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Showing posts from 2016

A Christmas Message from Me to You

I actually can't believe this is going to be my last blog post of 2016! Where did that time go?? I’ll be taking a little break from the blog over the holidays to spend some quality time with the family but before I log off I just wanted to write this little message to you all.

UltraPure Laboratories Rosehip Oil and Rosewater Review

Often at this time of the year, our skincare regime needs a bit of a change-up. The cold weather combined with always-on central heating can leave skin feeling dry or worse for wear and it needs extra moisture to combat the elements. So when I was asked recently as part of a collaboration with the Irish Blogger A…

Mammy's Christmas Wishlist

Everywhere we look at the moment are gift guides, wish lists and never ending shopping lists. I love Christmas as much as the next person, and all the excitement leading up to it. I've even written a couple of gift guide blog posts myself this month! However it's easy to get sucked into all the hype and spen…

Best of Makeup Revolution

If you've been following me for a while you may have picked up on my love for the UK beauty brand Makeup Revolution. Until quite recently, it had mostly been unheard of here in Ireland - unless you lived near one of the two Superdrug stores in the Republic! But thankfully, it is becoming much more widely a…

Best Christmas Gifts under €20

It's the most wonderful time of the year but also the most expensive and stressful. When you have a large family or a large group of friends to buy for, it can be hard not to get carried away and blow your budget at the last minute. If you are looking for gifts on a budget, stocking fillers or Secret Santa gift…

Luxury Gift Guide for Her

December has arrived and the holidays are fast approaching and I thought it was about time I started thinking about the Christmas shopping! Over the next week, I’m going to be bringing you a few different gift guides – for the special ladies or men in your lives, for your best mate or sister, for the kids, and some…

Pippa O'Connor: Simple Tips to Live Beautifully - A Review

Pippa O'Connor is a force to be reckoned with these days - a massive readership of her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, her sell-out Fashion Factory workshops, the Pippa Palette for Blank Canvas Cosmetics, her recently launched denim range Poco by Pippa and this book - "Simple Tips to Live Beautifully&qu…

How to Cope in a Commuter Household

Five thirty on a cold dark  Monday morning  and an alarm clock breaks the silence. Even though the working day doesn’t start til  9am , some are already on the road  at 6am  with a strong coffee and a holdall packed for the week. Some don’t even get to kiss their kids goodbye as they’re still off in the land of …

Top 10 Instagram Tips and Tricks

I don’t think I’ll ever be “insta-famous” but for me that isn’t what Instagram is all about. For me, Instagram has multiple benefits. It allows me to explore my creative side which is totally opposite to my day job and also my role as a Mammy.  It’s also a great way to connect with other like-minded people whateve…

Create Your Own Palettes from Makeup Obsession

Makeup companies are finally copping onto the fact that we are all individuals and that one eyeshadow or blush palette doesn't necessarily fit all. Enter the create-your-own palettes. Makeup Geek, Mac and Inglot have already conquered the market for customised palettes whether they are eyeshadow, blushers, highl…

How to feel good during pregnancy

This week was an emotional one for me as I found out that a very special friend of mine is going to be a Mum soon! It occurred to me then that although I had written posts on what to buy for a new baby, where to buy maternity clothes and some practical advice for first-time Mums, I hadn’t yet touched on my advice…

H&M Beauty: Mini Haul and Review

Being a part of the beauty blogging community can be a blessing and a curse at the same time! It’s great for picking up bits of news on upcoming product launches and reading the product reviews of those whose opinions I trust.  On the other hand it’s not so good for my bank balance! When I read some reviews of t…

Buying for a new baby: what you really need

While having a catch-up with the girls recently, the subject of one of them becoming an Auntie for the first time and organising baby showers, gifts etc came up. She was curious as to what would make the most useful gifts for parents-to-be or for when the new bundle arrived. It occurred to me that there may be others…

Aldi Caviar Illumination Day Cream Review

There seems to be a bit of a skincare theme going on with the blog this week – first a  night time skincare routine  and now today's Steal is a skincare bargain that I’ve been testing out for the past while.  If you have read my last post, you will see that my skincare is a mix of both high-end and more afford…

Nighttime Skincare Routine

Sometimes it is the last thing that many of us (including me!) feel like doing at the end of a long day, but a good night time skincare routine is so important. In order to allow your skin to breathe during the night and to help repair itself, it is essential to make sure you have removed all of your makeup and w…

Advice for First-time Mums

Before my son came along, I read all the books, bought all the things and packed all the bags. I washed and folded all his brand new clothes in his little drawers and made his little bed in the moses basket beside our bed, I bought him his very first teddy before he even arrived! I thought I had it all figured out…

What's new in Beauty?

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and Happy 1st August! :) Today is a Bank Holiday in Ireland so no work for us thankfully! Today's Makeup Monday post is a quick round up of some of the new product launches and other stories from the beauty world that were all over social media this week! I love Instagram but …

Lidl Miomare Professional Cosmetic Brush Set Review

H appy Ban k Holiday  Friday  folks! : ) If you follow me on, Facebook ,you may have seen the news that Lidl’s weekly specials this week include a set of professional makeup brushes. The set of 10 brushes with a matching faux leather holder are retailing at €9.99 from yesterday Thursday 28 th  July while stocks la…

July 2016 Favourites

Hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend! I’m conscious that I didn’t do a June favourites round up but to be honest there weren’t enough products to tell you about then! I thought it would be more useful last month to do a roundup of disappointing products instead and carry over a couple of faves to th…

Getting healthy for July!

No point in telling fibs – I’ve been seriously lacking in the healthy eating recently. Exercising has been non-existent too and I have no more excuses left to make. Lots of comfort food and eating on the go due to not being prepared, and here I am with an extra few pounds after creeping on. And that’s on top of t…