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Top 5 Budget Beauty Buys BY: NIC | 3.12.2015

While I do have a lotta love for luxury beauty products, every now and then I discover a budget buy that knocks my socks off and I end up reaching for it more often than its spendy sisters. These are my current Top 5 Budget Beauty Buys, starting with my favourite... Maybelline Lash Sensational, £7.99 - accurately described as a 'lash multiplying

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Belfast Shopping Centres

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Introducing Katrina Doran

Who is Katrina Doran?

Katrina is the founder and editor of The NI-based online style source delivers a daily fix of locally relevant fashion and beauty news with an extra sprinkle of Sugahfix sparkle.

How did Sugahfix come about?

I’ve always had a parallel career in marketing and fashion. My first job was in a fashion-focused marketing support agency where I doubled up as event co-ordinator and stylist for prestigious fashion events like the Guinness Fashion Awards to Marketing Director of Stafford Hairdressing, to marketing communications agency Smarts Communicate and now a Digital Strategy consultancy Ionology. And yes I still go to Stafford’s - they are the best!