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Birthday splurges

So as a birthday present to myself I bought myself two treats in the airport. Yves Saint Laurent mascara & Chanel lipstick. Have come to the realisation that spending a little more on products is much better for my skin! 

The mascara is ‘Faux Cils’ in waterproof black and it is AMAZING!! The brush looks a bit shit, esp compared to some high street brands, but it gives me insanely long lashes! I have quite long lashes anyway, but this is unreal!!! No need for falsies at all! 

Proof!! 


(Please excuse the eyebrows – they are due a tidy in the beauticians – and the startled expression!)
I also bought this Chanel lippy. It’s a lovely subtle pink, and moisturises the lips with a lovely rose scent. The fact that it’s a stilo means that it is idiot proof for application which is also a win!! 

So there be my splurges!! 
‘Til next time……

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Dermalogica Facial

I went to my local beautician’s (Zinc Hair & Beauty) today for a Dermalogica facial today – all the poor food choice over the last few months were really showing on my skin.
Tanya worked her magic (and massaged the stress out of shoulders) and my skin already looks so much better! Determined to get one every six weeks (and eat healthily drinking lots of water) and am looking forward to seeing the improvements! 

I also invested in the take home kit to keep up the maintenance! 

‘Til next time……

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Art Deco Foundation trial 17/07/2016

So a friend of mine is lucky enough to be given some products to test & trial in her line of work. She got this foundation and it wasn’t the right shade for her, so I got to be the lucky guinea pig & test it for her! 


It has a fab old school dropper so you can’t take too much product out – something I am a divill for. I used a foundation brush to apply and it gave a really lovely light cover to my (never perfect) skin. To be honest I don’t feel like there’s actually anything on my face, which is prob good  in this heat. 
I’ll update this later this eve after its had a full days wear – and hopefully hasn’t melted off my face!! 
*** update!!! 

I didn’t put much powder on – in fact I only used whatever was loose in the lid. And my face is not anywhere near are oily as it should be (little bit around the nose) – esp on a melter of a day like it was today!! So this foundation is FAB!! Deffo a recommendation from me!! 
‘Til next time……

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Outfit of the day 25/10/15

My nephew was being christened, so that called for glamming up!!! 

  
(I had to brighten up the pic as the original was way too dark)

Grey short sleeve jumper (with black sequins on the shoulder) is from F&F (Tesco), midnight blue midi skirt from UFashion, black pointed toe heels from Penneys, white & black clutch from Onyx in Blackrock. 

 
Accessories consisted of gold drop earrings & bracelet from Stonechat in the Westbury Mall, and rose gold watch from DKNY. 

Also, I picked up this Rimmel eye liner & it is idiot proof – perfect feline flick the first try!!   

‘Til next time……

**edit 25/10/15**

See, idiot proof!! 

  
Mascara is wonder’ful by Rimmel 

‘Til next time……

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Outfit of the day 20/09/2015

Today I was on a quick fire round trip to London to meet my new nephew (& hopefully get a cuddle with his older brother & my sister in at the same time!) so comfy was high on priority list!!

   

(Excuse the airport bathroom mirror selfie, didn’t think himself would appreciate the light being put on at 5am for a mirror selfie!)

 
Blanket cape is from Oasis (Spring 2015 – but they’ve very similar ones in at the moment!), checked shirt is men’s from Tommy Hilfiger – love a mans shirt as they’re so much longer & better across the shoulders (& bust), long tanks (grey & dark purple) are both from Jack Wills, dark indigo jeans are from Levis Curve, ankle boots are from New Look, orange bag is Longchamp & my watch is DKNY.

  
And these are the amazing products that made me look human at 5am & stayed put until I got home at 1am -after a delayed flight! (The 17 blusher is actually one I use for eyeshadow as it doesn’t suit on my cheeks) 
‘Til next time……

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Today’s outfit (09/08/2015)

Was meeting the girls for manis, lunch & catch ups today so I knew I could go quite comfy, but since my work clothes consist mainly of stretchy gym gear I wanted to wear something a bit nicer.  

 
Outfit is: navy cardigan from Oasis (with odd buttons as there weren’t enough replacements after my lunatic dog chewed them off!! So a pink one was put on the collar instead), anchor print tee & grey tank are from H&M, dark green stretch skinnies are from Next – they’re not quite skinny enough at the ankle but didn’t have time to search the shops!, ankle boots are from New Look, lime green bag is from  Zatchels, and my watch is DKNY. 

Got my nails done in 5th Avenue Nails on Wicklow Street – girls there are really nice & they do a fab job. The colour is by Essie, but I don’t know what it’s called (looks like a greeny – white in the bottle) – excuse the sausage fingers please!! 

 

‘Til next time……
  

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Today’s outfit (03/08/2015) 

Being a bank holiday (& sorta sunny) I felt like getting the legs out. Mainly because I wanted to wear this skirt is bought in the sales (€12!!). Any excuse huh?!? 

  
Denim shirt is from Penneys/Primark, navy string strap tank is from h&m (as are the gold gladiator sandals), striped stretch pencil skirt is from Next & the rose gold watch was a houseiversary present from himself to celebrate one year since we got the keys to our house! 

Also, to give this a bit of oomph I used a bright pink lippy – Kate Moss for Rimmel, number 20. 

‘Til next time……

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TréSemme trials 

I was lucky enough to be chosen for a trial period of TréSemme products via U Magazine recently. As I have fairly fine (but lots of it – as hairdressers love to tell me!!) hair that I can’t get a lot of volume myself with, they sent me the (giant!!) 24 hour body shampoo & conditioner.  

 
Normally if I left my hair to dry naturally it wouldn’t feel smooth, and would generally be a bit fluffy rather than wavy/curly. After using this my hair was much softer, and the fluff was minimised (so the conditioner is amazing!!) but overall my hair had much more ‘lift’ to it. And when I used the dryer – I’m a lazy user of the hair dryer; I just brush it upside down & away from its usual parting to try to give it a bit of oomph, it was still super soft, & had a good bit of lift!!

As I have that type of hair that needs to be washed every day (or stretched to every second day with some dry shampoo!) I tend to stay away from a lot of brands because the shampoo is creamy, but this was a gel shampoo, rinsed out easily and smelled lovely! (A nice clean smell, not an over powering perfume that some can have). And, the need for dry shampoo wasn’t as intense as it could be!!

I do want to give it a go with the proper night out hair do – rollers & hella back combing,  so I’ll update when I get around to doing that! 
But all in all, very pleased with the results & would deffo recommend it!! So go buy it!! NOOWWWWW!!! 


‘Til next time……

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Today’s outfit (03/05/2015)

For himself’s birthday I took him to Carton House as part of his present, we aren’t going to get away this year – money pit of a house will do that, but totally worth it!, so I wanted to give him (& us) a wee treat. 

For his birthday dinner I wore this gorgeous blue print dress from U Fashion, I’d bought it before Christmas and couldn’t close it, so it was my goal to fit into it! Yay me! My nude high heel pumps are from Penneys, and my jewellery is a mixture of vintage and gifts. 

 
I also gave some new make up a go: foundation & ‘one step’ primer from Stila, and this Rimmel mascara which is amazing! One coat of the mascara is perfect for daytime, but for evening I like a bit more drama so two coats was perfect! The brush is perfect for getting right into the base of the lashes  

   

‘Til next time……

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