Posted in Advent Calender, Beauty Products

Glossy box advent calendar day 16 to 25

Day 16 Pop beauty pure pigment, metallic copper

Day 17 Luxie beauty, highlighter brush

Day 18 Lollipops Paris, liquid highlighter

Day 19 Crabtree & Evelyn London, rose water and pink peppercorn hand cream

Day 20 Steve Lagrant lip gloss

Day 21 Pixi by Petra, blush

Day 22 Zelens dr Marko Lens, face mask

Day 23 Eyeko London, Fat eye stick satin

Day 24 Mitchell and Peach, face oil

Day 25 Huda Beauty, winter highlighter palette

Happy shopping

Lots of love

Carol

Xxx

Posted in Life

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

I’m really getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I spent yesterday cleaning, don’t worry I will never show you cleaning products as I hate cleaning, I did get the Christmas tree up.

This year we needed a new tree, of course I decided we needed new decorations too, any excuse to go shopping. I ended up getting all the decorations in penneys/primark 40 baubles for €9 you really can’t go wrong.

As you can’t really see the baubles when the lights are on.

Happy shopping

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

Warehouse Sale my top picks

The Warehouse mid season sale started and they have some amazing items especally if you need to update your work  wardrobe.
Here are my top picks

Was €60 now €25
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Lantern Sleve top was €30 now €16
click here to buy 

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Pleat shirt was €55 now €30
click here to buy 

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Dress was €64 now €46
click here to buy 

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I am a big beliver you can never go wrong with a camal coat and this was €116 now €52
click here to buy 

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Happy Shopping

Lots of Love

Carol

Posted in Life, My week

My week

The first week of 2017 is already over, it wasn’t a bad week getting back into work was hard but not too bad maybe because I started back on the Tuesday and only had four days, which helped.

This year I am trying to blog more as I feel I’ve lost the love of it just a little, I have been thinking why I started it in the first place, it was because I wanted an escape route as I was in a very unhappy place. I hated my job and I was being treated horrible by a manager and it was killing me each day so I started blogging as a way to escape at times.
Thankfully I decided to get myself away from that situation and I’ve become a happier and healthier person for it. It’s amazing how a bully can have such a horrible effect on your life even as an adult.

Over the last week I have been thinking what I want out of 2017 and I want to be happy which I am at the moment, healthy somewhat at the moment and have savings which I use to have, Since  I started working in town (I am around the corner from Penney’s) I can’t seem to save at all.
This year is going to be about saving and trying to cut down on how much I spend in Penney’s and shopping in general.

Last week I did thing’s for myself that I enjoyed doing and took time for myself instead of sitting in front of the T.V.
January is a depressing month so I spent Wednesday evening pampering myself having a bath, face mask, eye mask which came in a hamper, my Mam got me for Christmas. I also got a white fluffy dressing gown and white slippers to make it feel like a proper pamper session.

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On Friday evening I finally used the new pyjamas I picked up in Penney’s/Primark last year but left them in work over the Christmas so finally got to use them, there is just something about new pyjamas that always makes me happy.

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The weekend was very lazy weekend mainly because I have no money so Sunday we brought the dog to Dollymount beach to go for a walk.
We got a new dog three months ago I really believed after are last dog died we would not be getting a new but after 5 months we realised the house didn’t feel the same. I was thinking of buying a dog as I would love a Basset hound or a French bull dog but we have always rescued dogs after really thinking about it I knew I couldn’t purchase a dog. Our search for a dog began now of course I wanted a puppy and I also wanted a female dog as I have never owned a male dog before. So of course I didn’t get a puppy I got a two year old boy dog, which has worked out perfect he has fit right in and has a great personality and loves a cuddle.

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Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Beauty Products

PS Dark Circle Reducer

Thid is from PS beauty range from Penneys/Primark its priced at €1.50 and you get four disks in one packet so this means two uses which for this price its great value.

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You have the choice of leaving them on all night or for 30 minutes.

The first time I used them, I left them on all night. It was a little uncomfortable at the start but I did manage to fall asleep but one came off and the other disk had moved down my cheek. So next time I just used them with a face mask and left them on a bit longer.

The first thing you notice is the cooling effect and you can also pop them in the fridge for a few minutes if you feel  like your eyes need a bit extra TLC.

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Did I notice big differance, nope not really.I enjoyed using them my eyes felt refreshed and these would be perfect after a long week or with party season just kicking off these would be perfect before putting on your make-up.

Lets be honest for €1.50 you can’t go wrong.

Happy Shopping

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Fashion, Life

Cassmadabout Halloween

So it’s October and that means its Halloween, which is my favourite holiday.

I always loved Halloween even as a child collecting wood for the bonfire, As I got older it became more about getting dressed up to head on a night out with friends.
Our Halloween planning normally starts in August deciding what costumes we are going to wear, as always I have mine planned but, I’m not so sure about it now this happens every year.

Over the last week I have been having loads of fun playing with make-up, I think that’s why I love Halloween so much.

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Also picked a few items up in Dealz everything is €1.50, I have only decorated the inside as it’s a little early to do the outside, just yet.

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Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Life

FK Buckley Temple Bar and Vintage Cocktail Club

On Thursday night i went out for dinner for my friends 30th Birthday I decided to book FX Buckley in Temple Bar as I heard they do the best steak in Dublin.

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We went for the early bird menu which is two course’s for €19.95 or three course for €23.95 we both went for the ceaser salad to start which I have to say was nice it wasn’t the nicest ceaser salad I ever had but it was nice and a good size portion. Up next we both went for the same thing again Steak we went for rump steak now if you are ordering of the main menu they come out with a platter of beef and you can pick what steak you want to eat.

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I have to say the steak was perfect it tasted amazing I went for a mash side which was also very tasty we also had a glass of wine each and a coffee and it came to €61.

One thing I notice alot when eatting out in Dublin and it really anoys me if one of the guest is away from the table and the food is ready, this happend with the ceaser salad they still bring the food to the table to me they should wait till everyone is at the table before sevring also if you like meal to last a while between courses do not go here everything is very quick a bit to quick for my liking  it would of been nice to have a few more mintues between starter and dinner but haven’t said that I would go back for the steak.

click here to book FX Buckley

After dinner we went around the corner to Vintage Cocktail Bar you have to book Vintage Cocktail Bar before you go, as it is a secret cocktail club from the outside you really would never know the door only has VCC on it and is locked so you have to ring the bell as we booked very late the only tables left wore for the terrace which I was happy with as it was a lovely evening . It is a vintage cocktail bar so it is very vintage feel inside which i loved we wore shown to our table and handed a book of cocktails which was so hard to choose from .

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For my First Cocktail I decided to go for the Daily mule, The receipe changes daily depending on the mood of the bar tender but it Usually contains Absolut 100 Premium Vodka, fresh citrus, fruit liqueur, ginger beer or soda, with fresh fruit and a fresh mint sprig and it was delish my friend went for Tiki Peekey which contains  Absolut Grapefruit Vodka, VCC Pomegranate Tincture, cranberry and pineapple, fresh citrus, VCC 3 Sugar Syrup, soda top, with a fresh mint sprig and fresh pomegranate which of course I had a little sip of and it was nice.

For are secound cocktail  I went for Shut ver mouth Plymouth Gin, VCC Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, with lemon oils I wasnt a lover of this one it was abit to strong for my taste buds so I ended up swapping with my friend not sure what she ordered.

For the third cocktail I was very boring and ordered the Daily mule again  I know but it was so nice and my friend went for a different cocktail which tasted like choclote again not something I would be a fan off.

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Most people wore only staying for one drink as it is very expensice 6 drinks cost us €71 but it was 30th Birthday treat but I have to say I loved it and it really finished off our night so if you are looking for something a bit different to do in Dublin, Vintage Cocktail Club is perfect night.

Lots of Love

Carol 

xx

Posted in Life

Happy New Year

Wow what a year, this year has been a major learning curve for me I have found out so much about myself which sounds strange I found out I was stronger than I knew and I need to stop looking at the past and focus on my present and future.

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I would like to thank you all and wish everyone a happy new year and I have to say blogging has really helped me this year it some times has been the escape I needed so if you are reading this and thinking or always wanted to blog just do it you won’t regret it.

Happy New Year

Heres to an amazing 2015.

Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

Posted in Uncategorized

One Today

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I can’t believe my blog is One today I am shocked and surprised at myself for keeping it going for a whole year when I started I really believed I would do it for a few weeks and than get fed up or bored but no I haven’t I love it and enjoy reading other peoples blogs and getting amazing fashion inspiration  and amazing makeup ideas and tricks.

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Thank you to everyone who has followed, liked, commented or just had a quick look thank you all so much

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Love

Carol