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 →
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’.
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 →
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
B.Cheeky Blush is something I picked up ages ago in Superdrug. I am a big fan of B. products having tried a few of their product and I wanted to try their blush because it looks exactly like the shade I needed to perk up my skin. The shade I picked up was Golden Peach which is a bit of bizarre buy seeing as it’s winter! But it’s actually a welcome addition to the makeup stash because it’s adds a bit of colour and warmth to my cheeks. Depending on your own personal taste, it’s easy to build up the colour. In the photo below you can see I’ve layered it up a bit. During the day, I keep it much lighter and it really makes a nice subtle healthy shade. Continue reading →
I’m not very loyal when it comes to products I use in the shower. I chop and change like you wouldn’t believe and I use two different sets of products, one for my home and one set for when I go swimming. In my home, I like to use my more luxurious or expensive products mainly because I don’t want them to spill or leave them behind when swimming. I am a bit of a featherhead sometimes. Only last week I left my swimsuit and hat behind! Continue reading →
It’s been a long time since I did a face of the day post. I really like reading these posts on other people’s blogs so I thought I’d get back into the swing of things. Who doesn’t love an aul vain selfie photo anyway?! *nervous laugh* The products I used were so simple to use and the look took less than five minutes. The L’oreal Eau De Teint foundation (shade porcelain) is an ABSOLUTE dream to use. I swear to god it’s fabulous and even though my skin is a tad dryer at the minute, it still applies pretty well. Another product that’s pimpsy to use is Bourjois’ cream blusher in 002. It’s a subtle peach shade that can be used lightly or built up to create a deeper blush. On the eyes, is Clinique’s eyeshadow quad and a brown superfine eyebrow pencil. Strawberry fudge and teddy bear are two of my all time favourite eyeshadows. They compliment each other so well. Andrea from Your Beauty is a huge fan of Clinique’s eyeshadows! Continue reading →
You know when you just want to be wowed by a product? You want it to be excellent and a game changer in terms of skincare? Then, you get the product and find it’s mediocre. It does the job but doesn’t go beyond that. You feel disappointment but also understand that skincare products are not always miracle-workers. Often change comes from the inside out. Anyway, this is the feeling I’ve gathered from Weleda’s Iris day and night cream. Continue reading →
When I stumbled across the Korean brand Lioele, I became infatuated with these miracle lipsticks, mainly because they look gas! I was totally intrigued and had to have one! In a nutshell these are mood lipsticks which adjust to the individual pH balance in your skin. The diagram below shows the 5 shades available and the *general* colour they will go when applied to the lips. When applied to the lips, the shade will automatically and immediately react with the skin’s pH level to create a customised shade. So pink to red, orange to pink etc. Continue reading →
I’m just going to steer your attention to a couple of films that you may or may not have heard of but are worth your while watching this Halloween. Those of you looking for loads of jumps and scares (what Mark Kermode calls Cattle Prod Cinema) may be a little disappointed while watching this selection, they fall more into the suspense/dread psychological horror category.