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5 Counties in 24 Hours

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Hubby and I went off for a night away and stayed in Richmond House in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. It was like a mini Downton Abbey and I really liked it a lot. But that's only a small part of the weekend.

Day 1: So our starting point was Waterford and we got to see a biker festival in the town, as well as a tour of the LÉ Aoife naval vessel, these were two things that we had no idea we were going to do we just came across them by accident. 
We got to to Richmond House after that, and the place was magnificent, it has a warm relaxed atmosphere. The surrounding gardens were beautiful and you can even have a game of croquet as you relax. The house is known for it's exceptional food but because we were on the go the whole time we didn't get the chance to eat there, but heard loads of people complimenting the food while we were there.
That evening we then took a tip to Yougal in Co. Cork, once again we came across something not planned....Their sea festival, with their very own El…

Overactive Thyroid & Radioisotope Therapy

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The Beginning: As some of you may know already I had an overactive thyroid and back in June I had radioisotope therapy so I thought I would tell you all about it now.


Back in 2010 I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. I didn't really notice my symptoms because I was too busy organising my wedding day, but when I went for my normal check-up and my doctor noticed a shake in my hand and asked if she could take bloods and there we have it I had an overactive thyroid! Then   started noticing the symptoms.
My Symptoms: Hand Tremors Hyper Lose of weight Hot flushes (I wore a t-shirt in the middle of December!) Insomnia Lost some hair Anxiety Increased heart rate Goitre
The Middle Part: So I was referred to a consultant Endocrinologist, who put me on some medication but nothing ever changed. I then went on to have a beautiful little girl, but after I had her things got much worse for me. When Lillibug was 5 months old I was asked to go for the Radioiodine treatment but with Lillibug s…

Liebster Award

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I was once again nominated by both Bethan from MissBeautyObsession and Amy from Amy's Annex, so check these wonderful girls out, they have amazing blogs!


So I decided to mix the questions from the two girls, I hope you don't mind.  The idea behind the Liebster Award is to discover new blogs and learn more behind the writer. If you would like to see the answers to my previous award click here.
The Rules: You must link the blog/bloggers that nominated you. You must answer the questions put to you. You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees. Let your nominees know that you have nominated them.
1. Who is my makeup inspiration? I don't really have someone to be honest. I do have a tendency to like makeup that is natural and still makes you look like you and don't consider it to be something to hide behind.
2. What made me start my blog? I noticed since I decided to give up my career to be a stay at home mammy that my brain was turning to mush and needed to apply mys…

Urban Decay-Oz The Great and Powerful-Glinda Palette

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Magic in a Palette! It has been so long since I have gotten anything from Urban Decay I nearly forgot about how much I love their products! Now I just can't get enough after this palette and now the love affair begins again, ha ha! Urban Decay came out with two of these themed on the recent Disney film and boy I am happy. The Glinda Palette I thought was very me with it's pinks/purples and glitter, the Theodora Palette is dark so with the two you have good vs evil! Without a doubt I went with the good witch Glinda :-)

The Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful Glinda Palette is so well packaged I nearly didn't want to open it! It also came with a How-to slip which I did follow and I was really pleased with how simple it was. The I really think the palette is versatile that I can come up with a day look and a nighttime look with it and everything else in between. Out of all the palettes I have ever tried this one really made me experiment.

The palette come with 6 full size ey…

Glossybox August 2013 High-Flyers

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This months theme High-Flyers:

This month we are back to the Glossybox traditional baby pink box with black paper and baby pink ribbon!


I'm not a fan of the black paper I think it makes it look messy and boring!


So let's take a look at our High-flyers:
1. From Brazil we have the Makeup Remover Pen: This is to help with those little on the go mistakes we make around our eyes, lips and pesky corners that smear. I'm intrigued and I will give it a go. The bonus of this is that it came with refills!
2. From the USA we have TRESemme, Platinum Strength Concentrated Treatment Shot: I never seem to go wrong with TRESemme so this is a nice little treat in this months box.
3. From the UK it's Jelly Pong Pong 2 in 1 Shadow/Liner. Straight off when I saw this I was disappointed because I have received a lot of Jelly Pong Pong products in these boxes, but as always I will give it a try.
4. From the USA, Eucerin Aquaphor. I've already used this and it's now in my handbag and it&#…

Chicco Echo Pushchair-Jade Review

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The hunt is over for a new pushchair! We had a Silver Cross 3d travel system but when little one hit 10 months I couldn't take the weight of it anymore, I did my back in twice with it, and pulled a muscle in my groin trying to open it, so enough was enough. So little one is 20 months old now and last week I came across the Chicco Echo Pushchair in Jade, so I am going to tell you what I think of it so far........



Never in a million years did I think I would go with the Jade but this particular colour was on offer and thought it would brighten up the winter months when we are out and about. I didn't particularly want to spend much on a new stroller, I had a budget and even at full price this came in under budget but the Jade had an offer so decided it worked out even better!


We have a Citroén C3 so we are limited on space and we do travel a bit to my husbands family so we pack everything but the kitchen sink, but now I can actually fit the kitchen sink in so extra bonus! The oth…

August Newsletter: Highlights and Coming Soon

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Hi Everyone,

First of all I would like to thank every single one of you for all the support here on LilliWhiteRose. I have enjoyed your comments, e-mails and twitter interactions immensely and helps me to keep going. My blog started as a hobby and now it is something that I absolutely love doing and could not imagine giving up, the main reason being the community aspect. I have found some amazing blogs and some amazing ladies.



Summer Highlights So Far:

June's highlight would have to be the #JuneBBC which was run by the wonderful Girlfridays Beauty Blog, which was a joy and kept me going through a hard time I was having which I still haven't been able to write about but I will in time. Also Girlfriday is running another challenge next month so head over and check her blog out where she will keep you updated on all you need to know plus her blog is fabulous #SBBC.

Last months (July) highlight was a collaboration between myself and 4 other wonderful girls where we all gave a contrib…

What's in Junior's Changing Bag

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Long gone are the days of the big changing bag that I dragged around for nearly a year and packed everything but the kitchen sink. 

August Wishlist

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Another month gone and another wishlist for you all. I'm not sure if any of you like these posts, so if you would like me to continue doing them let me know in the comments section. xx


1. The New Black Cream Puff €29.95 from Sam McCauley
2 Laura Mercier Custom Artist Portfolio- Petite for Home & Away £68.00 from Laura Mercier
3. Urban Decay B6 Vitamin infused complexion Prep Spray €28.00 from Debenhams
4. The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter €16.95 from Sam McCauley
5. Alexandra Diamanté Necklace €20.00 from The Button + Bow Factory
Total €94.90 + £68.00 I always seem to have something in sterling Agh! Clicking on the links will bring you to straight to the products I picked from the different shops.

Toddler Empties:

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1. Burt's Bees Diaper Ointment: We have bought many of these the last 20 months for our little one has always done the trick. Our little one always gets a nappy rash when a new tooth is cutting through her gums but this helps prevent it. It has a thick formulation to it but it leaves a barrier to keep out wetness and irritation and it smells gorgeous. The one problem with this is the packaging, it can be really difficult to get the ointment out and to get the rest I would cut it open with scissors and there would be loads left in it, you just can't get it out.

2. Burt's Bees Nourishing Baby Oil: Our little one has really dry skin and this oil has always helped but never quiet cleared things up. So we use this once a week now along with our Moogoo moisturiser everyday and her skin is looking amazing now.

3. Dentinox Cradle Cap Shampoo: I think this might be our last purchase of this as our little one hasn't had cradle cap since her first birthday now, but once a week I…

July Favourites

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1. NIP + FAB Mango Smoothie, discovered Sam McCauleys were doing these so will definitely try another one of these. Really like the smell and it feels luxurious.

2. Vaseline Spray & Go, so handy and so quick but my skin is needing something heavier once a week so the NIP + FAB has been great for that.

3.Catrice All Round Mascara Waterproof, I have taken a break at the moment from my usual mascara as I have been either wearing no makeup or very little and the Benefit They're Real can be just too harsh looking without a full face, so this has been my go-to mascara.

4.L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution, I have done a full review on this here, but I am loving how this is working for me.

5. Vichy Normaderm Hylauspot. Great plaster like effect for the spots, it calms them down and helps diminish.

6.Anatomicals Spray Misty For Me, I actually got this in this months Glossybox and came in so handy with the heat wave, I love how refreshing it is and the smell is j…