essence ‘little x-mas factory’ giveaway

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It’s no secret I love essence and to celebrate the festive season I have a lovely giveaway from essence. The following is what is included in this beautiful prize with more details of the products included further down. My pick is the palette which contains shades for the season that is in it in. To enter just leave a comment below! Irish entries only and winner will be picked Friday December 16th! 
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Bosca Baby – a perfect gift for new mothers

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I know I may be a Mammy now three times over but with each new baby there are some basics and essentials you either can’t avoid buying, things that you run out of or things that simply need replacing due to the constant washing or staining a newborn creates. There’s nothing like a gift for a new baby to make you go weak at the knees with the cuteness and the sheer teeny size of all the items! And so when this Bosca Baby, the most beautifully packaged box filled with newborn essentials, arrived in our household while I was in the hospital, I was thrilled.  Continue reading

5 beauty buys under €5

We all love a bargain! Sometimes I find with expensive beauty buys I find I expect so much more out of them and am often left disappointed – case in point, I recently shelled out over €40 for the much revered Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and to be honest, if I’ve used it ten times that’s all, I nearly always reach for my good old Rimmel pressed powder. Same with nail polish, I always reach for essence over OPI although I do opt for an Essie top coat which works a dream.  Continue reading