MEGA essence giveaway

I’m going to keep this post short a sweet because my new Tom Bow brush pens arrived and I’m obsessed! See I even had to create the Facebook message for this post myself. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love essence as a brand. The quality it brilliant and obviously the price is even better. If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram you’ll often see me chatting about this brand. Continue reading

Creating memories with personalised gifts

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There are some people that are easy to buy gifts for, like sisters that too love makeup and bags, and then there are those that are a little more difficult, like Great Grandma’s and Grandparents and even yourself. And that is where the idea of personalised gifts come in. In our house we do Kris Kindle but I wanted to get something small for my parents from the girls. We don’t see either sets of grandparents everyday so I thought that something that would remind them of the girls everyday would be nice so that’s when the idea of Photobox came to mind. Being one that enjoys a bit of a giggle I decided to get my parents two of these quirky cups that, on the face of it, are black but when you fill up the cup with hot water it changes so you can see the picture and message underneath.  Continue reading

Luxury Irish Christmas Gifts

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I will preface this post by saying that most of these I haven’t tried (hint hint hubbie!) but you’ll agree that it’s a collection of delights sure to please. I think the thing about luxury and Christmas gifts is that it doesn’t need to be something that you need but rather you can indulge in the ridiculous and treat yourself to something you normally wouldn’t. Continue reading

A very special personalised gift

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It must be something special that calls for me to (sort of!) show a picture of the two small ladies but this is literally too fabulous not to share. You know sometimes you get an email and it just makes you go WOW! Well when I got the email from the graphic designers that developed this picture I’m not exaggerating when I say I nearly lept out of my swivel chair in delight. And then I printed out the picture in the email and brought it to coffee and to lunch, I forwarded the picture to my entire family and I set it as my desktop background and the lock screen on my phone. So, you can see I was impressed, this is one of my favourite personalised gifts ever! Continue reading

Personalised Cuff Links from Sally Clay Jewellery

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This is probably a post that is suitable all year round given that personalised gifts are great for both Christmas and birthday presents. I do love a special personalised gift, I love coming up with the ideas or creating them and I love getting them. I think there’s an added element of the effort involved that makes it all the nicer receiving a special gift that someone has put thought and effort into getting you. Continue reading

DIY Gold Dot Canvas Art

I had these materials lying around for ages begging me to do something with them but our walls are so jammed with pictures at the moment I was lazy about it. I spotted some nice DIY canvas print ideas on good old Pinterest so one sunday recently I was feeling inspired!

First off your materials – there are three main elements, a canvas in whatever size you want, spray paint, again in whatever colour your want and acrylic effect paste. I got this stuff in Lidl ages ago, to be honest I thought it was paint but its got more texture than that. Paint would work the same though really. The pigment in this paste is pretty strong. Continue reading

Second wedding anniversary

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Yesterday was our second wedding anniversary.

This is a small part of my husbands gift, I made this myself and am pretty happy with how it turned out. The traditional gift this year is cotton (!?) but as of yet I’m stumped on that one.

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I’m not going to get gushy here about my husband or our marriage but suffice to say it has been the most wonderful two years filled with happiness, laughter, love and friendship.

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