long evenings with summer in Ireland, only 27% associate sun-cream with the summer months.

Reacting to the findings, Averil Power, CEO, Irish Cancer Society, said: “We are delighted to continue to support La Roche-Posay’s ‘Save Your Skin’ campaign and its strong advocacy for raising awareness of just how important it is to stay safe in the sun. Non-melanoma skin cancer is still the most common cancer in Ireland and we have the highest reported rates of it in Europe. That is why it is so important for everyone to be SunSmart this summer by avoiding the midday sun, covering up, and wearing a minimum of SPF30 on any exposed areas of the body.”

Supporting the campaign broadcaster Anna Daly said: “The La Roche-Posay and Irish Skin Cancer ‘Save Your Skin’ campaign has such an important message for all generations in Ireland about the need to be sun smart.  It’s fascinating that we reach for our sunnies when the sun comes out but forget about sun protection factor. It’s okay to love your sunnies but please love your skin more this summer!”

A charity partner of the Irish Cancer Society for over 10 years, La Roche-Posay will donate €1 for every stickered Anthelios product sold to help further the research and preventative work that the Society does in the fight against cancer in Ireland.

La Roche-Posay and the Irish Cancer Society are calling on the public to become sun aware by following the following three steps:

  • Seek Shade – When UV rays are at their strongest – generally between 11am and 3pm – and don’t forget to check the UV Index.
  • Cover Up – By wearing a shirt with a collar and long shorts. Also wear a hat that gives shade to your face, neck and ears. Wear wraparound sunglasses and make sure they give UV protection.
  • Apply Sunscreen – Use sunscreen with SPF 30 (SPF 50 for children) or higher and UVA protection on exposed areas of the body and apply 20 minutes before going outside.
  • La Roche-Posay has also developed a number of new sun protection products under its innovative and award-winning range, Anthelios sun protection. The new products are aimed at encouraging widespread use by making sun screen application more user friendly, especially for those with sensitive skin.

For more information on La Roche-Posay Anthelios products available please visit https://www.laroche-posay.ie/sun.



Recently, there has been a surge in popularity for skincare tools featuring semi-precious crystals.

Jade and Quartz rollers have been spotted all over Instagram, and in the beauty pages of magazines the world over. 

However, the question still arises: 'What exactly does the roller do for your skin?'


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I've been using my jade roller for a little over three months, and while my skin isn't dramatically different, I've definitely noticed that my skin is now getting the very best of the treatments I lash onto it i front of the bathroom mirror. 

I find that nighttime beauty routines can lose their lustre, as my serums sometimes end up being absorbed more by my cotton pillowcase than my skin – however, jade trolling after my night oil had made the product sink in faster, so I feel I'm getting more bang for my buck when it comes to night creams. 

According to skincare experts at Ria Organics, jade rollers are an age-old non-invasive beauty tool that offer a calming facial massage.

Jade rolling encourages lymphatic drainage and your body’s own natural detoxification processes which brightens and de-puffs the skin.

It also boosts the circulation of blood flow beneath the skin to give you that sought after ‘glow.’

The increased blood and lymph flow helps renew skin and can help improve skin tone and smooth fine lines.

Also, the coolness of the jade can help to close pores following a deep cleanse. 


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Quartz rollers are a little different to their traditional jade counterparts. 

IMAGE Skincare have just released one of their own, and the mineral-rich gemstone is believed to promote the look of elasticity, firmness and tone whilst
promoting relaxation and de-stressing.

Their pro tip? Chill your roller in the refrigerator and use it first thing in the morning to fight the feeling off fatigue and puffiness.



The world has gone nuts for the royal family this past week. We are, however, choosing to focus on how Meghan Markle gets her skin to glow in that incandescent way – and her favoured skin care products just might have something to do with it.

The Duchess of Sussex has been known to use Eminence Organic Skincare products since she first appeared in Suits, favouring the brand's firming, alternative-to-retinol, anti-ageing solutions. Lucky for her (and those of us in a similar boat whose skin needs a pick-me-up), all of these products are safe for use during pregnancy. 

If your skin is particularly used to retinol (which is contraindicated in pregnancy as it can be harmful to unborn babies) you can use their Bamboo Fluid (approx.€63) to maintain your anti-ageing regime throughout the nine months which contains a natural retinol alternative made from chicory root oligosaccharides and tara tree which smoothes the appearance of wrinkles. 

Next up, their Coconut Age Corrective Moisturiser is said to be another favoured product (€64.00). It hydrates your skin with Natural Retinol Alternative (contains chicory root oligosaccharides and tara tree) smooths the appearance of wrinkles. Skin instantly looks and feels firmer and tighter.

Meghan is also believed to use the citrus exfoliating wash. The formula contains fresh lime juice, which removes impurities; while grapefruit seed and silica leave skin appearing luminously clear. Though a little goes a long way; a coin-sized amount is all you need for a perfect cleanse.

Also important to note is that their products are also cruelty-free, something which is very important to the royal mum-to-be. Eminence is internationally recognised as a member of the Leaping Bunny Program; which means they have never, ever, tested on animals, and they also plant one tree for every product it sells in an effort to preserve the natural environment we live in. So, your skin will look and feel as good as a royal (that is the hope!) and you're going green in terms of your skincare. 

All products are available HERE



Reclaiming your confidence through clear complexion

Give your skin the clean slate it deserves – Introducing: The Acne Advanced Treatment System from Eminence Organics #AcneAdvancedstories.

Next to hair loss, acne is most likely to be the biggest confidence stripper any individual can suffer, and it can strike at different times in our lives, despite the myth that it only affects hormonal teenagers.

Most of us start developing acne at a young age, but unfortunately spots don’t seem to magically vanish the second we hit our twenties.

According to Doris Day, author of 100 Questions & Answers About Acne: “As many as 50 percent of women will suffer from acne at some point in their adult lives.”

 Luckily for us, Eminence Organics have been researching ways to give us clearer skin and boost our self-esteem, and have come up with the Acne Advanced Treatment System.


Eminence Organics strives for results which bring long term skin health benefits but with a difference that their clients can immediately see and feel.

Each Eminence Organics product spend three years in research and development before its launch, so you know care is involved in the way its created.

The company use the latest technologies with trademark ingredients to deliver invigorating skincare results which take your overall health into account.

Their rejuvenating treatments include the Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam, the Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque, the Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator and their Pro Salicyclic Acid Peel.

Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam (€49)
The unique liquid-to-foam cleanser gives your skin lightweight acne cleansing action, effectively preventing acne breakouts and clearing blocked pores.

This cleanser does a great job at soothing and toning uneven skin. It’s definitely worth the money!

Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque – 2-in-1 masque and spot treatment (€69)

This unique clay masque uses potent anti-acne ingredients to treat active acne and prevent future breakouts. Three types of purifying clay combine to absorb oil and reduce shine, while soothing basil oil helps to eliminate surface-level bacteria. We recommend using this masque to treat the entire face or as a spot treatment to restore clarity to your complexion. You’ll look your best in no time, and Eminence Organics does it all naturally.

Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator (€79)
This ultra-lightweight mattifying lotion hydrating lotion reduces the appearance of oily skin. Its powerful lotus extract works to instantly balance oil production and diminish shine, while time-release encapsulated salicylic acid reduces blemishes and breakouts.

In addition, zinc hyaluronate and arbutin help to reduce redness and scarring, so you won’t feel the need to cover yourself with foundation every morning. Show your face off!

Pro Salicylic Acid Peel 15%

This professional-only concentrated peel delivers active salicylic acid for maximum results without irritation.

This treatment targets congestion within pores, rapidly removing blockages to help improve acne breakouts.

The rejuvenating peel exfoliates and visibly-improves the skin. Don’t worry, It’s suitable for all skin types!


The collection of at-home and in-spa products are jam packed with loads of benefits:

-Addressing skin conditions associated with acne, such as excess oil, hyperpigmentation and scarring.

-Encouraging revitalisation and unclogs pores, proactively preventing future breakouts.

-Uses healing organic ingredients from nature such as caffeine from green tea, clay to absorb impurities, sulphur for natural exfoliation, provitamin B5, basil oil to purity and cleanse the skin, and lotus extract to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

There’s no doubt that the Acne Advanced Treatment System is a game changer in the skincare industry and will make a huge difference to sufferers of this confidence stripping skin condition.

You can watch the #AdvancedAcneStories from Eminence's YouTube channel here

Go to https://eminence.ie/ for more information. Or call: (01) 677 7962.



We were finally treated to some glorious weather over the long weekend.

Thanks to the high temperatures, we flocked to the beach, the local park and to barbeques to embrace that sweet sunshine.

As we waved goodbye to the bank holiday weekend and returned to work, college and school, many of us have been left suffering from some brutal sunburn.


Health experts always stress the importance of wearing sunscreen, especially during the summer months, however, many people tend to neglect their skin and fail to realise just how dangerous sunburn can be.

We all know just how painful sunburn can be so we have gathered up a list of home remedies that will soothe your pain in no time.

1: Sit back and relax in the bath with a good book. Simply add some lavender or chamomile essential oil to your bath and your skin will be sting-free.

2: To soothe that nasty sunburn on your face freeze some cucumbers and then blend them until they form a paste. The cucumber will also help soften your skin when it starts to peel.

3: Always keep some aloe vera at home as it will be your saviour when you or your kiddos are sunburnt. It has strong healing remedies and has often been hailed as the perfect natural remedy for burns.

4: You may not believe this but potatoes can also help ease your pain. Boil and peel the potatoes, and then let them cool. Apparently, the starch in potatoes draws out heat which will help cool your skin and relieve some discomfort.

5: Staying hydrated will speed up your recovery. Your skin is extremely dehydrated when you’re sunburned, so make sure to boost your water intake.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland and the fifth most common cancer in the United Kingdom.

Protecting your skin is vital and applying sun cream should be part of your daily skincare regime. The home remedies mentioned above may help ease the pain of sunburn, but it is far easier to just protect your skin from the sun.

Experts encourage the public to apply a sunscreen with a good UVA and UVB protection, with a four- or five-star rating and a high SPF, especially from April to September.

Don’t forget to protect your skin this summer!



Up to 80% of a person’s annual UV exposure happens in day to day life, rather than on holidays, and with up to 22 degrees promised this weekend, it's time to consider your sun care. 

 It's meant to be as hot in Ireland as it is in Spain on Saturday and Sunday, so get prepared. 

 KIEHLS Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF50 €41.00

One of the main complaints about sun screen is the sticky consistency it leaves on our skin. 

This offering from Kiehl's promises to eradicate that feeling, with an ultra-light formula. 

Sun screen is a day to day essential, so apply liberally, sis. 


Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Hydrating Face Sun Cream Mist Spf 50 €11.95

While we all hate applying sun screen under makeuop beacsue it can be a tad greasy, this product completely combats that.

The hydrating face spray has been designed to provide UVA and UVB protection with a lightweight skin feel, and can easily be applied either under or over makeup whilst on-the-go. 

So literally keep it in the handbag and take it out as you need. 

Sun Protection Lip Treatment €26.00

While you're looking after the skin on your face, it's important not to neglect your lips. 

The skin on your lips is more delicate than the rest, and the sun's UV rays are ageing AF. 

L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Solar Sublime Shampoo €14.50, L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Solar Sublime Masque €19.50, L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Solar Sublime Spray €18.00

One area people probably don't consider oo much when it comes to sun protection is their hair. 

Like the rest of our bodies, our hair is susceptible to the sun's rays. 

The Série Expert Solar Sublime haircare range from L’Oréal Professionnel protects your hair from UV rays as well as leaves the hair feeling hydrated after a day in the sun. It's available from salons nationwide. 

Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Body Butter Exotic Coconut, €6.50

So if you do happen to get a little too much sun, a soothing after-balm is essential. 

This Hawaiian Tropic Coconut body butter doubles as an after sun to enrich over-heated skin with shea butter for 12 hour moisturization. 

Plus THE SMELL lads. Divine.



Is is just us, or has the process of looking after our skin gone a little OTT over the past few years? 

Gone are the days when an auld bar of soap and basin of warm water was enough to keep the blackheads at bay – now it's all about vampire facials and Korean sheet masks. 

Now, don't get us wrong – we love a goof sheet mask as much as the next girl, but there are some skin-care trends that we struggle to get on board with. 

Namely, butter-masking. And no, 'butter' isn't a cute name for Lush's new face mask. We talking 100 per cent dairy, spread-on-your-toast butter. 

This rather peculiar process involves smearing the ingredient all over you face and body, in what we can only imagine would be pretty slippy circumstances. 

However, as odd as it may seem, it looks as though butter-masking actually holds an huge amount of benefits. 

The high fat content works to moisturise dry skin, while the abundance of B12 and vitamin D give your skin a super goddess-like glow. 

Explaining the process, dermatologist Jacques Lurpacques told Metro.co.uk

"Simply take a stick of butter and apply it to your face using the stick as a crayon, painting it on, or rubbing in the butter with your hands."

But what about taking it off? Not a problem. 

"Don’t worry about removing the butter – it’ll sink into your skin in 15 minutes or so and the lingering product will give your skin a healthy sheen."

What's more, Jacques even recommend using butter as a natural highlighter – though we're not sure we'd want our faces smelling like a block of Kerry Gold all day. 

"I actually recommend my clients use butter as a skin-friendly highlighter. A stick of butter is much easier to use as there’s no need for brushes, so your makeup bag won’t have clutter."

So, will you be trying this? 


January is always the move where you can move for ads flogging fitness teas or gym discounts. 

However, some of us may not be interested in making resolutions that only involve diet and exercise.

Here are five other avenues of health to consider when deciding what rules you want to set for 2018: 

Embark on a proper skin care regimen

Whether it's spots, dry patches or the first few wrinkles coming in, your skin changes on the regular. 

Make 2018 the year that you finally invest in skincare and crate a legit, multi step night time routine, instead of scrubbing your face with a makeup wipe and slapping on some Sudacreme. 

Some routines can include up to ten steps, but we're good with just six: First cleanse, second cleanse with hot cloth, gentle exfoliation, toner, serum, moisturiser and, if necessary, spot or acne treatment like Sudacreme or a drying potion. 

Focus on your sleep schedule

Not getting enough good quality, regular sleep can be a nightmare for our bodies. 

As well as wandering around in a haze the day after a late night, it's bad for both your physical and mental health to wander through life on less than six hours per night. 

Seven to nine hours is idea, so turn your phone to night mode, rub on some of Lush's Sleepy body lotion and snuggle that hot water bottle for the required amount of hours. 

Take a social media sabbatical

If you find you're spending way too long on Snapchat, getting FOMO from Instagram and creeping on randoms on Facebook, it might be time to take a break from your smart phone. 

Going offline for one day a week, or just a few hours per day can help self esteem and stress issues hugely, as you are no longer bombarded with the highlight reel of everyone you follows lives. 

Make a deal with yourself that you will only go on social media on your commutes to and from work, or for half an hour after dinner, and prepare to be amazed with how much more grounded you are to the actual world. 

Brush up on book reading

Reading books keeps your brain sharp, and works of fiction can boost your own feelings of creativity. 

Make a list of ten books you'd love to read but have never gotten around to, and get through them over the next 12 months. 

Keep one in your bag to read on the commute or on the sitting room table. That way, when it comes to choosing between watching TV or reading, both are within easy reach. 

Declutter your mind

Make a list of the important things you have been putting off that have been stressing you out, and set a goal to get through one or two of them a week. 

Whether it's that dentist appointment you've reschedule four times, a trip home to see your Granny or arranging a course of counselling sessions for yourself, putting pen to paper and physically seeing the things you want or need to do can motivate you do check them off the list. 

Getting an actual physical planner can also help with organisation issues, so make sure you always have it plus a pen handy in your bag to keep your appointments in order and check things off that list.




Looking for a luxury beauty regime without the high-end price tag?

Well, when it comes skin and hair care, you don't always have to spend big to see great results. 

Here at SHEmazingHQ, we're always on the lookout out for a good bargain, so we've compiled a list of 10 budget-friendly beauty products that are well worth the money. 


Sukin Facial Moisturiser 125ml – €9.95

Seoulista Super Hydration Instant Facial – €8.99



Kiehl's – 'Lip Balm #1' lip balm – €11.50

Urban Decay – 'Rehab Make Up Prep' lip love lip balm – €14.00


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask – €10.00

Yes To Carrots Nourishing Moisturizing Eye Cream – €10.10


Free from Frizz: Blowout Mango Shampoo for Thick/Coarse Hair – €7.99

Fudge Professional Dynamite Rebuild 150ml – €13.70


Burt's bees – 'Ultimate Care' natural body lotion 170g – €14.40

Scrub Love Coffee Body Scrub Original Lovin' 200ml – €13.50