The Happiness Boutique Minimalist Delicate Earrings

The Happiness Boutique is the answer to my minimalist, dainty jewelry craving that would be high quality yet still kind to the purse. If in my younger years i was covered in heavy chandelier earrings and statement necklaces, now im more drawn to delicate pieces with an understated design.
When they asked me to choose two pieces of jewelry to review it was hard, really hard. There is so much to choose from! Necklaces, bracelets, ear cuffs…oh all the possibilities!
The shipping was fast, the earrings are such a great quality and i haven’t stopped wearing them since….

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills is going from strength to strength as a brand, releasing hit after hit, with the new Modern Renaissance Eyeshadows Palette leading the game. If you rummage trough my daily makeup bag, probably more than half of the stuff will be from Anastasia: Brow Wiz eyebrow pencil, Brow Pomade, Cream and Powder Contour and now Eyeshadows. I should just get a direct debit set up at this stage…
Its sold out everywhere, so you might need to join the CultBeauty waiting list – here.
Packaged in a pink velvet case, very similar to the first Urban Decay Naked palette,…

Affordable Beauty | Lidl Cien Makeup Line Review

Lidl has launched at the end of June this year a comprehensive Cien makeup and haircare line, coming as an addition to their already popular skincare and body care. Keeping with the high quality products at a minimal cost, now you can get your full face done for under €20 – even less. Everything costing between €1.99 and €3.99, a pick me up treat has never been so affordable.
I got to try a couple of products and got to play with them for the last few weeks, trying to make up my mind if quality can be achieved with a low price point….

Baby and Body 7 Months Update | Sophia Alexandra

Ok, we are seven months old. When did it happen? We just blinked and zoomed trough a madness of nappies, bottles and worries to a seven month old baby who eats real food, chats and plays with her toys. Well, when im saying plays i mean chews her toys. Sometimes she even gets cross with Sophie the Giraffe or Princess Agnes and bites them with her gummy gums even harder.
So whats new when you are a seven months old baby?
Sophia is discovering her voice every day which translates in screaming sessions. Like screaming from the top of her lungs and then laughing in delight….

Beauty Nutrition | Beauty Supplements

Beauty Nutrition is not a new thing, we all know that if you have a diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables, high quality protein and fats your skin and general appearance will be at optimum levels. How many of us wake up with spots after a greasy takeaway or puffy eyes after a drinking session? So its a known fact that eating healthy equals looking and feeling at your best.
How about beauty supplements then? Here is the controversy. Some people say that they are a waste of money and all they do is to create expensive pee….

Tried and Tested | Kiehls Face Masks Review

This year i have developed quite the obsession with Kiehls products. And whats not to like? Amazing skincare that works, affordable, regular 20% off sales a couple times a year and loads of samples when i purchase. No wonder i got hooked!
The whole love affair actually started with a face mask – i just finished my Glam Glow Mud mask (review here) and whilst i liked it, i just couldn’t justify spending another €60 on it. So i decided to pop my Kiehls cherry and get the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask which was €25 and came in a bigger size too,…

New MAC Makeup Services in Terminal 1 Dublin Airport #AD

The MAC counter in Terminal 1 Dublin Airport has recently launched in July, alongside a beautiful new spacious layout – a Service Menu to treat and delight their customers. From now on, you can book an appointment with a Mac Makeup Artist before your trip, by ringing the numbers below and avail of their two fantastic service offers: a Focus Feature Lesson in 30 minutes for €25 (redeemable against Mac product purchased at the appointment) or an Express Makeup Application in 30 minutes for €25 (redeemable against Mac product purchased at the appointment).
I was kindly invited to try the services,…

H&M Best Sale Buy | The Full Midi Patterned Skirt

H&M Skirt – link! Its on sale in stores for €18, but full price online for €39.99.
I actually wanted desperately to buy this H&M skirt while it was full price, searching the internet and in stores for my size just to be told that ‘no, computer said no. none in stock‘. Until one day i was just browsing in Dundrum and there she was, waiting for me in my size and best of all, on sale. I mean, there were all the sizes available and on sale, so i suppose the Retail Gods just didn’t want me to spend my cash on a full price item….

The Daily Face | New Makeup

You know when you get so bored of your current makeup routine, nothing works anymore and everything makes you feel and look blah? That’s the perfect time when you switch it all up and rehaul it all. Yep, i digged out all my new products that were waiting to be reviewed and used, but because i wanted to finish off my old stuff never seen the light of day. Am i the only one who HAS to finish off something first so they can use a new product? As it happens it takes me absolute ages to finish off anything,…

Baby and Body 6 Months Update | Sophia Alexandra

I have been meaning to do regular updates on Sophia’s development and mine since the begging, but somehow time flew and i found myself with a six month old baby. It still feels like i just had Sophia, yet weirdly like she was with us our whole lifes.
Because im one of them people who frantically google baby development posts, just to reassure myself that i haven’t ‘broke’ my baby and shes on chart with everybody else, i’ve decided to insert some snippets of Sophia’s development and hopefully reassure some other mums. If you aren’t that interested in baby stuff i apologies profusely,…