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Hi, welcome to LIVING & BEAUTY, a  blog where I talk about the things in life that I love  -  predominantly my home style and love of inspirational interiors, and occasionally an edit of my favourite beauty and make up products.

After 13 years living in Edinburgh, Scotland I moved back to Ireland late 2013  with my Highlander husband and our úber cute jack russell in tow. I work in marketing, but in back in 2010, I pursued a long time ambition to work in the beauty industry (one that first started with my mum's purple Biba eye shadow and my grandmother's Pond's vanishing cream). So, I parked my Blackberry for a brush roll and trained with maestro Irish make up artist, Zoe Clark. Over the next few years, I worked with Space NK Apothecary and at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh where I developed an in-depth knowledge and total love of amazing beauty products from cult status high profile brands to amazing niche lines sourced from around the globe. 

Lately, I am more likely to have a paint brush in my hand than a make up brush. I have always been aware of the importance of having a beautiful surrounding - one not just for show but to live in. I have always had a love of interiors - especially design classics, and antiques. Since moving back I have really explored my breadth of taste and have been taking our rental home from drab to fab using budget buys, my keen eye for a charity shop gem and design classics. So now I combine my passion for both right here.

I hope you enjoy reading LIVING & BEAUTY - please do drop by and say hello on Instagram @LivingandBeauty.

Barbara x


  1. Have a nice day, Barbara! ;)
    All the best!<3

  2. Beautiful Lady and Beautiful Blog. I look forward to reading it.


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