TooManyMuffins has moved to a new home: http://toomanymuffins.com !!!

http://toomanymuffins.comblog moveIt’s been a while in the making but I’ve decided to move the blog to it’s own domain. So this will be my last post here on wordpress.com. I’m moving to a new web site called toomanymuffins.com and if you click on the picture above it will take you straight to my new blog. I hope you all will follow me over there and for all those I follow on wordpress.com, I will continue to do so! I’ve also installed a new Disqus comment system on the new web thang so it will be easier for you all to comment. As the new blog is still a work in progress, please bear with me as I adjust different settings on the new site. And if you do notice anything strange, let me know!

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So thanks again to all my followers and friends here online and I hope to see you all on my new site. I’ll be posting there from this evening. I’ll be running a competition mid January to celebrate so stay tuned!!

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from TooManyMuffins.

1484182_10201161738152179_1267428515_n2013 is coming to a close, as is my blogging for the year. I’m going to be taking a break for 2 weeks or so and should return early January next year. It’s been a good year on the blog front, I’ve gained way more followers and have really connected with all the lovely Irish and international bloggers out there. Huge thanks to those that follow me on here, Twitter, and Bloglovin. I really really really appreciate all the comments and views you give me. I really enjoy blogging and get such a thrill reading each comment and interacting with bloggers on Twitter. I hope you all have a great and safe Christmas, look after yourself and your loved ones and I’ll see you in 2014!!

Nora x

Irish Beauty Bloggers Secret Santa- The Big Reveal!

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Taking part in the Irish beauty bloggers secret santa was so much fun! The girl behind all the organising was Aisling of Total Makeup Addict who put in a lot of effort organising and pairing up all the irish beauty bloggers. I got the best gift ever from the lovely Chloe of Very Lovely Stuff who really spoiled me with some amazing products. I even tested out a few of them last night at a party! Continue reading

Christmas Crafts: Making your own Christmas Cards.

IMG_6931I decided to do my Christmas cards a little different this year and make them myself. I don’t really give a lot of people cards, only close family and friends so it was nice to put some time aside and personally make them one. I’ve never made cards before, so for my first attempts I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, bar my first one or two.  Continue reading

How to tackle those late party nights: La Roche Posay Hydraphase Masque

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We all know that over Christmas there will be a lot of late night celebrations. There will undoubtably be a  lack of water consumed and probably a lot of wine instead, so the question is how to keep our skin looking super healthy, hydrated and moisturised over Christmas? Well, here is the answer, La Roche-Posay’s Hydraphase Intense Masque.  Continue reading

Easy Simple Eyebrows with Clinique’s Superfine Pencil for Brows.

IMG_6913Eyebrows are an area of my routine that I like to keep simple and quick. I don’t fuss over them in terms of keeping them groomed, I get them down once in a while. Assisting me in the process of natural quick eyebrows is Clinique’s SuperFine eyebrow pencil. It’s pretty much exactly what it says it is. There is nothing super-amazing about this product, it just does a really good job of filling in eyebrows very naturally.  It never crumbles or breaks, it’s soft and smooth. Continue reading

Beas Jewels: The Most Perfect Handmade Jewellery.

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I’m not the biggest jewellery wearer in the world. I tend to go weeks without wearing anything and then I’ll suddenly remember to wear something like a necklace or earrings. In terms of my favourite types of jewellery, I think that simple is better. I really like understated modern pieces. I do like the odd chunky statement piece, Penneys and Zara being two I haunt for said pieces.  Continue reading

Music for the Weekend #13

Christmas is fast approaching for all of us. I’m sure you will all be busy with Christmas shopping and putting up trees and all sorts this weekend. If you have time have a listen to this week’s playlist!

Lisa O’Neill is a fellow Cavan woman who I’m really a huge fan of. I’ve started off with her because she is someone you all should hear and ‘learn’ to love. It’s someone who hasn’t forgotten her roots and who instead embraces it. I’m a huge fan of Jim James and his track ‘State of the Art’ is a huge grower. Featured also are Empress Of, Andrew Belle and Josef Salvat. Sway Clarke II brings us ‘Don’t Need Much’ a dreamy/R&B track that has some pretty straight lyrics and a direct message. He doesn’t need much bar cigarettes and alcohol. I’ve also included Grizzly Bear’s track ‘Listen and Wait’ which really is a delicious track featuring lovely musical layers and Rossen’s great sounding voice. I don’t really need to introduce The National, they really deliver great clear-cut songs and ‘Lean’ is no different. It features on The Hunger Games soundtrack.

The man behind Vancouver Sleep Clinic is 17 years of age and to be honest I’m really in awe of his ambient music. It is the essence of pure and utter relaxation for me, ‘Collapse’ is a tune I love swaying and dancing lazily to. And if you aren’t relaxed enough finishing up this weekend playlist is Abbey Bowden and her haunting track ‘Still’.

Everyone is lusting after L’oreal Eau de Teint, are you too?

20131201_170414 This may seem like a repetitive post because I’m sure you all have heard of L’oreal’s new foundation and read some great reviews on it. I wanted to add my two cents worth because this really is one of the nicest foundations I’ve ever tried. It’s one I liked straight away from the first application. Continue reading

Black Friday: Best deals online and in store!!

It’s Black Friday worldwide and you all know that mean’s getting all your Christmas shopping done at a reduced cost. It also means self-gifting and I’ve picked out a few of the best deals that are to be had online. I’ve included some of my favourites like Cloud 10, ELF and Blank Canvas Cosmetics who are doing a whopping 30% off. To view the deals just click on the picture below and it will bring you straight to the website! Happy Shopping x

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