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On My Mind: Learning to Believe in Yourself

February 16, 2018

Hi guys,

So this week’s topic is something that really has been on my mind the past few weeks, and something I know myself I need to improve on: learning to believe in myself. It’s ironic I’m writing a post about it as it’s probably not something I should be giving advice on. I’ve always struggled with self-doubt a little bit, and I know others do too. I know it might sound ridiculous coming from someone who’s job is to put themselves out there online, but I’m not always as confident or sure of myself as I make it out to be. I guess opening up and being honest about it will let others know they’re not alone when they feel that way – and it can be a little reminder for us all that feeling this way is just a feeling, and we need to learn to fight it.

Learning to believe in yourself can open up endless opportunities in your life. Continue Reading…

Fashion

To Me, From Me – Treat Yourself for Valentines

February 12, 2018

Hi guys,

Here is a list of some of my favourite pieces online at the moment.

I hope you are treating yourself this Valentines day, whether its with your boyfriend/ girlfriend or with your friends – it’s nice to have an excuse to get together and show some love.

If you’re last minute (like me) let’s just thank god for next day delivery 🙂

Happy shopping

Lou xx Continue Reading…

Travel

A Night Away at the Galgorm Resort and Spa

February 12, 2018

Hi there,

I’m just back from the most relaxing getaway to the Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena. I head up there this weekend for one night with Gerard and I had heard it was nice, but my god I couldn’t have expected it to be as nice as it was. From the second we arrived we were greeted by the friendliest staff, and it really has that ‘resort’ feel with everywhere being connected, warm, cosy and welcoming.

The Room

We were staying in a Deluxe River View Suite. It was modern and spacious with a seating area in the room as well as a big bed and bathroom. The room had a complimentary mini bar and snacks, which was a lovely surprise and treat. The view from our room was gorgeous, it overlooked the river and the hot pool/ jacuzzis. So you can see why we were excited to get down to the spa from the second we arrived.

The Spa

The spa in the hotel is just amazing. There is an outdoor hot pool, outdoor jacuzzis and an indoor pool/sauna that everyone can enjoy. Then there is also the Thermal Village which has private jacuzzis. Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

2018 Travel Plans

February 8, 2018

Hey guys,

I hope you are all having a good week. I’m in full on prep mode for the travels I have coming up in the next few months. I haven’t had a chance to tell you all yet, because it happened so fast, but I’m going to VEGAS next Saturday!!! Ahhhh! The Tourist Board contacted me and asked me to join them on a press trip. I’m so excited because three of the girls Rosie, Lauren and Niamh are going too. I just really can’t wait to get some winter sun – the past month has just been so cold and miserable in Ireland.

Of course this means I am outfit planning like a mad woman. Time to whip out the summer wardrobe 🙂 You can see a few summery bits I picked up in my most recent YouTube haul. Continue Reading…

Fashion

Going Out Tops

February 4, 2018

Hey guys,

I hope you’re all having a fab weekend. I’ve put together a collection of my favourite going out tops online at the moment, we all know how hard it can be to find a nice one when you need it so hopefully this list will help. It’s always useful to have a few sitting in your wardrobe for those spontaneous nights out – like I had last night haha.

I have two discount codes still live for this month by the way, feel free to use them:

20% off Na-kd.com with the code COONEY20
30% off Missguided with the code LOUISE30 (Irish and UK site only – not EU)
*Discounts don’t apply to sale items

Happy shopping, Continue Reading…

On My Mind

On My Mind: Instagram VS. Reality

February 4, 2018

Hi guys,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had such a nice one, I did a lot of relaxing and eating – getting up this morning was extra difficult as a result – but no regrets 🙂

I’m not sure if you are aware but tomorrow, the 6th of February, is Safer Internet Day in Ireland. As being online and using social media is my job, I spend a lot of time here which makes me extra aware of the good and the bad parts that come with it.

A few weeks ago I had a meeting with CyberSafeIreland to learn a bit more about it all, and to figure out a way that I could help. CyberSafe Ireland are a not-for-profit organisation that work to educate kids, parents and teachers on how to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner. They do a lot of school talks, so I thought I might be able to help anyone reading this by bringing some of the things I learned from CyberSafeIreland to my blog. I’m also going to share some of my own experiences and things I’ve learned (and am continuing to learn). Continue Reading…