Showing posts from April, 2018

Mademoiselle Azzaro Eau De Toilette Review

Meet Mademoiselle Azzaro, an eau de toilette that makes you dream of sitting at a Parisian cafe in springtime. The delicate powdery pink perfume is housed inside a faceted glass bottle and finished off with a satin bow brings the delicate Parisian and elegant feel to it.

The stand out of this perfume is it's floral and fruity bouquet which is delicate and pretty. It has top notes of Peach to give the fruity, sweet composition that is like velvet to the senses.  Seringa Flower comes through the top and heart notes and is known as the Jasmine of Poets, it is slightly fruity but has a floral bouquet to it. Iris Wood is the scent that I love when it comes through after it warms up on my skin. The Iris Wood comes from the root of the iris and contains rich unique notes, and it takes over three years to develop this. An interpretation of iris wood was created and reconstituted for Mademoiselle Azzaro, using synthetic molecules to give the perfume its white woody note and lively character.

Ireland From My Door - Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

The sun popped out today in Wexford and we took to the road and headed to the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. I had my very excited 6-year-old with me, along with her first kite, so she was rearing to get out in the fresh air. The nature reserve is a great place for kids to explore, students to learn, and photographers to capture some magic.

The nature reserve is home to local and migrating birds which are attracted to the open fields, water channels and well-watered soils of the North Slobs. You can find depending on the time of year, geese, swans, ducks, waders. The North Slob is also a reserve for hares. During the year, foxes, and badgers also make it their home.

The Wildfowl Reserve is open daily and there is no charge. The 200-hectare reserve has a visitor centre with staff that are so friendly, and you will also find the 8-metre tall observation tower at the visitor centre.

We also made time to fly our kite on the beach which is just before the long entrance down to the reserve. Wex…

Skincare for the Eyes with Clarins and Nuxe

My eyes have taken a bit of battering over the last few years, which includes ageing but most of all the damage from a condition I have called Graves Disease. I have tried so many lotion and potions over the years and pretty much given up finding anything to help until recently. Two products arrived and I have noticed a huge difference in the skin under my eyes. Just to get back to the Graves Disease for a minute, the damage has happened due to my immune system targeting that area. It has caused my eyes to bulge, inflammation, pressure, sensitivity and a host more things. My eyes began to make me look older and in turn very self-conscious.

Long-term care around the eye area can provide great benefits, but finding the right products can be difficult for such a sensitive area. The skin around our eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of our face. With all the smiling, laughing, frowning, blinking we do our eyes can be the first place to show signs of ageing.

The Nuxe Anti…

Primark - Latest Makeup Collection K-Pop

I haven't really delved into Primark PS makeup range over since it's inception, as it never really piqued my interest or make me excited. That all changed recently with the new collection from Primark inspired by Korean makeup and skincare called K-Pop. First off I couldn't miss the cute packaging, the colours, and of course the price. The Korean style of makeup for fresh and dewy skin is right up my street, with the use of soft pinks and shimmering pastel colours. I believe there are 12 pieces to this collection which include cushion blush, primer, palettes, and lipsticks to name a few.

I started off with the Bubble Blush (€5.00) a soft pink and highly pigmented cushion blusher. Easy on the application as I looked like a clown the first time I tried this! My prefered way of applying this is with a stippling brush rather than using the makeup sponge included. This last longer than my foundation so I was pretty delighted with the results. It left me with a dewy yet natural…

Ireland From My Door - St. Helen's Bay Beach, Wexford.

Today turned out to be one of the nicest days of the year, and not wanting to let it go to waste we took to the road. We ended up down at St. Helen's Bay beach and cliff walk; a wonderful sandy beach with little nooks when the tide is in. It was nice to see the sun shining and get to experience our first real day on the beach this year. We may live in the Sunny South East but the last few months have been so bleak, making this the longest winter I can remember in years!
I remembered to take the camera and got a few nice shots along our walk and I hope you enjoy.

If you are lucky enough to be there at the right time, you can lose yourself in watching the boats come into the Europort in Rosslare Harbour, and if it's a nice day don't forget the picnic!
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Ireland From My Door

I'm back!!! I know I'm not writing much the last while and I have also been missing from Instagram which is a shocker. Spending time away from it all was a much-needed break. It can very overwhelming trying to keep up with it all and sometimes I feel like I've lost a bit of spark when it comes to blogging. However, the last few months I have found a great joy in taking photos around Wexford, and last October I finally plucked up the courage to set an Instagram account especially for it which you can find here if you fancy a look. My love of photography goes right back to when I was a very young child and playing around with my dad's Polaroid camera. 

I'm sure you can tell from the photos I have shared here, the majority are taken in Wexford and I hope you can see the beauty of this wonderful county through them. I hope to mix it up more during the summer months and share more from around the country along with some history behind each pictured captured.
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