Tuesday, 23 December 2014

DEAR SANTA // what's the craic?

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Dear Santa. How are you? I hope you and Missus Clause are well.

I've been pretty solid this year. I take my makeup off every night and I'm getting better at tying my shoelaces. For Christmas I would really love;

Kanken BackpackArmani Luminous Silk Foundation, these really deadly Nike Runners, the Glossier Phase 1 Set (I know you cannot get this in Europe but you can fly and stuff so yeah..)

Thank you.

p.s I will leave out some carrots for the reindeer

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

HO HO HO // this is not a gift guide

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Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. An absolute overdose of family, friends, and food. And yes, while it is absolutely fantastic to get presents, giving them rates pretty highly on my happiness barometer too.

However, as much as I would like, I am really not in the position to be penning gift guides and recommending the perfect presents for your loved ones. Instead I thought I would present you with a couple of my favourite insta-quotes.

In the past few months I've really been enjoying reading them and have amassed quite a few favourites that have served me well. The perfect little shot of empowerment everyone needs to kickstart their day the right way.

These may prove very useful to any weary souls, still attempting to navigate the sea of festive bath sets, fluffy socks and tinsel clogging up the shops. God speed. Stay strong. 

Accept only excess kindness, giving, smiling, and fun this Christmas. Always.

*More Instagram goodness right here.


Sunday, 30 November 2014

OH HEEEEEEEY // who's that girl?

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Hey, hi and hello! Decided to pile on a few old favourites for a recent Sunday funday with my sister. 

Out came good old L'Oreal True Match foundation quickly applied with my fingers followed up with some Real Techniques stippling brush action to achieve quite a lovely finish. I kept the eyes very simple with a mini eye liner flick and lashings of Mac All that Glitters. Beaut. 

Decided to have a play with some new Seventeen products too and was very pleased with the results. The contour kit is certainly one of the better options available in the drugstore as is their new brow kit. I really like the shades in this little set. Nice cool ashy tones that really enhance the brows minus the awful red brown tinge that is so standard with many budget brow products. 

Mac Up the Amp lipstick also made a welcome last minute appearance. Love a statement lip in the cooler months. Pow. 

We had a cracking day, visiting the Iveagh Gardens, making the most of some gorgeous sunshine and pottering around Dublin city in search of coffee, kick-ass salads and bin bags. And yes, we found them all. I also found myself purchasing some new ear bling. A rose gold tragus ring to be precise; and yet there I go posting the picture in greyscale so you cannot even see how lovely it truly is. 

Fiona wins at blogging yet again.  


Sunday, 2 November 2014

CLOUD10 BEAUTY // gimme gimme gimme..

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I recently had the pleasure of trotting along to a beautiful Cloud10 Beauty event in to celebrate the relaunch of the website including a whole host of sparkly new beauty brands. When I wasn't busy losing my life over ALL the fabulous skincare, marvellous makeup and pinterst worthy cupcakes I managed to formulate words and hold an actual conversation with makeup maestro Sinead Cady of The Makeup Chair and skincare siren Caroline Hirons.

So what did I learn that hasn't already been preached by this fabulous walking tomb of skincare knowledge? Well to be honest if there's anything worth knowing when it comes to skincare, products and beauty Caroline has already featured it on her absolute gem of a website and will inform you ten times better than I ever could. She's pretty deadly like that.

One of my favourite pieces of advice I picked up was in regard to healthy eating and your skin. Load up on them superfoods like salmon and avocados. Drink water by the bucket and always remember the food you eat "should come from your mother or the ground. Avoid the processed shit".

I was also very excited to learn that Caroline will be launching her own brand of skincare products with a possible release date of 2016! I predict a plethora of acid toning and serum goodness. Mmmmmmmm.

On Caroline's glowing recommendation I plan to pick up the Ren Clarifying Clay Cleanser and the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads to replace my Clarins Exfoliating Toner which has just run out. Not to mention a whole host of other goodies on the Cloud10 Beauty website. Sigma, Glam Glow, Blank Canvas.......good lord am I going to be one broke ass girl (with good skin).