Posted in Fashion

H&M Valentine’s Day discount

Don’t you just love a shop that shares the love and H&M our definitely sharing the love, with 14% off everything just use discount code: LOVE.

Here are some of my top picks:

Khaki green jumpsuit add heels to dress up or trainers to dress it down. This is a perfect outfit for a weekend away as it can be worn both ways it’s priced at €34.99 with the discount it’s €30.09 click here to shop

Snakeskin dress, I love animal print and this trend is not going anywhere it’s €89.99 with the discount code it’s €77.39 click here to shop. Be warned not many sizes left.

Blazers are always a good buy and this light blue blazer is just stunning. Wear with a white t-shirt again heels or trainers and you have the perfect outfit for nearly any occasion. It’s priced at €39.99 with discount it’s €34.95 click here to buy.

White wrap over blouse, again this is another great buy, as it can be worn to work and you could go straight to a date night after all it is Valentine’s Day. It’s priced at €34.99 with discount it’s €30.09 click here to shop. I’d say it would look amazing with the blue blazer.

I am a big fan of H&M jewellery and layering chains, this necklace is perfect it’s priced at €9.99 with the discount it’s €8.59 click here to shop.

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion, My week, What I Wore

My Christmas

I hope everyone had a Happy Christmas. Christmas is all about traditions, in my house you always got one present Christmas Eve and of course Christmas Eve pyjamas.

This year I went for the grinch pyjamas and I just love my Christmas Eve box

It alway has things for a relaxing Christmas Eve, face mask, nail polish, shower gel, grinch sock and my favourite jelly’s.

Christmas Day, I have to say I was spoiled rotten this year, with all my favourites.

On Christmas Day, I wore my Warehouse sale outfit. That just arrived on Christmas Eve and I love a co-ordinate.

On Christmas night, I always have new pyjama. I’m a little bit obsessed, with pyjamas.

St Stephen’s day, is always a fun day. It’s is nearly like a second Christmas Day, as we alway have another big turkey dinner.

I wore a suit, I picked up in Penney’s/Primark, a few months ago. This suit had to be taken up the joys of been 5’1. I also picked up a white knit jumper also from Penney’s/primark.

I did pick up a few bits in the sales and I cannot wait to show you, it’s abit annoying as it all has to be taken up first.

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion, Sale buys

River island foot wear sale

River island have started there foot wear sale, I’ve a few pair of river island shoes and find the quality amazing.

Here our my picks.

I’m not brave enough to wear these boots but I do love them and they wore €90 now €35 click here to buy

Cream leather block heel knee high boots, these are just stunning they wore €127 now €45 click here to buy

Trainer they wore €55 now €24 Click here to shop

Black loafers they wore €47 now €18 Click here to buy

Killer heels and animal print isn’t going anywhere next season so these snake heels are the perfect buy they wore €55 now €20 click to buy

These heels are definitely New Years ball glamorous they wore €80 now €30 Click here to shop

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxxx

Posted in Fashion, Sale buys

Warehouse sale

Sales our already starting in some shops and you should get it in time for Christmas.

Here are some of my favourite items from warehouse sale.

Midi tea dress was €75 now €35 Click here to buy

This is perfect work shirt it was €45 now €24 Click here to buy

Check knitted pencil skirt was €61 now €30 Click here to buy check jumper was €61 now €35 Click here to buy

The perfect New Years dress was €156 now €90 Click here to buy

Black sequin halter was €129 now €72 Click here to shop

Christmas is the time to eat and drink so a wrap dress is always a good idea it was €156 now €78 Click here to shop

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Advent Calender, Beauty Products

Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar’s

I love beauty advent calendars, I look forward to opening them every year. It’s so much fun getting a little present everyday.

Glossybox

This calendar looks so pretty, I think it’s there first year doing a beauty advent calendar. It was £99 so I think it was about €120 which is expensive but it looks amazing.

Day One

Nars lip gloss

Look Fantastic

I got this calendar last year and I loved it, now I can help but compare it to last year and I was a little disappointed by the packaging. It’s priced at €75 and worth €300 Click here to buy .

Day One

I was not disappointed at all by this calendar, HD brow Colour Pro Palette.

Morris & Co

I got this calendar as a present. I have to say I’m very excited to try this out, as all the products are free from parabens and sulphates. This calendar also smells amazing.

Day One

Golden lilly body lotion

Happy shopping,

Lots of love,

Carol

xxx

Posted in Life, My week

Afternoon tea at clontarf castle 

Last week I met the girls for afternoon tea in clontarf castle.

The afternoon tea is held in the reception area, now  you don’t feel like you are on top of each other but you it very busy with people checking in and out thich in the winter you would be very cold with that door opening.

Our waitress went though each tea with us and explained there afternoon tea is a little different. It comes in two sections the bakery and than the cake shop. I was a little boring and stuck with coffee.


The bakery came first with a selection of Sandwiches, now these wore not normal sandwiches each one was not just different but on different breads. My favourite was the the sirloin grilled and served on ciabatta with sticky onion jam.


It’s hard to believe after that you have any room left but when you see the cake shop you just about manage to find a second wind.



Again it was all very tasty the scones were perfect but my favourite was the shortbread with cream and strawberries.

Our waitress, was so friendly and checked if we had enough tea and coffee. We also all left with a little doggy bag for later. I have to say this is a perfect for a girls day out or even a romantic treat with your other half.

Afternoon tea is priced at €36.95 Click here for more details.

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Health

The Operation and After

It has taken alot longer than I expected to write this one, I guess its harder than I thought it would be to write about everything as I’m still so angry,

I want in for my operation that morning Tuesday 14th March.  I was a nervous wreck the idea of being asleep and letting someone cut into me scares me, more than anything. That morning as far as I was concerned I was going in to have a cyst removed from my ovaries that was all but I still gave them clear instructions under no circumstances wore they to remove my ovaries, just in case.

That morning my sister came with me and waited till I was called in for my operation which was a few hours of waiting around, I was so nervous and scared. I have to say the staff wore amazing in the operation theatre they wore very kind as I delayed everything as I have terrible veins and they couldn’t get a drip in. I began to panic and started shaking, I was so cold and scared they attempted everything to calm me they filled up gloves with hot water and placed them on my arms to bring up my veins nothing worked and I was getting more panicked and it was also very sore as the rooted in my arm for a vein, in the end they had to put me asleep with gas to put the drip in.

When I work up I was in recovery I was extremely sore and just wanted to see my family and I even asked to be taken up to the ward the first thing I did when I seen my mam and sister was burst into tears and repeat over and over how horrible it was. I was transferred into a bed and nurse came in and said I will be realised that night but it was already dark out and my operation took a lot longer than expected, it took hours at this stage I did not know this. The ward I was put into was a cancer ward something else I did not know about but my family did. The nurse came in and out and checked my blood pressure I was in extreme pain and I couldn’t sit up each nurse told me I would be out that night and I would be fine by Patricks day which was on Thursday 17th March.

The doctor came into see me and informed me the cyst had been removed and it looked like I had endometriosis, it was said quickly and at the time and I didn’t take it in as I knew nothing about endometriosis. I was still drugged she informed me when I came back in for my results to make sure I had someone with me and that was it.

As I knew I wasn’t staying the night I kept trying to sit up but I couldn’t the pain was horrible I’ve never felt anything like it before.  I couldn’t move my mam and sister kept trying to help me but I was so scared and kept saying something wasn’t right, in the end I felt so silly the pain shouldn’t be this bad. My Mam spoke to a nurse and it was decided that I should be kept in my family stayed with me as long as they could and left about ten that night.

By this stage I was getting no pain relief and was given only paracetamol and I couldn’t move. That night was up there with one of the worst nights of my life, It was like I wasn’t’ a person any more, I felt so vulnerable and scared the worse point was when I needed to go to the bathroom badly but I couldn’t move. I was terrified in the end I had to be given a bed pan which I was so embarrassed the nurse left me and I began to get even more terrified as it was like my muscles wouldn’t work finally I went but I was left lying there till the nurse came back.

 I’m not going to lie I did call her a few times for more pain relief but I was ignored and told I had been given paracetamol and that’s all I was getting. I was dealing with the same nurse all night and at 2am she told me she was going to pull me out of the bed at this stage I got so scared and the pain was so bad. I couldn’t sleep and my phone had fallen on the ground so all I could do was lie there so I started slowly inching myself up as much as I could most of the night.

 When it started getting a bright out of course I needed to use the bathroom and decided I had to face my fear and get up, I called the same nurse who I was dealing with all night and told her I had to go to the bathroom and would she help me out of bed she informed she was too busy and would come back. By the time she came back I was about to wet myself and the pain of needing to use the bathroom and top of the other pain was horrible and again I was terrified I would wet myself. In the end I asked her for the bed pan, I was told no and we did have a fight and again she walked off and left me. When she came back and took it she finally helped me out of the bed the pain was even worse I felt dizzy and sick, I told her I felt dizzy and she informed me to stop saying that as she was too busy to sit with me and left.

I sat at the edge of the bed from around 6 in the morning in extreme pain still in my gown, I was so scared and the pain was getting worse and worse again I was given paracetamol. I was told about 8 that morning I would be discharged  so I contacted my family after I finally asked a nurse to pick my phone up and got my mam to collect me we live about 15mins away from the hospital.

At this stage I had to use the bathroom again I knew I had to stand up and walk so I called a nurse to help me, thankfully the nightshift nurse had left. This nurse who I explained to that I hadn’t walked since my op brought me into the bathroom left me beside the toilet which was what I wanted and shut the door and left but never turned on the light, so I had to struggle back over to the door and turn the light on and pray I wasn’t going to fall in the dark or faint with the pain.

As I was waiting on my Mam to come they kept trying to get me to leave my room as they wanted the bed and I had to fight with them saying I can’t move and at this stage I couldn’t dress myself thankfully my Mam arrived who helped me get dressed got me away from basically what I now refer to as hell.

Again because I was told I should be up and moving in no time, I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t able to. I couldn’t even lift my legs to get into bed without help as it was so sore, for over a week I had to be helped in and out of bed. I also attempted to go on small walks but I was just in pain all the time.

At the end of the two weeks I googled Endometriosis and I was devastated by what I read why wasn’t I told more about it when the doctor informed me. After two weeks I went back to work but was in extreme pain and couldn’t do a lot and was terrified someone would bang into me.

I got my letter from the hospital to get my results of the op for early May, no doctor or nurse checked anything within that time. I did go to my own G.P who also done no check-up, because I was so  up-set about the Endo he ended up getting angry with me and just wanted to put me on antidepressants. I have since changed G.P’s over this.

When I went into get my results I brought my Mam like I was asked the first thing out of the doctors mouth was, I was expecting to tell you that you had cancer everything looked cancerous, thankfully I don’t. They wore also surprised that I had not been complaining about pain before the op and even said she didn’t know how I could walk with all that was wrong with me.  Than I was informed I was covered in Endo and had which they removed but will grow straight back, I am not sure which way they done this as I have since found out there are two ways than I was told my ovaries wore touching this didn’t came up in any scan and they did separated them. I also should have been on complete bedrest for two weeks and at least a month off work none of this was communicated to me after the op, I was told numerous times that I would be fine in two days’ time.

In the appointment I was in complete shock I was not expecting to hear any of this I believed my pain threshold was terrible even in May months after I was still sore, I did mention this and she said of course it would be your body had been through so much. For months I believed I was going mad. At no stage did she examine me but sent me for blood tests and informed me I would be discharged from their care and the results would be sent to my doctor which they never received them.

Now Endo means extreme painful periods that over the counter pain killers will not work and I have since found out I should have been sent to a pain clinic but no I was told I had to listen to my body from now on and if something felt wrong to go to A&E.

So of course I ended up back in A&E in June in pain, after a pregnancy test I was given a pain killer drip and pain killers for home and told to come back the next day for a scan and when I got the scan they found another cyst and I was sent home again this happened on Thursday/ Friday which are bad days to end up in hospital as the gyno only sits on Tuesday. So Tuesday came and I decided to call Beaumont myself and managed to get an appointment for a week later.

I brought my sister to the appointment and the gyno suggested I get an injection to put my body into menopause just to give myself a break and my ovaries a break, he informed me there was two way one was an injection every month for three months and see how it goes or just one injection and get on with it. I decided to go with an injection each month and we both agreed. Now this really surprised me I assumed he would give me the injection, oh no he wrote a cert for my doctor to do it and he also wrote the wrong cert, he gave me the cert for one injection, I had to wait a week to contact him as they only sit on a Tuesday. Now I brought my sister with me to the appointment how she could take everything in as sometimes you don’t hear everything he says and mistakes happen but he denied making a mistake and got annoyed with me and informed me he wanted me to get the one injection for three months. In the end I had no choice but to go with what he said.

The three months will be up on the 20th September but it will take longer to leave my body, it’s been horrible I’m a mess with hot flushes I am dripping wet half of the time. I’m wrecked all the time as I can’t get a good night’s sleep and my bones hurt. I would have never got this done if I knew it would been this bad but no one explained it to me.

Nobody seems to explain anything there is no communication what’s so ever and woman’s health is being ignored one in ten woman suffer with Endo yet there is no specialist in Ireland. In gyno clinics they don’t have the correct equipment nor do they examine you. If you are not from Ireland you may not know in Ireland it is illegal to have an abortion, I am not going to go into if I’m for or against this but I do believe that money is not put into woman’s health care because of this, as when people hear about woman’s health care they think of abortion straight away and that should be something completely separate.

I really hope writing about this helps people to understand more about Endometriosis, I’m still learning myself so any mistakes on here please let me know because I will take any guidance.

Lots of love

Carol

xxx

Posted in My week

My Month

 Can’t belive it’s August already another month gone.

July has been a fun month loads of food way too much and shopping of course.

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I’ve also started baking again, its been going well but not helping with my diet at all that starts on Monday and last’s about an hour.

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I’m also loving everything disney at the moment in Penney’s, I am way to old for it still can’t stop buying pyjamas and of course the famous chip cup.

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Last month has also been all about Love Island. My friend and I watched the final together and had a little party with way to much food and of course matching t-shirts.

As always I want a little OTT on stationery, a new Dealz opened in Clarehall so I couldn’t say no and priced at €1.50 each it would be rude not too.

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Last but no least I got my hat for Ladies day at the Horse Show next week in the RDS and my dress can’t wait to show you all.

Happy August

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Fashion

This months star buy 

This months star buy or find is from Penneys. It’s very similar to a river island jacket that’s in stores now priced at €87. Click here to buy.



If you fancy saving a few euro Penneys have something very similar for €30, now that is abit expensive for penneys but the quality is amazing. 



I prefer the jacket from penny’s as I love the shade of pink. 

Happy Shopping 

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Fashion

Pearl Sliders 

You will either love these or hate them and I love them.

They are so comfortable on and perfect for this weather and I love the pearls on them, I am a little obessed with pearls at the moment.  


They look like slippers and they are a little ugly or as I like to call them fugly.


They are on sale for £12.49 Click here to buy.

Happy Shopping

lots of love

Carol

Xxx