In the ever growing beauty industry we see a vast array of products. Knowing and trying them in this day and age is hard, so we narrowed down our favorite brands which have all been tried and tested and to say these are perfect is an understatement.

Let’s get it right they’re AMAZINGLY GOOD! Be the true Queen you are and check out our top beauty products we’ve used for years or just recently tried and let’s be honest, between holidays and our Irish Sun on our Skin and Hair we all need the TLC and to add a bit of Glitz.

I’ve added my must have foundation and a few other newbies and trusty products! Welcome to the wonderful world of The Big Beauty Edit.

Maria Nila is becoming a very popular brand of late the brand it self is 100% Vegan. The True Soft Argan Oil is a popular favourite of Irish Celebs and it’s probably the most versatile argan oils out there making it suitable for all hair types.

Tip. If you have Fine hair apply when wet. Thick/Course hair apply to dry & wet hair for added moisture and anti-frizz properties.

Oskia is a new British Beauty Brand formulated by a team of Doctors, Nutritionists and Cosmetic Scientists. Recently Oskia London brought out this seasons must-have 100% natural, Vegan Adaptive Tanning Mist giving you a glowing tan in under 4 hours and deepens over 2 days. The luxurious tan will last up to 7 days and is packed full of vitamins to condition and keep your tan, beautiful and long-lasting. Retails at £48.00 and you can purchase this luxurious tan here.

Make Skincare is a brand I stumbled upon purely on it’s ethos, founded by Mary Temperley. The skincare products are natural, handmade and the attention to detail makes it extremely unique, presented in a luxurious box with dried roses the perfect gift to introduce you to Make Skincare and is extremely great value. The box contains the Face Reveal Oil Cleanser with rose, geranium and lavender, the Face Refresh Floral Toner and Face Rejuvenating Rose Day Cream with kiwi seed and hyaluronic acid. Retails at £40.00 and you can purchase this stunning gift set here.

Say Hello to Delete Fluide Concealer From Ex1, instantly hides any blemishes. This is a full coverage concealer with one of the highest percentage of pigments on the market. Available in 13 shades. Retails at £10.50 and you can purchase exclusively here.

BPerfect is an Northern Irish brand making waves in the beauty industry, this is the perfect non-fuss one day wear tan (Shimmer Effect) for those last minute nights out. The colour completely depends on your application if you apply a little product you’ll get a natural finish but if you like a deep tan apply a heavy amount, can be used over a natural or false tan. Retails at £19.99 and you can purchase here.

Kiss have just launched their next generation Blowout Range and that they surely are, the collection has three sultry lashes called Pageboy, Pixie and Pompadour. We were very fortunate to see them before being realised. This is a release that will be sure to sell out! Retails at €6.00 and will be available nationwide this month.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is an oil-free foundation masterfully diffuses the lines between make up and skin. Coverage so undetectable and skin so naturally radiant, they’ll think you were Born This Way. My go to foundation in shade Vanilla is a soft shade with a slight hint of colour from those wanting a step up from a porcelain shade. Infused with Coconut Water, Alpine Rose and Hyaluronic Acid. Retails at €35.00 to purchase click here.

Sunsense was once the prescribed No.1 British sunscreen brand designed and created in Australia, it is now available online making it easier for us to get the best sunscreen protection out there. Suitable for oily skin, acne prone skin and has a SPF 50 spectrum protection and has up to four hours water protection. Sunsense currently have a buy one get one free, you can avail of this wonderful offer here.

Acadamie Tailor made solution to pollution, in our current economic climate we live in an ever growing polluted environment that is a growing concern amongst us. According to dermatologists, 80% of skin ageing process is due to the environment, age and genetics count for the remaining 20%. Acadamie has developed the first Anti-Pollution Moisturising Mist, designed as an urban shield isolating the skin from the outside world with an non-occlusive film that conveys an amazing security for the skin. Retails at €29.90 and is available in your local Academie Salons.  


Affinage Kitoko collection is sublime, the balm is a moisture boost for even the most parched hair types without weighing the hair down. The frequent used conditioner can be used with it’s correspondent cleanser. The African natural plant extract will transport your senses into a tropical rain forest.

Affinage Kitoko is available in all leading Affinage Hair Salons.

Jordana Ticia recently added to her beauty capsule collection and we loved it here at Ondine, it has two components, one being loose sparkling eyeshadow pigments and second being the metallic cream base eyeshadow. To use apply the base first and then apply the loose sparkling eyeshadow last. Retails at £15.95 and you can check out more colours here.

Perfect the art of the perfect arch, Never miss a hair with Rubis® Switzerland.

With an already established following in the beauty industry Swiss brand Rubis® is one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of cosmetic tweezers and implements. A favourite of make-up artists Bobbi Brown (who described them as “the Ferrari of tweezers”) Retails at €22.45 you can purchase here.

Every wonder how hair stylist get extreme hold hair styles on the runway?! Well here’s the secret ”Fudge Professional Sky Scraper Hair Spray” I’ve been using this for years and you can re-apply without it going flaxy like some hairsprays. This gives medium to strong hold and washes out easy. Retails at €10.50 and is available here.


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