Mothers Day, that special touch 

Mothers Day. What do you get the woman who have everything and want nothing? 

For the mammies who are partial to a bottle of perfume, I have just the thing. Make it that little bit extra special and have the bottle engraved. 
Boots have an amazing service, where you can get almost anything with a smooth surface engraved. I think a perfume bottle is ideal for Mother’s Day but you can also get makeup brushes and makeup palettes done too. The service costs a mere €4 on top of the price of the item, but the thought that goes into it, is priceless! 
Stores that offer this fabulous service are Boots in Liffey Valley, Blanchardstown and Half Moon Street in Cork. 

Happy Shopping Fashionistas! X

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My Beauty Diary: Cleansers

Now that I’ve started to notice wrinkles under my eyes, (my twenties are flying by!), it’s time to get serious about skin care, in particular; Cleansing. 
Long gone are the days when a make up wipe will suffice. A few years ago I stepped up my game and started using Eve Lom. The cleanser is the stuff of dreams and their facials are even dreamier. Essential Oil based, not only is it a deep cleanser, but it exfoliates the skin as well as brightens and tones. Some say Eve Lom hasn’t stepped up its game in years and only gives the illusion of softer skin from the oily residue but I beg to differ. I found my skin improved hugely and hasn’t been the same since I ran out. What’s stopping me from buying another I hear you ask? Simply put, the price. Starting at around €50 per 50ml,it isn’t exactly cheap. I found buying the 100ml better value for money as it lasted longer. 


During my hiatus from Eve Lom I’ve tried out MANY different cleansers. One of my favourites, Liz Earle. The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hit Cloth Cleanser is rich and moisturising, not to mention the infusion of chamomile and eucalyptus makes it smell unbelievably fresh. Like the Eve Lom Cleanser, this too comes with a muslin cloth for wiping away the grime and getting deep down into the pores. 


Everyone has high praise for Micellar Water, I’m just not into the whole cotton pad cleansing. They must have read my mind at Garnier because now it comes as a Cleansing Gel Face Wash! This is what I’m using right now, although maybe I should have gotten the sensitive one, because it stings the sh*t out of my eyes!! My skin feels really clean after every use, but that’s about it. It doesn’t moisturise or exfoliate, I need to do this separately after cleansing. 


When I’m feeling like I need a super quick cleanse, sometimes I reach for an old classic. Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Foaming Face Wash is cheap and cheerful. I’ve used this a very long time, probably since my teens. This Cleanser is rich in spot fighting anti-bacterial Tea Tree Oil perfect for break outs and is also full of Witch Hazel to calm the skin. I use it in the shower but not every time as I find it can leave my skin feeling tight. I find it helpful during those pesky breakout days, when I’ve over indulged and my skin feels oily. 


So there you have it, my top cleansers. Not a makeup wipe in sight! 

Eve Lom available in Harvey Nichols and Space NK, all other products available in Boots. 

Loubi Love 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas this year! Santa was so good to me as always, but I couldn’t be happier with my new babies! Straight off my wish list, my Christian Louboutin J String 100’s in Patent Black! I’ve had my eye on them all year, constantly stopping by the Louboutin Boutique to say hello. Well, Santa made me an extremely happy girl and an extremely happy Fiancée! Now, to plan an outfit as spectacular to match these beauties! 

A Cup A Day…

I’m not going to lie, I wanted to try out Yo Tea because I thought it would be like a magical tea that would shrink my waist along with my dress size. I soon found out this wasn’t the case, I was misinformed and not in the know of the ways of a detox tea. 

The packaging on Yo Tea indicates that there will be a laxative effect 8 hours after drinking the tea, this effect did not happen to me (thankfully!), I didn’t quite fancy running to the bathroom all day long. Yo Tea did however work for many different things. 
The first thing I noticed was a boost in my energy. It was a different kick than my usual caffeine fix from coffee. I felt fresher and less full, perhaps the lack of dairy didn’t hurt. Green tea has a soothing effect, coming from the amino acid L-theanin, better than the jittery feeling coffee can produce.


On further inspection I found out that drinking Green Tea can prolong your life, lowering the risk of cholesterol. A million Japanese men can’t be wrong! I also found out the combination of plant extracts, herbs and Oolong Green tea, helps with the purification of the body’s cell, which can fight against cancer. The antioxidant compounds also contribute to healthy glowing skin. Seems like all of positives to me. 


At the end of my Yo Tea trial I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had lost 2 inches from my middle section. Had I been hitting the gym I know I would have lost so much more. I found I wanted to eat well during the trial too as I felt I’d be defeating the purpose if I didn’t. Yo Tea will only work with a balanced lifestyle, no use drinking two cups a day in between endless junk food. 

So girls what are you waiting for? The worlds no. 1 Detox Tea, Yo Tea is available exclusively in Therapie Clinics. http://www.therapieclinic.com/weight-loss-cha-yi-tea

Rose Gold Love Affair


I think I’d buy anything if it was Rose Gold. The colour just calls out to me. One item I’m most definitely lusting after is The Oral-B GENIUS 9000 Rose Gold, RRP €373.15

 I’ve tried out a few different toothbrushes over the years and electric is the only way to go. The Oral-B Genius 9000 has gone to new levels of dental hygiene! The world’s first brush with Position Detection technology, it sees where you have brushed to guide you as it cleans. SmartRing personalization feature on the toothbrush includes 12 different colored LED lights that can be changed to suit anyone’s tastes, moods, or outfits. I’m blown away by this toothbrush, it can even be linked up to your phone so you can see the results! Now, where can I get one?! 

All That Sparkles 

At the weekend I dropped into Penneys(Primark) to see if I could get my hands on the coveted Star Print dress. No such luck! That thing is long gone. 

I did however spot some sparkly beauties with my magpie eyes. I don’t know if they’re too OTT, they’re covered in glitter or if I’m just too old for them, they have not one but two pom-poms on each foot! Did I mention they’re from the children’s section!? A friend of mine in work has them, she has tiny feet so can get away with it. Perhaps I should just embrace them. I’ve told her we can start a cute shoes gang! 

My Christmas Wish List 

I could be here all day listing what I’d like for Christmas, so I’ve narrowed it down to the following ehhh… few!

Rose Gold Special Edition GHD

Hippenings 2017 Agenda

My Shining Armor Cinema Light Box

 

Personalised Moët

 

Nike Thea in Rose Gold

Ardell Wispies Press On Black

Zara Reversible Anorak

Blank Canvas F20 Foundation Brush

Carli Bybel BH Cosmetics Palette

 

Victoria Secret After Hours Satin Pajamas

J String Christian Louboutin

Morning Mocha


When I’m at home for the day I pine for my daily Mocha from Kaph, so I’ve taken things into my own hands. Trouble is, I’m terrible at making coffee! This is where Nescafe Azera and Cadbury Drinking Chocolate come in. I mix them together and boom, an almost Mocha! Still not as good as Kaph but until the day I have a live in Barista, or a espresso machine at least, these will do me just fine! 

Benetton On Canvas

It’s easy to get in a colour rut with the winter creeping in. I tend to stick to black and throw in the occasional dash of burgundy or dark green or even the odd shade of grey. The United Colors of Benetton have a solution. 


They recently launched Benetton on Canvas, the first store of its kind in Ireland for the Benetton Group. The new store showcases the evolution of Benetton. Focusing on the central element in store, the loom, a design on which the season, colours and materials can change around it. Simplicity is key, letting the products speak for themselves. 



Not one to pass a bag, I was blown away by the fabulous accessories dotted around the store. Even the most monochrome loving ladies couldn’t resist a pop of colour slung over their arm this winter! I’m excited to see how the seasons pan out from here 🙂 

Ps check out the beautiful baby clothes!