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Category: Beauty

Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum is here!

Posted: Mon, 24 August 2015, 11:08

Pestle & Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Serum – The Ultimate Moisturiser

We love bringing new brands and products to our customers especially Irish brands!! We support stock some amazing brands at Inish Pharmacy such as Blank Canvas, Coco Brown, Green Angel to name but a few and we are excited to introduce Pestle and Mortar Cosmetics to you all.

Pestle & Mortar's Pure Hyalyronic Serum, has been called the holy grail of all Hyaluronic acids.

This brand is Irish-owned and the brand has been making waves in the beauty industry with their miracle product 'Pure Hyaluronic Serum'. This product has been featured by Tatler, Glamour ad Vogue as a hero product so we were excited to try it out.

About Hyaluronic Serum!

Hyaluronic acid is actually found naturally in the body, it secures moisture and creates fullness and youthful skin. As we age, our skin moisture drops which leads to the skin losing elasticity and expose those horrid signs of again on the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture, it's considered to have a greater capacity to hold moisture than another other ingredient.

Pippa for Blank Canvas

Posted: Thu, 13 August 2015, 16:33

Pippa for Blank Canvas

Since launch this summer, the Pippa for Blank Canvas Cosmetics Palette has quickly become an Irish beauty product must-have! We have ensured that customers at Inish Pharmacy have plenty of stock to buy from, both instore and online.

This fantastic palette comprises 6 beautiful eye-shadows, a highlighter, blush and bronzer and is perfect for creating a causal everyday look or that smokey evening look.

Priced at €34.95 this affordable palette is the perfect treat!


Inish Pharmacy recently welcomed Glamglow mud masks into their stores. I'd heard so much about this cult brand over the past few years with celebrities, models, and makeup artists all raving about it, so if it was good enough for them, I couldn't wait to try it. I decided to try Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment. 

So when staff were were given samples of the product from our wonderful employers at Inish Pharmacy, we were delighted. Today I am reviewing Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, which is the most popular in the range. It is for all skin types and can be used for both men and women. I have very pale, sensitive skin. A lot of products can be too harsh for me to use and can cause redness, irritation and burning. My skin type is also combination, which means I have areas of dry skin, and also oily blemish prone skin. I applied a test patch of the mud before beginning.

Glamglow comes in a sexy black tube and their hallmark Hollywood star is everywhere. The makers are proud of their Hollywood beginnings and I have to say, I am almost sold on the packaging alone.

The actual mask however, is not nearly as glamorous as the sleek packaging. It is a black/grey mud with bits of leaves throughout - not something that you would be inclined to place on your face. However, it did smell amazing.

After the shock to my senses, I applied the mud with a flat foundation brush as recommended by the product makers. It was actually a really great idea, as it allowed me to spread the mud smoothly over my face with no mess. It was also really time efficient. Within minutes I had applied a full mask, with a nice and even covering.

The mask became firm within minutes. Touching your face with the mask hardened is surreal. It is like touching rough plastering or the skin of an elephant. It is much firmer and stronger than any facemask I have used before. I also finally understood the term tinglexfoliate. Your face does physically tingle in about 6 minutes. You also become very aware of the pores that appear through the mask. It is amazing to watch and incredible how the mask works and the effects on your skin.

After 20 minutes I washed off the mask with my hands. I rubbed the skin in circular motions as described and exfoliated the skin.

Blank Canvas Launches at Inish Pharmacy

Posted: Thu, 29 January 2015, 21:55

The excitement is really building here in Inish Pharmacy, for Saturday’s launch of Blank Canvas Cosmetics in our Carndonagh store. We have had the range in store since the beginning of December and the response and demand for the brushes and palettes has been phenomenal to say the least.

We are delighted to be the first Inishowen pharmacy to stock the range which was created by local woman ÚnaTynan. Blank Canvas Cosmetics was founded in 2011 and had grown from strength to strength since then. Given the high quality of their brushes, it is no surprise that they have received numerous awards for their products including the Tatler Beauty Award in 2013 and 2014.

We will have live demonstrations of the products at our launch on Saturday from 10am – 2 pm by another two local talents, Charlene Green MUA and Lisa Dillion MUA. With spot prizes and 20% discount on make-up on the day, it is certain to be an event not to be missed. Never fear though if you are unable to make the launch you can shop online at Delivery is just €3.95 or free for orders over €45.00 and for those living in Inishowen we have a Click & Collect option, allowing you to pick your order up free of charge from Pixcam, Railway Road, Buncrana and Inish Pharmacy, Muff or Carndonagh.

We look forward to seeing you all there and to give you an idea of what’s in store here are a few of our favourites from the Blank Canvas Range.

Looking afteer your skin at winter..

Posted: Tue, 09 December 2014, 10:53

Winter plays havoc on skin leaving it dry, dehydrated and, if you are very unfortunate it can also leave it chapped. You can wrap up like an eskimo, but the cold air will still find a way. So here are our top tips to keeping your skin in top condition easily.

By incorporating these simple products into your daily skincare regime, you’ll feel the benefits in a matter of days.

The not so secret Curl Secret.

Posted: Fri, 07 November 2014, 14:48

The Babyliss Curl Secret is my not so secret weapon. I rave about the device. It is a quick and easy, Wham Bam, instantly glam, curly hair tool. End of story.

 The device is handheld, as the curls are formed so quickly, your don’t have to worry about the dead-arm-effect that usually comes from hair tongs or the burned fingers of the curling wand. The device works by drawing the hair into the ceramic, curl chamber where it is heated gently from all directions to form the perfect curl. The curl is then released, no tugging, no pulling, no fuss. The device comes with a detailed instruction leaflet and heatproof mat and a velvet drawstring bag. Perfect for travelling. Overall it is wonderfully practical, you know that Babyliss wanted to achieve the perfect product when they created the Curl Secret.


The two temperatures on the device are developed for different hair types. The lower temperature is for delicate, fine or coloured hair. Which is the one that I used, as my hair is very prone to breakages - better safe than sorry. The second temperature is higher and suited to thick or normal hair. There are three timer settings and an audio beep indicator. These settings will determine the type of curl created, loose waves, soft curls and curls, which means that you can do your hair in a variety of different curls, leaving a really natural looking, beautiful head of hair.


To make the curl, you need to:

  1. Have completely clean, brushed hair.

  2. Separate your hair into small sections, no bigger that 3cm wide; any larger and the machine will reject your strand.

  3. Keep the velvet core (on the device)  facing your head to prevent any damage or tangling of the hair.

  4. Place the strand of hair into the Curl Secret with your hair dangling out of the other side of the device. You can decide where you want the curl to start, close to the root or lower. It is entirely up to you, and therefore you have a look that is uniquely yours.

  5. Close the two handles, your strand will be sucked in, and then just wait for the beeps. Do not be alarmed by them. It is great having the thought taken out of the process and you know each curl will be identical. Practice this (on different strands) and get figure out which heat setting you like best before you begin a whole head of curls. If you do not like one, brush it out and try again in a few minutes. The best brush for this is a Tangle Teaser. (Don’t worry when the hair is sucked in- there is a safety release, the Curl Secret will not keep your hair forever).

  6. When the styler has completed a curl, you will hear the beeps,  release the handle and slowly pull the styler away. So here is the only tricky bit, figuring out how well your head holds the curl. You can pin the curl, and spritz it with hairspray if you have really fine straight hair as it might need that extra bit of help. If you have a natural wave in your hair, it should be fine as it is. Refrain from messing with any curls until they have cooled. Trust me.

Follow these six steps and you should only be twenty minutes away from a head of perfect curls. Try different settings and create different looks. It is a fantastic device and so easy to use. We love it and hope you do too. Buy here