Showing posts from January, 2015

Lillibug's Toddler Favourites (January)

It's that time again where Lillibug shares her top picks of the month, or just the things she is absolutely loving. 
Minnie Mouse Facecloth
Lillibug is loving her new facecloth because she thinks Minnie is so happy with her for being a good girl and cleaning her own face. Now we just have one problem....Lillibug will ONLY use this! We picked this up in Dealz for €1.49
Tesco Loves Baby & Toddler Detangle Conditioning Spray 
Sorry that I don't have the price of this, I can't find the receipt anywhere but it was really affordable and I think it comes in under €2.00. This is Lillibug's third bottle of this detangle spray and we all love it. When I say we all love it I mean me too, after Lillibug got loads of compliments on how shiny her hair was the relisation finally hit me that it was this spray, and when I use it I also can see the shine in my own hair. It also has really gorgeous pear smell.
Lillibug has also being totally obsessed with Jigsaws the last few m…

First Impression of Benefit Roller Lash

I think we all knew Benefit were brewing up something new for us and it may have come as surprise to many that it was a new mascara! Meet Benefit Roller Lash (for some reason I keep going to say Roller Ball?!)

The excitement on social media has being massive from what I can see, especially as Elle Magazine has an exclusive sample with their March issue (out now). So of course I went and picked it up.

I believe the packaging of the full size is going to be different from the sample, but the brush and formula will be the same. The full size will also, from what I believe, be €26.00 and will be available to buy towards the end of February. The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls with its rubber bristles and I have to say that it did all of that. It grabs onto even the tiniest of lashes. As a glasses wearer I love a dramatic curl in my lashes to prevent them from fluttering against my glasses, and Benefit Roller Lash was a joy to wear for that reason. 

I we…

January Favourites

After yesterday's post on my disappointing products I thought today should be all about favourites! Most of these I've been using for a long time or have being enjoying using since Christmas.

Superdrug Vitamin E Super Balm €4.75
 I have been loving this since Christmas and I don't want to give too much away as I have an in depth review coming Tuesday on this. I will say that this has taken over from my Trilogy Balm
Mac Studio Fix Foundation €31.50
I reviewed this recently and have to say this is my holy grail of foundations. MAC is still relatively new to me but so far I've been lucky with the products I have tried. I've literally scraped every last drop out of this bottle and it's now time to stock up again.
Sleek Blush in Antique €5.49

Really sorry that this product is used already in the picture. I shopped my stash recently and came across this (after thinking I lost it). I really love how this warms up my pale skin in this grey weather and with the small bits…

Disappointing Products #1

I thought it was about time I talked about some products that just did not work for me! As much as I like to find the positive in everything, there are just some things that didn't suit me.
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer €13
I decided to start with this as I've recently reviewed it. As much as I wanted this to work for me it just did not perform the way I wanted it to. Yes it has great coverage but it didn't sit well on my skin.
Invisi Bobble (3 pack) €5
As the name suggests it is a bobble that is invisible..... For me it is not invisible and I find it to be really uncomfortable at times. I was recommended these for actually sleeping in, but no way would I leave these in over night, it just wouldn't be comfortable. Also these aren't meant to snag the hair or leave kinks, but to me they did both. My hair is quite fine and these bobbles certainly don't do anything for me.
Rimmel Stay Matte €7.79
I looked so ill wearing this foundation! It leaves a mask like ef…

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer Review

I've always been intrigued by Soap & Glory makeup and when I recently got the chance to get to a stand I just knew I had to pick up the Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer (€13.00) in light. 2015 is the year I will be on the hunt for my holy grail concealer, so read on to see if I found it!

First off the packaging is great. It's fun, compact and sturdy and has a little mirror, so overall it's perfect for throwing in your handbag or makeup bag.

You will find two compartments, the bottom contains your cream concealers, one for under eyes to brighten the area up and the second concealer to cover blemishes. You will also find your mirror in this compartment. The second compartment holds your weightless transparent powder, which also hold a little puff.

The undereye concealer is brightening and once warmed in the hand, blended on beautifully, but after about a half hour I found that it creased and exaggerated my lines in that area. I'm also wear glasses and found that …

Clothing, Accessories & Homeware Haul

Well lo and behold I actually had an afternoon shopping! Lillibug was in the best of form on this particular day (which is a miracle) so she actually didn't mind me going into dressing rooms or having a stroll around shops. Believe me that is a rarity lately! I tend not to buy clothes for myself especially if I'm on my own. I really rely on my Mum's opinion (and yes I rang her while out on this particular day asking for advice) and I picked up a jumper & shirt. So I went to Pennys, DV8, Heatons and Home Store + More. This post will show you my clothes, accessories, bedding and storage.

First off I got this lovely jumper for €17. It's thicker than I expected so should keep me nice and toasty. I'm a cold critter thanks to an underactive thyroid so I love a cosy jumper to just throw on. I also got the statement necklace for €8 and after two of them breaking on me recently I need a new one (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!).

I absolutely love this …

Milestone Giveaway!

To celebrate reaching 200,000 page views I wanted to give something back.

I have all you wonderful readers to thank for coming back time and time again to keep up to date on all my ramblings. It was such a big milestone for me to reach especially as I thought when I first started this blog that I would be the only one to see it!
So I have January's Glossybox to give away which contains 5 full size products, also Benefit's b. Bright 6 piece skincare set (a particular favourite of mine and always have one of these sets on the go) and finally a 100ml bottle of The Body Shop Shea Beautifying Oil.

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Best of luck and thank you for all your support xx (Giveaway ends 23/01/2015 12:00am, open to the ROI only)

Blog Stationery Haul From Mr. Price

I am so obsessed when it comes to stationery and now that we are into the New Year I visited Mr. Price (where I go for all my stationery needs). So I've restocked on a few things for the coming months, and love the feeling of being organised and knowing what's what on a daily basis. I got some fab bargains while on my visit so without further ado this is what I got.

Family Organiser €2.99
I have a memory like a sieve these days so I write an awful lot of reminders on scraps of paper but then I forget where I put them (see, mind like a sieve)! So I was delighted when I saw this Family Organiser for only €2.99 that I can keep on the kitchen table which means I have no fear of forgetting where I put it.

Small Style Journal €5.99
I love to keep a small notebook in my handbag or close by me and I use this for all my blog notes/ideas/brainstorms. This journal really caught my eye and love that is hardback so it won't get tatty so it's perfect. All the pages are lined too and …

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Review

Back in September, while on holidays in Cork I picked up my first ever MAC Foundation! I know I was meant to review it back then especially as some of you asked, but between one thing or another I never got round to it (sorry!).

I was colour matched in store to NW13 for my pale skin, and then after a discussion about my dry skin and oily t-zone the MAC Studio Fix Fluid was chosen for me.
Well I have to say this is my holy grail of foundations. The colour match NW13 is perfect with a pink undertone (I always struggle to find that pink undertone at the pharmacy stands). The foundation is medium coverage but buildable to full coverage with a lovely natural matte finish which does not look flat at all.

Another problem that I can have with foundations is longevity, but even without a primer or setting spray the Studio Fix Fluid locks in for the day, so that is definitely a bonus point for me.
As with all foundations I was worried about how it would suit my skin and when I bought this last…

NOTD - Ciaté Can Can

Welcome to my first NOTD (nails of the day) blog post. I have realised how obsessed over the last couple of months I have gotten over nail polishes. Eighteen months ago I owned four polishes now I'm heading for fifty, to some this still might not be a lot, but for me this is. My obsession was borne and fed by two bloggers in particular, Sharon from Behind Green Eyes & Nicole of Beauty, Lifestyle, Ramblings by Nicholle! If you read my Secret Santa post you may already know that I received the Ciaté Haute House from Audrey of The Nail Affair, so let me introduce you to my favourite shade!

Out of all the shades in the house, Can Can is undoubtedly my favourite and I can't stop wearing it lately. The pigmentation in just one coat is outstanding and beautiful. The shimmering burgundy colour is my go to shade of late and got me through Christmas and New Year.

I would recommend a top coat which I did not use for these pictures but have since used and it lasted for a week with a …

Imagining The New Year (Linky with The Busy Mama)

Happy New Year to all my readers new and old. I was going to do a look back of 2014 but decided that 2015 is about looking forward.
Health: As always my heath took a bit of a hit last year, so for 2015 I'm hoping to get back to my old fitness levels and lose some weight. Both of which will help my health to some degree.

Family & Friendships: My family are most important to me and I'm very lucky to be living near my mum and dad so I get to see them a lot. I would love for 2015 to mean some more "date nights" with Kevin even just a trip to the cinema would make me sing Hallelujah! 2015 I am hoping will mean more time with my friends and doing more together, which will also mean some "me time". I have made wonderful friendships with other bloggers too so I would love to develop those friendships further and get to more meetups during 2015!

Lillibug: Lillibug is now 3 and such an adventurer so I'm hoping to show her more of Ireland this year with loads of…