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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

Coats & Jackets

Dresses

Knitwear

Shoes & Boots

*This post contains affiliate links meaning I can make a small % commission if sales are made as a result of this post. It does not affect the price of the item

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®

Lifestyle, Travel

My Go-To Tan: Iconic Bronze

October 1, 2018

Hi guys,

If you were following my social media you’ll know I spent the last few days in Tenerife with my friend Ciara. I was invited over to the launch event of the Hotel Vulcano rooftop Up Terrace (where I took these pics – the views are amazing!) We had such a fun few days and an interesting journey with Veuling (never flying with them again haha) – you can watch my vlog of the trip here.

Anyway one of the questions I got asked a lot on the trip was what tan I was wearing. If you follow my social media you’ll know I’m an Iconic Bronze ambassador. I absolutely love their tan, and have been using it for almost a year now. It’s October now so it’s safe to say my summer tan has well and truly faded. I love being nice and dark so my go-to tan is the Iconic Bronze dark mousse – which I applied the night before travelling, I slept with it on and washed it off that morning. I find it applies really smoothly with the Iconic Bronze mitt (no streaks) and lasts really well (doesn’t go blotchy). You can see more about the tan and how I apply it here. It’s approx €13.99 (depending on where you buy it) and I’d usually get a month or two out of a bottle if I was applying regularly. You can buy in Penneys/Primark or in pharmacies nationwide as well.  Continue Reading…

Fashion

Autumnal Vibes

September 19, 2018

Hi guys,

I hope you’re all having a lovely week – how crazy is the weather today? I arrived back from Milan last night at 12am, and even then the wind was bad, it wasn’t the most pleasant landing – but it seems to have gotten worse and worse since then. Our gorgeous summer weather has certainly said it’s goodbyes – but that’s ok because with Autumn comes gorgeous Autumn clothes, and my birthday of course haha!

My birthday was wedged between two trips this year (not a bad way to celebrate it!). I was in Corsica last week and I’m heading to Milan later today on a press trip. I’m very excited to head to Milan and to experience the pre Fashion Week madness. I missed all the fashion weeks this season as it was just so busy, but I’ve promised myself I’ll make it in February. I just love any reason to get dressed up in anything you want, and to take in all the upcoming trends. Speaking of which, I’m very excited to be working with H&M again this season to show you my favourite pieces from their Autumn collection in shops now. There is a lot of burgundy, some checkered and of course some gorgeous ankle boots. With my life being as crazy busy as it is, I try to plan my outfits in advance so I’m organised and have nice outfits ready to go. Below you can see 4 different outfits I’ve styled up for 4 different things.

This outfit is for my brothers 18th birthday this weekend. I can’t believe he’s turning 18, my own 18th feels like yesterday! Here I’m wearing a cami top, ankle length slacks, snake print court heels, a faux fur coat and gold earrings.

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Fashion

L.K. Bennett x Preen Comes to Kildare Village

September 13, 2018

Hi guys,

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. This week is my birthday week – and has been spent in Corsica, so I think it’s fair to say it’s been a great week. I’m also incredibly excited to be sharing these photos with you, and to tell you that the L.K.Bennett x Preen collection is coming to Kildare Village this weekend!

I remember seeing the collection last year when it was in stores, and I instantly fell in love with the dresses. The prints, the shapes and the colours are just so beautiful – you can tell they are high-end, luxury pieces straight away. It’s not often we get the opportunity to own one of these pieces for a fraction of the price, hence why I love outlets and vintage shopping so much. I am super excited to be able to offer you an even better discount with 10% off this collection and all full price items at L.K.Bennett Kildare Village (my birthday present to you 😉 ) all you have to do is quote ‘Louise Cooney’ at the till. (Valid on 15th & 16th of September only).

The L.K.Bennett x Preen dresses would be perfect for a wedding, a birthday, any special occasion you have coming up – and they’re something you would have in your wardrobe forever, and love forever.

On a more personal note, if you guys have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I absolutely love fashion. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be collaborating with such prestigious brands, on the week of my birthday. It makes me feel like I’ve achieved something very special and I want to thank you for always coming back and following along on this journey. And for the support. It really does mean so much.

It’s mad to think I’m coming up to 4 years blogging. I’m full time just over a year now, where has the time gone? It makes me very excited for the future, which is always a good thing as I move into my late twenties (wait, no, I take that back – 26 is still mid twenties right?)

Looking forward to sharing lots more fashion and style over the next year,

Have a great weekend guys,

Lou x


A big thanks to LK Bennett for sponsoring this post