Wednesday, 13 June 2018

MAHI Leather Summer Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely day and enjoying the gorgeous weather we have been having for the last few weeks.

For today's post i have something really exciting to share with you all about MAHI Leather Summer Competition. 

This May & June they are giving away a personalized Leather Backpack (worth up to $150) every 2 weeks and what's even better you even get to choose which backpack you'd like to win!!!

Their backpacks are wonderfully stylish and they come in a range of styles like roll-top styles, classic styles and vintage styles.







Entering is super easy, just head over to this page and sign up to MAHI's Mailing List for your chance to win. You can also enter as many times as you like!! 

See more of their beautiful Backpacks here so you can start thinking about which one you'd like to win and if backpacks aren't your thing. MAHI also have a gorgeous selection of Wallets, Satchels and Laptop Cases

Love 

Louise
XOXOX


Monday, 12 March 2018

My February Favourites!!

Hello Guys,

I hope you are all having a lovely Monday so far, i'm delighted to say that the snow is finally gone and everything is back to normal....well just about!! Although i had three day's off due to the fact i couldn't travel anywhere i did however have to work from home for one of the day's which wasn't too bad at all. 

Moving on to today's post and i'm going to share with you all what products i have been loving for the month of February.  I haven't done a favourites post here on the blog in a long time, and this months one combines of some really nice products which i'm delighted to share with you all. 


P.S Eyeshadow Palette
So up first is this P.S Eyeshadow Palette, i was delighted when i heard that Primark where to bring out there very own "build" your on Eyeshadow Palette. Basically it's an empty palette which allows you to pick and choose your favourite Single Shadows to add to your palette.
At the time i decided to go for a 4 quad and i went for warm shades as we were in the winter months and the shades worked well with every look i created. Over i love the pigment of the shades as they are really good quality, and i also love how you can swap them for even more shades. I also love how the shade sits perfect on the eyelid.


Aussie Wash and Blow in a Can Kool Kiwi Berry
My next favourite for the month of January is this Aussie Wash and Blow in a Can Dry Shampoo. I got this in the fragrance Kiwi Berry as it's absolutely gorgeous. As you all know i'm a huge fan of Dry Shampoo and have been using many different brands for years.
This Dry Shampoo from Aussie is amazing as there is none of that powder residue that is usually left on top of your hair from other dry shampoo brands. It also feels really refreshing and its fragrance lasts throughout and the day and even well into the night. Its my new favourite!!!


No7 Stay perfect Liquid Eye Liner
On to my third favourite for the month of February and its this No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Eye Liner. I got this in my No7 Beauty Calendar at Christmas and i love it. When it comes to creating a perfect straight line, this my friends is the Eyeliner to have in your makeup collection.
It gives you flexibility to create precise fine lines in seconds along with building it up with depth and full-on intensity. It applies so easy and stays on without smudging, plus it lasts up to 24 hours.


Simple Eye Makeup Remover
Next up is this Simple Eye Makeup Remover. I am a huge fan of the Simple range, as it keeps my skin super clear and feeling really soft. I especially love this Eye Makeup Remover, i tend to use quite a lot of makeup on my eye area such as eyeliner, eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner, and as you can imagine a normal face-wipe isn't going to remove all of it in one go so that's where the Simple Eye-remover comes in handy.
I usually just take a cotton pad and apply a small amount to it, then i gentle apply it to my eye area. After applying it over my eye area it removes my eye-makeup in seconds leaving my eye area feeling soft and makeup free......and that is why i love it!!


Loreal Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray Black
Another favourite for the month of February is this Re-touch Instant Root Concealer from Loreal. As i colour my hair my roots tent to grow out really quick plus they do be quite light too, and this is where the Loreal Magic Re-touch instant root concealer comes in handy.
I love to use this when i new to conceal the roots if i'm going out to an event or party, you simply spray it on to your roots and then your good to go. What's really useful about this root concealer is that you don't have to wait for it to dry as you just instantly spray it to your roots and its dry.


No7 Airbrush Away Primer
On to my last favourite for the month of February and its this Airbrush Away Primer from No7. I got this in my Christmas Beauty Calendar from Boots.
 I adore this Primer as it simply glides on to the skin and leaves my skin feeling soft just before applying my makeup. I also love how it feels really light on the skin.

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post on what products i have loved for the month of February. 
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Love 

Louise





Tuesday, 16 January 2018

OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE!!

Hello Guys,

I hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday.

For today's post i'm going to be sharing with you my first Foodie Post of 2018. Today's one is an Overnight Oats Recipe.

Now i'm not a huge fan of Porridge or Oats in general, but when it comes to Overnight Oats i'm a very big fan.  These Oats can be both tasty and filling, plus they are also easy and quick to prepare. I find these great when your in a rush in the mornings and you want something quick but healthy all at the same time.

Without further a do here is what you need.......


Main Ingredients:
  • 40 grams of Rolled Oats
  • 200 grams of Strawberry Yogurt (Low Fat)
  • 2 Tbsp of Crunchy Linseeds
  • 1 Tsp of Honey

Toppings (optional)
  • 1/4 cups of Strawberries
  • 1/4 cups of Raspberries
  • 1/4 cups of Blueberries
  • 1/4 cups of Red/Green Grapes
  • 1/4 cups of Chopped Nuts

Method:
  1. Layer the Rolled Oats, Yogurt, Crunchy Linseed's into a bowl or Jar.
      2. Add a little Honey over the top of the Linseed's. 

      3. Top the layer with the Mixed Fruit and Nuts

      4. Cover and put in the refrigerator overnight.

      5. Enjoy and a little more fruit in the morning.


So that is my take on a very easy Overnight Oats Recipe. If you do try this recipe then let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

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Love 

Louise








Monday, 8 January 2018

A NEW YEAR A NEW ME!! LIFE-UPDATE

Hi Guys,

Happy New Year to you all, i hope you had a great New Years and a lovely Christmas!! 
So what is everyone's New Years Resolutions for 2018?? Mine to mention a few is to enjoy life a lot more and get back into blogging for 2018 as i have nearly missed half of 2017 which is due to all sorts of things going on in my life.

So let me bring you back to the start and reflect just a small bit on last year.

Up until roughly around July/August i put the brakes on blogging for a while due to work commitments as around then the company in which i work for moved out to Dublin. So with the long journey from home to work every day this didn't give me much time to do that much blogging and that is why as one of my new year's resolutions is to get back into blogging.

Moving on to November i celebrated my 30th Birthday, which was a great milestone and so i celebrated with friends. Then two day's later i ended up in hospital been diagnosed with Diabetes. I was admitted to hospital straight away where tests where carried out. Soon after the results where back i was diagnosed with Diabetes, it came as a shock as it isn't in the family,  but over the last few months or so i had noticed symptoms that didn't seem right and i decided to go to a screening event for Diabetes in my local pharmacy as it is Diabetes Awareness for the month of November. .

A test was carried out and my Blood Glucose Levels were at 20.6 which was very high, so i was advised by the nurse who carried out the test to attend my doctors straight away as the results of my glucose test looked serious. So i attend my doctors where they issued a letter for me to attend the hospital straight away due to the seriousness of my results and the symptoms that i had.

On arrival to the hospital i was took in for a Blood Tests to determine what type i was. After the blood tests had came back i was diagnosed with Diabetes but my type was inclusive as i was between both 1 and 2. So they decided to put me on medication while tests where been carried out over the next couple of months.
Currently 2 months on my Blood Glucose Levels have reduced significantly from my highest of 20.6 to around 5.4 which is amazing. In the last few weeks i have been back at the hospital talking to my diabetic team and tests are still been carried out to determine what type it is.

In the mean time, i feel great and haven't been tired or feeling really unwell. In the last few weeks i really have changed my diet for the better, where i have cut back on sugary stuff and watching my carbohydrates intake. I tend to just have my three meals a day along with some snacks such as fruit or nuts. If there is one item that i'm truly missing and that's Drinking Chocolate, even though i used to drink it with Skimmed Milk its just way to high in sugars to take a chance in drinking it, although it could be an occasional treat.

I also have a Blood Glucose Testing Kit in which i test how high or low my blood sugars are throughout the day. The kit includes a Pen which acts as a needle, this allows you to prick your finger, it also comes with a Monitor that reads your Glucose levels and some Testing Strips which you insert into the monitor. 
I will be doing a Video on Been Diagnosed with Diabetes and i will be including how you test your Blood Glucose Levels using this Monitor. Up until a couple of weeks ago i was testing my Bloods up to 4 times a day, but now that i'm on different medication at the minute i'm currently testing it only once a day. 

I'm also allowed to workout again, so i'm currently putting a fitness plan in place which will keep me fit and shed another couple of pounds. Since been diagnosed with Diabetes i have lost 3 stone in weight and i intend to keep focused and shed some more as this will help balance my Diabetes.

I have including some pictures of me before and after been diagnosed.

The first picture of me is back in 2011 and the second one is in 2014 and the third one is 2017.
So far i'm due back in the hospital over the next few weeks for another blood test, and i will keep all of you updated on my progress. But one thing is for sure if it wasn't for a national screening for Diabetes i would never have know that i had it. So i would urge you all to go get checked as its a condition that can either come in quite quick or it could be hereditary where it could be down the line of your family, you can find out more info here.... Diabetes Ireland

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post, i must say it is good to be back in the blogging world again, over the next few months i have some exciting posts coming up here on the blog so make sure you follow us on all are social platforms.

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Love 

Louise






Monday, 4 September 2017

MY AUGUST FAVOURITES!!

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a lovely day. For today's post i am going to be sharing with you all what products i have been loving for the month of August!!

This month i have been loving a range of different products from facial products to hair-care products.

My first favourite for the month of August is this Simple Moisturising Facial Wash, i have been using this facewash through out the month of July as i had a really bad break out on my face due to a scrub i had used. So i decided to use it in the morning time and a month on the break out has complete cleared up due to this brilliant face wash from Simple.
Another product from the Simple Range in which i have been loving for the month of July is this Simple Rich Moisturiser. As i have been going through a difficult time with my skin i decided to give this Moisturiser ago as well as using my Simple Facial Wash and have to say with combining the two product with my skin i have really seen a big difference with it been a lot clear and a lot more softer. It also leaves my skin feeling really moisturised and hydrated through out the day.
Altogther both products have made a really big difference to my skin and now that i have introduced them into my everyday skin care routine i will be sticking with them for the foreseeable.
To find out for information on the Simple Range, Click Here

My next favourite for the month of August is this Pantene Foam Conditioner. I was very intrigued to try this out as i wanted to see how it would it work as it was a foam conditioner. 
Over the last month i have been using it on my hair just after shampooing it and i have to say the results were amazing, my hair felt soft and it also looked healthier and more radiant in colour too.

Next up is another firm favourite for this month and its this Catrice Camouflage Concealer. This is the ideal Concealer to conceal any blemishes or spots you may have, plus its also ideal for Contouring the face too. 
I have been using this for the month of August and i absoutley love using it, it not only gives amazing coverage but it also stays put on the skin for hours.

On to my Forth favourite and its these PS Calming Heat Thearpy Masks. Now if your like me and love a good refreshing face-mask then you need to try these from Primark. I picked these Calming Heat Masks up a couple of months ago and i love using them every week.
What i love about these Calming Therarpy Masks is that it heats the skin from within in the mask, so as your applying the mask to your skin you automatically feel a hot sensation on the skin, then i leave the mask on my skin for around 10-15 minutes and then was it off with some warm water. These masks leave my skin feeling incredible soft and very smooth. They also refresh my skin leaving it glowing.

My last favourite for the month of August is this Micellar Water from Cien, This is a new product on the market in all Lidl Stores.
 As a huge lover of Micellar Water i just had to try this one. I found that it re-moved my makeup in seconds along with it leaving my skin soft and very much smooth.
I hope you guys enjoyed my August Favourites Post!!

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Love 


Thursday, 24 August 2017

URIAGE THERMAL WATER REVIEW!!

Hello my Lovelies,

Happy Thursday to you all, i hope you are all having a lovely day so far.

For today's post i'm going to be sharing with you all this Uriage Thermal Water Review. I got this product sent to me to review and to try it out on my skin.
Before i share with you all my full review first i am going to introduce you to Uriage.
Uriage is one of the leading Dermo Cosmetic Brands on the International Market is now available in Ireland and in pharmacies nationwide.
Thermal Spring Water is the key ingredient unique to the Uriage Dermatological Skincare Range and it is the basic ingredient in all of the Uriage Product Ranges. It also has lot of benefits and can be used for a wide variety of skin conditions to name but a few.

Uriage Thermal Water is from the French Alps, it can't be compared to others sold in Ireland as it is very different for example:

- Uraige is the Richest Thermal Water with the highest concentration of minerals and trace elements

- The only Thermal Water which can be used in mucous membranes thanks to its natural isotonicity you can vaporize in the eyes and nose.

-Uriage is the Richest Thermal Water with the highest concentration of minerals and trace elements.

-The only Thermal Water which can be used in mucous membranes thanks to its natural isotonicity you can vaporize in the eyes and nose.

-Uriage Thermal Water is the only active ingredient used at the Thermal Centre which leads to visible results after just 3 weeks.

-Uriage Thermal Water is the common ingredient in all Uriage Products.

Also Uriage Thermal Water has 7 Properties:

-Isotonic
-Hydrating and Soothing
-Anti-free Radical
-Anti-inflammatory
-Healing
-Filmogenic
-Reinforces the Cutaneous Barrier

Thermal Spring Water has been used by Doctors in France for decades now to treat Burns, Eczema and even Psoriasis and it doesn't stop here.....
Thermal Spring Water is truly a gift from nature to enchance and protect your natural beauty, you can use it for a variety of different things related to the skin itself such using it to set your makeup, as it helps your makeup last longer for hours, simply spray on after you apply your makeup for a longer lasting glow. 

You can also use this product after you have used a Facial Scrub as it will calm your skin especially after exfoliating as this can cause redness and some irritation. it will moisturise your body and hydrate you face. It is also the best antioxidant for the fight against free radicals.

Thermal Spring Water is really helpful to prevent dryness caused by air conditioning and central heating. It is also the perfect travel companion when in need of some hydration on the skin.

Since using the Uriage Thermal Water Spray i have found my skin to be a lot more hydrated and softer. I love applying this to my face if my skin is feeling a little hydrated, and i even love to spray it on my face when setting my makeup as it holds my makeup in place for hours.
I even use it when my skin is red or if i have had a reaction to something, its also great when you have burns/cuts as it reduces the redness and soreness. Overall this is the perfect Thermal Water Spay to have in your beauty collection as it helps in preventing a lot of skin issues.

I have also introduced this product into my everyday skin routine as it sets my makeup in the morning and refreshes my skin in the evening.
Overall i have loved using this Uriage Thermal Water as it benefits my skin in so many ways, I also love how refreshing it feels on my skin and how it doesn't irradiated it either. 

If you want to hear more about this product and a load more different products from the Uriage Range then why not check out the Uriage website now, http://www.uriage.com/MT/en/products/eau-thermale-d-uriage

I hope you guys enjoyed my review on the Uriage Thermal Water.

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Love 







Monday, 14 August 2017

MY NEW HAIRSTYLE!!

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely day.

For today's post i'm going to be sharing with you my new Hairstyle. So if you guys already follow me over on snapchat and instagram then you will have already seen my new Hairstyle.

So last Wednesday i decided to bit the bullet and go get my hair chopped!!! I haven't been to a proper Hair Salon in almost 16 years..... YES 16 YEARS!! That's because i had a really bad experience where they cut my hair so short i couldn't even tie it up, so i just stuck to having my hair long. But after so many years of having long hair, i was getting sick of maintaining it as it took so long to dry and looked so out of shape.

So as you can probably tell i was a nerves wreak going to the Hair Salon it was like i was walking in to the Dentist to get 10 teeth out!! So the hairdresser in which was going to style my hair was called Edel, she went over as to what i wanted done with my hair and how i wanted to styled. 

So i showed her a couple of pictures of styles in which i like and thought would suit me. 

So i agreed on a shoulder length style as i need to get rid of the dead ends of my hair which looked so out of shape.

And here's the results..........

I absoutley love this style, one its use to dry and maintain and two i'm able to finally put curls in my hair that will actually last for the whole day. 

Its also a lot lighter and feels super soft as well.

So there you have my New Hair Style!!!

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Louise