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A Weekend in Mallorca with Toyota

February 25, 2019

Hi guys

I’m just back from a great weekend in Mallorca with my best friend Dearbhla and Toyota. They invited us over to test drive the new Corolla Hatchback Hybrid car and to explore the island in it! 

I have to say, before the trip I would have thought a Corolla was an older persons car and not the most stylish/ sleek car out there – but I have to hold my hands up and say with the new design, Toyota have definitely proved me wrong. 

We arrived on Friday and picked up our car from the airport – I was instantly impressed by the gorgeous style, shape and colour of the car. This for me would be a huge factor in choosing a car. I also love a car that is a good size for getting around a city. I’m in and out of Dublin City Centre nearly every day for different meetings and events, so I need a car that’s an appropriate size & is easy to park (but I also look for a car with 5 doors, as 3 doors can just be a pain!) and I have to say the Corolla Hatchback really did tick all of these boxes.

I was the designated driver for the weekend which I was very excited about as it was my first time driving a hybrid car and my first time driving on the right hand side of the road. 

From Palma airport, we took the scenic route to our hotel – the Park Hyatt Mallorca which was located on the other side of the island. It gave me a chance to get familiar with the car and how it felt to drive. It also gave me a chance to get used to driving on the right hand side of the road and to get used to all of the roundabouts haha (there was a lot of them!) The Corolla Hybrid Hatchback is automatic so very easy to drive (I definitely would have conked a few times if it wasn’t) – it has a heads up display with a great GPS system. This was my lifeline for the weekend. 

On Saturday we head for some paddle boarding lessons in Port de Pollenca – I had been here once before 15 years ago on my first ever family holiday to Spain! It was so cool to be back. We got a gorgeous tapas style lunch in Tolo’s and then visited the old castle town of Bellver a successful day of exploring and a lot of time spent in the car. 

I learnt it has lots of amazing features, some of my personal favourites are:

  • the rear view reserving camera 
  • The USB for Charging your phone 
  • Bluetooth

One other important thing to mention is as it’s a hybrid car it’s very quiet and smooth to drive – it has a petrol engine but an electric motor that self charges each time you slow down / stop the car which means you never have to plug it in – so handy! As it’s half electric it also means you’re not always burning petrol, like you are in regular cars, so it’s much more fuel Effecient (aka you don’t have to fill up your tank as often… aka you save money!)

Sunday we just hung out at our hotel, which I have to say was probably the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed at, before heading back for the airport for our flight home.

I can’t thank Toyota enough for having me on this trip, it was amazing to get some winter sun with my best friend and also to get the opportunity to test drive the Corolla in Mallorca (at a quiet time of year, which made for a v relaxing driving experience. The roads are actually surprisingly good in Mallorca too for such a small island!)

I’m excited to see more of the Toyota hybrids on Irish roads over the coming months, they are very reasonably priced starting at €207 a month & you can learn more about ordering one here.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post & that you found it helpful if you are on the look out for a new car,

Lou xx

A big thank you to Toyota for inviting me on this trip & for partnering with me on this post 🙂

Fashion

London Fashion Week 2018

February 21, 2019
Zara blazer & trousers, Nastygal Runners, Topshop Bag, Rayban sunglasses
Paul Costelloe Blazer, Pretty Little Thing Belt, Nastygal Runners, Topshop Bag
Photos by Eoin Greally
Coat by Stella McCartney, Top by Aoife McNamara, Jeans by Nastygal, Shoes are ASOS, Necklaces are H&M and Bag is Chanel
Full outfit by Aoife McNamara

Hi guys,

I’m just back from London Fashion Week where I spent 2 days running around to different shows and presentations – it was so much fun to experience it again (my first time back in 2 years) and putting outfits together was my favourite part. As always haha!

I went to the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show on day 1 and that was absolutely amazing. I wore a camel blazer and trousers to this, accessories with my Topshop chain bag and Nastygal chunky runners.

Day 2 I went to the Paul Costelloe show where I wore a pink Paul Costelloe Blazer & Aoife McNamara skirt paired with chunky runners and a mini Topshop bag.

After this I changed into something a little more casual pairing an Aoife McNamara top with jeans and heels & throwing my hair into a top knot 🙂

All the other details of what I got up to and what I saw are included in my vlog (and links to the outfits too) so check that out if you want more details on the trip,

I feel so inspired my short but sweet LFW trip and am already looking forward to my next fashion week,

Back soon with more fashion posts,

Lou xxx

Fashion

Best Sales Finds

January 4, 2019

Hi guys,

Happy New Year 🙂

I hope you all had the best, most relaxing break. I certainly did. It was so nice to be at home in Limerick for such a long stretch of time.

We are 4 days in to January and the new year sales are well and truly underway,

I have put together a selection of my favourite coats, dresses, knits and shoes that I found on sale – hopefully this helps you find some good deals 🙂

Back tomorrow with a winter clothes blog post,

Lou x

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Lifestyle

My Winter Skincare Saviour

December 27, 2018

Hey guys

I hope you are all having a lovely Christmas break. I always forget how relaxing it is, how much everyone just switches off and takes time off. It’s needed at this time of the year and it’s so nice. I think every year I appreciate it a little bit more.

As much as I have been enjoying the break, my skin hasn’t really had much of one with all the nights out, the heating in the house and the cold weather, so I have been trying to treat it to a little rehydration 2/3 times a week.

The NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost skincare range is amazing for rehydrating the skin – I’ve been using a few different products from the range for over 6 months now so I wanted to share with you my experience and my thoughts on one of them.

If you have been following me for a while, you will definitely have heard me talk about or seen me use the NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Hydrogel Recovery Masks before. There are 4 masks in the range: Purifying Boost, Hydro Boost, Radiance Boost and Ageless Boost.

What’s great about the NEUTROGENA® Hydrogel Recovery Masks are the ingredients, the results and the price. The range is inspired by innovative technology from Korea and tested with dermatologists to give you results in just 15 minutes, so it’s a really quick but effective addition to your beauty routine.

Each mask contains the equivalent of a 30ml bottle of concentrated serum (a month’s worth), so it leaves your skin moisturised and hydrated all day long (which is so important in the wintertime).

They also come in two parts, with separate sections for the upper and lower face, the segments adhere smoothly to the contours of your face and focus on areas that really need the extra hydration. It’s the perfect addition to your wintertime skincare routine as it’s so quick and easy, but it gives your skin what it needs too.

The masks are super convenient size-wise, I find them great for travelling and they are so affordable as well (only €4 in Boots). Click here to shop or to see more about the masks online.

There is also NEUTROGENA® Instant Boost Facial Cream Masks in the range, these are small little pods with 10ml of cream masks inside. Their size makes them great for travelling and using on-the-go. For someone like me who doesn’t always have time to book in for a facial, it’s great that they give the instant benefit of a facial in 15 minutes.

I have to say my personal favourite is the NEUTROGENA® Radiance Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask (the pink one). I just find my skin to be bright and soft afterwards.

Let me know if you try them out and what you think, I know you’ll love them as much as I do.


Enjoy the rest of the break,

Back soon with more,

Lou xx

*This post was sponsored by NEUTROGENA®