12 of the Best Beauty Buys Under €15

Girls, you don’t always have to break the bank, when it comes to buying makeup. More expensive brands can be great, but some products from their ranges can be poor too, and the same goes for less expensive brands, some can be shocking, but some can be amazing too! I want to share with you…

Mad Hatter Tea Party for Pieta House Event

I recently attended a fantastic event for Deise Bloggers, in the Kazbar, Waterford, organised by Rachsbeautique, Jodi Roche Makeup and, Cuddles and Contouring, to promote awareness of suicide and self harm.€450 was raised through donating on the day as well as through ticket sales for some fabulous prizes. All proceeds are going to Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self harm. Huge thank…

The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry: Part Two

This week I want to bring to your attention some ingredients that are often found in our cosmetics and toiletries. They can be quiet harmful, so please check ingredients list, ALWAYS. I understand it can be difficult to avoid every ingredient and I often use products containing some of these but I just want people…

The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry: Part One

When you’re training to be a beauty therapist with CIDESCO you have to complete a thesis on a subject relevant to beauty. The name of my thesis was, “The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry,” and I was honoured to be awarded with “Best Thesis” for it from CIDESCO. That thesis was my inspiration for…

The day Matte to Metallic came to Waterford!!!

So as some of you may know I recently organised my first beauty event in association with Re>Nu Treatment Rooms in The Tower Hotel, in Waterford. It all began with Snapchat!!! Snapchat is one of those social media platforms that I just find amazing, you follow complete strangers, chat to each other, get makeup tips…

MUA Focus – Matte to Metallic

Hi lovely readers I would like to introduce you to my very first installment of “MUA Focus”. I want to bring you a profile on many amazing makeup artists, both here in Waterford and all around Ireland. We are spoiled for choice when it comes to incredible makeup artists and I want to let you…

Hidden Treasures at Castle Pharmacy

If, like me, you love all things beauty, you will have paid a visit to Castle Pharmacy in Waterford, and if you haven’t, you NEED to. It’s a pharmacy that is definitely out on it’s own, regards the brands they stock; Ren, Neom, Pestle and Mortor, The Balm, Cailyn, Bondi Sands, This Works, Moogoo, Paese,…

Oncology Massage: A Touch Therapy for People Living with Cancer

For centuries, the power of touch has been known to have amazing healing qualities for people, both psychologically and physiologically. It’s benefits are truly endless, from reducing aches, pains, soreness and stiffness to improving a person’s overall ability to relax, feel calm, less stressed and bring about a balance to one’s mind AND body! One…

The Power of Epsom Salt

This week I want to talk about the health and beauty benefits of Epsom salts. if you follow me on Snapchat (sarahdwan1) you will know I’m always using them. I’m forever encouraging friends, family and clients to use them and I’m always getting asked questions on the subject, so thought I’d cover it here. They…

Face Facts – Your face is YOURS

Have a look in the mirror! What you see staring back at you, is all YOURS! That’s your beautiful, unique face and every inch of it belongs to YOU! You can put OR not put, whatever YOU want on it.And that’s just a fact. If you want to wear loads of makeup, go for it….

Know your skin type: Part 2 – Oily Skin, tips and advice

Congested pores, dull complexion, uneven skin, whiteheads and blackheads are actually signs of clogged skin and it does not happen only on young people but also on adults. Also known as open comedones, blackheads are actually small plugs that seal the pores. They are made of oils, dead cells and sebum, due to exposure to…

Know Your Skin Type: Part 1 – Dry, dehydrated skin

For those of you unfortunate enough to have dry skin, I know your struggle, as I do too. We have to put up with the fact our skin ages quicker and is more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. I would love to have oily skin, and I would absolutely put up with the shine…