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LilliWhiteRose: Year in Review 2013

Happy New Year may all your wishes and dreams come true in 2014!

Thank you to my family, friends, readers and followers you are all the best xx

Blog In Numbers:
354 comments including my replies
103 published posts
30000 +pageviews
715 followers Twitter
126 Bloglovin' Followers
64 Facebook Followers

Most commented on Post:
16 comments on Benefit Brow Bar at Debenhams

My top read posts of this year are:
1.Cocoa Brown 1hr Tan Review
2. Chicco Twist Chair
3.Guinot Hydradermie 2 Facial @ Sam McCauleys
4.Date Night Collaboration: Your Steps for Beautiful Skin
5.Hask Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
6.Overactive Thyroid & Radioisotope Therapy

Most personal post for me:
Telling you all about my treatment for my overactive thyroid during June 2013
Overactive Thyroid & Radioisotope Therapy

Highlights of the year:
I got invited to meet Marissa Carter & Team of Cocoa Brown Tan for Afternoon Tea in the Radisson Hotel Dublin and at that I got to meet some wonderful Irish Beauty Bloggers, somethi…

Christmas Tag 2013

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I was taking a break from blogging but when I saw this tag over on Girl Friday's Beauty Blog I just had to do it. I also want to take this opportunity to wish everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and hope you all get to relax and spend time with your family and friends. x



1.What is your favourite Christmas song?
I could name so many and I always have Christmas FM & Christmas CD's on but one that I always seems to go round in my head is Cliff Richard's "Mistletoe & Wine" (my daddy brain washed me!).

2. What is your favourite festive drink?
It would have to be Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and it's always tradition to go into town with mum, dad, hubby and now little one on Christmas Eve and treat ourselves to our festive drinky :)

3.Favourite Christmas film?
I love White Christmas with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney it really sets me up for Christmas and gets me in the mood!

4. What is at the top of your Christmas wish-list…

LUSH: Star Light, Star Bright Bath Melt

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If you remember recently I popped into LUSH and got a tiny haul and next on the list for review is Star Light, Star Bright. This is part of Lush's Christmas Collection so you will have to go get this quick before it's gone.

The Product:
A butter Melt filled with glitter for your Christmas sparkle. Ginger, Lavender and Zesty Lime to give an uplifting feel. Shea butter, Cocoa butter and coconut oil to soften your skin.


Overall Verdict:
As much as I love Lush products this was not for me. The glitter was horrendous when I picked it up in the shop and I walked out like a disco ball, but I got over that and thought it will be fine in the bath. The fragrance was fantastic and uplifting and when you ran it under the water it revealed a white star with blue goo in the middle which stained my hands and had to be scrubbed off. The glitter looked pretty in the bath but took days to clean from the bath tub and I ended up having a shower once I realised that everything I touched after the b…

The 12 Films of Christmas

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This is my 100th blog post and the journey to this has been amazing. I asked my hubby if he would like to collaborate on this piece with me as it was his idea for me to blog in the first place (Thank you hubby). We came up with The 12 Films of Christmas because we both love films and I love Christmas (Hubby has tendencies of being a humbug). I hope you all enjoy and thank you for your support since I started this blog last May! Hope you enjoy the movies we picked...

One of the many things we love about Christmas is sitting by the fire with friends and family and watching some films. I mean, who doesn't like that? So as a little challenge we've come up with what we feel are twelve films that deserve an airing over the few days of Christmas and, as a guide, what time they're best viewed at. Ready? Here it goes: 
Christmas Eve

Morning: Miracle on 34th Street (Original) Given the day that's in it, this is too good not to feature. Perfect for getting the family ready for tha…

Guinot Hydradermie 2 Facial at Sam McCauley Beauty Salon & Spa

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I was recently invited by Sam McCauley to review the Guinot Hydradermie 2 Facial at their Salon in Redmond Square, Wexford. To say I was a excited would be an understatement! I haven't had a facial in over 5 years at this stage due to bad experiences and the fact that I've never been easily pleased by facials, so I have to say I was nervous about this, especially as a current is used across your face! However I had no need for worrying as this was the best facial I have ever had!


The Brand:
Guinot was founded in France by René Guinot over 40 years ago who was a well known chemist (get me and my facts! Who knew?). He wanted to create a treatment that would be focused on the skin which led to the creation of Hydradermie. This resulted in René Guinot creating products that could be used by woman at home to compliment the professional treatments.

The Setting: Sam McCauley Beauty Salon and Spa have a wonderful salon on their first floor of Redmond Sq. In all my years I have never st…