Effortless Beauty on the move!

I remember the day I opened the salon as if it were yesterday...
I had a ten month old baby and a three year old and looking back now I actually think it was all a bit mad! I started of in a little room in Moira and I knew within six months that I needed a slightly bigger space, so I moved to Moira Mews to what was going to be a little haven to my clients. 
Such fun times and great memories were made with clients who have now become firm friends!
I worked night and day and probably didn't realised at the time the extent it was having on my precious little family...


At the beginning of this year I took ill with extreme vestibular problems due to stress and exhaustion and I was literally stopped in my tracks.
It was a rough few months but it made me reevaluate my life and what was important and I realised that  I needed to slow down and be more present at home -  and so the journey of my move began!


I toyed with ideas of "Do we renovate our garage?" (husband not keen) or "Do we build a log cabin in our garden?" (not ideal for the neighbours ) or "Do I give up all together?! "It became evident that that wasn't an option as I love what I do and panicked at the thought of no more EB!
And so I found premises on Main Street Waringstown - closer to my home and not a million miles away from Moira AND the most perfect little quaint spot where I could really see that Effortless Beauty would flourish!
I get to offer more hours for beauty and treatments but yet will be able  to be home in the afternoons with my little people, being the one to help with homeworks and do club runs (anyone else out there a taxi driver?!)


So as I start out on this exciting journey in Waringstown I really hope you will still support me and know my heart behind Effortless Beauty ... to show women they are beautiful and make time for them to chat and feel special ... I'm excited but if I'm honest I'm nervous too - I just want EB to be the best it can be and offer the best service I can whilst still being the mummy and wife I know I need to be

Join with me in Waringstown in December and let's start out on this journey together and remember ... anything at all is possible if you put your heart and determination into it!

Love Lynne xxx
 

Lynne's Top 5 Tips for a flawless complexion

Now that it's a new season ladies, it's definitely time to revamp your make-up bag! Gone are the days of dewy skin and a sign-kissed glow. With the change in climate, it's time for more coverage and a flawless complexion. 

Look no further than our Senna HD Foundation. It provides you with great coverage which lasts all day and there are five beautiful shades to choose from. When applied with our Airbrush brush it really will look flawless! 

Lynne's Top 5 Tips for a beautiful finish: 

1. It's really important to make sure that your skin is well hydrated, especially during the colder weather. I recommend our Temple Spa 'Quench' mask which I apply every Thursday without fail. It's quite simply a facial in a jar! 

2. When using a primer, it's best not to use one that feels like a moisturiser. Choose one that feels more waxy. I love the Senna Silky Primer, which just glides on and fills in any fine little lines that I'm so desperately trying to get rid of! 

3. Put a dollop of HD Foundation on the back of your hand and then using our Airbrush brush, apply to your face in small circular motions. 

4. If you prefer a heavier coverage, apply to you face a second time. 

5. Seal with our Secret Set finishing powder and apply pops of colour to your eyes or cheeks! 

Now go out and enjoy the new you, ready for the season ahead! All of the above products can be purchased here from our online shop or from the Effortless Beauty salon in Moira.

Keep an eye out too for our fabulous Christmas hampers, available soon! 

Lynne xx

Smolder, sparkle & pop!

With the new Senna Selfie palette now in salon, I couldn't resist the opportunity to try out a few looks at home and share with you girls :) The entire palette is just amazing, the pigmentation of each eyeshadow and the two blush colours are fab! I have created a swatch below to show you each colour, starting with the blushes on the left: 

Flicker (peach blush), Charmed (pink blush), Earthshine, Apricot Sparkle, Heliotrope, Smolder and Granite Gray

 

  • Flicker the peach blush, is my new favourite blusher and it is just beaut with a tan! I've had good use out of it this summer ❤️
  • Charmed is the second blush a more pink toned which will suit any skin tone.
  • Earthshine, the first eyeshadow on the left, is a beige toned sparkle colour. It is a fantastic transition colour and is used in Look 1 below.
  • The next colour, Apricot Sparkle, is my favourite. I am in love with this! (the photos do not do it justice). With highlighting and strobing being the next new trend, this is the best highlighter I've come across (and I've tried a LOT of highlighters!). This satin pale pinky creamy eyeshadow is a gem and will make those cheekbones pop! It reflects various colours on the skin so it always looks different after each application. 
  • Heliotrope is the next shade and I used this when creating Look 2. It's a pale lilac sparkle to add some colour to different looks. 
  • Another favourite of mine is Smolder which I used in Look 1. This is a dark brown with warm red undertones and I feel this really made my blue eyes pop! I always use warm colours on my eyes such as oranges, browns or with warm red undertones to bring out the blueness as orange is opposite blue on the colour wheel. If you have green eyes purple will be best suited to enhance the green as purple is opposite green on the colour wheel. 
  • The last shade is Granite Grey and I used this in Look 2. It would be great for an evening makeup as it is a smokey grey toned shadow.  

Look 1 (warm tones)

Created using Flicker blush, Apricot Sparkle as a highlight on cheekbone and under brow, Earthshine on the inside of lid and Smolder blended into the crease and outer corner of the eye. 

Look 2 (cool tones)

Created using Charmed blush, Apricot Sparkle as highlight on cheekbones and under brow bone, Heliotrope on inner lid and Granite Gray in crease and outer eye. 

In both looks, my eyes were maintained by Effortless Beauty Brow powder, dark blonde. The Senna selfie palette and other gorgeous products are available to purchase online here or from the salon. If you'd like to book a makeup application we'd be delighted to see you :)

Jess x