Wednesday 27 November 2013


Last week my blog turned 2,  in these last two years I have moved house 5 times moved country twice and two counties, dyed my hair 8 times, had 6 different jobs amongst everything else.

Through it all my blog has been there every step of the way, 168 posts later and more views and readers I could have ever imagined. I have blogged about lipsticks to skincare, clothes to single life, Ive gained more from blogging then I ever could have imagined and its opened so many doors for me. I have become apart of a community that has grown massively in the last two years but is still as supportive as the first day I entered into it. I have met some amazing fellow bloggers and some I am glad to be able to say are now my friends.

So to celebrate on turning two I wanted to hold a giveaway as I have not done one in over a year. Last week I headed into Inglot on South Anne Street and picked up a two pan palette that I thought would compliment the festive season ahead.
I chose Inglot Eyeshadow in 25 and New eyeshadow in 613.

Entry is through the Rafflecopter widget below, just do not forget to comment with your GFC or Bloglovin name and email.

Good Luck

  1. Competition is open internationally and p&p is paid by me
  2. All entries will be checked
  3. Competion is open from today(27/11/2013) to 13/12/2013

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Kiehl's Christmas Collaboration with Haze and Christmas Gift Offerings

Last week I was invited along to the Kielh's Wonder of Giving Event. After the success of previous years collaboration with various celebrated artists, Kiehl's announced their fifth annual Holiday Collection with New York based artist Eric Haze. Haze has designed various artwork for The Beastie Boys and MTV, also his work with brands such as Nike and other Designers. 

These Christmas Collaborations are not only pretty but also raise funds for various children's charities world wide, with Ireland's been Temple Street Hospital. Since 2010 Kiehl's has raised $800,000.
One of my favourite body moisturisers, it's super hydrating, has a beautiful smell and leaves skin feeling silky smooth. 250ml rrp €31 and 500ml rrp €52

A light textured daily hydrating cream. Leaves skin supple by continuing to replenish skins moisture loss throughout the day by drawing moisture from the air. 50ml rrp €28

A variation on my favourite Creme de Corps classic Formula, this scented Body Butter with Soy Milk and honey, instantly penetrates the skin on application to help restore, protect and soften skin, leaving a delicate scent. 226g rrp €42

Kiehl's is also offering customers the option of customising their own gift sets. Here are a few that were made up at the event, as you can see they can cater for all budgets and skin types and ages.

Photography is my own or provided by Thierney-Crowe.

Friday 8 November 2013

Pearlys Express Teeth Whitening At Harveys Nichols Dundrum

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people at Pearlys Teeth Whitening in Harvey Nicholas asking would I like to come and avail of their express teeth whitening service. I jumped at the chance as I love having white teeth and with work I always need to have a smile on my face so having a smile with so shiny white teeth makes smiling all the better.

I had whitened my own teeth 3 years prior with a at home kit which had held very well, but I do brush twice daily I have recently given up coffee, I do not smoke and drink anything I can with a straw to save my teeth.
Pearlys is not much different then home whitening except from the beautiful red goggles! Also unlike other teeth whitening Pearlys does not contain peroxide which is a big plus for me as it can cause sensitivity in teeth and make the teeth weaker.

The treatment took literally 30 minutes from consultation to prep to whitening process, I was sat down and explained what would happen and also compared my teeth to the vita shade guide. My teeth were pretty high up the white guide so it was just about getting them whiter instead of removing staining.
I was first given the powder prep which involved me wearing a little finger glove, the consultant placing powder on it and me scrubbing all around my teeth. Following this I placed the trays already containing the gel on my top and bottom teeth, putting on my safety glasses and manoeuvring the L.E.D light to my teeth area. The timer sets to 20 minutes and switches off when finished.

During this time I was told of all the products Pearlys had to offering including travelling electric toothbrush, compact mirror, floss, toothpaste and a home whitening kit. The time flew by very quick and the process was soon over. I was given a paper bag where I could put my whitening trays and a glass of water to wash the residue of the gel off my teeth.
I was very impressed with the treatment my teeth came up very well and white and for such an express treatment 3 weeks on my teeth are still looking sparkling.

I was given a little goodie bag when I left which contained their teeth whitening pen which I use once a week to maintain my white teeth, their electric toothbrush and floss.

Their 20 minute treatment cost €97 or you can avail of a double express treatment for €155.
Exclusive to Harvey Nichols Dundrum

Home Whitening Kit

If you would rather choose the home whitening kit the counter consultant will show you how to take a simple impression of your teeth. You can choose to buy the home kit also after your express treatment to continue the whitening process at home.

Home kits retail at €185 but if purchasing after your express treatment you can avail of it at €125. 

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Product Review Custom On Bar Blades

A few months back I was contacted by the lovely Paul, he had seen through twitter that I was a bartender as well as a blogger. He asked if I would be interested in trying out some of their bartender merchandise. 

I jumped at the chance and was delighted to be able to design my own bar blade. For you none bartenders a bar blade or speed openers as it's referred to in other countries is a slim piece of metal with a finger hole on one end and a bottle opener on the other end.

I first started using bar blades about two years ago and have never looked back they are much easier to use and you can do tricks with them. Mine never leaves my back pocket in work or my bag any other time as you never know when your bartender skills will be needed.

For my design I knew I wanted something girly, mainly because I knew the boys in work would not steel it. The quotation took some thinking about but then I remembered that my friend Saskia calls me this when ever we meet people mainly because my "attitude"  and skills behind the bar. 

Custom On It was kind enough to not only design me one but two bar blades both as a pretty as each other and girly as ever.

I have been testing them out over the past few weeks in work to see how the paint holds up on them as I have bought previous ones for friends on ebay that after one shift in work where you can open 100+ bottles  a night the paint had chipped off it all over the blade. But these Custom On It blades have not even chipped apart from small scrapes around the opening section where you expect it from jagged edge of bottle caps. My colleagues have all commented on how striking and well made they are  and my regular customers think they suit me down to the ground.
Overall I am delighted with my bar blades.

About Custom On It
Custom On It was founded in 2007 by Paul Serra and Adam Topping from originally just designing sweatbands and wristbands they have now grown to designing t-shirts to toys, drink ware to folders. Anything that can be printed on they print on it. 

They have minimum orders on all products which varies with each product they also offer free shipping on all orders. My bar blades took about 12 days to arrive. Need any help with your orders they provide a great customer service and are always swift in answering any questions you have.

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