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An Alternative to Botox – The Guinot Hydradermie Facial at Sam McCauley’s

I think it's safe to say that we love our beauty treatments in Ireland. It's also probably true to say that most women of a certain age have definitely contemplated Botox at some stage. It's a sign of the times, and Botox seems to be the remedy of choice for people who have spent years neglecting the prevention process or for people who are looking for an easy way to take the years off. However, it is important to remember that there are anti-ageing treatments other than Botox. For instance, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be lessened by choosing to eat a healthy diet, by drinking 2 litres of water a day, by exercising regularly to reduce stress and worry and by sticking to the rules. You can also take the years off with the Guinot Hydradermie facial if the rules just aren't your thing and if Botox doesn't float your boat. I recently started having Guinot Hydradermie sessions in Sam McCauley's and wanted to review the treatment for you all, as I have found it is ama

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Brown Eyed Girl – Best MAC Shadows for Brown Eyes

Have you got beautiful brown eyes? Do you need eyeshadow combinations that are guaranteed to make your brown eyes smoulder? Here are my MAC choices for you. Golds, coppers, rose golds and pink tones are stunning on light brown eyes as they highlight the intensity of colour within the eye. Retrospeck, All That Glitters, Expensive Pink, Tempting, Woodwinked and Amber Lights are all beautiful golds, rose golds and coppers to use on the lid. Add definition to these looks with beautiful browns - such as Antiqued, Bronze or Embark. Use the deeper colours on the crease and the outer corners. Patina 'a taupe brown with a hint of gold'  really enhances brown eyes. Combine it with Mulch for the perfect eyeshadow pairing. Similarly, Satin Taupe and Mulch work well together. Gorgeous greens, such as Sumptuous Olive, wear amazingly with a hint of black on brown eyes. Either use some black eyeliner to tight line, or define or smoke out the look with a black eyeshadow such as Typ

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The Best MAC Shadows for Green Eyes

After publishing my Best MAC Eyeshadows for Blue Eyes last week, a few of you were wondering if I would cover the best eyeshadows for green and blue-green eyes. I will cover these today and I will also run through the best products for hazel eyes. Green eyes can be accentuated with a variety of colours. Coppers, ambers, champagnes, browns, burgundies, plums and purples can all make green eyes pop. The colours that you should use depend entirely on the colours in your own eyes. Green eyes can very hugely in colour. Some green eyes have a tinge of blue, some have a hint of brown and some green eyes are just a stunning emerald green. While dazzling green eyes can look amazing with all of the above colours, I find that champagne colours and purples work beautifully with blue-green eyes and champagnes, coppers and browns can make hazel eyes sparkle. Here is a list of the best MAC eyeshadows to compliment your eye colour. For Blue-Green Eyes I definitely recommend the followi

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The Best MAC Eyeshadows for Blue Eyes

I'm sure that a few of you, like me, are self-confessed eyeshadow addicts. While I love a good palette, I also think it's a great idea to collect single pan shadows and create your own palettes. MAC eyeshadows are my all-time favourites. The colour pay off is great, they have a good selection of matte and pearly shadows and the shadow collection spans through every possible colour you could ever wish to put on your eyelids. The range is vast and you're always going to find something to suit your skin tone and eye colour. I have decided to do some quick and easy eyeshadow combinations to suit the colour of your eyes. In this post, you will learn how to enhance blue eyes and make them mesmerize. Pink, lavender, taupe, copper and cranberry shadows will make blue eyes sparkle, but my go-to colour combination to create stunning smoky eye looks for blue eyes is gold and brown. Prep the eyes with some primer and MAC Vanilla or MAC Ochre eyeshadow. Create a simple smoky

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The Magic of Coconut Oil

So many beauty products are bought by us each year. We might spot a great new product on TV, read some rave reviews in magazines or on blogs, friends might recommend miracle creams that they have tried-all of which spark a curiosity within us, a curiosity to know more about these products. Most of us are curious to try new cosmetics to see if that fab new wonder product can make us feel wonderful as well, and we can rack up quite a bill on our credit cards from all the trial and error. It can be a costly business, beauty. What a lot of us fail to think about is natural products, products which Mother Nature put there for our beautification long before beauty became big business. One of the best beauty brands is brought to us by the coconut tree. Coconut oil has so many positive benefits for health and beauty. It can be used for pretty much EVERYTHING. It can get get chewing gum out of carpets, it can polish wood and it can do a range of other weird and wonderful things. Of course

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