Friday, 31 July 2015


Well hello there, 

I have an exciting video to share with you guys. I got a lovely surprise from my friend in the mail. 

COLOURPOP yay!! Living in the UK, these are not available directly to the UK. I think what's preventing them from delivering here is the nature of the products as they are of a mousse type texture which could be broken easily. I could be wrong but it makes sense. 

The video has all details so please have a peep and give me some feedback.



Thursday, 16 July 2015

Homesick Survival Guide #1

Hey loves,

I've wanted to write this for the longest time. I get a lot of questions about how I'm an Irish woman in the UK and do I not miss my family? Um, YES!!

There's no real reason that the homesick feelings happens, it literally can pop out of nowhere. I have a few tips to share.

First off I would invest in Skype and Whatsapp. Tell your loved ones to do the same, no no, DEMAND they get these apps. I use Whatsapp all the time for everyone as my signal with EE can be dodgy.

Write down how you feel and look back on it a few days later and try work on your feelings. I use to feel physically sick when I got homesick and over time I learned to have a good cry and not feel ashamed by it.

Netflix and movies can really take time away. I do this more often than I admit. If I feel like I just want to pack up and go home, I'll turn on Netflix and pop PLL on. It's escaping reality yes but I forget about how shit I feel afterwards.

Treat yourself to something. Be it a chipper dinner, lipstick or a book. Do it.

I just want to mention that we all have our own ways of dealing with that homesick feeling. It's never easy and I don't think it gets easier but you learn to cope, or your version of cope. I am fortunate to have my baby sister Emer live in Cardiff and she is always a huge support on the phone. For that I cannot thank her enough.

I missed Emer and Aaron recently so I made them my lock screen. How cute.

The picture with my Mam was from last summer. So cute. My Dad visited earlier this year and this was taken when we went to see Leinster play Newport.

This is down by the Sea in my town. So beautiful.

Have a great day and cherish your family. xxx

Friday, 10 July 2015


Hey loves,

I realised the other day that I had two new Kate lipsticks by Rimmel and two I'm not sure I have mentioned on my blog before. If I have, don't judge me haha!!

I have to admit loving the packaging of these Kate lippies. Black and sleek with the signature in a different colour. The downside is not knowing which colour is which. 

So, the first picture is a lilac based pink named 35. I've wanted this one for a wee while now and now I have my new prized lippy. Then we have one of the NEW nude shades, there were four on display in Boots so I picked number 45. Just so pretty. The bottom two are kind of alike but one is more coral and one is more raspberry colour wise that is. Number 90 is a very pretty raspberry red/orange shade. I don't have anything else quite like it. I got number 110 on a whim last Summer and love that it's not straight up orange, there's a coral to it. 

left to right; 45, 90, 110 and 35

I love these lipsticks and highly recommend them. I also love the Moisture Renew line from Rimmel. 

Which shades should I try next? Let me know :D 


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Hi beauties,

I just looked at my views and nearly 30k views in a year and a half. Wow. :D 

Well I have a cool post today about a coloured mascara. Now I know Benefit have just released their new versions of They're Real. This is probably nothing compared to those but hey let's give it a go.

Miss Sporty to me is a brand that I associate with teenagers. It's cheap and cheerful. Perfect for beginners in makeup.

I included pictures of the wand with and without a flash so you could see the difference.

So, what is this bad boy like? It is decent. Long lasting it's not but it is vibrant on the lashes. I used it both as a standalone mascara and on the tips similar to the Ciate Lashlights.

If you don't know whether or not coloured mascara would suit you but you still want to try it? Give this a go. Honestly it is all in good fun.

A definite 7/10 from me.

Have a great day in this scorching heat guys but please keep hydrated.

V xxx