Category Archives: Beauty

Pippa’s Fashion Factory

Well where do I start! Pippa’s Fashion Factory was ah-mazing!

From start to finish we were treated like stars.
We arrived in Castlemartyr on Saturday at 10 to register where we got our gorgeous goodie bags, which included Blank Canvas brushes, some excellent discount codes, toiletries and even a cream egg😂 We were then treated to tea, coffee and delicious pastries.
We went into the main room at 11, it was beautifully decorated, and had very cool centre pieces.
We started off with a makeup run though by the lovely Orla from Blank Canvas, who gave us loads of tips and tricks from eye makeup to concealers and foundations, I want them all!!
After Orla, Pippa went through all her favourite products. The list is as long as my arm, but I was delighted to see her recommending Glam Glow. I am a huge fan (there’s a separate blog post on my Glam Glow love on the way🙊)
We then had a break for divine afternoon tea, and my favourite, bellinis! It was all delicious!
After the break we had a fashion show, with lots of gorgeous trends from River Island, Warehouse and Coast. The models were just stunning and I pretty much wanted everything!
We then had fab hair demos, where I developed another long list of must haves! Pippa rounded it off by going through her wardrobe essentials which included the gorgeous Amelie jeans from River Island, which I blogged about here.

There were plenty of opportunities for questions, and Pippa met everyone afterwards, she was absolutely lovely, and chatted and took photos with us all!

There were pop up stands setup by Stella & Dot, Blank Canvas and Cloud 10 Beauty both at the break and afterwards.

Ooh and I almost forgot…there was a Häagen Dazs stand, with free ice cream!!

Pippa wore a gorgeous dress and shoes from Zara.

I wore Black Molly Jeans and Peplum top, both from River Island, Pink Coat and Chain from H&M, Floral Bag from Ted Baker and my much adored Nude shoes from LK Bennett.
All in all a fab girls day, check out future #PippasFashionFactory dates on


Manchester We Love You

What a weekend!
We stayed in the Midland Hotel-it was just fantastic. Rooms were stunning, food was great and the location was just perfect. We seemed to be only a 5 minute walk/taxi ride from everywhere we wanted to go!
Tiger Tiger was our venue for most of Saturday. We went to Roller Disco!! It was the best fun, and of course we were in our 80s gear which was just hilarious!
On Sunday we hit the shops…wowsers the shopping did not disappoint! We went to the Arndale Shopping Centre. It was great, had all of our high street favourites, from River Island, to Top Shop and even Starbucks-because we all need a caffeine fix 😋
We then hit Selfridges. It’s my personal favourite department store. I just feel happy in there! We got our MAC fix, and then browsed the wonders of Mulberry, Chanel, Tiffany and our true love Michael Kors.
We went for Cocktails in Mr Coopers at the Midland Hotel, and also went to Grand Pacific at Australasia and Neighbourhood.

We flew Shannon-Manchester with Ryanair.

All in all we had a ball, as did our gorgeous Hen🐔👰

Until next time Manchester!

40 Days Without Shopping – Day 20

So yesterday I had a slip up. Not just a small slip up, a massive one! 😭
I was in Manchester with the girls on a hen party, and the shopping was just too good. Now I didn’t buy anything too frivolous, just some essentials (MAC and River Island😂) However, I have picked myself up, dusted myself off, and am back on the No Shopping road.
I am disappointed, but it just goes to show that we are all human (and that I’m seriously addicted to shopping!!).
The girls are trying to console me with the fact that it was a Sunday, and apparently Sunday’s don’t count??! I’m not so sure about that!!
Wish me luck for the rest of my sentence…20 more days.

Until next time!


Hand Maintenance

Hey guys

Hope you are all having a good week, it’s almost Wednesday, so we are nearly half way through the week– yay!

It has gotten so cold over the last few weeks; I’ve really been doubling up on the amount of Hand Cream I’ve been using. Hand Cream is an absolute essential part of my beauty routine, and even more so in the winter.

I always use it every morning and evening, and now I’m using it after lunch, and again in the evening when I get home from work.

As our hands are pretty much always out, they are really susceptible to the cold, and can get sore and cracked easily in winter especially.

These are my favourite Hand Creams:


Soap and Glory – Hand Food. This stuff is magic, non-greasy and it just soaks right in. It also smells absolutely divine!

Nivea – Age Defying Q10 plus. This is such a great hand cream, and is probably my favourite overall. It’s light, plus it’s got UVA/UVB-filters – always super important for anti-wrinkle.

Sanctuary – Hand Cream. This is such a lovely hand cream, it smells just divine. I feel it’s quite strong on my hands, so I wouldn’t be inclined to use this during the day, but it’s lovely to put on if you are heading out. This is definitely my treat hand cream!

Vaseline Intensive Care – Healthy Hands, Stronger Nails. This hand cream is a brilliant all-rounder. It is lovely to apply and just soaks right into your hands, while also strengthening your nails – a win win ladies!

Boots is my go to place for all of the above, but they are all available in pharmacies nationwide.

Top Tip – keep several small bottles around. I’ve got one on my desk, one on my night stand and another in my handbag – so it is always there, ready to go.

Let me know if there are any fab hand creams that you have been using in the comments below.

Enjoy ladies


Gifts of Love

Happy Friday Everyone!

It’s the weekend again (yay!), and that means shopping opportunities galore!

I’ve had a few queries on what are the best presents to get this year, so the below should give you some great ideas, and hopefully cater to everyone’s budget.

You can also take a look at my posts Watching Time and Bags of Style for some more inspiration.

Up first, the Tiffany’s Infinity Ring. It’s €170, and you can Buy Here – Who wouldn’t love getting that Blue Box!

Tiffany Ring

Next we have the fab Benefit Sweet Tintations gift set. A total bargain at €29.50, and you can Buy Here

Benefit Sweet Tintations

Any iPhone owners out there will know that a good cover is essential, but they also need to look nice! This Symmetry case by OtterBox is very cute. It’s £23.32. You can Buy Here

Otterbox Symmetry Case iPhone52

I love Daniel Wellington watches, and was lucky enough to get one for my birthday this year, so one of these would definitely go down a treat for Christmas. This Classic Winchester Lady is $175, and you can Buy Here

DW Classic Winchester Lady

Michael Kors..the brand is just phenomenal, everyone is raving about it. I too am a huge fan, and this Jet Set Multifunction Phone Case has taken my eye in a big way this year. It’s a mix between a phone holder and a wallet, and has all the essential compartments inside. Its €95, and you can Buy Here

MK Wallet Phone Pouch

Last but not least, we have a very reliable product – the Urban Decay Naked Palette. There are a few different Palettes to choose from, but they are all fab. This one is my favourite. Its €39.60, and you can Buy Here

Naked Palette








As always, Happy Shopping!