Aug 17, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have been shortlisted for Best Beauty Blog in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards.

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It has been difficult keeping the blog going over the last while with working full-time, clinical placement, completing a part-time masters and life in general but it has been worth it.  Although I’m not always the most regular blogger it has been a hugely enjoyable experience sharing my views on beauty products, creating tutorials, transforming into Disney (and other) characters and having the odd rant.

Thank you so much to anyone and everyone that has ever taken the time to read one of my posts.  It means the world to me.

I am now looking for some more help please in the form of votes.  If you like what I do please consider voting for me in the shortlist.

You can vote for my blog below.

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Aug 11, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Tan Thursday (For Pale Girls)

Tan Thursday (For Pale Girls)

This is my very first Tan Thursday post as I’m not really part of the target audience for tan.  Although some people look at me as if I’m a corpse, I am pale and proud.  It doesn’t bother me in the slightest to be pale and generally speaking I have absolutely no interest in tan. Having said all of that there are times when I could do with a bit of something on my legs.  I don’t feel the cold at all so my legs are out for most of the year.  Whilst they are always pale, the recent addition of my two dogs has them scratched, battered and bruised.  I have been looking at ways of camouflaging my legs and taking away some of the ghost look without turning them orange.  I also need something that doesn’t look too mad as I don’t  tan the rest of my body.

If you are pale and looking for a teeny bit of colour on your milky white legs then this post is for you.  I’m talking about quality, easy to use and affordable tans.

First up is Lovely Legs from Cocoa Brown.  The spray is a similar idea to that of Sally Hansen.  Legs look airbrushed and the product really lasts.  The main difference to Sally Hansen is that the tan does not wash off in the rain and it doesn’t transfer at all.  For those reasons I really like it. I also find that it physically lasts for ages as … Read the rest

Aug 9, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Wet n Wild’s New Collection

Wet n Wild’s New Collection

I think it is perfectly obvious by now that I have a serious love for Wet n Wild.  The products are affordable, colourful, durable and cruelty free.  There is so much to choose from and for the most part I’ve always been happy with what I have tried.

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A few weeks ago I attended the launch of the new collection in Tropical Popical.  I’d never actually been to Tropical Popical so that in itself was a delight.  The place looks amazing.  It is impossible not to feel cheery in it.

I want to talk to you about a couple of my favourite items from the newbies.  The first thing is the Fine liner.  This is almost like a felt marker.  The colour and texture are amazing.  It gives a similar look to a gel liner.  It lasts all day and will create a perfect winged look.

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I have continuously written about their shadows and palettes and the Bare and Beautiful is no different.  There are five eyeshadows.  I particularly like the combination of the base and browbone shades.

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The contour duo stick has been a favourite of mine over the last few weeks.  This is the perfect tool for creating a sculpted look.  I really like it because the darker colour suits my pale skin and the highlighter is light enough to still be visible with my skin tone.  It blends really well so you won’t be left with any harsh tiger stripes.  It is a great buy.

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Aug 3, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Wedding Wednesday

Wedding Wednesday

At the moment I think I probably deserve the title of the worst blogger ever.  I haven’t been posting very much, I haven’t been keeping my social media up to date and I haven’t been doing any make-up looks.  Full-time work, part-time study and life have gotten in the way and I have been incredibly busy.  I will be trying to make more of an effort and I have lots of new ideas to introduce.  I’m now adding planning a wedding into the mix so I thought that I might share some ideas, views, advice, make-up and general rants about the process in a Wedding Wednesday series.  I can’t promise that I’ll post every single week but I will try to post at least once a month.

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As this is my first Wedding Wednesday I just wanted to explain a little about what type of posts I’ll be sharing with you.  I’m not really one for a traditional wedding; I’m definitely more on the alternative side so it is fair to say that you can expect some quirks.  I do want to stress at this point that there is absolutely nothing wrong with tradition and traditional weddings, nothing at all.  I want to create a culture where everyone can be respectful of different views (in relation to both weddings and general life!).

I’m thinking of sharing some advice and survival guide style posts in relation to dress shopping, people management, planning, finding bargains, DIY crafts etc.  I also want to … Read the rest

Jul 12, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Disney Paris

Disney Paris

Today I want to write about something a little different.  It is a guide to Disney Paris, whether you’re going for one day as part of a trip to Paris or going to the parks for a few days.

My obsession isn’t with Disney per se, it is with Beauty and the Beast.  I can’t tell you how much this film means to me.  I had read the book as a child in Dunnes one day when my mam was queuing, very bold of me as shops aren’t libraries but anyway.   I instantly fell in love with the characters and the story.    I remember seeing the film in 1992 in Tallaght.  It was the second time I’d been to the cinema and I had been excited for weeks.   I very clearly recall loving Belle because she read books and thinking Gaston was a horrible fool.  I remember feeling scared when Maurice sits in the chair shivering as the Beast enters the room.  I felt excited for Belle’s yellow dress as I had never seen something so pretty and I was so annoyed that the Beast turns back to his prince form at the end.  This is something that still irritates me, he should have stayed as Beast.

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My desire to go to Disney started at about 4 years of age.  I had seen the castle at the start and end of films.  For those young people reading this, there used to be a short video on Disney parks before /after … Read the rest