Sick Guilt

Sick Guilt

That dread. You wake up in the early morning hours feeling as though you are swallowing fire, ears aching, head full of cotton wool, and all you can think is oh no. Please no. I can’t be sick. I don’t have time to be sick. I’ve made commitments to clients to help them feel better. I have a business to run. I have things to do.

So, you layer on feeling physically rotten with feeling mentally rotten. Having to change appointments, messing with someone’s already limited time, you can’t help but feel as though you’ve let them down, disappointed them.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we pile on the guilt rather than pile on the duvet? Why do we feel anxious rather then rested? Why do we punish ourselves for being human?

Between the cold & flu relief tablets, the boxes of tissues, the endless cups of tea..these are the worries that fill my mind. With the winter we’re having, I doubt I’m the only one.

Be kind to yourself,

Welcome to 2018!

Welcome to 2018!

Time flies when you’re having fun! Massively thankful to all of my new and loyal clients of 2017. I look forward to seeing you all during 2018.

Thinking back over 2017, Nautilus had a fantastic year. Our focus is always on our clients – impeccable service, incredible treatments, a spotless relaxed salon, and product ranges that our clients love.

Nautilus introduced PHYT’s skincare and a new facial menu which has been overwhelmingly well received! I became a Waxperts trained and qualified waxing therapist and launched their award winning range in the salon. Delighted that we now offer world leader CND Shellac nail services. One of the biggest honours of all, I won the Irish Hair and Beauty Award for Masseuse of the Year.

I’m excited to see what 2018 brings all of us. I hope it’s a focus on self-care, our health-both physical and mental, and continuing to grow and learn from one another.

I’m wishing you a healthy & happy 2018!


Open House Event

Open House Event

You’re invited to drop into Nautilus Dublin on Sunday, 10th of December between noon and 4pm to do some very relaxed Christmas shopping & socializing!

There are a wonderful range of products from Jane Iredale mineral makeup, PHYT’s skincare, CND nail varnish, Waxperts, candles, the ever-popular gift vouchers and more!

No need to make an appointment, simply stop by! If there’s something specific you’d like me to set aside for you, please let me know.

Visit our Facebook event page for special offers and product details!

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PHYT’s Rénov

PHYT’s Rénov is a Glycolic Treatment unlike any other!

What does PHYT’Skin Rénov do?
• Evens out skin irregularities & roughness
• Fades acne scars
• Restores natural radiance
• Reduces pigmentation
• Reduces pore size
• Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines
• Softens and tones the skin

PHYT’S has developed the first Cosmeceutical Certified Organic Glycolic Peel; a real skin renovator with 30% Glycolic Acid of natural origin* (*Sugar Cane).

Plaquette Skin Rénov

It is a gentle and non invasive treatment which works on the skin’s superficial layer: the stratum corneum, and in turn stimulates the connective tissue beneath.  PHYT’Skin Rénov offers a gentle skincare treatment with quick visible results. The skin appearance is improved through a program of home-use products and a FOUR session treatment without recovery or downtime. A glycolic treatment simply rapidly exfoliates the skin: many new cells are generated quickly at the base of the epidermis which pushes out the thickened layer of dead cells so the skin looks smooth, fresh, bright and youthful.

• 1– At home prior to the peel: the skin needs to be prepared at home 2 weeks before the professional treatment to test its tolerance to active ingredients used in the peel; to prepare the skin for the treatment; and to condition the skins surface.
• 2 – The professional peel: this skincare treatment is divided into3 key steps: skin cleansing and preparation; application of the acid solution; and finally neutralising, followed by the application of a soothing moisturiser and Spf 50.
• 3 – At home after the peel: Continuing the treatment at home, after the peel, is absolutely necessary to protect and soothe the skin. SPF (High Factor 30+) is a MUST throughout the treatment.

Rénov Poster before and after

Jane Iredale Eyeliner – Mystikol

Jane Iredale Eyeliner – Mystikol

If you’re familiar with the double-ended Jane Iredale Mystikol powdered eyeliner and highlighter, which you had to click into the cap to gather the product,mystikol-old then you’re going to LOVE the revamped much simpler to use version!

The updated Mystikol includes a perfectly sized built-in brush, which makes lining or creating a smudged-out smoky eye so easy. The product itself is a lightweight, long-lasting cream to powder formula that doesn’t crease. mystikol-newIt’s available in four rich colours.

Granted, my video skills are still a work in progress, but below is a video showing how simple the new Mystikol is to apply. Stocked at Nautilus, €25, contact us to order yours. We’re also happy to ship within Ireland.


Fertility Reflexology

Fertility Reflexology

Hi everyone,

I’m looking for case study participants as part of my post-graduate course in Fertility Reflexology. If you or someone you know:

*is having difficulty conceiving, even if you/they have had a child already
*is undergoing Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART)

— then please get in touch.

We’ll take a holistic approach together for your reflexology treatment and look at a number of areas of concern such as stress, nutrition, hormone regulation, charting & much more.

Participants will receive their treatment, including an in-depth consultation, at a reduced rate by a qualified reflexologist. wait

PHYT’s Cleansers & Toners

PHYT’s Cleansers & Toners

Time to introduce the PHYT’s skincare range! As you learn more and after you experience a PHYT’s facial, you’ll be as excited as I am about this all natural, organic, plant based range!

(as pictured, starting left and working right) cleansers-and-toners-nautilus-dublinLAIT NETTOYANT: Gentle Cleansing Milk – Dry, Sensitive, Mature Skins

Recommended for dry skin, it gently and efficiently removes make-up and impurities without water. Skin is clean, supple and more comfortable. Massage over face, neck and eyelids and gently remove with damp cotton discs. Contains Organic Sunflower, Hazelnut, Lemon, Verbena.

LAIT HYDRO-NETTOYANT: Water-soluble Cleansing Milk – All skins

A cool, light cream cleanser to remove impurities and emulsify makeup. The skin is fresh, soft and hydrated with no residue, only a smooth skin. Take a small amount, massage all over face, neck and lips and use the residue on your fingers to cleanse the eyes and lashes. Remove with a damp cotton disc. Contains Organic Sunflower, Palm, Chamomile, Ginseng, Soft Orange.


All skin types. Removes makeup and pollutants from the skin effectively while balancing the skins pH. Hyaluronic Acid softens the skin, attracts moisture and plumps skin out. An all in one treatment at the end of the day or for a morning cleanse. Skin is soft and smooth. 4/5 sprays on a damp cotton disc to cleanse. 2/3 pumps applied to skin neat to soften.

HYDROLÉ ORANGER: Bitter Orange Leaf Toner – Normal, Dry, Sensitive Skins

Complete the cleansing process with this calming, soothing and refreshing facial toner (Perfect after Lait Nettoyant). Recommended for normal to dry and sensitive skin. Alcohol and glycerin free. Hydrates and re-balances the skins pH. Contains Organic Bitter Orange, Horsetail, Mallow, Verbena, Alfalfa.

HYDROLÉ EUCALYPTUS: Eucalyptus Leaf Toner – Oily, Dull Skins

Purifying, revitalizing, and balancing, this facial toner is recommended for combination to oily skin, or dull skin needing a boost of vitality. It tightens, refines pores and helps to reduce inflammation from seborrhea. Used after cleansing, it hydrates and re-balances the pH. Alcohol and glycerin free. Contains Organic Eucalyptus, Sage, Niaouli, Yarrow.


January Sale – Neal’s Yard Remedies

January Sale – Neal’s Yard Remedies

Limited time only, while stocks last!

Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose & Geranium Body Polish (150g): Smoothes and nurtures for beautifully soft skin. Gently rose-and-geranium-polishexfoliating argan shell and rice powders are combined with skin enriching shea nut butter, moisturising soya and coconut oils, and an aromatherapy blend of precious rose otto, geranium and ylang ylang to soften, nurture and smooth the skin. Usually €24.50, now €13 

Neal’s Yard Remedies Pumice Foot Scrub (75g): Smoothes areas of dry or pumice-scrubhardened skin. Exfoliating peach seed and pumice combined with softening mallow and cleansing ginger mint to freshen and smooth. Usually €21, now €10

Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Toning Eye Gel (10ml): Coolingwhite-tea-eye-gel, soothing and refreshing, this is toning and firming for the delicate skin around the eye, while visibly reducing puffiness and minimising the appearance of dark circles. With antioxidant, anti-ageing white tea; suitable for both men and women’s skin. Usually €33.60, now €22

Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose Facial Wash (100ml): Refreshes and cleanses rose-facial-washnormal or sensitive skin. Gently foaming with anti-oxidant aloe vera combined with precious rose otto and soothing pink rose petals. Usually €22.40, now €18

Neal’s Yard Remedies Calendula Cream (30ml): Used as a soothing and healing ointment for irritated or inflamed skin, rashes and eczema. Promotes the healing of cuts and wounds. Usually €9.80, now €7 calendula-cream

Jane Iredale GreatShape Eyebrow Kit

Jane Iredale GreatShape Eyebrow Kit

This gem is easily in my top three favourite Jane Iredale products – the GreatShape Eyebrow Kit. When I was *much* younger I had big, bushy Brooke Shields-eque eyebrows. Sadly, this was in the 80’s when no one wanted brows like that. Over time, I tweezed mine into a thin, patchy oblivion.

When I did my makeup training with Jane Iredale, I discovered the joy that is their eyebrow kit. You can easily create your own very natural looking eyebrows, and I was shocked at the difference this quick step to my makeup routine made. I felt much more put together.

jane-iredale-great-shape-brow-kit-at-nautilus-dublinThe Jane Iredale product description sums it up, “Water-resistant mineral-rich brow powder glides on to add color, depth, and highlights. Brow wax botanical formula nourishes and protects. Refined and soft, with no sticky residue. Travel-size rose gold mirrored compact and dual-ended applicator.”

I’ve used my kit steadily for a year now, and there’s still loads left, so don’t be put off by the travel-size reference above. The kits come in brunette or blond and we have them in stock at Nautilus Dublin!

Baby Massage Dublin

Baby Massage Dublin

I’m so lucky that I love what I do! One of the things that brings me the most joy is teaching baby massage classes. Every five weeks I get to meet a new group of babies and parents as they embark on an important and new chapter in life. They’re getting to know each other, new parents are learning how to adapt to a massively wonderful and stressful life change, and baby massage can play an important support role in that. Here are some benefits of baby massage:

Nautilus Dublin is in a great location if you’re looking for baby massage classes in Dublin. We’re conveniently based in Dublin 3 and handy to Marino, Fairview, Drumcondra and Clontarf. We’re very close to public transportation and there is parking just outside our door.

If you have private insurance, most plans will cover up to €100 of the costs of our five week course. I supply massage oil, handouts, tea/coffee and snacks! Get in touch to sign up for our next session.