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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…

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The Best Beauty Websites for Online Shopping

March 5, 2018

Hi guys,

I did a poll on my Instagram stories today to find out how many of you buy your make up online. I had a good idea that the majority still bought it in shops, and I was right. There is something nice about going in and trying products – and trust me, I do that too. But when you’re running out of your favourite foundation that you wear every day – it would be handy to have it ordered and on the way wouldn’t it? Especially if you can get a discount and free shipping 😉

I’ve been working on this post over the past few days, gathering as much info as possible to make buying beauty products online that little bit easier.

I’ve narrowed it down to the top five beauty websites online at the moment (in my opinion and with the help of my followers). I’ve named some of the brands they have, how much shipping costs, how long it takes and some of my top picks from the websites.

Hopefully you find it helpful,

Louise xx

1.Beauty Bay
The Most Popular Online Beauty Shop with My Followers
Click here to shop

Includes makeup, skincare, electricals, hair care, nails and makeup brushes. Has cult brands but often doesn’t have the latest products from the cult brands ranges. For example, Anastasia BH’s new highlighter. This was by far the most popular website among my followers. Lots of you recommended this one and gave great reviews (mainly due to the great shipping options & wide range of brands). Continue Reading…

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Fresh Faced for the New Year

January 15, 2018

Hi guys,

I’m starting the new year off with a fresh face and trying out some new beauty products which I’ve heard so much about. I’ve seen lots of my favourite beauty bloggers raving about the Glossier products, they have the perfect skincare and make-up options for that natural, glowy look that I love to create. However when I visited the website I realised that they don’t yet deliver to Ireland 🙁

Thankfully AddressPal have just launched a service where you can get all of your favourite US & UK shops (that don’t deliver to Ireland) delivered to your door or closest Post Office for a small fee. This means whether the company ships here or not, you can order from them! And also you avoid those nasty custom fees! Signing up is simple:
1. Register online: AddressPal.ie Continue Reading…

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My New and Improved Bedroom

November 9, 2017

Hi guys,

As you can probably tell, I am absolutely in love with my new and improved room. You may have seen my YouTube video where I gave a tour and showed you all our little storage tips and tricks, but I wanted to show you a few more photos.

Let me explain the backstory to me wanting (and needing) to sort out my room….

As a blogger, I have a lot of products, clothes, shoes, equipment that I need and use everyday. I get deliveries several times a week and keeping on top of everything is definitely a challenge. Especially when I was working full time, I let a lot of things pile up and I was turning into a hoarder.

About two months ago, I started clearing things out but realised I still didn’t know where to put things. I didn’t have any system of organisation in my room, and honestly trying to get things done when you’re not organised is impossible. I can’t think clearly or work well in a cluttered, messy space.

It was at this stage I found Frances from Organised Mayhem who came to my home for a consultation. She took some before pictures of my room (that you can see in my YouTube video) and had lots of ideas for how I could get organised. We started by moving furniture in my room, we then created a list of what we would need, I set a budget and we got to work.

IKEA, TK Maxx and Penneys were my main shopping destinations and it’s great as they are all relatively inexpensive. I’ll list where I got everything below. Continue Reading…

Lifestyle, Travel

British Champions Day

October 23, 2017

Hi guys,

As you my have seen on my Instagram and Snapchat I spent the weekend in London for QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse. When I was asked to come along I didn’t hesitate to say yes. It had been a few years since I’ve been racing properly, and I’m by no means an expert but it’s always such a fun day out and a great excuse to get dressed up.

British Champions Day in particular is just one of the best racing days in the year and in the world! It celebrates the very best in horse racing which means you’re guaranteed an entertaining day (and in my case a good opportunity to lose a lot of money on bets haha).

My first challenge was to find a dress. I, of course, went for my favourite colour this year – RED! I picked it up in Starla Boutique, its by the brand Jarlo. I then got a hat to match in Costello and Costello on Drury St. Finding a pair of dressy heels that are comfy is so important for race days – they are usually long days, with lots of walking around (possibly on grass) so avoid stilettos or anything too high. Continue Reading…

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Moments of pleasure (Brought to you by Magnum)

September 16, 2017

Hi guys,

I hope you are all having a good week/ weekend. I’m so excited to share this post with you – Cooper has finally made an appearance on the blog!!! I can’t believe we’ve had him 4 months and he’s only making an appearance now! How CUTE is he!!! I think I may have to get him in all my blog shoots from now on haha.

As you can see from the smile on my face in all of these photos I loved shooting this, spending time on the couch with my puppy and eating ice-cream – what’s not to love! It’s something I didn’t do enough of until recently. Right before I finished my job, I was so busy and stressed that it killed me just to take some downtime. But it was something I so badly needed. Now I am two months into working for myself full time, and although I’m just as, if not more, busy I have gotten better at managing my time and knowing when you take a break.

We’re all so familiar with the term FOMO (i.e the fear of missing out) but I think we should consider the JOMO – the joy of missing out sometimes. There is nothing wrong with having a little bit more me time, or time to spend with your family and friends (and puppy in my case). Burning out is so common these days, you need to take the odd day/night to yourself. Switch on a rom-com, crack open a tub of Magnum ice-cream and enjoy some quiet time with Cooper (although don’t worry he didn’t actually get any of my Magnum ice-cream haha)! Continue Reading…