Dec 9, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Favourites from Penneys

Favourites from Penneys

Every so often I like to share a little haul on some of my favourite purchases from the treasure trove of wonder that is Penneys.  Today I’m talking about some of my recent buys.

First on my list is a gorgeous black dress.  It is so pretty.  The dress has mesh and lace on it and the skirt has a tiered effect.  It is nice and light on and is very comfortable and easy to wear.  It is €26 so a little bit more expensive than usual prices from Penneys but it is very elegant and would look great on a night out.


I love cardigans, in fact I live in them.  I hate my arms and always have them covered so cardigans are a staple in my wardrobe.  When winter hits I like long and somewhat sloppy cardigans.  I picked up some long cardigans on sale.  They were €14 reduced to €10.  I got three in black, grey and navy.  They are part of the wool mix collection and are very soft.  I’m thrilled with them.


I’m obsessed with my pets, obsessed!  I get so happy when I see something relating to them.  When I saw these hedgehog pjs I had to have them.  As I was about to pay for them I saw hedgehog slippers.  The set is perfect for sitting with my little Pumpkin.  He loves the set too, so much so that I had to include him in the photo!


Staying on the subject of pets, … Read the rest

Nov 24, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on A Blank Canvas Christmas

A Blank Canvas Christmas

Today I’m talking about Christmas ideas from Blank Canvas Cosmetics.  Tomorrow Blank Canvas will be offering 30% off as part of their Black Friday sale so it is the perfect excuse to buy a few bits and pieces for yourself as well as presents for others.  Blank Canvas is my absolute favourite brand and every single product is of utmost quality and brilliance.  Basically, I’m recommending everything.  Go mad, buy the lot!  There are so many brushes and palettes to recommend for presents and stocking fillers but today I’m going to focus on just a few.  I should add at this point that I have taken my photos from the Blank Canvas website; I had a bit of an accident with my phone so I can’t take pictures with its camera at the moment.

Starting with brushes, the Dimension Series has recently been launched which offers a collection of new brushes as well as a change of outfit for some old reliables.  The Dimension Series sees brushes dressed in black and gold, hot pink and metallics.  The first brush I want to talk about is the F01 quick brush.  This is an absolute must-have.  It is quite like the F20 foundation brush only bigger in dimension and shorted in size.  The brush is suitable for foundation, powder and bronzer; it can be used on wet and dry products.  I use this brush most mornings as I can buff in my foundation quickly.


The F39 is a beauty of a brush.  … Read the rest

Nov 22, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Christmas with Boots

Christmas with Boots

Now that it is November it is perfectly fine to talk about Christmas and this evening I want to share some fab bits and pieces with you from the Boots Christmas launch.  I did actually attend the launch in September but have been saving it for you until now and as Boots have some fantastic Black Friday offers on the horizon you will be spoilt for choice for Christmas presents.


Firstly the launch was absolutely spectacular.  It honestly was so beautiful.  The room was adorned with Christmas trees and decorations.  Guests were serenaded with a live performance.  Soap and Glory provided a pink glittery Santa with a pink glittery beard on a pink velvet couch which was a very different twist on Christmas.  There was an abundance of food and festivities galore.



There were so many lovely gifts to choose from but a couple of beauties really stood out for me.

This Christmas cracker from No7 is a great gift for any beauty lover.


(n0t a great photo, sorry)

I love sleep and relaxation sets and this one from Champneys is great.  It contains a spray, a temple balm and a sleep mask.  I have been trying it out for a few weeks and  I’m really impressed with it.


I hadn’t ever tried any Liz Earle products so I was delighted to speak with some of the brand’s lovely ladies at the event.  There are so many Liz Earle  sets to choose from.  On the night I was gifted with … Read the rest

Nov 9, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Wedding Wednesday: Halloween Costume

Wedding Wednesday: Halloween Costume

Although we are now on the countdown to Christmas, this week’s Wedding Wednesday is going to take a look back on Halloween.  Halloween is my favourite time of year; I absolutely love it.  This year for Halloween we dressed up as Corpse Bride and Victor and had our engagement party.  This evening I’m going to tell you how I created the look and costume.


Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (Emily) is quite blue.  She has blue skin and blue hues to her dress and accessories.  I had originally planned on being blue but I had some skin allergies that week and instead opted to be very pale with blue accents.  On my eyes I used a lot of blue and navy.  I added white on my waterline and under the lashes to create a larger eye and lined the area with blue.  I placed lashes on this new line as well as my top lash.  All of the shadows were from Blank Canvas Cosmetics.  My eyebrows were exaggerated and made me look sad.  I used dark blue for my contour.  My lips were Smokin’ Hot Pink from Wet n Wild.  I added blues in random spots over my neck and chest.


I bought my wig on eBay for €6.  It was a cosplay one so it was quite comfortable and not at all itchy.  I bought the wedding dress on AliExpress for just under €40.  I was a bit disappointed when it arrived because the size was terrible on me.  I … Read the rest

Nov 5, 2016 - Blog    Comments Off on Team Hope’s Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope’s Shoebox Appeal

Over the last few years I have participated in Team Hope’s Shoebox Appeal either through work or personally.  The Shoebox Appeal delivers Christmas presents to some of the world’s poorest children.  The boxes are delivered to countries such as Romania, Kosovo, Rwanda, Malawi and more.

There is still time to send a box to Team Hope but the deadline is the 11th of November. To get involved all you really need to do is fill a shoebox with age appropriate toys.  You will find a list of guidelines and suggestions on the Team Hope website.  Ideally the box should be wrapped but not sealed so wrap the box and lid separately.  You will also find labels on the site to indicate whether you are creating a box for a boy or girl and the age group.  We chose a boy and a girl between 5-9.  To help with the cost of postage include €4 in an envelope.


Creating the boxes doesn’t need to be expensive.  There are great items available from shops like Dealz, Tiger, Sostrene Grene, Penneys and more.  Here are some items I picked up from Dealz.  The colouring books came with eight in a packet and the pencils had five sets in the packet so you will get plenty to include in the box.


When you have finished the boxes, drop them off to your nearest collection point.  You’ll find a list of them here.


(my boxes look sealed but the ribbon is taped to … Read the rest