Make-up picks from new season beauty AW16

Possibly the most exciting time of the year for beauty fans, Autumn always brings a wealth of gorgeous new make-up products for us to pore over. Almost too many to keep up with truth be told, so I’ve enlisted the help of beauty stylist Sarah Morris from Brown Thomas Limerick to offer a selection of some of the best new products hitting the shelves. This is only half of Sarah’s selection so I’ll share the rest in a couple of weeks but for now, here are just some of her favourites…

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Ready to face the challenge – Interview with make-up artist Sarah Morris

Fresh off the plane after enjoying emigrant life in Vancouver for several years, make-up artist and Raheen local Sarah Morris has landed a leading beauty role in Limerick.

Sarah Morris make-up artist

Laurel Hill and Bruce College former student Sarah Morris returned to Limerick with fiancée David Dineen after spending the last three years in Vancouver while Sarah extended her make-up artistry CV. Having worked in the industry for ten years, the 29-year old landed the role of beauty stylist at Brown Thomas Limerick – the first position of its kind outside of Dublin. Continue reading

Coping with cold sores, a girl’s guide…

There are two types of people in the world when it comes to lip maintenance; those that suffer from cold sores, and those that’s don’t. If you don’t, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.

The cold sore virus (called ‘HSV-1’ i.e. herpes simplex virus-1) is present in most of the population, and there is no permanent cure for it but, for many, the virus lays dormant without any effect.

For the rest of us however, we become prone to cold sores. They can manifest as a sign we are run-down and are usually triggered by harsh weather, such as the recent below freezing temperatures, and ferocious winds. All it takes for a cold sore to appear in weather like this is leaving the house without a scarf wrapped high to shield the lips. Sun also acts as a trigger so sunblock on the lips is vital for cold sore sufferers. Continue reading