I spotted a few bloggers heading to the Meaghers Pharmacy event the other day and when I heard what the cause was I just had to weigh in. I’ve seen Peter McVerry speak recently on the homeless crisis in Ireland and it’s just shocking, it’s people like you and me that fall on hard times, often due to circumstances outside of their control, and when I look at my three children and think about other children living in emergency accommodation it makes me genuinely sad. Meaghers Pharmacy are running a really worthy initiative in the lead up to Christmas, if you choose to get two gifts wrapped which will cost €4.50 they will donate that money to the Peter McVerry trust which will cover the cost of a bed for a night for a homeless person. You can donate instore or via text also.
If you are in the market for buying your Christmas gifts online this year then I would suggest getting them at Meaghers Pharmacy, they have tonnes of international and Irish beauty brands available and I’ve picked out some of my favourites from Irish based businesses.
Bellamianta Giftset The Original Classic – I love this brand set up by two Irish women, one of whom is from Cork. I have to admit I prefer the original lotion over the moouse mainly because the moouse dries in too quickly and I need that extra bit of time to fix all the mistakes I make. This is lovely gift set comes with a fabulous mitt too, it feels like velvet and it also comes with a travel sized bottle of the tan in case you have any trips planned for the festive period! Blank Canvas – I have a couple of brushes from Blank Canvas and I really like them, they wash well and I have my F20 for I think years now and I still use it every single day to apply my foundation. They have famously teamed with Pippa O’Connor to create the Pippa palette, which I don’t have, but would be a brilliant all rounded palette for people who don’t want to have to pull out a million different products in the morning. Cognikids – this is an Irish brand, that I first spotted on The Dragons Den, which is aimed at babies which has a selection of products to aid with different stages of a babies development. They have craw suits which have grips on the knees and feet to help babies who want to crawl but keep slipping on wooden floors. They also have a range of holders to make holding a sippy cup easier for small hands and sensory teething bibs which is a really multi-functional product. Purcell and Woodcock – this is a Dublin based company that produces high quality, luxurious candles which is a gift that would be right up my street, I adore candles and have them lit most nights all over the house. Individual candels retail at €14, there are difussers for €16 and my pick of the lot is this beautifully packaged set of four mini candles which would serve as a great introduction to the brand and also a lovely gift.
Faro – Mairead Ronan (aka Farrell) is one of the women behind this brand that has developed a cracking set of hairbrushes. This set comes with three brushes and a comb which are, I’m told, absolutely fantastic for creating different styles at home. There are lots more ideas on the Meaghers website and for more details on the campaign you can follow the #Wrap4Homeless hastag on Twitter. I am in no way affiliated with Meaghers, as always I want to support Irish brands and businesses and by supporting this initiative it’s not only supporting Irish jobs it’s providing support to both those who look after the homeless and of course the homeless themselves.