Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Alternative Valentine's Day outfits

If you happen to find yourself single this V Day just like yours truly, don't worry, I got ya covered!

Here's a nice little selection/inspiration if you are going to make the most of a fun filled night out with your fellow single girlfriends...

New Look, AX Paris Stone Contrast Lace Overlay Midi Dress
44,99 €

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Birthday look book

A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my 31st birthday. Here are a couple of looks from that week.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter skin care must haves

 Aaahh, winter: my favourite season! I know, I'm crazy but....hey, what's new?!
The one thing I don't like about it though is the havoc it wreaks on my face. Cold weather skin care is hard enough to crack as it is, never mind for someone with uber sensitive skin living in a really windy country. 
Central heating, wind, temperature differences, rain, snow, they all contribute to messing up the hydration balance of your skin. What I need to pay particular care to is my face, most other areas seem perfectly fine. 
So here follows a compendium

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brand focus: Cocoa Brown

This won't be the first time I mention this brand, here you can read the review I wrote last year about their first ever product.

I have decided to share my appreciation of this brand with you because it deserves all the explosive success it is getting.
Its founder Marissa Carter has always believed in us bloggers and

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nystagmus awareness day

Today marks Nystagmus awareness day.
I have mentioned it a few times before on my blog but just in case you haven't heard of it yet, Nystagmus is an involuntary movement of the eyes, resulting in a great decrease in vision acuty.
It can be either present from birth or come on later in life, in my case it comes with the albinism "package".

Thursday, August 1, 2013

some OOTD's from my holidays

I was going to take photos of some of my latest clothes and accessories purchases but the weather said "no", so instead I'm going to show you some of my outfits from my recent visit home. Let's just get straight in there
new look yellow dress sandals summer 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

La Roche-Posay CICAPLAST BAUME B5 - review

La Roche-Posay CICAPLAST BAUME B5 40ml
RRP €7.50
Firstly I wish to apologise for the poor quality of the photos, unfortunately I am going t have to rely on my phone for the foreseeable future so, please bare with me.
Cicaplast is one of those super cult products you will find reviewed on most beauty blogs and that is the kind of items I am generally weary of.
I was very intrigued then when

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2 of my fave NOTDs from lately

Before I went on my June holidays I was faced with the usual dilemma "what shall I do with my nails?!". Usually if I'm away for longer than a week I will bring products to do a new manicure while away.
This time though I knew I probably would have not wanted to spend time doing that but rather relaxing(or attempting to) and being with my friends. So I had to come up with an idea that would not bore me after a few days, and this is what my creativity gave birth to:

blue green turquoise emerald gradient ombre nails kikocosmetics  #385 & 17 cosmetics Catwalk Couture. modelsown Indian Ocean.  kikocosmetics 298.  essence cool breeze special effect topper 17 cosmetics double gloss topcoat #nailidea #nailideas  #nails #notd #nailart #irishbbloggers #bblogers #nailinspiration #seanails #gradientnails #ombre #gradient #ibbloggers #blue #turquoise #summer #summernails #albinism #instadaily

As a background canvas colour I used Colour Club "French tip", then with a cosmetic sponge I created the ombre effect using KIKO n. 385 and 17 Cosmetics "Catwalk Couture"(which I believe has been discontinued unfortunately). I often get asked

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer days drifted away

The other day I went out looking for a pair of shorts for the summer and a new bikini for my upcoming little summer break at home.
Well....I didn't quite go to plan...
I came home with neither of those but with something else instead

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A couple of nail art beauties

Holy shamoly she is back!!!

If you know the reasons why I have gone awol from my blog, I apologise, if you don't, you really don't want/need to.
But I AM trying to bring things back to normal.

In the last few weeks I have reproduced(amongst others) a couple of nail creations which I am rather proud of considering my eye sight. Incidentally they have also been rather popular amongst shops assistants of every field as well.

For the first of the 2 I am showing today I used the following:

L-R: Barry M "Mint Green", KIKO #330, Colour Club "French Tip" and KIKO #385

And here are a couple of photos of the end result:

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cocoa Brown tan - photos & review

I know, I know....a fake tan in a pink bottle is the LAST thing you expected to see on my blog...
It is no secret that I'm not a fake tan-aholic for a long series of reasons but I just HAD to try this one!
What mainly did it for me was the amount of rave reviews it got from bloggers and customers. But also a contributing deciding factor were the person behind it and the ingredients.
The creator of this tan(and soon to come other products) is a lovely Irish beautician, Marissa Carter, who's been in the beauty industry for years, owns her own salon in county Dublin and is often involved in the media sharing her knowledge. She also very successfully en

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Barry M Textured Nail Paints in Ridley Road - review

When I saw the press release and photos of these sent to bloggers pre-sale, my eyes immediately screamed at me "get the mint!". Yellow isn't too flattering with my skin tone, I don't do pinks and the light blue was too obvious a choice for my blue obsession.
The other day I was in Boots buying some essentials when a force just pulled me to the Barry M display. Y'see I couldn't remember the actual sale date; I only recalled it was going to be available on their web site and in Superdrug on a certain date, and a few days later in Boots. (Dear brands that really is a little silly, different dates for different countries and different stores etc etc. It just creates confusion and frustration).
So when I didn't see these darlings on show I asked one of the ladies if she knew when I'd be able to buy them.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

100 subscribers giveaway

I hope you are all having a good week.
I have decided to do a little giveaway once I reach 100 subscribers(17 to go as I type this).
During my recent visits to Italy I picked up a few little beauty goodies which I will be putting up for grabs.
....maybe a couple nail polishes, maybe a couple of make-up items. They are products I have/use myself and you PROBABLY have seen featured on the blog already.
So, get subb'íng and sharing :-)

Thank you


Monday, February 11, 2013

Best dressed of the week-end: IFTAS, BAFTAs and Grammys

The past week-end was jam packed with glamorous award ceremonies with the Irish Film and Television Awards, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Grammys.

In this post I am going to feature what I deemed the best dressed.


- photos from -
Lorraine Keane

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense review

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense
Ladies with highly sensitive skin the world over: rejoice!

Before I left for my surgery in October, I was under  an enormous amount of stress and I was well aware of the fact the surgery, the waiting for the results was going to bring even more strain and that would have played havoc on my skin. So I made it my ONE mission to  find a proper, good product that would help me keep all that in check.
As an heaven sent a couple of weeks before I left I was given the chance to try this product for free and I somersaulted to the chance!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New layout

Ta Dah !!!!

Here it is, a new layout! I'm still going to fiddle with it (...oooeeerr!) for a few days, but it's mainly done.

WShat do you guys think?
All suggestions accepted


Monday, January 28, 2013

Primark/Penneys Spring/Summer picks

Here are my picks from the new upcoming Primark/Penneys collection

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A few NOTD's and a top coat obsession

Here follow a few of my fave NOTD's from the last while that I haven't shared with you yet.

This was an ombre effect created with China Glaze "Rich & Famous" as a base and then merging that with KIKO n. 295. I used a cosmetics sponge to achieve the gradient. The ring finger features a layer of Rimmel matte top coat, the other nails have a coat of Models Own Indian Ocean.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Birthday makeover at Inglot

Last Wednesdays was my Birthday and seeing as I haven't exactly had a great last few months, I decided to treat myself with a little make up fest.
I went for Inglot as I'm forever drooling over the photos of their makeovers, celebrity looks and themed weeks.
The lovely Kayleigh at their counter in the Jervis Shopping Centre looked after me and this is what we came up with. I apologise in advance for the horrible lighting but it was an horrendously dark and wet day with barely any actual light.