Ah the sales, who doesn’t love a bargain but I suppose the thing with sales is not to get sucked in. Yes it’s easy to be dazzled by that jumper that only costs a tenner or whatever but the reality is that we need to stop and think about what we buy. Regardless of whether it costs practically nothing because sometimes a bargain isn’t a bargain if we’re not going to wear it all that much, that said if it does cost a tenner and you will wear it loads then yay for that! I love the sales for investment pieces, things that would ordinarily be way out of my budget are suddenly within reach so I jump. I want to pad out the basics in my wardrobe with really good quality clothes so the sales are a great time to look at investing in leather, wool, cashmere, denim; materials and pieces that will last.
That said it can also be a good time to step outside your comfort zone – for me it’s a great opportunity to buy dresses that I have notions of wearing everyday but in reality I rarely get to but I do love them all the same and someday I’ll wear them more I swear!! Continue reading
Ok ok I know, school is barely out for the summer and here is your one talking about school uniforms for September but hear me out – I know lots of you will be thinking about it over the next two months so I figure its good to have something that you can reference! So for a third year in a row I am working with Marks and Spencer on their Back to School campaign. I think it’s testament to a good collaboration when it fits seamlessly into our lives, the eldest has been wearing pretty much nothing but Marks and Spencer uniforms for the past two years. I’m consistently happy with the quality and the price point and all of her previous uniforms are
neatly put away and ready for the next lady when her time comes. Continue reading
This is a sponsored post with F&F Clothing
Ahhh the festive season is upon us! I have to say it is without doubt my favourite time of the year especially now that the girls are totally into it all. Being a Mum though I have no Christmas party to attend per se but I have plenty of nights out planned with friends. For this blog post I was tasked to talk about party wear ultimately, but I want to think about it a little differently. I’ve spoken a bit about this on my social media but I’m starting to rethink my attitude towards shopping and clothes in general. Lately I find myself thinking more about where Continue reading
We travel most often lately by car and boat so this isn’t going to be a post about how to pack all your necessary bits into a small suitcase. I don’t do travelling light anymore but I’d like to think I pack more cleverly. I don’t get much, if any, time to put any sort of a face on when I’m away and I like that, it gives my skin a well needed break to heal and repair. So here are my must haves on top of all the other sh*te I pile into my makeup bag on a routine basis. Continue reading
You all know I love a bargain, lets face it who doesn’t. When it comes to makeup and skincare and beauty in general I tend to focus my money on getting the basics of skincare right and then I like to let my makeup be a little fun. That said I’m fairly conservative but I do love to throw on a little lipstick in the mornings to draw the attention away from my tired eyes. Continue reading
I did two of these budget beauty buys previously, one under €10 and one under €5 and it was a great success. Perhaps this could work as a ‘stocking filler’ style post also with the season that’s in it! There is literally nothing I love more than a bargain when it comes to beauty especially when there are so many fantastic brands and products out there that don’t cost the world. So without further ado, here’s the list.
Cocoa Brown Instant Tan (€6.99) – First up is a product that the world and it’s mother has been talking/blogging/tweeting/hashtagging the life out of it BUT there is a reason they are! These are the latest release from the powerhouse that is Marissa Carter Continue reading
I love a good budget brand my favourites currently being essence cosmetics (spelled with a small e, it’s not that my punctuation is gone shoddy!) and Catrice. Both brands really deliver when it comes to quality and longevity across all their products, from nail varnish to concealer. I was delighted (obviously!) to get a sneak peak of essence cosmetic’s Autumn Winter collection which you will Continue reading